Penguin Mass Market January to May 2017

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  • 21
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    Series: A Stone Barrington Novel
    Dishonorable Intentions Stuart Woods
    9780399573927 Paperback FICTION / Thrillers On Sale Date: February 28, 2017
    $13.50 CAD 4.25 x 7.5 x 0.89 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y G.P. Putnam's Sons
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      Stone Barrington gains an adversary that he can’t seem to shake in this electrifying adventure in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

      Stone Barrington’s latest lady friend is full of surprises, both good and ill. A sensual woman with unexpected desires, Stone finds her revelations in the boudoir extremely agreeable. But on the other hand, she also has some unfinished business with a temperamental man who believes Stone is an intolerable obstacle in the way of his goals.

      In a cat-and-mouse game that trails from sun-drenched Bel-Air to a peaceful European estate and gorgeous Santa Fe, Stone and his friend remain just one step ahead of their opponent. But their pursuer is not a man who can stand to be thwarted, and tensions are mounting...and may soon reach the boiling point.
      Bio
      Stuart Woods is the author of more than sixty novels, including the #1 New York Times bestselling Stone Barrington series. He is a native of Georgia and began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs, his debut in 1981, won the Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in Florida, Maine, and New Mexico.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780399573927Dishonorable IntentionsStuart Woods PaperbackFeb 28, 2017$13.50Putnam
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      Praise for Stuart Woods

      “Stuart Woods is a no-nonsense, slam-bang storyteller.”—Chicago Tribune

      “A world-class mystery writer...I try to put Woods’s books down and I can’t.”—Houston Chronicle

      “Mr. Woods, like his characters, has an appealing way of making things nice and clear.”—The New York Times

      “Woods certainly knows how to keep the pages turning.”—Booklist

      “Since 1981, readers have not been able to get their fill of Stuart Woods’ New York Times bestselling novels of suspense.”—Orlando Sentinel

      “Woods’s Stone Barrington is a guilty pleasure...he’s also an addiction that’s harder to kick than heroin.”—Contra Costa Times (California)
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    Series: A KGI Novel
    Brighter Than the Sun Maya Banks
    9780425277003 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date: March 07, 2017
    $10.99 CAD 4.2 x 6.75 x 0.89 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Berkley
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      Description
      Searing action and passion ignite the latest New York Times bestselling KGI novel from the author of Darkest Before Dawn.
       
      The Kelly Group International (KGI): A super-elite, top secret, family-run business.
      Qualifications: High intelligence, rock-hard body, military background.
      Mission: Hostage/kidnap victim recovery. Intelligence gathering.
      Handling jobs the U.S. government can’t...
       
      As the last unattached member of the Kelly clan, Joe is more than ready to risk life and limb on any mission he’s assigned to, but when it comes to love, he’ll keep his distance. He’s content to watch his brothers become thoroughly domesticated. 
       
      Zoe’s had nothing but heartbreak in her life, and she’s determined to start over with a completely new identity, thanks to her college friend, Rusty Kelly. But it’s the gorgeous smile and tender words of Joe Kelly that begin to weaken her resolve to never risk her heart again. And Joe will have to put everything on the line to save Zoe, when secrets of her past resurface—and threaten to tear them apart…
      Bio
      Maya Banks is the #1 USA Today and #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Surrender trilogy, the Breathless trilogy, the Sweet series, the Colters’ Legacy novels, and The Enforcers series. 

      She lives in the South with her husband and three children and other assorted babies, such as her two Bengal kitties and a calico who’s been with her as long as her youngest child. She’s an avid reader of romance and loves to dish books with her fans and anyone else who’ll listen!
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780425277003Brighter Than the SunMaya Banks PaperbackMar 07, 2017$10.99Berkley
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      Praise for the novels of Maya Banks

      “If you haven’t read this series yet, you totally should…Incredibly awesome…I love Maya Banks and I love her books.”—Jaci Burton, New York Times bestselling author

      “A must-read for…Christine Feehan and Lora Leigh fans.”—Fresh Fiction

      “Everything I love in a good book—suspense, romance, a twist, hot sex. Bring on the next one!”—Red Hot Books

      “Maya Banks…really dragged me through the gamut of emotions. From…‘Is it hot in here?’ to ‘Oh my GOD’…I'm ready for the next ride now!”—USA Today

      “[A] one-two punch of entertainment that will leave readers eager for the next book.”—Publishers Weekly

      “For those who like it naughty, dirty, and do-me-on-the-desk HAWT!”—Examiner.com
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    Series: An Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery
    The Silence of the Flans Laura Bradford
    9780425280904 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: March 07, 2017
    $10.99 CAD 4.19 x 6.75 x 0.76 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Berkley
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      Description
      The second delectable Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery from the national bestselling author of Éclair and Present Danger.
       
