Paranormal romance to HarperCollins

<p>HarperCollins has bought UK and Commonwealth rights to a young adult ghost romance novel. Publishing director Rachel Denwood bought rights to Hereafter by Tara Hudson from Jean McGinley at HarperCollins US.</p><p>It is scheduled for a July 2011 publication in paperback. The publisher said the novel features a ghost, Amelia, who drifts through the world without any memories of her former life.</p><p>Her lonely existence is suddenly changed when she tries to save a young boy, Joshua, from drowning in a river &shy; their vivid connection marks the beginning of a paranormal romance that is threatened by strange outside forces.</p><p>Denwood said: &quot;I was completely intoxicated by Tara&sup1;s voice; her story of love after death is so gripping. This is romantic fiction at its best&nbsp; and the ghostly twist makes it a real chiller too.&quot;<br /></p>