Huge Exciting Announcement!

Okay, so I’ve been hinting at something huge going on for the last month, and I just signed the final paperwork today, so here it is:

There’s going to be a fourth Fortitude Scott book!

This is utterly huge, guys, and it’s all thanks to you! You, the bloggers and reviewers who gave such wonderful attention to a book about a slacker vampire. You, the readers who decided to give the book a shot despite it being yet another urban fantasy featuring a vampire. Thank you all so very, very much.

What’s happening right now is that the Fortitude Scott sales numbers are not setting the world on fire, but there was a significant bump in the sales of Generation V paperback and e-books when Iron Night was released. Before this, the folks over at Roc had basically written the series off, and I’d been advised to work on a new series concept for them – but this bump got their attention again. What they’re doing right now is making a bet that there’s going to be another bump when Tainted Blood comes out in November, and that hopefully it will be enough to allow the series to get some traction with readers. And if that happens, they want to have a fourth book in the works to help sustain momentum.

Meaning that there will definitely be a fourth Fortitude Scott book in 2015! This is a book that I desperately wanted to write, because Tainted Blood is definitely NOT the conclusion of this series. (I originally wrote about four more sentences here, but they were too spoilery! I’ll say only this – I have Big Plans going at least into a Book Six)

It also means that this summer I get to do my favorite summer activity – write a new Fort Scott book!

But again, this is because of you guys. Thanks for all the wonderful reviews, fantastic emails, and enthusiasm about this series. You guys made #4 happen. I will leave you with this final piece of awesomeness – here is Suzume immortalized in mini form:

Isn’t this amazing? Django Wexler painted and sent these to me – so fabulous! I have them sitting on the bookshelf next to my writing desk, next to one of my most important pieces of writing equipment – my little cd player.

Isn’t this amazing? Django Wexler painted and sent these to me – so fabulous! I have them sitting on the bookshelf next to my writing desk, next to one of my most important pieces of writing equipment – my little cd player.

Side view of the fox form -- this kitsune has nine tails, each with a little white tip! Awesome!

Side view of the fox form — this kitsune has nine tails, each with a little white tip! Awesome!

And the human form! You can't see really well from this angle, but she has little ears with white tufts in her hair to show that she's a fox!

And the human form! You can’t see really well from this angle, but she has little ears with white tufts in her hair to show that she’s a fox!

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About M. L. Brennan

Author of the Generation V urban fantasy series, published by Roc Books. Not your usual vampires, kitsune shapeshifters with attitude, Doctor Who jokes, and underemployment. GENERATION V and its sequel, IRON NIGHT, available wherever books are sold. Third installment, TAINTED BLOOD, to be published 11/14.

Posted on May 21, 2014, in Publication, Writing process and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Congrats! I am so happy since I love everything I have read so far!

  2. *happy dance* This series is phenomenal! So so happy book four is a go. Congratulations!!

  3. WOOOOOOOOT!!!!!!!

  4. Yay for a fourth book! :) I went through Generation V and Iron Night so fast that it was a huge letdown we need to wait till November for number three. Anyway, congratulations!

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