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Before I get into the new appearances, I have to give a big thank-you to Jennifer L. Armentrout and the staff for ApollyCon 2017. I had a great time this weekend, aside from starting to feel under the weather and thus missing the After Party festivities on Saturday night. However, I'm sure they were as fabulous as the rest of the convention. I look forward to seeing everyone again at ApollyCon 2018!

Next up, as the subject line states, my publisher has added some new, joint appearances on my 2017 schedule. Now, I'm not doing many events this year because I'm trying to get caught up on deadlines, but when I heard that these would be (1) close to where I live, and (2) with BFF Ilona Andrews, how could I say no? I couldn't, you'd agree! So, here are the three new events that I'm adding to my 2017 calendar:

Tuesday, May 30, 2017,  7:00 PM EDT

Book Event & Signing with Ilona Andrews and Jeaniene Frost

FOX TALE BOOK SHOPPE

105 E Main ST Number 138

Woodstock, GA 30188


Thursday, July 27, 2017, 7:00 PM

Book Event & Signing with Ilona Andrews and Jeaniene Frost

BARNES AND NOBLE

2418 E Colonial Drive

Orlando, FL 32803


Friday, July 28, 2017, 7:00 PM EDT

Book Event & Signing with Ilona Andrews and Jeaniene Frost

BOOKMARK

220 First ST

Neptune Beach, FL 32266


If you didn't already know this, Ilona Andrews is actually two people: Ilona and her husband, Gordon. Together, they co-write the #1 New York Times bestselling Kate Daniels series as well as the new and fantastic Hidden Legacy series. In addition to their fabulous writing, they are simply hilarious in person, so if you're able to attend any of these events, I can pretty much guarantee that you'll have a good time, so mark your calendars!


That's it from me for now. My keyboard is calling, so back to work I go ;).

WPB signing reminder and thank you!

As the subject line states, first up, a reminder that my publisher added a last-minute signing, so if you live nearby, come on out and see me!

Where: the West Palm Beach Library, Okeechobee Blvd Branch.

Address: 5689 West Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33417

Time: 6pm this coming Tuesday, March 21st.

Books will be sold courtesy of Murder on the Beach, and they also allow “books from home.” Ebook and audio book readers, I’m happy to sign whatever you bring me (ebook/tablet covers, tote bags, tee shirts, etc.)

Second, a huge thank-you to you, readers! INTO THE FIRE, the final Night Prince novel, debuted at #6 on the New York Times Combined Print and Ebook bestseller list, #12 on the USA Today bestseller list, and #2 on the Wall Street Journal Ebook Fiction bestseller list. Wow, what a way to send off Vlad and Leila! I can't tell you how thrilled and honored I am, but below are some images of all the hugs I wish I could give you :)

March appearances and final video snippet

Hi, everyone! Before I get to the fifth and final video of me talking about INTO THE FIRE in general and Vlad in particular, I wanted to remind everyone that I will be at ApollyCon on March 24th & 25th in Orlando, FL. If you've already purchased tickets, I'll see you there! If you haven't, I'm sorry to tell you that Apollycon is COMPLETELY sold out and at fire code capacity, even for the free signing. So, if you don't have a ticket, it's unfortunately too late. 

But, if you live in or near south Florida, and you're free on Tuesday, March 21st, my publisher just added a last-minute signing, so come on out and see me!  

Where: the West Palm Beach Library, Okeechobee Blvd Branch.

Address: 5689 West Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33417

Time: 6pm on March 21st.

It's at a library, but they will be selling books courtesy of Murder on the Beach. Already bought some or all my books? Bring them in and I'll sign them - they allow "books from home." Ebook and audio book readers, don't think I've forgotten about you! Come for the chatting, and I'm always happy to sign whatever you bring me (ebook/tablet covers, tote bags, tee shirts....basically anything except a private body part ;)).

