Another DIE FOR ME novella is in the making!

I have news. Exciting news. I going to write another DIE FOR ME novella.

And I’m including everything you’ve been asking me for during the last year and a half. It’s written from Jules’s POV, once he gets to NYC, starting at the end of IF I SHOULD DIE. So you’ll find out what happens to EVERYONE.

I figured I should tell you because I just noticed it’s already up on Goodreads and available for pre-order on Amazon. Eep! I haven’t even thought of a title yet!

I’m so excited to have the opportunity to tell you WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. So right now I’m refreshing my memory and re-reading the series. I’m halfway through DIE FOR ME. Read-along, anyone?

If you want to read all of my notes on the books as I read them, chapter by chapter, with all sorts of tidbits for DIE FOR ME junkies, follow along on my FB page.

As I post this, I am on chapter 13 of DIE FOR ME. So jump on in and join me!

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Wereboars and Easter Eggs (and an AFTER THE END deleted scene)

Sometimes, when a group of authors gets together, Things happen. Creative Things. Silly Things.

Like the 4-author easter egg that Josephine Angelini, Tara Hudson, Aprilynne Pike and I used. We all managed to get the phrase “Huzzah, death!” into the final draft of one of our books. (That story here.)

Another time, 6 authors swore to get the word “wereboar” into their books. It is a term we made up while staying in the Loire Valley. (I had told the others of how I saw an enormous wild boar cross the road in my headlights late one night, and could totally imagine how, with beasts like that running around, werewolves had been dreamed up. Thus the wereboar was born.)

To date, Natalie C. Parker has put it in BEWARE THE WILD, Tessa Gratton will have it in a novella coming out this year, I tried to put it in AFTER THE END. (It was deleted in edits, so I included it in the acknowledgements.)

Earlier today in my Specially Designed Reading Room (aka the bathtub) I was reading an ARC of Josephine Angelini’s upcoming TRIAL BY FIRE, and there it was on page 283!

So, to make up for the fact that I still haven’t succeeded in immortalizing the term in my own books, I thought I’d give you the deleted scene from AFTER THE END where I tried to slip in the word. It is in Tallie’s cabin, and she’s talking to Juneau. Enjoy!

I swallow my bread and nod toward a rifle resting in a rack over the door. “Is that for hunting?”

She shakes her head. “I’m too squeamish to kill anything unless it’s about to kill me. It’s more for protection.”

“From what?” I ask.

“Oh you know. The usual,” she grins. “Vampires, sparkly or no. Bigfoot. Wereboars.”

I shake my head in confusion. “Cultural references from the last three decades are lost on me.”

“You haven’t heard of Wereboars?” she says, feigning shock. “They’re normal looking men most of the time, but as soon as they step into Washington D.C. they turn into these huge, hairy, slavering pigs. Some people call them politicians.”

I laugh.

“As you noticed, I’m living a bit off the grid,” she explains. “No one knows I’m here. Especially Uncle Sam.”

“Why?” I ask. “Are you running from the law or something?”

She shakes her head. “You’re the guest, so I get to grill you first. But I’m not even going to do that until tomorrow morning. You done with the food tray?”

“Yes. Thanks,” I say as she clears it away. She comes back, pulls the throw blanket off the back of the couch and drapes it over me. Poe squawks and jumps down to the floor to avoid being trapped by the blanket, and then hops up to the back of the couch and closes his eyes.

“You sleep now. The door and windows are locked, although I have a feeling that if the people after you were headed this way, we would have already heard from them. But, as to not take any chances, I’ll take this to bed with me.” She grabs the rifle from off the wall and lays it on the ground next to her bed.

I fish my crossbow out of my bag, assemble it, and place it next to the couch. It’s cold comfort, and less powerful than Tallie’s shotgun, but I feel safer knowing it’s by my side.

 

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Signed bookplate offer for AFTER THE END

I am happy to announce that I am doing a signed bookplate offer for my new book: AFTER THE END.

