Carina Press

Since its inception as the first digital imprint within a traditional publishing house, Carina Press has been an industry leader while publishing a broad range of editorial, including romance, science fiction, steampunk, fantasy, erotica, gay and lesbian romances, mystery, family sagas, horror, thrillers and more—and a multitude of subgenres within these categories.

Publishing between 100 and 120 books per year, Carina Press is currently acquiring across romance genres (with the exception of inspirational) and across heat levels. We’re also acquiring for our mystery program, no romance elements required.

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Books We're Known For

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New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Alexa Riley’s first full-length novel

Heat Exchange Heat Exchange

“Stacey’s gift for writing easily relatable characters will hook readers and leave them eagerly waiting for the next installment.”—Publishers Weekly

Act Like It Act Like It

“This debut novel is highly recommended for romance lovers who enjoy gratifying, hilarious stories.”—Library Journal

Diablo Lake: Moonstruck Diablo Lake: Moonstruck

“This is a world worth revisiting many, many times.”—Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

No Strings Attached No Strings Attached

“I seriously didn’t want to put the book down to go to bed or work, which should tell you just how good it is.”—Joyfully Reviewed

Fair Game Fair Game

Fair Game was one of my first reviews for Dear Author and it remains one of my favorite romance reads.”—Sunita, Dear Author

We're Excited About

Tempted & Taken

A fast-paced contemporary romance series with compelling characters, low angst and swoon-worthy romances

Wheels Up

The fourth installment in Annabeth Albert’s wildly popular Out of Uniform series is emotionally complex and sexy as all get-out

Seducing his student

Launch title in our new The Dirty Bits from Carina Press line of erotic micro-romances

Hot Response

Shannon Stacey brings her trademark humor, blue collar heroes and strong heroines to the latest in the sexy Boston Fire series

Tequila Sunrise

Acquiring Editors

Angela James

Angela James, Editorial Director

Angela is both an avid reader of digital books and a veteran of and advocate for the digital publishing industry. She has enjoyed nearly 15 years of experience in her field, including successfully building, launching and serving as editorial lead for two digital-first presses: Samhain Publishing and, since 2009, Carina Press.

Angela has edited bestselling authors such as Alexa Riley, Shannon Stacey, Jaci Burton, Lauren Dane, Ilona Andrews, Lilith Saintcrow, Shelly Laurenston and more. She was profiled in Fast Company magazine as a digital pioneer in the romance publishing industry, has been named New York Romance Writers of America’s 2013 Golden Apple Editor of the Year, and is the creator of Before You Hit Send, the popular online self-editing and writing workshop for authors.

Kerri Buckley

Kerri Buckley, Senior Editor

Kerri got her first taste of the great editorial adventure during a semester-long internship at The Feminist Press. Thoroughly hooked, she joined Bantam Dell (a division of Random House) after graduation and stayed there for eight years, editing both fiction and nonfiction for various imprints under the Ballantine Bantam Dell umbrella. Since joining Carina Press in 2013, Kerri has been actively acquiring across all genres but is currently most interested in building her list in the following areas: sexy contemporary romance, erotic romance, romantic suspense and erotic thrillers, LGBTQ romance, and all varieties of mystery.

Some of Kerri’s recent Carina Press titles include The Good Fight by Julianna Keyes, Under the Spotlight by Kate Willoughby, The Asset and At the Brink by Anna del Mar, Vengeful Love by Laura Carter, and the RITA-nominated Pairing Off by Elizabeth Harmon. Kerri was named Golden Apple Editor of the Year by RWA NYC in 2016.

Stephanie Doig

Stephanie Doig, Assistant Editor

Stephanie began her career at Harlequin eight years ago and has been working with the Carina Press team since 2011. In her time at Harlequin she has worked as a proofreader, copy editor and author liaison before moving to the editor’s desk. Stephanie reads across genres, but is especially interested in contemporary romances with smart, sharp dialogue, fast-paced romantic suspense and paranormal/urban fantasy series with continuing characters and solid world building.

For Publicity and PR queries, please contact:

Michelle Renaud, Director, Publicity

For Subsidiary Rights queries, please contact:

Reka Rubin, Director, Subsidiary Rights and Harlequin Audio

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