47North Acquires Four Books from New York Times Best-selling Author and Bram Stoker Award Nominee Christopher Rice
Original supernatural thriller, The Vines, and three additional novels to publish in October 2014
SEATTLE—June 30, 2014—Today, Amazon Publishing and 47North announced the acquisition of The Vines, an original supernatural thriller, and three additional novels from New York Times best-selling and award-winning novelist Christopher Rice. Set outside New Orleans, The Vines is a dark, elegant, southern gothic thriller about a young woman who brings to life a vengeful force from beneath her family’s antebellum plantation home, and the lives left shattered in its wake. The Vines will publish in Kindle, print, and audio editions on October 21, 2014, while new editions of three of Rice’s previously published New York Times best-selling novels (A Density of Souls, The Snow Garden, and Light Before Day) will release with new covers in November 2014. The deal was made by Lynn Nesbitt of Janklow & Nesbit Associates and Christine Cuddy of Kleinberg, Lange, Cuddy & Carlo LLP.
“I was thrilled with the positive response to my first supernatural thriller, The Heavens Rise, last year. Being nominated for Bram Stoker Award alongside Stephen King is one of the happiest memories of my life, and it left me eager to return to the Deep South with another atmospheric and scary thriller,” said Christopher Rice. “To say I’m just excited about teaming with the incredibly smart and innovative group at 47North would be a massive understatement indeed.”
Rice is the author of four New York Times best-selling thrillers, has received a Lambda Literary Award, and been named one of People’sSexiest Men Alive. He is also the host of the popular live Internet radio show and podcast “The Dinner Party Show,” with his best friend and co-host Eric Shaw Quinn. His most recent novel, The Heavens Rise, was a Bram Stoker Award Finalist for Superior Achievement in a Novel, and praised by Publishers Weekly (starred review) as “a masterful coming-of-age novel…Rice’s characters are complex and real, his dialogue pitch-perfect, and his writing intelligent and strong.”
“The Vines is a terrific novel, a dark, supernatural tale full of arresting action, a deep sense of antebellum history, dramatic twists, and a gorgeous ending,” said Jason Kirk, Senior Editor at 47North. “Christopher Rice is a natural fit for 47North, and we jumped at the chance to team with him. His fans will love his new novel, and we’re excited to help continue to build his audience, particularly in digital.”