Thursday, January 13, 2011

SHADOWFEVER first 2 chapters up at my website--*SPOILERS*

***SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS!!!***

Late last night I received word that a major retailer had failed to honor the embargo and posted the first two chapters of Shadowfever online. (Some people are saying it's three. It's not. They only posted the first two.)

The first two chapters contain a MAJOR SPOILER and a lot of information.

I feel it is my duty to alert you to this because the spoiler may be appearing in a single sentence online at any moment--if it hasn't already--and you may get blindsided with it at Facebook or other online gathering places. I control the climate only at my own forums.

This isn’t how I wanted things to go. I had something special planned for you pre-release but the unauthorized posting blew it for us.

Since it has been leaked, I'm giving you the choice.

I've posted the PDF of the first two chapters at my website for those of you who want spoilers. IT WILL TELL YOU WHO THE BEAST WAS.

To say I'm disheartened by the leak is an understatement. But as I said earlier--I have the best fans in the world and I know you'll protect each other.

CLICK HERE IF YOU WANT TO READ THE FIRST TWO CHAPTERS WITH MAJOR *SPOILERS*

I also posted a link at the bottom of the Shadowfever excerpt page.

xoxooooo
Karen

PS: The retailer that posted it didn't do it on purpose. As frustrated as it makes me, you should know it was an oversight.

Added Friday:

PSS: Guys, I'm not hiding a third chapter from you. When I saw it--for whatever reason--there were only two chapters up. Some people have written to tell me there were five at one point. Shelfari's feed may have re-loaded a different version by the time I saw it. I only have a two chapter PDF so I can't give you more right now. Hang in there! It's almost here (and I hear for a lot of you, it is :) Thanks for being so fabulous about protecting each other!

41 comments:

Libby Ann S. said...

OMG that's not very nice of them. I'll wait until I get my copy. I can't read 2 chapters and then wait for the rest, that would just be unnecessary torture.

Kim said...

Karen this must be so frustrating for you! im going to be avoiding all spoilers until next week when i am seriously considering calling out sick the day it comes out! On the positive side, it must be a great compliment that people are this excited about your work!

Lesaleer said...

I am so sorry that someone did that to you. You work so hard and to have someone spoil the surprise is extremely upsetting.
Thank you for all you do.

Tiffaney said...

This makes me sad because it was such a dishonest thing to do. And so unnecessary BECAUSE IT COMES OUT IN LESS THAN A WEEK!!! Not that it's easy to wait, but where's the honor in leaking it when they promised that they wouldn't? I wish I knew who it was so that I can buy my copy some place else.

Debbie_D said...

NOT GOING TO READ IT, NOT GOING TO READ IT, NOT GOING TO READ IT, NOT GOING TO READ IT, NOT GOING TO READ IT...

If I say it enough, maybe I won't LOL
So tempted though

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I am so sorry, Karen. Shanley Belle has filched my copy and won't give it to me until she's finished it ;P
I think I'll wait and read it with the other Maniacs in New Orleans on Monday. I will be with y'all in spirit!

xoxoxo,
Ricki Jill

PS Just so you know....if anything happens to His Hotness....it will set-back my recovery!!!
(j/k....but I am worried about that guy, and Shanley isn't talking, LOL)

caisee said...

Awww, that's too bad! I am not reading it!!

tori aka ggs_closet said...

Why would they do that? I'm not reading. I want it all to be fresh Tuesday.

seaellare said...

Karen, I'm so sorry it was leaked. I plan to read the book in its' entirety. Even though it's going to *kill* me knowing that the first 2 chapters are out there for us... Thank you for all you've done to make it special for us :)

Missionaries in La Ceiba, Honduras said...

To me it's like the retailer that's open on Thanksgiving - disappointing! Just to make more money, they take away from something very special. For those who read the last chapter of books - go for it - read the 2 chapters, for those who are book "purists", wait until the official release! Sorry that there are those who are more absorbed in themselves (the retailers) than being honest to those who give them the business in the first place - the authors and readers. 'nuff said!

Sarah said...

In fairness to you, Karen, I will not be reading the spoilers - much as it might torture me to do so! ;-)

Yaquelin said...

I am so sorry Karen. In that case u should have released it to critics so that it would help your sales :(

Beth C said...

