Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A "Cursed" Book Deal

I having super exciting news to share today! Some of you may have heard of me mention over the last week or so about new book news and I finally get to share that and more today. EEP!

I have a new YA book deal unrelated to the Covenant Series(Half-Blood). For those who are wondering about the Covenant Series schedule, here it is: 
Half-blood is slated to come out Oct 2011,
Pure April 2012, 
3rd novel Fall of 2012 
4th novel Spring of 2013. 

There will be a short story in-between one of these novels that will be from Aiden's perspective. Not sure on the details, but it will be like Daimon in the sense it will be free. 

Okay. Back to new Book news. I am really excited about this novel, so without further adieu, here is the official blurb.
Cursed (releases September 2012 from SHP)

Dying sucks--and high school senior Ember McWilliams knows firsthand. After a fatal car accident, her gifted little sister brought her back. Now anything Ember touches dies. And that, well, really blows.

Ember operates on a no-touch policy with all living things--including boys. When Hayden Cromwell shows up, quoting Oscar Wilde and claiming her curse is a gift, she thinks he’s a crazed cutie. But when he tells her he can help control it, she’s more than interested. There’s just one catch: Ember has to trust Hayden's adopted father, a man she's sure has sinister reasons for collecting children whose abilities even weird her out. However, she’s willing to do anything to hold her sister's hand again. And hell, she'd also like to be able to kiss Hayden. Who wouldn't?

But when Ember learns the accident that turned her into a freak may not've been an accident at all, she’s not sure who to trust. Someone wanted her dead, and the closer she gets to the truth, the closer she is to losing not only her heart, but her life. For real this time.

And that is  not all. Here is the cover. I hearts it lots. Like a lot, a lot.

This cover blows me away.
Why? It really captures Ember. Once you read Cursed, you'd totally understand. What  more can I say about it? It's like a cross between X-MEN and Pet Cemetery.  For real.
All right, so I'm excited! I hope you guys do.  

I need to thank my super awesome crit partners, especially Julie who helped me revise this bad boy into something that was actually readable. Julie, I heart you. And also a huge thank you for the awesome team at Spencer Hill Press and Kate, for taking yet another risk with me.  Sniff. Sniff. 
EDIT And another huge thanks to Julie for providing this image. Since she is my crit partner and Kate will totally get this image.


  1. YAY Congrats Jennifer, You deserve it!!!! Cant wait to read it!!!!!!!!!!

  2. OK. So from this whole post, I was able to grasp onto one thing only. Yes, take a wild guess:

    Aiden's short story from his point of view. LOL!
    *hyperventilates* OMG! AAAHHHH! -DIES- I'm so excited for it! By the time the fourth book releases, I'll be twenty! Oh goodness! LOL

    CURSED! I'm SO excited for this tooo! The cover is beautiful and the storyline sounds like amazing stuff! <3 Cannot wait!

  3. OMG WHEN DO I GET A COPY???! Never dreamed you would have another series so soon!!!! Eeeeeeep can't wait. U r amazing!!!!! I love this cover!!!!

  4. Oh yeah, CONGRATULATIONS! Lol, I got so excited I forgot to say that! :)

    HUUUUUGE congrats! <3

  5. Congrats Jennifer! It looks great!!!

  6. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited for you, Jen! Can't wait to read this one :)

  7. Woop woop woop! What sort of cheering is that? One that knows my macbook is going to die!

  8. Spencer Hill and Kate really outdid themselves with this cover. It's incredible! I can't wait for Cursed and for the rest of the Covenant novels.

  9. *squees* Congratulations on another book! I am so excited to read this. I can imagine the epic UST already. Not being able to touch the sexy? Goodness gracious me! Can't wait! ;)

  10. Yay! I just saw this via Goodreads and tweeted you and came over here. How cool is that !!! Another book , Cursed. Oh and Aiden gets a little story, now that is even cooler as Half Blood was so good that I can't wait to read a free Aiden novella.
    Well Done, you are on fire!!

    Michelle A.

  11. Excellent news!!! And that cover rocks, seriously. :-) Eeeeek!!!!!

  12. I can't wait to read it! The cover is gorgeous and the book seems really interesting :D

    I wrote a post about it, hope you don't mind. It's here:



  13. Congratulations, Jennifer! You totally deserve this!

  14. Congrats Jennifer!!!! This is super fantastic! <3 Love the new site, too!

  15. I'm so excited for you! This is awesome news!!!

  16. Congratulations! That's so exciting! =) the cover is amazing! It's dedinitely one that will draw people to it. I can't wait for it to be released. So far away, but at least we have Half-Blood and Pure to look forward to while we wait. Congrats again!

  17. How exciting! So when do I get to read it? :)

  18. Ahhhh Jen! Congrats!! I love the cover, and I can't wait for another great book from you!

  19. OH MY GOSH! I totally missed the Adien's book prequel thing! AHHHHHH...i need to not speed read so much (i think my brain got sunburned too)!!!! CONGRATS Jennifer! You are amazing. Give some love that FABULOUS editor of yours at SHP too!!! :0)

  20. Congrats Jennifer! AGH! I'm so super excited for you. I can't wait to read. Eeeek!

  21. Congrats!!! The book sounds really, REALLY good. Love the cover!

  22. Congratulations! And it's a great cover and blurb.

  23. OH MY GOSH I LOVE THIS!!!! The cover, the blurb, everything! So excited!! (can I have an ARC lol? Actually, not kidding. I'd love to review it on my site; I'm sure it's amazing!) CONGRATS!!!

  24. AHHH!!!!! So exciting :) Congratulations, I am so happy for you, and already anxious for this to come out. I agree, the cover is gorgeous!

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  25. Yay! And wow, that cover is worth being very, very happy about!

  26. I finished reading Pure last week and I cannot wait to read the third book and the short story from Aiden's POV. I love your writing and I'm excited to read your new series.

  27. Thanks everyone!!


    I'm almost done with the 3rd novel, tee hee

  28. Congrats!!! And what a great cover! I can't wait to read this one, too! I recently finished HALF-BLOOD and *loved* it! I can't wait to review it this fall and will probably do a You're Gonna LOVE Me post on my blog after Splash into Summer is over and I'm no longer obsessing over mermaids.

    I need to be inside your mind. Every one of your books sounds AMAZING!!

  29. Thanks Deirda!!!

    A Backwards Story-- thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoyed Half-Blood. Not sure if you want to be inside my head though. It's kind of crazy in there =)