Mar 072017

Finn Graymare is back in the final installment of Randy Henderson’s Familia Arcana series, Smells Like Finn Spirit.

Finn’s re-adaptation to the human world is not going so well. He’s got a great girlfriend, and is figuring out how things like the internet work, but he is still carrying the disembodied personality of Alynon, Prince of the Silver Demesne, the fae who had occupied his body during his imprisonment. And he’s not getting along at all with his older brother. And oh, by the way, his dead grandfather is still trying to possess him in order to bring about Armageddon.

Mar 072017

Cover for The Mermaid's Daughter by Ann Claycomb.A modern-day expansion of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, this unforgettable debut novel weaves a spellbinding tale of magic and the power of love as a descendent of the original mermaid fights the terrible price of saving herself from a curse that has affected generations of women in her family.

Kathleen has always been dramatic. She suffers from the bizarre malady of experiencing stabbing pain in her feet. On her sixteenth birthday, she woke screaming from the sensation that her tongue had been cut out. No doctor can find a medical explanation for her pain, and even the most powerful drugs have proven useless. Only the touch of seawater can ease her pain, and just temporarily at that.

Now Kathleen is a twenty-five-year-old opera student in Boston and shows immense promise as a soprano. Her girlfriend Harry, a mezzo in the same program, worries endlessly about Kathleen’s phantom pain and obsession with the sea. Kathleen’s mother and grandmother both committed suicide as young women, and Harry worries they suffered from the same symptoms. When Kathleen suffers yet another dangerous breakdown, Harry convinces Kathleen to visit her hometown in Ireland to learn more about her family history.

In Ireland, they discover that the mystery—and the tragedy—of Kathleen’s family history is far older and stranger than they could have imagined.  Kathleen’s fate seems sealed, and the only way out is a terrible choice between a mermaid’s two sirens—the sea, and her lover. But both choices mean death…

Haunting and lyrical, The Mermaid’s Daughter asks—how far we will go for those we love? And can the transformative power of music overcome a magic that has prevailed for generations?

Mar 072017

Cover for Seven Surrenders by Ada Palmer, book 2 of the Terra Ignota series.In a future of near-instantaneous global travel, of abundant provision for the needs of all, a future in which no one living can remember an actual war…a long era of stability threatens to come to an abrupt end.

For known only to a few, the leaders of the great Hives, nations without fixed location, have long conspired to keep the world stable, at the cost of just a little blood. A few secret murders, mathematically planned. So that no faction can ever dominate, and the balance holds. And yet the balance is beginning to give way.

Mycroft Canner, convict, sentenced to wander the globe in service to all, knows more about this conspiracy the than he can ever admit. Carlyle Foster, counselor, sensayer, has secrets as well, and they burden Carlyle beyond description. And both Mycroft and Carlyle are privy to the greatest secret of all: Bridger, the child who can bring inanimate objects to life.

Shot through with astonishing invention, Ada Palmer’s Seven Surrenders is the next movement in one of the great SF epics of our time.

Feb 282017

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Audio rights to Ronald Malfi’s BONE WHITE, to Daniel Totten at Tantor Media, by Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency on behalf of Cameron McClure.

Feb 282017

Hungarian rights to NYT bestselling author Emily Brightwell’s MRS. JEFFRIES ON THE BALL, to Kulinaria, by Milena Kaplarevic at Prava I Prevodi in association with Katie Shea Boutillier.

German audio rights to NYT bestselling author Jim Butcher’s FURIES OF CALDERON, ACADEM’S FURY, CURSOR’S FURY, CAPTAIN’S FURY, PRINCEPS’ FURY and FIRST LORD’S FURY, to Blanvalet, by Sarah Knofius at the Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson.

French rights to NYT bestselling author Jim Butcher’s PRINCEPS’ FURY and FIRST LORD’S FURY, the 5th and 6th books in the Codex Alera series, to Bragelonne, by David Camus at the Anna Jarota Agency in association with Jennifer Jackson.

