Launch Day for LIFELESS!

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Woot, it’s the book birthday for LIFELESS, my sequel to WORDLESS! It’s darker and twistier, and I hope even better than the first book. I can’t wait for you all to read it! If you need more enticement, here’s the description, and the links to buy: When Tavin Barnes escaped Eden City with Khaya, the Word of Life, he became the most-wanted fugitive overnight. But he never expected his flight would end with the ultimate curse: becoming the next Word of Death. Now he’s a prisoner inside the Athenaeum, where his new life under the Godspeakers’ control has begun. As the Word of Death, Tavin can kill with a touch, an ability he must learn to harness or risk hurting …

LIFELESS Teaser + Info!

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Howdy all! In honor of the e-ARC (advanced reader copy) of LIFELESS, the sequel to WORDLESS, now being  available on NetGalley for reviewer request, I’m posting a teaser of the first paragraph of LIFELESS! *drumroll* Check it out…   Also, just a friendly reminder, LIFELESS is officially out August 8th, 2015!  You can pre-order it from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Books-A-Million. Hope you enjoy the teaser! -Adri out

LIFELESS is up on Amazon!

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Woohoo! Exciting news: LIFELESS is available for pre-order on Amazon! Check it out here.   And I also have the official, final description… are you ready for it? (Spoiler warning–don’t read it if you haven’t read WORDLESS!) When Tavin Barnes escaped Eden City with Khaya, the Word of Life, he became the most-wanted fugitive overnight. He never expected his flight would end with the ultimate curse: becoming the next Word of Death. Recaptured, he’s been returned to the Athenaeum to start his new life under the control of the Godspeakers. As the Word of Death, Tavin can kill with a touch, an ability he must learn to harness or risk hurting the people he cares for. But Ryse, the Godspeaker …

Cover of LIFELESS, the sequel to WORDLESS!

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In case you haven’t yet seen it over at Icey Books, the cover for LIFELESS is out in the world now! I’m so thrilled with it. Check it out… *drum roll* Ta da! I feel like this cover pretty well captures the darker mood of the sequel. I can’t wait to share the story with you all, but at least, in the meantime, you have the cover! Be sure to check out the giveaway over at Icey Books and you can enter to win a signed copy of WORDLESS and some swag! Xx, Adri

Booklist Review of WORDLESS

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I hadn’t posted this yet in entirety yet, so here it is! I’m so glad Booklist liked WORDLESS! In the beginning, there were the two nameless gods, and, just by speaking, they created the world and the Words Made Flesh, physical embodiments of the 12 words they spoke during creation. Now, the Words live in Eden City, protected by the Athenaeum, a great glass pyramid, and they’re influential figures to the rest of the world. Outside the Athenaeum, the city is dark, dank, and dirty, and Tavin, like the rest of the illiterate masses, can only dream about the high-class life of the Words. That is, until Tavin is assigned to duty at the Athenaeum and he meets Khaya, the beautiful Word of Life, who …

Meet the Characters of WORDLESS!

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The Guess-the-Character Giveaway is a wrap! I’ve selected and notified the five winners, so now it’s time for the big reveal! Which awesome character portrait (done by the highly talented Corinne Duyvis) belongs to whom?   Character #1: He is: Herio The Word of: Death Donor parent from: France (Basque region) Ability: To kill with a touch in any way imaginable Temperament: Deadly calm (har har) and cold Prize: Death by chocolate! (Green & Black’s Organic Chocolate sampler)

Guess-the-Character Giveaway, Character #4!

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The week has arrived, ladies and gentlemen: the launch of my debut YA sci-fi/fantasy, WORDLESS, out from Flux Books this very Friday, the 8th! Me, posing with my baby. (You can pre-order the book from any one of these sites: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Indiebound ~ Books-A-Million) In preparation and celebration, I had character portraits done of five of the main characters in WORDLESS by the inimitable Corinne Duyvis, fellow debut YA fantasy author and amazing fine artist. To make the big reveal more interactive, I've come up with a little giveaway... and a guessing game! The game: Every day this week, I'm revealing one of the five character portraits--but without the character's name! But I'm providing clues for you: for example, four of the characters ...

Guess-the-Character Giveaway, Character #3!

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The week has arrived, ladies and gentlemen: the launch of my debut YA sci-fi/fantasy, WORDLESS, out from Flux Books this very Friday, the 8th! Me, posing with my baby. (You can pre-order the book from any one of these sites: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Indiebound ~ Books-A-Million) In preparation and celebration, I had character portraits done of five of the main characters in WORDLESS by the inimitable Corinne Duyvis, fellow debut YA fantasy author and amazing fine artist. To make the big reveal more interactive, I've come up with a little giveaway... and a guessing game! The game: Every day this week, I'm revealing one of the five character portraits--but without the character's name! But I'm providing clues for you: for example, four of the characters ...

Guess-the-Character Giveaway, Character #2!

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The week has arrived, ladies and gentlemen: the launch of my debut YA sci-fi/fantasy, WORDLESS, out from Flux Books this very Friday, the 8th! Me, posing with my baby. (You can pre-order the book from any one of these sites: Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble ~ Indiebound ~ Books-A-Million) In preparation and celebration, I had character portraits done of five of the main characters in WORDLESS by the inimitable Corinne Duyvis, fellow debut YA fantasy author and amazing fine artist. To make the big reveal more interactive, I've come up with a little giveaway... and a guessing game! The game: Every day this week, I'm revealing one of the five character portraits--but without the character's name! But I'm providing clues for you: for example, four of the characters ...