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Kelley Armstrong has been telling stories since before she could write. Her earliest written efforts were disastrous. If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers' dismay. All efforts to make her produce "normal" stories failed.

Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She's the author of the NYT-bestselling "Women of the Otherworld" paranormal suspense series and "Darkest Powers" young adult urban fantasy trilogy, as well as the Nadia Stafford crime series. Armstrong lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids and far too many pets.

Contest time! Got some new swag for Visions. It’s a Cainsville messenger bag. I’ll give more of these away at release time, but for now, let’s give away a couple…along with some related stuff I have kicking around, needing good homes. I have 3Omens audio books left over from my “book storage room” cleaning spree and 3 final ARCs of Visions from a pile that turned up after I thought I’d given th...

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Bitten (Women of the Otherw...
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“You forget, darling.
I am the local psychopath.”
Kelley Armstrong, Bitten

“Derek caught my arm again as I started to move--at this rate, it was going to be as sore as my injured one.
"Dog," he said, jerking his chin toward the fenced yard. "It was inside earlier."
Expecting to see a Doberman slavering at the fence, I followed his gaze to a little puff of white fur, the kind of dog women stick in their purses. It wasn't even barking, just staring at us, dancing in place.
"Oh, my God! It's a killer Pomeranian." I glanced up at Derek. "It's a tough call, but I think you can take him.”
Kelley Armstrong, The Awakening

“He pivoted, gaze following me as I crossed to the shower and turned on the cold water, so it would drown out our conversation without steaming up the room.
Great," he muttered."Now they're going to think we're showering together. Maybe we can just tell them we were washing off the crawl space dirt and trying to conserve water.”
Kelley Armstrong, The Summoning


Time to pick our next BOM!

Which book would you like to read in February?

This list was pulled from Goodreads' 2011 Choice Award list for the "paranormal fantasy" category. (However, books that have previously been hosted as our Book of the Month have not been included.)

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message 1: by Roger

Roger Cottrell Hey Kelly,
ANYONE who writes crime thrillers AND science fiction is cool by me. I write both and they are definitely my two favourite genres both as a producer and consumer, so to speak. Of my three self published novels two are crime thrillers (one an alternative history the other a retrospective thriller) and the third is a tribute both to MNR James and Nigel Kneale's Quatermass. My two graphic novels are a dystopian cyberpunk thriller (shortlisted for the 2005 UPC award) and a supernatural thriller about vampires respectively. The latter is also a feature film script. I've adapted ENEMY WITHIN (which has a pucker publisher in April) as a TV mini series and have about eight feature film scripts ranging from crime and political thrillers through to horror and a superhero movie. Would love to chat sometime.

Patrick Hadrian Just finished Living With the Dead. Another home run. I really love Hope...another great character. You are my favourite author of this genre Ms. Armstrong. I was lucky enough to stumbled across Bitten back around Christmas '01, and find a British import of the hardbound later. I've been with you for the whole ride. The thing that is truly impressive is that your work has always improved, and you've never settled for second rate. Quite a few authors, once they have people hooked, quality goes out the window so that they can meet their yearly end of October deadline. You never have, and I wanted to thank you for that. I was never concerned when your books went to hardbound because I've always been able to pick up your new books with confidence knowing that I'll love it. Thanks for that...truly.

Oh yeah, could you Twitter more please? :)

Shamset thanks

Julianna I really enjoyed reading the summoning!

Brittney. Break my heart why dont ya hey

Im going to see you at the Terry Berry LIbrary club cant wait!!

Brittney. Break my heart why dont ya When is the next book comeing out??

Kelley Hey, Brittney. The next book comes out in late April. It's all done and I'm a couple of weeks from finishing the first draft of book 3 (no title yet!)

message 8: by Chloe

Chloe Hey Kelley!

Thanks for adding me as a friend :). I've already kind of talked to you when you sent me an autographed bookplate. I loved The Summoning!! And obviously, my name is Chloe too, so that was cool. Anyways, I can't wait for The Awakening :D

message 9: by Kate

Kate I've got The Summoning on my to-read list since I found out you're a fellow Nanowrimer! Are you planning to do it again in 2009?

message 10: by Kelley

Kelley Katie,
Yep, I always plan to do NaNo and for the last few years it's worked out. It's always dependent on my schedule, though--one of these years I'm going to have edits land on my desk in November and I'll be outta luck for NaNo that time around!

