By now, all of the world’s time zones have ticked over to the 17th of August 2022, which means Blackbirch: The Ritual is officially out in the world!
It is now available from the usual retailers of paperbacks and ebooks! Scroll to the bottom of this post for all the buy links, and/or keep reading to find out more about the book and how I celebrated.
Blackbirch: The Ritual
This is the long-awaited third book in The Blackbirch series and takes place after that cliffhanger in book 2, The Dark Half.
While book 3 doesn’t start directly after the events of book 2, you will get answers for that ending, new mysteries, and new enemies as Josh deals with the aftermath of what happened with Kallie and Cade at The Playhouse. You’ll also get to see the relationship dynamic shift between Sarah and Max, new romances, long-awaited first kisses, and Eve’s return after disappearing for most of book 2. Where has she been and what has she been plotting? Sheriff Stevens’ motives and what’s in the files he gave to Josh at the end of The Dark Half are also revealed, as well as more magick and abilities!
Thanks to pre-orders and sales, Blackbirch: The Ritual hit #1 and #2 on the Hot New Release Contemporary Fantasy For Young Adults, #1 on the Hot New Release Wizards & Witches Fantasy For Young Adults, and#6 on the Best Sellers Contemporary Fantasy For Young Adults on the Amazon.com.au charts!
A big thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. I never expect to see my books on charts, so it’s always a wonderful and humbling surprise when they appear.
The Art Of Celebrating
In the lead-up to release day, I dropped some paperbacks at my local Dymocks bookstore and was asked to sign them (a first for me and a real thrill!). I also added a copy of the book to my own bookshelf alongside the other two books in the series, which is something I’m sure all of us writers dream of doing. The end of release day was then capped off with some tea (in my Blackbirch Bookstore mug, of course!) and a cupcake treat.
While we’re no longer in lockdown (as was the case for book 2’s release), I am still waiting to have major surgery, so I’ve only been venturing out when absolutely necessary. That kept my celebration to a minimum, but I’m hoping to eventually share a hot drink with my awesome #6amAusWriters friends whenever I can catch up with them next.
Buy Blackbirch: The Ritual
As promised, here are the buy links. The paperback and ebook are at a special launch price for a limited time!
Thank you to everyone who has or will buy a copy. I truly hope you enjoy it!
Add To Goodreads
Click the image below or here to add The Ritual to your “Want To Read” shelf.
And there you have it! Thank you so much to everyone who patiently waited two years for this book. I hope you enjoy this story just as much as you have the others, and please know that I am eternally grateful for all of your support, social media sharing, and book reviews. It really does mean the world to me and makes the hard parts of this writing life worth it. Happy reading!
— K.M. Allan