Book News #2

Sarah Vance TompkinsThe Fairy Godmother’s Rule Book will be published in 2016 by Swoon Romance. A twenty-five-year-old late bloomer with a slow metabolism, terrible eyesight, and a paralyzing fear of birds, discovers her true calling as a fairy godmother who must spark a romance between her overachieving step-sister and a billionaire, if only she hadn't fallen for him in the process.

Emily Bleeker signed a two-book deal with Lake Union Publishing for Letters from Dust. A young widower and father receives letters of guidance and comfort from his deceased wife, but when the letters begin to raise questions about her past, he becomes obsessed with her secrets, and questions if he ever really knew his wife at all. Expected publication begins in 2016.

Bestselling author Kristen Proby signed a three-book deal with William Morrow for Listen to MeThe first book in the new Fusion series follows five long-time girlfriends who co-own a hip restaurant in Portland in which the restaurant's manager finds herself falling for a former superstar rocker, whose posters adorned her walls years ago, when he swaggers through the doors to apply for a weekend music gig. Expected publication in Spring 2016.

Kayti McGee's That Thing You Do will be published by St. Martin’s Press. A perpetual bridesmaid who doesn't believe in love plans a series of fake dates to get her friends off her back about dating, only to face the possibility of a real relationship as sparks fly between her and a handsome DJ.

Lindsey Rosin's Cherry will be published by Simon Pulse. A humorous look at four best girlfriends' last year of high school; about sex and love and friendship; about first times and last times; about the memories and choices and mistakes we make—and the people we make them with. Expected publication in Spring 2016.

Allison Pearson's sequel to her 2002 bestseller I Don’t Know How She Does It will be published by St. Martin’s Press and The Borough Press. Kate Reddy returns to the workforce on the cusp of turning 50, addressing the challenges of being a parent in the era of social media, ageist discrimination against women in the workplace, the struggle to remain relevant, and all the hard questions women must ask themselves as they get older. Expected publication in Fall 2016.

Former Golden Apple Author of the Year K.M. Jackson signed a three-book deal plus a novella with Dafina for Insert Groom Here. The first in the Unconventional Brides series follows a Manhattanite who was dumped on-air and then attempts to salvage her public persona by participating in the network's new show to find a replacement groom for her original wedding date.

Stephanie Scott's Alterations will be published by Bloomsbury SparkA re-imagining of the movie Sabrina set in Miami in which a shy fashion designer is caught between her lifelong crush and his nerdy brother after she gives herself a makeover. Expected publication in 2016.

Founder of the lifestyle blog The Chic SiteRachel Hollis’s Fan Girl will be published by Lake Union Publishing in January 2016. The next book in her trilogy about three best friends striving to find success and love amidst the glitz and glamour of L.A. follows a free-spirited, unabashedly geeky event designer who decides to use her favorite romance novels as a guide to snaring the man of her dreams, but things don't go quite as she planned.

Jamie Beck signed a two-book deal with Montlake Romance for Accidentally Hers. A sexy ski guide whose future is threatened by a run-in with a drunk driver tumbles head over heels for his determined physical therapist, who also is the driver's sister.

Samantha Joyce signed a two-book deal with Pocket Star for Flirting with Fame. A young woman keeps her identity as a bestselling author a secret, but when she finds out her books will be made into a TV series with none other than her celebrity crush as the star, she hires someone to pretend to be her on set, and as things fall apart, she finds herself with a choice to make.

Olivia Dade signed a four-book deal with Lyrical Press for Broken Resolutions. A librarian makes a resolution to swear off men in the coming year but ends up falling for one of the men at the library's New Year's Eve singles night. Expected publication in December 2015.

Laura Stampler's Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies will be published by Simon Pulse. It is described as The Devil Wears Prada meets Sex and the City. When a girl scores the summer internship of a lifetime, she moves to New York City to work at the hottest women's magazine in the country, but there's just one problem: she's not exactly the dating expert she claimed to be on her job application.



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Lauren Christopher signed a two-book deal with Montlake Romance for Laws of Attraction. A young woman having a quarter-century crisis goes on an island "mancation," only to meet up with a Clark-Kent-nerd-type marine microbiologist who is nowhere near her type, and together they stumble upon a strange epidemic of beached island sea lions and learn all too much about true "chemistry" and animal attraction.

Hello! editor Rosie Nixon signed a two-book deal with Harlequin for The Stylist, a novel being described as The Devil Wears Prada meets The Oscars. Expected publication in February 2016.

HelloGiggles blogger Kerry Winfrey's novel, Homecoming, will be published by The Studio. It is described as OCD Love Story meets Mean Girls. A self-described "optimistic" agoraphobic forms a plan to be crowned homecoming queen in a story entwined with loss, first love, and the realization of what home really means.

Stacy Wise's novel, Beyond the Stars, will be published by Entangled Embrace. A young woman reluctantly takes a job as a personal assistant to a hot young actor who turns out to be much different than his celebrity persona.

Kathleen Smith's Fangirl Therapy will be published by Perigee in 2016. It is described as the nonfiction counterpart to Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl. An inspirational guide with real takeaways for fangirls to make their quirks work for them and not against them.

Holly Martin signed a four-book deal with Bookouture. Her next novel is set to be published this summer, followed this fall by the first in a new White Cliff Bay series that follows the lives of several characters living in a small fictional seaside town.

Catherine Lowell's debut, The Madwoman Upstairs, will be published by Touchstone. The last remaining descendant of the Bronte family finds herself at Oxford in search of her mysterious family inheritance, and along the way, she discovers much more than she could have imagined about her family and love.

Meg Rosoff's debut, Duck Zoo, set to be published in spring 2016 by Bloomsbury. A romantic comedy set in NYC about a man and his dogs.

Film rights for Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale, the story of two sisters and the impossible choices they face during WWII, sold to TriStar Productions, Inc., with Elizabeth Cantillon as producer.

Jen McLaughlin (writing as Diane Alberts) signed a two-book deal with Entangled for Beauty and the Boss. A corporate shark with a cold exterior and beastly manners keeps everyone from getting too close until his fake fiancée hatches a plan to help him keep his inheritance and winds up warming his heart.

Karen Stivali's Four Days to Forever will be published by Bloomsbury Spark this fall. A man is sure of one thing---he's in love with his best friend and wants her in his life as much more than a friend. With the clock ticking on the job offer of a lifetime and the past haunting them, he has one long weekend to convince her their love is real and turn four days into forever.

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Coming in June: Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella's first YA novel, Finding Audrey, will be available this summer! She revealed the cover today via social media (including her new Instagram account!) and shared an excerpt via USA Today

Expected publication date: June 9, 2015


Description of Finding Audrey:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shopaholic series comes a terrific blend of comedy, romance, and psychological recovery in a contemporary YA novel sure to inspire and entertain.

An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey’s daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother’s gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she’s never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.


Will you follow Sophie to YA Lit or do you prefer her Chick Lit? What do you think of the cover? Leave a comment below! And click the heart if you're excited to read Finding Audrey!