Very good news! Thanks to doon27 and the fix he linked me I have managed to recover the broken Bloody Kisses save! I almost fell out of my chair when I loaded in and saw Luci standing there with Spooke and Iren. It was like I never left! Eeeeee!!!
So now you know the story is only delayed by my procrastinating-ness and by nothing else. Yipeee - major victory for me today. I have had such shit luck with all things sim related lately, I really needed this.
Thank you Doon, I really appreciate it! *goes off to celebrate*