Monthly Archives: June 2011

A Shift in Release Dates

We all know publishing is ALWAYS changing, from industry standards to trends to covers to titles to…well, everything. It’s hard to keep up sometimes, and even harder to pinpoint a reason why, but in the end, a publisher does what’s best for the book.

So, with that being said, I have a bit of good news/”bad” news.

The good news is that Masked, the first book in my new dystopian series, will be released in Fall 2012 (as it stands right now, it’s an October 2012 release, which translates into late September). I am SUPER excited about everyone getting to read it – I wrote it right after The Goddess Test, and I’ve been antsy ever since to get it out into the world. I love the characters in this story like nothing else, and I can’t wait to have the opportunity to share their story with you.

The not-so-good news is that the release of Goddess Interrupted has been pushed back to April 2012 (a late March 2012 release). I know, I know, you have to wait another two months, I’m sorry! I have zero control, and I’m eager for you to get the chance to read it too. In this case, however, it was done because the powers that be believe it to be the best scheduling for the sequel, and some great opportunities come along with it. Vague, but bottom line is, this is actually a good thing. A really good thing.

Your comments and tweets and emails all expressing your excitement for the second book are amazing, and it’s tough to wait for something you’re really excited to read. I know how that goes, believe me – I started to read the Harry Potter series in 1998/1999. I’m sorry to put you all through another two months of waiting, but I very much hope it’s worth the wait. And remember, like I said, as frustrating as it might be, this is actually a really, really good thing for the series.

And, because this is publishing, everything is still subject to change.

I owe you an extra scene, and with revisions and the third Goddess Test book out of the way, that will be up for you very, very soon. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your support and enthusiasm, and late March 2012 is only eight and a half months away! Just think of all the terrific books that come out in the meantime.

 

If you missed the reveal of the back of the book for Goddess Interrupted, check it out.

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Goddess Interrupted – Back of the Book Time

I’m so excited to get the chance to share with all of you the summary that’s going to be on the back of GODDESS INTERRUPTED (January 2012). This is my favorite book in the trilogy, and I have all my fingers and all my toes crossed that the dreaded Sophomore Slump doesn’t hit it.

Since you’re probably not reading this part anyway, or if you are, you’re skimming it for keywords like ‘Henry’ and ‘Kate’, I’ll get right down to business. This IS very much subject to change, and all of the typos are because the air conditioner blows straight onto my keyboard and my fingers resemble popsicles at the moment.

Drumroll, please.

Kate Winters has won immortality.

But if she wants a life in the Underworld with Henry, she’ll have to fight for it.

Becoming immortal wasn’t supposed to be the easy part. Though Kate is about to be crowned Queen of the Underworld, she’s as isolated as ever. And despite her growing love for Henry, ruler of the Underworld, he’s becoming ever more distant and secretive. Then, in the midst of Kate’s coronation, Henry is abducted by the only being powerful enough to kill him: the King of the Titans.

As the other gods prepare for a war that could end them all, it is up to Kate to save Henry from the depths of Tartarus. But in order to navigate the endless caverns of the Underworld, Kate must enlist the help of the one person who is the greatest threat to her future.

Henry’s first wife, Persephone.

So that’s that. And if you haven’t already seen pictures from the cover at BEA…


Taken by the amazing Alex Bennett.