The release of The Heart of Betrayal is getting closer and I wanted to take a moment to send bouquets of gratitude and enormous thanks to readers and bloggers who have been spreading the word! You are the best! I loved hearing your thoughts--and watching your gifs : ) "One hell of a thrill ride. I am already dying for the next book!" --Starry-Eyed Jen, a review in gifs
"I about died reading this book. It was everything I wanted it to be plus so much more. I wasn't sure how she was to exceed the first book but have no fear, she does it." --Jessica Reigle, Step into Fiction "High stakes action . . . She's a bad ass heroine, and it's an absolute treat to watch her grieve and grow." --Christina Reads YA "The world building is beautiful A book that makes you think . . . I HIGHLY recommend this series." --Bang Bang Book Blog "Packed with twists and turns, and the intrigues and games played for survival makes for a fast paced book . . . a fantastic read and I can't wait for the next book!!" --Books Minority
"I loved her backbone. If you love a fantasy story with a heroine that only grows stronger throughout the books, then you should start this series!" --Bibliophilia
Thank you all again for reading and sharing. As I get more blog reviews I will share them!
Helloooooo, my Pinterest friends! My publisher is offering the most amazing GIVEAWAY! Pin to Win!
As many of you know, I love to collect photos on Pinterest that evoke the spirit of both The Kiss of Deception, and The Heart of Betrayal. Now, my publisher is offering the most amazing *Prize Package* for my fellow Pinterest fans! Yes, each pinner gets a chance to win all of this:
And there will be FIVE winners! Each one will get the whole package (which includes an ARC of The Heart of Betrayal!) Not to mention I would LOVE to see what your favorites images are from my Remnant Chronicles Pinterest Board!
The Decatur Book Festival is coming this weekend! I'll be there speaking on a panel along with the very awesome Leigh Bardugo, Jessica Brody, and Emmy Laybourne! Woo-ha! I'm excited! And so many other teen authors will be there too! It's going to be a blast! And of course I will see YOU there too! Right?! I hope so! Our panel is on Sunday on the Teen Stage at 3:00. Lots of fun, books, swag, (and maybe, ahem, we'll spill a secret or two) See you then!
The blog tour for The Kiss of Deception is in full swing!
Thank you so much to the many awesome bloggers who have been hosting the tour! Here are the stops so far and the topics and inside scoops I've been talking about. And . . . there are giveaways still going on!
I can't believe The Kiss of Deception is almost here!
Hooray! And so much is going on! But first and foremost . . .
Mysterious Galaxy, my local indie here in San Diego, is still taking preorders where you can get a signed, personalized copy of The Kiss of Deception--PLUS they will include this 16X20 poster! Win-win! But time is running out. So if you want a personalized copy, get yourself hither over to their site!
In more news, Monday night, @FierceReads is hosting a Twitter Chat to celebrate publication eve! So if you tweet, come by, say hello, ask questions, and celebrate with us! The secret handshake to get in is the hashtag #KissOfDeception. See you Monday night at 9pmEST/6PST! And . . .
See, I told you there was a lot going on! Tomorrow I hit the blog road with some very awesome and gracious bloggers who are hosting me on their book blogs. They've asked a whole bunch of great questions and I'm doing my best to answer! Stop in and leave a comment! Here's the schedule:
One week from today, The Kiss of Deception will be out!
I can't believe it's almost here!
So much is coming up to celebrate: Blog tours, twitter chats, and of course, the launch party! Keep an eye out for details on my News and Events page.
If you plan on getting The Kiss of Deception, I would be EVER so grateful if you preordered it from your favorite bookseller. What does preordering do? It sends a strong message to booksellers to stock this book on their shelves and recommend it to other readers! Also, if you'd like a signed, personalized copy you can preorder it from my local indie. Details and links are here. Huge thanks to all who have, and are blogging, tweeting, and shouting out about The Kiss of Deception! XO
I finally got word that I can share! And just let me say, I've been swooning for weeks over this map! It's in the final book, and it is simply gorgeous.
It's drawn by the amazing artist, Keith Thompson, who also created the maps for Scott Westerfield's Leviathan series, and Leigh Bardugo's Grisha series. I was awestruck through all the initial sketches and the final just blew me away.
Poster! One side is the cover and the other the map!
Closeup of lower right corner.
Besides being on the inside cover of the book, the Macmillan designers created a beautiful 16X20 inch poster of it. The Kiss of Deception cover is on one side and the map is on the other. I'm going to frame both sides and hang them in my office! And . . . Mysterious Galaxy, my local indie here in San Diego, is taking preorders where you can get a signed, personalized copy of The Kiss of Deception--PLUS they will include this 16X20 poster! Win-win! So if you want the poster too, get yourself hither over to their site! I can't wait for you to see the final book with the map inside. I want to hug all the designers for all their attention to the smallest details. I hope you love it as much as I do. XO