First prize: A signed copy of Rain (by me!), a custom header/button combo made by the lovely Katie from KD Designs (who made our gorgeous blog button) and a full manuscript critique from all of us (meaning the contributors of YA Lit Six).
Second and third prizes: A custom blog button from Katie (see how awesome she is?), and a critique of your first chapter by all of us.
My next book, Flawless Ruins, is coming out in June!
Which, let me say, is a perfect way to start off the summer.
Flawless Ruins is not a sequel to Rain--it has its own storyline, new characters, and, oh yeah, it's set about 200 years in the future. (Though I like to imagine the main character--Morgan--is some distant relative of Mel. She definitely has that same determination.)
So let me dangle a carrot now with an picture and a "jacketflap" teaser about the story... This is a temporary promo image a la my sister and grandma. Isn't it awesome?
In 2238, life in America is finally perfect. The Wars are over and the CommWall is in place, blocking communication with what remains of other continents. The women are content to have great education, choice careers, and glamorous hair. Best of all, when every girl turns seventeen she’s given her Like; an adorable, perfect spouse tailor-made just for her.
Everyone looks forward to the day she gets her Like, and Morgan Waters is no exception—until she accidentally stays out past curfew and stumbles across someone who appears to be a Like but claims to be a man. Morgan’s perfect world crumbles down around her in the midst of a forbidden romance, forcing her to deal with the realization that her life may not be so flawless after all.
There will be a Flawless Ruins page coming to kierynnicolas.com soon. I'm excited to be working with Echelon Press again...I'll keep you updated!