Christopher Farnsworth

Author of Blood Oath, The Eternal World, and Killfile

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Now That’s Dedication

I have the best fans in the world, Part Two:

Got this email from Iya Forges, president of the Nathaniel Cade Fan Club in the Philippines, this morning.


Dear Sir,

Here’s a story:

I went to my favorite bookstore (well all bookstores are my favorite! LoL) to buy a certain magazine I have been meaning to buy for a couple of days already. Then something just “whispered” to me to go and browse the book shelves. And lo and behold! It was there! Just waiting for me. Unfortunately, I

only brought enough money for the magazine. So I had to “beg” the customer service lady to hold on to my magazine and my surprise book for a while. I went running back to my aunt’s office to grab some cash and go run back to the store. This wouldn’t really be a problem, but streets here in Baguio are carved out of hills/mountains and the mall where I came from sits on top of a small hill. But the jog was all worth it. I know have a copy of the President’s Vampire! Cade has reached the Philippines!!!!

Lots of love and excitement to read the book AGAIN,


What can I say? I’m flattered and amazed. I wrote the damn thing and I don’t think I’d go to that much trouble.

Thanks so much, Iya. You rock.

Get Great Prizes!

Starting tonight at midnight (PDT), we here at Nathaniel Cade Central are going to be giving away T-shirts to anyone who buys the new novel THE PRESIDENT’S VAMPIRE and offers proof of purchase. E-mail me with the receipt, take a pic with your cell phone, post it on your FB page or blog or on the official FB author page — any of that will work. (Longer, more official rules are here.)

However: we are also offering four fabulous prize packages that include the T-shirt, both BLOOD OATH and THE PRESIDENT’S VAMPIRE, and a $25 gift card. Plus whatever random crap I have around the office that gets thrown in the box. (“Hey guys, look! A staple remover!”) The rules for these gift-packs are even simpler. Just retweet a mention THE PRESIDENT’S VAMPIRE on sale on April 28 (between midnight and midnight, PDT) and you’ll be eligible to be one of the random selected winners. MAKE SURE TO INCLUDE @chrisfarnsworth in the tweet, or I’ll never know you tried. Including a short link to one of the many fine retailers where you can purchase the book will certainly be appreciated. Or you can direct people to, or the author page on Facebook.

Or not. It’s up to you.

But for everyone who’s already bought one of my strange books and spread it around to your friends, I want to say thanks. It’s already been a lot of fun. And now we have official T-shirts, which, of course, make everything better.

Remember: e-mail to and tweet to @chrisfarnsworth. Good luck and godspeed to you all.

At the bottom of your cereal box this week…

Hey there, vampire rangers. Here’s how it is.

This week, THE PRESIDENT’S VAMPIRE will go on sale everywhere THURSDAY, APRIL 28. For the day of APRIL 28, if you buy the book and send proof of purchase — an email copy of your receipt, a pic of you with the book, a DNA swab, a scan of your paper receipt — to, then you will get an official President’s Vampire Tour 2011 T-shirt.

It looks like this:

Of course, there are some rules.

  • This offer is only good for APRIL 28, 2011. That starts at 12:00 AM on Thursday and ends at midnight (UPDATE: That’s Pacific Daylight Time). Get me your pic or email within that time frame, or you don’t get a T-shirt.
  • I will pay standard U.S. Postal Service shipping to deliver the shirts. If you are out of clean clothes and need a good shirt for your cousin’s wedding, let me know and we’ll discuss getting it to you sooner.
  • This offer is not good for my first book, BLOOD OATH, even if you purchase it within the time period. Sorry.
  • If you’re ordering on Amazon or or any of the online stores, email me a copy of your receipt. That will count.
  • Anyone who pre-ordered the book — don’t worry, you’re not left out. Send me a copy of your receipt on April 28 within the 24-hour period.
  • Anyone who’s buying the book for your Kindle, Nook or other mobile device, you’re eligible as well. Send me a copy of your receipt on April 28 within the 24-hour period.
  • Supplies are limited; first come, first served, as decided by the time the email hits my inbox. (Don’t worry. I’ve got a lot of them. If I run out, I’ll happily dance over to the T-shirt shop and make more. But don’t dawdle. Twenty-four hours is the limit.)
  • One T-shirt per book.
  • Attempts to game the system or cheat mean no T-shirt for you. I also reserve the right to revise the rules to keep things fair and honest, or to include anything obvious I might have forgotten.

There will be a Twitter-based contest on Thursday with even more fabulous prizes, so keep an eye on @chrisfarnsworth. And, as always, stay bloodthirsty.

“Don’t Ask — Just Buy It!”

We’re just six days from the release date of THE PRESIDENT’S VAMPIRE (available everywhere from G.P. Putnam’s Sons on April 28). That means this blog will set the phasers on shill for the next few weeks. Seriously, it’s going to be like a used-car dealership around here. You’ve been warned.

And now, more news in shameless self-promotion:

Publishers Weekly on THE PRESIDENT’S VAMPIRE

Great review from Publishers Weekly for THE PRESIDENT’S VAMPIRE, the next adventure of Nathaniel Cade. For starters, it uses the word “Lovecraftian,” which is always just cool to see in print, no matter what the context.

“Thrilling… Even Lovecraftian monsters pale in the context of human terrorism and war… Events build to a cinematic showdown… The conclusion will leave the reader breathless and wondering what horrors the future holds.”

Full review here. (Registration may be required.)

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