      Baker Winnie Johnson does her best work when the heat is on. As owner of the Emergency Dessert Squad, she has a deft touch in the kitchen and a soft spot for lost causes. So when her business professor beau, Jay Morgan, expresses misgivings over having to fail one of his fourth-year students, Winnie cooks up a sweet solution.
       
      She’ll offer an extra credit opportunity in exchange for a little help with her growing business. But when her protégé’s first dessert delivery poisons a student journalist, the publicity threatens to burn Winnie’s business to a crisp. Now the entrepreneur-turned-detective must uncover the ingredients behind a recipe for murder before she crumbles under pressure...

      RECIPES INCLUDED
      Bio
      As a child, Laura Bradford fell in love with writing over a stack of blank paper, a box of crayons, and a freshly sharpened number two pencil. From that moment forward, she never wanted to do or be anything else. Today, Laura is the author of the Emergency Dessert Squad Mysteries, which debuted with Éclair and Present Danger, and the national bestselling Amish Mysteries, including A Churn for the Worse and Suspendered Sentence.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780425280904The Silence of the FlansLaura Bradford PaperbackMar 07, 2017$10.99Berkley
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      Praise for Éclair and Present Danger

      “Laura Bradford has done it again. Éclair and Present Danger is filled with interesting, realistic characters and a plot that will keep you turning pages all the way to the sweet reveal at the end. This scrumptious new series is not to be missed.”—Paige Shelton, New York Times bestselling author

      “A tasty, twisty tale full of felonies and flavor! Laura Bradford cooks up a delightful cast of characters led by clever amateur sleuth and dessert rescuer Winnie Johnson. The plot is delicious and moves at a swift pace, keeping the reader guessing while frantically turning the pages as Winnie tries to solve the murder of an old friend and make sure that his killer gets his just desserts.”—Jenn McKinlay, New York Times bestselling author

      "This wonderful whodunit is a must-read that will not allow you to put it down. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars."—Open Book Society
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    Series: A Tea Shop Mystery
    Devonshire Scream Laura Childs
    9780425281673 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: March 07, 2017
    $10.99 CAD 4.19 x 6.75 x 0.79 in | 320 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Berkley
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      Description
      The New York Times bestselling author of Ming Tea Murder serves up heists, homicides, and herbal blends in the latest in the Tea Shop mysteries.
       
      Catering a trunk show at Heart’s Desire Jewelry is a shining achievement for Theodosia and the Indigo Tea Shop. After all, a slew of jewelers, museum curators, and private collectors will be there to sip some of Theo’s best blends. Unfortunately, the party is crashed by a gang of masked muggers who steal the precious gems on display, and then disappear almost as quickly as they arrived—leaving a dead body in their wake. 
       
      Theo gets involved in the case after her friend Brooke, aunt of the victim and owner of Heart’s Desire, begs for help in figuring out who committed the brutal burglary. Though the FBI believes this smash and grab is the work of an international gang of jewel thieves, Theo is convinced that the felon is someone much closer to home...

      INCLUDES DELICIOUS RECIPES AND TEA TIME TIPS! 
      Bio
      Laura Childs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Tea Shop Mysteries, the Scrapbooking Mysteries, and the Cackleberry Club Mysteries. As Gerry Schmitt, she writes the Afton Tangler thrillers. In her previous life she was CEO of her own marketing firm, authored several screenplays, and produced a reality TV show. She is married to Dr. Bob, a professor of Chinese art history, enjoys travel, and has two Shar-Peis.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780425281673Devonshire ScreamLaura Childs PaperbackMar 07, 2017$10.99Berkley
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      Praise for Devonishire Scream

