Friday, January 27, 2012

And the new title IS ...

Hello! 

Thanks for coming by the title unveiling ceremony for the sequel to Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I'm really really excited to let even the tiniest bit of this book out into the world. Whew. Nervous though! You may remember the false alarm of last month. Sorry about that. Ahem. Ha ha.

Anyway, earlier this week I got the official go-ahead from Little, Brown to tell you the real title, and to give you this wee teaser too. I should say that this book is unedited and unfinished. It is not a book at all. It is a manuscript, a work in progress. Bear all that in mind.



Okay.

Okay.

Here's the teaser. Ready?

I'm nervous.

Here it is ...



Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a new way of living—one without massacres and torn throats and bonfires of the fallen, without revenants or bastard armies or children ripped from their mothers’ arms to take their turn in the killing and dying. 
Once, the lovers lay entwined in the moon’s secret temple and dreamed of a world that was a like a jewel-box without a jewel—a paradise waiting for them to find it and fill it with their happiness. 


This was not that world.







There! I hope you like it. I love it. Love love love.

Feel free to drag and drop the above title treatment to your blog or Twitter or wherever; it is courtesy of Little, Brown, on the quick. (It felt so unceremonious to just type it out. Heavens forfend!)

Days of Blood and Starlight, slated for Fall 2012 release. Thank you for coming over here to celebrate the title with me. I can't wait until this book is A BOOK!


Happy Friday!





94 comments:

tone almhjell said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!

Ah. Blood. Starlight. Love it. Congratulations!

Karen Harrington said...

Yes! I love that title, too. Congrats.

Rebs @ Book-Rants said...

Love It Love It Love It!!!

Heather said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to read it!

JenE said...

I LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! Congrats and looking forward to the fall.

Amanda Olivieri said...

LOVE the title!! So excited to read it!!!

Savannah J. Foley said...

Definitely love it! Congratulations!

Kelley said...
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Julie@My5monkeys said...

what a beautiful title and waits for it come out :)

Kelley said...

YAY, I love it! I'm so excited for this book!

Helen Peters said...

Ooh, LOVE it!! Very best of luck and good wishes for the work in progress.

Shanella said...

This is probably the book I'm most excited to read.Cannot wait for it to be released. :)

Anonymous said...

Can´t wait!!! Loved it!

persnickety_jen said...

It's absolutely perfect! And after reading that blurb, I'm going to spend the rest of my day thinking about what else is in store for Karou & Akiva.

Anonymous said...

So excited! Just read DoS&B...it was amazing! Absolutely CAN NOT wait to read this book! :)

Emy Shin said...

This is just a PERFECT title. Love it bunches.

Angelica R. Jackson said...

Can't wait to see how that plays out!

SJune said...

That summary, wow! Love the curiosity and "I can't wait to read this" feeling it strikes up in me. Love the title too :-)

Sarah

Erin said...

I can't believe I have to wait until the fall! But the title?!?! Love isn't a strong enough word. So excited for you (and us readers)!!

Heather said...

So excited for you Laini! Can't wait until it's released! (verification word: joyarse, heeheehee!)

Britta Kirk said...

Wow, that sounds so lovely! Can't wait!

<3 Britta
http://novelday.blogspot.com
http://forelsketspark.com

Laura said...

I am hyperventilating! That is how excited I am about this title!

Lindsay Cummings author said...

GASP! want it NOW!!!!

Michelle said...

LOVELY! :D We at Authors are ROCKSTARS! cannot wait for this book. :D

Book ♥ Soulmates said...

**Squee** This is so exciting! I love it :D

♥Isalys / Book Soulmates

Kiersten White said...

Love, love, LOVE. It's perfect. I got chills. I can't wait!

Lisa Schroeder said...

Wow, love, love, love it!!!

Now write like the wind, girl!

Jennifer Morian Frye said...

