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THE AWESOME: special edition announcement

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THE AWESOME: Maggie’s Little Black Book

We are DELIGHTED to reveal that the first print run of Eva Darrows’ THE AWESOME will be a suitably special edition…

Dubbed "Maggie’s Little Black Book", this first run will be a super deluxe print job featuring an even more retina-popping Day-Glo pink title and black sprayed page edges, as well as a special indicia page inscription...

This extra awesomeness is reserved for the first print run only, so pre-ordering is recommended if you want to make sure you don’t miss out! But don’t worry if you’re one of those sensible folks who already placed their order from your local bookstore/amazon drone you will automatically receive this special edition.

Pre-order: UK | US

It’s not just us who are getting excited about THE AWESOME, here’s just a few reasons from some of our favourite authors and early reviewers why you need to be getting on board with Maggie this May:

“THE AWESOME does not merely live up to its name, but in fact, speeds past it at the speed of a crossbow bolt slamming into a vampire’s breastbone.” – Chuck Wendig, author of the Miriam Black series

“Piercing and brutally funny—I wish I’d had Darrows to read when I was a teen.” – Lilith Saintcrow, author of the Dante Valentine series

“The story is imaginative, the suspense is taut and the action sequences are worthy of Joss Whedon. I'm onboard for any and all sequels.” -James A. Moore author of the Seven Forges series

“Maggie's profanity-laced, snarky, deeply loving, yet antagonistic relationship with her mother is delightful.” – Kirkus Starred Review

“THE AWESOME is wickedly smart and horrific but hilarious… You all are going to LOVE this book.” – Fangirlish

“The best thing I can say is I wish I had this book when I was a teenager… THE AWESOME delivers exactly what the title promises. Buy it now.” – YA Asylum

“Maggie Cunningham is the foul-mouthed little sister to Chuck Wendig’s Miriam Black with a dash of Joss Whedon.” – A Measure of Strangeness

“It’s its own genre. Genre Awesome.” – Istyria Book Review

“If you are looking for a book that will provide hours of entertainment, a good ab workout from the laughs, and a fantastic story, look no further.” – Xpresso Reads

About the book:

Seventeen-year-old Maggie Cunningham is tough, smart, and sassy. She’s also not like other girls her age, but then, who would be when the family business is monster hunting? Combat boots, ratty hooded sweatshirts, and hair worn short so nothing with claws can get a grip, Maggie’s concerns in life slant more toward survival than fashion or boys.

Which presents a problem when Maggie’s mother informs Maggie that she can’t get her journeyman’s license for hunting until she loses her virginity. Something about virgin blood turning vampires into pointy rage monsters. Blood and gore and insides being on the outside and all that.

Maggie’s battled ghosts and goblins and her fair share of house brownies, but finding herself a boy—fitting in with her peers—proves a much more daunting task than any monster hunt. Did you know normal girls don’t stuff their bras with holy water balloons? Nor do they carry wooden stakes in their waistbands.

And they care about things like “matching” and “footwear.” Of course, they also can’t clean a gun blindfolded, shoot a crossbow, or exorcise ghosts from a house. Which means they’re lame and Maggie’s not.

Because Maggie’s awesome.

The Awesome, in fact.

Just ask her. She’d be more than happy to tell you.

After she finds herself a date.

THE AWESOME is out in May