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

ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI is a NYT and USA Today bestseller!!!

OMGGGGG!!! ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI just landed on the NYT!!! which means STALKING JACK THE RIPPER is now a NYT bestselling SERIES!!! holy wow…it’s so hard to hit the series list and i am sitting here, tears streaming, absolutely STUNNED.


as i was typing this up, my editor excitedly shared even MORE incredible news: EFH is also a USA Today bestseller!! i cannot stop crying the happiest tears of joy. thank you, readers. thank you for rallying behind me when my Lyme was the worst, for cheering me on throughout this journey, and for telling all of your friends about this series.

A HUGE shoutout to my editor Jenny Bak, my agent Barbara Poelle, James Patterson, and the entire Jimmy patterson books team. i love you all so much! cheers to magic, mischief, mayhem and girls in STEM!!! 🎩🚢💀🎪🖤

i have one last tour stop tonight, so if you’re in the area, please stop by FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, GA to celebrate!!!  xoxoxo


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!


EFH invitation pre-pub

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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)







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!


  • 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.


the US ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI preorder prize is finally here!

EFH - Slider for Pre-Order Promotion

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

EFH Pre-Order Graphic for Social Media

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.

*drum roll*











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