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The Golden Age of Death by Amber Benson

March 7th, 2013 (07:37 am)

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The Golden Age Of Death by Amber Benson

Calliope Reaper-Jones doesn't want to be daddy's little girl anymore.

Too bad her father happens to be Death himself.

From the creative mind of award-winning actress and writer Amber Benson comes an inventive and witty series of fantasy novels to die for.

The Golden Age of Death, the fifth and final novel about Calliope Reaper-Jones, is now available.
For the sake of humanity, read it. Callie's work as CEO of Death, Inc. isn't easy - understatement of the year - but it's certainly never boring.

Read the entire series:

For more about Calliope and her creator:



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21st Century Dead Takes Over Stores Today

July 17th, 2012 (08:13 am)

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Current Song: Days I Regret by Allie Moss

TONIGHT, Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
Three signings tonight - one in Los Angeles, one in Framingham (MA), and one in Doylestown (PA) - to celebrate the publication of 21st CENTURY DEAD.

Los Angeles -- Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA, 7 PM
featuring Amber Benson, John Skipp, Cody Goodfellow, and S.G. Browne

Framingham, MA -- Barnes & Noble, 7 PM
featuring Christopher Golden, Caitlin Kittredge, Thomas E. Sniegoski, Rio Youers and John M. Mcllveen

Doylestown, PA -- Doylestown Bookshop, 6-8 PM
featuring Jonathan Maberry and Stephen Susco

21st Century Dead: A Zombie Anthology edited by Christopher Golden21st CENTURY DEAD

The editor of the acclaimed, eclectic anthology The New Dead returns with 21st Century Dead, and an all-new lineup of authors from all corners of the fiction world, shining a dark light on our fascination with tales of death and resurrection... with ZOMBIES!

The stellar lineup of contributors for this new volume includes:
Orson Scott Card
Simon R. Green
Daniel H. Wilson
Dan Chaon
Jonathan Maberry
Duane Swiercyznski
Caitlin Kittredge
Brian Keene
Amber Benson

S.G. Browne
Thomas E. Sniegoski
and - with his first published prose - Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter.

Published by St. Martin's Griffin
Trade paperback ISBN-10: 0312605846 / ISBN-13: 978-0312605841

Also available as an eBook (Kindle) and unabridged audio (CD)


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Ghosts of Albion RPG

November 25th, 2011 (10:03 am)

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Current Song: SVU theme song

Attention RPG fans: The Ghosts are finally here! Tim from Eden Studios has announced:

The long-awaited Ghosts of Albion RPG is now being shipped out to those that pre-ordered.

You should expect to see the book in your favorite local game store soon.

This game is compatible with Eden's other Cinematic Unisystem games, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel.

For more information and to order your own copy, please visit Eden Studios' website, http://www.edenstudios.net/

If you haven't been haunted by Ghosts of Albion yet, here's the backstory:

From Amber Benson and award-winning author Christopher Golden comes a supernatural thriller with demons, secret agendas, and spectral warriors, set amid the deadly slums of nineteenth-century London. Based on the smash BBC web series that took England by storm, the GHOSTS OF ALBION novels are horror adventures laced with dark humor and darker lusts. William and Tamara Swift are Britain's protectors against the supernatural. Having inherited the role from their grandfather, they're joined by his greatest allies: Bodicea, the warrior queen, Admiral Lord Nelson, and Lord Byron -- the Ghosts of Albion.

Learn more about the webseries, the books, and other Albion tales!

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Christopher Golden, Tom Sniegoski, and Amber Benson signing TONIGHT!

September 30th, 2010 (06:08 am)

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Current Song: Little Things by Chantal Kreviazuk

Amber Benson, Tom Sniegoski, and Christopher Golden will be signing at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA on Thursday, September 30th @ 7 PM. Be there or be square!

Christopher Golden will be signing his brand-new urban fantasy novel, WHEN ROSE WAKES as well as THE CHAMBER OF TEN (one of The Hidden Cities novels co-written with Tim Lebbon) and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER 2.

Thomas E. Sniegoski will be signing his bestselling novels THE FALLEN and ON THE HEAD OF A PIN, the newest book in his Remy Chandler series.

Amber Benson will be signing the first volume in her new children's series, AMONG THE GHOSTS.

Dark Delicacies
3512 W. Magnolia
Burbank, CA 91505

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Cat's Claw by Amber Benson

February 23rd, 2010 (07:37 am)

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Cat's Claw by Amber Benson
Now available!

Calliope Reaper-Jones is Death's Daughter. She owes a debt to Cerberus, the three headed dog that guards the gates of hell - a debt that involves a trip to Purgatory, Las Vegas, ancient Egypt, and a discount department store that's more frightening than any supernatural creature she'll ever encounter.

