Saturday, July 18, 2009

Coming Soon

What's coming up for readers of my books? First, arriving in September, is I Know Why the Angels Dance. This is a contemporary novel for adults. No fantasy this time, though there are supernatural elements involved. When I have a cover image available and I receive some reviews from pre-publication readers, I will tell you more about it.

I wrote this book about 13 years ago. I love the story, so I polished it thoroughly and asked AMG Publishers to publish it. They also loved it, so it's on its way.

This book is so different from what I usually write, and it is so strong in spiritual content, I decided to give it completely to God, meaning that I am donating all royalties to Christian charitable causes. If God wants a lot of money pumped into the ministries I have chosen, maybe He will make it sell millions of copies. We'll see.

I am also writing a dual-threaded series for Zondervan, that is, one series for adults and one for young adults, both taking place in the same story world. The first young adult book is called Starlighter, book one in the Dragons of Starlight series. It's finished and should come out in the spring of 2010.

The adult book has a working title of Masters and Slayers, but that title will likely change. We also don't know what the adult series will be called. That book should come out in the fall of 2010. As of now, we have planned four books in the young adult series and two in the adult series.

Readers of either series will get a full story, and readers of both series will get two unique stories and gain background for both.

Many people have asked me about a continuation of Dragons in our Midst and Oracles of Fire. As readers of The Bones of Makaidos know, I left a tiny door open in that story, giving a hint to the possibility of a continuation. I am making tentative plans to go through that door and write a new series, but I don't know when. I will certainly make an announcement here if/when it happens.

37 comments:

Kat Heckenbach said...

Gee, you haven't been at all busy, have you?? :)

Can't wait to find out more about your new books!

Jessica said...

I saw a cover for "I Know Why the Angels Dance" on amazon.ca
Is that a tentative cover, a different cover, or what? (Since you said you would post here when you have a cover)
Thanks ^-^

Anonymous said...

my "dragon sense" is blaring about another series :)



your admirer Israel


(p.s) i was wondering if you were going to tie in DioM and OOF into your new series dragons of starlight. just asking. Israel

Bryan Davis said...

Jessica, that is a preliminary cover. We plan to change it.

Lego Architect said...

i just looked on the CBD website for your book and when i typed in the name of the book into the search engine it show a cover for your book which i thought was weird because you were going to release it on this blog. praying for you.

Israel

Bryan Davis said...

Israel, the cover showing on CBD is a preliminary cover. We plan to change it.

Lego Architect said...

i will be definitely looking for your books. i will also be looking for your next four books that will be the next in the saga of DioM and OOF. keeping my eyes peeled.



Israel

Katie G. said...

I'm very excited about the new youth series!!! I can't wait!

Anonymous said...

i just recently found out that there may be a movie about DioM or echoes from the edge i was wondering if that was true or false and i was also wondering when it would be released. sitting on the edge of my seat.


Israel

Bryan Davis said...

Israel, we are working on a movie possibility. We still have some big steps to take, so there is no schedule yet.

Scott Appleton said...

Yes! I've been wondering when "I Know Why Angels Dance" would come out. I remember you telling me about it...

And I am really hoping for more DIOM to add to my collection!

Lego Architect said...

I totally agree with you Mr. Appleton. Go dragons!

Lego Architect said...

i am really excited for the release of the first book of the dragons of starlight more books to add to my library yay!

Alex said...

Your book Beyond the Reflection's Edge was amazing, I can't wait for the next installment.

Alex

Jessica said...

Will the pre-production books look different from the actual release books (have you got them yet)?
It sounds like you have been *really* busy, what with writing your other series' and promoting "I Know Why the Angels Dance."

Joraiem said...

I have a few questions for you Mr. Davis.

In your books ( Dragons in Our Midst and Oracles of Fire) is it true that the "dragon messiah" had to do his work to let dragons and antrothrozils be able to get to heaven? Or did the dragon messiah simply free the Dragons from Dragons Rest?

Sorry if I am bugging you, I understand you are busy, I was just curious!! You are a great author and sometimes I think, " How in the world did he think of all this???" I haven't read Bones of Makaidos yet... I own it though...

