HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA Updates

 

 

card1.2-Audrey Rose_smallI swear I have the very BEST readers and social media friends in the world. Before I jump into a few updates, I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your enthusiasm and love for my characters is truly incredible. Thank you for all of the laughs and excitement on twitter, IG, and facebook.

Now for the updates:

* A whooooole lot of people have asked if HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA is available for preorder (!!!!!)…the answer is YES! I’m working on some preorder campaigns now (international), so please take screenshots of your orders and keep them handy. I’ll be posting more news about what’s up for grabs a little bit later.

Here are a few links to where you can snag a copy:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

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Book Depository 

Book People

Hudson Booksellers

Kepler’s Books

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Add HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA to your goodreads shelves here!

  • ARCs — (Advanced Reader Copies given to bloggers, reviewers, media, bookstagrammers, etc.) are being formatted and will soon be printed off. I’ll be sure to post another update of when (and how) to put your request in. (Last year ARCs were rolling out in mid-April to give you an idea of timing. It may be the same this year—we shall both see!)
  • Cover Reveal — last year SJTR’s cover was revealed in April, I should know more of when to expect the reveal in the next week or two, and will probably be shouting and squealing all over the interwebs to let you know a date.
  • Is this a series? — the answer is YES! So far there are three mysteries for Audrey Rose and her crew to solve. (SJTR, HPD, and a third coming out next year.) If you’re interested in more? Preordering is one of the best ways to show a publisher that you’re in need of more adventures. Tell all your friends and post about your favorite book/series online. People take note of it!
  • Character cards — I have received A LOT of inquiries about the character cards currently in my giveaway and how and where to order them. They’re available in Phantom Rin’s redbubble store and can be found by clicking through to the link in the next sentence. (The ones I order and giveaway are listed under ‘Greeting Cards’ and then toggle down to ‘Postcard.’) Link to character cards: Click me!
  • FOGGY KNIGHT Candle — this candle is available for purchase in Novelly Yours’ shop. It smells FANTASTIC and is almost too gorgeous to burn! I am a huge fan of her products and cannot gush enough. Click me!

Okay! I think that’s it for now…I’m going to jump back into the writing cave, but I still have a few more surprises up my sleeve that will be revealed in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned….

xoxo

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I adore a good giveaway, and I couldn’t think of a more perfect time to share the love than with a giveaway…

To celebrate both Valentine’s Day AND the fact that HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA is getting formatted for ARCs soon, I thought I’d host not one, but TWO giveaways. (Instructions on how to enter can be found on both Twitter and Instagram.)

The first is open internationally on twitter.

Up for grabs on Twitter is:

1  entire set of character cards (8 total) designed by the fabulous Phantom Rin

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1 signed bookplate

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1 signed SJTR bookmark.

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The second giveaway is happening on my Instagram account and is open to US residents only. (I’ll be hosting an International giveaway on Instagram soon and will be giving away an ARC when I receive them.)

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Up for grabs on IG:

1 entire character card set. Which totals 8 cards. (cards created by @phantomrin)

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A signed bookplate + SJTR bookmark

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1 Foggy Knight candle by @novellyyours

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1 Audrey Rose and Thomas mug

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Both giveaways end on March 1st.

Good luck!!!

***Oh! And if you’ve already preordered HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA or are thinking of pre-ordering it…save a photo or screenshot of your receipt. I may have some fun things in the works for pre-orders. More info on that to come in the following weeks/months.***

Pre-order links for HPD:

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!

xoxo

Cheers to 2017!

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.” – Neil Gaiman 


Happy New Year’s Eve, friends! Thank you all so much for spending your time with me during this wild debut year. I can’t believe I get to go on another journey with you for book two. (Title reveal coming soon!) I’m grateful for everything, especially the friendships I’ve made with my fellow debut authors, seasoned vets, and each and every reader, librarian, bookstagrammer, and blogger. You have all been shining stars and I’m so humbled to have shared this adventure with you. 


2017 is a new chapter, a new opportunity to shine our lights. A way for us to rage against darkness by promoting goodness, light and love. Let’s all make some wonderful art next year. And the year after, and forever more. Stay tuned for some pretty fun announcements in the coming weeks and months!  #2016bestnine #stalkingjacktheripper

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STALKING JACK THE RIPPER IS OUT!

It’s here! It’s FINALLY HERE!!! *tosses confetti* *passes around birthday cake* Happy happy birthday to my book baby!

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I am THRILLED to share this story and these characters with you. Thank you to everyone who’s been there from the very beginning, to those who’ve been hanging out with me on this blog and social media for the last seven years, and to all my new friends who’ve shared the excitement leading up to today.

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER, my gothic, feminist novel, now belongs to you, dear readers. I hope it transports you to gritty Victorian London. And I hope that it entertains you while taking you on an adventure that slowly unravels and twists and turns and keeps you unsure until the grand reveal.

