Bookouture re-sign psychological thriller writers Lynes and Clarke

We’re super excited today to share the news that we have re-signed contracts with two of your favourite psychological thriller writers SE Lynes and Wendy Clarke. 

Jenny Geras, Publisher, has acquired World English rights to three more novels by S.E. Lynes from Veronique Baxter at David Higham Associates.

Susie is the author of MotherThe Pact, The Proposal and The Women, all of which have been Kindle UK top 100 bestsellers, as well as Valentina, which was originally published by Blackbird Digital Books.

The first book in the new contract will publish in December 2019, and will be in a new area for Lynes, and two more psychological thrillers will follow in 2020.

Jenny Geras said,

I’m delighted to be publishing three more books from Susie – and especially right now, with The Women doing so well, and getting some of the most incredible reader reviews I have ever seen. I know that Susie’s many fans will be thrilled to hear that there are three more books coming!

S.E. Lynes said,

I absolutely love working with this dynamic, brilliant and hugely supportive team, am busy writing at this very moment and cannot wait to share some more dark and twisty tales with my amazing and lovely readers. Massive love and thanks to my publisher and to all the readers who have supported me through the last five novels. I hope you enjoy the next three every bit as much.

Commissioning Editor Jennifer Hunt has acquired world rights to two more psychological thrillers from Flash500 Novel Competition winner and kindle bestseller Wendy Clarke, whose debut What She Saw raced into the Kindle top 100 in May. Both will publish in 2020.

Jennifer said,

Wendy is an extraordinary author: her reviews are outstanding, she has an incredible flair for building tension and her books get better and better. I know I’m not the only person thrilled she’s writing more for Bookouture, with readers completely compelled by her first thriller and just as desperate for more.

Wendy added,

It’s been an absolute pleasure writing for Bookouture, especially as it’s allowed me to work with my very lovely and talented editor, Jennifer Hunt. To be given the opportunity to write two more books for this dynamic and supportive publisher is a dream come true.

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Bookouture sign three-book deal with bestselling crime author Ed James

We are thrilled to announce a three-book deal with bestselling crime author Ed James.

Commissioning Editor Helen Jenner acquired World English rights from Al Guthrie at The North Agency to three books in a new US-set crime series. The first book will publish in January 2020, with two more books in the same series following later in the year.

Helen said,

I’m absolutely thrilled to have Ed James join Bookouture. Ed is an author I have always wanted to publish, so to get the opportunity to work on a new series with him is something quite special.

I knew from the moment I started reading the manuscript that I had to publish this book. In true Ed-style he has written a fast-paced, twisty crime thriller that had me unable to put the manuscript down until I had read the very last word. Ed is a master storyteller and is brimming with ideas for the rest of the series. I look forward to publishing the first one early next year.

Ed said,

I’ve been blown away by the success Bookouture has achieved with their authors over the past few years and I’m honoured and privileged to be joining their list.

My new series focuses on the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment unit based in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, with action, suspense, twists and every parent’s worst fear – the abduction of their child.

I’m excited to be working with Helen Jenner and her team, and I’m grateful of the opportunity to bring something fresh to my readers and hopefully legions of new ones.

Al Guthrie said:

I’ve been a firm admirer of Bookouture’s smart and innovative publishing for a long time. It’s the perfect home for Ed James’s new series and we’re very much looking forward to bringing his terrific work to the attention of as many readers as possible on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Bookouture re-sign contracts with Kate Hewitt and Jessica Thorne

We’re on fire this week with author news and are today celebrating that we’ll be bringing you more awesome reads from Kate Hewitt and Jessica Thorne.  

Associate Publisher Isobel Akenhead has agreed a deal for world rights in all languages to four more novels from bestselling women’s fiction author Kate Hewitt, to publish in 2020 and 2021, in both the emotional women’s fiction and historical women’s fiction genres.

Isobel Akenhead says,

Working with Kate is an absolute dream, and we have been so thrilled to see Not My Daughter become a bestseller in the UK and abroad. Her writing is beautiful, and it resonates with her many readers who – like me – are captivated by her extraordinary ability to get to the human heart of a dilemma. I’m incredibly proud to be her publisher at Bookouture and cannot wait to read her new novels.

Kate Hewitt says,

I’m delighted to continue to work with Isobel and the whole Bookouture team. They are a wonderful and innovative publisher in all aspects of the industry, and they’re absolutely brilliant to work with. I can’t wait to write more women’s fiction as well as some new historical novels, all with the deep emotion I love to evoke.


Publishing Director Kathryn Taussig has acquired World English rights in two more commercial fantasy novels by acclaimed author Jessica Thorne from Sallyanne Sweeney at Mulcahey Associates. The first novel, Mageborn, will publish in February 2020, followed by the second book in the series in May 2020.

Mageborn follows the story of Grace, an orphan who has been trained as an elite soldier to track down Mageborns – those who are born with forbidden magic – and destroy them if they don’t surrender their power to the Crown. But then Grace herself begins to show the first signs of magic. Only the mysterious Lord of Thorns, the castle recluse, can help her now…. if he doesn’t destroy her first.

Jessica Thorne says,

I’m absolutely delighted to be working with Bookouture on a new series. Fantasy romance has always been my first love, so it is wonderful to plunge into this world of adventure, love and magic. Ever since I was little I’ve wanted to write stories like this, so I am over the moon to have the opportunity. Kathryn and the team have been a dream to work with and I can’t wait to see where this new adventure brings us.

