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 🙂