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Golden

Golden is out April 5th! Tell us your favorite Nat Kestal moment from The Heart of Dread Series in the comments below!

Don’t forget to check out the Golden book page to pre-order your copy today!

 

Who’s ready to Return?!

Book Updates!

A few of you guys have been asking about the sequels to Vampires in Manhattan and The Ring and The Crown.

For The Lily and The Cross (which is what I titled The Ring and The Crown sequel) I wrote the entire book, but it didn’t quite go the way I imagined it would.  After I finished, I realized I liked where the story ended in book one, that it was complete and perfect as a stand-alone. So the sequel is not going to be published.However, since I wrote it, I wanted you guys who wanted to read it to be able to. So it will be up on my website in a few months, available for a small fee that will go to support Yallwest.  That way, you guys who want to know the story get to read it, but it’s only a first draft, and not a finished product, and it ends on a cliffhanger, but I will not be writing a sequel to this book. I know some of you might be upset about that, and I’m sorry. I still hope you enjoy the book for what it is. There are some really fun parts of the book (Marie and Wolf for one) but it didn’t go through the formal editorial process, so keep that in mind.

As to White Nights, the Vampires in Manhattan sequel, the book also did not shape up the way I had envisioned in the time allotted me, and so it was pulled from publication. I’ve written about a quarter of this book, and once it is done, it too will be available on my website for a small fee that will go to Yallwest.

I’m sorry I don’t have better news on both of these projects, but I hope you guys do enjoy the continuation of these stories when they are posted.

xoxo Mel

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Who out there is attending San Diego Comic Con this weekend?!

Mel is there and here is where you can catch her!

Saturday:
Book to Screen Panel

We’re in a heyday for science fiction and fantasy on screen, whether it’s the big screen or the small. Some of the most popular series out there take advantage of the in-depth world and character building of book series to populate their vivid worlds. Ernie Cline (author of Ready Player One, soon to be adapted for the screen by Steven Spielberg), Melissa de la Cruz (author of Witches of East End, Lifetime show by the same name), Andy Weir (author of The Martian, a Ridley Scott-directed adaptation will be released later this year), Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (as James S. A. Corey, author of Leviathan Wakes, on which the upcoming Syfy show The Expanse is based), Lev Grossman (author of The Magicians, soon to be a Syfy show), and Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings (as Christina Lauren, author of Beautiful Bastard, which has been optioned by Constantin Film) discuss how their creations are coming to life on screen.

Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 7AB

Sunday:
Middle Grade Spectacular Panel

Mysteries, magic, missions! Monsters, myths, Minecraft! It’s time for some middle grade merriment! Authors Melissa de la Cruz (The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Novel), D. J. MacHale (Voyagers: Project Alpha), Jonathan Maberry (Orphan Army), Sherri Smith (The Toymaker’s Apprentice), Judd Winick (Hilo Book 1: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth), and Sean Fay Wolfe (The Elementia Chronicles #1: Quest for Justice) explore the boundless world of middle grade fiction. Ages 8 and up.

Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

Also on Sunday Mel will be signing copies of TRIPLE MOON at the PENGUIN BOOTH #1514 from 2-3 PM

Hope to see you all there!