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Fiction
Ballantine, Pip and Morris, Tee

PHOENIX RISING: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel

The first in a new Edwardian steampunk adventure series, PHOENIX RISING features two secret agents from the “Ministry of Peculiar Occurences,” who investigate a startling conspiracy. In the vein of Gail Carriger’s bestselling SOULLESS and CHANGELESS, this is lush and intricate—a bit proper, and a bit naughty—with lots of adventure and a period setting. As an archivist, Wellington Books is most content when left alone. When Miss Eliza D. Braun, a field agent for the Ministry with a fondness for dynamite and daring-do, ends up assigned to work with him, his tranquility is forever broken. Boredom leads Agent Braun to open a long dead case, which drove Agent Braun’s previous partner mad, and Wellington soon finds himself in the middle of more adventures and dangers than he would have ever dreamed of. Secret societies, carriage chases and explosions are so very hard to catalogue properly. Philippa Ballantine’s novels have been shortlisted for the Sir Julius Vogel and the Parsec Awards. Harper Voyager


Rights sold: Australian/HC-Australia; German/VGS-Egmont; Russian/Family Leisure
Category: Steampunk Fantasy (CB)

Publication: May 2011

Estimated length: 320 pages

Book available


Cabot, Meg

OVERBITE

Cabot winningly applies her trademark likably fallible protagonists and breezy storytelling to a vampire war in New York City.”Publishers Weekly on INSATIABLE


New York Times bestselling author Meg Cabot delivers the second book in her brilliantly funny vampire series featuring Meena Harper. In this new installment, Meena is hired to work for the Manhattan office of a powerful secret military unit of the Vatican mandated to guard human beings from demon possession. With her ability to predict how and sometimes when the living are going to die, the Palatine Guard finally have an advantage over their undead enemy. But none of the guards like Meena, and danger mounts when a mysterious pastor from Brazil arrives to restore a cathedral. William Morrow
Right sold: French/Hachette; German/Blanvalet; UK/HarperCollins UK
INSATIABLE sold: Brazil/Record; Croatian/Algoritam; Czech/Euromedia; French/Hachette; German/Blanvalet; Hungarian/Cicero; Indonesian/PT Gramedia; Italian/Rizzoli; Polish/Amber; Portugal/Bertrand; Russian/Ast; Slovakian/Ikar; Slovenian/Videotop; UK/HarperCollins UK
Publication: July 2011 (CB)

Estimated length: 288 pages

Manuscript available
Del Toro, Guillermo

Hogan, Chuck


THE NIGHT ETERNAL: Book Three of the Strain Trilogy

The most credible and frightening of all the vampire books of the past decade.” - San Francisco Chronicle on THE FALL

Relentlessly paves the way for what promises to be an epic third book.” - Kirkus Reviews on THE FALL

The third and final novel in the stunning New York Times bestselling trilogy - about a vampire invasion and the band of men and women who must stop them - by one of Hollywood’s most popular and imaginative storytellers, the creator of the Oscar-winning Pan’s Labyrinth. Following the horrific conclusion of events in THE FALL, Nuclear Winter blankets the land, darkening the Earth but for one hour of sunlight each day. And it is no coincidence that these conditions create a near-perfect environment for vampires. They have won, they have control of the planet, and humans have been entirely subjugated, interred in vast camps across the world, where - herded like livestock - they are farmed and harvested for the sustenance and pleasure of the Master Race. A ragtag network of free humans continues the desperate resistance and is made up of everyday people, among them Eph, head of the CDC’s team; Vasiliy, the colorful Russian exterminator; and Gus, the former gangbanger with a special talent for dispatching the undead. It’s their job to disrupt the devastating new world order and battle the Master and his minions at every turn. But to succeed, the humans will have to rely on the intervention of an unexpected race of beings - creatures that give new meaning to the phrase “angels” – in the ultimate battle to reclaim and rehabilitate the planet for all humanity. William Morrow

Rights sold: Catalan/Suma; Chinese (complex characters)/Crown Publishing; Croatian/Algoritam; Czech/Beta; Danish/Hr Ferdinand; Dutch/Flying Dutchman; Finnish/Tammi; French/Presses de la Cite; German/Heyne; Greek/Livanis; Hungarian/Konyvmolykepzo; Italian/Mondadori; Japanese/Hayakawa; Korean/Munhakdongne; Lithuanian/Media Incognito; Norwegian/Versal; Portuguese/Santillana Portugal; Polish/Nasza Ksiengarnia; Romanian/Litera Publishing; Russian/36.6 Book Club Publishers; Serbian/Carobna Knjiga; Slovak/Ikar; Spanish/Suma; Swedish/Bra Bocker; Portuguese in Brazil/Rocco; Turkish/Ithaki Yayinlari; UK/HarperCollins UK

Publication: November 2011 (JS)

Estimated length: 416 pages

Manuscript available: July 2011
Frank, Dorothea Benton

FOLLY BEACH: A Lowcountry Tale

An exciting, funny, and heart-warming new tale from New York Times bestselling author, Dorothea Benton Frank. Folly Beach is one of South Carolina’s most picturesque spots. With its sandy beaches, laid-back Southern charm, and beautiful sunsets, it’s romantic, delightful, and just about perfect. And for our intrepid heroine, it is also a place where all the ghosts of her past roam freely. Called back to the rambling house where she grew up, Folly Beach, with all its zany inhabitants, becomes the backdrop for an exciting new chapter in a life that has already been touched by much pain. Dorothea Benton Frank’s bestsellers include LOWCOUNTRY SUMMER, BULLS ISLAND, and THE LAND OF MANGO SUNSETS. William Morrow


Publication: June 2011 (JS)

Estimated length: 368 pages

Book available
Freveletti, Jamie

THE NINTH DAY

Jamie Freveletti shows once again why she is one of the top thriller writers working today. . . . crisp writing, clever plotting, and memorable characters . . . On every page you’ll find just the right blend of menace and normality—all of it written by a master.”

Steve Berry,
New York Times bestselling author of The Jefferson Key 

In this sequel to RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL and RUNNING DARK, brilliant biochemist Emma Caldridge is caught in a drug cartel’s deadly plot. Emma Caldridge is hiking through the Arizona mountains when she stumbles upon a human trafficker smuggling illegal aliens into the United States. Chased across the border, she is caught by one of the deadliest drug cartels in Mexico and is taken to the marijuana fields outside Ciudad Juarez. There she discovers there is something horribly wrong with the plants. Covered with wart-like growths they, and anyone who touches them, contract a new and virulent form of leprosy that can kill humans within nine days. The cartel believes that the fields are infected by herbicide sprayed by the US, and it transports the diseased shipment along the North route into the U.S. in retaliation. Emma knows that the best chance to find a cure is in her own laboratory, but the cartel refuses to let her go. However, they agree to let her ride with the shipment, and she convinces them to break into any lab they can along the way. Time is running short, and Emma herself becomes infected. She begins a race against time to save not only her own life, but the lives of everyone who touches the shipment. Jamie Freveletti is a trial lawyer who practices in Chicago. After attending law school, she lived in Geneva, Switzerland while obtaining a diploma in International Studies. She’s also a runner who both practices and teaches Akido, a Japanese martial

art. RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL was the winner of the Thriller Award, the Berry Award, and the Crimespree

Award. Morrow Avon Mass Market Original

Rights sold: German/Ullstein
RUNNING DARK sold: Finnish/Paasilinna; German/Ullstein

