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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Latest in Women's/Romance Publishing News

Per Publisher's Lunch

USA Today best-selling author Cait London's trilogy of paranormal romantic suspense thrillers about triplet sisters stalked by a psychic vampire, to Lucia Macro at Avon, in a good deal, by Caitlin Blasdell and Liza Dawson at Liza Dawson Associates (NA).
Rights: Chandler Crawford

Josie Brown's IMPOSSIBLY TONGUE TIED, a Hollywood satire about a struggling actress who works as a phone sex operator to support her actor husband, only to discover that the director who has just given her husband his big break is one of her most loyal clients, to Lucia Macro at Avon, by Al Zuckerman at Writers House.

Wendy Corsi Staub, writing as Wendy Markham's IF ONLY IN MY DREAMS, a Christmas time-travel romance set against the backdrop of World War II, to Laura Cifelli at Signet, by Laura Blake Peterson at Curtis Brown (world English).

BACHELORETTE #1 author Jennifer O'Connell's INSIDER DATING, about an asset management whiz who creates a secret "hedge fund" where woman share information on the riskiest investment of all - men, again to Kara Cesare at NAL, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (world English).
Translation rights:
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Author of SPEAK NOW Margaret Dumas' THE BALANCE THING, about the lives and loves of a former high-powered executive, and her circle of friends, to Marjorie Braman at Harper, by Amy Rennert at the Amy Rennert Agency.

Joel McIver's THE PRICE OF FOREVER, about what happens when a relationship ends but the desire and yearning lives on, to Glenda Howard at Harlequin's new imprint, Kimani Press, in a two-book deal, by Jenoyne Adams at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (world).

Sylvia Day's contemporary erotic novella, A FAMILIAR KIND OF MAGIC, about a rogue Familiar and the warlock who tames her, to Lucia Macro at Avon, in a nice deal, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency (world).

Mia King's debut GOOD THINGS, following a lifestyle TV host's path as she plunges from the peak of a glamorous career and well-ordered life through a shattering series of setbacks, to Christine Zika at Berkeley, by Jean Naggar of the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency (NA).

Eileen Cook's debut SOPHIE'S PREDICTIONS, when Sophie's boyfriend leaves her, she poses as a psychic to give his new girlfriend a reading that's sure to send him running back to her, but when another of Sophie's readings accidentally comes true and saves a life, fame follows, to Kate Seaver at Berkley, in a nice deal, by Rachel Vater at Lowenstein-Yost (NA).

Shannon Butcher's debut NO REGRETS, about a brilliant, beautiful mathematician, whose talent in cryptology makes her the target of a ruthless terrorist group and forces her to go on the run with an ex-Navy SEAL, to Michele Bidelspach at Warner, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Nephele Tempest for The Knight Agency (world).

Michele Albert's two untitled suspense novels, featuring operatives who specialize in recovering stolen art and antiquities (and fall in love along the way), to Micki Nuding at Pocket, in a nice deal, by Pam Ahearn at Ahearn 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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