Books by A.S. Bissas

Tooth & Claw

Tooth & Claw, free short story by Aspasia S. Bissas

Mara, Dominic, and their fellow vampires arrive in Marseille, France in 1909, only to find another predator already on the loose. As the city tries to cope with a killer stalking the streets, Mara struggles to separate memory from delusion. Can she find peace when the past is haunting, the present overwhelming, and the future hopeless? Inspired by real events.
Tooth & Claw is a standalone short story in the Love Lies Bleeding universe. You don’t need to read Love Lies Bleeding to enjoy Tooth & Claw (but it doesn’t hurt)

Available as a FREE download at Smashwords, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Indigo, Kobo, and other online booksellers.

Blood Magic

BLOOD MAGIC by Aspasia S. Bissas

On the run from both vampires and hunters, Mara and Lee are forced to confront the bleak reality of their future together. But an unexpected turn of events offers Mara the chance to shift things in her favor–at a cost. Will she walk away or will she embrace the magic?

Blood Magic is a standalone short story that takes place within the dark fantasy novel Love Lies Bleeding by Aspasia S. Bissas. You don’t need to read Love Lies Bleeding to enjoy Blood Magic (but it doesn’t hurt).

“By the end of page 1, the clever wit and sense of humour her readers are so familiar with, grips you.”      –Callum Beesley,

Available as a FREE download at Smashwords, Apple BooksBarnes & Noble, Indigo, Kobo, and other online booksellers.

Love Lies Bleeding

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A novel about delusion, obsession, and blood.

“Aspasía S. Bissas has achieved writing afresh about an angle of vampirism that sometimes is claimed to be over-written and over-read…. This is not just another book for the pile, or another “fresh layer of frost” for a snowman—this is abominably good.”    –Callum Beesley,

“[I]t is the rare gem that makes me utterly devour a tome disregarding all over stimuli. Love Lies Bleeding is such a gem.” –Andy Boylan, Taliesin Meets the Vampires

Available in paperback and ebook at Amazon, Apple BooksBarnes and Noble, Booktopia, Kobo, Indigo, Books a Million, and other booksellers, including indie shops (see below).

Independent Bookstores that Carry My Books

Indie bookstores deserve a special shout out–please support them whenever possible. I’ll be adding to this list on an ongoing basis, so check back often (and please drop me a line if you know of any I should add to the list!)

These stores all carry Love Lies Bleeding in paperback. Some also carry my e-books–check the websites to find out.


