Tuesday, May 4, 2010

BIG NEWS and the winner of the Amazon gift card.

Hey all-

Sorry for the blog silence, I've been holed in my writing cave working on revisions for THE LOST SAINT (due in less than a week--ACK!) But I wanted to pop my head out of the cave in order to share some BIG NEWS (to me anyway--but hopefully, some of you will be excited, too) and of course thank everyone for helping out with my paranormal romance questions and award the $25 Amazon gift card I promised.

So gratitude first: THANK YOU, THANK YOU for all your help with PNR presentation! It was a packed house and all your insights helped me decide what to talk about. Everyone who contributed had wonderful things to say, but since there can only be one winner I used Random.org to select:

Stella (Ex Libris) as our winner.

(Stella: Email me at Readbree@gmail.com to claim your prize.)

Okay on to the BIG NEWS...

It's officially official: THE DARK DIVINE is officially going to have a THIRD BOOK!!!!

Yep, TDD is going to be a Trilogy!!!

Like I said, I've been holed up in my revisions cave, completely oblivious to the outside world, so when my agent called to tell me that Egmont wanted to buy 2 more books from me (yes, I said 2--more on that in a minute) I was kind of shocked--but elated. I am so happy that Grace and Daniel's story gets a third installment!! And believe me, some of you would not be happy with me if their adventures ended in THE LOST SAINT.

Also, not only did Egmont buy and Third TDD book, they bought a fourth book from me. However, this fourth book is "unspecified" at the moment. As in, it's NOT a fourth installment of TDD. But I do have plenty of ideas for what that unspecified book will be about--and I can't wait to dive into it.

The third TDD book will most likely come out a year after TLS (so in December 2011) and the all new book will probably debut a year after that (December 2012) but only time will tell for sure.

And to top it all off, I can't tell you how excited I am to continue working with Editor Greg (aka Jimmy Olsen) and the rest of the Egmont crew. They are the best!

Anyway, here's the official Publisher's Marketplace announcement that makes it feel all shiny and real:

Anyway, I'm off to SQUEE!!! a bit more and then get back to work on TLS.

Do any of you have some good news to share?

41 comments:

Courtney Barr - The Southern Princess said...

YAY!! I am so excited for you!!! YAY!!

Of course I am also excited that there will be more to Grace & Daniel's story...yep..greedy aren't I? ;o)

By the way - everyone has been super great about the post on my blog yesterday! I have been inundated with emails & comments about people putting TDD at the top of their TBR lists! ;o)

Thank you again for your time and your wonderful help!

-courtney

Visit My Kingdom Anytime

Aubrey said...

Hooray! I am so very excited to read it all! Good luck with revisions!

Cam Ballou said...

Yippee! That is fantastic. Congratulations. Can't we have them all right now though? I hate waiting :)

Nisa said...

This is exciting news!! I'm so happy for you! (And all of us readers!)

Elie said...

Bree-Congrats that is fantastic!

Jami said...

This is very awesome news! Congrats!

My 5 Monkeys(Julie) said...

thats great news and Congrats to you.

Shannon Whitney Messenger said...

SQUEE!!!!!!!!!

*Tosses Confetti*

*Happy Dances*

OMG-THAT IS SO EXCITING!

Good luck with The Lost Saint Revisions and I hope you can take some time to do some serious celebrating after that. :)

Bree Biesinger Despain said...

Thanks you guys! I am so happy to finally get to share the news. I hate keeping secrets. (And I' really bad at it.)

Brodi Ashton said...

Yay Bree!

Ack! My word verification word is "demon". Coolest. Word. Verification. Word. Ever.

Jenilyn said...

Congratulations! That's awesome!!

a_hoffman79 said...

This is very exciting! Congrats to you. I'm so delighted that I have a book-per-year from you to look forward to in the next three years! :)

Angela

Sara B. Larson said...

Woohoo!! That is so awesome, and cause for celebration!! Mangos with sticky rice anyone? Anyone? Okay, I definitely have an addiction.

