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Elizabeth Hoyt’s Deal for 4 More Books and Other Sales

This looks hilarious.
Drew Ferguson’s THE SCREWED-UP LIFE OF CHARLIE THE SECOND, about a dorky seventeen-year-old who can’t pass his driver’s test, can’t stand his overbearing parents, can’t stop masturbating, and, most of all, can’t find a guy to make out with, to John Scognamiglio at Kensington, by Jennifer DeChiara at the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency (World).

I love Rose Berenbaum’s book but her Cake Bible is more complicated that the iPhone hack. Maybe this would be a good book for me. It’s not easy making a great cake. Or, instead, I could just go to Costco.
Washington, D.C. cake entrepreneur Warren Brown’s second book THE UNITED CAKES OF AMERICA, featuring cake recipes from every state, to Jennifer Levesque and Christine Gardner at Stewart, Tabori & Chang, for publication in Spring 2009, was acquired byby Ian Kleinert at Objective Entertainment.

I think you all known I have a girl crush on Cindy Hwang, but Mona Lisa’s books read like LKH imitations, erotica wrapped up in a poor paranormal dressing.
Sunny’s MONA LISA DARKENING, book 4 in her Monere, Children of the Moon erotic paranormal series, and LUCINDA, DEADLY, book 2 in her new urban fantasy series, The Demon Princess Chronicles, to Cindy Hwang at Penguin, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Roberta Brown of Brown Literary Agency (world).

Time travel has never been my thing.
Melissa Mayhue’s next two titles in the Daughters of the Glen series, the first about a 13th-century maiden turned 21st-century woman and her romantic time travel adventures with sexy Scottish Highlanders, all courtesy of their interfering Faerie ancestors, to Megan McKeever at Pocket, in a nice deal, by Elaine Spencer of The Knight Agency.

My fundamentalist mother wouldn’t allow me to read anything with voodoo in it as a kid so I wonder what the Christian readers will think of this.
Robin Miller writing as Robin Caroll’s BAYOU PARADOX, the fourth book in the author’s Bayou series, in which a voodoo priestess and a Christian lawman fall in love while hunting a killer certain the bayou holds the secret for curing cancer, and in the process, the unlikely pair uncovers a pharmaceutical company that’s poisoning the bayou, to Krista Stroever at Steeple Hill Love Inspired, for publication in September 2008, by Kelly Mortimer at Mortimer Literary Agency.

When the blurb writer is calling the heroine a “Pollyanna”, the sugary sweetness must be near unbearable.
Terry Odell’s WHEN DANGER CALLS, in which a covert ops specialist wounded on a mission returns home to uncover the person who set him up, and meets a “Pollyanna” single mom moonlighting in a bar — but danger calls as he has the genetic code for a mutated smallpox virus but doesn’t know it, to John Helphers at Tekno Books, for publication in December 2008, by Kelly Mortimer at Mortimer Literary Agency.

Meh.
Margo Candela’s third women’s fiction project, MORE THAN THIS, where an ambitious lawyer from a working class neighborhood and a daughter of privilege trying to make it on her own terms fall in love while believing that neither is aware of the other’s existence, to Sulay Hernandez at Touchstone Fireside, in a nice deal, for two books, for publication in summer 2008, by Jenoyne Adams at the Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (world).

Hip, Hip Hooray
THE RAVEN PRINCE author Elizabeth Hoyt’s TO TASTE TEMPTATION, the first in a new historical romance quartet, to Melanie Murray at Grand Central, in a good deal, for publication in Spring 2008, by Susannah Taylor at Richard Henshaw Group.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She 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

2 Comments

  1. Jayne
    Aug 14, 2007 @ 13:36:04

    Hip, Hip Hooray
    THE RAVEN PRINCE author Elizabeth Hoyt's TO TASTE TEMPTATION, the first in a new historical romance quartet, to Melanie Murray at Grand Central, in a good deal, for publication in Spring 2008, by Susannah Taylor at Richard Henshaw Group.

    Woot! I’m doing the Snoopy Happy Dance.

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  2. Daisy Jackson
    Aug 11, 2010 @ 20:56:52

    Cake recipes are the specialty of my best friend, my favorite ones are those exotic fruit cakes~,,

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