MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL novella + SJTR Mass Market paperback book birthday!

Happy mass market paperback book birthday to STALKING JACK THE RIPPER! I hope you enjoy the Thomas novella included in the back as the bonus content!

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Photo by Kerri Maniscalco

i can’t help but share a picture of the opening quote and first page of MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL. i had SO MUCH fun writing from his POV and could definitely see myself getting back into his head one day.

thank you all for continuing on this wild publishing journey with me. i have LOTS of exciting things to share in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. Events i’ll be attending, preorder goodies, and other Top Secret Things will be revealed.

xoxo

Quick order links:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Books-A-Million

Hachette/Grand Central Publishing

IndieBound

Powell’s

Walmart

it will also be available in stores. happy reading!!

Goodreads:

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA

ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI

UNTITLED SJTR #4

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI cover reveal up on Entertainment Weekly!

i’m so thrilled to share the cover and first chapter of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI with you on ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY! (!!!!!!) i hope you love it and this cast of characters as much as i do!

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COVER REVEAL + FIRST CHAPTER

pre-order links are now available and i can promise that there are going to be some AMAZING things as far as pre-order prizes up for grabs this year. save screenshots of your receipts! i’ll give more details as i can.

xoxox

Pre-order:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Add to Goodreads:

ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA is a NYT bestseller for a THIRD week!

honestly, i’m so floored and am filled with SO MUCH gratitude for each of you. thank you for the incredible word of mouth promotion, for all of the excitement across social media, all of the requests you put in at your libraries, and all of the tweets to my publisher, asking for MOAR. and thank you for continuing to tell everyone you know about these gothic, feminist mysteries.

cheers to YOU, dear reader, you are making your voice heard.

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oh! before I have a Lyme Brain moment and forget: i keep getting questions about signed copies (for gifts for friends, family, and even yourself!), and there are still some available at the following locations, but you’ll have to contact them quickly before they’re gone!

Autographed copies of both STALKING JACK THE RIPPER and HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA:

Books of Wonder

Quail Ridge Books

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop

Foxtale Book Shoppe

Little Shop of Stories

i also have an Instagram giveaway happening now through Halloween, so please hop on over there and enter to win some AWESOME fall bookish things!

xoxo

 

 

 

 

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA is a NYT Bestseller!!!!

it was a good thing my sister was driving when my phone rang a few minutes after 5pm today because OH MY GOODNESS, i was flailing like you wouldn’t believe when my agent and editor excitedly passed along the news….HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA debuted on the NYT bestsellers list!!!!

HOLY. WOW.

YOU GUYS. Just LOOK at that list…

DKwpwaDUEAAW0ql.jpg-largei cannot even begin to wrap my brain around this. thank you so much to readers who purchased pre-orders and copies this week. to everyone who told their friends, shouted about it over the internet, and left a glowing review–thank you. your love of these characters made this possible and i am infinitely grateful for such amazing readers.

a HUGE thank you to my editor, Jenny Bak, my agent Barbara Poelle, James Patterson, Sabrina Benun, and the ENTIRE team at JIMMY books. you all make my words shine. if you need me, i’ll just be flailing forever.

xoxo

 

18 days until publication (!!!) and Cressworth items for your bookish collection

guys…there are only 18 days left until HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA is in the world!!!! HOW on earth has it already been a year since STALKING JACK THE RIPPER came out??? (side-note, there are just over two weeks left to snag a MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL novella, don’t forget to upload your receipts to claim one!)

i am so blown away by the complete and utter outpouring of love and support for these characters and stories. you guys make this even more amazing and i hope you know how much i appreciate you and your positive word of mouth excitement. i have a few fun things to share that i hope you’ll adore as much as i do.

i get asked often on social media about book related goodies and where to purchase them and am listing out a few AMAZING Cresswell and Wadsworth merch for yourself or the book lover in your family. (i figured it would be easiest to have a post with them, so everyone who’s interested has an easy place to find links.)

