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Solaris to publish new Alex de Campi novel, Heartbreak Incorporated

Solaris are thrilled to announce the publication of Heartbreak Incorporated by acclaimed comic’s writer Alex de Campi.

Heartbreak Incorporated will be released in summer 2021.

Editor Kate Coe acquired World English rights in the novel from Nephele Tempest of The Knight Agency.

Heartbreak Incorporated is sexy, playful, and pure fun.

Evie Cross had big dreams of becoming an investigative journalist but at 25 and struggling to make it in New York City, she’s finally starting to admit that her dream is her side hustle and her day job is actually…her job. That is, until she signs on as a temp for a small consultancy whose principal, Misha Meserov, specializes in breaking up relationships. Misha is tall, infuriatingly handsome, and effortlessly charismatic—he can make almost anyone, man or woman, fall into bed with him. And he often does.

But the more Evie is exposed to Misha’s scandalous world, the more she becomes convinced that he’s hiding something…when a wealthy San Francisco CEO with a dissolving marriage starts delving into the occult and turns up dead, Evie has to decide between her journalistic desire for the truth and her growing desire for Misha.

Acquiring Editor Kate Coe on the book:

“Alex sent me Heartbreak, Inc. as part of our #ShootYourShot submissions, and I immediately fell in love. Misha’s brand of nonchalance and sexiness is perfectly offset by Evie’s curiosity and drive, and the story is perfectly positioned between save-the-world, detective and (hot!) character interaction; seeing everything through Evie’s eyes really highlights the tension and danger that she plunges into – and how infuriating Misha can be! I’m really looking forward to bringing this one to readers.”

Author Alex de Campi had this to say:

“I’m thrilled that Rebellion have acquired my second novel. HEARTBREAK INCORPORATED began with a very simple question: since the world is full of apps, advice, places and services for getting people together… what if there were an agency to tear people apart? And what happens when a young journalism grad starts temping at Heartbreak Inc. Will she find the story of a lifetime in the unexplained death of a super-wealthy abusive husband? Or will she become the next victim? The book is primarily a suspense thriller with a hint of the supernatural, but it also lets me look at relationships, social status, and the very different worlds of self-made and inherited wealth. Nobody is who they seem, and everyone has an agenda.”

Alex de Campi’s mostly-indie career stretches from her Eisner-nominated debut Smoke (Dark Horse) through recent Eisner nominees Bad Girls (Gallery 13) and Twisted Romance (Image). Plus company work: she’s killed off most of Riverdale, twice, in Archie vs Predator I & II. Her next projects are YA adventure The Backups (Imprint / MacMillan, 2020) and a thriller with director Duncan Jones. Catch her YA adventure Reversal on her Patreon, and action-thriller Bad Karma on Panel Syndicate. She also writes for TV and film (the Blade Runner anime & more).

She is on social media as @alexdecampi and lives in Manhattan.

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