Friday, July 1, 2011

Book News: Release Date for Jeaniene Frost's Night Prince Series

Set your calendars! It looks like March 27, 2012 is going to be a GOOD day for us romance readers. Not only does J.R. Ward's Lover Reborn (Tohr's story) come out that day, but a few weeks ago, it was also announced that the 4th book in Stacia Kane's Downside Ghost series, Sacrificial Magic, is also set to release March 27, 2012.

Now comes news that the first book in Jeaniene Frost's new Night Prince series featuring the much loved and swoon worthy Vlad is also hitting the shelves on March 27! As a history buff and a lover of vampire mythology, I am so excited to see how Frost will intertwine the history surrounding the real Vlad the Impaler with her fictional character that is hotter and more seductive than any other interpretation of Vlad/Dracula that I have read before. 

Here is some more info about Frost's Night Prince series and the future of Cat and Bones that I snagged from her blog:

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).


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