All the deals look pretty meh to me
Lisa Renee Jones’s HARD AND FAST, to Wanda Ottewell at Harlequin B, in a nice deal, by Natasha Kern at Natasha Kern Literary Agency (World).
Bonnie Vanak’s THE SCORPION AND THE SEDUCER, with exotic Egyptian characters and setting, a sequel to The Panther and the Pyramid, to Chris Keeslar at Dorchester, in a nice deal, by Natasha Kern at Natasha Kern Literary Agency (World).
Anna Schmidt’s LOVE AND REMEMBRANCE, set in turn-of-the-century Nantucket, to Melissa Endlich at Harlequin Love Inspired, in a nice deal, by Natasha Kern at Natasha Kern Literary Agency (NA).
Lisa Mondello’s CRADLE OF SECRETS, about about a woman who returns to a small New England town to find the truth about whether her parents were murdered after she finds out through DNA testing that she was adopted, to Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense, in a nice deal, for publication in November 2007, by Michelle Grajkowski of Three Seas Literary Agency.
Michele Dunaway’s PICTURE PERFECT, SWEET SENSATIONS, and EDUCATING HANK, to Beverly Sotolov at Harlequin, in a nice deal, by Jessica Faust at BookEnds.
Veronica Wolff’s LORD OF THE HOUNDS, pitched as in the venerable tradition of Diana Gabaldon, the story of a highland laird and a disenchanted 21st century dot-commer who is accidentally transported back in time while vacationing in Scotland, and a second untitled time travel romance, to Cindy Hwang at Berkley, in a pre-empt, by Stephanie Kip Rostan at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (world). Is this too derivative, just from the description or am I reading too much into the “venerable tradition of Diana Gabaldon” statement?
Kate Brallier’s THE BOUNDLESS DEEP, a paranormal romance centered around the whaling industry and set in both the present day and 1840s Nantucket, and an untitled second paranormal novel, to Melissa Ann Singer at Tor, in a nice deal, by Kay McCauley.