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Monday, January 30, 2006

Latest Women's/Romance Publishing News

Per Publishers Lunch

Kat Martin's HEART OF HONOR, HEART OF FIRE, and HEART OF COURAGE, to Dianne Moggy at Harlequin, with Susan Pezzack editing, in a major deal, by David Vigliano of Vigliano Associates.

Kimona J's GOOD GIRLS POLE RIDERS CLUB, the first book in a series about black women coming to terms with and claiming their sexual power, to Malaika Adero at Atria, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal, by James Levine of Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (world).

Cindy Homberger's DRAGONHAWK, a first novel in which a surly medieval ghost captures the heart of a tenacious forensic archaeologist as she excavates haunted Dreadmoor Castle and solves the centuries-old mystery of Dragonhawk and his missing knights, to Claire Zion and Laura Cifelli at NAL Eclipse, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Jenny Bent at Trident Media Group (world).

USA Today bestselling author Cindy Gerard's next three romantic suspense novels, the continuation of her Bodyguard series, again to Monique Patterson at St. Martin's, by Maria Carvainis of Maria Carvainis Agency (NA).

CBA Christy Award finalist Linda Windsor's WEDDING BELL BLUES and SWEET LOVIN', the first two in the Piper's Cove Chronicles, which follows the return of four women who grew up as best friends to a small river community on the eastern shore of Maryland, determined to pursue their dreams and the search for their soul mates, to Cynthia DiTiberio at Harper San Francisco, by Lee Hough at Alive Communications.

Wendy Corsi Staub writing as Wendy Markham's two untitled chick lit novels, to Karen Kosztolnyik at Warner, in a very nice deal, by Laura Blake Peterson at Curtis Brown.

Hope Tarr's MR. RIGHT IS... DEAD, in which a beautiful police detective is granted her New Year's Eve wish to turn back the clock one week to track down a killer and save the life of her dream man, to Brenda Chin at Harlequin Blaze, in a nice deal, for two books (world).

Michelle Rowen's FANGED & FABULOUS, the sequel to her debut Bitten & Smitten follows the continued adventures of a fledgling vampire and her friends, to Melanie Murray at Warner, by Jim McCarthy at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management (world).

Judy Christenberry's four untitled novels, to Kimberley Young at Harlequin, in a nice deal, by Laura Blake Peterson at Curtis Brown (world).

Jackie Kessler's HELL'S BELLES, in which a succubus on the run from Hell hides out as a stripper and learns the hard way about true love, to John Scognamiglio at Kensington, in a very nice deal, in a pre-empt, in a three-book deal, by Ethan Ellenberg.

Jaci Burton's WILD, WICKED AND WANTON, an erotica novel about three best friends who make a bet and each wind up enjoying a life-altering weekend of sensual abandon, to Kate Seaver at Berkley for Heat, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency.

Jenna Petersen's YOU ONLY LOVE TWICE, the second Lady Spies book, Lady M and her spies return for another adenture in regency England, to May Chen at Avon, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, by Miriam Kriss at Irene Goodman 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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