Author of the forthcoming THE KEY TO HAPPILY EVER AFTER Tif Marcelo's SUNSET IN MANILA BAY, pitched as Next Year in Havana meets Eat Pray Love, wherein a woman travels to the Philippines to connect with the family she's never known, rediscovers her identity, and takes another chance at love, told from mother and daughter's point of view, to Kate Dresser at Gallery, for publication in spring 2020, by Rachel Brooks at BookEnds (world).
Farah Heron's debut THE CHAI FACTOR, a comedy of opposites attracting when a feisty Muslim grad student discovers she must share her apartment with a singing quartet, and immediately clashes with the small-town, plaid-wearing baritone who clearly knows nothing about her life, to Jennifer Lambert at Harper Canada, for publication in summer 2019, by Rachel Brooks at BookEnds (world).
Debut author Mona D. Shroff's HEADS OR TAILS, an #OwnVoices story about a gourmet roastery owner who had a baby out of wedlock fifteen years ago--something good Indian girls don't do--and now has to decide if legal help for her daughter is worth revealing to her long-lost love that they have a child together, told in alternating past and present sections that reveal what tore them apart and whether they can have a second chance, to Brittany Lavery at HQN, in a nice deal, in a two-book deal, by Rachel Brooks at BookEnds (world).
USA Today bestselling author Gin Jones's SIX CLOVES UNDER, the first book in the Garlic Farm mystery series, in which a woman inherits her late aunt's garlic farm in Massachusetts and must learn the business from the ground up while also solving a series of local murders, to Martin Biro at Lyrical Underground, in a three-book deal, for publication in spring 2020, by Rachel Brooks at BookEnds (world English).
Author of MASK OF SHADOWS and forthcoming RUIN OF STARS Linsey Miller's BY GRACE AND BLOOD, a standalone French-inspired fantasy wherein two young women must work together in secret to stay alive, keep their deception hidden, and end a war caused by magic and greed before it kills thousands for the sake of the wealthy few, to Annie Berger at Sourcebooks Fire, in a two-book deal, for publication in Spring 2020 and 2021, by Rachel Brooks at BookEnds (world).
USA Today bestselling author Naima Simone's BLACKOUT BILLIONAIRES series, in which three wealthy alphas attending a charity gala are thrown together with the women who will change their lives forever when the city of Chicago suffers a blackout, to Tahra Seplowin at Harlequin Desire, in a three-book deal, by Rachel Brooks at BookEnds (World).