BookExpo + BookCon + LEGENDARY tour stop + more!

hello friends, i’ve got a couple of fun things to share with you! first, i’ll be hitting the road in June and the first few events are at the following locations:

BookExpo 

June 1, 2018

In-booth signing

11-12pm

ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI ARCs

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BookCon

June 2, 2018

In-booth signing

11:30-12:30

ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI ARCs

Hachette booth 1938-1939

for each of the above events, i’ll be handing out signed Moonlight Carnival/Escaping From Houdini bookmarks to the first 100 people in line.

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LEGENDARY tour

one of my very best friends, Stephanie Garber, is coming to Nashville for her LEGENDARY tour (it’s the AMAZING sequel to her spellbinding debut, CARAVAL!) and I’ll be in conversation with her at Parnassus books. the event is on Monday June 11 at 6:30pm and i’d love to see my Nashville friends there!

June 11, 2018

6:30pm

Parnassus Books

i’ll also be signing my books and i may bring an ARC of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI for one lucky winner. Stephanie has some fun games planned, so you don’t want to miss out! (check with Parnassus for their store guidelines, and i’ll definitely bring those Moonlight Carnival bookmarks for everyone.)

GIVEAWAY!!!

one last fun announcement, JIMMY Books is hosting a TWENTY book giveaway over on GoodReads! it’s of the STALKING JACK THE RIPPER mass market paperback, and features the MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL novella. definitely hop over there and enter to win! (it’s going on now through June 17th.)

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i’ll have one more June event to announce soon! see you on the road!!

xoxo

HUGE thank you to the ever fantastic Phantom Rin and her amazing illustration of me for BEA/BookCon!

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MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL novella + SJTR Mass Market paperback book birthday!

Happy mass market paperback book birthday to STALKING JACK THE RIPPER! I hope you enjoy the Thomas novella included in the back as the bonus content!

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Photo by Kerri Maniscalco

i can’t help but share a picture of the opening quote and first page of MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL. i had SO MUCH fun writing from his POV and could definitely see myself getting back into his head one day.

thank you all for continuing on this wild publishing journey with me. i have LOTS of exciting things to share in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. Events i’ll be attending, preorder goodies, and other Top Secret Things will be revealed.

xoxo

Quick order links:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Books-A-Million

Hachette/Grand Central Publishing

IndieBound

Powell’s

Walmart

it will also be available in stores. happy reading!!

Goodreads:

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA

ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI

UNTITLED SJTR #4

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI news!

41DW1PO983L._SX342_BO1,204,203,200_i am so excited to announce that ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI’s cover is going to be revealed THIS Friday! (1/19/18)

i absolutely adore the work that the team at Little, Brown and JIMMY Books puts into these covers and i think you guys are going to go WILD for this one…i know i can’t get enough of it!

check back here on Friday for links to the cover — i’ll also be posting it all across social media, so if you’re not following me on your favorite sites, you might want to do so so you’re one of the first to see it 🙂

 

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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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xoxox

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA is a NYT Bestseller!!!!

it was a good thing my sister was driving when my phone rang a few minutes after 5pm today because OH MY GOODNESS, i was flailing like you wouldn’t believe when my agent and editor excitedly passed along the news….HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA debuted on the NYT bestsellers list!!!!

HOLY. WOW.

YOU GUYS. Just LOOK at that list…

DKwpwaDUEAAW0ql.jpg-largei cannot even begin to wrap my brain around this. thank you so much to readers who purchased pre-orders and copies this week. to everyone who told their friends, shouted about it over the internet, and left a glowing review–thank you. your love of these characters made this possible and i am infinitely grateful for such amazing readers.

a HUGE thank you to my editor, Jenny Bak, my agent Barbara Poelle, James Patterson, Sabrina Benun, and the ENTIRE team at JIMMY books. you all make my words shine. if you need me, i’ll just be flailing forever.

xoxo

 

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA is now available!!!!

the day has finally arrived! HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA is now in the world and i don’t think this feeling of overwhelming gratitude will ever, ever get old. i’m so lucky to have so much love and support behind my books, and hope you know how very much it means to me.

This story was written from my heart and now it belongs to you, dear reader. I hope you love sinking your teeth into it! (I couldn’t resist at least ONE vampire pun!) Please tell all of your friends and share the release day love—your enthusiasm is one of my favorite things!

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Tonight I kick off the #HuntingPrinceDraculaTour with friends of the Knox county library in Knoxville, but for now I’m going to enjoy all of your beautiful pictures.

See you on the road, friends! Xoxo

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***If you don’t live close to a tour stop, or can’t make it out, please contact the bookstores if you’d like a signed/personalized copy of HPD. A lot of them will ship your order to you, so it’s *almost* like attending the event!

Places to order signed copies:

Books of Wonder

Quail Ridge Books

Spellbound Children’s Bookshop

Foxtale Book Shoppe

Little Shop of Stories