|August 12, 2011|
We have a special edition newsletter chock full of news about Clay and Susan Griffith's Vampire Empire series! We have audiobook news and upcoming events, including one at DragonCon that we're very excited about. Let's get started!
|James Marsters Reading The Greyfriar|
Actor James Marsters-best known for his iconic role as "Spike" in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel and familiar to genre fans for his roles in Torchwood and Smallville, among others-has signed on to narrate the Vampire Empire trilogy for the unabridged audio books being produced by Buzzy Multimedia for release in spring 2012. In support of this new collaboration, Marsters has announced a very special reading event for fans at DragonCon in Atlanta, GA, on Sunday, September 4th at 7:00 pm (ET).
This ticketed, limited-seating event will open with authors Clay and Susan Griffith introducing the Vampire Empire series-providing an overview of the characters, the setting, and the themes. For the bulk of the event, Marsters will read from The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire, Book One). After his reading, Marsters will join the Griffiths for a conversation with the audience. There will be a book-signing and autographing session to close the event, at which copies of The Greyfriar and the newly published book two, The Rift Walker, will be available.
Marsters, acclaimed for audio work that includes being the voice of Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files, is ideal casting for The Greyfriar, called "so much more than a vampire novel," by BN.com and "phenomenal . . . from start to finish" with "amazing vampire mythology, a chilling alternate history, and a poignant romance that grips your whole heart and refuses to let go," by All Things Urban Fantasy.
Tickets for the DragonCon event go on sale next week. Check the James Marsters Facebook page for more details and to order tickets.
|Unveiling The Rift Walker Trailer|
We are delighted to present, for the first time, the book trailer for The Rift Walker!
Click here to see the book trailer. The Rift Walker combines rousing pulp action with steampunk style, bringing epic political themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism.
|Upcoming Events with the Griffiths|
Over Labor Day weekend, Clay and Susan Griffith will be at DragonCon in Atlanta. You can see them on the following panels:
Friday 7 pm YA Dark Fantasy
Saturday 1 pm Writing Panel
Sunday 2:30 pm Pyr Author Panel
Sunday 4 pm Vampires
Sunday 7 pm James Marsters Reading
Monday 11 am Steampunk
They will also be signing at the Pyr Booth 709/711 in the Marriott Marquis Ballroom. 3:30 - 4:30 pm on Friday and 5:00 - 6:00 pm on Saturday. Many of our authors will be signing at the booth or just hanging around, so please stop by and say hello any time!
On Oct. 3, the Griffiths will be at a reading/booksigning at The Way Station, a steampunk-themed bar, Brooklyn, NY, 8 pm ET.
On Oct. 4, Clay and Susan will participate in a New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series special event with moderator Margot Adler of NPR at the SoHo Gallery for Digital Art, in New York, NY. The same day, they will join WBAI, New York, for an "Hour of the Wolf" taping.
|Signed Copies of The Rift Walker|
| Signed copies of The Greyfriar and The Rift Walker are available from Quail Ridge Books. The books can even be personalized! Call toll-free or order online.|
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