Morena Baccarin from ‘Gotham’ to narrate ‘Lady Midnight’

Audio book news! Gotham actress Morena Baccarin will narrate of the Lady Midnight audio book.

Here’s what Happy Ever After also revealed:

Word has it that the narrating has already begun, and we can’t wait to hear the finished product.

Here’s a bit more about Morena (courtesy of Simon & Schuster Audio):

Morena Baccarin is known for portraying Inara Serra in the series Firefly and the follow-up film Serenity, Adria in the series Stargate SG-1 and the follow-up film Stargate: The Ark of Truth, Anna in the 2009 version of the series V, and Jessica Brody in the Showtime series Homeland (for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2013). She plays the role of Dr. Leslie Thompkins in the Fox television series Gotham.

About Lady Midnight:

The Shadowhunters of Los Angeles star in the first novel in Cassandra Clare’s newest series, The Dark Artifices, a sequel to the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

It’s been five years since the events of City of Heavenly Fire that brought the Shadowhunters to the brink of oblivion. Emma Carstairs is no longer a child in mourning, but a young woman bent on discovering what killed her parents and avenging her losses.

Together with her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, Emma must learn to trust her head and her heart as she investigates a demonic plot that stretches across Los Angeles, from the Sunset Strip to the enchanted sea that pounds the beaches of Santa Monica. If only her heart didn’t lead her in treacherous directions…

Making things even more complicated, Julian’s brother Mark—who was captured by the faeries five years ago—has been returned as a bargaining chip.

The faeries are desperate to find out who is murdering their kind—and they need the Shadowhunters’ help to do it. But time works differently in faerie, so Mark has barely aged and doesn’t recognize his family. Can he ever truly return to them? Will the faeries really allow it?

Glitz, glamours, and Shadowhunters abound in this heartrending opening to Cassandra Clare’s Dark Artifices series.

Welcome to the Shadowhunter Chronicles family, Morena! Other audio book narrators include Ed Westwick, Daniel Sharman, Molly C. Quinn and Sophie Turner.

Lady Midnight will be published on March 8.

Cassandra Clare to tour the UK for ‘Lady Midnight’

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Credit: ShadowhuntersTV on Instagram

The release date of Cassandra Clare’s Lady Midnight is coming closer and closer – only 42 more days – and the best way to celebrate the publication of a new book is going on tour to meet fans. Simon & Schuster UK agree with us and that is why Cassie will be touring the UK this April!

There will be parties Q&As as well as signings in three different countries: England, Scotland and Ireland, but why don’t you have a look at the schedule yourself?

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For more information and tickets, visit www.hashtagreads.tumblr.com/CassieClare

Saturday 16th April

11.00 – Super fan event with Q&A, rune body-art, cosplay, goody bags and more at the Leicester Square Theatre, London, with Waterstones

https://www.waterstones.com/events/search?shop=&date=&region=&author=50499

Sunday 17th April 

13.00 – signing at WHSmiths Milton Keynes

http://events.whsmith.co.uk/event/cassandra-clare-lady-midnight/

Sunday 17th April 

17.00 – signing at Waterstones Birmingham High Street

 https://www.waterstones.com/events/search?shop=&date=&region=&author=50499

 Monday 18th April

18.30 – Q&A and signing at Waterstones Leeds 

 https://www.waterstones.com/events/search?shop=&date=&region=&author=50499

Tuesday 19th April

15.00 – signing at Waterstones Edinburgh

https://www.waterstones.com/events/search?shop=&date=&region=&author=50499

Tuesday 19th April

18.30 – Q&A and signing at Waterstones Glasgow

 https://www.waterstones.com/events/search?shop=&date=&region=&author=50499

Thursday 21st April

18.30 – Q&A and signing at the Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin, supported by Easons*

*Booking information coming soon.

The London event sounds absolutely amazing:

Shadowhunters Super Fan event with Cassandra Clare

Join the internationally bestselling author of The Mortal Instruments series, Cassandra Clare, at this special theatre event for super fans to celebrate the launch of her new novel Lady Midnight, the first book in The Dark Artifices series.

