Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cover Reveal! The Rift Walker: Vampire Empire #2 by Clay & Susan Griffith

The highly anticipated sequel to The Greyfriar - VampChix Best Vamp Novel 2010!

Praise for The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire, Book 1):

“I absolutely loved The Greyfriar…and literally couldn’t put it down… It’s simultaneously alternate history, epic adventure fantasy, apocalyptic horror, and heartrending romance… an insanely appetizing mélange of genre fiction ingredients... The future of genre fiction is now—and it’s…The Greyfriar.

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“I love this book. It's epic and lovely, heartbreakingly romantic (in every sense of the word), and an incredibly satisfying read, both for the characters and the richness of the world.”
Marjorie M. Liu, New York Times bestselling author of the Hunter Kiss and Dirk & Steele series

“I am totally and completely enthralled with The Greyfriar... If I had book two right now, I'd immediately start reading. This is one of my 2010 best book picks and I cannot recommend it enough.”
A Tale of Many Reviews blog

The Rift Walker

Vampire Empire, Book 2

Clay Griffith & Susan Griffith

Princess Adele struggles with a life of marriage and obligation as her Equatorian Empire and their American Republic allies stand on the brink of war against the vampire clans of the north. However, the alliance’s horrific strategy for total victory drives Adele to abandon her duty and embark on a desperate quest to keep her nation from staining its hands with genocide. Reunited with her great love, the mysterious adventurer known to the world as the Greyfriar, Adele is pursued by her own people as well as her vengeful husband, Senator Clark. With the human alliance in disarray, Prince Cesare, lord of the British vampire clan, seizes the initiative and strikes at the very heart of Equatoria.
As Adele labors to bring order to her world, she learns more about the strange powers she exhibited in the north. Her teacher, Mamoru, leads a secret cabal of geomancers who believe Adele is the one who can touch the vast power of the Earth that surges through ley lines and wells up at the rifts where the lines meet. These energies are the key to defeating the enemy of mankind, and if Princess Adele could ever bring this power under her command, she could be death to vampires. But such a victory will also cost the life of Adele’s beloved Greyfriar.
The Rift Walker is the second book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternate history. Combining rousing pulp action with steampunk style, the Vampire Empire series brings epic political themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism.

Clay and Susan Griffith are a married couple who have written and published together for more than a decade. Their credits not only include two novels for Bantam Doubleday Dell in the mid-1990s and another novel for Pinnacle Entertainment Group in 2002 but also numerous short stories published in many anthologies, some featuring noted genre characters like Kolchak the Night Stalker and The Phantom. They've also written scripts for television and published graphic novels. The authors have attended many cons multiple times over the years. Visit them at clayandsusangriffith.blogspot.com and www.facebook.com/vampireempire.


Clay and Susan said...

Art by the incomparable Chris McGrath.

Blodeuedd said...

Awesome :D

Rain Maiden said...

I can't wait!

Meg, Caitlin and Laurie T said...

September can't come fast enough. Need some Adele and Greyfriar. Lovin' the cover!

Edna said...

I'm soooo excited for this to come out! :D

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