Dystel and Goderich Literary Management
Dystel & Goderich Literary Management was founded in 1994 by Jane Dystel, who has been a respected figure in publishing for over 30 years — first as an editor, then as a publisher, and finally as a savvy and successful agent. The agency is the product of her innovative vision of author representation as a full-service enterprise.
DGLM was launched with a quickly growing roster of Pulitzer Prize winning journalists, celebrated experts in fields as diverse as parenting, women’s health, and cooking, acclaimed literary and commercial fiction writers, and an eclectic and exciting list of titles. The primary goal of the agency was and is to offer not just financial and contractual advice to its clients, but also editorial guidance and support.
Being involved in every stage of putting together a non-fiction book proposal, offering substantial editing on fiction manuscripts, and coming up with book ideas for authors looking for their next project is as much a part of our work as selling, negotiating contracts, and collecting monies for our clients. We follow a book from its inception through its sale to a publisher, its publication, and beyond. Our commitment to our writers does not, by any means, end when we have collected our commission. This is one of the many things that makes us unique in a very competitive business.
Another is that we take our unsolicited queries very seriously. As a matter of fact, we have discovered many of our most talented authors in the “slush” pile. We read everything that is sent to us, whether we decide to represent it or not.
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Playing with Fire
Alex Bliss and Rhys Bradley have only two things in common: They work in the same office, and they’re both planning to make each other’s life a living hell.
But life—and love—often have a way of upsetting even the best-laid plans.
PLAYING WITH FIRE is recommended for ages 17+ due to mature language and adult situations.
Lord of Danger
The plan was for beautiful Claire to marry the terrifyingly sinister Simon of Navarre, wizard in residence to Richard the Fair. Instead her plain sister Alys takes her place, while sweet Claire falls in love with a handsome knight, and Richard the Fair tries to make life miserable for all. Set in medieval times, this is a rich, gorgeous tale of love and deception and ultimate redemption.
Jack of Spades
A twisted serial killer is on the loose. He wears the mask of Galaxo, Starboy Avenger, a popular cartoon alien. He even speaks in the character's silly cartoonish voice. He does so while committing unspeakable acts on his victims. And it's up to Det. John Spader to find the man beneath the mask and stop the killing.
My Name is Legion
On a blistering battlefield in World War II, the legendary French Foreign Legion confronts its toughest enemy: itself. A cruel twist of war divides the Legion into those who fight for a Free France and those who fight for the German-controlled French Vichy Government. Now, men who previously lived, fought, and died together are forced to spill one another’s blood.
Danny Sherwood grew up as a protector. Perhaps that’s why he is now with the Highway Patrol. Manon DuPre has lived with a brutal man. Now she is running for her life. When she is pulled over in Nowhere, Arizona, she fears the worst, but this moment may change her future. A chance encounter on an Arizona highway brings together two very different people who may just be perfect for each other.
To Love a Dark Lord
James Killoran is a dark and dissolute Irish lord bent on retribution, and saving Emma, who has just accidentally killed her uncle, is merely an accident. But she keeps turning up, and he decides she’s the perfect instrument to enact his revenge. He just didn’t count on falling in love with her.
Nominated for countless award, this is a timeless romance of darkness and redemption.
The Demon Stone
In a supernatural thriller that journeys from the killing fields of Africa to the quiet Boundary Waters of Northern Minnesota, Datta spins a terrifying story about the spiritual forces—both real and supernatural—that incite the basest, bloodiest and most frightening of human behaviors.
A mysterious boy starts appearing in the paintings of an artist who can't remember ever seeing him. A disfigured agoraphobe is forced out of his apartment by an unseen entity. A widower begins to suffer terrifying nightmares. A runaway realizes his new companion is actually his captor. The lives of these four strangers crash together as they try to solve their mysteries and save an innocent boy.
Dances With Wolves
Ordered to hold an abandoned army post, John Dunbar found himself alone, beyond the edge of civilization. Thievery and survival soon forced him into the Indian camp, where he began a dangerous adventure that changed his life forever. Relive the adventure and beauty of the incredible movie, DANCES WITH WOLVES.
Gorgons & Gargoyles: The Ally & Dante Novellas
Gorgons & Gargoyles is a collection of 5 novellas. A gargoyle sits at each corner of Summit City's cathedral. A good thing. When a warlock attacks Ally, Dante swears to protect her, and they become a team. Ally goes from loneliness and hiding to being part of the gargoyle "family." And amidst battling warlocks and centaurs to protect their city, as each gargoyle finds his mate, the "family" grows.
