Keri Arthur‘s new genetically-engineered courtesan assassin urban fantasy series to NAL. The first book, City of Light, is due out in 2015.
Karen Bao‘s sci-fi trilogy set on the Moon to Viking Children’s (World English rights). The first novel, Dove Arising, is about introvert Phaet Theta, a model citizen whose mettle, faith, and beliefs are tested when she’s forced to confront disturbing truths about her society and its government in order to save her family.
Lisa Heathfield’s Seed (2015), plus a sequel, to Egmont UK (world English rights). 15-year-old Pearl has lived her whole life within the small community at Seed, which worships Nature and idolise their leader, Papa S. However when outsiders arrive in the community, Pearl begins to realise that there is darkness at heart of the community.
Colleen Hoover‘s next new adult novel, to Atria (world rights).
Melissa Landers‘s Starflight to Disney-Hyperion. Pitched as “Overboard meets Firefly“, in which an orphan indentures herself to a wealthy, arrogant man in exchange for passage to a new world; but when an accident erases his memory, she convinces him that their roles are reversed and leads him on a series of intergalactic misadventures.
Danielle Rollins‘s Burning in a two-book deal to Bloomsbury (world English rights). A YA horror novel pitched as “Orange Is the New Black meets Carrie“. In a juvenile detention facility, Angela is a girl just weeks from being released when she gets a new cellmate – a tiny, yet dangerous, 10-year-old who may be starting fires with her mind.
Blythe Woolston‘s two new YA novels to Candlewick (North American rights). MARTians (2016) is a dark comedy about a girl left to fend for herself in a world of urban decay studded with big box stores and mosquito-infested swimming pools. Hacking Texanna (2017) is a love story about a genius boy hacker, on the autistic spectrum, who decides to “hack” the personality of a mesmerising girl in his class, with unforeseen consequences.