Lots of retailers are showing STOLEN SONGBIRD as low stock/out of stock. There’s a nice big print run in process, so that will be resolved very soon!
I’m so excited that today is finally here! Not only are the prologue and 1st chapter of THE BROKEN ONES available to read on The YA Book Traveler, you can also head over to Instagram to check out the first character portrait reveal via @pagewithaview, who has kicked off the campaign with the lovely Cécile!
I’ve been working for the past couple months with a super-talented young artist named Erika E., who many of you know as @thenocturnalfey, to design the artwork for character trading cards. The portraits are all original watercolor, and they are GORGEOUS. I met Erika a couple years ago during the HIDDEN HUNTRESS fan art contest and, having seen her watercolors of Cécile and Tristan, I knew I wanted to work with her on this project.
Pénélope, one of the main characters of THE BROKEN ONES, is an artist, and her art features heavily in the novel. For that reason, it was really important to me that the artwork I commissioned be traditional rather than digital. Sometimes that presented us with some challenges, but it was absolutely worth it in the end!
The portraits will be revealed by an amazing group of bookstagrammers over the next couple weeks, and I can’t wait to see the photos they come up with. You can check out the reveals by following the hashtag #maledictioncharacter on Instagram, or you can use the schedule below.
So how do you get your hands on these beauties? By preordering THE BROKEN ONES now! I have only a limited number of character cards printed, and they are exclusively available to those who preorder (details here), although I’ll run a few giveaways after release day for people hoping to complete their collection 🙂
Not much longer until THE BROKEN ONES hits shelves!! I am so excited about this novel, and I hope everyone who followed Tristan and Cécile on their journey through the trilogy will be ready to go back in time to read Marc and Pénélope’s story!
As many of you know, preorders are really important as they demonstrate reader interest in a novel to both the publisher and the retailers. As a thank you to readers who have chosen to preorder THE BROKEN ONES, I’m giving away swag packs (while quantities last). This is something I’ve done for prior novels, but this time THERE’S MORE!
I’ve been hard at work with an artist and blogger named Erika, who many of you know as The Nocturnal Fey, to create original portraits of many of my characters. I’m having these portraits printed out on trading cards, and I’ll be including a couple of them in each swag pack! Please keep an eye on social media for the reveal of each image, along with teasers from the novel.
If you have preordered THE BROKEN ONES, please email me proof of purchase (photo, email forward, or scanned image) to firstname.lastname@example.org (there is an auto-response – please check your junk folder if it doesn’t show up) and then PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM. If you do not fill out the form and email me proof of purchase, I won’t be able to send you your swag pack 🙁
I’m using a form because I’m giving you a bit of choice in what you receive, and also because people always seem to forget to give me certain pieces of necessary information. Like their mailing address 😉
The preorder campaign is open INTERNATIONALLY. I’ll be mailing the swag packs in May & June, but I won’t be sending confirmation of shipping.
The preorder campaign will run for as long as supplies last or until June 5, 2017.
Swag Packs Include:
(1) Signed Bookplate
(3) Character Trading Cards
The Broken Ones (Prequel to The Malediction Trilogy)
Below Forsaken Mountain, a plot is being hatched to overthrow the tyrant king of Trollus, and Marc is the right-hand man of its leader. His involvement is information more than one troll would kill to possess, which is why he must keep it a secret from everyone, even the girl he loves.
After accidentally ruining her sister’s chance to become queen, Pénélope is given one last opportunity by her father, the Duke d’Angoulême, to make herself useful: she must find proof that the boy she’s in love with is conspiring against the crown. If she fails, her life will be forfeit.
Marc and Pénélope must navigate the complex politics of Trollus, where powers on all sides are intent on using them as pawns, forcing them to risk everything for a chance at a life together.
Except being together may turn out to be the greatest risk of all.