Cassandra Clare will be interviewed on stage by literary journalist Anna James about her highly anticipated return to the world of the Los Angeles Shadowhunters in Lady Midnight. There will be a chance to meet Cassandra and get your books signed.

Also at this exclusive Shadowhunter fan event there will be free body-art rune painting, Lady Midnight mini makeovers, a Shadowhunters selfie scene and freebies. Fans are encouraged to dress up as characters from the books too!

This event will be the first stop on Cassandra’s UK tour and promises to be a very special occasion for fans of her books.

We have already booked our ticket for the London event and cannot wait to share our experiences with you guys!

You can also still preorder an exclusive Waterstones hardcover edition of Lady Midnight!

Lady Midnight will be released on March 8.

Win one of three ‘Lady Midnight’ Advanced Reader Copies

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From Cassandra Clare’s Instagram

At the beginning of the week Cassandra Clare unpacked the gorgeous Lady Midnight box which contained an ARC of the book, a map and other cool stuff. She announced that she would be giving away three of these ARC boxes and today she shared what fans have to do to win one ARC:

I have three ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) of Lady Midnight to give away, in their beautiful boxes with their amazing artwork, maps, and cool additions! You can see the video of the ARC here.

Here’s how you enter the contest:

Take a picture of yourself holding a copy of any Shadowhunter book you already own.
(Foreign editions are totally fine. Ereaders are OK as long as there’s a visible image of the front cover on the screen.)

Try to make your the picture creative. For example, you could take the picture in an interesting location, include elements of what you love about the books, or wear a costume. (You don’t have to go anywhere elaborate to do this: one girl won a contest like this for taking a picture in a bathtub full of spaghetti!)

Post it to social media: tumblr, twitter, instagram. Whatever your favorite platform is.

Then email the link to that post to ladymidnightcontest@gmail.com before February 7th. DO NOT EMAIL THE PICTURE. EMAIL THE LINK TO THE POST.

Winners will be contacted shortly after the contest ends.

This contest is open to readers all over the world, ages 13 and up. One entry per person.

How amazing and generous is this contest? Fans from all over the world can enter and I hope that Cassie will share the most creative pictures after the winners have been picked.

Cassie also tweeted about the contest and established two more rules:

Good luck, Shadowhunters and please make sure to follow Cassie’s rules :-)

For all the US fans out there, Goodreads is giving away 20 Lady Midnight ARC – you can enter here. We don’t know whether they are giving away an ARC or the box with an ARC, but it’s still a great opportunity for all the fans in the USA.

Lady Midnight will be released on March 8!

Cassandra Clare unpacks the ‘Lady Midnight’ ARC

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From Cassanda Clare’s Instagram

Remember when we posted about the Canadian Lady Midnight contest and said we’d keep you updated about future chances to win a Lady Midnight ARC?

Well, the time has come. Cassandra Clare took to her tumblr to reveal something very special, but have a look for yourself:

Check out the cool box for the Advance Reader Copy of Lady Midnight, the next book in the Shadowhunter Chronicles. And find out a little about how to win one! The full contest will be posted Friday.

Doesn’t the ARC box and its content look absolutely amazing? In case you missed one of the most important information of the video – the contest will be international!

More information on Friday right here on TMI Source! :)

 

Livvy, Ty and Mark talk about syphilis in new ‘Lady Midnight’ snippet

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Interesting title, huh? Cassandra Clare shared a new Lady Midnight snippet and it features Livia, Mark and Tiberius Blackthorn as well as a mundie girl:

Livvy made an exasperated noise, stomped forward, and seized Mark by the back of the shirt. “You don’t want him,” she said to the pink-haired girl. “He has syphilis.”

The girl goggled. “Syphilis?”

“Five percent of people in America have it,” said Ty, helpfully.

“I do not have syphilis,” Mark said in a fury. “There are no sexually transmitted diseases in Faerieland!”

The mundane girls fell instantly silent.

By the Angel, I’d really like to know why they are talking about STDs.

