Capturing the Devil is out TODAY!!!!

good morning and welcome to the world, little book. the last five years of writing these stories and getting to know these characters have been the best, but now it’s time for me to say goodbye and send Thomas and Audrey Rose off.



i absolutely adore this conclusion–it ends where it all began for me. what you thought you knew about a killer in Stalking Jack the Ripper might just be another mystery waiting to be solved. i hope you’ve loved the hints i’ve dropped along the way…

Stalking Jack the Ripper intros the world and players.

Hunting Prince Dracula finds them in a castle much like Holmes’ Murder Hotel.

Escaping From Houdini was an emotional journey into Hell.

And now Audrey Rose and Thomas are finally Capturing the Devil they’ve been hunting. Or, at least they’re trying to.

as you join me in solving the final Stalking Jack the Ripper mystery, please remember one thing:

Beyond life, beyond death, my love for thee is eternal, dear reader.

thank you, thank you, thank you for going on another adventure with me.


NINE DAYS LEFT! Pre-order prize questions and answers.

hello, friends! happy Saturday! i’m getting LOTS AND LOTS of questions about pre-orders and with only NINE days left to pre-order, i am answering them below. PLEASE click the link to the pre-order submission page if your question wasn’t answered—it has ALL the answers!

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how long do i have to pre-order/what is a pre-order?

***if I pre-order do I automatically get the alternate cover and art?

  •  the quick answer is no. you need to take a screenshot of your receipt and upload it to the pre-order prize claim site. (this is the number one question I keep getting, so please please please spread the word to anyone you know who’s already pre-ordered. I would HATE for them to miss out because they didn’t submit those forms!)

where do I pre-order from?

  • you can pre-order from anywhere. Indies, Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, etc.

what format counts?

  • it’s outlined on the prize submission page, but ebooks, hardcovers, and audiobooks.

do Beacon Book Boxes count?

  • unfortunately, no. book boxes don’t typically count towards pre-order prizes unless they opt to purchase them for their boxes. (I don’t know more details on why, i’m sorry!)

do Fae Crate boxes count?

  • if you ordered a “book-included” box from Fae Crate, they purchased and will include your alternate cover + the art print in the boxes.

i live outside the US, can i still get the prizes?

  • yes! Premier Collectables has signed books + the alternate dust jackets + the art prints available for purchase through their site. the offer lasts until September 9th! 

do i still get the regular cover if i submit for the alternate cover?

  •  YES! your book will come from wherever you purchased it with the original cover. the JIMMY books team ships out the pre-order prizes. details on when you can expect your prizes are on the website where you submit your forms.


  • US readers: Pre-order ANYWHERE by September 9th at midnight
  • ebooks, hardcovers, and audiobooks count
  • Submit your proof of purchase to the website HERE
  • INTL readers purchase through Premier Collectables HERE

that’s it! according to my publisher’s numbers, there are still LOTS of people who’ve pre-ordered but haven’t claimed their prizes! xoxoxo


Exclusive first look at a three-part series on creating CAPTURING THE DEVIL for anyone who’s pre-ordered CTD!


i have some REALLY fun news from JIMMY Patterson Books to share!!! while i was in New York for BookCon, they had an amazing film crew there and i got to sit down and chat about all things CAPTURING THE DEVIL, characters, plot, and, of course, Thomas Cresswell. my editor also got a chance to share her insights and i seriously couldn’t love it more!

here’s a little note from my publisher:

“We are giving an exclusive first look at the three part series on creating Capturing The Devil to all fans who enter the pre-order prize pack campaign by September 7th! Simply submit your proof of purchase and email address at the link below and be the very first to get the behind the scenes scoop on the stunning conclusion of the Stalking Jack The Ripper saga!”

Quick links:

Submit your pre-order screenshots here!




INTERNATIONAL pre-order prizes + signed book


Hi friends! I am SO beyond words excited about my very first virtual signing! Please join me at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific on September 3rdI’ll be live and want to chat with all of you! Set reminders and come with ALL of your burning, spoiler-free questions about any book in the series, writing questions, or anything else you’d like to chat about, and I’ll answer while I sign. It’ll be like one of my impromptu Twitter or IG Q&A’s only BETTER. (I’m sure my new heathen of a kitten, Crookie, will make a guest appearance…)

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During the event, you’ll also have a chance to preorder a copy of CAPTURING THE DEVIL and watch me sign it for you in real time. (Which I think is SO cool!)

Please follow my talkshoplive channel ( to get notified when I go live so you don’t miss out. I can’t wait to chat with you SOOON!! Xoxo


When: Tuesday September 3rd7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific


What: Live Q&A and virtual signing event

How it works: anyone anywhere in the world can participate as long as they have the link to my channel.

Excitement level: OFF THE CHARTS, Y’ALL!!

the CAPTURING THE DEVIL official book trailer is here!

