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  • THE STRAIN (Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan) Paperback | Giveaway!

    Enter to win a paperback copy of the The Strain!

    By | June 23, 2010

    To celebrate the paperback novel release of The Strain on June 29, 2010, we are kicking off a week long giveaway *contest June 23rd-29th. Five lucky winners will be selected at random to win their very own paperback copies of the first installment in The Strain Trilogy series from Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan (via HarperCollins).

    Your required instructions are as follows:

    After checking out The Strain info below, email your name and mailing address to

    Winners will be selected by Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Good luck!

    *Contest limited to U.S. residents only.

    This is NOT your Mother’s Vampire…

    They have always been here.  Vampires.

    In secret and in darkness. Waiting.

    Now their time has come.

    In one week, Manhattan will be gone.

    In one month, the country.

    In two months—the world.

    A Boeing 777 arrives at JFK and is on its way across the tarmac, when it suddenly stops dead. All window shades are pulled down. All lights are out. All communication channels have gone quiet. Crews on the ground are lost for answers, but an alert goes out to the CDC. Dr. Eph Goodweather, head of their Canary project, a rapid-response team that investigates biological threats, gets the call and boards the plane. What he finds makes his blood run cold.

    In a pawnshop in Spanish Harlem, a former professor and survivor of the Holocaust named Abraham Setrakian knows something is happening. And he knows the time has come, that a war is brewing . . .

    So begins a battle of mammoth proportions as the vampiric virus that has infected New York begins to spill out into the streets. Eph, who is joined by Setrakian and a motley crew of fighters, must now find a way to stop the contagion and save his city—a city that includes his wife and son—before it is too late.

    The New York Times says, “A new crew of vampires is stalking the best-seller list this week…My bets are on The Strain“, while‘s Ray Carsillo raves, “The Strain is a tremendous, thrilling read. I had to keep putting the book down after every few pages because I was so creeped out by the amazingly descriptive passages. If you can work up the courage to finish the book, you’ll be clamoring for the second and third installment of this trilogy in no time. This story will redefine how you look at vampires…[A] phenomenal read….The Strain is a must read.”

    Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, Guillermo del Toro made his feature directorial debut in 1993 with the film Cronos, and has since gone on to direct Mimic, The Devil’s Backbone, Blade II, Hellboy I, Hellboy II, and Pan’s Labyrinth, which garnered enormous critical praise worldwide and won three Academy Awards. He is currently working on his next film and, with Chuck Hogan, writing the third volume in The Strain trilogy.

    Chuck Hogan is the author of several acclaimed novels, including The Standoff and Prince of Thieves, which won the 2005 Hammett Award and was called one of the 10 best novels of the year by Stephen King. Prince of Thieves will soon be a major motion picture.

    Additionally, to celebrate the New York Times bestseller, HarperCollins has teamed up with Fandango for the ultimate prize-pack – a trip for two to LA to meet the one and only, Guillermo del Toro!  For more information, and to enter, go here:

    You can also pre-order The Strain paperback or by the hardback now from

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