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!