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OMINOUS

LARCENY

Lisa Jackson; Nancy Bush; Rosalind Noonan . . . . . . . . .2

Triple Crown Collection

BITTERSWEET

Jason Poole . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

A Home Sweet Home Novel

BFFS 3

Shirlee McCoy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4

Best Frenemies Forever Series

NEVER KISS A HIGHLANDER

Brenda Hampton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29

The McTiernays

IM DOIN ME 2

Michele Sinclair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

Anna Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30

FLY AWAY WITH ME


Susan Fox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

WHISPERING PINES
Scarlett Dunn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

NEED YOU
The Garner Brothers
Stacy Finz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

SAY NO TO JOE?
Lori Foster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10

LOVER MAN
Janet Dailey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

TEXAS KISS
Janet Dailey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

WHEN YOU KISS ME


Janet Dailey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

THE STEPCHILD
Joanne Fluke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

BRITISH MANOR MURDER


A Lucy Stone Mystery
Leslie Meier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

YARNED AND DANGEROUS


A Tangled Web Mystery
Sadie Hartwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16

KNOT WHAT YOU THINK


A Quilting Mystery
Mary Marks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

A TOAST TO MURDER
Macks Bar Mysteries
Allyson K. Abbott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18

STONE COLD LIAR


The Misadventures of Mink LaRue
Noire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

LOVE BLOOMS
Jamie Pope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

HIDE YOUR FEAR


Kevin O'Brien . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22

THE DARKEST WINTER


The Frontiersman
William W. Johnstone; J.A. Johnstone . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

THE HOUR OF DEATH


Sixkiller, U.S. Marshal
William W. Johnstone; J.A. Johnstone . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25

CLOSE ENOUGH TO KILL


Beverly Barton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

LAW OF THE GUN


Martin H. Greenberg; Russell Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

T A B L E O F C O N T E N T S | AUGUST 2017

Blue Moon Harbor

Z E B R A M A S S M A R K E T | AUGUST 2017

OMINOUS
Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush, Rosalind Noonan

New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush, and
Rosalind Noonan join forces in a gripping novel of suspense, as a
long-guarded secret plunges three old friends into a new nightmare.

KEY SELLING POINTS


Jackson, Bush and Noonan also
co-authored Sinister (2013), which
was a USA Today, Publishers
Weekly and Top 10 New York
Times bestseller.
Lisa Jacksons latest collaborative
thriller will appeal to fans of
romantic suspense, as well as
fans of Iris Johansen (St.
Martins), Tami Hoag (Signet),
Kay Hooper (Berkley) and Linda
Howard (Avon).
It will also appeal to fans of Lisa
Jacksons Colony Series Wicked
novels, co-written with her sister
and New York Times bestseller
Nancy Bush.

NO WARNING
In the photograph, three teenaged girls splash in the lake on a sweltering summer evening.
Shiloh, Kat, and Ruth are unaware of the man who spies on them from the woods. They
have no idea how their lives will be changed by the brutal violence that followsand the vow
of secrecy they take.
CAN PREPARE YOU
Fifteen years later, Ruth and Shiloh have both returned to Prairie Creek, Wyoming, where
Kat is deputy sheri. Though theyve tried to leave their shared past behind, each has the
feeling that someone is lurking in the shadows. When a local girl vanishes, Kat is convinced
theres a connection to that long ago night. But as the friends unite to find the missing
teenager, a killer sends a chilling message.
FOR A KILLERS VENGEANCE
Hes still there. And he hasnt forgotten. For so long hes made do with other victims, but
they cant compare to the ones who got away. The ones who keep searching for him, blind to
the terrifying truth that they are not the hunters, but his prey

praise for lisa jacksons collaborative novels

Wicked Lies and Wicked Game


both spent four weeks on the
printed New York Times bestseller
list, with Wicked Lies going as
high as #13, and Wicked Game
going as high as #8.

When you have one suspense powerhouse author behind a book, thats a great thing, but
add in two more good writers and you end up with a book that will literally have you
trembling in fearTheres suspense galore as the scare tactics begin, and the quick plot
oering up little salacious tidbits along the way will have the reader begging to know the
identity of the killer.Suspense Magazine on Sinister

Over 30 million copies of Lisa


Jacksons books are in print and
she has been published in twenty
languages worldwide.

Sinister reads as if was penned by a single author, so kudos to each of the collaborators
The pleasure they had in working together shines through in their prose.
Mystery Scene on Sinister

Category: Romantic Suspense


ISBN 13: 978-1-4201-3788-0
Price: $7.99/$9.99 Rights: World
Pages: 384 Spine: 15/16 Pack: 48
Authors Residence: All three authors
live in Lake Oswego, OR

Swift pacing and an intriguing plot make this a first-rate supernatural thriller.
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review for Wicked Game

Wicked Lies
6/11 (978-1-4201-0339-7)
Wicked Game
2/09 (978-1-4201-0338-0)

Sales History:
zebra mass market
Sinister
12/13 (978-1-4201-2578-8)
Something Wicked
6/13 (978-1-4201-1848-3)

eBook: 978-1-4201-3789-7

Kimberly Butler Photography

Kimberly Butler Photography

Lisa Jackson is the #1 New York


Times bestselling author of over
ninety-five novels. She is also
the co-author of the Colony
Series, written with her sister and
bestselling author Nancy Bush,
as well as the collaborative novels
Sinister and Ominous, written
with Nancy Bush and Rosalind
Noonan. There are over thirty
million copies of her novels in
print and her writing has been
translated into nineteen languages.
She lives with her family and three
rambunctious dogs in the Pacific
Northwest. Readers can visit her
website at lisajackson.com and
find her on Facebook.

