Kensington, Fall 2016

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    Series: A Melanie Travis Mystery
    The Bark Before Christmas Laurien Berenson
    9780758284594 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: September 27, 2016
    $8.99 CAD 4.2 x 6.8 x 0.9 in | 384 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Kensington
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      “If you like dogs, you’ll love Laurien Berenson’s Melanie Travis mysteries!” Joanne Fluke, New York Times bestselling author

      There’s nothing lovelier than Christmas in Connecticut, but Melanie Travis can scarcely find a moment to enjoy the festivities. With her youngest son approaching toddlerhood, she’s decided to return to her old job at Howard Academy, a posh private school attended by the children of Greenwich’s well-heeled gentry. Balancing work, motherhood, and the hectic dog show circuit takes some fancy footwork, especially when the headmaster taps her to be the chairman of the school’s Christmas Bazaar.

      The Christmas Bazaar is Howard Academy’s biggest and most important fundraiser, so Melanie feels the pressure to make it a huge success. But everything goes awry when a prize show dog goes missing and Santa turns up dead. The dog’s owner is one of the school’s most perfectly pedigreed alums, and she enlists Melanie to help find the purloined pooch. But just as Melanie starts pawing at the truth, she digs up a sleighful of sinister secrets that leaves everyone feeling less than merry . . .

      “A whodunit sure to please dog-loving cozy readers.” —Publishers Weekly
      Bio
      LAURIEN BERENSON is an Agatha and Macavity nominee, winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, and four time winner of the Maxwell Award, presented by the Dog Writers Association of America. She and her husband live on a farm in Kentucky surrounded by dogs and horses. Readers can visit her website at: www.LaurienBerenson.com.
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      9780758284594The Bark Before ChristmasLaurien Berenson PaperbackSep 27, 2016$8.99Kensington
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      "Delightful. . .As ever, the author provides a captivating behind-the-scenes look at the world of show dogs." --Publishers Weekly

      "Melanie Travis is a terrific character." --RT Book Reviews
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    Series: The Pride Series
    Bite Me Shelly Laurenston
    9780758265265 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date: September 27, 2016
    $8.99 CAD 4.2 x 6.8 x 1.1 in | 400 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Kensington
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      “If you enjoy laughter, witty banter and unforgettable characters in your paranormal romance, you’ll be addicted to Laurenston’s Pride series.” –RT Book Reviews, TOP PICK

      Livy Kowalski has no time for idiots. When you shapeshift into a honey badger, getting through life’s irritants is a finely honed skill. Until she gets stuck housing her nutso cousin and dealing with her dad’s untimely and unexplained demise.

      That’s where Vic Barinov comes in—or his house does. Vic can’t step outside without coming back to find Livy devouring his honey stash and getting the TV remote sticky. It gets his animal instincts all riled up. But he’ll have to woo her at high speed: all hell is breaking loose, and Livy is leading the charge…

      Praise for Shelly Laurenston and The Pride series

      “Hot and humorous.”—USAToday.com

      “Incredibly funny…full of sarcasm, uppity shape shifters, and lots of smexy time in between kicking arse, Bite Me introduces a new breed of shapeshifters whose antics will leave you wide-eyed and rolling on the ground.”—SmexyBooks

      “Hilarious, sexy fun. The dialogue is smart and funny, and at times outrageously shocking.” –Heroes & Heartbreakers
      Bio
      Shelly Laurenston is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Pride, Call of Crows, and The Honey Badger Chronicles, as well as winner of the RT Book Reviews Readers’ Choice Award for her 2016 novel, The Undoing. When she’s not writing about sexy wolf, honey badger, lion, and other fang-filled predators, she’s writing about sexy dragons as G.A. Aiken, the acclaimed and bestselling author of the Dragon Kin series. Originally from Long Island, she now lives on the West Coast and spends most of her time writing and making sure her rescued Pit bull doesn’t love everyone into a coma.  Please visit her online at www.ShellyLaurenston.com.

