JAG recently posted the news of the DreamWorks deal taking on the Fever franchise. Some Fever fans are really excited about this while others are afraid of how the film adaptation will play out. Book to movies are risky propositions because the readership is very picky about how “their” characters are cast, and on how true to the book the movie will turn out. I’m staying positive on this one till proven otherwise. Fever is one of my top 3 series, so I have a lot of emotional investment.
Anyways, in book news related to Fever, Ms. Moning, tweeted/FB the following this week:
“Because I keep getting this question, I’ve realized I’ve obviously not answered it to your satisfaction:) I’m going to post here and ask that you all help me in spreading the word around. I’m currently working on a trilogy that features Dani, Christian MacKeltar, Ryodan, and the mysterious ‘Dancer,’ set primarily in Fever-Dublin. Each installment in the trilogy is a stand-alone mystery, however there are larger plot arcs unfolding in the background. Where Mac was introspective and her story could feel somewhat esoteric, Dani is down and dirty in the streets. Lots of details, lots of action. There’s a different feel to the two series, totally different vantage points. I’m having a blast writing it. For those of you who have been worrying—the trilogy is not YA. If I had to categorize it, I would say it straddles the line between YA and adult uneasily. I don’t pull any punches. It may be controversial in some ways. But whose teen years weren’t? LOL! Many of the questions I left unanswered in the FEVER series are addressed in this new series.
Exciting news: I’ve agreed to write two more books after that. Once the new trilogy is complete, I’m returning to the core story begun in the FEVER series, and will resume writing about Mac, Barrons, V’lane, Cruce, the Unseelie king, the concubine, the Song of Making. All in all, there are five more books coming about the Fever World!
Because I know you guys, I know this is going to make some of you as nervous as it makes you excited. Trust me. I’m making no compromises with the characters or the story. It’s all unfolding exactly as it should, true to itself-which means, it’s a sometimes rocky road. Dark times ahead, guys. But I write it all with genuine love for the characters, the world, and you the reader.” Karen Marie Moning / FB
I’m most excited about the Mac, Barrons, V’lane news. And, she’s right I’m nervous as well.
How excited are YOU about the book and film news? Let us know.