NINE DAYS LEFT! Pre-order prize questions and answers.

hello, friends! happy Saturday! i’m getting LOTS AND LOTS of questions about pre-orders and with only NINE days left to pre-order, i am answering them below. PLEASE click the link to the pre-order submission page if your question wasn’t answered—it has ALL the answers!

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how long do i have to pre-order/what is a pre-order?

***if I pre-order do I automatically get the alternate cover and art?

  •  the quick answer is no. you need to take a screenshot of your receipt and upload it to the pre-order prize claim site. (this is the number one question I keep getting, so please please please spread the word to anyone you know who’s already pre-ordered. I would HATE for them to miss out because they didn’t submit those forms!)

where do I pre-order from?

  • you can pre-order from anywhere. Indies, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, etc.

what format counts?

  • it’s outlined on the prize submission page, but ebooks, hardcovers, and audiobooks.

do Beacon Book Boxes count?

  • unfortunately, no. book boxes don’t typically count towards pre-order prizes unless they opt to purchase them for their boxes. (I don’t know more details on why, i’m sorry!)

do Fae Crate boxes count?

  • if you ordered a “book-included” box from Fae Crate, they purchased and will include your alternate cover + the art print in the boxes.

i live outside the US, can i still get the prizes?

  • yes! Premier Collectables has signed books + the alternate dust jackets + the art prints available for purchase through their site. the offer lasts until September 9th! 

do i still get the regular cover if i submit for the alternate cover?

  •  YES! your book will come from wherever you purchased it with the original cover. the JIMMY books team ships out the pre-order prizes. details on when you can expect your prizes are on the website where you submit your forms.


  • US readers: Pre-order ANYWHERE by September 9th at midnight
  • ebooks, hardcovers, and audiobooks count
  • Submit your proof of purchase to the website HERE
  • INTL readers purchase through Premier Collectables HERE

that’s it! according to my publisher’s numbers, there are still LOTS of people who’ve pre-ordered but haven’t claimed their prizes! xoxoxo


The secret is out! KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, the first book in my new series, is hitting shelves next fall!


I’ve been keeping this secret all year, and now that the publisher’s marketplace announcement has finally arrived, I’m SO NERVOUS. But also (almost) beyond comprehension-level excited and hope you are, too!

KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, the first book in my new series, is a YA historical fantasy  that’s really a murder mystery at heart.

I can’t say much more for now, but it features some of my very favorite things as a reader; enemies to lovers, antiheroes, mystery, dark magic, and murder. I’m especially excited about the setting—19thcentury Sicily—which is enchanting even without casting any spells! (My family is Sicilian, so it’s extra special and personal.)

I honestly can’t wait for you to meet Emilia and Wrath next fall!

H U G E thank you to my agent Barbara Poelle, my editor Jenny Bak, James Patterson, and the whole team at JIMMY Patterson books. I’ve dreamed of writing this story for so many years and am grateful I get to share it with you.

More details will be coming in the following months, but that’s all I can share now. I hope, hope, hope you’re as excited as I am!

Scroll down for a sneak preview of my secret Pinterest board! It’s up on GoodReads, so please add it to your lists if you’d like! (I’d definitely appreciate it!)



ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI paperbacks with bonus tarot cards are on sale now!

Happy paperback book birthday to ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI!!! These paperbacks feature some of my most favorite bonus content ever: annotated tarot cards! (I preview a few in my video, but there’s more!)

these are the tarot + playing cards i designed with Phantom Rin for the ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI pre-order prizes last year, and while we can’t bring back the actual tarot cards, i’ve gotten SO SO SO many requests, i thought this would be a fun way for readers who missed out on the original prizes to own the artwork.

Also, today marks exactly TWO weeks until CTD!!!! 🖤🖤


ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI paperback quick links:



Barnes & Noble


Don’t forget to submit your CTD pre-order screenshots/receipts before September 9th to claim this year’s prizes!! xoxo



Exclusive first look at a three-part series on creating CAPTURING THE DEVIL for anyone who’s pre-ordered CTD!


i have some REALLY fun news from JIMMY Patterson Books to share!!! while i was in New York for BookCon, they had an amazing film crew there and i got to sit down and chat about all things CAPTURING THE DEVIL, characters, plot, and, of course, Thomas Cresswell. my editor also got a chance to share her insights and i seriously couldn’t love it more!

here’s a little note from my publisher:

“We are giving an exclusive first look at the three part series on creating Capturing The Devil to all fans who enter the pre-order prize pack campaign by September 7th! Simply submit your proof of purchase and email address at the link below and be the very first to get the behind the scenes scoop on the stunning conclusion of the Stalking Jack The Ripper saga!”

Quick links:

Submit your pre-order screenshots here!




INTERNATIONAL pre-order prizes + signed book

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA paperbacks + bonus Thomas content are 50% off for Barnes & Noble’s book haul!


happy news time! HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA paperbacks (with the fun Thomas + Daciana bonus content) are 50% off for Barnes & Noble’s #bookhaul!

which is ABSOLUTELY amazing since ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI paperbacks hit shelves next Tues! (those–by HUGELY popular demand!–have annotated tarot cards in the back.)

AND THEN CAPTURING THE DEVIL IS 2 weeks after that!!!


Quick links:


EFH + Tarot Cards

Snag your pre-order prizes HERE!

INTERNATIONAL pre-order prizes, HERE


Hi friends! I am SO beyond words excited about my very first virtual signing! Please join me at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific on September 3rdI’ll be live and want to chat with all of you! Set reminders and come with ALL of your burning, spoiler-free questions about any book in the series, writing questions, or anything else you’d like to chat about, and I’ll answer while I sign. It’ll be like one of my impromptu Twitter or IG Q&A’s only BETTER. (I’m sure my new heathen of a kitten, Crookie, will make a guest appearance…)

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During the event, you’ll also have a chance to preorder a copy of CAPTURING THE DEVIL and watch me sign it for you in real time. (Which I think is SO cool!)

Please follow my talkshoplive channel ( to get notified when I go live so you don’t miss out. I can’t wait to chat with you SOOON!! Xoxo


When: Tuesday September 3rd7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific


What: Live Q&A and virtual signing event

How it works: anyone anywhere in the world can participate as long as they have the link to my channel.

Excitement level: OFF THE CHARTS, Y’ALL!!

Snag signed and personalized copies of CAPTURING THE DEVIL at Mysterious Galaxy!

hi friends! i’m thrilled to share that the AMAZING Mysterious Galaxy bookstore is working with me to sign and personalize your pre-orders of CAPTURING THE DEVIL!!

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they’re also throwing a Pajama Pizza Party which I’ll be joining via Skype on launch day (9/10/19), and i couldn’t be more excited! More details can be found on their website on the event page here.

i’ve gotten a few questions about what personalized means, and in the comment field on your pre-order for Mysterious Galaxy, you can add a note of who you’d like me to sign the book to. i.e. your name, your partner’s name, your children, best friend, etc. it’ll be just like how i’d sign it if we were at an event together!

the cut off for personalized copies for Mysterious Galaxy is AUGUST 26th, which is next week already! (the reason is they’ll be shipping the books to my house to sign and personalize and then i’ll be sending them back before release date.)

Mysterious Galaxy ships INTERNATIONALLY!!! if you live outside of the US and want a signed/personalized copy, please do check them out.

Pre-order your signed and personalized copy of CTD here!

ALSO! Please, don’t forget to submit your pre-order receipts to claim your prizes! CLAIM YOUR PRE-ORDER PRIZES HERE.