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Thursday, January 19, 2017

RoseBlood on NYT List!

Thanks to all of you and your amazing support, RoseBlood has hit #1 on the NYT list! I appreciate you so much!



Thursday, January 12, 2017

RoseBlood's UK Blog Tour Day 6


Welcome to stop #6 on the UK Blog Tour! We're trying to figure out what went awry with yesterdays's post (stop #5), but since it didn't go live, I'm doing an encore presentation here. Enjoy!



RoseBlood Aesthetics

Today, Splintered’s own master of panache and charm is here to chat up my latest retelling by critiquing  spotlighting some of the scenes, fashions, and settings in RoseBlood. And to prove how accomodating he can be, he’s even embracing the Phantom theme (he claims it’s because the style complements his subterfuge top hat, but I suspect it’s more because Alyssa thinks masks are sexy). 


And with that, I give the floor to Morpheus, moth-man extraordinaire.


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Thank you, luv. *tips head while holding mask in place* As most of you know, I’m not traditionally an admirer of human lifestyles. I find most everything about mortality tedious, pedestrian and boring. However, in exchange for wasting part of my precious eternity on this drivel, Alyssa vowed to give me a private fashion show later, in which she'll model any ensemble of my choosing: the sky is the limit. *smirks and flutters wings* So, let’s get a move on, aye? I have somewhere much better to be…

First, let’s start with the fashions…

Seeing as RoseBlood is a school of music and theater, you can expect costumes and sewing to play a role. And being a moth-man who knows his way around a needle and thread, this is one aspect I can appreciate, if not admire … However, I’ll be keeping it to a modicum of enthusiasm.





Speaking of sewing, our lovely little Rune is a seamstress in her own right. She’s also kind-hearted, loyal, and brave with a touch of darkness, like another stylish girl I know. *casts sidelong glance out the window* And Rune executes her homespun, natural style most brilliantly.





But perhaps I’m biased, as her tattered elegance and captivating voice bring to mind the birdsong wood nymphs who frequent Wonderland’s wilds—one of my favorite holiday spots.




On the note of mythical creatures, Thorn is admittedly too striking for a human. He must have a touch of the fae. He certainly has the cunning of one. But although I approve of his subversive schemes and clandestine constitutionals about the opera house, his style is far too casual for my liking. 


However, his addition of a hooded cloak adds a mystical dimension to any trappings. And as I’ve attended my share of banquets with satyrs and pan flutes providing the music, Thorn’s preference for playing his violin half-clothed is another taste of home that warms me to the cockles. As most of you know, I’m not adverse to showing a bit of skin whilst performing in any venue. If you have it, flaunt it. 





As for flaunting what you have, Erik, a.k.a. Le Fantôme, has mastered this skill. Whether decked out in red velvet for a night of torturing guests at a masquerade, donning a woolen bolero suit in his childhood, or creeping down to his lab in a hooded monk’s robe for some scientific experimentation, he manages all with flair and finesse. And did I mention he has a mask for every occasion? A quaint obsession to which I can relate. *adjusts moth-trimmed top hat* Add to that a penchant for strangling anyone who stands in his way, and of any character in RoseBlood with whom I’d wish to have a spot of tea, Erik would be my top choice. Oh, the maniacal stratagems we could hatch over spider-leg scones and clotted dodo-egg cream…




This talk of tea brings to mind parties, and fair warning, paltry humans, there are two in RoseBlood that are brimming with horror and mayhem worthy of any netherling revelry. One in particular is reminiscent of Wonderland’s own psychedelic landscapes. But—*presses a gloved finger to lips*—mum’s the word. Wouldn’t wish to spoil the deliciously frightful discoveries awaiting you. Instead, let these visuals fuel your nightmares.





Nightmares are always on the fringe at RoseBlood. Who could expect anything less from a renovated opera house sitting atop a lake veiled in mist, adjacent to an abandoned chapel and cemetery?




But RoseBlood’s outsides are nothing compared to its insides. A haunted auditorium, golden stairways, and dorms carved out of dressing rooms. 



All of it pales to what lurks beneath, in the bowels—underground canals, a caged elevator, and beds varying from canopies to coffins.




This talk of bedrooms reminds me of a certain fashion show I’m anxious to attend, so I’ll be taking my leave. *drops mask, transforms to moth-form, and flutters toward the door* 


Do give my regards to the occupants of RoseBlood. And remember: If you wish to survive the story, keep your hand at the level of your eyes. 


