Tribute in Blood

A Tale of Vlad the Impaler

By Melodie Romeo

The most terrifying horrors are revealed in the pages of history.

After killing over 100,000 people during his first reign as Prince of Walachia, Vlad has returned, ready to inflict tortuous death on anyone he chooses. Only Nicolae and Maria, drawn together through mutual tragedies both inflicted by the ruthless Prince Dracula, dare try to stop him. Can Nicolae fulfill his plan of justice and revenge while winning the heart of the lovely Maria, or will he become the Impaler’s next victim?

With heart-stopping danger at every turn, detailed historical accuracy combined with fictional characters, and a myriad of surprises, Tribute in Blood is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Order this historical thriller romance today!


"Tribute in Blood is such a fast read - I just couldn't put it down!"

"I thoroughly enjoyed it. The romance elements between Maria and Nicolae didn’t do much for me, but these moments are only sparse and there was plenty of horror, murder, insanity and suspense to hold my attention. The book is very dark at times and a bit gory but so well written and engaging it sort of pulled me along. I thought it was terrific."

Pamala Scott, The Book Lover's Boudoir

“Fully realized characters, fast-paced action, horrifically real.”

Johanna White

A Book For History Lovers

Step back in time and into true horror. Vlad III Dracula (AKA Vlad Tepes and Vlad the Impaler) was a notorious prince of the Romanian principality of Walachia in the 1400's and the historical figure Bram Stoker based his vampire upon. All of the stories about Vlad and depictions of his actions presented in this novel are based on actual recorded accounts. Was he evil or insane? You decide.

Suspense and Romance

Can love survive in a time of terror? On Easter Sunday, 1457, the new Prince Vlad executed his entire boyar class; one teenage boy escaped. Determined to find justice for his murdered family, Nicolae returns with a plan 19 years later when the once ousted Vlad has returned to power. What he doesn't count on is meeting the lovely tavern maid, Maria, who has her own desire for revenge against the tyrant who killed her son. Can Nicolae succeed in ending Vlad's bloody reign and winning Maria's heart, or will he become the Impaler's next victim?

A Word From The Author

Thanks to the fiction writing of Bram Stoker, almost everyone is familiar with the name of Dracula. The blood-curdling sound of that name conjures to mind an evil, immortal creature who feeds on the blood of the innocent. History's Dracuala was exactly that, but he was no ficticous vampire. In this case, fact proves to be more horrifying than fiction, for the vampire count appears as harmless as a puppy compared to the real Vlad Dracula. Some call him a Romanian hero, others the villainous impaler, but some facts are clear, and those are presented in this tale along with the fictional characters who set about to secure his destruction.”



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