Twilight Author, Stephenie Meyer To Release ‘Eclipse’ Novella That Fans Can Can Read For Free

Stephenie Meyer will publish The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, a 192-page novella centered on a newborn vampire introduced in the third Twilight novel, Eclipse, in June. The story chronicles the journey of villain Victoria’s newborn vampire army as they prepare to close in on Bella and the Cullens. It will be released at 12:01 a.m. on June 5 in hardcover ($13.99, with $1 from each sale going to the American Red Cross International Response Fund). From June 7 to July 5, fans will be able to read the book for free online at, which will also provide a link to the American Red Cross website where they can donate to support relief efforts in Haiti, Chile, and around the globe.

On her official site, Meyer says she never intended to publish Bree Tanner as a stand-alone book. It was just something she’d started working on while she was still editing Eclipse. “I was thinking a lot about the newborns, imagining their side of the story, and one thing led to another.” The novella came in handy during the filming of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (in theaters June 30). Screenwriter Melissa Rosenberg, director David Slade, and actors Xavier Samuel (Riley), Bryce Dallas Howard (Victoria), and Jodelle Ferland (Bree) all read it before cameras rolled to better understand the characters.

Meyer thought the manuscript might work well as part of The Twilight Saga: The Official Guide, a tome still awaiting a pub date, but at nearly 200 pages, it was something her publisher thought worked better on its own. Meyer liked the idea of publishing it before Eclipse hits theaters, to give fans an introduction to Bree. She also considered the novella a gift to devoted Twilight readers, which is why she asked her publisher to make it available for free online. (From Entertainment Weekly)

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2 thoughts on “Twilight Author, Stephenie Meyer To Release ‘Eclipse’ Novella That Fans Can Can Read For Free

  1. Wow – thanks for the information. I am excited to read this, and to let my friends know also. I look forward to exploring your blog. Looks like you write about a lot of things I am interested in. I just started blogging, and it’s a new world to me.


  2. i love the twilight books and i am looking forward to reaading the Bree Tanner book. i wish that Stephenie would write like a follow up book abot what happens later on with Nessie and Jacob and then with the Cullen’s and the Volitori. there is so much that happened at the end of the book and then it just ended. i didn’t want the story to end. Bella just turned into a vampire i wish there was another book to tell how she and Edward are doing along with their marrage…. and Jacob inprinted on Nessie while she was still young so do they get married or what????? that is unknown and it is really bugging me. Also, how the Volitori leave and say that they are going to see later if Nessie is a threat so that is unknown and bugging me…….. i also wish that Stephenie would finish Midnight Sun and get it published what i have read of the draft is really good and i like how she did the books in Bellas view and then in Jacob’s in Breaking Dawn but not ever Edward’s so i really wish she would finish it and get it published……….. Also, thanks for the info i will be reading this book. hope stephenie writes a follow up book 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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