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Andrea Cremer

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Andrea Cremer is the author of the internationally bestselling Nightshade series. She spent her childhood daydreaming and roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin.

Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but she only recently plunged into the deep end of the pool that is professional writing. Before she wrote her first novel, Andrea was a history professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota. In her books, she strives to bring together her two passions: history and fantasy. Andrea now lives in New York and writes full time.

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That something new is brewing in the Nightshade world. I'm happy to confirm that it's true.

Two new projects are afoot.

YA fans can expect three new novels that follow the events of BLOODROSE, the first book, SNAKEROOT, will be in stores December 10 of this year!

For fans of adult romance and erotica, I'm stepping into the dark waters of the Forbidden Nightshade series. These new novels tell stea... Read more of this blog post »
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The origins of the Nightshade world will be revealed in RIFT - in stores on August 7. Today, Romantic Times has the exclusive cover reveal of RISE... Read more of this blog post »
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"Everyone--men and women--should read this. I'm a dude and I didn't, like, grow a vagina or anything. So it's safe."
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It will be in limited numbers. Penguin will make an announcement closer to the Wolfsbane release date. Thanks for asking!
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Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Vampire AcademyRichelle Mead

goodreads summary-St. Vladimir's Academy isn't just any boarding school—it's a hidden place where vampires are educated in the ways of magic and half-human teens train to protect them. Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir, a bodyguard for her best friend Lissa, a Moroi Vampire Princess. They've been on the run, but now they're being dragged back to St. Vladimir's—the very place where they're most in danger...

Rose and Lissa become enmeshed in forbidden romance, the Academy's ruthless social scene, and unspeakable nighttime rituals. But they must be careful lest the Strigoi—the world's fiercest and most dangerous vampires—make Lissa one of them forever.
  44 votes 34.1%

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer NightshadeAndrea Cremer

goodreads summary-Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything— including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?
  30 votes 23.3%

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
ShiverMaggie Stiefvater
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goodreads summary-the cold.
Grace has spent years watching the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf—her wolf—watches back. He feels deeply familiar to her, but she doesn't know why.

the heat.
Sam has lived two lives. As a wolf, he keeps the silent company of the girl he loves. And then, for a short time each year, he is human, never daring to talk to Grace...until now.

the shiver.
For Grace and Sam, love has always been kept at a distance. But once it's spoken, it cannot be denied. Sam must fight to stay human—and Grace must fight to keep him—even if it means taking on the scars of the past, the fragility of the present, and the impossibility of the future.
  25 votes 19.4%

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goodreads summary-The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire--that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do. It’s tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampyre friends.
  16 votes 12.4%

The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
The SummoningKelley Armstrong
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goodreads summary-After years of frequent moves following her mother’s death, Chloe Saunders’s life is finally settling down. She is attending art school, pursuing her dreams of becoming a director, making friends, meeting boys. Her biggest concern is that she’s not developing as fast as her friends are. But when puberty does hit, it brings more than hormone surges. Chloe starts seeing ghosts–everywhere, demanding her attention. After she suffers a breakdown, her devoted aunt Lauren gets her into a highly recommended group home.

At first, Lyle House seems a pretty okay place, except for Chloe’s small problem of fearing she might be facing a lifetime of mental illness. But as she gradually gets to know the other kids at the home–charming Simon and his ominous, unsmiling brother Derek, obnoxious Tori, and Rae, who has a “thing” for fire–Chloe begins to realize that there is something that binds them all together, and it isn’t your usual “problem kid” behaviour. And together they discover that Lyle House is not your usual group home either…
  14 votes 10.9%

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Nicole D. Hi I love your books and was wondering when the next Nightshade book comes out.I just finished Snakeroot and am so excited to see what happens next.

Also can't wait to read The Inventor's Secret.

message 81: by Alan

Alan D.D. Hello!! Thanks you so much for accept my friend request!! Have a Nice December!
Greetings and hugs from Venezuela!

message 80: by Lyndi

Lyndi Steinhilber Hey Andrea, Thank you for accepting my friend request!

