Recently Acquired!

If you’re following Carina Press on Facebook and Twitter, you’ve seen our #CarinaWants posts where we seek manuscripts with different themes.

So we wanted to share with you some of the books that we recently acquired and why we’re excited about them. Check back often to see the projects that we’re sure you’ll one-click when they’re available for preorder!

Read more about what we’re looking to acquire and how to submit your manuscript to us here.

Update – July 28, 2016

Two-book deal with Shannon Stacey (Agent: Kimberly Whalen at Trident Media Group)

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shannon Stacey returns to her much-loved contemporary romance Kowalski series with WHAT IT TAKES, reuniting readers with their favorite Kowalski couples while introducing a brand new blue-collar hero and the woman who loves him. Plus, HOLIDAY WITH A TWIST, a standalone holiday novella. WHAT IT TAKES will be available in print, ebook and audio on February 28, 2017. HOLIDAY WITH A TWIST is scheduled for November 2016, and is available for preorder now.

SINGLE MALT by Layla Reyne (Agent: Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency)

2016 Golden Heart finalist Layla Reyne’s SINGLE MALT, the first book in the Irish-Whiskey male/male romantic suspense series, about a widowed FBI agent who falls for his handsome, younger partner as they investigate cybercrime cases and the murder of his late husband. Book one of this three-book deal is scheduled for early 2017.

DOMINATE ME by Stacey Lynn (Agent: Michaelle Johnson at Inklings Literary Agency)

A three-book deal, starting with DOMINATE ME, in which a woman who has long been forced to keep buried her own desires, meets a powerful, overwhelming, and dominating man who helps her embrace her submission while he learns to let go of his past. This series will begin in 2017.

KING’S CAPTIVE by Amber Bardan (Agent: Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency)

Coming in early 2017 from the author of the Bad for You series: A woman attempting to escape an island where she’s being held by an arms-dealing madman discovers nothing is as it seems, including her own memories.

PRETTY FACE by Lucy Parker

If you loved ACT LIKE IT, you won’t want to miss Lucy Parker’s return to the drama-rich world of London’s West End with a May–December, enemies-to-lovers romance between a modern-day bombshell and a curmudgeonly—but deadly handsome—theatre director. Watch for PRETTY FACE (and a third book in the series!) in 2017.

The Out of Uniform series by Annabeth Albert (Agent: Saritza Hernandez at Corvisiero Literary Agency)

Annabeth Albert’s Out of Uniform series, in which a group of LGBTQ friends have come together to support each other on the bustling Naval Base Coronado, begins this winter with OFF BASE. Available for preorder soon!

EVERYTHING FOR HER by Alexa Riley (Agent: Laura Bradford at Bradford Literary Agency)

In this first full-length novel from USA TODAY bestselling author Alexa Riley, an older man, so taken with a younger woman that we will do everything in his power to possess her, becomes so preoccupied by her that he becomes determined to care for her, protect her and give her the life he believes she deserves. Watch for EVERYTHING FOR HER this winter. A second book will follow in 2017.

0916_9781488020124_BadJudgment_WebBAD JUDGMENT by Sidney Bell

Sidney Bell’s male/male romantic suspense BAD JUDGMENT, in which a seasoned bodyguard becomes entangled with the young, secretive lover of a dangerous client will be available this September. Watch for the first book in a contemporary male/male series that centers around a group of young men who all served time in the same juvenile detention facility, next year.

0816_9781488020117_PersonOfInterest_WebPERSON OF INTEREST by Emery Harper

A prep school theater teacher gets caught up in mystery and mayhem while trying to clear first her ex’s name and then her own in not one but two murders. PERSON OF INTEREST releases this August. Watch for IN THE BAG in 2017.


R.L. Naquin’s TO CATCH A STOLEN SOUL, the first book in a new urban fantasy romance series loosely connected to her Monster Haven series releases in January. Two more books in the series are scheduled for 2018 and 2019.

BOYFRIEND MATERIAL by K.A. Mitchell0816_9781460397459 _BoyfriendMaterial_Web

K.A. Mitchell’s BOYFRIEND MATERIAL is the follow-up novella to her male/male, college-set GETTING HIM BACK, following an unlikely-but-perfect pairing as their relationship deepens and new challenges present themselves. Watch for BOYFRIEND MATERIAL this summer.

Three-book deal with Kerry Adrienne (Agent: Marisa Corvisiero at Corvisiero Literary Agency)0816_ 9781460397442_WakingTheBear_Web

Kerry Adrienne’s upcoming shifter series begins with WAKING THE BEAR, and is about a full-blown war between bear and wolf shifters and their destined mates. WAKING THE BEAR is scheduled for August 2016.


0816_9781460396865 TheGunRunner_WebThree-book deal with Scott Hildreth (Agent: Michelle Johnson at Inklings Literary Agency)

We’re so excited to share our recent acquisition of Scott Hildreth’s new series! Across three very sexy books (so far!) you’ll get to read about the sparks that fly between the daughter of an Italian mafia boss and a former US Marine-turned gun runner, who is at war with her father. If you read and loved Scott’s MMA and MC romances, you won’t want to miss this series! We’re delighted to welcome Scott to the Carina Press team and can’t wait to share his books with you! Preorder THE GUN RUNNER now!

THE ASSIGNMENT, THE DISCIPLINE and THE REWARD by Jade A. Waters (Agent: Jessica Alvarez at BookEnds)

One couple’s exploration of BDSM, from kinky assignments to S&M clubs to ménage, is featured throughout the Lessons in Control series. Book one in the series release in early 2017 and is available for preorder now.

0816_ 9781460397466_HollywoodHotMess_WebHOLLYWOOD HOT MESS by Evie Claire (Agent: Sarah Younger at the Nancy Yost Literary Agency)0816_ 9781460397473 Total_Trainwreck_Web

Evie Claire’s HOLLYWOOD HOT MESS, the first book in a duology, in which a former child star’s last chance for a comeback depends on the success of an epic historical blockbuster—but her chance for happiness rests off-screen with the film’s sexy older leading man, a Hollywood legend whose glamorous life isn’t at all what it appears. HOLLYWOOD HOT MESS and TOTAL TRAINWRECK release September 2016.