Stefan’s Diaries #6: The Compelled is available NOW at your local bookstore or online retailer. Pick up your paperback today, or order it right to your Kindle! If you’d like to read an excerpt first, you can get a taste at the HarperTeen site.
Order the whole Stefan’s Diaries series:
Stefan’s Diaries #1: Origins [USA] [UK]
Stefan’s Diaries #2: Bloodlust [USA] [UK]
Stefan’s Diaries #3: The Craving [USA] [UK]
Stefan’s Diaries #4: The Ripper [USA] [UK]
Stefan’s Diaries #5: The Asylum [USA] [UK]
Stefan’s Diaries #6: The Compelled [USA] [UK]
Happy release day! The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters: Moonsong (the second book in the trilogy) is available NOW at your local bookstore or online retailer. Pick up your paperback today, or order it right to your Kindle! If you’d like a taste before you buy, you can read the first 80 pages for free online.
The Awakening & The Struggle [Amazon US] [Amazon UK]
The Fury & Dark Reunion [Amazon US] [Amazon UK]
Nightfall [Amazon US] [Amazon UK]
Shadow Souls [Amazon US] [Amazon UK]
Midnight [Amazon US] [Amazon UK]
Phantom [Amazon US] [Amazon UK]
Moonsong [Amazon US] [Amazon UK]
Destiny Rising (pre-order) [Amazon US] [Amazon UK]
Happy release day! Stefan’s Diaries #5: The Asylum is available TODAY at your local bookstore or online retailer. Pick up your paperback today, or order it right to your Kindle! If you’d like a taste before you buy, you can read the first four chapters online for free.
[Kindle US] [Kindle UK]
Happy release day! Stefan’s Diaries #4: The Ripper arrives TODAY at your favorite local bookstore or online retailer. Pick it up in paperback or download it to your Kindle.
[Kindle US] [Kindle UK]
Phantom, the inaugural volume of the newest Vampire Diaries trilogy, The Hunters, is now available for purchase from your favorite local or online bookstore. We know there’s a lot of curiosity about the new trilogy amongst fans, so definitely let us know what you think after you’ve read the book. Available in Hardback and Kindle.
The Hunters: Phantom will be available in the U.K. on November 10th. Pre-Order: [Hardback].
HarperTeen has revealed the cover of The Ripper, the upcoming fourth book in Stefan’s Diaries, based on The Vampire Diaries television series. The book hits the stores on November 8th! Read The Ripper synopsis here.
[Kindle US] [Kindle UK]
Just a tidbit: Following the announcement that there will be three more titles in the Stefan’s Diaries series, HarperTeen has announced the title of Stefan’s Diaries #6: The Compelled. The volume is scheduled for release March 13, 2012.
The U.S. and U.K. covers of Phantom, the first volume in the new Vampire Diaries trilogy The Hunters, have turned up – and do our eyes deceive us or is that Meredith making her first appearance on a TVD U.S. book cover? Or is it a darker-than-usual Elena? You can check out bigger versions in the Gallery. Phantom hits shelves on October 25, 2011. Pre-Order: [Amazon US] [Amazon UK].
As for The Hunters trilogy itself – since L.J. Smith is no longer writing The Vampire Diaries series, we’re not sure how much of the original concept (as alluded to in her blog) remains intact. Here’s the official release from HarperCollins:
A regular on national bestseller lists, having sold well over three million copies, The Vampire Diaries series is a classic of thrilling paranormal romance. The Vampire Diaries series has captured the hearts and imaginations of readers—and the CW network TV show that it inspired has introduced millions more to the chills, thrills, and heart-stopping romance. Phantom begins a new trilogy in this breathtaking saga of love among vampires.
Since meeting the irresistible vampire brothers Stefan and Damon Salvatore, Elena Gilbert has been to hell and back. Now that she and her friends have saved their hometown from a demonic spirit, everything can finally go back to normal. But Elena should know better than anyone that Fell’s Church will never be normal. In Phantom, a dangerous new threat sets its sights on Elena. And this time she can only count on one Salvatore brother to protect her.
The final volume of The Return trilogy (and the final L.J. Smith-penned Vampire Diaries novel), Midnight, is out today in North America. We know Australians and U.K. fans have had the book for a few weeks now, and many U.S. and Canadian fans were discovering it in bookstores this past week, but today it should be widely available.
E-Book: Amazon Kindle U.S. | Amazon Kindle U.K.
We are aware of the four letters that L.J. Smith has allegedly written to fans stating that she has been fired by HarperTeen/Alloy and will no longer be writing any Vampire Diaries books. We cannot comment on whether or not these are real, or if she has indeed been fired by the publishers.
We are trying to find this information out, and have contacted the publishers for official word on the matter. We will let you know as soon as we hear any kind of official word on the matter. We do ask for you to be patient though, as today is Sunday and we may not hear anything until tomorrow at the earliest when people are back at work.
In the meantime what we can confirm is that yes, the publishers can technically do this as L.J. Smith doesn’t own the Vampire Diaries and the series belongs to Alloy Entertainment. L.J. Smith was hired back in 1990 to write the series for them, and signed a contract to say that the Vampire Diaries belonged to them. Alloy own the rights, and L.J. Smith has no say in what they do with the series.
We are aware that all fans are upset by this news regardless of whether or not it’s true, but we ask you to please keep comments on this post civil. Remember that no matter who your favourite character or pairing is, you’re all as upset as each other and there’s no need to argue when you should be supporting each other.
EDIT: About the TV series. No matter what happens with the books (and we don’t know yet if any of it is true, or an elaborate hoax), the TV series is in no danger of being cancelled. The show has excellent ratings, and it follows a different path altogether to that of the books. Kevin and Julie have their own story to tell that is inspired by the books but not dependent on them. So TV series fans, you don’t need to worry.
EDIT: About The Return: Midnight. Midnight is still going to be published no matter what, and is due out in the US in March.
EDIT: About Stefan’s Diaries. This series is related to the TV series, and was not written by L.J. Smith.