Meet Kerri Maniscalco and special guests for her HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA fall tour!

i am so thrilled to announce the fall tour stops for HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA! join me and special guests at each stop while we chat about books and all of our favorite things. we’ll be unveiling more guests over the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned!

HuntingPD_author tour2

Signed/personalized preorders will be available at each location for anyone who cannot make it out to the event, so check out/contact the bookstores for info on how to place your order. For non-US readers, BOOKS OF WONDER sends out international packages. YAY!

***If you’ll be attending the events, books will be available for purchase there. Both myself and special guests will be there to sign your copies. Please check with the individual bookstores for any special instructions they may have on if they allow other merchandise/books to be brought to the event.

Reminder–save screenshots of your preorder receipts…you’ll need them for the incentive that will be announced before tour. (Yes, the incentive will be international as well–I couldn’t leave out non-US residents!)

***If you want to preorder (through an event bookstore) and still plan on attending the event, please contact the bookstore where your event is taking place. They will have information on how to proceed with your order. 

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA FALL TOUR

September 19, 2017

East Tennessee History Center

7:30pm

Knoxville, TN

September 22, 2017

Books of Wonder w/special guests TBA

6:00pm

New York, NY

September 23, 2017

Boston Teen Author Festival

Cambridge, MA

September 25, 2017

Quail Ridge Books In conversation with Renée Ahdieh

7:00pm

Raleigh, NC

September 26, 2017

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop w/special guest TBA

6:00pm

Asheville, NC

September 28, 2017

Foxtale Book Shoppe w/special guest TBA

6:30pm

Woodstock, GA

September 29, 2017

Little Shop of Stories w/special guest TBA

7:00pm

Decatur, GA

October 7, 2017

Texas Teen Book Festival

Austin, TX

IG contest, preorder incentive, fall tour updates

hello friends! i have a few exciting things to update you on:

one: i’m hosting an epic Instagram giveaway right now that features some fun HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA swag designed by novelly yours and read and wonder.

 

it ends TOMORROW NIGHT, so be sure to enter ASAP. two winners will be chosen and announced Tuesday on my instagram. (one grand prize winner and one runner up.)

two: there is going to be a preorder incentive and i’ve gotten A LOT of questions on what it is and how people will be able to enter. the announcement will likely be in early August (SOON!) but for now i can say that taking a screen shot of your receipts will be what you need to upload it into the preorder website.

three: the fall tour will also be announced soon, AND each location will have signed stock available AND you can preorder through each store and have it personalized for you. i’ll post more details on how to do that once the tour/cities are announced.

Pre-order links:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Books-A-Million

Book Depository 

Book People

Hudson Booksellers

Kepler’s Books

Target

Add HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA to your goodreads shelves here!

can’t wait to see you all on the road!

xoxo

ALA Annual 2017 or bust!

i am THRILLED to announce that i’ll be at ALA annual signing ARCs of HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA this year! if you’re in Chicago and want to come say hi (and i hope you do!), here’s where you can find me:

ALA 2017 Schedule

i also wanted to say a HUGE HUGE HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to my signings at BEA and BookCon. some of you waited in line for over an hour (!!!!!!) and i am so ridiculously honored and grateful for your dedication to my gothic book babies. you are all so awesome. thank you.

here are some pictures from the events with myself and author Lyndsay Ely aka my partner in BookCon crime (her debut is called GUNSLINGER GIRL and it’s fabulous for fans of WESTWORLD, btw).

can’t wait to see more of you on the road this fall! (tour dates and information will be announced in the coming weeks…stayed tuned for news on special guests and locations.)

xoxo

Cover reveal + exclusive HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA excerpt on Entertainment Weekly!!!

i am still sitting over here pinching myself that this is all happening AGAIN. the cover for the second installment in the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series has been revealed on EW!!!

if you’d like to take a look at it AND read the first chapter, please head on over and check it out. and then tell me what you think! do you love it as much as i do??????

HPD Cover Reveal Giveaway

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA cover + excerpt can be found here:

http://ew.com/books/2017/03/13/kerri-maniscalco-hunting-prince-dracula/?xid=entertainment-weekly_socialflow_twitter

xoxox

Oh! and because i cannot resist sharing the love and excitement, i also have an ARC giveaway happening on twitter RIGHT NOW! (i’ll mail out an ARC once i receive my author copies.)

 

Ten Awesome Gothic First Sentences

There’s nothing quite like setting the mood and atmosphere of your novel from the very first line. Here are my favorite ten gothic horror first sentences, from classics to contemporaries, that hooked me right away. It’s a great little exercise to use when reading over your own manuscript. Does your first sentence hook the reader? Does it give the reader a hint of what’s in store for them?

And, most importantly, does it make you want to read on?

1. “You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.” –Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

2. “The basement hallways in King’s College of Medical Research were dark, even in the daytime.” – The Madman’s Daughter, by Megan Shepard

3. “During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country, and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher.”- The Fall of the House of Usher, by Edgar Allan Poe

4. “I stepped inside the railroad car, and three dozen pairs of eyes peered my way.”- In the Shadow of Blackbirds, by Cat Winters

5. “Mr. Utterson the lawyer was a man of a rugged countenance that was never lighted by a smile; cold, scanty and embarrassed in discourse; backward in sentiment; lean, long, dusty, dreary and yet somehow lovable.”- The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson

6. “The charcoal sky spits cold rain as we rumble to a stop at a crossroad.”- Masque of the Red Death, by Bethany Griffin

7. “The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden, there came through the open door the heavy scent of the lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.”- The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde

8. “The boy was late.” – The Beautiful and the Cursed, by Page Morgan

9. “Jonathan Harker’s Journal

3 May. Bistritz.—Left Munich at 8:35 P.M., on 1st May, arriving at Vienna early next morning; should have arrived at 6:46, but train was an hour late.”- Dracula, by Bram Stoker

10. “Dead!” a woman screamed. “It’s the dead!”- Something Strange and Deadly, by Susan Dennard

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