It's such a treat for me to meet readers because (1) you're book lovers, so you're my people, and (2) you share my characters and worlds. Without you, I'm just telling stories to myself :). If I could, I'd do a lot more appearances, but last year's serious family stuff made me crazy behind on deadlines and I'm still playing catch-up. That's why I have very few appearances this year, and most of them are in the same state where I live. I'm hoping for a little more breathing room next year. Cross your fingers for me, please.

Finally, the fifth and last video snippet is up. In this one, I'm talking about how Vlad went from a character I swore I'd never write about (just goes to show you should never say never!) to a side character in the Night Huntress series, all the way to being the hero in the Night Prince series. To learn how that happened, click the below:

 

 

Video snippet 4: how do I plan a series?

The fourth video snippet is now up! In this one, I talk about writing series books, including the Night Prince and other series, and how I decide how many novels should be in each one. The answer might surprise you (although if you know me, it might not ;). 

Oh, and if you've watched the other videos and wondered about the opening graphics saying "Midnight Messages," my publisher had this neat idea that they'd set these videos to candlelight and I'd post them at midnight each night during release week. Here's the problem with that idea: unlike my vampire characters, I am NOT a night owl, so I'm asleep well before midnight. I'm also not very technologically-inclined, so while I know there *is* a function that would allow me to save these posts and have them automatically go live at midnight, I don't know how to do it. Hence, my posting these "Midnight Messages" in the morning :).

 


Once again, I'm closing with my usual promo plug saying if you haven't gotten your copy of the latest (and final!) Night Prince novel, you can order it here: Into the Fire (Night Prince) or at your favorite retailer.

Video snippet 3 and how I can't count

Hi, everyone! Below is the third video snippet of me, and according to what I wrote in the previous two posts, it should be the last one, but it isn't. Why? I can't count, or my memory sucks. Probably both. 

In all honesty, I was nervous about doing the live video chat that took place right before these were shot. In my anxiety over worrying that I might inadvertently blurt out a spoiler that ruins the book for readers, or drop an F-bomb, or just start uncontrollably babbling gibberish like actor Steve Carell did in Bruce Almighty (you never know, people! ;)) I forgot exactly how many follow-up questions I answered in the post-live-chat videos.

As it turns out, it wasn't three. It was five. Look for the last two on Monday and Tuesday. If you missed the first two and you're interested in what I had to say about INTO THE FIRE, Vlad, Leila, Ian, and more, go here.

Today's snippet is less about INTO THE FIRE specifically and more about my heroines individually. The question posed to me was how do Cat (my Night Huntress heroine) and Leila (my Night Prince series heroine) compare to each other? I go into my usual rambling detail, but if you've ever wondered how I think of my heroines, both individually and comparatively, click the video below.

 


Once again, you can order your copy of Into The Fire here: Into the Fire (Night Prince) . Or, if you've not yet started the Night Prince series, the first book, Once Burned, is only $2.99 in ebook here.

Video snippet 2 on INTO THE FIRE

Here's the second video snippet where I talk a little about what readers can expect in INTO THE FIRE, the final Night Prince novel. I open with the scintillating line of "A lot happens in this book!" *eye roll* This is why my job is writing instead of public speaking, people. I can edit what I write to make it sound more interesting. How I would love to have a magic edit button for what I say in public or on video, but alas. In good news, you can play a drinking game based on all the times I say "uh" or "um," so get your favorite bottle ready before you hit play! ;)

 

 

As a reminder, you can learn more about INTO THE FIRE  here and order your copy here Into the Fire (Night Prince) or at your favorite retailer.

Video snippet 1 on INTO THE FIRE

Some of you might remember that I did a live video chat recently where I took reader questions about my books, writing, characters, etc. After the chat, I also had three video snippets shot where I talk a little more about INTO THE FIRE, Vlad, Leila, and what's in store for them specifically. Here is the first video, where I talk about the status of Vlad and Leila's relationship at the start of INTO THE FIRE, and what they're up against.

