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SOLD!!! Congratulations to Emmie Mears!

A-Hall-Of-Keys-and-No-Doors---Emmie-Mears-FC_WebHuge congratulations to Emmie Mears whose first stand alone fantasy, A HALL OF KEYS AND NO DOORS, sold audiobook rights to Audible today!

Author and TV star Amber Benson of Buffy The Vampire Slayer will narrate A HALL OF KEYS AND NO DOORS which is scheduled for publication on September 6, 2016.

From Publishers Marketplace:
June 8, 2016
Audio Rights
Author of EYE OF THE STORM, Emmie Mears’s A HALL OF KEYS AND NO DOORS, a stand alone novel about a young woman haunted by the memory of her deceased brother and by family trinkets that change her life at a touch, to Lee Jarit at Audible, to be narrated by TV star Amber Benson of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in a nice deal, for publication in 2016, by Sara Megibow of kt literary (World).

Ella Keyes thought the death of her twin brother Stuart was the last time she’d let life surprise her. She’s up for tenure at her university, she escaped a doomed engagement, and her fluffy cat knows exactly when to expect her home every day. But when her grandmother passes and leaves Ella her house, Ella discovers that the third floor corridor of keys is more than just a family pun. The seemingly-unremarkable keys don’t unlock any doors in the house, but each time Ella touches one, something in her life shifts. Her life’s carefully-grown roots are ripped out of their soil. Flowers bloom in the middle of a Buffalo winter. A blind date with the wrong person ends up being just maybe the right one. Her grandmother’s batty twin sister turns up every day searching for something even she doesn’t know how to identify, and Ella’s parents refuse to return her calls.

Worse, she finds trinkets from Stuart everywhere she goes, ghosts of a game they used to play. The leash she’s kept on life’s surprises for three years has snapped, and Ella will have to learn that the road to peace starts with letting go of control and that sometimes the best family you have is the family you build.

In a moving blog post and cover reveal, Emmie writes, “I wrote this book in 2013, a little over a year after my beloved cousin passed away suddenly in a car accident barely a month after my grandma died. Because of that, it’s a very, very personal book. It’s about grief, and it’s about control, and it’s about chaos. It’s also about love and family and how those we love never really leave us. It’s a book about accepting ourselves, accepting what life throws at us, and forging new paths when the ones we’ve chosen get irrevocably altered. It’s a quieter book than the Ayala Storme series, but I hope you’ll love it as much as I do. And there are non-tragic lesbians and bi folks in it, so I count that in the plus column. (Yes, queer folks ARE allowed to have HEAs. WHO’D’VE THUNK.)”

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