The first ten folks got Blood Oath t-shirts.
Then there's hearing the author tell the story in his own words, sharing a unique inside view of each book and the writing process in general. No two writers ever say the same thing, and it's always interesting.
And of course there is the signed copy to add to your library or give as an extra special gift to someone.
You can find a calendar of all of our author events at tatteredcover.com
And definitely check out Chris's book:
Zach Barrows is an ambitious young White House staffer whose career takes an unexpected turn when he's partnered with Nathaniel Cade, a secret agent sworn to protect the president. But Cade is no ordinary civil servant. Bound by a special blood oath, Cade has spent more than 140 years in service to the president, battling nightmares before they can break into the daylight world of the American dream.
Immediately Zach and Cade receive their first joint assignment: one that uncovers a shadowy government conspiracy and a plot to attack the Unites States with a gruesome new biological weapon. Zach soon learns that the world is far stranger, and far more dangerous, than he ever imagined . . . and that his partner is the least of his problems.
"This is SUCH a clever book with memorable characters and lightening fast pacing. I'm halfway through and I had a hard time putting it down to tell you about it! There are HARD CORE monsters in this book--on both sides. There are reasons we are afraid of the dark--and Farnsworth is VERY good at showing them to us. I am sooooo happy that this is a planned series--he's contracted for 2 more books, coming out roughly every nine months, but he told us at the signing that he's already got plans through Book 10, and would happily go further than that if given the chance. The option has already been bought for a movie version of Blood Oath--I can't wait to see Cade (the President's vampire) come to "unlife" on the silver screen. Also, I recommend checking out the website for the series: presidentsvampire.com for lots of cool extras."