Posted on January 15, 2010

My big news! I’ll be publishing another novel with HarperTeen in fall/winter 2011 — no title yet, but it’s about a servant girl named Tess in 1912, who wants to escape from the house where she works, and most particularly the lecherous young lord of the manor. But that’s not her biggest problem. While on a voyage to America, where she plans to escape and start a new life, she meets Alec, who’s ruggedly handsome, fabulously wealthy, intelligent and yet so clearly troubled that she’d rather not fall for him, but she does. That also is not her biggest problem. Alec, it turns out, is a werewolf … one cursed to change every night, unless and until he surrenders his independence and joins the Brotherhood, a pack of violently misogynistic werewolves who have been tracking him for months. You’d think that would be their biggest problem, wouldn’t you?

But no. Their biggest problem — though they don’t know it yet — is that they’re aboard the RMS Titanic.

I hope you guys are going to enjoy this one! I’m so excited about it, I can hardly tell you. I’ve been fascinated by the Titanic forever, and while I enjoy werewolf stories, I never saw something I’d want to do that other writers weren’t already tackling. But by making it a historical novel, and delving into the mysterious past of the Brotherhood, I feel like it’s going to be so much fun.

More good news: This novel will not delay Balthazar’s book by even one day. Instead of having to wait the whole time between AFTERLIFE and the Balthazar story (title soon to be announced), you’ll have this book in-between. (And no, I can’t get them to release the EVERNIGHT series any faster, so bear with us, okay, guys?)

So two books instead of one in 2011! And this is my ninth sale, so I’m pretty thrilled. Hope you are too!

49 Responses to “Next stop: WEREWOLVES”

  1. covenlovin

    *Happy Dance*
    I wondered as I was reading that if it was the Titanic. I mean, the year 1912 has been drilled in my mind since third grade, so I can’t see that year without associating it with the Titanic. Very excited. This book is going to be awesome! Any chance this will be another series? I like series!

  2. nerinedorman

    Oh, wow! This is so cool to see someone take a werewolf out of the standard urban fantasy setting and put them in a totally fascinating environment. This book sounds like it’s going to be a killer.

    BTW, have you read SP Somtow’s Moondance, which took werewolves into an American Western setting? If I remember correctly there was also a crossing over from the old world to the new.

    I’m really looking forward to your novel. Please keep us up to date.

  3. carrie_boo

    How exciting!

    This sounds like a book I’ll really love! I’m looking forward to it! I have the release date of your next book on my calendar already 🙂


  4. Anonymous


    This is such wonderful news! I love the Titanic, what a brilliant combination!
    I can’t wait to read this book!
    Question, Are you still planning on publishing the Spellcaster series? That one sounded just as amazing!

  5. joylee56

    Congratulations! The new book sounds great!

    And I wanted to let you know that I got a solicitation today from Amazon telling me that “Hourglass” is highly recommended for me and can now be pre-ordered!

  6. Anonymous

    Can’t wait

    I just started reading Evernight and I can already tell I’m gonna love ALL of your books your such a good author. That’s why I can’t for the next 2 books!

  7. Anonymous

    Oh wow, this book is going to be AMAZING. I am soo excited! I’m happy to know that there will be a book after Afterlife by you!


    -Kate at Read This Book!

  8. Anonymous


    Wow I read or books after a girl lent me hers. I instantly feel inlove with your books and have been dieing to read Hourglass. I just hope Lucus and Bianca can be together in the end it all works out some how. Oh and I love Balthazar so I can’t wait to read that book. I’m writing my own books becuase I want to be an Author and so far I have one book finished and I’m onto it’s sequal.
    I’m going to wait awhile before I EVEN think about publishling but I just had to let you know that your one of my hundreds if fave Authors. I have a lot that even enclude Charliane Harris.
    So Congrats to your Books.

  9. Anonymous


    Ok so let me get this straight.
    First book

    1) Evernight
    2) Stargazer
    3) hourglass
    4) Afterlife

    now theres a vampire book and balthazar book?

    wut are the names of the Balthazar book and the Vampire book?

    someone please answer me, thnx!

  10. Anonymous


    I love your books sooo much,i love Evernight, but i think Stargazer is soo mch bettwr, but in the end you cant really pic a fav because there both so good in diffrent ways!
    i really love Lucas Ross, But then again, i want Bianca and Balthazar together. I just want to see how they would be together if there was a chance. Balthzar seems like the perfect guy, and it would be amazeing seeing them together at least once. Just daiting, like Bianca and Lucas have been. It would be amazeing, its sorta like Twilight,i love Edward but i want to see Bella and Jacob together just to see how it would ork out if there was a chance, im sure if it was the other way around ( Bella was with Jacob in the begining) i would want to see her with Edward. So its like tht here, If Bianca was with Balthazar in the begining i would want her to be with Lucas a bit, but its opposite so i want to see her have a chnace with Balthazar.

    COngrats on your books, you inspire me to read sooo much, without you, i would have never picked up other books. Ohh yea, is this Book series going to become a movie.? It definatley should! it would kill the movie theaters (in a good way) Also so many books beome movies so this opne has to become one~!!! it would fufill almost every dream i have a bout this book!

    Thanks for keeping us all in tune


    —————> Angelina

  11. Anonymous


    EEEE!!!!! (does an extreme jump for joy!) Sounds awesome and original! Will be ordering it as soon as its available!

  12. Anonymous

    The new werewolf series coming out sounds completely epic! I am an aspiring author and am working on my first book. Go Claudia! Hourglass comes out in my birthday month! 😀 Yay!


  13. clover_heaven

    wow, I kind of like the new story already. really interesting idea, with the titanic and werewolfs. ~

    and YAY for Balthazar. of course ~