New book deal!

Hello droogies
I mentioned this a little while back, but it’s now officially announced in Publisher’s Marketplace, so I can talk a little more about it:
Which means I’m contracted to write/co-write 6 books in the next 3-ish years, so damn, all work and no play makes Jay something something.
Some more details:
I’ve been working on this series in my downtime for about 2 years now, in between LOTUS WAR stuff and ILLUMINAE stuff and other random writerly bits and pieces.
It’s an entirely new series, set in an entirely new world.
The protagonist is a girl named Mia. She’s what’s known as Darkin, meaning she can control darkness. Which sounds like a cool power until you find out . . .
. . . the world she lives on has three suns, which leads to extended periods of daylight – one or more of them are usually up, with the result that actual nighttime falls only once every two and half years.
The setting is kind of a cross between merchant-prince Mediterranean and ancient Rome. It’s a semi-high magic setting with some arcane technology thrown in for good measure. The main city in the series is called Godsgrave which is, you guessed it, built in the skeletal remains of a dead god.
I sold the series based on a synopsis and a sample of the first act. Super happy to be working with the guys at Thomas Dunne again, because they kick all kinds of ass, and I obviously wasn’t such a precious princess to work with the first time that they wouldn’t have me back. So yay!
Series Name: I’m working on this right now. Names are hard and I suck. πŸ˜›
More news as it comes in πŸ™‚

17 Responses to β€œNew book deal!”

  1. Kayla Beck says:

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to get my hands on it. πŸ™‚

  2. SJ O'Hart says:

    This sounds amazing. Congratulations!

  3. JdV says:

    Very exciting indeed. Congratulations my good man. Names are hard. Best of luck with that and very happy for you and for all of us that get to read it.

  4. Congrats! Can’t wait to read it πŸ™‚

  5. Bryan Chaffin says:

    6 books in three years? Insanity. GL. πŸ™‚
    And congrats!

  6. Woooohoooo!! It sounds super intriguing! So excited about this one! YAY for more Mr Kristoff books!

  7. Kristina H says:

    I’m loving the continuation of female main characters. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one.

  8. Jon Karoll says:

    Living the dream! Congrats man!

  9. Congratulations! You deserve it!

  10. rlsharpe says:

    Congratulations. It sounds really interesting.

  11. J.C. Henry says:

    Congrats. I hope you continue to do well.

  12. Daryl says:

    Jay, you may be/do a lot of things, but you definitely DO NOT SUCK!!!! Just my two cents. . .

  13. Marta says:

    YES! More awesomeness to look forward to from the Mister Kristoff πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  14. Mihai A. says:

    Congratulations! It sounds awesome and I can’t wait to read it. Of course, I have now plenty of time to catch up with the Lotus War trilogy too. πŸ™‚

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