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“I’ve signed a new four-book contract with Harper Collins/Avon. The contract includes the next two Feral Warriors books and the first two in a brand new Urban Fantasy Romance series tentatively titled Vampire City. And, yes, this one’s about vampires.”
She said there’ll be romance, but don’t go expecting the hero/ine to have a HEA in the first book. This is an urban fantasy romance, not a PNR. She’s going to have the couple take their time reaching their HEA. I’m definitely fine with that! You gotta love the slow build up between characters ~ a nice bit of sexual tension may not make for happy H/h, but it definitely makes for a happy UF reader. 🙂
She had me cracking up reading her post. She said that her hero is being difficult.
The vampire hero refuses to tell me his name. I’m three-quarters of the way through the book and I still don’t know what it is. I keep giving him names–fifteen so far. And he keeps shaking his head with a small, dangerous smile, and I know I haven’t hit upon the right one, yet. I’m beginning to think I’m going to call him He-Who-Has-No-Name. Or Fred.
His silence has caused her to ask fans for suggestions. In addition, to honor his stubbornness, she’s ‘giving away 5 signed copies of RAPTURE UNTAMED (the story of a pain-in-the-ass Feral Warrior) to the five people who give me names I put before the Fanged One. The names can be normal, unusual, weird, anything at all.’
Looking forward to the first book in her new vampire series, Vampire City!
On 7 June, Jeaniene Frost announced Vlad’s series now has a name:
I can’t wait! He’s one of my favorite characters in her Night Huntress series. He definitely deserves his own series. Per her post, it’s expected release date is Spring 2012. So, less than a year. Yay!
Vlad and Leila’s book still doesn’t have a title. I’m kicking around a few possibles with my editor, but we haven’t hit an “aha!” moment yet. We did, however, agree on a series title for V & L’s books, so I can share the news on that.
Vlad and Leila’s books will be part of the new Night Prince series.
Okay, why “Night Prince”? For one, the word “Night” will – hopefully – let readers know at a glance that these stories are set in the same world as my Night Huntress series and Night Huntress World novels. Second, contrary to the most popular fictional rendering of Vlad the Impaler, he was not a Count. He was essentially a Prince of Wallachia during his reign (Wallachia now being part of modern-day Romania). So there you have the Prince part of the series title.
Tentative release date for the first book in the Night Prince series is spring 2012. It may be pushed back to summer if (a) I don’t write it fast enough, or (b) what I write needs a lot of revisions. So cross your fingers for me that I will write well, and quickly, lol. I haven’t seen the cover yet for the first book, but as Tom Egner has done such a fabulous job with all my other covers, I’m sure he’s cooking up something very cool.
Before anyone asks, no, this doesn’t mean Cat and Bones stories will be put on a long hold while I kickstart Vlad and Leila’s new series. First, still to come in 2011 for our mayhem-loving vampire couple is One Grave at a Time (August 30th) along with a special holiday novella that’s almost half the size of a regular book in The Bite Before Christmas anthology (October 25th). Vlad and Leila’s book will come, as stated, in early 2012, but then after that, we’ll be onto Cat and Bones #7 (still untitled, but expect the word “grave” in there somewhere).