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Blood and Ice Paperback – January 4, 2011
"Lois Gresh is one of the most talented writers working in the realms of imagination - unique ideas, bizarre plot twists, and fascinating characters! Supremely creative!" --Robert Weinberg, Winner of Lifetime Achievement Award, HWA
"Vampire fans are in for a treat! Surprisingly quirky takes on reality and cleverly worded fiction. Lois Gresh always surprises me. One of the cleverest writers!" --Nancy Kilpatrick, editor of Evolve: Vampire Stories of the New Undead
"BLOOD AND ICE had me frozen to my seat! A spoonful of Lovecraft, a jigger of Dracula, and a pinch of John Carpenter, stirred up with sex and neutrinos and served on ice." --James Alan Gardner, Winner of the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial award
"Lois Gresh writes intensely memorable stories...shocking, funny, disturbing...a uniquely gifted writer." --Charles Platt, former editor at Avon books & senior writer at Wired
"Lois Gresh is a font of dark imagination." --Adam-Troy Castro, author of Z is for Zombie
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Fernando the alien vampire along with his three comrades are tortured vampires from space. They don't know why they are on earth or even that they are vampires for their first one hundred years in Antartica. But in their efforts to chase away the humans at a scientific station they discover bloodlust and then look out world. Fernando struggles with a conscience but one of his buddies takes the high road and the other two succumb to total bloodlust.
This author has an amazing imagination. Her world is our world with the addition of the ripening and multiplication of vampires. Gresh is adept at showing the emotional conflict of her characters. This is not your sexy-romantic vampire book. This is true horror with lots of violent bloody scenes. We are not entranced by the characters we are terrorized by them. This is a story of how vampires are born into our world and the horror that is unleashed and the horror yet to be unleashed.
As much as I was sucked into the story and setting I did find the dialog to be stiff at times. Also I felt the emotions of the two humans involved with Fernando needed more development. We understand both in their initial attraction but they go from zero to 100 with just a couple of sips from the vampire. I just needed more of them toward the end. The other humans also needed more input in the plot.