Monday, January 11, 2010

Q & A!!

So here's the thing--last time I checked my unanswered messages were hovering somewhere around the neighborhood of 300 plus. And with the 5th IMMORTALS book due in 2 months, the copy-edit on RADIANCE (the first book in the Riley series) also due soon, and the revision on BRING ME TO LIFE (a story in the KISSES FROM HELL anthology coming this fall) due at the end of this month, there is no way I'm going to get to it now. And with this entire scenario repeating itself every three months for the rest of the year (only the story titles will change!) I may not get to it ever.

And, the truth is, I feel awful about it.

Just awful.

Because I really do enjoy communicating with you all. But, the deadlines pay the bills and cannot be ignored, so I thought I'd try to answer some of your most frequently asked questions, in blog form, starting here:

1. Is SHADOWLAND the last book in THE IMMORTALS series?

No. DARK FLAME follows SHADOWLAND and it will be out sometime in spring/summer 2010.

2. How many books will there be in the series?

There will be six books in total. I am working on Book #5 now!

3. Do you know the release date for DARK FLAME?

They release date has not yet been determined, but I will announce it as soon as it is!

4. When can we see the cover for DARK FLAME?

As soon as I get the okay!

5. When will you post the first 2 chapters of DARK FLAME?

Well, it's still being copy-edited, so it might be a while . . .

6. What will DARK FLAME be about?

It will pick up right where SHADOWLAND left off. That's all I can tell you for now!

7. Will DARK FLAME be in Damen's point of view?

No, all of the books will be in Ever's point of view.

8. Is it true that Riley is getting her own series?

Yes! The first book is called RADIANCE and it will be in stores on September 4, 2010!!! The cover is absolutely gorgeous--the art department really outdid themselves--and I can't wait 'til I can show it to you!

9. I just read FAKING 19, ART GEEKS & PROM QUEENS, LAGUNA COVE, FLY ME TO THE MOON, KISS & BLOG, SAVING ZOE, and/or CRUEL SUMMER and was wondering if you will ever write a sequel to these books?

Probably not. I'm so busy with THE IMMORTALS series and the RILEY books that I just can't fit it in. Also I feel pretty good about where those stories left off. Everyone is living Happily Ever After for sure!

10. Will you come to my town for a book signing?

Well, I will be touring this September for The Smart Girls Tour, and not all of the cities have been set yet, but you can learn more here:

11. Have you ever thought about making a movie of THE IMMORTALS?

All the time--it would be a dream come true! But in the end, it's really up to Hollywood, not me. Though a producer Spring Creek Productions, has optioned the dramatic rights so my fingers are crossed!

12. I think I would make a perfect Ever-Riley-Haven-Miles-insert character here- can I send you my photo/where do I audition?

If there is a movie version, I will have nothing to do with the casting. They hire professionals for that sort of thing!

13. Are Ever and Damen going to get married/have babies?

Well, at the moment my main concern is just getting them through high school!

14. When will SHADOWLAND be published in paperback?

Sometime in Fall 2010.

15. Can you use my name in one of your books?

All of the names for my next several books are already chosen.

16. I'm working on a book, will you read it when it's finished and tell me what you think?

I'm sorry but I can't. For legal reasons, I'm not allowed to read unpublished works. And for time reasons, I barely have enough for my own books!

17. I'm a young writer, do you have any advice for me?

I am in the process of a major, website overhaul where I will have a page dedicated to this, but until then, I've recently run across this site for young writers, run by the editors at Harper Collins:

18. When will BLUE MOON be published in my country?

Each country has it's own publisher, and it's own time line, so I'm afraid I don't know!

19. Do you have any random news to share with us?

Why yes--thanks for asking! I recently learned that BLUE MOON has been nominated for the "Children's Choice Book Awards Best Books of 2009"--!!! You can see the full list, and vote for your favorite HERE!

And SHADOWLAND has been nominated for RT magazine's "Reviewer's Choice Award" for Best Paranormal/Fantasy Young Adult Novel"-!!!

And EVERMORE has been on the German Hardcover Fiction Bestsellers list for 7 weeks! You can see it HERE.

Okay, back to work for me!!

Have a great day, everyone!



Taylor Marie said...

:D Thanks Alyson!

Victoria said...

Thanks for all the info. Hang in there :).

alyssa said...

Thanks for the Q & A!

Radiance is a great title! :D

I can't wait for it to come out!

Taylor and Carolyn said...

okay hope you get all that work done. I hope all of it is not hard and you get done fast so you can relax.

Luna said...

Thanks so much! And don't feel bad for not getting to all the questions. I can't even imagine how crazy things must be! Good luck with everything...;)

Alyson Noel said...

Taylor- You're welcome!

Victoria- Thanks!!

Alyssa- Thanks so much- Radiance was a blast to write so I hope that you like it!

Taylor & Carolyn- Relax? What's that? :)

ChasingTheMoon-- Thanks!!

Kimberly- I have no idea, though my publisher tells me they will be re-released in hardcover "at some point." :)

» αℓεxα ☆ said...

I am here!! I am glad that there's a name for the Riley series.. Radiance.. that sounds so nice. Now.. did you get a series name? Let me double check, lol. Fall of 2010? I can wait. :)

Anyways, I can't wait to see the art cover for Dark Flame!! Grrr I need to see NOW. I expect it to be extremely amazing and surpassing its previous ones.

Keri Mikulski said...

You are sooo sweet and such an inspiration, Alyson. Hope all the writing is filled with smooth sailing.. :)


Blanca said...

Hey, Alyson. Can I have your honest opinion?

Well, you said that there will be 6 books, right? So, don't you think the "saga" is gonna be a little, hm, with no subject? What if you think "oh. my. God. What do I do with Damon"? What would you do?

I'm in waiting for Blue Moon in Brazil.

(and sorry about my english. I hope you understand it all)


Alyson Noel said...

Hey Alexa- Nope, no series title yet--baby steps here!

Hey Keri- Back at 'ya! :)

Hi Blanca- LOL! Don't worry, I've planned the events in this series long ago! I know where it's going! :)

Candice said...

Alyson. Im confused. You said that Dark Flame is the 5th book. Shadowland is the 3rd. What are the names of the books in Immortals Series. Me and my little sister are in an argue meant about them and we want to see who will get them first. Probably me since I'm the reader in the house! OMG YOUR BOOKS ARE THE BEST EVER!!!!!!!

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Candice- Actually I said I'm working on Book 5 now, which I am! I finished Dark Flame many months ago, it's being copy-edited now! So far, I don't have a title for books 5 or 6--though I'm working on it! I also don't have a release date for Dark Flame, but will announce it as soon as I get it!

Hope that clears it up!


Melissa Walker said...

Awesome Q&A!!

Alyson Noel said...

Thanks, Melissa!

Unknown said...

OMFGGGGGGG The immortals series is like better than twilight, so i hope, fingers crossed, that it talkes over twilight, MUAHAHAHA >:D

Unknown said...

How do you think the series is going to end, like what solution to what problem is the story going to end in? Oh, and what's ur e-mail?

» αℓεxα ☆ said...

Giant sale at local Borders. Wow, last week there was about 20 of your books (some on shelves, some on tables, some everywhere else). Now they are like none.. lots of people bought it. I picked up two books, the Book Thief and The Awakening. I really like reading K. Armstrong. Have you read anything lately?

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Shayling- Thanks so much--I'm so glad you're enjoying it! :)

Hi Alexa- Wow, really? That's so cool! Thanks for the update, and yep, Kelley A rocks! :)

Micaela said...

Olá. Li PARA SEMPRE OS IMORTAIS em 2 dias. é simplismente viciante.aqui no brasil o LUA AZUL vai ser lançado em maio de 2010. estou ansiosa.parabéns pelo trabalho.beijos da fã do brasil.

tnicole said...

thanks for the q&a! can you at least say if there's going to be a happy ending for them? it's almost unbearable putting up with roman! your characters became almost real to me. i think i would have strangled roman by now.

i hope you are much better from your surgery, btw.

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Micaela- I don't know what you wrote- but thanks for stopping by! :)

tnicole- Aw, poor Roman! He's so much fun to write!

Brandy said...

You're an amazing writer! I have read all of your books from the library then ended up buying them all so I could read them whenever I wanted! lol but is it totally weird that I like Roman?? He keeps the book moving and exciting! And i'm sure he will have his sweet moments lol

Alyson Noel said...

Brandy- Aw, finally someone who likes Roman! I like him too, but then the "bad" ones are always the most fun to write!

Brandy said...

I totally agree! Roman is so exciting! Can't wait for Dark Flame, and I'm super excited for the smart chicks kick it tour!

Alyson Noel said...

Yay, Smart Girls Tour!! I can't wait! Hope to see you there, Brandy!

Anonymous said...

what is the order of the IMMORTALS series?

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Anonymous-

It goes like this:


And the new, spin-off series begins with RADIANCE

Unknown said...

thanks for the Q&As. I was just wondering when will dark flame be out???

Alyson Noel said...

Hi Alyssa-

Dark Flame will be in stores on 06.22.10!

Anonymous said...

hi! im such a huge fan! i luv the type of books you write! only, are Damen and Ever ever going to be together? they're so amazing together my heart breaks when they have to stay apart. please please tell me they at least get some sort of a happy ending