Friday, June 29, 2012

Big News! Cover Design Contest!

Razorbill, the publisher of my latest novel, How to Lead a Life of Crime, has allowed me to do the previously unthinkable. We're holding a contest to design the book's cover.

The contest is open to anyone between the ages of 16 and 25. And anything goes (as long as the design is 100% original). A few words of warning. The book is quite violent and there's a fair amount of foul language. That's why the contest isn't open to younger readers. So if you're under 16, hang tight. We'll be doing some fun stuff very soon for Kiki #3, The Darkness Dwellers.

If you're interested (and you should be, there's a big cash prize waiting for the winner), check out the instructions and rules on my How to Lead a Life of Crime tumblr. And good luck!


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Big News and a GIVEAWAY!

(Above: Deseos,the Mexican All You Desire)

The Eternal Ones (Eternos) was a big hit in Mexico, and the sequel will be out down there in the next few weeks. As you can see, it's called Deseos, and just look at that gorgeous cover! Santillana is such a wonderful publisher. I love working with them!

I don't have copies of Deseos yet, but I recently received a shipment of paperback copies of All You Desire. My bookshelves are overflowing--and I've already read the book. (Ha) So today--and TODAY ONLY--I'm GIVING AWAY sets of the Eternal Ones series. (The Eternal Ones and All You Desire.)

If you're over 14 and you'd like a set, just send a note to! Supplies are limited, so act quickly! (Also, be sure you have your parents' permission. Don't get me into trouble, please.)

UPDATE: I love you guys in Australia! But I've already gotten emails from a bunch of you, which pretty much maxes out my foreign shipping budget. So from this point forward, I'm gonna have to say US only. Thanks, guys!

UPDATE #2: OK, you've cleaned me out. That was fast! I guess it pays to get up early on Sunday! But don't worry, there will be more giveaways to come. And be sure to visit next week for the big news mentioned below!

And last but not least, STAY TUNED to the blog this week. There will be a huge announcement in the next few days. All I can tell you is that it involves my new novel, HOW TO LEAD A LIFE OF CRIME, which will be out in February.