Lady Midnight will be published on March 8 and you can still preorder your special edition from Waterstones who have worldwide shipping!

Preorder an exclusive Waterstones hardcover of ‘Lady Midnight’

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Last year Cassandra Clare shared news about special content in the first editions of Lady Midnight, the first book in her new The Dark Artifices trilogy, and today Simon & Schuster UK has a very special treat for fans.

Cassie’s English publisher is producing a special edition of Lady Midnight, which will be exclusive for Waterstones. Want to know what’s so special about this edition?

  1. It will look like this:

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2. It will be signed by Cassandra Clare herself.

3. There will only be 1,000 copies available.

4. It will be a UK hardcover.

5. It will have a The Mortal Instruments short story (the same one that is in the first editions), a written piece from Cassie about Emma’s LA, and a map!

If you just fell in love and need this book to become part of your Cassandra Clare collection, you can now preorder it on Waterstones.com. This special edition costs £16.99/~$24.90 and Waterstones offers wordwide shipping so it is available to fans everywhere. You will have to hurry, though, because Waterstones will remove this edition from their website once they have gotten 1,000 preorders so

preorder your exclusive copy now!

 

Lady Midnight will be published on March 8, which is in 57 days! :-)

 

 

Win a ‘Lady Midnight’ Advanced Reader Copy (Canada only)

Lady Midnight headerSharpen your seraph blades and put on some runes because Simon & Schuster Canada is giving away one ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of Cassandra Clare’s Lady Midnight, but there is a little twist! Canadian fans have to follow Simon & Schuster Canada on social media and find a secret word to be eligible to enter. The second prize is the first three books of The Mortal Instruments signed by the Shadowhunters cast.

Click here for more information and make sure to read the rules and regulations.

 

Good luck to all the Canadian Shadowhunters out there!

To all the other fans who are dying to win an ARC, don’t worry, Cassie has teased that there will be more competitions and we will definitely keep you updated! :)

An invitation, a mysterious key, a letter and the Lady Midnight Advance Reader Copy for those who win… Details soon!

A photo posted by Cassie Clare (@cassieclare1) on

Lady Midnight will be released on March 8!

Shadowhunters Superfans Win the Experience of a Lifetime

SHADOWHUNTERS - 12/5/15 - Eleven lucky SHADOWHUNTERS fans and their guests were flown from around the country to meet author Cassandra Clare and the cast of the ABC Family series during a Pop-Up Santa surprise in New York City. ABC FAMILY is becoming FREEFORM in January 2016. (ABC FAMILY/ Lorenzo Bevilaqua) ISAIAH MUSTAFA, MATTHEW DADDARIO, ALBERTO ROSENDE, KATHERINE MCNAMARA, HARRY SHUM, JR., EMERAUDE TOUBIA, CASSANDRA CLARE, DOMINIC SHERWOOD

On Saturday night, ABC Family’s Pop Up Santa surprised 11 incredibly lucky Shadowhunters superfans with the experience of a lifetime when they won a contest to meet Cassandra Clare at an exclusive fan event in New York.

The fans, who submitted videos expressing their passion about Cassie’s The Mortal Instruments and Shadowhunters, were flown to New York City where they met Cassie and were gifted a ARC of Lady Midnight, the first book in Cassie’s upcoming The Dark Artifices series.

But that’s not all. The fans were also received a surprise visit from the cast of Shadowhunters, who brought with them an exclusive screening of “Behind the Shadows: The Making of Shadowhunters” and also received Shadowhunters superfan swag bags.

Here are some photos from the event in New York on Saturday night:

Shadowhunters premieres Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 9/8c on ABC Family/Freeform.

Emma watches Mark in new ‘The Dark Artifices’ snippet

The Dark ArtificesLooks like Cassandra Clare fans are getting spoilt today. Cassie just shared a The Dark Artifices snippet on her tumblr and we just cannot wait for this series! :-)

Julian had stepped away from them and was on the phone again, speaking in a low voice. Mark splashed up out of the water and jammed his wet feet into his boots. Neither he nor Cristina was glamoured, and Emma noticed the stares of mundane passers-by as he came toward her — because he was tall, and beautiful, and because he had eyes that shone brighter than the lights of the ferris wheel. And because one of his eyes was blue, and the other one was gold.

And because there was something about him, something indefinably strange, a trace of the wildness of Faerie that never failed to make Emma think of untrammeled, wide-open spaces, of freedom and lawlessness. I am a lost boy, his eyes seemed to say. Find me.

Cassie later confirmed that Mark, Emma and Co. are at the Santa Monica Pier:

Lady Midnight, book one of The Dark Artifices, will be published on March 8, 2016.

Who do you ship with Emma, Julian or Mark? Sound off in the comments!

Cassandra Clare talks special content in ‘Lady Midnight’ first editions

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We are all eagerly anticipating the release of Cassandra Clare’s new book – Lady Midnight – and today Cassie took to her tumblr to answer a few questions about special content in first editions. You may remember that the first editions of Clockwork Princess and City of Heavenly Fire also had special content – the family tree and two different comics.

Here is what Cassie said:

Every first page will be hand-stamped with a rune. (I wish I could sign them all, but it is beyond my ability to sign that many books.)

Even more specially, each first edition will contain a full short story, about the size of a Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy story. […]

There is mention in Lady Midnight, when one of the TMI characters drops by, that the characters have come from a party. I decided to write the short story of that party, so we could check in more thoroughly, emotionally with the TMI characters,to see what’s going on with them and how it ties into the events of TDA. It’s a chance to check in on couples, life, politics, and just see how things are going for everyone: we’ll obviously see Jace, Clary, Magnus, Alec, Bat and Maia, Simon and Isabelle, baby Max, Jocelyn and Luke and Lily and some of the characters from Tales from Shadowhunter Academy — and, it’s not just any party; the night contains a marriage proposal for one of our couples. The story will exist only in the first edition of Lady Midnight; All hardback first editions in English of Lady Midnight will have, printed at the end, this short story.

Cassie also clarified what counts as a first edition and how you can get one:

Publishers print books in batches called print runs. Every book printed in the first batch of books printed is a first edition. “A first edition book is a copy that was printed in the first print run, when the book was originally published. If the books sell out, the publisher will authorize the printing of a new batch, called the second edition. When that stock is depleted, the next print run is called the third edition, and so on.“

[…]

The best way to make sure you get a first edition is to pre order. You can do this online.

If you do not want to order online, you can go into any bookstore now and tell them that you wish to pre-order a first edition. They will call you when it comes in. Bookstores can do that. They put in their own order with the publisher, and the publisher makes sure they get those first editions. You can even do this at Walmart. You can do this in any country, in any bookstore where English language books are sold.

The special content sounds amazing! We hope that Jace proposes to Clary :)

Here is a list where fans around the world can preorder Lady Midnight, which will be published on March 8, 2016:

Amazon US / Barnes and Noble / Book Depository / Amazon UK Amazon GermanyAmazon Canada / Amazon France / Amazon Spain / Amazon Italy / Amazon Brasil / Amazon India / Amazon Japan

 

Read a sneak peek chapter sampler from ‘Lady Midnight’

Lady Midnight headerCassandra Clare’s first book in her new The Dark Artifices trilogy, Lady Midnight, will not be released for another 137 days, but Simon & Schuster Australia kindly made one chapter available for all the Shadowhunters that haven’t managed to read the chapter sampler that was given to fans at several events over the last couple of months.

Read Highborn Kinsmen here.

By the Angel, what an ending! We need Lady Midnight like now!

Here is one official synopsis from Cassie’s website:

In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.

A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other — but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, one in a long line of Shadowhunters tasked with protecting the world from demons. With her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of an secret Los Angeles where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries start turning up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were murdered years ago, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge — and Julian’s chance to get back his half-faerie brother, Mark, who was kidnapped five years ago. All Emma, Mark and Julian have to do  is solve the murders within two weeks . . . before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. As she uncovers the past, she begins to peel away the secrets of the present: What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents — and can she bear to know the truth?

The magic and adventure of the Shadowhunter Chronicles have captured the imaginations of millions of readers across the globe. Fall in love with Emma and her friends in this pulse-pounding, heart-rending new volume sure to delight new readers and longtime fans.

Can’t get enough of The Dark Artifices? Check out all the snippets that Cassie shared so far here.

Share your thoughts in the comments below. Lady Midnight will be released on March 8, 2016.

A big thank you to Supanova Expo, Simon & Schuster Australia and to Mel from TMI Australia for the tip! :-)

Julian acts strong for Tiberius in new ‘Lady Midnight’ snippet

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To celebrate the newly released cover of Cassandra Clare’s upcoming novel Lady Midnight, which is the first book in her The Dark Artifices trilogy, Cassie shared a snippet that features Tiberius and Julian Blackthorn:

I hope you guys have seen the cover and you love it like I do. If not, just scroll down my tumblr.

As requested, a snippet from LM to go with the cover reveal. Brotherly love is not such a simple thing..

Ty lifted his face. He’d always had delicate features, more elfin than Helen or Mark’s. His father had said he was a throwback to earlier generations of Blackthorns, and he looked not unlike some of the family portraits in the dining room they rarely used, slender Victorian men in tailored clothes with porcelain faces and black, curling hair and names like Jesse and Rupert. “Then what is it?”

Julian hesitated. The whole house was still. He could hear the faint crackle of the computer on the other side of the door.

He had thought about asking Ty to look into the poison. But that would require him to say,  I should be dead. The words wouldn’t come. They were like a dam, and behind them were so many other words: I’m not sure about anything. I hate being in charge. I hate making the decisions. I’m terrified you’ll all learn to hate me. I’m terrified of losing you. I’m terrified of losing Mark. I’m terrified of losing Emma. I want someone to take over. I’m not as strong as you think. The things I want are wrong and broken things to want.

He knew he could say none of this. The façade he showed them, his children, had to be perfect: a crack in him would be like a crack in the world to them.

“You know I love you,” he said, instead, and Ty looked up at him, startled, meeting his gaze for a flicker of a moment.

Oh, Jules! We want to hug him and make his pain go away.

Lady Midnight will be published in 150 days (March 8, 2016)!

Cover Reveal: ‘Lady Midnight’ coming March 8, 2016

Cassandra Clare first told fans about The Dark Artifices way back in 2011 – read our first article about it here – and she has always been very forthcoming with information regarding the Blackthorn family and Emma Carstairs. Fans finally met some of the characters in City of Heavenly Fire and we learned more about them in some installments of Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy.

After what felt like years of waiting (at least for some of us), we are now one step closer to the release of Lady Midnight! Today Cassie and special guest Harry Shum Jr. (Magnus Bane in Shadowhunters) revealed the cover for Lady Midnight at New York Comic Con!

Have a look at the stunning cover:


The cover shows Emma Carstairs with her famous sword Cortana. It was done by Cliff Nielsen who also designed the covers for The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices. Cassie already said that she loved the cover and so do we! The colours are gorgeous and the water theme is great since Emma is known to be afraid of the ocean.

UPDATE #1:

SimonTeen’s Instagram shared a photo of the Lady Midnight hardcover edition:

UPDATE #2:

Entertainment Weekly published a larger version of the cover:

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Here is a new synopsis from Cassie’s website:

In a secret world where half-angel warriors are sworn to fight demons, parabatai is a sacred word.

A parabatai is your partner in battle. A parabatai is your best friend. Parabatai can be everything to each other — but they can never fall in love.

Emma Carstairs is a Shadowhunter, one in a long line of Shadowhunters tasked with protecting the world from demons. With her parabatai Julian Blackthorn, she patrols the streets of an secret Los Angeles where vampires party on the Sunset Strip, and faeries teeter on the edge of open war with Shadowhunters. When the bodies of humans and faeries start turning up murdered in the same way Emma’s parents were murdered years ago, an uneasy alliance is formed. This is Emma’s chance for revenge — and Julian’s chance to get back his half-faerie brother, Mark, who was kidnapped five years ago. All Emma, Mark and Julian have to do  is solve the murders within two weeks . . . before the murderer targets them.

