Those of you who follow me on Twitter probably already know this, but since I was terribly rude and only announced it via video, I thought a text version of my earlier announcement was in order. There are two parts to this awesome announcement, both equally exciting:
1. The third GODDESS TEST book is now a done deal! It’s currently untitled, and while I’ve heard that the release date will be around November 2012, don’t quote me on it. This may or may not be any surprise for those of you who knew that THE GODDESS TEST was supposed to be a trilogy, but I’m floored at the reception this trilogy has had so far, and I’m beyond excited for you all to have the chance to read the third.
2. My amazing publisher Harlequin TEEN has also bought my YA dystopian novel entitled MASKED. I’m so excited about this story, I can’t even tell you. I’ve also heard this will be out in August 2013, but again, don’t quote me on it. All of this is subject to change.
For those of you who would like to know what MASKED is about, here is the blurb from Publisher’s Marketplace:
Author of the GODDESS TEST novels, Aimee Carter’s trilogy MASKED, set in a future America in which a 16-year-old orphan is surgically changed to replace the Prime Minister’s dead niece, and must deal with the dead girl’s secret life, her fiancé, a growing rebellion and a kidnapped heir, along with the knowledge that the Prime Minister will kill to preserve his own secrets, again to Mary-Theresa Hussey at Harlequin Teen, by Rosemary Stimola at Stimola Literary Studio.
So that’s the big news! I’ve been sitting on it since December, and I’m thrilled to finally be able to share it. I’ve had a fantastic journey with Harlequin TEEN so far, and I’m so excited and grateful for the opportunity to continue it.
Only 36 days until the release of THE GODDESS TEST on April 26th!
The sequel to THE GODDESS TEST, called GODDESS INTERRUPTED, has been listed on Goodreads, so check it out if you’re so inclined! There’s no information yet, and I don’t think any can really be released until after the first book is out. But for now, consider this a placeholder. It’s listed for release in February 2012.
I’ve written the prologue and first chapter of the untitled third book in the Goddess Test series and hope to be diving into that very shortly. Am so excited to get this entire trilogy written and sitting around somewhere, waiting to be read. Whether readers love it or hate it, I’ve had a hell of an awesome time writing it, and to me that’s what matters most.
Also, I may be COMPLETELY off on this, but judging by the released-two-Tuesdays-before-the-first-Tuesday-of-its-release-month formula I think Harlequin Teen follows, GODDESS INTERRUPTED might very well be released on my 26th birthday. I’m not even 25 yet, so this seems way off, but still! How cool would that be? (Though admittedly I don’t care when it comes out–I’m just thrilled it is.)
Oh, and the website is finally up and running! Not much there at the moment, but as soon as I have content to post, it’ll be up.