Back in February 2011, when my lovely agent first sold LIES BENEATH to Random House/Delacorte, there was talk of it being a trilogy. Problem was, I only had a seed of an idea for Book 2 and a big fat nada for Book 3.
So, it sold as a two-book deal, with the hope that a trilogy might someday develop. There were no guarantees. So I wrote book 2, DEEP BETRAYAL, with an ending. Like, an ending ending, with just a few threads left open, just in case.
Today, I can officially say that there will be a third book! *insert huge grin here*
It's tentatively titled DARK DESCENT, and I expect it will hit shelves January 2014 (or about 9 months after DEEP BETRAYAL comes out on March 12, 2013). I'm also hoping Calder (at long last) makes an appearance on the cover. *fingers crossed*
While LIES BENEATH is told from Calder's pov, DEEP BETRAYAL is told from Lily's, and DARK DESCENT (barring any major rewrite) is told from their alternating points of view. I'm very excited about it! It was a major exercise in mental gymnastics, but I love how it all worked out. I hope you do too!