Well, the cat's out of the bag.
Remember a little while back I'd sold a new series to Harlequin Teen, only I couldn't tell anyone what it was about yet? That it was top secret, and the only hint I could give was the story was a modern day fantasy with mythical creatures?
Apparently word has leaked.
The good news for you guys is now I get to announce what the new series will be about. So, for everyone wondering what those mythical creatures are, today I am going to tell you. Are you ready?
Yes, you heard right. Manticores. For those of you who don't know what a manticore is, check out the pic below.
Only maybe not so huge. A manticore is a lion-like monster with a human face and a stinger tail. They are fond of human flesh, and generally not nice.
Or are they just misunderstood?
My new story takes place in the modern day, when a girl goes to Greece for summer vacation and finds the world's last manticore. He is an ancient creature who has learned to shapeshift into human form for protection, and has learned to evolve with the times. For instance, he no longer eats humans. Of course, they meet and fall in love, only to have their lives threatened with an ancestor of Hercules arrives to kill the manticore and settle an old grudge, and inevitably falls in love with the girl, too. Thus setting up a love triangle that spans centuries.
So that is the premise for the new books. I suppose its kind of a relief now, to finally let everyone know. Tell me what you think of the new series in the comments, and as always, on this wonderful 1st day of the month....
God, I love this holiday. ;-)