NEW YORK, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Called "The Next Stephen King" by Horror Society, screenwriter turned author Mylo Carbia famously spent her childhood writing to escape the terrors of growing up in a severely haunted house in Jackson, New Jersey. After years ghostwriting scripts, Carbia's independently published, debut novel THE RAPING OF AVA DESANTIS made headlines for hitting the #1 bestseller spot in three categories on Amazon just two days after its official release this past October.
The novel — which also won four 'Best Novel of the Year' titles from various book-related websites — tells the story of a working-class college girl who is brutally attacked by three wealthy fraternity brothers, gets paid to keep quiet, then seeks revenge against their wives fifteen years later. Readers around the world quickly embraced Carbia's fast-paced, sharp writing style and applauded her trademark "hard-to-guess" surprise twist ending. As a result, a staggering 93% of Goodreads Readers rated the book 4 or 5 stars.
Today, with Carbia's 100,000 social media followers anxiously awaiting her next novel, VIOLETS ARE RED — a dark thriller which tells the story of an aging Manhattan housewife who captures her husband's young mistress and quietly keeps her prisoner in the basement — it's no surprise the independent publishing community took notice of Carbia's momentum in the industry. Several members of the traditional publishing community took notice as well.
Deidre Knight and her team of agents have placed more than 2,000 titles since 1996. Their impressive client list boasts numerous New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors including Gena Showalter, Don Piper, Cecil Murphey, Nalini Singh and Rachel Caine. Yet with Deidre Knight's reputation as a top literary agent for "women's fiction and romance," some may be surprised at the agency's further expansion into dark suspense.
"The Knight Agency represents a diverse group of authors with fresh, unique voices," said Deidre Knight, Knight Agency president. "Mylo is a fantastic writer who resonates with female readers whose fiction tastes lean towards the dark side. As a leading agency for women's fiction, we know her brand of sophisticated dark thriller/horror makes a great addition to our client roster."
As such, VIOLETS ARE RED, which was originally scheduled for independent release Fall 2016, is now targeted for commercial release early 2018. In fact, Carbia plans to continue writing exclusively for the literary world and with Knight's help, will be releasing a number of strong female-centered dark thriller novels over the next several years.
ABOUT THE KNIGHT AGENCY
Established in 1996, The Knight Agency (TKA) has gained worldwide recognition for the success of our authors in the fiercely competitive publishing marketplace. Our talented agents have placed more than 2,000 titles with major publishers such as HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Random House, Penguin Group, Macmillan, Hachette, Kensington, Harlequin, Houghton Mifflin, Bloomsbury, Scholastic, Amazon, F&W Books, Tyndale, St. Martin's Press, Thomas Nelson, and Baker Book Group, among others. TKA has earned a reputation for discovering vivid, original works, and our authors have produced bestsellers featured on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Barnes & Noble Bestseller and Amazon.com Hot 100 lists. For more information, please visit http://www.KnightAgency.net
ABOUT MYLO CARBIA
Mylo Carbia is a Hollywood screenwriter turned bestselling author widely known for her work in the thriller/horror genre and trademark of surprise twist endings. For more information about Carbia and her work, please visit http://www.MyloCarbia.com. For more information about Carbia's current novel, THE RAPING OF AVA DESANTIS, please visit http://www.AvaDeSantis.com.
Deidre Knight handles all rights inquiries on behalf of Mylo Carbia and can be reached at email.
Lilly Ellison, Ellison Public Relations
SOURCE Rockefeller Publishing Group, Inc.