The "Brat Prince" Returns: "Prince Lestat" Announced

I've been a bit sick of vampires. They've all be turned into Edward Cullen from Twilight. All I wanted was for those watered-down, let's call them monsters, to go away. What happened to vampires outside of paranormal romance and urban fantasy? The last vampires I liked were the ones in the Underworld series. They managed to squeeze in some romance without making the story completely predictable. Still waiting for Underworld 5.

Then, I read some good news from Anne Rice.

"I am at last able to announce my up-and-coming new novel," Rice said Sunday on the podcast "The Dinner Party with Christopher Rice and Eric Shaw Quinn," which is co-hosted by her son. "The title is 'Prince Lestat,' and it is a big Vampire Chronicle."
Rice said the new book in the series, out in October, will be a "true sequel" to "Queen of the Damned," the 1988 novel that was third in the series that began with "Interview with the Vampire." The first novel introduced the character of Lestat de Lioncourt, a flamboyant and philosophical 18th-century French vampire." Read more here.
You can listen to her announcement here.

I love, love Lestat. He's one of my favorite characters. Anne Rice is one of the few authors that does vampires right. I cannot wait.

Just a reminder, The Sciell (Paperback) will be released tomorrow on Amazon! I'll let you know when the ebook becomes available.

As you might have noticed in the sidebar, I'm doing my first Author Talk tomorrow in DC. If you can't make it, don't worry. I'll be recording it and uploading the video sometime this week. I'll keep you posted.