Contests, General, The Elite, The Selection

#songscenematchup

THE ELITE has been out about 6 whole weeks now. And I’m shocked by how well some of you already know the details of the book! But my question to you is this: Could you identify a detail from an outside source? Specifically… a song?

Next Monday, June 10 at 4PM EST, I will be playing a little game with you guys via twitter. I will share (probably) a youtube link to one of the songs on the playlist for THE ELITE. Your job will be to respond with the proper chapter/scene. For instance, if the song was what I imagined in the background of Maxon and America in the garden stargazing, you would answer “Chapter 1, Maxon & America’s date!”… or something like that.

In return for your skillz, I will be giving you some pretty exclusive things including foreign editions of THE SELECTION, international swag, and probably some random stuff I have sitting around my office because that’s how I roll. Long story short: you can’t get this stuff anywhere else.

RULES! First, sorry, this is open to US residents only. But, yes, if you have a mailing address in the States, you can participate. Second, this will take place ONLY on twitter. So even if you posted a complete list of answers on facebook, you don’t win. Sorry. Three, you are only allowed to win ONE of the scene/song matchup prizes. And four, the winner will be the first correct tweet replied to me. No hashtag required, no runner ups. As to how many chance you’ll have… I don’t know. I’m thinking of doing 5 songs at the moment, but I haven’t finalized them, so we’ll see.

If you have any questions, feel free to tweet them at me, and I’ll retweet answers as necessary. I’m really excited about this, guys. I know you all know how important music is to me when I work, so I’m hoping this will be a fun way to start sharing the playlist and give you some well-earned goodies.

Book News, The One, The Selection

Official Update on THE ONE

Okay, so this may not* be the cover art for the final book in The Selection Trilogy, but I do have some real news for you guys. We have a release date!

THE ONE will be out May 6, 2014.

Now, I know what you're thinking: KIERA, THAT'S MORE THAN A YEAR AFTER THE ELITE. Yes, that is true. Congrats on mastering your calendar! But I promise there will be plenty of goodies between now and then to keep you excited. And sometimes these things change, and if this happens to, I'll make sure you know ASAP!

 

*is totally not.

Book News, The Elite

#1!

Honestly, I'm still adjusting to this news! THE ELITE has hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list! I can't even say what a thrill it is to just be on the same list as these amazing authors, let alone to see my name at #1! Thank you guys for all your enthusiasm. This wouldn't have happened without you. Yes, I know, I owe you a tattoo!

News, TV, The Selection

Yes, the CW passed on The Selection

Late last Thursday, I got the official call from the CW about THE SELECTION pilot being passed over. From what I understand, it was very well received, but when the executives got into the boardroom and actually had to arrange the schedule, there was just no place for it. I want to thank the cast and crew for their very hard work and wish them luck with their future projects. I’m not bitter about the show not happening, and I want to encourage you to adopt the same attitude. Just because nothing is happening now doesn’t mean something won’t in the future. No worries, guys!

To clear up a few rumors:

Yes, the script floating around is the actual one from the second pilot. I’m asking those of you who haven’t read it to please refrain from doing so, and if you have read it, please don’t pass it along. The studios try to keep those to themselves for good reasons, and, as I mentioned before, the new pilot was meant for very mature audiences.

And yes, I do get the rights back and could pursue another television or movie deal. If that happens (and that’s a very big if), it wouldn’t be for a few years.

In the meantime, I’m hoping to announce some very cool book-related news soon! Stay tuned!

Book News, The Elite

The Elite is out today!

I'm so excited to give you guys the next chapter in America's story! If you haven't ordered a copy yet, you can click here to get one, or hop by your favorite store today. If you're going to be in the New River Valley this weekend, I will be having my release party at the Christiansburg, VA Barnes & Noble. Check my events page for more info.

Also, today at 3:30PM EST, I will be doing a live show. So follow the link if you want to play: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/epic-reads

Book News, General

Getting Signed Books!

So you guys responded pretty quickly to that whole signed book thing, and I got a little message from my local B&N with some notes. Please keep the following in mind when calling to place an order:

They can only ship within the US.

They can only accept payment from within the US.

They can only accept payments via credit cards.

They cannot take requests for personalized books.

 

What will most likely be happening is that I will be signing some bookplates for them to keep on hand so you don’t have to wait for your book to ship. I’m hoping this will mean that more of you can get an autograph, since I can’t come everywhere. Thanks so much for your patience while we get this new system going, and do me a huge favor and always be nice to the people you talk to at my B&N. They’ve always been really great to me!

Again, if you want to call and order a signed book, here’s the number: 540.381.4923

General, News

New PO Box!

I'm moving! And my PO box is coming with me. If you ever want to send notes to me, please send them to:

Kiera Cass

PO Box 905

Christiansburg, VA 24068

And while we're discussing the new address, I also need to address a new policy. In the past, I've allowed people to send books to me along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, and I would sign books and send them back. Due to far too many mistakes that have ended up with me spending tons of money on shipping books, I can no longer do this!

If you would like a signed copy of any of my books, please call the Christiansburg, VA Barnes & Noble at 540.381.4923. You can purchase a book and pay for shipping through them, and I will hop over and sign things a few at a time, which will make things faster and easier for everyone! Also note that I do not respond to post mail. I rarely even answer emails anymore due to time restraints. But if you want to send me a note, I save everything. Thanks, guys!

Book News, The Prince

AHHH!

So proud to announce that THE PRINCE is #6 on the New York Times bestsellers list. This is a pretty big deal as it *might* be the first e-novella to do so. Thank you, guys! This only happens because of you!

LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE!!!!!!

New Project, News

New Series!

I’m so excited to be able to tell you about my newest project. Here’s the write up in Publisher’s Weekly. I hope you’ll love 238 as much as you love America:

Erica Sussman at HarperTeen has acquired a new series by Kiera Cass, author of The Selection. In the as-yet-untitled YA romance, which was pitched as Matched meets Never Let Me Go, children trained in academies to be perfect friends can be purchased by the wealthy as companions, and a forbidden romance ensues. Elana Roth of Red Tree Literary negotiated the two-book deal for world English rights.

General, The Selection

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's a little gift from me to you. I promised a LONG time ago, I'd share some deleted bits from The Selection... Well, here they are. You'll find them saved under the bonus content for The Selection on the Books page so you can go back and read (and comment on) them whenever you like.  

It's a bit embarrassing to share them as they are unedited and kind of crappy, but I think it helps for you guys to see that not every line you dream up has to make its way to the final version of the book. I hope you enjoy and don't laugh at me too hard!

News, TV, The Selection

The Pilot!

Some of you may have heard yesterday that the CW picked up The Selection as one of its new pilots for the season! At this point, there's still very little else known, but it seems to be confirmed that Aimee is no longer available to play America. I'm sad to lose her, but I can't wait to see what new faces will come to the cast. I'll be updating as new info comes along.

Please remember that this doesn't mean the show will make it to air. Just like last year, they could go through the whole process and still not pick it up. But we can cross our fingers together and see what happens!

Think happy thoughts, keeks!

The Prince, The Selection

Early Elite Goodies (& stuff about The Prince!)

So you want to read a bit of The Elite? Well, I don’t blame you. Because it’s awesome. And the lovely people over at HarperTeen agree! So, here’s the deal, if you buy the paperback version of The Selection (due out March 26th), it comes with the first chapter of The Elite! I know, right? But it gets even better.

Maybe you already have copy of The Selection and would like to read even MORE of The Elite EARLIER than March 26th. Well, cool. If you order my e-novella, The Prince (due out March 5th), it comes with the first TWO chapters.

A reminder! The Prince will only be available in e-format. If you do not have an e-reader, you can still access it on a computer or with something like a Kindle or Nook app on your phone or tablet.

Oh, and can we just talk for a minute about the summary for The Prince? Just deal with this for a second:


Before thirty-five girls were chosen to compete in the Selection . . .

Before Aspen broke America's heart . . .

There was another girl in Prince Maxon's life. . .  

Don't miss this thrilling 128-page original novella set in the world of the New York Times bestselling novel The Selection. Also features a teaser to The Elite, Kiera Cass's hotly anticipated sequel to The Selection.

To summarize: In less than two months, you will be able to have a portion of The Selection told through Maxon’s POV via The Prince AND read the first two chapters of The Elite. Pre-order, baby! Pre-order!

Book News, The Elite

What's The Elite all about?

Well, here's what it says on GoodReads. Enjoy!

"Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea.

America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new and breathless romance, and can’t dream of being with anyone else. But whenever she sees Aspen standing guard around the palace, she is overcome with memories of the life they planned to share. With the group narrowed down to the Elite, the other girls are even more determined to win Maxon over—and time is running out for America to decide.

Just when America is sure she’s made her choice, a devastating loss makes her question everything again. And while she’s struggling to imagine her future, the violent rebels that are determined to overthrow the monarchy are growing stronger and their plans could destroy her chance at any kind of happy ending."

News, TV, The Selection

Pilot Update!

Hey, I just wanted to confirm the rumors. Yesterday, Spoiler TV announced that The Selection reshoots were starting early next year, and that’s true. I haven’t seen the new script yet, but I’m sure that will come about in the next few months. Also coming this fall will be announcements about the new cast. As far as I know, the only person confirmed to stay is Aimee, who played America. Trust me, I’m just as curious as you are to see the new faces coming to the show, and I’ll do my best to keep you updated.

I just want to remind you guys that the pilot being reshot doesn’t mean there will necessarily be a show. The CW could still pass on the reworked pilot. However, if it does work out, The Selection should air sometime next spring or summer. Stay tuned!