The Orphan’s Song Cover Reveal

The Orphan's Song

I found this story when I was lost. It was the winter of 2015 and I was in Venice promoting another novel. It was the first book tour where I had my two young children with me, and I remember racing home from events to nurse my son, to kiss my daughter before she went to sleep, to relieve my husband of caring for two jetlagged toddlers under three. On this cold night my event ran late, and by the time I left the bookstore, the wind was brutal, the city flooded with aqua alta—high tide. I splashed toward what I hoped was my flat, turning down one narrow alley, then another, everything almost familiar.

At last, I saw three words chiseled on a building’s stone facade—Ospedale degli Incurabili. Hospital of the Incurables. I looked up at this hulking structure, for which the surrounding streets had been named. What was it?  Who were they? I circled the compound and eventually, three more deserted Dorsoduro alleys led me home. But long after my children were tucked into bed, I was still thinking about the Incurables.

Research revealed that the Ospedale degli Incurabili—which now houses a fine arts college—was originally a hospital and orphanage for foundling children, dating back to the fifteenth century. For hundreds of years the Incurables took in orphans and raised them to be musicians. The orphanage attracted the most famous baroque composers as teachers, and many of its musicians became famous, drawing audiences from around the world. The Incurables was the original music conservatory—and each one of its students had been abandoned as a child.

A novel had appeared at my door, begging to be let in.

The Orphan’s Song is set in an era of excess, when Venetians wore masks year-round, when it was uncivilized to be seen with your spouse, when music was the highest art of all. From this world emerged two characters—an orphan boy and girl, a violinist and a soprano—both seeking elusive families and homes. It’s a story of music and mystery, of bonds broken and remade.

To write it, I returned to Venice and spent ten days with Venetian historians, musicians, and caretakers of the former orphanages. I took violin lessons and became a constant patron of the LA Philharmonic. I read Casanova’s memoirs and Vivaldi’s musical theory. I fell more deeply in love with Venice than I imagined possible.

None of my novels has ever found me so already written. Blame it on the Serene Republic and on these characters, still falling in love.

I can’t wait for you to read The Orphan’s Song.

Preorder it here.

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Fallen Movie U.S. Release

I promised to shout it from the digital rooftops the moment I had more news, so here it is: the Fallen movie is coming to the United States! The film will be out in theaters on September 8th. You can also watch the movie on-demand TODAY or purchase the DVD or Blu-ray on October 10th.

The DVD edition will have some amazing bonus materials, including “The Making of Fallen,” featuring interviews with “Fallen” me, director Scott Hicks and stars Addison Timlin and Jeremy Irvine; “Missing Footage from Fallen,” which includes deleted and alternate scenes; “Lauren Kate: The Author’s Blessing,” in which I share my personal experience of seeing the novel come to life on screen; and, finally, “Meet The Fallen,” featuring the film’s cast on set as we learn about their on-screen chemistry and what it took to bring their characters to life.

Download the movie on iTunes here!

Download the film or pre-order the DVD on Amazon here!

I’m so excited to finally share the film version of Luce and Daniel’s love story with all my American fans.

xx Lauren

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Italy Events

I’m heading back to Italy next week and can’t wait to see you while I’m there.


Libreria Goldoni

Calle dei Fabbri 4742-4743

April 18, 2017 at 17:30


Tempo Di Libri

Fiera Milano – Rho

Strada Statale Sempione, 28, 20017 Rho MI, Italy

Sala Tahoma – PAD. 4, Lettera A

April 22, 2017 at 15:30

See you there!
Baci Baci


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Brazil Events

I’m allllll excited to visit Brazil again for the premiere of the Fallen film. Come see me and Addison!