Publication: October 2011 (JS)

Estimated length: 352 pages

Manuscript available


Gottlieb, Eli


*THE FACE THIEF

THE FACE THIEF is psychological suspense at its best - the story of two men who are obsessed with one damaged, yet very charismatic woman -- and how she cons each of them. As the book opens, a beautiful woman named Margot is in the midst of falling down a seemingly endless staircase. Was she pushed or did she fall? She lies in a hospital bed coming out of a coma and slowly remembering her past, while the novel moves fluidly back and forth between the people whose lives intersected – damagingly – with her own. Lawrence Billings, an instructor in the Chinese art of face reading, taught her the skills she used to gain unfair advantage in business transactions and with whom she attempted, compulsively, to have an affair. John Potash is a newly married 40-something who Margot defrauded out of most of his – and his elderly mother’s – life’s savings. As this brilliant, damaged woman dazzles and defrauds each of these men in a different way, the book builds to a shattering climax. Written with the literary flair and power of Ian McEwan and rich in portraits of marriages under siege, THE FACE THIEF is a novel that probes the sources of human greed and of loyalty beset by temptation. Eli Gottlieb is the author of two previous novels. His first novel, The Boy Who Went Away, received extraordinary notices and was a New York Times Notable Book. It also won the prestigious Rome Prize and the 1998 McKitterick Prize by the British Society of Aughtos. His second novel, Now You See Him, was published in 2008 to great acclaim (“a hypnotic read” – the LA Times; “a gorgeous, surprising novel” – USA Today). It hit the Denver Post list and was #1 on the Rocky Mountain News bestseller list. It was also a #1 Book Sense pick. William Morrrow

UK rights: Betsy Lerner (betsy@dclagency.com); Translation rights: William Morrow

NOW YOU SEE HIM sold:  Chinese, simplified characters/Read 99; Czech/Euromedia; Danish/HR Ferdinand; French/10/18; German/Droemer; Hebrew/Kinneret; Italian/Piemme; Portuguese In Brazil/Rocco; Romanian/SC Leda; Serbian/Dereta; Spanish/Tusquets
Publication: January 2012                                                                                  (JS)

Estimated length: 256 pages

Manuscript available: June 2011
Gross, Andrew

EYES WIDE OPEN

Andrew Gross knows how to make your skin crawl.  EYES WIDE OPEN should be read with the door shut and the lights on; a truly terrifying descent into evil.  This is a rare and menacing psychological thriller that works on every level.  Well done, Mr. Gross.” – Nelson DeMille

[Gross is] a top-notch thriller writer.” – Chicago Sun-Times

Gross spins into an addictive yarn…. An experience that fans of the Patterson-style thriller will find irresistible.”

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A man looks for the truth behind his nephew’s suicide and finds something much more sinister in this first standalone thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of RECKLESS. In the middle of the night a young man stands at the top of a cliff on the coast of California whispering to himself. The next day a fisherman finds his broken body on the rocks below. Across the country the next evening, Dr. Jay Erlich is having picnic dinner with his wife on the dunes of Amagansett, New York - a celebration of their 20th wedding anniversary - when he receives a phone call from his distraught sister-in-law. Her words leave him stunned: “Something terrible has happened, Jay. Evan is dead.” Evan was always a troubled child. Like his parents, his older brother Charlie and his wife Gabriella, he suffered from bipolar disorder. But he’d never seemed the type to commit suicide, which is what the authorities believe has happened. Jay is sure that Evan would never have done something to hurt his parents. So, mourning his family’s loss and angered at the system for letting this damaged young man slip through the cracks, Jay is determined to find out what’s behind the tragedy. But the questions he asks soon point to something far more sinister, and more deadly, in his brother’s past and ultimately in his own. Andrew Gross is the author of New York Times and international bestsellers THE BLUE ZONE, DON’T LOOK TWICE, RECKLESS, and THE DARK TIDE, which was nominated for the Best Thriller of the Year award by the International Thriller Writers. He is also coauthor of five # 1bestsellers with James Patterson, including JUDGE & JURY and LIFEGUARD. You can follow Andrew Gross on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and at AndrewGross Books.com. EYES WIDE OPEN will be published in the UK under the title THE KILLING HOUR in April 2011. William Morrow

Rights sold: UK/HarperCollins UK
RECKLESS sold: Dutch/De Fontein; UK/HarperCollins UK
Publication: July 2011 (JS)

Estimated length: 352 pages

Galley available
Haji, Nafisa

THE SWEETNESS OF TEARS: A Novel

Critical acclaim for THE WRITING ON MY FOREHEAD:


“A moving meditation on the meaning of family, tradition, and the ties that bind.” – Khaled Hosseini

Loss, forgiveness, love, redemption. The themes of Haji’s novel run through all our lives.” The Associated Press

A mesmerizing and heart rending novel about the far reaching effects of cultural conflict, forbidden love, and hidden pasts. In her second novel, Nafisa Haji continues to examine the role that culture, hate, religion, and close-mindedness plays in our lives. THE SWEETNESS OF TEARS is a tour de force of secrets, pain, and hope. Jo March comes from a Christian family, but she was an early questioner of her faith -- faith in God, faith in those she’s trusted, faith in family, even faith in her own origins. Told from multiple generational and cultural viewpoints, THE SWEETNESS OF TEARS skillfully interweaves the lives and stories of Jo’s relatives, many of whom she never knew existed. She travels from California to Chicago, Pakistan to Iraq, chasing loose threads that she hopes will lead to the truth and understanding of her own beginnings that she so craves. What she learns above all else is that nothing is ever as it seems, and those with the strongest faith, are often those who once doubted it the most. A deeply layered, beautiful story of self and family. Nafisa Haji is an American of Indo-Pakistani descent whose first novel, THE WRITING ON MY FOREHEAD, was a finalist for the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association “Book of the Year” award. William Morrow Trade Paperback

Rights sold: Croatian/Znanje; Dutch/ De Boekerij; Hebrew/Matar; Italian/Garzanti; Polish/Albatros; Russian/Phantom-Press; Serbian/Alnari

THE WRITING ON MY FOREHEAD sold: Bulgarian/Obsidian; Danish/Aschehoug; Dutch/De Boekerij; German/Droemer; Hebrew/Matar; Indonesian/Lentera Hati; Italian/Garzanti; Macedonian/Aea Izdavaci; Marathi/Mehta Publishing House; Norwegian/Schibsted; Polish/Albatros; Portuguese in Brazil/Ediouro; Portuguese in Portugal/ASA; Serbian/Alnari; Spanish/Roca; Turkish/Bilge Kultur Sanat Yayincilik; UK/Random House; ANZ/HarperCollins Australia
Publication: June 2011 (JS)

Estimated length: 400 pages

Book available
Harrison, Kim

THE HOLLOWS INSIDER

The definitive behind-the-scenes guide to New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison’s wildly popular Hollows series. Harrison will illuminate every aspect of the world that has captured so many followers. With new information on all the characters and settings, an overarching mini-story, maps and illustrations, and Harrison’s own thoughts on how she works her magic. Packed with all-new content and insights, this will be a guide that no fan of Kim Harrison will be able to do without. Harper Voyager


