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The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister The Bridal Chair by Gloria Goldreich The Orphan Sky by Ella Leya Pieces of My Mother by Melissa Cistaro

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Four Anchors

 

You’re ready for something that’s deeper than the Mariana Trench. You need a book that will bring tears to your eyes and encourage conversation that will carry on long into the night.

Three Anchors

 

Batten down the hatches. This book will make you smile one moment and then pull your heartstrings all the way down to Davy Jones Locker. Get ready for some fun book club talks that also touch on serious social issues.

Two Anchors

 

Ahoy mateys! This book will put the wind in your sails and lead you on a gently rolling adventure that will leave you and your friends on the edge of your seats.

One Anchor

 

Hang on to your buoys! This fun, fearless, flirty book will leave you and your friends laughing as you talk about your favorite scenes and characters.

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We are pleased to share that Publishers Weekly has given a glowing review to As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti.

They say: “The countdown structure creates a natural hook, and Sedoti (The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett) makes good use of her what-if premise to give readers much to consider. She successfully captures the feelings of uncertainty that come with nascent adulthood, the desire to leave home, and waiting for one’s life to begin.”

Book Info

9781492642312

 As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti

 Sourcebooks Fire

 Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018

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 If you could make one wish that was guaranteed to come true—what would you wish for?

 Madison is a small town in the Mojave dessert on the road between nothing and nowhere. It's an unremarkable speck on the map, which is perfect for protecting the town's secret. Because in Madison, everyone can make  one wish on their eighteenth birthday—and that wish always comes true.

 Most of Eldon's classmates have had their wishes picked out for months, even years. Not Eldon. He's seen how wishing has hurt the people around him. His parents' marriage is strained, his sister is a virtual ghost in their house, his ex-girlfriend is dating his ex-friend...where does he even begin?

 One thing is for sure: Eldon has only twenty-six days to figure it out—and the rest of his life to live with the consequences.

 

We're pleased to share that Publishers Weekly has reviewed two February Casablanca titles: Katie Ruggle's Survive the Night and Alyson McLayne's Highland Conquest. 

What Publishers Weekly says about Survive the Night: "Ruggle will delight her readers with the third Rocky Mountain K9 Unit romantic thriller (after On the Chase)... Ruggle’s colorful tapestry continues the stories of earlier protagonists while introducing readers to new faces, and will satisfy series fans."

You can read the full review online here.

9781492643104Survive the Night by Katie Ruggle

Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: Februrary 6th, 2018

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He's always been a haven:

For the lost. The sick. The injured.

But when a hunted woman takes shelter in his arms, this gentle giant swears he'll do more than heal her battered spirit—he'll defend her with his life.

K9 Officer Otto Gunnersen always had a soft spot for anyone in need. As Monroe's very own Dr. Doolittle, he dedicates himself to rehabilitating the injured souls that cross his path—but for all his big heart, he's never been in love.

Until he meets Sarah Clifton's haunted eyes. Until he realizes he'll do anything to save her.

All Sarah wants is to escape a life caught between ambitious crime families, but there's no outrunning her past. Her power-mad brother would hunt her to the ends of the earth…but he'd never expect Sarah to fight back. With Otto and the whole of Monroe, Colorado by her side, Sarah's finally ready to face whatever comes her way.

It's time to take a stand.

 

Publishers Weekly describes Highland Conquest as a "page-turner" with "expertly crafted sexual tension."

You can read the full review online here.

 

9781492654537Highland Conquest by Alyson McLayne

Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: February 6th, 2018

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HE WAS LOOKING FOR VENGEANCE

INSTEAD HE FOUND HER

Laird Lachlan MacKay never planned on leading his clan, but when his older brother was murdered, he was left with no choice. His vow to avenge his brother has led him to the MacPherson clan—and their bewitching healer, Amber.

