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Things You Can Do

You guys know how much I love and depend on you to succeed. You are all precious and wonderful to me. Some of you I have met before, some of you I’ve known forever, some of you I only know online, and some of you I just don’t know yet. But we will meet, and when we do, we will have a great time.I want to be as successful an author as I can be FOR YOU. Books made me who I am today. Now it’s my turn to give back. And I can’t do it without you.

Would you like to help make me THE AWESOMEST AUTHOR PRINCESS ON THE PLANET? Here are a couple of things you can do:

1.) AlphaOops fans: Send an email to Candlewick Press (bigbear@candlewick.com) and let them know how much you love the series. Let them know how much you would LOVE to see a Christmas book. As of right now, Candlewick has not officially put AlphaOops: Christmas on their publishing list. If you would like to see it exist, please LET THEM KNOW!

2.) Fairy Tale fans: If you can’t wait to read Enchanted…or are one of the chosen few who have already read it and can’t wait to get your hands on more titles, please preorder the book as soon as you can. Here’s a handy-dandy link from Amazon you are welcome to use. You guys know how this works: the minute the book comes out, it’s going to go out of stock. It’s happened for both Alphabet books and the Dark-Hunter Companion…why should this be any different?

I am currently planning a Southeastern US tour that includes: Raleigh  NC, Greensboro NC, Charlotte NC, Charleston SC, Columbia SC, Atlanta GA, Chattanooga TN, and Nashville TN. If you live in any of those places and would like to have me sign Enchanted for you, go ahead and preorder one now.

3. Spread the word, PLEASE! I am going to put myself out there and be the Best Author Princess I Can Be, but I need your help. I need you to clap your hands and believe in me, just like the fairies. This is it. MY FIRST NOVEL IS COMING OUT IN SIX MONTHS. And it’s going to be amazing. You’re going to want the hardcover first edition, aren’t you? I thought so.

Thanks, everyone. More amazing magical updates to come!

xoxox  Alethea

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Who Do You Love?

It’s no secret that:

1.) Poe was my Emo High School Dream Boyfriend
2.) Tamora Pierce’s George Cooper was my first literary love
3.) I freaking adore Leanna Renee Hieber
4.) I believe in supporting Independently owned businesses

Amusingly enough, this post is going to cover ALL FOUR OF THESE SUBJECTS. “But how on Earth…?” I hear you asking. Well, here’s your answer.

My favorite read so far this Fall season has been Leanna Renee Hieber’s DARKER STILL. (Yes, what you see pictured there is my very own personalized copy of the ARC, but you cannot have it! You may win the other one, though, if you’re patient.) DARKER STILL is not only a gorgeous book (and gorgeously written), but it is also in many ways, Leanna’s love letter to Dorian Gray–one of her own literary true loves. (We fight over Poe.)

Natalie, the main character, is mute–what we read in the pages of DARKER STILL is her diary, the only way she is truly able to express herself as eloquently as she hears herself in her head. It is turn-of-the-century New York City, and there is a particular piece at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (where Natalie’s father is a curator). It is the portrait of a handsome young gentleman, Lord Denbury, and it seems to be ALIVE.

Probably because IT IS.

What’s that? You can’t wait to read it? Excellent! You won’t have to wait long, because it releases on November 1st. Hooray!

Here’s the best part. If you CLICK THIS LINK, you will be taken to the website of a little independent book shop in NYC called Word Books. And for only $8.99, you will be able to order your very own PERSONALIZED AND SIGNED copy of DARKER STILL. That’s right — Leanna will be personally signing (and inscribing to whomever you wish) EVERY SINGLE BOOK ordered from this bookstore.

I know you hate hearing it, but Christmas is right around the corner. What more perfect gift could you give than a personalized first edition book signed by The Author Herself and personalized to everyone on your list? Plus, there’s the benefit of feeling good that you supported the True American Economy and supported a lovely independent bookshop.

Independent bookstores are like an endangered species nowadays. We can’t let them die. BIBLIOPHILES, UNITE!

Here’s that link again. Click on over an order your book. Then pop back here and let me know in the comments that you’ve done so, and I’ll enter you to win that pictured signed copy of Leanna’s THE PERILOUS PROPHECY OF GOD AND GODDESS.

Sound like a good deal? Awesome.I’ll see you back here in a minute.

Thanks, guys!! xox

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PS – Who is YOUR literary true love?

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