Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow: The Daylighters Blog Tour
Rachel Caine says goodbye to Morganville
Master storyteller Rachel Caine has her hands full with her bestselling Morganville Vampires novels coming to an end, and a brand new book (a retelling of Romeo and Juliet titled Prince of Shadows) on the way. But with speculation about Daylighters (Nov. 5, 2013), the series finale, at an all time high, she just couldn’t resist dropping some hints. She’ll be stopping by to answer your questions in the comments below, but she can neither confirm nor deny what’s true and what’s not!
Publication Date: 11/5/13
While Morganville, Texas, is often a troubled town, Claire Danvers and her friends are looking forward to coming home. But the Morganville they return to isn’t the one they know; it’s become a different place—a deadly one… Something drastic has happened in Morganville while Claire and her friends were away. The town looks cleaner and happier than they’ve ever seen it before, but when their incoming group is arrested and separated—vampires from humans—they realize that the changes definitely aren’t for the better.
It seems that an organization called the Daylight Foundation has offered the population of Morganville something they’ve never had: hope of a vampire-free future. And while it sounds like salvation—even for the vampires themselves—the truth is far more sinister and deadly.
Now, Claire, Shane and Eve need to find a way to break their friends out of Daylighter custody, before the vampires of Morganville meet their untimely end…
Rumor #5: Morganville is wiped off the map.
Claire turned to Miranda, and said, “Do you think you’re strong enough now to go out again?”
Miranda nodded eagerly – so eagerly she was almost bouncing in place. “What do you want me to do?”
“I need you to do a little spy work for us,” Claire said. “Since you’re so good at being invisible. The Daylight Foundation seems to be behind all of this urban renewal we’ve got, so they’d be the ones to make a plan for demolition, too, wouldn’t they?”
Publication Date: 2/4/14
A standalone built around the character of Benvolio, from Romeo and Juliet. The novel will be told from the point of view of Benvolio, who is Romeo’s cousin and, in Shakespeare’s play, attempts to get the lovelorn Montague interested in other girls after it’s discovered that Juliet is a member of the clan his family despises: the Capulets. Caine’s novel, her agent said, explores a scenario in which Romeo and Juliet are not the only couple to fall into dire romantic straits and is “a tale of intrigue, betrayal, hatred, and tragedy,” about “lovers lost, and lovers found.” (From Publisher's Weekly)
PRINCE OF SHADOWS is out February 4th!
Be sure to watch the official book trailer and read an excerpt!
Daylighters Blog Tour Schedule:
Oct. 23: Awesomesauce Bookclub
Oct. 24: Supernatural Snark
Oct. 25: Chapter by Chapter
Oct. 28: Gone with the Words
Oct. 29: The Bookish Babe
Oct. 30: Two Chicks on Books
Oct. 31: Page Turners
Nov. 1: Girls in the Stacks
Nov. 4: My Bookish Ways
Nov. 5: The Story Siren
About the author
Rachel Caine is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the Weather Warden series, the Outcast Season series, the Revivalist series, and the Morganville Vampires series. She was born at White Sands Missile Range, which people who know her say explains a lot. She has been an accountant, a professional musician, and an insurance investigator, and, until recently, carried on a secret identity in the corporate world. She and her husband, fantasy artist R. Cat Conrad, live in Texas, which so far as she knows does not actually contain any vampires.
I'm so sad that Morganville will be over, that is my favorite paranormal series. But then again, I can't wait to read her new novel.ReplyDelete
Glass @ Way Too Hot Books
Hi, Glass - I'm so pleased you like Morganville, and yeah, I'll be a little sad too to leave Morganville -- but so many exciting places to go! :)Delete
Cheers and good morning!
I'm a big fan of the Morganville Series, but I'm pretty behind. :(ReplyDelete
That's because I write SO MUCH. Sorry. But -- at least you'll be able to avoid the cliffhangers? Bright silver lining!Delete
Rachel is such a lovely author, I had the chance to meet her when she came to the UK, I'm so behind on this series, so won't be posting a question, but look forward to reading what other people have to ask!ReplyDelete
Awww, thank you! I always have SUCH a lovely time the UK -- such awesome people, and such a love of books. You can ask me anything! :)Delete
I have not read any of the Morganville books because the series is so long, but I will definitely be checking out Prince of Shadows because it sounds like my kind of book.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing, Andrea!
Square deal! Thank you .... I fully understand!Delete
I have the first two Morganville books, but I havent started it yet, mostly because the length of this series intimidates me. I do hope to read them someday.ReplyDelete
If it helps I've been told they are very fast reads. :) and there is an end at book 6, or you can keep going!Delete
Great cover, even though I haven't started this series.ReplyDelete
They are both amazing covers ... All my covers have been so lovely. I am. Very lucky!Delete
I've only read the first book in the Morganville series but it was really good.ReplyDelete
You had me at "standalone" for Prince of Shadows lol
I know, right? It's really odd to do a standalone in YA anymore, except in contemporary. :)Delete
the rumours are really interesting; i like that this is the way to release the snippets for the last book, it's really cool!ReplyDelete
Have you ever done anything that you regretted doing later when writing the series (even if now you think you're glad you did it or that you think it's helped the story in other ways)?
