Robards Will Introduce A New Suspense Series Called The Guardian

Online PR News – 22-June-2016 – Toronto/ON – MIRA Books has signed New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Karen Robards to a three-book, seven-figure deal.

“We’re absolutely delighted to be publishing Karen Robards,” said Margaret Marbury, Vice President of General Fiction Editorial at Harlequin. “In addition to being one of the most popular voices in women’s fiction, she has an incredible gift for creating razor-sharp suspense stories tinged with dark humor.”

Robards will craft a new suspense series called The Guardian for MIRA Books. The series will feature a femme fatale Robin Hood-type heroine, with the first title set to be published in June 2017.

“I love The Guardian series,” said Robards. “Bianca St. Ives is one of my favorite heroines ever, and the combination of action, suspense and romance makes her story pure fun to write. And I am absolutely thrilled that MIRA Books is publishing them. As a premier publisher of women’s fiction, I feel that they are ideally suited to present this new series.”

The deal was negotiated by Marbury and MIRA Executive Editor Nicole Brebner with Robert Gottlieb of Trident Media Group. Harlequin acquired North American English rights in the deal. MIRA Books editor Emily Ohanjanians will edit the novels.

Karen Robards is the author of 50 books and one novella and is a regular on the New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She has written thrillers, romantic suspense and historical romances and her work has been translated into more than seventeen languages. She is the winner of a number of awards, including six Affaire de Coeur Silver Pen Awards for favorite romance author. Karen lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

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