      Author Residence: Los Angeles, CA
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        Marketing: Online advertising

        Email marketing through Kensington eNewsletter and author lists

        Social media advertising and promotions

        Promotion on kensingtonbooks.com and shellylaurenston.com

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      9780758265265Bite MeShelly Laurenston PaperbackSep 27, 2016$8.99Kensington
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      “Hot shape-shifters and even hotter passion.”—New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter

      “If you enjoy laughter, witty banter and unforgettable characters in your paranormal romance, you’ll be addicted to Laurenston’s Pride series.”-RT Book Reviews, TOP PICK

      “Hot and humorous.”—USAToday.com

      “Incredibly funny…full of sarcasm, uppity shape shifters, and lots of smexy time in between kicking arse, Bite Me introduces a new breed of shapeshifters whose antics will leave you wide-eyed and rolling on the ground.”—SmexyBooks

      “Hilarious, sexy fun. The dialogue is smart and funny, and at times outrageously shocking.” -Heroes & Heartbreakers
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    Series: A Lucy Stone Mystery
    British Manor Murder Leslie Meier
    9780758277107 Hardcover FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: September 27, 2016
    $27.95 CAD 5.7 x 8.5 x 0.9 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Kensington
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      “Reading a new Lucy Stone mystery is like catching up with a dear old friend.” —Kate Carlisle, New York Times bestselling author

      It’s a nippy spring in Tinker’s Cove, Maine, and so Lucy Stone can’t wait to join her friend Sue at the Earl of Wickham’s manor in England for the “Heads Up!” hat exhibition—even if she has to spend her entire holiday curtseying. But at Moreton Manor, privileged life isn’t always tea and crumpets . . .
       
      Although Perry, the earl of the house, and his sister, Poppy, are surprisingly accommodating to their jetlagged guests, Lucy feels uneasy after a fallen portrait sparks talk of a deadly family omen. The bad vibes come in quickly—snobby Aunt Millicent and her handmaiden Harrison unexpectedly drop by for the exhibition, and meals with the family are consistently tense. But real trouble begins when a body, bludgeoned by the chapel’s gold-plated reliquary, is found in a hidden, sealed off room. Stranger still, the corpse is identified as Harrison’s son, Cyril.
       
      Considering the weapon and the clandestine location, Lucy wouldn’t be shocked if the murder was an inside job. Cyril wasn’t exactly a gentleman, and it’s unclear what business he had on the property. Was the victim trying to make off with the family riches before meeting his end? Or was a scorned country squire looking to settle an ancient indiscretion for good? One thing’s for sure—the criminal is privy to Moreton Manor secrets . . .
       
      To end the reign of terror, Lucy must keep her ear to the ground and mind time-honored traditions—no matter how unusual. Because Lucy has a hunch that the killer has been in her company all along, just waiting for a chance to make blueblood run red . . .

      Praise for Leslie Meier and her Lucy Stone Mysteries


       
      “I like Lucy Stone a lot, and so will readers.” —Carolyn Hart
       
      “Leslie Meier writes with sparkle and warmth.” —Chicago Sun Times
       
      “The Lucy Stone mysteries will appeal to fans of domestic mysteries.” —Booklist
       
      “Mothers everywhere will identify with Lucy Stone and the domestic problems she encounters.” —Publishers Weekly
      Bio
      LESLIE MEIER is the acclaimed author of over twenty Lucy Stone mysteries and has also written for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine. She is currently at work on the next Lucy Stone mystery. Readers can visit her website at www.LeslieMeier.com.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780758277107British Manor MurderLeslie Meier HardcoverSep 27, 2016$27.95Kensington
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    9781496705747 Paperback FICTION / Women On Sale Date: September 27, 2016
    $16.95 CAD 5.6 x 8.3 x 0.8 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 44 Canadian Rights: Y Kensington
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      Kirkus Reviews Best Fiction of the Year  ● NPR Great Reads  ● RUSA Reading List Longlist Selection  ● RT Book Reviews Reviewers Choice Award Winner

      “A rising talent.” —Booklist


      Dr. Nikhil 'Nic' Joshi had it all—marriage, career, purpose. Until, while working for Doctors Without Borders in a Mumbai slum, his wife, Jen, discovered a black market organ transplant ring. Before she could expose the truth, Jen was killed.

