Monday, June 7, 2010


One of my favorite authors of the decade has a new novella now available to buy in hardcover. However....

It's also available to read online for FREE at But only for a month. Go to for the author's explanation of why.

The free access starts at noon today, so a few minutes to go. :-) Unless we're going by Arizona time. I hope it's EST!

If you're like me and you love the emotionally-charged voice of Stephenie Meyer's work, this is something you won't want to miss. It's a compassionate view of the newborn vampires that we would never get from Bella and her crew. As someone fascinated by the villain perspective (see my latest book for an example), I'm very interested to see how she portrays the "bad guys". After all, they didn't choose this. They were transformed and commanded by vampires far more powerful and cunning.

Enjoy! And when you're finished with this novella, come on back to discuss it with me. There are few things I love better than a discussion of my favorite authors' works.


  1. Ooh, thank you! I'm going to download now! :)

  2. I'm on page 68! So good! I keep getting interrupted with silly things like taking care of my kids, picking Tall Bright and Handsome up from his day job, etc. But tonight! I will definitely read it tonight!

  3. Finished! Wow. I feel strangely fulfilled, knowing all this background stuff about the newborns in Eclipse. And, of course, sad. Interestingly, Stephenie Meyer was able to make a tragic situation feel almost contenting. Resolved. Not in the best way, but in a way that is satisfactory. I expected to feel differently, I guess. We all know the end of Bree's story, but knowing the beginning and the middle gives it much more depth, as Stephenie promised. I found myself wishing she would do this for other random characters, maybe the anti-Volturi ancient ones in Breaking Dawn. I bet they have some stories to tell!


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