FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (New York, NY – March 18, 2020) – HarperCollins is pleased to announce the publication of VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE: WALK AMONG US (Harper Voyager US; June 16, 2020), an audio-first trio of horror novellas set in World of Darkness’ Vampire: The Masquerade, one of the most popular role-playing properties in the world.
“The World of Darkness is a transmedia brand that today encompasses everything from video games to immersive events. But it started with books: the written word created our complex dark fantasy world, and it’s in our blood,” Sean Greaney, Brand Manager for the World of Darkness at Paradox Interactive, said. “For years, fiction audiences have thirsted after deep and complex vampire stories. With this partnership, HarperCollins will introduce vampire fans to a whole universe filled with intriguing and intricate stories. We are thrilled to return Vampire: The Masquerade to mainstream fiction with these audiobooks.”
The subtle horror and infernal politics of the World of Darkness are shown in a new light in VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE: WALK AMONG US, spotlighting the terror, hunger, and power of the Kindred as they’ve never been seen before.
In A SHEEP AMONG WOLVES by Genevieve Gornichec, depression and radicalization go hand-in-hand as a young woman finds companionship in the darkness… In FINE PRINT by Cassandra Khaw, an arrogant tech bro learns the importance of reading the fine print in the contract for immortality… And in LAND OF MILK AND HONEY by Caitlin Starling, ideals and ethics bump heads with appetite on a blood farm.
Three very different stories from three brilliant, distinct voices, but all with one thing in common: the hunger never stops, and for someone to experience power, many others are going to have to feel pain.
Says Harper Voyager US Editorial Director David Pomerico, “Vampire: The Masquerade has always been such a powerful force in the gaming community, it was almost shocking there wasn’t much in print set in the World of Darkness. The opportunity to tell three very different, very powerful stories with three incredible young writers is so exciting, and clearly a no-brainer for Harper Voyager and Harper Audio.”