| Jeffrey Mariotte
|| Amber Benson
| Jonathan Maberry
|| Rachel Caine
Join us for our stellar Dark Sextet evening!
All the authors are contributors to Dark Duets: All-New Tales of Horror and Dark Fantasy, edited by Christopher Golden. Charlaine Harris and Rachel Caine contributed “Dark Witness,” a tale of dark encounters. Amber Benson and Jeffrey J. Mariotte contributed a uniquely Californian variation on the same theme in “Amuse-Bouche.” And Jonathan Maberry co-authored scary fey tale “T. Rhymer” with the absent-from-our-event Gregory Frost.
Christopher and Charlaine collaborated on Cemetery Girl: The Pretenders, first in a trilogy of original graphic novels in which a young woman sheltering in a graveyard is compelled to help victims’ spirits seek justice.
Christopher’s chiller horror novel Snowblind tells a contemporary ghost story of a small New England town touched by horror and tragedy when a supernatural element increases the devastation of two blizzards a dozen years apart.
And publisher NAL has graciously granted MG early-on-sale access to Prince of Shadows, Rachel’s retelling of the story of Romeo and Juliet, focusing on Benvolio and Rosaline’s cursed love.
We will have Jonathan’s Fire & Ash, Amber’s The Golden Age of Death, Jeffrey’s Season of the Wolf, Charlaine’s After Dead, and more titles from the authors available as well.
This is a numbered event – numbers for the signing line are free with the purchase of Dark Duets or Cemetery Girl from Mysterious Galaxy, both available January 7th, starting at 10 AM ... or Prince of Shadows, available the day of the signing. Restrictions and limitations apply -- contact staff for details.
If you are planning to attend the event, please do not place your order through the web site as all such orders are processed after the event. Instead, please contact the store and purchase the book on or after the on-sale date.
Dark Duets is a feast of eerie and mesmerizing horror, thriller, and dark fantasy tales--an ambitious and unique anthology featuring biting and atmospheric original stories from seventeen pairs of acclaimed writers, all collaborating together for the first time, including Charlaine Harris, Rachel Caine, Holly Black, Cassandra Clare, Stuart MacBride, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Jonathan Maberry, David Liss, Amber Benson, Jeffrey Mariotte, and more.
About the Contributors
Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author for both her Sookie Stackhouse fantasy/mystery series and her Harper Connelly Prime Crime mystery series. She has lived in the South her entire life.
Jeffrey J. Mariotte has written more than forty-five novels, including original supernatural thrillers Missing White Girl, River Runs Red, and Cold Black Hearts, horror epic The Slab, thriller The Devil’s Bait, and Stoker Award-nominated teen horror series Dark Vengeance. Two of his novels have won the Scribe Award for Best Original Novel, presented by the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers. His nonfiction work includes the true crime book Criminal Minds: Sociopaths, Serial Killers and Other Deviants, as well as official series companions to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. He is also the author of many comic books, including the original horror/Western series Desperadoes, some of which have been nominated for Stoker and International Horror Guild awards. Other comics work includes the horror series Fade to Black and the original graphic novel Zombie Cop. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association, the International Thriller Writers, the Western Writers of America, and the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. With his wife, Maryelizabeth Hart, and partner Terry Gilman, he co-owns Mysterious Galaxy, a bookstore specializing in mystery, science fiction, fantasy, and horror, with locations in San Diego and Redondo Beach, California. He lives on the Flying M Ranch in the American southwest with his family and pets in a home filled with books, music, toys, and other examples of American pop culture. Find him online at www.jeffmariotte.com and www.facebook.com/JeffreyJMariotte.
Amber Benson is a writer, actress, and director who has written for the stage, screen, books, and comic books. She is perhaps best known for playing the role of "Tara" on the hit television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Amber lives in Los Angeles, California.
Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestselling and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author, magazine feature writer, playwright, content creator and writing teacher/lecturer.
Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) The Map of Moments. He has also written books for teens and young adults, including Poison Ink, Soulless, and the thriller series Body of Evidence. Upcoming teen novels include a new series of hardcover YA fantasy novels co-authored with Tim Lebbon and entitled The Secret Journeys of Jack London. In addition to his recent work with Tim Lebbon, he co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire with Mike Mignola. With Thomas E. Sniegoski, he is the co-author of multiple novels, as well as comic book miniseries such as Talent and The Sisterhood, both currently in development as feature films. With Amber Benson, Golden co-created the online animated series Ghosts of Albion and co-wrote the book series of the same name. As an editor, he has worked on the short story anthologies The New Dead and British Invasion, among others, and has also written and co-written comic books, video games, and screenplays. The author is also known for his many media tie-in works, including novels, comics, and video games, in the worlds of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Hellboy, Angel, and X-Men, among others. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family. His original novels have been published in fourteen languages in countries around the world. Please visit him at www.christophergolden.com.
Rachel Caine is the New York Times, USA Today, and
international bestselling author of more than forty novels, including
the Morganville Vampires series, the Weather Warden series, the Outcast
Season series, and the Revivalist series.
Charlaine Harris, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels and the Harper Connelly Mysteries, and New York Times bestselling
author Christopher Golden present an original graphic novel illustrated
by acclaimed comic book artist Don Kramer—first in a brand-new trilogy.
She calls herself Calexa Rose Dunhill—names taken from the grim
surroundings where she awoke, bruised and bloody, with no memory of who
she is, how she got there, or who left her for dead.
She has made the cemetery her home, living in a crypt and avoiding
human contact. But Calexa can’t hide from the dead—and because she can
see spirits, they can’t hide from her.
Then one night, Calexa spies a group of teenagers vandalizing a
grave—and watches in horror as they commit murder. As the victim’s
spirit rises from her body, it flows into Calexa, overwhelming her mind
with visions and memories not her own.
Now Calexa must make a decision: continue to hide to protect
herself—or come forward to bring justice to the sad spirit who has
reached out to her for help...
About the Author
#1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris has been publishing novels in both the mystery and fantasy genres for more than thirty years. HBO’s hit series True Blood is based on her Sookie Stackhouse novels. The success of both her novels and True Blood has
made her one of the most in-demand speakers at conventions like
Comic-Con International, where she was a featured guest in 2010.
Charlaine has lived in the South her entire life.
Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling author of the Peter Octavian novels, The Myth Hunters, and the Body of Evidence series of teen thrillers. He has also cowritten two illustrated novels with Mike Mignola, including Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, which was the launching pad for the Eisner Award–nominated comic book series Baltimore. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives with his family.
Don Kramer has provided the art and covers for numerous projects at Marvel and DC Comics, including monthly comic books JSA and Detective Comics featuring Batman. He also illustrated the New York Times bestselling graphic novel Wonder Woman: Odyssey. He lives in Illinois with his two children, Logan and Sienna.
A thrilling retelling of the star-crossed tale of Romeo and Juliet, from the New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series.
In the Houses of Montague and Capulet, there is only one goal:
power. The boys are born to fight and die for honor and—if they
survive—marry for influence and money, not love. The girls are assets,
to be spent wisely. Their wishes are of no import. Their fates are
written on the day they are born.
Benvolio Montague, cousin to Romeo, knows all this. He expects to
die for his cousin, for his house, but a spark of rebellion still lives
inside him. At night, he is the Prince of Shadows, the greatest thief in
Verona—and he risks all as he steals from House Capulet. In doing so,
he sets eyes on convent-bound Rosaline, and a terrible curse begins that
will claim the lives of many in Verona…
…And will rewrite all their fates, forever.
About the Author
Rachel Caine is the New York Times, USA Today,
and international bestselling author of more than forty novels,
including the Morganville Vampires series, the Weather Warden series,
the Outcast Season series, and the Revivalist series.
In Christopher Golden’s first horror novel in more than a decade---a work reminiscent of early Stephen King---Snowblind updates the ghost story for the modern age.
The small New England town of Coventry had weathered a thousand blizzards . . . but never one like this. Icy figures danced in the wind and gazed through children's windows with soul-chilling eyes. People wandered into the whiteout and were never seen again. Families were torn apart, and the town would never be the same.
