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

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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 told in dual POV 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 Emelia 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!)

xoxoxo

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CAPTURING THE DEVIL quote reveal + more fun SJTR series things!

in celebration of the synopsis reveal, preorders and the Epic Reads book shimmy award win (THANK YOU FOR VOTING FOR ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI!!), here’s the second quote reveal from CAPTURING THE DEVIL. i hope you enjoy it!!!

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He brushed his thumb over my lower lip, his voice smooth and alluring in the dim light. “If the world thinks we’re heading straight to hell, we might as well enjoy the journey there. I’d much rather dance with the devil than sing with angels. Wouldn’t you?”

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And yes, dear readers, this is the first Thomas Cresswell quote. No tricks.

 

if you need to get caught up on the series, B&N is having an INCREDIBLE 50% off sale on their exclusive edition of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI that features the bonus chapter. i’m including a link below if you’d like to snag it for under $10!

ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI B&N exclusive sale link:

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CAPTURING THE DEVIL Preorder Links:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

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Add CAPTURING THE DEVIL to goodreads here!

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA eBook is $2.99 on Amazon TODAY!!!

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how about an after Christmas surprise??? the HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA ebook is $2.99 on Amazon TODAY!

this version has the bonus letters between Thomas and Daciana about his growing feelings for Audrey Rose, so if you haven’t read those yet and want to, or if you like collecting different formats of books, this is the perfect time!

please tell your friends and family and anyone who’s interested in the series and has been waiting to pick it up. (simply reposting or sharing a link on your social media to spread the word would be FABULOUS!)

i hope you all had a very Merry Christmas!  cheers to 2019!!! xoxo

 

 

One day left for preorder prizes!

AND TWO DAYS LEFT UNTIL PUBLICATION DAY OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.

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in other non-freakout news, there’s only one more day left to snag your copy of MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL before the preorder incentive disappears like Cinderella at midnight. (September 18th going into the 19th.)

if you’d like to get a copy, please take a screen shot of your receipt and upload it to the site before then. once the giveaway is closed, there won’t be another way to read the novella.

here’s where to upload your receipts and find more info

FAQ:

It says “US/CA only” and I live outside the US…

Since it’s an ebook it’s open internationally, so please upload your receipts!

I don’t see the submit button. Help!

If you’re using a mobile device sometimes they’ve been giving people trouble. Use a laptop or computer and that always works, promise.

When should I receive my novella?

The team at JIMMY books has been working hard to sort through all of the receipts and send out the novellas ASAP. Please allow up to two business days for it to arrive in your inbox. if it’s been two business days, please contact my publicist. (her info is under the contact page on my site.)

Do I have to preorder from a specific place?

Nope! You can preorder from any store or online retailer and upload the picture of your receipt to enter.

Where can I preorder a signed copy?

Any of my tour stops will have signed/personalized copies available and will ship. Please contact the stores for further details or instructions. (also? YOU ARE SO AWESOME, OMG.)

Places to order signed copies:

Books of Wonder

Quail Ridge Books

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop

Foxtale Book Shoppe

Little Shop of Stories

ahhhh that’s it for now….i’ll see you back here in TWO DAYS!!!!! WHEEEEE!

pre-pub: Stalking Jack the Ripper updates

Five days left until publication….Honestly, I don’t know how it’s possible. I’m excited. I’m nervous. I’m thrilled. I’m hyperventilating. I’m so ready for it and so terrified. I never knew it was possible to have so many emotions all happening simultaneously. That laughing and crying and being anxious could all intermingle at once. That something so nerve-wracking could also bring so much joy.

My very first novel is almost in the world, and then it no longer belongs to me, this precious book baby that I’ve loved and nurtured and cared for. It will soon belong to all of you.

Five days. Less than a week. Oh. My. Gosh. I’m so ready, are you????

Fun things to round up before my next publication day post (!!!!!!!):

Phantom Rin has included SJTR merchandise in her shop. I swear I’m going to save my pennies and order EVERYTHING. SJTR-themed dresses and pillows and phone cases and wall art and more. What a dream come true to have my characters featured along with some amazing fandoms!

