Friday, 24 June 2011

Exciting Karen Mahoney News!

*Note* Sensible words provided via a Random House press release. Unhelpful comments in brackets provided by myself.


Random House Children’s Books is delighted to announce a three book deal with YA author Karen Mahoney (yesss!). Fiction Publisher Annie Eaton and Fiction Editor Jessica Clarke secured a deal for World English Language rights for two titles in a brand new series called Beautiful Ghosts, on behalf of Miriam Kriss at Irene Goodman, the first book of which will be published by Random House in 2012. A separate deal was made with Heather Baror of Baror International for The Stone Demon, the third and final book in The Iron Witch trilogy which will be published in 2013 (SO FAR AWAY).

Annie Eaton, Fiction Publisher comments ‘Karen Mahoney is a natural storyteller with a wonderful imagination. Her debut novel, THE IRON WITCH, was published to rave reviews, and there is an eager audience out there wanting more!’

Jessica Clarke, Karen Mahoney’s Editor adds ‘Karen is a dream author, with an incredible passion for YA fiction and a huge online following on both sides of the Atlantic. Her blend of strong female protagonists and punchy paranormal drama is breathing (much-needed) new life into this genre, and we are very proud to have her on the RHCB list.’

THE STONE DEMON is the final book of The Iron Witch trilogy, where Donna Underwood must work with the alchemical Order of the Crow in London to create a new Philosopher's Stone. If she fails? A three-way war between the dark elves, demons and alchemists will lead the world into an unimaginable apocalypse. (Ohshit! This sounds AWESOME)


Being a vampire is for life - not just a lifestyle.

Reluctant teenage vampire Marie 'Moth' O'Neal infiltrates a group of Otherkin kids in Boston, teenagers who believe they are reincarnated vampires, in order to find out who or what is killing off the troubled teens... and then turning them into something truly undead with a taste for human flesh. All this while trying to stop sexy young hunter Jace Murdoch from shooting anything that doesn't breathe - including her.


Brilliant news! I loved the first installment in The Iron Witch series and cannot wait for Wood Queen. Beautiful Ghosts sounds just fantastic! I'm super excited about more Karen Mahoney in my life - not only is she a fab writer, she's absolutely lovely. Hooray, Kaz!


  1. I agree that the name of the series Ghosts is very interesting and beautiful! ;) I can't wait.

  2. I agree, Beautiful Ghosts sounds awesome! I cant wait for it! :D x


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