Tuesday, November 1, 2016

I hope you're ready for LODESTAR--because it's HERE! (And so is the paperback of NEVERSEEN!)

So here we are again.

Today is the day.

LODESTAR, my shiny book baby now officially makes its way into the world. I can only give it one last hug before letting it go and wishing it well:





LODESTAR is now yours.

I hope you love it as much as I do.

The story won't always go the way you're expecting it to--and I have a feeling this one will make you shout at the pages and fling the book into the wall (or maybe kick it) and ugly-cry at least once (I know I did as I wrote it). But if it does, that means I'm doing my job right. (Just make sure you don't accidentally hit anyone when you throw it--this thing is heavy. You could hurt someone!)

And I hope the story also makes you laugh, and cheer for the characters, and keep racing through those pages until the very end (and yes, I fully expect you to immediately demand book 6--sorry, I'm writing as fast as I can!)

And LODESTAR isn't the only book I have releasing today. The NEVERSEEN paperback is also (finally) hitting shelves, so for those of you who've been oh-so-(im)patiently awaiting that format so you can read--or who just like to collect my books--THE WAIT IS OVER! Tinier, paper-covered NEVERSEEN is HERE!

Thank you for reading this series. If it weren't for you guys buying the books (or requesting them at your library), and telling your friends about them, and posting about them on your social media, and posting reviews on amazon and goodreads and Barnes and Noble, I would've had to cut the story short long ago. You made books 6 and 7 possible. Thank you thank you thank you!

Oh, and one small plea: PLEASE remember that not everyone will be able to read the book immediately. Some have to wait for their copies to ship, or for it to be their turn at the library, or for birthday gifts or holiday gifts--or all kinds of other reasons. So try to be respectful with where/if you post any spoilers. I have a strict No Spoilers policy on this website and all of my social media, so I'll be deleting any posted there that I see (and no, marking it *spoiler alert* first won't make it okay. Neither will "vague spoilers"). But I'll also be traveling for the next three weeks, so I won't be able to check in as often, so *please please please* save that kind of thing for your own groups and feeds.


And here's hoping I'll get to meet some of you at my events while I'm on tour. Here's the full schedule of where to find me (and for more details on which ones do and don't require tickets, go HERE):


I also have some other fun things planned for the weeks ahead, including a special giveaway (and yes, I'll also release the LODESTAR playlist. I like to wait a few weeks, since sometimes the songs can be considered spoilers)

Okay, I guess I should stop rambling and let you guys get reading. Hope you enjoy!!!!

Oh, and as per tradition, here's a handy word cloud I made of the most commonly used words in LODESTAR. Happy reading!





**PS: if you took part in the pre-order swag giveaway, don't worry, your swag will be in the mail as soon as I can. I can't mail things while I'm traveling, but I'll do my best to get them on their way ASAP--and I always post a pic on Instagram when they go in the mail, so keep an eye out!**

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

WOO HOO--It's finally time for the LODESTAR Pre-Order GIVEAWAY!!!!

It's time guys.

The post you've been waiting for.

THE LODESTAR PRE-ORDER GIVEAWAY IS HERE!!!!

Now that we're three weeks away from the launch of LODESTAR (AHHHH--WHERE DOES TIME GO???), it's time to make sure you know how to get your free swaggish goodies!

(And warning: as always, this is a epically long post with LOTS of important information, so make sure you read it all carefully so you don't miss your opportunity)

(Note: if you're planning on coming to one of my signings, you don't need to take advantage of this giveaway, since I'll be giving out the same goodies in the main swag pack at my events. Go HERE to see if I'll be doing a signing near you)

This giveaway is my way of trying to make up for the fact that it's impossible for me to tour to every city. If I could figure out a way to teleport, I'd meet each and every one of you in person. But since I can't, I like to make sure you all at least have a chance to get some of the fun things I give out at signings. So everyone who pre-orders a copy of LODESTAR before the cut-off date (10/31/16) AND fills out the form at the end of this post*, will get this awesome LODESTAR swag pack mailed directly to them:



In case you can't tell from the picture, you'll get:
One limited edition "Iggy's Purple Reign" art print postcard (which are hand signed--you just can't tell in the picture)
One hand signed KEEPER series bookplate
One Lodestar symbol sticker
One Iggy Sticker
One sheet of character stickers

And yes, EVERYONE who pre-orders the book and fills out the form before the cutoff date will get that!!!!!