Please tag me in any photos of SJTR in the wild! I am going to live vicariously through each of you today, and then I’ll be hitting the store and taking pics of my book baby in the real. Oh my gosh. That’s an actual thing I can do.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

 

Stalking Jack the Ripper Character Cards + Teasers

Phantom Rin has really outdone herself with these amazingggg STALKING JACK THE RIPPER character cards. She should have some fun things posted in her store soon, so be sure to check out all her book-themed goodies. I know I will be 😉

In other news: THERE ARE FIVE WEEKS LEFT UNTIL PUB DAY, GUYS. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!?!?!?!

*runs in circles*

if you’d like to pre-order signed/personalized copies here’s how to do that: PRE-ORDERING PERSONALIZED STALKING JACK THE RIPPER

onto the teasers!

“Didn’t your family warn you against sneaking around at night alone?” Thomas asked. “Dangerous things linger in the dark.”

— Thomas Cresswell, STALKING JACK THE RIPPER.

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Without hesitation, I dragged the scalpel from one shoulder to the sternum, taking pains to push as deeply as I could. My brows raised a fraction before I schooled my face into an unreadable mask. Human flesh flayed much easier than I’d anticipated. It wasn’t much different from cutting into a pork loin prior to its roasting, a thought that should have been more disturbing than it was.

— Audrey Rose Wadsworth, STALKING JACK THE RIPPER.

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Fall Tour Announcement!

hello everyone! *waves* i have been sitting on this news for a little while now and i am so, so excited that i can finally share the fall tour and STALKING JACK THE RIPPER launch event with you!

i’m planning a bunch of fun things–tasty treats, a door prize, and other SJTR-themed launch-type things for Memphis. i cannot believe my book will be in the world in just six weeks. it still doesn’t seem real.

to celebrate the tour announcement, i’m hosting an international giveaway on Twitter. it includes a signed copy of SJTR and some really fun swag. i hope you enter and wish you lots of luck!

will i see any of you on tour????

*please note! the BOOKS OF WONDER event features both myself and Sarah Porter, author of VASSA IN THE NIGHT. xoxoxo

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5 words, 14 letters…I HAVE A BOOK DEAL!

“I can’t believe this is real life” has become my new mantra. If someone were to tell me three weeks ago that I’d be sharing this news with you, I’d think they were crazy. And clearly compulsive liars, and why the heck was I friends with such crazy compulsive liars?! I’d need to look into finding some decent friends…

I’m still shamefully ineloquent right now, so please forgive this rambling mess of emotions. This is a post I’ve been dreaming of, patiently waiting for five years (including query trench time) and (more than) a handful of books later to write. It will be told with a series of accompanying gifs because that’s kinda how I roll.

Guys? I have a book deal.

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Holy state of denial, Batman. Maybe I should say that to myself again, a little louder this time to be sure: I HAVE A BOOK DEAL.

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Like the time I had “THE CALL” with my agent (and was totally convinced Barbara wanted to talk on the phone because she found fancy new ways of lighting my manuscript on fire…using her eyes), I sent my pal A.G. Howard an email, panicking that MAYBE THEY WILL SAY “HAHA JUST KIDDING, NO DEAL HERE, MANIAC. WE FOUND WAYS TO LIGHT YOUR BOOK ON FIRE WITH OUR EYES.”

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Ever the reasonable one, Anita assured me that still wasn’t a thing. So now I’m back to quietly repeating my mantra. I cannot believe it’s happening. Like seriously…what dream world did I teleport to and how long can I stay?!

My editor and publisher (SQUEALS!) were even nice enough to have it announced, so I can now stare at it, all wide-eyed with tears streaming down my face, and keep whispering, “I can’t believe this is real life.”

Here’s the publishers marketplace deal announcement:

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And here’s a screenshot of the Publisher’s Weekly announcement:

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This is what it says: Jenny Bak at Jimmy Patterson Books has bought a YA novel called Of Blood and Shadow by Kerri Maniscalco. The debut gothic thriller, inspired by the Ripper murders, is about a Victorian-era lord’s daughter who defies society expectations by secretly apprenticing as a forensics examiner, and soon finds herself embroiled in the investigation of a serial killer who is stalking London’s East End. The book is scheduled for fall 2016; Barbara Poelle at Irene Goodman Literary Agency negotiated the deal for world English rights.

*jumps up and down* *faints*

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So yeah. It’s really real. I’m not sure I’ll ever wrap my brain around that, and honestly? I hope I never do. This is such an incredible blessing.

Thank you to my family, Chris (and his family!), loved ones, friends, and all of my writing pals (#goatposse) and critique partners and beta readers and agent siblings. And to my superhero/agent goddess, Barbara Poelle, for making this insane dream come true.

And a BIG THANK YOU to my editor. *waves* Hi Jenny! I am ridiculously excited for what comes next!

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Also, I am so grateful and beyond words thrilled to be on this journey with James Patterson and the entire team at JIMMY Patterson Books and Little, Brown. You guys are total dream makers. Thank you forever.

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OF BLOOD AND SHADOW is in the best possible hands and I cannot wait to share these characters and this world with all of you next Fall, dear readers and friends.

And now? WE DRINK CHAMPAGNE AND DANCE.

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OR DANCE IN OUR CHAMPAGNE.

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EITHER WAY WE’RE DANCING AND CHAMPAGNE IS INVOLVED!

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