Fallen!

Fallen, an urban fantasy romance by Claire DelacroixWell, this took longer than I expected (I think I should embroider that on a cushion or something – everything is taking longer than I expect!) The new edition of FALLEN is now available for sale. It’s been completely re-edited and reformatted, plus there is additional bonus content in this version. The rest of the original trilogy should go much more quickly now.

Here’s all the promotional goodness. You can read an excerpt from this urban fantasy romance right here. Just FYI, I decided to register FALLEN in Amazon KDP Select, which means it will be available only at Amazon for the next 90 days. The links to the other portals are pre-orders for January 15, 2014.

At the end of the 21st century, the future of humanity hangs in the balance, caught between the radioactive waste of a half century of nuclear wars and the repressive authority of the Republic. Angels sacrifice their wings to join a secret fraternity of freedom fighters, risking classification as mutants and consignment to the Republic’s slave dens. Each warrior is a volunteer, but no angel anticipates the full cost of his fall.

The eyes of the Republic are everywhere.

Lilia Desjardins has never played by the rules and she isn’t about to start when her estranged husband’s death is declared an accident. Lilia knows Gid better than that, and if anyone is owed justice, it’s the most decent man she’s ever known. She leaves all she knows to risk the dark heart of the Republic—only to find that she herself has been targeted by forces unknown and that her deepest secret has not only been uncovered but will be used against her.

Adam Montgomery will do anything to complete his earthly mission and return to the existence he knows, even if he has to seduce the enigmatic Lilia Desjardins. But when his contact is murdered and he must rely upon Lilia’s silence to save him from the slave dens, Adam knows that his wings might be only his first sacrifice.

As danger and intrigue surround them, Lilia and Adam realize they must work together—body, mind and soul—in order to save the world.

“Beautifully written, intensely passionate and gripping, FALLEN grabbed me from the first sentence and didn’t let go. It’s Matrix, Blade Runner and Terminator rolled into a riveting love story and made better. Perfect. A must-read by an author who keeps you on the edge of your seat.”–Linnea Sinclair, Award-winning author of Shades of Dark

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Book Buyer’s Best Award for Best Paranormal, Time travel of Fantasy Romance

“FALLEN is electrifying, suspenseful, and poignant. Claire Delacroix has me intrigued and begging for more of this supernaturual and futuristic world!”–Romance Junkies

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Fallen

Fallen, an urban fantasy romance by Claire Delacroix

Fallen, the first of my Prometheus Project series of urban fantasy romances (set in a dystopian future and featuring fallen angel heroes) has gone off to be formatted. Phew! it’s also formatted for print now, and the print edition is waiting on its cover.

Having these books re-edited has proven to be quite the adventure. My editor found far more than I anticipated, so we’ve been working on the entire trilogy at once. On the upside, though, I’m much happier with the book. There have been some changes and corrections, plus there’s bonus content in this edition. I should be able to give you buy links for Fallen soon.

And tomorrow, I’ll work on finalizing Guardian!

Metropolis

It’s funny how certain ideas recur in little clusters. When I was in Atlanta last week, we went to the Margaret Mitchell Museum and somewhere along the way, someone talked about the disintegration of film masters like Gone with the Wind. I came home to discover that Mr. Math had picked up a copy of Metropolis. This movie is a favorite of mine. It’s a silent film made by Fritz Lang. According to the Wiki, it’s the first full length science fiction film, and, at the time it was filmed in 1925, it was the most expensive movie ever made. It’s also a love story set in a dystopian future (2026), and one in which love heals all wounds. (What’s not to love about that?) The eye candy is interesting too – it’s always intriguing to see how people envision the future. I like also that Fritz Lang and his wife, Thea Von Harbou, wrote the screenplay together. She actually wrote a book first, and the screenplay was derived from it. (Wiki says the magic and occult segments of her book were left out of the film. I’d really love to read that book!)

Metropolis was heavily edited after its initial release because it was long, then suffered disintegration of the film masters. The films and records were scattered during the Second World War, so bits and ends were even harder to locate than is usual with old films. The end result was that a number of scenes seemed to be lost forever and the plot progression was jumpy.

The interesting thing about these old movies is that different versions were cut from the master for different countries and territories. And over the years, some of those regional masters and films for Metropolis have been discovered. Restorations have been done over the years, incorporating found pieces, and digitizations have also been done to preserve what exists.

The version of Metropolis that Mr. Math brought home was the 1984 restoration by George Morodis, which featured a pop soundtrack. (I doubt that the release date was a coincidence.) This version also added scenes (discovered in far-flung collections) and straightened out the chronology of the story, some of which was conjecture without having either Mr. Lang or the script at hand. The film was tinted, as well. There’s more content, but the film speed is faster. I remember seeing this movie when it was in general release, at the Carleton Theatre in Toronto (which was where one went to see arty stuff, back in the day).

Recently, longer versions of Metropolis were discovered in New Zealand and Argentina. There’s a newer restoration from 2010 which adds 25 minutes to the running time, courtesy of these discoveries. We’ve ordered a copy to watch it, too, and I’m excited about more Metropolis.

If you want to read more about the history of this film, here’s the Wiki.

If you want to see more about the 2010 restoration, here’s the website for it.

What’s your favourite old movie? What’s your favourite dystopian-set love story? Are there different versions of your fave old movie available?

New Cover for REBEL

Another new cover to show you – this one is for REBEL, book #3 of my Prometheus Project urban fantasy romances.

Rebel, an urban fantasy romance by Claire Delacroix

I’m completely amazed that we found an image of Theodora that’s just so perfect! You can read an excerpt (and see a bigger cover) on my site, right here.

New Cover for GUARDIAN

Another new cover to share (isn’t this fun?), this time for book #2 in the Prometheus Project. Here’s the new cover for GUARDIAN, which will be republished in a new edition this fall:

Guardian, an urban fantasy romance by Claire Delacroix

You can read the excerpt and check out a bigger version of the cover on my website, right here.

New Cover for FALLEN

Remember I told you that the rights for my Prometheus Project had reverted to me? You might also remember that I plan to republish this trilogy plus Tupperman’s book in October of this year. These books are what’s come to be called urban fantasy romance, although that category didn’t exist when they were published. They are hybrid genre books, which makes them tough to package because there can end up being so many details on the cover that no clear message is sent. So, it’s been fun to talk about covers with both the artist Kim Killion, and my friend, astro-Jen (who is really good at this stuff).

And this week, we have eye candy. Here’s the new cover for FALLEN:

Fallen, an urban fantasy romance by Claire Delacroix

I just love this. You can see the cover larger on my site, and read the excerpt, as well – right here.