Wednesday, 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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127 responses to “Announcing the Beautiful Creatures Spin-Off Series: DANGEROUS CREATURES”

  1. Corty-corts says:

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

  2. KamiGarcia says:

    Yes, Margie and I are revising Book 2 now.

  3. Ashley says:

    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.

  4. Dale R Butt Jr says:

    loved the book cant what to read the next one

  5. Missy says:

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

  6. Kathleen Jordan says:

    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?

  7. Terri "Calliope" Combs says:

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

  8. Dua Mazhar says:


  9. vik says:

    Is the caster chronicles sequel?

    • Kami says:

      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).

  10. Thalisa says:

    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!

  11. Brianna says:

    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

    • Kami says:

      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

  12. Sarah says:

    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.

    • Kami says:

      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.

  13. CodyCritt says:

    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?

  14. Larissa Brooker says:

    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!

  15. Kami says:

    So glad! More to come in May with DANGEROUS DECEPTION 🙂

  16. Katelyn Dutka says:

    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

  17. Katelyn Dutka says:

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

  18. Katelyn Dutka says:

    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!!!!!!

    • Kami says:

      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).

  19. diane says:

    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

    • Kami says:

      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

  20. Katelyn dutka says:

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

  21. stephanie says:

    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!

  22. maymunah says:

    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

    • Kami says:

      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.

  23. Penny says:

    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

  24. Racheal Nichols says:

    I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the beautiful creatures series i love Ethan and Lena and i am aslo curious if there will be anything more about them, i really would like to continue reading on them.

  25. Joanna says:

    I love all of the Beautiful Creatures series and Dangerous Creatures! These books have gotten me through some of the hardest times in my life. I was able to escape for a few precious moments and delve into the world you created. You guys are exceptional writers.

  26. emily says:

    I just finished beautiful redemption! PLEASE let there be a sequel!!!!! is there? it shouldn’t be legal to end a book that way it practically sets up for an sequel!

    I cant even.

  27. emily says:

    oops I meant dangerous deception. will that one have a sequel. wrong title sorry 🙂

    seriously make a sequel

    • Kami says:

      No sequel news yet, but we’ll keep you posted! More of The Untold Stories will be out before too long though x

  28. Heather Richardson says:

    Just finished (devoured) the last Beautiful Creatures book today and I’m so excited there’s a spin-off! I wish they would have made movies of the rest and not just the first book! Would it be wise to read Dangerous Dreams before Dangerous Creatures? I think I remember you saying it was a bridge between the Beautiful Creatures series and this new one. Or is it more of a stand-alone bonus story? Just curious. Thank you for bringing us such a wonderful love story with great characters!

    • Kami says:

      So glad you’re enjoying the series so far! DANGEROUS DREAM does bridge the two series and sets up for DANGEROUS CREATURES, but it’s not absolutely necessary for you to understand DC. Hope you enjoy!

  29. Lua Johnson says:

    I love all of your Beautiful and Dangerous Books and the Unbreakable series too. Please tell me there will be a follow up to Dangerous Deception!!! X

    • Kami says:

      Thank u! So glad you enjoyed the books. No sequel news to report, but there are 3 more BEAUTIFUL CREATURES: THE UNTOLD STORIES on the way.

  30. Shana says:

    Loved all the Beautiful Creatures and dangerous books, have pre-ordered the untold stories and can’t wait to read those. I very much hope there will be a follow-up to Dangerous Deception, you just can’t help but to root for Ridley.

    • Kami says:

      You rock! No sequel news yet, but we do have three more BEAUTIFUL CREATURES: THE UNTOLD STORIES e-novellas coming this year.

  31. Celin says:

    Loved the dangerous creatures and dangerous deception Books so much! But please Tell me that there will be a third Book! 😮 this Cant be the end! I would be so happy if there will be another one!!!

    • Kami says:

      Thank u! No sequel news yet, but we do have three more BEAUTIFUL CREATURES: THE UNTOLD STORIES e-novellas coming this year.

  32. Celin says:

    Thanks for your answer 🙂 i won’t give up the Hope of a third Book in the dangerous Series to come out soon! There has to be a happy end for Link and Ridley. They deserve it after all these Troubles!

  33. Shadows says:

    Dangerous Deception was INTOXICATING.

    I had a bit of a spas reviewing Dangerous Deception on Goodreads if you’re interested in reading it. XD

    I’m really hoping for a third book though. I mean, c’mon, you left it at such an open cliff-hanger! I’m willing to wait for it though!

    • Kami says:

      Thank u! So glad you enjoyed. No DANGEROUS sequel news to share at this point, but we have 2 more Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories coming this year.

  34. Shadows says:

    Of course. I’m just patiently waiting (A.K.A. dying) for The Untold Stories. They’re not on iBooks yet and it’ll be quite some time before they enter libraries so… yeah!

    I won’t give up hope for a third book though! 🙂

  35. Jo Jo says:

    Hi I LOVE your Beautiful Creatures series and the spin offs. I was wondering, will ever put all the novellas into one book when your are done writing them? I was Also wondering if you could reply to this and tell me the right order to read the books and the novellas so then I won’t miss any thing!

