UPDATE: The Night Has Teeth is now available for pre-order (http://fierce-ink-press.myshopify.com/products/the-night-has-teeth) and will be available online and at retail stores on September 23, 2012.
Fierce Ink Press is about to launch its first novel and we need your help. No, you don’t have to write the book or edit it. Or stand outside your local bookstore begging people to buy it. All you have to do is pre-order it. Yup, that’s it. Of course, just offering the book as a pre-order is kinda boring (the idea, not the book. The book ROCKS.). So we’re offering up a smorgasbord of Fierce Swag to go along with our book. Postcards, t-shirts, mugs and even the chance to name a secondary character in the sequel. So pick your level and pick your poison.
Where’s the money from the pre-orders going, you ask? We promise it will be used wisely and nary a cupcake shall be purchased. $2,400 will go towards the printing of the limited edition hardcovers. $600 will be for the printing of paperbacks that we will be selling at the launch in Halifax during Word On the Street. Any money above and beyond that that is raised (and wouldn’t that be lovely) will go towards marketing and promotion.
You may also be wondering why we just don’t follow the traditional route, securing a business loan and/or looking into grant money. Well, we’re trying to blaze our own trail and do things differently. We don’t want to start out in a mound of debt. And we don’t want to rely on grants in case, you know, they aren’t there in the future.
Okay, so, you probably want to know a bit about the book before you decide to pre-order it, right? Well, here you go!
The Night Has Teeth by Kat Kruger
There’s a darkness that lurks in the City of Light
Seventeen-year-old Connor Lewis is chased by a memory. On his first day of kindergarten he bit a boy hard enough to scar the kid for life. Since then he’s been a social outcast at a New York private school.
Through an unexpected turn of good fortune, he lands a scholarship to study in Paris, where everything starts to look up. On the first day he befriends two military brats, and he may finally get a taste of what it’s like to be a normal teenager.
It doesn’t last.
His host family — an alluring young tattoo artist and her moody, handsome boyfriend — inadvertently introduce him to the underworld of werewolves where there are two types: the born and the bitten. Those born to it take the form of elegant wolves, while the latter are cursed to transform into the half-man, half-beast creatures of horror movies. The bitten rarely survive. Unfortunately, Connor is on the wanted list of a four hundred-year-old bitten human who’s searching for both a cure and a means of wiping out werewolves for good.
Connor’s loyalties are tested as he becomes embroiled in a conflict where werewolves, mad science and teen angst collide.
Kat Kruger is a freelance writer and social media consultant with a degree in public relations from Mount Saint Vincent University. The Night Has Teeth is her first novel and won the 34th Atlantic Writing Competition. She splits her time between Toronto and Halifax with her husband.
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