KINGDOM OF THE WICKED cover reveal + exclusive look at the first chapter!

THE COVER IS HERE!!!

“Witches and demons roam 19th-century Italy in Kingdom of the Wicked, an enthralling new series from Kerri Maniscalco. The YA saga marks the bestselling author’s first foray into the fantasy genre, as she’s known for her historical Stalking Jack the Ripper series. But Maniscalco’s talent for weaving haunting mysteries and smoldering romances into her writing carries across genres, and Kingdom of the Wicked is proof.”

read the full article + the first chapter on Paste!

 

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Pre-order links

🔮 IndieBound https://bit.ly/3a1Zif4

🔮 B&N https://bit.ly/2R7a5vA

🔮 Amazon https://amzn.to/2FHcfN2

🔮 Amazon UK https://amzn.to/35Dq89H

🔮 Book Depository https://bit.ly/3a7vqxV

🔮 GR https://bit.ly/37VGlZy

KINGDOM OF THE WICKED playlist

the countdown to the cover reveal is on (just five days left!!!), so i thought it would be fun share something KINGDOM related to hold you over. before i started writing novels, i wrote music reviews online. singer-songwriters, blues, live bands, big bands, oldies, punk; i adore it all. which means i am SO excited to share the playlist for KINGDOM OF THE WICKED with you today!

i don’t typically have music on while i write, but i do listen on my breaks or when i’m trying to set the mood or tone of a scene. i love anything that captures the atmosphere or feeling i’m going for. here’s what i listened to the most while drafting this series opener:

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Quick link to my Spotify playlist.

Sympathy For The Devil—the Rolling Stones

Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked—Cage the Elephant

Sinister Kid—The Black Keys

A Girl Like You—Edwyn Collins

Unsteady—X Ambassadors

Glory Box—Portishead

The Devil You Know—X Ambassadors

Complicated—Fitz and The Tantrums

Take Me to Church—Hozier

Bitter Sweet Symphony—The Verve

Feels Like We Only Go Backwards—Tame Impala

By The Throat—CHVRCHES

You’re Not Good Enough—Blood Orange

Talk Show Host—Radiohead

Temptation—Cobra Verde

Girls Just Want to Have Fun—Greg Laswell

Do I Wanna Know?—Arctic Monkeys

Enjoy the Silence—Depeche Mode

Devil Devil—MILCK

Last Damn Night—Elle King

Tempt My Trouble—Bishop Briggs

Wicked Games—The Hot Damns

In the Shadows—Amy Stroup

Fight ‘Til the End—Jack Savoretti

Bad Moon Rising—Creedence Clearwater Revival

In the Air Tonight—Natalie Taylor

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(*Amazon pre-orders should be available soon, but you can add an alert to your email via the link above.)

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50% off post-holiday sale! (STALKING JACK THE RIPPER gift sets + CAPTURING THE DEVIL hardcovers)

happy, happy New Year! i am really looking forward to 2020 and all of the incredible things that will be unveiled this year! to start the fun off early, i wanted to share that STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series (hardcover) boxed sets (that come with a signed poster) are currently 50% off at B&N and Amazon.

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CAPTURING THE DEVIL hardcovers are also 50% off now, so if you or someone you know has been wanting to start or finish the series, now is definitely the time to snatch it up!

i also maaaaaaaay have heard from a little birdie at JIMMY books that something REALLY fun and exciting is happening this month. and it may have to do with my new series 🙂

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STALKING JACK THE RIPPER gift sets

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CAPTURING THE DEVIL hardcovers

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Signed copies of the entire STALKING JACK THE RIPPER series are available now!

last night i had my very first Talk Shop Live virtual book launch/Q&A and it was a blast! thank you so, so much for your amazing questions and for your excitement and for joining me on this incredible journey.

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if you missed the event live, no worries! you can still access the Q&A for 30 days…but that’s not the coolest part! you can also still order signed copies of my books there too! AND i can pop in and answer questions about the series in the comments! HURRAY!!

the link for purchasing the books is located in the video, so click on it and it’ll show the option at the bottom.

it’s US only and shipping is free, which is AWESOME!

if you pre-order a signed copy of CTD through Talk Shop Live, don’t forget to take a screenshot of your receipt and upload it (and fill out the form) on the JIMMY Books site.

Claim your pre-order prizes here!

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SIX MORE DAYS, FRIENDS!!!!!!!!

The secret is out! KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, the first book in my new series, is hitting shelves next fall!

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I’ve been keeping this secret all year, and now that the publisher’s marketplace announcement has finally arrived, I’m SO NERVOUS. But also (almost) beyond comprehension-level excited and hope you are, too!

KINGDOM OF THE WICKED, the first book in my new series, is a YA historical fantasy  that’s really a murder mystery at heart.

I can’t say much more for now, but it features some of my very favorite things as a reader; enemies to lovers, antiheroes, mystery, dark magic, and murder. I’m especially excited about the setting—19thcentury Sicily—which is enchanting even without casting any spells! (My family is Sicilian, so it’s extra special and personal.)

I honestly can’t wait for you to meet Emilia and Wrath next fall!

H U G E thank you to my agent Barbara Poelle, my editor Jenny Bak, James Patterson, and the whole team at JIMMY Patterson books. I’ve dreamed of writing this story for so many years and am grateful I get to share it with you.

More details will be coming in the following months, but that’s all I can share now. I hope, hope, hope you’re as excited as I am!

Scroll down for a sneak preview of my secret Pinterest board! It’s up on GoodReads, so please add it to your lists if you’d like! (I’d definitely appreciate it!)

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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!

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

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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!

INTERNATIONAL Readers

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.

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BOOK BOXES

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.

GIFT SETS

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 jimmy.patterson@hbgusa.com 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.

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Quick Preorder links

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