SO excited! Really, I can't think of any book I am more excited for this year. I have plenty on my TBR list to keep me busy, but....Your is THE one I'm waiting for! :)

If Daughter is in (at my library), I always find someone to "push" it on. We can't always wait for them to find it on their own. Our two copies of Lips Touch are NEVER here. Never. I like to take a little credit for that too. :D

Chachic said...

Beautiful title! I'm pretty sure the writing will be just as beautiful. Can't wait to read it. :)

Claire Legrand said...

PERFECT PERFECT AHHHHHH *fangirls*

*ahem*

I can't wait for this book. But I will do so. Calmly (maybe). ;D

Connie Onnie said...

What a beautiful title and awesome little peek about the book. I am going to re-read Daughter now because I am so excited!!!

Alysa said...

Yeehaw! Awesome! party party party.

Alexa said...

Gorgeous title! I can not wait to read it!
Happy Friday :)

Lynda said...

Great title! Can't wait to hold the book in my hands and open the cover for the first time. Thanks

Kate said...

Awesome, beautiful title. I can't wait to read it!

Myrna Foster said...

Love! :o)

Lexie said...

Everything is beautiful. The title is beautiful, the pitch is beautiful, your writing is beautiful, and WHY IS IT NOT FALL YET?

Kathryn said...

Wow wow wow...

Fall is not nearly soon enough, Laini...

I'm so excited! Thank you for sharing this!

Jaime Morrow said...

It's completely fantastic! Can't wait for the release :-)

Kate said...

It's amazing! Pretty! Love it!!! Congrats!!! :) :) :)

Amy said...

LOVE it!!!

Suzie F. said...

LOVE!!

Daisy Whitney said...

Love it!

Liz said...

congrats and YAY! looking forward to it!! :)

BJW said...

Awesome title, love it.

Christine Fletcher said...

Ooh, chills! I LOVE it. And the teaser. I'm already imagining the cover...and all the gorgeous words inside. Can't wait!

Shveta Thakrar said...

Ooh, ooh, I love it! I've been checking back every day, hoping. YAY!

I love stars! And not so much blood, but I do like the two together in the title.

*excited*

And I love the teaser! I hope revising is going well. :)

JP said...

LOVE IT SO MUCH. And I seriously cannot wait!

J.K. Harper said...

I can't wait either! Very excited to read the follow up. Hooray!

Twi Sherry said...

YESSSSS LOVE IT .. I cannot wait!!!!! to read more .. and that teaser .. whoah I feel we are in for a ride. Now I have a reason for this year to move along faster, and that's not usual for someone in the 40 age range .. we usually want to slow time...LOL.

Congrats!!!!!

Sheila Ruth said...

Love the title!!! I can't wait to read it!

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Yahoooo! Can't wait to see what they do with the cover too! :) e

Stephanie Perkins said...

How awesome of Little, Brown to have whipped that up for you!!! I agree, it's much more exciting to see it in . . . THE FONT.

:-)

Hope you're surviving over there. Don't forget to eat or take walks!

Allison said...

Seriously epic title, I bet you are so stoked!

joanna said...

"This was not that world" Argh! I cannot wait. Congratulations!

Elle said...

Thank you, Laini! Can't wait for Days of Blood and Starlight!

BURIED IN BOOKS said...

So awesome! Love the title! Days of Blood and Starlight! My most anticipated book of 2012!! Thank you!

Heather

Lauren said...

Great Title. I love it! And I can't, can't wait to read the book. Thank you, Laini!

Adriana C said...

I can´t wait to read it.

Leigh said...

ZOMG! I love this title! I can't freaking wait to read this book! I loved Daughter so hard.

Chelsea said...

YAY! I love it, and I'm so excited! I need to know what happens next! ^0^

Terri M. Moore said...

YUUUUUS! LOVE! So can't wait for this!

Q said...

Oh, I LOVE this!

Heidi said...

Love the title!!!

storyqueen said...

Oh my goodness...this is going to be good!

Shelley

June G said...

Okay. It's awesome. As I expected it to be. Can't wait for you to finish so I can read it--and buy it for my friend!

