Saturday, June 13, 2015

Unlock Karou & Brimstone!

Hey guys! Guess what! The DREAMS OF GODS & MONSTERS paperback is almost here!

And to celebrate we've done something fun. Remember how when it came out in the UK we released the original first chapter of DREAMS? (Find that here.

Well, this time I've dug down even deeper to find...

...the very first writings ever of DAUGHTER OF SMOKE & BONE. I'm always saying how there was this one day that I sat down to write something-anything-please-god-let-it-be-fun and Karou and Brimstone just showed up and started talking? Well, I've unearthed that day's writing and annotated it for you! Karou's a little different, as you'll see, but there are a lot of similarities too. 

How do you read it? See here:




Isn't that cool? So please find your favorite passage and go over to Twitter and help unlock this chapter! Thanks to the awesome folks at Little, Brown for doing fun stuff like this! 

And thanks to you guys, coolest readers ever, for playing along! 

I got my box of books! Here they are, so gorgeous :-) I still think of these as "Back to the Future" boxes. If you're of a certain age and you've always wanted to be a writer, you probably remember this: in BACK TO THE FUTURE, the dad character played by Crispin Glover gets a box in the mail from his publisher and it's full of his author copies of his first book. I've discovered that writers remember that scene and no one else does! 




Thanks, all!

XO,
Laini
























3 comments:

Alexa said...

Funnily enough I just listened to Daughter of Smoke and Bone on audio (it's so good I think I liked listening almost more than reading) and at the end you mention the original Karou and Brimstone scene you wrote and I was wishing they'd included it! I'm excited to read it, I love these little insights into how the novel came to be.

Laura Green said...

Aww, I don't have Twitter! Darn it! Is there any other way I can do this? I have a Pinterest, but that's basically as far as it goes...

Catherine Petty said...

Ooooo evil woman. I've avoided twitter since it's inception and now I'm going to have to figure out how to use it, and be texting all my friends like a grandma asking their grandkids how to use some newfangled shiny beepy thing...

Worth it, thought. Really want to read that chapter- reminds me of the box of floppy disks I have of all my writings from my early teens, that the hubby keeps trying to get me to discard...

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