No, Virginia, we haven’t run out of vampire stories. We will continue to publish them until the very word “vampire” makes you ill. Already there? Not everyone is and that is the publishing goal.
Author of I’M THE VAMPIRE, THAT’S WHY and DON’T TALK BACK TO YOUR VAMPIRE Michele Bardsley’s next two paranormal romances set in a town where the whole PTA has been turned into vampires, again to Kara Cesare at NAL, by Stephanie Kip Rostan at Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (world).
For 7 figures, the change better be dramatic and by dramatic I don’t mean the family turning into vampires and cannabilizing each other.
Janelle Brown’s ALL WE EVER WANTED WAS EVERYTHING, about a woman and her two daughters coming together after their lives are dramatically and unexpectedly changed, to Julie Grau at Spiegel & Grau, in a major deal, for seven figures, for two books, in a pre-empt, by Susan Golomb at the Susan Golomb Agency (NA).
Italian rights to Garzanti Libri, in a very nice deal, in a pre-empt, by Luigi Bernabo, on behalf of the Susan Golomb Agency.
This was categorized as a mystery/fiction sale rather than a romance.
Kathleen Long’s BODY HUNTERS, a series about a secret society of private individuals dedicated to finding cold-case victims and villains, again to Allison Lyons at Harlequin Intrigue, in a four-book deal, by Paige Wheeler at Folio Literary Management.
This story could have been very good, but the whole “redemptive love” for her husband seems to me that it caters toward the idea that homosexuality can be cured, which I suppose is what the audience wants.
Sherri Lewis’s MY SOUL CRIES OUT, in which a minister’s wife finds him in bed with another man, her perfect life crumbles, and she must discover God’s comforting love for her and His redemptive love for her husband, to Urban Christian, by Crichton & Associates.