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September 11, 2013

Announcing the Beautiful Creatures Spin-Off Series: DANGEROUS CREATURES


So now you know why I’ve been missing in action online for the past few months. I’ve been busy working on this super secret project with Margie for months now — while writing the sequel to UNBREAKABLE. We’ve been keeping this under wraps for SO long, and now we can finally share!

Brendan Reichs, coauthor of the Virals series, summed it up best in his congratulatory tweet:

Brendan Reichs Tweet

Excerpt from the Official Press Release:

The Dangerous Creatures series will follow Link and Ridley, two fan-favorite characters from Beautiful Creatures. Readers will catch up with Ethan, Lena, and Link as they graduate from high school and get ready to leave the small Southern town of Gatlin, along with Link’s sometime girlfriend, Ridley. The series will launch on December 17, 2013, with Dangerous Dream, an e-novella that will tie Dangerous Creatures to the world of the original series. Dangerous Creatures, the first book in the new series, will be published simultaneously in hardcover, ebook, and audio formats on May 6, 2014.

“We are ecstatic with the massive success of Beautiful Creatures, which has sold nearly 3.5 million copies to date,” said Megan Tingley. “We’re eager to satisfy Kami and Margaret’s passionate fans with the swift release of a riveting e-novella just in time for the holidays, and a brand-new novel the following spring.”

Want to learn more about DANGEROUS CREATURES and what you can expect from the new series? Check out the exclusive interviews my partner in crime (and coauthor), Margaret Stohl, and I gave PW & MTV:

You can also join us for a live Twitter chat on Tuesday, September 17, at 4:00 p.m. PT/7:00 p.m. ET. Fans can ask questions about the new series using the hashtag #DangerousCreatures.

The e-novella, Dangerous Dream, which bridges the last book in the Beautiful Creatures novels and DANGEROUS CREATURES, will release on December 17, 2013.

DANGEROUS CREATURES, the first novel in the spin-off series, will hit stores and online retailers on May 6, 2014.

Keep up with all things Beautiful & Dangerous Creatures related on the BC Novels Facebook page, my website, & Margie’s website, and be sure to follow us on Twitter @kamigarcia & @mstohl.
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  1. Corty-corts said:

    So now that I finished dangerous creatures, when is the second one coming out? Ha. The suspense is killing me!

  2. KamiGarcia said:

    Yes, Margie and I are revising Book 2 now.

  3. KamiGarcia said:

    Glad you enjoyed it! Margie and I are revising Book 2 now.

  4. Ashley said:

    I absolutely loved the whole Beautiful Creatures series, as well as the spin off. I can’t wait for the second book of Dangerous Creatures to come out. Your books are what make me glad that I got to meet you two at the USC festival of books a few years back. :) Do either of you have an idea if there is going to be a sequel to the movie franchise? I would love to see how the books continue in film.

  5. KamiGarcia said:

    So glad you enjoyed them! We don’t decide, the studio does.

  6. Corty-corts said:

    I agree. I am waiting for a sequel to beautiful creatures!

  7. Dale R Butt Jr said:

    loved the book cant what to read the next one

  8. KamiGarcia said:

    Did you have a chance to read DANGEROUS CREATURES?

  9. Corty-corts said:

    I did. And now I’m patiently waiting for part 2!! :)

  10. KamiGarcia said:

    Yay! Hope you enjoy it.

  11. Missy said:

    Argh ! You’re killin’ me! I never saw that ending coming!
    Dying for the next book.

  12. Kathleen Jordan said:

    I just wanted to say that I recently finished the Beautiful Creatures Series, Dangerous Dream and Dangerous Creatures and am absolutely in love with them all. I am looking so forward to the second book in the Dangerous Creatures Series. They are all beautifully unique stories and I am excited to read more books by you and M.S. Do you think that there will be any more stories following Lena and Ethan and their lives together after college?

  13. Terri "Calliope" Combs said:

    If the Twilight Saga is awesome, and I think it is, Beautiful Creatures and everything that followed has been PHENOMENAL!

  14. Kami said:


  15. Dua Mazhar said:


  16. vik said:

    Is the caster chronicles sequel?

  17. Kami said:

    It’s a spin-off, so it takes place after the events of the Beautiful Creatures novels but focuses on different characters (Link and Ridley instead of Ethan and Lena).