Kathryn Taussig says,

The concept of Mageborn gripped me from the start. Like Jessica’s previous novels – The Queen’s Wing and The Stone’s HeartMageborn’s protagonist, Grace, is a courageous young woman who must find the strength within to fight an evil force that’s threatening everything she loves. I know that both Jessica’s existing fans and new readers are going to adore this absolutely brilliant book.

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Bookouture sign Audible bestselling author Alex Callister

In even more exciting news this week, we are delighted to share that Publishing Director Kathryn Taussig has acquired World English rights for two books from Ben Clark at The Soho Agency by Audible bestselling author Alex Callister.

Alex Callister’s debut novel Winter Dark is Audible’s 2019 Thriller of the Year and will be published by Bookouture in ebook and paperback in January 2020. The sequel to Winter DarkWinter Rising – will follow later that spring.

Alex Callister said,

I am delighted to be working with Kathryn who has loved Winter from the start and am looking forward to bringing Winter to a wider global audience with Bookouture.

Kathryn Taussig said,

I first read Winter’s story when it was in its early stages, and it has stuck in my mind ever sense. Winter Dark has so many grippingly suspenseful moments, but it also has complex and genuine characters you completely fall in love with. Winter is an absolute powerhouse – you want to follow her to the ends of the earth!

Alex Callister has spent her career in the city charting the rise of the internet and is fascinated by the dark web and its potential to facilitate crime. An action movie fan, her books are full of cult references. Her kick-ass heroine, Winter, was inspired by Bond, Bourne, John Wick, Vin Diesel, Jack Reacher and many others.

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Bookouture acquire two crime thriller novels from Dana Perry

We’re so excited today to share the news that we’ll be bringing you a new crime thriller series from Dana Perry.

Publishing Director Kathryn Taussig has acquired World rights in two crime thriller novels by American author Dana Perry from Nalini Akolekar at Spencerhill Associates. The beginning of a new series, the first book will publish in November 2019, followed by a second in March 2020.

The story follows Manhattan-based crime reporter Jessie Tucker, who is investigating the murder of a young woman in Central Park. When the police gun down a suspect early on, it seems the case might die with him… even though the evidence points to a violent repeat offender still at large. Suddenly, it’s up to Jessie to track down the real killer before he finds his next victim.

Dana Perry said,

I love stories about the media, which is why I wrote my debut novel about a young woman newspaper reporter named Jessie Tucker who shockingly discovers that nothing about her own life is what it seems to be. And I’m delighted to be working with the terrific team at Bookouture on this – plus more Jessie Tucker to come in the very near future.

Kathryn Taussig said

I found Dana Perry’s debut novel unbelievably gripping – unputdownable and compelling until the last page. I think readers are going to love Jessie Tucker as much as I did, and the atmospheric New York setting is just the icing on the cake!

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Bookouture sign deal for two WW2 time-split novels from bestselling Kindle author Daniela Sacerdoti

We are SO EXCITED today to share the news that Bookouture have signed a deal for two WW2 time-split novels from bestselling Kindle author Daniela Sacerdoti.

Associate Publisher Jessie Botterill has struck a deal with Ariella Feiner at United Agents for two new novels from women’s fiction superstar Daniela Sacerdoti. Author of the bestselling Glen Avich and Seal Island series which have sold over one million copies in ebook to date, Sacerdoti’s debut novel Watch Over Me was named the eighth bestselling Kindle book of all time in 2015, when she was also ranked as the eleventh top-selling Kindle author.

Daniela is currently working on Where the Mountains Kiss the Sky, the first of two dual narrative historical novels set in Italy and inspired by incredible true stories, some from her own family history. Bookouture have WAL, audio and film and TV rights for both books.

Jessie said,

Daniela’s energy and passion for writing is totally infectious and she always adds that extra something special for her readers. Working with her is a dream come true and I’m just so excited for what’s to come.

Daniela responded,

At some point in the last couple of years, I realised that so many of the books I downloaded and loved had one thing in common: they’d been published by Bookouture! I am now honoured, and quite amazed at the serendipity, to be one of their writers.

Where the Mountains Kiss the Sky will be published in October 2019, with the second book coming in the spring of 2020.

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Gregg Olsen, the Number One New York Times and Amazon bestselling author, signs with Bookouture

We are totally thrilled to announce that Gregg Olsen, the Number One New York Times and Amazon bestselling author has signed with Bookouture.

Publisher, Claire Bord has acquired World All Language rights for three books in a new crime thriller series by Gregg Olsen featuring detective Rylee Cassidy, from Susan Raihofer at the David Black Literary Agency. Gregg’s signing marks the current expansion of Bookouture’s US-focussed publishing which has already launched USA Today bestselling authors Lisa Regan and D.K. Hood.

Claire Bord said,

An award-winning author, Gregg has amassed an incredible following for both his fiction and non-fiction. The thread that runs through all his work is his ability to give readers an insight into the lives of people caught in extraordinary circumstances. We are very excited to be working with Gregg on his new detective series and expanding his readership even further.

Gregg said,

I’ve long been intrigued by the concept of publishing a series in rapid-fire sequence. Bookouture and my protagonist Rylee Cassidy are the perfect partners to take my readers on a relentlessly thrilling journey in short order. I’m very excited to work with Claire and her team.

The first book in the series will launch in November 2019 with the second book due for release in Spring 2020.

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