Thursday, 23 July 2015

FOUR THINGS ON THURSDAY

Hello, Dear Readers! Welcome to Thursday - the weekend is almost upon us! Today I have a random sampling of things to share, beginning with:
1) The FRAIL HUMAN HEART Blogtour is about to begin! See the glorious banner to the right? Now this is super exciting not only for the usual reasons, but because I've actually written a bunch of extra content specifically for the blog tour - three 'deleted scenes' from the trilogy which are presented to you *exclusively* on these blogger's sites.

These extra scenes are juicy and spoilerific - I can't even really say what any of them involve (because that would be giving the game away) except to say that two of them star Hikaru and one is from the perspective of a character we've seen but never actually met before - so if you're a fan of the books then you NEED to tune in.

To help ensure you don't miss anything, I'll be posting a link to the requisite site here on the blog each day, and you can just click through to see what the day's offering will be. There are also tantalizing snippets from FRAIL HUMAN HEART (in case you haven't read it yet), a Q&A, and a long thinky piece on my inspiration for the series, looking back at how the idea came to be in the first place. Hurrah!
2) Remaining with the FRAIL HUMAN HEART theme, the book has been out for three weeks now and Amazon has two lovely reviews for it, both of which I'm terribly grateful for. But the first book - THE NIGHT ITSELF - has twenty-three reviews and even DARKNESS HIDDEN has eight. FHH is looking a bit lonely and unloved; and that's the kind of thing that keeps writers like me up at night.

So this is my appeal to you: if you've read the book, whether you loved it, liked it, or have salty comments to make, please could you take a few moments out of your day to pop onto Amazon and leave a review? I would appreciate it so much.

And there is something in it for you, too - if this appeal here yields some extra reviews, I'll randomly pick one of the Amazon reviewers and send them a package containing Delightful Mystery Stuff related to the trilogy. That winner could be you. But whether you review or not, I still love you and am eternally grateful to you, my Dear Readers!
3) SUPER EXCITING NEWS that I am not allowed to tell you sorry! Ahem.

I've been sworn to secrecy at this point by Wonder Editor, but something thrilling is set to happen, and it's related to the released of my Beauty and the Beast retelling - aka #BaBBook - which I can now tell you is set to come out in June next year. Remember that this is a companion novel to Shadows on the Moon, and is also set in the Moonlit Lands.

One thing I can reveal is that #BaBBook's real title is BAREFOOT ON THE WIND (this might still be subject to change, but I hope it won't because I love that title). More details when I get permission to share them - but be excited my lovelies! I am!
4) My friend C.J. Daugherty, author of the legendary (and bestselling!) NIGHT SCHOOL books has just become the first UKYA author with an official pop song dedicated to her books!

She very modestly dropped this into the conversation the other day and I was gobsmacked when I investigated and got a load of this amazing song by Betsa Collins, who is only seventeen! Good work Betsa - and congratulations CJ! The final NIGHT SCHOOL book is out now, by the way, in case you were in the mood to marathon some excellent UKYA...

How rockstar is THAT?!?!

And that's all from me for now, muffins - but I'll be back on Monday next week to kick off the blog tour. Have a lovely weekend!

6 comments:

Alex Mullarky said...

How exciting! Enjoy the tour :)

Zoë Marriott said...

Thanks, Alex :)

Christina Diffley said...

Ah Hikaru! I love that name - one of my favourite Japanese names in fact. I'm looking forward to reading The Night Itself when it arrives in my post. I'm especially looking forward to reading these snippets included in your blog tour also!

Zoë Marriott said...

It suits the character perfectly, too. I hope you enjoy the book - and the snippets, too!

Isabel said...

FHH finally arrived in the mail! I'll be reading it asap, can't wait :)

Zoë Marriott said...

Oooh, yay! I hope you enjoy it, Isabel :)

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