      Two years after the tragedy, Nic is a cruise ship doctor who spends his days treating seasickness and sunburn and his nights in a boozy haze. On one of those blurry evenings on deck, Nic meets a woman who makes a startling claim: she received Jen’s heart in a transplant and has a message for him. Nic wants to discount Jess Koirala’s story as absurd, but there’s something about her reckless desperation that resonates despite his doubts.

      Jess has spent years working her way out of a nightmarish life in Calcutta and into a respectable Bollywood dance troupe. Now she faces losing the one thing that matters—her young son, Joy.  She needs to uncover the secrets Jen risked everything for; but the unforeseen bond that results between her and Nic is both a lifeline and a perilous complication.

      Delving beyond the surface of modern Indian-American life, acclaimed author Sonali Dev’s page-turning novel is both riveting and emotionally rewarding—an extraordinary story of human connection, bravery, and hope. 

      Praise for Sonali Dev and Her Novels



      “Sonali Dev is a gifted writer who creates characters that capture the heart… I can’t wait for Sonali’s next book.” —Nalini Singh, New York Times bestselling author

      “Exquisitely written... A bright, beautiful gem.”   Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review, on The Bollywood Bride

      “Dev's prose captures the rich and unique beauty of Indian culture while telling a story that is complex, culturally accurate, and full of emotion.”  Booklist on The Bollywood Bride

      “Vibrant and exuberantly romantic…chock full of details that reflect India's social and cultural flux.” —NPR.com on A Bollywood Affair
      Bio
      Sonali Dev’s first literary work was a play about mistaken identities performed at her neighborhood Diwali extravaganza in Mumbai. She was eight years old. Despite this early success, Sonali spent the next few decades getting degrees in architecture and written communication, migrating across the globe, and starting a family while writing for magazines and websites. With the advent of her first gray hair her love for telling stories returned full force, and she now combines it with her insights into Indian culture to conjure up stories that make a mad tangle with her life as supermom, domestic goddess, and world traveler. Sonali is an active member of RWA and WFWA. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her very patient and often amused husband and two teens who demand both patience and humor, and the world’s most perfect dog. Visit her on the web at sonalidev.com.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9781496705747A Change of HeartSonali Dev PaperbackSep 27, 2016$16.95Kensington
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    9780758294821 Paperback YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Social Themes Age (years) from 14, Grade (US) from 9, Age (years) from 14, Grade (US) from 9 On Sale Date: September 27, 2016
    $10.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.3 x 0.9 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Kensington
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      Every kid dreams of happily-ever-after. . .until her world is turned upside down. . .

      At sixteen, gifted pianist and poet Nia Daniels has already known her share of heartache. But despite the pain of losing her mother and grandmother, she's managed to excel, thanks to her beloved father's love and support. He's held her through every tragedy, and cheered her on through every performance. Nia can't imagine what she'd do without him--until an illness suddenly takes him, and she has no choice. And Nia's in for one more shocking blow. The man who'd always been her rock, her constant, wasn't her biological dad.

      Orphaned and confused, Nia is desperate for answers. But what she finds will uproot her from the life she's always known in California and bring her to the east coast--to Omar. He's a man who's spent most of his life--and all of Nia's--behind bars. He's her biological father. An ex-gang member. Living in the hood. And he's determined to do whatever it takes to win the love of his only daughter and make up for his mistakes. If only she'll let him...
      Bio
      Amir Abrams is a regular dude with a dream. Born in Brooklyn, Amir has a thing for fresh kicks, fly whips, and all things Polo. For Amir, writing teen fiction was never something he imagined himself doing until he started working with Ni-Ni Simone on the Hollywood High series. In addition to the Hollywood High series, he also penned Crazy Love, The Girl of His Dreams, Caught Up, and Diva Rules. You can hit him up at amir_abrams@yahoo.com, on Facebook at itsyaboyamir, or follow him on Twitter @ItsyaboyAmir.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780758294821Chasing ButterfliesAmir Abrams PaperbackSep 27, 2016$10.95Kensington
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      Awards
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      Praise for the novels of Amir Abrams

