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Reign Check release day!!!


I’ve randomly chosen the two winners of a signed copy of the hard cover of REIGN CHECK thanks to random.org, and they are… #1 (!!) ANGELA M. and #24 BELLA F. Congrats! Please contact me at michelle@michellerowen.com with your mailing address to claim your prize! Thanks everyone for entering!


Hear ye! Hear ye!

It’s the official release day for my second Demon Princess book, REIGN CHECK. I’m very fond of this one and I hope readers like Nikki’s further adventures as well!

It’s a party! BYOHAT (Bring Your Own Horns and Tiara!)

I’m giving away two signed hard cover copies of REIGN CHECK (it’s also available simultaneously in trade paperback size, but HC just looks so lovely on the shelf) to two randomly selected commenters who wants to join in my release day celebrations. *throws confetti*

I’ll pick my winners tomorrow at 9:00 pm EST.


Enter the world of Nikki Donovan, a demon princess hell-bent on living a normal teenage life!

Nikki Donovan has had a lot to deal with since learning she was half human, half demon. But things take a darker turn when Rhys, a gorgeous — but potentially dangerous — faery king enrolls at her high school to investigate Nikki’s potential for fulfilling an apocalyptic prophesy. Nikki knows she’d never turn violent, and she certainly couldn’t destroy the world…could she?

Of course, all Nikki really wants is to be reunited with Michael, a Shadow creature whose status as her personal servant is further complicated by their undeniable attraction to each other. Even though the rules of the Shadowlands strictly forbid their romance, Nikki is determined not to let Michael go. But when she is summoned to the Underworld to appear before a demon council, it will take all her courage — and perhaps a bit of demon-level strength — to get herself out again.


Here’s an excerpt!

Michael’s dark brows drew together. “What prophesy?”

“Apparently there’s some prophesy about me that was just uncovered.” A shiver went down my arms.

“Who would have told you something like that?”

I glanced over my shoulder and a distinct feeling of unease flowed through me when I saw the bearer of my prophesy news exit the cafeteria and scan his surroundings before spotting me.

“I really wish he’d just go away,” I grumbled and let go of Michael’s hand.


I nodded in the direction of the approaching faery king. “Him.”

“Nikki,” Rhys said dryly, his eyes flicking to Michael for a moment. “There you are. Trying to avoid me doesn’t change anything, you know.”

“Who are you?” Michael asked.

Rhys eyed him. “Who are you?”

“You didn’t answer my question.”

I cleared my throat. “Rhys is the king of the faery realm.”

It took a moment for this to register for Michael. “What are you doing in the human world?” he asked suspiciously.

Rhys pursed his lips. “I thought that was going to be our little secret, Nikki. Or maybe you want me to spread your little secret around as well?”

I didn’t like being threatened. “Michael lives in my father’s castle. He’s not a student here.” I looked at Michael. “Rhys came here to investigate me. Thinks I’m some sort of threat to his fellow iridescently winged friends. He’s the one who told me there’s a prophesy.”

Michael took this information in, his expression steadily darkening. “Did he threaten you, Princess?” he asked quietly.

The implied threat in biology was still crystal clear in my mind. “A little. But I—”

Before I could say another word, Michael grabbed Rhys by the front of his shirt and slammed him against a nearby locker.

“Leave the princess alone,” Michael growled, sounding as dangerous and protective as I’d ever heard him. “Or you’ll have to deal with me.”


Got a question about the Demon Princess books, about writing, about anything in general? Ask away and I’ll stop back in to answer. Otherwise, leave a comment to be entered to win a copy of REIGN CHECK!

Happy reading!
Michelle xoxo

63 comments to “Reign Check release day!!!”

  1. Angela M.
     · May 25th, 2010 at 4:19 pm · Link

    Happy release day! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Bella
     · May 25th, 2010 at 4:21 pm · Link

    OOOH this sounds incredibly interesting :)

  3. Amanda
     · May 25th, 2010 at 4:25 pm · Link

    Sounds great! :)
    So many good books are being released lately. Happy release day, and thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

  4. Angelica Wooden
     · May 25th, 2010 at 4:25 pm · Link

    AWESOME!!!! So exciting. I love your writing!! Cant wait to read this one!

