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Monday, November 21, 2005

Latest Women's/Romance Publishing News

Essence bestseller NAPPILY EVER AFTER author Trisha R. Thomas's NAPPILY MARRIED, in which temptation comes the heroine's way in the form of an old flame and she finds her marriage at stake, her career in the balance, and her sense of self worth about to take a tumble unless she makes the right choices, to Monique Patterson at St. Martin's, for publication in winter 2007, in a two-book deal, by Elaine Koster (NA).

Kristan Higgins' debut FOOLS RUSH IN, the story of a sharp, newly-reinvented doctor returning to her hometown determined to finally win her ultimate prize -- the attention of her unrequited high school hearthrob -- and what happens after she does, to Abby Zidle at HQN, in a two-book deal, by Donna Bagdasarian and Maria Carvainis of the Maria Carvainis Agency.

Barbara Dan's two books, to John Scognomiglia at Kensington, by Lettie Lee from Ann Elmo Agency. elmolit@

Innis Grace's STAINED GLASS WINDOW, in which a woman finds a hundred-year-old mystery, forgiveness, and God in the fragments of a stained glass window, to J. Helfers Thomson at Five Star Expressions, in a nice deal (world).

Karen Kay's THE SOUL OF THE WARRIOR, a Native American Historical, about a cursed clan and the warrior who will attempt to save it, to Christine Zika at Berkley, in a two-book deal, by Roberta Brown of the Brown Literary Agency.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE and EVERYONE ELSE'S GIRL author Megan Crane's WHY CAN'T WE BE FRIENDS?, about turning 30, getting over yourself, dealing with frienemies, and finally letting go of Mr. Wrong, again to Karen Kosztolnyik at Warner, for the 5 Spot imprint, in a two-book deal, by Julie Barer of Barer Literary (NA).

Diane Pershing's THE TROUBLE WITH CARMEN, again to Harlequin, in a two-book deal, by Patience Smith at the Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency.

Ruth Axtell Morren's next three books, again to Melissa Endlich at Steeple Hill, in a nice deal, by Meredith Bernstein.

Shirlee McCoy's next four romantic suspense books, to Melissa Endlich at Steeple Hill, in a nice deal, by Steve Laube at the Steve Laube Agency (world).

Lori Copeland's two untitled Christmas novellas, the first to be released in fall 2007, to Karen Ball at Zondervan, in a very nice deal, by Steve Laube at the Steve Laube Agency (world).

SEDUCING THE PRINCE author Patricia Grasso's three new tales of romantic intrigue involving Russian aristocrats, to John Scognamiglio of Kensington, by Richard Curtis of Richard Curtis Associates.

Jami Alden's NICE GIRLS DO, an erotic novel about a bride who catches her husband having sex with his assistant at their reception, and decides to have the hot wedding night of her dreams with the hunky best man, to Hilary Sares at Kensington, by Roberta Brown of the Brown Literary Agency.

Kayla Perrin's GETTING EVEN, in which three women plot delicious revenge on the men who have betrayed them -- a younger generation's "First Wives Club" with more sex and no plastic surgery, to Susan Pezzack at Harlequin's Spice, for publication in May 2006, by Helen Breitwieser at Cornerstone Literary (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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