HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA Updates

 

 

card1.2-Audrey Rose_smallI swear I have the very BEST readers and social media friends in the world. Before I jump into a few updates, I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your enthusiasm and love for my characters is truly incredible. Thank you for all of the laughs and excitement on twitter, IG, and facebook.

Now for the updates:

* A whooooole lot of people have asked if HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA is available for preorder (!!!!!)โ€ฆthe answer is YES! Iโ€™m working on some preorder campaigns now (international), so please take screenshots of your orders and keep them handy. Iโ€™ll be posting more news about whatโ€™s up for grabs a little bit later.

Here are a few links to where you can snag a copy:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Books-A-Million

Book Depositoryย 

Book People

Hudson Booksellers

Keplerโ€™s Books

Target

Add HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA to your goodreads shelves here!

  • ARCs โ€” (Advanced Reader Copies given to bloggers, reviewers, media, bookstagrammers, etc.) are being formatted and will soon be printed off. Iโ€™ll be sure to post another update of when (and how) to put your request in. (Last year ARCs were rolling out in mid-April to give you an idea of timing. It may be the same this yearโ€”we shall both see!)
  • Cover Reveal โ€” last year SJTRโ€™s cover was revealed in April, I should know more of when to expect the reveal in the next week or two, and will probably be shouting and squealing all over the interwebs to let you know a date.
  • Is this a series? โ€” the answer is YES! So far there are three mysteries for Audrey Rose and her crew to solve. (SJTR, HPD, and a third coming out next year.) If youโ€™re interested in more? Preordering is one of the best ways to show a publisher that youโ€™re in need of more adventures. Tell all your friends and post about your favorite book/series online. People take note of it!
  • Character cards โ€” I have received A LOT of inquiries about the character cards currently in my giveaway and how and where to order them. Theyโ€™re available in Phantom Rinโ€™s redbubble store and can be found by clicking through to the link in the next sentence. (The ones I order and giveaway are listed under โ€˜Greeting Cardsโ€™ and then toggle down to โ€˜Postcard.โ€™) Link to character cards: Click me!
  • FOGGY KNIGHT Candle โ€” this candle is available for purchase in Novelly Yoursโ€™ etsy shop. It smells FANTASTIC and is almost too gorgeous to burn! I am a huge fan of her products and cannot gush enough. Click me!

Okay! I think thatโ€™s it for nowโ€ฆIโ€™m going to jump back into the writing cave, but I still have a few more surprises up my sleeve that will be revealed in the next couple of weeks. Stay tunedโ€ฆ.

xoxo

My bloody valentine

I adore a good giveaway, and I couldnโ€™t think of a more perfect time to share the love than with a giveawayโ€ฆ

To celebrate both Valentineโ€™s Day AND the fact that HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA is getting formatted for ARCs soon, I thought Iโ€™d host not one, but TWO giveaways. (Instructions on how to enter can be found on both Twitter and Instagram.)

The first is open internationally on twitter.

Up for grabs on Twitter is:

1 ย entire set of character cards (8 total) designed by the fabulous Phantom Rin

๐Ÿ’€๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿ’€

1 signed bookplate

๐ŸŽฉ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’€

1 signed SJTR bookmark.

๐Ÿ’€๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿ’€

FullSizeRender 116.jpg

The second giveaway is happening on my Instagram account and is open to US residents only. (Iโ€™ll be hosting an International giveaway on Instagram soon and will be giving away an ARC when I receive them.)

Screen Shot 2017-02-15 at 12.37.11 PM.png

Up for grabs on IG:

1 entire character card set. Which totals 8 cards. (cards created by @phantomrin)

๐Ÿ’€๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿ’€

A signed bookplate + SJTR bookmark

๐ŸŽฉ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’€

1 Foggy Knight candle by @novellyyours

๐Ÿ’€๐ŸŽฉ๐Ÿ’€

1 Audrey Rose and Thomas mug

๐ŸŽฉ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’€

Both giveaways end on March 1st.

Good luck!!!