  5. Dawn
     · May 25th, 2010 at 4:25 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day. I can’t wait to read this one and I love the cover.

  6. Jessica W
     · May 25th, 2010 at 4:26 pm · Link

    I don’t have any questions but *throws confetti* congrats on the release. Please count me in the contest. My palms are itching for this book. :)

  7. Emily
     · May 25th, 2010 at 4:32 pm · Link

    Happy release day!

  8. jan
     · May 25th, 2010 at 4:34 pm · Link

    hiya, hun! long time no email! :D
    well, the new baby sounds delish, and i can’t wait to read it. loved the first one; michael is very yummy and mysterious. but then so is Rhys. hmmm, hard to decide who to root for at this point.
    have a great day, and congrats!

  9. Bailey Kelsey
     · May 25th, 2010 at 4:35 pm · Link

    Michelle! I am so excited! I have been waiting far too long for this book and have to wait until I get back from NYC and move to get a copy. Murmph. BUT it’s out, it’s out, it’s out! *throws confetti, uncorks sparkling cider*

    It’s OUT! Another Michelle book for me to devour.

    (Consider this my entry into the contest, also.)

  10. Valerie
     · May 25th, 2010 at 4:39 pm · Link

    Congrats!! I loved the first book. Thanks for having a contest today. :) I’d love to win!

  11. Stella (Ex Libris)
     · May 25th, 2010 at 4:43 pm · Link

    Woohoo! Congrats on the release of Reign Check Michelle!!

    It sounds exciting, please enter me too! :-)

  12. elaing8
     · May 25th, 2010 at 4:52 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day!!!!
    Great excerpt.

  13. Shanna
     · May 25th, 2010 at 4:56 pm · Link

    Wahoo! *strapping on my party hat and blowing on my party noisemaker* Already stopped at my local drugstore to see about picking up a copy. Sadly, they didn’t have any :( A trip to Wal-mart this weekend may be in order.

    Two release days in one month?? It’s like Christmas in May!

    Congrats, Michelle!

  14. Eva A.
     · May 25th, 2010 at 5:04 pm · Link

    Yay. Great excerpt! Happy Release Day. Congrats! :)

  15. Michelle Rowen
     · May 25th, 2010 at 5:10 pm · Link

    @Shanna: “Two release days in one month?? It’s like Christmas in May!” — It’s demon month in the Rowenverse. ;)

  16. Paula A.
     · May 25th, 2010 at 5:14 pm · Link

    Awesome. So excited :) Congrats Michelle!! Count me in for the contest.

  17. Nat (Wicked Lil Pixie)
     · May 25th, 2010 at 5:17 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day Michelle, you couldn’t have gotten a nicer day for it!

  18. Ruth
     · May 25th, 2010 at 5:40 pm · Link

    Grads on your release date Michelle. It sounds like a great book. Can’t wait to read a copy. Keep up the good work.

  19. Teresa W.
     · May 25th, 2010 at 5:58 pm · Link

    Congrats on the release, count me in!

  20. Jen
     · May 25th, 2010 at 6:04 pm · Link

    Yay!!!! So happy the day is finally here. I have a question…with all the different series you are writing, does it get confusing sometimes trying to remember plot lines or characters?

  21. Michelle Rowen
     · May 25th, 2010 at 6:22 pm · Link

    @Jen: “with all the different series you are writing, does it get confusing sometimes trying to remember plot lines or characters?” — I write one book at a time and immerse myself in that world, so it’s not hard to remember world details. I do, however, have a hard time remembering character names now and sometimes pause to think ‘what’s her name again?’ before I type it. LOL

  22. Moonsanity (Brenda)
     · May 25th, 2010 at 7:04 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day! SO many cool books coming out this week. I love all your books, so I’m sure this one will be awesome too:)

  23. Sara M
     · May 25th, 2010 at 7:42 pm · Link

    Congrats on the release day! I enjoyed the first Demon Princess book, so I’m definitely looking forward to the new one!

