New York, June 15, 2009 – If you haven’t heard of author Marjorie M. Liu yet, that’s about to change. This summer, she’s on fire with a number of major new projects: she has the new Dark Wolverine series co-written with Daniel Way, and the special NYX: No Way Home collection, both from Marvel, coming out in June. This will be followed by the urban fantasy, Darkness Calls, on June 30 and The Fire King, a paranormal romance novel, on-sale at the end of July.Marjorie’s ability to write suspenseful urban fantasy, timeless paranormal romance stories, and kick-ass action in comic-books—all at the same time—has earned her legions of devoted fans and landed her on The New York Times bestseller list last summer.
To reach out to her fans across the different genres and celebrate the upcoming release of Darkness Calls, the second book in her Hunter Kiss series, Marjorie has written a special letter from the hero, Grant, to his unborn daughter about how much he loves her—and her mother. It's a letter fans won't be able to find in any of the books; instead it will be released in four parts, over the next four weeks, in both audio and written format.
The first excerpt went up this week at the Romantic Times website, and fans are already raving about it, posting comments to Marjorie such as: “This letter is awesome. I don’t know how you do it. You are truly amazing and it is a pleasure and honor to be able to read your work.” And “That was a beautiful letter. I can’t wait for this book.”
Barbara Vey, who writes the “Beyond her Book blog” for Publishers Weekly, says: “I got to read the whole letter and yes, it made me cry...thanks a lot Marjorie!”
The second excerpt will be posted on the popular science fiction and fantasy blog http://www.tor.com/ on June 15th; the third excerpt will be posted on June 22nd on www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com, a book review site for romance novels “full of bitchery, snark and honest reviews.” On June 29th, the day before Darkness Calls hits stores, the complete letter will be released to select blogs and forums on major bookstore websites such as Borders and Barnes and Noble (other sites may still be added).
Marjorie says of Grant’s letter: "I'm excited about this promotion because I love being able to reach out to my fans: in person at romance conventions, or ComicCon, or online through my blog or twitter. I'd love to get all my characters at the same 4th of July BBQ and see what happens...but that's not in this letter!"