Thursday, October 4, 2012

LOOK! BOOK! (and a surprise)

My powers of speech desert me. You see the post title.
It was all I could do not to write: LOOKEE!

A package arrived for me yesterday morning.

Oh, one touch and I knew what it was.

Oh.




FINALLY.




There are the days -- the months -- when it feels like it will never happen. Like it will never achieve its true form, its essential bookness. But it does. The day does come. (You know, unless you quit. Don't do that.) Keep working, and the day will come when someone will stick a nice solid cover on your book, wrap a gorgeous dust jacket around it, and prepare to steward it out into the world.




(Thick! My longest book. 100 pages longer than Daughter!)


Deepest, deepest thanks to the wonderful team at Little Brown. I cannot imagine a happier publishing home. I'm so excited for the coming year!


And ...

I hesitate to link this. I don't know why. Nerves? Preparing for widespread readership is SCARY. But here it is. If you want to read the first seven chapters of DAYS OF BLOOD & STARLIGHT, you can do that here.

Ulp.

But don't do it if you haven't read DAUGHTER yet. 


What?? You haven't read DAUGHTER yet? Well now's your chance. One month until DAYS. Your timing is perfect!




22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting it. Do you have to be on Facebook to read it?

Kirsty Kearney said...

Congratulations Laini! Those first chapters were tantalizing. I can't wait for the whole thing :) x

Connie Onnie said...

Oh my goodness this is happening oh yes only one more month!!!

Amy Baskin said...

Huzzah! I will read those seven chapters. Right. Now.

Kate said...

So awesome!!! Congrats! It lookee fabulous! Can't wait to read it! But I'll admit that I haven't yet read Daughter, but I'll get on that! :)

persnickety_jen said...

How am I supposed to concentrate on work when the first 7 chapters of DAYS are just one click away? So very tempting...

LinWash said...

How wonderful! Gotta order my copy soon. . . .
Congratulations!

Shveta said...

Yay!

Alexa said...

It's beautiful! I can't wait to read it, although I am resisting those first 7 chapters because it will kill me not to be able to read on!

OxfordErin said...

Ack! Those chapters end on a terrible cliffhanger! What has happened to Karou? (I suspect she isn't dead, but maybe the thurible is significant in a different way...?) Can't wait until November when I can buy my own copy.

Aiden said...

They were so good, but why would you torture us with an ending like that? :) Can't wait till it officially comes out.

Commander Kip said...

Ooh, this is so exciting! I'm going to refrain from reading the chapters yet. Makes the first opening of a brand-new book so much more adventurous, having no idea what's going to happen...

Laurence King said...

Oh what a happy day! I cannot wait to read it. Congratulations, Laini!!!

Megan Duff said...

UHHHH those chapters are so mean!!!!! Why would you do this to us?????

Oh boy do I love me some Akiva though, and Zuzanna and everything else in those chapters so I forgive you :)

ONE MONTH!!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!!
do you have translated as well in italian?
My kids doesn't speak english jet... but they would love to read it as well....
I wish you a great weekend
:-)claudine giovannoni

Risaa Litchi said...

OMG. Want it.
Can't imagine I'll have to wait for the French translation =(
I want it so bad! Daughter of Smoke and Bones is definitely one of the best books I read this year!!

Reina said...

Oh my LORdie Laini!!!
This is so exciting
The book is absolutely BEAUTIFUL and I cant imagine your excitement, being the author and all.
Thanks for the post and pictures! I will have to do a blog post on this on my soon to be newly revamped blog, and link to the first SEVEN CHAPTERS! I think I may wait to read them, physically, with the book in my hands.
CONGRATS ;D

soliluna said...

Yay - perfect timing indeed. I am in the exact middle of Daughter. Our new town library had their grand opening last week and I scooped it up immediately. Enraptured.

BURIED IN BOOKS said...

Ohhhh! Thank you!!! November can't come soon enough!! I love Karou's friends! And your imagination!

Heather

Anonymous said...

Just read the chapters, and I am not sure whether to curse or be happy to have finally read a least a part of DAYS or to read DAUGHTER again... :< Evil cliffhanger. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEVIL. Can't wait for November~~~~~ >.<
But yes, of course I loved it. How could I not? Now... how to distract myself so that I won't go up the walls...

Stacy said...

just read this excerpt AT WORK (best thing I did all day - despite having to switch screens several times so I wouldn't get caught by my staff!) CANNOT wait to read the rest.
THANK YOU for writing such WONDERFUL books!

Jade said...

I am so, SO excited for this book! I loved Daughter so much <3

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