First, as you see, my blog has been prettified with the cover of my new book, THE SHADOW SOCIETY, which will be published on October 16th. Here is the cover in all its glory, with the book description following:
Darcy Jones doesn’t remember anything before the day she was abandoned as a child outside a Chicago firehouse. She has never really belonged anywhere—but she couldn’t have guessed that she comes from an alternate world where the Great Chicago Fire didn’t happen and deadly creatures called Shades terrorize the human population.
Memories begin to haunt Darcy when a new boy arrives at her high school, and he makes her feel both desire and desired in a way she hadn’t thought possible. But Conn’s interest in her is confusing. It doesn’t line up with the way he first looked at her.
As if she were his enemy.
When Conn betrays Darcy, she realizes that she can’t rely on anything—not herself, not the laws of nature, and certainly not him. Darcy decides to infiltrate the Shadow Society and uncover the Shades’s latest terrorist plot. What she finds out will change her world forever …
If you’re intrigued— and I hope you are!— you can read the prologue of THE SHADOW SOCIETY on my Facebook page. I posted some teaser quotes from the book on Twitter, so I’ll collect them right here, right now:
Knowing what I know now, I’d say my foster mother had her reasons for throwing the kitchen knife at me.
The memory of our kiss paced between us like a dangerous animal. Neither of us wanted to touch it.
His mouth twisted. Darcy. There’s no easy way to say this. You’re supposed to be dead.”
"This is a mere sample of the horrors the Shadow Society has perpetrated on humankind in the last century."
"Catching a Shade is difficult, for how can you catch what you can’t see? How can you fight what you can’t touch?"
Orion sighed that kind of sigh that tells you that someone is totally screwed. That someone being almost certainly me.
"Very well.’ The Shade shrugged. "Shall we kill them all?"
Our kiss was a deep, dark well, and I fell into it, and never wanted to see the sun again.
I’ll be going on tour this fall with the fabulous Leigh Bardugo, Caragh O’Brien, and Gennifer Albin…