If you are craving more twilight like myself who can not get enough of the books. lol not so crazy about the movies but the books are amazing!! Check out a book I have been reading that is in addition to the twilight series based on the character Bree. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is a short novella of the views from a newborn. Read an excerpt at Stephanie Meyer Official website
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner:
An Eclipse Novella
NEW YORK, NY (December 13, 2010) — Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, a division of Hachette Book Group, and Stephenie Meyer have donated 1.5 million dollars to the American Red Cross International Response Fund from their proceeds from The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: an Eclipse Novella. As previously announced, one dollar for each book sold in the US from the first printing would go to the American Red Cross. The donation was made today by Hachette Book Group CEO David Young and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Publisher Megan Tingley to The American Red Cross Senior Vice President of International Services David Meltzer.
"I'm so grateful that Little, Brown, the American Red Cross, and my fans made this generous gift possible," said Stephenie Meyer. "It's amazing to have the opportunity to help those so greatly in need."
"We've had the incredible great fortune to have one of the biggest publishing phenomenons in recent years along with The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner becoming one of the top selling titles of 2010," said Hachette Book Group CEO David Young. "Giving back is extremely important to the company, so it is particularly gratifying to be able to share our success with an organization as worthy as The American Red Cross."
After the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12th the International Response Fund (IRF) afforded the American Red Cross the ability to provide immediate funding for food and other urgently needed emergency relief items.
"The generous contribution of Little, Brown to the IRF is essential to the ability of the American Red Cross to provide help and hope for people during their darkest hours," said David Meltzer of the American Red Cross. "After the devastating Haiti earthquake, which took the lives of more than 230,000 people, the IRF allowed us to quickly purchase, ship and distribute aid. The Red Cross is extremely grateful for the support Little, Brown is providing toward our humanitarian mission."
"This kind of donation helps us provide a depth and breadth of services which is hard to match," said Meltzer. "Last year, the American Red Cross helped 68 million people through programs funded by the International Response Fund."
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner has become one of the biggest selling titles of 2010 and has dominated bestseller lists both in the US and around the world. The novella, the first new work from Meyer in nearly two years, debuted at #1 on the USA Today, Wall Street Journal and IndieBound bestseller lists as well as bestseller lists in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, and the UK.
In five years, Stephenie Meyer has become a worldwide publishing phenomenon. The Twilight Saga's translation rights have been sold in nearly 50 countries and 116 million copies have been sold worldwide.