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Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Today's the day!

Happy Release Day,

There is no mercy in the demon realm. No escape. In this place of desperation and conflict, anyone who is not pure bred is virtually powerless. Until an unlikely champion is born…

Annika, half-blood daughter of the Na’Reish King, longs for more than her tormented life among her father’s people. Conceived in hatred and bred as a tool of retribution, she’s gifted with a special talent that can heal as well as destroy.

With the Na’Reish vastly outnumbering them, Kalan, a Light Blade warrior, knows the future of humankind depends on him alone. Incursions into human territory and raids for blood-slaves by the Na’Reish Horde have increased. As Chosen-leader, he faces the task of stopping the demons—and convincing the Council of aging Light Blade warriors that change is necessary for survival.

When Annika learns Kalan is a prisoner in her father’s dungeon, her dream of escape seems within reach. She agrees to free him in exchange for his protection once they reach human territory. Now, marked for death for helping him, Annika must learn to trust Kalan as they face not only the perilous journey
to the border but enemies within the Council—and discover a shocking truth that could throw the human race into civil war…

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VENGEANCE BORN available from Berkley Sensation:

"Peopled with intriguing characters, the world of Vengeance Born is unique and filled with compelling mystery." Nalini Singh, NYTimes best-selling author

“Vengeance Born is a great debut novel; Kylie Griffin has me hooked... It's not only good on the first read, it's still good on the second; this is definitely one for my keeper shelves.”Jean Johnson, author of the Sons of Destiny series

"Kylie Griffin builds a compelling and fascinating world that pulled me right in!"Joss Ware, author of the Envy Chronicles

“In Vengeance Born, Kylie Griffin spins an intriguing story...The book has solid world building, sympathetic characters and a twisty story line.  I'm looking forward to the next in the Light Blade series.”  – Robin D. Owens, RITA award winning author

"A complex plot involving the Na’Chi freedom struggles keeps the taut and intricate narrative moving as Annika and Kalan slowly develop their emotional connection. Readers will look forward to future installments in a potentially long-running series."Publishers Weekly

"Enter a bold new series, the Light Blade, where a longstanding war between the demon and human realms rages. Promising new talent Griffin’s characters face danger and hidden secrets that threaten to change the world as they know it. A terrific debut!"Romantic Times Magazine


  1. Congratulations Kylie!
    The day has finally arrived, VB is venturing out into the world. I am so happy for you. Can't wait to dive into Annika's world.

  2. Yay, congratulations, Kylie!!! I'm so excited for you. Waiting for my copy to wing it's way to me. Enjoy, my friend.

  3. I'm so excited for you Kylie!! Congrats congrats congrats!!!

  4. Looks like a very intreging book. Congratulations on its release!

  5. Hi Peta & Eleni - thank you & I hope you enjoy Annika's story! :-)

    Thanks Kaye, Ilona & Lynne - I appreciate you dropping in with your congratulations. A very special day indeed. :-)

  6. WAHOOOOOOOOO!!! Congrats on this your big day. May sales be plentiful and a new horde of crazed fans be born ;P

    Kelly Ethan

  7. WOOT!!! I hope it sells squillions!! Happy Release Day! =))

  8. Happy birthday, Vengeance! I can hear Bob roaring in delight. :)

  9. Super duper cheers for release day finally getting here. Congrats, Kylie, hope it sells its socks off!

  10. Congratulations, Kylie! Enjoy this wonderful and well-deserved day.

    Am thrilled for you.

  11. Happy happy happy day(s), Kylie. Enjoy your release day - and hope you don't get any "duty calls". I can't wait for my VB to arrive!!

    Hugest hugs, tonnes of cyber champers and chocs,

    Cath xo

  12. AWESOME, awesome, awesome.....Congratulations Kylie =D

    So happy for you, and I cant wait to read Annika's story.

    Hope you have a fantastic release day :0

  13. Happy Release day, Kylie! Am so super excited for you :-) Enjoy every moment!!

  14. Whoop whoop, party poppers going off and cyberstuff going down over here to help you celebrate. GO KYLIEE!!!!! Happy birthday, Book! Today you are finally a real official author. A great feeling for a great talent - the first book of many more to come... :-)

  15. Kylie - happy release day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so looking forward to reading your debut book!!!

  16. Wow, some fantastic reviews there, Kylie. Looks like you have a best seller on your hands! Mega congrats!

  17. Happy release day, Kylie!!!! Many happy sales to you! I can't wait to read the whole series. :)

  18. WOOHOO! Happy Release Day, Kylie!

    (cracking open another bottle of cyber bubbly for a rousing toast to your success!)



  19. Thank you so much to everyone!

    I went to work early, came home late, sat down with a cuppa to check emails and my jaw dropped.

    I had almost 350 emails (and several messages on my answering machine). As I scrolled through the list 180 odd were either personal, social networking or e-loop congrats, hugs, whistle blowing, tweeting about the release, post office stalking (for the book to arrive) and best wishes for VENGEANCE BORN's release day, at which point I burst into tears - I NEVER expected that.

    A friend asked me what my reaction was to today - was I excited, nervous, over it (umm, no!) etc.

    I told my friend it's a bit surreal knowing the book is now out - I had a bit of a OMG moment when I thought of friends and parents of my school kids reading the book (so many have ordered it -which I'm eternally grateful for but OMFreaking Goodness-golly-gracious!!!!!! They're going to be reading it!!!!! - you know, those sorts of crazy thoughts). But I'm also proud as punch to see a something that started as a dream back in high school finally come to fruition.

    It's the "I've finally done it!" head space. Lots of emotional swings.

    Now, I think I'm going to pour myself a Bailey's and have a quiet one out on the verandah. Thank you again - to everyone - you've ll made my day very, very special!

    Kylie (I'm now going to cry again) Griffin

  20. Congratulations, Kylie, I'm sure you'll be a star.

  21. HAPPY RELEASE DAY, Kylie!!! I'm sure your work will speak for itself and the book will do amazing!