Hey there, I'm Peter and I love commercial fiction. (Hi, Peter.) I grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys, peak '90s YA horror, then adult novels running the gamut from romance to mystery to gay fiction and beyond. Sure, I like the serious stuff, too, but nothing hits the spot like a "guilty pleasure" with absolutely none of the guilt. Thankfully, I've been able to build a career around the types of books that I've always loved and now I want to help you make your book as good as it can be.
I have a degree in chemical engineering and math from Tulane University that I clearly don't use, and my editorial expertise comes from over 15 years acquiring, editing, and publishing a wide range of commercial fiction. I've worked on more than 250 titles in almost every genre (sorry, westerns!) and many of the authors with whom I've worked have won awards and are New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. I now have some experience in audio and serialization, so I'm not stuck to a traditional mindset.
When I'm not reading--ha!--you'll probably find me bingeing reality competition shows, dreaming about fantasy travel destinations, or brainstorming puns for cozy mystery titles. Things I particularly like: doggies, cookies, New Orleans, pizza, pop music, Halloween, board games and puzzles, and chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.
A USA Today BestsellerThe Immortal Guardians protect the innocent in secret. Sometimes the secret gets out...U.S. law enforcement agent Heather Lane can read minds. But not the future. The dream of battle and blood that recurs every night must be a fluke, some obscure terror from her own mind. What its significance might be, she can't guess: an attack from seven psychotic vampires at once, onl... read more
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas lassos the heart of Texas with these four spellbinding stories, available together for the first time, where love shows up unexpectedly. . . Hank Harris wasn't even looking for a woman when he ended up with a wife. Aggie is exactly who he needs as a business partner--if only she weren't so damn beautiful, spirited--and in his bed. . .Rowdy Darnell ... read more
T. Greenwood's new novel is a powerful, haunting tale of enduring love, destructive secrets, and opportunities that arrive in disguise . . . In Two Rivers, Vermont, Harper Montgomery is living a life overshadowed by grief and guilt. Since the death of his wife, Betsy, twelve years earlier, Harper has narrowed his world to working at the local railroad and raising his daughter, Shelly, the best... read more
Can a bold-faced lie lead to everlasting love? One by one, the impetuous heroines in the Wicked Deceptions series intend to find out, each in her unique way... How to seduce an estranged husband--and banish debt!--in four wickedly improper, shockingly pleasurable steps...1. Learn the most intimate secrets of London's leading courtesan.2. Pretend to be a courtesan yourself, using the name Julie... read more
Deputy coroner Mattie Winston is starting to feel like she’s in way over her head . . .As the single mom of an energetic toddler and an investigator working for the medical examiner’s office in small-town Sorenson, Wisconsin, Mattie is used to her life being a juggling act. But now that she’s moved in with Detective Steve Hurley and his teenaged daughter Emily, and has started planning their w... read more
Free from the hand of a tyrant, the Twelve Kingdoms have thrown all that touch them into chaos. New allies appear--and enemies encroach--from all sides. To survive, they must adapt to this new reality without a moment of doubt... Growing up in a country where magic was common as dust, Zynda never had to worry about her enchantments upsetting the balance of nature. But the land beyond the borde... read more
I'd never fallen harder for anyone than I did for Graham Prescott. The British hottie was like no other guy I'd ever met. And the attraction between us was mutual and red-hot.I would have done and said almost anything to be with him. So I'd told him one harmless, little lie...But it hadn't been.Harmless or little.That lie nearly cost him his freedom. Seeing him again after four years stirs up ... read more
Mason and Layla have waited a long time to be together, but the twisted truth of their past could ruin everything.Layla’s late husband left her homeless, broke, and with two young girls to care for. When she’s offered a caretaker position at her old manor home, she chooses to overlook the hauntings… and the spot where her husband was killed.Mason left behind the stress of New York City finance... read more
In the first of a thrilling new series, FBI Special Agent Meg Jennings and Hawk, her loyal search-and-rescue Labrador, must race against time as they zero in on one of the deadliest killers in the country . . . Meg and Hawk are part of the FBI’s elite K-9 unit. Hawk can sniff out bodies anywhere—living or dead. When a bomb rips apart a government building in Washington D.C., it takes all of th... read more
“Malfi is a master at horror.”—RT Book Reviews A landscape of frozen darkness. The scrape of bone on bone . . . Paul Gallo saw the report on the news: a mass murderer leading police to his victims’ graves in remote Dread’s Hand, Alaska. It’s the same bit of wilderness where his twin brother went missing a year ago. As the bodies are exhumed, Paul travels to Alaska to get closure and put his gr... read more
In the bustling restaurants, shops, and cafés of Portland, Oregon, things really heat up for the hard-working men behind the scenes when the holidays come into town . . . For a stationery store owner, the holidays are great for business. But for Hollis Alcott, Christmas reminds him of the tragic events of three years past, and the last thing he wants to do is take part in Portland’s over-abund... read more
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016!A Washington Post Top Romance of 2016!Winner! RT Book Reviews May 2016 Seal of ExcellenceA Library Journal Cool Summer Read of 2016! "Shupe delivers a tremendously entertaining romance -- sexy and clever -- set in an era the genre has been waiting for." -- Sarah MacLean, The Washington Post New York City's Gilded Age shimmers with unimaginable wealth and g... read more
“Spellbinding. I loved everything about Where I Lost Her.”—Mary Kubica, bestselling author of The Good GirlIn her page-turning new novel, T. Greenwood follows one woman's journey through heartbreak and loss to courage and resolve, as she searches for the truth about a missing child. Eight years ago, Tess and Jake were considered a power couple of the New York publishing world--happy, in love, ... read more
Some people spend their whole lives looking for the right partner. Nate Schaper found his in high school. In the eight months since their cautious flirting became a real, heart-pounding, tell-the-parents relationship, Nate and Adam have been inseparable. Even when local kids take their homophobia to brutal levels, Nate is undaunted. He and Adam are rock solid. Two parts of a whole. Yin and yan... read more
Hayden Mundy Moore is an expert on everything chocolate, helping clients develop new products and revamp recipes until they're irresistible. But sometimes, a dash of murder finds its way into the mix...
