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LATEST NEWS

- ARCHANGEL’S PROPHECY by Nalini Singh debuted on the New York Times combined bestseller list at #5 and the USA Today Best-Selling Books list at #12. It also received a great review from BookPage.

- The White Rabbit Chronicles by Gena Showalter was a clue on Teen Jeopardy in the Young Adult Reading category.

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

- MUFFIN TOP by Avery Flynn made the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. It also was #9 on The Wall Street Journal Best-Selling Books list.

SHADOW AND ICE by Gena Showalter made the USA Today Best-Selling Books list

VALIANT DEFENDER by Shirlee McCoy made the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

- A SEASON TO CELEBRATE, which includes a story by Kate Pearce, made the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

- HOW LONG ‘TIL BLACK FUTURE MONTH? by N.K. Jemisin made Amazon’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2018 list as well as Kirkus’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2018 list. It also received an excellent review from Booklist.

- The Washington Post's 5 Best Romance Novels of 2018 list includes THIRSTY by Mia Hopkins.

- The Geek Universe listed THEY PROMISED ME THE GUN WASN’T LOADED by James Alan Gardner as one of their Sci-fi and Fantasy New Releases to Be Thankful For.

- THE MERMAID by Christina Henry made Waterstones’ Paperbacks of the Year list.

- TIME'S CHILDREN by D. B. Jackson was listed as #1 on Reviews & Robots’ October Top 5: Time Travel, Robots & Mars list.

- Erin Bartels’s WE HOPE FOR BETTER THINGS received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly.

Reese Ryan, author of THE BILLIONAIRE'S LEGACY, won the 2018 Donna Hill Breakout Author Reading Warrior award. The award is given by Building Relationships Around Books (BRAB), a large online book club.

THE WHOLE PREGNANCY author Aimee Aristotelous appeared on KTLA News, where she discussed nutrition plans for gluten-free pregnancy.

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RECENT DEALS

 

- Cathryn Fox's UNDER HER TOUCH, featuring a wedding planner tasked not only with planning the wedding of the century but also with setting up a millionaire magnate in need of a wife (who happens to be the all-grown-up guy who broke her heart in high school), to Kathleen Scheibling at Harlequin Dare in a nice two-book deal, by Elaine Spencer

- Karen Chance's DRAGON'S CLAW and SIREN'S SONG, urban fantasy novellas, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media in a nice two-book deal, by Lucienne Diver

Dakota Cassidy's HOUSE OF THE RISING NUN, Book Three in the Nun of Your Business cozy mystery series, to Daniel Totten at Tantor Media, by Elaine Spencer

Scott Rubin's NAMING YOUR SUPERHERO: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GEEK BABY NAMES, an up-to-date baby name guide including over 1,000 names sourced from popular science fiction and fantasy culture, to Christopher Robbins at Familius in a nice deal for publication in fall 2019, by Elaine Spencer

N.K. Jemisin's THE OBELISK GATE and THE STONE SKY, to Natalja Schmidt at Droemer Knaur (Germany) in a nice two-book deal, by Sarah Knofius at Thomas Schlueck Agency on behalf of Lucienne Diver

N.K. Jemisin's THE FIFTH SEASON, to Salt (Thailand) in a nice deal, by Whitney Lee at The Fielding Agency on behalf of Lucienne Diver

- Kara McDowell's JUST FOR CLICKS, to Ryan MacGavin at Audible, by Kristy Hunter

Hailey Edwards's HOW TO LIVE AN UNDEAD LIE and an untitled BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO NECROMANCY BOOK 6, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media in a nice two-book deal, by Lucienne Diver

- TJ Klune's THE BONES BENEATH MY SKIN, to Cecile Lederman at MxM Bookmark (France) in a nice deal, on behalf of Elaine Spencer

NEW CLIENTS ON THE BLOCK

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Rachel Paul

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Dr. Rachel Paul, PhD, RD is a nationally recognized nutritionist, helping college students and young professionals look and feel amazing by eating healthfully, cooking on their own, and making good food choices in social situations. Dr. Paul is known for her practical advice and easy-to-follow guidance, particularly on Instagram with over 250 thousand followers. She’s been featured in Business Insider, Buzzfeed, Daily Mail, Cosmopolitan, and Martha Stewart Weddings.

 

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Leslie Marshall

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Leslie Marshall is a nationally known Democratic Strategist who is seen each week on Fox News Channel as a contributor. A radio talk host for over 30 years, she's given a TED Talk and has written for US News & World Report, Huffington Post, and Foxnews.com. She attended Northeastern University for her undergraduate studies and Emerson College master's program. Originally from Boston, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children.

 

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Elizabeth Wafler

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Elizabeth Wafler writes smart women’s fiction with heart. She lives with her husband and cairn terrier, Mirabelle, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where she can be found at a farmer’s market in search of the perfect heirloom tomato, or at one of the area’s fifty-plus vineyards, enjoying a glass of wine.

 

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