Oh, oh, fun stuff! Remember the other day when I was talking about Wake a whole bunch and about how the Watersong series is so much fun to write and I love it so much and I want to marry it and have little baby bookmarks with it but I can't because I would get paper cuts? (Okay, I didn't use those exact words, but I thought some of them).
Anyway - an excerpt for Wake is up now! For you to read! Just click: here and scroll down to the bottom and then click on the part that says "Read an Excerpt." (I believe in the UK, they are frequently called an "extract," which for some reason really tickles my fancy.)
For those of you unfamiliar with Watersong, here's the deal:
It's a brand-new never-before-published four book series coming out with my publisher (St. Martin's in the US, Pan Macmillion abroad). Wake - the first book - will be out August 7, 2012 in the US (I believe August 9 elsewhere), and it will be in ebook, audio, and hardcover. This is kinda cool because I've never had a hardcover book in the US before - only paperback..
Anywhere, here's the description and beautiful, amazing cover by James Porto (my favorite photographer ever, for reals):
Beautiful. Fearless. Dangerous. They're the kind of girls you envy;
the kind of girls you want to hate. Strangers in town for the summer,
Penn, Thea, and Lexi have caught everyone's attention, including the eye
of practical Harper. But it's her sister, Gemma, they've chosen to be
part of their group.
Sixteen-year-old Gemma seems to have it all - carefree, pretty, and
falling in love with the boy next door. But her greatest passion has
always been the water. She craves late night swims under the stars,
where she can be alone yet belong to the sea. Lately she's had company.
Penn, Thea, and Lexi spend their nights dancing, singing, and partying
on the cove--and one night Gemma joins them. When she wakes up groggy on
the beach the next morning, she knows something has changed.
Suddenly Gemma is stronger, faster, and more beautiful than ever. As
she uncovers the truth about her new mythical powers, Gemma is forced to
choose between staying with those she loves or entering a dark world
brimming with unimaginable secrets.
For an added bonus, you can click here to check out the soundtrack I made for Wake. I make soundtracks for all my books, because I'm OCD like that. And you can listen to Florence + the Machine "Never Let Me Go" right here, because no song has ever fit a book more than this song with this book. (For added fun, you could listen to that song and read the excerpt.)
I've gotten a couple fun pictures of Ascend, but I'm waiting until more of the UK/Aussie/South Africa/Asia people can way in. Ascend comes out there today, and I hope you all like it! I've heard form a few people in the UK and Australia that they've already snatched up copies, so that's fun.
And here's the brand new book trailer for Ascend, if you want to check that out:
I also heard from publisher that people are grabbing up Ascend like hotcakes, so I want to thank all of you again for being so amazingly supportive and dedicated and just all around awesome. It's because of you that I get to spend my nights playing make believe with a laptop. Thank you!!!!!