Monday, September 23, 2013

Coming Very Soon: Beauty and the Beast Tales From Around the World

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!


  1. The cover looks great!

  2. Oh goodness, I'm terribly excited! Thank you so much!

  3. Shrieks and jumps up and down in ecstasy!

    I've been looking forward to this ever since the first one you published! I'm so excited! Definitely count on me for #2!


  4. Yeah! I was wondering when this was coming out. Can't wait.

  5. I want this book so bad! I'll ask for it for Christmas, though...