Short Fuse Publishing Launches HOT FUSE CLASSIC Imprint for Classic Romance Novels

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SAN FRANCISCO - July 22, 2015 - PRLog -- Fuse Literary’s Short Fuse Publishing today debuted a new imprint for classic romance novels: HOT FUSE CLASSIC. Launch titles for the imprint will feature rights-reverted backlist from a Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement nominee and will eventually add previously unpublished works.

Best-selling author Janis Flores (aka Risa Kirk and April Thorne), is pleased that her Dunleavy Legacy trilogy will once again grace digital and brick-and-mortar bookstore shelves.

“Of the 30+ books I've written, the Dunleavy Legacy is a favorite of mine,” Flores said. “Writing a trilogy, with three interconnecting but separate plots, three heroines, three heroes, three racehorses, a whole mess of secondary characters, AND an unknown villain bent on destroying the centerpiece of the trilogy, Dunleavy Farm itself, was one of the most challenging projects I've ever undertaken. At times I felt like a stagecoach driver trying to control a team of runaway horses, but what a great feeling to have finally gathered up the reins and pulled it all together for what I’ve been told is a very satisfying happily-ever-after.”

Fuse Literary co-founder Gordon Warnock heads up Short Fuse Publishing and all its imprints, including Hot Fuse Classic and the recently announced Teen Fuse.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Janis in bringing back this bit of comfort for the readers,” said Warnock. “Few reading experiences are as distinct yet timeless as the classic romance novel. We’re looking forward to many more titles in this line and other specialized Hot Fuse romance imprints to come.”

The first title in the series will be Done Driftin’, a rich tale of deception, hope, and love. Originally released by Harlequin Superromance in 1976, Done Driftin’ follows Carla Dunleavy as she is uprooted from her high-powered socialite life and faced with an aging grandmother she never knew, the family’s once-renowned racehorse farm, and the hunky-yet-infuriating cowboy, Wade Petrie. The trilogy will resume with Done Cryin’ and Never Done Dreamin’ later this year.

About Short Fuse Publishing

Short Fuse Publishing is a digital-first provider of groundbreaking fiction and nonfiction across many genres. A division of Fuse Literary, Short Fuse Publishing boldly provides an outlet for creative works that traditional publishers shy away from, giving voice to new and alternative kinds of writing. Our curators are literary agents whose clients seek publication of their short stories, novellas, flash fiction, poetry, short nonfiction, multimedia, novel-length fiction and nonfiction, and more.

Submissions: Short Fuse Publishing accepts submissions from agents and traditionally published authors. Send your query and first 10 pages to:

About Fuse Literary

Fuse Literary is a hybrid literary agency with offices in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, which blends the knowledge and skills of traditional publishing with the brash new opportunities engendered by digital publishing, self-publishing, ebooks, and technology. Partners Laurie McLean and Gordon Warnock are joined at Fuse by agents Emily Keyes, Connor Goldsmith, Michelle Richter, Sara Sciuto and Jennifer Chen Tran. Visit for more information or follow us on Twitter @FuseLiterary.


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