The Unpublishing of Eden - and my Deep Dark Secret

Yes, you read that right, Eden is being unpublished.
The time has come to say goodbye to Eden, for me to press that "unpublish" button.  To take it down from the web.

All good things run their course.  Eden had a great run, it averaged 4+ stars in all the reviews and is optioned for a major motion picture by the producer of the Twilight saga.

But there are times when it is time to say "enough is enough."

So thank you all for your support for Eden, your kind words, your great reviews, and your love.  But it is time to put an end to Eden the novel.

And time to say hello to 

Yep, you read that line right too!  After a year and a half, a lot of readers begging for it, and a production company who really, really wants me to do it, the time has come and I am taking the plunge!

There will be changes.  Many changes.  Over the last year a lot has happened.  You all have probably noticed that I haven't been releasing books at the same speed I had previously upheld and this is the reason.  There have been things going on with Eden and a lot of work being put into it on my part.  No, not much has changed with it being made into a movie.  We are waiting for a few key things to fall into place before anything happens.  And all of this is part of it.

So here is the real announcement of this post:


The new title?
Book One in The Eden Trilogy

The new cover?
Take a look:

The synopsis:
Before the Evolution there was TorBane: technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter. It had the ability to grow new organs and limbs, to heal the world. Until it evolved out of control and spread like the common cold. The machine took over, the soul vanished, and the Bane were born. The Bane won't stop until every last person has been infected. With less than two percent of the human population left, mankind is on the brink of extinction. 

Eve knows the stories of the Evolution, the time before she wandered into the colony of Eden, unable to recall anything but her name. But she doesn't need memories to know this world is her reality. This is a world that is quickly losing its humanity, one Bane at a time. 

Fighting to keep one of the last remaining human colonies alive, Eve finds herself torn between her dedication to the colony, and the discovery of love. There is Avian and West – one a soldier, one a keeper of secrets. And in the end, Eve will make a choice that will change the future of mankind. 

The Bane is The Terminator meets The Walking Dead with a heart-twisting romance. 

The changes?
Well, I don't want to get too into detail, but there are some things I should tell you.
  • The former humans turned machine people in the book that were once called the Fallen are now called the Bane.  There are several reasons behind this, but I won't go into it right now.
  • The Bane (formerly the Fallen) are much more consistent.  There is rhyme and reason as to why they do things in the way they do them.  The technology is more organized and better thought out.  You'll learn a bit more about the history of it.
  • The Romance: Don't freak, the end with who Eve chooses isn't changing.  The romance has changed a bit just in the fact that The Love Triangle isn't so crushing and dominant anymore.  I realized how strangling it was before.  Things are much smoother now so that the plot of the story doesn't get lost in the romance.  But don't worry, there is still plenty of kissing.
  • You will learn more about Eve's past and there were a few changes in how she came to be how she is.  I won't spoil things and say more.

So the question a lot of you probably have: Do I need to read The Bane if I've already read Eden?
The answer: I suppose not, but I really suggest it.  It's kind of like if you like ice cream.  If you like ice cream, you'll like it even more with awesome toppings...  You can never have too much ice cream...

One of the biggest things I did/changed was setting it up for more books.  There is a lot planted in The Bane that leads into books 2 and 3 that weren't really there in Eden.  If you have only read Eden you will probably go on to read the second book and be a tad lost, and lose some of the impact of things that come to light.

Now, as if all of this weren't enough, wait!  There's more!

I will also be releasing a new short story at the same time The Bane releases.  It is titled:

It takes place just before THE BANE.  Some of you will remember Eden's opening scene and can maybe guess what will happen.  You'll get to meet a character in it that you didn't get the privilege to know in Eden.  But it is still told from Eve's POV.

Rebirth is also getting a new title and cover.  The new title is THE ASHES.  As for this one, you will not need to reread it if you have already read it as Rebirth.  There is really nothing that changed in it besides renaming the Fallen to the Bane.

A note here though: These two shorts are going to be exclusive to Kindle.  This means there will be days when you can download them for free, or if you are an Amazon Prime member, you will also be able to borrow them.

Now, release dates:
All three of these will be available the same day.  The release date is 
MARCH 5, 2013.

I do not have a for sure release date for book 2 yet, but I am aiming for July or August.  Again, that's not for sure, but that's what I'm hoping for.  No title yet, but I will let you know as soon as I have one!

If you are book reviewer and a member of NetGalley, you can request a digital ARC of THE BANE here:

I'm asking for your help in spreading the word.  The more copies that sell, the better chance we have of seeing THE BANE/EDEN hit the big screen!  So help get the word out.  As a thank you, I'm offering up 3 signed ARC's!  This is open to US residents only.  Fill out the form below to enter!

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I hope you all are as excited as I am about this.  I was honestly scared out of my mind to finally commit to doing this.  Writing a trilogy is HARD work.  I almost didn't survive the FALL OF ANGELS trilogy, but I have to say, I'm ready for this.  I have missed the colony of Eden.  I've missed Eve.  I've missed Avian and West, and everyone else.  And I can't wait for you to learn all of their dark secrets that will come to light.


Crissy LiveLoveDew said...

