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March 4th, 2015

In case you missed the big news reveal yesterday:

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We’re so thrilled to be working with both Sara Goodman at SMP and Rachel Petty at Macmillan UK again. Stephanie’s tumblr has a bit more information, including the full list of all twelve amazing authors who are contributing tales of summer love.

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News

Biggie3Please help me celebrate with Derek Sullivan – his debut novel, the sweet and thoughtful contemporary young adult BIGGIE is now available in stores everywhere!

A debut book release always feels extra special to me – it’s the first book and the sky is the limit! The world is our oyster! Readers are leaping at the chance to try a new voice!

BIGGIE is about an overweight boy who tries out for the baseball team to impress his stepdad. It’s a sensitive look at weight, expectations and the pressure we put on teens to perform.

Kirkus says, “Biggie’s story will resonate with all those students who feel invisible and alone.”

And this amazing review at The Lure Of Obscure represents a response that feels poignant and important to me, “Henry “Biggie” Abbott is me. I was the fat kid, the super smart kid, the kid who stood outside of the popular circle looking in.” Read the entire review here.

Send Derek a congratulations on twitter @DerekESullivan

and on his website at www.DerekESullivan.com

Congratulations Derek! Here’s to many happy readers,
Cheers,
Sara

3 March 2015

News

Nicole MogaveroI’m delighted to share the news that Nicole Mogavero has accepted my offer of representation, and is joining the KT Literary team! Nicole’s manuscript has an amazing middle grade voice, and a fun twist on a classic fairy tale story. I look forward to sharing the news of its sale very soon!

Nicole’s on Twitter as @NicoleMogavero is you want to say hello!

2 March 2015

Behind The Book, News

2015-02 final ZERO WORLD coverWOW! Gorgeous! Please help us celebrate the amazing, amazing cover reveal for Jason Hough’s next book!!

ZERO WORLD is a near-future spy thriller out this September from Del Rey. The Qwillery was kind enough to post a nice bit about the cover on this post.

Congratulations Jason!

Send him a congrats on twitter @JasonMHough

Or on his website: www.jasonhough.com

Cheers,
Sara

27 February 2015

Sales

2014-08 IDOL OF BONE final coverCongratulations to Jane Kindred!

Please help me celebrate the sale of LOST COAST by Jane Kindred to Samhain. LOST COAST is a subversive, intense, haunting paranormal horror/mystery – it had me reading all night and then kept me up wide-eyed into the wee hours of the morning with the covers pulled up to my nose.

Jane has two wonderful series with Samhain – the DEMONS OF ELYSIUM (starting with PRINCE OF TRICKS from January 2014) and the LOOKING GLASS GODS (starting with IDOL OF BONE that released just this week). LOST COAST is a standalone novel and will be available in December 2015. Please stop by Jane’s website to say congratulations: www.JaneKindred.com

Or, join us with a big cheer on twitter @JaneKindred

From Publishers Marketplace:
Digital: Fiction: Women’s/Romance
Author of IDOL OF BONE Jane Kindred’s LOST COAST, about a young woman with an uncanny relationship to fire and the mystery she uncovers at a secluded vineyard, to Linda Ingmanson at Samhain Publishing, for publication in 2015, by Sara Megibow at KT Literary.

Congratulations Jane – I’m thrilled to share this exciting announcement!
Cheers,
Sara

26 February 2015

News

2014-08 IDOL OF BONE final coverHappy Book Birthday to IDOL OF BONE!

Jane Kindred brings another brilliant, gender-bending fantasy romance to the market with today’s release of IDOL OF BONE. An epic tale of the end of the age of gods, IDOL OF BONE launches a new series called the LOOKING GLASS GODS influenced by ancient Egyptian mythology and packed full of magic and love.

IDOL OF BONE
One stranger seeks to claim her heart…another is destined to destroy her.

Looking Glass Gods, Book 1

Ra. Just two letters. Barely a breath. When she stumbles into the frozen Haethfalt highlands, her name is all she has—the last remnant of a past she’s managed to keep hidden, even from herself. Her magic, however, isn’t so easy to conceal—magic that’s the province of the Meer, an illicit race to which she can’t possibly belong.

The eccentric carpenter who takes her in provides a welcome distraction from the puzzle of herself. Though Jak refuses to identify as either male or female, the unmistakable spark of desire between them leaves Ra determined to find out what lies beneath the enigmatic exterior.

But more dangerous secrets are brewing underneath the wintry moors. Jak’s closest friend, Ahr, is haunted by his own unspeakable past. Bounty hunters seeking fugitive Meer refuse to leave him in peace.

Harboring feelings for both Ra and Ahr, Jak nonetheless struggles to keep them apart. Because like the sun and the moon coming together, their inevitable reunion has the potential to destroy Jak’s whole world.

Warning: Shape-shifting? That’s so last millennium. Reincarnation? Yawn. Get ready for a gender-bending fantasy that will fire your imagination and haunt your dreams.

Jane, congratulations on this wonderful new book!

Please help me celebrate with Jane on twitter @JaneKindred

Or on her website: www.janekindred.com

Cheers,
Sara

24 February 2015

News

Woooooohooooooo!!!