      “A shining gem in the long-running Tea Shop Mystery series.”—Open Book Society

      “A charming cast of characters, a cultivated and genteel setting, plenty of tea and scones, a plausible slate of suspects, and an exciting climactic chase...Another enjoyable outing with Theodosia and friends.”—Publishers Weekly

      Praise for the New York Times bestselling Tea Shop mysteries

      “Brew yourself a nice pot of tea, and enjoy…It’s guaranteed to delight.”—Times Record News

      “A love letter to Charleston, tea, and fine living.”—Kirkus Reviews

      “Tea lovers, mystery lovers, [this] is for you. Just the right blend of cozy fun and clever plotting.”—Susan Wittig Albert, New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet

      “You’ll be starved by the end and ready to try out the recipes in the back of the book…Enjoy!”—The Charlotte (NC) Observer
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    Series: An Isaac Bell Adventure
    The Gangster Clive Cussler, Justin Scott
    9780399185229 Paperback FICTION / Action & Adventure On Sale Date: February 07, 2017
    $13.50 CAD 4.25 x 7.5 x 0.96 in | 448 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y G.P. Putnam's Sons
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      Description
      Turn-of-the-century Detective Isaac Bell takes on the upstart leader of a vicious crime organization in this novel in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series.
       
      It is 1906, and in New York City, the Italian crime group known as the Black Hand is on a spree: kidnapping, extortion, arson. They like to take the oldest tricks and add dynamite. When a coalition of the Black Hand’s victims hire out the Van Dorn agency to protect their businesses, their reputations, and their families, Detective Isaac Bell forms a crack squad and begins scouring the city for clues. And then he spots a familiar face.

      The stakes grow ever-higher, with the Black Hand becoming more ambitious, and their targets more political. If Bell can’t determine the role played by the face from his past, the next life lost could be one of the most powerful men in the nation.
      Bio
      Clive Cussler is the author or coauthor of over fifty previous books in five bestselling series, including Dirk Pitt®, NUMA® Files, Oregon® Files, Isaac Bell, and Sam and Remi Fargo. His nonfiction works include Built for AdventureThe Classic Automobiles of Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, and Built to Thrill: More Classic Automobiles from Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt, plus The Sea Hunters and The Sea Hunters II; these describe the true adventures of the real NUMA, which, led by Cussler, searches for lost ships of historic significance. With his crew of volunteers, Cussler has discovered more than sixty ships, including the long-lost Confederate ship Hunley. He lives in Colorado and Arizona.
       
      Justin Scott’s novels include The Shipkiller and The Man Who Loved The Normandie; the Ben Abbott detective series; and modern sea thrillers published under the pen name Paul Garrison. He is the coauthor with Cussler of seven Isaac Bell novels. Scott lives in Connecticut.


      From the Hardcover edition.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780399185229The GangsterClive Cussler PaperbackFeb 07, 2017$13.50Putnam
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      Praise for The Gangster

      “Cussler’s thrilling ninth Isaac Bell adventure pits Bell against Antonia Branco, who’s outwardly a respectable New York City businessman, but is in fact a ruthless crime boss . . . A fascinating and suspenseful plot.” —Publishers Weekly

      “As usual, the latest Bell thriller combines a vivid historical environment with a top-notch story and enjoyable, realistic characters. Bell, the detective whose nimble intellect often gets him out of tight situations, is one of Cussler’s most engaging protagonists, and the series remains fresh and exciting.” —Booklist

      “Cussler has written another wonderful historical thriller. The action is fast and thoroughly enjoyable.” —Library Journal

      Praise for the Isaac Bell Novels

      “Cussler and Scott have written another wonderful page-turner. This is historical action-adventure fiction at its rip-roaring best!” —Library Journal (starred review)

      “As always in this series, the novel is very exciting, with excellent pacing and some very well-drawn characters. Cussler is a perennial A-lister, popularity-wise, and his Isaac Bell novels are the pick of his prodigious litter.” —Booklist

      “The Isaac Bell series is a fun jaunt into America’s past and the books are a wonderful examination of life in the early twentieth century.” —Associated Press

      The Assassin is . . . action-movie-paced entertainment.” —Kirkus Reviews
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    Series: Sugarland Blue Novel
    Face the Flames Jo Davis
    9780451477002 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date: March 07, 2017
    $10.99 CAD 4.19 x 6.81 x 0.76 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Berkley
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      Description
      The author of Bring the Heat returns to Sugarland, where a firefighter from Station Five will face the dangers in risking his heart...

