Deals

Rachel's deals since 2015 are below. Deals are also listed at Publishers Marketplace.

YOUNG ADULT:

Author of forthcoming COLD SUMMER Gwen Cole's next standalone RIDE ON, a western set in the near future in which a teen outlaw crosses paths with a girl whose brother has been taken by the Lawmen gang, but when a long buried secret is revealed her rescue mission becomes his quest for revenge, to Nicole Frail at Sky Pony Press, for publication in Spring 2018, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World).

Linsey Miller's debut MASK OF SHADOWS, wherein a gender fluid pickpocket auditions to become a replacement member of the Left Hand—the queen's quartet of assassins—but must survive the competition while also putting their true reason for auditioning into motion, to Annie Berger in her first acquisition at Sourcebooks Fire, in a two-book deal, for publication in Summer 2017 and Summer 2018, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World).

Amanda Searcy's debut novel, TRUTH IS, a psychological thriller following two teen girls, one from a Texas border town hoping to outrun her past and another who fears for her future in a Washington public housing complex; when their worlds collide, only one girl will make it out alive, to Krista Vitola at Delacorte [Random House], in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2017, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World).

Tricia Levenseller's debut DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING, the first in a high seas adventure, featuring a seventeen-year-old pirate captain on a dangerous mission requiring her to outwit an enemy ship's crew while guarding her own dark secrets and trying not to fall for their devious first mate, to Holly West at Feiwel and Friends [Macmillan], in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Winter 2017 and Winter 2018, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World).

Gwen Cole's debut COLD SUMMER, wherein a teen suffering from PTSD—due to repeatedly being pulled back in time to the front lines of WWII—must find a way to stop the pulls from happening with the help of the childhood friend he secretly loves before he dies on the battlefield, to Nicole Frail at Sky Pony Press, in a nice deal, for publication in Spring 2017, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World). 



WOMEN'S/ROMANCE:

USA Today bestselling author Naima Simone's SIN AND INK, first in the multi-author Sweetest Taboo series, wherein a retired MMA fighter turned tattoo shop owner pursues the greatest taboo in his life the widowed sister-in-law he's wanted all along, to Tracy Montoya at Entangled Scorched, in a two-book deal, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World).

USA Today bestselling author Naima Simone's SCORING IN THE ZONE, first in the WAGS series following a Seattle pro-football team and the women who score their hearts off the field, to Tracy Montoya at Entangled Brazen, in a three-book deal, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World).

Sheryl Nantus's HER ALPHA WARRIOR, wherein a Valkyrie cast down from Valhalla for not reaping a soldier's soul on the battlefield must find him and right her mistake, but he's now on the move as an ex-soldier turned underground fighter, followed by WARRIOR NIGHTS and WARRIOR IN LOVE, featuring her sisters, to Candace Havens at Entangled Otherworld, in a three-book deal, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency in association with Louise Fury (World).

Tif Marcelo's debut NORTH TO YOU, first in the Journey to the Heart series followed by EAST IN PARADISE and WEST COAST LOVE, wherein a San Francisco food truck owner has a second chance with her old flame, but before he deploys he's helping his parents renovate their Filipino restaurant and drive away their newly parked competition, to Kate Dresser at Pocket Star [Simon & Schuster], in a three-book deal, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World).

Juliette Cross's THE BLACK LILY, first in a series of historical fairytale retellings, in which "Cinderella" is the leader of the underground resistance plotting to overthrow the vampire monarchy, and attends the ball not to kiss the prince but to kill him, with subsequent books following Red Riding Hood, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty as they all play key parts in the rebellion while finding love, to Tera Cuskaden at Entangled Otherworld, in a four-book deal, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World).

Sheryl Nantus's novella THREE'S TEMPTATION, wherein a woman who was torn between her two loves at college graduationthe tattooed bad boy and the star athletefive years later regrets not choosing them both, but when she and the now rival tech billionaires attend the same charity gala, old jealousies and passions return for a night they'll never forget, to Eileen Rothschild at SMP Swerve, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency in association with Louise Fury (World English). 

Laura Brown's SILENT ATTRACTION*, wherein a Deaf grad student introduces a Hard of Hearing undergrad to ASL and the Deaf Community she was deprived of growing up, but when she begins to accept herself a dark family secret forces them both to confront demons from their pasts or lose each other, to Elle Keck at Avon Impulse, in a two-book deal, for publication in June 2016 and January 2017, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World). *Retitled- Signs of Attraction

Robin Lovett's BLACKMAIL MY HEART, first in the Bad Boys of Blackmail series, wherein an anti-hero seeking revenge pursues the privileged daughter of a university president, planning to expose her late father's legacy-ruining secret if she doesn't allow him access to her trust fund via marriage, but sexual chemistry and lies complicate his plans, to Alexandra Sehulster at SMP Swerve, in a three-book deal, for publication in Summer 2017, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World English).

