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1. It's out today!
Well, if you live in an English-speaking country, it is! As always, translations take longer, and unfortunately, I don't have any info about availability in other countries. If you're impatient, you can order a signed American copy here.

2. It's NOT Young Adult.
I repeat, it's not young adult. That's not a bad thing by any means, but just be prepared for more adult plotlines and content.

3. Here's what it IS about:
In a futuristic world nearly destroyed by religious extremists, Justin March lives in exile after failing in his job as an investigator of religious groups and supernatural claims. But Justin is given a second chance when Mae Koskinen comes to bring him back to the Republic of United North America (RUNA). Raised in an aristocratic caste, Mae is now a member of the military’s most elite and terrifying tier, a soldier with enhanced reflexes and skills.

When Justin and Mae are assigned to work together to solve a string of ritualistic murders, they soon realize that their discoveries have exposed them to terrible danger. As their investigation races forward, unknown enemies and powers greater than they can imagine are gathering in the shadows, ready to reclaim the world in which humans are merely game pieces on their board.

Mix mythology into a futuristic setting, and here's what you get! Gameboard was inspired by all the fantasy and sci-fi books I grew up with: detailed, complex worlds with tons of subplots and lots of terms and history you had to figure out along the way. If you've only ever read light urban fantasy, this might be a pretty different genre for you, but hang in there! Things do eventually get explained, and like all Richelle Mead books, I like to have cliffhangers and subplots continuing throughout the series!

4. You can try before you buy!
Yup, you can read an excerpt! Actually you can read THREE excerpts, as well as a ton of other background info on the book to help you learn all about the world and characters.
Gameboard of the Gods Description
Gameboard of the Gods History and Background
Gameboard of the Gods Character Posts 1, 2, and 3
Gameboard of the Gods Glossary
Gameboard of the Gods Excerpt 1
Gameboard of the Gods Excerpt 2
Gameboard of the Gods Excerpt 3

5. I'm touring for this book!
It's a small tour, but if you live in Seattle, Los Angeles, or San Diego, then you can meet me, get Gameboard or any of my other books signed, and ask questions about all my books! Check out my tour schedule here. And if you can't make it, remember you can always order signed books from my local store. Looking forward to meeting you!

If you still want to know more, check out what other reviewers are saying:
USA Today Review: "It's dark, it's fantastical, and the chemistry is just wow!"
RT Book Reviews: "Mead is a master storyteller."
WAMMIB Blog Review: "Be ready for THE SUBPLOTS! Because, let’s be honest this is Richelle Mead we’re talking about and there are bigger forces playing here!"

Book Expo 2013

Adora & Seahawk
I've spent the last couple of days in New York City, checking out Book Expo America, which is a ginormous annual tradeshow all about books and the people who work with them. I got to do a lot of promo for Gameboard of the Gods and The Fiery Heart, as well as hang out with all the amazing people at Penguin who work so hard for my novels. I haven't been in NYC in two years, and it's a good reminder to me of just how much goes into getting these stories out to the world. I write them, you read them. In between us are a whole group of extremely hardworking and talented people who edit, design covers, put out ads, convince bookstores to carry my books, and so much more. It's overwhelming and humbling to be in the midst of what they do, and I'm super grateful to be part of such an amazing team.

So here's what I did in New York.

Thursday night, after a JFK-to-Manhattan drive that felt as long as my flight from Seattle, I arrived in the Big Apple and got to do an event at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square with (from left to right) Sarah Dessen, Marie Lu, Andrea Cremer, and Rick Yancey. The fabulous Breia Bissey from EW (not pictured) moderated.

A few hundred of our closest friends turned out to join us.

We answered questions and tried to be entertaining (hope we were successful!), and then we signed some books.

The next morning saw me up bright and early to go sign early copies of Gameboard of the Gods for lucky BEAers! If you weren't there, don't worry. The info on how to order an autographed one for yourself is here. Gameboard got lots of great coverage at BEA, including this full page ad in PW Show Daily, which was also made into a giant banner hanging outside the Javits Center on 37th St. See me on the right there?

I also got to participate in a bloggers lunch with the absolutely amazing Melissa de la Cruz (right), author of Blue Bloods and the upcoming novel Frozen. We hung out with a bunch of bloggers in this stark subterranean room and talked about writing stuff while the bloggers enjoyed some delicious lunches. Anna Jarzab, author of the forthcoming Tandem, was our moderator. Check out how Melissa and I subconsciously matched our outfits!

