Announcing the VICIOUS prequel short story, WARM UP!!!

While I was over in Scotland, I had the chance to write a short story! My first official one. My editor and I wanted to give readers a glimpse into the world of VICIOUS without spoiling anything from the book, and WARM UP was born! The full pitch for WARM UP will go live closer to the story’s release on this August, but in the meantime, check out the gorgeous cover art. The amazing art director over at Tor, Irene Gallo, was able to get my cover illustrator, Victo Ngai, to do the art!!


VICIOUS is now up on Netgalley!

Well, let me be clear, 115 pages of VICIOUS are up on Netgalley! If you want to get a taste of the book, wet your feet, whet your appetite, whatever turn of phrase you like, hop on over and request!

Also it will make my heart happy. Like, really happy. And happy hearts are more likely to give away goodies.

Also also I KNOW it’s only 115 pages. I know. We went through this with THE ARCHIVED, but lovelies, we saw such a marked difference in sales, and Tor and I want to make sure people go buy the book so that I can, you know, have the chance to write more books. AND if you don’t want to read the preview because you’d rather read the whole thing in September, that’s totally fine, too. I just want to make sure that the people who WANT a sneak peek have that option!

If you’re on the fence at all–I know I have a lot of YA readers who aren’t sure what I sound like writing as V.E.–I highly encourage you to try the sample! It’s a really good indicator.

And to everyone, it would make me so happy if you hit REQUEST over on Netgalley, and/or spread the word about it being up there. The publishers, they watch these kinds of things.


DID YOU KNOW…if you pre-order VICIOUS, you get trading cards?

It’s true! If you pre-order VICIOUS and email proof to viciousveschwab at gmail dot com, a gorgeous complete set of trading cards–yes, including the author card–will arrive in the mail! This opportunity will run all the way up to release, but the online price of the book might go up, so keep that in mind!

Photo on 2013-05-24 at 08.44 #3

Last but not least, giveaway winners!

The winner of the VICIOUS arc is…

The winners of the VICIOUS trading cards are…
–Nicole de Leon
–Lauren Thoman
–Kayla Keefer


In summation.

There’s still one piece of really awesome VICIOUS news coming, but I’m not allowed to announce it yet, so for now I’ll just say THANK YOU.

Thank you for being awesome and thank you for all of your excitement so far and for continuing to build that noise in the coming months. We all know how important your voices are, and I’ve felt them there, cheering with me ❤

9 thoughts on “SO. MUCH. VICIOUS. NEWS.

  1. Yay! I can’t believe I saw my name as one of the winners for the trading cards. Is it the [vschwab at comcast dot net] email that I send my info to? Thank you so much and so stoked for Vicious! 😀

  2. bhwrn1 says:

    First off, eep on the short story. Can’t wait for that. Second, I went straight to NG today as soon as you posted about it. I hope I get to read it! Third, eep on the cards. I love my cards!

  3. Disquietus says:

    Yay! I’m so excited. And all this Vicious news is killing me. Can we please just skip to September?

  4. hollybindurham says:

    OHMIGOSH…are you serious?! AHHHH!!! Thank you so, so much!! I’m … stunned, frankly! And a little bit speechless!! I’ll send you my mailing info as soon as I finish this comment. GAH!!! ❤ ❤

    • hollybindurham says:

      PS – your cover artist is AMAZING!!! I love Tor for so many reasons, one of them being the huge amount of quality short fiction they have available on their website. I used to say I didn’t really care for short stories — until I started visiting their site regularly a few years ago. They are awesome, and their authors are awesome. YOU are awesome!! 🙂

  5. pitapocket says:

    I feel giddy! I can’t wait for the book, I got my trading cards in the mail woo hoo!(Thank you Victoria, you made my day wonderful) and I’m talking up the book to friends and family and now they want to read the book. It is true that if you email proof of your preorder, you will get a set of cards. I’m so excited!

  6. I’m definitely looking forward to reading this book! It certainly sounds like it’s going to be a doozy of an adventure, and I’m ALWAYS up for that. Congratulations on the short story too – the cover is fantastic 🙂

  7. Lift up the superior operate. I look forward to reading more from you inside the future.

  8. […] Also, if you do pre-order the novel/e-copy and send through proof to the author via email, she’ll send you trading cards of the characters and herself! Details can be found at her blog at this link. […]

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