Here is the cover for the soon to be released Beauty and the Beast Tales From Around the World. This one has over 180 tales in it and has a word count of over 530,000 words with 828 pages. In comparison, Cinderella only had 442,000 words.
And I have enough material to offer a second volume of Beauty and the Beast tales if this one is well-received. I kept cutting material with the hope that a second volume will happen. I didn't want this book to end because this group of tales remains my personal favorite even after years of working with them. If anything, I love them even more. Each book in the SurLaLune series gifts me with a greater appreciation for these tales, but I am usually very much ready for them to be done, kaput, so I can move on to the next one. I only wanted this one done because it had to end so I could share it with others.
And if you love Beauty and the Beast, I don't think this book will disappoint. I hope not!
The book is coming in October and I plan to dedicate the month of October to the tale on this blog. So buckle up!