Amber MacPherson is desperate. Dressed as a boy to escape her clan’s treacherous leader, she runs right into Lachlan—who orders her detained. At first she causes him nothing but frustration, especially when she blackmails him into helping her clan. But when she’s threatened by the same man who murdered his brother, Lachlan will do whatever it takes to keep her safe—and by his side.

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Valerie Pierce
You should feel sorry for my parents. Why? Because I’ve been an insomniac basically since early childhood – and let me tell you, having a screaming, wide awake four year old running around at all hours of the day and night– well, let’s just say my parents should probably be on the fast track to sainthood.  They finally made a deal with me: I could stay up as late as I wanted, BUT I had to stay in bed. That was cool with me, because it gave me an opportunity to do the thing I love the most – read. And you know what’s even cooler? Being at a place like Sourcebooks where it’s basically my job to read and talk about how much I love books. Guess we don’t really change all that much when we grow up. But don’t worry – I don’t do the screaming and crying thing anymore – totally over that.


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  • Infomercial item you’d consider buying: Um, already bought it – anyone remember TopsyTail?
  • What did you want to grow up to be when you were younger? Rainbow Brite. Still working on that.
  • What was the greatest song ever written? Valerie by the Zutons. It’s about a girl named Valerie who has ginger hair. So obviously written about me.

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Katie Anderson
I've been spoiled by books since I was a teeny, tiny baby (one of the many perks of growing up in my family's independent bookstore, Anderson's, only a few miles away from us here at Sourcebooks). It might not have been as cool as growing up in a chocolate factory, but then again, people don't mysteriously disappear mid-tour—no offense, Charlie. I've always been a fiction girl at heart and LOVE talking books with anyone who will listen.

  • Favorite Sourcebooks memory: My department through me a Bon Voyage Party when I had to move to a new desk about 10 yards away  (beverages were included J).
  • The book you’d take if you were going to be deserted on an island: Pillars of the Earth…It’s the best book I’ve ever read…and hopefully by the time I finish it…I’ll be rescued.
  • Favorite childhood toy: Polly Pocket!! I still wish I could be her.

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Aubrey Poole
I have always been an avid reader, and I was lucky enough to have a mom who would load all of her daycare kids into the van to drive me down to the local library. I was so happy when I turned 16 and could drive myself. There was only one problem: despite living in a tiny town, I didn’t know how to get anywhere! Every time I got in a car my nose was in a book. I don’t know how we used to survive without Google maps.

  • The book you’d take if you were going to be deserted on an island: The Lord of the Rings trilogy or Neal Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle (and yes, I know I’m cheating)
  • What was the greatest song ever written? “Aubrey” by Bread (for obvious reasons)




leahLeah Hultenschmidt
I started my publishing career at age four at my local library, where I insisted on “helping organize” the children’s section…by color.  Strangely enough, those same librarians gave me a part-time job twelve years later.  I now edit young adult fiction for the Fire imprint and adult romance for Casablanca—because I still can’t resist a happily-ever-after ending.

  • Perverse pleasure: being a Red Sox fan in New York City
  • First book you read on your own: Are You My Mother?  Apparently I also enjoyed acting it out with strangers
  • Favorite Sourcebooks memory: dinner with Kristi Yamaguchi  on her tour for It’s a Big World Little Pig

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We maintain a wide selection of titles in our reading guides, including: Georgette Heyer novels, Historical Fiction novels, and many more!

Library Journal included a review of Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha in their "Embracing Life - Memoir" roundup last month! 

Library Journal calls Flat Broke with Two Goats an "enjoyable back-to-the-land memoir."

You can read the full roundup online here.

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9781492655381Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha

Sourcebooks

Publication Date: January 23rd, 2018

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When life gets your goat, bring in the herd.

Jennifer McGaha never expected to own a goat named Merle. Or to be setting Merle up on dates and naming his doeling Merlene. She didn’t expect to be buying organic yogurt for her chickens. She never thought she would be pulling camouflage carpet off her ceiling or rescuing opossums from her barn and calling it “date night.” Most importantly, Jennifer never thought she would only have $4.57 in her bank account.