Better Read Than Dead, Newtown, New South Wales

Kinokuniya, Sydney

Readings, Various locations in Melbourne


Cafe Books, Canmore AB

Russell Books, Victoria BC


Books Kinokuniya, Kuala Lumpur


Books Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City

South Africa


Kinokuniya, Taipei


Kinokuniya, Bangkok


A Book for All Seasons, Leavenworth WA

A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland CA

A Room of One’s Own Bookstore, Madison WI

Aaron’s Books, Lititz PA

Ada’s Technical Books & Cafe, Seattle WA

An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Cafe, Plainville MA

Anderson’s Bookshops, Various locations in IL

Andover Bookstore, Andover MA

Annie Bloom’s Books, Portland OR

Antigone Books, Tucson AZ

Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane WA

Avid Bookshop, Athens GA

Bank Square Books, Mystic CT

Bartleby’s Books, Wilmington VT

Battenkill Books, Cambridge NY

Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery, Park Rapids MN

Bear Pond Books, Montpelier VT

Belmont Books, Belmont MA

Best of Books, Edmond OK

Between the Covers Bookstore, Telluride CO

Big Island Bookstore, Kailua-Kona, HI

Bliss Books & Bindery, Stillwater OK

Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston TX

Book Culture, Various locations in New York

Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany NY

Book No Further, Roanoke VA

Book Passage, Corte Madera & San Francisco CA

Book People, Austin TX

Book People Richmond, Richmond VA

BookPeople of Moscow, Moscow ID

Book Soup, West Hollywood CA

Book Woman, Austin TX

BookBar, Denver CO

BookEnds, Winchester MA

Bookends & Beginnings, Evanston IL

Bookie’s, Chicago IL

Bookmarks, Winston-Salem NC

Books & Books, various locations in Florida and the Cayman Islands

Books & Company, Oconomowoc WI

Books Are Magic, Brooklyn NY

Books Inc., various locations in California

Books on Broad, Camden SC

Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz CA

BookTowne, Manasquan NJ

Bookworks, Albuquerque NM

Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee WI

Boulder Book Store, Boulder CO

Brazos Bookstore, Houston TX

Brier Books, Lexington KY

Brilliant Books, Traverse City MI

Brookline Booksmith, Brookline MA

Browseabout Books, Rehoboth Beach DE

Browser Books, San Francisco CA

Browsers Book Shop, Olympia WA

Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven MA

Buttonwood Books, Cohasset MA

Buxton Village Books, Buxton NC

Carmichael’s Bookstore, Louisville KY

Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe and Phoenix AZ

Chapter One Book Store, Hamilton MT

Charis Books and More, Decatur GA

City of Asylum Bookstore @ Alphabet City, Pittsburgh PA

Collected Works, Santa Fe NM

Community Bookstore, Brooklyn NY

Copperfield’s Books, Various locations in CA

Copperfish Books, Punta Gorda FL

Country Bookshelf, Bozeman MT

Creating Conversations, Redondo Beach CA

Crow Bookshop, Burlington VT

Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers, Farmington ME

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood, Santa Monica CA

Downtown Books, Manteo NC

Dragonfly Books, Decorah IA

Duck’s Cottage Coffee & Books, Duck NC

E. Shaver, Bookseller, Savannah GA

Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island WA

East Bay Booksellers, Oakland CA

East City Bookshop, Washington DC

Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, Emporia KS

Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle WA

Excelsior Bay Books, Excelsior MN

Face in a Book, El Dorado Hills CA

Fact & Fiction, Missoula MT

Farley’s Bookshop, New Hope PA

Fireside Books, Palmer AK

Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill NC

Fountain Bookstore, Richmond VA

From My Shelf Books & Gifts, Wellsboro PA

Garden District Book Shop, New Orleans LA

Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord NH

Golden Fig Books, Durham NC

Gramercy Books, Bexley OH

Green Apple Books, San Francisco CA

Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn NY

Harvard Book Store, Cambridge MA

Head House Books, Philadelphia PA

Hearthside Books, Juneau AK

Hello Hello Books, Rockland ME

Highland Books, Brevard NC

Horton’s Books & Gifts, Carrollton GA

Hugo Bookstores, Various locations in Massachusetts

Iconoclast Books, Hailey ID (you can buy here or enter your ZIP code to find a local store)

Ink Spell Books, Half Moon Bay CA

Inklings Bookshop, Yakima WA

Inkwood Books, Haddonfield NJ

Innisfree Bookshop, Meredith NH

Interabang Books, Dallas TX

Island Books, Mercer Island WA

Island Books, Middletown RI

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati OH

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Crestview Hills KY

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington KY

Katy Budget Books, Houston TX

Kepler’s Books & Magazines, Menlo Park CA

Kew & Willow Books, Kew Gardens NY

Kinokuniya USA, Various locations around the country

Kona Stories, Kailua-Kona HI

Lake Forest Book Store, Lake Forest IL

Left Bank Books, St. Louis MO

Let’s Play Books!, Emmaus PA

Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo & Bremerton WA

Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor MI

Little City Books, Hoboken NJ

Little Shop of Stories, Decatur GA

Longfellow Books, Portland ME

Love’s Sweet Arrow, Tinley Park IL

Loyalty Books, Washington DC

Mac’s Backs, Cleveland Heights OH

Main Point Books, Wayne PA

Main Street Books, Lafayette IN

Main Street Books, Minot ND

Main Street Books, St. Charles MO

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, Asheville NC

Maria’s Bookshop, Durango CO

Market Block Books, Troy NY

McLean and Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey MI

McNally Jackson Books, New York and Brooklyn NY

Mitchell’s Book Corner, Nantucket MA

Mitzi’s Books, Rapid City SD

Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, Berkeley CA

Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego CA

Nantucket Bookworks, Nantucket MA

Napa Bookmine, Napa CA

Next Chapter Booksellers, St. Paul MN

Nicola’s Books, Ann Arbor MI

Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center VT & Saratoga Springs NY