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advertising campaigns
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Advance buzz campaign and pre-pub advertising

Sondra Myers

Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and


feature coverage
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Author presence and promotion at Thrillerfest
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Nancy Bush is the New York


Times and USA Today bestselling
author of over 30 novels, including
The Killing Game, Nowhere to Run,
Ill Find You and Hush. She is the
co-author of the Colony series,
written with her sister, bestselling
author Lisa Jackson, as well as
the collaborative novels Sinister
and Ominous, written with Lisa
Jackson and Rosalind Noonan.
A former writer for ABCs daytime
drama All My Children, Nancy
now lives with her family in the
Pacific Northwest. Please visit her
online at nancybush.net.

Rosalind Noonan is a New York


Times bestselling fiction author
and graduate of Wagner College.
She lives with her family in the
Pacific Northwest, where she
writes in the shade of some
towering two-hundred-year-old
Douglas fir trees. Readers can
visit her website at
RosalindNoonanBooks.com.

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Cross-promotion with other 2017 Lisa Jackson,
Nancy Bush and Rosalind Noonan releases

other novels by the authors

12/13 (978-1-4201-2578-8)

6/13 (978-1-4201-1848-3)

6/11 (978-1-4201-0339-7)

2/09 (978-1-4201-0338-0)

Z E B R A M A S S M A R K E T | AUGUST 2017

BITTERSWEET
A Home Sweet Home Novel

Shirlee McCoy

KEY SELLING POINTS


The reader demand for sweet
small town contemporary
romances with uplifting themes
has never been higher and
New York Times bestselling
author Shirlee McCoy is a
leader in this category.
Shirlee McCoys warm, heartfelt
prose and unique, cheerful small
town settings will appeal to fans
of contemporary romances by
authors such as Robin Carr (Mira),
Debbie Macomber (Ballantine)
and Emily March (St. Martins).
McCoy became a New York
Times and USA Today bestseller
with her story An Apple Valley
Christmas, which was included in
The Most Wonderful Time, the
2016 holiday anthology headlined
by Fern Michaels.
McCoy also writes popular
novels for Harlequins Love
Inspired Romantic Suspense
line which exposes her to a large,
loyal readership.

Category: Contemporary Romance


ISBN 13: 978-1-4201-3931-0
Price: $7.99/$8.99 Rights: World
Pages: 352 Spine: 27/32 Pack: 48
Authors Residence:
Gambrills, MD

For the most reserved of the three Lamont sisters, the delectable handmade
chocolates her family sells at their sweet shop in Benevolance, Washington
represent both the sweetest and the most bitter memories of her past. But
in this third installment in the Home Sweet Home series, they may also
be just the ingredient she needs to rekindle hope and make happiness for
a lifetime.
Caring family and friends, tranquil streetsex-prosecutor Willow Lamont wishes these
could make her feel truly at home. Shes back to help her grandfather manage Chocolate
Haven, a long held dream come true. But shes struggling to make their unique fudgeand
to cope with a secret trauma that haunts her. Yet when she finds an abandoned baby who
breaks her heart wide open, she wonders how long she can hide her emotionsespecially
from warm, handsome, and way too nosey Deputy Sheri Jax Gordon.
Always an outsider, Jax knows more than he should about loss. But he didnt expect his
dicult search for baby Miracles mother would reveal such a vulnerable side to the
accomplished, beautiful woman hes always admired. Earning Willows trust is the hardest
thing hes ever had to do. Yet, between her honesty and courage, hes longing to fill her life
with rekindled joyand a forever of irresistible love.

praise for the home sweet home novels


Fans of Debbie Macobmer will appreciate McCoys sweet, funny, heartwarming romance
with its friendly small-town setting.Booklist, Starred Review for Sweet Haven
A delicious small-town treat.Library Journal on Sweet Haven
Set in the quaint town of Benevolence, Washington, McCoys latest is a sweet, romantic
read that warms the heart.RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Sweet Surprises
McCoy writes satisfying prose[A] sugar-dusted tale.
Publishers Weekly on Sweet Haven

Sales History:
zebra mass market
Sweet Surprises
8/16 (978-1-4201-3929-7)
Sweet Haven
3/16 (978-1-4201-3927-3)

The Orchard at the Edge of Town


8/15 (978-1-4201-3239-7)
The Cottage on the Corner
8/14 (978-1-4201-3237-3)

eBook: 978-1-4201-3932-7

Shirlee McCoy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author of over 30 novels, including the Home Sweet Home and the
Apple Valley series. A busy mother of five, she homeschools her
children by day and writes contemporary romance and inspirational
fiction by night. She and her family live in Maryland, where they
share their home with a dog and a guinea pig. Please visit her online
at ShirleeMcCoy.com.

