Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Want MORE Twilight?! Of course you do. . .

The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
(an Eclipse novella)
by: Stephenie Meyer

There are two sides to every story...

"Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to its unforgettable conclusion."

Stephenie Meyer tells us about the latest "Twilight" book on her website:


I have a new book coming out. It's called The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner. Well, it's more of a novella than an actual book—my version of a short story.

Actually, this has been a surprise to me, too. The reason why it's a surprise was that I never intended to publish this story as a stand-alone book. I began this story a long time ago—before Twilight was even released. Back then I was just editing Eclipse, and in the thick of my vampire world. I was thinking a lot about the newborns, imagining their side of the story, and one thing led to another. I started writing from Bree's perspective about those final days, and what it was like to be a newborn.

This story was something that I worked on off and on for a while, just for fun, in between the times I was writing or editing other Twilight novels. Later, when the concept for The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide came up, I thought that might be a good place for Bree. Her story is a nice complement to Eclipse; it explains a lot of the things that Bella never knew. So I dusted it off and finished it up for placement in the Guide.

At the same time, it came in handy for the Eclipse film. Melissa (Rosenberg, the screenwriter) had a ton of questions about what exactly was going on in Seattle, how Victoria managed things, what Riley was like, etc. I let her read what I had then, and later gave the whole thing to the director, David Slade. David asked if Xavier, Bryce, and Jodelle (Riley, Victoria, and Bree) could read it as well, so all the parties involved would end up having a really strong foundation for their characters before the cameras started rolling. I was pleased that this side of the story would make it into the film and was looking forward to including it in the Guide.

Keeping it Confidential

(Keeping it confidential: Here is Jodelle next to the bucket of waterlogged ashes that were once the pages of her copy of the Bree manuscript.)

Then I got the news: my "short story" was nearly 200 pages long when typeset. It was too long to fit into the Guide—without ending up with a tome as heavy as the Oxford English Dictionary. My publisher approached me with the idea of releasing the Bree story on its own. One of the major benefits of this plan was that it would be out before the movie, so people would get to know Bree before they saw her in the film. That made sense to me, and we decided to go ahead with it.

There was one thing I asked for: since this story had always been an extra for me, and was meant to be released with the Guide, I wanted to be able to offer it to my fans for free. You all have bought a ton of my books, and I wanted to give you this story as a gift. My publisher was awesome and embraced this idea. We still wanted to also produce a physical book with a cool cover (see below) that you can add to your set if you like, but starting at noon on June 7th until July 5th, it will also be available online at

. . .I really hope you all enjoy this story. I had a blast writing it. I'm glad that after all this time cooling her heels in my files, Bree finally gets her chance to shine.

Thanks for all the support,


check out her whole announcement HERE

book description via

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Spring into a Summer of Reading. . .

New Spring and Summer Releases!

What the Lady Wants (Hqn)

By: Jennifer Crusie

Release date: March 1, 2010

Catching up?
check out her many other romantic novels HERE

Here Burns My Candle: A Novel

By: Liz Curtis Higgs

Release date: March 16, 2010

Catching up?
check out her many other novels HERE

Second Time Around: A Novel

By: Beth Kendrick

Release date: March 30, 2010

Catching up?
Fashionably Late
The Pre-Nup
and MORE

She Walks in Beauty

By: Siri L. Mitchell

Release date: April 1, 2010

Catching up?
Constant Heart, A
Love's Pursuit

also check out The Cubicle Next Door and her other modern novels HERE !!

Nothing But Trouble

By: Rachel Gibson

Release date: April 27, 2010

Catching up?
check out her many other romantic novels HERE

Fancy Nancy and the Late, Late, LATE Night
Fancy Nancy and the Sensational Babysitter

By: Jane O'connor

Release date: April 27, 2010

Catching up?
More Fancy Nancy HERE

Maid to Match

By: Deeanne Gist

Release date: June 1, 2010

Catching up?
A Bride Most Begrudging
Courting Trouble
Deep in the Heart of Trouble
A Bride in the Bargain
and MORE

Deception (Haunting Emma)

By: Lee Nichols

June 8, 2010

Catching up?
check out her other great novels including Reconstructing Brigid HERE !!

A Desirable Residence

By: Madeleine Wickham

Release date: June 22, 2010

Catching up?
The Wedding Girl
Sleeping Arrangements

The Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1)

By: Cassandra Clare

Release Date: August 31, 2010

Catching up?
The Mortal Instruments Series

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