It’s been a few months now since Egmont Publishing closed down, leaving many authors, fans, and booklovers heartbroken. The publishing world is a scary business, and definitely not a reliable one (desirable? Yes. Reliable? Not so much). Many authors were left publisher-less as well as heartbroken, and, unfortunately, there was no guarantee that their still-to-be-published novels would be picked up by another company. Thankfully, Lerner Publishing Group acquired many of Egmont’s titles, giving many of the previous Egmont-affiliated authors hope. Unfortunately, the publishing world is still a scary, unreliable place to reside.
Bree Despain, author of the Dark Divine trilogy and the Into the Dark series, was one of the authors who was unfortunate enough to be affected by Egmont’s closing but lucky enough to be picked up by Lerner. I absolutely LOVED her Dark Divine novels, and I was heartbroken when I heard of her publishing misfortune (and then very relieved to find out that her luck had taken a better turn). When I found out that she was asking for some social media moguls to help promote her books, I asked my mom to sign up for the campaign. My mom was chosen as one of Despain’s Ambassadors and I couldn’t be happier!
I haven’t read Despain’s Into the Dark series yet, but it’s on the top of my to-be-read list. My copies should be arriving soon, and I can’t wait to dig in and read them. As I said above, I am a huge fan of the Dark Divine novels, and I’m sure the Into the Dark series is going to be just as good! The excerpts have definitely gotten me excited. Check them out below!
|Sounds like my type of guy!|
|Oh my goodness, that description! (Hey, I might not be a teenager anymore, but I can still fangirl as hard as a 13-year-old.)|
|Can I come?|
I’m not an “official” Into the Dark Ambassador, but I’ll be acting as my mom’s junior helper (do I count as a junior at the age of 20?). Keep an eye out for future Into the Dark promotions. You can also follow along with my mom’s blog, twitter, and facebook page, where she’ll be promoting the Into the Dark series.