My next book, coming out in June 2011, is a companion book to SISTERS RED called SWEETLY. SISTERS RED is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood; SWEETLY is a retelling of Hansel and Gretel. Here’s the blurby goodness:
Twelve years ago, Gretchen, her twin sister, and her brother went looking for a witch in the forest. They found something. Maybe it was a witch, maybe a monster, they aren’t sure—they were running too fast to tell. Either way, Gretchen’s twin sister was never seen again.
Years later, after being thrown out of their house, Gretchen and Ansel find themselves in Live Oak, South Carolina, a place on the verge of becoming a ghost town. They move in with Sophia Kelly, a young and beautiful chocolatier owner who opens not only her home, but her heart to Gretchen and Ansel.
Yet the witch isn’t gone—it’s here, lurking in the forests of Live Oak, preying on Live Oak girls every year after Sophia Kelly’s infamous chocolate festival. But Gretchen is determined to stop running from witches in the forest, and start fighting back. Alongside Samuel Reynolds, a boy as quick with a gun as he is a sarcastic remark, Gretchen digs deeper into the mystery of not only what the witch is, but how it chooses its victims. Yet the further she investigates, the more she finds herself wondering who the real monster is, and if love can be as deadly as it is beautiful.
Today, SWEETLY arcs (Advanced Reading Copies, which are paperbacks of the book printed for reviewers/publishing industry people) arrived! And I freaked out and did a little dance with Space Dog and Alcott, who didn’t care nearly as much about the arcs as they did about the fact that I dropped a bag of dog treats on the floor.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the cover. Now, this is just the ARC, so that cover might not be final, but ISN’T IT THE BEST THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN? I mean, since the SISTERS RED cover which is also THE BEST THING YOU’VE EVER SEEN, right?
*continues dance of JOY*
I’ll be doing some arc giveaways starting in January!
Mirrored from JacksonPearce.com.