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other novels by shirlee m c coy

8/16 (978-1-4201-3929-7)

3/16 (978-1-4201-3927-3)

8/15 (978-1-4201-3239-7)

8/14 (978-1-4201-3237-3)

Z E B R A M A S S M A R K E T | AUGUST 2017

NEVER KISS A HIGHLANDER


The McTiernays

Michele Sinclair

Set in 14th-century Scottish Highlands, the highly anticipated new


novel in bestselling author Michelle Sinclairs sizzling McTiernays
series introduces Hamish MacBrieve, an elite McTiernay guardsman.
Not a McTiernay by blood, but a brother nonetheless, Hamish will
choose honor over all, until his world is shaken by one impetuous kiss...
KEY SELLING POINTS
The sixth book in Sinclairs
McTierney series will delight
existing readers who have been
waiting since 2013 for a new
installment. It will also appeal to
fans of Hannah Howell's Murray
series, Amanda Scott, and Karen
Ranney and fans of Scottish
set historical romances.
Among her many accolades,
Michele Sinclair is a Holt
Medallion Award winner, a RT
Books Award nominee and a
Maggie Award finalist.
Due to the Outlander TV
adaptations, Scottish-set
historicals are back in a big way!
Sinclairs knack for creating a
wide range of winning characters
and a lovingly painted portrait
of Highland culture expertly taps
into this fan base.

A lasting passiona timeless seduction


Hamish MacBrieve, guardsman of the McTiernays, is looking for a clean start. But when
his brother, laird of Foinaven Castle, leaves the family holdings dangerously unprotected,
Hamish has no choice but to return and keep his clansmen safe. And when he does, he
discovers that Foinavens painful memories have been replaced by the most distracting
opportunity for passion.
When Mairead MacMathain learns that the eldest MacBrieve is returning home, she
imagines hell bring salvation in the form of a powerful army. Instead, the hulking, powerful
man she idolized as a girl arrives alone. But now instead of a little sister, Hamish sees her as
the woman she has become. And under his heated gaze, despite the danger swirling around
them, Mairead finds herself tempted, taunted, and tantalizingly seduced

praise for michele sinclairs the m c tiernays


series
Sinclair entertains with noble self-sacrifice, double deceptions, sizzling attraction, and
aectionate meddling.Publishers Weekly on Tempting the Highlander
Sinclairs ability to meld storytelling and deep emotions makes this a cant put down
read.RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, TOP PICK! and RT Books Award Nomination for
Seducing the Highlander
Michele Sinclair is an award-winning author whose novels carry readers to the romance and
natural beauty of Scotlands historical highlands. When Michele isnt having fun with her
two children, she plies her creativity with salty snacks and Dr. Pepper, plus occasional paw
input from their lively, aectionate, yet fearless five-pound Maltese. Read more at
michelesinclair.com.

MARKETING PLANS
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Category: Historical Romance
ISBN 13: 978-1-4201-3880-1

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and Kensingtons kLovers program

Price: $7.99/$8.99 Rights: World

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Pages: 352 Spine: 27/32 Pack: 48

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Authors Residence: Marietta, GA


eBook: 978-1-4201-3881-8

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Z E B R A M A S S M A R K E T | AUGUST 2017

FLY AWAY WITH ME


Blue Moon Harbor

Susan Fox

In her new series, RITA finalist Susan Fox, an author known for writing
issue-driven contemporary romances with heart, brings readers to a
charming seaside town with rugged beauty and eccentric residents. Blue
Moon Harbor may be small, but it sure is big on love
KEY SELLING POINTS
Susan Fox has a talent for
weaving heavier themes and real
world issues into her novels
while still delivering a tender love
story. Her books therefore appeal
to crossover womens fiction
fans and readers looking for more
emotionally packed stories.
Fly Away With Me addresses
issues surrounding the foster
care system, drug addiction and
childhood trauma, all with Susans
signature blend of sweet romance
and relatable characters dealing
with major changes in their lives.
Susan Fox is gaining a strong
international audience and is a
bestseller in Brazil.

When Ottawa lawyer Eden Blaines mother sends her to a tiny Pacific Northwest island on
a quest to find her long-lost aunt, little does she imagine that destinyin the shape of Blue
Moon Air pilot Aaron Gabrielis calling. Romance is the last thing Edens looking for,
but her gorgeous seaplane pilot has her wondering if a carefree fling is exactly what she needs.
Conveniently, a fling is all that the rugged, self-contained Aaron has ever been able to oer a
woman. Still, as he helps Eden search for her missing aunt, the casual relationship he imagined
quickly becomes something much more passionateand much harder to give up. Can two
people determined to ignore romance recognize that their heated connection is the kind of
love destined to last?

praise for

HO LIDAY IN YOUR HEART

Fox has gifted her readers with another Christmas installment in her popular Caribou
Crossing contemporary series. Fox knows just how to spin a sweet (and slightly spicy)
romance with plenty of heartstring tugging and Christmas cheer.
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"With flawed yet endearing characters, Fox brings us back to the Canadian town of
Caribou CrossingThe tender, raw, yet heartfelt friendship and love that blooms
between Mo and Maribeth is the highlight of this well-structured plot. Add Foxs genuine,
honest storytelling, and readers will be left with a story that shines bright with hope
and touches their hearts.RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars
Susan Fox (who also writes as Savanna Fox and Susan Lyons) is an internationally bestselling
author, RITA Award finalist and winter of the HOLT Medallion, the Booksellers Best
Award, the Book Buyers Best Award, the Aspen Gold Readers Choice, the Golden Quill, the
More Than Magic, the Lories, the Beacon, and the Laurel Wreath. She lives in the Pacific
Northwest and can be found online at SusanFox.ca.