      A near-fatal accident left firefighter/paramedic Clay Montana with devastating injuries. Now, after a year-long recovery, Clay is focused on one thing: getting his body back to form, so he can return to the job he loves. And then a chance meeting with a fiery redhead changes his life...
       
      Detective Melissa Ryan may be the new cop on the block, but she’s no stranger to Sugarland. It’s where she lived with her violent, criminal uncle—a man she needs to see behind bars. But when she meets Clay at a crime scene, the down-but-far-from-out firefighter makes her rethink her priorities.
       
      Getting close to Clay is intoxicating, but Melissa must keep her wits about her if she’s to protect them from a man with deadly intentions…
      Bio
      Jo Davis is the author of the popular Firefighters of Station Five series (Ride the Fire, Line of Fire), the Sugarland Blue series (On the Run, In His Sights), and, as J. D. Tyler, the Alpha Pack paranormal romance series (Chase the Darkness, Wolf’s Fall). A multiple finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence and a finalist for the Bookseller’s Best Award, she has captured the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit and been a two-time nominee for the Australian Romance Readers Award.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780451477002Face the FlamesJo Davis PaperbackMar 07, 2017$10.99Berkley
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      Praise for the Sugarland Blue Novels

      “Full of intrigue, with plenty of heat.”—Fresh Fiction

      “Scorching hot.”—Publishers Weekly

      “Romance suspense at its best . . . a fantastic addition to this fabulous series.”—The Reading Cafe

      Praise for the Firefighters of Station Five Novels

      “The perfect blend of romance and suspense.”—Fiction Vixen

      “Grab a fan and settle in for one heck of a smoking-hot read.”—Joyfully Reviewed

      “Surprisingly sweet and superhot. . . . If you want a hot firefighter in your room for the night, grab a copy and tuck right in with no regrets.”—The Romance Reader
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    Series: Murder She Wrote
    Murder, She Wrote: Design For Murder Jessica Fletcher, Donald Bain, Renée Paley-Bain
    9780451477828 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: March 07, 2017
    $10.99 CAD 4.19 x 6.81 x 0.78 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Berkley
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      Description
      In the newest in the USA Today bestselling series, Jessica Fletcher visits New York City during Fashion Week, only to discover that someone has rather fatal designs...

      KILLER COUTURE


      Jessica is in Manhattan to attend the debut of new designer Xandr Ebon—formerly Sandy Black of Cabot Cove. He’s introducing his evening wear collection to the public and—more important—to the industry’s powers that be: the stylists, magazine editors, buyers, and wealthy clientele who can make or break him.

      At the show, the glitz and glamour are dazzling until a young new model shockingly collapses and dies. Natural causes? Perhaps. But when another model is found dead, a famous cover girl and darling of the paparazzi, the fashion world gets nervous.

      Two models. Two deaths. Their only connection? Xandr Ebon. Jessica’s crime-solving instincts are put to the test as she sorts through the egos, the conflicts of interest, the spiteful accusations, and the secrets, all while keeping an amorous detective at arm’s length. But she’ll have to dig deep to uncover a killer. A designer’s career is on the line. And another model could perish in a New York minute.
      Bio
      Jessica Fletcher is a bestselling mystery writer who has a knack for stumbling upon real-life mysteries in her various travels. Donald Bain, the author of more than 120 books, collaborates with her and Renée Paley-Bain on this bestselling series.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780451477828Murder, She Wrote: Design For MurderJessica Fletcher PaperbackMar 07, 2017$10.99Berkley
      9780451477811Murder, She Wrote: Design For MurderJessica Fletcher HardcoverApr 05, 2016$33.00Berkley
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    Series: League of Literary Ladies
    Gone with the Twins Kylie Logan
    9780425282960 Paperback FICTION / Mystery & Detective On Sale Date: March 07, 2017
    $10.99 CAD 4.19 x 6.75 x 0.76 in | 304 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Berkley
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      Description
      The national bestselling author of And Then There Were Nuns takes readers back to South Bass Island on Lake Erie, where a pair of ambitious twins are causing double trouble for the League of Literary Ladies.

