Saturday, April 16, 2011

Big Book News!!!


Hey everyone! I have a lot of news today! Let's start with the pictures shown above. These are the new covers for The Eternal Ones and the upcoming TEO sequel, All You Desire! The paperback edition of The Eternal Ones will be out in July. And All You Desire will be out in August EARLY JULY. (There are already people reviewing the book online, which is a bit odd since no one has seen it but me and my publisher. There's a lesson there somewhere.) Regardless, I happen to think All You Desire is pretty incredible. Yes, I am a bit biased. But I promise this . . . even people who've read the first book are certain to be surprised!

As for Kiki #3, The Darkness Dwellers, it is finished! It will be in my editor's hands next week. Then she will set a release date—and I swear that you guys will be the first to know what it is. I've already made it clear that I'd love the book to come out ASAP. But as I've told many of you, I don't have much control over that process. But I promise K3 will be worth the wait. I'm very, very pleased with it. And I hear we might be doing some cool stuff with ALL THREE Kiki books when The Darkness Dwellers comes out. So there's something to look forward to!

(P.S. Here are a few of the subjects I had to research for The Darkness Dwellers . . . taxidermy and bone collecting, code breaking, royal curses, entomology, French insults, and etiquette.)

And last, but not least, I have a new book in the works. I can't give you any details, except to say . . . IT WILL BE THE GREATEST BOOK OF ALL TIME. Ha. In all seriousness, this is the book I've always wanted to write. It combines all of my passions in one dark, deranged plot. And since I enjoy being cryptic . . . Regular readers of this blog may already know a bit about the subject.

74 comments:

Anonymous said...

omg yay i read your other kiki strike books awhile ago so im goning to re-read them before darkness dwelllers comes out so i will rember everything and what are they going to do with the three books and the covers look amazing!!!!!!! what if they embroaider it like the cover for black beauty!!!!??!?!?!

- anonymous

Anonymous said...

Yay!!! I can't wait! Maybe I will get Kiki Strike #3 for my birthday next month. But whenever I read it, it will be worth the wait! And All you desire sounds cool, too. Love the title. And cover.
And the other book sounds cool. Is it about, like, rodents?

Kartoffel said...

Horaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!

Violet :) said...
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The Sad Writer said...

YAY. I cannot wait. they should embroider the covers!

Jin Ai said...

Congratulations, I'm so excited for you and for the books! Good luck with everything.

(I must admit, however, that the new covers do not appeal to me as much as the others. Well, hopefully I'll learn from this not to judge by covers)

The Narrator said...

D: I will be standing in line at the Tattered Cover the day AYD comes out, waiting to purchase it in all it's majestic glory. Awesome.

And FYI, you should have never promised me that advanced copy, because I will bug you about it from now until I get it. I'm eager, so sue me. You're just teasing me now.

Eleanor said...

I ♥ KIKI.
I'm so glad you've finished, but I'm glad you took your time to make it AWESOME! (as I'm sure it will be.)

Kirsten Miller said...

Jin Ai: Yes, I know this sort of cover isn't your thing. But the next project (my new book) has your name written all over it.

Kirsten Miller said...

Narrator: I haven't forgotten!

Anonymous said...

IM SO HAPPY! I've been waiting forever it seems like! I will camp outside of Barnes & Noble just so I can get it FIRST!

Holy Lucy batman! said...

*screams and jumps* YAY YAY YAAAYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YAY! I am so happy!!!!!!!! A lot of other books are coming out this year and darkness dwellers is icing on the awesomeness cake. Thank you Kirsten for making my year

Aria the Cellist said...

Yess!!!!!! Thank you!!! I am so happy that K3 is finished... I hope it will be out asap! *new book euphoria*

Kitty said...

*drools*

The 355 said...

Big foot... OMJ Kiki strike! Is this true? Or am I just dreaming?

Zelia said...