DEAD WITCH WALKING sold: Chinese(simplified)/Shanghai 99; Chinese(complex)/King-In; Czech/Fantom Press; French/Bragelonne; German/Heyne; Dutch/Luitingh; Hungarian/Beholder; Italian/Fanucci; Japanese/Hayakawa; Polish/Mag Josek Rodek; Norwegian/Schibsted; Portugal/Saida de Emergencia; Russian/AST; Spanish/Factoria de Ideas; Serbian/Laguna; Turkish/Artemis

Publication: October 2011 (CB)

Estimated length: 304 pages; illustrated throughout

Manuscript available: May 2011

Harrison, Kim

*PERFECT BLOOD

New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison returns to the Hollows with the electrifying follow-up to her acclaimed PALE DEMON. Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to investigate by the FBI, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth—others want to create their own demons, but to do so, they need her blood. She’s faced vampires, witches, werewolves, demons, and more, but humanity itself might be Rachel’s toughest challenge. This is the tenth installment in Harrison’s highly successful Hollows series. Harper Voyager
DEAD WITCH WALKING sold: China(simplified)/Shanghai 99; China(complex)/King-In; Czech/Fantom Press; France/Bragelonne; Germany/Heyne; Holland/Luitingh; Hungary/Beholder; Italy/Fanucci; Japan/Hayakawa; Poland/Mag Josek Rodek; Norway/Schibsted; Portugal/Saida de Emergencia; Russia/AST; Spain/Factoria de Ideas; Serbia/Laguna; Turkey/Artemis
Publication: March 2012 (CB)

Estimated length: 512 pages

Manuscript available: August 2011
Hickman, Tracy

*WAYNE OF GOTHAM

From New York Times bestselling fantasy writer Tracy Hickman comes an original story featuring Batman as he investigates the events surrounding his parent’s murder and the darkest secrets of his family’s past. This is the first time this story has been told, and we have the full promotional support from DC Comics. Written in noir-style, WAYNE OF GOTHAM is set both in the present and in the turbulent decades of the 1950s and 1960s – a time of paranoia, protests, corrupt police and politicians, and idealism. It is the story of two men separated by a generation of tragedy: Thomas, the rebellious heir to the vast Wayne Empire fortune and Bruce, his son, whose life is forever altered by witnessing Thomas’s death. The murder of his parents is the tortuous point on which Bruce turns to become Batman. The murder case has long been closed, but when disturbing information shows up, Batman re-opens the case file, and discovers a father and mother he never knew and the burden of a dark legacy he must now bear. !t Books

Publication: January 2012 (CB)

Estimated length: 336 pages

Manuscript available: June 2011
Jance, J.A.

BETRAYAL OF TRUST

New York Times bestselling author J.A. Jance delivers the twentieth mystery featuring J.P. Beaumont, in which the Seattle private investigator uncovers a crime that has a devastating effect on two troubled teens. When her teenage grandson is discovered with a snuff film on his phone, the governor of the state of Washington turns to Beaumont for help. The film shows a girl strangled to death while an unseen camera looks on, but even more shocking is that the crime’s multiple perpetrators could all be minors. Beaumont soon discovers that what initially appears to be a childish prank gone wrong has much deeper implications, and he must follow a path of corruption to its very end before more innocent young lives are lost. William Morrow
JUSTICE DENIED sold: UK/HarperCollins UK

LONG TIME GONE sold: UK/HarperCollins UK; Czech/BBart; Portugal/Sedna


Publication: July 2011 (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available
Jepson, Duncan

ALL THE FLOWERS IN SHANGHAI

In the tradition of Memoirs of a Geisha comes this sweeping debut novel set in 1930s Shanghai. Following the path of duty takes precedence over personal desires for young Feng, who finds herself in an arranged marriage to a wealthy businessman. In the enclosed world of the Sang household - a place of public ceremony and private cruelty - she learns that, above all else, she must bear a male heir. Ruthless and embittered by the life that has been forced upon her, Feng seeks revenge by doing the unthinkable: she gives away her firstborn, a daughter. But years later, she must come to terms with the sacrifices she has made to assure her place in family and society, before the entire country is caught up in the fast-flowing tide of revolution. Duncan Jepson is the award-winning producer of three feature films and documentaries that have been shown on the Discovery Channel Asia and National Geographic Channel. He has also edited two Asia-based magazines, West East Magazine and the Asia Literary Review. A lawyer by profession, he lives in Hong Kong. The author’s family background – his mother is Chinese and his father is British – lends authenticity to the storytelling. The novel was inspired by Jepson’s family history on his mother’s side of the family. William Morrow Trade Paperback

Publication: January 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 320 pages

Manuscript available

Kaplan, Andrew

SCORPION BETRAYAL

 "SCORPION BETRAYAL is an action-packed, highly-charged, fast-paced novel with the ring of authenticity. Andrew Kaplan has a masterful grasp of the inner workings of intelligence agencies and their fight against terror that he weaves through this suspenseful tale of espionage."—Reza Kahlili, author of A Time to Betray: The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran 


In this gripping international espionage thriller ala Robert Ludlum, we follow Scorpion, a former CIA agent who is now working freelance in Europe and the Middle East, as he hunts for a terrorist who goes by the name “the Palestinian.” No one knows who the Palestinian is or what he looks like, and it’s a long, thrilling manhunt as we see Scorpion track him across Europe. There is a complicated and alluring woman in the middle of the drama, and the chase ends with a shocking and impressive conclusion – the completely unpredictable reasoning behind all that the Palestinian has done. This is the first book in a series that promises to develop into a major publishing franchise. Avon
Publication: April 2012 (CB)

Estimated length: 352 pages

Manuscript available
Kellerman, Faye

*GUN GAMES

From New York Times bestselling author Faye Kellerman comes the next exciting installment in her series starring Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus and featuring psychopath Chris Donatti and his son Gabe. LAPD Lieutenant Detective Decker and his wife, Rina, have agreed to take in fifteen year-old Gabriel Whitman after his parents unceremoniously dump the boy into their care. Gabe is a brilliant piano prodigy - an enigmatic teen who is both gifted and secretive - who seems to have adapted well to his new environment. But Decker knows only too well what secret lives teenagers live. This point is brought home when Decker learns of another tragedy, the suicide of fifteen year-old Gregory Hesse, whose mother is convinced that her son’s death was no impulsive act. Decker decides to look into Gregory’s file and discovers that the gun used in the tragedy was stolen. He launches an inquiry which takes on a more nefarious tone when another suicide - this time a sixteen year old girl - occurs just weeks later. Both teens were enrolled at the same elite prep school. As the detectives probe, they uncover a particular group of nasty high-school students with a predilection for guns and violence. The situation becomes especially frightening when Decker realizes he knows almost nothing about the boy living under his roof. Having been home schooled, Gabe is basically on his own, keeping odd hours, coming and going as he pleases. This is especially unnerving since Gabe’s father, Christopher Donatti, is a former hit man who is now living the good life as the proprietor of several bordellos in Nevada. The case and all its terrifying ramifications take Decker and his detectives down a dark alley of twisted allegiances and unholy alliances, culminating into a heart-stopping point of no-return. William Morrow

Rights sold: UK/HarperCollins UK

HANGMAN sold: German/btb (an imprint of Random House Germany)

Publication: January 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 382 pages

