Friday, July 02, 2010

New Contract!

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The revisions for Where Shadows Dance landed in my editor’s inbox on Tuesday evening at 6:35pm New York time. The next day, I received a call from my agent saying, “They’re offering us a contract for two more books.”

At which point, I went, “Huh? But… But… I haven’t sent them a proposal yet!”

I’ve been in this business a while—when Babylon and Shadows come out I will have published sixteen books—but this is the first time anyone has offered me a contract without seeing at least a couple of chapters and a synopsis. Considering how close this series came to ending at Number Five, it's pretty amazing. In case you can’t tell, I’m just a tad excited about it.

At any rate, I can now announce that there will definitely be a Book Seven and a Book Eight in the Sebastian St. Cyr series.

27 comments:

Barbara Caridad Ferrer said...

Oh, YAY! Congrats, Candy-- what a wonderful feeling that must be! (And EEP, nearly ending at Book Five? Wow, I suspect we would have been demanding you give us closure via the blog, at least! *g*)

And what an absolute treat to have the contract offered without even having submitted a proposal (no... no pressure there at ALL...)

So glad that Sebastian's adventures will be continuing.

liz fenwick said...

Well done - fabulous news!
lx

Keira Soleore said...

HOOORAY!! That's fabulous news. Congrats on making Sebastian such a byword in Romance that you got a contract on his name (and sales) alone.

Project Cat said...

Hurrah!!! Congratulations!! And a happy dance from all of your (and Sebastian's) fans! (This is probably the best news I've heard all day, purely from a selfish point of view in that I really really really wanna read as much Sebastian as possible!)

Rachel Walsh said...

Congratulations, Candy! And yay for us, too - more Sebastian is ALWAYS something to cheer about! :-)

Barbara said...

Congratulations! More Sebastian, more Hero ... this is amazing news, due of course to your exceptional storytelling!

Misti said...

Great news! Congrats!

Beth said...

Very cool -- for me, since I get to read them. Also cool for you. This is great news.

Charles Gramlich said...

Great news! I'm glad to hear it. I'm really enjoying the series, although I still have a couple of the books to go.

Lainey said...

Woo-Hoo!! So gratifying to have your writing skills acknowledged! Great news for me that there are now 3 Sebastian books in the pipeline.
Between Sam's military launching and this contract you have ample motivation to celebrate!

Anonymous said...

YEAH!!!!! Absolutely fabulous! Congratulations. Looking forward to reading more Sebastian and Hero; keep 'em coming. Sabena

Steve Malley said...

WHEEEEEEE!!!!! :-D

Perhaps your publisher reads my comments and is aware of my breakout prophecy for you...

Faith said...

yay! congrats! can't wait to read them.

Pam P said...

So glad to hear this, congratulations, Candy!

Sphinx Ink said...

Hurrah, hurray, callou, callay! Fabulous news. I'm delighted for you. Your increasing legions of readers will be thrilled at the prospect of more Sebastian.

orannia said...

Congrats Candy! On the contract AND on having been offered it without the synopsis requirement! I'm so thrilled!

Kim said...

Congratulations. It must take some pressure off of you to have a contract already.

As you plot out the next two books, I'll put in a plug for more Sebastian & Kat. I know some like Hero, but I think she may need a beta hero.

Plano Soprano said...

Where Shadows Dance is now available for preorder from Amazon for next March. I ordered mine this evening.

Pax Deux said...

FĂ©licitations! Brava!

However...The series was about to end in number 5?!!! I am a a little traumatized to know this, even though it is no longer true.

cs harris said...

Thanks, everyone!

And sorry I traumatized a few people with the revelation that Book Six almost didn't happen.

Barbara Martin said...

Just as Steve Malley predicted...you're on your way, Candy.

Firefly said...

Congratulations are in order I believe!
Thank heavens for this bit of news! It would be too too ghastly to think the story is to end soon!!

Firefly said...

Congratulations are in order I believe!
Thank heavens for this bit of news! It would be too too ghastly to think the story is to end soon!!

tiffalex said...

Sebastain and Hero?? How about Hero and Gibson??!! Kat is the love of Sebastain's life! Please tell me they end up together, even if it takes to book 15 for it to happen.

Anonymous said...

Sebastian & Hero! Yay for more of them!!!! Team HERO!!!! Totally making a shirt now. lol

I'm beyond excited about this. I probably would have cried if the series ended at book 5.

~Sarah

Nina said...

that makes me so happy, you have no idea. :) i've read all the books during the last three weeks and i'm addicted.

i hope sebastian gets to marry hero and raise his child with her... but only if she lets him see kat ;)

Kate Sterling said...

Awesome news! Congratulations. :)