FATEFUL — it’s only a month (and change) away! (Contests and more)

Posted on August 17, 2011

So, it’s been a while since I got to update the blog … but in my defense, I moved (from Chicago to New Orleans) and had plenty of other exciting things going on too. I poked my head up from the boxes and piles of stuff to realize that FATEFUL is only just over a month away from its US release. Time flies when you’re having fun, or when you’re desperately trying to figure out which box you packed the silverware in. Either way.

I thought I’d answer a few basic questions first:

Q: What is FATEFUL?
A: FATEFUL is a stand-alone novel, a YA paranormal. Here’s the official summary —

In Fateful, eighteen-year-old maid Tess Davies is determined to escape the wealthy, overbearing family she works for. Once the ship they’re sailing on reaches the United States, she’ll strike out on her own. Then she meets Alec, a handsome first-class passenger who captivates her instantly. But Alec has secrets….

Soon Tess will learn just how dark Alec’s past truly is. The danger they face is no ordinary enemy: werewolves are real and they’re stalking him—and now Tess, too. Her growing love for Alec will put Tess in mortal peril, and fate will do the same before their journey on the Titanic is over.

Want to read some awesome, nonspoilery reviews? Check out those links.

Q: When is FATEFUL released?
A: It comes out Sept. 13 in the United States. As for international release dates — I’m afraid I don’t know. Often authors are the last to find out these things! Your best bet, if you live outside the US or Canada, is to check with your local booksellers.

Q: How are we going to celebrate the release of FATEFUL?
A: With contests! I hope to have plenty of ARCs of other awesome books to give away, but the grand prize will be (as it’s always been) the chance to name a character in an upcoming book of mine. We’ll start the contests in earnest next Tuesday.

Q: What do we do until next Tuesday?
A: I’d love to hear from you! What other prizes would be awesome for you guys? What other information would you like about the book? Let me know, via email (with the subject line “FATEFUL Wishlist”), via blog or LJ comment, or via Twitter.

I hope you have all had an awesome summer (or winter, if you’re reading this in the Southern Hemisphere).