What do you all think of this post’s title? Cool, right? Now, what would you think if I said that was the name of a new book I’m working on? You’d love it, yes?

Now…what would you say if I told you that Auntie Heather is happy to announce that I just sold the first three books of a new YA series??? That’s right, starting with BLOODBOUND, the fabulous folks at Dutton/Penguin are going to publish my newest series. And this one isn’t about vampires.

Only I haven’t quite developed an elevator pitch for it. So it’s a little difficult to describe.

Suffice it to say, there are monsters, swords, war, blood, and yes (for all you Twilight-lovers), romance. BLOODBOUND is about a girl named Kaya, who’s forced to attend a school known as Shadow Academy. Kaya’s a Healer…and Healer’s aren’t exactly treated as equals to the Barrons they’re caring for. But, you’ll learn more about that when it debuts in Spring 2011.

Now celebrate with me, Minions!!!

Also, my BFF and critique partner, Jackie Kessler, just sold a fabulous YA novel that you all need to watch out for – it’s called HUNGER, and it’s about a girl who becomes chosen as the next Famine (you know…of the four horsemen fame?). I’ve read it and absolutely LOVED it! So…you’ll all love it too. Just trust me on this. Anyhoo, since this is Jackie’s for YA book, she’s developing a new YA page, and as a result, is having a contest that you should enter!

EDITED TO ADD: Here’s a better description – many thanks to Jackie for her brilliant assistance!

What’s worse than being blackmailed to attend a hidden school where you’re treated like a second-class citizen? How about nearly getting eaten by a monster when you arrive? Or learning that your soulmate was killed in a centuries-old secret war? And then there’s the evil king who’s determined to rule the world unless you can stop him…

Meet Kaya, a young woman with the power to heal and the determination to fight. But struggle as she will, she remains tied to three very different men: a hero who has forsaken glory, a tyrannical ruler who wants to use Kaya, and a warrior who’s stolen her heart. Kaya learns the hard way that some ties can’t be broken…and blood is the strongest bond of all.

BLOODBOUND by Heather Brewer

35 Responses to "BLOODBOUND"

  1. Tabitha

    AHH! I’m so excited! That sounds AWESOME!

  2. vampyjess

    That is awesome! I am so happy! It sounds awesome (and i love the name)!
    Congrats Auntie!


  3. Jackie


    (Plapplars. Trademark it.)


    i dont like twilight but at the moment i dont care beacuse you wrote it so that is all the info i need!
    i will totally buy it!!!
    in 2011
    thank you !


    OHMYLOSTBOYS!!!!!!!! I CANT BELIEVE IT!!!!!!! THAT SOUNDS COMPLETELY AWESOME!!!!! So AUntie Heather, this was the series you said you would work on after Vlad? i always remembered you said that u were making more books…. and i always wondered if they’d have vampires or not. it sounds really awesome Auntie. COngrats! would u mind if i ask a question….. where is it supposed to be? whoops- make that two…. what time period? like now, or middle ages, or anytime, or is there no specific time place? srry, you’ve got my curiousity blazing!

    luv AVL


    Is can’t believe it… you must be jumping up and down in your stumpy boots!!!!

    luv AVL


    WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT WAIT!!!!!! HOLD UP!!!!! this doesnt mean wht i think it means does it?!?!?!?!?!? PLEASE TELL ME IT DOESNT!!!!!!!!!! please tell me this doesnt mean that you’ve finished writing Vlad’s last books? please tell me this doesnt mean Vlads over. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!! im crying just please tell me it doesnt mean what i think it does!!!

    luv AVL

  8. Anonymous

    Hey Heather this is Tristian, it’s been a while. Congrats on the new series I cant wait to read it

  9. angelica

    omg that means all the other vlad books will be out soon…i cant wait 🙂 and ur new book sounds awesome


    Um….. are Jackie Kessler books apropriate for kids????

    luv AVL

  11. blackleaper12

    haha ohmygosh!! i’m so excited!! congratulations auntie heather!!!!!!! yay!!!!!!!

