Saturday, October 23, 2010

News & Sold

Many of you have been asking if/when several novels in the StarDoc series that are currently out of print would be converted to e-book format and made available for purchase. Thanks to my agent, I finally have an answer for you. To quote the publisher:

Our ebook team is putting the following titles in the queue for conversion: Endurance, Shockball, Rebel Ice, Plague of Memory and Blade Dancer. They should be available in a couple months.

I think that covers all of the series that wasn't in e-format (and Blade Dancer, which is a standalone set in the StarDoc universe, is a nice bonus.)

Also some good news for my German readers: my publisher has just made a foreign rights deal for two more of my Darkyn novels; Night Lost (book four in the series) and Evermore (book five) as well as two of my Jessica Hall novels, Into the Fire and Heat of the Moment.

Last but not least: the final outcome of the idea that became a proposal for three books that became a contract negotiation is this: I've accepted an offer from NAL for the entire trilogy.

Naturally it's not final until it's in contract form, and signed by me and everyone else, but all the major details have been hammered out, so unless something radical changes it's a done deal. Did I mention what I'm planning to write? Maybe you can tell from the (unofficial) series title and theme icon I just put together:



The first novel in my new Darkyn trilogy is tentatively scheduled to be published in Spring 2012.

25 comments:

  1. Really looking forward to it!!

    Congratulations!

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  2. Oh... awesome... excitement... *G*
    BTW, my daughter was over the moon about the YA series. She's dying to read some of your stuff. :)

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  3. YaY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Congrats! And hurrah! More Darkyn! And huge yay for all of Stardoc in ebook format.

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  5. you're just full of awesome this week! Congrats! :)

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  6. Congratulations!!! This is wonderful news, and I loved seeing the unveiling of the new YA series. Already have it pre-ordered!

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  7. Congrats on both the YA series and the trilogy!
    Does this mean we'll be seeing the early Richard at the dawn of the Darkyn phenomenon?

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  8. Woman, you are on a roll! I can't wait for the Darkyns. And a YA? Awesome!

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  9. Denise4:22 PM

    hooray!! more Darkyn novels!!

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  10. So, um, is it too early (or too late) to beg for a happy ending for John in the new Darkyn books?

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  11. WooHoo, more Darkyn!!! And I'm with Charlene. Have been waiting for news on John forever. Congrats on the offer from deal with NAL.

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  12. Charlene - I like the way you think! I've been curious about him.

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  13. Thanks for all the kind words from everyone. I'm really excited about this new project.

    Lainey wrote: Does this mean we'll be seeing the early Richard at the dawn of the Darkyn phenomenon?

    If you mean is it a Darkyn prequel or set in the past, no, sorry. Richard will be a part of the story but in his usual role as high lord (with a few new twists.)

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  14. Charlene wrote: So, um, is it too early (or too late) to beg for a happy ending for John in the new Darkyn books?

    Unless one of my plots takes an unexpected and radical turn, John will not be making an appearance in this trilogy. I can write a book about any of my characters on demand, but John needs at least two or ideally three novels of his own for me to write his story the way I want to tell it.

    NY is marketing the Darkyn in romance, a genre that is not at all receptive to single-protagonist trilogies, so to get his story into print I'd probably have to relegate him to a subplot, which wouldn't give me the story room to cover everything I want to write. John would be a difficult sell as a protagonist even for a single novel as well; a lot of the original series readers hated him and were quite vocal about it, and NY likes protagonists who have that sparkling mass-market appeal.

    The other issue is that I'm not yet ready to write the rest of John's story. In my mind (and the Darkyn universe) there is an overall chronology of events that I'm following, and his time hasn't come yet. Which is good because in many ways his story is still percolating in the back of my head.

    Bottom line, I would like to write the rest of John's story, but I'm waiting for the right time and opportunity.

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  15. Ooh! More Darkyn :) :) :). Interesting about John, but I understand. While I'd like to see his storyline resolved, it isn't really a romance one as far as I can tell.

    Nice on the ebooks too. Should give your series a longer lifeline what with all the ereaders (machine and human) out there now.

    Congrats on the contract.

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  16. That's okay Lynn. At least we know now that John's story IS in your head and a possibility some day. Interesting that a lot of fans hated him. I found him very intriguing. Thanks for letting us know.

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  17. Squee of delight all away around. I am so excited about the e-book conversion.

    Congrats on the trilogy.

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  18. Thank you thank you! I'm so happy to hear that the Darkyn series has not concluded. Looking forward to this new -- intriguing -- direction. Follow your inner voices, Lynn. They never lead you astray.

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  19. This made me squeak out loud! I'm pretty excited about the good news, I can't get enough of your Darkyn or Kyndred novels. And I'm really glad so many things are going well for you in other genres, congrats.
    My humble opinion regarding John- he was great in that it was never black and white with him; he was refreshing for that bad guy/good guy thing he had going, and no matter what you always had me rooting for him to either succeed in helping the 'good guys' or find his way back to being on the good side.

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  20. October 23: "Our ebook team is putting the following titles in the queue for conversion: Endurance, Shockball, Rebel Ice, Plague of Memory and Blade Dancer. They should be available in a couple months"

    This is very good. I'll look forward to them. Maybe by Christmas?

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  21. Just noticed that Afterburn does not seem to be available for the Kindle and I don't think you mentioned it in the list of upcoming Stardoc e-books. Was that an omission or is it in a different category? It seems to be only available in used hardcover.
    Thanks,
    Bill

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  22. "Our ebook team is putting the following titles in the queue for conversion: Endurance, Shockball, Rebel Ice, Plague of Memory and Blade Dancer. They should be available in a couple months."

    Any news on this?

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  23. Any idea if Endurance will ever make it to kindle? It's driving me crazy that later books in the series are available, but it isn't!

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