I am over the moon to announce that Solaris Books will be bringing BLESS YOUR HEART to UK readers! The UK edition will drop in July 2024, following the US release from Minotaur Books in April 2024.
From The Bookseller acquisitions announcement:
Solaris has bagged Bless Your Heart, a vampire horror story set in south-east Texas, by Lindy Ryan.
Editor Amanda Rutter acquired UK and British Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, from Kerry Nordling, vice-president and director of sub-rights at Minotaur Books. The book will be published in July 2024.
Bless Your Heart follows Ducey, Lenore and Grace, known as the Evans women, who are owners of the only funeral parlour in town and must ensure the dead stay dead. When the town gossip rises from the dead it’s clear the Strigoi, the original vampire, has returned: "As more folks turn up dead and Deputy Roger Taylor begins asking way too many questions, the Evans women must take up their blades to protect their town."
Ryan commented: “I’m delighted to steep UK readers in Southern charm and introduce them to the Evans women and their monstrous south-east Texas hometown by working with Solaris on Bless Your Heart.”
Rutter added: “Lindy’s sharp, clever, funny writing is a perfect match for the Solaris list, and I am over the moon that we have signed Bless Your Heart for the UK market. I cannot wait for readers to enjoy the charm and terror of this amazing book.”
Stay tuned for the UK cover reveal coming on Halloween!
Official blog of author Lindy Ryan.