Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Eternity Cure contest and giveaway

One week until The Eternity Cure is out!

And, to celebrate, I have a giveaway.

Because giveaways are always fun.  And yes, let's make this international.

Check out the prize below:


A pretty new hardback of THE ETERNITY CURE, signed by me, of course.  But that's not all.  See those little figures down at the bottom?

It's chibi Allie and Zeke, Allie with her trusty katana at the ready.  These two are handmade with polymer clay, sealed with protective gloss, and initialled on the bottom.  They are also included with the signed Eternity Cure, and are one of a kind.

So how do you win these lovely things?

Easy.  Just copy and paste this to your twitter and Facebook page.  "I want to win a signed
 THE ETERNITY CURE by Julie Kagawa at www.juliekagawa.blogspot.com

That's it.  Then let me know ya did that in the comments. (Be sure to include an email.)  Easy peasy, right?  But the contest will only run until April 30th, when the Eternity Cure hits shelves a week from now.  

Good luck!


Monday, April 15, 2013

Iron King manga images

More Iron King manga images.  Just to show you how it's coming along.

First Page
Our trickster in color.
Puck and Meghan

Ash and Meghan
That's all for now!  But check out the Indigogo campaign page for more images. 

Oh, just a head's up.   If you want to see the manga in all it's glory, there is an option to get the entire four issue series of the Iron King manga (first issue signed by ME) if you pledge to the Indigogo campaign.  Other options and cool prizes are available as well, so be sure to check it out.

Indigogo Iron King Manga page


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Ironhorse contest + Ash and Meghan cuteness

A couple of cool announcements.

First off, artists, ever wanted to draw for comics?  Then you'll want to hear about this!  Bluewater productions is holding a week long contest to design a character for The Iron King manga.  The character design they want you to come up with is IRONHORSE.  What does he look like?  We need your help to bring him to life.  There will be prizes for the best drawings.  And one lucky winner will have their Ironhorse featured in the Iron King manga.

Grand prize winner will be chosen by yours truly.  :)

Details about the contest here:  Bluewater contest for Ironhorse 

Second, check out the newest cover concept for The Iron King manga issue #3.  Ash and Meghan cuteness!

Update: now in color!

I am swooning over this picture, I love it so much.  ^__^   If you like what you see, check out even more images at the Indigogo site.  And, if you're inclined, pledge something to the cause, and get cool stuff as a result.  We just have a few days left to make the goal.
Thank you so much!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Eternity Cure trailer + The Iron Traitor cover reveal

So two exciting things were revealed this week.

One, the uber creepy and fantastic trailer for THE ETERNITY CURE.  Follow the linkie to see it in all its dark, awesome glory.

The Eternity Cure trailer 

And, the cover for book 2 in the Call of the Forgotten series was revealed as well.  Feast your eyes on this gorgeousness.  I give you: THE IRON TRAITOR.  Say hello to Keirran.

Some might say he looks a bit cold, even sinister.  Some might say he doesn't look like the gentle, easygoing prince of book 1.
I say he looks perfect.  Make of that what you will.  >:D

Monday, April 1, 2013

The the new series is about...

Well, the cat's out of the bag.

Remember a little while back I'd sold a new series to Harlequin Teen, only I couldn't tell anyone what it was about yet?  That it was top secret, and the only hint I could give was the story was a modern day fantasy with mythical creatures? 

Apparently word has leaked.

The good news for you guys is now I get to announce what the new series will be about.  So, for everyone wondering what those mythical creatures are, today I am going to tell you.  Are you ready?


Yes, you heard right.  Manticores.  For those of you who don't know what a manticore is, check out the pic below.

Only maybe not so huge.  A manticore is a lion-like monster with a human face and a stinger tail.  They are fond of human flesh, and generally not nice. 
Or are they just misunderstood?
My new story takes place in the modern day, when a girl goes to Greece for summer vacation and finds the world's last manticore.  He is an ancient creature who has learned to shapeshift into human form for protection, and has learned to evolve with the times.  For instance, he no longer eats humans.  Of course, they meet and fall in love, only to have their lives threatened with an ancestor of Hercules arrives to kill the manticore and settle an old grudge, and inevitably falls in love with the girl, too.  Thus setting up a love triangle that spans centuries.
So that is the premise for the new books.  I suppose its kind of a relief now, to finally let everyone know.  Tell me what you think of the new series in the comments, and as always, on this wonderful 1st day of the month....
God, I love this holiday.  ;-)