Popular self-published author J.T. Patten, whose Sean Havens series has received high praise from thriller fans, has just inked a three-book deal with Kensington.
Patten, who is repped by John Talbot of The Talbot Fortune Agency, told us he’s very excited to go from do-it-all indie author to signing with someone who has the resources Kensington has when it comes to churning out first-rate thrillers. Patten is currently working on the first book under his new deal, Buried In Black, which will introduce a new protagonist, Drake “Birddog” Woolf. Fear not, though, Havens fans, Sean will still be involved — but in a different role.
“I think fans of my prior Safe Havens black ops series will enjoy the continued gritty dark style of this new line, but the old character, Sean Havens, will also have a critical role in supporting the Task Force’s main protagonist,” said Patten exclusively to The Real Book Spy. “Sean will take the back seat position as a John Clark type who has been there done that and is guiding this new warrior along the way.”
Buried In Black should hit bookstores sometime next fall, and the author wants his readers to know that “as always, it will be Blacker than Black.”
Stay tuned for more information, including plot details and pre-order links as soon they’re available. In the meantime, check out Patten’s two novels — Safe Havens: Shadow Masters and Safe Havens: Primed Charge — and make sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook!