I wish I could tell you all to have a relaxing weekend, but I'm afraid that won't be possible. Starting on Monday, we're going to begin revealing the titles and descriptions for each of the bonus stories included in the Vampire Academy anniversary edition (coming 11/29). I know some people have thought the bonus stuff is just like some five page scrap tacked on with a new cover, but that is not the case. This is a massive chunk of new material that's all meant to supplement book 1--so it's prequel stuff, expanded scenes, and one story that happens immediately after. I crunched the numbers. The bonus pieces total about 35,000 words. VA #1 is 79,000 words long. So, yeah. 114k words packed into this beauty. I hope you're able to stay chill over the next few days! ;)
If you missed the awesome news, here it is: the 6th and final book in the Bloodlines series will be called THE RUBY CIRCLE, coming Feb 2015!
Secret identities, glamorous dresses, love that breaks all the rules. The Glittering Court comes out 4/5! Preorder your copy today: theglitteringcourt.com/preorder
Could not be more thrilled for @DomSherwood1! He was one of my very faves in VA, and I know he's going to rock it out for @cassieclare! <3
Some people were curious about the background in yesterday's pic, so here's a full shot of the bookcase in my office that holds all my international editions and translations--well, most of them. We have some newer ones still boxed. We keep some for show, give some to friends, and donate others to community groups and schools for people who don't know or are still learning English. Looking at these reminds me how lucky I am to be part of a global group of book lovers.
It's Vampire Academy's birthday! This day, nine* years ago, the first book in the series hit shelves. Here's me on release day, seeing it for the first time in a bookstore. I was a younger, more innocent Richelle who had no idea what was about to be unleashed upon the world.
*Even though it's nine-years-old, the tenth anniversary edition is coming out this year in advance of year 10. Just roll with it.