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I also have Phantom Rin to thank for surprising me with this FREAKING FANTASTIC tour graphic. I’m one of her illustrations and it’s SO COOL!!!!

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Next, I teamed up with Brittany from Novelly Yours to create a STALKING JACK THE RIPPER-inspired candle. Initially, I’d placed a custom order for special door prizes for launch day, but when she asked if I’d like to make it a public listing I jumped at the opportunity. I know not everyone will be able to make it out to the cities on tour, and thought it was a great way for everyone to have their own special SJTR swag.

Guys? I might be biased, but the scents I chose and the way Brittany worked her magic with bringing them together…this is the best candle EVER. I haven’t stopped breathing them in since they arrived this week. If you’d like to check it out, please do so by clicking here. The candles have blood splatter and are this fantastic gray with darker gray swirls to evoke the image of a foggy London night. In fact, I named them (actually my mom came up with the name!) FOGGY KNIGHT. It’s a play on a vigilante group in SJTR.

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EEEEEEEE! I cannot believe the next post I’ll be sharing is as a published author (!!!!!!!!!). I’ve been waiting YEARS AND YEARS for this and cannot believe it’s really happening.

Cheers to this next chapter!

Behind the scenes pics from the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER cover shoot

Oh. Em. Geeeee. You guys have been INCREDIBLE with your early support and love of STALKING JACK THE RIPPER! I have been so impressed with all the bookstagrams and photos on instagram and twitter, and all the excited tweets and buzz. Y’all are seriously amazing. I can’t even describe how much your excitement means to me. Seriously. Each tweet or message or note is a treasure that I’m going to hoard forever. To celebrate all of the excitement over SJtR, and to say thank you, I thought I’d share some exclusive behind-the-scenes pictures from the cover shoot. Sound good?!

All cover shoot photos were taken by my super-talented and lovely editor, Jenny Bak. (The ARC picture is from my personal photo library.) Enjoy this sneak peek at the hard work that went into the cover we all adore so much.

Thank you to art director Tracy Shaw and uber talented photographer Carrie Schechter for bringing Audrey Rose and Victorian London to life.

Now onto the good stuff!!!!

Every badass Victorian girl needs a good dagger while stalking infamous killers, luckily we had plenty to choose from:

Great hair is also a must. The makeup artist was a complete genius with taking our modern model and giving her that authentic Victorian feel.

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And then there’s the clothing. So. Many. Amazing. Dresses. Here are just a few. (No worries–I’ll share more in another post!) 

For those who have asked here is a photo of the ARC cover:

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Aaaaand here is the beautiful final cover. I cannot wait to share this story with you in September! Stay tuned for an ARC giveaway coming in the next couple of weeks. <333

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If you’d like to read the first chapter, please check it out on Entertainment Weekly by clicking here.

xoxo

 

 

 

Teaser Tuesday – Stalking Jack the Ripper; Ides of March Style

When we first read Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar in high school, one of the minor characters I was IMMEDIATELY taken with was the soothsayer. He utters the cryptic line, “Beware the Ides of March,” and to this day I can’t help saying it in an overly dramatic/ominous tone.

It was such a small, but significant detail. And the creepy factor? My goodness. Having someone run up and say something awful is going down on a certain date really drums up a little heart-pounding fear. Will Caesar heed his warning? Has his fate been predetermined? We know the outcome LONG before going into it that it doesn’t end well for Caesar, but the soothsayer still added an underlying tone of suspense.

I mean, the guy only had nine lines in the entire play, but his words were a ghost constantly haunting readers. At least, that’s what this reader thought. 😀

What does ANY of this have to do with my teaser Tuesday? Well. Today is the Ides of March, friends. *insert scary music* Since my book is rather on the creepy/gothic side, I’d like to share one of my favorite lines from Stalking Jack the Ripper. It’s from a scene where Audrey Rose promises to be “as silent as the dead” while attending her uncle’s forensic class in disguise. Hope you enjoy it!

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“The dead speak to those who listen.” – Stalking Jack the Ripper 

Oh! I do have some VERY EXCITING news coming your way in the next week or two. I’m just saying, maybe some other kind of artwork is involved….

xoxo