'Beautiful Bastard' Authors Set New Series (Exclusive)

Lauren Billings and Christina Hobbs

"Wild Seasons" will launch in June 2014 with "Sweet Filthy Boy."

The Beautiful Bastard writing duo of Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings has set their next steamy series. 

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The Wild Seasons series will debut in June 2014 with Sweet Filthy Boy, Jennifer Bergstrom, the publisher of Gallery Books, announced today. 

The authors promise the best of Beautiful Bastard with new characters and new settings -- and a link to their original series.
"We are having the most fun writing this new cast of characters! Readers will find a similarly lighthearted, sexy, and silly group in the WILD SEASONS series, which eventually ties into the BEAUTIFUL books in a really fun way. We honestly can’t wait to share them all with you!," said the pair in an email to The Hollywood Reporter
Adam Wilson, who edited the Beautiful Bastard series for Gallery, also will edit the new series and negotiated the deal on behalf of the publisher. 
Hobbs and Billings are represented by Holly Root at Waxman Leavell Literary Agency.
The announcement follows the news that the duo -- who write under the pen name Christina Lauren -- had signed to write their first YA novel, titled Sublime, for publication in fall 2014 and days ahead of the Nov. 19 publication of Beautiful Beginning, the fifth book in the series that sees couple Chloe Mills and Bennett Ryan preparing for their wedding. 
Beautiful Beginning will mark the end of the original series.