Sheryl Nantus's DELTA FORCE BROTHERHOOD series, following a team of ex-military alphas who form a secret company to help those in need by walking alongside the law rather than obeying it, and the women who steal their hearts, to Candace Havens at Entangled Select, in a three-book deal, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency in association with Louise Fury (World). 

Former Golden Apple Author of the Year K.M. Jackson's INSERT GROOM HERE, the first in the Unconventional Brides series, wherein a Manhattanite dumped on-air attempts to salvage her public persona by participating in the network's new show to find a replacement groom for her original wedding date, to Selena James at Dafina [Kensington], in a nice deal, in a three-book deal plus a novella, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World). 

Tee O'Fallon's debut romantic suspense BURNOUT, in which a NYC cop ready to quit and pursue her dream job winds up with a hit on her before she can resign, forcing her to hide upstate undercover doing what she's wanted all along, but gets too close to the small town's suspicious chief of police, to Karen Grove at Entangled Select, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World). 


Sheryl Nantus's GAME ON, wherein a woman returns to her childhood home and is torn between rekindled feelings for both her exes, but the game changes once they put their lust and love to the test in a threesome, to Eileen Rothschild at SMP Swerve, in a two-book deal, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency in association with Louise Fury (World English).

Golden Heart finalist Kimberly Bell's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING SCANDALOUS and LADY JULIA'S SECRET, which follow two sisters as they try to stick together and find their happily ever after while navigating Victorian society's snobbery towards those with a disability, to Kate Brauning and Liz Pelletier at Entangled Select, in a nice deal, for publication in Fall 2016* and Spring 2017*, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World).  *Spring 2017 and Fall 2018 now 

Golden Heart finalist Kimberly Bell's A CONVENIENT ENGAGEMENT, introducing her Georgian era romance series, in which a rake of an earl and equally quick-witted London newcomer enter into a mutually beneficial agreement while trying to survive masquerades, kidnapping, and each other, to Laura Fazio at Intermix [Penguin], in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in February 2016, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World).
 
Rebecca Halsey's debut NOTES OF TEMPTATION, first in the Hollywood Jazz series, in which a choir girl leaves her Arizona mining town to escape the Great Depression, but gets more than she bargained for when she sings for a notorious Hollywood nightclub and becomes entangled with the captivating bandleader and the mob debt he owes, to Amy Sherwood at Samhain Publishing, for publication in February 2016, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World English). 

K.M. Jackson's FRIENDING THE FASHIONISTA*, introducing The Flirty Fashionistas series of novellas, pitched as The Devil Wears Prada meets Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, wherein a fashion magazine editor reluctantly joins Facebook and receives a friend request from a former high school hottie, luring her into attending their reunion where old crushes aren't all they seem, to Latoya Smith at Samhain Publishing, for publication in May 2016, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World English).  *Retitled- Romancing the Fashionista

Sheryl Nantus's STRICTLY BUSINESS, first in the Hooded Pleasures series, featuring an alpha by day wannabe-sub by night fantasizing about giving up control and the woman who will teach him how to submit, to Linda Ingmanson at Samhain Publishing, in a three-book deal, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency in association with Louise Fury (World English). 

Robin Lovett's debut RACING TO YOU, first in the Racing Love series, wherein a Filipino-American on a Fulbright assistantship in France crosses paths with a professional cycling team, and the sexy captain shows her new ways to enjoy life, but doping investigations make them question if they can trust one another with their hearts, to Laura Elliott at Samhain Publishing, for publication in July 2016, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World English). 


COZY MYSTERY:

Jennifer David Hesse's books 4, 5 and 6 in the Wiccan Wheel cozy series, following a small town attorney turned sleuth as she solves more holiday-themed crimes, again to Martin Biro at Kensington, in a three-book deal, by Rachel Brooks at L.Perkins Agency (World).

Four-time Golden Heart Finalist Pamela Kopfler's BETTER DEAD, introducing her Louisiana-set cozy mystery series, wherein a bed and breakfast owner accidentally summons the ghost of her cheating, bankrupt, and newly dead husband, but only has until Halloween to figure out which guest is the undercover contact for the drug smuggling ring he secretly ran through her business, or he will haunt her property forever, to Esi Sogah at Kensington, in a three-book deal, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World). 

Jennifer David Hesse's debut MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S MISCHIEF, the first book in a cozy mystery series, wherein a family law attorney and closet Wiccan must find a stolen Shakespeare folio from her late client's estate, or lose her job and reputation, but gets tangled up with one of the suspects, to Martin Biro at Kensington, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, by Rachel Brooks at L. Perkins Agency (World).

 
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