Jun 302022
 

Catalan rights to Nebula Award winner Premee Mohamed’s THESE LIFELESS THINGS and AND WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU TONIGHT, to Chronos, by Amaiur Fernández at International Editors’ Co. in association with Michael Curry.

Hungarian rights to New York Times Bestselling author Jim Butcher’s TURN COAT and CHANGES, books 11 and 12 in the Dresden Files series, to Delta Vision, by Maša Ivanović at Prava i prevodi in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

Jun 282022
 

Hugo Award-winning author Elizabeth Bear concludes her highly-acclaimed epic fantasy trilogy, The Lotus Kingdoms, which began with The Stone in the Skull and The Red-Stained Wings. It all comes to a surprising, satisfying climax in The Origin of Storms!

The Lotus Kingdoms are at war, with four claimants to the sorcerous throne of the Alchemical Emperor fielding three armies between them. Alliances are made, and broken, many times over—but in the end, only one can sit on the throne. And that one must have not only the power, but the rightful claim.

Jun 242022
 

Library Journal: Rachel Morgan has stepped into the role of subrosa for Cincinnati: a role that makes her responsible for all of the supernatural beings in the city, not just herself. Her life is going well, for once: her relationships with her loved ones and allies are firm; demons are starting to respect her (mostly); and her best friend, Ivy Tamwood, is coming home. But with Ivy comes trouble, in the form of a master vampire whose job is to prove that Rachel murdered the city’s master, (which she did not—she just transformed her into a mouse). Hoping for assistance from her new ally, the demon trickster Hodin, Rachel soon discovers that Hodin has his own plans. Adding to the complications, her former teacher Al, the only one who may be able to save Rachel and the rest of the city, would rather see her fail. Harrison’s character and world development is showcased once again with Ivy and Rachel’s relationship; the shadowy Washington, DC, vampire council; and the interplays of hope and horror in the plot.

VERDICT “The Hollows” continues its solid supernatural storytelling, and fans will celebrate the return of its sarcastic witch-born demon.

Jun 142022
 
Rachel Morgan, witch-born demon, has one unspoken rule: take chances, but pay for them yourself. With it, she has turned enemies into allies, found her place with her demon kin, and stepped up as the subrosa of Cincinnati—responsible for keeping the paranormal community at peace and in line.

Life is . . . good? Even better, her best friend, Ivy Tamwood, is returning home. Nothing’s simple, though, and Ivy’s not coming alone. The vampires’ ruling council insists she escort one of the long undead, hell-bent on proving that Rachel killed Cincy’s master vampire to take over the city. Which, of course, Rachel totally did not do. She only transformed her a little.

With Rachel’s friends distracted by their own lives and problems, she reaches out to a new ally for help—the demon Hodin. But this trickster has his own agenda. In the end, the only way for Rachel to save herself and the city may be to forge a new understanding with her estranged demon teacher, Al. There’s just one problem: Al would sell his own soul to be rid of her. . . .

Jun 022022
 

Congratulations to our DMLA authors for their 2021 Nebula Awards Wins!

Nebula Award for Novella

And What Can We Offer You Tonight, Premee Mohamed (Neon Hemlock)

Andre Norton Nebula Award for Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction

A Snake Falls to Earth, Darcie Little Badger (Levine Querido)

The award administrators note:
“Author Martha Wells graciously declined her nomination as a novella finalist this year for Fugitive Telemetry: Murderbot Diaries, Book 6, published by Tordotcom. Wells felt that the Murderbot Diaries series has already received incredible praise from her industry peers and wanted to open the floor to highlight other works within the community.”
May 312022
 

a pair of black ear budsAudio rights to Emily Childs’s THE VEGAS KINGS series, to Kate Runde at Podium Audio, in a three-book deal, by Katie Shea Boutillier.

Audio rights to Iori Kusano’s debut novella HYBRID HEART, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Media, by Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

May 312022
 

Italian rights to New York Times bestselling author Tamsyn Muir’s NONA THE NINTH, the third book in The Locked Tomb series, to Mondadori, by Stefania Fietta at Donzelli Fietta Agency in association with Michael Curry for Jennifer Jackson.

May 202022
 

Publishers Weekly: Muir tackles a new perspective in this characteristically brilliant successor to Harrow the Ninth, which offers a much more personal and tightly framed focus than the rest of the Locked Tomb series. Nona’s been alive for six months with no memory of who she was before awakening in her new body. She enjoys working as a teacher’s aide, petting dogs, and hanging out with her squad of friends, and she has no desire to reckon with the world beyond her comfortable little life: the zombies, the resettlements, the giant blue sphere that hangs above her planet. But whether she likes it or not, Nona’s true identity is the key that shapes the empire, and with that empire in disarray, every force in the universe has their eyes on her, fixated on who she may have been and who she could become. Muir’s skill is such that readers will be desperate to find out the truth of Nona’s background but will still savor the quiet moments with this heartbreaking character. Nona’s lovely, simple, and occasionally silly voice works especially well in juxtaposition with the dark, dense backdrop of the series so far, creating a riveting contrast. Readers will be on the edges of their seats.