I hope kiki 3 gets to Brazil faster than the first ones. XD (Is that correct: gets to?) Anyway... I still need to get my hands on the eternal ones. It's not even listed on the publishers site yet.

And that best book ever news? I don't have enough words to describe how excited and anxious I got about it...

UU said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
im excited :D

Pshychidelic Snail said...

YAY!!! That is so great!!! I'll have to pre-order my copy as soon as possible!! Good for you, Kirsten!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!!!!!! I thought darkness dwelllers was it's own series I had no idea it was K3!!!!!!!! This is extremly exciting!!!!!!! And this best book stuff? Hmmmm, I wonder, sounds like something amazing!!!!

Alice the Elf said...

ooh, cool. Insults in other launguages are always intresting especially when they mean something completely different to you. Thats not quite how I envisioned Haven and Iain but I like how all you desire still has the snakes, but in a different form. Do you have any say in who portrays your characters on the cover?

Ju L. said...

OH GOD, OH GOD, OH GODDDDDDDDDD! I WAS ACTUALLY JUMPING AROUND!!!!!!!!!!!! I'VE BEEN WATING FOR WHAT SEEMS LIKE AGES!!!!!!
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG, MY BEST FRIEND IS ALSO A BIG KIKI FAN AND WE'RE LIKE SCREAMING!!!!!!
I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!


DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA OF WHEN IT'LL COME OUT????


YOUR BIGGEST FAN EVER TO LIVE,

Ju :DDDDD

Anonymous said...

Really!!! I check your blog at 8in the morning and you couldn't have posted it then??!!! BEST FOR YOU!!! Best thing all week!!! Everyone will know your awesomeness Kirsten!!! All my friends love you!!!!
COMODIUSLY HAPPY RIGHT NOW!!!
(that is a word, but idk how to spell it)
Psyko

Anonymous said...

could the best book be the thing that the three Kiki books have to do with each other?

Anonymous said...

YES YES YES KIKI 3 IS ALMOST DONE OOOOOOOOOOH YESSS

Toodles*** said...

OH MY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAYYYYYY!!!!!

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW EXCITED I AM!!

THIS IS THE BEST NEWS I HAVE HEARD ALL YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

KIKI 3? DONE? YAYYAYAYAYAYYAYAY!!!!

ALL YOU DESIRE? YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!!



AND ANOTHER BOOK???????????????????

One filled with underground cities, Cephalopods, Big Foot, Ancient Mayan Civilizations and all things odd and interesting?!?!?!!??!?!?!?!?!?!!??!

I am not even ashamed to say that this has me even more excited than the new Kiki book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

THANK YOU KIRSTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Toodles*** said...

And also:

That's a good question from 'All You Desire.'

CAN you trust your heart?

Rachel said...

OMG I AM SOOOO EXCITED I CAN'T WAIT ANY LONGER!!!

Erin_Flight said...

Oh yes! So many great things at once!

June G said...

The Eternal Ones is the first ARC I ever received and I got it directly from the hands of Ben Schrank, so I have a special fondness for the series. The two covers are absolutely stunning. Can't wait to read book two. I have the first Kiki book and saw the second in Barnes and Noble the other day. I'd better get on it as I have book three to buy. I have a peculiar fondness for collecting your books... :-)

Some Lost Melody said...

:DDDDDDDDDDDDD I CAN NOT WAIT FOR ALL OF THEM OMFG <333333333333333

Anonymous said...

I don't know what the prize will be, but with two new Kirsten Miller authored books in the works, I anticipate some awesome contests with awesome prizes.

Robert in San Diego

Elizabeth said...

AHHHH! So excited! :D
I really like the new covers for the books. I bet they will bring in a lot more readers.
And then, I'm super excited for Kiki #3!!!

Anonymous said...

YEEEESSSSS!!!! I can't wait for all three books to come out! I've been dying to read the sequels, and I can't believe I have to wait 4 months for All You Desire!