      "Abrams again tantalizes us, getting into the mind-set of the young, gifted, and beautiful." --RT Book Reviews on The Girl of His Dreams

      "Hot and poppin' with drama and life lessons. The world of teen lit has never seen anything like this before!" --Ni-Ni Simone on Crazy Love

      "An engaging cautionary tale." --Kirkus Reviews on Caught Up
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    Series: A Cherry Cola Book Club Novel
    A Cherry Cola Christmas Ashton Lee
    9781496705464 Paperback FICTION / Women On Sale Date: September 27, 2016
    $8.99 CAD 4.1 x 6.8 x 0.8 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Kensington
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      Christmas is coming to the small town of Cherico, Mississippi, and there’s no better way to prepare than with the Cherry Cola Book Club’s feast of good food, good books—and good people…

      Cherico’s newlywed librarian Maura Beth Mayhew is back from her honeymoon and she and Jeremy McShay are settling into married life. But as the holidays approach, Cherico’s economy is struggling, and there’s even a mysterious crime spree afoot. Maura Beth decides what the community needs is a healthy dose of Christmas cheer—which means a special meeting of the Cherry Cola Book Club...

      Along with the delicious potluck offerings everyone has come to expect, Maura Beth has invited members and the public to share their most uplifting stories—and share they do. In fact, Cherico’s residents infuse the gathering with so much hope and courage they just might inspire a culprit’s confession, and conjure a miracle that could save the town—and Christmas…

      “An intrepid librarian, a book club feast, and a cozy, heart-warming Mississippi
      mystery—what’s not to love?” --Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
      Bio
      Ashton Lee was born in historic Natchez, Mississippi, into a large, extended Southern family which gave him much fodder for his fiction later in life. His father, who wrote under the pen name of R. Keene Lee right after WWII, was an editor and writer in New York of what is now called pulp fiction. As a result, Ashton inherited a love of reading and writing early on and did all the things aspiring authors are supposed to do, including majoring in English when he attended The University of the South, affectionately known as Sewanee. While there, he studied Creative Writing under Andrew Lytle, then editor of the Sewanee Review, and a member of the Southern Agrarians in the 1920s.

      Ashton lives in Oxford, MS, enjoying the amenities of a university town that many writers have called home. Readers can like Ashton Lee at: facebook.com/ashtonlee.net.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9781496705464A Cherry Cola ChristmasAshton Lee PaperbackSep 27, 2016$8.99Kensington
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    Series: A Hannah Swensen Mystery
    Christmas Caramel Murder Joanne Fluke
    9781617732287 Hardcover FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: September 27, 2016
    $21.95 CAD 5.3 x 7.3 x 0.8 in | 204 pages Carton Quantity: 44 Canadian Rights: Y Kensington
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      Christmas normally descends on Lake Eden, Minnesota, as gently as reindeer alighting on a rooftop—but this yuletide season the only thing coming down Hannah Swensen’s chimney is a case of murder…
       
      The holidays have arrived, and Hannah and her good pal Lisa have agreed to provide all the goodies for the town’s annual production of A Christmas Carol. But before anyone can say “Bah, humbug!” a Santa-sized sackful of trouble ensues. Like the fact that Lisa’s husband will be playing Mr. Claus to his ex-girlfriend Phyllis Bates’ Mrs. Claus. Or that before the curtains even go up Phyllis is found dead in the snow—wearing a costume that the real Mrs. Claus would put on the naughty list. Soon after the suspects pile up faster than snowdrifts in a blizzard, while a merry murderer remains on the loose. With clues even harder to find, it might take a visit from ghosts of Christmas past to wrap up this mystery in time for the holidays…
       
      Includes a Dozen Holiday Recipes from The Cookie Jar!
      Bio
      JOANNE FLUKE is the New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen mysteries, which include Double Fudge Brownie Murder, Blackberry Pie Murder, Cinnamon Roll Murder, and the book that started it all, Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder. That first installment in the series premiered as Murder, She Baked:  A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery on the Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Channel. Like Hannah Swensen, Joanne Fluke was born and raised in a small town in rural Minnesota, but now lives in Southern California. Please visit her online at www.JoanneFluke.com.

