I am THRILLED to be able to tell you that I have sold another novel! Here’s the official announcement from Publisher’s Weekly:
“Kristin Rens at Balzer + Bray has acquired a YA fantasy novel by Cruel Beauty author Rosamund Hodge. The book, What Monstrous Gods, starts where “Sleeping Beauty” leaves off, as Lia, a girl chosen by the gods of Runakhia, releases the royal family from 500 years of enchanted sleep and kills the heretic sorcerer who trapped them—only to find that the gods are not as benevolent as they appear, and the ghost of the sorcerer she killed may be her only help to protect her life and country. Publication is planned for winter 2020; Hannah Bowman at Liza Dawson Associates did the deal for world rights.”
Yes, I now have an author newsletter just like all the cool kids. Sign up here, and you will receive a deleted scene from CRUEL BEAUTY!
(No, there isn’t any kissing in it. Sorry.)
CRUEL BEAUTY is now available in Italian, and it is beautiful!
The CRIMSON BOUND Blog Tour has started! The first stop is a guest post at The Midnight Garden about the fairy tales that inspired the novel, which include a version of Little Red Riding Hood that you probably haven’t heard before. There’s also a giveaway, so make sure to check it out!
There will be a release party for CRIMSON BOUND! It will be held at Mockingbird Books in the beautiful Green Lake neighborhood of Seattle, WA, on May 5 at 7 PM.
See the Facebook Event here
Come if you want to get an autographed copy, and/or hear a short talk about the book.
I’m thrilled to have a short story published in the latest issue of Uncanny Magazine! You can read it on the website, or purchase the entire issue as an ebook. (Kindle|Weightless Books)
THE LAMPS THEREOF ARE FIRE AND FLAMES
The second queen forbade any telling of tales or writing of histories. Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof. Let him that breaks this law see his own hands cut off before he loses his eyes.
You have taken so much more from me, my Queen. But I will tell my story anyway.
Want an early copy of Crimson Bound? There’s a Goodreads giveaway running now through April 3. Five copies available! It’s healthy AND delicious!
Mark your calendars! The paperback edition of CRUEL BEAUTY will be out on April 7, and it will include a teaser for CRIMSON BOUND.
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I have a new short story up at The Hanging Garden:
OF THE DEATH OF KINGS
They like their princesses buried, in this kingdom.
Some kingdoms encase them in crystal, others sink them in pools, still others leave them lying on silk-draped beds. But here in Sendrava, they bury their princesses under six feet of earth, and they plant rose-bushes or apple trees over them.
It’s all one to the Adjudicator.
You can now pre-order a signed copy of CRIMSON BOUND from Waucoma Bookstore. They’re a wonderful independent bookstore in Hood River, Oregon, and they really deserve your support. And yes, you can get your copy not only signed but also personalized!