Book 3 of the DREAMING ANASTASIA series is finally here (Dreaming Anastasia, Sourcebooks 2009; Haunted, Sourcebooks 2011, Anastasia Forever, Sourcebooks 2012) and I couldn't be prouder!
I am so excited for everyone to find out the end to Anne and Ethan's story and see if they get their happily ever after. Somehow Sourcebooks allowed me to create this blend of Russian folklore and historical fiction and contemporary teens and paranormal romance and let me run with it for three books.
If you haven't read the series, you can start with book 3 and then go back, although obviously going 1-3 is the way it's designed. Need some catching up? Here ya go:
DREAMING ANASTASIA series synopsis: The DREAMING ANASTASIA series is the saga of Anne Michaelson, a sixteen year old Chicago girl who discovers that she is connected through both line of descent and destiny to a complex mystery of love, betrayal and revenge. Her own family in turmoil from the recent death of her brother David to cancer, Anne finds herself dreaming repeatedly of a girl trapped in a room, who in turn is dreaming of her family’s murder. When Anne collides at school with handsome, mysterious Ethan, everything sets in motion. Dark powers of elemental control rise in Anne. Ethan tells her that she’s been dreaming of Anastasia Romanov, kept captive all these years by the Russian witch Baba Yaga. Anne is somehow the one who can free her. And Ethan – well, he’s a member of a secret Brotherhood and he’s been immortal since Anastasia’s capture. Free one. Free the other. But Anne discovers that there’s a lot more at stake. Russian fairy tale figures come to life: rusalki and witches and Koschei the Deathless. People who will stop at nothing to keep their power and eternal lives. And a blood line connection to everyone and everything. As Anne works first to free Anastasia and then solve the mystery that has held part of her family captive for decades, she finds herself falling for Ethan, who may or may not be someone she can trust. The series travels backward and forward in time and place, in the real world and in Baba Yaga’s forest as Anne and Ethan race to uncover long hidden secrets and darkest of magicks before it’s too late. In this thrilling tale of secrets within secrets and truths within lies, the reader quickly realizes that history never tells you everything.
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And in honor of today's book birthday, I am giving away a copy of ANASTASIA FOREVER, plus bookmarks and postcards! Just comment on this post and your name will be entered. I'll announce the winner on Friday!
And then stay tuned for May 2013 and THE SWEET DEAD LIFE from Soho Press!