Sessão de autógrafos em São Paulo

3 de Dezembro às 18:00-22:00
Livraria Saraiva-Patio Higienopolis
Av. Higienópolis, 01411 São Paulo, Brazil

Comic Con Experience (CCXP) 2016

4 de Dezembro às 12:30-13:30
São Paulo Expo, Auditório Ultra
Rod. dos Imigrantes, Vila Agua Funda, São Paulo, Brazil

Fallen Movie Premiere Event

5 de Dezembro às 20:00
Cinépolis JK Iguatemi
Av. Pres. Juscelino Kubitschek, 2041 – Vila Olimpia, São Paulo,  Brazil

Fallen Movie Premiere Event

5 de Dezembro às 21:00
Cinemark Eldorado
Av. Rebouças, 3970 – 410 – Pinheiros, São Paulo, Brazil

Sessão de autógrafos no Rio de Janeiro

6 de Dezembro às 18:00-22:00
Saraiva Mega Store Botafogo Praia Shoping
22251 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fallen Movie Premiere Event

7 de Dezembro às 20:00
UCI New York City Center
Av. das Américas, 5000 – 301 – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fallen Movie Premiere Event

7 de Dezembro às 22:00
Kinoplex Tijuca
Av. Maracanã, 987 – Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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I want to sincerely thank my Pinoy friends (and international friends online) for your love and support this week. You were here for me yesterday, when it was very hard to be far away from home. I deeply wish I were writing a different kind of message today.

Today is the day the Fallen movie comes out in the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia. I hope you will enjoy it. I suspect you will.

Today is the day I go home, hold my family, and get to work–like many Americans will and must–protecting what matters to us about our country and the many kinds of different people in it. We have our work cut out for us.

Love trumps hate.

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Fallen Movie Release Dates

Fallenatics around the world, the movie is coming to you! I will be posting finalized release dates and information here as soon as it is available so be sure to check back regularly to see if your country is next on the list…

Malaysia — November 10, 2016 from Sahamongkolfilm International

Philippines — November 10th, 2016 from Pioneer Films

Singapore — November 10, 2016 from Cathay Keris

Taiwan — December 2, 2016 from Long Shong Group

Brazil — December 8, 2016 from H2O Films

Botswana — December 9, 2016

Indonesia — December 9, 2016 from Cinema 21

South Africa — December 9, 2016 from Ster Kinekor

Hong Kong — December 29, 2016 from Golden Harvest Entertainment

Bulgaria — January 6, 2017

Italy — January 26, 2017 from M2 Pictures

Thailand — February 23, 2017

U.K. — March 10, 2017

Finland — March 24, 2017

Poland — April 12, 2017 on DVD

Greece — May 4, 2017 from Seven Films

Czech Republic — May 11, 2017 from Fenix Distribution

Germany — July 13, 2017

United States — September 8, 2017 in theaters (August 8, 2017 on-demand and October 10, 2017 DVD/Blu-ray)


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Vows Chords

I’ve gotten many emails from fans of Cam and Lilith’s band Revenge, asking for the chords to “Vows.”  I forward all your messages to Cam, and for months heard nothing back. Then last night, this appeared on the table by my bed:
C                                    G
    I give my arms to you, I give my eyes to you
              Am                      F
    I give my scars to you and all my lies to you
         C        G       C
    What will you give to me?
    I give my heat to you, I give the sky to you
                     Am                    F
    But if I give my speed to you I cannot fly to you
         C        G       C
    What will you give to me?
    I give a heart to you, I give a soul to you
             Am                        F
    I give a start to you–do you know what to do?
         C        G       Am  F
    What will you give to me?
         C        G       C
    What will you give to me?
He added these notes at the end:
Play it strong, low, and exhausted, near a river or a pond if possible.
c 2015 Amandavid (ASCAP).  All rights reserved.
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A Note about Yesterday’s Fallen Trailer

Incredible Fallenatics,

Thank you for your ecstatic reaction to the trailer that was released online yesterday. You finally got to see glimpses of what makes the Fallen movie so special. Your enthusiasm impressed everyone involved in the movie. (#fallenmovie was the number one worldwide trending topic on Twitter—bravo!)

