Your Moonlight Carnival Invitation

Welcome aboard, friends! with just TWO days left before publication, i thought it would be fun to hand out your invitation to the Moonlight Carnival! accept it at your own risk, though. this is one murder mystery-esque dinner show that delivers on the murder part.

this will be my last (!!!!) post before the big day. i hope to see you at Books of Wonder tomorrow night!!! author Laura Sebastian (ASH PRINCESS) and i are going to chat about all the bookish things and there will be cupcakes!

xoxo

EFH invitation pre-pub

pre-order links:

IndieBound

Powell’s

B&N

Target

Amazon

Walmart

Books-A-Million

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA paperbacks + Thomas Cresswell letters are out today!

HPD book birthday!happy paperback book birthday to HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA! there was such a HUGE plea from readers to include more scenes from Thomas’s POV, so i jumped inside his head once again as he wrote letters to his sister about his “growing affliction.” here’s a quote from his opening letter:

“I seem to be developing an emotional attachment. For another. Most specifically a young woman who dresses as a young man in my forensic medicine class. It’s abhorrent. (This situation, not her trousers.).. First my mind, then I fear my heart will follow in this treachery.”

paperbacks are available EVERYWHERE today, so you can snag your copy in store or online. i hope it helps ease the time until ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI hits shelves….TWO WEEKS!!!! (I am TOTALLY not freaking out….much.)

as always, please don’t forget to upload screenshots of your receipts for EFH so you can get your eight custom tarot cards. there are only 13 days left to submit for the preorder prizes! (OMGGGgggGGGGggGGGGgggg)

CLAIM YOUR US PRE-ORDER PRIZE HERE

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INTERNATIONAL PREORDER PRIZES FOR ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI ARE HERE!

INTERNATIONAL PREORDER PRIZES FOR ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI ARE HERE!

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i am so, so, so ecstatic to share this news with you! i know international readers were excited when the custom character cards were unveiled (and then disappointed it was US only), but now you’ll be able to snag the very same cards AND get a signed copy!

details:

  • international readers who pre-order through Premier Collectables will receive a signed hardcover copy of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI along with the 8 custom tarot cards illustrated by Phantom Rin.
  • no preorder receipts need to be submitted since the preorder is going directly through Premier Collectables, and they’ll be shipping both the signed book and tarot cards out together.
  • the international offer ends on 9/17/18, the same date as the US preorder offer, so please don’t wait too long. once publication day hits, the tarot cards disappear forever! 
  • Order your signed hardcover and receive the cards by clicking HERE.
  • Standard international shipping costs will be applied at checkout. For any more questions, please check the listing on their site. 
  • I’ll be signing the copies in person and can’t wait to scribble in your books!

i want to say a HUGE thank you to Sabrina at JIMMY Books for going above and beyond to make this a possibility for international readers! this is such an awesome (and rare!) thing for a US publisher to do, and i couldn’t be more grateful to have such a dedicated and hard working team.

US Signed editions:

I will also be signing (and personalizing) editions that will be available for preorder through each bookstore i visit during my tour. those stops will be announced very, very shortly, so if you’re a US reader who’s been patiently waiting to preorder a signed copy, the wait is almost over!

the signed editions with the decorative borders will also be announced in the VERY near future. (my crystal ball tells me in the next day or two…along with the ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI tour announcement!) 

thank you all so very much for all of the love for this book. it truly means the world to me.

xoxoxo

the US ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI preorder prize is finally here!

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i’m so excited i’m just going to jump to the news! if you preorder a copy of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI, my awesome US publisher, JIMMY Books, will send you a set of exclusive character cards, designed by phantom rin! *dances*

there will be a total of EIGHT custom cards given to each person who submits their receipt. the cards play a large role in the novel, which makes them even more special!

it’s no secret that i adore phantom rin’s artwork and have swooned pretty hard over all of her Cressworth illustrations from the very beginning of this journey. i am beyond excited that i got to work with her on this, and hope you love them as much as i do.

please note: once the preorder campaign is over, they’ll disappear for good, so please turn your screenshots of your receipts in as soon as you can.

for more information on eligible entries, please check out the JIMMY books preorder website by clicking HERE

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STALKING JACK THE RIPPER book 3 title reveal!

the wait is FINALLY over! i hope you had a great time playing along with me on social media as i teased clues to the mystery of WHO the title historical figure is for book three in the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series. some of you put the clues together just like Cressworth and it was so much fun to see your theories!

this book’s anthem has been “magic, mischief, and mayhem” and has been A LOT of dark fun to write. for those who paid close attention while reading both SJTR and HPD, there were clues tucked away in each of them. SJTR had an entire chapter devoted to the setting, and HPD included a letter with another big hint as to the lead title figure.

the real life murderer is a bit more obscure than Jack the Ripper and Dracula, but there is still a true crime element that i think you guys are REALLY going to like. i can’t say much without giving away spoilers, but just know my excitement can hardly be contained. which sounds weird because i’m talking about a serial killer but…i digress 😉

and now…

without further adieu…

i present the title, the official summary, and the tentative release date for SJTR #3.

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ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI 

coming 9/18/18

In this third installment in the #1 bestselling Stalking Jack the Ripper series, a luxurious ocean liner becomes a floating prison of scandal, madness, and horror when passengers are murdered one by one…with nowhere to run from the killer. 

Audrey Rose Wadsworth and her partner-in-crime-investigation, Thomas Cresswell, are en route to New York to help solve another blood-soaked mystery. Embarking on a week-long voyage across the Atlantic on the opulent RMS Etruria, they’re delighted to discover a traveling troupe of circus performers, fortune tellers, and a certain charismatic young escape artist entertaining the first-class passengers nightly.

But then, privileged young women begin to go missing without explanation, and a series of brutal slayings shocks the entire ship. The strange and disturbing influence of the Moonlight Carnival pervades the decks as the murders grow ever more freakish, with nowhere to escape except the unforgiving sea. It’s up to Audrey Rose and Thomas to piece together the gruesome investigation as even more passengers die before reaching their destination. But with clues to the next victim pointing to someone she loves, can Audrey Rose unravel the mystery before the killer’s horrifying finale?

Please be sure to add it to goodreads here!

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(The above graphic is not the cover — that will be coming your way in the new year!)

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FRIENDS!!!! May your coming year be filled to the brim with magic. xoxo

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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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