And there's more!

I will also choose twenty-five (25) of you at random and give you this: (yes, that's in *addition* to the other swag!)



And again, in case you can't tell, that is:
One 5x7 character art postcard
One Verdi on duty button 


You don't have to do anything special to enter for the extra goodies. I'll choose the winners randomly from all the people who fill out the form for their swag. So that's the only requirement: you must fill out the form at the end of this post. Which of course means you also must pre-order a copy of LODESTAR

And because I like to keep things simple, I don't require proof of purchase for the giveaway. If you say you pre-ordered LODESTAR, I trust you. But remember, liars have to lick lockers that taste like Iggy breath--meanwhile honest people get to eat big bowls of Starflower stew! :) I also won't be announcing the winners of the additional goodies. If you win the extra swag, you'll find out when your prize arrives in the mail.

This giveaway is open internationally. It also doesn't matter if you pre-order an eBook or a hardcover. As long as it's LODESTAR, it counts. And you can buy your copy anywhere books are sold. Of course I recommend shopping local from your favorite indie and supporting a local business. But it's up to you where you want to shop.

(and scroll down for one more option before you make your decision)

I also know lots of you pre-ordered your copies of LODESTAR months and months ago (which is so incredibly awesome, btw.) And if that's the case, you can definitely still fill out this form and get your free swag pack. But if you haven't ordered LODESTAR already, you must pre-order your copy before 11:59 pm (pacific time) on 10/31/16 AND fill out the form before then. After that I'll close the form and there will be no more ways to enter.

And there's no limit on how many swag packs you can get--as long as you buy the corresponding number of books. So if you pre-order five books, you can get five swag packs. Just make sure you tell me how many copies you pre-ordered so that I know how many swag packs to send you.

Also: since I'll be on tour when this contest ends, there *will* be a delay on when your swag gets mailed to you. It won't come with your book, since your book will be coming from wherever you ordered it from, and then I will be mailing the swag separately as soon as I'm home from tour. I PROMISE I'll have them all in the mail before November 30th. (most likely much sooner). And I always post on my social media when they go in the mail, so you'll know when to keep an eye out for it. Sorry for the small wait, I can't mail stuff while I'm traveling.

(And again, if you haven't checked to see if I'm touring in your area, see my events page HERE. I hope I'll get to meet at least some of you!)

One final option to keep in mind, since this is the point where many of you start panicking and emailing me saying BUT WHAT IF I'M NOT ONE OF THE LUCKY 25 WINNERS??????  I REALLY REALLY REALLY WANT THE SPECIAL POSTCARD AND BUTTON!!!!!! 

(especially since the ONLY other places I can guarantee that you'll get the exclusive postcard and button are my local launch party and the Changing Hands event. At the rest of the events I'll have a few for raffle prizes and that's it--but I will have all the swag in the primary swag pack for everyone) 

Once again, I've teamed up with the incredible people at Changing Hands Bookstore to give you a way that you're guaranteed to get the extra pin and postcard. If you order your copy of LODESTAR through Changing Hands before my event there at 7pm on 11/16/16 (yes, you even get a couple of extra weeks to take advantage of this awesome offer), they'll send you all of the swag I've mentioned in this post (except the signed book plate, since your book will actually come hand signed by me) as well as the extra postcard and the Verdi button. Changing Hands will ship anywhere--even internationally (there IS a shipping fee. You can call them for an estimate: 
480.730.0205). 

