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Bloody Fool for Love is a Buffy the Vampire Slayer novel. Written by William Ritter, it will be published on August 2, 2022 by Disney Hyperion.


Bloody Fool for Love features notorious vamp Spike as he plans the ultimate heist to win back his paramour Drusilla during turn-of the-century London.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

  • The book was announced as the first "in a new line of Buffy the Vampire Slayer YA prequel novels focusing on fan-favorite characters."[1]
  • William Ritter published an animated teaser for the novel, featuring a scene of Spike and a shopkeeper in London, 1901.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Rights Report: Week of August 23, 2021". Publishers Weekly, August 26, 2021.
  2. William Ritter, "BLOODY FOOL FOR LOVE, A SPIKE PREQUEL...". Twitter, August 26, 2021.