Manuscript available: June 2011
McConkey, Jess

LOVE, LIES, BLEEDING

In the vein of Jennifer McMahon’s PROMISE NOT TO TELL, comes a haunting story about the lengths to which people will go to keep their pasts buried. When she moves to the north woods of Minnesota, Samantha Moore is still suffering from neuropathy in her leg – the residual effects of a brain injury a few months earlier when she was mugged and left for dead. Living alone has caused her to question what is real, what is the result of her brain injury, and what is caused by the slew of medication she needs to take. She is paranoid and convinced that she’s being watched, but as she begins to make friends in town, she finds out that everyone has something to hide. With the suspense of a thriller and the emotion of a family drama, LOVE, LIES, BLEEDING reveals the true meaning of survival and redemption. William Morrow Paperbacks


Publication: August 2011 (CB)

Estimated length: 288 pages

Manuscript available
Mullany, Janet

JANE AUSTEN: Blood Persuasion

Janet Mullany, author of the sharp and witty JANE AND THE DAMNED, has penned another wickedly fun and smart take on Austen and vampires. Jane Austen is in the midst of writing her greatest masterpieces when old Undead friends become new neighbors and raise hell in her tranquil country village. The new tenants, with some very odd habits, move into the Great House of Chawton. Jane finds herself dealing with a niece who flirts dangerously with vampires, a formerly respectable spinster friend who discovers scandalous joys with the Damned, and murderous creatures haunting the peaceful lanes of the village. The trouble continues when a civil war between the Damned breaks out, and Jane’s former lover blames her for his broken heart for all eternity. William Morrow Paperbacks

Publication: October 2011 (CB)

Estimated length: 320 pages

Manuscript available

Noble, Shelley



BEACH COLORS

While Margaux Sullivan was presenting her highly praised M Atelier collection at New York City’s Fashion Week, her husband of thirteen years cleaned out their bank account and disappeared.  A week later the bank foreclosed on her apartment and business.  Suddenly broke, betrayed, and humiliated, Margaux returns to her hometown, the small, coastal town of Crescent Cove, CT. Margaux just wants to be left alone, but friends and family have different plans. Encouraged by her widowed mother and challenged by her childhood friends, Margaux begins to design a new line of clothes, gradually regaining her place in the world of fashion. Meanwhile, Nick Prescott left his job as a college professor to return home to care for his nephew Connor, taking the role of interim police chief in Crescent Cove while he tries to sort out Connor’s troubles after the loss of Nick’s brother in Iraq.  Just when he is finally settling in to his new role in the town he never thought he would come back to, he stops Margaux for speeding. Nick recognizes her immediately; she was the beautiful girl who summered at the beach and never noticed the “townie” boy.  But he’s no longer a boy, and he’s no longer content to love her from afar. A chance to return to New York as a top designer threatens Margaux’s new-found happiness, and Margaux must make the most important decision of her life.  Similar to Jane Green’s The Beach House or Kristin Hannah’s The Things We Do for Love, Shelley Noble’s debut novel is a story about broken dreams, new beginnings, and the power of love to transform what we might have been into what we can become. William Morrow Trade Paperback

Publication: June 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 320 pages

Manuscript available: August 2011

Saul, Jamie


THE FIRST WARM EVENING OF THE YEAR

Critical acclaim for LIGHT OF DAY:

An intellectual thriller laced with subtle clues throughout its gracious prose.” – Chicago Tribune Books

An exhilarating emotional roller-coaster ride. There’s some powerful writing at work here, the rare kind able to pull you smack-dab into somebody else’s damaged psyche. . . . Light of Day is one of those debut novels that delivers the goods with style and compassion.” – Washington Post Book World

An emotional novel about a man whose future has been altered by an unthinkable tragedy.” – Denver Post

From the author of the critically acclaimed LIGHT OF DAY, comes a compelling new novel that explores the complex, intricate relationships between siblings; the loss for the passions of life, and how those passions can be rekindled; and that true love can be discovered in the most unexpected places. When Geoffrey Tremont is asked to be the executor to the estate of Laura Wells, a college friend with whom he has not spoken for more than twenty years, he obliges even though Laura leaves no explanation for her request. But as he begins to sort through the remaining lose ends of his friend’s life in Shady Grove, NY, and encounters the people who were most influential in her life—particularly her best friend, Marian—he finds that he is learning more about himself than anyone else. William Morrow


LIGHT OF DAY sold: French/Calmann Levy; Polish/Muza; Portuguese in Brazil/Bertrand; Turkish/Salyangoz Publishers
Publication: May 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 336 pages

Manuscript available
Todd, Charles

A BITTER TRUTH: A Bess Crawford Mystery

"Todd's excellent second mystery featuring British nurse Bess Crawford smoothly blends realistic characters with an intricate plot....Todd does a superb job of capturing the feel of the battlefield and the emotional toll taken on those waiting back home for a loved one's return." - starred review, Publishers Weekly on AN IMPARTIAL WITNESS

No good deed goes unpunished as World War I nurse and sleuth Bess Crawford discovers when she tries to help a woman in distress. When battlefield nurse Bess Crawford returns from France for a well-earned Christmas leave, she finds a bruised and shivering woman sheltering in the doorway of her London flat. Figuring out that the woman, who eventually reveals that her name is Lydia, has nowhere to turn, Bess invites her in. Lydia is fleeing from her husband, who struck her after a terrible quarrel, and she will only return home if Bess accompanies her. Ever compassionate, Bess puts her own plans to visit her family on hold and goes with Lydia to a small village in Sussex. There are other guests at the Ellis house and a tense atmosphere fueled by dark family secrets. Shortly after they arrive, one of the guests, a returning soldier, is found murdered, and Bess is not only in the center of the hunt for a killer but is under suspicion herself. Charles Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen Ian Rutledge mysteries, three Bess Crawford mysteries, and one stand-alone novel. A mother and son writing team, they live in Delaware and North Carolina. William Morrow

Publication: September 2011 (JS)

Estimated length: 352 pages

Galley available
Todd, Charles

*THE CONFESSION

New York Times bestselling author Charles Todd brings back Scotland Yard’s best detective, Ian Rutledge, to solve a dangerous case that reaches far into the past. Lee Child has called the Rutledge series “a masterpiece of imagination” and “an amazing piece of technical virtuosity.” A man confesses to a crime he didn’t commit. The name he gives to Scotland Yard is not his own, it’s another man’s. When he is found floating in the Thames, a murder victim himself, and is finally identified, Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge must rethink all that he believed he knew about the case, and suddenly finds himself with three murders on his hands. There is no apparent motive for any of them, only a very tenuous connection with a village that will do anything to protect itself from notoriety. For notoriety brings the curious, and with the curious comes change and an unwelcome spotlight on one act of evil that even two centuries later will damn them all. Charles Todd is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen Ian Rutledge mysteries, three Bess Crawford mysteries, and one stand-alone novel. A mother and son writing team, they live in Delaware and North Carolina. William Morrow
Publication: January 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 350 pages

Manuscript available: July 2011
Avon
Boyle, Elizabeth

HOW I MET MY COUNTESS (June 2010)

MAD ABOUT THE DUKE (Oct 2010)

LORD LANGLY IS BACK IN TOWN (June 2011)

“All of RITA award-winning Boyle’s signature literary elements—deliciously acerbic writing, splendidly original characters, and sinfully sexy chemistry—blend brilliantly together.” – Starred Booklist for HOW I MET MY COUNTESS