And if you decide to take advantage of this, here are a few things to keep in mind (and it's a little confusing so make sure you read it carefully):

Changing Hands won't ship your book until after the 11/16 (since they'll be holding onto them until I can sign them). But it will be worth the wait because you'll get a hand signed book and the extra goodies.

- If you decide to take advantage of this and buy your copy of LODESTAR through Changing Hands, DO NOT fill out the form below. Go to Changing Hands' website HERE (and make sure you put who you want the book personalized too in the additional comments field. Or you can call them--they're super friendly: 480.730.0205) and order LODESTAR before 7pm (mountain time) on November 16, 2016. That's all you have to do. Changing Hands will take care of the rest 

Another advantage to this: this is the only way--aside from coming to one of my signings--to have your book personalized to you. I used to personalize all the bookplates, but that's gotten WAY too time consuming. So if you want a personalized, signed book--AND all the fun goodies I'm giving away--Changing Hands is the only way to go. But again, you HAVE to buy your book from them.


Um........... I *think* that covers everything--but if I missed something, feel free to ask in the comments. (note: I will only answer questions posted in the comments on my website. If you're reading this on Goodreads or any of the other places it feeds out to, make sure you go to shannonmessenger.com to ask your questions. And I'm also only going to answer questions that haven't already been covered by this post, so please make sure you've read this post carefully before you ask).

And .... I guess that's it. Though I do want to once again thank all of you for incredible support. This series keeps growing and growing and it's all because of you. I can't wait for you to read LODESTAR. I'm so incredibly proud of it.

Only three weeks to go--AHHHHHH!!!!!

*Please note: you must be 13 years or older to fill out this form. If you're not, please have your parent or guardian fill it out for you. 


**FORM HAS BEEN REMOVED. 
The giveaway time period has now ended**


Friday, October 7, 2016

LODESTAR Tour Dates (aka: Where to find Shannon November)

Woooooooooooooooo! I finally have the full list of LODESTAR tour stops to share.

TA DA!






And since that graphic doesn't have the store addresses (or in case it isn't loading properly) here's the full list with a few more details (you can also find all of this on my events page by clicking HERE):



November 1, 2016
7:00 pm
LODESTAR OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY
Barnes & Noble Montclair
5183 S. Montclair Plaza Ln.
Montclair, CA 91763
**This event is doing wristbands. Call 909-399-1966 to reserve yours. And click HERE for more details on the exclusive giveaways**


November 2, 2016
7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Rainbow Promenade
2191 N Rainbow Blvd. 
Las Vegas, NV 89108 


November 3, 2016
7:00 pm
Provo Library
550 North University Avenue
Provo, Utah 84601
*Books will be sold on site by The King's English*


November 4, 2016
5:30 pm
Boulder Book Store
1107 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302


November 9, 2016
7:00 pm
Anderson's Bookshop
123 W. Jefferson Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540


November 10, 2016
4:00 pm
Boswell Book Company
2559 N. Downer Ave. 
Milwaukee, WI 53211


November 11, 2016
6:30 pm
Red Ballon Bookshop
891 Grand Ave. 
St. Paul, MN 55105


November 14, 2016
6:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Stonebriar Centre
2601 Preston Rd. #1204 
Frisco, TX 75034


November 16, 2016
7:00 pm
Changing Hands Tempe
6428 S. McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85283


November 17, 2016
6:00 pm
Mysterious Galaxy Books
5943 Balboa Ave. #100
San Diego, CA 92111


December 1, 2016
7:00 pm
Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025


December 2, 2016
6:00 pm
Barnes & Noble
2615 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92054


And I know a lot of you are reading that list and thinking, "BUT NONE OF THOSE ARE NEAR WHERE I LIVE!" I know. I'm sorry. I wish I could teleport and visit everyone. But alas, I have yet to manifest that ability. I also don't get to choose where my publisher sends me.  

But if I'm not coming to see you--remember, you can get the same swaggish goodies I give out at events through the pre-order giveaway, which I will be posting all the details on next week! (Not sure which day yet--but all pre-orders count, so order anytime!) 

