Nancy Barone signs for Bookouture

Nancy Barone - women's fiction author

Today we’re very excited to announce the signing of Nancy Barone with Bookouture – for three fantastic women’s fiction books.

Even more excitingly there’s not long to wait, with Nancy’s first book, The Husband Diet, being published in May this year.

Our aim at Bookouture is to discover authors with real talent who we think we can turn into real global success stories – and Nancy certainly fits that criteria.

The Husband Diet features Erica Cantelli – an over-worked, over-weight and under-loved mother who is finding life as suffocating as a size 4 dress.  When she realizes that the only thing lower than her self-esteem is her husband’s libido, Erica is forced to make a choice – losing weight, or losing him?

Nancy’s story-telling is both hilarious and touching, beautifully observed; and with a raw honesty that will touch the hearts of readers everywhere.

Nancy commented on the deal.

“I signed with Bookouture because they share my vision for my books and care about them as much as I do- an author’s dream come true. They’re amazing to work with and I thank them for believing in me. I’m over the moon because I know it’ll be a fantastic journey!”

Born in Canada, but living in Italy (and married to a Brit) Nancy is a previously published Romance author, but The Husband Diet will be her women’s fiction debut.

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You can also find Nancy on Twitter.

See below for the full press release.

Bookouture sign Nancy Barone – Press Release by bookouture

Blackthorn Bites…

Blackthorn author marketing

Ahead of the publication of Blood Shadows by Lindsay J. Pryor, we’re releasing a series of ‘sneak peeks’ into the world of Blackthorn and the lives of it’s characters.

These simple ads are going to be released on both the Bookouture website and Lindsay’s site – as well of course as on social media.  Sign up to our Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest pages to get them all.

Here’s the first Blackthorn Bite – with more to follow over the coming days.  And watch out for the Blackthorn trailer too – released this Wednesday.

Lindsay J Pryor signs for Bookouture

Lindsay J Pryor - British Paranormal Romance author

When I started Bookouture, I wanted to focus on a few exceptionally talented authors who I thought we could build into superstars.

Today, I’m delighted to announce that we’ve found our first one (Scroll down for the full press release).

Lindsay J Pryor is a British Paranormal Romance author who writes dark, intense stories set in the dystopian world of Blackthorn.

Blackthorn really captured our imagination at Bookouture as a fantastically vivid and complex world, one which readers will utterly lose themselves in.

In an imaginary future the world is controlled by humans – who rule over vampires with an iron fist.  Society is divided and ‘third species’ are both feared and discriminated against.  Additional seeds of discontent are sown by whispers of a vampire prophecy foretelling the overthrow of the human regime.

Blackthorn itself is the most impoverished of several administrative districts – a real melting pot for vampires, lycans and humans – and a hive of social unrest.

Lindsay paints this multi-layered world effortlessly, and in her first book Blood Shadows uses it as the setting for an intense forbidden romance…

We’re saying no more right now – but watch this space!

I first discovered Lindsay’s writing when reading entries for Mills & Boon’s New Voices competition, where she finished as a runner-up in both 2010 and 2011.

When I set up my own publishing company, I was amazed that Lindsay still hadn’t been signed by a publisher – clearly readers loved her writing, and so did I.  Having now read the first two books in full, I know we’re onto something special.

We’ve signed the first three books in the series – with the first launching this November.  Yes – this November – the 27th to be precise.

One of the great things about publishing digitally is that we can get books to readers quickly.  Lindsay is also working on revising book two in the series – Blood Roses – now and that will be available in Spring 2013.

There’ll be lots more news to come over the following weeks – we’re putting the finishing touches to the cover design right now, developing a book trailer and we’re working on re-launching Lindsay’s website.

Do stay in touch via the website, facebook and twitter – it’s going to be an exciting ride.

Find out more about Lindsay

Bookouture Lindsay J Pryor Contract Press Release