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Cynthia Hand

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Cynthia Hand is the New York Times bestselling author of the Unearthly series with HarperTeen: UNEARTHLY, HALLOWED, RADIANT (an enovella) and BOUNDLESS, and the NYT bestselling contemporary, THE LAST TIME WE SAY GOODBYE. She lives with her family in Idaho, where she teaches courses in creative writing at Boise State University. Her latest book, MY LADY JANE, (cowritten with Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows) was released on June 7, 2016. Her next novel, THE AFTERLIFE OF HOLLY CHASE, will hit shelves on November 7, 2017.

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Cynthia Hand There's not another book, but I've got an Unearthly novella from Christian's POV that I may try to sell sometime soon. :)
Cynthia Hand No, no series is in the works. I do have an idea for a series, but it is way way down the list.
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As promised, today I'm going to show you all the cover to my new book, THE AFTERLIFE OF HOLLY CHASE, which is coming to bookstores on November 7, 2017.

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On Christmas Eve five years ago, Holly was visited by three ghosts who showed her how selfish and spoiled she'd become. They tried to convince her to mend her ways.

She didn't.

And then she died.

Now she's stuck... Read more of this blog post »
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“Tucker: "But she gave me the perfect gift."
Clara: "What?"
Tucker: "You.”
Cynthia Hand, Unearthly

“So often we only do what we think is expected of us, when we are capable of so much more.”
Cynthia Hand, Unearthly

“Tucker," I say. "I'm so glad you're still here."
I throw myself into his arms. He hugs me tightly.
"I couldn't leave," he says.
"I know."
"I mean, literally. I don't have a ride.”
Cynthia Hand, Unearthly

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“So often we only do what we think is expected of us, when we are capable of so much more.”
Cynthia Hand, Unearthly

“Tucker," I say. "I'm so glad you're still here."
I throw myself into his arms. He hugs me tightly.
"I couldn't leave," he says.
"I know."
"I mean, literally. I don't have a ride.”
Cynthia Hand, Unearthly

“It's been nice knowing you, Clara.'

Huh? My brain still a bit shell-shocked.

'Say a prayer for me, will you? He gives me a shaky grin. Because I'm pretty sure my parents are going to kill me”
Cynthia Hand, Hallowed

“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“I don't think life is absurd. I think we are all here for a huge purpose. I think we shrink from the immensity of the purpose we are here for.”
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message 42: by Sharon

Sharon Thank you for accepting my friend request! I LOOOOVE Unearthly (especially Tucker), and The Last Time We Say Goodbye touched my heart completely. I don't usually cry easily for movies or books, but this book absolutely broke me. You're amazing, and I can't wait to read any of your future books. :)


message 41: by Jenny

Jenny Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! I absolutely love the Unearthly series! I'm currently reading Boundless right now and it's really good :)


message 40: by Miresa

Miresa Hello Cynthia,
I love your books :)


message 39: by Eugenia (Genie In A Book) (last edited May 26, 2013 12:23AM)

Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Cynthia,
Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
I look forward to discovering more of your work and sharing books with you!

Best wishes,
Genie


message 38: by Kim

Kim Thank you! It's an honor to have one of my favorite authors on my friends list. (And sorry if I sent like 10 requests -- the thing wasn't working right.)


Anastasia Hi Cynthia. Thanks for being my friend. How is living in Idaho? Free, I imagine..


message 36: by Angela

Angela Thank you for adding me :)


Nicole-Pattypattz1 Thanks for excepting my invite. I really enjoyed the first two books in the "Unearthly" series!


Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 33: by Amie

Amie hi ms. cynthia thanks for accepting my request to be your friend. btw i love love love your unearthly series & i want to thank you personally for sharing us such an amazing story... even my niece loves your book. thanks again luv yah xoxo...


message 32: by Elise

Elise Congratulations for your books, they are amazing! :) Can't wait for the third Unearthly novel!


