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Monday, October 31, 2005

Publishing news for Women/Romance fiction


NYT paperback bestselling author Mariah Stewart's four novels, the first two part of a series, for publication in trade paperback in consecutive months in spring 2007, and the second two hardcovers planned for late 2007 and mid-2008, again to Linda Marrow at Ballantine, for seven figures, by Loretta Barrett at Barrett Books (world).

Claudia Carroll's REMIND ME AGAIN WHY I NEED A MAN!, about a husband hunting successful television producer who takes a course in how to land a man over thirty-five, which requires her to revisits her past lovers, and she discovers just how wrong they all were, to Jonathan Burnham and Claire Wachtell for William Morrow, by Marianne Gunn O'Connor.

ENCHANTED, INC. author Shanna Swendson's next two books in her chick lit series, continuing the corporate adventures of a magic immune woman, her wizard boss, and their battle to capture a rogue wizard who now fancies himself the next Steve Jobs, to Allison Dickens at Ballantine, in a very nice deal, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (NA).

Successful writer of women's fiction in the UK Lisa Jewell's VINCE & JOY, a story of first love and lost opportunities, to Jennifer Pooley at Harper Paperbacks, in a nice deal, for two books, by Sophie Brewer at Penguin UK (US).

Gerry Bartlett's new series of paranormal comedies about the adventures of an older than dirt female vampire with a weight problem and an on again off again hunky Scottish vampire lover, in a two-book deal, in a pre-empt, to Kate Seaver at Berkley, by Kimberly Whalen at Trident Media Group (NA).

Rita winner Lani Diane Rich's two contemporary romances, including the story of a spunky woman who inherits a posh inn in upstate NY and the man who is hired -- by the disinherited family -- to drive her away, to Beth deGuzman and Melanie Murray at Warner, by Stephanie Kip Rostan at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (world).

Former Air Force Captain and Spy author Cindy Dees's two books to Silhouette Bombshell and two books to Intimate Moments, in a nice deal, by Pattie Steele-Perkins at Steele-Perkins Literary Agency.

Gemma Halliday's SPYING IN HIGH HEELS, for publication in September 2006 and KILLER IN HIGH HEELS, due September 2007, to Leah Hultenschmidt at Dorchester, by Jay Poynor at Poynor Group/Orloff Literary Agency (world).

Dawn Calvert's BETWEEN THE COVERS, about a drama queen English teacher who finds herself a minor character in a Regency-era novel, fighting the writer to become the heroine and win the man of her dreams, to Hilary Sares at Kensington, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency (world).

Irene Brand's two inspirational romances, to Diane Dietz at Love Inspired, in a nice deal, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency (world).

The Key
"nice deal" $1 - $49,000
"very nice deal" $50,000 - $99,000
"good deal" $100,000 - $250,000
"significant deal" $251,000 - $499,000
"major deal" $500,000 and up

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