Monday, March 31, 2008

Book Four Promo Like Whoa Kickoff Post

EDIT: The book DOES come out June 1st. However, I am being good and flogging its dead carcass two months in advance, like everyone else does

So, you may have noticed that is is nearly April. That means that very, very soon, Blood Ties Book Four: All Souls' Night will be hopping from the shelves into your hot little hands. And those better be bookstore shelves and not library shelves, 'cause I got bills to pay, yo.

I get a lot of questions about what is going to happen in future books. And obviously, I can't answer them. The landslide of "IS ZIGGY REALLY DEAD OMG !!!!!!11!!!ELEVENTY-ONE!!!!!" mail that I got after the first book was so, so hard to deal with, because I felt bad for not being able to tell people. I'm not good at keeping secrets, unless there is some kind of real world consequence, so this series and all its little twists and turns have made me a bit batty.

There is, however, one question I can answer without giving too much away, and that question is...

What can readers expect from Book Four?
At this point, if you are one of those people who doesn't want to know ANYTHING about a book, stop reading. I'm not going to give away "spoilers" by saying stuff like "Nathan learns he's double jointed and runs away to join a freak show," but I am going to mention things that will happen in the book.


  • First, and this is a big one, three major characters die in Book Four.
  • Second, and nearly just as important, this is the grossest book I've ever written. Bring barf bags.
  • GRATUITOUS VIOLENCE
  • For the first time ever in one of my books, hot, male/male love scene.
  • Zombies.


Now, to wrap up today's post o' doom, my dear friend Brynn Paulin thought that Sweeney Todd has not been represented adequately in my blog as of late. So, Brynn, this is for you:



Japanese Sweeney rehearsal. Hells yeah. I wish there were videos of the actual performance.

In any case, the DVD of the Depp version comes out tomorrow. So, I know what I'm doing with the rest of my week.

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