Monday, January 25, 2010

Bad Blood on Kindle

I know many of you have asked, so I'm pleased to say BAD BLOOD is now on Kindle! :) Go forth and download! :)



Friday, January 22, 2010

Dog Sledding!

Greetings from Vermont! I'm up here this week shooting ski related stories for my day job at Better TV. And today was a special treat. Something to check off of the list of things to do before I die....I got to go dog sledding!!! And let me tell you, it was so much fun! And the dogs were great. So strong. One of them had actually done the famous Iditarod race in Alaska five times - and won three!

Anyway, if you ever get the chance, I highly recommend it. Such a thrill. Faced paced and fun! (And only a tad stinky.)

I took a little iPhone video to illustrate the awesomeness.Check it out!


Saturday, January 16, 2010

The winners of Mari's Christmas Book giveaway!

Vampire Rayne
Simply Stacy
Jamie - jbbird@
Sarah - Seriously Kooky
Eva -
Bianca - infinitemusic
Roxanne Rhoads

If you see your name here, email me at and tell me your top three preferences for books and what you already have so I can try to avoid duplicating! Here's the list you can choose from. First choice is given in the order your names are listed above. (That's the order they were drawn by

Also in the email, give me your mailing address so I can get the books out to you!

Bad Blood (autographed) - Mari Mancusi
Vampire Academy - Richelle Mead
Blue Bloods (complete 4 book series) - Melissa De La Cruz
Morganville Vampires (complete 8 book series) - Rachel Caine
Morganville new trade paperback (containing first two books in the series)
The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker (autgraphed)- Leanna Renee Hieber
Shadowland AUDIO BOOK (Immortals series) - Alyson Noel
Wintergirls - Laurie Halse Anderson
How to Ditch Your Fairy - Justine Larbalestier
Gentlemen - Michael Northrop
Ransom my Heart (Princess Diaries) - Meg Cabot
Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy (book 2 of Ally Carter's Galagher Girls series)
Rampant (autographed) - Diana Peterfreund

Thanks for ALL of you who entered! There were so many of you -- it was so great. I'm definitely going to have make this an annual Christmas tradition!!!


Friday, January 15, 2010

Christmas Giveaway Contest Closed for Entries!

Thanks, everyone, for entering my big book Christmas giveaway! I'm thrilled with all the participation!! I so have to do this kind of contest again sometime. :)

In any case, it's the 15th so the contest is closed to new entries. Now I need a little time to figure out the winners. I'll work on it over the weekend and let you know ASAP!

Thanks again! I can't wait to send out all your books!


Monday, January 11, 2010

NYC Booksigning this Thursday

For any of you in NYC, I hope to see you at my booksigning on Thursday at 6pm at Books of Wonder.

Address: 18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
Books of Wonder phone: (212) 989-3270.

I will be reading and signing BAD BLOOD. In addition to me, you'll get to meet Carolyn MacCullough who is reading from ONCE A WITCH and bestselling British author Philip Reeve, who will eb signing Here Lies Arthur, which I sooo have to pick up myself!

Also, if you can't make it, you can order a signed copy from Books of Wonder (they'll ship it out to you after the signing) by going to this website or by giving them a call. They are an awesome independent bookstore so we should all try to support them!

For more info, click here.


Thursday, January 07, 2010

Want a signed copy of Bad Blood?

I have added Bad Blood copies to my Amazon storefront. If you want an autographed copy, you can purchase them here. Please specify if you want the book personally autographed to a specific person or if you just want the book signed by me. I do accept International orders.

The first three books are also available for autographing.


Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Bad Blood - Sold Out?

I've been hearing stories of stores selling out of Bad Blood and Amazon also is currently out of stock They got more in! This is why it's really important to call first before you go. Sometimes demands exceeds expected supply - which is a good thing in a way - it means people want the book! - but it also sucks if you went to the store to get it and come home empty handed. :( Make sure, if the bookstore's sold out, you tell them to reserve you a copy when they get a new shipment in. This way you'll know it's at least on its way.

