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Listen to what I tell you, son, every word is true

The sisters haunt the night, and might fight over you

Nothing can steal your soul and stamp it in the mud

Like being the new play-pretty for the girls with the games of blood . . .

The old song warns of the beautiful Bolade sisters, Patience and Prudence, whose undying rivalry was said to stretch even beyond the grave. But Count Rudolfo Vladimir Zginski has never heard the song. A suave Continental vampire, staked to death more than sixty years ago, he has risen to stalk the Southern nights of Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1975. Although new to the modern world, he has quickly developed a taste for its hot blood, willing women, and high-speed automobiles.

Yet the seventies are not without their perils, even for so cunning and ruthless a predator. Zginskis insistent pursuit of a cherry 1973 Mach 1 Ford Mustang soon brings him into conflict with a legendary redneck sheriff with a short temper and a big baseball bat. His dangerous fascination with an enticing undead chanteuse and her equally seductive sister, threatens not only his own ageless existence, but that of the small group of modern-day vampires he has grudgingly taken under his wing. Zginski has already escaped limbo once, but can he free himself from the tangled web of the girls who play games of blood?

Alex Bledsoe, author of Blood Groove, returns to he world of the undead with a tale of fast cars and vengeance that never dies. . . .

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"Bledsoe captures Tennessee's seamy side in this sordid, oppressive sequel to 2009's Blood Groove. Baron Rudolfo Vladimir Zginski stalks 1970s Memphis after 60 years in limbo. The unrepentantly racist, misogynist vampire sinks his fangs into a new obsession: a 1973 Mach I Mustang he buys from Zeb Crabtree, whose nubile white daughter, Clora, catches the eye of black vampire Leonardo Jones, Zginski's sidekick. Waitress Fauvette (an anti — Sookie Stackhouse) meets undead singer Patience Bolade at Zginski's club, the Ringside (an anti-Merlotte's), and tries to learn Patience's secret to surviving without drinking blood, while Prudence, Patience's estranged vampire sibling, hopes for vengeance over a love triangle with a Civil War colonel. Zginski rates as one of the genre's most repulsive protagonists, and Bledsoe's polished prose can't make up for the shock tactics he uses to propel the plot. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Synopsis:

A tale of vampires and revenge….

Listen to what I tell you, son, every word is true / The sisters haunt the night, and might fight over you

Nothing can steal your soul and stamp it in the mud / Like being the new play-pretty for the girls with the games of blood

Synopsis:

Alex Bledsoe brings us a thrilling tale of vampires and vengeance in Girls with Games of Blood.

The old song warned of the beautiful Bolade sisters, Patience and Prudence, whose undying rivalry was said to stretch even beyond the grave. But Count Rudolfo Zginski has never heard this song. A suave Continental vampire, staked to death more than sixty years ago, he has only recently risen again to stalk the nights of Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1975. Although new to the modern world, he has quickly developed a taste for its luxuries—in particular, high-speed automobiles.

Yet the seventies are not without their perils, even for so cunning a predator. Zginskis pursuit of a cherry 1973 Ford Mustang brings him into conflict with a legendary redneck sheriff with a short temper and a big baseball bat. His fascination with an enticing undead chanteuse and her equally seductive sister threatens not only his own ageless existence, but that of the small coven of modern-day vampires he has grudgingly taken under his wing. Zginski has escaped limbo once, but can he free himself from the tangled web of the girls who play games of blood?

Synopsis:

Listen to what I tell you, son, every word is true

The sisters haunt the night, and might fight over you

Nothing can steal your soul and stamp it in the mud

Like being the new play-pretty for the girls with the games of blood . . .

The old song warns of the beautiful Bolade sisters, Patience and Prudence, whose undying rivalry was said to stretch even beyond the grave. But Count Rudolfo Vladimir Zginski has never heard the song. A suave Continental vampire, staked to death more than sixty years ago, he has risen to stalk the Southern nights of Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1975. Although new to the modern world, he has quickly developed a taste for its hot blood, willing women, and high-speed automobiles.

Yet the seventies are not without their perils, even for so cunning and ruthless a predator. Zginskis insistent pursuit of a cherry 1973 Mach 1 Ford Mustang soon brings him into conflict with a legendary redneck sheriff with a short temper and a big baseball bat. His dangerous fascination with an enticing undead chanteuse and her equally seductive sister, threatens not only his own ageless existence, but that of the small group of modern-day vampires he has grudgingly taken under his wing. Zginski has already escaped limbo once, but can he free himself from the tangled web of the girls who play games of blood?

Alex Bledsoe, author of Blood Groove, returns to he world of the undead with a tale of fast cars and vengeance that never dies. . . .

About the Author

ALEX BLEDSOE grew up in West Tennessee an hour north of Graceland. He now lives in a Wisconsin town famous for mustard and trolls.

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Douglas Cobb, August 12, 2010 (view all comments by Douglas Cobb)
“Listen, my child, and you shall hear, of the midnight ride of”–no, no; that’s not it! The way cooler, vampire-related legendary country song by “Slack Whitside, the Singing Switchman,” about the Bolade sisters, Patience and Prudence, as quoted by Alex Bledsoe in his novel The Girls with Games of Blood, goes entirely differently:

Listen to what I tell you, son, every word is true
The sisters haunt the night, and might fight over you
Nothing can steal your soul and stamp it in the mud
Like being the new play-pretty for the girls with the games of blood.

