Those of you who follow me on twitter or instagram have probably seen me posting about a #westernYA recently. If you also follow me on pinterest, it’s likely you’ve caught an influx of my western pins. Well… I’m thrilled to announce that #westernYA (henceforth known as VENGEANCE ROAD) sold to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt! * If image is broken or illegible, see footnote for text version of deal announcement. I have wanted to write a western for ages. As a kid, I was obsessed with the wild west and frontier life. I was always writing stories about farms and wagons and horses. I played Oregon Trail more than was healthy. My Little House on the Prairie books were read so often the spines were shot. This love affair with the west only grew as I did. My parents are both teachers and when I was in seventh and eighth grade, we took two different summer road-trips from CT to the west coast and back. The southwest was my favorite. When I was old enough to watch... Read More
One of the problematic issues with series is the wait between books. After a year (heck, even after two or three months), the finer details of a story begin to escape most readers. In Frozen, I made a deliberate decision to not spend too much time summarizing the events of Taken. Being in first person, excessive recapping felt forced and unnatural to Gray’s narration. That said, I wanted to take a few minutes to recap the events of Taken here on the blog. If you have plans to read Frozen but did not have time to re-read Taken in recent weeks, you might find this info useful. I‘ve peeked at a few early Frozen reviews (bad Erin!) and while many are positive, the biggest complaint is in regards to confusion in the opening pages, and readers feeling they lacked certain details from Taken necessary to be immediately immersed in Frozen. BUT PLEASE BE WARNED The rest of this post contains MAJOR spoilers for Taken. If you choose to continue reading, every last twist and turn... Read More
It’s April 1st! Frozen releases in just two weeks. This makes me happier than Olaf in summer. A quick reminder while we’re talking about my sequel. If you preorder a copy of Frozen by 4/14, I’ll send you free swag, plus you’ll be eligible to win a bundle of books. For the official rules and entry form, click here. Now, on to what I’ve read… Last month was a super busy for me. I also spent the last week of it deathly ill (so sick I couldn’t even bring myself to read, so you know it was bad). Here’s the two books I read in March: LADY THIEF by A.C. Gaughen This is the sequel to Scarlet, and while the wait was painful, it was well worth it. (Minor spoilers for book one ahead.) Scarlet’s identity is revealed and she’s in over her head in a forced marriage to Gisbourne. Naturally, this puts relationship with Rob on edge. With the promise of an annulment, Scarlet joins Gisbourne in court, but navigating his ruthlessness is... Read More
I can’t believe I’m already drafting this post. I feel like Taken launched barely a month or two ago, but somehow nearly an entirely year has passed. And that means Frozen‘s release is right around the corner. I have a few events coming up to celebrate. If you’re in either area, it would be great to see you! FROZEN LAUNCH PARTY — April 19th @ 1PM Barnes & Noble 110 Albany Turnpike, Canton, CT 06019 I’ll be reading from Frozen, answering reader questions, and signing copies of both Taken and Frozen — JOINT EVENT WITH PAGE MORGAN — May 29th @ 6PM Gibson’s Bookstore 45 S Main Street, Concord, NH 03301 Page Morgan (The Beautiful and the Cursed and The Lovely and the Lost) and I will discuss our sequels and sign copies for readers I’m really excited to see Frozen entering the world, and I want to give a little something to everyone who pre-orders a copy. And yes, I mean EVERYONE. Whether you live in the US or overseas, if you pre-order a... Read More
I can’t believe it’s March already. Frozen releases in less than 50 days!! This doesn’t seem possible because I swear I was debuting just a few weeks back. Anyway… Here’s what I read in February: THE WINNER’S CURSE by Marie Rutkoski Kestrel is the daughter of a prestigious general, and has a choice to make in the coming months: marry, or join the army. She’s content with neither, and spends her days prolonging a decision and indulging in music (an art her culture despises, as it was valued by the people they now enslave). One day at the market, Kestrel buys a slave—Arin—on a whim. The price of her purchase has people gossiping, and as Kestrel spends more time with Arin, she slowly begins to fall for him. But what she doesn’t know is that Arin has his own dark secrets, and they could shatter everything she holds dear. I can barely talk about this book coherently. I had the pleasure of reading an ARC and after about three chapters my... Read More
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