THRONE OF THE FALLEN (Kingdom of the Wicked universe ADULT book) FAQ, covers, and SALE!

Hello, hello! I am so excited to share a ton of good news!

First, the US standard cover and the B&N exclusive edition covers for THRONE OF THE FALLEN were recently released. (Seen below!) The book description is also available AND B&N is hosting a flash 25% off preorder sale (today through January 27th). I’m also answering a few FAQ about the book at the end of this post so please scroll carefully.


The B&N exclusive editions are LIMITED and won’t be reprinted once they sell out. They have the purplish/pink cover and will also contain bonus content. (To be announced soon!)

The adult debut of #1 New York Times bestselling author Kerri Maniscalco, Throne of the Fallen is a seductive new standalone novel set within her fan-favorite Kingdom of the Wicked world, perfect for readers of fantasy, romance, and mystery alike.

Sinner. Villain. Ruthless.

These are wicked names the Prince of Envy welcomes. They remind him what he isn’t: a saint. And when a cryptic note arrives, signaling the beginning of a deadly game, he knows he’ll be called much worse before it ends. Riddles, hexed objects, anonymous players, nothing will stand in his way. With a powerful artifact and his own future at stake, Envy is determined to win, though none of his meticulous plans prepare him for her, the frustrating artist who ignites his sin—and passion—like no other…

Talented. Darling. Liar.

The trouble with scoundrels and blackguards is that they haven’t a modicum of honor, a fact Miss Camilla Antonius learns after one desperate mistake allows notorious rake—and satire sheet legend—Lord Phillip Vexley to blackmail her. And now it seems Vexley isn’t the only scoundrel interested in securing her unique talents as a painter. To avoid Vexley’s clutches and a ruinous scandal, Camilla is forced to enter a devil’s bargain with Waverly Green’s newest arrival, enigmatic Lord Ashford ‘Syn’ Synton, little expecting his game will awaken her true nature . . .

Together, Envy and Camilla must embark on a perilous journey through the Shifting Isles—from glittering demon courts to the sultry vampire realm, and encounters with exiled Fae—while trying to avoid the most dangerous trap of all: falling in love.

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How many books will there be?

At this time I am contracted for three adult books set in the KINGDOM OF THE WICKED world. The first book features Envy, the second will be a different prince, and the third will be another prince too. Think of it like regency romance (i.e. Bridgerton if you’re unfamiliar with what I mean) where each sibling gets their own HEA.

Is this a spin off of KINGDOM OF THE WICKED?

These are standalone novels set within the universe of KOTW, but aren’t what I consider spinoffs. You don’t have to read the first three in order to enjoy these. (Though it’s always fun to go back and see characters you meet in these books!)

When does it take place?

Directly after the events of KINGDOM OF THE FEARED.

When does it come out?

October 3, 2023

Which Prince is next???

If you’ve finished the KOTW series, you’ll probably have a very good guess about who will be next! As soon as I can announce it, I will! I always said the first three books were Wrath and Emilia’s romance, but there are lots of other characters who deserve happiness too. (OR MISERY 🙂 )

Why move to adult for these books?

These books are now being told from the princes POV and they are definitely NOT teens. They have different goals, different backgrounds, and life experience, etc. To me, YA is more about coming of age, where the characters are either trying to find their place in the world or find out who THEY are. In adult titles, the main characters have different struggles and baggage and are obviously older. It’s not simply about spicy content or swearing. To me, that doesn’t equate to “adult” exclusively.

Do you have a new publisher/editor?

Yes! My next three books were all purchased from an adult imprint (Little, Brown) and my editor is AMAZING. I have a whole new team who focuses on adult titles and I couldn’t be happier with all of the amazing things they’ve got planned for these books.

Is it dual POV?

Yes! This book is told from both Envy’s point of view and also a brand new character, Miss Camilla Antonius. I decided to write this in third person and feature both of their perspectives since it’s a standalone and I wanted to capture both of their stories as their lives converge. I am so in love with this story and cannot wait for you to read it too!!!