Today we are SO excited to kick-off a month-long countdown to Swear by Nina Malkin, the sexy and seductive sequel to Swoon! We’ll share our review of Swear later today, but first here’s what the book is all about, some fun links, and more about what you can expect in the month leading up to the release of Swear:
Every weekday here on Novel Novice, from now until October 20th, we’ll have something new and exciting to bring you from the world of Swear, including:
* Music Mondays, with a peek at Nina’s playlist from Swear and a song created exclusively for the book!
* Quotes from Swear to whet your appetite
* Exclusive Q&A sessions with Nina, including some of your questions
* Fun facts about the world of Swoon and Swear
* Plus trivia questions, and your chance to win a set of both books!
Last year, we put together some really fantastic features on Swoon … here’s what that included:
- Introducing Swoon by Nina Malkin & news about the sequel, Swear
- Exclusive Sneak Peek at Swoon by Nina Malkin: Chapter 7
- Nina Malkin’s Guest Blog: “Dare to Be Different”
- Exclusive Q&A with Swoon Author Nina Malkin
- Swoon: A Lesson on the Golem
Two of our followers also won a contest to become a character in Swear — and let me tell you, it’s a pretty awesome character!
Be sure to download the Swear countdown widget created by Simon & Schuster — it features some gorgeous falling rose petals to match the book’s cover! And in the meantime, here’s more about Swear:
A promise broken. A bond betrayed. It’s been six months since ghost-turned golem Sinclair Youngblood Powers confessed his love, stole Dice’s heart, and disappeared from Swoon, perhaps from existence. Despite the hurt, Dice has been moving steadily toward ordinary. Dreams of Sin still plague and pleasure her sleep, and the mark of Sin’s love remains on her skin, still sore. But Dice has been throwing herself into music, finding solace in song and sometimes even in the arms of her band mate, Tosh. Life seems almost…normal. The last thing Dice wants is to mess with anything remotely supernatural. But when her best friend’s boyfriend goes missing, Dice has no choice but to become very much involved. She knows that his disappearance was no accident, and it somehow has everything to do with Sin. Because Dice can feel it: Sin is back. And the promises and deceptions he left in his wake have returned to haunt him.
What do you do when an oath of devotion threatens to destroy the one you love?
You can also read an excerpt from Swear on Nina’s website, which is getting a makeover today for the new book. Nina wrote to tell us all about it:
I just revamped ninamalkin.com — beautifully, thanks to divine designer Denise Biondo — to include a whole SWEAR section. You’ll find a SWEAR excerpt, Sin’s synopsis, and a new advice column (presided over by one girl glam squad Ruby Ramirez). Plus, in links, there’s a Geeks’ Guide to SWEAR that will lead you to an amazing quiz, ultimately opening your seven chakras. Sure, my site has to be a vehicle for blatant self-promo, but I want it to be more than that—a cool place to play and explore, and a source of guidance for some of life’s most pressing conundrums. To me, SWOON is a state of mind, and ninamalkin.com is its tangible realm.
For the comments: What did you love about Swoon? What are you looking forward to in Swear?
I loved Swoon so much! My best friend and I have read it too many times to count. It was just so well written and addictive. Dice’s character was far more interesting than most, and even when she was doing something wrong, it didn’t seem like a big deal for some reason. Her point of view was just so entertaining. I can’t wait to find out what happened to Sin though. I’ve been wondering for soooooo long!! Less than a month left! 😀