The Dirty Sexy Club Scene

So if I didn't already — thank all of you who voted for Jace in the YA Tourney so MUCH. He won, and it's all down to you.

So here's the first part of the reward teasers: The DSCS.(Dirty Sexy Club Scene) from City of Lost Souls. In the next two days, I'll also post:

A substantial teaser of a "spicy" scene from CP. Tessa & ..someone. ;) Because why should ID be left out?

Bonus: Because Jace won by more than a thousand votes, I'll post one of Magnus & Alec's romantic scenes from CoLS.

Now keep in mind a version of this does still exist in the books, but it is much less . . . well. You'll see. I wrote this in Mexico, probably having had too much mezcal, and I was trying to capture a mood of really dark, tipping over the edge sensuality, doing things that are probably a bad idea, you get the picture. I also recall reading bits of this aloud to Holly Black, Paolo Bacigalupi, Ellen Kushner, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Delia Sherman, who never dropped her knitting. So it can't be that naughty...can it?

I think for those who really hate SPOILERS you might want to avoid this because the things about it that may be the most shocking are not the sexy bits but the beginning....

So you want to read Clockwork Prince? YA Tourney: Team Jace: The Big Guns edition!

Whoa! So the "YA" Crush Tourney" is still going on" and Jace has 13,090 votes which is insane. I don't know how to thank you all for voting for him.

The clock is ticking down on the contest — we've got ten more hours to go and the overnight hours are always the toughest! So to keep people going during the night (and the day in Australia and NZ - shoutout to Down Under cause I'm counting on you!) I want you to vote and then post about the contest, with a note that you voted, somewhere — twitter, facebook, tumblr, I don't care — between 8 pm and 8am Central Standard Time! As long as you can link to it. Because once you do it, I'd like you to come back here and drop a link to your post into the comments. Anonymous, with an ID, it doesn't matter — as long as the link works, is time-stamped, and you tell me you voted (that part is an honor system cos I can't check) I'll enter you into a giveaway to win an ARC of Clockwork Prince. *

The ARCs should be out in 3 weeks or so, and they are making only a limited amount — maybe a hundred — and this is the last time I'll have ARCs for a book, so this is a collector's item. :) All you have to do is

1) vote for Jace
2) post somewheres during *my* overnight about the contest in a manner you can link to and that is time-stamped between 8pm and 8am American Central Standard Time) (11am to 10 Aussie time, etc, I'll figure it out)about the contest, link to it, and ask people to vote for Jace
3) post the link here — if you post anonymously, give me some handle by which I can identify you in case you win, even if it's Goldidoodle Thisteldean
4) Profit! Well, more like "Maybe win an ARC and be one of the few people in the world who get to read this book early!"

Cool, right? Now go spread the news. And the link.

*Contest open to anyone in the world who cares to post between 8pm and 8am central

The polls are open and the Tourney is on! Vote for Jace and this is why:

This is where you vote! Simply scroll down the post, find the voting box, and vote. Simple. One vote per computer.

And this is why you should vote for Jace! Cause I've got a lotta stuff and I want to give it away to you. :)

Thanks to all of you, Jace won his semifinal round in the YA Crush Tourney against that devious ice price, Ash! And as a celebratory prize I posted the Jace POV Manor House scene from City of Glass.

Today Jace is up against sexy Scot Zachary Moore from the excellent Shift and Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready. If you haven't read the books, I recommend them, and Jeri — who I met briefly at Romantic Times — is a doll. So if you gotta go Team Kilt, I understand. But since this is the last round of the Tourney, which means whoever wins the round wins the entire contest, it's time to pull out the big guns.

1) TMI fans, I want you out spreading the word! Link to the Tourney on Twitter any time after 8am tomorrow (use the #teamjace hashtag ) on Facebook, on your blog, on Tumblr — anywhere! Go here and leave a link to your post and you'll be entered into a contest to win all sorts of awesome things like a set of personalized books, TMI jewelry, signed posters, chapter samplers for upcoming books, and other coolness. Yes, you can post an entry more than once if you posted more than one link, but keep the entries separate.

2) So I took a poll (a short one) and here's the special content that won. It's what I'll post if Jace wins.

a) The unedited version of the Dirty Sexy Club scene (a Jace and, well, guess who but it starts with C, scene from City of Lost Souls) . . . before I toned it down.

I will also throw in the second runner up:

b) A substantial teaser of a *spicy* scene from CP. Tessa & ..someone. ;) Because why should ID be left out?

Bonus: If Jace wins by more than a thousand votes, I'll post one of Magnus&Alec's romantic scenes from CoLS. ;)

3) And finally, if Jace wins, I'll donate $500 dollars to Reading Is Fundamental, the same charity that the Mortal Instruments jewelry store supports.

Vote for Jace — outtakes and extras!

So today is the penultimate round of the YA Crush Tournament — Jace vs. Ash from the Iron Fey series. It's a tough one — faerie dudes are hot — but I'm calling TMI fans to vote for Jace, and if he wins, I will release an outtake from City of Lost Souls, and the Manor House scene from City of Glass (Jace and Clary outside the Wayland Manor in Chapter Nine) from Jace's perspective! (And I may have taken a few liberties with the scene to spice it up just a little . . .) Don't forget to vote, and use the tag #teamjace on Twitter to rally the troops!

Of Loss, and a teaser for CoLS

Yesterday I posted up a new extra: Of Loss: Will Herondale's perspective on the attic scene from Clockwork Angel. Spoilers for Clockwork Angel, obvs!

[Other past extras for anyone who may have missed them: Because it is Bitter: The Seelie Court scene from City of Ashes told from Jace's point of view.

Kissed: Magnus and Alec's first kiss.]

I'm going to count that as the August teaser for CP (which I just got the proof pages for — it clocks in at 501 pages, a size excellent for killing mosquitos, less good for propping wobbly chairlegs) so here is the teaser for Lost Souls:

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“Warlock,” he said. “I know who you are.”
Magnus raised his eyebrows. “You do?”
“Magnus Bane. Destroyer of the demon Marabas. Son of——”
“Now,” said Magnus, quickly. “There’s no need to go into all of that.”
“But there is.” The demon sounded reasonable, even amused. “If it is infernal assistance you require, why not summon your father?”
Alec looked at Magnus with his mouth open.

COLS teasers and a July 5th extra — now back up!

New teasers for City of Lost Souls are up on my website. Spoilers for City of Fallen Angels! (And something to guess at for readers of Clockwork Angel...)

Also, the July 5th surprise: the exclusivity period for the limited edition letter from Jace to Clary that was included in some copies of City of Fallen Angels is now up. While you can no longer buy the actual letter, the image of it, handwriting and all, is now up on my website as well.

Happy summer days!