ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI is now available everywhere!

dear readers,

for someone who works with words on a daily basis, i’m finding it EXTREMELY difficult to express how excited i am that ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI is in stores TODAY!!! this whole publishing journey has felt like a wonderful dream, and it’s totally surreal that my THIRD book is now in the world. i still can’t quite process it.

this book was an emotional roller coaster for me and i cannot wait for you to hop aboard this wild ride. prepare to feel ALL the emotions. i put my characters through the ringer and i’m so proud of how they weathered this storm.

thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your support and love. please do tag me in your pictures today, i cannot wait to see them!

much love,

kerri

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Buy your copy here:

IndieBound

Powell’s

B&N

Amazon

Target

Walmart

Books-A-Million

 

ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI pre-publication note to readers

CAN YOU BELIEVE PUB DAY IS ALMOST HERE?!?!?! ONE MORE WEEK! holy heck…i seriously cannot believe the THIRD book is about to hit shelves. to hold you over until release day, i’m revealing the Moonlight Carnival characters along with some facts about them on my social media. (the fist two have already been unveiled, so check out my facebook, instagram, or twitter this week for details!)

here’s a little bit of what you can expect from this next mysterious adventure. 

Escaping from Houdini is a dark Victorian story filled with illusions. it explores the line between fantasy and reality, and how that sometimes blurs. everyone aboard this ship is a performer in their own way, each playing a role. danger lurks when you play pretend, though, and complications often arise.

EFH reveals a different layer of feminism—one where the choice of who you share your heart with is just as empowering as your choice in career. it boldly states that young women should make choices based on their own needs instead of fear.

this particular journey is not only a literal journey across the sea, but an emotional one, too. while traveling across the ocean, a ship often encounters turbulent waters, and this story is filled with ups and downs, both small and grand in nature. i hope your stomach aches with unexpected laughter and your heart pounds as well as flutters. i hope this journey gives you a tremendous emotional experience—one that is brimming with love and heart break, indecision and ultimately redemption. life often gives us storms, but it’s how we weather them that shows our true character.

above everything else, i hope for a few hours you’ll fall under the spell of the Moonlight Carnival. that perhaps you, too, might start to question the motives of your favorite characters. maybe you’ll discover sleight of word is just as clever of a trick as sleight of hand. who knows? you may end up questioning everything, even your own heart. 

one more word of warning before you set sail: be careful of getting in too deep. you just might lose your heart and your head to this magical traveling show.

welcome aboard the RMS Etruria where magic, mischief, and mayhem await your arrival under star-speckled skies.

xoxo

Kerri 

don’t forget to snag your PRE-ORDER PRIZES before they’re gone!

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Signed editions of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI

we’re now at the less-than-one-month (by a day, but who’s counting?!) mark and i keep getting a TON of (amazing!) questions from readers on where they can get signed copies. i’m going to break it down below and include links to the stores for you.

SIGNED EDITIONS/PERSONALIZED EDITIONS

signed and personalized editions will be available at each bookstore i visit while on tour. BUT! you’ll want to make sure you pre-order as soon as you can. the stores will need to have your order in by the time i get there, or else i won’t be able to personalize your copy for you.

here’s where you can get signed/personalized copies 

September 17th 6:00pm

BOOKS OF WONDER

18 West 18th Street

New York, NY 10011

September 19th 6:30pm

RJ JULIA BOOKSELLERS

768 Boston Post Road

Madison, CT 06443

September 22nd 2:00pm

BARNES & NOBLE AT VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

2501 West End Avenue

Nashville, TN 37203

September 24th 6:00pm

UNION AVE BOOKS

517 Union Ave

Knoxville, TN 37902

September 27th 6:30pm

FOXTALE BOOK SHOPPE

105 E Main Street

Woodstock, GA 30188

SIGNED EDITIONS WITH TAROT CARDS AND CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY 

if you live outside the US and still want a signed book AND the custom tarot cards, you can order your book through Premier Collectables. This offer ends on 9/17/18 since it includes the tarot cards.