I don't really like the new covers though. Generally, I don't like photos on the cover of books, it just ruins my vision of the characters. For some reason, they also look slightly Twilight-esque. The old Eternal Ones cover was one of the best covers I've ever seen, clean and simple, enigmatic and elegant.

And now I need to read the Kiki Strike series for the 4th time and the Eternal Ones for the 6th.

Maka Albarn said...

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!
MUST READ NOW!!!!!!

Serena loi said...

oh really?

*SCREAM*

Anonymous said...

Dear Kirsten:

When you research something like etiquette, or any of the other innately interesting things you research to add life, breadth, and accuracy:

a) how do you know when enough is enough?

b) how do you keep from getting side-tracked into secondary topics that are, themselves, innately interesting and get back to writing the book?

Robert in San Diego, who has seen an "etiquette" that said "Mit Katapultflugel"

Anonymous said...

When you research things like that, where do you go to research? You always have really cool facts & stuff in your books! Cannot wait -- I hope I get it for my bday :)

Erin said...

Those new covers are lovely.

HOORAY FOR KIKI #3!!!!!!!

And the new secret project!!!

Anonymous said...

Royal curses? Is that why Marie Antoniette lost her head?

Anonymous said...

usually i dont like covers with photos on them, but i REALLY like these!!!!!!

Toodles*** said...

It's my birthday today :)

That was the most fantabulous early birthday present ever! Thank you! Even though I know you had no idea. But it feels like it!

But that doesn't mean I have to grow up, does it?

Patsee said...

Is Darkness Dwellers going to be the final Kiki Strike? Please don't drag her out for too long. I have utter faith in your writing abilities, Mme Kirsten, but in my experience series tend to falter after four or five books.

Ari the Awesome said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! I went on vacation for spring break, and had no internet access, and this is what was posted while I was gone!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kiki 3 is done!!! And now you're writing an even more awesome book?!?!?!?! It must be incerdible, because the Kiki Strike books are my favorite series of all time!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, and I love the new Eternal Ones cover. Wow, I used a lot of puntuaction...

Holy Lucy batman! said...

Question? When can u reveal Kiki 3s cover?!?!?!!????
And advance copies for minivan girls not to pester you but u better not forget! Lol

Isobel said...

i love the covers!!!
and kiki strike 3...I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thats all i can say.

and when i saw this post i screamed my head off.

Anonymous said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I. Can. Not. Wait. A. Second. Longer.

my head is going to explode! :)

COMMENT RECORD said...

Hey -- let's break a comment record. let's go for 100 comments :)

Awesome with the eternal ones& Kiki Strike, i can't wait :)

Anonymous said...

48th comment!!!!!!

Ju L. said...

Kirsten, I love your blog and books! You're very talented and funny. You are my idol :)

Anonymous said...

You're my favortie author ever! I love books with strong, relatable female characters.

Isabella said...

YES! My friend & sister & I have been waiting for KS3 ever since #2 came out. And the "best book ever" sounds great.

What are they doing for the KS books? New covers? Boxed set??

I can't wait for more news!!

E.J.R. said...

OMG!!!!!
^_^
i cant wait!!!!!!!!!

Rachel said...

Hey friends and Kirsten Miller!! Guess what!!! Tomorrow is my birthday! That's right April 19th!! Hahahaha I am sooo excited!!!

Holy Lucy batman! said...

Is your new book about "marm" or the home for friendless French girls? I took your hint as a challenge or a puzzle so yeah bye.

Holy Lucy batman! said...

And happy bday Rachel!!!!!

Anonymous said...

this is just too much for me too handle. i mean im already excited from All you desire and darkness dwellers. but a THIRD book, that you say is the besttt. Eeeep--just please hurry, or take your time make it good.
gosh, a time machine would help in situations like these.

falcon said...

Yes. All I will say is Yes.

Although I will agree with Jin Ai on this one. I don't love the covers, but the next cover sounds good....