I actually haven't read Eden, but it is on my list to read, so exciting to hear. When will these be re-released? I love all of your other books so I know this won't disappoint!

Laura @ Laura's Adventures in Bookland said...

I just requested The Bane on NetGalley before I even saw this post. I have read and reviewed and (rated 5 stars)"What I Didn't Say" so I can't wait to see how this book is!

Nicole MacDonald said...

Wow, Keary!! Sounds like an exciting and busy time, good luck :)

Lilivette said...

I was freaking out! But now that you've said that there's gonna be a trilogy, I'm freaking out even more! Wow! That's just so awesome! Seriously, I can't wait! I've already read Eden, and I totally loved it, rated it 5/5 on goodreads. Gaaaah, this is just seriously so amazing. Good luck! :-)

Sedia Hebert said...

cant wait. I love when a book is part of a series

Amanda said...

I loved Eden!

Jamie Manning said... I excited? HELL'S YES!!! Seriously, I can barely type this, I'm so freakin' stoked right now!! I can't say thanks enough to you, Keary, for continuing this amazing story. GAH! I can't wait!!

Shane Holly said...

I'm Really excited for all the changes and cannot wait for Book 2. Good Luck with everything Keary I hope it sells well and we get to see it on the big screen.

Bwyatt said...

OMG I'm so excited! I loved EDEN and I really wanted there to be more! I can't wait to read THE BANE and all the rest of the books! :)

Catherine Stine said...

Sounds awesome! I have Eden on my Kindle Fire, on my TBR list. Perhaps I should get the Bane instead of reading Eden first??

~Crystal~ said...

The other day I thought about picking up Eden and re-reading it again, but for some reason I held off. Good thing I did, now I can read the new version all fresh! I can't wait for new details and story!

Mulysa said...

I am excited to read the trilogy, I have not read Eden yet, and fully intend to. I now will be reading the trilogy and am excited to see this head to the big screen.

Kirthi said...

OHMYGOD! OH MY GOD! I...I am...what even...?! I'm so fudging excited! Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh. I absolutely LOVE Eden the way it is, but I..I can't wait for Bane! AHHH! CONGRATULATIONS THIS IS AMAZING! And two more books?! Two more books! MORE OF EVE AND ____<3

I love the cover of Eden much more since I think it goes along with the book much more. This new cover blends in with all the other superficial covers of pretty, dressed up girls >_< I'm a bit critical of this sort of thing, but don't let it bog you down!

I'm so excited! You had me so worried at first. :)

Much love,

Sarah Vela said...

I'm a reviewer and I just got accepted to read Bane. I can't wait to dive into it.

Michaniya said...

I haven't even read the first book and your post freaked me out because I really want to read the Eden. Glad that we can expect two more books in this series. Congratulations1!!!

Dawn Bush said...

Very excite to read this trilogy! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer Kamanu said...

I'm so excited to re-read Eve's story and that it will be even longer :-)

Angela Chen said...

This sounds great! Thank you!!

Jennifer Lancaster said...

I haven't read Eden yet (I do have it though) but anything that becomes a series is always great news.

Mn Mom Gets Mad said...

I love love love Eden. Have read it twice and can not wait to read the improved edition! Bring on The Bane!

Anonymous said...

I'm so excited for the trilogy, I loved Eden and now I'm so happy Eve 's story continues :)

Lindsay Mead said...

You had me scared with this post at first, but now I am very excited.

Shiv said...

Wow, fascinating change. :) Delighted to hear there will be more stories with Eve! :)

The More the Merrier said...

Congrats on the trilogy!! Heck yes I'm excited, can't wait.

Shanna said...

I'm so excited about the trilogy! I was actually just thinking of rereading Eden too!

Leannessf said...

Loved Eden (I have the ebook)! I'm so excited it's going to be a trilogy!


Valia Lind said...

I just saw this on Netgalley and was all WHAT IS THIS AWESOMENESS??? So excited for you! :)

Brooke DelVecchio said...

Totally awesome news! Loving the new covers and that this is going to be a trilogy!!!

Jen Minkman said...

Oh my God,this is JUST AWESOME!!! I am so glad I own a paperback copy of Eden, that's gonna be a collector's item, haha :) Can't wait till the 5th of March, this will be an auto-buy for me. Thank you Keary!

LisaILJ said...

I haven't read Eden yet, but the trilogy looks great.

Stephanie Judice said...

This looks really cool. Just discovered these books. :)

Holly Underhill said...

I never had the chance to read Eden, but I'm really excited for this book! It sounds great! :)

Samantha Young said...

This is awesome, Keary! So excited there's going to be more from this world and so looking forward to downloading The Bane. The cover is gorgeous! :)

Laura Blainey said...

I loved Eden. I can't wait to see what you have done with the story and where it will go in the trilogy.

Bookworm4ya said...

AHHH! I need this! The cover is sooo pretty and I loved the rest of your books so I'm pretty sure I'll like this one too.

Anonymous said...

I thought the original Eden could have been easily made into a trilogy. I cant believe it was meant to be a novel. Needless to say I didn't think it needed to be "revamped". This release should have been for book 2 of the original Eden triliogy!

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