BEA is full of all sorts of entertaining things. Like the Penguin truck...

...and this pirate guy. I walked past him, and he was like, "Are you ready to take a picture with me?" And I was like, "Um, why are we still talking? Let's do this." I never turn down a pirate photo-op.

Remember when I mentioned how awesome Penguin is? Check out this Fiery Heart poster at their booth! It even has a movie shout-out.

The day wrapped up with the Penguin Young Readers party, where I got to hang out with all sorts of cool people, including my agent Jim McCarthy. Jim is partially responsible for me not having had a nervous breakdown in my career yet. The other credit goes to my husband and chocolate.

That glow you see illuminating us comes from standing in front of a window overlooking the river. We were at the top of the Standard building. Good times.

All in all, a very successful and very wonderful trip! Thank you so much to everyone who came to see me. I had an amazing time talking to you all and look forward to doing it again! Meanwhile, if you're on the other coast, I'll be signing in Seattle and California this coming week, so check my schedule and stop by if you can!


Signed copies of Gameboard of the Gods

Guess what? Gameboard of the Gods comes out one week from today! Are you excited? I am!

As you know, I recently did some charity auctions on eBay for early signed copies of Gameboard. Those have all ended, and thank you so much to those generous people who bought them for good causes. As of this post, I have no more auctions up, but you can absolutely still get signed copies of Gameboard! My local bookstore in Seattle, University Books, is selling autographed copies of Gameboard, just like with all my new releases. Place your order by June 2, I'll come in and sign your book to you, and they'll ship it out on release day June 4. And yes, they ship internationally!

Most importantly, there's no extra charge for this. I say this because Book Expo is this weekend, where I will be signing copies of Gameboard for attendees, and I'm sure some of them will try to sell their copies on eBay. That's totally their right, but I don't want you thinking you have to buy one of those if you want a signed copy, especially since those copies may be marked up in price. University Books will sell you a new one at cover price, and the autograph can even be made out to you personally. Just a heads up! (University Books also sells all my other titles signed if you want any of those too).

And if you happen to live in Seattle, Los Angeles, or San Diego, you can come see me and get a copy signed in person! You can also see me in New York later this week at the Union Square Barnes and Noble, though Gameboard won't be on sale yet. All the details for my signing schedule are here.

Finally, if you're still wondering what Gameboard of the Gods is all about, here are some handy links to help you out:

Gameboard of the Gods Description
Gameboard of the Gods History and Background
Gameboard of the Gods Character Posts 1, 2, and 3
Gameboard of the Gods Glossary
Gameboard of the Gods Excerpt 1
Gameboard of the Gods Excerpt 2
Gameboard of the Gods Excerpt 3

Twitter Chat Transcript

Arrested Development Quote
If you missed the Twitter chat on May 23, no fears! The good folks at Penguin Books made us a transcript. I knocked over a hundred questions in 50 minutes and managed not to get thrown in Twitter jail. Better luck next time, I guess.

Twitter Chat Transcript from May 23

@va_rosemarie and @VAFanPage asks:
Are you happy with the cast? Do they fit your vision for #VAMovie?
Richelle: @va_rosemarie They're awesome. I love them. #AskMead
Richelle: @VAFanPage The cast is awesome. Director and casting agency did an amazing job with each and every person.

‏@WiilmaP asks:
Which character in VA and BL would you like to befriend the most? And why?
Richelle: I'd kind of like to sit down with Brayden and see just how many random topics I could get him to talk about... :)

@parejafeeh asks:
Is Dimitri's father a royal Moroi?if it is,can u tell us the family? I've always wanted to know!
Richelle: Dimitir's father is a secret that may come to light one day...

@DampiroseMorois asks:
Do you have a Rose inside you?
Richelle: I like to think we all have a Rose inside us. :)

‏@SydrianLove asks:
Would adrian ever get a tattoo?
Richelle: Not sure he's ready for the pain...

@KozlovskyBR asks:
Did you celebrate in any way "Vampire Academy" becoming a movie? or when we got the green light? :)
Richelle: My husband and I opened champagne when we got the green light. That's really when it became official.

@DhampirFever asks:
What scene are you most excited to see come to life?
Richelle: Any of them. :) I'm just excited to see the characters on film!

@DhampirLife asks:
How much of a say did you have in every character being casted?
Richelle: I didn't making any casting choices, but I love all of them and think they did a great job.

@BloodSistersUK asks:
Did you base the architecture of St. Vlad's or the Royal Court on anyplace in particular?
Richelle: I didn't! But I've heard they've found a pretty awesome site in the UK.

