Monday, July 01, 2013

Can't wait for Scorched? Read first FOUR chapters here!

Hey guys,

The last few months have been a whirlwind for me - traveling all over the country to different events to promote Scorched and hand out signed advanced copies of the book. ALA was my FINAL event until publication in September (at that point there will be tons of signings and a Texas tour, so stay tuned for that.)

Expect a lot of Reign of Fire gifs in the next few months...

In the meantime, I get to take a breather. Which, by breather, I mean I finish the first draft of book 2 in the series -- Shattered. I'm about halfway through now and will be spending the next two months finishing it up. It's strange to me, actually, to be working on book 2 when book 1 hasn't even been released yet, but that's the way it goes in the publishing world. After all, you don't want to have to wait YEARS between books, now do you?

In case you were curious - Scorched is designed to be a trilogy. Each book will come out in September in hardcover, followed by a paperback edition the following year. Of course Blood Coven was meant to be a trilogy once upon a time. And then there were eight books. So who knows! :) Buy the books, tell your friends, make the series super popular and I'll keep writing. :) Yup, it's really in your hands!!

ANYWAY! What I really wanted to offer you was a chance to get a sneak peek at Scorched - so you can have something to tide you over (or whet your appetite) until September. 

So here you go! The first FOUR CHAPTERS of Scorched! Enjoy and let me know what you think!



Sheena-kay Graham said...

Glad to hear you''re drafting book 2 and getting a break. Thanks for the excerpt.

Cassandra Loskot said...

Oooo I can't wait to get this one :) Thank you for sharing the excerpt :) I'm really looking forward to reading this :)

Cassandra Loskot

Mari Mancusi said...

Of course! I'm happy to share it! I can't wait till I can share the actual book!!!! :)