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GOLDSBORO Special Edition

Droogs!

I promised news as soon as I had it, and now I has it, Precious.

The Goldsboro Special Edition of GODSGRAVE will

  • have blue sprayed edges (matches the sun, oooooo)
  • be signed by yours truly
  • be hand numbered and STRICTLY limited

These special editions go on sale on the evening of Friday June 16 (UK time)

They are strictly limited in number, and once they’re gone, they’re gone. Goldsboro are also putting on a limit of one special edition per household.

Click here for the special edition page.

 


GODSGRAVE UK/Aus Cover

 

UK and Aus Droogs!

You wonderful peeps have been very patient, and lo, that patience is about to be rewarded. At long last, thanks to amazing talents of Mr Kerby Rosanes and the amazing design crew at Harper Voyager UK/Aus, I get to reveal the UK/Aus GODSGRAVE COVER.

I’m not exactly sure what I did to make the cover gods love me so much. Maybe I saved a screaming bus-load of their demigod children in a past life or something. But holy shit, this thing is awesome πŸ˜€

GODSGRAVE is now available for preorder from the following amazing stores:

UK

Waterstones
Book Depository
Amazon

Aus

Booktopia
Dymocks
Book Depository
Galaxy Bookshop
Readings (soon)
Amazon

Full version of cover (with flaps and back copy) coming soon.

Un-animated version below.

Details about the Waterstones and Goldsboro special editions are coming soon, I promise. I know the wait is literally killing some of you, thank you for your patience!


Signed NEVERNIGHT pre-orders

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I bring squee-inducing news! Turns out my US publishers are incredibly excited about the release of NEVERNIGHT, and want you to be too!

IF YOUR NETHERS ARE NOT YET APPROPRIATELY TINGLY AT THE THOUGHT OF MY NEW BOOK’S PUBLICATION, READ ON.

Every single pre-ordered copy of the US Edition of NEVERNIGHT will be signed by yours truly.

Yes, you too can now own a book covered in my illegible scrawl!

It doesn’t matter what retailer you pre-order from – whether it’s through an online outlet, or through your local brick and mortar store. ALL pre-ordered US editions of Nevernight will be signed by mine own hand and marked with a special sigil on the cover (see artwork above) that you can use to impress children and the homeless, forge my signature on bank checks and bar tabs, or bandy about to win the hearts of strangers to whom English is a second language.

To be clear, we’re talking about the US edition here. If you order the US edition from another country, or indeed, another planet, it’ll still be signed.

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Behold, the mighty stack of tip in sheets I signed today.

 

I’m slowly but surely working my way through the boxes full of tip-in sheets my publisher sent me last week, signing furiously and listening to endless Stuff You Should Know podcasts to take my mind off the task. I may finish up with a horrific case of RSI at the end of all this, but such is my wuv for you. So if you want to get in on this sweetness, PRE-ORDER NAOOOWW.

Links below will lead you to the various online retailers where you can pre-order your copy of NEVERNIGHT. But remember, copies ordered from your local brick and mortar store will also be signed!

Amazon

Barnes&Noble

Indiebound

Powells

Book Depository

Thanks so much for your support! I hope you’re as excited about this puppy as I am!

 


New Book Deal

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Note: holy shit, I just figured out I can put animated gifs in here. THIS BLOG WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.

Hello Droogs! Be warned – there will be many exclamation marks in this post!

Exciting news today! As some of you might know, I’ve been teasing bits and pieces about a new sekrit YA project I’ve been working on, and today we get to spill the bag of Awesomebeansβ„’

Behold! (I warned you about the exclamation marks) From today’s Publishers Weekly.

 

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So! Melanie Nolan is my amazing editor on THE ILLUMINAE FILES, and I’m super chuffed to be working with her and the incredible team at Random House Kids on this series. LIFEL1K3 is a book I’ve been playing with in one form or another for almost 6 years, and the thought of it finally becoming a Thing is an incredible one. Seriously, our shields can’t repel air guitar of this magnitude.

A quick FAQ:

That blurb doesn’t say much. Can you tell us a little more about the book?

Indeed. In the wake of an uprising in a post-apocalyptic USA, the robotic populace have been reduced to slaves, and androids (robots who look like humans) have been outlawed. LIFEL1K3 is about a girl named Eve and her best friend Lemon, who find a ruined android in a scrap heap – an almost-boy named Ezekiel, who knows the truth behind the robotic revolt. Shenanigans ensue.

It features (in no particular order) Giant Mechanical War Machines. Sexah Androids. Mutant Powers. Doomed Romance. Warring Corporations. Cybernetic Bounty Hunters. Sassy Robot Sidekicks. Rebellions. Chases. Escapes. Betrayals. Lies Upon Lies. Splosions.

