Gates of Paradise, the final book in Melissa de la Cruz’ Blue Bloods series, is arriving in style. Disney Publishing Worldwide will be releasing the seventh book in the bestselling series on January 15, 2013 with a hardcover printing of 300,000, and they’re sending author de la Cruz out on a book tour to meet and greet her fans.
Fans of the series are invited to play a part in picking out cities for de la Cruz to visit. Per Disney:
Beginning on October 16 thru November 13, fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite city in the US and Canada to win a spot on Melissa de la Cruz’s seven-city 2013 author tour at the Blue Bloods Facebook page. The more votes a city gets, the bluer the area will become on the map. The final seven cities with the most votes will receive a tour appearance by Melissa de la Cruz, a traveling photo booth with a custom skyline backdrop of their city reminiscent of the Blue Bloods book covers, and special Blue Bloods promotional materials.”
Commenting on the fan campaign, de la Cruz stated: “I’m so excited to start Cruz-ing across the country for the finale of the Blue Bloods series. My fans are so heartfelt and devoted. This is a great way to thank them for all their loyalty over the years. We have so many goodies in store for the winning cities!”
For those not yet into the Blue Bloods series, the books are: Blue Bloods, Masquerade, Revelations, The Van Alen Legacy, Keys to the Repository, Misguided Angel, Bloody Valentine, and Lost in Time. de la Cruz will be releasing her new series, The Court of the Last Princess, in the winter of 2014.
Source: Disney Publishing Worldwide
—Posted by Rebecca Murray