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LATEST NEWS

- MAKING UP by Lucy Parker, HOW LONG ‘TIL BLACK FUTURE MONTH? by N.K. Jemisin and A DUKE BY DEFAULT by Alyssa Cole made NPR’s 2018 Book Concierge.

-The Invisible Library series by Genevieve Cogman made #3 on BookRiot’s list of 15 of the Best Dragon Book Series. Book 5 of the series, THE MORTAL WORD, reached #2 on Bookseller magazine’s ebook bestsellers chart.

- Alyssa Cole's A PRINCESS IN THEORY made the New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2018 list.

- Welcome to Christmas, based on THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS by Debbie Mason, premiered on December 9 on the Hallmark channel.

- WE HOPE FOR BETTER THINGS by Erin Bartels made Popsugar's 10 Books by Debut Authors to Watch in 2019. Erin and her critique partner Nancy Johnson discussed their novels about race in America and their different perspectives as a white woman and a black woman in Writer Unboxed.

Library Journal’s Best Books of 2018 included UNMASKED BY THE MARQUESS by Cat Sebastian and A PRINCESS IN THEORY by Alyssa Cole.

- The Guardian‘s Best Recent Science Fiction and Fantasy included Genevieve Cogman’s THE MORTAL WORD and N.K. Jemisin’s HOW LONG ’TIL BLACK FUTURE MONTH?.

- Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Romance Novels of 2018 included A PRINCESS IN THEORY by Alyssa Cole.

- Reviews & Robots named TIME'S CHILDREN by D.B. Jackson the Best Fantasy Book of 2018.

- GIRLS ON THE LINE by Aimie K Runyan was named one of the Best Books of the Week in Kirkus’s newsletter.

HOW LONG 'TIL BLACK FUTURE MONTH? by N.K. Jemisin received a great review from The LA Times. It was also featured in Google Play's Best Of 2018 Awards as an Editor’s Choice. Check out Vulture’s profile of the author.

- Amazon’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of December included HOW LONG 'TIL BLACK FUTURE MONTH? by N.K. Jemisin and THE MORTAL WORD by Genevieve Cogman.

- Kobo’s “Best in science fiction and fantasy” list included ARCHANGEL'S PROPHECY by Nalini Singh and HOW LONG ’TIL BLACK FUTURE MONTH? by N.K. Jemisin.

- BETWEEN THE LINES by Sally Malcolm received a great review from All About Romance.

- Terri-Lynne DeFino's THE BAR HARBOR RETIREMENT HOME FOR FAMOUS WRITERS was named one of the Top Ten Books of 2018 by NJ.com.

AUTHOR TIP

-Debbie Mason is the USA Today bestselling author of the Christmas, Colorado series. Her books have been praised for their "likable characters, clever dialogue and juicy plots" (RT Book Reviews).

Tip for authors old and new: Protect your joy.

It’s easy to veer off course on our writing journeys. To get so caught up in the business of writing that we forget why we wanted/needed to tell our stories in the first place. Slowly, our focus shifts to sales and success and less about creating and craft, and our joy that once burned bright begins to dim.

We become preoccupied with how to get ahead. "Do more" we’re told. "Write more, be online more, advertise more." We begin to play the dreaded comparison game, doubts creep in, confidence slips. We forget it’s all about the story.

Shut out the noise. Climb in your writing bubble and have fun. Play. Find your joy again. Protect it, and it will protect you.

RECENT DEALS

- Emma Lord's TWEET CUTE, pitched as a retelling of You've Got Mail, featuring a motivated young heir to a fast-food franchise who winds up in a Twitter battle with a mom-and-pop deli over a stolen grilled cheese recipe, against the son of the deli owners and annoyingly cute in-class rival, to Alexandra Sehulster at Wednesday Books, in a very nice deal, in a pre-empt, in an exclusive submission, in a two-book deal, for publication in winter 2020, by Janna Bonikowski

- Television rights for Alyssa Cole's A PRINCESS IN THEORY, optioned to Frolic Media, by Sean Daily of Hotchkiss Daily & Associates on behalf of Lucienne Diver