Toodles*** said...

Rachel-

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thats so cool- you're a day after my birthday! I know so many people who were born around now.

And also, YAY bout the special 3 Kiki book news. Are they getting embroidered? Or is there going to be a box set? Or entirely uber awesome new covers?

So exciting!

Anonymous said...

OMG, can't wait. Please tell us the release date ASAP.
P.S. is your latest book about rodents?

Violet :) said...

Happy birthday Rachel!

brave chickens said...

TEO2! Whoa!
KS3?! Double-whoa!
I hope Tara McPherson does the cover art.


For TEO, in my opinion, the covers aren't as 'manifique'. But if I was to choose one, it would be the black one. The blue is too plain, whilst the black one has a vector/graphics thing going on, with the girl's dress being a true image. Nice effect.

btw it's great you've got a new work in process. I hope there will be an activity related to it(i.e. the past-life readings for TEO)

Anonymous said...

Dear Everyone:

OK, we've got one Miller book reaching into the affordable paperback domain, another ready to be published, a third routed to the editors, and a fourth in progress. And I bet Kirsten's books need more attention from editors than most, just because of little things like fact-checking.

I wouldn't call them "didactic," but the Kiki Strike books in particular have all sorts of helpful hints for extreme situations in real life.

Robert in San Diego

Maka Albarn said...

I am so excited now.....

Jennie said...

I can't wait for All you Desire! I love the new covers. :D

Anonymous said...

I cant beelive it darkness dwellers is comeing out im so suprised! something uprising alsop happend a few days agao i fould my friends email i haven't talked to her for a while now i know that she is being homeschooled likeno way right so freaked out!!?!?!!?!!

Anonymous said...

Yay! K3 AT LAST!!1

Rachel C. said...

Hey Kirsten,
It's my best friend's birthday tomorrow and it would be the best present in the whole world if you could congratulate her on the blog, she would freak out! Could you please do that? She loves you and your books! Her name is Juliana (known here as Ju L.) and she doesn't miss one single post (We also sent you one e-mail, she's the fan with Kiki drawing on the wall)! She's turning 13 now.
Kisses,
Rachel.

Rachel C. said...

Hey Kirsten,
It's my best friend's birthday tomorrow and it would be the best present in the whole world if you could congratulate her on the blog, she would freak out! Could you please do that? She loves you and your books! Her name is Juliana (known here as Ju L.) and she doesn't miss one single post (We also sent you one e-mail, she's the fan with Kiki drawing on the wall)! She's turning 13 now.
Kisses,
Rachel.

Claudia said...

Oh my gosh. IT IS HAPPENING! Ive been waiting ever since I was 10 to read the darkness dwellers and now its here!!! I feel like i'm gonna cry! YAY! YAY! YAY! I'm re reading both books again and again and again until the new book comes out! I am so having a kiki book party the day it comes out!

EQ said...

I'm seriously tempted to squee like a fangirl, but this is possibly not the best place to do that.

...

Nope, sorry, can't hold it in.
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

You are awesome in many and varied ways.

Izzie said...

I can't wait for The Darkness Dwellers!!! I've been waiting. :D

TicTac said...

omygosh!!!! i just hope K3 has the same cover as the others cause i hate when covers change. hmm not too thrilled bout the eternal ones cover but i like the sequel's!!! omygosh i know that K3 hasnt come out yet but promise that there will be a K4!!!! Prrroommmissee!!! i lovvvvvee your books with a dark passion XD ahahhaha <333333333333333333 yayayyayayayayayayayayyayay!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

i SERIOUSLY HOPE DD isn't the last kiki book so... ignore Patsee's comment cause we all LOVVVEE YOUR writing and you could never drag it out cause your books are so suspenseful and entertaining!

Irregular Kiki said...

Can't wait for the new books!!!!!!!!!! YOU'RE AN AWESOME AUTHOR!!!!!!!