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Monday, 19 July 2010


And I have a BIGGGG announcement to make!!

I have the pleasure of the exclusive privilege of being the first to announce the title of Claire de Lune's sequel!! ;)

And the second book of the Claire de Lune's series IS.... (((drum roll)))....


Here is a small blurb from the author about Nocturne:
From Wikipedia - A nocturne (from the French which meant nocturnal, from Latin nocturnus[1]) is usually a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night. Historically, nocturne is a very old term applied to night Offices and, since the Middle Ages, to divisions in the canonical hour of Matins. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocturne)

So, it’s very fitting, not only in meaning, but also musically, since Debussy wrote both Claire de Lune and also a set of three Nocturnes.

The title was inspired by a suggestion from Jami Slack, who runs YA Addict (http://yaaddict.blogspot.com/) As soon as she said it, I knew it was PERFECT! Luckily, my editor agreed, and now - YAY! I can finally tell everyone.


Yikes!! At the same time as I won the privilege to announce the title of Claire de Lune's sequel, I also won a signed copy of CLAIRE DE LUNE by Christine Johnson and swag!! Couldn't wait to find it in my mail!! *jumping up and down* This wait is worth a Mr. Mailman feature! A kind of "blog meme" started by Juju over at Tales Of Whimsy.

...So sometime soon I am hoping to find CLAIRE DE LUNE by Christine Johnson in the mailbox!! (fingers crossed)

About Mr. Mailman:
Mr. Mailman is a feature Juju decided to try. Periodically when there is a book in route which she is anxiously hoping to find when she gets home to her mailbox - Juju would feature Mr. Mailman.

Mr. Mailman is a hybrid of Waiting on Wednesday by Breaking the Spine and In My Mailbox by the Story Siren. Please feel free to grab the logo and feature your Mr. Mailman request on your site. Please leave a link to your Mr. Mailman request in the comments at Tales Of Whimsy.
Source: Info in the About Mr. Mailman was pinched from Juju's blog, the Tales Of Whimsy, on 04/12/09.

Welcome to the Mysterious World of Claire de Lune
Hanover Falls hasn’t had a werewolf problem in over one hundred years. Seattle, Copenhagen, Osaka–they’ve had plenty of attacks. But when humans begin dying in Claire Benoit’s town, the panic spreads faster than a rumor at a pep rally. At Claire’s sixteenth birthday party, the gruesome killings are all anyone can talk about. But the big news in Claire’s mind is the fact that Matthew Engle–high-school soccer god and son of a world-renowned lycanthropy expert–notices her. And flirts with her. A lot…
Source: Info in the About CLAIRE DE LUNE was taken from the author's website at http://www.christinejohnsonbooks.com/ on 19/07/2010.


Ellz said...

What A Great Title! I like it, and I know the story is going to be great. I can't wait.

Angie Frazier said...

LOVE IT!!! Awesome title!

Michelle Santiago said...

yay cherry! congrats on being the first to know the new title for the sequel. i'm looking forward to reading claire de lune :)

Savannah said...

Hello! Found you through twitter for the Claire De Lune Contest. Congrats on winning! I loved the sequel title. Awsome :) I am a new follower. Come by and visit my blog at http://www.bookswithbite.net

♫♥✿Chas @ LovLivLife Reviews✿♥♫ said...

Wow... very cool posting on Claire De Lune and congrats on your autographed copy.

I just read Claire De Lune last week and I liked it. It was a fun read!=)

Cherry said...

Totally agree with you people, the title is way cool! And looking forward to reading my signed copy :)

Ladytink_534 said...

I've heard a lot about this book. I wasn't aware it was supposed to have a sequel though. I'll wait a while longer before I have to pick this one up. Congrats on getting the privilege of announcing the new name!

Tales of Whimsy said...

A. Yah! Thanks for using Mr. Mailman :)
B. OMG that is SO cool. I'm SOOOOO jealous. I love wolves and can't wait to read this. What awesome news about book three!

You rock! Congrats. And thanks for the sweet tip.

Stacy at The Novel Life said...

how awesome that you get to announce the title!!! what a neat honor!!!

Alyssa Kirk said...

Congrats on your exclusive! Very exciting. Love the title and look forward to the book!

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Christine Johnson said...

Yaaaaay - I'm so glad to see so many people excited about the title. :)

Thanks, everyone, for the kind comments.

Unknown said...

Congrats on winning! And congrats, Christine on the most awesome title imaginable. It was totally worthy of all the fanfare and the book will be, too! I'm so happy and proud to be sharing this wild ride with you, my dear friend!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I never suspected the title to be that, never slipped my mind. It sounds interesting, Nocturne, looking forward to see it release and read it. Congrats on winning also!

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