Tuesday, December 02, 2008

THE PRICE - out in paperback today!

Yes, THE PRICE is out in paperback, and available in fine bookstores everywhere today, December 2.

I was also thrilled to learn today that the book has been nominated for a Black Quill award for Best Dark Genre Novel. Not a bad start to opening day!

I'll be doing signings and drop-ins this week in Virginia and North Carolina, and next week and the week after all over Southern California.

More tour information is here, and being added to daily.

Here's the trailer, from Shelia English and Mark Miller at Circle of Seven Productions, which does a really cool thing by three-dimensionalizing the book cover. (The trailer has also been nominated for a Black Quill for Best Dark Genre Trailer.)

And here's the scoop about the book, and you can read the first three chapters on my website, too.


What would you give to save your child? Your wife? Your soul?

Idealistic Boston District Attorney Will Sullivan has it all: a beautiful and beloved wife, Joanna; an adorable five-year old daughter, Sydney; and a real shot at winning the Massachusetts governor's race. But on the eve of Will's candidacy, Sydney is diagnosed with a malignant, inoperable tumor.

Now Will and Joanna are living in the eerie twilight world of Briarwood Hospital, waiting for Sydney to die, and both going slowly mad with grief.

Then a mysterious, charismatic hospital counselor named Salk takes special interest in Will and Joanna's plight… and when Sydney miraculously starts to improve, Will suspects that Joanna has made a terrible bargain to save the life of their dying child.


"Some of the most original and freshly unnerving work in the genre."
- The New York Times Book Review

"A medical thriller of the highest order... a stunning, riveting journey into terror and suspense."
- Bestselling author Michael Palmer

"This heartbreakingly eerie page-turner paints a vivid picture of the struggle between reality and the unknown."
- Library Journal

"A psychological roller coaster that keeps the reader on edge with bone-chilling thrills throughout."
- Bestselling author Heather Graham

"Beyond stunning, it is harrowing in the real sense of true art."
- Bestselling author Ken Bruen

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Gayle Carline said...

Congrats, Alex! Can't wait to read it!

Alexandra Sokoloff said...

Thanks, Gayle! This is being an interesting day. Lots of offers - lots of paperwork. The glamorous life of an author... sort of.

The cats are unimpressed and needy.

Bobby Mangahas said...

Congratulations for the nominations Alex.

Don't worry. It takes a lot to impress a cat. They have such high standards (well, most do).

BT said...

Congratulations! You are in some excellent company with the nominations. All the categories look to be very strongly contested, which goes to show that dark fiction isn't dying like some would have us believe - thankfully.

Good luck.

Alexandra Sokoloff said...

Thanks, RJ. I'm used to this feiline indifference. It's a game.

BT, you're not kidding about the excellent company.

I'm beyond excited to be under Neil Gaiman and Stephen King.

(Wait... that came out wrong, didn't it?)

FIONA said...

Congratulations, Alex.

I think we have cats to keep us humble.

And the new edition is one more Christmas present off the list--this is going in my sister's stocking.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Alex! I already placed my order and can't wait to read it.

Alexandra Sokoloff said...

Love you guys - thanks, Fiona and Kristine!

Fiona, one of my self-descriptions is "slave to cats". I don't know how something that small can have such power...

Ace Antonio Hall said...

After reading The Harrowing, I look forward to reading The Price. You are a wonderful storyteller with promise to be a significant contributor to the Fiction genre.

Nominations come and go but classics last for eternity...Congratulations on the nominations for they are bearers of instant gratification. We will have to wait a while on the latter. Kick butt girl! lol.