Miriam Forster‘s debut House of a Thousand Dolls. Takes place on an isolated estate where orphaned girls are trained for nefarious purposes. When people start dying, a servant must uncover the truth or she will be sold into slavery.
Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam‘s Elusion & Etherworld to Katherine Tegen Books (NA). A futuristic thriller series about 3 teenagers attempting to solve a mystery with serious personal stakes. It leads them inside an alternate reality game which transports users to dangerously seductive Utopian world.
Kate Locke (a.k.a. Kathryn Smith/Kady Cross): 3 books to Orbit US. God Save the Queen (July 2012) is a contemporary urban fantasy – but Queen Victoria still rules 175 years after her ascension. Half-blood Alexandra has been born into a world where horse-drawn carriages, ballgowns & corsets mesh with the modern fashions of the humans outside of the vampire aristocracy.
Karen Mahoney: 3 YA novels to Random House Children’s Books (UK), including The Stone Demon & Beautiful Ghosts.
Saundra Mitchell‘s Mistwalker & Aetherborne to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (World). Aetherborne concludes the trilogy that began with The Vespertine & The Springsweet. Mistwalker is about a local legend in a lobstering town in Maine & the girl who becomes entangled in its mysteries.
J. A. Souders‘s Renegade. Set in an underwater Utopia where a female assassin realises that she does not control her own mind or body, & that her memories have been altered.
Brenna Yovanoff‘s Paper Valentine to Razorbill (NA) in a 2-book deal, for publication in 2013. A girl haunted by the troubled ghost of her best friend finds herself sucked into a darkly mesmerising string of murders, in which a serial killer who leaves a paper-heart “valentine” on his victims’ bodies draws ever closer.