    • Kami says:

      Thank u! The Untold Stories are e-exclusives at this time. The Mortal Heart and The Seer’s Spread take place before the events of Beautiful Creatures, but it’s probably best to read them after the Beautiful Creatures Novels in case of small spoilers.

  36. mary B says:

    I have finished reading dangerous deception and I am hoping that there well be a 3 book in the series. Waiting to see if they can save Ridley

  37. Star says:

    Please tell me there will be a 3rd book in the Dangerous Deception series!

  38. Loretta says:

    I LOVE YOUR BOOKS!!! They are amazing. I’m almost finished with your book Dangerous Deception. When is the next book coming?

    • Kami says:

      Thank u! If you haven’t had a chance to check out the e-exclusive Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories, the fourth one – ‘A Gatlin Wedding’ – is coming in January.

  39. Loretta says:

    Do you know where I can get your book Dangerous Dream I don’t have that one?

  40. Anne says:

    When is book 3 for the Dangerous Creatures book being released? The suspense is KILLING me!!!!

  41. Loretta says:

    I can’t wait until the third Dangerous Creatures book comes out!!! You and Margret Stohl are my favorite authors!!!!

  42. i says:

    just wanted to know is there a name for book 3 of dangerous creatures yet? also wanted to know with regards to the untold stories books would/could you bring the 4 short stories out in one book that we can buy??

    • Kami says:

      The Untold Stories are e-exclusives. No Dangerous Creatures updates to share at the moment… I have a couple of new standalone projects in the works. First up is THE LOVELY RECKLESS, out this fall.

  43. leeandrea says:

    Love the beautiful creature books and dangerous creatures books as well very hard to put them down please tell me there will be another book after dangerous deception

    • Kami says:

      So glad! No news to share right now – Margie & I could write in that world forever, but we have a few other things in the works right now. Next up for me is my new YA contemporary romance, THE LOVELY RECKLESS. x

  44. marlin says:

    Hi my name is marlin, I love your books, and I’m just wondering. I know the order from beautiful creatures through dangerous deception, but what order does a gatlin wedding, the seers spread, and a mortal heart go in. You ladies write amazing, and I aspire to write as well someday. I’m currently working on an auto biography called, Sinful Savior, and a fictional book called, “The Processing Center”. The Auto Biography is about my turbulent life, and my mothers death, as well as being abused by a community trusted minister. The fictional book is about a prison, and two guys that meet in the processing center and start a ruse on how to break out. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books. You guys keep it up… Your amazing writers!!! Thanks for everything

    • Kami says:

      The Untold Stories were released in the order of Mortal Heart, Seer’s Spread, Before the Claiming, A Gatlin Wedding. Keep writing x

  45. marlin says:

    Also if you guys were going to give me one suggestion for writing and getting published what would it be?

  46. Mikayla says:

    Hey Kami,

    When’s the 3rd legions book coming out can’t wait for it. Do we have a date yet??

  47. M.B. says:

    I enjoyed all stories. But Untold stories 3 & 4 (Claiming & Wedding) are not available on Kindle. I tried google books, but it’s not available in my country. So I haven’t read it yet. Can’t buy… Hope it will be available soon. And I also hope for at least Dangerous Creatures #3 🙂

  48. Cameron says:

    Hi Kami! Absolutely love your work! I fell in love with the Beautiful Creatures series and am hooked on the Dangerous Creatures series. I know that you say no updates on the 3rd book yet but are you at least planning to write another book? I just need some closure on Dangerous Creatures! Thank you so much!

  49. Rebecca says:

    I am desperate to read “a gatlin wedding” but live in Australia and everywhere tells me it is not available over here yet. When will it be available for download in Australia. Any info would be most appreciated.

  50. T. Taylor says:

    Dangerous creatures series book 3 release date any time soon? Need my next fix lol.

  51. Scrumptiouscookiemonster says:

    I loved the Beautiful Creatures series and Dangerous creatures book1 and 2.. when is book 3 coming out?? X

  52. Jenna says:

    Oh man…I know you’re not writing anything at the moment for book 3 in the dangerous series but PLEASE tell me you are at least planning to write a third book the suspense is KILLING ME. also, what is your new series the lovely reckless about??

    • Kami Garcia says:

      We haven’t announced any further Dangerous Creatures books at this point, but Margie & I could write in that world forever so it’s not off the table. So excited to share THE LOVELY RECKLESS – kissing and street racing and cute boys! More info here:

  53. Kolette says:

    The third book will be epic. My anticipation is going to be the death of me seeing as how I’m not the most patient person.. and clearly my bank accout suffers from my obsession of your stories! Please write quickly! Your fans, myself included, are on the edge of our seats awaiting the next arrival!

