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Independent publisher Robert Hale launched a brand new imprint, Buried River Press, at the London Book Fair last week, with a promise “to select and produce paperbacks to entice, intrigue and delight those readers with an appetite for superb stories”.
Named for The Fleet, the largest of London’s historic subterranean rivers, Buried River Press will publish seven novels in 2014, and three in particular have piqued our interest.
Cicely’s King Richard (published 31st May) will be the first in a trilogy of sexy historical fiction by Sandra Heath Wilson, which features Cicely Plantagenet, the second daughter of the white queen, Elizabeth Woodville. (The second and third of the trilogy are out in July and September respectively). The books showcase the eternal hazards of being bewitched by a lover and succumbing to lust, whilst presenting an illuminating portrait of an intuitive young woman, entangled in a life of politics and perilous hierarchy.
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For fans of modern romance, we’re especially excited about rom-com Love Byte (published 30th June) by debut author David Atkinson, in which a single dad attempts online dating after some delayed emails arrive from his late wife telling him to get back out there. This Edinburgh-based tale looks to be a heart-warming and funny look at second chances, perhaps a little reminiscent of Cecelia Ahern’s P.S. I Love You.
The Dance of Love by Angela Young (published 31st July), meanwhile, is set against the backdrop of Edwardian luxury and focuses on the near-impossibility of marrying for love in a society that considered marriage an insurance policy. The tale of a beautiful and witty young woman on the brink of adulthood and an encounter with dashing soldier, we reckon this will be a July release to look out for.
Writers should note that Buried River Press is accepting unsolicited manuscripts, though, with a small list, the imprint is dedicated to selecting only the strongest titles for publication. You can read a little more about the submission policy here. Book bloggers interested in reviewing any of the forthcoming novels can contact Ruby Bamber at email@example.com for more information or connect with the team on Twitter.