Last call for custom tarot cards + B&N Exclusive edition!

A quick ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI update:

B&N Edition: i just got word that the B&N Exclusive edition of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI (that features an entire bonus chapter) is a limited edition!!! supplies are running out quickly (LIKE WHAT?!?!?) so please grab a copy while you can. once they’re gone, they’re (unfortunately) not printing more.

PRE-ORDER PRIZES: the custom tarot cards are also almost gone!! (SERIOUSLY, YOU GUYS ARE INCREDIBLE!!) i’ve heard there are only 100 or so left. i cannot wait for you to have these cards…they’re so detailed and so gorgeous in person!

LAST CALL for Premier Collectables: premier collectables has signed copies that include ALL eight tarot cards, but that offer is only good through the 17th. (TWO DAYS!!) They ship internationally, so anyone who lives outside of the US who wants the custom artwork has an opportunity to get them PLUS a signed book.

Signed/Personalized editions: if you’d like a signed or personalized book from any of the stores on my tour, please don’t forget to pre-order them ASAP. the bookstores will need your orders in before i arrive. (the first tour date is on MONDAY! OMG!)

THREE MORE DAYS UNTIL PUBLICATION! TWO MORE UNTIL BOOKS OF WONDER! AHHHHHH!

see you on the road soon, friends! ALSO! reminder: i’m bringing an exclusive as-yet-unrevealed playing card to each event to hand out. xoxo

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ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI pre-publication note to readers

CAN YOU BELIEVE PUB DAY IS ALMOST HERE?!?!?! ONE MORE WEEK! holy heck…i seriously cannot believe the THIRD book is about to hit shelves. to hold you over until release day, i’m revealing the Moonlight Carnival characters along with some facts about them on my social media. (the fist two have already been unveiled, so check out my facebook, instagram, or twitter this week for details!)

here’s a little bit of what you can expect from this next mysterious adventure. 

Escaping from Houdini is a dark Victorian story filled with illusions. it explores the line between fantasy and reality, and how that sometimes blurs. everyone aboard this ship is a performer in their own way, each playing a role. danger lurks when you play pretend, though, and complications often arise.

EFH reveals a different layer of feminism—one where the choice of who you share your heart with is just as empowering as your choice in career. it boldly states that young women should make choices based on their own needs instead of fear.

this particular journey is not only a literal journey across the sea, but an emotional one, too. while traveling across the ocean, a ship often encounters turbulent waters, and this story is filled with ups and downs, both small and grand in nature. i hope your stomach aches with unexpected laughter and your heart pounds as well as flutters. i hope this journey gives you a tremendous emotional experience—one that is brimming with love and heart break, indecision and ultimately redemption. life often gives us storms, but it’s how we weather them that shows our true character.

above everything else, i hope for a few hours you’ll fall under the spell of the Moonlight Carnival. that perhaps you, too, might start to question the motives of your favorite characters. maybe you’ll discover sleight of word is just as clever of a trick as sleight of hand. who knows? you may end up questioning everything, even your own heart. 

one more word of warning before you set sail: be careful of getting in too deep. you just might lose your heart and your head to this magical traveling show.

welcome aboard the RMS Etruria where magic, mischief, and mayhem await your arrival under star-speckled skies.

xoxo

Kerri 

don’t forget to snag your PRE-ORDER PRIZES before they’re gone!

bella and her book

FAQ about signed copies, pre-order prizes, secret exclusive playing cards given out on tour, and more!

hi friends! with just TEN DAYS LEFT (OMGGGGgGGGGgGG) i wanted to answer a few frequently asked questions about signed copies of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI. here are the top questions and hopefully some good answers!

Q: i’m also ordering signed copies as gifts for friends/loved ones, can i submit extra receipts to get tarot cards for each order?

A: unfortunately, on the JIMMY books pre-order site, it limits the prizes to one set per household. BUT! you can order signed copies through Premier Collectables and they come with the full set of tarot cards. you’ll just need to place your order by the 17th. (the cards won’t be available after that.) also?? you are AWESOME.

Q: i can’t make it to an event. can i still get a signed or personalized book???

A: definitely YES! if you pre-order through any of the bookstores i’m visiting on tour, then i can sign and personalize your copy for you. the bookstore will have either a section on their site, or you may need to reach out to them to make sure they know you want it personalized too. (i.e. on the Books of Wonder order form they ask if you want it personalized before you add it to your cart.)

Q: will there be goodies at the tour stops?

A: yes! i’m bringing tarot cards to slip into books, and a TOP SECRET character playing card designed by Phantom Rin. 

Q: wait!!!! how can i get one of those playing cards???

A: i’m sneaking them into books that are pre-ordered through the stores i’m visiting on tour. if you can’t make it out to an event, that’s the only other way to snag these exclusive playing cards. 

Q: can i bring other books with me to an event?

A: definitely check with the bookstore about their personal policies. most ask that you either pre-order a copy through them as a “ticket” to the event, or purchase one the day of the event. i will definitely sign ALL your books, though. 

Q: do i need to buy a ticket to your event?

A: no tickets are necessary, but bookstores typically ask that you purchase a book through them as your “ticket” to the signing. definitely check with them for any other individual store rules.

Q: what if i want a signed copy of STALKING JACK THE RIPPER or HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA? Will there be books available at the stores?

