Saturday, October 30, 2010

Two New Editors Hired at RR

Ravenous Romance Expands with Two New Editorial Hires

Literary Partners Group, Inc., which owns and operates digital erotic romance publisher Ravenous Romance, has hired Russell Davis and Jennifer Safrey as acquisitions editors.

Davis has acquired and edited books for Tor Books, Kensington, DAW Books, iBooks, Five Star Publishing (an imprint of Gale Cengage), and Foggy Windows Books. Several of Davis's acquisitions have won major awards, including the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, the ARTemus Award - Book of the Year, Top 10 Romances from Booklist, and two of his acquisitions were finalists for the coveted RITA Award. Davis was also a nominee for the PASIC (Published Authors Special Interest Chapter) Chapter of RWA for their 2nd Annual Editor of the Year Award.

Under a variety of pseudonyms and in virtually every genre of fiction, Davis has written and sold more than twenty novels and dozens of short stories. He has served on the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA) Board of Directors, including two years (2008-2010) as President.

Safrey has been a copyeditor for Ravenous Romance since 2008, and is the author of four Harlequin romance novels, two of which won the Golden Leaf Award for best contemporary romance. She was previously editor at The Boston Herald and a past President of the New England Chapter of RWA.

“We are thrilled to have two such talented and experienced editors join Ravenous,” says president Holly Schmidt. “By early next year, we will launch a brand-new website and announce other major initiatives, and we are confident Jen and Russell will be able to help us fuel our expansion and meet reader demand.”

Both editors will be open to acquiring all subgenres of erotica and erotic romance, but Davis will focus on paranormal, ménage, and western, while Safrey will focus on contemporary, historical, and M/M erotic romances.

Interested agents and authors can contact Davis and Safrey at russell@ravenousromance.com and jen@ravenousromance.com, respectively.