When Jennifer discovered that she and her husband owed back taxes—a lot of back taxes—her world changed. Now desperate to save money, they foreclosed on their beloved suburban home and moved their family to a one-hundred-year-old cabin in a North Carolina holler. Soon enough, Jennifer’s life began to more closely resemble her Appalachian ancestors than her upper-middle-class upbringing. But what started as a last-ditch effort to settle debts became a journey that revealed both the joys and challenges of living close to the land.

Told with bold wit, unflinching honesty, and a firm foot in the traditions of Appalachia, Flat Broke with Two Goats blends stories of homesteading with the journey of two people rediscovering the true meaning of home.

Now that my book is finished, who is my main contact?
Once your book has been through the editorial process and is in the printing stage, your main contact will be your lead publicist or marketing coordinator. While you are always welcome to contact anyone at Sourcebooks, you are encouraged to communicate as much as possible through your publicist or marketing coordinator. Your editor will continue to handle all book development and sales-related questions.

How do I communicate with my publicist or marketing coordinator?
Your main contact will reach out to you in advance of your book’s publication date to introduce themselves and provide you with their contact information. You can always pick up the phone and call; however, email is the fastest and easiest way to reach them. 

What materials will you produce to promote my book?
For each of the titles we publicize, publicity will create press materials, such as a galley letter and press release. These materials are sent out when we send the book to media and after we’ve scheduled interviews. In some circumstances, additional materials such as event kits, teacher guides, posters, and bookmarks may be produced.

What media will you use to promote my book?
Each title gets a campaign focused on the primary and secondary audiences for that book. For example, if you have a parenting book, our publicity focus will likely be on parenting magazines (national and regional), family and parenting newspaper editors, family radio, mommy bloggers, and family/parenting websites. We use an online media database that includes thousands of print, radio, TV, and Internet contacts that we pitch our titles to each season.

How much time will the publicist spend on my book?
The main publicity push for your book is during the first five to six weeks of publication, with preparation and pitching prior to the release date. Although every book gets personal attention, each publicist is working on other books at the same time. 

Should I hire my own publicist?
It is understandable that you want to get the maximum amount of publicity coverage for your book. The decision to hire your own publicist is yours to make. If you feel additional support is needed, we ask that you allow us to coordinate with your outside publicist so we can be most effective. 

Can I put the book on my own website?
If you do have a website, we encourage that you include a copy of your book with the option to purchase a copy through all major retailers.

How do I prepare for my publicity?
Each of our authors is provided with materials on what you can do to help promote your book prior to the book’s launch. Your publicist will send you an overview of the campaign planned for your book with information on each step in the process.

What does Sourcebooks think about launch parties and events?
Sourcebooks doesn’t believe that launch parties are necessarily an effective book-selling tactic. However, we’re happy to help arrange book signings at local bookstores or anywhere the author feels they can drive event attendance and the store has a proven record of strong publicity support and high attendance. In support of the signings, we will arrange for them to be listed in the newspaper, pitch local TV and/or radio, and try to ensure that print reviews run prior to the signings. Additionally, most bookstores also promote the signings through newsletters, flyers, and ads.

What support does Sourcebook provide for signings and readings?
Each season, Sourcebooks only tours a couple of our authors. When we tour an author, our policy for expense reimbursement is spelled out in our author travel policy. However, we would be happy to help arrange for bookstore visits in your hometown and support any bookstore efforts on your part. If you should choose to arrange an event, we ask that you let us know about it so we can ensure the store has the appropriate number of books available.

How can I promote my book during personal or business travel?
As soon as you are assigned a lead publicist, you should send her a copy of your travel schedule so she can include it in her publicity plans. We like to take advantage of an author’s travel schedule for local media opportunities. 

How many books do I get for my own promotional purposes?
Please check your contract for the exact number of promotional copies you will receive. We encourage authors to use your promotional copies for non-media contacts, as we will gladly send copies to any personal media contacts on your behalf. Any additional copies you need can be purchased through Sourcebooks with the author discount determined in your contract.