John Kostka is three feet tall but larger than life, moving through the world on gloved hands and powerful arms as if on a set of parallel bars. Henry Graham is a ten year-old boy whose father has just left home for good. All they seem to have in common is their love of the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates, but that is enough to begin a life-long friendship that enables both men to heal old wounds.
Amelia Cardone has spent her life under the guardianship of the Building, a cult of believers who made a pact with her father—the Devil. But the half-breed child of Satan has power of her own… and a secret that threatens to destroy them all. As the deadly prophecy closes in around her, Amelia might have to embrace the demon she was meant to become—and face the Devil’s consequences.
The McAllister Men: Rainbow Rock Romances
SAVE when you buy three! Meet the McAllister Men of Rainbow Rock. Jim has worked hard to become a respected dealer in native art, but lacks love. Kurt succeeds in business, but feels discontent. Chris is a bachelor who just wants some fun and help with his farm, but isn't seeking love. Each finds a woman to challenge him. These heart-warming stories examine art, life, independence, and true love.
Valerian Romney, falsely accused of murdering his father, has no choice but to hide out in women’s clothes, which makes falling in love with Sophie an admitted problem. In the meantime, his brother Phelan is falling for Juliette, who, disguised as a boy, is on the run from an abusive husband. Murders, mistaken identities, and true love are only some of the complications that are abound.
The Death & Loralei Collection: Destiny With Death, Death & Felice, All Hallow’s Eve, and Spirits Bound
When Loralei, who can see spirits, meets Death, who leads spirits Home, it's love at first sight. Together, they work to help the recently dead and the loved ones they left behind. This bundle includes 3 previously published novellas, plus a brand new adventure where Death and Loralei must stop an arsonist, who burned an apartment building before turning his attention to Loralei.
Dark Dreams for Prosper
Dream wraiths visit men in their sleep. They bring and receive pleasure in a man's dreams. But Nola wants more than one night. She wants to keep Prosper, to lure him into her world. Babet has to use every magic she has to protect her mate and keep him for herself.
The Attitude Adjuster: Three Cavanaugh/Protector Stories
Following Cavanaugh’s missions in The Protector and The Naked Edge, Rambo-creator David Morrell presents three short stories that explore the psychology of a warrior compelled to risk his life for strangers. “Most people muddle through their lives,” Cavanaugh tells a client. “All I can do is hope that if I keep them from dying a while longer, maybe they’ll find a way to justify remaining alive.”
Changing Earth, Changing Sky
What happens when a woman’s life is shattered by betrayal? What happens when a man’s life is shattered by death? What happens when those two lives come together? And what happens when evil stalks those two lives?
Rambo (First Blood Part II)
Rambo is in prison for his one-man war against a police chief. His former commanding officer arrives to release him on 2 conditions. First, Rambo must return to the prison from which he escaped and find the Americans rumored to be held there. Second? Don’t rescue the prisoners. Only bring back photographs. Do not engage the enemy. The first part is difficult. But the second is impossible.
Since saving the life of a stranger,14-year-old Dean Curse has been having terrifying visions of people dying. He wants nothing more than for life get back to normal, but when his visions start to come true—people start dying, 24 hours later—Dean is compelled to do something about it. Is this power of premonition a curse? Or is Dean gifted with the ability to rescue people from horrible fates?
Brothers and Bones
Federal prosecutor Charlie Beckham's life turns upside down when a deranged homeless man calls him by a secret nickname known by only one other person in the world—Charlie's brother, who's been missing for thirteen years. Charlie needs answers, and his search for them will take him down Boston's darkest streets, into its blackest alleys, and right into the heart of the city's criminal underworld.
Return to Rainbow Rock
Marcie Carmody feels broken. Wounded by a disastrous relationship, she limps home to Rainbow Rock to heal. Ryan Fields has never felt so broken, separated from his family and the life he planned, redirected to Rainbow Rock. Little can they know of the wounds and the healing that will alter both their lives.
The Trouble with Rainbows
Joe returns home after the death of his wife and is still loyal to her. So when he reunites with an old classmate, the last thing on his mind is love. Angelica is shy and socially inept, but she promises herself that she will try and socialize. So when she runs into Joe, the Golden Boy of high school, the last thing she expects is romance. Can they discover the will to begin again and let love in?
Combat Crew is one of the best memoirs about the air war over Europe ever written.
John Comer kept a journal of the 25 missions he flew in 1943 when the casualty rate on his base was close to 80%. After each raid Comer gathered the crew together and pieced together the air battle from a 360-degree perspective. His book is handwritten history, recorded within hours after the battles occured.
