Briefs 2008.12.11

viehl_stay-the-night* Lynn Viehl has an interesting twist added to the launch of her next book.

Master of Shadows”, an eSpecial, is a parallel story to Stay the Night, Viehl’s full-length conclusion to the Darkyn series, which Onyx, an imprint of Penguin Group, will publish in January 2009. The novella, featuring vampire Will Scarlet and his mortal love interest, offers readers a sneak peek into what happens “off stage” during the final installment in the Darkyn series. [via Fantasy Book Critic]

* Preview the second installment of Jim Butcher’s comic, Storm Front #2, over at Jim’s website.

* Good news from Orbit Books: 3 more books from Brent Weeks, and the acquisition of a new urban fantasy author, Nicole  Peeler. Nicole Peeler, PhD, is an assistant professor of English at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.

* Today, Thursday, December 11th at 3pm (Eastern), join FFF authors Jenna Black, Jeaniene Frost, Patrice Michelle, Jeanne Stein, and Rachel Vincent as they discuss how to set up your world and characters when writing your first book in a series (and the ones that come afterward). Moderator: Eos /HarperCollins Executive Editor, Diana Gill.

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