I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the BLOODY FOOL FOR LOVE by William Ritter Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!
About the Book
Title: BLOODY FOOL FOR LOVE: A Spike Novel
Author: William Ritter
Pub. Date: August 2, 2022
Publisher: Disney Publishing Group
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org
Bloody Fool for Love from New York Times best-selling author William Ritter marks the beginning of an all-new series that explores prequel stories about fan-favorite Buffy characters.
A verified villain. A slayer killer. A god among vampires. And most of all? A hopeless romantic…
Spike just wants to enjoy the spoils of his new badass reputation. He’s now a legendary slayer killer, and he’s returning to London—the greatest city in the world. Unfortunately, his new abode is far from ideal (a dank basement), and the rest of his strange little “family” is reeling from the fact that their patriarch, Angellus, abandoned them. Spike’s love, Drusilla, seems especially heartbroken and spends her time lost in her tarot cards and planning their next gruesome family dinner when they all can be reunited.
Desperate to break Dru out of her melancholy, Spike vows to steal a powerful relic that will help her focus on their dark future together. It’s the perfect plan—that is until a monster named Gunnar, leader of the demon underworld of London, steals the relic first. Forced to form his own ragtag group of underworld denizens, Spike plans an epic heist against a ruthless gang of undead criminals. As he navigates paranormal plots, royal black ops, and breaks for teatime (they may be abominations, but they’re British abominations, thank you very much), Spike soon realizes that his homecoming is about to get bloody.
This rompy, action-packed novel inspired by one of Buffy’s most infamous bad boys is part Bonnie and Clyde, part Sherlock and Watson, with just a bit more bloodsucking.
“Ritter introduces several charismatic new side characters and nails the fan favorites’ voices, from Spike’s wisecracks to Dru’s hilariously bizarre musings. The tone―a mashup of funny, dark, and thrilling―fits perfectly with the show…This entertaining story will please Buffy fans and is easily accessible to newcomers who appreciate charming paranormal baddies…A diverting Buffyverse tale.”―Kirkus Reviews
I will start off by saying I am PICKY when it comes to the Buffyverse tales that I enjoy… HOWEVER! Spike is literally my favorite character EVER so the bar was set VERY HIGH. Ok? VERY. HIGH. This book did not disappoint. William did a great job of capturing the beloved Spike’s voice, demeanor, while peppering in lore that happened in the actual show. Just amazing!! Spike would definitely approve of this tale about him. I do however feel this would have done amazing as a NA novel if not adult. Spike’s voice lends super well to a more mature audience so I was a bit disappointed with how tamer this was. Still great though!
About William Ritter:
William Ritter is an author of YA and MG fantasy who made his debut in 2014 with the New York Times best-selling Jackabyseries. He is also an Oregon educator and a proud father of two.
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1 winner will receive a finished copy of BLOODY FOOL FOR LOVE, US Only.
Ends September 6th, midnight EST.
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