Publishing Information
Released February 23rd, 2010
Publisher: Ace Books, a division of Penguin Books
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN-10: 0441018432
ISBN-13: 978-0441018437

Visit DeathsDaughter.com to learn more about the series and to find out where and when Amber will be appearing for her book tour. Scheduled stops include:

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Suite #302
San Diego, California 92111
Become a MG affiliate!

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
6:30 PM
Murder By The Book
2342 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 524-8597

Saturday, February 27th, 2010
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Midtown Comics
Signing with Anton Strout
Times Square 200 W 40th Street
(Corner of 7th Avenue)
New York, NY 10018
1 (800) 411-3341

Saturday, March 6th, 2010
2 PM
Dark Delicacies
4213 W. Burbank
Burbank, CA 91505
Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, March 27th, 2010
2 PM
6521 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89119

Learn more about the first book in the line, Death's Daughter.

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January 1st, 2010 (05:08 pm)

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Current Song: Remember December by Demi Lovato

Here's the inside scoop on Drones, the feature film written by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker and directed by Amber Benson and Adam Busch:

Brian Dilks is an Office Drone. He spends his days at OmniLink in comforting monotony: facilitating the movement of product around the country, faxing, copying, joking with his best friend, Clark, and harmlessly flirting with fellow cubicle-mate, Amy.

But how well does anyone really know the people they work with?

When Brian discovers an improbable secret about his best friend, everything in Brian's world changes and his safe life of workplace detachment is no longer an option. Shocked out of his mind-numbing routine by this new discovery, Brian throws himself into a star-crossed romance with Amy - yet close encounters of the office kind is an uncertain business.

Drones now has a website! Visit www.dronesmovie.com for more information about the film and to watch the trailer. You may also follow Drones on Twitter @dronesmovie.

Drones will be screening at the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival, which will be held January 21st-28th, 2010 in Park City, Utah. Here's when and where you can catch Drones at Slamdance:

When: Saturday, January 23rd @ 5 PM
Where: Treasure Mountain Inn - Screening Room
255 Main Street, Park City, Utah
Screens with Horsefingers 2: But I Am The Tiger directed by Kirsten Kearse

When: Monday, January 25th @ 10 AM
Where: Treasure Mountain Inn - Screening Room
255 Main Street, Park City, Utah
Screens with Horsefingers 2: But I Am The Tiger directed by Kirsten Kearse

To learn more about Slamdance and obtain passes to the festival, please visit the Slamdance website.

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Interview: Amber Benson

May 18th, 2009 (07:22 am)

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Current Song: Moving Too Fast by Norbert Leo Butz from The Last Five Years

I'm kicking this year's Summer Blog Blast Tour with my friend, the multi-talented Miss Amber Benson.

Once upon a time, I introduced you to author Christopher Golden, and the rest is history. When collaborating with Chris, how do you split up the writing duties?

I like to say that I went to Christopher Golden University and got my degree in creative writing. Literally, all that I know about writing prose, I learned from Chris. When we were working on the Ghosts of Albion book, we would get on the phone and sort of break the story by going back and forth, throwing out ideas, saying yes to some, no to others. Once we'd kind of hammered down the basic storyline and the scene breakdown then one of us would write the first pass at the outline and then that would go back and forth via email until it was to everyone's liking. Finally, we would break the outline down into chapters for each of us to do. For example, I'd do Chapter one and two, send 'em to Chris and he'd do a pass on them then do Chapters three and four. He would send everything back to me, I'd do a pass on three and four and then write five and six. It would go like that until the whole book was done.

Your newest book, Death's Daughter, is your first solo novel. You've said that the main character, Calliope, popped into your brain fully-formed and ready to go. Did she tell you her plans for all three books in the series at once, or did the story arc unfold as you wrote the first book?

I had originally planned one book for Callie. It was actually Ginjer who read the outline and the first ten chapters and said that there was a whole lot more Callie to write about, so we'd better do a trilogy. I was a bit scared by the enormity of writing three books, but I loved the idea. In the end, I decided that it would be kind of cool to model the trilogy on Dante's "Divine Comedy" - not that what I'm writing is literature, per se. It's really more of a fun, fast read. So, the first book takes place in Hell, the second in Purgatory and the third in Heaven.

Though the Calliope books are for adults and your next book, The New Newbridge Academy, is for kids, they loosely tie together: Calliope went to that school! Is this a stand-alone book or a series? Will this be for a YA audience or for the younger crowd, ages 8-12?

