Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Lost Prince and The Iron Legends covers

Two cover reveals in as many days?

Why yes, that is correct.  Why not?

So, today, I'm revealing the full cover of THE LOST PRINCE, the first book in the 2nd Iron Fey series starring Ethan Chase.  And, I'm also revealing the cover for the new anthology THE IRON LEGENDS, which will have the e-novellas Winter's Passage and Summer's Crossing, as well as a brand new novella called Iron's Prophecy.  It also has an expanded guide to the Nevernever and a chapter of THE LOST PRINCE.

Exciting times!  Now, onto the covers.

First up, THE LOST PRINCE.  Ethan is not a toddler anymore:

Next up is THE IRON LEGENDS, just revealed today:


So there you go, two Iron Fey covers in one day.  Which one is your favorite?  Let me know!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Vampire for a night: Winners!

Okay, so it seems I have to choose winners for the Immortal Rules photo contest.

Why do I sound so reluctant?  Because it was SO HARD picking just three!

Seriously, you guys were all amazing.  I wish I could give everyone a prize.  But, after looking through all the photos and spending many minutes agonizing over several, I think I've made my desicion.

Again, they were ALL amazing. But here are my three favorites.


Winner 1: I can't help it, I'm a sucker for swords.  


Winner 2: Love the post-apocalypse cityscape behind her.

Winner 3: The Blood of Eden tattoo on her shoulder did it for me.


So, there you have it. If the three of the winners would email me at, I will send a signed Immortal Rules winging your way. Congrats to the winners, and thank you to ALL who participated. You are all some kick-ass vamps!


Monday, April 23, 2012

Immortal Rules signing and Twitter party

Just a reminder:

Tomorrow, THE IMMORTAL RULES hits shelves!  As it is launch day, I will be signing at The Summit Barnes and Noble in Louisville, KY from 4pm to 6pm EST, so if you're in the area and want to say hi, I'd love to see you.

The deets:
Where: Barnes & Noble, 4100 Summit Plaza Drive, Louisville, KY 40241, Phone 502-327-0410
When: Tuesday, April 24th
What time: 4pm to 6pm EST

And for those of you who can't come to Louisville, there will also be The Immortal Rules Twitter Party that night.   Follow the hashtag: #theimmortalrulesparty and hop onto Twitter or Tweetchat at 8pm EST to join the fun.  There will be giveaways, Q&As, discussions with me, and the exclusive reveal of THE LOST PRINCE cover at the end of the night. 

I use Tweetchat for these events, and it's super easy to use (although the speed at which the tweets roll by is mind-boggling).  Just go to, enter #theimmortalrulesparty in the box up top, and boom, you're in.  Yes, it will be crazy and yes your eyes will cross trying to keep up with all the tweets, but it will also be FUN, and that's what this is all about.

So, remember: Twitter party tomorrow night at 8pm EST!  And if you're in or around Louisville, drop by B&N to say hello.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, April 19, 2012


Today is ze day.

And you're here for just one reason, aren't you?


Today I get to reveal the NEWS. The BIG NEWS I've been sitting on all week, and am about to explode with excitement.

Are you ready for THE NEWS?

Really?  You're sure?

Okay, read on, then.  Here it is.  The BIG NEWS:

Palomar Pictures Options The Immortal Rules and Blood of Eden Series

by New York Times Bestselling Author Julie Kagawa

*Cue wild flailing*

Yes, The Immortal Rules has been optioned for a movie!


Now, before the questions start flooding in; this was just finalized last week.  I don't know when they are going to start filming, or even if they are going to start filming.  An OPTION just means that the studio posseses the rights to make the book into a movie; it's not a 100% sure thing that the movie will be made.  I have no say in producers, I have no say in directors, I have no say in actors.  I MIGHT be consulted for certain things, but I might not. 

Still, we have an OPTION.  The first step in getting THE IMMORTAL RULES to the big screen.