How will I know how my book is selling?
We understand you have put a great amount of effort into your book and are naturally curious about sales. You are welcome to check back with your editor from time to time to get an update on sales. 

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Meaghan Gibbons

Editor, Simple Truths

What I'm looking for:

Nonfiction: Business titles by writers who connect with their audience through the warm aspects of business…team development, leadership, inspiration: more than just the bottom line. I’m particularly looking for business lifestyle; intelligent self-help/inspiration titles with a unique hook and the possibility for playful design elements; gift books that align to elements of positive outlooks, positive growth of individuals (including humor and inspiration).

Right now, please don't send me...
Memoir; Adult & Children’s Fiction

Some favorite books and authors I didn't publish:
I have a weakness for all things fantasy, sci-fi, and fiction in general. I also am passionate about Women in Business as well as Creativity in Business, which lends itself to a love of titles such as “Girl Boss” by Sophia Amoruso and “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert. In particular, “Big Magic” continues to inspire creative living each day, unrestrained by fear of failure.

One of the more important things an editor does for an author is...
help you be an advocate for yourself! I want to get your books into the hands of our readers – a goal we should share! Let me know how I can help you reach more readers and I will work to make it happen.

I love my job because...
Simple Truths has changed millions of people’s lives in these broad, beautiful ways and I now get to be a part of that! Plus BOOKS! What could possibly be better?

I keep my reading pile...
In an ever teetering pile next to my bed, on, under, and in my nightstand. Whenever I read something, it gets the honor of being placed on our ever expanding book shelves.

Bookstores you should visit before you die:
A Novel Idea in Lincoln, NE is just endlessly charming. And when I was living in DC I became extremely passionate about Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café, which combines two of my favorite things: fine books and fine dining.

When I'm not reading, I'll be...
painting, writing, baking, sewing… just generally creating, or playing with my two rescue pups (Maizey & Blue)

I follow reading, writing, and publishing news at:
Shelf Awareness and Publishers Weekly, for Business trends within my line I reach for Success Magazine, Business Insider, Innovate, Fortune, and enjoy pursuing Linkedin and Ted Talks for prevalent materials, speakers, and themes


Agents can contact me at:
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; direct line 630-536-0503

We're happy to share the fantastic review that Publishers Weekly has given The Cowboy Who Came Calling by Linda Broday!

They said: "Broday brings characteristic charm and expert storytelling to her second Texas Heroes historical romance... With solid minor characters, exciting plots, and sharp dialogue, this lovely romance is another home run by Broday."

Book Info

9781492646471The Cowboy Who Came Calling by Linda Broday

Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: February 6th, 2018

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A Former Texas Ranger on a mission

A determined woman slowly losing her sight

Alove neither could have predicted

…and a danger that may steal their happy ending before it can even begin.

Glory Day may be losing her vision, but that doesn't mean she'll ever stop fighting. Determined to provide for her struggling family, she confronts an outlaw with a price on his head. But when a mysterious cowboy gets between her and her target, Glory accidentally shoots him instead. Flustered, she has no option but to take the handsome stranger home to treat his wounds.

Former Texas Ranger Luke McClain didn't plan to fall in love, but there's no denying the strength of Glory's will or the sweetness of her heart. But Glory's been burned before, and Luke will have to reach into the depths of his own battered soul to convince her to take a chance...

And trust that love is worth fighting for.

 

A943-mLisa Beth Kovetz

The Tuesday Erotica Club

Award-Winning Writer, Producer and Debut Novelist Writes a Scintillating Tale of Female Friendship Loaded with Delicious Erotica.

In her twenties, after college, Lisa Beth Kovetz worked as a temp in a large law firm in NYC.  She and her fellow temps were painfully bored so they started an erotic literary club.  It was so much fun that Lisa Beth wrote up a screenplay based on the idea.  Years later, with a little more life under her belt, she tackled the idea again as a novel.

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