Their search takes Emma from sea caves full of sorcery to a dark lottery where death is dispensed. As she uncovers the past, she begins to peel away the secrets of the present: What has Julian been hiding from her all these years? Why does Shadowhunter law forbid parabatai to fall in love? Who really killed her parents — and can she bear to know the truth?

The magic and adventure of the Shadowhunter Chronicles have captured the imaginations of millions of readers across the globe. Fall in love with Emma and her friends in this pulse-pounding, heart-rending new volume sure to delight new readers and longtime fans.

Lady Midnight will be published on March 8, 2016 – that’s in 151 days!

You can catch up with all the snippets that Cassie has shared so far here.

Here is a list where fans around the world can preorder Lady Midnight:

Amazon US / Barnes and Noble / Book Depository / Amazon UK Amazon GermanyAmazon Canada / Amazon France / Amazon Spain / Amazon Italy / Amazon Brasil / Amazon India / Amazon Japan

Leave a comment or tweet us your thoughts (@TMI_Source) about the cover!

‘Lady Midnight’ Cover to Be Revealed on Friday at NYCC

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While we’re still months away from the release of the first book of The Dark ArtificesLady Midnight, coming March 8, 2016, but the excitement is just beginning.

While the cover reveal has been teased for awhile and later revealed to be happening sometime at New York Comic Con, we finally have exact details for its reveal.

Cassandra Clare has revealed exactly when the cover for Lady Midnight will make its debut at New York Comic Con. It’ll be revealed during her panel on Friday, Oct. 9, and it’ll be revealed by none other than Harry Shum Jr., who is playing Magnus in Shadowhunters!

Well, here we go! The cover of Lady Midnight will be revealed during my Friday, October 9th panel. It will be revealed by Harry Shum, Jr, Magnus Bane in the Shadowhunters TV show. Maybe he’ll do a dance? I don’t know myself, but I’m excited to have him there. He’ll reveal the cover, and it will of course later be posted online for everyone not at NYCC.
I love the cover of Lady Midnight and I’m excited for you all to see it!

Who are you hoping is on the cover of Lady Midnight? And how excited are you for The Dark Artifices?!

Emma and Julian dance together in new ‘Lady Midnight’ snippet

Art by Cassandra Jean

We haven’t had a Lady Midnight snippet in a while because Cassandra Clare is busy touring the globe for her and Holly Black’s middle grade series Magisterium, but today Cassie took to her tumblr to share a Julian and Emma snippet with her fans:

“It isn’t easy, having the Sight, if you’re a mundane,” Julian said in a low voice. “You see things nobody else sees. You can’t talk about it because no one will understand. You have to keep secrets, and secrets — they break you apart. Cut you open. Make you vulnerable.”

The low timbre of his voice shuddered down through Emma’s bones. There was something in it that frightened her. Something that reminded her of Mark’s eyes, distant and lonely.

“Jules,” she said, surprised. He was hardly a mundane with the Sight, and as far as she knew, he didn’t know anyone who was.

Muttering something like “never mind,” he spun her away, then pulled her back toward him. Years of practicing fighting together made them an almost perfect dancing team, she realized with surprise. They could predict each other’s movements, glide with each other’s bodies. She could tell which way Julian would step by the cadence of his breath and the faint tightening of his fingers around hers.

Julian’s dark curls were wildly tousled; when he drew her near him, she could smell the clove spice of his cologne, the faint scent of paint underneath.

The song ended. Emma looked up and over at the band; the clarinetist with the red hair was watching her and Julian. Unexpectedly, he winked. The band struck up again, this time a slower, softer number. Couples moved together as if magnetized, arms wrapping around necks, hands resting on hips, heads leaning together.

Ooh la la, do you think that ‘Jemma’ will slow dance together? I cannot wait to read about their parabatai relationship and Emma’s forbidden feelings for Jules :-)

Lady Midnight will be released on March 8, 2016!

Click here to catch up on all the snippets that have been shared so far.

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