***Oh! And if youโ€™ve already preordered HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA or are thinking of pre-ordering itโ€ฆsave a photo or screenshot of your receipt. I may have some fun things in the works for pre-orders. More info on that to come in the following weeks/months.***

Pre-order links for HPD:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Books-A-Million

Book Depositoryย 

Book People

Hudson Booksellers

Keplerโ€™s Books

Target

Add HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA to your goodreads shelves here!

xoxo

Title reveal + Official Summary for SJTR #2!

Happy 2017, friends! If you follow me on twitter, then you already know Iโ€™ve been teasing some snippets from STALKING JACK THE RIPPER book two, and–as fun as that’s been–I am even more excited that I get to share the title, release date, AND the official summary with you today!

If youโ€™re so inclined, please feel free to add it to your Goodreads shelves and tell your friends about it. Your word of mouth promoting has been the reason my gothic mystery has gained so much attention, and I cannot wait to share thisย next installment of Audrey Roseโ€™s journey with you.

Okay…..

Are you ready????

๐Ÿ”ช

๐Ÿ”ช

๐Ÿ”ช

๐Ÿ”ช

๐Ÿ”ช

Book two is calledโ€ฆโ€ฆ

๐Ÿ”ช

๐Ÿ”ช

๐Ÿ”ช

๐Ÿ”ช

๐Ÿ”ช

๐Ÿ”ช

๐Ÿ”ช

๐Ÿ”ช

๐Ÿ”ช

๐Ÿ”ช

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA

In this hotly anticipated sequel to the haunting #1 bestsellerย Stalking Jack the Ripper,ย bizarre murders are discovered in the castle of Prince Vlad the Impaler, otherwise known as Dracula. Could it be a copycat killer…or has the depraved prince been brought back to life?ย 
Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.
But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.

Available September 19, 2017

Pre-order Here

Cheers to 2017!

โ€œMay your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.โ€ – Neil Gaimanย 

โœจโœจ
Happy New Yearโ€™s Eve, friends! Thank you all so much for spending your time with me during this wild debut year. I can’t believe I get to go on another journey with you for book two. (Title reveal coming soon!) I’m grateful for everything, especially the friendships I’ve made with my fellow debut authors, seasoned vets, and each and every reader, librarian, bookstagrammer, and blogger. You have all been shining stars and I’m so humbled to have shared this adventure with you.ย 

โœจโœจ
2017 is a new chapter, a new opportunity to shine our lights. A way for us to rage against darkness by promoting goodness, light and love. Letโ€™s all make some wonderful art next year. And the year after, and forever more. Stay tuned for some pretty fun announcements in the coming weeks and months! ย #2016bestnineย #stalkingjacktheripper

15781400_10208373212875557_7750628944954133695_n

Flash Halloween giveaway of hand-drawn STALKING JACK THE RIPPER HC

i’ve got a surprise flash giveaway happening on twitter right now! up for grabs (for US residents only this time, international will be soon!) is one hard cover copy of STALKING JACK THE RIPPER that i sketched a skull in.

it will be signed and personalized and you’ll be the only person who has a copy with my artwork. the skull was sketched with gold and black marker and will also be signed.

enter on twitter by replying and following me there by November 1st at noon eastern time.

good luck and happy halloween!!!

xoxo

sjtr-halloweeen-2

Flash Halloween giveaway! RT + follow to enter to win a HC copy of #StalkingJackTheRipper i doodled in. (US only, ends 11/1 @ noon est) pic.twitter.com/kNJTkKSFgn

โ€” Kerri Maniscalco (@KerriManiscalco) October 27, 2016

 

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER pre-Halloween Read Along #SJTRreadalong

So excited that the #StalkingJackTheRipper read along has started as of yesterday (October 17th)! Thank you to Sabrina (blogger over at Beyond the Book Reviews), and Ava (blogger over at Bookishness and Tea) for organizing this! You are seriously rockstars.

๐Ÿ”ช

As I mentioned above, the read along started on October 17th and will end on the 28th, but anyone can join in at any time. Have you read SJTR? You’re more than welcome to chat with other readers and participate in the excitement.

๐Ÿ”ช

Speaking of excitement, I was SO excited I created exclusive bonus content and chapter thoughts that bloggers will be revealing on their sites and on twitter throughout the event. Use #SJTRreadalong to join in the fun!

