Release Day Blast: THE VINES by Christopher Rice

THE-VINES-Final-CoverFrom the mind of bestselling novelist Christopher Rice

comes a dark, supernatural tale full of action, drama, and an ending that will shock you to the core…

The Vines

by Christopher Rice

First published at the tender age of 22, Christopher Rice (son of legendary novelist Anne Rice) has written four New York Times bestsellers, received a Lambda Literary Award, and been declared one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive. Now the Bram Stoker nominee returns to the familiar gothic playground of his hometown, New Orleans, during Halloween season with a chilling tale of supernatural suspense to rival the best of Stephen King, Joe Hill, or Deborah Harkness in THE VINES (Amazon Publishing/47North, on sale October 21, 2014).

The dark history of Spring House, a beautifully restored plantation mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans, has long been forgotten. But something sinister lurks beneath the soil of the old estate.

After heiress and current owner Caitlin Chaisson is witness to her husband’s stunning betrayal at her birthday party, she tries to take her own life in the mansion’s cherished gazebo. Instead, the blood she spills awakens dark forces in the ground below. Chaos ensues and by morning her husband has vanished without a trace and his mistress has gone mad.

Nova, daughter to Spring House’s groundskeeper, has always suspected that something malevolent haunts the old place, and in the aftermath of the birthday party she enlists Caitlin’s estranged best friend, Blake, to help her get to the bottom of it. The pair soon realizes that the vengeance enacted by this sinister and otherworldly force comes at a terrible price.


From the author of highly acclaimed bestsellers A Density of Souls, Blind Fall, Light Before Day, and The Heavens Rise, comes a harrowing story that will last with readers forever…

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ChristopherRiceThailandABOUT THE AUTHOR

By the age of 30, Christopher Rice had published four New York Times bestselling thrillers, received a Lambda Literary Award and been declared one of People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive. His first work of supernatural suspense, The Heavens Rise, was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award. His debut, A Density of Souls, was published when the author was just 22 years old. A controversial and overnight bestseller, it was greeted with a landslide of media attention, much of it devoted to the fact that Christopher is the son of legendary vampire chronicler, Anne Rice.

Together with his best friend, bestselling novelist Eric Shaw Quinn, Christopher recently launched his own Internet radio show. An outrageous and irreverent comedy variety program, “The Dinner Party Show with Christopher Rice & Eric Shaw Quinn” streams 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at


**Christopher Rice will be on tour this fall with his mother, Anne Rice,

for her new novel Prince Lestat**

Christopher Rice’s Tour Schedule for


Undead Con

The 26th Annual Vampire Ball @ The Republic

Friday, October 31, 2014 | 8:00 pm
 828 S. Peters Street, New Orleans, LA

Garden District Bookshop

*Appearing with Anne Rice

Sunday, November 2, 2014 | 1:00 pm
2727 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA

Philly AIDS Thrift @ Giovanni’s Room

Tuesday, November 4 | 6:00 pm
345 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Mark Twain House & Museum @ Hartford Stage

*Appearing with Anne Rice

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 7:00 pm
50 Church Street, Hartford, CT

The Strand

*Appearing with Anne Rice

Friday, November 7, 2014 | 7:00 pm
828 Broadway Avenue (@12th Street), New York, NY

Bent Con

*The Dinner Party Live Show with special guest Anne Rice

Sunday, November 9, 2014 | 5:00 pm
2500 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, LA

Copperfield’s Books @ The Santa Rosa Auditorium

*Appearing with Anne Rice

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 7:00 pm
1235 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA

Live Talks LA @ Moss Theatre

*Appearing with Anne Rice

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | 7:00 pm
3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA

You can also meet Christopher at the Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, Fl, in February! He will be among more than 50 urban fantasy and paranormal romance Featured Authors.

Praise for The Heavens Rise by Christopher Rice
“A masterful coming-of-age novel…Rice’s characters are complex and real, his dialogue pitch-perfect, and his writing intelligent and strong. He builds suspense beautifully…amid enduring philosophical questions about what it means to be human.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Tense, gripping, gory at times, The Heavens Rise is every bit the novel one would expect from, well, someone like his mom.” —The Huffington Post
“Christopher Rice never disappoints with his vivid people and places and masterful prose. He will hold you captive under his spell as his images and emotions become your own.” —Patricia Cornwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Bed
“Creepy, chilling, and almost impossible to put down.” —Booklist
“Rice draws upon his New Orleans roots to create at Louisiana that may seem familiar but is a bit more terrifying, bringing about a perfect blend of spooky and memorable…the depth of character, chilling atmosphere and moral dilemma are all marks of a superb story.” —Shelf Awareness
“…a creepy, intriguing and dangerously addictive supernatural novel.” —The Sun
“An entertaining and chilling story published just in time for Halloween.” —The Book Reporter
“Christopher Rice has written an amazing horror novel with more twists and turns than a mountain road. You’ll think you know your destination…but you’ll be wrong.” —Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dead Ever After
“Christopher Rice is a magician. This brilliant, subtly destabilizing novel inhales wickedness and corruption and exhales delight and enchantment. Rice executes his turns, reversals, and surprises with the pace and timing of a master. —Peter Straub, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. God
“Christopher Rice does a marvelous job at incorporating the imagery of New Orleans into the tale…it is the strength of the character building and the richness of the imagery that makes The Heavens Rise so chilling…I can’t recommend The Heavens Rise enough!”  —Fresh Fiction

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