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April 11, 2018

Knowing the author doesn't have control over the cover, I was wondering if you know why we Canadians didn't get a matching cover for This Fallen Prey with City of the Lost and A Darkness Absolute? I love to have my covers matching, and now they won't, and

Yeah, I know readers hate that. What happened is that I switched to a different imprint at the same publisher, one that does more mystery/thrillers, and they decided to start matching the US cover (and the US also switched to a new style of cover with this book) That’s what seems to happen early in a series, as they try to decide what cover best represents the books. I think I have about 8 English language covers for Bitten!

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Published on April 11, 2018 06:21

January 24, 2018

Rating My Reads on Goodreads

I'm always encouraging readers to review/rate books because it makes a huge difference for us. Even a critical review helps readers make choices. However, I've refrained from rating anything myself here because...well, as an author, I don't want to give a poor review to a "colleague"! I've decided to start rating my reads, but only if I can give them a 4 or 5. I've zoomed through and rated my reading material for the last few months. For me, a 4 means "Loved this!" and a 5 is "I was blown away." So, yeah, I'm not an easy grader ;) Four stars is high praise from me. And if I can't give it that, I won't rate it here.
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Published on January 24, 2018 14:44

October 11, 2017

Hi Kelley! I finished rereading Living with the Dead and I was wondering what happened to Finn and Robyn? Do you plan on writing a story based around them? Thank you!! I

I always meant to…and never got around to it. I still might. Of all the dropped threads in that series (and yes, there are a few!) that’s the one I feel the worst about :)

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Published on October 11, 2017 04:38

September 26, 2017

Hi Kelley! I was looking on Amazon and saw that you have a story featured in the anthology Urban Enemies. I looked on your website and it wasn't posted there. I was just wondering if there was a description on the story? Thank you! I'm a huge fan!!!

Sorry! I haven’t updated that list in a while. This is a Cainsville story. It doesn’t have an official description, but the informal one I’ve given is “In Betrayals, one of our antagonists is a rogue Huntsman. In the final battle, he tries to tell his story, as every good villain does, right? The tale of personal injustice that led to their villainy, blah, blah. Except Liv doesn’t let him. As she says, “This isn’t the time for backstory” ;) So now he gets to tell it, in a short story called Hounded..”

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Published on September 26, 2017 08:03

August 29, 2017

oh god I absolutely love the Cainsville audiobooks!!! I just got through the first three!!! t wait for it!

It’s running VERY behind. Sorry! There was a miscommunication with the publisher. But Audible is recording both Betrayals and Rituals now, and they’re both expected out in October.

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Published on August 29, 2017 04:04

July 18, 2016

Betrayals Preorder Giveaway

We’re on book 4 in the Cainsville series (Betrayals), so I wanted to do something to thank readers for their support. I’ve written a new Cainsville novella and a new story, and I’ve commissioned the first-ever character portraits. I’ve added a recently published story and packaged it all up as an exclusive preorder giveaway e-book.

And preorder isn’t the only way to get one. If you buy the book on release week (Aug 9-15) or reserve it from your library before August 15, you qualify.

Cainsville Tales comes in mobi, epub and PDF format. It's over 150 pages & contains:
- original cover art by Xaviere Daumarie Cainsville Tales by Kelley Armstrong
- The Orange Cat: Gabriel story based on Poe’s The Black Cat, originally in Nevermore
- Bad Publicity: a new Patrick story
- Lady of the Lake: a new Liv & Ricky novella (set right after Deceptions)
- full color portraits for Olivia, Gabriel, Ricky, Patrick & Rose, by Xaviere Daumarie
- first chapters of Rituals, the final Cainsville novel
- contest for a bound copy of Rituals…once it’s edited

To claim your freebie, we just need some proof of preorder or purchase or placement on a library waiting list. Any format counts: hardcover, e-book or audio (if available.)

Proof can be a forwarded e-mail receipt, a scanned receipt, a photo of a receipt, a screenshot showing preorder status or waiting list placement…really, just anything that says “Look, I’ve preordered/bought/reserved Betrayals!”

Got that piece of proof? Send it to Alison at

Alison will send back a code that will allow you to download whichever format you want (or all 3 if you like.) The mobi file should work for Kindle, the epub for Nook, Kobo, iBooks & Google Books, and the PDF on laptops/computers/tablets/phones etc.

If you don’t receive your code within 48 hours of sending your proof, contact us again or notify me on Goodreads, Twitter or Facebook. More than 48 hours means we didn’t get it!

Giveaway is international. Closes August 15.
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Published on July 18, 2016 17:51 Tags: betrayals, cainsville, preorder

June 23, 2016

Missing cover reveal

No, I’m not missing a cover reveal. That’s the problem with having a book that was retitled “Missing” :) 

So Missing is my 2017 YA novel, previously known as “Reeve’s End” :) Like The Masked Truth, this one’s a standalone thriller. It’ll be out next April, As for what it’s about, the synopsis is below.

And, yes, I’ve been terribly quiet on Tumblr. I’ve been quiet most places on social media, deep in writing and revisions, but Tumblr has gotten the worst of my inattention. I will be trying to catch up on my questions–I’m making a note to do that. Sorry!


Winter Crane has exactly one thing to look forward to in Reeve’s End: leaving it. Like her best friend did. Like her sister did. Like most of the teens born in town have done. There’s nothing for them there but abandoned mines and empty futures. They’re better off taking a chance elsewhere.

The only thing Winter will miss is the forest. Her only refuge. At least it was. Until the day she found a boy–a stranger–left for dead.

But now he’s gone too. And he has Winter questioning what she once thought was true. What if nobody left Reeve’s End at all? What if they’re all missing?


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Published on June 23, 2016 07:17

I love your book darkest powers and it's getting me into reading a lot so that's good! But I forget which book this was in but I remember darek saying he hates cats and that makes me sad, do you think he will ever learn to love cats

LOL It’s more a case of “cats don’t like him” because he’s a werewolf. He’s learned to be wary of them. Chloe will need to get him a kitten, raise it to be accustomed to his smell ;)

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Published on June 23, 2016 07:12

Hey there. First time caller, long time fan. You've probably had this question often, but in Haunted you mention three werewolves. A pirate werewolf, one in Alaska, and then one in serial killer hell. I'm guessing that the Pirate Werewolf was Daniel from B

Nope, it was just Daniel. Good catch! It’s an Easter egg that many readers don’t pick up–there’s no way for Eve to know who Daniel Santos is, so she can’t ID him in the book :)

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Published on June 23, 2016 07:11