Thursday, June 25, 2015

INSOMNIA is Coming to Portugal!

Amazing news!

Because INSOMNIA has been doing so well down with my readers in Brazil *waves*...

We accepted an offer from Castro de Papel 
to publish INSOMNIA in Portugal!! 

I'm so excited! Every time we sell to a new country I get to meet so many new readers. It is one of my favorite parts of what I do!

I have BUNCHES of more exciting news coming soon, so stay tuned!


Monday, June 15, 2015

Great New MANIA Review From Kirkus!

You guys! I get to share another great trade review for MANIA! This one is from Kirkus!!

WARNING: This one has a few spoilers.

Here it is:

Kirkus Reviews
This conclusion to the Night Walkers trilogy turns into a shoot-'em-up without abandoning its original paranormal premise. Parker and his half brother, Jack, are Watchers: they enter the dreams of the last person with whom they made eye contact that day. Opposing them are the Takers, who can enter the minds of anyone they choose and literally inhabit their bodies, taking over completely. By this third book, the fathers of the teens on both sides have died, leaving their sons to continue fighting. Jack was trained by his father to lead the Watchers; Cooper leads the Takers. The first part of this final installment focuses on physical action, including an actual gunfight when the Takers kidnap Parker and Jack and the rest of the Watchers try to rescue him. However, Cooper has discovered drugs that can turn people into Takers, and he intends to do just that to Parker. Meanwhile, Jack searches for a formula developed by his father that can save the lives of Takers, who normally do not live long. Complicating matters, Chloe, a Taker girl, claims to have switched sides, but is she telling the truth? Johansson takes her time in returning to the paranormal dreaming, but she keeps pages flipping, writing in separate chapters for Parker and Jack to weave together the two plotlines. Characters come straight from central casting, but the action scenes will keep readers focused. Less mystery but more action finishes the trilogy. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)

Yay! Celebration time!! :) I can't wait for this book to come out!


Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fantastic MANIA Review from VOYA!

I cannot believe that MANIA is coming out in less than ONE MONTH!

I basically have that expression on every time I think about it. 

But TODAY I get to share an incredible review that MANIA got from VOYA! It's the first trade review we've received for this book so far and it's SO HAPPY!

So, here it is:

4Q 4P M J S
Johansson, J.R. Mania: The Night Walkers, Book 3. Flux/Llewellyn, 2015. 408p. $9.99 Trade pb. 978-0-7387-4431-5.

Mania opens one month after the explosion that killed Jack and Parker’s father, Danny.  While the factions collect themselves after the battle, Jack and Parker struggle to find balance in their relationship and answers to a final riddle left by their father.  A mysterious, secret formula holds the key to calming the war among the Night Walkers, but three ingredients have been left coded and can only be unearthed by the brothers. This was meant as an insurance policy to protect his sons, but the longer the formula goes unmade, the longer the Takers can amass their army, taking over and using the bodies of Dreamers without their consent. No one can be trusted in this new world, and no one is safe—especially Parker.  Ultimately, it will be up to Jack to solve the riddle and save everything—and everyone—he loves.
Johansson has a gift for suspenseful storytellingThis third book of The Night Walkers series is exciting and highly addictive, and the entire series boasts an original plot with compelling, dynamic characters. Readers will appreciate that the writer takes care to craft a convincing mythology as the foundation of the series, which makes for sound installments. The books blur the distinction between reality and fantasy and interrogate the complexities of brotherhood, friendship, duty, and personal identity.  There is even a dash of romance for additional intensity. This series will appeal to a wide range of readers who enjoy mystery, romance, suspense, and the paranormal.—Courtney Huse Wika.


YAY! I'm so happy they liked it. This book is my favorite in the series and I'm really happy with where things ended. It looks like they are too! Time to celebrate!