Need something to get your mind off the summer heat? Last fall Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston launched their Heart of Dread series with Frozen. And on Nov. 18, readers with get Stolen with the series’ sequel. Heart of Dread is getting a new look, and we can exclusively reveal the cover for Stolen (click above for the full-size image) and the newly redesigned Frozen (below), which comes out in paperback on Aug. 8. READ FULL STORY
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‘Twas the day before Christmas, so Shelf Life has decided to give you the greatest present of all: an exclusive cover reveal! How gorgeous is the cover for Melissa de la Cruz’s newest novel, The Ring and the Crown? The book doesn’t hit shelves until April 1, but judging by the cover—which I realize is not what I’m supposed to do—Crown looks really promising. READ FULL STORY
Fighting the frostbite, readers? We’ve got the perfect exclusive to ease your ails — the cover for Melissa de la Cruz’s brand new book Frozen!
The Blue Bloods scribe has teamed up with her husband Michael Johnston for the series Heart of Dread, which kicks off in September with the chilly first installment. Set in a dystopian future where the planet is blanketed in ice, Frozen centers on the 16-year-old Nat, a blackjack dealer in New Vegas looking to leave the city behind. She’s heard tell of “the Blue,” a palm-treed paradise that may or may not be real, but more importantly, a place where Nat can escape her past. Her only hope of getting there is a band of mercenaries led by a boy named Wes. But can they be trusted? Check out the exclusive cover reveal for Frozen below:
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See the trailer for Melissa de la Cruz’s second ‘Witches of East End’ novel ‘Serpent’s Kiss’ — EXCLUSIVE
‘Blue Bloods’ author Melissa de la Cruz’s new book gets a trailer: Exclusive!
EW Exclusive: First Look at Melissa de la Cruz’s ‘Misguided Angel’ cover
Melissa de la Cruz, the author of the popular Blue Bloods vampire series, is starting on a new sequence of novels. The first book is called Witches of East End, and while I was hoping that would mean it would resemble a combination of this and this, the trailer below indicates something a little different. A coven of witches living on Long Island have the power to raise the dead, see the future, and concoct potions that can cure heartache (also known as vodka martinis). Check it out.
After tackling vampires and hell hounds, Melissa de la Cruz is ready to get witchy. The author of the popular YA series Blue Bloods is releasing the first book in a new series, this time for adults, called Witches of East End. Centering around the magically inclined Beauchamp family, the series will take place in the same universe as de la Cruz’s previous books, and readers can expect some of her bloodsucking characters to make an appearance. “It’ll be more than a cameo,” de la Cruz told EW. “They are a little more integral to the plot than just coming by and saying, ‘Hi!’ They actually become suspects in the book’s mystery.” Witches of East End hits stores in June.
Melissa de la Cruz fans, here’s the exclusive first look at the cover of Misguided Angel, the fifth in the Blue Bloods series, which is slated for Oct. 5 publication. (Fans who can’t wait until fall for their Blue Bloods fix, fret not: de la Cruz has written an in-depth guidebook of sorts, Keys to the Repository, due out in June.) The author recently talked to EW.com about Misguided Angel’s cover art, her non-fiction past and being a self-proclaimed “sci-fi geek.”
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So, what do you think about the cover? Did you have any say in it?
MELISSA DE LA CRUZ: I had a huge say in it. I really wanted it to be otherworldly, very beautiful. I like it because the girl’s face — to me she could look Asian, or Latino, or Italian. I just thought it was kind of nice that she had this universal look where you couldn’t really tell what race she was. It’s great for an angel to look like that.
This is the fifth book in the series – how many do you plan on releasing? Did you think it would last this long?
I had a very ambitious program when I first outlined this; I definitely planned a big series. From the beginning five years ago, I said I had a plan for nine or 10 books and they said, ‘Whoa! OK! We’ll buy two and see how it does!’ And then they kind of took off. I had a plan if it didn’t work out how to end it on book three, but if it did work I definitely had this big overreaching arc that I wanted to explore. I dream big! (laughs)
Can you spill a little something about what happens in Misguided Angel?
It was a really fun book because my idea was as the books continued, there would be little arcs every three or four books. I feel like books one through four really dealt with Bliss and Lucifer, and then Schuyler and Jack kind of discover a new threat and they uncover things that happened in the past that is affecting the present: a deep, evil secret that the Blue Bloods have kept. In New York, Mimi kind of deals with this new thing, so there’s this evil that happens in several places in the world that they all have to deal with that all kind of ties to one thing, and they have to find the root of it. READ FULL STORY
Hyperion has signed Melissa de la Cruz — whose Blue Bloods vampire books have all been huge YA hits —to a two-book deal for an adult paranormal series. The first, The Witches of East End, will go on sale in May 2011. “It’s about a mother and two daughters who move to town and shake things up,” says de la Cruz. “There’s already a family of warlocks living there who aren’t too happy with their arrival…It’s based on old Norse mythology.” She notes that characters from Blue Bloods will show up in the books — “some in essential roles; others more tangential” and says, of her switch to adult fiction, “I’ve been writing YA books for more than a decade. Many of my fans have grown up. Now I can have more grown-up themes: One character works in a bar; another gets involved with the mayor. There are romantic entanglements that are not so innocent!”
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