Here is the rest of the press release:

Los Angeles, CA; Toronto, ON – April 19, 2012 – Independent film production company Palomar Pictures today announced that it has optioned Blood of Eden, the newest series from New York Times bestselling young adult author Julie Kagawa.  The Immortal Rules, the highly anticipated first book in the Blood of Eden series, will be published by Harlequin TEEN on April 24, 2012.

The Immortal Rules is set in a future world where humanity, decimated by a deadly virus, exists merely as a food source and slave class to an elite society of vampires. When a young woman, a survivor who dreams of the day humanity will rise up against their supernatural masters, is turned into a vampire, she is forced to choose between becoming what she despises or helping those who would destroy her.

Palomar principal Joni Sighvatsson was passionate about The Immortal Rules’ film potential and quick to secure film rights for the book and the Blood of Eden series. “It’s simply a great story with an electrifying heroine for the 21st century.  It makes the series an ideal subject for a film adaptation," said Sighvatsson. "Julie’s ability to familiarize the reader with this complex world in a few pages demonstrates the cinematic qualities of her imagination and complements my own sensibilities as a film producer."

Julie Kagawa felt that Sighvatsson was the right producer to partner with because of his tremendous track record for getting his films made and his passion for her books. "Joni does not take on a project unless he really loves it," Kagawa said. "He's thoughtful and established, and I know he's going to make a great movie that respects my material."

Sighvatsson has acquired a solid reputation in the movie industry. With more than 40 feature-film credits under his belt, Sighvatsson has worked closely with a wide range of talent, both in front of and behind the camera. The trademarks of his projects are the pairing of visionary directors—such as David Lynch, Kathryn Bigelow, Nicolas Winding Refn and Julian Schnabel—with strong material. This has led to a body of work that is rich and diverse.

Natashya Wilson, senior editor for Harlequin TEEN, is thrilled that Kagawa's novels are finally coming to the big screen. "Julie writes in such a cinematic way, I have seen her books as films from day one. Her fans have been clamoring for Julie Kagawa movies for a long time and I am so pleased that they are finally going to get their wish fulfilled!"

About Palomar Pictures
Palomar Pictures is an independent film production company based in Los Angeles, California.  Owner and principal Joni Sighvatsson is a veteran Hollywood producer whose filmography includes WILD AT HEART, BASQUIAT, KALIFORNIA and ARLINGTON ROAD.  Since being acquired by Sighvatsson, the company has produced such films as K-19: THE WIDOWMAKER directed by Kathryn Bigelow and starring Harrison Ford and Liam Neeson and BROTHERS directed by Jim Sheridan and starring Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire and Jake Gyllenhaal.  Palomar Pictures’ most recent feature was the action thriller KILLER ELITE, starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro.  Palomar announced a financial partnership with Grosvenor Park LLC in the fall of 2011 for three movies, including an adaptation of Stephen King's Rose Madder.

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So, that's my BIG NEWS.  I'm pretty stoked about it, if you couldn't tell.  I hope you are too, and I hope you share this with everyone you can, because the more people who are excited, the better the chances of seeing The Immortal Rules on the silver screen.

Let's make it happen!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Immortal Rules Blog Tour stops

Continuing my week of NEWS,

Did you know that at each stop of the Immortal Rules blog tour you can enter to win a signed hardcover? Today, the tour stops at I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read where you'll discover the Rules of The Fringe, Allison's home.

Here are the rest of the tour stops.

16-Apr Harlequin Blog The Immortal Rules Blog Tour Kick-Off!

17-Apr I Read Banned Books: The Fringe

18-Apr I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read: Rules of the Fringe

19-Apr Supernatural Snark: Meet Allison

20-Apr Mundie Moms: Life as a Registered Human in the Inner City

21-Apr Books Complete Me: Red Lung Disease

22-Apr I Am A Reader, Not A Writer : Rabids!

