Storm Publishing has acquired two books in a new historical romance series by author Allison Grey. Commissioning Editor Kate Smith acquired World All Language rights in e-book, paperback and audio as part of a two-book deal. The first book in the series is set to publish in January 2024.

In Victorian London the notorious pickpocket Della Rose is recruited by the secretive Lord Bradford to steal from his arch-nemesis, the Duke of Salisbury. To accomplish her mission, Della must leave behind her life in the dangerous Seven Dials and take up residence in Belgravia, where she learns to ride, dance and speak like a member of the aristocracy.

The second book, scheduled for September 2024, will focus on Della’s best friend and amateur painter Violet, following her as she journeys between the Seven Dials, Belgravia and Paris, finding love and danger along the way.

Grey says,

“I am thrilled to be working with Kate and the team at Storm to bring these characters and their stories to life. She has shown such enthusiasm for these books and has been such a tremendous source of knowledge and ideas to help me make this novel the best version of itself it can be. What started as a way to pass the time while stuck at home during lockdown has become something I can finally show to the world and I can’t imagine a better way to do it than with the help of Kate and everyone at Storm publishing. I’m so proud to be an author with them and I look forward to bringing readers lots of love and romance!”

Smith adds,

“I instantly fell in love with the bold and brilliant character of Della Rose, who dreams of achieving more than her circumstances have allowed and truly meets her match in Lord Bradford. Allison is hugely talented writer who will whisk readers away to the contrasting worlds of Victorian London, from the streets of the notorious Seven Dials to the gilded ballrooms of Belgravia, offering a perfect mix of adventure and romance.”

For more information about Allison Grey, you can find her website here:

Oliver Rhodes

Storm Managing Director

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