So when I checked my blogger feed this afternoon, I discovered a blog post by Alexandra talking about a campaign to get a certain book she had raved about in previous post published in the U.S. (and preferably internationally published). The book is "Burn Bright" by Marianne de Pierres, the first in her "Night Creatures" trilogy. And while I hadn't read Alexandra's previous blog post since I'm a recent follower of hers, I still decided to look into the campaign and the book itself.
Here is the synopsis from Good Reads:
"Into a world of wild secrets and deadly pleasures comes a girl whose innocence may be her greatest strength.
In Ixion music and party are our only beliefs. Darkness is our comfort. We have few rules but they are absolute . . .
Retra doesn’t want to go to Ixion, the island of ever-night, ever-youth and never-sleep. Retra is a Seal – sealed minds, sealed community. She doesn’t crave parties and pleasure, experience and freedom.
But her brother Joel left for Ixion two years ago, and Retra is determined to find him. Braving the intense pain of her obedience strip to escape the only home she’s ever known, Retra stows away on the barge that will take her to her brother.
When she can’t find Joel, Retra finds herself drawn deeper into the intoxicating world of Ixion. Come to me, whispers a voice in her head. Who are the Ripers, the mysterious guardians of Ixion? What are the Night Creatures Retra can see in the shadows? And what happens to those who grow too old for Ixion?
Retra will find that Ixion has its pleasures, but its secrets are deadly. Will friendship, and the creation of an eternal bond with a Riper, be enough to save her from the darkness?
Listen well, baby bats. Burn bright, but do not stray from the paths. Remember, when you live in a place of darkness you also live with creatures of the dark."
O.O I want to read this book (and its two sequels)! *squee* It sounds so dark and mysterious...
But the problem is that "Burn Bright" is right now only being published in Australia and New Zealand. Marianne is in the works with her publishers to get it out to more countries, but things are low goings. So the people of the internet have taken it upon themselves to spread the word and let their voices be hear.
Lyndsey of Strangemore posted an interview with Marianne and is at the forefront of the campaign to get "Burn Bright" published in other countries. Go check out her site to sign the petition, tweet the publishing companies, and spread the word!
And if you would like a chance to win a copy of "Burn Bright" so you can read it for yourself, check out Esther's Ever After. Or if you would like to win a signed copy of the book, its sequel, and a CD with music inspired by the books, check out the prize package giveaway at Book Probe. (Both of these giveaways are international. Yay!)
Now another reason I got excited about this series is that through my research I realized that I have Marianne de Pierres' "Parrish Plessis" series on my bookshelf. I was hooked by that series, and her "Night Creatures" trilogy sounds just as intriguing!