Undertaking Love by Kat French is just out by Avon. The deal includes two further titles to be published by Avon in 2015 and 2016. French, an author on HarperCollins’ writing community Authonomy, also writes as Kitty French. Under this pen name she has written Kindle bestsellers Knight & Play, Knight & Stay and Knight and Day.
Twisted River is one of two stand-alone psychological thrillers from Irish debut author Siobhan MacDonald [below] to be bought by Exhibit A, the crime imprint of Angry Robot.
‘The Fall of the Gaslit Empire’ is a new series of alternate history books by Rod Duncan, signed in a two-book deal by Angry Robot. The first, The Bullet Catcher’s Daughter, will be published this September with the sequel, Unseemly Science, in 2015. The series tells the story of Elizabeth Barnabus who lives a double life posing as her private detective brother.
Kameron Hurley has signed a deal for world rights with Angry Robot for Worldbreaker Saga: Book 1, The Mirror Empire. Set in a world on the eve of a great catastrophe, Hurley tells the story of an orphan who tries to uncover the truth of the bloody past. Hurley [below] has been nominated for the Nebula and Locus Awards, and has won the Kitschy Award for best debut.
See You Tomorrow by Tore Renberg [below] has sold 18,000 in hardback in Norway and will be published in the UK by Arcadia Books. Currently being translated into English, the novel will published this August. Renberg is “… the greatest story-teller of his generation” according to Aftenposten, Norway.
Sarah J Maas
The final three books in the ‘Throne of Glass’ series by Sarah J Maas [below], about assassin Celaena Sardothien, will be published by Bloomsbury. The first two books, Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight, are already published with sales of 30,000 copies [Nielsen BookScan]. The third novel, Heir of Fire, will be published in September. There are also five companion novellas to the series, to be published in paperback as The Assassin’s Blade this month.