Trista92076 You are one of my favorites! I love your imagination.You have a gift telling the supernatural.

message 12: by Jessa

Jessa I love your Women of the Otherworld series. :) I even got my baby sis hooked on it! Ha ha

message 13: by Sam

Sam Stone Hi Kelley,
Thanks so much for the friends add! Sam x

~(PierceTheVeil)~ hey! I loved your book! They're very intriguing and interesting! I always appreciate a good set of books and am delighted that I found your books. I hope you keep writing your whole life

message 15: by Kelsey

Kelsey Thank you so much for accepting my friend invite! I absolutely love your Darkest Powers books, they are so addictive, exciting, and I can not wait for the third. I am currently hand drawing pics for the video contest, so far so good. I was wondering though, can an entry for the contest be a trailer for both The Summoning and The Awakening or just each book separately done on two videos?

message 16: by Crystal

Crystal I love your Women of the Otherworld series,i re-read them all the time. i never get tired of these amazing books! I have them displayed right on my shelf,love this series!

message 17: by Bradley

Bradley Hey! I have read some of your books! Good stuff. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor

Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten) Hi Kelly,

Thanks for the friend add =) I've read you Darkest Powers series and I LOVE IT!!!
I'm looking forward to The Reckoning being released and i can't wait to find out what happens next!

~ Rachel

message 19: by Kristin

Kristin Hello Kelley! Just wanted to let you know that in my ever expanding obsession with books, you're one of my absolute favorites! I read Beginnings after Bitten, a while back, and to this day it is still my absolute favorite story. I can't wait for it to come out in the Women of the Underworld anthology, so I can own it in print! You're absolutely brilliant!

Thanks for the friend add :)


message 20: by Amanda

Amanda Hi Kelley! Thanks so much for the add. I love the Darkest Powers series soooo much! Please keep writing.. your work is amazing!! I am so excited to see what happens next in the series!

message 21: by Morgan

Morgan F Hey, thanks for adding me! Your Darkest Powers series is one of my favorites. Keep them coming!

message 22: by ♥ ♥Lynn ♥ ♥ (last edited Nov 16, 2009 01:24PM)

 ♥ ♥Lynn ♥ ♥ I loved the Women of the Otherworld series. Are you going to continue to write on this series?? I would love to see how Elena does as pack leader.

~~*Julie Kawalec-pearson I love the Darkest Powes books and can't WAIT tp start on the other series that you have. THanks fot eh hours of reasons!

message 24: by Tina

Tina Hi Kelley, I just got Frostbitten today.... looks like I won't be sleeping much tonight! You are great!

message 25: by Sarah

Sarah thanks so much for the add! you one of my fav. authors. My whole family loves reading your books!!! We talk alot about your books and the charters of your books. So far everyone's fav. is Clay, Elena and Jeremy of course! I was wondering if you would ever do any book signings in Texas? Keep up w/ the awesome work!!

message 26: by Lindsay

Lindsay Thanks for the add! Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your Darkest Powers series. Can't wait for the next one!!

message 27: by Maura

Maura Thanks for the add Kelley. I fell in love with your books about 5 years ago when I picked up Stolen. I realized it was book two so I picked up Bitten and for the first and only time in my life I read two books at the same time.

I love your writing and I love the little references to Canada all the time (like Wpg in Frostbitten (my hometown)).

Thanks for the hours of pleasure.

message 28: by Kristin

Kristin love your books:)!

Christine I was looking at my friend list and thinking, "Why do I know this person?" And here, it's you! Alright! Thanks for adding me. Love your books. Can't wait to read more about the twins!

message 30: by Rhea

Rhea I was going through looking for people i might know and i was like OMG i love her them so yeah thanks for the Clay and Elena the most and then Savannah cant wait to read more on her!!!!

message 31: by Ricki

Ricki I love the Darkest Powers series, and am waiting eagerly for the next three days to pass to get my hands on the third.
Three days so far, yet so near.

message 32: by Alix


message 33: by Leanne

Leanne Bell I read the reckoning and i thought it was awesome. I'm now reading frostbitten, i finally caved and bought the hardback cos i couldn't wait for the paperback :-)

message 34: by Michaela (last edited Apr 13, 2010 03:17PM)