Happy Reading!! :)

Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Hi Andrea,

Thanks for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.
Best wishes for more books in the future,

message 78: by Bianca

Bianca renteria thanks for the add! :)

message 77: by Hareem

Hareem I loved the Nightshade series!!
You're an inspiring author :)
*Thanks for accepting my friend request

message 76: by Andrea

Andrea Lira Hello Andrea!

Thanks for accepting my friend request. I love your series! You rock! I just adore Calla because she can kick butt!

- A.C.L.-M.

Willinda Hi Andrea!
Thanks for friending. ;)

message 74: by Natasha (last edited Feb 27, 2012 08:57AM)

Natasha Hey Andrea! I was wondering what was the Theme of the story in Nightshade? Please REPLAY ASAP!!!

message 73: by Fera

Fera Flies Free Hello!
I'm going to finish my reading for Bloodrose (Nightsade #3). And I think I'm gonna love the ending xDD yay~

Go Shay and Calla! ><

Elizabeth Thank you Andrea for coming to Huntington Beach
It was awesome meeting you, your so sweet :)

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message 70: by Maria

Maria Thanks soooooo much for accepting my friend request! You are such an amazing writer!!! I truly wonder where you get your wonderful ideas from! So thanks once again!

message 69: by Desiree

Desiree Schreck Andrea, how meny books do you plan to put in the Nightshade sereies????

message 68: by Brad

Brad Sells Can't wait for Bloodrose! I've already pre-ordered my copy!!! :-)

message 67: by Lily

Lily Thank you for accepting my friend request. Love the Night Shade series. Love Ren.

Catherine I just finished Wolfsbane, and I pretty much would chew off my left hand to have Bloodrose in my right one! Loved it Andrea! I'm still not a fan of the newer cover art, but the contents, just WOW! It just left me breathless!! :)

message 65: by Jenna

Jenna Hi Andrea! Thanks for accepting my friend request! I really love your Nightshade series..and I would just like you to know that my friend Em-em and I are crazy over Ren and Calla. I love every scene that makes my heart fuzzy over them. You are such a great writer! :) I can’t wait for Bloodrose, hoping for more teasers to come! (the first chapter of Bloodrose simply left me wanting for more)...


message 64: by Wendy

Wendy Thank you for adding me! I LOVE your books they're amazing. Can't wait to read bloodrose!:)

message 63: by Becca

Becca Nightshade just moved into 3rd and Wolfsbane moved into top 15 on my "Eye on the Cover" excited!!!!

♔ Shayna Your Nightshade series is so fantastic! Eagerly awaiting Bloodrose and any other series you're putting out! You're a great writer and I can not wait for more. :)

message 61: by Mary

Mary just reading your quotes is reminding me how much I miss Ren!! that boy can really make a girl blush!! Phew! Can't wait for Bloodrose!!

message 60: by Gary

Gary Revel Thanks for the add ANDREA:

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Elizabetha Hi Andrea, I just wanted to say.... THANK YOU!!! over and over and over!!! You are Amazing, if you ever make it to upstate NY, I would love to meet you!!

message 58: by Katie

Katie Hi Andrea, thanks for adding me :)

I LOVED Nightshade & Wolfsbane!! Can't wait for Bloodrose, next year can't come soon enough.

rathanak I was just wondering is bloodrose the final book in the nightshade?

If it is i hope she end up REN

message 56: by Holli

Holli Andrea-

I finished Wolfsbane and it was incredible. I was so impressed with the amount of work you put into this sequel. A mind blowing amount of information on the histories, and all the twists and unexpected turns. Talk about suspense! Unsurprisingly I devoured it as quickly as Nightshade. I then jumped on your blog and read the first chapter of Bloodrose. EEEEK! Still rooting for the underdog. Yeah Ren! :) So looking forward to February! Thanks again for your hard work. Your fans appreciate you! <3

message 55: by Rianne~

Rianne~ Andrea,

I am very curious as to who Calla ends up with, i know that she basically already chose Shay, but i feel like she could still go back to Ren(: im soo excited for Wolfsbane, you're writing is amazing.!

Ms. MiLo Hi Andrea,

Just want to let you know that i'm looking forward to the release of Wolfsbane :)


Ms. L

Elizabetha Andrea,

Thank you for providing me with a most wondrous reading experience. I simply LOVE the cover of the original Nightshade (and I also like the paper-back one).. I was wondering... is Wolfsbane going to be the first cover that you posted on your facebook page in Nov. 2010 with the green and glitter... or is it going to be the one that I see on here?