      Author Residence: Granada Hills, CA
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        Marketing: Advance reading copies

        National print and online advertising

        Extensive print, digital and broadcast advertising campaign

        Major media coverage

        Promotion through both Kensington and author’s social media platforms, newsletter subscribers, and fan groups

        Outreach to libraries and mystery-focused bookstores

        Teasers, videos, recipes, book club materials and shareable content on dedicated website www.JoanneFlukeMysteryParty.com

        Partnership with Hallmark® Movies & Mysteries for cross-promotion with Joanne Fluke television movie adaptations

        National author tour

        Branded promo materials distributed to retailers, libraries, media, and fans



        Author Website: JoanneFluke.com
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9781617732164Wedding Cake MurderJoanne Fluke HardcoverFeb 23, 2016$28.95Kensington
      9780758280404Double Fudge Brownie MurderJoanne Fluke HardcoverFeb 24, 2015$26.00Kensington
      9780758280374Blackberry Pie MurderJoanne Fluke HardcoverFeb 25, 2014$27.95Kensington
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      Awards
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      Praise for Joanne Fluke

      “Lively…Add the big surprise ending, and fans will be more than satisfied.”—Publishers Weekly on Double Fudge Brownie Murder

      “Culinary cozies don’t get any tastier than this winning series.”—Library Journal on Red Velvet Cupcake Murder

      “If your reading habits alternate between curling up with a good mystery or with a good cookbook, you ought to know about Joanne Fluke.”—The Charlotte Observer

      “Fans of this wildly popular series will not be disappointed. Fluke has kept this series strong for a long time, and there is still plenty to enjoy for foodie crime fans.”—Booklist on Cinnamon Roll Murder

      “Fabulous.”—Publishers Weekly on Devil’s Food Cake Murder
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    Series: The Coldwater Series
    The Coldwater Warm Hearts Club Lexi Eddings
    9781496704030 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date: September 27, 2016
    $10.95 CAD 5.57 x 8.26 x 0.88 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 44 Canadian Rights: Y Kensington
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      “A unique take on what it means to go home again.” —Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author

      The lake is crystal blue, the hills roll for miles, and breaking news travels via the Methodist prayer chain. But don’t let the postcard fool you. Coldwater Cove, Oklahoma, leavens its small-town charm with plenty of Ozark snark.

      For Lacy Evans, returning to flyover country is the definition of failure. She had everything she wanted—an award-winning design firm, a chic city condo, a handsome, aristocratic almost-fiancé. Then her boyfriend ran off with her receptionist and her clients' money. Now she’s out of business and crashing on her parents’ couch. When she slides into a booth at the Green Apple Grill, she's feeling lower than a worm's belly.


      But Lacy’s old classmate Jacob Tyler is happy to see her. Coldwater’s football hero came back from Afghanistan short part of a leg and some peace of mind, but he’s counting his blessings, and Lacy could be one of them. Then there’s her ex, Daniel, wearing a sheriff’s badge and a wedding ring, but looking like young summer love. And a host of unlikely serendipities: the selfless do-gooders who sneak around taming curmudgeons and constructing second chances. The Fighting Marmots. The sprawling, take-no-prisoners Bugtussle clan.
       
      Lacy thought she knew her hometown, and herself. She just wanted to get on her feet and keep running. But the longer she stays, the more she finds to change her mind. . .
       