In the midst of yesterday’s excitement, there was also confusion about whether the trailer was official, how to see the HD version, how to show your support, and when the movie is coming out around the world. We’re sorry about that. The trailer released yesterday was the International Trailer—and it was released earlier than we anticipated or planned. You will be seeing more of that trailer next month around the world. There is also a never-before-seen official US trailer that will be coming your way shortly. This time, we’ll be sure to let you know before it drops. Our release date will also be announced at last.

We are grateful for your ongoing and impressive support.

Passionately yours,

Lauren Kate


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Music from Unforgiven

Many of you have reached out asking where to find the music from Unforgiven. You know that Cam and Lilith’s love is real and powerful, but you may not know that the music they make with their band Revenge is also real. Thanks to some devoted Fallenatics, Revenge’s reach has been expanding. Cam and Lilith’s musical talents can now be seen on Facebook, Spotify, Youtube, and Flipagram. If you find yourself falling in love with them as much as I always am, you can buy their music on iTunes or Bandcamp.

Thanks for reading, listening, and loving!

xx Lauren


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The coolest, strangest thing about writing a series is that dialogue and details, written in a spirit of experimentation, become fixed once a book is printed. Sometimes I have to revisit my books to relearn rules I invented.

Five years ago, three books into the Fallen series, I set a scene on the Jordan River circa 1000 BCE, featuring my favorite character Cam. It was a break-up scene, full of vitriolic heat—a fragment of a romance, a lens through which to see the relationship of Luce and Daniel, whose love so consumed its context it left space for little else.

I didn’t know Lilith then. I didn’t understand why Cam loved her.

I certainly didn’t know that these four pages in Passion—pulled down from my office shelf to answer a reader’s question last summer—would inspire a new Fallen novel.

This is a rock and roll story, a second-chances story, the villain’s side of the story (the villain’s always the hero of another tale)—and above all, a testament to the powerful experiment of love.

Many of you have asked me: What happened to Cam? A part of me must have always known I would return to my most enigmatic character. I think you knew it, too. Unforgiven is available today (in the US/UK/Australia/NZ–and soon around the world). This story is for you.

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New music from Cam and Lilith

It was the reddest sunrise I’d ever seen.

I had just typed the last words of Cam and Lilith’s story and was gazing out my window at the sun’s crimson hands pressing through translucent palm leaves. I heard a soft rap on my front door—and then a girl’s mesmerizing voice.

I opened the door. The voice was nearby yet elsewhere, haunted, alone. It held a high note for a few exquisite moments before bending downward in pitch and vanishing.

I stepped outside, searching for the source of the music. On a bench at the edge of my porch lay something small and square: A CD case, tied with a red bow, with one word scrawled across the disc in black.


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Headphones on, I slipped the CD into my computer and pressed Play. A girl inhaled sharply, then began singing . . . a song from the book I had just written. A band rose up around her. Immediately, I knew their names and instruments. The disc had only four tracks. You can get them here, exclusively, for one day.  Tomorrow you can find them on itunes and spotify.

I didn’t write these songs. Lilith did. Well, Cam co-wrote one of them. I’ll let you figure out which one. How they came to be recorded and delivered to me, I’ll never know. I learned long ago not to question Fallen‘s magic, but to accept it with a wink and a whispered, “Thank you.”


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Flipagram Contest Winner!

After watching all the fantastics videos you created, I’m more excited than ever about the release of Unforgiven and the Revenge EP next week. I loved watching your artistic expressions of Cam and Lilith’s story.

The winner of a signed copy of Unforgiven is…Sara!

You can watch her fantastic flipagram here.

I would also like to give a special shout out to the amazing runners up: Mariana Izar, Carolini Batista, and Jayashina Parthiban.

Check out their videos and feel inspired to create more of your own using new music from Revenge’s EP, which will be available, along with Unforgiven, on November 10th.

Thanks to everyone who entered,

xx Lauren


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Unforgiven Giveaway on Flipagram

November is drawing close and I am eager to share Unforgiven and the rest of Cam and Lilith’s songs with you. I enjoyed seeing Revenge’s Flipagram video for their song “Exile” and I would love to see your versions as well. Let’s make it interesting. A contest.