Yes, The New Newbridge Academy is loosely connected to the Calliope Reaper-Jones novels. The series takes place where Callie attended boarding school, but the story in this book actually centers around her best friend, Noh, and her first summer at the school. Read more...Collapse )

Learn more about Amber Benson at The Essence of Amber website

Visit Calliope Reaper-Jones at http://www.deathsdaughter.com

Read my 2005 interview with Amber Benson and Christopher Golden.

Today's SBBT Schedule
Andrew Mueller at Chasing Ray
Kekla Magoon at Fuse #8
Carrie Jones at Writing & Ruminating
Amber Benson at Bildungsroman
Greg van Eekhout at Shaken & Stirred

Learn more about the GuysLitWire Book Fair for Boys.

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Death's Daughter by Amber Benson

February 24th, 2009 (07:20 am)

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Meet Calliope Reaper-Jones doesn't want to be daddy's little girl anymore.

Too bad her father happens to be Death himself.

Calliope Reaper-Jones so just wanted a normal life: buying designer shoes on sale, dating guys from Craig's List, web-surfing for organic dim-sum for her boss...

But when her father - who happens to be Death himself - is kidnapped, and the Devil's Protege embarks on a hostile takeover of the family business, Death, Inc., Callie returns home to assume the CEO mantle - only to discover she must complete three nearly impossible tasks in the realm of the afterlife first.

From the creative mind of award-winning actress and writer Amber Benson comes an inventive and witty new series of fantasy novels to die for.

Read an excerpt from Death's Daughter.

In honor of the book's release, Amber Benson will be attending a slew of signings throughout February and March. Check out her book tour and event schedule!

Death's Daughter is the first volume in a planned trilogy. Stay tuned for details about the next Calliope novel!

Publishing Information
Released February 24th, 2009
Publisher: Ace Books, a division of Penguin Books
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN-10: 0441016944
ISBN-13: 978-0441016945

I'm very pleased to personally introduce you to Calliope at http://www.deathsdaughter.com/ aka http://www.calliopereaper-jones.com I hope you enjoy the website. Thanks to Amber for her support, interest, and input, and thanks to Sue for snagging the domain names for us!

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Ghosts of Albion RPG

August 3rd, 2008 (06:29 pm)

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Current Song: Roman Holiday score music

At last, the Ghosts of Albion role playing game (RPG) is available for download online.

The hardcover books will ship in September. Pre-order it through RPG Now or DriveThruStuff.

Want to order it from your favorite local bookstore? Print out this form and ask them to pre-order it for you at the shop!

If you don't want to wait until September, you can buy a PDF download online via Eden Studios, where you may also download a free demo.

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The Seven Whistlers by Amber Benson and Christopher Golden

December 3rd, 2006 (08:37 pm)

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The Seven Whistlers, an original horror novella by Amber Benson and Christopher Golden, is now available.

Legends say that on stormy nights, or on sunsets, there sometimes comes a strange whistling noise in the sky, followed by sightings of enormous black dogs. But these are no ordinary dogs. They are demonic things, hounds loose from the Wild Hunt, and they are searching for lost souls. Ill fortune will befall any who encounter them, one by one. They are rarely sighted more than one at a time, and if all seven should come together, it will mean the end of the world.

In the picturesque New England town of Kingsbury, Vermont, a young woman named Rose Kerrigan mourns the death of her grandfather, the sweet but strange old man who raised her. She's never been able to get along with her cold, distant grandmother.

In the wake of Walter Kerrigan's death, the town is beset with strange occurrences, stormy weather, and eerie whistling in the night skies. Sightings of a huge, black hound are reported, followed by incidents of terribly bad luck, accidents, and unpleasant coincidences. Perhaps this is why Rose's grandmother has been acting so strange -- in addition to her grief, she's deeply unsettled by the goings-on in Kingsbury.

At least, this is what Rose and her tight-knit group of friends believe, when they discuss such things at the coffee house where they hang out together. Some of these friends -- people Rose has known her whole life -- have experienced some of the unpleasant, and yet also wonderfully strange, events happening in town.

Weird, magical stuff.

Soon, Rose will learn the legend of the Seven Whistlers. They've come to Kingsbury, Vermont, in search of a soul that has been hidden from them, and they will not leave without it. First there was one, then two . . . but now, as Rose becomes more and more anxious, people see three of them together, and then four. If they don't find what they're looking for soon, perhaps all seven will gather in Kingsbury.

And if all seven should come together....

Limited: 1000 signed hardcover copies ($40)
Lettered: 52 signed copies housed in a custom traycase ($150)

Publication Date: December 2006
ISBN: 1-59606-068-9

Order from Subterranean Press now!

Order from Amazon for only $26.40 now!

Learn more about the story, then read an excerpt.

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