Babysitting Money: A Lt. Jack Daniels/Gavin English Thriller
Gavin English is searching for an unfaithful woman's wedding ring—and not out of the goodness of his heart. He's doing it for the fifty thousand dollar check she gave him. Luckily, ex-police Lieutenant Jack Daniels knows her way around Chicago, and she's agreed to babysit the out-of-towner. Somewhere between the crackhouse and the low-rent donut shop, Jack's peaceful babysitting gig turns deadly.
While coming to terms with his new ability, Dean Curse has a vision that leads him to believe a museum robbery will go very badly. When all legal options to intervene fall through, Dean and his friends decide the only way to save a few lives is to break a few laws of their own. They have 24 hours to decide if the ends really do justify the means.
The Covenant of the Flame
Reporter Tess Drake discovers a mysterious altar in the apartment of a friend whose charred body was discovered in a nearby park. The meaning of that altar propels Tess on a furious hunt for the truth about what happened to her friend, a labyrinth of intrigue and danger that leads to the highest levels of power as well as to the depths of a secret cave in Spain.
At the Rainbow's End
Kurt has everything going for him. So why does he feel so discontent? Alexa has just earned her first break as a screenwriter. So why does bad luck find her now? Kurt and Alexa have differing ideas about what constitutes success and their differences may be too great to bridge. So why are they so drawn to one another? Can a small-town girl grown big-time find happiness with a small-town cowboy?
Don't Throw That Away
Jeff Yeager, AKA The Ultimate Cheapskate, likes to talk trash, particularly when it saves you money and helps save the planet at the same time. As informative as it is entertaining, Don’t Throw That Away! delivers on its promise with hundreds of ways to reuse, repurpose, and upcycle everyday items that would otherwise end up in the landfill. You’ll never look at your trash the same way again.
Penny Perkins just killed her date. Smashed him on the head with a bottle of Misty Mangoberry Merlot. She is tipsy and panicked, wearing a heinous pink bridesmaid dress that makes her irrational. Things are about to get more complicated for Penny, as her dead date's life unravels into a mystery the deeper she investigates. Death just happens to be her job. She's the newspaper's obituary writer.
A Little Night Rainbow
Max was married once-it wasn’t pretty. The odds of him marrying again are about as likely as seeing a rainbow in the night. Cretia was married and it wasn’t pretty. The last thing she needs is a man. She assures her daughter she'll marry again—when she sees a night rainbow. When love brings them a rainbow, both must decide between the security they know and the risks of loving again.
None of the Regular Rules
When Sophie and her best friends find—and vow to finish—a dead girl’s bucket list, love blossoms in unexpected places (cue the hot neighbor with a porn star name), friendships are tested, and Sophie begins to feel that she’s finally living…even though everything is slowly unraveling around her. A romantic, hilarious, and heartbreaking young adult novel about taking chances and finding yourself.
Psychic Investigator AJ Rakowski recently helped Chicago Homicide Lt. Jack Daniels solve two cases, a murder and an abduction.
But now both perps are walking free, and someone wants AJ out of the picture... permanently.
As the bodies pile up, and the mystery unfolds, both women realize these cases are far from closed. In fact, they've only just begun.
Revenge can be murder...
Dr. Jake Warner forgets an entire day, just after a teenage girl hobbles into his emergency room and dies, clutching a diary of dreams. Days later he wins a free trip to Europe, after another patient dies. Everything is connected—the lost day, the deaths, the diary, and the vacation—but to figure that out, and to save himself, Jake must trust a forgotten lover across a void of lost memories.
Bathing & the Single Girl
The life of an actress isn’t all glamour. Sometimes it’s humiliation and hangovers. Ruby Fitzgerald hasn’t worked in years, and awkward sex with regrettable men is doing nothing to help her situation. Ruby needs to prioritize. One more bubble bath. Another cocktail. She can always get responsible tomorrow. BATHING & THE SINGLE GIRL is the hilarious debut novel by actress Christine Elise McCarthy.
Death March: Bomb Squad NYC Incident 2
On the eve of the Thanksgiving Day Parade a credible tip comes in: Abu al Djenne, a master bomb maker from the radical Islamist group Sons of Bilal, plans to disrupt the event in spectacular fashion while causing mass casualties. Sergeant Sandy Kahn must crack the case before hundreds of thousands lose their lives in the greatest conflagration New York has ever seen.
Tis the Season
Award-winning romance authors Darcy Burke, Erica Ridley, and Emma Locke team up for the first time in this heartwarming anthology of holiday-themed romances. In Where the Heart Is, the holidays are a rough time of year for a volunteer firefighter until a spirited artist arrives in town and tries to help him banish the past. In Midwinter Magic, a daredevil business mogul teaches his guardian angel
Down to Earth
Cicily and Caden are made for each other. Even if they’re the only ones who know it.