@ReadingGirl21 asks:
How old Adrian was when he lost his virginity? Please Richelle don't be mean.. lol
Richelle: Adrian's romantic past needs to stay shrouded in shadows. :)

@KateLovesNate1 asks:
In the cast there's someone with the name Ray but he is not in the books right? Who is he? A new character? Richelle: It’s Ralf. Just a small name change to make some things easier.

@angie_valo asks:
Hi!! From Venezuela! :D - Is there any chance for babies in Bloodlines? With Any character?
Richelle: There's a chance, but that's all I can say.

‏@Moonnii19 asks:
Whats your favorite VA quote?
Richelle: On the spot? Not sure I can say! But I love everything @MalachiWolfe says.

@VAaddict asks:
In Shadow Kiss who was the Strigoi that said "I know you" with the "shoulder-length blond hair" 1st supposed to be?
Richelle: No one you the reader should know. Just someone who'd run into her in the past.

@xoSMBxo asks:
What actress did you initially envision as Rose Hathaway?
Richelle: I never had anyone in mind. I've always just been waiting to see!

@LAizawa asks:
Theres always a mystery with your characters. Dimitri, Seth Eugenie It's possible for those mysteries to be revealed?
Richelle: I feel like most of the mysteries eventually get revealed. Certainly with Seth.

@canslerterri asks:
What will rose & Adrian talk about in Fiery Heart?
Richelle: They have a mission they're working on.

@SydrianLove asks:
What kind of music is Sydney into?
Richelle: She doesn't have much time for music, but Adrian listens to a lot of classic rock in The Fiery Heart.

@alinastarkov asks:
How many books will there be in Age of X series?
Richelle: I'll probably be able to tell you when I finish the second one.

@FanpireAcademy asks:
What was your favorite scene to write in #GameboardoftheGods? Is there a specific scene you cant wait for us to read?
Richelle: I'm really excited by the main characters' flashbacks. They figure so much into how they are the way they are now.

@StVladimir asks:
Did Dimitri started thinking about marriage when Mikhail and Sonya decided to get married?
Richelle: Dimitri's old-fashioned. As soon as he decided Rose was the one, he started thinking about that kind of thing.

@VAcademyRus asks:
What band or singer would you like to make a soundtrack for the movie?
Richelle: That's a great question, but I don't have an answer! I guess I'll have to be surprised.

@camisrolihlahla asks:
When and how did you had the idea to write Gameboard of the Gods?
Richelle: I had the idea 10 years ago, but I didn't start thinking more about it until after my son was born.
I spent a lot of late nights in a rocking chair with him and worked out the details then.

@DhampirFever asks:
What's your favorite show that you can watch over & over again?
Richelle: I can watch the BBC's Pride and Prejudice over and over.

@VAaddict asks:
Would you consider expanding the VA world further after Bloodlines?
Richelle: I've thought about it.

@Minamostaza asks:
Will there be more romance (aside from Sydrian) in TFH?
Richelle: Yes! :) There's a couple of them in Fiery Heart.

‏@ReadingGirl21 asks:
Was it fun to jump into a new "world" w/ Gameboard Of The Gods? I won a copy from DuttonBooks awesome story & JUSTIN♥
Richelle: It was super fun! Also hard. Very hard. Any new world is difficult, and this one's especially complex.

@elyespino asks:
How you feel about your books making it to movies? You expose this imagination to other kind of people?
Richelle: I'm excited to see director Mark Waters' interpretation. I think it'll be amazing, but the books are still my babies. :)

@raebae654 asks:
Do you plan on making another book series about vampires?
Richelle: I won't make a series about new vampires. If I do anything more, it'll continue the VA/Bloodlines world.

@TayRosemarie asks:
What inspired you to create a character like rose?
Richelle: I wanted someone the opposite of me...not afraid to jump into a fight and do rash things sometimes! :)

@Sailb0atScream asks:
Any advice for someone who wants be to a writer?
Richelle: Focus on writing about what your passionate about first. Don't stress if others will like it. Good luck!

@jus_t asks:
Can you tell me one thing that they change in #VaMovie?!
Richelle: Ralf is named Ray.

@silvanaareyes asks:
Will we see a royal wedding any time soon?
Richelle: There was a wedding in Indigo Spell. Isn't that enough for now? :)

@KateLovesNate1 asks:
is the script similiar to the book?
Richelle: Very similar. Not word for word (that's impossible), but I think fans will be pleased.

