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Under His Spell

Happy Book Birthday to Linda Wisdom for Under His Spell from Joyride Books. It’s a contemporary romance that takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, where two local kids “conjure” up a husband for their divorced mom. While the hero is all flesh and blood, the romance is pure magic. Touches of gothic haunts abound, as well […]

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Congrats to Toby Neal!

Not only has self-published mystery author Toby Neal sold a million copies of her Lei Crime series police procedurals, she’s blazing a trail in audiobooks too. Today she sold her 8th and 9th books to Audible in a nice deal. Here’s the Publishers Marketplace deal announcement: Toby Neal’s FIRE BEACH: Hawaii is cane fires, lush […]

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Cover Reveal: The Diamond Conspiracy!

Revel in the reveal! The agents of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences will be back in March 2015 with another steampunk adventure from Berkley/Ace. Here’s the glorious cover: And here’s the blurb: For years, the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences has enjoyed the favor of Her Majesty the Queen. But even the oldest loyalties can turn […]

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TALON Cover Revealed!

NYT/USA Today/international bestselling YA author Julie Kagawa has hit it out of the park with her new cover for fall release TALON. The bold, ruby-colored dragonskin cover makes you want to pet it! Universal Studios producer Chris Morgan (“The Fast & the Furious”), who is making the book into a movie said, “its elegance, mystery […]

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The Book Release: Now the Work Begins

A guest post by my client, Tee Morris It’s 8:15 p.m. as I begin work on this blogpost. We got snow today in the Nation’s Capitol which is still hard for all of us in the area to wrap our brains around. It is, after all, the first week of Spring. Tonight, our daughter decided […]

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Goodreads Author Tips

As a former marketing pro with 25+ years in that industry before I became a literary agent a decade ago, I am bullish on establishing a strong author brand. I speak about it a lot at conferences and in webinars. So I was delighted that a recent Forbes magazine article entitled “The Strongest Brand in […]

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Happy Book Birthday!

Two of my fabulous clients have books debuting today! Ransom Stephens has created a new sub-genre called scientific fiction, which I also describe as a science thriller, with his new novel THE SENSORY DECEPTION. It’s got everything: Somali pirates, eco-terrorists, scientists, virtual reality, videogames, and Silicon Valley venture capitalists. Oh, and did I mention whales? […]

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Tricia Skinner Gets 2-Book Entangled Deal

Her announcement for her Angel Kin/Angel Sire book deal is so much fun, I can’t compete. Go here to laugh your eyes out: http://www.triciaskinner.com/two-book-deal-with-entangled-publishing/

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Characters Celebrate!

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Gordon Sells Graphic Novel Memoir

Congratulations to Foreword partner, Gordon Warnock, who just sold an amazing graphic novel memoir, TURNING JAPANESE, by his client MariNaomi. It will become much more than a book. The first of many to come, my friend! Here’s the Publisher’s Marketplace listing: Author of Kiss & Tell, MariNaomi’s memoir TURNING JAPANESE, tracing her evolving understanding of […]

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