German rights to Robert McCammon’s THE QUEEN OF BEDLAM, Book 2 of the Matthew Corbett series, to Luzifer, by Kathrin Nehm at Thomas Schlueck Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.

Italian rights to Thea Harrison’s Books 5-9 in the Elder Races series, to Triskell, in a five-book deal, by Stefania Fietta at Donzelli Fietta Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

French rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s WHO FEARS DEATH, to ActuSF, by David Camus at Anna Jarota Agency in association with Katie Shea Boutillier at Donald Maass Literary Agency.

Feb 212017

Congratulations to the DMLA authors nominated for a 2016 Nebula Awards!

Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)

Runtime, S.B. Divya ( Publishing)

Short Story:
“Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies”, Brooke Bolander (Uncanny 11-12/16)

Feb 092017

Congratulations to the DMLA clients who made the 2016 Locus Recommended Reading List!

Novels – Fantasy
* City of Blades, Robert Jackson Bennett (Broadway)

Novels – Horror
* The Family Plot, Cherie Priest (Tor)

First Novels
* Ninefox Gambit, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)

* Project Elfhome, Wen Spencer (Baen)

* Hammers on Bone, Cassandra Khaw ( Publishing)

* “Foxfire, Foxfire”, Yoon Ha Lee (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 3/03/16)

Short Stories
* “Our Talons Can Crush Galaxies“, Brooke Bolander (Uncanny 11-12/16)
* “Breathe“, Cassandra Khaw (Clarkesworld 5/16)
* “Shadows Weave“, Yoon Ha Lee (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 5/26/16)
* “Afrofuturist 419“, Nnedi Okorafor (Clarkesworld 11/16)

Jan 312017

Cover for Book Burners by by Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, Brian Francis SlatteryThe critically acclaimed urban fantasy about a secret team of agents that hunts down dangerous books containing deadly magic—previously released serially online by Serial Box, now available in print for the first time!

Magic is real, and hungry. It’s trapped in ancient texts and artifacts, and only a few who discover it survive to fight back. Detective Sal Brooks is a survivor. She joins a Vatican-backed black-ops anti-magic squad—Team Three of the Societas Librorum Occultorum—and together they stand between humanity and the magical apocalypse. Some call them the Bookburners. They don’t like the label.

Supernatural meets The Da Vinci Code in a fast-paced, kickass character driven novel chock-full of magic, mystery, and mayhem, written collaboratively by a team of some of the best writers working in fantasy: Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty, and Brian Francis Slattery.

Jan 052017

Cover for The Mermaid's Daughter by Ann Claycomb.Booklist: Self-styled drama queen, Kathleen’s phantom pain in her feet and mouth is anything but artifice; it is the same kind of inexplicable, excruciating pain that drove her mother to suicide. The only thing that affords Kathleen relief is immersion in water, preferably the sea, though it is the sea that generations of women in her Irish family, which seems to be cursed, have chosen as their means of suicide. Now, on a vacation trip to Florida with her girlfriend, Harry, she begins hearing mysterious voices from the sea calling, “Come home. Come home.” Angrily denying their summons, she returns home with Harry return to Boston, where Kathleen suffers a debilitating attack that leaves her hospitalized. Harry and Kathleen’s father agree that an end to her pain might be found if she is taken to Ireland. But will it? Claycomb’s fine first novel is told from multiple points of view, even that of mermaids, for, yes, the novel is a loose retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Little Mermaid. And, like its source, it is numinous and lovely.

Dec 312016

a pair of black ear budsMolly Tanzer’s CREATURES OF WILL AND TEMPER, in which an epee-fencing enthusiast and her younger sister are drawn into a secret London underworld of pleasure-seeking demons and bloodthirsty diabolists, with only her skill with a blade standing between them and certain death, to Brian Sweany at Recorded Books, in a two-book deal, by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Cameron McClure.