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 SmashwordsApple BooksBarnes & NobleIndigoKobo │ 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 & NobleIndigoKobo │ 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 AmazonApple BooksBarnes and NobleBooktopiaKoboIndigoBooks 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

Cayman Islands

Books & Books, Camana Bay


Books Kinokuniya, Kuala Lump


Books Kinokuniya, Ngee Ann City

South Africa


Kinokuniya, Taipei


Kinokuniya, Bangkok

USA You can buy here or enter your ZIP code to find a local store

Kinokuniya USA, Various locations around the country



The Snail on the Wall, Huntsville



Fireside Books, Palmer

Hearthside Books, Juneau

The Writer’s Block Bookstore and Cafe, Anchorage



Antigone Books, Tucson

Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe and Phoenix



WordsWorth Books, Little Rock



A Great Good Place for Books, Oakland

Book Passage, Corte Madera & San Francisco

Book Soup, West Hollywood

Books Inc., various locations

Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz

Browser Books, San Francisco

Copperfield’s Books, Various locations

Creating Conversations, Redondo Beach

DIESEL, A Bookstore in Brentwood, Santa Monica

East Bay Booksellers, Oakland

Face in a Book, El Dorado Hills

Green Apple Books, San Francisco

Ink Spell Books, Half Moon Bay

Kepler’s Books & Magazines, Menlo Park

Laguna Beach Books, Laguna Beach

Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, Berkeley

Mysterious Galaxy, San Diego

Napa Bookmine, Napa

Once Upon a Time, Montrose

Orinda Books, Orinda

Pegasus Books, Oakland

Point Reyes Books, Point Reyes Station

Rakestraw Books, Danville

Readers’ Books, Sonoma

Skylight Books, Los Angeles

The Avid Reader, Davis

The Book Catapult, San Diego

The Book Seller, Grass Valley

The Booksmith, San Francisco

The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles

The Ripped Bodice, Culver City

Towne Center Books, Pleasanton

Vroman’s Bookstore, Pasadena

Warwick’s, La Jolla

Word After Word, Truckee



Between the Covers Bookstore, Telluride

BookBar, Denver

Boulder Book Store, Boulder

Maria’s Bookshop, Durango

Off the Beaten Path, Steamboat Springs

Old Firehouse Books, Fort Collins

Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver and Littleton

The Bookworm of Edwards, Edwards



Bank Square Books, Mystic

Byrd’s Books, Bethel

River Bend Bookshop, Glastonbury

RJ Julia Booksellers, Madison

That Book Store LLC, Wethersfield

The Hickory Stick Bookshop, Washington



Browseabout Books, Rehoboth Beach



East City Bookshop

Loyalty Books

Politics and Prose



Books & Books, various locations

Copperfish Books, Punta Gorda

San Marco Bookstore, Jacksonville

Sundog Books, Seaside

Tombolo Books, St. Petersburg



Avid Bookshop, Athens

Charis Books and More, Decatur

E. Shaver, Bookseller, Savannah

Horton’s Books & Gifts, Carrollton

Little Shop of Stories, Decatur

Story on the Square, McDonough



Big Island Bookstore, Kailua-Kona

Kona Stories, Kailua-Kona



BookPeople of Moscow, Moscow

Iconoclast Books, Hailey

Rediscovered Books, Boise



Anderson’s Bookshops, Various locations

Bookends & Beginnings, Evanston

Bookie’s, Chicago

Books on First, Dixon

Lake Forest Book Store, Lake Forest

Love’s Sweet Arrow, Tinley Park

Roscoe Books, Chicago

The Book Cellar, Chicago

The Book Stall, Winnetka

The Book Table, Oak Park

Unabridged Bookstore, Chicago

Volumes Bookcafe, Chicago

Women & Children First, Chicago



Main Street Books, Lafayette

Village Lights Bookstore, Madison



Dragonfly Books, Decorah



Ellen Plumb’s City Bookstore, Emporia

Rainy Day Books, Kansas City

The Raven Book Store, Lawrence

Watermark Books & Cafe, Wichita



Brier Books, Lexington

Carmichael’s Bookstore, Louisville

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Crestview Hills

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Lexington

Poor Richard’s Books, Frankfort



Garden District Book Shop, New Orleans

Octavia Books, New Orleans



Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers, Farmington

Hello Hello Books, Rockland

Longfellow Books, Portland

Print: A Bookstore, Portland

Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops, Various locations



Novel Books, Clarksburg

The Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore



An Unlikely Story Bookstore & Cafe, Plainville

Andover Bookstore, Andover

Belmont Books, Belmont

BookEnds, Winchester

Brookline Booksmith, Brookline

Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven

Buttonwood Books, Cohasset

Eight Cousins Books, Falmouth

Harvard Book Store, Cambridge

Hugo Bookstores, Various locations

Mitchell’s Book Corner, Nantucket

Nantucket Bookworks, Nantucket

Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley

Porter Square Books, Cambridge

The Bookloft, Great Barrington

Trident Booksellers & Cafe, Boston

Wellesley Books, Wellesley



Bookbug, Kalamazoo

Brilliant Books, Traverse City

Literati Bookstore, Ann Arbor

McLean and Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey

Nicola’s Books, Ann Arbor

Pages Bookshop, Detroit

Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord

Schuler Books, Grand Rapids and Okemos

Snowbound Books, Marquette

The Bookman, Grand Haven



Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery, Park Rapids

Excelsior Bay Books, Excelsior

Next Chapter Booksellers, Saint Paul

Red Balloon Bookshop, Saint Paul

Valley Bookseller, Stillwater

Wild Rumpus, Minneapolis

Zenith Bookstore, Duluth



Square Books, Oxford

Turnrow Book Co, Greenwood



Left Bank Books, St. Louis

Main Street Books, St. Charles

Subterranean Books, St. Louis



Chapter One Book Store, Hamilton

Country Bookshelf, Bozeman

Fact & Fiction, Missoula

This House of Books, Billings



Francie & Finch Bookshop, Lincoln

The Bookworm, Omaha



Sundance Books & Music, Reno



Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord

Innisfree Bookshop, Meredith

The Toadstool Bookshop, Various locations

Water Street Bookstore, Exeter



BookTowne, Manasquan

Inkwood Books, Haddonfield

Little City Books, Hoboken

River Road Books, Fair Haven

Sparta Books, Sparta

Watchung Booksellers, Montclair

WORD Bookstores, Jersey City

[words] bookstore, Maplewood



Bookworks, Albuquerque

Collected Works, Santa Fe



Battenkill Books, Cambridge

Book Culture, Various locations

Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany

Books Are Magic, Brooklyn

Bravo’s Book Nook, New York

Community Bookstore, Brooklyn

Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn

Kew & Willow Books, Kew Gardens

Market Block Books, Troy

McNally Jackson Books, New York and Brooklyn

Northshire Bookstore, Saratoga Springs

Oblong Books & Music, Millerton and Rhinebeck

The Bookstore Plus, Lake Placid

The Golden Notebook, Woodstock

The Open Door, Schenectady

The River’s End Bookstore, Oswego

WORD Bookstores, Brooklyn



Bookmarks, Winston-Salem

Buxton Village Books, Buxton

Downtown Books, Manteo

Duck’s Cottage Coffee & Books, Duck

Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill

Golden Fig Books, Durham

Highland Books, Brevard

Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, Asheville

Page 158 Books, Wake Forest

Page After Page, Elizabeth City

Park Road Books, Charlotte

Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh

Scuppernong Books, Greensboro

The Country Bookshop, Southern Pines

The Regulator Bookshop, Durham



Main Street Books, Minot



Gramercy Books, Bexley

Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Cincinnati

Mac’s Backs, Cleveland Heights

Paragraphs Bookstore, Mt. Vernon

Prologue Bookshop, Columbus

The Book Loft of German Village, Columbus

The Learned Owl Bookshop, Hudson



Best of Books, Edmond

Bliss Books & Bindery, Stillwater



Annie Bloom’s Books, Portland

Powell’s Books, Portland and Beaverton

Sunriver Books & Music, Sunriver

Third Street Books, McMinnville



Aaron’s Books, Lititz

City of Asylum Bookstore @ Alphabet City, Pittsburgh

Farley’s Bookshop, New Hope

From My Shelf Books & Gifts, Wellsboro

Head House Books, Philadelphia

Let’s Play Books!, Emmaus

Main Point Books, Wayne

Otto Bookstore, Williamsport

Penguin Bookshop, Sewickley

People’s Books & Culture, Philadelphia

The Doylestown Bookshop, Doylestown

The Lahaska Bookshop, Lahaska

Towne Book Center and Wine Bar, Collegeville



Island Books, Middletown

Savoy Bookstore & Cafe, Westerly

Wakefield Books, Wakefield



Books on Broad, Camden



Mitzi’s Books, Rapid City



novel., Memphis

Parnassus Books, Nashville



Blue Willow Bookshop, Houston

Book People, Austin

Book Woman, Austin

Brazos Bookstore, Houston

Interabang Books, Dallas

Katy Budget Books, Houston

The Twig Book Shop, San Antonio



The Book Bungalow, St. George

The King’s English Bookshop, Salt Lake City

Weller Book Works, Salt Lake City



Bartleby’s Books, Wilmington

Bear Pond Books, Montpelier

Crow Bookshop, Burlington

Everyone’s Books, Brattleboro

Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center

Phoenix Books, Various locations

The Norwich Bookstore, Norwich

The Vermont Book Shop, Middlebury

The Yankee Bookshop, Woodstock



Book No Further, Roanoke

Book People Richmond, Richmond

Books and Crannies, Martinsville

Fountain Bookstore, Richmond

One More Page Books, Arlington

Prince Books, Norfolk

Scrawl Books, Reston

Sundial Books, Chincoteague

The Open Book, Warrenton



A Book for All Seasons, Leavenworth

Ada’s Technical Books & Cafe, Seattle

Auntie’s Bookstore, Spokane

Browsers Book Shop, Olympia

Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island

Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle

Inklings Bookshop, Yakima

Island Books, Mercer Island

Liberty Bay Books, Poulsbo & Bremerton

Orca Books, Olympia

Page 2 Books, Burien

Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle

Riverwalk Books, Chelan

Secret Garden Books, Seattle

Third Place Books, Various locations

Village Books, Fairhaven and Lynden



A Room of One’s Own Bookstore, Madison

Books & Company, Oconomowoc

Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee

Mind Chimes Bookshop, Three Lakes

Northwind Book & Fiber, Spooner

Porchlight, Milwaukee

Redbery Books, Cable

Yardstick, Algoma



Wind City Books, Casper