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LATEST NEWS

- THE DARKEST WARRIOR by Gena Showalter made the USA Today Best-Selling Books list. It also was one of Amazon's best romance novels of the month, along with A GENTLEMAN NEVER KEEPS SCORE by Cat Sebastian.

- WHISPER ME THIS by Kerry Anne King rose to #2 in the Kindle Paid Store and made the Top 20 Most Sold & Most Read Books list. It also made The Washington Post National Fiction Bestseller List at #13. Be sure to check out the original song and trailer for the novel.

- Chloe Neill's SLAYING IT made the USA Today Best-Selling Books list.

- Christina Henry’s THE MERMAID made Unbound Worlds' list of 10 Mermaid Books Perfect for the Beach.

- Maggie K Black’s STANDING FAST and Debbie Mason’s SANDPIPER SHORE made the Publishers Weekly Bestseller List. SANDPIPER SHORE also made the B&N store bestseller list in mass market.

- Keith R.A. DeCandido won the Scribe award for Best Original Short Story for “Ganbatte,” which is included in the Joe Ledger: Unstoppable anthology.

- A New York Times article, The Changing Face of Romance Novels, mentioned several TKA authors, including Alyssa Cole, Cat Sebastian, Nalini Singh, and Annabeth Albert.

- This month’s print edition of Woman’s World magazine features ACT LIKE IT by Lucy Parker.

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RECENT DEALS

- Lambda Award–winning author TJ Klune's THE HOUSE IN THE CERULEAN SEA, a queer contemporary story of a by-the-books case worker for the Department in Charge of Magical Youth who's sent to investigate the caretaker of six children unlike any the world has ever seen, to Ali Fisher at Tor in a six-figure, three-book deal, in an exclusive submission by Deidre Knight

- RAPTOR by Peter Vronsky (author of the forthcoming SONS OF CAIN), based on the author’s direct interaction with Richard Cottingham, possibly the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history, to Tracy Bernstein at Berkley in an exclusive submission by Elaine Spencer

- Virginia McCullough's ALL IN THE PAST, the first book in her Back to Bluestone River series, in which a woman driven away by a scandal that destroyed two families returns to help a friend who needs her, only to come face to face with her first love, a man who wants only to heal his traumatized six-year-old son, to Kathryn Lye at Harlequin Heartwarming, in a nice three-book deal by Pamela Harty

- Syndi Powell's FLIPPING HEARTS, in which a contractor and designer work together to transform an abandoned house into a beautiful home and find their hearts and lives changing too, to Kathryn Lye at Harlequin Heartwarming in a nice two-book deal by Pamela Harty

- Author of TEMPTING BEAT Brooklyn Ann's new B-Mine romance series, to Michelle Klayman at Boroughs Publishing in a four-book deal by Nephele Tempest

- Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author of the Broken Earth series N.K. Jemisin's HOW LONG 'TIL BLACK FUTURE MONTH?, a collection of her shorter works, including several all-new stories, to Brit Hvide at Orbit in a nice deal by Lucienne Diver

- Michelle McLean's HOW TO FORGIVE A HIGHLANDER, in which a Highlander gets caught up with an English lady's maid and sparks fly as they journey to warn friends of a dangerous threat, to Erin Molta at Entangled Scandalous by Janna Bonikowski

NEW CLIENTS ON THE BLOCK

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Born and raised in Danville, Pennsylvania, Matthew Lysiak spent ten years working as an investigative journalist at the New York Daily News, where he published hundreds of stories from across the country. Lysiak published Newtown: An American Tragedy (Simon and Schuster), Breakthrough (Harper Collins), and the Hilde Cracks the Case series (Scholastic). Lysiak now lives in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, with his wife Bridget; four spirited daughters, Izzy, Hilde, Georgie, and Juliet; and two dogs, Bismarck and Archie.

 

NEW RELEASES

The Season of Silver Linings (A Sweet Lake Novel Book 3)

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She can’t change what’s come before. But letting go could bring healing—and the rare love that comes once in a lifetime.

When Ohio pastry chef Jada Brooks and her two best friends restored the glorious Wayfair Inn, it was a boon to Sweet Lake—and to their own lives. Now Linnie and Cat are focused on private matters: one engaged, the other swept up in newlywed bliss. Jada has also begun looking to the future by dating widower Philip Kettering and forging a sudden, sweet bond with his six-year-old daughter.

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The Highland Chieftain (Lords of the Highlands)

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After being unceremoniously jilted by her betrothed, Lady Mairi MacKenzie is humiliated and heartbroken - but she's not desperate. As the daughter of an earl, she won't give her hand to just anyone, and she definitely isn't swayed by a last-minute proposal from Laird Duncan MacRae. The powerful clan chieftain may be disarmingly handsome and charming, but he's not a nobleman. Mairi doesn't want his pity or his charity - even though his dark smoldering gaze makes her melt with desire.

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Zero Hour (Audrey Harte)

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A novella featuring criminal psychologist Audrey Harte. As a teenager, she went to jail for murder. Now, the son of a serial killer has been arrested, but he'll only speak with with Audrey . . . and he's asking about her past.

Johnny Lee Aday is the most ruthless serial killer criminal psychologist Audrey Harte has ever encountered. When Johnny's son - and suspected accomplice - is arrested, police hope they have leverage over Johnny to get him to release his latest victim. Instead, they find themselves up against a mind almost as warped as his father's.