23-Apr ReadingTeen : Waking Up as a Vampire

24-Apr (Launch day!) PageTurners : Meet the Cover Designer of the Immortal Rules, Wastepaper Prose : Meet the Editor of The Immortal Rules, Electrifying Reviews : Just Julie, : A Guest Post from Allison

25-Apr Tynga's Reviews : Welcome to The Wilderness

26-Apr Once Upon a Twilight : The Immortal Rules

27-Apr All Things Urban Fantasy : Meet Kanin

28-Apr ConfessionsofaBookaholic :The Inner City

29-Apr A Good Addiction : Hierarchy of the Vampire Society

30-Apr Reading Angel : Meet Zeke

1-May Taming the Bookshelf : Tips for a Vampire: How to Safely Kiss a Human

2-May TeensReadandWrite : Sneak Peek at Book #2 of The Blood of Eden series

Remember, you can win cool stuff at each and every one of these, so be sure to check them all!

Oh, and tomorrow I get to reveal my BIG NEWS. Like, the mother of all NEWS, the thing I've been sitting on all week and I'm just about to explode with excitement. If you wanna know what it is, check back tomorrow! :D


Monday, April 16, 2012

The Immortal Rules blog tour, trailer, and website


I promised you NEWS, didn't I? Well, today is the start of my week of NEWS, starting with this:

THE IMMORTAL RULES blog tour, website, trailer, and giveaway!

Check below for the start of the blog tour. It includes a link to the website and trailer for The Immortal Rules. Watch the trailer carefully, and count the number of Blood of Eden symbols to get special access to cool features on the website. I know how many there are, but I'm not telling. :D

The Immortal Rules blog tour will include several stops with chances to win cool prizes. You'll also meet the characters and the world, and word is Allie herself will show up at one stop.

Lastly, you can enter to win the grand prize of a Kindle Touch with an Immortal Rules cover. Check the very bottom of the post for your chance.

The NEWS begins right here.

Or just check out the website and trailer here.

Also, keep checking back for the BIG announcement later in the week. This one is huge; trust me, you don't want to miss it.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Blood of Eden website stills

Here are a few teaser stills for the upcoming Blood of Eden website.

Lots of awesome things coming up, so be sure to check back for them! See you soon.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Chicks


It seems like only yesterdays my chickies were tiiiiiiiiiiiny balls of fluff, peeping and running around the office.

Take a look at them now.

They do grow up so fast, don't they? Obviously, they are no longer in my office but in their nice coop outside, as my office was beginning to smell like a barnyard. I've been watching them grow up, and though they look nearly the same, I have started to pick out some different quirks and personalities. (Yes, chickens can have personalities.)

The little girl on the right is the friendliest of the bunch, as in she is the one who is always sitting on me and wanting to be close. She is paler then the others, having more white feathers, so she is easily recognizable.

Remember Trouble? The chick who decided I was her mother hen and protested loudly when I put her back in the box?

This is her now.

Not much has changed. She is the biggest, reddest, bossiest chick of the group, and the one who doesn't mind if I pet her. She is also the first one to the feeding bowl, and the first one to snatch any treat I offer. The reason her picture is so close was that she was sitting on my knee, pecking at the camera when I was trying to take it. Nope, nothing has changed at all.

This girl, though you can't really see it, has a speckled white belly, and she is the explorer of the bunch. While the rest of them are content to hang around, sitting on me or pecking grass when I let them out of the coop, I'm constantly having to herd this one back to the others. She always looks so annoyed when I do, though, peeping indignantly all the way back.

So yes, that is my flock. I might be a crazy chicken lady now, but at least they keep me amused.

The girls.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Lost Prince special teaser

Sooooo, I've been given permission to post this one time only teaser of the newest Iron Fey book, The Lost Prince. This is Ethan's story, and I hope you enjoy it! Without further ado, here it is:


My name is Ethan Chase.

And last night, I found out that my sister, whom I hadn't seen in nearly thirteen years, was dead.

Worse, they say she was found with Puck's dagger plunged through her heart, and a note pinned to the blade.

The note only said three words...




Ahahahaha, oh the look on your face! I love this holiday!