Paranormal romance to HarperCollins

HarperCollins’  publishing director Rachel Denwood has bought UK and Commonwealth rights to a young adult ghost romance novel, Hereafter by Tara Hudson, from Jean McGinley at HarperCollins US. It is scheduled for a July 2011 publication in paperback.

“The novel features a ghost, Amelia, who drifts through the world without any memories of her former life. Her lonely existence is suddenly changed when she tries to save a young boy, Joshua, from drowning in a river ­ their vivid connection marks the beginning of a paranormal romance that is threatened by strange outside forces.

Denwood said: ‘I was completely intoxicated by Tara¹s voice; her story of love after death is so gripping. This is romantic fiction at its best and the ghostly twist makes it a real chiller too.’”