Author Stephenie Meyer, of the “Twilight” teen vampire romance series, will release her first new title in two years stemming from a character from her “Eclipse” novel.
The 192-page novella called “The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner” will be released on June 5 in the United States and Britain, Little, Brown book publishersÂ announced on Tuesday.Â The English-language version of the novella will be available to read online at www.breetanner.com from June 7 until July 5.
“I’m as surprised as anyone about this novella,” Meyer said in a statement, explaining that she wrote the story to give the point of view of the newborn vampire of Bree, who is featured in the third book in the “Twilight” series, “Eclipse.”
The character of Bree isÂ shown in the next movie adaptation of the book series, “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” which will premiere in the U.S. in June.
In book form, “Twilight” and its sequels “New Moon,” “Eclipse” and “Breaking Dawn”, have sold 100 million copies worldwide, according to Little, Brown Book Group.Â
The movie adaptations of the book have helped turn the “Twilight” franchise into a phenomenon and made stars of the actors, most notably Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner.