Friday, September 14, 2012

New Book Deal!!!

Hey all,

I've been waiting a long time for this day -- the day I get to announce my new book deal with Sourcebooks Fire! It's finally official and I can now shout it from the rooftops! Here's the deal memo describing the deal, put out in today's Publisher's Marketplace: 

Author of the Blood Coven Vampire Series, Mari Mancusi's trilogy starting with DRAGONBOUND, pitched as Terminator meets Daenerys' Dragons from Game of Thrones and centers on a teen girl whom twin brothers claim is the owner of the last dragon egg, and the only one who can stop a future apocalypse wrought by a fiery dragon war, toLeah Hultenschmidt at Sourcebooks Fire, in a very nice deal, by Kristin Nelson of Nelson Literary Agency (NA). UK & Translation rights: 

YES! Dragons!!! 

Here's another summary of the series - with a little more detail: 


When sixteen year old Trinity Brown's grandfather shows her the mysterious golden egg sent to their failing, roadside attraction museum after being unearthed from a melting glacier, she thinks only of its potential to pull the museum out of financial ruin. She has no idea it's the last surviving dragon egg of its kind--and destined to bring about the apocalypse.
Connor Johnson is a Dragon Hunter, sent back in time to the 21st century, to prevent the dragons from taking over the world. He knows this one simple egg, hatched and cloned and turned into a biological weapon of mass destruction by the US government, will lead to a worldwide conflagration, that will send mankind scurrying underground. Connor believes if he's able to destroy the last remaining egg before it hatches, there's still a chance to save the future world. And he needs Trinity's help to do it.
But Connor's not the only one after the egg. A group of dragon sympathizers, known as the Dracken, have sent Connor's own twin brother, Caleb, a Dragon Rider, back in time to also retrieve the egg. The Dracken believe that dragons have the power to save the world--if raised and bred in a controlled manner this time around. In short, if dragons become extinct, so will we. 
Connor is brave and steadfast. Caleb is clever and charismatic. And Trinity soon finds herself torn between the two brothers--and their very opposite missions to save the world. In the end, it'll be up to her to make the ultimate decision--to destroy the dragons or save them from harm. The fate of entire world depends on her choice.

This series is definitely a departure from The Blood Coven - it's darker and more action packed and told from third person perspectives. It's been so exciting to work on something so different. And I hope readers will love reading it as much as I'm loving writing it!

Much more to follow! But thanks for celebrating with me!!



David Faulkner said...

I'm hooked already! Congrats on the sale and I can't wait to read the series.

Jen Bigheart said...

Congrats, friend!

Kimberley Jones said...

Congratulations on the new deal :) I'm really looking forward to reading more of this book!

E.J. Wesley said...

Great news! Way to go, and much success going forward! :-)

Petra @ Safari Poet said...

Congratulations! Sounds great.

Victoria Scott said...

So excited for you! This is going to be a HUGE success; I can feel it!!! :)

Kelsey said...

This sounds awesome! So excited :D