All posts by Patricia Nelson

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NYT bestselling author Jamie McGuire’s CRASH AND BURN series, featuring characters introduced in her Maddox Brothers series, following the Alpine Hotshots, a ragtag, diverse group of twenty elite firefighters who battle the elements, push beyond their limits, and find love in the most remote areas of the western wilderness, to Leah Hultenschmidt at Forever, in a major deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in Fall 2018.

RITA Award Winners!

Huge congratulations to our MLLA 2017 RITA Award winners!

  • Jennifer L. Armentrout’s THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER was awarded the RITA for Best Young Adult novel.
  • Weina Dai Randel’s THE MOON IN THE PALACE won the RITA for Best Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance.

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Margaret Dilloway’s SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES, in which a twelve-year-old Great British Baking Show superfan is sent to live with her aunt in the mountains of California, and over the course of one summer learns about friendship, family, and how to make the perfect pie crust, to Kristin Daly Rens at Balzer & Bray, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Winter 2019.

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Christmas Joy and the forthcoming Hope at Christmas author Nancy Naigle’s DEAR SANTA, pitched as You’ve Got Mail meets Santa Claus is Coming To Town, in which the owner of a beach town Christmas shop submits an online letter to Santa about a rival chain holiday store that is threatening her business, only to learn that the sympathetic confidante she’s drawn to through these letters is the owner of very store she’s worried about, to Eileen Rothschild at St. Martin’s, for publication in Fall 2018.

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Author of the forthcoming NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA Chanel Cleeton’s next novel set amidst the US-Cuba conflicts of the tumultuous 1960s, in which a Cuban socialite-turned-exile in Palm Beach becomes involved in a CIA plot to assassinate Fidel Castro and reclaim her country, and in the process finds herself torn between two men: an American politician with presidential aspirations and a Cuban freedom fighter, to Kate Seaver at Berkley, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal.

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Anna Lee Huber’s next book in her Lady Darby historical mystery series, in which a gifted portrait artist and her Investigator husband must uncover a dangerous killer and outwit a group of blackmailers amongst the terrified atmosphere in London following the discovery of the “London Burkers”, a group of body-snatchers suspected of murdering innocent victims to sell their corpses to London’s medical schools, to Michelle Vega at Berkley Prime Crime.

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Stephanie Thornton’s AMERICAN PRINCESS, the sweeping tale of Theodore Roosevelt’s daughter Alice, a keen wit and bright political mind whose wild antics in the White House made her America’s first media sensation in her youth, and who later became a political force to be reckoned as the wife of a debonair congressman and the mistress to a powerful senator, to Kate Seaver at Berkley, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal.

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NYT bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout’s trilogy, set in the world of her Lux series, four years after a devastating war between humans and aliens in which a teen girl gets swept up into the alien resistance led by a gorgeous not quite human boy, while discovering the dark secrets of her own past, to Melissa Frain at Tor Teen, in a significant deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in Fall 2018.

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NYT and USA Today bestselling author Courtney Cole’s THE COLOR OF TOMORROW, the story of a mother whose son spirals into opiate addiction in the wake of his father’s death in a devastating accident, and her struggle to bring him back from the brink as heroin pulls him further and further away from everything he once loved, told from the POVs of both mother and son, to Lauren McKenna at Gallery, in a pre-empt, in a two-book deal.

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NYT bestselling author Jennifer Probst’s THE START OF SOMETHING GOOD, in which a Special Forces rescue paratrooper returns to his family’s B&B and horse rescue farm to heal after his world is ripped apart, and while there unexpectedly meets a headstrong and beautiful businesswoman who helps him to confront his past and embrace a brand new future, to Maria Gomez at Montlake Romance