It's October, Halloween month, which means I should pull a vampire book off the giveaway pile. In this case, it's The Vampire Empire - Book Two: The Rift Walker by Susan and Clay Griffen.
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.
As always, to enter leave a comment on this post and make sure that there is some way to actually contact you should you win. THe draw will be at midnight, Sunday, October 30th. And like always, thank you everyone for your continued support of Voyages Extraordinaires: Scientific Romances in a Bygone Age!
Update: Thanks to the generousity of Pyr, I now have two copies of The Rift Walker to give away. On the appointed hour I will be drawing two names out of the hat!
And the winners are... Lynn and ediFanoB! You will each be receiving a copy of The Vampire Empire - Book Two: The Rift Walker. Check your inbox for a message. And thank you once again to everyone for joining us here at Voyages Extraordinaires!