Anybody else notice this press release? (bolding mine):
At Berkley, Editorial Director Susan Allison signed up three more Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels from Laurell K. Hamiltonâ€”the #1 bestselling author credited with starting the genre of paranormal fiction. North American hard/soft rights were brokered by Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House in a major 7-figure deal. The first of the three books-the sixteenth hardcover in the popular series, following the latest installment Blood Noir-will be published in 2009.
Really? Credited by whom? Probably not the writers of paranormal fiction who came before her.
I have this novella which will be done as soon as I write this one little 900-word scene I’d skipped over. The rest of it’s final and ready to go.
But there’s no IloveyouIloveyoutoo scene. :eyebrow:
They’re obviously going to live happily ever after, and they make a commitment to one another, but the L-word—totally absent. I thought about adding it, but it just wouldn’t work. It’s a short time span (although it’s probably hard to go from “Hi, my name is…” to “I love you madly” faster than Kiss Me Deadly) and Erik and Emma wouldn’t go there yet. (OMG, they both start with E! Too late now.)
And I’m not big on Happily For Now, or Future HEA—probably one reason urban fantasy and chick lit make up such a very, very small percentage of my reading. Those Christmas wedding epilogues that are so syrupy sweet your molars ache just reading them? I :heart: those. So not even having an IloveyouIloveyoutoo is odd for me.
Hopefully the editor won’t miss it. :tomato: