Friday, December 16, 2011

My Big News - ((aka Move Over Sparkly Vampires...

...I've got Kick A** Angels!))


Ha! It's finally time to share new news - news I have wanted to scream for a few weeks! But first, a teaser -





Did that get you going?

Here's the full story - My YA Gothic romance series, THE REQUIEM SERIES, is being published by Compass Press for release in 2012 and 2013.

Yep, that's right - 2012 and 2013.



The series starts with a special digital novella, DIES IRAE, which will release on or around February 22, 2012.

Don't you love the cover?

And the blurb:

Some sacrifices should never be made – even for love.
Mikayel lives by one rule – obey the orders of the angelic Council at all costs. That is, until he and his friends, Azza and Demi, are sent to Earth.  Assigned as Watchers while they await their decision of which angelic order to serve, the three assume the bodies of teenagers and experience life as human.
The sensations are overwhelming, especially for Azza. Determined to experience everything humans do – rage, terror, love - he tempts Demi to break one of the unbreakable rules – never fall in love.  But being human isn’t the only problem facing the three angels. Unbeknownst to the Council, demonic activity is on the rise, threatening to break a tenuous peace that has existed for a millennia; a peace Azza seems bent on destroying.
Caught in a struggle for power with unseen demonic forces and Azza, and fighting against his rising emotional attachment to Demi, Mikayel must now decide how much he is willing to sacrifice for his new found love – a decision that could reignite an ancient war and will threaten the only thing that matters to the angels, the survival of humanity.


Next up is my novel, LACRIMOSA, book #1 in the series, which releases in March, 2012 in print and digital formats. 

Here's a little more -


As if casting out demons isn’t hard enough, five-hundred-year-old Nesy has to masquerade as a teenage girl to do it. 
Nesy is the best of an elite group of angels – warriors called Sentinals – charged with the job of vanquishing the fallen. She’s never made a mistake, never gotten emotionally involved. But when she comes face-to-face with Aydan, she freezes. 
He is evil incarnate. A fallen angel that feeds off the souls of others. Everything Nesy is supposed to hate.  But she can’t, because he’s also the human love of her former life as a teen; a life that ended too soon, tying her to the emotions she was never supposed to feel. Now she must choose between doing her duty – damning Aydan to the fiery depths of hell – or saving him, and condemning herself. 

EXCITING YES???? I'm planning some fun things around both launches, so be certain to check back and get in on the fun. If you want to participate in any of the tours or the fun, fill out this form.

But, that's all later. For now, it's time to celebrate. So, I am doing a little giveaway between now and Dec 23. Just follow this blog, leave a comment and you could win one of FIVE separate giveaways - each containing one of my FAVORITE angel/demon stories! Which books am I giving away, you ask? Just check it out:



BECOME by Ali Cross
HUSH HUSH by Becca Fitzpatrick
CRESCENDO by Becca Fitzpatrick
CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS by Cassandra Clare
CLOCKWORK PRINCE by Cassandra Clare

So, follow the blog, leave a comment and I will draw FIVE winners! WOOT WOOT!!! Contest is open internationally, and closes 12/23 at 11:59pm PST. I will announce all the winners on 12/24.

Thanks for all of the support over the last couple of years, and I really hope you will enjoy my new series!

61 comments:

  1. I've been waiting impatiently for this news ALL day!

    Congratulations, Christine! That is fantastic news :) *applause*. I'm loving that cover, too! Can't wait to read them :)

    I've been following for ages on my reader, but I did a public follow so you can see it for sure.

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  2. That's awesome news. Congrats! So excited for you. You've worked so hard for this.

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  3. CONGRATS!!! I had a feeling your news would be EPIC. :D

    Can't wait to read your books!!!

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  4. EPIC!!! Congrats whoooot!! How exciting *throws confetti*

    Oh and so ya know the google form only let me choose one thing I wanted to participate in... :/ I wanna do them all!! just putting that out there.

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  5. Yay! That's amazing! I'm so happy for you.

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  6. Oh, both of them so soon? That is the best news ever! Congratulations, Christine. I am so so happy for you!

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  7. I can't wait for the book, especially after reading the excerpt a few weeks ago. :D

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  8. Awesome news, Christine! Congrats! :)

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  9. I am so glad you finally got to tell everyone your big news! And I'm EVEN MORE EXCITED to read your books when they come out! Congrats, Christine - you really deserve this ^_^

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  10. WOW! Great news! Congrats!
    GFC: Ebaker
    e(dot)baker219(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. Congrats! That's exciting news!!! I look forward to reading your series. I loved Ali Cross's book, Become, but haven't read the others yet. =)

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  12. Gorgeous cover, Christine. Congratulations! I can't wait to read them all. =o)

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  13. Congrats, Christine! I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see your books out in the world. :D

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  14. Exciting news! Congrats and I can't wait to start reading :-)

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  15. Indeed, your angels are going to blow away the sparkly vampires. I'm SO excited for you and can hardly wait for release time!!!

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  16. Don't enter me in the contest--I just wanted to say CONGRATS!!!

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  17. Congratulations Christine! So excited for you. :)

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  18. Yay! That's super exciting. I'm so happy for you!

