Since I won’t get back the manuscript from the editor in time to set up a pre-order button, I’m announcing it here.

charioteer-of-buddha_resizeMay 2nd marks the release of the Vampires Through the Centuries novella Charioteer of Buddha.

While Europe sets out on the second and third crusade against the heathens that threaten the Holy Land, in India demonic vampires are on the lose.

Chandaka went to Nalanda to become a bodhisattva, but unlike Gautama Buddha, he couldn’t resist the temptation offered by a daughter of Mara… or maybe something much worse.

Daya is the daughter of the merchant who built the Kirti Stambh at Chittor and her only “fault” is being Jain – a religion that Merciless Menka utterly despises.

Chandaka and Daya become unwilling members of Menka’s coven, forced to feed on blood and live through centuries of unrest during the Muslim invasions.

A novella of vampires through centuries that will appeal to both historical fiction readers and vampire lovers all over the world.

The cover is by the awesome Shafali Anand.