The Twilight author's latest book follows the life of a newborn vamp

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Twilight fans thirsting for more were heartbroken when author Stephenie Meyer announced she would no longer be publishing Midnight Sun, the story of Twilight as told through the eyes of undead leading man Edward Cullen.

But on Tuesday the best-selling author revealed plans to add a different fifth installment to The Twilight SagaThe Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, a novella following one of Eclipse‘s newborn vampires.

“Her story is a nice complement to Eclipse,” Meyer wrote on her official Web site. “It explains a lot of the things that Bella never knew.

The 192-page book, which during filming was used as a reference guide by the cast and crew of Eclipse, will be released in a hardcover edition on June 5, with $1 from every purchase going to benefit the American Red Cross. It will also be available for free online at from June 7 to July 5.