Crimson Bound: a different ending

In January 2020, I took part in an auction to benefit relief efforts for the Australian wildfires. The prize I offered was to write some kind of epilogue or missing scene for one of my novels, and the prompt I got was to write about the alternate universe where Erec survived the end of Crimson Bound. You can read it here.

Three Announcements

1. The paperback edition of Endless Water, Starless Sky will come out this December. Please mark your calendars and remember that books about death and zombies are always excellent Christmas presents, especially when they’re paperbacks that are light enough to hold onto as you sprint away from the undead horde.

2. I’m continuing to work on my next novel, What Monstrous Gods, and I am very excited to share it with all of you! Unfortunately, that won’t be happening as soon as I had hoped: it’s now going to be published in early 2021.

3. But I do have something coming out in this year, because I’m self-publishing an anthology of my short stories. It’s going to be available as both a paperback and an ebook. The title will be Desires and Dreams and Powers, and it will feature all of my professionally published stories, plus my favorite pieces that I posted on the Hanging Garden Stories blog, and the three flash fictions that I wrote for the Crimson Bound blog tour. Unfortunately, I can’t give you an exact date when it will be available (I’m still figuring out this process), but I can tell you that it will be sometime in the next two months, and that I will of course let you all know when it’s ready.

New Book!

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.”

Romeo and Paris portraits!

I’m absolutely delighted to reveal the beautiful portraits of Romeo and Paris that Nicole / @tealideal has created for the Endless Water, Starless Sky preorder campaign.

(And here are the portraits of Juliet and Runajo again, because they’re gorgeous and I can’t resist.)

How You Can Get One of These Portraits (plus a signed bookplate!)

Preorder a copy of Endless Water, Starless Sky. Then send an email to rosamundhodgenovels@gmail.com that contains:

  • Your name and mailing address.
  • Whether you’d like the bookplate personalized or just signed.
  • Any proof of purchase—you can forward an order confirmation email, photograph a receipt, etc.

A few rules:

  • International readers are welcome!
  • This promotion is open now through July 24th, 2018. So yes, you can walk into a bookstore on release day, buy a copy, and email me to get your prize.
  • You will receive a character portrait at random. Sorry, I can’t take requests.

Please bear in mind that while you can start sending your proof-of-purchase now, I won’t have everything printed up for at least another month, maybe more; so please be patient.

Preorder links:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

Preorder Bonus for ENDLESS WATER, STARLESS SKY

Endless Water, Starless Sky is a really special book—my first sequel!—so I am celebrating its release with my first preorder bonus. Not only am I going to be sending out signed bookplates, I’m commissioning portraits of the four main characters, and I’m going to be giving a print to everybody who preorders. So far Runajo and Juliet have been finished, and this is what they look like:

artwork by Nicole / @tealideal

How It’s Going to Work

Preorder a copy of Endless Water, Starless Sky. Then send an email to rosamundhodgenovels@gmail.com that contains:

  • Your name and mailing address.
  • Whether you’d like the bookplate personalized or just signed.
  • Any proof of purchase—you can forward an order confirmation email, photograph a receipt, etc.

A few rules:

  • International readers are welcome!
  • This promotion is open now through July 24th, 2018. So yes, you can walk into a bookstore on release day, buy a copy, and email me to get your prize.
  • You will receive a character portrait at random. Sorry, I can’t take requests.

Please bear in mind that while you can start sending your proof-of-purchase now, I won’t have everything printed up for at least another month, maybe more; so please be patient.

Preorder links:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound

Christmas Giveaway!

I wanted to do something special this Christmas, so I’m giving away some signed copies of my books! Here are the rules:

  • For newsletter subscribers only.
  • This contest is international! Yes, I will mail books overseas!
  • There are four prizes available: signed hardcovers of my three published books, and a signed ARC of Endless Water, Starless Sky.
  • One entry per person.
  • Contest closes 9 PM PST on 12/24/17.

Just subscribe to my newsletter, and the welcome email will have a link you can use to enter.