About Us

Swoon Romance is a digital-first, mostly-contemporary imprint from Georgia McBride Media Group that publishes young adult, new adult and adult romance, including erotica. Our first title, CAPTIVATED BY YOU (Adult) by New York Times and USA Today bestseller Diane Alberts, was published in November 2012. It went on to become a Barnes and Noble bestseller, reaching #31 on their list! Since then, we have had many Amazon and Barnes and Noble best sellers, with Amazon category best sellers in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and Germany. Publisher and founder, Georgia McBride, also publishes Month9Books and Tantrumm Books. We are home to New York Times bestselling authors such as Stacey Mosteller, Diane Alberts, and Tamara Mataya as well as international bestselling authors Lizzy Charles, Alla Kar, Natalie Decker, Kenya Wright, Cassie Mae, and more!


Georgia McBride, Publisher


Georgia McBride is founder of Georgia McBride Media Group, home of Month9Books, Swoon Romance, and Tantrum Books. She develops content for film and TV, and is also a speculative fiction writer. Georgia founded the #YAlitchat hashtag and weekly chat on Twitter in 2009. 


Georgia is one of Publishers Marketplace’s most prolific publishers and has spent most of 2014 atop the editors lists in Young Adult, Digital New Adult and Digital deals. She’s completed over 120 publishing deals on behalf of three imprints in the past 24 months.


Georgia McBride Media Group imprints publish debut authors as well as USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Diane Alberts, Bram Stoker Award nominated author Janice Gable Bashman, Amazon US #1 erotica author Kenya Wright, Amazon #1 Fantasy and Paranormal Romance author Melissa Petreshock, Amazon #1 Children's Fantasy author Nicole Conway, Amazon #1 Dystopian authors Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki, Amazon #1 Teen Sports author Natalie Decker, Amazon UK #1Teen Mythology and Legends author Jen McConnel, and renown Young Adult authors such as Jackie Morse Kessler, Michelle Zink and Cindy Pon. 


At Georgia McBride Media Group, Georgia has made Amazon category best sellers out of debut authors like Lizzy Charles, Elisa Dane, Melissa Petreshock, Pella Grace, Scott Craven, Michelle E. Reed, Stephanie Wardrop, and more in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, and or Australia. 


Georgia works with notable agents and agencies such as Writers House, ICM Partners, Paradigm, Harvey Klinger Inc. Curtis Brown and Associates, The Rights Factory, Irene Goodman Literary Agency, Richard Curtis and Associates, Brandt & Hochman, Georges Borchardt, Inc., and more. 


She has collaborated with Susan Schulman Agency for subsidiary rights, and IPG and INScribe Digital for distribution. Additionally, Georgia McBride Media Group titles have been sold internationally to Harlequin Australia, Penguin Australia, and Piatkus (Little, Brown UK). Georgia McBride Media Group is represented at the Bologna and London book fairs and has a regular presence at Book Expo America and Romantic Times Book Lovers Convention. 


On the film and TV side, The Undertakers series has been optioned for film by Moderncine Films with the creator of the Final Destination films attached. Dead Jed: Adventures of a Middle School Zombie has been optioned to Nickelodeon, Two and Twenty Dark Tales: Dark Retellings of Mother Goose Rhymes was optioned to Brillstein, and Nameless to Benderspink. 


Georgia McBride Media Group, its founder and or imprints and titles have been featured in Publishers Weekly, Galley Cat, The Huffington Post, Publishers Marketplace, Writers Digest, USA Today, RT Book Reviews, CNN, Hypable, Justine Magazine, Teen Reads, YA Interrobang, Fresh Fiction, Tor.com, B&N Blog, The Guardian, Locus Magazine, Booklist, School Library Journal, and Publishing Perspectives as well as regional dailies in the US and Canada. 


Mandy Schoen, Senior Editor


Mandy Schoen joined the editorial team of Month9Books in February 2012 as a production proofreader. Today she is a senior editor at Swoon Romance, a digital-first romance imprint of Georgia McBride Media Group, and has edited over 40 books. In her free time, she hangs out with her family, tries to cook, plots world domination, and of course, reads. Her favorite genres to read include young adult romance and realism, adult romance, and adult urban fantasy. She loves movies, white wine, music (country, rock, and Irish, mostly) and animals, majored in history because, well, it’s rich with stories, and now lives on a steady diet of coffee and words. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her husband and dog, in a house overflowing with books.


Mandy is seeking young adult, new adult, and adult romances. She enjoys dual-narrative POV, quirky female protagonists with heart, deeply flawed but redeemable men, complex characters in familiar situations, and of course, a strong, unique voice. Agents may sub Mandy at subswoon@month9books.com. WRITERS: Sub Swoon Romance by clicking HERE.




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