And if you do live near my events--woo hoo, I hope you can make it to the signings! I would love to meet you!

I tend to get a lot of questions about events, so here's a few other pieces of info:
  • Every store has their own policy on bringing books from home to be signed at events, and I always defer to their wishes. If they're cool with it, I'm happy to sign any of my books that you bring. But if they don't allow that, then I can't sign them either. If you're worried, I'd call the store ahead of time and ask what their rules are. And even if they do allow you to bring books from home, it's always nice to buy *something* at the event as a way of thanking the store for hosting me. It doesn't have to be one of my books. Just something to support the store, since they go to a lot of effort to organize the event for me.
  • Yes, I'm happy to let you take a picture with me.
  • As far as I know, the only store doing wristbands is the B&N in Montclair, hosting the launch party. But if you're worried, you can always call the store to double check.
  • I'll be giving out the same swaggish goodies that will be part of the pre-order giveaway to everyone who comes to my events. So if you're coming to the event, you don't need to take part in the pre-order giveaway.
If I missed something, you're welcome to ask questions in the comments. Just make sure you ask the question on the actual blog post on my website and not on any of the places this blog feeds out to (like goodreads) because that's the only place I respond to them.

That's all for now--hope everyone has a great weekend. And check back next week for the Pre-Order giveaway!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

LODESTAR Official Launch Party Details

Here we go again, guys.

We're about five weeks away from LODESTAR launching into the world.


*MUPPET FLAILING*

And like always, I have TONS of updates coming up, including the pre-order swag giveaway details and my final tour dates and locations. (you can actually find most of the tour info already on my events page if you're curious, but I'm still waiting on a couple of pieces of info so I'm waiting until I have EVERYTHING until I make an official post.)

I've also be sharing character art on social media--and have teasers coming up next month--so if you aren't following me on Instagram, you might wanna click HERE so you don't miss out)

And for those of you in SoCal (or thinking of visiting SoCal in November), here's the info for the official Launch Party:


And in case that graphic isn't loading for some reason, here are the details again in plain text:

Tuesday, 11/1/16
7:00 pm
Barnes &Noble Montclair Plaza
5183 Montclair Plaza Ln.
Montclair, CA 91763


And this year we're doing things a *little* differently. Since the signing line can get CRAZY long, we'll be using wristbands to make it easier for you guys. Don't worry--walk-ins the day of the event are still totally welcome. But if you want to make sure they don't run out of books and you'd like a guaranteed spot toward the front of the signing line, you can call (909)399-1966 and reserve your wristband for the event. Think of it as a Disneyland FastPass--only even more magical*

*okay, it's probably NOT more magical than Disneyland--can we call it a close second?

Wristbands will be organized into groups, so the sooner you call and reserve yours, the closer you'll be to the front of the line. Even better--it'll give us a better idea of how many cupcakes to bring (since we always seem to run out within minutes o.0) And the cupcakes this year are going to be SO GOOD--more on that later--so we want to make sure we have enough.

And as if free cupcakes aren't awesome enough, everyone who comes to the launch party and buys a copy of LODESTAR will get one of these shiny Verdi on Duty buttons (in addition to all the other swaggish goodies you'll see me talking about for the pre-order giveaway)


For those who don't live in SoCal or can't come to the launch, there will be a few other chances to get one of these buttons, but getting a wristband for the Launch Party guarantees you'll get one that night! (and those without wristbands at the launch party will most likely get one too--but the only way to guarantee it is to get the wristband, so seriously, call ahead and reserve yours!)

If you have any questions, feel free to ask away in the comments section below. Otherwise mark those calendars for 11/1/16.

And ....  that's it for now. But like I said--stay tuned. Soooooooooooooooooo many more exciting things are coming up over the next few weeks. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Welcome to the world, LET THE WIND RISE!

I know I probably say this every time one of my books launch into the world, but I seriously can't believe the day is finally here!  I heard there were a few early sightings over the weekend, but now--officially--LET THE WIND RISE is out in the world!