P.S. I would do anything to have your hair, it is AMAZING.

Miss Belikov Awesome, hopefully i will be able to get my hands on a copy, thank you =)

message 51: by Andrea

Andrea Cremer Hi Miss Belikov,

It will be in limited numbers. Penguin will make an announcement closer to the Wolfsbane release date. Thanks for asking!

Miss Belikov Thank you for the add =D
I was wondering if the new nightshade cover will be available in hardcover, it would be nice to have a matching hardcover set.

message 49: by Mal

Mal WOW ANDREA!!! I finshed Nightshade, and it was a amazing! One of my favorite books :)

message 48: by Mal

Mal Thanks for the add! I'm reading Nightshade and it is awesome!! :)

♥Rachel♥ Thank you Andrea for adding me as a friend. I read Nightshade a few months back & loved it! I go back & forth as to who I want Calla to end up with, Ren *sigh* or Shay. I wonder if you had the same dilemma while writing this series. I didn't know there was a prequel until I started looking @ your profile here. I'm going to read it now. Just now saw the videos. Loved them! Looking forward to Wolfsbane & your other books to come!

Elizabetha I just bought your book today, I am already so into it! Thank you for the add! Also, the cover art for Nightshade is amazing!!!!

message 45: by Katie

Katie Thankyou for accepting my friend request, I also loved Nightshade and I can't wait for Wolfsbane! :D

message 44: by April

April Hi
Can I get Shadowdays: A Nightshade Novella for my Nook? Where can I get it? Thanks!
Looking forward to Wolfsbane.


message 43: by Sangria

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Andrea! :D

message 42: by Andrea

Andrea Cremer Hana Joy wrote: "As do I :) Anyhoo , thanks for answering my questions ! I cannot wait for Wolfsbane and Bloodrose , and I hope when this series ends you'll make another!
-Hana :)"

Thank you!

message 41: by Andrea

Andrea Cremer Hana Joy wrote: "Holy really? That's so unexpected! How come you guys decided to do that? But I have to admit, the new cover for Wolfsbane is really pretty!"

Authors don't make decisions about their covers, but Penguin wanted to create new covers that revealed a bit more about the story. I love all the covers as I think they're all unique and beautiful :)

message 40: by Andrea

Andrea Cremer Hi Hana,

Penguin has redesigned all the covers and new books - both hardcover and paperback - will be released with the new covers.

message 39: by Andrea

Andrea Cremer Hilda wrote: "Hi Andrea!
Thanks for accepting my friend invitation. I love Nightshade, the beautiful cover is so captivating. Can't wait to read Wolfsbane, I'm practically start counting days LOL. Except if you..."

Thanks, Hilda!

message 38: by Hilda

Hilda Hi Andrea!
Thanks for accepting my friend invitation. I love Nightshade, the beautiful cover is so captivating. Can't wait to read Wolfsbane, I'm practically start counting days LOL. Except if you provide ARC. :)

message 37: by Andrea

Andrea Cremer Janus Vielle wrote: "Hi Andrea, thanks for accepting my friend invitation... I recently read Nightshade and I'm completely torn between Ren and Shay so I'm looking forward to Wolfsbane! Thanks again. ^_^"

Thanks, Janus! :)

message 36: by Janus

Janus the Erudite Artist Hi Andrea, thanks for accepting my friend invitation... I recently read Nightshade and I'm completely torn between Ren and Shay so I'm looking forward to Wolfsbane! Thanks again. ^_^

Sammy-leigh Gough I loveeeee Nightshade so much, I'm depressed that I've finished it already- I need my daily fix of Ren!
Thanks for such a brilliant book Andrea!

brittany Hi Andrea!

I absolutely adore Nightshade and I can't wait for Wolfsbane! The covers to these books are gorgeous by the way~ Oh and I'm Team Ren - I can't help but love him!

Keep up the great work!! (:

message 33: by Andrea

Andrea Cremer April wrote: "Andrea,
I just finished Nightshade and it was very good. I liked the characters and the story. I am excited to see where this goes. I like both Ren and Shay, but I think Shay is for Calla.

Thanks, April :)

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