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  19. Oh my! CONGRATS :D:D:D It sounds so, so amazing. I am so happy for you :) <3
    Love, Carina

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  20. Like Beth, I'm just here to offer congratulations, not to enter the contest. Great news!

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  21. Got the heads up about this over at Elana's blog. So very happy for you.

    Yes, angels ROCK! Congratulations!!!

    I have Become and Clockwork Prince so I'm excited to read those two. The other books you have listed for the contest are others on my TBR so yeah, would love a chance at one other beauties. Yes, books are beautiful :-)

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  22. That's awesome news! CONGRATS!!! And woohoo, angels! :)

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  23. Thank you so, so much for including BECOME as one of your favorite angel stories! Yay!

    And of course you know .... I'm SO FREAKIN' EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!

    LACRIMOSA is to die for (haha) and people are going to LOVE IT.

    Hurray for you!

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  24. YAY! COngrats again, Christine!

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  25. oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's like... SO SOON!!!! How did I not know this, am I in la la land?! Good for you, my dear!!! Looking forward to it!

    Happy Holidays!

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  26. hey,
    your book sounds amazing!!!!! :D

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  27. Hi! I just saw this on Ali's blog and had to hop over and see the news! CONGRATULATIONS! This is so exciting. I am all about these kinds of books. I just bought Ali's and the others are on my TBR list! Now YOURS will be too! YAY! Can't wait for you launches, and what a fun giveaway! Congrats again!

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  28. Congratulations! Angels are so much fun to read, and I can't wait to give yours a spin. :-D

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  29. Awesome news! I'm so excited for you!!

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  30. How exciting for you! Congratulations! Angels are so fascinating.

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  31. Congrats, Christine! I'm so happy for you. :D

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  32. Woohoo!!!!!!! Super exciting news :) Can't wait to read them :)

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  33. So thrilled for you, Christine!! Congratulations! Looking forward to its release :D :D :D

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  34. Absolutely W O N D E R F U L!!! Looking forward to reading them!

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  35. Congratulations! indeed great news now the wait for us readers begins. Can't wait.

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  36. I am so excited for you!!!! Congrats on the books.
    Michelle J.

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  37. Beautiful cover! Congratulations!

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  38. Congratulations, I cannot wait to read this series and I wish you the best of success :) The trailer is awesome and of course the cover is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the news with us and celebrating with this awesome giveaway! I look forward to the periodic updates and teasers.
    Net blogs and GFC follower Denise Zaky
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  39. Congrats!! I absolutely love the cover :)

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  40. Congratulations! That is so excited, and I cannot wait to read your series!

    GFC Unabridged Bookshelf

    unabridgedbookshelf(at)gmail(dot)com

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  41. That is great news, and no I wouldn't have guessed it from your earlier clues. Can I just say that your books sound amazing and I can't wait to get the chance to read them. Congrats again!!

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  42. Oh I am so excited! Congratulations I cannot wait to read your books!!!
    jacksandnumbers@hotmail.com

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  43. Congrats! Very good news. I'm a new follower.
    khashway(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  44. Congratulations! I loved the trailer and the blurbs=) Can't wait until they come out!

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  45. Congrats! Congrats!!! I'm so excited for you!!!

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  46. Congrats, Christine! Can't wait to read your novels!

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  47. Congratulations! I hope you really get to enjoy the bliss yourself.

    Happy Holidays as well.

    Antane

    nayjf at yahoo dot com

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  48. congrats!! that is awesome!! I filled out the form for the blog tours :)

    chelle2006[@]aol.com

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  49. grats!!!!! so very cool! love the cover!!!!
    Happy hoildays!!!!

    red_tigergirl2@hotmail.com

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  50. I waited and waited for this news, and then I missed it! Gah! I've been mostly offline for the past week. ANYWAY, O-M-G!!!! This is fantastic news and I am super-dee-duper excited for you! Plus, I love these kinds of stories! Monster-sized congrats, Christine!!!! :-)

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  51. Ahh congrats, awesome news!!! :D I love angel books, and yours sound fabulous! Dies Irae has such a beautiful cover as well :)

    aprilxu2222@gmail.com

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  52. Well, aren't you AMAZING, girl!!! This is fantastic news and I am SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!! Can't wait to read it!

    Big Congratulations!!! xoxo

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  53. Ooh, so this was you great news! Congratulations! :D I'll totally check out your new books. I can't believe I forgot about checking your site for your surprise- I saved the link in the wrong place! Gah.

    I'm totally happy for you, and I hope your books become a huge success!

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  54. Congratulations! This is so exciting! I hope the Requiem Series makes it to the top :D

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  55. Congratulations! Can't wait to read them. They sound really cool.

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  56. Awesome giveaway!!!!! I want one!!!! New follower via GFC and Twitter! :D

    my blog: http://www.booklove101.com

    my email: sarinana0309(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  57. THANK YOU ALL!!!! I am truly touched and humbled by the response. I can only hope you all enjoy the series. I will be announcing the winners of the contest a little later today. Happy Holidays and stay tuned for more fabulous news regarding the series and launch parties, etc.

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