@VAcademyRus asks:
What do you think about Danila as an actor? Have you seen any of his works?
Richelle: I've only seen film clips and interviews, but from everything I see, he seems amazing. So happy he's part of the film.

@GreenBlaqShawol asks:
I want a AYE shirt,& know that means Alpha Yam Ergo,how I can write in Greek letters?Have any other meaning?
Richelle: You can get AYE shirts from @arcanevault. Only Alpha is Greek; Adrian made up the rest of them.

@camisrolihlahla asks:
why is kiyo a fox? I mean, why not another animal?
Richelle: He's part Japanese, and kitsunes are Japanese fox shapeshifting spirits.

@hollymiddlemis asks:
Did you enjoy school ? what was your favorite subject(s)?
Richelle: I liked high school okay, and I loved college. My fave subjects were always about history, mythology, and lit.

@Moonnii19 asks:
Will we see Abe in Fiery Heart?
Richelle: Yes, indeed!

@lunchan128 asks:
Will you ever write a book or a series about Thundro and Ivy?
Richelle: I would love to. It's just a matter of finding the time in my schedule!

@va_rosemarie asks:
How do you come up with the names for your characters?
Richelle: Mostly I skim through names in books or online until something feels right for a character.

@canslerterri asks:
Will any other characters from VA be in Fiery heart besides rose?
Richelle: Yes--Lissa, Christian, Dimitri, and others.

@VAaddict asks:
Did you have the Vampire Academy series planned out from the beginning?
Richelle: Yes, I knew how it would end...and about how sad Shadow Kiss would be!

@VAcademyRus asks:
What do you think about Russian language? Do you like the sound of it?
Richelle: I do. It's beautiful. My son was watching a kids Russian alphabet video yesterday...maybe he'll secretly learn it.

@SheecidL asks:
Which is your favorite book to read?
Richelle: One of my favorites is the Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

@KozlovskyBR asks:
What was the first thing on your mind when you saw that Danila was playing Dimitri?
Richelle: I was just happy. They'd shown me his portfolio earlier and said he was a favorite, so I was glad he got the part.

@Belikov4Roza asks:
VA filming starts in a few days :-) you excited?
Richelle: Very! They're all working so hard over there right now.

@Carol_TW asks:
I have a feeling Fiery Heart will be like Shadow Kiss.A crying festival. Am I right ?
Richelle: I don't know if it'll be a crying festival, but I think a lot of books will be thrown across the room.

@KateLovesNate1 asks:
after the Fiery Heart is there any other book in the series?
Richelle: There are six books total, so two more.

@jordyy0928 asks:
Is it significant that we don't see Sydney's tattoo on the cover of #FieryHeart ?
Richelle: No, they just photographed her from another angle. :)

FanpireAcademy asks:
How do you begin a new writing project. Do you begin by developing the characters or does the plot come to you first?
Richelle: Usually they happen together. When they don't, characters come first.

‏@beeswax84 asks:
You write about strong female leads/heroines, who is your female inspiration?
Richelle: I've got a lot of strong women in my family and grew up reading about others. They've just always been around. I'm lucky

@VAcademyRus asks:
Why did you make Dimitri Russian? Why not Spanish or German or Romanian?
Richelle: Most vampire stories we know in the US come from Russia/Romania, and I also knew a lot of Russian folklore.

@SucCubusN asks:
When we see Christian, Lissa, Rose and Dimitri again?
Richelle: In the Fiery Heart and the rest of the Bloodlines series.

@keily_gonzalez asks:
Do you plan on writing any other books based on the Moroi and dhampir world?
Richelle: There'll be six books total in the Bloodlines series, and then we'll see what happens after that.

@canslerterri asks:
Is Zoe going to be a serious problem in Fiery heart?
Richelle: She's living with Sydney, so yeah, it's going to get awkward...

@FanpireAcademy asks:
Who was your favorite character to develop in #GameboardoftheGods and why?
Richelle: My leads, Justin and Mae. They're so amazingly complex and flawed...yet ultimately good people.

@angie_valo asks:
Describe Dimka in one word and Adrian in one word? Also Rose and Sage?
Richelle: I can't think of them all on such short notice. :) Maybe Adrian's is Ivashkitastic.

@LaetiEnglandono asks:
Will we hear more about Micah in the future books?
Richelle: Yes, but he probably won't have a significant role.

