Happy two month anniversary of the publication of A DOWRY OF BLOOD!
Here’s a little teaser for the short story epilogue that will be going out in my newsletter over the summer. Trust me when I say you don’t want to miss this one. It’s in Alexi’s POV, and it’s full of theatres and roses and bloody kisses.
Tantor Audio dropped a tasty little teaser of the A DOWRY OF BLOOD audiobook, and I for one am blown away. The narrator is absolutely perfect for Constanta, and she imbues every word of this book with sensuality and depth of feeling. I cannot wait to pop this book into my ears and experience several emotions at once. Listen to a snippet of Abby Craden’s masterful narration here.
A DOWRY OF BLOOD will be available across retailers in audiobook format on April 20, 2021. My sapphic Snow Queen retelling, ROBBERGIRL, will be available as an audiobook on July 20, 2021. Trust me when I say I’m just as excited as you all are to listen!
I’m overjoyed to announce that both A DOWRY OF BLOOD and ROBBERGIRL are getting audiobooks! A huge thank you to my agent Tara Gilbert and to Kim Budnick and the team at Tantor for making this dream a reality.
I’ve heard the narrator slated for A DOWRY OF BLOOD and her voice is so beautiful and so she’s talented! She’s going to make a wonderful Constanta. I’ll be updating you guys with production timeline news when I have it, but right now I’m still on cloud nine!
Join the wonderful Hannah Whitten, author of FOR THE WOLF, and I on Instagram live on Friday February 19th to hear us talk about horror and romance. We’ll be chatting about our favorite spooky kissing books, the ethical implications of becoming a vampire, and writing retellings.
To join us, log into Instagram on the night of the event at 6PM CST/ 7PM EST and click on Hannah’s icon over at @hwhittenwrites.
The wait is over and the day is here! A DOWRY OF BLOOD is out in the world in all it’s bloody glory. My darkest, sexiest, most experimental book yet, this little gem holds a very special place in my heart. The wonderful folks at Tor.com featured an exclusive excerpt of the first few pages, which you can read here.
I never dreamed it would end like this, my lord: your blood splashing hot flecks onto my nightgown and pouring in rivulets onto our bedchamber floor. But creatures like us live a long time. There is no horror left in this world that can surprise me. Eventually, even your death becomes its own sort of inevitability.
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Thank you so much for being with me on this long and winding journey to publication day. As of today, this story doesn’t belong to me anymore. It belongs to you, the readers. There’s a sort of transformative quality to publishing a work, an alchemy that happens when the manuscript passes from my hands to yours, and I’m excited for all the magic this book is going to make in the world.
Come celebrate publication eve with me and the good folks of Romancing the Gothic! I’ll be reading from A DOWRY OF BLOOD, talking about monsters and romance, and taking questions from the audience. Dr. Sam hosts wonderful free lectures and author visits from gothic creators, so be sure to check out all of the interesting programing. The event is on January 30th at 6pm London time, and you can sign up right here to save your spot!
We’ve got another exciting event announcement for you today! On February 2nd, I’ll be dropping into the launch of WHAT BIG TEETH hosted by Astoria Bookstore to talk about sexy monsters and gothic reimaginings with Rose Szabo! I just got my hands on an ARC of WHAT BIG TEETH and I’m so exciting to dive into this gleaming gothic jewel.
Hello all! Tonight I’ll be slinging some cards to usher in the new year and celebrate the release of Alexandra Bracken’s new book, LORE! The event is totally free, just make sure you register for the crowdcast through the Books of Wonder webiste to save your digital spot!
The paperback mockup is here for A DOWRY OF BLOOD, my dark and lyrical queer Dracula’s brides retelling! Paperbacks are currently available through my publisher and will be widely available across other retailers soon!
Saved from the brink of death by a mysterious stranger, Constanta is transformed from a medieval peasant into a bride fit for an undying king. But when Dracula draws a cunning aristocrat and a starving artist into his web of passion and deceit, Constanta realizes that her beloved is capable of terrible things. Finding comfort in the arms of her rival consorts, she begins to unravel their husband’s dark secrets. With the lives of everyone she loves on the line, Constanta will have to choose between her own freedom and her love for her husband. But bonds forged by blood can only be broken by death.