Sunday, March 27, 2011

Awesome News for Lara Adrian Fans

I was reading Adrian's Newsletter and thought I'd share.
Hi again. It's me, Lara, back with the exciting news I promised at the top of this newsletter. :)
I've been saying for a while that I am having an absolute blast writing the Midnight Breed series, and that I hoped to continue with it beyond the initial 10-book story arc. Well . . . I am delighted to announce that my publisher has recently given me the green light for the next two books in the series! Woo-hoo!!!
And as if that weren't exciting enough news, Bantam Dell is also promoting me to hardcover beginning with Chase's book, Darker After Midnight! This is a huge vote of confidence from my publisher, and I have to admit, it's a little surreal (okay, terrifying!) for me to realize that my series is going to be sharing shelf space with other hardcover releases from superstar authors like Nora Roberts, JR Ward, Christine Feehan, etc. But my publisher believes the series is ready to reach a larger audience, and none of this would be possible without you--my amazing readers--who've embraced the Midnight Breed so enthusiastically since it debuted in 2007. So, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you. I remain humbled and grateful for all your incredible support and friendship. I'm absolutely blown away!
Now, for the practical details as I know them so far: Right now, I haven't been given a firm release date for Darker After Midnight. The switch to hardcover means Bantam Dell will need a bit more prep/packaging time on the finished manuscript, so it's doubtful the book will be ready for a Fall 2011 U.S. release as we were originally told (I've heard February 2012 mentioned, but again, nothing is firm at the moment). Ebook versions will release at the same time as the hardcover, and be available on all digital formats. I assume the U.S. audiobook will release in tandem as well. My publisher assures me that the mass market paperback edition will follow as soon as possible after the hardcover release, most likely around six months afterward.
That's all I know at this point; details are still being hammered out and as soon as we have more information, we'll update my website, Facebook, etc., with any further news.
I can't even tell you how happy I am that I get to continue playing in this story world. It's been my goal from the beginning to make each book different and hopefully better than the last. That's certainly my challenge going forward, and I hope you enjoy all the twists and surprises--and romance--yet to come!

I cannot wait for Hunter's book, Deeper Than Midnight. I pre-ordered it a couple of months ago.
Here's a little summary from Adrain's website for those that are not fimilar with the Midnight Breed series. If you have not read this series I highly recommend it.

The New York Times and
#1 internationally bestselling series!

Prepare for seduction as Lara Adrian unleashes a dark new breed of vampire . . .
Part human, part otherworldly, the Breed has lived among humankind for thousands of years, maintaining a tentative peace built on secrecy, power, and the dark justice carried out by the formidable warriors of the Order.
But now, a blood war within the race is set to ignite. Vampires are going Rogue in startling numbers, feeding without discretion, killing humans in the streets. It is up to the Order to stop the spreading threat of Rogue domination--and in so doing, each of the warriors will be forced to confront private demons, darkest secrets, deepest fears. Some will know triumph, some will know loss, but each warrior can count on one thing: Love, when it finds him, will often come at the worst possible moment, with the least likely woman . . . and it will bring each of these powerful males to his knees.

"Evocative, enticing, erotic . . . Enter Lara Adrian's vampire world
and be enchanted!"
--J.R. Ward, New York Times bestselling author

"A thrilling blend of dark passion and heart-pounding action.
Lara Adrian always delivers a keeper!"
--Gena Showalter, New York Times bestselling author

"Sexy, dark, and very otherworld, this exciting new vampire series
will appeal to fans of Sherrilyn Kenyon and J.R. Ward."
--Susan Grimshaw, Corporate Buyer, Waldenbooks / Borders


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