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Clay Griffith

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Clay and Susan Griffith are the authors of THE FLASH: THE HAUNTING OF BARRY ALLEN and ARROW: A GENERATION OF VIPERS, as well as the creators of the VAMPIRE EMPIRE series and authors of the CROWN & KEY trilogy.

"Vampire Empire is transforming genre fiction." Paul Goat Allen, B&N Explorations.

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Clay & Susan Griffith are a married couple who have written and published together for more than a decade. Their credits not only include two novels for Bantam Doubleday Dell in the mid-1990s and another novel for Pinnacle Entertainment Group in 2002 but also numerous short stories published in many anthologies, some feat

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Childhood's End

I think I know when my childhood ended. It was 1969. It started when Spider-man wrapped up one of the more peculiar and outlandish storylines of the Stan Lee/John Romita era – the Stone Tablet saga. It was everything late ‘60s/early ‘70s science fiction/fantasy was – rooted in the real world, sparked by human greed and frailty, and ultimately, it was irredeemably tragic. Spidey fought for several Read more of this blog post »
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Sorry we didn't see this question. We don't visit Goodreads as much as we used to. We're glad you enjoyed Crown & Key. We'd love to write more in that series, but it's actually owned by Del Rey/Random House, so they'd have to commission more. That ap See Full Answer
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“Gareth's eyes slipped open. “You make me nervous when you do that.”
“Do what?”
“Brood. Your brooding is rather loud.”
“Oh please. I was hardly—”
His eyebrow rose.
“Fine. I was brooding. It's not like you don't.”
“Mine is inherent to my romantic nature. Cloaks and castles.”
Adele threw up her hands. “That's it. You are forbidden to look at any more cheap books about yourself.”
Clay Griffith, The Rift Walker

“This is the first letter I have ever written. That a few marks on this piece of paper can bring you my heart in my absence is a great magic. Life is a constant source of wonder.”
Clay Griffith

“There are springs in the mind from which others cannot drink.”
Clay Griffith, The Greyfriar


Which September New Release would you like to read in November?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In September 2012" list.

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Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
(White Rabbit Chronicles, #1)
  7 votes, 26.9%

In a Fix (In a Fix, #1) by Linda Grimes
In a Fix by Linda Grimes
(In a Fix, #1)
  7 votes, 26.9%

  3 votes, 11.5%

How to Drive a Dragon Crazy (The Dragon Kin, #6) by G.A. Aiken
How to Drive a Dragon Crazy by G.A. Aiken
(The Dragon Kin, #6)
  3 votes, 11.5%

Archangel's Storm (Guild Hunter, #5) by Nalini Singh
Archangel's Storm by Nalini Singh
(Guild Hunter, #5)
  2 votes, 7.7%

The Kingmakers (Vampire Empire, #3) by Clay Griffith
The Kingmakers by Clay Griffith
(Vampire Empire, #3)
  2 votes, 7.7%

Outpost (Razorland, #2) by Ann Aguirre
Outpost by Ann Aguirre
(Razorland, #2)
  1 vote, 3.8%

Rapture (The Fallen Angels, #4) by J.R. Ward
Rapture by J.R. Ward
(The Fallen Angels, #4)
  1 vote, 3.8%

Ashes of Honor (October Daye, #6) by Seanan McGuire
Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire
(October Daye, #6)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Pretty When She Kills (Pretty When She Dies #2) by Rhiannon Frater
Pretty When She Kills by Rhiannon Frater
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Clay Griffith We are answering any & all questions on Reddit right now!

VampireNovelFan Thanks for the friendship, Clay! Love your books! I'm waiting with bated breath for Book 3, even being on the ARC list!


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