November 2011

Posted by Ethan Ellenberg on October 11, 2011

We’ve had a run of strong list placements so let me provide the score card for starters:

Star Carrier by Ian Douglas
(#22 on the NEW YORK TIMES Mass-Market Best-Seller List in May)

Black Magic Woman by Christine Warren
(#30 on the NEW YORK TIMES Mass-Market Best-Seller List in May)

Undead and Undermined by MaryJanice Davidson
(#26 on the NEW YORK TIMES Hardcover Best-Seller List in July)

Bound by Night by Amanda Ashley
 (#33 on the NEW YORK TIMES Mass-Market Best-Seller List in September)

The Dragon Who Loved Me by G.A. Aiken  
(#35 on the NEW YORK TIMES E-book Best-Seller List in September)

We’re very excited about three new series debuting in 2012, one from a first time author, the next from an established veteran and the third from a top non-fiction author turned novelist.

The newcomer is first time novelist ROBIN BRIDGES whose first book THE GATHERING STORM is a young adult novel coming in January, 2012 in hardcover from Delacorte.  The first book in THE KATERINA TRILOGY this story set in Czarist Russia is a wonderful cocktail of paranormal romance, mystery and intrigue.  Vampires at the Russian Court?  A necromancer beauty who just wants to be a doctor?  THE GATHERING STORM has everything.

Our second pick is Sharon Shinn’s THE SHAPE OF DESIRE to be published by Ace in Hardcover in March, 2012.  Fans of True Blood will instantly adore this rich, dark urban fantasy set in the complex world of contemporary shape-shifters.  These aren’t monsters but recognizable friends and neighbors who’ve grown up with the ability to take animal form.  The second book, STILL-LIFE WITH SHAPE-SHIFTER is coming in October 2012.

Our third pick is getting a major hardcover launch from Random House and thriller fans have a treat in store.   THE DEEP ZONE by James M. Tabor rivals the best fiction written by Michael Crichton, James Rollins or Clive Cussler.  An unstoppable virus is tearing its way through the U.S. Army medical system and only a unique life form found  at the bottom of one of the deepest caves on earth can supply the antidote.  Based on the unique research Tabor completed for his top selling non-fiction book BLIND DESCENT, THE DEEP ZONE introduces two compelling new characters and a world of authentic, high stakes adventure and mystery.

Other news:
Ian Douglas has sold 3 new Star Carrier novels to Avon and Harper UK has purchased his 15 book backlist.
John Scalzi has sold his 5th novel in the Old Man’s War series to Tor.
Ed Willett has sold a new series to Daw, entitled MASKS.
Christine Warren has sold a new series to St. Martin’s.
Claire Avery has sold a sequel to HIDDEN WIVES to Tor.
Bertrice Small has sold a new 3 book series set in Renaissance Italy to NAL.

Ethan Ellenberg

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