World Rights in Suzanne McLeod’s novel sequence of three supernatural thrillers were sold to Jo Fletcher at Gollancz.
The series features Genevieve Taylor, one of the noble fae, a Sidhe. The Sidhe are a reclusive race, uncomfortable in the modern world, preferring to live in The Fair Lands and follow the old traditions. So Genny is unusual, even in present-day London where celebrity vampires, eccentric goblins and scheming lesser fae mix freely with the human population. Genny is a rising star at Spellcrackers.com where she finds the ‘M’ in magic. Mischief. Malice. Murder. Spellcrackers is affiliated to the Witch Council, whose ancient tenets prohibit any contact with vampires. Genny also works as a volunteer at a clinic which treats victims of vampire attacks. Then there’s her extra-curricular activity, extracting vulnerable fae lured by the local fang gangs. Genny neither wants nor needs any closer involvement with the vampires.
But when one of the hot calendar pin-up vamps, Mr October, is accused of murdering his girlfriend, a longstanding obligation means Genny can’t refuse to help prove his innocence. Initially, she agrees with the police that he is guilty. But as events unfold, Genny begins to have doubts. THE SWEET SCENT OF BLOOD was followed by THE COLD KISS OF DEATH, and THE BITTER SEED OF MAGIC will be published in February 2011.
Three more books from Gollancz will continue the Spellcrackers.com series . The provisional titles are THE SHIFTING PRICE OF PREY, THE HIDDEN RUNE OF IRON and THE SHARP BITE OF RITUAL.
Suzanne’s first two books have been sold to Germany and the US, and have received praise from the mainstream and genre press, as well as authors including international bestseller Charlaine Harris, author of the Sookie Stackhouse vampire novels now produced for TV as TRUE BLOOD. Suzanne lives on the South Coast of England, with her husband and dogs.