Rachel Caine’s final book in The Morganville Vampires series.
Isn’t it a beautiful cover!!
Out TODAY NOV. 5th!
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.
Quickly, give us the title and genre of your book and a 30-word or less tagline:
Daylighters, Young Adult
Morganville’s now in human hands, not vampires… but is that good? If Claire doesn’t support it … does that make her the villain? A kick-ass final novel for the 15 book series.
Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?
The book is written for the YA market, fourteen and up, but is accessible to (and the series is enjoyed by) all ages. It’s a fun, fast, pulse-pounding story.
How did you come up with the title of your book or series?
This particular book’s title comes from the organization who’s taken over the town: the anti-vampire Daylight Foundation. Hence: Daylighters.
Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?
All of my cover art (and it’s gorgeous) is designed by the creative folks at Penguin Marketing.
Who is your favorite character from your book and why?
I suppose this time, it’s Claire – my main character. She’s come so far and learned so much, and I felt that in this story she’s really beginning to see all the ramifications of what she’s done, or not done. I loved her journey, and I loved being able to write the end of it.
How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?
Honestly, I like all my characters, even the bad/evil ones. They think they’re heroes, after all – they’re the stars of their own movie. So I can’t say that any of them are really less or more appealing to me.
If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be? Why?
I’d have made it about twenty thousand words longer, probably, to really spend a lot of time on the last section!
Whats the next project for you?
Very excited about PRINCE OF SHADOWS, my upcoming YA novel (February 2014) which explores the Verona of Romeo and Juliet, and tells their story from a very different point of view.
What are you reading right now?
I just picked up THE NATURALS by Jennifer Lynn Barnes! And I’m also reading SKY ON FIRE by Emmy Laybourne, and HORDE by Ann Aguirre.
Any advice for up coming authors?
The novel you’re thinking about writing is always going to be awesome, but it’s never going to matter unless you sit down and put the words on a screen or paper or whatever medium is your jam. You have to not just want to write, but actually write. Writing means risk. It means work. So do the work, and be humble: learn, grow, improve, always face the world with an open mind and an open heart.
Thank you so much for the chance to answer some questions!