  54. Celin says:

    So I wrote an comment before one year ago about my concerns regarding a 3rd book for the Dangerous series. One year passed since I wrote this comment but I read the books again the last days and just wanted to say that this story still means so much to me and I Really really pray for a 3rd book and a chance for Ridley and Link to have a deserved happy End! I will wait for that book forever ! 🙂 Greetings from Germany and such a big thanks for your awesome books that always make me feel like I am transported to an other wonderful fantasy world! 🙂

  55. Roberta says:

    I just finished book 2 of the Dangerous Creatures series and my heart has sunk so low. I get that there are not always happy endings, but I’d be ok with one more book! The Beautiful Creatures series has been one of my favorite series of all time and this one actually has lived up to my high expectations of you guys! Either way, I wish you guys the best of luck on your projects, you’re both amazing writers 🙂

  56. michael portillo says:

    Hi i just wanted to ask, will there be a third installment to the Dangerous Creatures series. I absolutely loved Dangerous Dream,Dangerous Creatures and Dangerous Deception. But will we get to see Lennox and Ridleys adventure in L.A.

    • Kami Garcia says:

      No news to share at the moment – Margie & I are both working on new projects. But we never say never! x

  57. Mikayla says:

    do we have a date for dangerous creature book 3 yet? or an estimate as to when this will be ready at all just cant wait for the next book been waiting over a year now 🙂

    • Kami Garcia says:

      No DANGEROUS sequel news to share at the moment, but “A Gatlin Wedding” does continue the story a bit. We never say never, but both Margie & I are working on other projects at the moment.

  58. Melissa Robinson says:

    I’ve been looking all over the internet for what order to read the Beautiful Creatures books in. I read all 5 of the Beautiful Creatures series and don’t know if I should go right to the Dangerous Creatures books or read the Untold Stories first. What is the best order to read these last 7 books? Thank you!!! <3

    • Kami Garcia says:

      Hi there! If you haven’t read already, Dangerous Dream is an e-novella that bridges BEAUTIFUL REDEMPTION and DANGEROUS CREATURES. Then I would recommend reading the Dangerous Creatures books, followed by The Untold Stories. Though some of The Untold Stories take place before the Beautiful Creatures novels, there may be some spoilers in there for the other books. Otherwise those can be read in any order. Enjoy!

  59. Aaliyah Smith says:

    Are you going to do a third book? The second one left me thinking there should be more to the story, than Ridley running off with Nox, maybe like Link could get Ridley back/

    • Kami Garcia says:

      “A Gatlin Wedding” (Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories) does continue the storyline a bit. Margie & I don’t have any further books in the works at this time, but we never say never.

  60. Amy says:

    When will book 3 be released of Dangerous Creatures?

    • Kami Garcia says:

      We don’t have any further books announced at this point – but we never say never. “A Gatlin Wedding” (one of the e-exclusive Untold Stories) does continue the storyline a bit, though.

  61. Jami says:

    Read the Beautiful Creatures Series and just finished reading Dangerous Deception..haven’t read the Untold Stories..yet! Awesome series..Will be looking forward to reading more of your work! Thank you

  62. Mike G. says:

    Hey just wanted to post my appreciation for your work, I loved both the Beautiful and Dangerous series! Having read most of the previous entries I know it’s slim chances but I hope you guys are planning on new installments to one or both series!

    • Kami Garcia says:

      Thanks for the Beautiful and Dangerous Creatures love! We don’t have any sequel news to share at this time, but we never say never.

  63. Nina N. says:

    Hi I just finished reading the dangerous deception book and I read the beautiful creatures series. I love your books and I really would like another dangerous book #3, I’m not ready to let the bad girl go and I’d really appreciate it if you would write another one to wrap that up because you left us on a cliffhanger and I’m hanging on the edge trying not to loose my grip.
    Your pleading fan.

  64. Britt says:

    I had just recently watched the beautiful creature movie and it reminded me that I read the first book years ago and couldn’t wait to dive back into it, I loved to find that while the years passed the whole series was out. I fell into ethan and lenas world and plowed through the books so quickly. (given up many hours of sleep!) then I dove right into the dangerous novels, I NEED a third book! haha hoping itll come out sometime, maybe? any news on a sequel yet? but anyways loved every second of every book!

  65. kaitlin says:

    the first two (and a half?) dangerous creatures books were amazing! I can’t wait until the third comes out!

  66. Sara says:

    I absolutely love these books. I have been trying to get the spin off book in book form but all I could find was ebooks. I would much rather have a book in my hand reading instead of trying to read online. I am nineteen but I love to see my bookshelves full. These books are so fantastic, I just wish I could get them on paper.

    • Kami Garcia says:

      Hi Sara! The Dangerous Creatures books are available in paperback and hardcover – check for details. The Untold Stories (The Mortal Heart, The Seer’s Spread, Before the Claiming, & A Gatlin Wedding) are e-novella exclusives.

  67. darlene says:


    When will the next book come out for the Legion Series?

  68. Isabella says:

    I was sucked in right away and followed it all the way through. But I didn’t even realize that Dangerous Dream existed! Anyway, so many things in daily life remind me of Link and Rid: songs, seeing Hot rod in an article, or even a red lollipop! All of the characters have found a special place in my heart. Thank you so much for bringing these characters to life. Will there be a third Dangerous Book?

  69. Janee Flores says:

    Do you carrier Dangerous creatures and Dangerous dreams in paperback books?