"A classic Western historical with a hero you're gonna love." --Jodi Thomas"An enjoyable, adventurous western." –RT Book ReviewsBelieve In Second Chances…Trey March never wanted to see Daisy Barton again. But there she is, in over her pretty little head running the JDB Ranch--and standing between him and the small fortune he's owed. Now if he wants to get his due, he'll have to save the ranch ... read more
When the person you've built your whole life around is gone, what do you do? It's not the first time Abby Stone has faced the question. At eighteen, she envisioned a future with her childhood sweetheart, Charlie, only to have him go off to school and leave a pregnant Abby behind. But that pales beside a second loss, when her eighteen-year-old son, Luke, falls to his death from his third-floor ... read more
Is Val's breakfast pie the quiche of death? Owning her own business seemed like pie in the sky to Valentine Harris when she moved to the coastal California town of San Nicholas, expecting to start a new life with her fiancé. Five months—and a broken engagement—later, at least her dream of opening a pie shop has become a reality. But when one of her regulars keels over at the counter while eati... read more
“Here be the beginnings of a superb series.” —Ken Bruen, author of the Jack Taylor series Duck Darley should have been a winner. Once a competitive swimmer destined for Olympic gold, he drank away his gilded youth and followed his fraudster father’s footsteps into prison. Barely scraping by as an unlicensed private investigator, Duck now chases down cheating spouses for the same Manhattan elit... read more
A KNIGHT IN SHINING LEATHER… Sean O'Malley has never tried to hide who he is. He shows it in the motorcycle thrumming between the legs of his tight jeans…the shaggy hair that falls in his gorgeous eyes…the wicked gleam in his smile when he asks Emma out for a drink. Sean is a rebel, a bad boy, and a ton of fun: exactly the kind of guy she's sworn off forever. Emma isn't just the the prim kinde... read more
The first in a gritty new series featuring sheriff's detective Katrina Williams, as she investigates moonshine, murder, and the ghosts of her own past...Body Of ProofKatrina Williams left the Army ten years ago disillusioned and damaged. Now a sheriff's detective at home in the Missouri Ozarks, Katrina is living her life one case at a time-between mandated therapy sessions-until she learns tha... read more
Inside the glittering walls of a famous hotel, an ingénue experiences first passion . . . As she stands before the gilded doors of The Grand Russe Hotel, Alecia Loudon is poised on the threshold of a profound awakening. It is the Roaring Twenties, and London is buzzing with opportunities for adventure . . . and indiscretion. The young personal secretary knows nothing of the ways of men, but a ... read more
From debut author Sally Kilpatrick comes a hopeful tale of love and redemption in a quiet Southern town where a lost soul finds her way with the help of an unlikely circle of friends. . .Life has dealt Beulah Land a tough hand to play, least of all being named after a hymn. A teenage pregnancy estranged her from her family, and a tragedy caused her to lose what little faith remained. The waywa... read more
One day to see the sights.One night to change your life…Magazine writer Kathryn Taylor is traveling from New York to Paris for work. But the flirtatious Frenchman she left long ago is waiting at the airport--and he wants to play…No one can guide Kat through the sensual city's delights like Marko Renard. He let her get away once, and now he's determined to make her stay--even if he has to tie h... read more
Against all odds, the Sorentino sisters saved their family's rundown New Mexico ranch, but the youngest has a dream that just may ruin their hard-earned peace--unless a certain sexy cowboy lawyer changes her mind...Jenna Sorentino is as independent as they come. Despite her wild past, she's grown up enough to keep quiet about the identity of her baby's daddy, go to night college--and hide her ... read more
“It’s got two things that everyone likes: Christmas and Murder.” – Jimmy Fallon Business is booming at the Scottish Emporium in Moosetookalook, Maine, and Liss MacCrimmon Ruskin couldn't be happier--or busier. A romantic getaway at a rustic Christmas tree farm is just what she needs. But the property's mysterious past has her feeling less than merry. . .Liss is surprised when an old friend fro... read more
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I'm an editor (Random House, Diversion Books) and a published novelist here to help you get your manuscript into shape for the marketplace.