Publishers Weekly: [An] outstanding debut. . . . Finley’s complex portrayal of his heroic lead will carry readers through plot developments that would come across as unconvincing in the hands of a lesser writer. X-Files fans will be enthralled.
Sean Grigsby’s DAUGHTERS OF FORGOTTEN LIGHT, pitched as Bitch Planet meets Escape from New York, when a baby is smuggled into a deep-space penal colony the leader of a fierce prison gang risks her life to save it from rival gangs and return it to Earth, plus ASH KICKERS (sequel to SMOKE EATERS), sold to Phil Jourdan at Angry Robot, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2018, by Paul Stevens.
Audio rights to Nnedi Okorafor’s short story collection KABU KABU, to Kim Budnick at Tantor Audio, by Katie Shea Boutillier.
Audio rights to Shirley Jackson- and World Fantasy Award nominee Tamsyn Muir’s debut epic science fantasy GIDEON THE NINTH and two sequels to Brian Sweany at Recorded Books, in a pre-empt, via Jennifer Jackson.
Sean Grigsby’s stand-alone DAUGHTERS OF FORGOTTEN LIGHT, plus ASH KICKERS (sequel to his debut SMOKE EATERS), to Brian Sweany at Recorded Books by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Paul E. Stevens.
Publishers Weekly: High-octane action pairs beautifully with an unusual take on the dragon mythos in this futuristic urban fantasy. . . . Grigsby marries his real-world firefighting experience with a depth of emotion that brings with it a strong authenticity.
Firefighter Cole Brannigan is on the verge of retirement after 30 years on the job, and a decade fighting dragons. But during his final fire call, he discovers he’s immune to dragon smoke. It’s such a rare power that he’s immediately conscripted into the elite dragon-fighting force known as the Smoke Eaters. Retirement cancelled, Brannigan is re-assigned as a lowly rookie, chafing under his superiors. So when he discovers a plot to take over the city’s government, he takes matters into his own hands. With hundreds of innocent civilians in the crosshairs, it’s up to Brannigan and his fellow Smoke Eaters to repel the dragon menace.
Having decided to betray CASE Global, he can finally reveal his origins to the Enclave and warn them about the company’s imminent invasion. Even if it means alienating Jillaine…and allying with someone he’s always considered his adversary.
But war makes for strange bedfellows, and uniting Alissians against such a powerful enemy will require ancient enmities–as well as more recent antagonisms–to be set aside. The future of their pristine world depends on it.
As Quinn searches for a way to turn the tide, his former CASE Global squad-mates face difficult decisions of their own. For some, it’s a matter of what they’re willing to do to get home. For others, it’s deciding whether they want to go home at all.
Continuing the exciting adventures from The Rogue Retrieval and The Island Deception, The World Awakening is the spellbinding conclusion to the Gateways to Alissia fantasy series from Dan Koboldt
Audio rights to professional firefighter Sean Grigsby’s debut SMOKE EATERS to Brian Sweany at Recorded Books by Katie Shea Boutillier on behalf of Paul E. Stevens.
Author of the King’s Dark Tidings series Kel Kade’s FATE OF THE FALLEN, the first in a brand new series in which a prophesied hero and his best friend discover that saving the world isn’t as easy, or exciting, as it sounds in the stories, and to make matters worse, the latter is beginning to fear that he’s lost his mind, to Christopher Morgan at Tor Books, in a major deal, in a three-book deal, for publication in Spring 2019, by Paul E. Stevens.
Professional firefighter Sean Grigsby’s debut novel, Smoke Eaters, will be published by Angry Robot in early 2018.
After nearly 2,000 years in hibernation, dragons have emerged from beneath the Earth’s crust, and they’re hungry. Firefighters are humanity’s first—and last—line of defense.
Cole Brannigan has fought fires for 30 years and is now on the eve of retirement. But when he discovers that he is one of the few who have a natural immunity to dragon smoke he is recruited into the elite dragon-fighting force known as the Smoke Eaters. Suddenly Branningan finds himself permanently assigned to the front lines of the dragon war—whether he likes it or not.
Sean can be found online at www.seangrigsby.com and on Twitter at @SeanGrigsby.
Leanna Renee Hieber, the award-winning author of STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL, will write three books in her new series THE GHOST PRECINCT.
During the height of New York City’s gilded age, Teddy Roosevelt created a secret division within the New York Police Department. Under direction of its leader, gifted medium Eve Whitby, the Ghost Precinct helps the NYPD solve crimes and, in some cases, intervene before a crime is even committed, by wielding powers and tricks known only by mediums and utilized only by the dead.
The books were placed with Elizabeth May at Kensington’s Rebel Base by Paul Stevens.