From New York Times bestselling author and Romantic Times Choice Award winner Elizabeth Boyle, a wickedly fun and highly creative series entitled The Widows of Standon, which features three widows, all at one point married to the heir of the Hollindrake dukedom. In LORD LANGLY IS BACK IN TOWN, the dashing Lord Langly, who is a diplomat and a spy, is happy to be home after years spent abroad, but less happy to discover the ladies he so callously loved and left have been anxiously awaiting his return. Hoping to put his checkered past behind him, he proposes to staid, serious Minerva Sterling, and maneuvers her into a compromising position to ensure her assent. To save her reputation, Minerva reluctantly agrees, but only under her strict conditions. But Langley is a man ruled by passion, and he soon realizes how fiercely he burns for his reluctant indended and how willing he is to risk life to truly win her heart. Avon

HOW I MET MY COUNTESS sold: Dutch/DeVrijbuiter; Russian/AST; UK (large print)/AudioGo
Category: Regency Romance (CB)

Publication: June 2011

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available


Callen, Gayle

IN PURSUIT OF A SCANDALOUS LADY (May 2010)

A MOST SCANDALOUS ENGAGEMENT (December 2010)

EVERY SCANDALOUS SECRET (October 2011)

From USA Today bestselling author Gayle Callen, a delicious new series about a wager between three gentlemen concerning the infamous painting of a nude woman in a gentleman’s club. Throughout each book, Callen gives readers more clues to the woman’s identity, which is revealed in the third installment of the series. In EVERY SCANDALOUS SECRET, Leo Wade stumbles upon three society misses trying to steal the scandalous painting from the club, and pursues a lady unlike any of his acquaintance. An artist and spinster, Susanna Leland escapes London to attend a country house party to avoid Mr. Wade’s suspicious gaze. He follows her to the country, and as the two clash Leo realizes the woman is immune to his charms, and Susanna may have found the one man she can’t scare off with her intellect. Avon


IN PURSUIT OF A SCANDALOUS LADY sold: German/Blanvalet; Dutch/De Vrijbuiter; Russian/AST
Category: Victorian Romance (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available
Carlyle, Liz

ONE TOUCH OF SCANDAL (October 2010)



THE BRIDE WORE SCARLET (August 2011)

THE BRIDE WORE PEARLS (July 2012)

Passion and secrets simmer behind the elegant façade of Victorian London in New York Times bestselling author Liz Carlyle’s deliciously intriguing novel featuring the dangerous men of the mysterious St. James Club. Anais de Rohan poses as the new bride to one of the St. James Society’s most magnetic and ruthless leaders, Lord Bessett, to prove herself worthy of joining this secret all-male society. She daringly agrees to travel with the nobleman on a dangerous mission, and she quickly realizes that the intimacy of sharing Lord Bessett’s bedroom is proving a temptation impossible to resist. Bessett himself might be a soldier sworn to the Society, but he isn’t anyone’s saint. Avon

ONE TOUCH OF SCANDAL sold: Japanese/Hayakawa; UK (large print)/AudioGo
Category: Victorian Romance (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available
Cooper, Karina

BLOOD OF THE WICKED (June 2011)

LURE OF THE WICKED (July 2011)

Untitled Dark Mission Novel #3 (February 2012)

In this richly drawn and atmospheric debut paranormal romance series sworn enemies must join forces as they race toward a goal that may mean death for one of them, set in an alternate Earth forever changed by mass catastrophes. In BLOOD OF THE WICKED Jessica Leigh is an independent witch who has made an art out of deception. The hardened Silas Smith is a witch hunter looking for Jessica’s brother. Forced into a twisting maze of lies, he must protect the woman he thinks is human, manipulate her into finding the brother who isn’t, and fight the attraction that binds them. LURE OF THE WICKED pits witch hunter Naomi West against Phinneas Clarke – an under-the-radar businessman with more than his share of secrets. Avon


Category: Paranormal Romance (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available for first two titles
Frost, Jeaniene

ONE GRAVE AT A TIME

#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jeaniene Frost delivers the latest installment in the enormously popular Night Huntress series, in which Cat grapples with her temporary ability to commune with the dead and takes on a phantom murder. With the crisis of an (under)World War recently averted, Cat is feeling a little relief as her life with Bones goes back to “normal.” But soon enough a new operations consultant is assigned to her old team, and he sets off warning bells as she discovers he has a prejudice against the undead. A phantom warns her that an angry spirit, an infamous historical witch-hunter, has the ability to become solid each Halloween night and burn three innocent women. As Cat waits for him to take form, she wonders how she can kill someone who is already dead. Avon

Rights sold: German/Blanvalet
HALFWAY TO THE GRAVE sold: Brazil/Nova Seculo; Bulgarian/IBIS; Chinese (complex)/King-In; Czech/Fantom Press; French/Bragelonne; German/Blanvalet; Hungarian/Ulpius-Haz; Indonesian/Pustaka Zahra; Italian/Fanucci; Norwegian/Schibsted; Polish/Mag Josek Rodek; Russian/Azbooka; Spanish/Ed. B; Thai/Nokhook; Turkish/Artemis; UK/Orion;
Category: Paranormal Romance (CB)

Publication: September 2011

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available


Grace, Sable

ASCENSION: A Dark Breed Novel (May 2011)

Untitled Dark Breed #2 (January 2012)

ASCENSION is the first in an exciting new dark paranormal series in which the Dark Breeds war with mortals, and one woman stands between them in a fight for survival. For 200 years Kyana has straddled two worlds: she’s part vampyre and part Lychen warrior—the last of her kind—with no love for the mortal race that once imprisoned her. When humanity is threatened with annihilation Kyana is asked to find the mythical key to seal the realm of Hades for eternity. She is reluctantly paired with a warrior escort, Ryker, and in a shaky alliance they discover an ancient cult with dangerous motives. Kyana finds herself carrying the weight of the world in the ultimate battle between all things of the night and mortals. In the second novel Kyana is faced with saving mankind, which may mean having to kill her best friend. Avon

Category: Paranormal Romance (CB)

Publication: May 2011

Estimated length: 384 pages

Book available

Gray, Shelley Shepard

THE PROTECTOR: Families of Honor, Book Two

In the second title in Shelley Shepard Gray’s Amish inspirational series, a young woman, Ella, is forced to auction her family’s land after her father passes away. As she watches Loyal Weaver, the man who bought her land, repair the old farmhouse and work to make the farm profitable again, she can’t help but feel bitterness toward him. He’s doing everything that she had wanted to do. Loyal realizes that Ella is harboring some hurt feelings and begins to ask Ella for help and suggestions for the home he’s fixing up. A home that was once hers…a home that Loyal secretly hopes she will live in again, as his wife.  But the one thing that Ella protects against all else is her heart. Now that she’s on her own for the first time in her life, will she risk everything in order to get what she’s always wanted? Avon Inspire


Publication: July 2011                                                                                        (LR)

Estimated length: 256 pages

Manuscript available
Guhrke, Laura Lee

Abandoned at the Altar series

WEDDING OF THE SEASON (December 2010)

SCANDAL OF THE YEAR (January 2011)

UNTITLED #3

From New York Times bestselling author Laura Lee Guhrke, a delicious new series featuring three sexy dukes and the ladies who capture their hearts. In WEDDING OF THE SEASON, Lady Beatrix Danbury is jilted at the altar not once, but twice. When her first fiancé, William James Mallory, returns to England he is determined to win her back. In SCANDAL OF THE YEAR Julia is desperate to get away from her philandering husband, and seeks a lover of her own. She targets Aidan Carr, the wealthy, powerful, and wickedly handsome Duke of Millborough, for her purposes but he has little patience for the scandalous Julia. He is intent on making a sensible marriage, and an entanglement with Julia turns his world upside down…especially when he falls in love with the woman he has every right to despise.

