By Jackie Burrell
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 12:56 pm in Twilight Saga.
All right, you Team Edward fans. Stephenie Meyer just announced that she’s publishing another book in her outrageously successful “Twilight” series. This one’s a 192-page novella, titled “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” – it’s based on a vampire character who appeared in the third book, “Eclipse,” and will grace the silver screen when “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” hits multiplexes in June.
The novella will be published online at www.breetanner.com from June 7 to July 5 as a free gift for fans. The hardcover version, which sports an hourglass filled with red sand, benefits the American Red Cross.
“You all have bought a ton of my books, and I wanted to give you this story as a gift,” Meyer says in a letter to fans. “My publisher was awesome and embraced this idea. One other aspect of this release is the plan to give a more important gift to people who really need it. One dollar of each book purchased in the US from the first printing will be donated to the American Red Cross for their relief efforts in Haiti and Chile and other parts of the world where people are in great need. We’re going to have an option online as well, so you can choose to make a donation if you want when you read the story online. I hope you will. ”
OK, folks, scale of 1 to 10: how excited are you?