Hereโ€™s the SJTR reading schedule:

๐Ÿ”ช

  • Monday, October (start date) 17th read chapter 1 and end at the start of chapter 5
    ๐Ÿ”ช
  • Wednesday, October 19th read chapter 5 and end at the start of chapter 10
    ๐Ÿ”ช
  • Friday, October 21st read chapter 10 and end at the start of chapter 15
    ๐Ÿ”ช
  • Sunday, October 23rd read chapter 15 and end at the start of chapter 20
    ๐Ÿ”ช
  • Tuesday, October 25th read chapter 20 and end at the start of chapter 25
    ๐Ÿ”ช
  • Thursday, October 27th read chapter 25 and read ย till end of the book
    ๐Ÿ”ช
  • Saturday October 29th, there will be a non-spoiler twitter chat that Iโ€™ll be participating in ๐Ÿ˜€

๐Ÿ”ช

๐Ÿ”ช

  • Want more information on the goodreads discussion group? Check out this google doc that also contains fun swag for those who participate.
  • Click here for more info

Oh! For those who’ve asked, the character cards in my photo below are from Phantom Rin’s Redbubble store. (They’re postcards and they are AWESOME.)

*****EDITED TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING******

awww, heck. you guys have been SO FANTASTIC, i think i might add some extra swag. for those who participate in the read along, as outlined below in how to qualify, i will add your names to a drawing for character cards. one lucky winner will receive a character card from Phantom Rin’s shop.

here’s part of the information on how to sign up from the google document:

“To celebrate the end of the read along Sabrina (@Splintered_Luv) will be hosting a twitter chat to not only to discuss some non spoiler questions we may have for the author about the book, but also just to chat amongst the fans of SJTR.

If you as a reader cannot wait to begin chatting about the book, fear not! There is a Stalking Jack the Ripper read along Goodreads group with discussion threads for each of the chapter segments. Be for warned, these are discussion threads so everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Also this group discussion is to talk about the opinions of the book and not to attack the author personally. That can be found here https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/197534-sjtr-read-along

***Also the last information that is a need to know is the special swag to go along with this Read along! Kerri has been very generous and is opening up the opportunity to those who review the books to receive a signed personalized bookplate. To qualify for one of these bookplates, you would have to have participated in the read along in some way; be it by tweeting about it, commenting on one of the discussion threads, or simply joining us for the twitter chat on the 29th. The second thing that qualifies you, more so then just simply participating in the the read along is to post a review within a month after the read along concludes. SO by November 28th, have a review up on Goodreads or Amazon/Barnes and Noble or on your blog and you get the opportunity to receive a personalized bookplate.

****To enter your information to receive a bookplate, fill out this Google form (https://goo.gl/forms/1FhWZmvjjoiWSBNQ2 ) OR if you are feel more comfortable with emailing the address you can email sjtrreadalong@gmail.com

Also if you have any questions, concerns, or just simply wish us to clarify on something email sjtrreadalong@gmail.comย “

sjtr-read-along-pic-1

#1 NYT Bestseller…omg

when my agent called this afternoon, i totally thought she was kidding. i think i said “no way” ninety times in two minutes. seriously. she laughed and promised to send proof in the form of a PDF…

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-5-18-07-pm

and there it is.

in black and white.

it’s really real.

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestsellers list, and #3 on the eBooks Bestsellers list. holy wow. i am feeling so overwhelmed with love and gratitude and cannot begin to thank everyone enough for making this possible.

thank you to Barbara Poelle for always believing in my writing, to Jenny Bak for shining my story up and being a dream editor, to James Patterson for making SJTR part of his imprint, and to the entire team at JIMMY books for all of their hard work. Sabrina, Sasha, Peggy, Erinn, Tracy, Gabby, Aubrey, Cat…and to EVERYONE who’s put so much love into this novel, thank you. critique partners, beta readers, my family and all my loved ones in New York and Memphis, i am infinitely blessed.

and thank YOU, dear readers. your excitement and enthusiasm and willingness to shout from the interwebs rooftops made this dream a reality. thank YOU.

sjtr-1-nyt