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Subject: Cormac / Ben / Kitty
Date Posted: 6/20/2010 10:24 PM ET
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I read a recent article by Carrie Vaughn where she hints that Cormac has an "uncoventional" love interest, and that a lot has been happening off stage - anybody have any clue what that might be? I had always kind of thought that Cormac and Kitty would end up together after he was released, but I have really enjoyed seeing Ben and Kitty's relationship unfold; also, WAY too many series drag out the love triangle. Any thoughts about what might be in store in the new book coming out in a few weeks??

Date Posted: 6/20/2010 11:44 PM ET
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I thought that I had read an interview where Carrie said that Cormac's jail story was not going to be in Kitty goes to War.   She has mentioned that something supernatural happened at the jail.  And Cormac was to be released early due to it.  Is Cormac's story going to be a short story/novella?

The sample chapter on her website talks about a lawsuit over Speedy Marts.  And War refers to the three soldiers who were infected in Afghanistan.

ETA  Found it!  (And War is #8.)  From her blog:

I just signed a contract for four more Kitty books.  Those will be novels # 8, 9 and 10 in the series, and the long-discussed Kitty short story collection (including the Cormac and Ben story ?Looking After Family,? and the Cormac novella that shows what?s been happening to him over the last few books).

Beyond that, I?m not exactly sure how many books there will be.  When I started the series, I thought I?d write five books, tops.  But I keep getting ideas that don?t fit in the book I?m writing, so I put them off for the next book.  So far, I?ve been reliably developing ideas for two or more books past the one I?m currently working on.  As long as that keeps happening, I?ll keep writing the series.

However, I do have an end point in mind.  I know what the last book in the series looks like, and I really want to write that one some day, a) because it?s so cool, I?ve got some awesome stuff lined up, really; and b) I think most series really do have natural lifespans and I want the series to end while it?s still fun to write ? and read.

In the meantime, though, I?m wrapping up the first draft of the eighth book this week.  I?ll be ready to start outlining the ninth book shortly after that, and I?ve started the ?crock pot? on book 10 bubbling.  After that, we?ll have to see what I can come up with.

Last Edited on: 6/21/10 1:08 AM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 6/21/2010 9:51 AM ET
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Yeah, in a recent interview she had mentioned she would flesh out Cormac's story in the short story collection and explain why he has changed so much. Two websites revealed chapters one and two separately of Kitty Goes to War, and wow has Cormac changed. It's pretty obvious that neither her or Ben know how to handle him like this. I'm glad that Cormac is going to be a larger part of the story again.

What I also like is that she is so aware that a series should have an endpoint. While I read authors like Evanovich and Hamilton, their series go ON and ON without things ever being resolved.

Date Posted: 6/21/2010 6:25 PM ET
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I agree about a finite point to end the series...this is one of the few paranormal series I like because it's NOT all romancy and love-triangled out. 

Heather, I gave up on Evanovich after the 8th book...if someone could let me know if the Plum ever chooses? I keep hoping Joe and Ranger will realize they love each other and ride off into the sunset, leaving Stephanie behind. Now TTHAT I would read. :D


Date Posted: 6/21/2010 7:01 PM ET
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Cheryl, that would make my day too, hahaha. I figure - I understand attraction, but come on! After 16 books, you should be able to make your mind up already . As to Vaughn, I like the romance element (it's a must for me), but I guess I'm so used to the stupid love-triangle, I'm waiting for the drama - but at the same time, I'm hoping she doesn't stoop to it. And from her interviews, I get the sense she won't be working that angle.