From the acclaimed bestselling author of Fetish, Split, Covet, Hit and Siren, comes Tara Moss' first foray into fiction for young adults. This will be the first novel in Tara's new Pandora English series.
Pandora English is no ordinary small town orphan. When she's invited to live with her mysterious great aunt Celia in New York City, she seizes the opportunity to escape her stifling hometown, break from her tragic past and make it as a writer.
Things, however, are not what she is expecting. For starters, her great aunt's gothic mansion is in a mist-wreathed Manhattan suburb that doesn't appear on maps. And then there's Celia herself - a former designer to the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age - who is elegant, unnaturally young and always wearing a veil.
Pandora lands a job at a fashion magazine and her first assignment is covering the A-list launch of the latest miracle cream, BloodofYouth. But something is not right about the product, nor Athanasia, the drop-dead beautiful face of the brand. It seems there may be a secret ingredient in BloodofYouth, a secret worth killing for...
In The Blood Countess - the first novel in the new Pandora English series - bestselling author Tara Moss brings her trademark macabre and lifelong love of the paranormal to the fashion world with a twist.
About the Author
Writing has been a lifelong passion for Moss, who began penning gruesome "Stephen King-inspired" stories for her classmates when she was only 10. Moss went on to a successful international career as a model before pursuing professional writing, first earning a Diploma from the Australian College of Journalism in 1997, and in 1998 winning the Scarlet Stiletto Young Writers Award for her story, Psycho Magnet. Moss started writing her successful debut novel, Fetish, when she was just 23. Her crime novels have been nominated for both the Davitt Award and the Ned Kelly; two of Australia's most prestigious honors. Not a writer to rely solely on imagination, Moss' in-depth research has seen her earn her Certificate III in Investigation from the Australian Security Academy, tour the FBI Academy at Quantico, spend time in squad cars, the morgue, prisons, the Hare Psychopathy Lab, the Supreme Court and criminology conferences world-wide, take polygraph tests, shoot weapons, conduct surveillance with private investigators, pass the Firearms Training Simulator (FATSII) with the LAPD, pull 4.2 G's doing loops over the Sydney Opera House flying with the RAAF Roulettes, acquire her CAMS race driver licence and much more.
Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Moss is a proud dual Australian/Canadian citizen, and divides her time between Sydney, Los Angeles and her hometown in Victoria. When not researching and writing her fifth crime novel, Siren, Moss enjoys riding her 900cc Triumph Scrambler motorcycle and spending time with her pet pythons, and serving as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, as well as an ambassador for the YWCA, and the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.
Series: Pandora English #1
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
Format: Audio CD
Published: 1st November 2010
Country of Publication: AU
Weight (kg): 0.5