Behind the Pages store has created amazing “Cressworth” merchandise (soap, lip balm, perfume, lotion + more) and it is one of their September “ships of the month.” It means it’s an exclusive item that will only be available for the month of September only. If you’d like to snag it (and you SO do… they are to die for), definitely don’t wait or they’ll be gone.

Cressworth “Ship of the month” (available until October 1, 2017)

**Other products are listed under “Audrey” or “Thomas” in her shop.

Novelly Yours Candles unveiled two new candles based on HPD and I’m totally ordering both because they look AWESOME.

Audrey Rose candle (available September 8th, listed under “floral”)

Smells like: bergamot, rose, and honey

Thomas candle (available September 8th, listed under “cologne/musky)

Smells like: coffee, cotton, and cologne

Foggy Knight is available now and is the one I helped to design. I am OBSESSED with its new design.

Smells like: crackling firewood, storms, Earl Grey and fallen leaves

Read and Wonder created two different bookmarks for HPD and SJTR. I seriously cannot get enough of them and am LOVE seeing them in your pictures online!

Audrey Rose and Thomas magnetic bookmarks

“I am wholly bewitched” quote bookmark

 

Flickering Tales is a delightful candle shop that’s recently added Thomas and Audrey Rose candles. I just got a set and let me say…they smell as fabulous as they look!

Thomas and Audrey Rose candle set

Thomas candle

smells like: teakwood, tobacco, and tea

Audrey Rose candle

smells like: patchouli, fig, and eucalyptus

Tim Paul is the illustrator who made the map for HPD and you’ve asked, and he does have a store with prints available!

HPD Map Print

Phantom Rin is the extremely talented artist behind the character cards you see posted here and various places online. One of the questions I get asked the most is where to find the character cards, and those can be found in her store along with postcards, stickers, t-shirts, journals and so much more.

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Phantom Rin SJTR art

Wick and Fable also has Miss Wadsworth and Mr. Cresswell candles and i can attest to how great they both smell. they’re so pretty i haven’t been able to burn them yet, though!

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photo credit: Wick and Fable

Miss Wadsworth Candle

smells like: roses, buttercream, sandalwood, Earl Grey tea

Mr. Cresswell Candle

smells like: Turkish coffee, tobacco leaf, caramelized vanilla

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER is $1.99 TODAY!

SURPRISE, FRIENDS!!!!

several online retailers are hosting a special promotion and you can snag an ebook of STALKING JACK THE RIPPER for $1.99! YAY!!!!

it’s for today only, so please tell your friends and shout over the interwebs rooftops to any readers who might not have gotten it yet. i’m so thrilled that it’s being offered for this price and hope it will find its way to more readers.

 

SJTR ebook deal

heck, buy yourself a copy or give a friend or family member a gift. sometimes it’s nice to get lost in a fictional world for a while 🙂

here are some links to online retailers participating:

Amazon

Google Play

Nook

Updated Fall Tour + MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL novella

hi friends! i have a two quick updates for you as publication day draws closer (!!!!!!!).

Update #1: the Knoxville event has changed times and locations, please see the updated tour poster for details. (there’s also an AWESOME writing contest going on for all Knox County students. see their site for details on how to submit your entry at Friends of the Knox County Public Library.)

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all special guests have been announced and i’m THRILLED to be hitting the road with so many fiercely talented badass lady authors.

Places to order signed copies:

Books of Wonder

Quail Ridge Books

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop

Foxtale Book Shoppe

Little Shop of Stories

Update #2: the preorder giveaway closes on September 18th at midnight and i have been SO EXCITED to see all of the “MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL” posts across social media. i’m so thrilled you’re enjoying his novella. even though it says “US/CA only” on the site, it is open to international readers with a valid receipt of purchase.

details on how to receive a preorder novella:

MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL

 

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Instagram/KerriManiscalco

lastly, my author copies arrived and i totally cried AGAIN. i don’t think this part of the process will ever, EVER get old. i am so thankful and so grateful to be doing this for a living and don’t ever take it for granted.

HPD finish copy 2

thank you all so much for the support and enthusiasm for HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA! i cannot wait to share this story with you.

xoxoxo