Thursday, October 30, 2014

Graphic novel to print fiction: Vigil

I've always been a big fan of graphic novels that get the novel treatment, just think of Batman's No Man's Land by Greg Rucka, which happens to be one of my all time favorite books. In the case of Vigil, the comics have become a novella series and I'm excited to see how it turns out. I'll post a short review in the next few days. ~Anna

Life for Grace Kimble has finally settled down. She has a constant supply of blood, a secure residence, and a loving, handsome man at her side. Then, she’s handed an envelope, and finds herself thrust into the deepest depths of the entertainment industry—where vampires go to blend in with the rest of their like-minded ilk.

Forgoing teen romance and gothic supernaturalism, Vigil is part hard-boiled thriller and part crime procedural, mixed with a dash of stark urban horror—this is a vampire tale with a real bite. The books are based on the highly-acclaimed comic book series Vigil which ran from 1992-2000, by Loudermilk and artist Mike Iverson.

“I thought it would be fun to put a character as volitile as Grace in a situation where she has to deal with vapid, self-involved Hollywood types,”said Loudermilk. “Nothing is as entertaining as making this character deal with dummies. She has zero patience. Zero.”

“Glitterati” is available now from, iTunes, Barnes & Noble, and the Kobo bookstore for $1.99. For those who need to catch up, the first four books are collected in a bundle available for $4.99.

The next Vigil installment will be released October 2014.

The first Vigil story, “The Blood Detail,” is still available as a free download at, iTunes, and the Kobo bookstore.

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