Tuesday, November 29, 2005

pale immortal, by anne frasier



Or liker still to one who should take leave
Of pale immortal death, and with a pang
As hot as death's is chill, with fierce convulse
Die into life: so young Apollo anguish'd:
His very hair, his golden tresses famed
Kept undulation round his eager neck.

john keats


PALE IMMORTAL

Welcome to Tuonela, a sleepy Wisconsin town haunted by events of 100 years ago, when a man who may have been a vampire slaughtered the town's citizens and drank their blood. Now, another murderer is killing the most vulnerable...and draining their bodies of blood.
Evan Stroud lives in darkness. The pale prisoner of a strange disease that prevents him from ever seeing the light of day, he lives in tragic solitude, taunted for being a "vampire." When troubled teenager Graham Stroud appears on Evan's doorstep, claiming to be his long-lost son, Evan's uneasy solitude is shattered.
Having escaped Tuonela's mysterious pull for several years, Rachel Burton is now back in town, filling in as coroner. Even as she seeks to identify the killer, and uncover the source of the evil that seems to pervade the town, she is drawn to Evan by a power she's helpless to understand or resist....
As Graham is pulled deeper and deeper into Tuonela's depraved, vampire-obsessed underworld, Rachel and Evan team up to save him. But the force they are fighting is both powerful and elusive...and willing to take them to the very mouth of hell.

coming september 2006

21 comments:

Kelly Parra said...

Oooh, sounds great, Anne. Okay, how long until it's released??? ;D

jason evans said...

Ahhhh, the humanity!! You make us wait nearly a year after this teaser?? Not fair, Anne. Not fair. =D BTW, cool picture.

Jer said...

What a great teaser!

Mary Louisa said...

Looking forward to it!

Jeff said...

Anne- Okay, so now I feel like a kid staring at a glass jar full of cookies on the shelf but I can't reach them yet! Gimme! Gimme!
I guess if I can't talk you into sending me the manuscript via email I'll just have to be patient until the book comes out.
Looks good, Anne. :)

Kel said...

Wait a minute...did I miss the release date earlier?? LOL! Oops. ;)

allen said...

Damn you, Anne. now I have to WAIT for the rest? You sure know how to tease a person. That was a great blurb and I cant WAIT to get my hands on that one.

Um, Ill be more than happy to "proof read" it. :)

allen said...

Damn you, Anne. now I have to WAIT for the rest? You sure know how to tease a person. That was a great blurb and I cant WAIT to get my hands on that one.

Um, Ill be more than happy to "proof read" it. :)

anne frasier said...

i know it's a long time before it comes out!
i probably posted this too early, but the video is almost done and i'm getting anxious to unveil! hehe

Rob Gregory Browne said...

Sounds WONDERFUL. Can't wait.

Jaye said...

Great blurb/synopsis. Looking forward to your latest release.

anne frasier said...

thanks everybody. i'm pretty excited about this release. a little afraid it will come out at the peek of vampire market saturation, but i'm hoping the story and characters will make that a non-issue. this book is a little more like play dead where you have crime and police procedural set in a rather skewed world.

welcome to my blog, jaye. i love toronto!

jason evans said...

I hope you will assemble your blogging "crew" to coordinate a promotion blitz....

emeraldcite said...

Excellent teaser. If you ever need, ahem, a good, honest reading...feel free to send a copy my way. I'm sure I could clear my schedule for some good solid feedback...:)

Baaaassssically, I'm impatient. :)

Looking forward to its release…any way the pub could bump it up?

Joanne D. Kiggins said...

Anne, you are a tease! Another sticky note goes up on my wall for a future purchase. Look forward to the release. Congratulations.

anne frasier said...

jason: ooh, a blogging blitz would be great!

emerald: they already bumped it up from november 2006. it took months for my publisher to approve the proposal and make an offer -- which is why there is such a delay. maybe i'll have ARCs by July. on another note: did you see the zombie magazine link i added to the blog template?

joanne: nice to see you over here! thanks for stopping!

emeraldcite said...

zombies! I'm off...brb...lol

Amie Stuart said...

Surfed in from Jaye's..that's sounds FAB!

anne frasier said...

brb... something about brains?

cece: thanks for stopping!!

Tribe said...

Very cool...I love those "freaky" premises set in middle-America...which is why I always adored Wisconsin Death Trip (the film isn't bad either) and the Handsome Family.

anne frasier said...

ah, wisconsin death trip. i also loved the book and movie. and have a sort of strange story to tell about it. maybe blog material!