A: yes! there should be stock for each book in the series. definitely shoot the individual bookstores a message if you’re looking for it in a particular format, though. (i.e. they may have it in hardcover or trade paperback or mass market paperback, or only one of those formats.) 

Q: what if i’m an international reader and want the exclusive/secret playing card???

A: some of the bookstores i’m visiting on tour also ship internationally, so if you order a signed or personalized copy through them, i can slip a secret playing card into your book! 

Q: i submitted a pre-order form without including a receipt on the JIMMY site, did it go through?

A: unfortunately, probably not. definitely follow ALL the instructions on the pre-order prize page–you want to make sure you have a qualified entry. there’s an email address listed at the bottom of the pre-order prize site if you’ve got any questions or need to upload your receipt. CLICK HERE FOR INFO ON PRE-ORDER PRIZES.

US Pre-order link

Premier Collectables link

thank you all for your excitement and for spreading the word. it means the absolute world to me to see all of your excited posts and to see you telling ALL of your friends about this series. i can’t wait to see you on the road SOON! 

xoxox

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ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI Fall Tour!

the ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI fall tour is here! i’m thrilled to be stopping at familiar (and beloved!) bookstores and visiting some new ones this year. special guests will be announced along with more dates and cities in the weeks leading up to publication day.

will i be seeing you at any of the stops???? (i hope so!)

as always, readers who cannot make it out to an event (or those of you who don’t live within traveling distance) can preorder signed/personalized copies from any of the stores i’m visiting. 

(if you preorder from any of these stores, you can DEFINITELY submit your receipts for the US pre-order prizes!)

Houdini_author tour

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

to make it extra fun, i’m bringing tarot cards (and some special playing cards that haven’t yet been revealed!!!) to each tour stop. also! anyone who preorders a signed book through these stores will have a mystery card stuck inside it!

Reminder for US readers—be sure to take a screenshot of your preorder receipts and fill out the form on JIMMY Books’ site to receive your eight custom tarot character cards. The offer is only valid until 9/17/18 at 11:59pm ET.

US Signed Editions with decorative border:

some of you may recall the teasers i posted this spring featuring those signature sheets with the gorgeous borders. here are some locations where you can snag them while supplies last! 

***please note: these copies will be available IN STORE only beginning on publication day.

EFH signed tip in

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

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER mass market paperback edition + Thomas Cresswell novella

51lhZH3xyHL._SX307_BO1,204,203,200_STALKING JACK THE RIPPER is going to be available in mass market paperback editions! AND THEY’VE GOT FUN COVERS FOR THEM!  i’m so thrilled to share this story with the adult market and a whole new set of readers.

now, no matter what your reading preference is, there’ll be a version for you. SJTR is available in Hardcover, trade paperbacks, ebooks, audio cds, iBooks, audible, and mass market paperbacks (as of April). pinch me, please.

so…what does this have to do with the MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL novella? Thomas’s story will be included as bonus content!

i’ve had daily messages and emails from people who’ve either read it and wanted to own it in print form, or readers who missed out on the HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA preorder giveaway altogether, and i’ve been eager to find some way to make those requests happen.

including it in SJTR was the best solution since it’s a prequel to the opening of that story. it details what Thomas was doing the night he met Audrey Rose, and proceeds to tell the story through his deductive lens for the first few chapters. i had such a blast writing from his POV and hope that you enjoy reading it as much!

mass market versions aren’t very common for YA books, and i’m infinitely grateful for all of the love and support this series has gotten from both readers and my publisher. thank you a thousand, million times.

edited to add:

**the novella is included in the mass market paperback ONLY, and will not be available anywhere else. (please make sure you preorder the correct paperback if you want the novella.)

**mass market paperbacks are the smaller paperbacks that are usually printed for adult mystery and thriller series. (think beach reads and books found in airports and grocery/drug stores, etc.)

**the trade paperback of STALKING JACK THE RIPPER does not include the novella, but it does have the same cover as the original hardcover version. (and it’s already out, whereas the mass market paperback will hit shelves on April 24th.)

xoxo

Preorder here!

STALKING JACK THE RIPPER + MEETING THOMAS CRESSWELL

Other books in the series:

HUNTING PRINCE DRACULA (book two)

ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI (preorder link, book three)

Untitled Book 4 is up on Goodreads

ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI cover reveal up on Entertainment Weekly!

i’m so thrilled to share the cover and first chapter of ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI with you on ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY! (!!!!!!) i hope you love it and this cast of characters as much as i do!

🎪🎪🎪

COVER REVEAL + FIRST CHAPTER

pre-order links are now available and i can promise that there are going to be some AMAZING things as far as pre-order prizes up for grabs this year. save screenshots of your receipts! i’ll give more details as i can.

xoxox

Pre-order:

Amazon

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Add to Goodreads:

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ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI news!

41DW1PO983L._SX342_BO1,204,203,200_i am so excited to announce that ESCAPING FROM HOUDINI’s cover is going to be revealed THIS Friday! (1/19/18)

i absolutely adore the work that the team at Little, Brown and JIMMY Books puts into these covers and i think you guys are going to go WILD for this one…i know i can’t get enough of it!

check back here on Friday for links to the cover — i’ll also be posting it all across social media, so if you’re not following me on your favorite sites, you might want to do so so you’re one of the first to see it 🙂

 

xoxox

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