  18. Thalisa said:

    I really love your stories! It’s so amazing! I do hope you will keep writing. The reason why I’ve fallen in love with beautiful creatures was because of the movie (hope they will make the next movie). After that I bought the whole collection and starting reading. The way that it’s different, unique and magical really blew me away. I’m from Malaysia by the way. Good Luck on your future books!

  19. Kami said:

    Thanks for reading!

  20. Brianna said:

    I have just this second finished Dangerous Creatures book 1, and have come across this while scouring the web to find book 2’s release. I need it now :) never have I been so hooked as I have with Beautiful Creatures&Dangerous Creatures! I love Link&Ridley. Any release date for the UK? Thank you for these stories x

  21. Kami said:

    Thanks for reading! So glad you’re loving Link and Ridley’s story. DANGEROUS DECEPTION hits shelves May 19 in the US, and the UK release date should be the same or around that time. x

  22. Sarah said:

    I just finished Beautiful Redemption and really wanted more. Do you think there will be more books following Ethan and Lena? I LOVED the series. Thank you for the Caster Chronicals.

  23. Kami said:

    Thanks for reading! The first novel in the spin-off series, DANGEROUS CREATURES, is out now. It focuses on Link and Ridley rather than Ethan and Lena, but other characters from the Beautiful Creatures novels do make appearances.

  24. CodyCritt said:

    I loved all the beautiful creatures books. That was one of the best series I’ve read. I also read dangerous dream and dangerous creatures. I adored them as well. Do you think there will be any more books about Lena and Ethan after/ during college?

  25. Kami said:

    Thank u! The next Dangerous Creatures book, Dangerous Deception, hits shelves in May.

  26. Larissa Brooker said:

    Absolutely fell in love with Lennox gates! Hoping to hear more about his character and I know a lot of people may disagree but I definitely think he and Ridley make a much better couple than her with link!

  27. Kami said:

    So glad! More to come in May with DANGEROUS DECEPTION :)

  28. Katelyn Dutka said:

    Wow. I love the beautiful creatures series and am on book two. I was thrilled to find out another series is coming! Please never stop writing these amazing books and thank you so much FOR writing them! XOXO

  29. Katelyn Dutka said:

    Also, I hope you come out with more books with Ethan and Lena:)

  30. Kami said:

    You rock! So glad you’re enjoying them x

  31. Katelyn Dutka said:

    I have a question, what are all the beautiful creatures? dangerous creatures/ any other books in the series in order? I would really love to know all of them so I can read all the stories in order. Please and Thankyou!!!!!!

  32. diane said:

    as a woman in my 40s I just want to tell you that I love these books. I was hooked when I saw the movie, but now I can’t wait for the next in the Dangerous series. Any chance you will (or have) write a book about Macon and Ethan’s mom and their love story? I honestly do not want this to end

  33. Kami said:

    So glad you’re enjoying them! DANGEROUS DECEPTION, the sequel to DANGEROUS CREATURES, hits shelves in May. That’s all we have announced so far x

  34. Kami said:

    The order is: Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Dream Dark (e-novella), Beautiful Chaos, Beautiful Redemption, Dangerous Dream (e-novella), Dangerous Creatures, Dangerous Deception (coming this May).

  35. Katelyn dutka said:

    THANKYOU!!!!!!!! I spend all of my free time reading these and am a bit obsessed

  36. Kami said:

    Yay!! You rock.

  37. stephanie said:

    wow just discovered beautiful creatures and beautiful darkness read both books inside of 1 week can’t wait 2 get the rest of the series and start the next OMG! really pulls you in and holds you really excited don’t stop writing you both have awesome writing chemistry can’t wait to see what happens next oh! my husband even enjoyed the books with me :) gr8 job ladies thnk u!

  38. Kami said:

    Thanks for reading! So glad you’re enjoying the Beautiful Creatures novels. x

  39. maymunah said:

    im slightly confused, ive just finished reading beautiful creatures but I don’t know the order of the next series. HELP. the series is sooooooooooo good

  40. Kami said:

    Dangerous Creatures is the first novel in the spin-off series, which will be followed by Dangerous Deception (out soon). The e-novella Dangerous Dream bridges Beautiful Redemption and Dangerous Creatures. Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories can be read at any point–the first one, The Mortal Heart, is about Macon and Lila.

  41. Penny said:

    I finished the last book with the big car crash….is there another book coming out? I can’t wait to read what happens next

  42. Kami said:

    Yes! The sequel, DANGEROUS DECEPTION, will be out in May. Thanks for reading!

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