Richelle Mead has just announced she's almost finished with Shadow's Heir, the fourth book in her Dark Swan series. Here's what she has to say (taken directly from her website):
*SPOILERS FOR THE FIRST THREE BOOKS*
Shadow's Heir (Dark Swan book 4)
Paperback: 352 pages
Publish Date: January 3, 2010
Shaman-for-hire Eugenie Markham strives to keep the mortal realm safe from trespassing entities. But as the Thorn Land's prophecy-haunted queen, there's no refuge for her and her soon-to-be-born-children when a mysterious blight begins to devastate the Otherworld...
The spell-driven source of the blight isn't the only challenge to Eugenie's instincts. Fairy king Dorian is sacrificing everything to help, but Eugenie can't trust the synergy drawing them back together. The uneasy truce between her and her shape shifter ex-lover Kiyo is endangered by secrets he can't--or won't--reveal. And as a formidable force rises to also threaten the human world, Eugenie must use her own cursed fate as a weapon--and risk the ultimate sacrifice...
I am soooo exited! I just glommed the first three books back-to-back in this series last month, and I am already jonesing for Shadow's Heir. Kiyo makes me crazy; I am totally Team Dorian and I can't wait to find out what happens next. January 2012 cannot get here soon enough!