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Category: Contemporary Romance
ISBN 13: 978-1-4201-4324-9
Price: $6.99/$7.99 Rights: World
Pages: 368 Spine: 29/32 Pack: 48
Authors Residence:
Vancouver, British Columbia

Sales History:
zebra mass market
Holiday In Your Heart
10/16 (978-1-4201-4028-6)
Ring of Fire
6/16 (978-1-4201-4026-2)
Love Somebody Like You
10/15 (978-1-4201-3578-7)

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eBook: 978-1-4201-4325-6

Z E B R A M A S S M A R K E T | AUGUST 2017

WHISPERING PINES
The Langtry Sisters

Scarlett Dunn

In Scarlett Dunns new heartfelt inspirational series set in the expansive


American West of the late 1800s, three sisters return home to beautiful,
enigmatic Whispering Pines, Colorado, and discover the men wholl
claim their love
KEY SELLING POINTS
With the inspirational romance
market dominated by Amish
fiction, this historical Western
provides an alternative to readers
looking for something different
while still retaining appeal for
the Christian and inspirational
markets.
Set in 1870s Colorado, Whispering
Pines will appeal to both Western
historical fans and inspirational
romance readers. It will also
appeal to those who enjoy sweeter
stories by authors such as Jodi
Thomas and Kaki Warner.
Booklist named Finding Promise
(Zebra) a Top 10 Inspirational
Fiction Novel of the Year.

As a young girl, Rose Langtry feared her gru, handsome rancher neighbor. Coming back
to her family farm in Colorado after being back east for five years, shes outraged to find
Morgan LeMasters ready to hang her brother for rustling and theft. But when the resulting
skirmish leaves her injured, Morgans tender care turns her unease to unexpected closeness
and admiration. Morgan is out for vengeance, but to have Rose, he must let it go. Still,
Roses brother and his outlaw gang have brought danger back to Whispering Pines. Itll take
forgiveness, courage and a bond built on faith to create a family and a future together in the
wild American West.

praise for scarlett dunn


A well-written tale packed with strong characterizations and deep emotionsDunn
intersperses enough action and love in this faith-filled inspirational to soften the hardest
hearts.Publishers Weekly, Starred Review, on Christmas at Dove Creek
Promise is a brave, resilient heroine of faith[in] Dunns subtly inspirational Western
romance.Booklist, Starred Review, on Finding Promise
Dunn in a talented author who has brought new and refreshing ideas to the historical
romance genre.RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Last Promise
Scarlett Dunn lives in Kentucky surrounded by all manner of wildlife, and enjoys long
God walks where most inspiration strikes. Possessing an adventurous spirit, and a love
of history, particularly the pioneers of the West, she has a special place in her heart for
all cowboys, past and present. Readers can visit her website: scarlettdunn.com.

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Category: Romance
ISBN 13: 978-1-4201-4448-2
Price: $7.99/$8.99 Rights: World
Pages: 352 Spine: 27/32 Pack: 48
Authors Residence:
Shelbyville, KY

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and feature coverage

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kLovers program

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Sales History:
zebra mass market
Last Promise
5/16 (978-1-4201-3893-1)
Finding Promise
1/16 (978-1-4201-3891-7)
Promises Kept
9/15 (978-1-4201-3889-4)

eBook: 978-1-4201-4449-9

Z E B R A S H O U T M A S S M A R K E T | AUGUST 2017

NEED YOU
The Garner Brothers

Stacy Finz

In her Zebra Shout print debut, New York Times bestselling author
Stacy Finz showcases her fresh voice and charming humor in a small town
contemporary romance series featuring the rugged Garner Brothers
and their family-owned outdoor adventure company in Glory Junction,
California. Ideal for fans of Jill Shalvis Mile High Series!
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outreach
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marketing campaigns
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promotions
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roundups and feature coverage
Teasers and cross-promotion with
Stacy Finzs Lyrical releases

The Garner brothers are poster boys for the ski resort town of Glory Junction, California.
But as much they love outdoor thrills, they know how to create indoor thrills, too
Colt Garner thrives on adrenaline. As Glory Junctions police chief and the co-owner of
Garner Adventure, he knows where to find danger and excitement. Unfortunately his new
neighbor, fussy, transplanted city girl Delaney Scott, is anything but a thrill, even if she is as
gorgeously curved as a killer ski slope. They have nothing in common but a shared driveway
theyre arguing overand a mutual attraction neither of them can fight.
Starting over was not in designer Delaneys plans. But now that her rotten ex has walked
away with the rights to her brand, she needs to reinvent herself, and fast. Its not easy with
bold, brash Colt next door, too handsome for his own good, and shes sure, too unreliable for
hers. But as small town life throws them together again and again, Colt and Delaney
find that simple romance may be the most exhilarating gamble of all

praise for stacy finz


Tender and touching, Stacy Finz writes romance with heart.
Marina Adair, #1 nationally bestselling author
Stacy Finz is a unique new voice. Nugget, California is a charming small town filled with
inventive characters and sweet romance.Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author
Tightly written with characters readers will love, settings they will want to revisit and
humor to make them smile.RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on The Most Wonderful Time
Stacy Finz is a former award-winning reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. After twenty
years-plus covering notorious serial killers, naked-tractor-driving farmers, fanatical foodies,
aging rock stars and weird Western towns, she figured she had enough material to write fiction.
She is the 2013 winner of the Daphne du Maurier Award. Readers can visit her at stacyfinz.com.