  24. Bella F.
     · May 25th, 2010 at 8:25 pm · Link

    HappY ReLeAse DaY :D
    love the cover too!

  25. Elie N
     · May 25th, 2010 at 8:26 pm · Link

    Congrats Michelle! How exciting. I will watch for it when I hit the bookstore this weekend!

  26. Garnigal
     · May 25th, 2010 at 8:35 pm · Link

    Congrats on the new release!

  27. Beyondjenna
     · May 25th, 2010 at 9:26 pm · Link

    Happy release day!!

  28. ArkansasCyndi
     · May 25th, 2010 at 9:30 pm · Link

    Woo-Hoo on your release. I definitely want a chance to win an autographed copy! :)

    I’ll even promise to blog about it.

  29. Tabitha
     · May 25th, 2010 at 9:32 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day! :D I’d love to win an autographed copy! That would be amazing!

  30. Amber
     · May 25th, 2010 at 9:35 pm · Link

    YAY! Happy Release Day! I’ve been wanting to read this one so bad ever since I finished the first book back in November!!

    My question is do you ever make playlists for your novels?

  31. Cheryl
     · May 25th, 2010 at 9:39 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day! I’m crossing my fingers for an autographed copy!

  32. Laurie
     · May 25th, 2010 at 9:43 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day, Michelle! I checked out the local book store today to make sure that they had a few copies of Reign Check on the shelves. I have to wait until pay day to pick my copy up, unless of course the goddess smiles on me and I win a copy :) Either way, congratulations!

  33. Sarah Evans
     · May 25th, 2010 at 9:43 pm · Link

    Congratulations!!!!! I am very intrigued by your excerpt and can’t wait to read more!!! My students love seeing what new books I’ve read….and I’m a math teacher!

  34. LoraKissed
     · May 25th, 2010 at 9:49 pm · Link

    Happy Release day! Yay :) Can wait to read it!

  35. Aubrey (AKA Stacey)
     · May 25th, 2010 at 10:04 pm · Link

    I am so excited for the book to be out! I announced that it came out today on my blog! I would LOVE to win a signed hardcover copy! I am kindof a freak about having signed books, I love them.

  36. Bailey Ann, Loyal Minion
     · May 25th, 2010 at 10:15 pm · Link

    This is definently cool. truefully i didn’t know about u or youre book untill Heather Brewer posted her minions a link. This sounds like an amazing book and if Heather Brewer likes you then you MUST be good! I would love a book (I am waiting for the realse of 12 grde kills). I am def going to read youre books after reading the Exerpt!

  37. tamibates
     · May 25th, 2010 at 10:17 pm · Link

    my daughtre loves the pic on the cover, and i love you books

  38. Robin K
     · May 25th, 2010 at 10:18 pm · Link

    Would love to win. Very generous contest. Congratulations on your release!

  39. Dina
     · May 25th, 2010 at 10:19 pm · Link

    Hi Michelle, congrats on your release.
    I didn’t read the 1st book, but love how this one sounds and a hard copy is really special. :)

  40. Crissi
     · May 25th, 2010 at 10:22 pm · Link

    Thanks so much! Maybe one day I’ll run into you at Square 1… Then I could tell you in person. :)

  41. Jamie T.
     · May 25th, 2010 at 10:32 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day! I can’t wait to read Reign Check, I loved the first one!

  42. Fedora
     · May 25th, 2010 at 10:40 pm · Link

    Wow, happy release day, Michelle! Hope you’re celebrating, big time! :)

  43. Anna Mastro
     · May 25th, 2010 at 10:42 pm · Link

    GO TEAM MICHAEL! hehehe.

    Happy release day!

  44. Angela Gerrard
     · May 25th, 2010 at 10:46 pm · Link

    Yay! Congratulations on your new release, it must be such a relief to have it out in the world now. I can’t wait to read it!

