Friday, June 3, 2011

Fairgrounds: Vampires

We walk around the corner and find these lurking about...

The Greyfriar
Vampire Empire 1
by Susan Griffith and Clay Griffith
win this at My Bookish Ways -ends July 5

Description from the amazon:
In the year 1870, a horrible plague of vampires swept over the northern regions of the world. Millions of humans were killed outright. Millions more died of disease and famine due to the havoc that followed. Within two years, once great cities were shrouded by the grey empire of the vampire clans. Human refugees fled south to the tropics because vampires could not tolerate the constant heat there. They brought technology and a feverish drive to reestablish their shattered societies of steam and iron amid the mosques of Alexandria, the torrid quietude of Panama, or the green temples of Malaya.
It is now 2020 and a bloody reckoning is coming.

Princess Adele is heir to the Empire of Equatoria, a remnant of the old tropical British Empire. She is quick with her wit as well as with a sword or gun. She is eager for an adventure before she settles into a life of duty and political marriage to man she does not know. But her quest turns black when she becomes the target of a merciless vampire clan. Her only protector is The Greyfriar, a mysterious hero who fights the vampires from deep within their territory. Their dangerous relationship plays out against an approaching war to the death between humankind and the vampire clans.

The Greyfriar: Vampire Empire is the first book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternate history. Combining rousing pulp action with steampunk style, The Greyfriar brings epic political themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism.

Lady Dorn
by Sean Hayden
kindle version currently available for 99 cents

Description from the amazon:
Lady Dorn is anything but a lady, she’s a vampire. A former member of the imperial guard and ennobled for saving the emperor’s life, she gave up on life and retired to her airship home. Now, the person responsible for the attacks on the vampire population has resurfaced, and Lady Dorn may be the only one who can stop them. Or will her luck come to an end at the hands of her most treacherous ally?

Modern Marvels: Viktoriana
by Wayne Reinagel

Description from the amazon:
The Ultimate Gothic Horror Steampunk novel by Wayne Reinagel, writer/illustrator of the critically acclaimed Pulp Heroes novels and creator of the Infinite Horizons universe. Modern Marvels - Viktoriana.

(Be warned - These vampires don't sparkle!!)

A secret fellowship of nine incredibly unique individuals. Trapped in a deadly battle between an ancient evil and the vampire nations. Mankind's last hope.

Featuring an all-star gallery of the world's greatest Viktorian era heroes, including: Henry Rider Haggard (author of Allan Quatermain & King Solomon's Mines) as the Warrior, Arthur Conan Doyle (author of Sherlock Holmes & Professor Challenger) as the Doctor, Jules Verne (the Father of Science Fiction & author of the Voyages Extraordinaires series) as the Merovingian, Herbert George Wells (author of The Time Machine & War of the Worlds) as the Scientist, Mary Shelley (author of Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus) as the Oracle, Harry Houdini (the Handcuff King) as the Mage, Bram Stoker (author of Dracula & The Lair of the White Worm) as the Juggernaut, Nikola Tesla (the Master of Electricity) as the Inventor, Edgar Allen Poe (author of The Raven & The Pit and the Pendulum) as the Raven, and Mark Twain (author of Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn) as Himself.

Also starring: Countess Elizabeth Báthory aka The Blood Countess, Varney the Vampire, progenitor of the undead species, & Aleister Crowley, The Great Beast.

And Special Guest Star: Count Vlad Dracula, the Prince of Darkness & Lord of the Vampires.

Paranormal investigators and adventurers.

Archaeologists of history.

Vampire slayers!!


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