FAQ: Special editions, bonus content, and signed copies, oh my!

Screen Shot 2018-07-22 at 2.47.09 PMi’ve gotten a lot of wonderful questions about the different editions of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI and where readers can snag signed copies, bonus content, and how international readers can also get the custom tarot cards, so this post is dedicated to all of those (INCREDIBLE!) questions! 

B&N exclusive edition:

as a reader, i absolutely ADORE bonus content, so when Barnes and Noble asked if i’d create an exclusive, bonus chapter for them, of course i jumped around the house, freaked out my cats, and said YES!! 

included in the B&N edition, there’s a pretty swoony chapter that won’t be released anywhere else. i put Audrey Rose and Thomas through the ringer in this book and felt they deserved a little extra time together. 

Link to the B&N exclusive edition

the B&N edition *does* ship to some international countries, so please do check their site. i’m not sure if they’ll be in store or just online exclusives while supplies last, so if you do want a copy checking in with them is the best thing.

another important note: B&N has TWO hardcovers available. One is the hardcover without bonus content, and one has the sticker and description of the bonus material on it. be sure you’re selecting the version you want.

EFH signed tip inINDIES: signed edition with decorative border:

if signed editions are your thing, then you are (hopefully) going to be as excited as i am that you can grab them at independent bookstores around the country on publication day! these editions are limited and come with those gorgeous decorative boarders around the signatures.  

i have always adored independent bookstores, so this makes my heart burst with happiness. please do stop by your local store on September 18th and breathe in that special bookstore smell.

Links and store locations will be included below!

Premier Collectables. signed edition + tarot cards + certificate of authenticity for international readers:

Premier Collectables has a preorder promotion happening on their site and it’s open to readers everywhere! this is an opportunity we searched high and low for for international readers so they can get the tarot cards too. just like the US preorder prizes, this ends on 9/17 at 11:59 pm EST. 

Link to signed copy + tarot cards.

EFH Pre-Order Graphic for Social MediaUS Pre-order prizes and how to claim them:

if you’ve already purchased your copy of EFH and want to submit a screenshot of your receipt, please do so on the website JIMMY Patterson Books has set up for it. 

i’ve gotten A LOT of questions about readers who live outside the US but who have friends within the country and want to know if they can use their address. that’s actually something i don’t know, but JIMMY books has provided contact information on the pre-order page for any questions. (questions about uploading a wrong screenshot and how to resubmit without trouble can also be asked there.)

you can pre-order ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI from any store (online or in person) and send your receipt in.

if you’re planning on attending one of the tour stops, first of all YAY! can’t wait to see you! please do check in with the stores to see what their individual policies are. i will sign all of your books, but they may have rules regarding the event itself (and how to participate in the signing).

Link to the US pre-order submission site is here.

more bonus material:

9780316551670_p0_v5_s600x595paperback’s of HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA will be hitting shelves on September 4, and i’ve put together some fun bonus material in the back. i’ve gotten a TON of requests for more content from Thomas’s POV, and had a blast stepping back into his mind. the bonus content chronicles Thomas’s relationship with Audrey Rose from the very beginning in a series of letters written between him and his sister Daciana. 

these copies will be available EVERYWHERE! yay!!!

i cannot wait to see you guys on the road in a few short weeks!!! 

xoxoxo

ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI TOUR LINKS:

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

INDIES WITH SIGNED COPIES WITH DECORATIVE BORDERS: (stores are listed 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

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 mass market paperback edition + Thomas Cresswell novella

51lhZH3xyHL._SX307_BO1,204,203,200_STALKING JACK THE RIPPER is going to be available in mass market paperback editions! AND THEY’VE GOT FUN COVERS FOR THEM!  i’m so thrilled to share this story with the adult market and a whole new set of readers.

now, no matter what your reading preference is, there’ll be a version for you. SJTR is available in Hardcover, trade paperbacks, ebooks, audio cds, iBooks, audible, and mass market paperbacks (as of April). pinch me, please.

so…what does this have to do with the MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL novella? Thomas’s story will be included as bonus content!

i’ve had daily messages and emails from people who’ve either read it and wanted to own it in print form, or readers who missed out on the HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA preorder giveaway altogether, and i’ve been eager to find some way to make those requests happen.

including it in SJTR was the best solution since it’s a prequel to the opening of that story. it details what Thomas was doing the night he met Audrey Rose, and proceeds to tell the story through his deductive lens for the first few chapters. i had such a blast writing from his POV and hope that you enjoy reading it as much!

mass market versions aren’t very common for YA books, and i’m infinitely grateful for all of the love and support this series has gotten from both readers and my publisher. thank you a thousand, million times.

edited to add:

**the novella is included in the mass market paperback ONLY, and will not be available anywhere else. (please make sure you preorder the correct paperback if you want the novella.)

**mass market paperbacks are the smaller paperbacks that are usually printed for adult mystery and thriller series. (think beach reads and books found in airports and grocery/drug stores, etc.)

**the trade paperback of STALKING JACK THE RIPPER does not include the novella, but it does have the same cover as the original hardcover version. (and it’s already out, whereas the mass market paperback will hit shelves on April 24th.)

xoxo

Preorder here!

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER + MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL

Other books in the series:

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA (book two)

ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI (preorder link, book three)

Untitled Book 4 is up on Goodreads

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*

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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

Black Friday surprise! special HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA signed copies at B&N

some of you may recall teasers from my Instagram stories a few months back where i was signing those GORGEOUS inserts. well, the news is finally out! they are part of Barnes & Noble’s special Black Friday Event. It was such an honor to be asked to participate and i hope you love the cool editions as much as i do.

signed copies of HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA will be at your local B&N, but supplies are limited. check out their site for more details. (LINK to event here.)

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i, for sure, will be heading out to snag a copy myself–they’re too pretty! one lucky person will also find a copy that’s got a quote from HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA in it, handwritten by me. (seen in the pic below.) if you happen to be the person who finds it, let me know!

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i cannot believe the holiday season is already upon us! i’ve got so much to be thankful for this year, and each of you have A LOT to do with it. thank you for being amazing every single day.

xoxo

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

 

 

 

 

an ode to the precious and some gemma doyle fangirling

my latest book haul!

my latest book haul!

books are such magical things. we can open them and be transported to new worlds, new times, and new adventures. we can laugh and cry and shake our fists along with our favorite characters, and we can fall in love and have our hearts broken with them, too. my ya gothic horror is on submission right now, and i’m in the midst of researching and drafting out my latest project to keep from obsessively checking emails from my agent. i’m also binge-reading a bunch of books and loving every second of this part of work. here are a few titles from my recent book haul that i’ve been super excited about reading.

A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY – Libba Bray

ETIQUETTE AND ESPIONAGE – Gail Carriger

A COLD LEGACY – Megan Shepherd

RED QUEEN -Victoria Aveyard

omg the gemma doyle trilogy??? where has it been all my life. so. effing. good. i bought the other two books and am eagerly* awaiting their arrival. i cannot believe it’s taken me so long to get into them.

what debut are you most looking forward to? and what are some of your favorite creepy books? i need to add some more titles to my (ever) growing list!

*by eagerly awaiting i mean pacing back and forth, cursing the mail for being late, and breaking out into a cold, i-NEED-it-now sweat. the next step will be rocking in the corner and smacking my gums until the precious arrives. not pretty.

xx