SEND IN ALL THE EXCLAMATION MARKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



This is the third--and final--book in the Sky Fall trilogy, and I know so many of you have waited SO long for this day to come. Deadlines got away from me a bit, and we ended up having to delay the book for a whole year (after leaving you on a cliffhanger for book 2--SORRY). So I worked extra hard to make it worth that wait, and I have to say--I know I shouldn't pick favorites between the three books in the series, but .... this one is my favorite.

(shhhhh, don't tell LET THE SKY FALL and LET THE STORM BREAK)

I've never written an "end" to a series before, and I honestly had no idea if I knew how to do it. But i'm so incredibly proud of the way this book turned out. It's slightly bittersweet knowing I'm leaving Vane and Audra behind now. But I love where I've left them. It's the ending I always knew was coming, and now I can step away and let them be.

I hope you love it as much as I do. And I hope to meet some of you at my upcoming events. Here they are again, in case you missed it when I shared this the last time.



And now, we commence the countdown to LODESTAR! Only about 6 more months to go--AHHHH!

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The Time Has Finally Come for the LET THE WIND RISE Pre-Order Giveaway!!!

I can't believe how close we're getting to the release of LET THE WIND RISE (only three more weeks--OMG!) So of course that means it's time for the giveaway you've been waiting oh-so-patiently for--THE LET THE WIND RISE PRE-ORDER GIVEAWAY!!!!

(Please note: this is a LONG post with LOTS of important instructions, and you'll want to make sure you read it all carefully so you don't miss your opportunity)

Okay--here goes. Prepare for ALL THE INFORMATION.

(and yes, I will be doing something like this for LODESTAR's release--but that won't be posted until October so please don't ask me about it now. My brain can only handle one book release at a time)

For those who don't know, this giveaway is my way of trying to make up for the fact that it's impossible for me to tour to every city and meet all of my awesome readers. (and btw--if you haven't checked my events list, you can see where I'll be visiting HERE). I like to make sure everyone has a chance to get some of the fun swaggish things I give out at signings, as well as a signed bookplate to stick in your book and make it almost the same as a hand signed copy.

Which is why everyone who pre-orders a copy of LET THE WIND RISE before the cut-off date (4/25/16) AND fills out the form at the end of this post*, will get these awesome LET THE WIND RISE goodies mailed directly to them:



In case you can't tell from the picture, you'll get:
One hand signed, limited edition postcard, featuring a print of my own artwork
One hand signed bookplate
One Sky Fall series sticker


And yes, EVERYONE who pre-orders the book and fills out the form before the cutoff date will get that!!!!!

*cue infomercial announcer voice*

But wait--there's more!

I know some of you have noticed that the covers for this series have changed between book 2 and book 3, and are now wondering if you should get any of the new paperbacks so you'll have the matching set. Or, maybe you're new to the series and realizing it's silly to buy book 3 if you don't have book 1 or book 2 yet. Either way, I wanted to do SOMETHING to make it a little more fun if you decide to buy the other books in the series. 

SO. If you buy a copy of LET THE SKY FALL or a copy of LET THE STORM BREAK (or both!) between now and the cutoff day for this giveaway, you can get bonus 5x7 postcards--featuring the AMAZING art that I commissioned--and additional signed bookplates.  (and yes, I will count ebook or hardcover purchases of either book as well as the paperback, so long as those purchases were made during the giveaway time period of 4/1/16 - 4/25/16)

Which means--if you buy LET THE SKY FALL (in addition to pre-ordering LET THE WIND RISE) I'll include this beautiful, DOUBLE SIDED postcard featuring the art by Laura Hollingsworth along with an extra signed bookplate! (yes, this will be in *addition* to the other swag pack for pre-ordering LET THE WIND RISE)

(**Please note--the picture is showing both sides of the postcard, so you can see what each side looks like, but you will only receive ONE actual card, which will have this gorgeous art on both sides**)




