Former ITW (International Thriller Writers) co-presidents, Steve Berry and James Rollins continue to dominate the thriller genre with new releases this month.
Steve Berry continues his bestselling Cotton Malone series with the release of The Paris Vendetta (Random House), now shipping from VJ Books (www.vjbooks.com; signed $29.99). When Napoleon Bonaparte died in exile in 1821, he took to the grave a powerful secret. As general and emperor, he had stolen immeasurable riches from palaces, national treasuries, and even the Knights of Malta and the Vatican. In his final days, his British captors hoped to learn where the loot lay hidden. But he told them nothing, and in his will he made no mention of the treasure. Or did he? “All the Berry hallmarks are here: scale, scope, sweep, history – plus breathless second-by-second suspense. I love this guy.” — Lee Child (Gone Tomorrow; Delacorte).
On December 29th James Rollins releases The Altar of Eden (HarperCollins), taking a breather from his Sigma Force adventures (Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, et al) bringing us a stand alone novel (signed $29.99 at www.vjbooks.com). With his latest breathtaking blockbuster, Rollins delivers all the action, surprise, and intensity for which he’s well known—and loved. Combining science, history, and breakneck suspense—and a secret tied to the Book of Genesis—Altar of Eden is sure to satisfy every James Rollins fan while winning over a slew of new converts. VJ Books is taking reserve orders for what will surely be a chart topping book.
ITW writers continue to be the dominate force in the thriller genre. In addition to Berry and Rollins many other members of the society have contributed bestsellers in 2009. Clive Cussler has teamed with Grant Blackwood and Justin Scott with, Spartan Gold and The Wrecker, adding two new authors to his franchise, joining Paul Kemprecos, Jack DuBrul and Dirk Cussler.
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VJ Books, online bookseller of collectible and signed mystery, science fiction and horror books, is proud to announce its recent membership into ITW (The International Thriller Writers).
ITW is the only writer’s organization devoted exclusively to the thriller genre.
Co-Presidents Steve Berry (Paris Vendetta) and Joe Moore (The 731 Legacy) recently offered their congratulations to John Hutchinson and Virginia Lenneville, owners of the 13-year-old internet company. Being a part of the associate membership of ITW shows VJ Books’ commitment to promoting the thriller genre at an innovative and superior level.
ITW began in June 2004 and has grown to over 1100 members consisting of authors, fans, publishers and the like. Past co-presidents include David Morrell and Gayle Lynds, and James Rollins.
VJ Books was honored to have attended the Annual Thrillerfest held in New York. “We look forward to upcoming events where authors, fans and booksellers can meet to talk about great reading!” offered Ms. Lenneville about the July 2009 event. David Morrell was honored as 2009 Thrillermaster. Brad Meltzer, long-time friend of VJ Books was honored with the Silver Bullet Award.
Best Thriller of the Year was given to Jeffery Deaver for The Bodies Left Behind. His novel The Broken Window was also nominated. Other “Best Thriller” nominees Harlan Coben, Andrew Gross and Brad Thor also have long-time relationships with VJ Books.
“I can’t begin to tell you how special it was to see our author friends at the workshops and other events that weekend” Lenneville added. “It convinced John and me that we simply had to become members and support this fine organization.”
For more information on the International Thriller Writers, visit their website at: www.thrillerwriters.org. For more information about VJ Books, visit their site at www.vjbooks.com.
Who have we met up with?
The list is long and distinguished: Lee Child, Mark T. Sullivan, Paul Kemprecos (and his lovely wife), Jeffery Deaver, Grant Blackwood, James Rollins – and that was just in the first 5 hours!
I promise to have more pictures – as the day proresses! We are off for an author’s panel, or two.
The twitter account has pictures – I promise more soon!
The Last Oracle is Rollin’s fifth Sigma Force novel – after The Judas Strain, which spent 12 weeks on our fiction and mass market lists. Publisher’s Weekly review said, “Lots of absorbing scientific information and tantalizing sentences like “With two rifles strapped to his back and a boy and a chimpanzee in tow, Monk marched down pitch-black tunnel’ keep the pages flying by.” More pages will be flying soon, when Sigma Force #6, The Doomsday Key, is out June 23.
(Publisher’s Weekly, June 15)