I'm SO very sorry this happened, but from what i can tell, you have a TON of loyal followers (including me;o) who will not be partaking in this.
I will happily wait for my copy to get here on Tuesday:o)
Best wishes!

Adventure Spot said...

That is so unfair to you especially since you didn't release the book to critics early so they could give you reviews and more business. I would take a note of who the retailer is and just not give them advanced copies of anymore. I am so sorry this happened to you especially since the book comes out in less than a week! I shall wait until I get the book in my hands to read the whole thing in its entirety. I think I would go crazy being able to read the first two chapters just days away from the release. But thank you for giving us the option to read it on your page :)

Leana said...

Karen!!! That's so unfair!!! I can't believe someone would do that to you just days before the release!!! You should sue, and not release to them ever again!!
Who would do that?!?! Who would be so rude, selfish and unkind as to do that to you??????????
Some people are so ridiculous for what they'd do for a buck! :-(
I'm so sorry Karen!!!!
(Now that I'm done ranting :-D)... I'm really glad that you posted the option for people to read it, just so that they get it from you and not some creep who posted it :-(
Thanks for all you do for us Karen!!!!

sweetp said...

I have been looking on Ibooks for any of Karen's books and can't find her. I do want this book on my iPad.

KarLynP said...

No Spoilers:: I couldn't help it, I read the first few chapters. Now I'm laughing at myself because once again I must live through another famous KMM cliffhanger! LOL! I appreciate the chapters, but I want the book!

Amanda said...

Thank you for the warning. Thankfully not many of my friends are into reading, so I don't have to worry overly about it being spoiled through status updates(unlike Harry Potter, what a fiasco that was). I'll just have to avoid looking up websites and forums on it to see other maniac's theories about the book. Can't wait till tuesday :)

I'm now really curious about what you had planned though that was ruined by this...

Krista said...

I'm sorry that I didn't realize the chapters were not fairly posted when I read them yesterday on Shelfari. Had I known they weren't cleared through you I would not have read them.

As a separate note, I am really pretty sure it was 3 chapters. I checked the PDF and I read past that last night. I don't want to say much else for obvious reasons, but just an FYI.

Dawn Chartier said...

Sadly, you can't control what others do. So go ahead and enjoy the fact that you have so many followers that love your stories so much and are dying to read your book but will hold off just for you...you have awesome fans! Including me..(grin)

Have the best Launch ever! See you in NOLA.

Dawn Chartier
www.dawnchartier.com

Rae said...

I'm sorry it ruined the fun for pre-release!! I did read it, I can't resist the spoilers, and now I'm just 5000x more excited about the release and the party this weekend!

No matter what, it won't ruin anything for me--it just makes Monday afternoon that much harder to wait for!!! :-)

nstubb said...

Funny that months ago I would have jumped on reading a spoiler, but now even though you've posted for your viewers to read I refuse to until I receive my book. Sorry this happened & Have a Wonderful time in New Orleans!

barbi-b said...

I had to say I broke down and read it because I didn't want to get the nutshell without the meat if I did run across a spoiler. It's fabulous and for me, what I expected, but now I'm dying for the rest...not long now, not long now...It will be the first time I'm rushing the weekend away. lol

Phil said...

Karen---How in the name of sanity do you keep from taking a baseball bat to the nearest inanimate or animate objects around you? (Duck, Neil!)I am saddened at the pandemic of misinformation and misjudgement resulting in these leaks---and as you know from our chats, I use much stronger and shorter words to describe how I feel about them. Stay strong, Beautiful. You too, Neil. If that's all they published, the ladies have NO IDEA what surprises are to come.
Ladies and gents--BUY the book,THEN read, THEN discuss...XXX

Denise S. said...

I was online just a few minutes after Karen posted the spoiler info.There WERE 3 chapters posted - I noticed other people have posted this information too..I was beginning to doubt that I read the 3rd chapter but realized it would be simple to write what the 3rd chapter was about to prove that it was there, but I would NEVER do that because I am saddened that the first chapters leaked and that I could not resist reading them...but it only makes me want to rush the next few days even faster!

Anonymous said...

All I can say is WOW...

Those leaked chapters have only fueled the flames Karen. I want my copy now more than ever. This is going to be one hell of a book!

Anonymous said...