If you haven’t already seen them, here they are. Aren’t they pretty? The drawings were done by Johanna Basford, the Scottish artist who drew the swirls for the covers of the DIE FOR ME books.

My gorgeous bookplates are produced by BookPlateInk.com

And this is what it will look like inside your book:

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The plates are my gifts to anyone who writes an honest Amazon and/or Barnes & Noble review for AFTER THE END. Just send an email to katieloumercier at gmail dot com (add appropriate punctuation and squish everything together) telling me what your Amazon and/or B&N user name is and your mailing address, and I will send it to you.

Don’t worry, you don’t have to write a novel-unless you want to. Just a sentence is fine! And let me make this very clear – you can leave WHATEVER review you want. I am not buying positive reviews here. Just say what you thought of the book(s), and that’s good enough for me!

The offer is international and is good until I run out of bookplates.

Thank you all for your enthusiastic support!

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AFTER THE END blog tour

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The tour has begun!We are being hosted by the amazing folks at Mundie Moms, and will be including the following stops (I will make each one a live link as the days go on):

The Tour
4/15- YA Bibliophile, review
4/16 – Two Chicks on Books, interview w/ Miles
4/17 - Curling Up with A Good Book, author interview
4/18 – Page Turners Blog, review
4/21 – Myra McEntire, *truth or Dare
4/22 – Good Books & Good Wine, review
4/23 – Beth Revis, *truth or Dare
4/24 – Me, Myshelf, and I, guest post
4/25 – Colleen Houck, *truth or dare
4/28 – Courtney C. Stevens, *truth or dare
4/29 – Kimberly Derting, *truth or dare
4/30 – Reading Lark, review
5/1 – Supernatural Snark, author interview
5/2 – Anna Carey, Live Twitter Chat
5/5 – Mundie Moms, review
5/6 – Josephine Angelini, Live Video Interview
5/7 – Once Upon A Twilight, review
5/8 – Aprilynne Pike, *truth or dare
5/9- YA Fantasy Book Junkie
Yes – we’ve got both bloggers AND authors hosting the tour this time, with the theme “Truth or Dare.” You won’t want to miss it!
And just to make things more fun, I will be giving away a prize for every day of the tour, including 6 iphone shells that look like this:
lpand 13 signed hardbacks of AFTER THE END, which look like this:
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Also, starting now, the first 300 pre-orders of AFTER THE END will receive this awesome water bottle:
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A free AFTER THE END water bottle will be sent to the first 300 people to pre-order AFTER THE END!
Just send your mailing address with receipt to katieloumercier@gmail.com and a bottle will be sent straight to you! (Water bottle offer is US and Canada only. The other contests are international!)
Here are links to pre-order at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or order it ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD from Book Depository.
GO here to enter the contest and get a full list of events!
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If I Should Die paperback is out – extras including an epilogue!

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I am thrilled to announce that the U.S. paperback version of IF I SHOULD DIE has finally released! Why do you say “finally”, you ask? Because, readers, this version has some very juicy extras. For example:

  • For Kate: A Love Letter from Vincent
  • An Immortal Interview: Readers’ Questions for Amy Plum
  • Songs to Die For: The Official If I Should Die Playlist (Chosen with the help of fans)
  • Immortal Inquiries: An If I Should Die Discussion Guide
  • Sneak Peek: An Excerpt from Amy Plum’s Next Novel, After the End

and…drumroll…

  • The Epilogue

Yes…there is an epilogue to the DIE FOR ME series. So many readers had asked me what came next for our Paris friends that when Harper asked me to do these Extras, I immediately thought of writing an epilogue.

Or…asking Gaspard to write an epilogue, rather.

It’s around two pages long and starts: “It has been five years since the Champion took her stand against the numa of Paris.” I really hope you enjoy it. (Be sure to write me and let me know if you do!)

The US paperback can be ordered here!

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