Caden is busy building his family’s business, while Cicily is off at college. When Cicily gets involved with a group of thrill-seeking college students, while Caden is saddled with responsibilities, they both start to have doubts. Can love survive when the two of them are living in completely different worlds?
A Rainbow in Paradise
When Eden meets Logan, she is immediately drawn to him. But she prefers to be anywhere other than Rainbow Rock--Logan's home town. Logan can't help his attraction to Eden. However, he promised his people that he would marry a desert child, a daughter of the Dineh. Eden clearly does not qualify. Can Logan and Eden have the paradise they both want while still keeping their promises to themselves?
Abductions: A Lt. Jack Daniels/AJ Rakowski Mystery
Psychic Investigator AJ Rakowski can’t talk to the dead, but she can sense a dead person’s vibes. Why this should qualify her as a consultant for the Chicago Police is a mystery to skeptical Lt. Jack Daniels. But when Rakowski senses a kidnapping in process, Jack is forced to take notice. A girl's life is on the line, and if the two work together, they just might be able to stop the…ABDUCTIONS
The Emerald Hills Collection
Come back to Emerald Hills, the town you fell in love with in FABRIC OF LIFE. Magic lurks in every nook and cranny of this small tourist town in southern Indiana. Tana sings magic into her bonbons. Lolita's mirrors reflect what a person CAN be. But a user of magic doesn't feel its effects. It takes love to transform their lives. Includes all seven Emerald Hills novellas.
Under an Enchantment: A Novella
Ailie MacBride has convinced everyone on the tiny island of St. Columba that she's daft -- it's the only defense she has against her wicked relatives. When a mysterious, beautiful man emerges from the cold ocean she finds herself caught in his wicked gaze and his dreamlike smile, until all thoughts of her ordinary life vanish, and she is his.
Don't Promise Me Rainbows
When Chris called asked local vet for help, he never expected the pretty Dr. Sarah McGill to show up. He is just looking for a good time, not a romantic entanglement. And the last thing Sarah wants is some handsome cowboy stirring up trouble, making her feel emotions she never wanted to feel again. But when a project forces them together, they can risk making promises they may not be able to keep.
The High Sheriff of Huntingdon
The High Sheriff of Huntingdon, A Very Bad Man, has arranged to marry a young nun in order to get a coveted piece of land. He never expects to fall in love with her, or to let her tame his wicked ways, but with the interference of his mother, the witch, he’s in for a big surprise.
Inspired by the Sheriff in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, it goes to prove there’s a hero in everyone.
Dangerous and Unseemly
It is 1896 and an unseemly lesson in murder awaits Miss Concordia Wells, a professor at Hartford Women’s College. Malicious pranks, arson and a suspicious death threaten the school with ruin. But it’s personal when Concordia’s best friend is attacked on campus nearly outside her door. She must act. Yet learning secrets can be deadly. Can she uncover a murderer before she becomes the next target?
The Christian & Brina Collection
Christian and his friends use their medieval magicks to battle vampire hordes, dragons, and plagues.
Includes the novellas Uncommon Allies, Keeper of Dragons, Lone Drifter, One Spare Serfdom, and two NEW novellas: Training the Healer and Sisterly Love.
The Holy Road
Eleven years have passed since Lieutenant John Dunbar became the Comanche warrior Dances With Wolves and married Stands With A Fist, a white born women raised as a Comanche from early childhood. With their three children, they live in the village of Ten Bears. But there is unease in the air, caused by violent confrontations with white soldiers who want to drive the Comanche onto reservations.
The Long Black Hand: Bomb Squad NYC Incident 3
Someone doesn’t want star tenor Claudio Spotto to remain in New York — and that someone is threatening bomb violence. Commander Joe Capobianco soon realizes that this case has echoes of the Bomb Squad’s origins in extortion from the Black Hand, evoking threats made nearly a hundred years before. Can Joe’s team stop the new extortionist before someone dies in the escalating violence?
Cicily is still a teenager. Her boss, Caden, is much older. A relationship between them can't happen.
But some things are simply unavoidable.
Soon, they're both in hot water, and they might not be able to escape before it's over their heads.
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Includes excerpts from David Morrell’s The Protector; Glen Apseloff’s Lethal Cure; Diane Fanning’s The Trophy Exchange; J.E. Fishman’s The Dark Pool; G.D. Gearino’s Counting Coup; James Hankins’ Jack of Spades; Kathleen Taylor’s Funeral Food; and Steve Winshel’s A Twisted Path.
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