Brooke (The Cover Contessa) I tried to friend you on Facebook and you know what it told me??? YOU HAVE REACHED YOUR FRIEND MAX!!!! LOL! You are one popular woman!


message 30: by Nicole

Nicole Sanglay Hello Mrs. Cynthia Hand! I'd like to tell you that I love Unearthly, and if you ever have the time to read it, here's my review:
Review of Unearthly

Thank you and wish you all the best! :)


message 29: by Lidush

Lidush Hi Cynthia! Thanks for friending :)


Elizabetha I loved Unearthly, and now I am reading Hallowed and I'd be quite content to live in Clara's world forever! <3


message 27: by Sandy

Sandy Congratulations to New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Hand! You deserve it. Hallowed was EPIC.


message 26: by Daphne

Daphne Fantastic! You left me so emotional...
I was seriously drawn to the story. Great series. I will need patience to wait for Book 3 in 2013. You're da bomb :)


message 25: by Heather

Heather I just finished Hallowed last night, and wow. So, so good. I just gotta tell you that you broke my heart! So emotional, and written very well. No melodrama. Fantastic! I can't wait for Book 3!


Fabi Emi Hi Cynthia
Thank you for accepting my request =]


message 23: by Jasprit

Jasprit hey Cynthia thank you so much for accepting. You did an awesome job with Unearthly can't wait to read Hallowed :)


message 22: by Jessica

Jessica I ssooooo can't wait for Hallowed!!! As soon as I finished Unearthly I googled to see if there would be a 2nd book, I just about died of happiness when I found
out about Hallowed!!

http://addictedtonovels.blogspot.com/


message 21: by Natasha

Natasha Thank you for connecting with me. Please check out my blog "Where Every Book = A New Adventure", if you haven't already. I look forward to sharing my love of books with you.


message 20: by Katie

Katie Hi Cynthia, thankyou so much for accepting my friend request! I absolutely loved Unearthly, and I'm looking forward for Hallowed to be released! :D


message 19: by Holli

Holli Cynthia!

The cover reveal for Hallowed is GORGEOUS! Just had to tell you that! Not that you don't already know! ;) *Swoon*! :)


KaSonndra Leigh Hi Cynthia,

Thanks for friendship. I'm counting down the days to Hallowed's release! :-D


Yours in Prose,
KaSonndra Leigh
YA Author of When Copper Suns Fall: a Dark Urban Fantasy


Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Cynthia! I really enjoyed your first book and I'm eager to read the next one :)


message 16: by Stacy

Stacy Eaton Cynthia - Thank you for the friendship!


message 15: by Gary

Gary Revel It's great to have you as a friend CYNTHIA:

My memoir - TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOT is at Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com and other book sellers worldwide. It includes details of my birth, youth, US Navy Service, music-Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination Investigation, recording and releasing the single record THEY SLEW THE DREAMER about the MLK assassination.

Paperback and Nook Book

Links to more Jongleur books and book sellers.


message 14: by Tommie

Tommie Thank you for adding me. I am a huge fan of Unearthly and I just can't wait for Hallowed to be released!

Lots of love from France.


Theodore Carl Soderberg Hi Cynthia, thanks for the add, good timing for your books! Ted


message 12: by Becca

Becca Thx so much for adding me =D


Gina (Fantasia Books) thank you for accepting! Loved Unearthly and by the way, LOVE the UK cover for Hallowed :D very different indeed and i can't wait until it comes out!! :)


message 10: by Paola

Paola Thank You for your friendship :o) I just loved Unearthly I can't wait for the second book.


Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Cynthia!
I just bought your book from Borders - I can't wait to read it! :)


message 8: by Amy

Amy Thanks for the add!


William O'Brien Hi- Just to let you know...
Peter: a Darkened Fairytale
AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW!!! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER
http://www.authorhouse.co.uk/Bookstor...
Best wishes, William


message 6: by Say

Say thanks for the add...i really love your first book unearthly!!! totally!!!


William O'Brien Hi Cynthia - Thank you for your friendship.
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date mid-late Jan.
Best wishes, William


message 4: by Jewel

Jewel Thanks for being my friend! Also, I cannot wait to read your book. It sounds AMAZING!! I am going to buy it the day it comes out!


Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me as a friend!


message 2: by Leah

Leah Clifford Really looking forward to your book, Cynthia! Thanks for friending me!


message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Cynthia,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!


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