Yeah, I thought it was a pretty cool idea, too -- it gives us a chance to do longer sections of teasers, which I've always wanted to do!Delete
Oh, goodness, yes ... you make decisions not really knowing how long a series will be, and sometimes you kill characters (SAM) that you wish you hadn't, later on. At the time, I honestly thought the series was ending. Then, later, I really felt the lack of having him as a character, since he really would have been amazing to have had for Michael as he transitioned and grew -- and a rival for Amelie's affections!
Great question, thanks!
I've been into the whole vampire thing since I was five so last christmas my parents saw the first two Morganville books in the book store and bought them for me. I started reading them in March and its my favorite vampire series I have read so far, I finished 'Fall of Night' at the beginning of September and I am noth excited and sad about Daylighters coming out on the fifth. I like the short stories though too and I hope to see more of those.ReplyDelete
Hi, Kayla -- wow, FIVE?! I thought I was an early fan when I was ten. :) You have me beat by five years. Good for you!Delete
I'm so happy you like the series ... yeah, I'm sad to see it end too, but I do think it's really the time to let these poor characters have a rest. Morganville is TOUGH!
Thanks for the kind words, and I promise to do some more short stories! :)
My girl Glass (from above) will probably have to kick my but as I still haven't started this series. I will have to as it sounds like a great read. Now after all books get out it's a perfect opportunity. That new book sounds really good and I'll be reading a lot of Shakespeare next semester so I'll have to read this one too. Thanks for sharing this Andrea :)ReplyDelete
I know it's a big commitment to start a series this long! It's part of the reason that I think it's time to let the series go ... it's so tough to get new readers in when facing that kind of commitment of time and money. On the one hand, it's a huge and lovely compliment from my readers that they're willing to follow me this far, but on the other, I have to balance whether or not I'm excluding new readers. So. Time to do this, I think.Delete
I'll be very eager to hear what you think about Prince of Shadows! I'm super excited about it.
The girl on the first book looks like kristen stewart and that girl from vampire diaries lolReplyDelete
Ah, but my books were around FIRST. :)Delete
Well, technically, you may be right. I think they started using that model for my US books on #8, which was ... 2010? I think. POINT CONCEDED.Delete
OH, I didn't realize the series was ending! I have enjoyed Morganville since the beginning, but I have to say I'm a few books behind so while I'm sorry to say goodbye to the characters, I'm glad their arcs are wrapping up so I can get caught up. :)ReplyDelete
Wendy @ The Midnight Garden
Thanks, Wendy -- I think you're wise, because now you can avoid any potentially maddening cliffhangers, right? :)Delete
I love this series so much I got 2 of my friends hooked on them I wouldn't stop talking about it. I live in Portugal so I had had to have them shipped here (using Bookdepository) so I've always been a few days behind, but today I got the news they're shipping Daylighters so I'll probably get it on the 5th! SO HAPPY!ReplyDelete
But I get it why it has to end now, and I'm glad it's not just going to drag on and on just because it's a sure sell. And now I'll have time to start reading the Weather Warden (which I've been meaning to do, but as I try to spread my love (and, consequently, money) between all my favourite authors, I haven't had "time").
I'm hoping the demolition is just the Founder's Square or something!
Like I said AMAZING series, and I really hope for a satisfying end to all the characters.
Thank you so much, Rachel Caine. You're amazing!
From one Rachel to another: THANK YOU! I've never been to Portugal but I would love to see it sometime ... I'm sure it's amazing. Thanks for the good words about the series, and I'm so happy you have enjoyed it.ReplyDelete
I can't confirm or deny any pending demolitions in Morganville. :)
As I've said on some other stops of this tour, I am woefully behind on this series. But now I can just cruise through them and not have to wait for more!ReplyDelete
And Prince of Shadows sounds SO good!
Thanks, Candace! And thanks for following the blog tour, that's awesome of you!Delete
Prince of Shadows sounds really good! I love modern retellings of Shakespeare! I love the book cover too! Very pretty :) Thanks for sharing Andrea!ReplyDelete
Lindy@ A Bookish Escape
I'm geekily excited about this book. It was such a challenge but also so much fun to do! :)Delete
Prince of Shadow looks really good, and I love the cover. Never read the Morganville books..I feel like such an outsider..LOLReplyDelete
That's why I'm happy to have a stand-alone like Prince of Shadows this time -- I know the 15 books is an intimidating length for a series! Thank you!Delete
Morganvielle is one long ass series, is the story still as good as the previous ones? I don't think I'll ever get to catch up with that one not unless there's an apocalypse and I'm stuck in the library next to a shelf with this series...ReplyDelete
I agree it's a long ass series. I can't really give you an opinion about its quality, because I'm probably biased or something, but I can say that I think the it's stayed solid and I tried not to just write the same book over and over. DID I SUCCEED? I have no idea. But that was my goal.Delete
I have the first book of her series, have not gotten to it yet but her next one looks really good!ReplyDelete
Hi, Lily - thanks! I hope you enjoy it!Delete
Thank you SO MUCH for hosting me for the day -- it's been a delight! Cheers and fistbumps and I'm off to the next stop!ReplyDelete
OMG, I remember this series! I read up until Kiss of Death I think, then they started changing the book cover sizes to trade paperback and I got all pissy about my covers not matching, then I kind of forgot about it. I did really like it though!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
This is a series that I haven't wanted to read for a while now. I hope to start it soon. I've heard such great things.ReplyDelete