Borders has an in-store guarantee program that if the book is not there, they will not only order it for you, but ship it to your house for free. Also they've been very supportive of the Blood Coven series in general and would be my first place to try for a copy of Bad Blood or the other books in the series.

* UPDATE 1/6* I noticed that Barnes and Noble seems to be getting the books in slowly, store by store. Some stores had them before release date, some stores are just getting them today, some stores still don't have them yet. So again, check their website or call before you go. Also, right now I don't think they stock the first three books--just Bad Blood. So if you need those, you'll have better luck at Borders. Or you can always order them online.



Monday, January 04, 2010

Bad Blood Release Day: A Field Guide

Okay I know you are all as excited as I am about BAD BLOOD's impending release. But before you run out tomorrow to your local bookstore, here are some things to keep in mind:

1) It is most likely to be stocked at all major bookstores - Barnes and Noble, Borders, Books a Million etc. That said, that does NOT mean they will just have it sitting out on the shelf on release day. Sad but true. Sometimes bookstores have boxes and boxes of new releases show up at the same time and it takes them a while to stock them. Especially when their store may already be kind of torn apart from the Christmas crowd.

2) Before you go, do one of two things: go to the bookstore's website and see if they have a "FIND IN STORE option." Here are the options for Barnes and Noble and Borders. Both have a "Find in store by typing in your zip code option."

Barnes and Noble


Then you can select "Pick up in store". They'll pull the book for you and keep it behind the register so no one can buy it before you get there. (And it saves you the trouble for hunting for it.)

3) You can always call the store. I know, I hate calling, too. But I hate it worse when the store doesn't have my book.

4) If you show up to the store and it's not on the shelf - ASK. Do not walk out without asking. Again, I know it sucks to have to talk to the clerk - I feel that way too. But you want the book, right? Tell them! They more than likely have it out back and just have to find it. Also- just think. You're forcing them to find the books and book them on the shelves - which means other people will then be able to find them too!

5) If you ask and they still can't find it, ORDER it at the store. It's simple. You give them your email address and they order you one. About 2 days later, you'll get an email saying come pick up your book. You don't even have to pay until it's in stock so there's no harm in doing it if you eventually find it somewhere else in the meantime. If you don't pick it up, they'll just put it on the shelf for someone else to buy.

6) If you can't find a store, buy it online.,, Barnes and,, Chapters (for Canadians) A lot of times the books online are cheaper so you make up the shipping costs. I always encourage people to support local Indy stores. is one I really like.

7) If you prefer to read it online or in an e-book format, FictionWise is one retailer that will have it to download. Barnes and Noble has a version for the Nook. Amazon doesn't seem to have a Kindle version yet, but hopefully they will at some point, as I know the other three books are available via Kindle.

8) Please DO NOT DOWNLOAD IT ILLEGALLY! I beg of you. I haven't seen any downloadable copies yet, but I'm sure at some point soon they'll pop up. But here's why I am asking you not to do it. And yes, I could give you the lecture about it really being stealing, blah blah blah, but in this case I have a WAY more important reason. The publisher has NOT committed to a book #5 in the series and is waiting to see how sales of Bad Blood do before they decide. Therefore, if everyone pirates it and doesn't buy a copy then they'll think no one's interested in reading the next book and won't buy it. And then the next book will not be released in any form in the US. Which would suck cause I'm almost finished writing it and it's coming out really good!! :) Sooo if you're a fan, please buy the book, don't pirate it, and I promise to keep the series going for a long time!

9) Once you read it - email me and let me know what you think. But also if you can, post a review. I'd love to see reviews on Good Reads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, etc. This helps other people make the decision on whether they want to try the book. Blogging and Facebook and Twitter are other good ways to spread the word. Again, not to sound like a broken record, but the fate of Book #5 is in the balance! :)

10) ENJOY!!!

And that's all. I can't wait to hear what you think!!! :)