At last, Miranda is the life of the party: all she had to do was die.
Elevated and adopted by none other than the reigning King of the Mantle of Dracul, Miranda goes from high-school theater wannabe to glamorous royal fiend overnight.
Meanwhile, her reckless and adoring guardian angel, Zachary, demoted to human guise as the princess’s personal assistant, has his work cut out for him trying to save his girl’s soul and plan the Master’s fast-approaching Death Day gala.
In alternating points of view, Miranda and Zachary navigate a cut-throat eternal aristocracy as they play out a dangerous and darkly hilarious love story for the ages.
“Suspenseful and entertaining.” —The Horn Book
“Fanpires will not be disappointed with the newest addition to the genre, and the mythology is subtle enough for general fiction readers.” —VOYA
“A true page-turner, I can’t imagine any fan of Gothic suspense/romance not thoroughly enjoying this – and not just young adult readers either.” —The Dallas Morning News
Read a sample chapter (PDF) from Candlewick.
Enter to win one of two copies of Eternal!
To enter, email me (scroll and click envelope) with your name and snail/street mail address and type “Eternal” in the subject line (Facebook, JacketFlap, MySpace, and Twitter readers are welcome to comment or message me with the title in the header; if you win, I’ll write you for contact information).
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Deadline: midnight CST Feb. 13.
Additional giveaways are ongoing this week at the Cynthia Leitich Smith Facebook Fan Page. Comment/message me to enter to win a copy of Immortal: Love Stories with Bite, edited by P.C. Cast (BenBella, 2009), Sideshow: Ten Original Tales of Freaks, Illusionists, and Other Matters Odd and Magical, edited by Deborah Noyes (Candlewick, 2009), and How To Be a Vampire: The Fangs-On Guide for the Newly Undead by Amy Gray (Candlewick, 2009). Note: both Immortal and Sideshow include short stories set in the Tantalize-Eternal-Blessed universe.
The casts of Eternal and Tantalize will crossover in Blessed (Candlewick, 2011), which picks up where Tantalize leaves off and is a more direct companion to that earlier novel. The series will continue in a still-untitled prose novel, which is a more direct companion to Eternal.
There also are graphic novel adaptations of Eternal (TBA) and Tantalize (2011) in the works from Candlewick Press, and e-book editions of both will be available on Feb. 23.
The series is widely available. But if you can’t find one of these books at your local bookstore, just ask the bookseller to order them. You can also find them in many school and public libraries. Talk to your librarian, if you need to request an interlibrary loan.