Coming to the Stacks: September 2018

Paranormal/Sci Fi

Author of THE TRAITOR BARU CORMORANT Seth Dickinson‘s EXORDIA, a gonzo space opera where Event Horizon meets ANNIHILATION, to Diana Pho and Ruoxi Chen at Tor, in a pre-empt, by Jennifer Jackson at Donald Maass Literary Agency (world English).

Larry NivenJerry Pournelle, and Steven Barnes‘s STARBORN AND GODSONS, the third novel in the series that began with THE LEGACY OF HEOROT, in which a starship from Earth reaches the colony of Avalson, and problems, as well as new relationships, emerge as the original colonists from Earth must deal with their new neighbors, to Toni Weisskopf at Baen Books, in a three-book deal which includes rights to the previous two novels in the series, by Eleanor Wood at Spectrum Literary Agency (world English).

Author of GERMLINE T.C. McCarthy‘s TYGER BURNING, launching an epic science fiction series featuring future military-grade cyborg technology and powerful alien invaders in a fully-realized universe, whisking readers from Earth to Mars to an asteroid prison near the moon of Europa, to Toni Weisskopf at Baen Books, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2019, by Alexander Field at The Bindery (world).

Amber Bryant’s BLOOD KING, which follows a bounty hunter who ushers disembodied spirits into the afterlife—until the job goes sideways and she teams up with a reformed monster to uncover why an invincible kingpin can’t be killed, to Tee Tate at City Owl Press, in a nice deal, for publication in spring 2019 (US).

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Mystery/Crime

Author of EDINBURGH TWILIGHT and EDINBURGH DUSK Carole Lawrence‘s EDINBURGH DAWN, the next title in the Ian Hamilton Mystery series, to Jessica Tribble at Thomas & Mercer, in a two-book deal, by Paige Wheeler at Creative Media Agency(world).

Grace Topping‘s CHUTE TO KILL, in which a home stager becomes a very reluctant sleuth when the homeowner falls from a laundry chute and lands at her feet, to Kendel Lynn at Henery Press, in a three-book deal, by Dawn Dowdle at Blue Ridge Literary Agency (world).

Susan Richards‘s WRITE TO DIE, in which a young investigative reporter lands her dream job when asked by her idol, a bestselling author, to help him research his next book about a 20-year-old murder case and quickly finds the dream is a nightmare when everyone involved become suspects and one of them is out to silence her, to Jennifer McCord at Camel Press, in a three-book deal, by Dawn Dowdle at Blue Ridge Literary Agency (world).

Backlist rights to Ralph Dennis‘s ATLANTA DEATHWATCHTHE CHARLESTON KNIFE IS BACK IN TOWNTHE GOLDEN GIRL AND ALLPIMP FOR THE DEADDOWN AMONG THE JOCKSMURDER IS NOT AN ODD JOBWORKING FOR THE MANDEADLY COTTON HEARTTHE ONE DOLLAR RIP-OFFHUMP’S FIRST CASETHE LAST OF THE ARMAGEDDON WARSTHE BUY BACK BLUESMACTAGGART’S WARATLANTA, and DEAD MAN’S GAME, part of his long-lost HARDMAN detective series, to be republished by Lee Goldberg at Brash Books, in a nice deal, in a multi-book deal, for publication in December 2018 (world).

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Woman’s Fiction/Romance

Liana De la Rosa‘s next two books in her Once Upon a Scandal series, TO RESIST A SCANDALOUS ROGUE and TO TAME A SCANDALOUS LADY, again to Robin Haseltine at Entangled Select Historical, by Rebecca Strauss at DeFiore and Company.

Author of the VALIANT KNOX and ATROPHY series Jess Anastasi‘s EVERNESS, m/m romantic suspense series in which a cop looking for revenge moves to a small town with deadly secrets, only to fall for a man whose complicated family situation keeps them apart, to Lynn West at Dreamspinner Press, in a three-book deal, for publication in summer 2019, by Nicole Resciniti at The Seymour Agency.

USA Today bestselling author Selena Laurence‘s HOLLYWOOD HURT DUET, a second chance romance set in the foreground of Hollywood scandal, to Shannon Criss at EverAfter Romance, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in fall 2019 (world English).

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Audio

NYT bestselling author Samantha Young‘s AS DUST DANCES, to Rena Ayer at Audible, by Lauren Abramo at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.

NYT bestselling author Anne Stuart‘s TO LOVE A DARK LORDSHADOW DANCEA ROSE AT MIDNIGHTPRINCE OF SWORDSSEEN AND NOT HEARDAGAINST THE WINDESCAPE OUT OF DARKNESSDARKNESS BEFORE THE DAWNAT THE EDGE OF THE SUN, and HEARTLESS, to Michael Olah at Dreamscape Media, by Lauren Abramo at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.

Kelly Anne Blount‘s CAPTURED, a YA thriller with a reported 17 million views on Wattpad, about a teen whose blind date ends with her locked in the trunk of a car, and the nightmare will only get worse if she escapes because her abductor isn’t the only one who wants her dead, to Rena Ayer at Audible, by Jennifer Wills and Nicole Resciniti at The Seymour Agency.

NYT bestselling author K. Bromberg‘s FAKING IT, an audio-first publication about a wealthy tech entrepreneur who hires a woman to be his girlfriend as he promotes his new dating app, to Rose Hilliard and Elizabeth Skoler at Audible Originals, by Kimberly Brower at Brower Literary.

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Film/Television

Penelope Douglas‘s FALL AWAY, a NYT bestselling New Adult series, which follows a close-knit circle of friends who toe the fine line between love and hate through their college years, to Adam Gaines and Jessica Sherman at Vernacular, by Jane Dystel at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret.

Kimberly Belle’s‘s THREE DAYS MISSING, told in alternating points of view, following one mother’s panicked search for her son—abducted from his school camp in a case of mistaken identity—and the mother whose child was supposed to have been taken, to Tony Greenberg at Two Jacks Productions, in a nice deal, by Nikki Terpilowski at Holloway Literary.

Victoria Christopher Murray‘s LUSTENVY, and GREED in the SEVEN DEADLY SINS series, to Lifetime, for release as two-hour television movies in 2019, with Bishop T.D. Jakes and Shaun Robinson attached to produce, by Debbie Deuble of APA on behalf of Liza Dawson of Liza Dawson Associates.

Susan Dennard‘s THE WITCHLANDS series, optioned by Lisa Henson and Halle Stanford at The Jim Henson Company, for development as a live action TV series, with Dennard co-executive producing, and Jim Henson’s Creature Shop making the creature characters for the series, by Pouya Shahbazian at New Leaf Literary & Media, on behalf of Joanna Volpe.

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