Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Enthralled is coming September 20!

The Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions anthology is releasing two weeks from today, in both paperback and hardcover! Edited by Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong, the anthology that sprung from last year's Smart Chicks Kick It Tour is almost in our hands.

Besides Melissa and Kelley, there are fourteen other fabulous authors in this collection (well, thirteen, plus me). Here's the complete list:

Claudia Gray
Carrie Ryan
Margaret Stohl
Kami Garcia
Jackson Pearce
Rachel Vincent
Melissa Marr
Kelley Armstrong
Sarah Rees Brennan
Jeri Smith-Ready
Kimberly Derting
Ally Condie
Jessica Verday
Mary E. Pearson
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Rachel Caine

I KNOW, right?! \O.O/

I was ecstatic to get the opportunity to contribute, not only to be part of such a stellar group, but also to tell Logan (from Shade and Shift)'s story. He's pretty psyched about it, too.

"Bridge" takes place within the timeframe of Shift (between chapters 21 and 22), but it deals with Logan and his brother Mickey and not so much Aura (though she makes an appearance). So it can be read without having read Shift or even Shade first without being too spoilery.

"Bridge" is honestly one of my favorite, if not my favorite, thing I've ever written, so I hope you check it out, even though it's not a love story, or even if you're 100% Team Zachary. I feel that the Shade series isn't truly complete without "Bridge."

(And if you are Team Zach, don't worry. He'll get his own gut-wrenching story, tentatively titled "Shattered," after the May 1 release of Shine.)

If you would like a signed (by just me, sorry) copy of Enthralled, you can order from Constellation Books. Mention in the comments on the online order form how you would like it personalized or if you just want a signature. Or visit the Enthralled page here on my website for links to buy non-signed copies.

To celebrate the release of Enthralled, I'll be doing interviews and giveaways the week of September 19. The usual schtuff.




You may remember that I promised if Zachary received 5,000 votes in the final round of the YA Crush Tournament, I would write the lyrics to "Forever," the song Logan sings for Aura alone near the end of Shade, the song he planned to sing for her the night he died.

I'll unveil the lyrics on September 20, the release date for Enthralled. And possibly, if all the stars align, there'll be a leeeeetle something extra to go with it.

And I'm told that certain other folks might have a special creative unveiling as well.

Until then, please enjoy and employ this countdown widget at your leisure. Watch what happens at midnight eastern on the 20th!

(Oh wow, just now when I looked at it, it said 13:13:13:13. NOT kidding!)

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This book sounds like one I need to read :-)

Posted by: Blogger Sarah Tokeley at 9/06/2011 11:00 AM

Nice - can't wait to read it.


Posted by: Blogger Val at 9/06/2011 9:25 PM

It's on the pre-order shopping cart.

Posted by: Blogger Vickie at 9/07/2011 6:47 PM

Thank you! I hope you all enjoy it. The stories I've read in it so far are fabulous--I think it's a really solid collection (actually I think that's what Kirkus Reviews said, too. ;-)

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 9/08/2011 10:31 AM

my copy should be here tomorow!! woot!!!! :) can't wait to read :)

Posted by: Blogger Jennzah at 9/08/2011 10:34 AM

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