President and Publisher Devi Pillai announces the creation of Bramble, a new imprint of Tor Publishing Group dedicated to a wide array of romantic stories for the modern reader.
From science fiction and fantasy to contemporary and family saga, romance belongs in every genre and every genre belongs in Bramble. Whether the last page holds happily ever after, to be continued, or an ending that isn’t so simple, Bramble books will take you on an extraordinary journey of love. With spice levels to suit all readers, with familiar tropes and uncharted territory, Bramble books will explore a love that’s tangled up, covered in thorns, and oh so sweet. Bramble is for everyone and everyone deserves a good love story.
Of the new imprint, Pillai remarked, “Tor Publishing Group is the gold standard of genre publishing and it’s the perfect time to have an imprint dedicated to romance. Bramble will be the destination for exceptional love stories of all kinds. Expanding into romance gives our team and our readers another chance to do what we do best: get obsessed! Plus, let’s be real, I just want to publish more books I love to read!”
Pillai also announced that Monique Patterson will join as VP, Editorial Director, effective February 27th, and will report to Pillai. Patterson brings almost 25 years of publishing experience, specifically in romance, to the table and will oversee and develop Bramble as well as acquire titles for the imprint, in addition to acquiring fiction and non-fiction outside of Bramble. She has published over 40 New York Times bestsellers, has worked with a diverse range of talent, and looks forward to bringing the same to Bramble.
Patterson said, “I’m thrilled to join Tor Publishing Group and to launch Bramble. There is a reason that romance and romantic fiction are among the most popular and beloved stories in the world. They capture our hearts and imaginations and help us explore what love means to each of us. That is powerful.”
The imprint will begin publishing books this fall in hardcover, TPO, and trade paperback, launching with #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout’s Fall of Ruin and Wrath (September 12, 2023), a searing fantasy romance for adults. Other titles will include Calamity (November 14, 2023), a delightful space romance debut by Constance Fay, and, for the first time ever in paperback, New York Times bestselling author Olivie Blake’s Alone With You in the Ether (October 24, 2023) and bestselling author Everina Maxwell’s Ocean’s Echo (October 3, 2023).
On being the first title to be published under Bramble, Armentrout enthused, “When I learned of the new imprint Bramble, I was so excited and proud to hear the passion and excitement Devi and the amazing team at Tor have for the ever-evolving genre of romance, its authors, and readers. I’m beyond honored to take part in the launch of Bramble with Fall of Ruin and Wrath, and I cannot wait to see what Bramble has in store for all of us.”
Find Bramble online at BrambleRomance.com / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram
About Tor Publishing Group: Founded in 1980 by Tom Doherty, Tor Publishing Group has been at the forefront of the science fiction and fantasy genre for decades and has won every major award in the SFF field. In addition to the eponymous imprint Tor Books, Tor Publishing Group includes a number of specialty imprints, all driven by the editorial passion that has always been Tor’s signature. Forge Books is committed to publishing quality thrillers and mysteries, speculative fiction, contemporary fiction, and media-related nonfiction. Nightfire publishes horror books across the breadth of the genre. Tor Teen and Starscape are dedicated to publishing a select list of quality science fiction, fantasy and contemporary fiction for young readers and teens. Tordotcom Publishing specializes in original science fiction and fantasy, both in novella and novel length.
About Macmillan: Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, St. Martin’s Publishing Group and Tor Publishing Group. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur. Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.
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