Thursday, August 02, 2012

Diabolical by Cynthia Leitich Smith is Now Available from Walker Books (U.K.)

By Cynthia Leitich Smith
for Cynsations

Prepare for a Hell of a Ride

Diabolical, the fourth prose novel in the Tantalize series, is now available from Walker Books in the U.K. (It was released in the U.S. and Australia/New Zealand last winter.)

The story unites the four protagonists -- Quincie, Kieren, Zachary, and Miranda -- from the previous installments, and is in many ways mostly a sequel to Eternal (in the way that Blessed was mostly a sequel to Tantalize).

The series also includes a graphic novel, Tantalize: Kieren's Story, illustrated by Ming Doyle, and the forthcoming Eternal: Zachary's Story, also illustrated by Ming.

In addition, free downloads of two short stories set in the universe, "Cat Calls" and "Haunted Love" are available from major book etailers.

Check out curriculum tie-ins for the Tantalize series, developed by the Texas Library Association. Highlights include Vote for Your Favorite Character, an Evening at Sanguini's and Origins of Our Myths.

U.S. edition
You can purchase the U.K. edition or the U.S. edition from Book Depository and receive free shipping around the world or you can buy an autographed copy from my local independent bookstore, BookPeople of Austin, Texas (there will be a shipping fee).

“...this captivating story combines action, suspense, and romance with just the right touch of humor to keep it entertaining. A great finish to an original and satisfying series.” —School Library Journal

"It's a considerable challenge for a series not to lose steam by the fourth book, but this one runs full force on the fires of hell and the sword power of heaven."—The Horn Book

2 comments:

Carolee Dean said...

My high school students, many of them boys and very poor readers, love the TANTALIZE graphic novel. The cover is very inviting. Several picked it up right off my desk. One even said he recognized the cover because his mother had bought it for her boyfriend.
I talked the special education department into buying a class set and this fall we're going to compare and contrast with DRACULA.

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

Thank you for sharing this! There are tons of educator resources related to the Tantalize series on my author site that may prove useful to you, and it's possible I could pop in when I'm back in your neck o' the woods in '13. Just holler for more info!

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