Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: Eternal: More Love Stories with Bite

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event I am joining, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read selection is:
Eternal: More Love Stories With Bite
Edited By PC Cast
Releases November 2, 2010

Immortal: Love Stories With Bite, edited by P.C. Cast (author of the #1 New York Times phenomenon House of Night series), collected dark, romantic short stories from seven of the hottest vampire writers in YA.

Now Eternal: More Love Stories With Bite presents all-new YA stories featuring vampires, the romantic heroes and heroines that still hold the reading public enraptured. A mix of writers from the first anthology and new contributors makes for a fresh new collection with all of the dark romance of its predecessor, and a book that’s sure to thrill vampire romance fans old and new.

“Thief” by Jeri Smith-Ready
From Jeri’s Blog, “my story for Eternal will be loosely tied to the WVMP Radio series. The vampires will have the same rules (stuck in time in the era they were turned, no sunlight whatsoever, the need for human blood, and yes, obsessive-compulsive), but the setting and characters will be completely different. Sort of. The main character is Ciara Griffin's first cousin once removed, Mary Cassidy O'Riley ("Cassie" for short) a sixteen-year-old member of one of the South Carolina Irish Traveler groups. Ciara's Traveler relatives figure prominently in Book Four, Let it Bleed, which will be out next August. Cassie will also appear in that book, because I'm completely incapable of creating a character without needing to explore their lives in-depth. (This is another reason why I rarely do short stories--I fall in love way too easily.) But the story is by no means required for reading the series, and vice versa.”
“Drama Queen’s Last Dance” by Rachel Caine
It's an important story in the Morganville series told from Eve’s POV that fits between GHOST TOWN and BITE CLUB.
“Bloodshed” by Claudia Gray
Set in her Evernight Universe but should read the short story “Free” in Immortal first.
From Claudia’s blog, “Some of you read the anthology IMMORTAL, which came out a couple of years ago and told the origin story for Patrice from EVERNIGHT, Bianca’s first and most glamorous roommate. Although Patrice didn’t appear in the last two books, she’s one of my favorite characters; basically, I figured if I didn’t have really fabulous stuff for her to do, she would rather spend her time in Scandinavia with a hot guy named Thor. But Patrice is about to return, and she’s got plenty of awesome stuff to do now — and information Bianca and Lucas would really like to have — but I digress. Even before her return in AFTERLIFE, you can read more about Patrice (specifically, her dramatic history during World War II) in the sequel to IMMORTAL: the BenBella anthology ETERNAL. More vampires, more romance and more Patrice.”
“Say Yes” by Lili St. Crow
“The Other Side” by Heather Brewer
“Letters to Romeo” by Nancy Holder

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