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Bloggers, Insiders, and Demon Sales

I keep saying I need to read her.
THE ALIBI MAN author Tami Hoag’s three new suspense novels, again to Nita Taublib and Danielle Perez at Bantam Dell, by Jane Rotrosen Agency.

Woot! I have no idea what Shift is about but I am sure it is good.

Nalini Singh’s SHIFT plus two untitled works, the next installments in her Psy/Changeling paranormal series, to Cindy Hwang at Berkley Sensation, in a good deal, by Nephele Tempest at The Knight Agency (NA).

This is a fiction sale but what I thought was interesting was the notation that it was edited by someone in particular.
Chris Ver Wiel’s STARBUCKS NATION, a satire of coffee-swilling, celebrity-obsessed Southern California pop culture, to Richard Seaver at Arcade, to be edited by James Jayo, in a nice deal, for publication in July 2008, by Paul Mayersohn at Surpin, Mayersohn, & Edelstone (World).

This are cute books. Insubstantial but cute.
SECRETS OF MY HOLLYWOOD LIFE author Jen Calonita’s fourth and fifth books in the series about a sixteen year-old starlet who reveals real, juicy Hollywood secrets throughout, again to Kate Sullivan and Cindy Eagan at Little, Brown Children’s, by Laura Dail at Laura Dail Literary Agency (World English).

Elizabeth Lane’s THE BORROWED BRIDE, to Demetria Lucas at Harlequin, in a three-book deal, by Richard Curtis of Richard Curtis Associates (world).

I guess that major deal simply doesn’t cut it for this sale.
Keith Richards’ autobiography, presenting “his story, in his own words — the band, the songs, the tours, the life,” written with author of White Mischief James Fox, to Michael Pietsch at Little, Brown and Alan Samson at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, in a major deal, reportedly for $7.3 million, for publication in fall 2010, by manager Jane Rose and Ed Victor at Ed Victor Ltd. (world English).

I read the recent crafter/blogger book Bend-the-Rules Sewing which I thought was much too simplistic. Go for Amy Butler’s In Stitches if for nothing else but the very adorable handbags at the end.

Crafter and blogger Betz White’s SEW GREEN, a collection of stylish and eco-conscious projects for home and family as well as a wealth of information and resources about and for green crafters everywhere, to Melanie Falick at Stewart, Tabori & Chang, by Lilly Ghahremani at Full Circle Literary (world).

Rita winning author Catherine Mann’s next three books, to Melissa Jeglinski at Harlequin, in a nice deal, for publication in 2008, by Barbara Collins Rosenberg at Rosenberg Group (World).

This is categorized as a fiction sale but I wonder if it is a romance.
Trish Cerrone’s THE CAPTAIN’S RING and THE GUARDIAN, for the beginning of a series about a Boston shipping family, to Leah Hultenschmidt at Dorchester, by Meredith Bernstein.

Again, no idea if this is a romance or not.
Jean Marie Pierson’s NO GOOD GIRLS, about an aspiring screenwriter who works in children’s book publishing and is no stranger to rejection in life and love, to Alicia Condon at Dorchester, by Susan Raihofer at the David Black Literary Agency.

I used to read these until I got sick of the hero being with the wrong guy.
Elizabeth Haydon’s SYMPHONY OF AGES, and a new adult trilogy plus the fourth and fifth novels in her YA series Ven Polypheme, to Tom Doherty of Tor, in a major deal, by Richard Curtis of Richard Curtis Associates (NA).

This sounds like devils. Books abut Demons. Demons are the new vampires.
Devyn Quinn’s DANCING WITH THE DEVIL, the sequel to Flesh and the Devil, and Possession, the first book in the Delomelanicon series, to Hilary Sares at Kensington Aphrodisia, in a two-book deal, by Roberta Brown of the Brown Literary Agency.

Unless the acting coach is in his teens, I am already skeeved out.
Pamela Keyes’s THE JUMBEE, a modern-day retelling of The Phantom of the Opera in which a teen acting phenom moves to a Caribbean Island where a film scout reportedly resides, but finds herself guide herself in a love triangle with a local teen and her acting coach, who is always hidden backstage, to Alisha Niehaus at Dial Children’s, by Rebecca Sherman at Writers House (NA)

John Norman’s controversial science fiction world chronicling dominant men and submissive women, the complete set of twenty-six novels set on Gor, to Rob Simpson of Dark Horse Books, by Richard Curtis (NA). British and translation.

Who can remember 150 things about anything?
Wedding Expert Sharon Naylor’s 150 WEDDING MISTAKES YOU DON’T WANT TO MAKE, to Jennifer Kushnier of Adams Media, in a nice deal, by Meredith Bernstein.

My understanding is that this is actually a graphic novel imprint called Slaughter House or something like that. It will be interesting to see the graphics.
Karin Slaughter’s THE RECIDIVISTS, her first graphic novel, peering into the society of tomorrow and warning us of the future we’re building today, using three overlapping narratives, to Joe Nozemack at Slaughterhouse, by Victoria Sanders at Victoria Sanders & Associates and Baker’s Mark Literary Agency.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. sherry thomas
    Aug 07, 2007 @ 16:37:43

    Hmm, first maloccluded, then Delomelanicon. I’m giving a good workout today.

    For the one person out there as ignorant as me, Delomelanicon is the name of an apocryphal book said to have been written by Lucifer himself. Interesting. I always knew the Fallen One was literate, never knew he was literary too.

  2. Rosario
    Aug 07, 2007 @ 18:43:38

    I wonder if the Singh is part of the series with angels you reported on a while back? Whatever it is, I’m lining up to buy.

  3. Nalini Singh
    Aug 07, 2007 @ 18:54:32

    SHIFT is the working title for Dorian’s book – the deal was for the next three books in the Psy/Changeling series. :)

  4. Jackie
    Aug 07, 2007 @ 22:00:14

    “the complete set of twenty-six novels”

    26 novels???


  5. Karen Scott
    Aug 08, 2007 @ 07:37:36

    You really must read Tami Hoag, she’s one of the few autobuys authors I have left. I’ve loved all of her books so far.

  6. DS
    Aug 08, 2007 @ 08:58:18

    Yay for Tami Hoag (although I haven’t quite got into Alibi man).

    Boo for Gor. Those books are creepy.

  7. Devyn Quinn
    Sep 27, 2007 @ 17:43:55

    Yes, Delomelanicon series is a series that revolves around that tome and the people who inherit the book. For more info on this new dark erotic series, visit my website at

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