At last wed to the woman he has desired for so long, Riven kan Ingan discovers that old hatreds and long ago grudges aren't absolved by wedding vows. In an attempt to protect his young wife from his enemies, he accepts a title from the Margrave, taking her away to lead the dull existence of a country noble's lady. Married life may have made Riven a love-struck fool, but he refuses to be a cuckold when he returns from battle to discover his beloved Barbara pregnant with a child he couldn't have sired. In fury at her supposed unfaithfulness, he risks the wrath of the gods and sends her to her death, only to find himself driven from his domain by a deadly curse. Haunted by Barbara's memory, Riven begins a quest to find the one who accursed him. In the years that follow, his journey will take him to the land of his birth, where he'll discover long-hidden family secrets and find himself dependent upon a barbarian woman's gentle mercy to help him rid himself of the remnants of the Blood Curse.

Blood Curse is available as an ebook and in print from Double Dragon Publications, www/ It is the second book in the series The Chronicles of Riven the Heretic. Book One--Bloodseek--is also available.


  1. Mary Ricksen // February 7, 2009 at 2:14 PM  

    Another great book!
    Who is Barbara, hmmm, guess I'll have to find out now that you got me wondering?
    When you hit the world, you hit it with a huge bag of good stories!
    Good luck to our own Toni!

  2. Toni V.S. // February 7, 2009 at 3:03 PM  

    Check back to my trailer on Bloodseek, Mary, to find out who Barbara is.

  3. Judy // February 7, 2009 at 5:56 PM  

    Sounds intriguing...

  4. Mary Marvella // February 7, 2009 at 7:35 PM  

    Toni, your imagination never cease to amaze me.

  5. Mona Risk // February 7, 2009 at 11:05 PM  

    Passion and adventure. I am certainly intrigued. And I like the picture.

  6. Nightingale // February 8, 2009 at 11:20 AM  

    Great trailer. The book sounds fascinating.

  7. Beth Trissel // February 9, 2009 at 7:04 PM  

    Sounds very gripping, Toni. I'm thinking movie here.