Northwind Book & Fiber, Spooner WI

novel., Memphis TN

Novel Books, Clarksburg MD

Oblong Books & Music, Millerton and Rhinebeck NY

Octavia Books, New Orleans LA

Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley MA

Off the Beaten Path, Steamboat Springs CO

Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins CO

Once Upon a Time, Montrose CA

One More Page Books, Arlington VA

Orca Books, Olympia WA

Orinda Books, Orinda CA

Otto Bookstore, Williamsport PA

Page 158 Books, Wake Forest NC

Page 2 Books, Burien WA

Page After Page, Elizabeth City NC

Pages Bookshop, Detroit MI

Paragraphs Bookstore, Mt. Vernon OH

Parnassus Books, Nashville TN

Paulina Springs Books, Sisters OR

Pegasus Books, Oakland CA

Penguin Bookshop, Sewickley PA

Penn Book Center, Philadelphia PA

Phoenix Books, Various locations in Vermont

Politics and Prose, Washington DC

Poor Richard’s Books, Frankfort KY

Porchlight, Milwaukee WI

Porter Square Books, Cambridge MA

Powell’s Books, Portland and Beaverton OR

Print: A Bookstore, Portland ME

Prologue Bookshop, Columbus OH

Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh NC

Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle WA

Rainy Day Books, Kansas City KS

Rakestraw Books, Danville CA

Readers’ Books, Sonoma CA

Red Balloon Bookshop, Saint Paul MN

Redbery Books, Cable WI

Rediscovered Books, Boise ID

River Bend Bookshop, Glastonbury CT

River Road Books, Fair Haven NJ

Riverwalk Books, Chelan WA

RJ Julia Booksellers, Madison CT

Roscoe Books, Chicago IL

Sassafras on Sutton, Black Mountain NC

Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord MI

Savoy Bookstore & Cafe, Westerly RI

Schuler Books, Grand Rapids and Okemos MI

Scrawl Books, Reston VA

Scuppernong Books, Greensboro NC

Secret Garden Books, Seattle WA

Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops, Various locations in Maine

Skylight Books, Los Angeles CA

Snowbound Books, Marquette MI

Sparta Books, Sparta NJ

Square Books, Oxford MS

Story on the Square, McDonough GA

Subterranean Books, St. Louis MO

Sundance Books & Music, Reno NV

Sundial Books, Chincoteague VA

Sundog Books, Seaside FL

Sunriver Books & Music, Sunriver OR

Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver and Littleton CO

That Book Store LLC, Wethersfield CT

The Avid Reader, Davis CA

The Book Bungalow, St. George UT

The Book Catapult, San Diego CA

The Book Cellar, Chicago IL

The Book Loft of German Village, Columbus OH

The Book Seller, Grass Valley CA

The Book Stall, Winnetka IL

The Book Table, Oak Park IL

The Bookloft, Great Barrington MA

The Bookman, Grand Haven MI

The Booksmith, San Francisco CA

The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid NY

The Bookworm, Omaha NE

The Bookworm of Edwards, Edwards CO

The Brain Lair, South Bend IN

The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines NC

The Doylestown Bookshop, Doylestown PA

The Golden Notebook, Woodstock NY

The Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington CT

The Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore MD

The King’s English Bookshop, Salt Lake City UT

The Lahaska Bookshop, Lahaska PA

The Last Bookstore, L.A., CA

The Learned Owl Bookshop, Hudson OH

The Open Book, Warrenton VA

The Open Door, Schenectady NY

The Norwich Bookstore, Norwich VT

The Raven Book Store, Lawrence KS

The Regulator Bookshop, Durham NC

The Ripped Bodice, Culver City CA

The River’s End Bookstore, Oswego NY

The Snail on the Wall, Huntsville AL

The Toadstool Bookshop, Various locations in New Hampshire

The Twig Book Shop, San Antonio TX

The Vermont Book Shop, Middlebury VT

The Writer’s Block Bookstore and Cafe, Anchorage AK

The Yankee Bookshop, Woodstock VT

Third Place Books, Seattle WA (and other locations)

Third Street Books, McMinnville OR

This House of Books, Billings MT

Tombolo Books, St. Petersburg FL

Towne Center Books, Pleasanton CA

Trident Booksellers & Cafe, Boston MA

Turnrow Book Co, Greenwood MS

Unabridged Bookstore, Chicago IL

Valley Bookseller, Stillwater MN

Village Lights Bookstore, Madison IN

Volumes Bookcafe, Chicago IL

Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena CA

Wakefield Books, Wakefield RI

Warwick’s, La Jolla CA

Watchung Booksellers, Montclair NJ

Water Street Bookstore, Exeter NH

Watermark Books & Cafe, Wichita KS

Weller Book Works, Salt Lake City UT

Wellesley Books, Wellesley MA

Wild Rumpus, Minneapolis MN

Wind City Books, Casper WY

Women & Children First, Chicago IL

WORD Bookstores, Brooklyn NY and Jersey City NJ

[words] bookstore, Maplewood NJ

WordsWorth Books, Little Rock AR

Yardstick, Algoma WI

Zenith Bookstore, Duluth MN