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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (173 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alex Bledsoe Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Memphis Vampires Series Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9781455192519
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When centuries-old vampire Baron Rudolfo Zginski was staked in Wales in 1915, the last thing he expected was to reawaken in Memphis, Tennessee, sixty years later. Reborn into a new world of simmering racial tensions, he must adapt quickly if he is to survive.

Hoping to learn how his kind copes with this bizarre new era, Zginski tracks down a nest of teenage vampires, who have little knowledge of their true nature, having learned most of what they know from movies like Blacula. Forming an uneasy alliance with the young vampires, Zginski begins to teach them the truth about their powers. They must learn quickly for there’s a new drug on the street created to specifically target and destroy vampires. As Zginski and his allies track the drug to its source, they may unwittingly be stepping into a trap that can destroy them all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I love vampire stories, both reading them and writing them, and when one comes along that’s as new and fresh as Blood Groove, well, it’s just plain delicious. One very sweet read.”

    Whitley Strieber, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Hot and sticky and tangy as a slab of Memphis ribs. A trippy vamp-noir seventies feed-fest, complete with the requisite sex, drugs, and vintage rock.”

    E. E. Knight, bestselling author of Vampire Earth

  • “An edgy, visceral page-turner that had me laughing one moment and shivering the next. Alex Bledsoe is a writer to watch!”

    Jeri Smith-Ready, award-winning author of Wicked Game 

  • “Bledsoe…employs a suave, creepy style.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Bledsoe’s debut urban fantasy is an intoxicating brew of mystery, humor, and horror.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Casey | 1/3/2014

    " I am such a fan of Baron Rudolfo "Rudy" Zginski. He's a sociopath for sure, but he's very amusing and weird. Not quite as amazing as The Girls with Games of Blood, but still original, entertaining, and insane. I love the dark humour in these books, I demand more 1970s vampires! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 12/31/2013

    " good book...different, with an interesting insight to the time period... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maurynne | 12/29/2013

    " I like the others better, but it was a good take on the evil vampire... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carrie | 12/6/2013

    " I did not like this as much as the second, and if had read it first, I would have stopped. All the characters were unlikeable except Fauvette and she was pathetic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 11/21/2013

    " Local Madison author Alex Bledsoe has created a worthy addition to vampire fiction. It's sexy, creepy with a lot of great characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emmalee | 11/6/2013

    " Well, it's yet another vampire book. It's a bit gory, and a bit graphic. It's also 1975. There's a bit of a older mentor teaching the fledglings who know only what "modern" vampire culture has told them the truth. If you are feminist and are easily offended, you will probably be offended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 9/12/2013

    " Read from 10/14 - 10/15. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lily | 8/7/2013

    " Interesting and nice to get back to some grosser sweet 1970s vamps. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy | 6/15/2013

    " My buddy Alex wrote this one...he's published more books than me, but I don't think he can beat me in an arm wrestling match... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/26/2012

    " Loved it, brought back vampires after the horrible reputation they received from books such as Twilight. Characters are fun and relatable. Everything you want in a book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rose | 11/13/2012

    " To be honest I didn't really enjoy this book. If it was up to me I would've never had finished it, but I did. I think the author was trying too hard to make it hot but it felt completely awkward. Everything else was okay except for the ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bondama | 3/2/2012

    " I usually try to be careful about which books I take home from the library . . so tired of getting lemons. This one looked promising, but it's got to be one of the very, very worst vamp book I've ever read (and I've read quite a few) Avoid at all costs! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 1/7/2012

    " This one got me hot and bothered. The bothered will be talking about the hot stuff, which is dark indeed. Yikes! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickie | 8/18/2011

    " A little harsh, definitely not for those who dig their vampires sparkly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darol | 5/5/2011

    " Not terribly scary but a real interesting concept; vampires running wild in the 1970s, bell-bottoms and all. Sexual interactions are graphically described so avoid this one if you are uncomfortable with that kind of subject matter in a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Petula Darling | 3/2/2011

    " I don't usually like books that don't have at least one character that I'd want to be friends with, but this book was surprisingly enjoyable. The Blacula-as-documentary concept was quite funny, but the Parliament/Funkadelic references became irritating (and I'm one who makes my funk the P-funk). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Judy | 2/9/2011

    " Good start with the characters but too much
    sex description and not enough character development
    Why the Count is infatuated with Fauvette escapes me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lily | 12/28/2010

    " Interesting and nice to get back to some grosser sweet 1970s vamps. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amanda | 11/29/2010

    " good book...different, with an interesting insight to the time period... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 10/8/2010

    " Loved it, brought back vampires after the horrible reputation they received from books such as Twilight. Characters are fun and relatable. Everything you want in a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 12/1/2009

    " Beginning of the book very good, ending good, middle not so much.
    I found none of the characters to be particularly sympathetic nor did I care about most of them.
    "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bondama | 10/22/2009

    " I usually try to be careful about which books I take home from the library . . so tired of getting lemons. This one looked promising, but it's got to be one of the very, very worst vamp book I've ever read (and I've read quite a few) Avoid at all costs! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Petula | 6/24/2009

    " I don't usually like books that don't have at least one character that I'd want to be friends with, but this book was surprisingly enjoyable. The Blacula-as-documentary concept was quite funny, but the Parliament/Funkadelic references became irritating (and I'm one who makes my funk the P-funk). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 5/18/2009

    " Local Madison author Alex Bledsoe has created a worthy addition to vampire fiction. It's sexy, creepy with a lot of great characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tommy | 5/3/2009

    " My buddy Alex wrote this one...he's published more books than me, but I don't think he can beat me in an arm wrestling match... "

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About the Author
Author Alex Bledsoe

Alex Bledsoe grew up in west Tennessee, an hour north of Graceland. He’s been a reporter, editor, photographer, and door-to-door vacuum-cleaner salesman. He has published more than fifty short stories on topics as diverse as big-game hunters, mermaids, modern witches, Victorian gentlemen, and country musicians. He has two sons and lives in Wisconsin.

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.