Now, as a new storm approaches twelve years later, the folks of Coventry are haunted by the memories of that dreadful blizzard and those who were lost in the snow. Photographer Jake Schapiro mourns his little brother, Isaac, even as---tonight---another little boy is missing. Mechanic and part-time thief Doug Manning's life has been forever scarred by the mysterious death of his wife, Cherie, and now he’s starting over with another woman and more ambitious crimes. Police detective Joe Keenan has never been the same since that night, when he failed to save the life of a young boy . . . and the boy’s father vanished in the storm only feet away. And all the way on the other side of the country, Miri Ristani receives a phone call . . . from a man who died twelve years ago.
As old ghosts trickle back, this new storm will prove to be even more terrifying than the last.
Spellbinding in scope and rooted deeply in classic storytelling, Christopher Golden has written a chilling masterpiece that is the best work of his career and a standout supernatural thriller. With richly textured characters, scarred and haunted by the ghosts of those they loved most, Snowblind is rooted deeply in classic storytelling. Christopher Golden has written a chilling masterpiece that is both his breakout book and a standout supernatural thriller.
Remember -- page #115 is the most important... ;)
Dead Ever After marked the end of the Sookie Stackhouse novels—a series that garnered millions of fans and spawned the hit HBO television show True Blood. It also stoked a hunger that will never die…a hunger to know what happened next.
With characters arranged alphabetically—from the Ancient Pythoness to Bethany Zanelli—bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes fans into the future of their favorite residents of Bon Temps and environs. You’ll learn how Michele and Jason’s marriage fared, what happened to Sookie’s cousin Hunter, and whether Tara and JB’s twins grew up to be solid citizens.
This coda provides the answers to your lingering questions—including details of Sookie’s own happily-ever-after…
The book will feature extensive interior art by acclaimed Sookie artist Lisa Desimini, including a Sookieverse Alphabet, color endpapers, and several full-page black and white interior illustrations.
Four Bestselling Authors. One Hellraising Premise.
What if the dead could be summoned from their graves- for a price? What if a quartet of distinctive storytellers took a stab at this deceptively simple idea- on a date? The answers lie here, in Four Summoner’s Tales, as these acclaimed writers accept the challenge and rise to the occasion- in four brilliantly chilling ways. It’s all in the execution…
In the gripping conclusion to the action-packed “standard bearer” (Booklist) of zombie series, the threat of death is given new life.
Benny Imura and his friends have found the jet and Sanctuary—but neither is what they expected. Instead of a refuge, Sanctuary is a hospice, and the soldiers who flew the plane seem to be little more than bureaucrats who have given up hope for humanity’s future. With Chong hovering between life and death, clinging to his humanity by a thread, Benny makes a startling discovery: A scientist may have discovered a cure for the zombie plague. Desperate to save Chong, Benny and his friends mount a search and rescue mission. But they’re not the only ones on the hunt. The reapers are after the cure too, and they want to use it turn all the zombies into superfast shock troops—and wipe humanity off the face of the earth.
In this riveting conclusion to the Rot & Ruin series, the battle to end all battles is just beginning.
Meet Amber Benson's "authentically original creation" (Locus)...
My name is Calliope Reaper-Jones (Callie to my friends). I’m Death’s Daughter and—as of very recently—the (reluctant) head of my father’s company, Death, Inc. I was gradually learning how to be a businesswoman. Had the power suits and shoes down, though the day to day was slow going. Then I was blindsided by Enemies Unknown and sent off to I-don’t-know-where. Not a good thing. Now not only must my friends and family be frantic, but without a CEO, Death, Inc., can’t function. With the newly deceased left free to roam the Earth, it’s the zombie apocalypse come true. I’ve got to get back—for my sake and the sake of, oh, all humanity…
When Alex Converse, heir to a coal company fortune, visits Silver Gap, Colorado to make an environmentally themed documentary film, he's hoping to change some minds and to soothe his own troubled conscience. But there's more going on—in his mind, and in Silver Gap—than Alex knows. People are dying and women are disappearing. Some of the killers have fur, fangs, and claws—but some don’t. What is Alex’s connection to the missing women? Will anyone live long enough to find out? And what’s up with those wolves?
Season of the Wolf is a heart-stopping supernatural thriller about climate change, the human capacity for evil, and the epic struggle between a small town’s citizens and impossible creatures from the dawn of history.