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

INTERNATIONAL PREORDER PRIZES FOR ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI ARE HERE!

INTERNATIONAL PREORDER PRIZES FOR ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI ARE HERE!

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i am so, so, so ecstatic to share this news with you! i know international readers were excited when the custom character cards were unveiled (and then disappointed it was US only), but now you’ll be able to snag the very same cards AND get a signed copy!

details:

  • international readers who pre-order through Premier Collectables will receive a signed hardcover copy of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI along with the 8 custom tarot cards illustrated by Phantom Rin.
  • no preorder receipts need to be submitted since the preorder is going directly through Premier Collectables, and they’ll be shipping both the signed book and tarot cards out together.
  • the international offer ends on 9/17/18, the same date as the US preorder offer, so please don’t wait too long. once publication day hits, the tarot cards disappear forever! 
  • Order your signed hardcover and receive the cards by clicking HERE.
  • Standard international shipping costs will be applied at checkout. For any more questions, please check the listing on their site. 
  • I’ll be signing the copies in person and can’t wait to scribble in your books!

i want to say a HUGE thank you to Sabrina at JIMMY Books for going above and beyond to make this a possibility for international readers! this is such an awesome (and rare!) thing for a US publisher to do, and i couldn’t be more grateful to have such a dedicated and hard working team.

US Signed editions:

I will also be signing (and personalizing) editions that will be available for preorder through each bookstore i visit during my tour. those stops will be announced very, very shortly, so if you’re a US reader who’s been patiently waiting to preorder a signed copy, the wait is almost over!

the signed editions with the decorative borders will also be announced in the VERY near future. (my crystal ball tells me in the next day or two…along with the ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI tour announcement!) 

thank you all so very much for all of the love for this book. it truly means the world to me.

xoxoxo

the US ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI preorder prize is finally here!

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i’m so excited i’m just going to jump to the news! if you preorder a copy of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI, my awesome US publisher, JIMMY Books, will send you a set of exclusive character cards, designed by phantom rin! *dances*

there will be a total of EIGHT custom cards given to each person who submits their receipt. the cards play a large role in the novel, which makes them even more special!

it’s no secret that i adore phantom rin’s artwork and have swooned pretty hard over all of her Cressworth illustrations from the very beginning of this journey. i am beyond excited that i got to work with her on this, and hope you love them as much as i do.

please note: once the preorder campaign is over, they’ll disappear for good, so please turn your screenshots of your receipts in as soon as you can.

for more information on eligible entries, please check out the JIMMY books preorder website by clicking HERE

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18 days until publication (!!!) and Cressworth items for your bookish collection

guys…there are only 18 days left until HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA is in the world!!!! HOW on earth has it already been a year since STALKING JACK THE RIPPER came out??? (side-note, there are just over two weeks left to snag a MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL novella, don’t forget to upload your receipts to claim one!)

i am so blown away by the complete and utter outpouring of love and support for these characters and stories. you guys make this even more amazing and i hope you know how much i appreciate you and your positive word of mouth excitement. i have a few fun things to share that i hope you’ll adore as much as i do.

i get asked often on social media about book related goodies and where to purchase them and am listing out a few AMAZING Cresswell and Wadsworth merch for yourself or the book lover in your family. (i figured it would be easiest to have a post with them, so everyone who’s interested has an easy place to find links.)

Behind the Pages store has created amazing “Cressworth” merchandise (soap, lip balm, perfume, lotion + more) and it is one of their September “ships of the month.” It means it’s an exclusive item that will only be available for the month of September only. If you’d like to snag it (and you SO do… they are to die for), definitely don’t wait or they’ll be gone.

Cressworth “Ship of the month” (available until October 1, 2017)

**Other products are listed under “Audrey” or “Thomas” in her shop.

Novelly Yours Candles unveiled two new candles based on HPD and I’m totally ordering both because they look AWESOME.

Audrey Rose candle (available September 8th, listed under “floral”)

Smells like: bergamot, rose, and honey

Thomas candle (available September 8th, listed under “cologne/musky)

Smells like: coffee, cotton, and cologne

Foggy Knight is available now and is the one I helped to design. I am OBSESSED with its new design.

Smells like: crackling firewood, storms, Earl Grey and fallen leaves

Read and Wonder created two different bookmarks for HPD and SJTR. I seriously cannot get enough of them and am LOVE seeing them in your pictures online!

Audrey Rose and Thomas magnetic bookmarks

“I am wholly bewitched” quote bookmark

 

Flickering Tales is a delightful candle shop that’s recently added Thomas and Audrey Rose candles. I just got a set and let me say…they smell as fabulous as they look!

Thomas and Audrey Rose candle set

Thomas candle

smells like: teakwood, tobacco, and tea

Audrey Rose candle

smells like: patchouli, fig, and eucalyptus

Tim Paul is the illustrator who made the map for HPD and you’ve asked, and he does have a store with prints available!

