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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🔮 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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SURPRISE! KINGDOM OF THE WICKED release date + more!

i LOVE a good surprise and hope you do too because…..SURPRISE!!!!

The #1 New York Times bestselling author Kerri Maniscalco introduces her next blockbuster series, a dark, intoxicating tale of a beautiful young witch, a troubled demon, and their epic romance, set against a lush 19th century Italian backdrop.

Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to discover who did this, and to seek vengeance at any cost—even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.

Then Emilia meets Wrath, the outlier among the seven demon brethren, always choosing duty over pleasure. He’s been tasked by his master with investigating a series of women’s murders on the island. When Emilia and Wrath’s fates collide, it’s clear this disturbing mystery will take a bewitching turn…

 

KINGDOM OF THE WICKED hits shelves: November 3, 2020.

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COVER TO BE REVEALED soon. very, very soon. stay tuned.

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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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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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