      “Readers of sweet romance will fall in love with Coldwater Cove. Lexi Eddings’s talent shines in this edgy, fresh story.” —Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
      Bio
      Lexi Eddings is the pen name of multi-published author Diana Groe, who has written for Kensington, Sourcebooks, and Entangled. A classically trained soprano, she calls her historical work a cross between Grand Opera and Gilbert and Sullivan. Her historical romances have received glowing reviews from Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and RT Book Reviews.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9781496704030The Coldwater Warm Hearts ClubLexi Eddings PaperbackSep 27, 2016$10.95Kensington
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    Series: The Harrisons
    'Tis the Season Jennifer Gracen
    9781420139181 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date: September 27, 2016
    $5.99 CAD 4.1 x 6.7 x 0.9 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Zebra Shout
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      As the eldest son of the illustrious Harrison clan, Charles Harrison the III has always done the right thing. With his family’s legacy to uphold, he can’t afford a scandal, even if temptation is living right under his roof. His well-publicized divorce was a disgrace, so Charles is sure an affair with his bewitching nanny would bring his family even more infamy. And yet, he can’t resist the alluring Lisette . . .
       
      With her usually reserved boss sending her heated looks, Lisette Gardner is in a bind. The nurturing nanny has always loved the eldest Harrison from a distance. But coming from a vastly different world, with a painful past that still haunts her, Lisette is determined to resist Charles’s advances. Because Lisette can accept nothing less than forever with Charles . . . and forever might be too much to hope for with the reigning prince of the Harrison clan.
      Bio
      JENNIFER GRACEN hails from Long Island, New York, where she lives with her two sons. After spending her youth writing in private and singing in public, she now only sings in her car and is immersed in her passion for writing. She loves to write contemporary romance for readers who look for authentic characters and satisfying endings. When she isn’t with her kids, doing freelance proofreading, or chatting on Twitter and Facebook, Jennifer writes. She’s already hard at work on her next book. Jennifer is a member of the Romance Writers of America and is active in the Long Island Romance Writers, as well as being a member of CTRWA.
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      9781420139181'Tis the SeasonJennifer Gracen PaperbackSep 27, 2016$5.99Kensington
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    Gaining Visibility Pamela Hearon
    9781496704283 Paperback FICTION / Women On Sale Date: September 27, 2016
    $16.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.3 x 0.8 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 44 Canadian Rights: Y Kensington
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      “Cross How Stella Got Her Groove Back with Under the Tuscan Sun, and you've got Gaining Visibility, a novel that is at times beautiful, at times heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting.” –Wendy Webb

      Julia Berkwith’s daughter has moved to Alaska, her beloved mother-in-law is in a nursing home, and her ex-husband is in Hawaii—with a younger woman. In her late forties, Julia is now used to being invisible. But even if she has to do it alone, she’s determined to celebrate her victory over breast cancer by hiking Italy’s Cinque Terre. And while she’s there, she can scout out treasures for her interior design business back in Kentucky.
       
      Invigorated by the beauty of the Italian countryside, Julia seems unstoppable, until she’s injured by a rock—one that happens to belong to thirty-something stone mason Vitale DeLuca. Reluctantly, Julia accepts Vitale’s insistent offer of lodging while she recovers. But in his home, amid his exquisite sculptures, Julia sees beyond his charm and looks to something special: a talent she must bring to the world’s attention. And once she does, she plans to step aside to leave him in the spotlight. But Vitale has seen something in Julia too, something she is no longer able to recognize in herself. And he is determined to find a way to show it to her.
       
      Poignant and uplifting, Gaining Visibility is an exhilarating story of one woman’s realization that even the deepest scars have a beauty of their own—and that it’s time to take her place in the sun once more.
      Bio
      Pamela Hearon is a former teacher who began a second career as a writer. With several books published by Harlequin SuperRomance (including 2013 RITA finalist Out of the Depths), Gaining Visibility is her first women's fiction novel. Pamela splits her time between homes in Illinois and Florida, traveling the country with her husband. In addition to writing, she is an avid reader and gardener by day and dabbles in amateur astronomy at night. Visit her at pamelahearon.com.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9781496704283Gaining VisibilityPamela Hearon PaperbackSep 27, 2016$16.95Kensington

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