Richelle Mead named as sixth Doctor Who eBook author

Bestselling American fantasy author Richelle Mead has been announced as the author of the sixth exclusive Doctor Who ebook short from Puffin. Her short story, called Something Borrowed, features the Sixth Doctor and Peri:

A wedding on the planet Koturia turns out to be a far more dangerous proposition than the Sixth Doctor and Peri ever expected. It marks the return of a formidable old foe whose genius matches the Doctor’s. Can the Doctor outwit this villain, save Peri and stop the wedding in time?

Something Borrowed will be available to download from June 23. You can pre-order from the following retailers (these links take you to sites outside of our control):

Richelle Mead commented: "I’ve always loved watching Colin Baker as the Doctor. When he’s on the screen, you can’t take your off eyes off of him - and no, I’m not just talking about his infamous wardrobe! Everything him about is larger than life: his personality, his ingenuity, his biting humour. He’s one of the darker of the Doctors, and yet through it all, that heroism and need to do what’s right never fails. That’s what makes him so fascinating to me. It’s an author’s dream to be able to write with a character like that."

Richelle Mead is best known for her urban fantasy series: Vampire Academy, Georgina Kincaid, and Dark Swan. Originally from Michigan, she now lives in Seattle, Washington with her family, and is working on Vampire Academy spin-off, Bloodlines.

Something Borrowed follows on from short stories by Eoin Colfer, Michael Scott, Marcus Sedgwick, Philip Reeve and Patrick Ness. A paperback anthology of the eleven eshorts, The Doctor Who Collection: 50th Anniversary will publish, alongside the final eshort featuring the Eleventh Doctor, on 23 November 2013.

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