Anyway, congrats on the awesome news! hope revisions are going well. :-)

Kersten said...

Well, this is fantastic news! Congratulations! We're so thrilled that all your hard work is paying off in such a rewarding way!

Jenni Elyse said...

That's awesome, Bree! Congratulations! :) I can't wait to see what's in store for the Divines and Daniel.

D said...

Best news ever! Now my husband will have an easy time with christmas gifts for the next few years! :) Love ya!

Valynne said...

Congrats!!!! You rock. The SIX rocks! Love you.

Janet Johnson said...

Awesome! I love it. Congratulations! :)

Matthew J Kirby said...

Sweet! Congratulations!

Matt

Bree Biesinger Despain said...

You guys are making me blush! Thanks for all the sweet words.

Sara- We definitely need to get some mangoes and sticky rice. Yum!

Alyosha said...

That is so so wonderful! I'm so excited for you! (please throw a little bit of your work ethic my way). :)

Chersti Nieveen said...

Bree that is so amazing! What a great opportunity and I'm just so happy for you :-)

Jackson Porter said...

Whoo, I can't wait. Congrats Despain, you're really getting out there.

As for my good news: My book The Shard of Life is officially going to be released on July 23, 2010. My illustrators wife just hooked me up with a really good publicist who will help me get my book "out there."

www.adventureworldbooks.com
www.jacksonporter.blogspot.com

Anyway, can't wait for TLS, loved the first one. Can't wait for the third.

Until next time,

-Jackson

Violet said...

Congratulations, Bree! I look forward to reading all three of your upcoming books and am thrilled to hear that Daniel & Grace will get a third book! :)

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

Yay, thank you Bree!! :-) *does happy dance*

Congratulations on TDD becominga trilogy and on the 4th mystery book!! *hugs

Kim said...

Congrats! I'm so excited for you. I can't wait to hear more about this fourth book, too. That's so exciting.

A Simple Love of Reading said...

YAY! Congrats on the Trilogy news! I can't wait to read the next two books! :)

Kim said...

yay yay yay!!! Congrats and yay for me getting more Grace and Daniel!!!
Congrats to Stella!
Thanks for sharing with us Bree!

Ismarie said...

I'm so happy to hear there's a third book! I love The Dark Divine! I really want to see more of this story! Congrats on this great deal!

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! That is soooo exciting for you and for us! I can't wait to read more!!!!!

Taschima Cullen said...

Congratulations sounds like such a common word but I don't know what else to say! You really deserve it, and I hope you will have a lot more books to come!!!!!

Robin said...

So excited to read the next few books--it was great meeting you!

Your presentation was wonderful, by the way--I had never heard a definition of "Paranormal Fantasy." Good to know what genre I'm writing in! :) (Actually, I'm leaning more toward the Urban Fantasy definition, but since romance is still a major subplot....)

Nicole said...

Bree you are all like big time now... Congratulations, those are some smart publishers to hang on to a writer like you, I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Jenn Johansson said...

That's so great! Congratulations! :) Squee!

Diane said...

Congratulations!

Rohan said...

Amazing News! Oh crap. Im the only 100% guy fan. AWESOME!

Christy said...

Whoo-hoo that is so awesome! Congrats! And thanks so much for the awesome class at Storymakers. I just finished TDD and I absolutely loved it! Brilliant!

Rose said...

I literally just finished TDD and saw your posts on Goodreads, which led me here! I LOVED your book!

More Grace and Daniel? YES!

Congratulations time a million!

AchingHope said...

Wheeeee... That's so exciting! :D

Good luck with the writing and stuff :)

Aik said...

Congrats, Bree! I'm so happy for you!

Bree Biesinger Despain said...

Wow, I am overwhelmed by your well wishes. Thank you so much.

Jackson, congrats on getting you book published! That's so awesome!!

Rohan- Don't worry, I have a few guy fans!