Option publishers: French/J’ai Lu; Dutch/DeVrijbuiter; Italian/Mondadori; Japanese/Ta-Ke Shobo; Russian/AST; Spanish/Planeta
Category: Regency Romance (CB)

Publication: November 2011

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available


Heath, Lorraine

PASSIONS OF A WICKED EARL (November 2011)

PLEASURES OF A NOTORIOUS GENTLEMAN (December 2011)

Untitled #3 (November 2012)

New York Times bestselling author Lorraine Heath kicks off a new series about London’s Greatest Lovers, the titled and rakish sons of a scandalous Dowager Duchess and their tales of passion, pleasure and love. In PASSIONS OF A WICKED EARL, Claire Lyons, a seventeen-year-old bride, is caught in flagrante with the dark and dangerous Earl’s younger brother, her childhood friend. Exiled to the country, she does not see her husband, the Eighth Earl of Westcliffe, for three years. When she returns to London, he can’t help but notice that his wife has grown from a pretty girl to a stunning woman and discovers he must prove he is worthy of her. In the second book, we meet Stephen Lyons, the black sheep of the family. After causing scandal at his brother’s wedding he is commissioned to the army. An injury steals all memory of the previous year of his life, and when he returns home he discovers he has a son. His family insists he marry the mother, but when a blackmailer shows up Stephen is forced to face his past if he is to hold on to the woman who has stolen his heart.
Rights sold: Norwegian/Schibstad

Category: Victorian Romance (CB)

Publication: Fall 2011

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available

Laurens, Stephanie


VISCOUNT BRECKENRIDGE TO THE RESCUE (September 2011)

IN PURSUIT OF MISS ELIZA CYNSTER (October 2011)

THE CAPTURE OF THE EARL OF GLENCRAE (July 2012)

New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Stephanie Laurens delivers a new stand-alone series about three Cynster sisters who have been holding out for their heroes, but those heroes have yet to present themselves. The eldest sister decides to actively search in places she hasn’t yet ventured. Her first excursion precipitates the action that runs through all three books, culminating in a huge triple wedding. Set in the wilds of Scotland, these promise to be three irresistible stories of romance played out against the dramatic and emotionally-rich background of the Regency.
Rights sold: Australian/HC-Australia; UK/Piatkus
THE UNTAMED BRIDE sold in ANZ/HC-ANZ; Czech/Baronet; Germany/Blanvalet; Indonesia/PT Gramedia; Italy/Mondadori; Japan/Gentosha; Poland/BIS; Norway/Schibsted; Russia/AST; Thailand/Crystal Pub; UK/Piatkus
Category: Regency Romance (CB)

Publication: Fall 2011/Summer 2012

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available for first two titles


MacAlister, Katie

A GIRL’S GUIDE TO VAMPIRES (January 2011)

SEX AND THE SINGLE VAMPIRE (April 2011)

SEX, LIES AND VAMPIRES (December 2011)

New to the Avon list, sexy and fresh packages for New York Times bestselling author Katie MacAlister’s early vampire novels. These re-issued books are the first three titles in the wildly successful Dark Ones series. Vampires continue to dominate, and Katie MacAlister’s Dark Ones are the perfect vamps: sexy, dark, alpha heroes just waiting for their happily (for)ever afters.

Rights to all three books sold: German/Egmont; UK/Hodder & Stoughton
Category: Paranormal Romance (CB)

Publication: January, April, December 2011

Estimated length: 384 pages

Books available for first two titles


Maxwell, Cathy

THE SEDUCTION OF SCANDAL

From New York Times bestselling author Cathy Maxwell, comes a thrilling tale complete with secret identities and runaway brides in the latest book in her Scandals and Seduction series. Lady Corinne is determined to avoid marriage to Lord Freddie Sherwin. She runs away, but finds herself in a potentially far worse situation when she is waylaid by an infamous highwayman called The Thorn. The shock of being robbed is only surpassed when she realizes The Thorn is Freddie’s insufferable brother, William. He is pious by day, but notorious by night. Since Corinne has secrets of her own, William promises to hide her as long as she does not expose him. It is not long before William realizes that the threat to his identity is nothing compared to the threat to his heart. Avon


Category: Regency Romance (CB)

Publication: September 2011

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available


Noble, Diane


THE BETRAYAL: The Brides of Gabriel, Book Two

The second book in the Brides of Gabriel series tells the story through Gabriel’s second wife, Bronwyn. Bronwyn’s life has changed dramatically in the past year. She gives birth to a baby girl on the way to America from Europe and she loses her husband during an attack on the Mormon settlement where they have come to live. When Joseph Smith, spiritual leader of the Mormons, announces the edict of polygamy, Bronwyn finds herself married off to her best friend’s husband, Gabriel. Out of loyalty to her best friend and “sister wife”, Mary Rose, Bronwyn pledges to keep her relationship with her new husband platonic. However, soon she finds herself falling for the man who has sworn to keep her safe. Now Mary Rose is plotting an escape from her family and her church. Torn between her best friend and her new husband, Bronwyn must decide whether she will be able to join Mary Rose and leave behind the only community she has ever known. Avon Inspire

Publication: August 2011                                                                                        (LR)

Estimated length: 272 pages

Book available
O’Hara, Tracey

NIGHT’S COLD KISS (September 2009)

DEATH’S SWEET EMBRACE (September 2010)

SIN’S DARK CARESS (February 2012)

In the bestselling vein of J.R. Ward and Patricia Briggs comes a fast-paced supernatural debut series where a young vampire hunter seeks to avenge the deaths of her parents. Since witnessing the murder of her mother, Antoinette Petrescu has burned with fiery hatred for the vampire race—even for Christian Laroque, the noble, dangerously handsome Aeternus who rescued her. Now an elite Venator, Antoinette must reluctantly accept Christian’s help to achieve her vengeance—even as he plots to use the beautiful, unsuspecting warrior as bait to draw out the bloodthirsty Necrodreniacs. Harper Voyager


Category: Urban Fantasy / Vampire (CB)

Estimated length: 352 pages

Manuscript available
Pettersson, Vicki

THE NEON GRAVEYARD

The dramatic finale to New York Times bestselling author Vicki Pettersson’s explosive supernatural Zodiac series of superheroes and dark adventure set behind the scenes of Sin City. Born of an impossible union of Shadow and Light, Joanna Archer is now being hunted. She is carrying the unborn child of a lover who is held captive by a depraved demon goddess. Joining forces with a band of rogue Shadow agents, Joanna is ready to face her demonic foe because she has nothing left to lose – except her baby…and her future…and her world. Filled with fights, kisses, reunions, death, betrayals, and confrontations, this dramatic conclusion has all the elements for a huge, explosive and satisfying series finale. Harper Voyager

THE SCENT OF SHADOWS sold in German/Blanvalet; Russian/AST; Turkish/Pagsus; UK/HarperCollins UK
Category: Urban fantasy (CB)

Publication: June 2011

Estimated length: 384 pages

Book available


Rodale, Maya

A GROOM OF ONE’S OWN (June 2010)

