TENTH GRADE BLEEDS News!
Guess what, Minions! The release date has been moved!
TENTH GRADE BLEEDS is now going to hit stores on June 25, 2009!
Attention: Arizona Minions!
I'll be visiting six different schools in the Phoenix area this week! I leave tomorrow. If you go to one of the following schools, I'll see you there - and I can't wait to meet you in person!!!- April 23rd
9am - Highland Junior High School
6915 Guadalupe Road - Mesa, AZ
11:30am - Desert Arroyo Middle School
33401 N 56th St - Cave Creek, AZ
1:20pm - Mesquite Junior High School
130 W. Mesquite Street - Gilbert, AZ - April 24th
9am - Akimel A-Al Middle School
2720 E. Liberty Lane - Phoenix, AZ
11am - Aprende Middle School
777 N. Desert Breeze Blvd. E #2 - Chandler, AZ
1:45pm - Shepard Junior High School
1407 N. Alta Mesa Drive - Mesa, AZ
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
Has it been a week already since I blogged??
Time flies when you're sitting on some excellent news (and no, I can't say - my lips are sealed). How are my Minions? Auntie Heather is fangtastic! Most recently, I visited two amazing schools, with some really wonderful Minions - in Cape Girardeau, MO and Red Bud, IL. And next week, I'm off to the Phoenix area (if I get time today, I'll update my Appearances page to let you know where I'll be). Busy, busy, busy!
But I did find time enough to post a new contest...who wants a hoodie???
10 Things About TENTH GRADE BLEEDS
1. The cover looks like this:
The model for this fangtastic cover (created by the brilliant Christian Fuenfhausen
) is Lawrence Prince
2. There are 292 pages.
3. There are 28 chapters.
4. The last five pages contain everything that you need to read and write Elysian Code.
5. The first two pages will introduce you to an evil vampire named Ignatius.
6. Vlad is tormented by horrific, painful, bloody nightmares all through the book.
7. Vlad meets a new friend.
8. Henry says he doesn't want to be Vlad's drudge anymore.
9. Vlad's bloodthirst becomes a serious issue for him.
10. It comes out on July 9, 2009.
Are you ready, Minions??
What People Are Saying About 'Eighth Grade Bites'
"A spooky mystery that's funny, gruesome, heartwarming, spellbinding,
sad, joyous, surprising and topped off with a tasty blend of blood and
chocolate. Yum. What more could you ask for?" ~D.J. MacHale,
New York Times-bestselling author of PENDRAGON: JOURNAL OF AN ADVENTURE
THROUGH TIME AND SPACE
"'Eighth grade Bites' had me on the edge of my seat. It's a
great piece of fiction. It drops you right into the action, grabs
you by the throat (pun intended), and won't let go. Vladimir Tod
is a truly sympathetic character cursed with an existence not of
his own doing, but doing his best to do the right thing. It's part
'Goosebumps' mixed with 'Harry Potter' and a dash – no, a heaping
tablespoon – of Stephen King. If you're in eighth grade, or
a vampire, or an eighth grade vampire, 'Eighth Grade Bites' is a
definite must read!"~Butch Hartman, creator of Nickelodeon's
THE FAIRLY ODD PARENTS and DANNY PHANTOM
"Eighth Grade Bites is a terrific vampire tale told with a
sharp, middle-school grin. It definitely does not bite!" ~Christopher
Moore, author of BLOODSUCKING FIENDS and A DIRTY JOB
"Eighth Grade Bites is a delightful novel filled with dark,
biting humor that will appeal to everyone who ever felt they were
different. A deft hand at depicting the angst of teen years, Heather
Brewer does a wonderful job blending vampire legend with the modern
day horror that strikes fear in the heart of so many: the eighth
grade."~Katie MacAlister, New York Times-bestselling author
of EVEN VAMPIRES GET THE BLUES
"Heather Brewer has invented the most endearing of vampires
in Vlad, an eighth grader juggling the woes of adolescence with the
decidedly unique difficulties of being a vampire. She perfectly captures
the humor and angst of eighth grade, mixed with a nail-biting adventure.
Utterly charming and irresistible!" ~Liza Conrad, author of
HIGH SCHOOL BITES: THE LUCY CHRONICLES
"This book will fool you. Just when you think you've identified
it as a story lit by the cheery glow of a slightly scary jack-o-lantern,
it becomes something else -- a tale told by the flickering light
of a dying campfire late at night. And the shadows are very dark
indeed. A surprising mix of humor and horror." ~Douglas
Rees, author of VAMPIRE HIGH
"Fresh and fast-paced, with just the right brew of chills and
laughs. I’m looking forward to finding out what happens when
Vlad hits Grade Nine." ~Nancy Baker, author of KISS OF THE
"A fabulous book from a gifted storyteller! I never wanted
it to end." ~Gena Showalter, author of OH MY GOTH