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Spotlight on Tor-Forge: Hot Books for Fall


For those who did not attend the National convention, the publishers send their editors to give a spotlight. This presentation highlights upcoming books and what the editors are looking for to fill their future publishing slots. For the next two months, we’ll feature the Spotlight presentations from Nationals and help you readers fill out your To Be Read list. Your wallet can thank me in the comments section. First up is Heather Osborn from Tor, with whom I had the great pleasure to meet and break bread. If you ever are offered an opportunity to sit with Heather, don’t miss it. She’s one of the funniest people I’ve ever met.

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First off, I have to say it was really interesting for me, because other than one title, I hadn’t edited any of the upcoming books I was talking about for the Tor Romance line. That’s one of the big differences between e-book and print publishing, suddenly I am working a year in advance.

The books I profiled were:

  • July 2007, Kiss Me Deadly by Susan Kearney — This is Tor’s very first Romantic Suspense, and we are eager to do more. In fact, Tor Editorial Assistant Jozelle Dyer is actively looking for great romantic suspense books as we speak.
  • August 2007, In the Midnight Hour by Patti O’Shea — This is Patti’s first book for Tor, about modern day magic users who hunt down and battle monsters and demons from other dimensions. Since I am editing the second book in the series, I read this one early, and it is an action-filled story with a kick butt heroine and a fantastically sarcastic hero — I loved it.
  • September 2007, Shadows on the Soul“>Shadows on the Soul by Jenna Black — This is the third book in Jenna’s Guardians of the Night series for Tor. And I just found out it received a 4 1/2 stars, top pick from RT BOOKreviews magazine. So yay and congrats, Jenna!
  • October 2007, Moon’s Fury by Cathy Clamp and CT Adams — This is the 5th book in Clamp and Adams’s incredibly popular Sazi series. Moon’s Web won the 2006 RT award for Best Werewolf Romance.
  • November 2007, True Deception by Patricia Waddell — This is the second book in Pat’s futuristic series for Tor, following her book True Blood, which won the RT award for Best Futuristic Romance.
  • December 2007,

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. Rosario
    Aug 06, 2007 @ 08:46:26

    Nice. I’ve added a bunch of books to my wish list. My wallet definitely does NOT thank you! ;-)

    I found myself vigorously nodding yes as I read Ms. Osborn’s likes and dislikes, so I’ll keep an eye out for future Tor-Forge books.

  2. Charlene Teglia
    Aug 06, 2007 @ 09:03:05

    I got hooked on the Clamps/Adams series last year. What a terrific lineup of books!

  3. Jaci Burton
    Aug 06, 2007 @ 09:43:38

    You had me at Cowboy Demon Hunter ;-)

  4. Heather Osborn
    Aug 06, 2007 @ 09:57:10

    Thanks for giving me the chance to write this up, Jane. And I had a great time breaking bread with you as well — we will definitely have to do it next year in San Francisco.

    I will try to keep an eye on the comment thread today — if anyone has any questions, I will be happy to try to answer them.

  5. Donna
    Aug 06, 2007 @ 13:07:01

    Oh man! Cowboy Demon Hunter sounds awesome! I’ll have to put it on my TBR list, along with the other books you have listed here.

  6. Cynthia Eden
    Aug 06, 2007 @ 23:14:16

    Thank you!!! I didn’t make it to RWA this year, and I’ve been having a fit trying to get the info from the spotlights! :-)

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