OR, if you buy LET THE STORM BREAK (in addition to pre-ordering LET THE WIND RISE) I'll include this beautiful, DOUBLE-SIDED postcard featuring the art by Fictograph  along with an extra signed bookplate! (yes, this will be in *addition* to the other swag pack for preordering LET THE WIND RISE) 

(**Again, the picture is showing both sides of the postcard, so you can see what each side looks like, but you will only receive ONE actual card, which will have this gorgeous art on both sides**)

AND if you buy both LET THE SKY FALL and LET THE STORM BREAK (in addition to pre-ordering LET THE WIND RISE) you'll get both postcards, as well as 2 additional signed bookplates (plus the swag pack for LET THE WIND RISE.) Also my eternal, undying love and devotion. :)

All you have to do is indicate which books you bought when you fill out the form and your swag packs will be assembled accordingly.

(*please note: these bonuses are ONLY available if you also pre-order LET THE WIND RISE. And no, sadly I can't switch which bonus postcard you get with each book. If you like one better than the other, make sure you buy the corresponding book. It may seem like a simple thing, but it's really not if you knew how complicated assembling all the swag packs is)

Okay, so that's what's up for grabs. Now we move on to the next step in this process. The whole HOW DO I GET MY SHINY AWESOME SWAG PACK? question.

I try to make it easy (despite how lengthy this post always turns out being. So really, it comes down to two simple things:  you must pre-order a copy of LET THE WIND RISE before 4/25/16. AND you must fill out the form at the end of this post. That's it. That's all it takes.

I like to keep things simple, so I don't require proof of purchase. If you say you bought the books, I trust you. I'm counting on you guys to be honest. But remember, lying makes Raiden send Stormers to your house to get you. I'm pretty sure Gavin will also poop on your head.

I'm also willing to mail the swag packs anywhere--even internationally. And it doesn't matter if you pre-order an eBook or a hardcover of LET THE WIND RISEAnd you can buy your copy anywhere books are sold. Of course I recommend shopping local from your favorite indie and supporting a local business. But it's up to you where you want to shop.

I also know lots of you pre-ordered your copies months and months ago. (which is so incredibly awesome, btw.) And if that's the case, don't worry, you can definitely still fill out this form and get your free swagBut if you haven't bought it already, you must pre-order your copy before 11:59 pm (pacific time) on 4/25/16 AND fill out the form before then. After that I'll close the form and there will be no more ways to enter.

And there's no limit on how many swag packs you can get--as long as you buy the corresponding number of books. So if you buy five books, you can get five swag packs. Just make sure you tell me how many copies you bought so that I know how many swag packs to send you. Same goes for how many copies of LET THE SKY FALL and/or LET THE STORM BREAK you buy during the giveaway time period.

One final thing: I know some of you would prefer having an actual signed hardcover (personalized to you and everything) rather than a bookplate to stick in. And if that's the case, I'd recommend pre-ordering your copy from one of the places I'll be touring to. Many of them take orders (I know for a fact that Changing Hands is awesome about it). And I'll give them the swag to include when they ship your item to you. The only caveat to that is, you need to order your book before my event, so that I'll be able to sign it while I'm there. And if you decide to go that route, you wouldn't need to fill out the form at the end of this post. The store will take care of it for you.

Um........... I *think* that covers everything--but if I missed something, feel free to ask in the comments. (note: I will only answer questions posted in the comments on my website. If you're reading this on Goodreads or any of the other places it feeds out to, make sure you go to shannonmessenger.com to ask your questions)

And .... I guess that's it. Though I do want to once again thank all of you for incredible support. I know some of you have been waiting a loooooooooooooooooooooooong time to see how Vane and Audra's story ends, and I'm SO INCREDIBLY EXITED to finally share it with you.

Only three weeks left until LET THE WIND RISE--EEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Please note: you must be 13 years or older to fill out this form. If you're not, please have your parent or guardian fill it out for you

**FORM HAS BEEN REMOVED. GIVEAWAY IS NOW COMPLETE**



Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Behold--the gorgeous LODESTAR cover!!!!!!! And the plot description!!!! And official release date!!!!!

