Tor Publishing Group Announces Bramble

Tor Publishing Group is launching a new romance imprint called Bramble, which will focus on publishing diverse romance novels across various a wide variety of subgenres. 

“Romance belongs in every genre and every genre belongs in Bramble,” according to the press release. The ideology for Bramble is that everyone and everyone deserves a good love story.

President and Publisher Devi Pillai said, “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 announced that Monique Patterson will join as VP, Editorial Director, and will report to Pillai. Patterson has nearly 25 years of publishing experience, most of it in romance, and will oversee and develop Bramble as well as acquire titles for the imprint. Patterson has published over 40 New York Times bestsellers and is looking forward to bringing the same to Bramble.

“I’m thrilled to join Tor Publishing Group and to launch Bramble,” Patterson said. “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 first books from Bramble will arrive 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 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) along with bestselling author Everina Maxwell’s Ocean’s Echo (October 3, 2023).

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