  12. Dahlia

    That’s sounds really good. I’m glad this came up when it did. A few days ago I was thinking about asking what other books you planned to write. 🙂

    I’ll definitely have to check that out in 2011 (so far away). Can’t wait! 😀

  13. Christine (a.k.a. Vlad Fan #1)

    Hey, fellow minion peoples!!!! And Auntie Heather!!! I am lovin’ the blog title. I’m def going to read the book!!!! :)= I bet It’ll be awesome.

    Oh yeah, I am going to be changing my “username” the next time I comment, and this is what it’ll be:


    Just letting you fellow minions know.

    Blood. Fangs. Vladimir Tod.


  14. Gerald Brandt

    Congratulations Heather!


    Awesome auntie…. completely awesomeness.

    luv AVL

  16. Camidee

    Bloodbound…It has a nice ring to it! 😀 I was having a difficult time thinking of a good title for my story, hoping to make it short, like, 1 to 3 words, but it came out as five words. *shrugs*
    Anyway, can’t wait to read, Auntie! ^^

  17. Dahlia

    How old is the main character in Bloodbound supposed to be? Just curious. 🙂

    And once again, it sounds awesome! 😀

  18. alexis

    omg sounds incredible! can’t wait to read it!!! hooyeah!!!


    tell me about it… i cant come up with anynames in general!

    luv AVL

  20. Heather Brewer

    No worries! Vlad’s not done telling his story just yet – Chronicles will conclude with his senior year.

    BLOODBOUND takes place in an alternate world, and the main cxharacter – Kaya – is sixteen.


    OH ok good lol, thanks Auntie. Kaya sounds cool. Bloodbound sounds even cooler. And srry about the whole big capitals all worriedness about Vlad, I just kind of got a little worried.

    If you don’t mind my asking, do you think it will be any different for you , writing and being a character who’s a girl, unlike your previous character Vlad, who’s a boy?

    luv AVL

  22. Heather Brewer

    It’ll be very different for me. Girls think and react differently than boys. But it’s a challenge I’m looking forward to!


    Good luck with all that Auntie, I imagine it would be difficult. And thank you for answering my question Auntie. :)=

    Remember when I used to flipp out like a nut whenever you’d talk to me? Yeah, well, I still do that. XD

    luv AVL

  24. FReAK13

    Wooot !

    I cannot wait !

    Have you started writing it?

    Are you gonna make a trailer ?

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH, Bloodbound sounds great!

    Congrats Auntie Heather. :)=

  25. alexis

    wait…so are you saying that you know how a boy thinks and reacts, but you don’t know how a girl thinks and reacts? cuz you said, “Girls think and react differently than boys. But it’s a challenge I’m looking forward to!” so i’m kinda confused…..

  26. Zombie

    Wow, that sounds…. EPIC! I’m definitely gonna be waiting for this 😀 Congrats, Auntie heather! ^_^

  27. FReAK13

    I think Auntie Heather means it’ll just be a change.

    Cause she’s used to writing from Vlad’s mind, and then yeah.

    xDD I think.

  28. Brooklyn;]

    Hey Auntie! Do you really have to end Vlad’s story at his senior year? A lot of people are in LOVE with him! Soooooo including me. But hey that new series Bloodbound sounds really good! I can’t wait! I’ve already gotten 10th Grade Bleeds pre-ordered! Man he takes my breath away.

  29. Nick Kelly

    Congratulations! It’s well deserved, and wow, what a lead-in from Jackie too! All the best!

  30. Julia

    Awesome! I can’t wait!

  31. Minion 38-14

    I’ll be usre to get mmyself a copy :)=

  32. ashlyn

    that sounds great! i cant wait till it comes out! i’ll be ther opening night whwen they release it.

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  34. KkBrandyxloveKk

    OOHH! Any book that you write, i’ll read. And if you recomend other books, i shall read them as well. *bows at aunties feet*


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