KEY SELLING POINTS


Stacy Finz will appeal to fans of small-town contemporary
romance infused with humor, camaraderie, heartfelt passion,
and impeccable writing. Ideal for fans of Jill Shalvis (Avon)
and Jules Bennett (Zebra).
Category: Contemporary Romance
ISBN 13: 978-1-4201-4190-0
Price: $4.99/$5.99 Rights: World
Pages: 320 Spine: 25/32 Pack: 48
Authors Residence:
Berkeley, CA
eBook: 978-1-4201-4191-7

Sales History:
lyrical shine e book
Falling Hard
4/17 (978-1-60183-711-0)
Riding High
12/16 (978-1-60183-709-7)
Heating Up
7/16 (978-1-60183-707-3)

Stacy Finz has written 9 e-original books for Lyrical Press, The
Nugget Romances, which have gained Stacy a large following.
Stacy Finz contributed a novella in the 2016 Fern Michaels
holiday anthology, The Most Wonderful Time, a New York
Times bestseller exposing Stacy to a robust print readership.
The novella included in that anthology is connected to this
new series.

Z E B R A M A S S M A R K E T R E P A C K A G E R E I S S U E | AUGUST 2017

SAY NO TO JOE?
Lori Foster

Beautifully repackaged for today s reader, one of Lori Fosters most


irresistible heroes is back! You met Joe Winston in Lori Fosters big hit
Wild. Now, the Winston brothers seductive, bad-boy cousin is back
and up against a woman whos immune to his considerable charmsor
so it seems
KEY SELLING POINTS
Lori Foster remains one of the
hottest names in contemporary
romance. Readers are
increasingly drawn to brand
names in romance and Lori Foster
never disappoints her fans.
Lori Foster is a Publishers Weekly,
New York Times, and USA Today
bestselling author. She has been
awarded the RT Book Reviews
Career Achievement Award twice.

Joe Winston has a routine with women: he exists; they swoon; roll credits. With his
smoldering looks, macho style, and irrepressible charm, Joe can have any womanexcept
the one he really wants. Secretly, Luna Clark may lust after Joe, but shes made it clear that
shes too smart to fall for him. He can just keep holding his breath, thank you very much.
But now, Lunas inherited two kids who need more than she alone can give in a small town
that seems hell-bent on driving them away. She needs someone to help outsomeone who
cant be intimidatedsomeone just like Joe. Becoming an instant family wasnt exactly what
Joe had in mind, but hey, its a start, and you cant blame a guy for trying every angle.
After all, where theres a Joe, theres a waystraight into a womans heart.

Lori promotes her reissues on her


website along with new releases.

praise for lori foster

Lori is a wonderful promoter who


hosts a yearly fan appreciation
convention in Ohio.

When it comes to delivering sexy and sensual romance, author Lori Foster is in a class by
herself.RT Books Reviews

Filled with Fosters trademark wit, humor, and sensuality.Booklist on Jamie

Foster outwrites most of her peersLibrary Journal

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Category: Contemporary Romance


ISBN 13: 978-1-4201-4247-1
Price: $7.99/$8.99 Rights: World
Pages: 416 Spine: 1 Pack: 48
Authors Residence:
Columbus, OH

Sexy, sassy and fun!Linda Howard on Too Much Temptation


A Lori Foster book is like a glass of good champagnesexy and sparkling.
Jayne Ann Krentz
Readers will laugh, cry, and want to devour this gem in one sitting.
Booklist on Houston, We Have a Problem
Lori Foster is a Publishers Weekly, USA Today, and New York Times bestselling author. She
has received the RT Book Reviews Career Achievement award twice, has had several books
selected by Amazon editors in Top Ten lists, as well as claimed the spot for the top-selling
romance title at the retailer. Lori has been featured as a clue in both the New York Times
and USA Today crossword puzzles. As well as writing a variety of romances in all lengths for
multiple publishers, Lori also writes urban fantasy under the name L. L. Foster. Visit Lori
at her website LoriFoster.com.

Sales History:
zebra mass market
Murphys Law, 5/17 (978-1-4201-3968-6)
Judes Law, 11/16 (978-1-4201-3966-2)
Too Much Temptation, 10/16 (978-1-4201-4143-6)
Watson Brothers, 5/16 (978-1-4201-3938-9)
Give It Up, 12/15 (978-1-4201-3733-0)

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LOVER MAN
Janet Dailey

Readers will fall in love with this collection containing two revised classic
romances by New York Times bestselling author Janet Dailey featuring
two couples coming together for a whirlwind Texas romance.