@Lu_Soares asks:
Have you ever thought about write a story of how janine and abe met each other? Kisses from São Paulo.
Richelle: I have! Lots of people have asked, but I just don't have enough time right now. :)

@VAcademyRus asks:
Do you like Game of Thrones?
Richelle: Yes. I read the books years ago and love them.

@VAFanPage asks:
When you wrote the books did you expect them to be such a success and become a movie?
Richelle: was definitely a surprise.

@VA_IndiaNews asks:
Did your book get accepted at once?
Richelle: Not at once, but they did sell fairly quickly. I still had rejections, though.

@va_rosemarie asks:
How is this year treating you so far?
Richelle: It's busy and exciting...and wonderful.

@alinastarkov asks:
We kinda missed Abe,Will he make a cameo appearance again?
Richelle: He'll be in Fiery Heart and probably the rest of the Bloodlines series.

@xoSMBxo asks:
do you ever think you will write in Dimitri's POV like Stephanie Meyer did for Edward in Midnight Sun?
Richelle: I don't think so. Dimitri's mysterious. If I let you into his head, it'd ruin the charm. :)

@Moonnii19 asks:
Which one was the hardest to write, FieryHeart or ShadowKiss?
Richelle: Shadow Kiss b/c I was stuck on a subplot. I didn't have any problems writing the big emotional stuff, though.

@AlwaysInfin1ty asks:
I know you have two series you're busy writing now, but do have any new story ideas for a new series/ novel?
Richelle: Always. I just store them in mind until I get a chance to write them.

@_lady22 asks:
we can hope a future for jill and eddie? I mean, like a romantic couple?
Richelle: They keep trying...but they have a lot of obstacles.

@grigorisemcueca asks:
What made you start writing??
Richelle: I grew up always reading stories and eventually just wanted to make my own.

@oliversdomi asks:
Is Sydney going to show to her sister that alquemists are not that 'good'?
Richelle: Sydney definitely has some plans in mind for Zoe.

@LalaLandVA asks:
Will you be doing panels and interviews with Zoey and Danila when the movie comes out?
Richelle: Not sure. It all depends on the scheduling.

@OzleemOzsoy asks:
Did Sonya really tought that Sydney&Adrian were off doing romantic things in the wedding?
Richelle: Sonya knows something strange is going on, but she's not sure what yet. #AskMead

@MalachiWolfe asks:
If you didn't get thrown in Twitter Jail, then you weren't trying hard enough. #AskMead
Richelle: Quiet, you.

Reminder - Twitter Chat Tomorrow!

Charlie the Unicorn
Just wanted to post a quick reminder that I'll be doing a Twitter chat tomorrow at 3pm Pacific/6pm Eastern for about 45 minutes (unless Twitter cuts me off first). Here's a couple of things to know.

1. Address your questions to me @RichelleMead and be sure to tag them #askMead. Then, if you want to follow along with other questions and answers, just keep clicking #askMead to see the whole conversation!

2. I don't start answering questions posted before then, so don't sweat if you think you need to get them in now. Hold off until the start time, and use this time zone converter if you need to figure it out for where you live.

3. I usually get slammed with hundreds of questions and can't always get to all of them. If I see the same question asked a lot, I may start skipping them (once it's been answered) in order to get to some new and different questions out there. Also, if I've already answered a few questions for the same person, I may skip some of that person's others in order to give someone new a chance to be answered. Believe me, I'll type as fast as I can, but don't take offense if I don't get to yours.

4. If you post too many tweets on Twitter, they block you from tweeting for a while. It's called "Twitter Jail," and I usually end up in it before the time limit of a chat. So, if I abruptly stop answering questions and don't say goodbye, that's what happened to me. Follow @MalachiWolfe, and I'll tell him if I get put in Twitter Jail. Then, he'll tell you. Actually, just follow him anyway because he's awesome.

5. We're really excited about the release of Gameboard of the Gods, so if you've got those questions, bring 'em! But I'll happily answer about other books, the movie, etc. too. We'll post a transcript of it all for you to see afterward.

Talk to you guys tomorrow!

Oklahoma Relief

I mentioned yesterday that I'd donated an early copy of Gameboard of the Gods to a local Seattle group to auction on eBay to raise money for a boys' field trip. Well, as we all know, yesterday also saw some pretty devastating things happen to families and homes in Oklahoma. My heart breaks for those who have suffered such unimaginable loss, and my hopes and prayers are with them all for speedy physical and mental healing.

