Bestselling Horror-Thriller Author Mylo Carbia Inks Deal with The Knight Agency
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Rising star author of THE RAPING OF AVA DESANTIS signs with top literary agent Deidre Knight to create a new brand of dark suspense thrillers for female readers throughout the world.
NEW YORK, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Called "The Next Stephen King" by Horror Society, screenwriter turned author Mylo Carbia famously spent her childhood writing to escape the terrors of growing up in a severely haunted house in Jackson, New Jersey. After years ghostwriting scripts, Carbia's independently published, debut novel THE RAPING OF AVA DESANTIS made headlines for hitting the #1 bestseller spot in three categories on Amazon just two days after its official release this past October.
The novel — which also won four 'Best Novel of the Year' titles from various book-related websites — tells the story of a working-class college girl who is brutally attacked by three wealthy fraternity brothers, gets paid to keep quiet, then seeks revenge against their wives fifteen years later. Readers around the world quickly embraced Carbia's fast-paced, sharp writing style and applauded her trademark "hard-to-guess" surprise twist ending. As a result, a staggering 93% of Goodreads Readers rated the book 4 or 5 stars.
Today, with Carbia's 100,000 social media followers anxiously awaiting her next novel, VIOLETS ARE RED — a dark thriller which tells the story of an aging Manhattan housewife who captures her husband's young mistress and quietly keeps her prisoner in the basement — it's no surprise the independent publishing community took notice of Carbia's momentum in the industry. Several members of the traditional publishing community took notice as well.
Deidre Knight and her team of agents have placed more than 2,000 titles since 1996. Their impressive client list boasts numerous New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors including Gena Showalter, Don Piper, Cecil Murphey, Nalini Singh and Rachel Caine. Yet with Deidre Knight's reputation as a top literary agent for "women's fiction and romance," some may be surprised at the agency's further expansion into dark suspense.
"The Knight Agency represents a diverse group of authors with fresh, unique voices," said Deidre Knight, Knight Agency president. "Mylo is a fantastic writer who resonates with female readers whose fiction tastes lean towards the dark side. As a leading agency for women's fiction, we know her brand of sophisticated dark thriller/horror makes a great addition to our client roster."
As such, VIOLETS ARE RED, which was originally scheduled for independent release Fall 2016, is now targeted for commercial release early 2018. In fact, Carbia plans to continue writing exclusively for the literary world and with Knight's help, will be releasing a number of strong female-centered dark thriller novels over the next several years.