S&S buys three paranormal romances

<p>Simon &amp; Schuster has bought rights to three paranormal thrillers written by debut author Sarah Alderson.</p><p>Editorial director Venetia Gosling, acquired world rights to the books from Amanda Preston at Luigi Bonomi Associates. The novels will be published under S&amp;S&rsquo;s young adult Pulse imprint.</p><p><em>Hunting Lila</em> will be published in the summer of 2011. The book is about a girl who discovers she is telekinetic and runs away to South California. She discovers her brother and his best friend are working for an organisation called The Unit, which is trying to find the people responsible for the death of Lila&rsquo;s mother.</p><p>Gosling said: &ldquo;Hunting Lila is a slick romantic thriller, with great sexual tension and a gorgeous hero, as well as a fantastically page-turning plot. It&rsquo;s a really commercial read, from a talented and highly promotable debut author, and we&rsquo;ve already had a huge amount of international interest. We&rsquo;re delighted to welcome Sarah to our list and urge you to keep an eye out for this great new talent!&rdquo;</p><p>A sequel will follow in 2012 with a standalone novel also due that year, which is about a teenage demon slayer.</p>