Devante Valereo was raised in a dusty Spanish village on the Balearic Sea. He fondly recalled going to the bullfights with his father, an ex-picador, and credited those experiences with inspiring his popular novella, Bull’s Blood. The book’s lurid tale of seduction garnered obscenity charges against him. A ban on the sale of his works persisted for a number of years. A fixture in Barcelona, writing in the cafes & bars into the night, Valereo disappeared as a fugitive in 1967 after a highly publicized bar scuffle. “A man who has killed,” he wrote in Bull’s Blood, “is a man who knows passion.” This is a powerful scent for someone who knows what they want. Bull’s Blood is for those nights when you want to take the bull by the horns.