That's right. After months of talking about it, the day is finally here. Bloodlines, the Vampire Academy spin-off book, came out today in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Other English-speaking countries will follow on August 25, though it may sneak out sooner. Some stores in Aus/NZ had delays, but the Bloodlines Facebook page is keeping track of where copies have been found (Kobo is the Down Under e-retailer, by the way). For the rest of the world, no country has published a translation yet, and I don't know when those will happen. So, find your favorite store that imports English titles and start asking them how you can get a copy!
I still get questions about what Bloodlines is, so be sure and check out my Bloodlines page, which has a description, links to interviews, and excerpts of the book! Lots of online retailers (Amazon, BN) carry it, as do "real" ones (don't forget indies!) and even superstores like Walmart and Target. If your local store doesn't have it, it's not a difficult book to order, so check with them! It's also available in audio, Kindle, Nook, etc. I hope you all love it when you get a chance to read it. Sydney, Jill, Adrian, and Eddie are good times.
THE VAMPIRE ACADEMY GRAPHIC NOVEL
Also out today is the Vampire Academy graphic novel, which has been lurking in Bloodlines' shadow. The VA graphic novel is a complete adaptation of the first VA book. There's some really beautiful artwork in it, and I think everyone's going to like seeing favorite scenes in living color, like Rose punching Mia and, um, shirtless Dimitri:
Here's a preview of more art. The VA graphic novel is being treated like a book, not a comic, when it comes to availability. This means it's easier to find and will be in major online and real bookstores. It's pretty much got the same release stats as Bloodlines, so check it out and have fun seeing the VA world come to life! Other books in the series are also being adapted, so expect Frostbite (ahem, Adrian) out next year.
Thank you so much to everyone who has been so supportive of joining me in a new chapter of the VA world. I think you'll love Sydney, and I'm already having a great time writing the sequel, The Golden Lily. In fact, I have to get back to work so I can finish it before my baby arrives!