Oh, and if you've never heard me speak before, here's a disclaimer (or warning, heh): my voice is high-pitched, I repeat myself a lot, I get off topic, and I look away/shake my head when I'm trying to get back on topic...or remember what the hell it is that I'm supposed to be talking about in the first place. So, if you've had a mental image of me as poised, polished, and/or articulate, all with a smooth, lovely voice...be prepared to have that image shattered by the cruel hammer of reality ;).

 


I'll post the next two video snippets tomorrow and Saturday. In the meantime, I hope you're enjoying INTO THE FIRE! If you haven't ordered your copy yet, you can get it here or at your favorite retailer:  Into the Fire (Night Prince)

Into The Fire is here!

Vlad and Leila fans, today is the day you've been waiting for! Into The Fire, the fourth and final Night Prince novel, is finally here.


In the wrong hands, love can be a deadly weapon.

For nearly six hundred years, Vlad Tepesh cared for nothing, so he had nothing to lose. His brutal reputation ensured that all but the most foolhardy stayed away. Now falling in love with Leila has put him at the mercy of his passions. And one adversary has found a devastating way to use Vlad’s new bride against him.

A powerful spell links Leila to the necromancer Mircea. If he suffers or dies, so does she. Magic is forbidden to vampires, so Vlad and Leila enlist an unlikely guide as they search for a way to break the spell. But an ancient enemy lies in wait, capable of turning Vlad and Leila’s closest friends against them…and finally tearing the lovers apart forever.

Order your copy in ebook, print, or audio here or at your favorite retailer: Into the Fire (Night Prince)

Now, since my opinion is understandably biased, here is what Romantic Times had to say about it: "The always-amazing Frost serves up the final installment in her sizzling Night Prince series. Fans of this author and this series will not be disappointed, so hang on and enjoy this emotionally powerful ride!" 4.5 stars, rated a Top Pick!

Heroes and Hearbreakers said: "Into the Fire is sure to be a hit with longtime fans of both Night Prince and Night Huntress. And if you’ve been waiting for your Ian book, consider Into the Fire the appetizer."

I'm so exited to finally share this story with you, and while I'll miss Vlad and Leila, this isn't goodbye forever. It's more of a "so long for now." Just like with Cat and Bones after the Night Huntress series concluded, you will still see Vlad and Leila again as side characters in future spin-off novels. Speaking of future vampire books, Ian is the next character to get his own books, and you'll get a tease as to what in store for him - and who Ian's heroine will be - in Into The Fire, where Ian is a significant side character.

I absolutely loved bringing Vlad and Leila's story to life, and I want to thank all the readers who went on this journey with me. I've said before that this is for all the people who wanted Dracula to get a happily-ever-after. In fact, I can remember being scolded by my parents as a child for rooting for Dracula instead of Van Helsing. So, Dracula lovers, unlike all the movies that showed him losing in the end, with Into The Fire, we win this one :). Happy reading!

Oh, and I have to give a shout-out to my dear friend Melissa Marr, who also has a release today for One Blood Ruby. If you're not familiar with Melissa's books, they're fabulous, so check them out!

Now that Lily Abernathy is the heir to the Hidden Lands, everything is about to change...

The Queen of Blood and Rage wants Lily to help broker peace with the human world, but Lily knows that harmony won’t come easily. After decades of waging war on the humans, who cost the queen her firstborn daughter, the fae are struggling to accept Lily, a half-human monarch.

Lily wants to be a fair ruler but fears having to abandon the life she’s known. Now that she and Creed are more than just fellow Black Diamonds—operatives for the queen—her priorities have shifted. But her worries about assuming the throne are derailed when it becomes clear that someone—or some fae—is masterminding violent attacks to discourage peace. Who can end the war between humans and fae?

