Thursday, April 07, 2011

Original ebook release: Hare Moon

So remember how I mentioned I had some exciting secret projects?  Well I can finally talk about one of them - yay! Last year I wrote an original Forest of Hands and Teeth short story for the Kiss Me Deadly anthology.  This year, after a bit of revision with my editor, Delacorte Press packaged the story as a standalone ebook you can now download!  It's a prequel to The Forest of Hands and Teeth about Sister Tabitha as a teen.

Here's the cover (which I LOVE):


And here's what it's about:
Tabitha can’t shake the feeling that something exists beyond the fences of her village. And when she sneaks out, past the gates and down the path into the Forest of Hands and Teeth, she meets a boy who teaches her heart things she never knew. But love in a world surrounded by so much death doesn’t come without its sacrifices, and Tabitha gradually realizes just how much she’ll have to give up to live among the Unconsecrated.

From New York Times bestselling author Carrie Ryan comes an original story of love after the Return.      
And here's where you can buy it for only $1.99!!: Amazon | Barnes & Noble 

I really loved writing Sister Tabitha's story.  I realized as I revised The Forest of Hands and Teeth that we only got to see Tabitha from Mary's point of view and in Mary's eyes, Tabitha was nothing but overbearing and incapable of understanding her.  To me, though, Tabitha was much more complicated.  She had a reason for withholding information from the villagers and every action she took came out of love and a desire to protect the village.  I wanted to understand how she got to be that way, what led her to take on the mantle of ruling this village so rigidly and why she believes so much in choice while not allowing those around her to truly make their own decisions.

So I wrote her story as a teen.  As it turns out, Sister Tabitha was once a very very passionate young woman who had her own choices to make.  When she begs Mary to stop dreaming about what lies beyond the fences, she has her reasons.

Yay!!

25 comments:

Jena said...

Awesome, just purchased it for my nook :) Thanks!

sandi said...

I cant wait to read this!! I have wondered about SIster Tabitha and I am so glad you've written some of her story

Gwenny said...

Also available at kobobooks.com...yay! I just bought it!

Nicole K/GothamGal said...

I originally thought the sequel to the forest of hands and teeth was going to be about Sister Tabitha, LOL. My bad!

Picked up this story, cannot wait to read it. The cover is LOVELY...

Just read 'flotsam and jetsam' last night and loved it!!!

Annika said...

Yay!!!!!!

Cessie said...

It looks GREAT!

Shirley Shimer said...

Carrie I have a question, is it the same story from the Kiss Me Deadly anthology? Or have you extended it?

Mindy McGinnis said...

Now this is some very excellent news - thanks Carrie!

Editor @ the "Dew" said...

Purchasing immediately! Most excellent!

Lauren Stevens said...

Read it and LOVED it! So great to have some more background on The Forest and it's characters. After reading, I have a soft spot in my heart for Sister Tabitha (whereas I despised her previously)!

MA said...

I read Hare Moon in the collection... it was such a bittersweet story. The cover is lovely.

Angie Kroll said...

Hi, Carrie! How different is this story from the one in the anthology? This was the story that tricked me into reading zombie stories - and I HATE them! :-)

Lori Fullmer said...

Bought it! Can't wait to read it!

christinakings said...

So is this the exciting reason The Dark and Hollow place trailer was only 15 seconds or do we have another surprise coming?
Do we have to have a nook or kindle to get Hare Moon or can we download t it straight to our computers?

Stephsco said...

This is very cool!
I just finished The Dead Tossed Waves, and although it had nothing to do with Sister Tabitha, it gave a larger perspective for the entire world the characters live in. I felt like I could sympathize more with the Sisterhood in the first book after see the effects of the Unconsecrated beyond the village.

melissa said...

I LOVED IT! I gobbled up your Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy and LOVED Hare Moon; I was so happy to get a little insight into Sister Tabitha! Carrie...you are awesome. I downloaded it the day it became available and it was AWESOME! I love these books and hope there is more to come in the Forest of Hands and Teeth world! Thanx again Carrie for an amazing read!

melissa said...

OH!! I forgot to mention I also read Flotsam and Jetsam the other day...L.O.V.E.D.!!

Jessica G. said...

I've wondered about Sister Tabitha...knew there had to be more to her meanness. Looking forward to it!

alyssa said...

omg omg i love these books im only on book 2 dead tossed waves. cant wait!!!

destinie. p. c said...

hey carrie,
i was woundering if maybe you was going to write another book after The Dark and Hollow places? Because me and some of my friends really love your books and we don't want them to end!

Sammi said...

I almost cried when I read the ending

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Nolle Prosequi said...

I wasn't impressed with Hare Moon.