What do you all think of this post’s title? Cool, right? Now, what would you think if I said that was the name of a new book I’m working on? You’d love it, yes?
Now…what would you say if I told you that Auntie Heather is happy to announce that I just sold the first three books of a new YA series??? That’s right, starting with BLOODBOUND, the fabulous folks at Dutton/Penguin are going to publish my newest series. And this one isn’t about vampires.
Only I haven’t quite developed an elevator pitch for it. So it’s a little difficult to describe.
Suffice it to say, there are monsters, swords, war, blood, and yes (for all you Twilight-lovers), romance. BLOODBOUND is about a girl named Kaya, who’s forced to attend a school known as Shadow Academy. Kaya’s a Healer…and Healer’s aren’t exactly treated as equals to the Barrons they’re caring for. But, you’ll learn more about that when it debuts in Spring 2011.
Now celebrate with me, Minions!!!
Also, my BFF and critique partner, Jackie Kessler, just sold a fabulous YA novel that you all need to watch out for – it’s called HUNGER, and it’s about a girl who becomes chosen as the next Famine (you know…of the four horsemen fame?). I’ve read it and absolutely LOVED it! So…you’ll all love it too. Just trust me on this. Anyhoo, since this is Jackie’s for YA book, she’s developing a new YA page, and as a result, is having a contest that you should enter!
EDITED TO ADD: Here’s a better description – many thanks to Jackie for her brilliant assistance!
What’s worse than being blackmailed to attend a hidden school where you’re treated like a second-class citizen? How about nearly getting eaten by a monster when you arrive? Or learning that your soulmate was killed in a centuries-old secret war? And then there’s the evil king who’s determined to rule the world unless you can stop him…
Meet Kaya, a young woman with the power to heal and the determination to fight. But struggle as she will, she remains tied to three very different men: a hero who has forsaken glory, a tyrannical ruler who wants to use Kaya, and a warrior who’s stolen her heart. Kaya learns the hard way that some ties can’t be broken…and blood is the strongest bond of all.
BLOODBOUND by Heather Brewer