FAQ about signed copies, pre-order prizes, secret exclusive playing cards given out on tour, and more!

hi friends! with just TEN DAYS LEFT (OMGGGGgGGGGgGG) i wanted to answer a few frequently asked questions about signed copies of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI. here are the top questions and hopefully some good answers!

Q: i’m also ordering signed copies as gifts for friends/loved ones, can i submit extra receipts to get tarot cards for each order?

A: unfortunately, on the JIMMY books pre-order site, it limits the prizes to one set per household. BUT! you can order signed copies through Premier Collectables and they come with the full set of tarot cards. you’ll just need to place your order by the 17th. (the cards won’t be available after that.) also?? you are AWESOME.

Q: i can’t make it to an event. can i still get a signed or personalized book???

A: definitely YES! if you pre-order through any of the bookstores i’m visiting on tour, then i can sign and personalize your copy for you. the bookstore will have either a section on their site, or you may need to reach out to them to make sure they know you want it personalized too. (i.e. on the Books of Wonder order form they ask if you want it personalized before you add it to your cart.)

Q: will there be goodies at the tour stops?

A: yes! i’m bringing tarot cards to slip into books, and a TOP SECRET character playing card designed by Phantom Rin. 

Q: wait!!!! how can i get one of those playing cards???

A: i’m sneaking them into books that are pre-ordered through the stores i’m visiting on tour. if you can’t make it out to an event, that’s the only other way to snag these exclusive playing cards. 

Q: can i bring other books with me to an event?

A: definitely check with the bookstore about their personal policies. most ask that you either pre-order a copy through them as a “ticket” to the event, or purchase one the day of the event. i will definitely sign ALL your books, though. 

Q: do i need to buy a ticket to your event?

A: no tickets are necessary, but bookstores typically ask that you purchase a book through them as your “ticket” to the signing. definitely check with them for any other individual store rules.

Q: what if i want a signed copy of STALKING JACK THE RIPPER or HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA? Will there be books available at the stores?

A: yes! there should be stock for each book in the series. definitely shoot the individual bookstores a message if you’re looking for it in a particular format, though. (i.e. they may have it in hardcover or trade paperback or mass market paperback, or only one of those formats.) 

Q: what if i’m an international reader and want the exclusive/secret playing card???

A: some of the bookstores i’m visiting on tour also ship internationally, so if you order a signed or personalized copy through them, i can slip a secret playing card into your book! 

Q: i submitted a pre-order form without including a receipt on the JIMMY site, did it go through?

A: unfortunately, probably not. definitely follow ALL the instructions on the pre-order prize page–you want to make sure you have a qualified entry. there’s an email address listed at the bottom of the pre-order prize site if you’ve got any questions or need to upload your receipt. CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON PRE-ORDER PRIZES.

US Pre-order link

Premier Collectables link

thank you all for your excitement and for spreading the word. it means the absolute world to me to see all of your excited posts and to see you telling ALL of your friends about this series. i can’t wait to see you on the road SOON! 

xoxox

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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)

CLAIM YOUR US PRE-ORDER PRIZE HERE

xoxox

 

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