Ok, here's another question: Are Masters and Slayers and Starlighter the same book, one dealing with matters for adults and one for children? OK that's all!!


Joraiem

Bryan Davis said...

Joraeim,

Billy's role as the dragon's messiah was to get them out of Dragons' Rest so that they could come to the human messiah, Jesus. That's what I hoped to show in Eye of the Oracle, where they had to pass through the covenant veil with Jehovah Yasha as their covenant, The Lord is my savior.

Starlighter is the first book in the young adult series, and Masters and Slayers (tentative title) is the first book in the adult series. They are different books with different stories, both in the same story realm. I wouldn't say either one if for children. The young adult book is for teenagers, and I suspect that teens will also read the adult book.

Wilson said...

do you have a website for dragons of starlight yet, oh and are the movies going to be as long as the lord of the rings movies
P.S. What year do you think the movies will be released.

Bryan Davis said...

I don't have a website for the new series yet. It's still several months away.

I don't know how long the movie will be, and we won't have a release schedule until we secure the funding and go into production.

hamstertrail said...

I am commenting on alex's post i love the series so far!I am on book 2 .And it is amazing!You are making a movie ?To witch book?
Are you going to make a movie for Beyond The Reflections Edge i shure hope so!


Hamstertrail.

Bryan Davis said...

We are trying to get a movie made for Raising Dragons. I would love to have a movie for BtRE, but no producer has shown any interest.

hamstertrail said...

I need to read your other books. Becuase Alot of the time i dont know what you guys are talking about lol .....I am planing on read them soon though .What series do you think i should read first ?



Hamstertrail.

Bryan Davis said...

hamstertrail, if you haven't read Dragons in our Midst or Oracles of Fire, you should start with Dragons in our midst, read those four books, and then read the four Oracles of Fire books.

Galadriel said...

I'm excited. I get a free IKWTAD...man, that's a long acronym.

amstertrail said...

I will do.I am all most done with echoes from the edge.Then i will read that series .I love your books so much!




Hamstertrail.

Hamstertrail said...

I will do .I am all most done with the series echoes from the edge.Then i will read Dragons in the midst .I am sure I will love it.And my sister she wants to be a author for her job she all ready has wrote some little story .Her favorite writer is Nancy Rue.I am sure we will do it if she sets her mind to it. =-)Love the books .



Hamstertrail.

Anonymous said...

i have a question mr. Davis. is Beyond The Reflection's Edge tied together with a differ series of books you wrote? in the very beginning I wondered if i was starting in a middle of a series. (P.S. there should be a movie for BTRE, its a good book! :) )

Bryan Davis said...

Anonymous, Beyond the Reflection's Edge is the first of the three-book Echoes from the Edge series and is not associated with any other series.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I met you at a book signing in Texas...my brother drew you a picture of bonnie finding some dragon eggs... even though dragons are mammals! ;)

Bryan Davis said...

Well, I think dragons are live-bearing reptiles. :-)

Glorywings00 said...

I am SO excited! More books to add to my ever-growing libary of fantasy!

frances said...

Mr. Davis, I sooooo love the "Dragons in our mist" and the "Oracles of Fire" series. My brother got me into them, and I am glad he did, though i had to wait 6 months for the 4th book of the first one and he forgot i wanted the others, so i got them before i went insain trying to figure out if bonnie kept her wings. Thanks for a great role model in the form of Bonnie, Ashly, and Karen.

A1C Frances Hileman

Bryan Davis said...

Thank you for letting me know, Frances. That's a blessing.

Joshua said...

i have noticed that you like to tie prophecy and a different world into your books do you plan to do that with the dragons of starlight series

Bryan Davis said...

Joshua, Dragons of Starlighter will take place on other worlds and have prophecies as an integral part of the story.

Saphira said...

Wow i really hope you make a movie out of diom and oof it would be so amazing you are the best author ever you write with so much passion.

Bryan Davis said...

Thank you, Saphira. You are very kind.