My elevator pitch was “Romeo and Juliet meets Bladerunner, while Fury Road plays a guitar solo in the background.”

Is this the project you’ve been teasing on Instagram lately?

Yes. All those Mad Max and empty Red Bull can pics suddenly make sense, right?

Have you finished writing it yet?

Almost. We sold it on a 7 chapter sample and a synopsis of the rest of the series. I’ve got about 20,000 words to go. I want first draft finished before we head off to YALLWEST in May.

Fucking hell, do you sleep?

Sleep is for the weak.

You can add LIFEL1K3 to your Goodreads TBR here.

 

 


A Thing

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So my partner in crime and I are busy zooming around the US of A on the ILLUMINAE tour, and in-between meeting awesome people and visiting amazing bookstores and exploring this incredible country, we don’t have much time for bloggery and other sorts of sillybuggery.

BUT, I figure I should take the time to commemorate the fact that ILLUMINAE is, holy fucking shit, #5 on The List this week, and, should I ever be stricken with an attack of utter wankerdom, I can now officially introduce myself as a New York Times Bestselling Author at all the swanky dinner parties I never get invited to.

Because, you know, it’s a Thing.

So, THANK YOU to everyone who helped make this absurd little dream of mine come true. All the bloggers, vloggers, Twitterers, Facebookers, Instagrammers and Tumblrers. All the booksellers and librarians. All the bookstore owners and sales reps. All the publicists and marketing crew, the designers and copy editors, the mail roomers and coffee makers. Everyone who has told a friend about this book, spoken online about this book, recommended this book. YOU made this happen, and both Amie and I owe you the world.

Right. back to the road.

If we’re headed to your town on tour, we’d love to see you!

 


Launch Party

Hello droogs!

Friday October 23, we launched ILLUMINAE in Melbourne at one of our favorite local bookstores, Dymocks on Collins St. The number of people who showed up was amazing – one of the biggest the store had ever seen. We did the speechy thing, signed a dumptruck full of books and wound up at a karaoke bar at 4am, which is always the measure of a successful launch imo.

Thanks for everyone who came out to welcome our strange little bookthing into the world!

America, we’ll see you on tour!

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Booooooks

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That’s a lot of peeps πŸ˜›

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Speeching

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OMGing at the speeching

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Huuuuuuuuugs

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Ames & her mum πŸ™‚

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Say whaaaat?

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“I think this is the bit where they killed me . . . “

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Cheeeeeeeese

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The line!

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Peeps!

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This person obvs has excellent taste

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Moar peeps

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FIGHT LIKE A GIRL

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Signing in full swing

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The line continues

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The aftermath!

 


Launch Day

WE HAVE LIFTOFF BITCHESSo here we are.

Two and a half years is a long time. Two and half years is the blink of an eye.

In February 2013, I said “yes” to an idea I’d never really have considered if left to my own devices – try to write a book with someone else.

It wasn’t the way Things Were Done in my head. The suggestion was scary when I really thought about it, and as with all scary suggestions, my first instinct was to say “no”. I’m not sure why I didn’t. Maybe I had an inkling then of what I know now – that no matter what you create, art or music or film or interpretive mime, you have to challenge yourself as a creator every day. It’s in the scary places you find the cool stuff. It’s in the scary places you have the most fun.

I hope someone asks you a question as scary as the one Amie asked me two and a half years ago. I hope you at least consider saying yes, no matter how scary the thought. And I hope something amazing happens because of it.

Two and a half years of 2am rambles and crazy ideas and coolest creative partnership I’ve ever had. Two years of working with the most awesome crew authors could ask for. Two years of trying to come to grips with the idea that this book, as utterly insane as it was, might actually get put on a bookshelf one day.

And that day is today.

Happy birthday, ILLUMINAE, you insane little bookthing, you. I have no idea how we managed to pull you off, but I’m very glad we did.

Folks, you can find our bookthing here:

Amazon/Barnes&Noble/Indiebound/Powells/Book Depository

Of course, you can also buy it in your local store, and they’d love it if you did!

If you’re in the neighborhood, it’d be awesome to see you on tour.

If you’ve been cheerleading for us, helping to spread the word, blogging, vlogging, tweeting, screaming at random strangers in the street about our book – thank you. Amie and I know who you are. We see what you do. We appreciate your passion and you energy and your time. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU. You are 100% awesome. If you see our bookthing out in the wild, say hello for us πŸ™‚

I shall leave you with some choice words from some very cool peeps, some of our favorite lines from the book, and of course, big scary hugs.

marie

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