Simon & Schuster has signed Eighty Days erotica author Vina Jackson for a four-book deal.
Jackson’s previous title Mistress of Night and Dawn was signed by Orion for a six-figure sum.
The titles The Pleasure Quartet: Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer will be published in print and e-book form, supported by social media activity from The Hot Bed, an S&S platform dedicated to new adult and erotica.
Sarah Such of Sarah Such Literary Agency signed the deal for UK & Commonwealth rights excluding Canada.
Such said: “This is an exciting move for Vina Jackson. We are delighted by the plans and great enthusiasm Simon & Schuster has shown for The Pleasure Quartet. And S&S is the ideal publisher to launch Jackson’s new series to her many existing fans, as well as to a brand new readership through The Hot Bed.”
Simon & Schuster will publish the first novel, The Pleasure Quartet: Autumn, in October 2014 with the next three novels, Winter, Spring and Summer, “hot on its heels.”
Jackson’s Eighty Days series has sold 1.5m copies globally, and rights have been sold in 23 countries around the world.