Friday, 16 April 2010

Book News: Simon & Schuster UK to launch Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy imprint this summer!

Simon & Schuster Children's Books is launching a new paranormal romance and urban fantasy imprint this summer called Simon Pulse.

The publisher said the paperback-only imprint will release "the best teen gothic literature, continuing to represent some of the biggest names in contemporary supernatural fiction, such as L J Smith, Elizabeth Chandler and Nancy Holder, but will also launch début authors with the potential to crossover and be stars of the future."

The new list will launch in June with the first paperback publication of the bestseller Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, Forbidden Game by L J Smith, The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan, Passing Strange by Dan Waters, Dark Secrets: No Time to Die & The Deep End of Fear by Elizabeth Chandler and Claire de Lune, a werewolf novel from début author Christine Johnson.

This is exciting news!

I love reading paranormal romance and urban fantasy. Hush, Hush was one of my favourite reads of last year, and I am super excited for it's follow up Crescendo. Also, it's good to see these books getting more recognition in the UK.  Young Adult fiction is pretty huge in the US right now, but often I find myself  ordering titles on import as they are sometimes released a lot later over here or don't have UK distribution. Hopefully things will change now!

There are titles on the launch list that I haven't yet heard of, but one that is on my wishlist is Christine Johnson's Claire de Lune.  Sounds good!

News report: Source.


  1. wow..i never know hush, hush also has a sequel.glad i visit you. =)

  2. Just stopped over from the blog hop and I have to agree with you, Hush, Hush was great and Claire de Lune has been on my TBR list since I 1st heard about it, the reviews have been good too!

  3. that is so exciting! i am with touchstone/simon and schuster in the us and i love their willingness to take chances and try new things. i found you on the blog hop and am now following!

  4. This is good news :) I'm actually most excited for The Demon's Covenant, I loved the first book!
    Visiting from the hop, i'm your latest follower!

  5. I am stoked about this! I love paranormal! I came here via blog hop!

  6. I really like Simon and Schuster as a publisher, so I'm absolutely psyched that they're releasing this new imprint. I can't wait to see what new authors they include! :)

  7. That's great news! Thanks for sharing :)


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