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Tangle Happiness and Giveaway

When I first started writing Kat Book 2, on August 16, 2007, I hadn't sold the first Kat book. Heck, I hadn't even finished revising it! I had no prospect of an agent, much less a publisher. I knew - I knew! - it was dumb to start another book in the series at that point. I knew that the smart thing, the good career decision, would be to write something completely different in case the first book didn't sell.

I knew it, but I couldn't do it. Because the problem was, I knew exactly what Kat would do next, in the sizzling magic of the Roman Baths in Bath, and how her family would get tangled up in deeper and deeper social and magical trouble, and just how far she would go to get them out of it...and I just couldn't resist. I loved those characters too much to let them go. I had to write their next story, just for myself, even if no one else ever saw it.

Today, almost exactly four years later, Kat Book 2 is being officially published in the UK as A Tangle of Magicks. On Saturday, I'll be going to Bath to sign copies of the book in the Waterstones that sits about a block away from the Pump Room and the Roman Baths, where so much of the magic and adventure take place. It feels...well, honestly, it feels surreal. But oh, does it make me happy.

In celebration of publication day, I've posted Chapters Two and Three on my website, so you can now read the full first three chapters of A Tangle of Magicks / Renegade Magic. I really hope you enjoy them...and I am really looking forward to finding out what people think of the thing that happens in Chapters Two and Three! (Note: these chapters do contain spoilers for Book 1.)

And as a general thank-you to everybody on this blog who cheered me on along the way, I'm holding a giveaway that lasts until midnight tonight, US Pacific time.

If you're in the UK or Europe, you can enter to win a published copy of A Tangle of Magicks, just by posting a comment on this entry saying that you want to enter the drawing. (This is really important because I want people to feel comfortable leaving a comment even if they don't want to enter the drawing!)

If you're in the US or Canada, you can enter to win an ARC of Renegade Magic, again by posting a comment on this entry saying that you want to enter the drawing.

If you live anywhere else in the world, just let me know which you'd prefer, the American ARC or the British paperback.

And if you'd like to comment but don't want to enter the drawing, don't worry - I won't enter anyone who hasn't specifically asked to be a part of the giveaway!

I'm just really, really happy and amazed that another book of my heart is really out there in the world. Thanks for hanging out with me along the way!

ETA: This giveaway is now closed.


Aug. 2nd, 2011 01:05 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!!!! And Tangle and I love you right back! :)

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