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Toronto Book Fans to get "First Bite" of All - Canadian Vampire Anthology - BYOG (Bring your own garlic!)

Kelley Armstrong, Tanya Huff, Claude Lalumière, Mary E. Choo, Sandra Kasturi, Bradley Media Release
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Toronto Book Fans to get "First Bite" of All - Canadian Vampire Anthology - BYOG (Bring your own garlic!)

(Calgary) Toronto book fans will meet some of Canada's top horror writers at the EVOLVE: Vampire Stories of the New Undead book launch event on April 9th, at the World's Biggest Bookstore.

EVOLVE editor Nancy Kilpatrick along with authors Kelley Armstrong, Rio Youers, Claude Lalumière, Kevin Nunn and others - including Natasha Beaulieu (Montreal), and Jerome Stueart (Whitehorse) - will join Toronto's Gemma Files and Sandra Kasturi for the event. Several authors will be flying in from their appearance at the World Horror Convention in Brighton UK to take part in the Toronto launch.

But what is EVOLVE?
Kelley Armstrong, Tanya Huff and twenty-two other Canadian dark fantasy and horror writers re-imagine the future in EVOLVE: Vampire Stories of the New Undead, the first all-Canadian vampire anthology of original fiction - one of the most unusual and compelling collections ever compiled. EVOLVE is published by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, Canada's largest genre dedicated publisher, who is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year.

"We are really looking forward to this event", says EVOLVE publisher Brian Hades. "We have had some phenomenal coverage of this book, and there is a real buzz for its release right across the country! We are delighted that so many of the authors will be joining us for the party - and it is a great way, as well, to start off our anniversary celebrations!"

Who is in EVOLVE?
EVOLVE: Vampire Stories of the New Undead includes works by: Kelley Armstrong, Tanya Huff, Claude Lalumière, Mary E. Choo, Sandra Kasturi, Bradley Somer, Kevin Cockle, Rebecca Bradley, Heather Clitheroe, Colleen Anderson, Sandra Wickham, Rhea Rose, Ronald Hore, Bev Vincent, Jennifer Greylyn, Steve Vernon, Michael Skeet, Kevin Nunn, Victoria Fisher, Rio Youers, Gemma Files, Natasha Beaulieu, Claude Bolduc, and Jerome Stueart.

About Editor Nancy Kilpatrick
Editor and author Nancy Kilpatrick has penned 18 novels, more than 200 short stories, 5 collections of stories, and has been the editor for 9 other anthologies. Her body of work involves vampires and dark fantasy fiction. She won an Arthur Ellis Award for the best mystery story, is a three times Bram Stoker finalist and a five times finalist for the Aurora Award.

Launch information
EVOLVE: Vampire Stories of the New Undead
World's Biggest Bookstore
(7:00 PM)
20 Edward Street (just off Yonge St., North of Dundas),
Toronto,ON

Book Information
EVOLVE: Vampire Stories of the New Undead
edited by Nancy Kilpatrick
ISBN: 978-1-894063-33-3
$15.95 USA
$16.95 CDN
Pages: 304
Trade Paperback (5.5" x 8.5")

Websites:
http://www.edgewebsite.com/books/evolve/ev-catalog.html (Publisher’s site: sample pdf available)
http://vampires-evolve.com (special limited editions – including coffin edition...see under “Purchase” for details.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEKdqoj53fk&feature=player_embedded (book trailer)
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=237581542711&ref=ts (Evolve Facebook group page.)

For further information, or to set up interviews with Nancy Kilpatrick or any of the EVOLVE authors, please contact:

Janice Shoults
EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
403.254.0160
[email protected]

A complete media package is available upon request.

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