Let's All Take a Trip to Coldtown

Just when I thought I was done with vampire stories, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown had to come into my life and completely blow my mind. (Enter our giveaway below to win a free copy) Here’s the thing. Vampires are monsters. And finding a way to take a vicious monster and bring something tender and vulnerable out of him/her is no easy task. That’s part of the fun. That’s the intriguing concept that all of these stories share. It’s like keeping a lion as a pet. HOW COOL WOULD THAT BE? And sure, there have been animal trainers to successfully tame wild beasts before. It doesn’t mean that training will stick though. And that’s where the excitement comes in. It’s in the risk that one day, out of the blue, instinct will trump training and the beast will attack.

Unlike the vampire stories that have come before it, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is unique in the survival rules of vampires, and in the way they coexist with humans. In this story, the main character, Tana, wakes up in a bathtub after a night of partying at her friend’s house. Stumbling out of the bathroom, she discovers that the friends she had a blast with the night before are now dead, their bodies scattered around the house. Somehow vampires got into the house during the night and are responsible for this horrifying bloodbath. She finds her irresistibly-charming-and-he-knows-it ex-boyfriend tied to a bed, still alive, and he tells her that he knows he was bitten. Which means he has “gone cold,” and if given the human blood he’s now craving, his transformation into full-blown vampire will be complete. In the same room is a mysterious guy that she is sure she’s never met and doesn’t remember seeing the night before. The three of them escape the house before the lingering vampires attack and drive off into the night with no plan and no one to turn to.

Their only option is to meet their dark destiny by heading into Coldtown. Coldtowns are a group of barricaded cities that the infected humans – known as “the cold,” are quarantined in to either turn or remain locked in a cell in an attempt to ride out the infection. Which is possible, but rare to achieve since the craving for human blood is overpowering for anyone who has gone cold. Each Coldtown is also a place for healthy humans to live out their twisted fantasies and live amongst the infected and the vampires. Vampires, if caught, are also placed in Coldtowns to keep the outer areas safer. They can feed on willing humans and everyone can party together like it’s 1999 while a live feed is broadcast to viewers at home.

Are you intrigued yet?

This is a book that you simply will not be able to put down. Tana’s journey to Coldtown and her experience inside are filled with fascinating and rich characters. The scenes are violent and beautifully detailed. This book is on sale as of September 3rd so make sure you pick up a copy!

Giveaway Deets:

In the comments below, answer this: If you decided to leave your life behind and head to a place like Coldtown, what’s the one thing you’d bring with you?

*Only entries from residents of US and Canada will be considered.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1288650652 Aimee Rankin

    If I decided to live in Coldtown, I would have to bring a coffeemaker. Assuming that I’ll be up all night partying with the vamps, I’ll have to be able to stay awake!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=895875595 Abbie Rose

    Holly Black is an amazing young adult author. Her book Tithe about fairies (but you know… so much cooler than that) was a favourite when I was a teenager.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=193400011 Hazel Vera

    I just read a sample of this book and even though I thought I was over vamps too this is a completely new spin. Ahhh! I’m so excited for this title!

    If I had to leave my life for Coldtown I would bring my camera cause apparently crazy parties go down over there!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1058670516 Amber Lovell Boone

    If I decided to leave my life behind and head to a place like Coldtown, the one thing I’d bring with me is…my make-up. A girl’s gotta look good for the cameras, right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003345823956 Jennifer Gerstenberger

    If I decided to move to Coldtown, I would for sure bring some board games. Vampires get bored too, right?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=796774143 Sarah Williams

    My Yankee Blankee. Coldtown sounds cold, and it’s so comforting. Yes, I love my blankee.

    I would say my cat, but what if it was like Twilight and some may settle for animal blood? Not a good idea.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1316225077 Erica Denise White

    If I decided to go to Coldtown and leave my life behind I would for sure bring my TV with me. I could never miss an episode of New Girl, my favorite show! It sounds like a party all day long in Coldtown but I need my New Girl fix :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502633811 Kathryn Sclisizzi

    My cell phone – music, Internet access and pictures of all my loved ones

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=3325733 Samantha Hansen

    If I decided to leave my life behind and head to Coldtown, I would bring all of the garlic I could carry. That way if at some point while there I wanted a little personal space, I could cook up a garlicky feast for myself and repel my vampire friends for a little alone time. More importantly, just because garlic = yum, and I bet a town populated with vampires would be in short supply of my favorite seasoning!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=571421513 Adriana Meighan

    If I were to head to a town like Coldtown I would bring my mp3 player with awesome music. Seems that even in the darkest of times, everybody needs a good party to pass the time. ;]

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1097190009 Chelsea Reynolds

    My pet sloth. Because I would live in a fictional universe in which I could finally own one.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002265100541 Christiana Owliver Stone

    My gaming gear… or my camera

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=145900100 Emily Hornburg

    My dog Bandit because… I would miss him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003726957804 Samantha Street

    I would have to bring my journal. It’s a part of my soul, the other part of me…filled with lots of memories and pictures that I would not want to lose, and by the sounds of it I would have LOTS to write about in Coldtown.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=625756915 Renate Price

    My Kindle (and charge cord)! I never go anywhere without it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=81300392 Diane Poff

    The clothes on my back. I would assume that Coldtown would have everything I could want/desire. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1316067121 Rachel Getzenberg

    My sister!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1086163444 Daniella Young

    I would bring my laptop!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=558736519 Heather Lemmons Miller

    I would bring my favorite sparkly shoes to Coldtown- so that I can prowl around in style, and kick any unruly vamps in the face. Form and function!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1406800044 Courtney Allison


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