Friday, August 26, 2011

Am I writing a 6th FEVER book?

Because I keep getting this question, I’ve realized I've obviously not answered it to your satisfaction:) I'm going to post here and ask that you all help me in spreading the word around.

I'm currently working on a trilogy that features Dani, Christian MacKeltar, Ryodan, and the mysterious 'Dancer,' set primarily in Fever-Dublin. Each installment in the trilogy is a stand-alone mystery, however there are larger plot arcs unfolding in the background. Where Mac was introspective and her story could feel somewhat esoteric, Dani is down and dirty in the streets. Lots of details, lots of action. There’s a different feel to the two series, totally different vantage points. I’m having a blast writing it.

For those of you who have been worrying—the trilogy is not YA. If I had to categorize it, I would say it straddles the line between YA and adult uneasily. I don’t pull any punches. It may be controversial in some ways. But whose teen years weren’t? LOL! Many of the questions I left unanswered in the FEVER series are addressed in this new series.

Exciting news: I’ve agreed to write two more books after that. Once the new trilogy is complete, I’m returning to the core story begun in the FEVER series, and will resume writing about Mac, Barrons, V’lane, Cruce, the Unseelie king, the concubine, the Song of Making.

All in all, there are five more books coming about the Fever World!

Because I know you guys, I know this is going to make some of you as nervous as it makes you excited. Trust me. I’m making no compromises with the characters or the story. It’s all unfolding exactly as it should, true to itself-which means, it’s a sometimes rocky road. Dark times ahead, guys. But I write it all with genuine love for the characters, the world, and you the reader.

As a final note, quit scaring Dreamworks with your demands for NC-17, LMAO. I don’t write NC-17. You have NC-17 imaginations! Sometimes I think you guys should be telling me stories!

21 comments:

Lissa said...

YIPEEEEEEEE :)

Kay Theodoratus said...

Must be my old interest in anthropology, but I look forward to revisiting worlds I've enjoyed before.

Glad Dani gets her chance to shine. Always thought she was a kick-ass character.

Christine Rains said...

That's awesome! :)

Nicole said...

Sounds like a party to me.

And frankly, I wouldn't worry at all about how teen-friendly something might be. Heck, take one look at teen books these days and you'll see that they don't pull very many punches (if any!) either!

bookster said...

I have total faith in you that you will make these books as awesome as the ones before them. I don't care where you take us with these characters. If it was not for you we would not have met them to begin with them. Come on FEVER series!!! woo hooo!

Anonymous said...

*cheers* (exclamation point to infinity and beyond).

What about that possibility of a Barrons-POV scene that was mentioned on the blog a while back? I keep salivating and looking forward to it... was that a coming extra or something that would be in the books?

<3

redzsm said...

Squee!!!!!!!!!!!

YOU MADE MY DAY :)

shannon said...

thank you for sharing your work with us ... it inspires others with its raw creativity... keep it up .. and i know i can't wait to see what is next, love the way you write

VulcanFire said...

Will you be writing any more Highlander Series books?

tina said...

i cannot wait

Jen said...

Yeah! It all sounds great!

Anonymous said...

i think we're all just afraid it'll end up ..chaste. we like the dark parts of the story and don't want them to compromise to target a tween-y, twilight audience.

Teresa S said...

Lol.

Anonymous said...

Yeeeeeeeey!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but jericho must appear pleaaaaase!! lol, is a great great great idea :)

Becca said...

Can't wait!!!! I just finished reading the entire series twice within the last 3 months. I really enjoy these books!!!!

Kristen M. Egbert said...

OMG!!! So freaking excited but now I'm going to be antsy waiting for the books to come out!!!!! I bet they will be awesome!!

Kristen M. Egbert said...

OMG!!!! I am so excited about this but I am going to be so antsy waiting for these next 5 books!!!!

Anonymous said...

hahaha... I guess I do have an NC-17 imagination, but your characters so easily fit into those scenarios :) lol

Gayle said...

That is just Awsome! I love this series & can't wait to spend more time with your fascinating characters. Thanks Karen!

Anonymous said...

Wow ! I'm excited for the series , but i'm not sure I want Dani to be in them that much anymore. Mac is the best character in the series - she changes so much, but at the end of the day she is who she is. And Barrons is drop dead ssexy.
He is exciting, thrilling , and trouble.
In the next books she should get Barrons to actaully confess his love for Mac. That would really make the series worth while.
The books are addictive , and i cannot stop reading them over and over.
Muchly appreciated on this work of art on paper.
- Your fan from Canada , Kailey.

Anonymous said...

Man i really wish I'd found out about iced like a year or two from now so i wouldn't have to wait for the next one to come out. It's so awesome that Dani gets more time to be her badass self.