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GRAVE book day!

Posted in Audio books, Books, DAW, ebooks, Queen of the Dead, self-publishing.

Today, Grave is offi­cially out in the wild. Book Three of The Queen of the Dead, it’s avail­able in hard­cover. I’m both nervous and excited because the series is finished with this book. Grave is longer, by about 55k words, than either Silence or Touch. But everyone expects the last book to be longer, right?

I went into the store and signed the copies that arrived, and I’ve stubbed my toe on the boxes in the hall (author’s copies — I swear stub­bing my toes on a box is how I know a book is real). I can sign/dedicate books if you order them through the store — but as we’re not amazon, the postage is not cheap =/.

The Audio book, narrated by Alexandra Bailey, will be avail­able as well.

This time, however, while the phys­ical book is not avail­able except by the usual ordering from North Amer­ican bookstores/online stores, the ebook will be avail­able to those of you who don’t live in North America. In the US and Canada, the publisher is DAW, and you won’t notice a differ­ence. If the non-North Amer­ican ebook is not yet avail­able, it’s on its way and should defi­nitely be avail­able before the end of the 7th, which is tech­ni­cally today (I’m writing this at 2:15 a.m. on the 7th).

Silence and Touch are also avail­able as ebooks in non-NA markets.

The books have different covers (I really like the DAW covers), so they don’t look the same. The contents, however, are (with the excep­tions of US spellings). These covers were designed and executed by Tiger Bright Studios, and I really like them, as well.

22 Responses to GRAVE book day!

  1. Ralph Walker says:

    I already have my copy :)

  2. hsmyers says:

    mine is winging its way to my hands as I write :)

  3. controuble says:

    Not a Prime member, so my copy will prob­ably arrive on Friday :( because they won’t ship it until today.

  4. Zia says:

    Absolutely loved the conclu­sion to this series. I loved the series as a whole (which is no surprise), but I really liked how Grave ended. I’ll have to pick up a book copy when I have time, but I got the e‑book and enjoyed reading it last night. Thank you for writing it! Thank you, thank you! I hope things are going well for you at this point in time. Those 3 different covers are also nice too.

  5. Joey says:


  6. @Zia: Thank you for reading it – I admit I stress out a lot more when the book is published late (which was entirely MY FAULT, not DAW’s), because there’s always this fear that people will feel “I waited this long for *this*”, and not in the good way.

  7. @Ralph: You have a phys­ical book :). (Ship­ping for actual books start early so the stores can have them for release day, but ebooks release on the actual pub date.)

  8. Excel­lent news! *off to get an ebook* ^^

  9. Michelle, would it be better for you if I buy Rosdan Press or DAW ebook? Seems I can do both from Germany at Kobo Books.

  10. Daniel Catudal says:

    Michelle, I just received my ebook and will as usual just run trough it once and then reread to savor every bit of it. I loved those char­ac­ters and cannot thank you enough for all the energy you spend for our enjoy­ment. Thks a million and take care.

  11. @Estara whichever is better for you. I never under­stand how the rights things work for non-exclu­sive territories >.<

  12. Hilda D. Rodriguez says:

    Michelle, how can I order Grave from your store so I get a signed copy. I unable to do so, I will order it from Barnes & Noble.

  13. MaryW says:

    I got the book today. Hope to read it soon.

  14. Kick says:

    Grave was worth waiting for.
    I’m curious, though, why this partic­ular book was so diffi­cult for you?

  15. @Hilda: Welcome back :). Our store doesn’t have on-line ordering at the moment (I know, we’re luddites), so you actu­ally have to phone to place the order.

  16. @Kick: 1. Thank you :). 2. It’s hard to discuss that without spoilers, so maybe give it a week or two and I’ll try to answer more thoroughly.

    Suffice it to say that attempt three intro­duced Reyna’s view­point, which actu­ally was necessary.

  17. Tchula says:

    Just finished Grave, and most of a box of tissues. I lost it at Nathan’s “Let me.” Well done, Michelle, well done.

  18. @Tchula: Thank you. Really — thank you. The worst part — for me — while writing is actu­ally what Emma said to Chase. I was at the coffee shop, and, well, weeping >.<.

  19. Tchula says:

    I can see that. Overall, I felt it was an emotion­ally powerful book. You must be relieved to have it finished. Some heavy stuff in there, but very moving, although I’m sure it must have been draining to write.

  20. It was only draining to write because I had to start it four times. Hmmm. Prob­ably this is not the right thread to discuss it =/

  21. br60103 says:

    Grave has not shown up yet in the big chain store in town. Their computer shows no copies in nearby stores (but I can order it).
    Same situ­a­tion for a Mercedes Lackey book that came out in December (but I got that in Bakka).

  22. Ferret-vet says:

    I am so excited!! Just down­loaded my audiobook!!

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