Sunday, July 21, 2013


You guys, you guys--look what arrived on Friday!!!!

I can't believe ARCs of THE SHADOW PRINCE are already here! I mean, I just finished writing this book a few weeks ago, and now the printed advanced copies are already in my hands. (And they're even more gorgeous in person than in a picture!)

I had promised the very first ARC to my amazing Grandma B, but sadly she passed away last month--just days before I turned in the final draft of the book--so instead, I gave the very first ARC to my parents. But the next five copies are going out to the winners of last week's contest.

Here they are:

Karen Taylor Russell
Betsy Lybbert
Jessica Russell
Brooke Newton

Winners, please email me at readbree{at}gmail{dot}com with your shipping address so I can get your ARC out to you A.S.A.P.!!!

Of course, giving out ARCs brings a whole truckload of FEELS that kind of has me freaking out. First comes giddiness from just getting to hold the physical book in my hands (I carried a copy around with me that whole first day) and the pure excitement of giving one of my stories to somebody to read...but then there's all the trepidation that comes with that.

Will they like it?
Will they love it?
Will they hate it?
Will they still like me if they don't like it?
Will they think I am a little nuts after getting a glimpse inside my imagination?
Crap, is my crazy showing too much?


So yeah, excuse me while I try to keep a straight face while giving out these ARCs . . . .

I really, really hope you love THE SHADOW PRINCE as much as I do!


Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Ah man! So close, but wrong Jessica!

Congrats to the winners!

Can't wait to read this one later Bree!! Congrats on another book written!

The Blogger Girlz said...

Serious cover envy. They're beautiful! -Aaron

Shallee said...

Can't wait to read this book-- and to love it! ;)

Bj Gaskill said...

I loved it...CAN NOT WAIT for the next book. Totally rooting for Haden and Daphne.
I'm so glad with what happen to Simon :)
And poor Tobin :(