Monday, March 7, 2011

Shane and Akane

Several people have written to me recently to ask if I have news on the third Gray Court book.

Well. I have news.

Artistic Visions
The Gray Court Book 3

Akane Russo, part dragon, part Seer and one of Robin’s top Blades, has been given a job to do, and damn it she’s going to do it. The Malmaynes are up to their old tricks, and the Dunne family still has no plans to accommodate them. She’s been tasked with keeping Shane Dunne safe from the Malmaynes and their kidnapping ways. But can anyone keep her safe from the heat in Shane’s gaze?

Shane knows the woman meant for him will never come to him willingly. Luckily for him she’s been ordered by none other than the Hob to guard him, and he’s going to use that to his advantage every chance he gets. He knows it’s only a matter of time before the dragoness succumbs and lets Shane Claim her like they both want. When they come together he knows the results will be beyond his wildest imaginings.

When Akane winds up poisoned by gold and forced into temporary heat, marking Shane suddenly takes top priority.
Keeping her new mate safe, and sane, will be a brand new puzzle, one the Blade isn’t sure she can solve in time.

The contract came this weekend; Shane and Akane will be out this year!


Chele Blades said...

Now i am excited!!!!I cannot wait...I love this series....then hopefully the robyn will find a love or two...

respectfully a fan

Dana Marie Bell said...

Robin will find one love, named Makayla, and she's going to drive him INSANE. I already have his book plotted out. In fact, I had it plotted out BEFORE I wrote Dare to Believe, but the Dunnes wound up playing a bigger role than I thought they would and deserved their own stories first.

Don't worry. Robin is going to be... unique. Yes, that's the word I'm looking for.

And now Dusty is wondering why I'm sitting her cackling. He should know better by now.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for this one. Then I want Jeff and Fenris. Then Cyn and Julian.

You obviously need to write faster. Have a great day!

Sammmyk said...

Ok i just resantly got into your works and i was just looking at your website and I found out that SHADOW OF THE WOLF was no longer avelible but i was able to buy it on the Nook last night. Could you let me know if i got the re-print of not. Email me at THANK YOU.

jeanette8042 said...

Woohooooo can't wait!

Dana Marie Bell said...

Nope, not a reprint. It shouldn't still be for sale. I'll have to do something about that...

mbot565 said...

Oh gosh, I just got hooked on your Gray Court series & can't wait to read Shane & Akane. I wasn't sure at first, but glad I bought them.
I just hope when you said it's coming out "this year", it means sooner rather than later. Write faster, I'm on pins & needles. :)

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