      The League of Literary Ladies is currently enjoying Margaret Mitchell’s saga of the South, Gone with the Wind. But there’s one situation on South Bass Island that they wish would simply blow over.
       
      Kidnapped as teenagers, the children of a famous movie star are now media darlings after a miraculous escape. What’s next for the celebrity twins? They’re opening an over-the-top B and B called Tara on South Bass Island, and frankly, they don’t give a damn about the competition—including Bea Cartwright’s own beloved inn. 
       
      The other members of the League—Chandra, Kate, and Luella—are turning scarlet. But when local realtor Vivian Frisk is found murdered, and the suspects include Chandra, who lost her beau to the frisky Vivian, the Ladies rally to her defense. They may have to skim a few chapters of the Civil War soap opera and focus on bringing justice to the island they call home...
       
      Bio
      Kylie Logan is the national bestselling author of The League of Literary Ladies Mysteries, the Button Box Mysteries, the Chili Cook-Off Mysteries, and the Ethnic Eats Mysteries.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780425282960Gone with the TwinsKylie Logan PaperbackMar 07, 2017$10.99Berkley
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      Praise for the National Bestselling League of Literary Ladies Mysteries

      “Logan has fun with this unusual story, intimate setting, and feisty characters, and readers will, too.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

      “This highly addictive series continues with a clever storyline, quirky characters and an ideal island location. As the mystery evolves and the main character realizes the parallels to Agatha Christie’s famous novel, the suspense intensifies, and the twists and turns keep on coming.”—RT Book Reviews

      “What could be more fun that a mystery series that is about a reluctant book club? I love how the mysteries run parallel to the book the League of Literary Ladies are reading.”—MyShelf.com

      “One of my favorite cozy mystery writers...What great characters Kylie Logan has created.”—Fresh Fiction
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    Series: An Exclusive Romance
    At First Light Mari Madison
    9780425283158 Paperback FICTION / Romance On Sale Date: March 07, 2017
    $10.99 CAD 4.19 x 6.81 x 0.84 in | 336 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y Berkley
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      Description
      The author of Just This Night and Break of Day has another hot Exclusive for you.
       
      At News 9 San Diego, relationships don’t get canceled. They just go on hiatus...
       
      After five years of reporting in war-torn Syria, Troy Young has returned to his hometown of San Diego. Readjusting to civilian life is proving difficult. He keeps having panic attacks during live shots. But he’s given one more chance as an entertainment reporter doing a “He Said, She Said” review segment. It’s not what Troy had in mind—especially when he discovers who his new partner is.  
       
      Movie-obsessed Sarah Martin loves her gig at News 9...until the man who broke her heart enters the studio. Still, the desire between Sarah and Troy has not subsided even if he did pick his career over her. She doesn’t want to trust him again but they’ll need to overcome their off screen tension if they hope to handle the drama that’s about to unfold...
      Bio
      Mari Madison is the author of the Exclusive Romance series, including Break of Day and Just This Night. A former multiple Emmy Award–winning television producer, she has worked at television news stations in Boston, San Diego, and Orlando and helped launch the nationally syndicated morning show Better in New York City. Under the name Mari Mancusi, she writes young adult books, including the Blood Coven Vampire novels, most recently Soul Bound and Bad Blood. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and young daughter and their dog, Mesquite.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780425283158At First LightMari Madison PaperbackMar 07, 2017$10.99Berkley
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      Praise for the Exclusive Romances

      “It’s the kind of book that hits home and leaves you feeling hopeful, happy and full of love.”—Ever After Book Reviews

      “[A] delightful debut...Likable main characters.”—Publishers Weekly

      “The first book I have ever read in the TV news world and wow, what a wild life! It didn’t take long to become immersed in all the glitz, glamour and drama of News 9 San Diego! [A] refreshing read! I am looking forward to more in this exciting new series!”—Margie’s Must Reads

      “A great novel [if] you’re looking for a romance that has some steam, a little bit of cheesiness, and a lovable group of characters.”—Book Sniffers Anonymous