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The Billionaire Bull Rider (Morgan Ranch)

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His long and winding road has brought him to a legendary western ranch—to the brothers he calls friends . . . and a woman who could change his roving ways . . .

Turning his back on his American father’s business empire was the smartest decision Rio Martinez ever made. Now, after a high-flying career on the rodeo circuit, the world champion bull rider is ready for a change of pace. A summer hiatus working the Morgan brothers’ California ranch turns into the hope of forever when Rio meets a beautiful French baker who makes him realize what’s missing from his restless life.

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A Gentleman Never Keeps Score: Seducing the Sedgwicks

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If you haven’t read Cat Sebastian, what are you waiting for?”—Lorraine Heath, New York Times bestselling author

Once beloved by London's fashionable elite, Hartley Sedgwick has become a recluse after a spate of salacious gossip exposed his most-private secrets. Rarely venturing from the house whose inheritance is a daily reminder of his downfall, he’s captivated by the exceedingly handsome man who seeks to rob him.

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Smoke and Iron (The Great Library)

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The opening moves of a deadly game have begun. Jess Brightwell has put himself in direct peril, with only his wits and skill to aid him in a game of cat and mouse with the Archivist Magister of the Great Library. With the world catching fire, and words printed on paper the spark that lights rebellion, it falls to smugglers, thieves, and scholars to save a library thousands of years in the making... if they can stay alive long enough to outwit their enemies.

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Playing with Fire (Tales of an Extraordinary Girl)

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Twenty-four-year-old barista Belle Jamison dreams of a better job and a decent love life. Until a crazy scientist spikes her mocha latte! Suddenly Belle can wield the four elements—earth, wind, fire and water—with only a thought. Coffee too hot? No problem. Hair in need of a blow-dry? Done.

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Slaying It (Chicagoland Vampires)

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A brand new novella in the New York Times bestselling series featuring vampires in the Windy City.

Merit, the Sentinel of Chicago's Cadogan House, is pregnant. She's ready to meet her daughter, but also excited to see her feet again. While out on an evening walk, Merit stops to help a man in need, only to find herself the victim of a kidnapping attempt. Someone with a serious debt to some very serious people thinks Cadogan House will pay a rich reward for Merit's return.

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Finding Her Family (Hope Center Stories)

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Is her dream finally within reach?

Her heart’s saying yes

Delivery nurse Page Kosinski has conquered a deadly disease—twice! Now she’s gearing up for a battle she needs Mateo Lopez to help her win. Adopting a baby will give her the family she’s always wanted. The handsome crusading attorney could fulfill her other dream, too. But will Mateo be brave enough to open his heart to hope…and love?

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Carrying the Billionaire's Baby (Manhattan Babies)

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Two different worlds…

United by a baby!

In this Manhattan Babies story, when billionaire Jacob McCallan discovers Avery Novak—the woman he shared such amazing passion with—is pregnant, he insists on being there for his child. But fiercely independent Avery won’t put her trust in Jake easily. Will a trip to romantic Paris and getting to know the man behind the money make Avery realize they could be a proper family after all?

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Forbidden Lovers (Plunder Cove)

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His voice is familiar. Overpowering. Sexy.

But he can’t be the man she loved…

Because Matt Harper is dead.

Julia Espinoza fell for Matt Harper despite his pirate reputation and the social gulf between them. Then he broke her heart. Now she’s made a life without him…until a stranger returns looking and feeling remarkably like her lover. When one no-strings night reveals the truth, unraveling all the schemes dividing them may be their only second chance…

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Secret Twins for the Texan (Texas Cattleman's Club: The Impostor)

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Six years later, his ex is back. And she’s got twin secrets…

What will wealthy private investigator Cole Sullivan say when he discovers the woman he left years ago is the mother of his twins? Before Dani Moore can tell him to stay away, they share a searing kiss instead, confirming their explosive chemistry is far from over. But will Cole’s own life-or-death secret—the one that destroyed their relationship—continue to keep them apart?

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Ravensong: Volume Two (Green Creek)

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A Green Creek Novel - Sequel to Wolfsong

Gordo Livingstone never forgot the lessons carved into his skin. Hardened by the betrayal of a pack who left him behind, he sought solace in the garage in his tiny mountain town, vowing never again to involve himself in the affairs of wolves.
 
It should have been enough.
 
And it was, until the wolves came back, and with them, Mark Bennett. In the end, they faced the beast together as a pack… and won.
 
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Standing Fast (Military K-9 Unit)

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Framed!

Suspected of aiding a serial killer, single dad Chase McLear is desperate to prove his innocence. However, someone’s determined for him to be found guilty—and now they’re targeting Chase’s little girl. Preschool teacher Maisy Lockwood’s father was one of the killer’s victims, but Maisy believes Chase has been framed. Can Chase’s K-9 beagle sniff out the evidence to clear his name before the killer makes them his next victims?

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Campaign for His Heart (The Cardinal House)

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The Perfect Candidate

Former foster kid Lauder Tolson is running for North Carolina state senate, but his bachelor status makes him look less than family oriented. He needs a lady love—just for the campaign. The ideal candidate is childhood nemesis Willow Dawson. But he once broke the beauty’s heart and barely has her vote! Still, to fulfill her own dream, she agrees. Suddenly, they’re a devoted couple in public. But neither expects how hot it gets in private.

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