Hey. It’s like, the middle of May.

Let’s have a giveaway! 

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Enter on Twitter for your chance to win a dedicated and signed copy of BLOOD AND SAND and a themed enamel pin. 


Easy way to enter: 

  • Follow me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/icvwyk 
  • Retweet and like my giveaway post
  • Get an extra entry for tagging a fellow reader


And that's it! The giveaway is open internationally and will end on May 31st. The winner will be announced and contacted via Twitter. 

Good luck!

c.v. wyk




BLOOD AND SAND has gotten its second starred review from School Library Journal and was named a January 2018 Popular Pick!


...this debut is a unique addition to Ancient Roman historical fiction. This stunning series starter reads like a movie, with lengthy action scenes and strong imagery that allow readers to enjoy the narrative on a different level. VERDICT Recommended for all young adult collections.
— Kristin Unruh, School Library Journal

Read the full review here

Illumicrate February Box: RISE UP


I'm so excited to tell you all that BLOOD AND SAND will be the featured book in Illumicrate's first themed book box: RISE UP! 

Our featured book is a retelling of rebellion, featuring the amazing female warrior you’ve always wanted. The box will have items inspired by The Winner’s Series, Harry Potter, Hamilton and An Ember in the Ashes! Plus, it will also feature an exclusive ARC: the first in a new series from a bestselling UKYA author!
— https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc5pgnXlZph/

Boxes are limited so be sure to head over to Illumicrate and reserve yours now! 

Starred Review from Publisher's Weekly!


BLOOD AND SAND has gotten a starred review from Publisher's Weekly!


"In an action-packed debut novel, Wyk reimagines the legendary story of Spartacus. It’s a dark day when 17-year-old Thracian warrior princess Attia is sold into slavery to the House of Timeus, after the Romans slaughter her people and kill her family, including her father, the Thracian king..."


Read the full review here

I have a website!

And this is it! Doesn't that sound so cool and official? 

While I have a number of social media platforms, this will be the central hub for information on my writing, appearances, announcements, pets, coffee addiction...You get it. It's a work-in-progress is what I'm saying. 

So thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the page for BLOOD AND SAND. I mean, that's probably why you came here, right? 



c. v. wyk