Maria Lima

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Maria Lima
Born 1958
Occupation Writer
Period 2004–present
Genre Urban fantasy, mystery, non-fiction
Notable works Blood Lines series

Maria Lima, is the award-nominated[1] writer of the Blood Lines series published by Pocket Books. Born in Matanzas, Cuba she discovered the magic of books after her family emigrated to the United States. She started writing her own stories and has been continued publishing books ever since.[2][3]

Life and career[edit]

In 2006, Lima's first full-length novel, Matters of the Blood, was published by a small press. It went out of print briefly, then was picked up by Juno Books, an imprint of Wildside Books. Matters of the Blood was re-released in 2007 from Simon & Schuster's Pocket Books.[2][4]

Lima has published two sequels to Matters of the Blood as part of the Blood Lines series. Blood Bargain was released on September 29, 2009, and Blood Kin was released on October 27, 2009.[2]

The next chapter in the Blood Lines series, Blood Heat, is scheduled for release on October 26, 2010.[4][needs update]

In addition to the Blood Lines series, Lima has contributed nonfiction essays to the fan publications Filled with Glee, A Taste of True Blood: The Fangbanger's Guide, and In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural.[2]

Lima is listed as an editor for Chesapeake Crimes II.[5]


Blood Lines series[edit]

Book 4: Blood Heat Pocket Books (October 26, 2010) Mass Market Paperback ISBN 978-1-4391-6777-9[2][6][7]

Book 3: Blood Kin Pocket Books (October 27, 2009) Mass Market Paperback (reprint) ISBN 978-1-4391-5676-6[2][6][8]

Book 2: Blood Bargain Pocket Books (September 29, 2009) Mass Market Paperback (reprint) ISBN 978-1-4391-5675-9[2][6][9]

First Time in Print: Juno Books (November 29, 2008) ISBN 978-0-8095-7305-9[2]

Book 1: Matters of the Blood Pocket Books (August 25, 2009) Mass Market Paperback /reprint. ISBN 978-1-4391-5674-2[2][6][10]

First time in Print: Juno Books (September 29, 2008) ISBN 978-0-8095-7303-5[2]

Short stories and other works[edit]

"Home is Where the Bar Is", essay in A Taste of True Blood Trade Paperback, SmartPop Books, 2010 ISBN 1-935251-96-1 ISBN 978-1-935251-96-5[11]

"Another Roadside Attraction", essay in In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural Trade Paperback, Smartpop Books 2009 ISBN 1-933771-63-1 ISBN 978-1-933771-63-2[12]

Chesapeake Crimes II editor (with Donna Andrews) Trade Paperback (reprint) ISBN 0-87033-582-0 ISBN 978-0-87033-582-2[13]

Chesapeake Crimes I including Lima’s Agatha Award nominated short story "The Butler Didn't Do It" (January 7, 2007) Trade Paperback (reprint) ISBN 978-1-4303-0525-5[2]

First Time in Print:

Hardcover (2004) ISBN 0-9749608-0-2[2]
Paperback (2005) ISBN 0-9770070-1-4[2]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on April 12, 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-21.  Agatha Award nominees
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Official Site
  3. ^ Fresh
  4. ^ a b Simon and Schuster Author Page
  5. ^ Amazon Author Page
  6. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 20, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-02.  Mystery Writers of America official site
  7. ^[permanent dead link] Simon & Schuster Blood Heat page
  8. ^ Juno Books Blood Kin page
  9. ^ Juno Books Blood Bargain page
  10. ^ Juno Books Matters of the Blood page
  11. ^ SmartPop Books
  12. ^ SmartPop Books
  13. ^

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