KEY SELLING POINTS


Janet Dailey titles have
consistently graced the New
York Times and USA Today
bestsellers lists.
As one of the originators of the
American set contemporary
romance genre, Janet Dailey has
strong name recognition with a
built-in fan base.
Strong recent sales for Janet
Dailey have continued to build an
audience for her classic backlist
titles, offered in an affordable
two-in-one volumes.
Kensington has an exclusive
contract for additional brand new
Janet Dailey titles in the Tylers
of Texas and New American
series in addition to her annual
Christmas romances.

FIESTA SAN ANTONIO


A glittering celebration on a sultry Texas night brought them together under a black velvet
sky studded with starsand Natalie Crane decided to take the ultimate chance with Colter
Langston. Soon it was too late for second thoughtsbut never too late for lasting love
SWEET PROMISE
Erica Wakefield hasnt forgotten. It is always the unexpected that gives the most pleasure.
Rafael de la Torres sensual wordsand the night of passion they sharedare burned in her
memory. If only there was a way to erase the pastbut she cant. Rafael is back. And hes
determined to make his Texas beauty blissfully happy for all the days and nights to come

praise for janet dailey and her novels


A classic roadside meet cuteDailey has always been a talented storyteller, and this latest
is no exception; she breathes life into her winning characters in a holiday tale that is sure to
please fans of chaste contemporaries.Publishers Weekly on Christmas on My Mind
Dailey does the genre proud with plenty of intrigue, subplots, twists, and of course, love.
Fans and newcomers alike will revel in this ride.Publishers Weekly on Texas Tall
Dailey fans will be delighted by Texas True, first in the new Tylers of Texas series.
Readers have more rugged and handsome cowboys to look forward to, and a little bit of
suspenseful mystery is woven in with this enjoyable romance. The gallant and charming
Tyler brothers wont soon be forgotten.RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Texas True
Big, bold, and sexy, Texas True is Janet Dailey at her best!Kat Martin

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Dailey confirms her place as a top megasellerKirkus Reviews on Calder Pride

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Category: Contemporary Romance


ISBN 13: 978-1-4201-4270-9
Price: $5.99/$6.99
Rights: US, Canada, & OM
Pages: 352
Spine: 27/32
Pack: 48

Janet Daileys first book was published in 1976. Since then she has written more than 100
novels and become one of the top-selling female authors in the world, with 300 million
copies of her books sold in nineteen languages in ninety-eight countries. She is known for
her strong, decisive characters, her extraordinary ability to recreate a time and a place, and
her unerring courage to confront important, controversial issues in her stories. You can learn
more about Janet and her novels at janetdailey.com.

Sales History:
zebra mass market
Texas Tall, 7/17 (978-1-4201-3378-3)
Sunrise Canyon, 3/17 (978-1-4201-4010-1)
Calder Promise, 1/17 (978-1-4201-4181-8)
Shifting Calder Wind, 11/16 (978-1-4201-4182-5)
Christmas On My Mind, 10/16 (978-1-4201-4006-4)
Scrooge Wore Spurs, 10/16 (978-1-4201-4323-2)

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TEXAS KISS
Janet Dailey

Reissued with a beautiful new cover, Texas Kiss is a two-in-one value


edition of New York Times bestselling author Janet Daileys classic
contemporary romances.

KEY SELLING POINTS


Janet Dailey titles have
consistently graced the New
York Times and USA Today
bestsellers lists.
As one of the originators of the
American set contemporary
romance genre, Janet Dailey has
strong name recognition with a
built-in fan base.
Strong recent sales for Janet
Dailey have continued to build an
audience for her classic backlist
titles, offered in an affordable
two-in-one volumes.
Kensington has an exclusive
contract for additional brand new
Janet Dailey titles in the Tylers
of Texas and New Americana
series in addition to her annual
Christmas romances.

MARKETING PLANS
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NO QUARTER ASKED
Sometimes a woman needs time alone to slow down and think, really think, about
everythinglife, love, and the pursuit of happiness. Thats why Stacy Adams is heading
for the Texas wilderness, content to be by herselfuntil a long shadow of a horse and
rider catches her eye. Rugged and sexy, rancher Cord Harris looks like the kind of man
who could drive her crazy. In a good, good way.
FOR BITTER OR WORSE
Wedding vows are quickly saidand the simple words come to mean far more as years go
by. When Cord faces months of struggle to recover from a plane crash and spurns her help,
Staceys heart is broken. But her love is stronger than his doubts. Both are about to find out
that the sweet fire of passion can make a man whole againand heal a marriage that was
meant to last forever

praise for janet dailey and her novels


A classic roadside meet cuteDailey has always been a talented storyteller, and this latest
is no exception; she breathes life into her winning characters in a holiday tale that is sure to
please fans of chaste contemporaries.Publishers Weekly on Christmas on My Mind
Dailey does the genre proud with plenty of intrigue, subplots, twists, and of course, love.
Fans and newcomers alike will revel in this ride.Publishers Weekly on Texas Tall
Dailey fans will be delighted by Texas True, first in the new Tylers of Texas series.
Readers have more rugged and handsome cowboys to look forward to, and a little bit of
suspenseful mystery is woven in with this enjoyable romance. The gallant and charming
Tyler brothers wont soon be forgotten.RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Texas True
Big, bold, and sexy, Texas True is Janet Dailey at her best!Kat Martin