Michaela I just want to thank you Kelley for writing such amazing books! I finished the Reckoning last week, and it was AMAZING! I can't wait to read the Gathering and to get to know the new characters. While I will always want more Chloe and the gang I know the next trilogy will be great! Btw the ending to the Reckoning was PERFECT!
Chlerek <3

message 35: by Ghelo

Ghelo Just finished The Reckoning Kelley! It's amazing, however I'm gonna miss Chloe and friends. I want more of them!

message 36: by Farah

Farah Ali I finished The Reckoning like a week ago!!!!!!!!!!!! Amazing!!!! I loved it..... PLEASE TELL ME YOU WERE KIDDING WHEN YOU SAID THAT WAS THE LAST BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really want more of Derek and Chloe!!

Samantha My friend’s 11 yr old daughter (Leah) received a book series (that I will not name) as a Christmas gift. This series is geared towards 10-13 yr old girls, and it was assumed that it would be a suitable series for her to read. She left it at my place, and I dutifully noted that she was on page 29 when I decided to read the first few chapters. By page 55, I had to call my friend and read her a paragraph that described a sex act. It was decided that I would read the entire series and see if it was suitable or not (we would have blacked out this part if it was the only bit). It wasn’t. It got worse. Now, as a precaution, I pre-read all the popular series out there, and give the yay or nay. The Darkest Powers series has received a huge YAY. I am a big fan of the Otherworld series, and I enjoyed the three books in the DP series immensely. Thanks for giving us these wonderful books, and creating these fantastic worlds to escape to . September 25th is a planned date for Leah and I, as we head to The Smart Chicks Kick It Tour to (fingers crossed) meet you and get our favourite books signed.

message 38: by Brooke

Brooke Hi Kelly,

I just wanted to let you know that I started your series yesterday, devoured The Summoning (read it all in one sitting!) and proceeded to order the following two books last night. Such an excellent book, I cannot WAIT to get the next two, wow!

Take care :o)

Brooke, Australia.

message 39: by Kelsiee

Kelsiee Hi Kelley,
I borrowed the Summoning from my friend, who really enjoyed it,
and I loved it so much I went out and bought the other two when they came out!
I love the twist you put on a series that has things that were adapted by many different authors.
I absolutely love the darkest powers.
Keep writing,
from Canada

Florentine Hi Kelley... i'm from Indonesia.. really like your books. I finished The Reckoning, and I hope there's another (really one more Chloe and Derek..)... so AMAZING!!!

message 41: by Emily (last edited Sep 07, 2010 06:13PM)

Emily Hi! I really loved your Darkest Powers trilogy, it was amazing! I can hardly wait for the first Darkness Rising book!

And you may not remember me, but you signed The Summoning for me when you were in The Woodlands with Kim Harrison and Kimberly Derting on June 4. Thank you!!

NatashaSonya Hi there! Just popping in to say I loved The Reckoning, and I'm definitely psyched for The Gathering!

I'm also currently reading your Women of the Otherworld series, and I'm loving it so far too =) Thanks for adding me!

Nyghtmare I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!!!!
They are really popular at my school...

Nyghtmare Sorry, just that I have never met an author before....I'll calm down though.

message 45: by Alyssa

Alyssa Hi Kelley! I've read the entire Darkest Powers series and I'm hooked! I've been reading your Women of the and now on the sixth book, Broken. Man, I really love your writing! You're one of my favorite authors...ever!

Amina Can u PLEASE write more for the darkest powers?! LOL, i knw u can't but... awww, m gonna miss Chloe n Derek n the others SO much =[

message 47: by Ashley

Ashley Hey Kelley! Thanks for adding me as a friend. I really love all of your books. You do great work! I am excited to see what is next!

message 48: by Claudia

Claudia Thanks so much for friending me!! I love love love the darkest powers series! And right now my moms trying to get me to read the women of the otherworld series next! I love your writing!! :)

Saniya(Will Herondale is mine) thank you so much for accepting my friend request. I love your Darkest Power Trilogy...I just Bought all the women of the otherworld series...please make a 4th book of the darkest power series...i always recommend your books to my friends...i seriously love your are in my top 10 authors list =]

Lady Allison Can't wait to see you & the rest of the Smart Chicks Kick It tour tonight at Jo-Beth! :)

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