I now have four more charitable listings on eBay to offer support to those suffering in the wake of the storms. These auctions are listed under BooksThatGive, which some of you may remember did similar charity auctions after the Japanese earthquake in 2011. 100% of the final sale (after eBay's fees) from these auctions will go to Save the Children, an outstanding charitable group which helps children all over the world and is sending supplies to help children displaced by yesterday's terrible events in Oklahoma. These auctions only ship to the US, and there are all sorts of things up there--including another copy of Gameboard, audiobooks, a shirt, and more. Check them out, and help if you can. Thanks so much for your support, and of course, remember that you can always donate directly to Save the Children and many other reputable groups offering aid.

Monday full o' news

Spice Cat
There's all sorts of stuff going on right now, so sit back, and let's get started.

1. Early Copy of Gameboard of the Gods
I donated a signed, brand new, hardcover copy of Gameboard to a local Seattle group that's trying to raise money for a boys' field trip. They have the item listed on ebay, and you can bid on it if you're interested. Note that eBay automatically inserts a lot of generic book details, but the seller has the pertinent facts--it's hardcover and final, autographed, only ships to the US, and is not an ARC (despite eBay's picture). This is currently the only pre-release copy of Gameboard on eBay that I've endorsed, FYI. Please direct any other questions to the seller, as they are the ones handling the selling and shipping logistics. I just provided them with the book. :)

2. Twitter Chat!
We have another Twitter chat coming up this week on Thursday 3pm-3:45pm (or until I get thrown into Twitter jail for too many tweets). That's Pacific time here in Seattle, so convert your time zone here. Starting at 3 that day, you can direct questions to me @RichelleMead and tag them #AskMead. I'll respond to as many as I'm able to. Please be patient, as I usually get slammed with hundreds of questions. You can click #AskMead during the chat to see other questions and answers, and we'll post a transcript afterward. Should be good times!

3. New York City Signing
In addition to my appearance at the BEA convention in New York next week, I'll also have a Barnes and Noble event with other amazing authors that's open to the public. Those details are here.

4. VA Casting News
The principle roles in the VA movie have been cast! I don't know about you guys, but I kind of fan-girled when I saw Gabriel Byrne was chosen. I'll do a bigger movie post soon, but in the meantime, here's a handy chart from Penguin Books Australia to show you everyone. Note that Eddie is not going to be cast for this first movie since his part was pretty minimal in book one. It'd be hard to sell an amazing actor on having just one line in this first movie, but if Frostbite gets made (fingers crossed for success), there'll be tons of potential Eddies wanting that crazy awesome Strigoi plot line!

I'll close by saying that these are head shots of the actors from other projects, not them done up as the characters. Just wait until you see Zoey and Danila's hair now...


Gameboard of the Gods, Excerpt #3

Japanese Vampire Academy
Sorry for the leave of absence, guys! I've been busy, busy these last few weeks working on The Fiery Heart and doing some fun book signings in the Midwest. But guess what? We are now LESS THAN A MONTH from the release of Gameboard of the Gods on June 4! If you're still trying to find out what that adult series is about, then check out all these posts I've done about it.

And if you do know what it's about and are anxiously awaiting Chapter 3, then rejoice! Because that excerpt is now here. And alas, it's the last one you'll be getting before the book comes out! But don't worry--we'll try to pass the time until then with some other good stuff, including a mess o' reviews from people who are super excited about this book.


Gameboard of the Gods, Excerpt #2

Agnostic Cat
Well, hey, it's Monday! So let's do another excerpt from Gameboard of the Gods, shall we? Today we have Chapter 2, letting us look through the eyes of exile Justin March as he slogs his way through the more uncivilized parts of this world.

The link to the chapter is here, and it in turn includes a link to the glossary and background info if you need help, plus the first chapter if you missed it. And yeah...lots more swearing here because this is adult, not young adult. Hope you enjoy!

And if you missed the news about my updated tour schedule this year, you can take a look at it here.

Gameboard of the Gods, Excerpt #1

Yay! Here it is. As promised, I have the first excerpt from my next adult novel, Gameboard of the Gods, coming June 4. Two more excerpts will be coming out this month.

Before you dive in, let me give you three pieces of advice:

1. Remember, this is an adult novel, not YA. I say this because there's a lot of swearing in this first chapter. The characters are kind of upset, and people say bad things when they're upset.

2. This is told from Mae's POV, which will soon be obvious. If you want to read the background on her or the world, check out my series of Age of X posts.

3. Many terms will be explained in the context of the book, but if you want to know any now, remember that there's a glossary.

That's it! On to CHAPTER 1!

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