As you can tell from that exclamation mark heavy title, I have ALL THE EXCITING THINGS for you today.

And like always, I'm not going to bother saying much right now because I know you're only here for one reason. So go on. Scroll down. Check out the AMAZINGNESS that is the LODESTAR cover.









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TA DA!!!!



I swear, every year I think there's no way they can top my previous covers. And somehow they ALWAYS do. I mean, look at Sophie's face! She's like, BRING IT ON--I'VE GOT THIS. *sniffles* My little girl is so brave.

And yeah, I'm sure you have LOTS of questions. Most of which I won't be able to answer. But I'll cover a few.

~ That is Sophie, Fitz, and Tam on the cover 
(OMG ISN'T TAM CUTE???)

~ Yes, everyone that isn't shown on the cover will still be in the book for all kinds of awesome scenes.

~ No, I will not tell you who the black-cloaked figure is. Or what exactly is going on. Or where they are. Or what is happening. Or anything else about the plot of the book.


BUT. I can share the official flap copy:

Dark schemes unfold--and Sophie's loyalty is pushed to the limit--in this thrilling fifth book in the best-selling KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES SERIES. 
Sophie Foster is back in the Lost Cities--but the Lost Cities have changed. The threat of war hangs heavy over her glittering world, and the Neverseen are wreaking havoc.   
The lines between friend and enemy have blurred, and Sophie is unsure whom to trust. But when she's warned that the people she loves most will be the next victims, she knows she has to act.  
A mysterious symbol could be the key--if only she knew how to translate it. Every new clue seems to lead deeper into her world's underbelly and the Black Swan aren't the only ones who have plans. The Neverseen have their own Initiative, and if Sophie doesn't stop it, they might finally have the ultimate means to control her. 


Oh, and one more thing I can share. The release day! 

LODESTAR goes on sale 11/1/16!

In fact, it's already up for pre-order on amazon (and all the other websites will be adding it soon. Amazon is always first for some weird reason)

(and yes, there will be another pre-order giveaway. Official details won't be posted until October--but all pre-orders count. So you're welcome to order anytime. In fact, I'll love you ever-so-much for doing so.) :)


**And before I leave you to go back to staring at the gorgeousness, I'm going to end with a plea. I work very very hard to keep this website spoiler free, since I want it to be a safe space for all of my readers, even those who haven't had a chance to read the full series yet. So I KNOW you're going to want to leave comments trying to guess what's going on in this amazing cover. But PLEASE keep those comments spoiler free. (And no, putting something like *SPOILERS BELOW* and then including a ton of spoilers doesn't work.) You can have those discussions lots of other place. But not here. My website is a "Spoiler Free Zone" and I *will* delete any comments that include even the slightest hint of a spoiler, okay? Thank you in advance for being the awesome, enthusiastic, respectful readers I know you can be.**

Okay, now go back and ogle the shiny cover of amazingness. And I'll get back to writing the book!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

LET THE STORM BREAK--FINALLY IN PAPERBACK!!!

Yes--it's true!

After quite a long delay, Let the Storm Break (Sky Fall #2) is finally hitting the world in paperback form!!!!

Even better: it has the stunningly beautiful new cover. I seriously can't stop staring at it:





Even EVEN better? It has this in the back:




Why yes, yes that IS the first THREE chapters of LET THE WIND RISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AND LOOK AT HOW PRETTY IT LOOKS WITH THE NEW PAPERBACKS OF LET THE SKY FALL!!!!!!!!













Also: make sure you mark those calendars for 4/26/16, when you'll finally get to read the end of Vane & Audra's story in LET THE WIND RISE. It's getting SO CLOSE!

(Oh, and for those wondering about launch parties and events and whatnot--I promise, I have LOTS of updates on all of that coming in the next month or two--as well as the LTWR pre-order giveaway. Stay tuned!)