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City of Legends Book Release Wrap-up!

Yesterday was the release date of my teenage superhero series (in case you didn’t see the bazillions of tweets about it) and today I’m still riding the high of having a new book out in the world. It’s not just one book either–it’s all THREE in the series. I’m so glad we got to release them all at once so that readers don’t have to wait for the next book.

I am still anxiously waiting to hear what people think of book 3, Empire Rising, but I am thrilled to see that City of Legends already has 5 reviews on Amazon! You guys are totally the best!!

I thought I’d put together a little recap about my book birthday.

The morning started off with a bang. My publisher tweeted about my book release! This is especially exciting because until now, I’ve been an indie author that published everything myself. This is my first traditional book and it was really great to have a team supporting me and my series.


I also got mentioned in tweets by the official Pretty Little Liars (my favorite show!) account and the official Vampire Diaries (one of my favorite book series ever) account. Suffice it to say I was fangirling all day long.

Alloy Entertainment sent me flowers for my book release. It’s funny how now flowers from my spouse or friends are no longer as exciting. Once a publisher sends you flowers, you experience a happiness never before known.
But my best friend also sent flowers, along with one of the greatest greeting cards ever. Thank you, Susan! This is why you get the longest paragraphs in my acknowledgements 😉
And then I went to my sis-in-law’s house to watch the new episode of Pretty Little Liars. Only, they are the coolest people on the planet and had organized a City of Legends cupcake party for me. HOW AMAZING ARE THESE PEOPLE?
It was such a great release day! And I am so glad to have Alloy as my publisher for this series. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve stared at their book submissions page over the last three years. I used to think about submitting a book to them about once a month, but I never got the guts to do it. And now I have a series published by them. It’s really crazy how life works sometimes. But I am so thrilled and honored to have my name next to the other authors on Alloy’s page. It’s funny how how matter what happens, I still always have this fear that I’m not actually a “real” writer, whatever that may be. But after yesterday, I’m feeling pretty legit for the first time ever.
Thank you so much to everyone who has read or blogged or tweeted or reviewed or shown love in any way for City of Legends. I’m so glad to share this series with you and I hope you’ll love it as much as I do!
PS- Come back tomorrow, I have a great interview with author Cassandra Giovanni!