- Deborah Blake's A MODERN WITCHCRAFT PRIMER: GODDESS EMPOWERMENT FOR THE KICK-ASS WOMAN, a guidebook to witchcraft as a female-focused religion, including detailed instructions on how to practice self-care in today's society through goddess worship and magic, to Daniela Rapp at St. Martin's Essentials, in a nice deal, by Elaine Spencer

- Jules Bennett's latest in the Texas Cattleman's Club continuity series, to Stacy Boyd at Harlequin Desire, by Elaine Spencer

- Mia Siegert's SOMEBODY TOLD ME, in which a bigender teen goes to live with their uncle, a Catholic priest, and must make difficult choices after discovering that they can overhear parishioners' confessions through their bedroom wall, to Amy Fitzgerald at Carolrhoda Lab, in a nice deal, for publication in the spring of 2020, by Travis Pennington

- Lisa King's VANISHING HOUR, in which an old man with a debilitating case of "not normal" and a little girl with cancer brave the apocalypse, to Lou Aronica at The Story Plant, in a nice deal, by Travis Pennington

- Hailey Edwards's books four and five in the urban fantasy The Foundling series, to Anna Boatman at Piatkus in a nice, two-book deal by Lucienne Diver

-N.K. Jemisin's HOW LONG 'TIL BLACK FUTURE MONTH? to J'ai Lu (France), in a nice deal, by Pierre Lenclud at Lenclud Literary Agency, on behalf of Lucienne Diver

- Reese Ryan's latest in the Texas Cattleman's Club continuity series, to Charles Griemsman at Harlequin Desire, by Pamela Harty

- Debbie Mason's three books in the Highland Falls series, to Alex Logan at Forever, in a good deal, in a three-book deal, by Pamela Harty

NEW CLIENTS

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Kate Gaertner
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Kate has a big heart and thinks deeply about the transformational changes we individuals and society can and will bring into being. She works as a consultant focused on embedding corporate sustainability into the DNA of organizations.  And she writes and refines other people's stories of adaptation, resiliency and hope in the face of climate change.

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G. A. Smith
Dr. G. A. Smith is a professor of a bunch of dead languages and stories that no one reads anymore, though they should. He loves his wife, has some dogs and a pickup truck, and considers himself Mr. Average. Dr. Smith thinks that bios should be very brief, and hopefully reveal nothing.

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James Ellman
A graduate of Harvard Business School and a former field agent for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Mr. Ellman spent more than 20 years running billions of dollars as a Portfolio Manager of both Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds in New York and San Francisco at firms ranging from Merrill Lynch, to AIM to Ascend Capital.

NEW RELEASES

King of the Road

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The Darkest Captive: A Lords of the Underworld Novella

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Gena Showalter comes a new story in her Lords of the Underworld series…

Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity)

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New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh dives beneath the surface of her Psy-Changeling world into a story of passionate devotion and selfless love...

Between the Lines

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“I loved this book. It’s a reading highlight of this past year…gentle and lyrical but also engrossing and sexy.” —Cat Sebastian, author of A Gentleman Never Keeps Score

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Book Three in the bestselling fantasy series The Foundling, perfect for fans of Shannon Mayer, Jenn Stark and the Sookie Stackhouse novels

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Cinque anni fa, durante la luna piena, Hayden Garrett ha lanciato i dadi. Si è aperto con Josh Peterson, l’uomo da cui si sentiva attratto da sempre… con risultati drammatici che gli hanno cambiato la vita.

Rancher's Covert Christmas (The McCall Adventure Ranch Book 2020)

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The McCall Adventure Ranch miniseries concludes!

Love with a Notorious Rake (Men of Wollstonecraft Hall Book 3)

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The heir to his family’s fortune, Aidan Wollstonecraft is ready to put his prodigal ways in the past and prove himself worthy of his illustrious name.

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Help Heather unmask a flirty admirer in Beneath Your Mask.

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If you’ve ever used a dating app, this story is a must-read!

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