A TALE OF TWO LOVERS (April 2011)

Untitled #3 (April 2012)

With one delicious plot twist after another, Rodale’s latest will keep readers guessing until the last bud is plucked.”—starred Publishers Weekly

New to the Avon list, Maya Rodale displays a wonderfully fresh and vibrant voice in her exciting Writing Girls Regency series. In A GROOM OF ONE’S OWN Miss Sophie Harlow, a bride jilted at the altar, is assigned to cover the wedding of the Double Duke of Hamilton and Brandon for The London Weekly. He’s contracted an advantageous match with Lady Isabelle Richmond, yet his wicked thoughts stray to the beguiling Miss Harlow. Torn between duty and love, honor and passion, the duke must decide who will be his bride. In A TALE OF TWO LOVERS, Lady Julianna Somerset reports for the gossipy Fashionable Intelligence column for The London Weekly. When she writes that Lord Simon Roxbury, who is reluctant to wed, has been caught in a very compromising position, his rage is unleashed. His revenge leaves their reputations in tatters, with only one thing to do: marry. Avon
A GROOM OF ONE’S OWN sold: German/Blanvalet; Japanese/Oakla
Category: Regency Romance (CB)

Estimated length: 384 pages

Manuscript available: July 2011
Smith, Debra White

THE CHASE: Lone Star Intrigue #3

In the riveting final installment of the inspirational Lone Star Intrigue series, a man teams up with his ex-wife, who is still the love of his life, to find their missing son. Ryan Mansfield wishes he could turn back time and save his marriage, but once Shelly found out about his affair there was no going back. Despite cleaning up his act and finding God, Ryan knows Shelly has moved on. She even plans to marry Tim, a successful dentist who attends her church. But when Sean, Shelly and Ryan’s son, is kidnapped from their house, they are drawn together by grief, worry, and love of their son. As they work together to track Sean down and bring him back home again, can they find forgiveness and give their family a second chance? Avon Inspire

Publication: September 2011 (LR)

Estimated length: 272 pages

Manuscript available

Biography / Memoir
Ahmad, Faiza K.

51 FRIDAYS

A delightful, funny and eye-opening peek into the life of a modern young Muslim woman and writer, about to turn 25, and her father, who is determined, as is the age old custom, to find a husband for his daughter before she reaches that age.  Based on her blog, “51 Fridays” chronicles the weekly matchmaking sessions her father arranges, many of them hilarious, others touching, all of them demonstrating the closeness of this family, despite their cultural differences.  It’s a Muslim Sex and the City – with universal themes to which everyone can relate. William Morrow trade paperback


Publication: March 2012                                                                                              (JS)

Estimated length: 256 pages 

Manuscript available: June 2011

Cannon, Dyan


DEAR CARY, A Memoir

For the first time, with heartrending honesty and emotion, actress Dyan Cannon tells the story of her relationship and marriage to Hollywood legend Cary Grant. They were a glamorous and popular pair, the epicenter of chic and swinging 1960s Hollywood, and for a few brief years their romance flourished and played out like one of Grant’s movies: bold, witty, full of dramatic gestures and equally tender moments. Cary Grant pursued her relentlessly, they married and had a daughter, but when the love ended, it ended dramatically – on the courthouse steps and on the front page of every newspaper in the world. It has taken Cannon two decades to reconcile herself to the death of Cary, and forgive both him and herself. DEAR CARY is the end result of that acceptance, and her final love letter to her one true love. It gives us an insider’s privileged look inside Hollywood’s inner circles, and reveals another side of Grant, his tortured childhood, controlling ways, drug abuse and the demons he couldn’t outrun.

!t Books
Publication: September 2011 (CB)

Estimated length: 352 pages; 8-page photo insert

Manuscript available

Cascio, Frank

MY FRIEND MICHAEL: GROWING UP WITH THE KING OF POP

This candid, detailed portrait of Michael Jackson by his lifelong friend Frank Cascio will be THE definitive insider account of life with Michael Jackson. MY FRIEND MICHAEL will chronicle Cascio’s relationship with the King of Pop over 25 years, offering the most candid, moving, and detailed portrait of the pop icon. Frank Cascio was just five years old when he first met Michael Jackson. He grew up to become Michael’s friend, confidante and finally his personal manager. Frank was fortunate enough to be one of the few people that Michael Jackson chose to have around him. Frank witnessed many of the singer’s most private and public moments firsthand and will tell the full story, offering an uplifting and definitive account of the superstar’s life from someone who lived it alongside him during the most controversial times. What emerges is an emotional new side of the “King of Pop,”––a human one that was at times unremarkably average but also terribly scarred by his life in the spotlight both on and off the stage. Packed with never-before-seen photos, amazingly insightful revelations, personal anecdotes, and private moments that are essential for every Michael Jackson fan, this book celebrates his life and presents him as the special person that he really was. Frank Cascio, an entrepreneur and producer who splits his time between New York, Los Angeles, and Germany, is a co-founder and partner in the private equity platform, IMPERIAL™ which deploys strategic capital to companies in the areas of film and television development and production, media, technology and music publishing. He is also part of the music production trio DTC based in Berlin, Germany. William Morrow

Rights sold: French/Michel Lafon; Italian/Sperling;Japanese/Asuka Shinska; Portuguese in Brazil/Sextante; Spanish/Aguilar

Publication: November 2011 (JS)

Estimated length: 228 pages, 70-80 b&w and 4c photos

Proposal Available

Manuscript Embargoed

Cassidy, Tina

JACKIE AFTER O

From a Boston Globe reporter and editor, this is a remarkable account of a pivotal year in the life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, America’s favorite first lady and international icon, as she lost her second husband, saved a New York landmark, and found her true calling in publishing. The year 1975 brought death to her second husband, Aristotle Onassis, but it was also a time of renaissance for Jackie. She set out to find more personally fulfilling work and was itching to write again, so she called her friend William Shawn, legendary editor of the The New Yorker, and wrote her only piece for the magazine – a lengthy Talk of the Town piece on the International Center for Photography and Cornell Capa. She took an editorial position at Viking Penguin, and helped restore NYC’s Grand Central Station by leading a landmark conservation committee and throwing herself back into the spotlight. Tina Cassidy has unearthed amazing new insights about the legendary Jackie Onassis from personal archives to remembrances from close colleagues. It was a tumultuous yet prolific year for Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and JACKIE AFTER O recounts this beloved icon’s steps toward fulfilling her dreams in middle age. !t Books


Publication: March 2012 (CB)

Estimated length: 304 pages; 8-page b&w photo insert

Manuscript available: July 2011
Hogan, Linda

WRESTLING THE HULK: My Life Against the Ropes

After spending twenty-four years alongside American wrestling icon Hulk Hogan, Linda Hogan reveals deeply personal stories about her life with the Hulk, stories on building their billion dollar name, struggling with abuse, infidelity, and the effects of mega-stardom, and how she managed to step out of her marriage ring and make a fresh start. Linda Hogan electrified television screens as the loving wife of wrestling icon Hulk Hogan and dedicated mother of two on Hogan Knows Best. However, behind the scenes was where the “real” reality began. This deeply revealing memoir will share for the first time ever the darker side of Linda’s life with The Hulk - infidelity, lies and a family at the breaking point. After two decades of being “Mrs. Hulk Hogan,” Linda not only stepped out of the shadow, but she did it in a big way. Now single, Linda is starting over and enjoying a new and exciting relationship with a younger man, and she is embracing this new chapter in her life. In WRESTLING THE HULK, Linda shows women everywhere that the excuses you make for your husband, boyfriend and others are really only excuses for yourself. And when you stop making excuses, you start really living your life. William Morrow


