Charis Michaels’s A DUCHESS A DAY, the first in the new Regency romance series Awakened by a Kiss, in which secondary characters from beloved fairytales including Snow White, Cinderella, and Peter Pan get their own happily ever afters, to Elle Keck at Avon, in a three-book deal.
Diana Quincy’s HER NIGHT WITH THE DUKE, the first in a new #OwnVoices Regency historical series, Clandestine Affairs, in which London’s most straitlaced duke has a one-night stand with an adventurous widow of Arab descent, only to discover that she is closely related to the “proper” Englishwoman he plans to marry, to Carrie Feron at Avon, in an exclusive submission, in a three-book deal.
NYT-bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout’s next books in the ORIGIN series, continuing the story of a teen girl caught in the middle of a devastating war between humans and aliens, to Melissa Frain at Tor Teen, in a good deal, in a three-book deal.
Laura Griffin’s HIDDEN, in which an ambitious female investigative reporter teams up with an Austin police detective to uncover the truth of a random mugging-turned-murder that may have been a targeted hit from a dangerous killer using new advances in facial recognition as a lethal weapon, moving to Kerry Donovan at Berkley, in a significant deal, in a pre-empt, in a four-book deal.
Federal Judge M. Margaret McKeown’s Citizen Justice: The Environmental Legacy of Justice William O. Douglas, exploring the story of iconoclastic US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and the dual role he played on and off the court in the world of conservation and the environment, the legal issues and ethical tensions with a Supreme Court Justice taking on the role of a public advocate while serving as a justice, and the significance of Douglas’ environmental legacy.
Becky Clark’s PUZZLING INK, in which a waitress and crossword puzzle aficionado wishes her life was as orderly as the crossword puzzles she makes, but when a dead body appears, she knows she must connect the right clues before the wrong person is sent to prison, in a 3-book deal.
Mollie Cox Bryan’s TANGLED WEB, in which a Shakespeare professor turns sleuth to find justice for her mother’s death, upending the delicate balance of her small island community and marking herself out as the killer’s next victim.
Joanna Schaffhausen’s GONE FOR GOOD, in which an amateur sleuth hunting a cold-case serial killer ends up dead by the same method as the earlier victims, and a rookie detective must figure out if she somehow uncovered a decades-old monster, in a 2-book deal.
Award-winning author Candace Havens’s A CASE FOR THE WINEMAKER, AN AINSLEY MCGREGOR MYSTERY, in which Ainsley and her dog George Clooney discover a dead body and must solve the crime before she’s next, in a 2-book deal.
Lisa Gerlits’s debut middle grade novel A MANY FEATHERED THING, exploring art, friendship, and loss when an 11-year-old girl, in her quest to become a real artist, sets out to do every hard thing in her path, to Alison Deering at Capstone, for publication in March 2020.