Recent & Upcoming Books
A. J. Hackwith, Ace (Penguin Random House), October 2019
In the first book in a brilliant new fantasy series, books that aren’t finished by their authors reside in the Library of the Unwritten in Hell, and it is up to the Librarian to track down any restless characters who emerge from those unfinished stories.
Many years ago, Claire was named Head Librarian of the Unwritten Wing– a neutral space in Hell where all the stories unfinished by their authors reside. Her job consists mainly of repairing and organizing books, but also of keeping an eye on restless stories that risk materializing as characters and escaping the library. When a Hero escapes from his book and goes in search of his author, Claire must track and capture him with the help of former muse and current assistant Brevity and nervous demon courier Leto.
But what should have been a simple retrieval goes horrifyingly wrong when the terrifyingly angelic Ramiel attacks them, convinced that they hold the Devil’s Bible. The text of the Devil’s Bible is a powerful weapon in the power struggle between Heaven and Hell, so it falls to the librarians to find a book with the power to reshape the boundaries between Heaven, Hell….and Earth.
Ada Harper, Carina Press, October 2018
science fiction romance
She turned her back on her people and shifted her allegiance to the very Empire she was sent to betray.
Now head spymaster, Lyre's loyalty lies with Sabine, the Empress she has loved since childhood. But when Lyre’s elaborate web of lies starts to untangle, her presence threatens Sabine’s future. She will do whatever it takes to protect her lover, even if it means sacrificing herself.
Empress Sabine Corvus has lived a life of service, pushing aside her own desires for the greater good. With the Empire teetering on the brink of war with the traitorous Syndicate, she cannot afford to show weakness. Although Lyre’s spymaster skills are her greatest weapon, their bond is her Achilles’ heel. Regardless of the price, she will not give Lyre up.
Ada Harper, Carina Press, January 2018
science fiction romance
Growing up in an authoritarian efficiency state that imprisons and controls its fertile population, Olivia Shaw has learned to hide her identity by living on the outskirts of society as a mercenary. But when a military coup strands her in foreign terrain, she'll have to work together with her hostage, deposed noble Galen de Corvus, to survive. Forming an uneasy truce with a man that represents everything she hates, swept up in a deadly conspiracy spanning two empires, can Olivia sort out the truth in time to divert a war?