For your chance to win a signed copy of Unforgiven, make your own Flipagram video with “Exile (Lilith’s Song)” and use #Unforgiven in your post. I’ll reflip my favorites and choose one winner to receive a special signed first edition of Unforgiven. You can make the video about anything you feel captures the essence of Cam, Lilith, and their rock-and-roll love–or even how excited you are for the book and the 4-song Revenge EP.

I’ll select the winner on November 6th, so be sure to check back here for the announcement.

Catch you on the Flip side,

xx Lauren

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Original Music from Cam and Lilith



Do you remember the first time you fell in love with a song?

Three thousand years ago, on the banks of the Jordan River, Cam stumbled upon a girl with long red hair playing a lyre and singing. She called her song “Exile,” though Cam would always think of it as “Lilith’s Song.”

The song—and its singer—changed Cam. They broke his heart. They inspired him to make his own music. They made him the bad boy rocker you fell for at Sword and Cross. Remember when Cam gives Luce the green guitar pick with his room number printed on it? It would never have happened without Lilith. Cam wouldn’t be Cam without Lilith and her song.

Unforgiven is Cam’s side of the story. And his side opens onto Lilith’s story. You’ll discover them both, trapped in the forsaken town Crossroads, when the book comes out. Until then, you can hear their love through their song.

“Exile (Lilith’s Song)” is available today.

On November 10, the 4-song EP by Cam and Lilith’s band–Revenge–becomes available. All 4 songs from the EP appear in the novel Unforgiven. The titles are:

“Exile (Lilith’s Song)”
“Somebody’s Other Blues”
“Famous for a Broken Heart”

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Upcoming Appearances

Hello angels,

I’m excited to announce two events this month:

July 11th, 2015 

San Diego Comic-Con


111 West Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92101

10:00 – 11:00 AM

PANEL: My Book is a Movie/TV show….Now what? + signing to follow

Location: Room 7AB

  •  Panelists: Lauren Kate (Fallen), Jeff Jensen (Before Tomorrowland), Arwen Elys Dayton (Seeker), Victoria Aveyard (Red Queen), and Daniel H. Wilson (Bro-Jitsu: The Martial Art Of Sibling Smackdown & Robopocalypse)
  •  Moderator: Ava Dellaira (Love Letters to the Dead).


July 22nd, 2015

The 45th Annual Giffoni Film Festival


Sala Truffaut

Giffoni Valle Piana, SA


7:00 pm (19:00)

PRESENTATION: Behind the Scenes of Fallen

  • A special presentation of behind the scenes footage and a talk with the author


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Cam Confirmed: It’s happening…

I never stopped thinking about him.

I loved Cameron Briel from the moment Luce discovered him at Sword and Cross. I never doubted that Luce should end up with Daniel—in part because that left Cam for me, and for the many readers who fell for him as well.

Over the past few years, you have asked me: What happened to Cam?

A part of me must have always known I would return to my most enigmatic character. I think you knew it, too. This story is for you.

Unforgiven begins the moment Cam disappears from Rapture. It takes us deep into his heart. It reacquaints him with a love he has long been trying to forget.

Unforgiven is a rock and roll story, a second-chances story, the villain’s side of the story (the villain’s always the hero of another tale)—and above all, a testament to the powerful experiment of love.

I’m nearly finished writing it and can’t wait to share it with you. Stay tuned for details on the cover and release date.

In honor of this exciting announcement, check out this limited time buy-one-get-one steal at my store. And don’t forget to sign up to be a superfan!



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Dear Readers,
Welcome to the new online hub for all things Lauren Kate. I’m glad you’re here, and I hope you’ll come back frequently for updates on my books and movies, details on contests and giveaways, snaps from my upcoming book tours, an invitation to sign up for my monthly newsletter, and a brand new online store for some very chic t-shirts, posters, and other fun goodies you’ll want to get your hands on.

Thanks for stopping by. Take off your coat and stay a while. Sign up to be a Superfan! Drop me a line in the comments section and let me know how you like the new site.

Yours passionately,


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