Premier Collectables signed book + tarot cards order link

SIGNED EDITIONS WITH DECORATIVE BORDERS:

i signed beautiful tip-in pages for independent bookstores around the country. they’ll be available for purchase in store starting on publication day, but only while supplies last. 

here’s the list of stores in alphabetical order:

ANDERSON’S BOOKSHOP 

NAPERVILLE, IL

BOOK PEOPLE 

AUSTIN, TX

BOOKLOFT

COLUMBUS, OH

BOOKS & BOOKS

MIAMI, FL

CAVALIER HOUSE BOOKS

DENHAM SPRINGS, LA

CLASSIC BOOKSHOP

PALM BEACH, FL

CURIOUS IGUANA

FREDERICK, MD

FOX TALE BOOK SHOPPE

WOODSTOCK, GA

TOWNE BOOK CENTER

COLLEGEVILLE, PA

JOSEPH-BETH BOOKS

CINCINNATI, OH

JOSEPH-BETH BOOKS

CRESTVIEW HILLS, KY

JOSEPH-BETH BOOKS

LEXINGTON, KY

LINDEN TREE

LOS ALTOS, CA

NOVEL

MEMPHIS, TN

OCTAVIA BOOKS

NEW ORLEANS, LA

SCHULER BOOKS

GRAND RAPIDS, MI

SCHULER BOOKS

OKEMOS, MI

THE LEARNED OWL

HUDSON, OH

THE PRINTED GARDEN

SANDY, UT

THE TATTERED COVER

DENVER, CO

UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE

SEATTLE, WA

VINTAGE BOOKS

VANCOUVER, WA

if you live in the US and have already pre-ordered a copy of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI, please don’t forget to submit a screenshot of your receipts to claim your eight custom tarot cards. the offer ends on 9/17/18 at 11:59pm ET.

US PRE-ORDER PRIZES 

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Stalking Jack the Ripper ebook deal + Pre-order prizes and more!

 

51lhZH3xyHL._SX307_BO1,204,203,200_oh happy day! STALKING JACK THE RIPPER is on sale for $2.99 today! you can snag an ebook from any online retailer for that price, so if you know a friend who might enjoy reading it, please do share the information with them! i’ll post quick links in the bottom of this post for anyone who’s interested in passing it along.

 

US Pre-order prizes for ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI:

the US pre-order prizes have been announced and i’m beyond thrilled by the overwhelmingly excited response to the custom tarot cards.

International pre-order prizes for ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI:

currently i’m hosting an epic international pre-order contest that’s open to anyone anywhere in the world. the prizes were handpicked by me and are inspired by the Moonlight Carnival, the mysterious and dangerous carnival traveling to America with Audrey Rose and Thomas.

another international pre-order announcement will be happening soon–this prize will be open to ALL who pre-order ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI. i have a feeling you’re going to LOVE it 🙂

please remember that pre-order prizes are sort of like Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage; once the clock strikes midnight, it disappears forever. (All pre-order prizes/contests end on September 17th at 11:59pm EST.)

ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI EDITIONS FAQ:

Barnes & Noble currently has two hardcovers available. One is the version that will be sold everywhere, and the second is the exclusive edition that features a bonus chapter.

Signed editions will also be available–an announcement on where to snag one is coming soon!

Signed and personalized editions–each bookstore that i’m visiting during my fall tour will have this option available. you’ll be able to pre-order copies and submit those receipts to get the prizes. (the tour announcement will be happening in the next week or two.)

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STALKING JACK THE RIPPER EBOOK LINKS:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Apple iBooks

Google

Kobo

 

 

 

ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI news!

41DW1PO983L._SX342_BO1,204,203,200_i am so excited to announce that ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI’s cover is going to be revealed THIS Friday! (1/19/18)

i absolutely adore the work that the team at Little, Brown and JIMMY Books puts into these covers and i think you guys are going to go WILD for this one…i know i can’t get enough of it!

check back here on Friday for links to the cover — i’ll also be posting it all across social media, so if you’re not following me on your favorite sites, you might want to do so so you’re one of the first to see it 🙂

 

xoxox

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Surprise! the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series is getting a fourth book + more!

I couldn’t be happier to announce that there will be a fourth and final book in the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series!

Thank you so much to my FABULOUS agent and editor, and the entire team at JIMMY Patterson books for their dedication to telling this story the way it needs to be told. i am beyond thrilled that i get to share this final installment with you.

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As for the decision to continue? It was the most natural progression of the storyline, and I’m thrilled JIMMY Patterson books was as eager as I am to tell this story right. Plus, I think there might have been an uproar if I didn’t complete the story arc after the events of book three… 😆

Thank YOU, dear readers. Your enthusiasm and support of this series is phenomenal and I’m so lucky to have you on #Cressworth’s side. ❤️

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Book three’s title will be announced here BEFORE the end of the year, so stay tuned!

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ONE MORE BIT OF GOOD NEWS! Amazon currently has STALKING JACK THE RIPPER on sale for $3! That’s right, for THREE dollars you can have a HARDCOVER! THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVERRRRR!

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xoxox

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