Hannah Smith, editorial director at Embla Books, the digital-first imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired world English language rights to two new romantic comedies from Mandy Baggot, in a deal made with Tanera Simons at Darley Anderson.
A Taste of Greek Summer is billed as a “fun-in-the-sun" romantic comedy set on the island of Corfu. It will follow Lydia Broom, a 30-year-old food critic who meets the dashing Thanos Nicolaidis, and sparks soon begin to fly. It will be published in e-book and audio in April 2022, with a paperback to follow. The second title, Only This Christmas, will be published in October 2022.
Smith said: "Working with Mandy has been an incredible journey over the past few years. I am utterly thrilled to be continuing with her here at Embla Books where we’ve got exciting plans to build Mandy’s brand and reach new readers across the world. 2022 is going to be a brilliant new chapter in Mandy’s career and the start of a wonderful new partnership."
Baggot commented: "I’m incredibly excited to be joining Embla and so delighted that I get to team up again with the super-talented Hannah Smith. Embla’s vision for these first two books, and my career moving forward, was an opportunity I simply couldn’t turn down. With Bonnier Books UK I'm looking forward to giving all my fans more of the romances they love and reaching new readers across the globe."
Baggot is the author of over 20 books and has most recently published Staying Out for the Summer with Aria.