Travel writer and editor Debra Bokur’s THE FIRE THIEF, the first book in a new series in which a police captain teams up with the detective granddaughter of one of Hawaii’s most respected spiritual leaders to solve the grisly ritual murder of a teenage boy in Maui, in a two-book deal, to Martin Biro at Kensington, for publication in 2020.
NYT bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s HARBINGER series, a continuation of the world introduced in her upcoming STORM AND FURY, in which the fight against good and evil continues as a supernatural war rages, to Natashya Wilson at Inkyard Press, in a good deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in spring 2020.
NYT bestselling author Jennifer Probst’s THE ITALIAN AFFAIRE, in which three generations of women struggling with life’s failures and disappointments come together on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Italy, and as they travel from the ruins of ancient Rome to the rolling hills of Tuscany, begin to heal the broken pieces of their hearts, to Kerry Donovan at Berkley, in a very nice deal, for publication in summer 2020.
CHRISTMAS JOY author Nancy Naigle’s CHRISTMAS IN EVERGREEN: LETTERS TO SANTA, a novelization of the Hallmark Original movie, in which a visiting hometown girl is busy repairing the abandoned general store in Evergreen ahead of the holidays when she finds a mysterious 25-year-old letter that never made it to the North Pole; with a little help from the rest of the townspeople, she’ll deliver the letter while trying to restore the Christmas spirit in the community, to Stacey Donovan at Hallmark.
NYT bestselling author Shelley Noble’s LUCKY’S BEACH, in which three best friends take a detour on their girls-only beach vacation to hunt down a wayward relative living in a quaint town on the Delaware coast, where they are quickly charmed by the town’s close-knit beach community—but soon find themselves dropping everything to help save the town’s most closely guarded secret, to Tessa Woodward at William Morrow, in a two-book deal, for publication in spring 2020.
USA Today bestselling author of Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA Chanel Cleeton’s THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRL IN CUBA, set during the Gilded Age, following the true story of a beautiful 19-year-old Cuban revolutionary involved in the fight for independence against Spain, and the young female reporter drawn to her story as her plight becomes front page news amid a fierce battle between New York newspaper tycoons William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer and growing efforts to draw the United States into war with Spain, to Kate Seaver at Berkley, in a six-figure deal, in a two-book deal.
NYT bestselling author of GIRL, WASH YOUR FACE Rachel Hollis’s GIRL, WHAT THE HEALTH, bringing her warm and funny tough love approach to helping every women adopt a healthy lifestyle, love her body, and feel like her best self, to Brian Hampton at Thomas Nelson, in a major deal, for seven figures, in a two-book deal, for publication in winter of 2020.
Kate Quinn, Laura Kamoie, Stephanie Dray, E. Knight, Heather Webb, and Sophie Perinot’s RIBBONS OF SCARLET, about the women of the French Revolution, featuring the royals and peasants, harlots and wives, and fanatics and philosophers across the political spectrum who plotted, fought, marched, and crossed each other’s paths at Versailles, and on the tumultuous streets, in an attempt to defend their beliefs, open new doors for women, and create a bold and equal new world, to Tessa Woodward at William Morrow, in a good deal, at auction, for publication in fall 2019.
ALA Alex award-winning author Rob Rufus’s THE VINYL UNDERGROUND, a YA protest novel set in the tumultuous year of 1968, where a Vietnam War-era Breakfast Club bonds over music and their fear of the war, and decides to take a stand against the US government and the intolerance in their own small town.
Sue Ward Drake’s New Orleans bounty hunter romantic suspense series, in a 3-book deal.