  45. Cassandra C
     · May 25th, 2010 at 11:22 pm · Link

    Yay for the release if the giveaway is open to Canadians I would love to enter!

  46. Donna S
     · May 25th, 2010 at 11:59 pm · Link

    Congrats on the release. Looking forward to reading it soon.

  47. Jenny N
     · May 26th, 2010 at 12:52 am · Link

    Congrats! Can’t believe you have another b releasing so soon.

  48. Jackie
     · May 26th, 2010 at 1:34 am · Link

    I just finished The Demon In Me and I’m bummed that I have to wait to read the next one.
    I guess I’ll just take the edge off with Reign Check.
    and by the way I love the books you do about demons so 2 in one month is grounds for a little happy dance!

  49. Schuyler Esperanza
     · May 26th, 2010 at 1:45 am · Link

    So excited to read the second book! Am entering your contest. Thanks for the giveaway!

  50. Zakiya
     · May 26th, 2010 at 2:37 am · Link

    ok here goes *takes DEEP breath* omigod!Ilove,love,love your books! and my hands are clawing at eachother to get one of 2 copys of that book!!!!! I cannot wait till I get to read it (I hope sooner rather then later) this contest is for international contestants too, right?right??? love Zakiya

  51. jesse
     · May 26th, 2010 at 2:38 am · Link

    hi, just want to say thank you for the contest! can’t wait till reign check is out it sounds wonderful. hope I win! xox

  52. Tori
     · May 26th, 2010 at 4:36 am · Link

    Michelle- How many Demon Princess books are you contracted to write? Will we be seeing more Nikki?

    Did you finish your novella?

    How many books have you written to date, including ones that didn’t sell?

    Happy release day! Hope your book sells a million copies!

  53. Nina
     · May 26th, 2010 at 7:05 am · Link

    Congratulations! Oh my, I cannot wait to jump along that rollercoaster ride with Nikki! :)

    Don’t count me in on the contest, I’m international and I don’t know if the contest is that too. :)

  54. Michelle Rowen
     · May 26th, 2010 at 9:37 am · Link

    @Cassandra C: “Yay for the release if the giveaway is open to Canadians I would love to enter!” — since I live here, I would hope so!

    @Zakiya: “his contest is for international contestants too, right?right???” — Yes, the contest is open internationally. :)

    @Tori: “How many Demon Princess books are you contracted to write? Will we be seeing more Nikki? Did you finish your novella? How many books have you written to date, including ones that didn’t sell?” — Only the two so far. If they sell well there may be hope for more. / Yes, my novella is done! Hooray! / Let’s see… I’ve written 16 contracted books (11 are out), and another 5 or 6 that never went anywhere.

  55. CrystalGB
     · May 26th, 2010 at 10:15 am · Link

    Congratulations on the release of Reign Check. I love the cover. :)

  56. Spav
     · May 26th, 2010 at 10:43 am · Link

    Congrats on your release! I can’t wait to read it!

  57. Monica P.
     · May 26th, 2010 at 1:56 pm · Link

    Congratulations on the release of Reign Check. Cant wait to read the book and see what happens =].

  58. cories
     · May 26th, 2010 at 6:01 pm · Link

    Congrats on your new release! I’m really looking forward to this one as I loved “Reign or Shine”.

  59. Cassandra C
     · May 26th, 2010 at 6:20 pm · Link

    Doh! I gotta learn to read better lol

  60. Kristine
     · May 26th, 2010 at 7:58 pm · Link

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this!! =D

  61. Melia M.
     · May 28th, 2010 at 6:11 pm · Link

    Happy Release Day!! Can’t wait to read it!

  62. van P.
     · May 31st, 2010 at 4:42 pm · Link

    Happy release day!!

  63. Michelle H,
     · July 15th, 2010 at 4:43 pm · Link

    I’m so in love with your books! It’s so easy to lose myself in Nikki’s world. Please please please write another book! :)

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