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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: The Kingmakers by Clay & Susan Griffith

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine to spotlight upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week is Book #3 in the Vampire Empire trilogy.

The Kingmakers (Vampire Empire #3)by Clay & Susan Griffith

Expecting publication date: September 4th
Publisher: Pyr
Pre-order on Amazon

There isn’t a summary for this book up on Goodreads yet but it releases fairly soon (September) but I adore the cover and title.

I can’t even begin to imagine how the Griffith’s will tie up this genre melding trilogy. It’s part paranormal (vampires – nasty ones…not the sparkly kind), part steampunk with swashbuckling action, political intrigue and a dash of forbidden romance.

I’m hoping for an HEA between our leads Adele & The Grefriar but I don’t know…….it won’t be easy.

If you haven’t started this series yet, now would be a good time to catch up.

The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire #1)  ~ Goodreads

Vampire predators run wild in this exciting steampunk adventure, the first in an alternate history trilogy that is already attracting attention. In 1870, monsters rise up and conquer the northern lands, As great cities are swallowed up by carnage and disease, landowners and other elite flee south to escape their blood-thirsty wrath.

One hundred fifty years later, the great divide still exists; fangs on one side of the border, worried defenders on the other. This fragile equilibrium is threatened, then crumbles after a single young princess becomes almost hopelessly lost in the hostile territory. At first, she has only one defender—a mysterious Greyfriar who roams freely in dangerous vampire regions.

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 disarrray, 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 Walkeris the second book in a trilogy of high adventure and alternative history. Combining rousing pulp action with steampunk style, the Vampire Empire series brings epic politcal themes to life within a story of heartbreaking romance, sacrifice, and heroism.

What book are you waiting for?


  1. i haven't heard of this series but the covers are awesome! i love that anticipation of an HEA for the h/h too. :)

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  2. This is on my wishlist, I love the concept and the cover art

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    1. I love the covers! It'a really unique series that blends a lot of genres.

  3. I've never read this series but maybe I'll check it out! My WOW: World of Books

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    1. I just can't imagine all the ways it can end. I didn't love book two but I still wan tho read this one.

  5. I've been trying to stay away from vampire novels, but I guess they're everywhere. LOL. The covers look awesome and the plots are interesting. Will check them out. :D

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    1. This is a really different kind of vampire novel plus it blends so many genres.
      I was pretty tired of them myself but I enjoyed this take on them.