YAY! New Book Deal!

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I’m thrilled to be able to announce that I have a three-book contract with Berkley Books for a new contemporary romance series!

The Publisher’s Lunch announcement:

Seressia Glass’s SPICE, in which a former celebrity chef and rehab graduate engages a professor of human sexuality to help her reenact scenes from The Perfumed Garden only to discover the addicting power of love in the process, to Cindy Hwang at Berkley Publishing Group, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal, by Jenny Bent.

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this series. It’s sexy, it’s funny, it’s angsty and it is a whole crapload of fun to write. Here’s my blurb for the first book, SPICE:

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Sometimes love is an addiction. For Nadia Spiceland, it’s the worst thing that could happen. She’s a former celebrity chef and recovering narcotics addict who has finally regained control of her life. There is one area in which she’d like to relinquish control, and for that she enlists the help of Kaname Sullivan, a professor of human sexuality known as Professor Sex, to help her reenact scenes from ancient erotic texts. When sex becomes something more, Nadia is faced with a tough choice: quit Professor Sex cold turkey or accept that love is the best drug of all.

WANT MORE? Well, then take a gander at what I have planned for the sequel, SUGAR:

Golden granulated, light muscovado and dark muscovado sugarIn SUGAR, thirty-five year-old Siobhan “Sugar” Malloy, co-owner of Sugar and Spice Café and a part-time burlesque performer made a pact with her best friends to start living—and loving—on their own terms. This time she draws the short straw, meaning it’s her time to take a walk on the wild side. Who better to wild out with than twenty-five year-old Charlie Townsend, studly owner of a bike messenger service? Caught up in a hot cougar fantasy, Siobhan is shocked when her boy toy wants forever. But when Siobhan’s twenty year-old estranged daughter arrives with an ultimatum, Siobhan finds herself faced with a broken heart no matter which choice she makes.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

There’s a third book, and it’s called NICE. Here’s the deets on it:

In NICE, Vanessa Parsons has always been the responsible one in her family, her community. The pressures of being the good girl glue that bound her family together led her to abuse alcohol until she could break free. Now it’s her turn to dive into dating but there’s something she hasn’t told her friends: she relieves the pressure of being good by being a dominatrix at the local bondage club. One of her clients is Pete Branson, an undercover cop looking for corruption. With the sting over, Pete makes a play for Vanessa, but she doesn’t think she’s good enough or bad enough to be what he wants. The hunky cop has other ideas—especially in the bedroom.

Those are all of the details I have right now, because, the fantabulous Jenny Bent just sold these, and the first book is due in February. But I think you can get the gist of where I’m going with these stories. When I have more details, I’ll be sure to share them! For now, let me just say how excited I am to be writing for Berkley and my awesome new (to me) editor, Cindy Hwang!