Social media advertising,


promotions and giveaways

Dailey confirms her place as a top megasellerKirkus Reviews on Calder Pride

Email marketing
Target new reader reviews
through Goodreads, NetGalley,
and Kensington kLovers

Category: Contemporary Romance


ISBN 13: 978-1-4201-4271-6
Price: $5.99/$6.99
Rights: US, Canada, & OM
Pages: 352

Janet Daileys first book was published in 1976. Since then she has written more than 100
novels and become one of the top-selling female authors in the world, with 300 million
copies of her books sold in nineteen languages in ninety-eight countries. She is known for
her strong, decisive characters, her extraordinary ability to recreate a time and a place, and
her unerring courage to confront important, controversial issues in her stories. You can learn
more about Janet Dailey and her books at JanetDailey.com.
Sales History:
zebra mass market
Texas Tall, 7/17 (978-1-4201-3378-3)
Sunrise Canyon, 3/17 (978-1-4201-4010-1)
Calder Promise, 1/17 (978-1-4201-4181-8)
Shifting Calder Wind, 11/16 (978-1-4201-4182-5)

Spine: 27/32
Pack: 48

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WHEN YOU KISS ME


Janet Dailey

With a beautiful new cover, When You Kiss Me is a two-in-one value edition
of New York Times bestselling author Janet Daileys classic contemporary
romances about the sexy and determined Cameron brothers.

KEY SELLING POINTS


Janet Dailey titles have
consistently graced the New
York Times and USA Today
bestsellers lists.
As one of the originators of the
American set contemporary
romance genre, Janet Dailey has
strong name recognition with a
built-in fan base.
Strong recent sales for Janet
Dailey have continued to build an
audience for her classic backlist
titles, offered in an affordable
two-in-one volumes.
Kensington has an exclusive
contract for additional brand new
Janet Dailey titles in the Tylers
of Texas and New American
series in addition to her annual
Christmas romances.

MARKETING PLANS
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SOMETHING EXTRA
Slow down, cher. This is Cajun country. Driving down meandering Louisiana roads that seem
to go back in time, Jolie Smith is in love with it all. Moss-draped oaks. Bayou blues drifting
over the water. And a mysterious plantation her ancestors once called home. But tall, dark,
and sexy Steve Cameron has a claim to the place too. Looks like it wont be long before he
claims her heart into the bargain.
THE IVORY CANE
Young and beautiful, Sabrina Lane is on her own in San Francisco, despite her blindness.
Shes doing fine, thank you very muchuntil Bay Cameron gets in the way. Bay is brilliant,
successful, and genuinely interested in her. All the same, his male protectiveness exasperates
her sometimes. But with that deep voiceand those strong armsoh, dear. How can
Sabrina say anything but yes?

praise for janet dailey and her novels


A classic roadside meet cuteDailey has always been a talented storyteller, and this latest
is no exception; she breathes life into her winning characters in a holiday tale that is sure to
please fans of chaste contemporaries.Publishers Weekly on Christmas on My Mind
Dailey does the genre proud with plenty of intrigue, subplots, twists, and of course, love.
Fans and newcomers alike will revel in this ride.Publishers Weekly on Texas Tall
Dailey fans will be delighted by Texas True, first in the new Tylers of Texas series.
Readers have more rugged and handsome cowboys to look forward to, and a little bit of
suspenseful mystery is woven in with this enjoyable romance. The gallant and charming
Tyler brothers wont soon be forgotten.RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Texas True
Big, bold, and sexy, Texas True is Janet Dailey at her best!Kat Martin

Social media advertising,


promotions and giveaways

Dailey confirms her place as a top megasellerKirkus Reviews on Calder Pride

Email marketing
Target new reader reviews
through Goodreads, NetGalley,
and Kensington kLovers

Category: Contemporary Romance


ISBN 13: 978-1-4201-4272-3
Price: $5.99/$6.99
Rights: US, Canada, & OM
Pages: 352

Janet Daileys first book was published in 1976. Since then she has written more than 100
novels and become one of the top-selling female authors in the world, with 300 million
copies of her books sold in nineteen languages in ninety-eight countries. She is known for
her strong, decisive characters, her extraordinary ability to recreate a time and a place, and
her unerring courage to confront important, controversial issues in her stories. You can learn
more about Janet Dailey and her books at JanetDailey.com.
Sales History:
zebra mass market
Texas Tall, 7/17 (978-1-4201-3378-3)
Sunrise Canyon, 3/17 (978-1-4201-4010-1)
Calder Promise, 1/17 (978-1-4201-4181-8)
Shifting Calder Wind, 11/16 (978-1-4201-4182-5)

Spine: 27/32
Pack: 48

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THE STEPCHILD
Joanne Fluke

Before creating her beloved Hannah Swensen mystery series, New York
Times bestselling author Joanne Fluke wrote over ten suspense novels
between 1980 and 1992. Now, Kensington is bringing back those novels,
revised and repackaged not only for her Hannah Swensen fans, but also
for fans of mystery suspense thrillers!
KEY SELLING POINTS
Reissues of Flukes early work will
appeal to her Hannah Swensen
fans, but also to fans of
mainstream suspense thrillers
from authors such as Lisa
Jackson, Allison Brennan, Carla
Neggars, and Lisa Gardner.
Fatal Identity, Final Appeal, and
other recent Fluke reissues follow
in the success that New York
Times bestselling authors Janet
Evanovich and Charlaine Harris
have had with repackaging/
republishing their backlist.
Winter Chill and Video Kill
were both B&N mass-market
bestsellers.