Order One Blood Ruby here or at your favorite retailer.
Happy Valentine's day, everyone! If you're like me, you use this day as an excuse to eat a little more chocolate than normal, heh. AND if you're like me, you like free books! That's why, although I said I was only giving away 5 Arcs of INTO THE FIRE in my prior contest, I found more Arcs while I was unpacking (side note: Yes, I moved again for the second time in a year. If all goes well, this should be the last move for a while. Cross your fingers for me ;)).

Anyway, as I was saying, I found more Arcs, so I'm upping the number of winners from 5 to 8. The winners were picked at random because I can't choose between any of you - I love all of you! Also, at prior winners' request, I am only listing first names and the initial of last names. If you see your first name and initial below, check your email! Your instructions on how to get your book are enclosed.

Without any further ado, the winners are...

Mary B., Ashwina P., Alisa D., Deanna M., Hope G., Carley N., Cricket B., Susan B.

Congrats, all! As for everyone else, I am so sorry you didn't get good news this round, but as a reminder, I am doing a live video chat this Friday, February 17th, from 1pm Eastern time until 1:45pm, and everyone who asks me a question during the live chat will be automatically entered to win 1 of 7 signed paperback copies of INTO THE FIRE. So, you'll have another change to get your hands on Vlad and Leila's final story before it releases to the public.  Here is the link for the live chat: avonromancelive.com

Finally, Goodreads has posted their interview with me, where I answered 10 readers questions that they chose. Want to know which character I'd most like to meet in real life, if it were possible? What authors I'd have over to dinner, if I could, and if I've based any of my characters on people I actually know? Go here to find out all that and more.

 

Upcoming live chat, new giveaway, and more!

Hi, everyone! Things are heating up now that it's only two weeks until INTO THE FIRE, the final Night Prince novel, releases. First up is a live video chat that I'm doing this Friday, February 17th, starting at 1pm Eastern Time.

Aside from the chance to get your burning questions answered by me live on video, why should you care? I'm glad you asked! :).  Everyone who asks me a question during the live chat will be automatically entered to win 1 of 7 signed paperback copy of INTO THE FIRE, mailed out before the book releases!

Since this is a rather narrow window to get your question in (only 45 minutes), your chances will be MUCH better for this contest. For example: I've had almost 700 entries into the contest I ran last week (winners announced tomorrow!) so most people won't be happy with those results. But for those of you who are able to carve out time this Friday from 1pm until 1:45pm Eastern time, you'll get to chat with me and be far more likely to win a free signed book, so come on out! Here is the link for the live chat: avonromancelive.com

Next up is for audio book lovers. The first book in the Night Prince series, ONCE BURNED, is Audible.com's "daily deal" today, so TODAY ONLY, you can get it for only $3.95. Once again, the fabulous Tavia Gilbert narrates. If you've never tried an audio book before, but you've been thinking about it, this a great way to test one for about the cost of a cup of coffee. Get yours here. 

Finally, as a reminder, the signed pre-orders for INTO THE FIRE, hosted by Schuler, ends tomorrow. So, if you haven't heard of this before, or you were meaning to get your pre-order in so you're guaranteed to get a signed copy - yet you're like me and you tend to procrastinate - this is your last chance. Order your copy hereBelow are the details.

  1. You must have your pre-order in by 2/14/17. After that, there is no guarantee that the copy you get will be signed.

  2. You can get signed copies of both the mass market edition and the hardcover, so pick your preferred format.

  3. The books will be signed, but not personalized.

  4. International orders WILL be accepted, but please read carefully: If you live in Canada, you can order directly from the link above. All other countries must use this email address ONLY to order their books: orders@schulerbooks.com

  5.  Schuler cannot fulfill orders for books purchased through another retailer. So, if you already pre-ordered your book via Amazon, B&N, or another book seller, you can’t send your receipt to Schuler in exchange for a signed book. The reason is that Schuler wouldn’t get reimbursed by those stores; they are their own entity.