Love is Blood

By David Milligan-Croft

Romance, Literary fiction, General fiction | eBook


Love is Blood is a novel about how one cataclysmic act of terrorism causes a chain reaction of events changing the course of history. It’s about how fate conspires to bring two lovers together from different backgrounds, countries and continents who, unbeknownst to them, may share the same father. The story alternates chapter by chapter between 1969 and the year 2000. In the year 2000, Dominic Grant meets Sylvia de la Fouchon by chance when a terrorist bomb at Charles de Gaulle airport causes traffic control mayhem around France. If it weren’t for a Corsican terrorist, seeking revenge for the death of his fiance, Dominic would have caught an earlier flight, never having met Sylvia. The pair embark on a passionate affair, but as their story unfolds, we begin to suspect that the couple may have more in common than they realise. Both Sylvia and Dominic never knew their fathers and, as they learn more about each other, we are faced with the terrifying prospect that the two lovers are possibly half-brother and sister, and may have committed incest. Intertwined with their relationship; set in 1969, we follow the clandestine life of toy designer, Harry Grant. He has a troubled relationship at home in Dublin and a mistress in the South of France. Harry ultimately agrees to elope to America with his enigmatic and seductive French mistress. He leaves his pregnant wife in Dublin, but will his mistress turn up at the top of the Empire State Building? Or will Harry be left to build a new life in New York alone? The novel shows how events beyond human control overlap to shape the key protagonists' destiny. Ultimately coming full circle, when the Corsican terrorist, whose actions brought Sylvia and Dominic together, is the one Sylvia confides in for advice. She goes to visit him in prison to discuss why he did what he did, and the consequences it had, not just for them, but for everyone. Love is Blood is not just two passionate, intertwining love stories, but a cosmic journey about how interrelated everything and everyone in the universe actually is.


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Love is Blood is a novel about how one cataclysmic act of terrorism causes a chain reaction of events changing the course of history. It’s about how fate conspires to bring two lovers together from different backgrounds, countries and continents who, unbeknownst to them, may share the same father. The story alternates chapter by chapter between 1969 and the year 2000. In the year 2000, Dominic Grant meets Sylvia de la Fouchon by chance when a terrorist bomb at Charles de Gaulle airport causes traffic control mayhem around France. If it weren’t for a Corsican terrorist, seeking revenge for the death of his fiance, Dominic would have caught an earlier flight, never having met Sylvia. The pair embark on a passionate affair, but as their story unfolds, we begin to suspect that the ...


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David Milligan-Croft was born in West Yorkshire in 1964. He studied graphic design at Jacob Kramer College of Art in Leeds and has lived in England, Scotland, New Zealand, Italy and Ireland working as a Creative Director, Art Director and Writer for the Advertising Industry. He has won over 100 awards for creativity and effectiveness in the field of advertising and design. David was recently shortlisted for The Guardian TV Pitch Review for his comedy-drama series, The Bible, II. Judged by illustrious American producers/execs such as: Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator of Gilmore Girls and Bunheads; Larry Andries, producer and writer for Supernatural, Alias and Six Feet Under; Dee Johnson, executive producer and writer for Nashville, formerly of The Good Wife, ER and Melrose Place; and Stuart Heritage, Guardian television, film and music writer. David was also shortlisted for the Independent on Sunday Short Story Competition in 1997. His short story, Woman's Best Friend, also appears in the IOS New Stories published by Bloomsbury. His screenplay, of the same name, was optioned by Irish production company Nomad Productions in 1999. His poetry has been widely published in Ireland, Britain and the US in anthologies and periodicals such as: The Literary Review, (U.S); Envoi; Cyphers; Electric Acorn; W.P. Monthly; Lifelines 3; The Haiku Quarterly and The Amnesty International Anthology, Human Rights Have No Borders. David is the author of six feature-length screenplays, six short films, a collection of short stories, a poetry collection, two stories for children, and two novels.


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David Milligan-Croft was born in West Yorkshire in 1964. He studied graphic design at Jacob Kramer College of Art in Leeds and has lived in England, Scotland, New Zealand, Italy and Ireland working as a Creative Director, Art Director and Writer for the Advertising Industry. He has won over 100 awards for creativity and effectiveness in the field of advertising and design. David was recently sh...


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