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24 February 2015

News

2014-11 final SHAPE OF TEMPTATION coverFor readers who love kissing AND magic, I am thrilled to celebrate today’s book release: THE SHAPE OF TEMPTATION by Eleri Stone. Eleri is a multi-published fantasy and paranormal romance author and this newest book is the second in her SPELLCRAFT series.

THE SHAPE OF TEMPTATION
He once controlled her fate; now she holds his heart—and his body—in her hands…

Living in a humble village at the edge of the Sarian Empire, Kailey is a gifted but untrained mage with an affinity for stone. She believes herself well beyond the reach of the guild that controls all magic within the empire until Benim, an unwilling guild soldier, appears at her door. She’s part of his quest to assemble gifted citizens for entrance to University.

As Kailey struggles to navigate the strange society of the Sarian upper class, she’s tasked by a guild master to create a masterpiece for the emperor. And when Benim is commissioned as her model, Kailey comes to crave the hard-bodied soldier she spends her days sculpting inch by intimate inch.

Benim cannot resist the warmth of Kailey’s spirit nor the comforts found within her body, though he knows that a poor soldier has no place in a mage’s world. But he and Kailey will have to overcome more than just class differences in order to remain together. For someone has made Kailey a pawn in her mentor’s ambitious play for power…

Congratulations Eleri – here’s to another beautiful, sexy book!

To read an excerpt of THE SHAPE OF TEMPTATION, pop over to the That’s What I’m Talking About blog.

To send a congrats note to Eleri, she’s available on twitter @EleriStone or on her website www.eleristone.com

Cheers,
Sara

23 February 2015

News

thumb_devilyouknowFINALI was unexpectedly out of town for a few days last week, so forgive me if I’m catching up on some extra posts. I’m thrilled to share this kind and lovely blurb for The Devil You Know by Trish Doller, from Katie McGarry, the author of Nowhere But Here and Pushing The Limits:

Trish Doller’s The Devil You Know is a sexy and suspenseful read that kept me thinking of the characters long after I finished the book.

I liked it so much, I made a picture!

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If you like pictures of beaches and islands, beautiful boys, tattoos, girls with freckles, and boats to sail away in, check out Trish’s tumblr.

23 February 2015

News

thumb_KissingTed_FINALIt’s a snowy Monday in Denver, but here in the office, we’ve got things to celebrate, so let’s get right on that! First of all, belatedly, I’m thrilled to share PW’s February 16th review of Kissing Ted Callahan by Amy Spalding:

Sixteen-year-olds Riley and Reid play in a band together, but nothing’s quite the same after they catch their band mates hooking up. Thus, they decide to create a shared notebook, in which they will “document our journeys in search of true love and/or sex.” Riley has long obsessed over classmate Ted Callahan, and just when he shows some interest in her, Riley kisses another boy and is soon juggling three crushes. Meanwhile, Reid tries to attract a girl named Jane, and when that doesn’t work out, he moves on to someone new. Spalding (The Reece Malcolm List) devotes the bulk of the narrative to Riley’s first-person account of her romantic pursuits and her friendship with Reid; alternating chapters offer short excerpts from their notebook, which give a taste of Reid’s perspective on things. It’s refreshing to see a boy-girl friendship built on mutual support that doesn’t drift into romance, but while Riley’s voice is irreverent and funny, Reid remains on the story’s periphery. Ages 15–up. Agent: Kate Schafer Testerman, KT Literary. (Apr.)

Also, did I mention that TED was listed in Book Riot’s post celebrating 2015 as the year of the Feminist YA novel? And if you’re lucky enough to be in NYC in late May, save the date for Amy Spalding’s cabaret show “Singing Ted Callahan” — May 28th at the Duplex!

23 February 2015

Get to Know, News

2014-04 NothingBetweenUs not final front coverShow Me The Love

The first romance novel I read was SWEET RELEASE by Pamela Clare. Pamela is a good friend and when this very first book of hers was published she hand-delivered a copy to me. That was in 2004 when I was uber-pregnant with my son. I remember balancing her book on my huge belly, reading late into the night and smiling the whole time. Every since then I’ve been a proud and voracious lover of romance novels.

As an agent, I represent romance novels and would love to see more romance submissions! I bring this up because Kate and Renee at KT Literary specialize in middle grade and young adult novels and they are both brilliant (read: BRILLIANT) in these genres. Until now, though, KT Literary hasn’t worked in the romance field and I’d like to get the word out – we do now!

My romance authors include Roni Loren, Tiffany Reisz, Ashlyn Macnamara, Christina Lee, Jane Kindred and Eleri Stone. I love humor and heat in my romance novels and am open to submissions in all sub-genres except inspirational (yes, I will consider books that are single title AND shorter). I’m a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) and will be speaking at the WisRWA Write Touch Conference in Milwaukee, WI April 24-26 and the San Diego RWA chapter meeting on June 20.

Please note – if you are a member of RWA, please include this information in your query letter! As always, please send a query letter and the first 3 pages of your manuscript to saraquery@ktliterary.com and expect a 2-8 day turn around on those queries. Kate and Renee will continue to represent middle grade and young adult. If you have a completed romance novel, though, and are looking for an agent – please consider me!

Cheers,
Sara
On twitter @SaraMegibow
Always LGBTQ and Diversity friendly!

18 February 2015