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01/14/2003 Entry: "News from January Locus"

Sharon Shinn sold two books in new "Mystic and Rider" series and a novella set in her "Samaria" universe to Ginjer Buchanan at Ace (I wonder where that will appear).

Catherine Asaro will write three fantasy novels for Mary Theresa Hussey at Silhouette for Worldwide's new fantasy line.

Elizabeth Gilligan's Sovereign Silk, book three of her "Silken Magic" series, went to Sheila Gilbert at DAW. (We haven't seen the first book yet, but the author describes it as romantic. So I shall definitely see. )

Madeleine E. Robins delivered PETTY TREASON, second in her "hardboiled Regency" mystery series about detective Sarah Tolerance, to Patrick Neilsen Hayden at Tor.

There's an article, "Romancing SF," about Tor's paranormal romance line, which will feature mass market originals by known SF/F and Romance authors, as well as new talent. Tentatively titled Tor Romance, it has a projected launch date of July 2004. And Harlequin is developing a fantasy line to be run by Mary Theresa Hussey. Stories are intended for the female fantasy reader, with a romantic subplot, beginning early in 2004.

-- From Locus via Lori

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Found out something else about Harlequin's forthcoming books, from a weekly Deal newsletter (Publisher's Lunch):

"Three Arthurian fantasy romances from Sarah Zettel, author of Kingdom of Cages and Sorceror's Treason, to Mary Theresa Hussey at Harlequin, by Shawna McCarthy."

Posted by Lori @ 01/15/2003 01:00 AM ET

And in more cross-genre news, "Silhouette Books has chosen Charlaine as one of three authors to write novellas for their fall 2004 Halloween romance anthology." This according to Charlaine Harris' Web site. That's a heck of a long wait, isn't it? But still exciting for romance/sf fans.

BTW, having Yet Another Retelling of Arthurian Fantasy be among Harlequin's offering to fans of romantic sf (re: Sarah Zettel info below) has managed to tinge my enthusiasm with wariness.

Posted by Preeti @ 01/19/2003 08:57 PM ET

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