Saturday, February 2, 2008

Fan Geek

What I'm reading: Lay That Trumpet in our Hands by Susan Carol McCarthy AND Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder.

What I'm working on: A scene in the middle of Slayer. Tomorrow I’m printing the current 300+ pages for some editing reads so I’ll know if I’m headed in the right direction.

New words today: 518

I am a total fan geek.

I can’t tell you how giddy it just made me to discover (just moments ago) that Stephanie Meyer, genius author of the Twilight series, will have her first adult fiction release in May. I’ve already pre-ordered.

I’m such a fan geek.

I won’t bore you with too much of my gushing. I’ve waited in long lines to get J.R. Ward and Suzanne Brockmann to sign books, but for Stephanie Meyer, I’d be willing to camp out.


Anyway, here’s the post from her website. (Read below or click

Science fiction for people who don't like science fiction…

October 2007 Update: The Host now has an official on-sale date of May 6, 2008!

December 2006 Update: After a fierce bidding war, The Host has found a home with Little, Brown & Company (Adult). I'm very pleased to be with such a stellar publisher, and to work with the same editor that edited Alice Sebold's amazing novel, The Lovely Bones. The Host is tentatively set for release in Spring of 2008.

About The Host:

Despite its genre, The Host a very human story. There aren't any gadgets, ray guns, time warps, black holes, spaceships (okay, there are a few spaceships mentioned), or any of the other sci-fi standards. It all takes place on the planet earth in the present day and is, at its core, a love story (I can't stay away from the romance, I'm a sap).

The basic premise: The Host takes place after a bodysnatchers-style invasion of the earth. We (the humans) lost. Our narrator is Wanderer, one of the invading "souls," who struggles to navigate all the bewildering challenges that come with living inside a human body. She was forewarned about these challenges—the overwhelming emotions, the stunning physical responses, the glut of senses, the too vivid dreams and memories… However, there was one challenge Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body, human survivor Melanie Stryder, refuses to fade away into oblivion the way she should. Melanie lingers as an angry presence in Wanderer's head, holding on to her human secrets and filling Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves—Jared, another human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for the man she's never met. Outside forces combine to make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, and, working together, they set off to search for the man they both love. It's possibly the first love triangle that only involves two bodies.

Click here to pre-order The Host. Release date: May 6, 2008.

Look -- Love triangles.... Didn't I promise that would be the next topic in my Voice series?
Tune in tomorrow.


Dara Edmondson said...

Sounds interesting. I can be a fan geek for my faves - only a select few - Jennifer Weiner, Jennifer Crusie, Lorna Landvik.

mimi said...

Methinks I'm the last loser in the world not to have read anything of Stephenie Meyers's. Perhaps I should hie myself to the library.

I get all fangirl fluttery over smart women with smart-alecky senses of humor. I have stalked Elizabeth Bevarly (with her permission, kinda). I'm pretty voracious about reading, but there's no one on my auto-buy list, I'm sorry to say, unless you're talking J.K. Rowling. And in that case, I'd have to shove my poor son out of the way first. ;-)

Macy O'Neal said...

Oh yeah, I'd do some shoving for Rowling, too.

Cinderwriter said...

Macy - Check out They have Meyers three books and Libby Bray's three books on clearance right now. Harcovers for 10.99 and trades for 8.99