NEW YORK--()--Disney Publishing Worldwide (DPW) announced today the exciting plans in support of Gates of Paradise, the seventh and final book in the New York Times best-selling Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz. Gates of Paradise releases simultaneously as a hardcover with a 300,000 copy first printing and eBook on January 15, 2013. More than 3 million Blue Bloods books are currently in print in the US. The books have been translated into 14 languages.
“My fans are so heartfelt and devoted. This is a great way to thank them for all their loyalty over the years. We have so many goodies in store for the winning cities!”
The millions of fans of the Blue Bloods series will be able to show their true blue colors in a new campaign promoting Gates of Paradise. Beginning on October 16 thru November 13, fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite city in the US and Canada to win a spot on Melissa de la Cruz’s seven-city 2013 author tour at http://bit.ly/DLCAcross. The more votes a city gets, the bluer the area will become on the map. The final seven cities with the most votes will receive a tour appearance by Melissa de la Cruz, a traveling photo booth with a custom skyline backdrop of their city reminiscent of the Blue Bloods book covers, and special Blue Bloods promotional materials.
“I’m so excited to start Cruz-ing across the country for the finale of the Blue Bloods series,” said de la Cruz. “My fans are so heartfelt and devoted. This is a great way to thank them for all their loyalty over the years. We have so many goodies in store for the winning cities!”
This fall, Disney Publishing’s Hyperion imprint is releasing Wolf Pact, a companion to the Blue Bloods series, and the first eBook series for de la Cruz. Wolf Pact, will release in four parts: Part I released on October 2; Part II releases on October 23; Part III releases on November 13; and Part IV releases on December 4. Each part of the story is dependent on the next, and the wolves’ story provides essential backstory for fans before they read Gates of Paradise.
Melissa de la Cruz (www.melissa-delacruz.com) is the author of many best-selling novels, including all the books in the Blue Bloods series: Blue Bloods, Masquerade, Revelations, The Van Alen Legacy, Keys to the Repository, Misguided Angel, Bloody Valentine, and Lost in Time. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and daughter, and is hard at work on her brand new series, The Court of the Last Princess, due out in Winter 2014. Follow her on Twitter @Melissadelacruz
About Disney Publishing Worldwide
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Gates of Paradise: A Blue Bloods Novel
By Melissa de la Cruz
Publication date: January 15, 2013
ISBN: 1423157419 • Price: $16.99 • Ages 12 up
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