Karen, i am sorry that this happened to you and that even though it was an oversight on those peoples side, it isn't fair to you. i am so sorry. i am excited to read the book, but have enough respect for you to wait until it is released. hugs!
irelandcastillo/Krissy

Anonymous said...

so wait, u had something planned that involved giving us the first the chapters? and the leak blew it?
are you saying we were gonna get the first two chapters anyways?

crystalsc said...

:( I'm so sorry for you and your team. How disheartening. You are far more gracious about it than I would be. Here, let me be angry for you: "That S.O.B.!! GrrrrArgh!"

Vicky said...

It was 3 chapters. Because I read more than what Karen put up to read. A bunch more! I almost thought it was going to be the whole book, but then it stopped after chapter 3.

Julienne said...

I'm waiting!
My memory is so bad that when it arrives I am going to start from the beginning of the first book again and read right through.
If anyone disturbs me I may well have to take serious action!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I admit I read the chapters. Only after Karen posted them however. I never go looking for spoilers. If the authors offer them I will usually read them. I just hate waiting if I know something is right there. I'm sorry that you were basically forced to put the chapters up. That is not fair since it wasn't your original intention.

I will not give anything away about what I read expect that as I was reading I knew that in the end (of the book) I would be happy. I know that the end will be satisfying. Thank You!

Anonymous said...

PLEASE,still do the something special if it's possible =) There are several people haven't read the spoilers!

I agree w/ other posters, I have to refrain, b/c I can't read 2 chapters and suffer needlessly until tuesday.

Karen, you are awesome, and I have taken a couple days off work, got a babysitter for my kids, turning my phones off and losing myself in Fever!! Can't wait!!!

Sharon S. said...

I couldn't help it! I just read the first chapter . I mean (censored because contains spoilers) and that is all I am going to say about that! . Actually getting butterflies thinking about getting my hands on this story. So much fun!

Anonymous said...

Wow! You'd think that given the tons of apologies and sympathy expressed on here, this was a website dedicated to the poor, suffering family of Congresswoman Gifford, who was gunned down by a lunatic earlier in the week. Seriously, in the grand scheme of things with all the suffering going on in the world, is this really such a big deal?! It's a book--admittedly a very good book & series--but a book, nonetheless. Who needs all this melodrama?

Michelle said...

Karen, My friend and I broke down and read it. Just what you posted. I'm even mor excitd; especially after what Phil posted above.

As for the anonymous post about the horrible tragedy that happened earlier this week, of cours it's very sad. But the reason why we're upset is because this leak adds a rift to our community -the Moning Maniac community. We read these books to escape these types of realities that hit all of us every single day around the globe.

Thanks, Karen, for keeping us updated. I hope you have fun in NOLA. Wish I was there. Will be at the next Fevercon, though, for sure! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, my. I can't read. Even if I am suffering from Barrons withdrawal I MUST NOT READ. NOPE. NOT READING.

Oh, and to the Anonymous that posted above, I live in Arizona, and everyday we take a moment of silence for Congresswoman Giffords. However, I still found time to worry about how Karen feels about someone releasing chapters without her permission. Compassion and empathy are supposed to be shown for everything- whether it be little things or big ones.

Nicole said...

I've waited this long. I think I can hold off a few more days so I can enjoy the entire book from start to finish.

Besides, we all know the Beast was Barrons anyway, COME ON. XD

Miles To Go said...

You are amazing. Reading this series together has brought the women in my family closer than ever before. We are all going to hold strong and not read the first two chapters until we are holding books or kindles in hand. Partly in massive support of the reading experience you have spoken about previously and partly because we all are afraid the first two chapters will make us cry.

Reading this final installment of the Fever novels will be a very emotional undertaking for each of us. Thank you so much for your wonderful imagination and for sharing your gift of story telling with the world even through your own health and personal challenges. Again, you are amazing.

Sarah

Leana said...

I did it!!!! I refrained from reading the chapters until I got my book!!! I'm so proud :-D
Karen, you are the most talented author around!!!
This book is amazing!!! I can't even believe how much I cried, whooped, and shouted with this book :-D
You're awesome!!!!
Thank you Karen!!!
(Now it's time for you to take a much needed vacation :-D )

AshHadAns said...

I'm on Chapter 10 right now and I don't know how it happened, but I have read this EXACT chapter on Fanfiction.net before. It was about a month or so ago and I just checked and the story is no longer up, but it is the exact. same. chapter. Word for word.
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