Publication: July 2011 (JS)

Estimated length: 256 pages, with 16-page color photo insert

Manuscript available
Kyle, Chris

McEwen, Scott


*AMERICAN SNIPER: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History

The memoir of the most successful--and deadly--sniper in American history, with a foreword by Marcus Luttrell, New York Times bestselling author of Lone Survivor. Former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle tells the story of his legendary career, from 1999-2009, during which time he recorded the most confirmed sniper kills (officially a record 155, though the real number is much higher) in the history of the United States military, any branch, from 1776 to present. With the pacing of a thriller, AMERICAN SNIPER vividly recounts Chief Kyle’s experiences at key battles, including the March on Baghdad (beginning of Iraq War), Fallujah, Ramadi, and Sadr City. He was shot in both the helmet and back; he witnessed the death of his two closest friends; he literally wrote the book on being a sniper: the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Doctrine, which is the first Navy SEAL sniper manual. AMERICAN SNIPER provides a rare, first-hand glimpse at the elite world of the SEALs and combat snipers who fought in a war where the Rules of Engagement only allowed for precise surgical strikes at the heart of a well trained and well organized opposition force, which had virtually no Rules of Engagement. Chief Kyle’s service in combat earned him two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation with Valor, and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals with Valor. Additionally, he was awarded the Grateful Nation Award, given by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Following his combat deployments, the Navy assigned Kyle to be the chief instructor for training Naval Special Warfare Sniper and Counter-Sniper teams prior to operational deployments. Today he is president and CEO of Craft International (www.craftintl.com), a world-class leader in security. William Morrow

Publication: March 2012 (JS)

Estimated length: 336 pages

Manuscript available: July 2011

O’Neal, Tatum

FOUND: A Daughter's Journey Home

From Academy Award-winning actress Tatum O’Neal comes a follow-up memoir to her New York Times bestselling PAPER LIFE (2004), in which she chronicles her battle to be completely sober, seek forgiveness from her children, and rebuild her relationship with her father, Ryan O’Neal, after 25 years of public and private feuding. FOUND is a father-daughter love story, and the story of Tatum’s quest to get and stay sober as she discovers the challenges and joys of being a mother, an ex-wife, and a single, middle-aged actress looking for her next paycheck. At forty-six years of age, Tatum O’Neal is finally growing up. Part memoir, part Hollywood tell-all, part personal journal, this is Tatum uncensored. It is the story of a child actress who suddenly discovers life as a middle-aged woman; it is a painful recognition of self by a mother who had to beg her children to forgive her for abandoning them and almost ruining their lives; and it is the blow-by-blow struggle of a daughter desperate to save the father who abused and belittled her for decades. O’Neal is the ex-wife of tennis pro John McEnroe and was the youngest actress ever to win an Academy Award for her role in Paper Moon (1974). Tatum and her father will star in a reality show called THE O’NEALS, which is scheduled to premiere in July on Oprah’s new network – OWN. William Morrow


A PAPER LIFE sold: German/Bertelsmann
Publication: June 2011 (JS)

Estimated length: 224 pages; 16-page b+w photo insert

Manuscript available
Palin, Bristol

NOT AFRAID OF LIFE: My Journey So Far

One of the most controversial and celebrated young women in America, unwed mother, daughter of Sarah Palin, and Dancing With the Stars finalist, Bristol Palin reveals the personal details of her life from her Alaskan roots, to her teen pregnancy which played out on a national stage, to how she samba-ed her way to popular culture superstardom on the most popular show on TV, and how her strong Christian faith keeps her centered. Bristol is as polarizing and nearly as popular as her mom, and now millions of fans will hear what life is really like for this twenty-year-old single mother of a two-year-old boy -- from dealing with a teen pregnancy in the spotlight of the Republican National Convention to coping as a single mother when her relationship with her baby’s father crumbles publicly, not once, but twice.  Bristol first entered the national spotlight when Sarah Palin was selected to be John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 Presidential election.  After becoming a single teen mother in 2008, Palin became a spokesperson for the prevention of teen pregnancy and other teen issues. Bristol also acts as Teen Ambassador for The Candie’s Foundation, to prevent teen and unplanned pregnancy. As part of her campaign, Bristol recently guest starred as herself on an episode of ABC Family’s teenage drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager.  William Morrow


Publication: July 2011                                                                                            (JS)

Estimated length: 272 pages, 16 page four-color insert 

Manuscript available
Walker, Butch

DRINKING WITH STRANGERS: Music Lessons from a Teenage Bullet Belt

From Butch Walker, voted one of Rolling Stone’s “Producer of the Year,” and called one of “America’s best singer-songwriters” (Rolling Stone) comes a behind-the-scenes memoir of his music career, from his roots in Georgia to his current producing days in Hollywood where he works with some of today’s hottest talent, including Weezer, Katy Perry, Dashboard Confessional, Pink, Tommy Lee, Fall Out Boy and The Donnas to name a few. Since his days with his Georgia band, the Marvelous 3, Butch Walker has been a successful record producer and performer--he’s played with Taylor Swift at the Grammys, he sells out shows across the country every year, and he continues to produce and write songs for some of today’s most popular musical acts. And although Butch has made his career look easy, it’s been an epic and colorful battle every step of the way--he’s lived in his car when he couldn’t make ends meet; has been kicked off by about 4 record labels (and he’s not afraid to name names of those executives he doesn’t like); he lost all of his belongings (including some of his master recordings) when the Hollywood house he was renting from Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, burned to the ground during the wild fires in California in ‘07; and although he was originally supposed to be one of the judges on Mark Burnett’s ROCK STAR, along with his friend Tommy Lee, his appearances ended up in the cutting room floor because he was too critical of the performers. Just like THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE chronicled the ups and downs of Hollywood movie making, DRINKING WITH STRANGERS is Walker’s unique look at the music industry--he’s that rare talent who plays on both sides of the music world as both producer AND performer (common in hip hop but a rarity in rock) with a unique vantage point to tell the tales of all the changes in the music world as they’ve happened over the last 10 years, through his own story. William Morrow

Publication: November 2011 (JS)

Estimated length: 304 pages

Manuscript available
Wilkinson, Kendra

UNTITLED MEMOIR

In Kendra Wilkinson’s follow-up to her New York Times bestselling SLIDING INTO HOME, she showcases her trademark attitude, optimism, and love for her family while providing even more hilarious, heartwarming, and candid stories of juggling work, marriage, motherhood, and reality television cameras. Kendra is the former star of the massively popular reality show, The Girls Next Door, and former Playboy girlfriend of Hugh Hefner. Here she looks back at her first two years of motherhood and marriage, and talks openly about the darker side of life in the spotlight: media scrutiny over her weight, her controversial sex tape, and her marriage to pro-football player Hank Baskett. This daringly honest second memoir will capture Kendra and her family in intimate and humorous moments, as she reveals what she knows about living, loving, stumbling, picking herself up again, and ultimately finding her place in the world. !t Books


Publication: October 2011 (CB)

Estimated length: 256 pages

Manuscript available: June 2011




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