HPD Map Print

Phantom Rin is the extremely talented artist behind the character cards you see posted here and various places online. One of the questions I get asked the most is where to find the character cards, and those can be found in her store along with postcards, stickers, t-shirts, journals and so much more.

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Phantom Rin SJTR art

Wick and Fable also has Miss Wadsworth and Mr. Cresswell candles and i can attest to how great they both smell. they’re so pretty i haven’t been able to burn them yet, though!

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photo credit: Wick and Fable

Miss Wadsworth Candle

smells like: roses, buttercream, sandalwood, Earl Grey tea

Mr. Cresswell Candle

smells like: Turkish coffee, tobacco leaf, caramelized vanilla

KidLit Cares: Hurricane Harvey Auction SJTR themed “book box”

hi friends! there’s an amazing auction going on (hosted by author Kate Messner) to help people affected by Hurricane Harvey and i’ve donated a personalized “book box” filled with items curated by myself.

Auction Items Hurricane Harvey

Included is:

  • a signed hardcover collection of my books (STALKING JACK THE RIPPER and the forthcoming HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA)
  • magnetic bookmarks of my characters
  • candles
  • bookish tea
  • a tea infusing ball
  • character cards
  • a signed map from my second novel.

please bid if you can, and if you can’t please help spread the word. let’s do all we can to help! xoxo

Here’s the link for details on how to bid. 

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 pre-Halloween Read Along #SJTRreadalong

So excited that the #StalkingJackTheRipper read along has started as of yesterday (October 17th)! Thank you to Sabrina (blogger over at Beyond the Book Reviews), and Ava (blogger over at Bookishness and Tea) for organizing this! You are seriously rockstars.

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As I mentioned above, the read along started on October 17th and will end on the 28th, but anyone can join in at any time. Have you read SJTR? You’re more than welcome to chat with other readers and participate in the excitement.

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Speaking of excitement, I was SO excited I created exclusive bonus content and chapter thoughts that bloggers will be revealing on their sites and on twitter throughout the event. Use #SJTRreadalong to join in the fun!

Here’s the SJTR reading schedule:

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  • Monday, October (start date) 17th read chapter 1 and end at the start of chapter 5
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  • Wednesday, October 19th read chapter 5 and end at the start of chapter 10
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  • Friday, October 21st read chapter 10 and end at the start of chapter 15
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  • Sunday, October 23rd read chapter 15 and end at the start of chapter 20
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  • Tuesday, October 25th read chapter 20 and end at the start of chapter 25
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  • Thursday, October 27th read chapter 25 and read  till end of the book
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  • Saturday October 29th, there will be a non-spoiler twitter chat that I’ll be participating in 😀

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  • Want more information on the goodreads discussion group? Check out this google doc that also contains fun swag for those who participate.
  • Click here for more info

Oh! For those who’ve asked, the character cards in my photo below are from Phantom Rin’s Redbubble store. (They’re postcards and they are AWESOME.)

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awww, heck. you guys have been SO FANTASTIC, i think i might add some extra swag. for those who participate in the read along, as outlined below in how to qualify, i will add your names to a drawing for character cards. one lucky winner will receive a character card from Phantom Rin’s shop.

here’s part of the information on how to sign up from the google document:

“To celebrate the end of the read along Sabrina (@Splintered_Luv) will be hosting a twitter chat to not only to discuss some non spoiler questions we may have for the author about the book, but also just to chat amongst the fans of SJTR.

If you as a reader cannot wait to begin chatting about the book, fear not! There is a Stalking Jack the Ripper read along Goodreads group with discussion threads for each of the chapter segments. Be for warned, these are discussion threads so everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Also this group discussion is to talk about the opinions of the book and not to attack the author personally. That can be found here https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/197534-sjtr-read-along

***Also the last information that is a need to know is the special swag to go along with this Read along! Kerri has been very generous and is opening up the opportunity to those who review the books to receive a signed personalized bookplate. To qualify for one of these bookplates, you would have to have participated in the read along in some way; be it by tweeting about it, commenting on one of the discussion threads, or simply joining us for the twitter chat on the 29th. The second thing that qualifies you, more so then just simply participating in the the read along is to post a review within a month after the read along concludes. SO by November 28th, have a review up on Goodreads or Amazon/Barnes and Noble or on your blog and you get the opportunity to receive a personalized bookplate.

****To enter your information to receive a bookplate, fill out this Google form (https://goo.gl/forms/1FhWZmvjjoiWSBNQ2 ) OR if you are feel more comfortable with emailing the address you can email sjtrreadalong@gmail.com

Also if you have any questions, concerns, or just simply wish us to clarify on something email sjtrreadalong@gmail.com “

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