Tuesday, December 10, 2013


You guys, we are only 3 months of Tuesdays away from the release of THE SHADOW PRINCE on March 11th, 2014!!! To celebrate, starting today and then every Tuesday until launch, I am going to host THE SHADOW PRINCE TEASER TUESDAY in which I will be posting special teasers like snippets from the book, pictures or Pinterest boards of people or things that inspired the story/characters, and even a few fun videos.  And since no celebration is complete without prizes, we'll even have a bunch of those, too!

To kick off our very first Teaser Tuesday, I thought I would start with one of the most important parts of the book--the first line.  Would you believe that I wrote 24 different openings to THE SHADOW PRINCE before landing on just the right one? Good then, because it was actually 28!

But then the perfect line came to me--in the shower of all places--and everything started to click into place: character, setting, word-building, stakes. It was the line that prompted a dozen questions in my head, and finding the answers became a book.

So now I present to you, THE SHADOW PRINCE TEASER TUESDAY #1:

And as some of you might have noticed, there's a double teaser in that image. THE SHADOW PRINCE is going through a cover redesign, and while I can't show you the whole thing yet, I got permission to show you the little teaser snippet of the title treatment above. Isn't it stellar?


Enter to win a signed ARC of THE SHADOW PRINCE (which is now a limited edition with the old cover) and a beautiful lyre necklace (the importance of which you'll know after you read the book).  Also, I'm giving away signed copies of the Raven Boys books.  Check out the lovely prize pack:

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter below, and be sure to come back every Tuesday until March 11th to get more teasers and enter to win more prizes!

And feel free to grab the teaser image and share it on your blog, tumblr, pinterest, wherever!

*** Contest is open internationally. The winner will be announced next Tuesday. Prize must be claimed within 30 days or will be forfeit. 

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Ella Z. said...

It's one of my favorite openings. I read The Prince Shadows, and love it!! (in Edelweiss) Can I have the sequel, like now? please, please? *-*

Thanks for the giveaway!! is is international?? (please say yes! D:)

Bree Biesinger Despain said...

Yes, the contest is open internationally.

So glad you enjoyed!

Ella Z. said...

Thank you! *-*

Unknown said...

AMAZING opening line! But I'm so sad they're changing the cover!

gaylene said...

So excited this book is finally coming to life for the rest of us. Those chapters I read all those years ago have haunted me and I'm dying to know what happens next :)