Joy Revolution‘s two-book deal was shared Monday on Twitter for Sinner’s Isle, a “dual-POV Latinx fantasy romance,” written by Angela Montoya, according to Publishers Marketplace Deal Report.
“I’m shook. I’m thrilled. I’m scared to death,” Angela tweeted about her debut novel. “But mostly, I’m just so damn grateful for everyone who’s ever believed in me and SINNER’S ISLE; the #Latine #yafantasy #romance of my dreams.” She is represented by literary agent Larissa Melo Pienkowski of Jill Grinberg Literary Management.
“This is our first fantasy acquisition & it was worth waiting for,” Nicola tweeted. “It’s got epic romance, powerful & dangerous magic, incredible storytelling. I can’t wait for you guys to read it!”
Dubbed Pirates of the Caribbean meets Shelby Mahurin’s Serpent & Dove series, the book features a witch held captive on an island desperate to escape before a weeklong fiesta for rich tourists ready to meet majestics like her. The desperation morphs into her blackmailing a pirate who washes ashore.
With its initial round of books scheduled to be released this year, Joy Revolution debuted in October 2020 to focus on YA love stories centered on people of color. Wendy Loggia, author and senior executive editor at Penguin Random House’s Delacorte Press, oversees the imprint while Bria Ragin serves as the imprint’s editor.