      “Madison created relatable characters with an adorable little girl who steals the scene.”—Harlequin Junkie
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    Series: Streets of Maradaine
    The Holver Alley Crew Marshall Ryan Maresca
    9780756412609 Paperback FICTION / Fantasy On Sale Date: March 07, 2017
    $10.99 CAD 4.19 x 6.81 x 0.9 in | 352 pages Carton Quantity: 48 Canadian Rights: Y DAW
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      Description
      The exciting debut to Marshall Ryan Maresca's Streets of Maradaine series, blending fast-paced heists with epic and urban fantasy across interconnected series of novels

      The Rynax brothers had gone legit after Asti Rynax's service in Druth Intelligence had shattered his nerves, and marriage and fatherhood convinced Verci Rynax to leave his life of thievery. They settled back in their old neighborhood in West Maradaine and bought themselves a shop, eager for a simple, honest life.

      Then the Holver Alley Fire incinerated their plans. With no home, no shop, and no honest income—and saddled with a looming debt—they fall back on their old skills and old friends.

      With a crew of other fire victims, Asti and Verci plan a simple carriage heist, but the job spirals out of control as they learn that the fire was no accident. Lives in Holver Alley were destroyed out of a sadistic scheme to buy the land.

      Smoldering for revenge, burdened with Asti's crumbling sanity, the brothers and their crew of amateurs and washouts swear to take down those responsible for the fire, no matter the cost.
      Bio
      Marshall Ryan Maresca grew up in upstate New York and studied film and video production at Penn State.  He now lives Austin with his wife and son.  His work appeared in Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction and Rick Klaw’s anthology Rayguns Over TexasHe also has had several short plays produced and has worked as a stage actor, a theatrical director and an amateur chef. His novels The Thorn of Dentonhill and A Murder of Mages each begin their own fantasy series, both set in the port city of Maradaine. For more information, visit Marshall’s website at www.mrmaresca.com.
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      ISBNTitleContributorPrev EdCdnFormatPub DatePricePublisher
      9780756412609The Holver Alley CrewMarshall Ryan Maresca PaperbackMar 07, 2017$10.99DAW
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      Praise for the Maradaine universe:

      “Maresca’s debut is smart, fast, and engaging fantasy crime in the mold of Brent Weeks and Harry Harrison. Just perfect.” —Kat Richardson, national bestselling author of Revenant

      “Veranix is Batman, if Batman were a teenager and magically talented.... Action, adventure, and magic in a school setting will appeal to those who love Harry Potter and Patrick Rothfuss' The Name of the Wind.” ?Library Journal (starred)

      "Marshall Ryan Maresca is some kind of mad genius…. Not since Terry Pratchett’s Ankh Morpork have we enjoyed exploring every angle of an invented locale quite this much." —B&N Sci-fi & Fantasy Blog

      “A well-conceived and well-written melange of popular fantasy sub-genres: there’s a university with a magic department, there is some vigilante derring-do and thievery.... If you’re looking for an action-and-adventure-filled new fantasy series, then The Thorn of Dentonhill will suit very well.” —Civilian Reader

      The Thorn of Dentonhill is a light-hearted, fun read, and Maresca has introduced a hero with plenty of room to grow, a couple of villains who will provide plenty of conflict in upcoming books. And, most importantly, he’s created a character that I care enough about to continue reading.” —Relentless Reading

      “Take the caped avenger of Batman, the teenage-superhero angst of Spiderman, the street-gang bravado of West Side Story, and toss in the magic of Harry Potter, and what have you got? Marshall Ryan Maresca’s The Thorn of Dentonhill.” —Kings River Life Magazine

      “Maresca brings the whole package, complete and well-constructed. If you’re looking for something fun and adventurous for your next fantasy read, look no further than The Thorn of Dentonhill, an incredible start to a new series, from an author who is clearly on his way to great things.” —Bibliosanctum

      The Thorn of Dentonhill was a fast-paced read with action from start to finish. I loved every minute of it.” —Short and Sweet Reviews

      Definitely a fun read, and one classic fantasy fans will likely enjoy.” —Bibliotropic

      “So much of it is terribly exciting and fun.... What I really liked about the ending was how it set up relationships and possibilities for the next book (which I definitely plan on reading).” —Tenacious Reader

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