Blood of the Goddess
About the Book
Lestat and Louis move over! This homoerotic adventure set in India and America takes the vampire genre to a new level of passion and inspiration. A young Dutch sailor lands in India in 1636 and gets swept away by the power and masculine magnetism of a mysterious stranger who claims he is the young man´s lover and teacher from a former life. They trek together into the Himalayas to find a secret shrine of the Goddess where the young man may be made immortal like his teacher. Although aided by supernatural beings, they face a foe of terrifying power who seems bent on obstructing their purpose. They meet many colorful characters and witness miracles both beautiful and bizarre. Reincarnation and destiny reunite old friends, lovers, and enemies over six centuries, and the suspenseful conclusion unravels a mystery that none but the ancient immortal Kedar Baba suspected.
Qvamp@QueerHorror.com says: "A very unusual find. This book contains an amazing amount of information about the Hindu spirituality. If you are a gay vampire fan and interested in Eastern mythology, this book is highly recommended. . . I recommend this book (and find it refreshing) because of it´s unique take on the vampire mythos."
Steven LaVigne says in the White Crane Journal:"Schindler has joined Stoker, Rice, and others with his mesmerizing novel. . . However, Schindler´s tome goes several steps further. . . .Blood of the Goddess explores in effectively hallucinatory passages the gay side of Krishna and the dwarf as a magical, mythic being. He probes religious aspects on penis worship as he utilizes his yogic training and learning on India´s culture to draw us into a deeply philosophical novel.. . . Blood of the Goddess is a terrific achievement in the realm of the vampire novel."
About the Author
William Schindler obtained a B.A. in Sanskrit from UC Berkeley (1975), where he also studied Bengali and Hindi, and a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University (1986). He lived in India for two-and-a-half years from 1972-1977 first as a pilgrim, then as a student at Banaras Hindu University, and finally as a monk of the Ramakrishna Order. He has written novels, short stories, and numerous essays on gay spirituality. His non-fiction book, GAY TANTRA (Xlibris, 2000), is the definitive work on the topic of traditional Hindu Tantra adapted to the spiritual needs and aptitudes of gay-identified persons. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California, where he offers spiritual instruction and counseling for gay men.