Sarahbotbonkers said...

Just got chills all over! Gosh love it!! :)

Burgandy Ice said...

Yay!!!!!!!! So awesome!

Erin W. said...

I'm in love with the title too! Can't wait to see the cover!

Little Willow said...

Awesome, possum!

Evie said...

Days of Blood & Starlight! SQUEE!
Need it now!

(Although I did love Yeti of Smoke and Bone ~.^ That clever little C!)

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

Wowza! Now, WHEN!!?

Books Like Candy said...

YAY it has a title, and it's awesome! Can't wait to see what the cover looks like!

Emily said...

That title is gorgeous. I still have not yet read 'Daughter' but I am ordering it from another library right now. So excited for you Laini!

Life is Good(ell) said...

Great title! Can't believe I'll be reading it THIS year- woo hoo! And, very cool, by the way, to see that the Oregonian is following your blog now. That was a fun surprise to stumble across while reading the newspaper online the other day.

Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

This is officially one of my favorite series, and titles do the beauty and the mystery justice. I thought I couldn't be any more excited for this book -- turns out I was wrong! Gorgeous title, can't waiiiiiiit!!!!

Mina said...

I just finished "Daughter of Smoke and Bone" (no, not true. I started it this morning, couldn't stop reading until I had finished it. Fortunately I still have a few hours to get some sleep, before I have to work. In other words: I devoured your book!) - and it is the understatement of the year to say: I soooooo can't wait for the second book!!! Fall 2012 seems like a long time to wait... and the title of the second book is great. Congratulations on that and greetings from a fan in GermanY

Anonymous said...

Love the title! I'm so excited for this fall!!
Jean S.

LTM said...

omg! The premise sounds fantastic, and I LOVE the title! Can't wait~ :o)<3

Jennifer said...

Hot dang that summary and title are awesome! Love it! Love it! Can't wait to read. Nuff said.

Andrea said...

I loved it! Can't wait to read it!!!:)

Amber said...

Sounds good!

:)

Joanne Stapley said...

Oh my god, that title is AWESOME! I can't wait until this book is a book either! Oooh, the excitement! :D

Anonymous said...

Ooooooh! "Days of Blood and Starlight"?!? Best. Title. EVER!!!! (well, right after "Daughter of Smoke and Bone"!)
Looking soooooooooo forward to reading it ~ blew right through Daughter; I will definitely be re-reading it to savor it more. Your writing is magnificent! Thank you for sharing it, please keep up the awesome work.

Katie said...

I just reread Daughter of Smoke and Bone last night....seriously, can't September get here soon enough? I am EXCITED for this book!

Anyways, you're a wonderful author and I kinda fell in love with Daughter. Can't wait to see what you do with the new book. :)

Genna Sarnak said...

Amazing! I love it! I haven't been this excited for a second book in years!!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to read it! Great title!

Siena said...

Awesome title...I am counting the days...however many that may be until I get to read it!

Alison Harris said...

This title made me squeal and clap my hands!

Jackie Blois said...

nooooo!!! THE FALL?! You're killing me!! i can NOT wait that long!
BTW I LOVE THE TITLE <3
i just came by this book, and you are now one of my favorite authors!

Candy Lynn Fite said...

As I neared the ending of Smoke & Bone, I read each word slowly, enunciating each syllable. I wanted it to last forever. I'm so delighted to hear you're working on the next one. Thank you for writing such a precious piece of art. The prose alone is spectacular, and I could go on and on about the characters...:)

My heart broke and I cried for Brimstone. Bravo, Laini, bravo!

I love the new title, now if the fall would just hurry up and get here. :)

Anonymous said...

I love this book and i can't wait to read the next part! <3

The Writer in the Background said...

"Blood and Starlight," eh? My, how deliciously intriguing! I'm looking forward to its release!

Anonymous said...

Just found this! I've already read the first book twice and I loved it sooo much! Can't wait for the next one:) so beautiful, so excited:)

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