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Thanks for joining us today! Don't forget to hang out with us via our twitter chat during the #RoseBloodBall at 12:30pm central time (6:30pm GMT). I'll be answering questions via the hashtag, and we'll also be giving away a Thorn print to a lucky winner (INT)!


And hope to see you again Saturday for the final stop of the tour at The Arts Shelf where we'll be offering up a grand prize package (UK)!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

RoseBlood's Birthday!


It's January 10, 2017, RoseBlood’s official birthday! 

Visit a local bookstore for your copy and follow this link to checkout the giveaways and celebrate with us!



Saturday, January 7, 2017

RoseBlood Launch Event!

RoseBlood's Phantastic launch party will be a week from today (Saturday, January 14th, 2 pm) at my local B&N!

I'll be giving away collectible masks and phantomly/RoseBlood swag as long as supplies last. :)

Hope some of you can take part in the festivities!

Out of city/state? Books can be reserved to be autographed and mailed your way. Click the image below for full details.



Wednesday, January 4, 2017

RoseBlood's UK Blog Tour Schedule

It's January 2017, and that means my fifth novel is about to make its debut!


From Jan 7th - Jan 14th, we'll be ringing in the new year and RoseBlood's birthday online with a UK virtual tour. 

Join us for behind the scenes posts and interviews. There's even rumor a certain winged man from the Splintered series is guest-hosting one of the stops...


Here are the deets:


Make special note of these dates: 

  • January 12th - Attend the #RoseBloodBall with us! Hang out via a twitter chat where I'll be answering all sorts of Phantom-ly questions.

  • January 14th - Giveaway time at The Arts Shelf (you don't want to miss this fabulous grand prize pack!).


Search the #RoseBloodBlogTour or  #RoseBloodBall hashtags on twitter for updates. You can also follow the links below for easy navigation:

Jan 7th: Chouett 


Jan 9th: The Pewter Wolf 

Jan 10th: Kate Ormand 


 Jan 13th: A&CB Blog 

Jan 14th: The Arts Shelf  


Hope to see you online for the festivities + giveaways, and don't forget, January 10th is the official launch, so look for RoseBlood in stores then!



Sunday, January 1, 2017

Winners Announced!

Thanks everyone who took part in the RoseBlood giveaway celebration!

There were winners in Australia, Columbia, the U.S., and the Philippines. 

Here's a list of the names (be sure to check your inboxes for an email from me!):



Signed RoseBlood hardback + mask:
Makenzie Johnson 




Signed German Unhinged:
Mary Preston 



Phantom mask:
Filipe Polydoro


Signed RoseBlood tote:
Emily S.



Skeleton Key Necklace:
Ayanami Faerudo 




RoseBlood/Phantom charm bracelet:
Ashlee Marie 



Congrats to the winners! If you didn't win, my publisher is still offering their preorder incentive: A beautiful limited edition Thorn postcard (crafted by Nathalia Suellen and signed by me!) free to anyone who preorders the book (domestic). Follow this link for details.





And don't forget to watch for RoseBlood in bookstores January 10!

Happy New Year, everyone, and may 2017 be our best year yet. :)




Friday, December 16, 2016

Roseblood's Less-Than-A-Month-Away-INTL Giveaway!

There's less than a month (24 days!) until RoseBlood hits shelves, so it's time for a giveaway. 

And I'm not the only one who's pulling out all the stops to celebrate. My publisher's YA website, Pique, is offering a beautiful limited edition Thorn postcard (crafted by Nathalia Suellen and signed by me!) to anyone who preorders the book (domestic). Follow this link for details.



Now, onto my personal INTL giveaway. To celebrate RoseBlood's imminent birthday, I'm offering up the following prizes:


1 Signed RoseBlood hardback and collector's mask



1- signed German Unhinged w/unique foreign cover
(in celebration of RoseBlood's recent foreign sales)


1- Phantom/music themed mask


1 - signed RoseBlood tote



1 skeleton key necklace
(representing the skeleton dorm keys in RoseBlood)


1 - RoseBlood themed charm bracelet
(representing details from the book)



 I still have so much to do to get ready for the launch, but I can't wait for readers to meet Thorn and Rune, and to become reacquainted with Erik! If you missed the virtual tour, you can go back and find all the character / music / book posts and reveals here.

Use the rafflecopter below to enter, and good luck to everyone. 

Happy Holidays, and don't forget to look for RoseBlood on shelves January 10, 2017!


a Rafflecopter giveaway