Come one, come all to the Chicago World’s Fair… if you dare. 

Thank you to Josh at JIMMY Patterson Books for making this super fun and dark book trailer for CAPTURING THE DEVIL!

ONE MONTH Y’ALL!!!! #CTDTrailer 


Friendly reminder that there is now ~less than~ one month left to snag your CTD prizes. Please set alarms and reminders to submit your pre-order receipts to claim your prizes before 9/9/19! (The prizes are an alternate dust jacket/cover AND a double-sided illustration of Audrey Rose and Thomas that was done by Gabriella Bujdoso.)

Claim your pre-order prizes here! 

INTERNATIONAL friends also have an option to grab a signed book PLUS the alternate cover/dust jacket and artwork too!

Claim your INTL pre-order prizes here!

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series books are buy 1, get 1 free at Barnes and Nobel this week! Plus CAPTURING THE DEVIL sampler news!

hello friends, i have two bits of exciting news to share!

first bit of fun news:

SJTR series hardcovers and paperbacks are buy 1, get 1 free at Barnes & Noble this week! That means if you’ve been wanting to grab the whole series, or even the paperbacks with the bonus Thomas content, now is the perfect time to do it.

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Here’s a quick recap of the bonus content and where you can find it:

Second bit of fun news:

JIMMY Books is giving away TEN samplers of CAPTURING THE DEVIL on Twitter!! There are VERY limited samplers, so please spread the word. These are highly coveted and are great for series collectors and fans of the series.

News on virtual signings will be coming soon. I can’t wait to share more!

ALSO! In case you missed it, CAPTURING THE DEVIL pre-order prizes were announced and you can now submit screenshots of your receipts to claim your prizes!! Please see details in my FAQ post here.


CAPTURING THE DEVIL preorder prizes are here!!! (plus FAQ about them!)

it’s been SO hard keeping both of these prizes a secret for so long, and i am so happy the wait is finally over!!! please read through this post carefully for answers to ALL of your burning preorder questions! xoxo


the US preorder prizes are:

  1. An alternate cover/dust jacket for CAPTURING THE DEVIL. this cover features a black background and glittering gold/champagne foiled dress. It matches the other books in the series with the dark background and I absolutely LOVE how shimmery Audrey Rose’s dress is in real life!
  2. A 6” x 9” double-sided postcard featuring original color artwork of a wedding scene with Audrey Rose Wadsworth and Thomas Cresswell by Gabriella Bujdosó! i loved working with Gabi on this and couldn’t be happier with how she NAILED the dress, the details in Thomas’s suit, and entire scene. one side features Cressworth in their wedding best, and the other features Thomas’s tattoo.

i hope you’re as excited as i am, i’ve been dreaming of alternate covers and more tie-in artwork for SO long and am so blissfully happy with the final prizes for this series!


While it’s not legal for my US publisher to ship out preorder prizes outside of the US, Premier Collectables is offering a LIMITED AMOUNT of signed books + both the alternate cover and artwork by Gabi.

This is only open while supplies last, so please tell anyone you know who lives outside the US and really wants the prizes.

Premier Collectables LINK.



Unfortunately, book boxes don’t count as preorder receipts….BUT…

Fae Crate purchased both the alternative covers/dust jackets AND the artwork by Gabi and are adding them to each of their “book-included” boxes!! if you are a US or INTERNATIONAL reader who ordered a book + box from them, you’ll have your prizes in your boxes!

They just posted another TINY restock of book + box options for their recovery kits, so if you’d like to snag one, please check out their site for details.


These preorder prizes are for preorders of CTD only. Gift sets–including the B&N special edition gift set–have a different release date and have a different prize. (The signed poster that I’ve teased on my Instagram!)

What counts as a preorder? Where can I preorder from?

Ebooks, hardcovers, or audiobooks from ANY physical or online retailer count as a preorder!

How do I submit my receipt?

take a screenshot or photo of it and please follow the instructions on the preorder website JIMMY Books has posted. CLICK HERE FOR THE WEBSITE

I’m having trouble with uploading my preorder receipt, help!

if you encounter a problem or have questions about uploading your pre-order receipt, please email your question and a copy of your proof of purchase to by 11:59 PM (ET) on 9/9/19.

If I purchased multiple copies, can I submit multiple preorder receipts to claim extra prizes?

The offer is limited to one preorder prize per person and per household.

Can I preorder a signed and personalized copy of CTD?

YES! please preorder from any of the stores I’m hitting on tour and send those receipts in to JIMMY using the website they have.

Here’s a post with links to each of my tour stops at the bottom.

OFFER ENDS on 9/9/19 at 11:59 PM Eastern.

Eligibility rules, regulations, and all other information can be found on JIMMY’s CAPTURING THE DEVIL website.


Quick Preorder links





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Premier Collectables

Other retailers + ebooks can be found here