The song is about the two sisters’ undying rivalry that was said to stretch even beyond the grave. Bledsoe’s novel is set in the year 1975 and brought back many (perhaps best forgotten) cultural references to me. Baron Rudolfo (Rudy to his friends) Vladimir Zginski, the main male vampire character so far in the Memphis Vampires series, has never heard the song, but he comes into very intimate contact with both Patience and Prudence in Blood Groove’s sexy and violent sequel, The Girls with Games of Blood. Zginski looks suave and sophisticated (albeit tan-challenged), but he’s a ruthless and selfish monster who always has a motive behind what he does and puts his own desires above those of everyone else.

Besides New World blood, Zginski’s Continental tastes include willing women and high-speed automobiles. These vices, and the fact that he is traveling around the South in the 1970’s with a black man (a vampire called Leonardo who is also in Blood Groove) attract way too much attention. Attention is a thing Zginski can ill afford, and yet, perversely, pursue attention is just what he does. He becomes infatuated with and obsesses about a Ford Mustang he sees in the (original) movie Gone In 60 Seconds, so when the opportunity arises to purchase a similar cherry, 1973 Mach 1 Mustang Zginski jumps at the chance. This puts him on the wrong side of an ex-sheriff who also wanted the car (Cocker’s character, a nod to the actual movie Walking Tall and Sheriff Buford Pusser, is one of the cultural references I mentioned above), who spends the rest of the book trying to get revenge on Zginski and Leonardo.

Alex Beldsoe weaves a tale rich in atmosphere and makes you feel as you read that you are in the South he’s writing about. The characters and their motives seem very real, and though many of them are vampires, Bledsoe makes you empathize with them and like them better than many of the bigoted hate-filled humans in the novel. There’s also enough gore and violence to satisfy the most discriminating lover of vampire stories. I’d heartily recommend The Girls with Games of Blood to anyone who is a fan of the horror genre, and especially fans of vampire literature.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765323842
Author:
Bledsoe, Alex
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Vampires
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.1875 x 1 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bledsoe captures Tennessee's seamy side in this sordid, oppressive sequel to 2009's Blood Groove. Baron Rudolfo Vladimir Zginski stalks 1970s Memphis after 60 years in limbo. The unrepentantly racist, misogynist vampire sinks his fangs into a new obsession: a 1973 Mach I Mustang he buys from Zeb Crabtree, whose nubile white daughter, Clora, catches the eye of black vampire Leonardo Jones, Zginski's sidekick. Waitress Fauvette (an anti — Sookie Stackhouse) meets undead singer Patience Bolade at Zginski's club, the Ringside (an anti-Merlotte's), and tries to learn Patience's secret to surviving without drinking blood, while Prudence, Patience's estranged vampire sibling, hopes for vengeance over a love triangle with a Civil War colonel. Zginski rates as one of the genre's most repulsive protagonists, and Bledsoe's polished prose can't make up for the shock tactics he uses to propel the plot. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,
A tale of vampires and revenge….

Listen to what I tell you, son, every word is true / The sisters haunt the night, and might fight over you

Nothing can steal your soul and stamp it in the mud / Like being the new play-pretty for the girls with the games of blood

"Synopsis" by ,
Alex Bledsoe brings us a thrilling tale of vampires and vengeance in Girls with Games of Blood.

The old song warned of the beautiful Bolade sisters, Patience and Prudence, whose undying rivalry was said to stretch even beyond the grave. But Count Rudolfo Zginski has never heard this song. A suave Continental vampire, staked to death more than sixty years ago, he has only recently risen again to stalk the nights of Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1975. Although new to the modern world, he has quickly developed a taste for its luxuries—in particular, high-speed automobiles.

Yet the seventies are not without their perils, even for so cunning a predator. Zginskis pursuit of a cherry 1973 Ford Mustang brings him into conflict with a legendary redneck sheriff with a short temper and a big baseball bat. His fascination with an enticing undead chanteuse and her equally seductive sister threatens not only his own ageless existence, but that of the small coven of modern-day vampires he has grudgingly taken under his wing. Zginski has escaped limbo once, but can he free himself from the tangled web of the girls who play games of blood?

"Synopsis" by ,

Listen to what I tell you, son, every word is true

The sisters haunt the night, and might fight over you

Nothing can steal your soul and stamp it in the mud

Like being the new play-pretty for the girls with the games of blood . . .

The old song warns of the beautiful Bolade sisters, Patience and Prudence, whose undying rivalry was said to stretch even beyond the grave. But Count Rudolfo Vladimir Zginski has never heard the song. A suave Continental vampire, staked to death more than sixty years ago, he has risen to stalk the Southern nights of Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1975. Although new to the modern world, he has quickly developed a taste for its hot blood, willing women, and high-speed automobiles.

Yet the seventies are not without their perils, even for so cunning and ruthless a predator. Zginskis insistent pursuit of a cherry 1973 Mach 1 Ford Mustang soon brings him into conflict with a legendary redneck sheriff with a short temper and a big baseball bat. His dangerous fascination with an enticing undead chanteuse and her equally seductive sister, threatens not only his own ageless existence, but that of the small group of modern-day vampires he has grudgingly taken under his wing. Zginski has already escaped limbo once, but can he free himself from the tangled web of the girls who play games of blood?

Alex Bledsoe, author of Blood Groove, returns to he world of the undead with a tale of fast cars and vengeance that never dies. . . .

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