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Kathi Ellison is an English literature major at the University of California in Berkeley, living
with her boyfriend o-campus. She is also the daughter of a candidate for the U.S. Senate
and his wife, a role that could aect her life should her father win the election.
But before she can consider her future, Kathi must first come to terms with her past. A car
accident when she was four-years-old killed her mother and left her in a coma for several
days. The migraines and nightmares that plagued her as a child have recently returned with a
vengeance, leaving her mind full of visions that feel more like memories.
Memories that are not her own. Memories of a frightened and traumatized child named
Sheri Walker. Memories linked to her mothers death that her stepmother doesnt want her
to remember
Joanne Fluke is the New York Times bestselling author of the Hannah Swensen mysteries,
which include Banana Cream Pie Murder, Wedding Cake Murder, Double Fudge Brownie
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 JoanneFluke.com.

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Category: Mystery
ISBN 13: 978-0-7582-8983-4
Price: $7.99/$8.99 Rights: World
Pages: 352 Spine: 27/32 Pack: 48
Authors Residence:
Granada Hills, CA

Sales History:
kensington mass market
Wicked
8/16 (978-1-61773-236-2)
Eyes
5/16 (978-0-7582-9110-3)
Vengeance Is Mine
12/15 (978-0-7582-8981-0)

eBook: 978-0-7582-8984-1

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BRITISH MANOR MURDER


A Lucy Stone Mystery

Leslie Meier

Its a nippy spring in Tinkers Cove, Maine, and Lucy Stone cant wait
to join her friend Sue in England for a Heads Up! hat exhibition. But
at Moreton Manor, privileged life isnt always tea and crumpets

KEY SELLING POINTS


There are over one million Lucy
Stone mysteries in print!
In this installment, the series
sleuth travels to England to go on
an estate tour with her friends.
With its interesting setting and
descriptions of the historical
British manor, this book will
appeal to armchair travelers and
Anglophiles in addition to cozy
mystery readers.
British Manor Murder is actually
Lucy Stones second visit to
England. She first crossed the
pond in English Tea Murder,
which was one of our most
successful Lucy Stone mysteries
to date!
While they enjoy all of the fun
hijinks of the cozy mystery genre,
Meiers Lucy Stone mysteries also
tend to introduce more real
issues than other cozies.

Although the earl of the house and his sister 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 quicklysnobby 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 chapels gold-plated reliquary, is
found in a hidden, sealed o room. Stranger still, the corpse is identified as Harrisons
son, Cyril.
While Cyril wasnt exactly a gentleman, and its unclear what business he had on the
property, one things for surethe criminal is privy to Moreton Manor secrets. And 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

BRITISH MANO R MURDER

Brilliant plot!Suspense Magazine


Anglophiles will find plenty to like in this delightful cozy.Publishers Weekly
Counts, countesses, and corpses highlight Lucy Stones trip across the pondA peek
into British country life.Kirkus Reviews
Leslie Meier is the acclaimed author of over twenty Lucy Stone mysteries and has also
written for Ellery Queens Mystery Magazine. She is currently at work on the next Lucy Stone
mystery. Readers can visit her website at LeslieMeier.com.

MARKETING PLANS
Print and online advertising
Email marketing and promotion via Killer Cozies eNewsletter and HobbyReads
Social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus content and
shareable images
Cross-promotion with Turkey Trot Murder (Kensington HC, 10/17) and Holiday Murder
(Kensington TP, 10/17)

Category: Mystery
ISBN 13: 978-0-7582-7711-4

Publishing History:
kensington hardcover
10/16 (978-0-7582-7710-7)

Price: $7.99/$8.99
Rights: US, Canada, & OM
Pages: 304 Spine: 3/4 Pack: 48
Authors Residence:
Harwich, MA

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Sales History:
kensington mass market
Candy Corn Murder
9/16 (978-0-7582-7708-4)
Gingerbread Cookie Murder
(collaboration)
10/15 (978-1-4967-0485-6)
French Pastry Murder
7/15 (978-0-7582-7705-3)

K E N S I N G T O N M A S S M A R K E T | AUGUST 2017

YARNED AND DANGEROUS


A Tangled Web Mystery

Sadie Hartwell

Time has not been kind to sleepy Dorset Falls, Connecticut, where an
erstwhile resident is hoping to bring a tattered yarn shop back to life in
this first of the Tangled Web Mystery Seriesbut with a murderer on the
loose, the whole town is in knots.
KEY SELLING POINTS
Includes knitting tips and
original patterns!
The Tangled Web Mystery series
will appeal to fans of Elizabeth
Lynn Caseys Southern Sewing
Circle mysteries and Monica
Ferris Needlework Mysteries.
This cozy, crafty series will appeal
to the many knitting enthusiasts
among all age groups.
Yarned and Dangerous was a 2015
RT Books Award nominee.

Josie Blair left Dorset Falls twelve years ago in hopes of making it big in New York City. But
after earning an overpriced masters degree and getting fired by a temperamental designer,
she finds herself heading back to her hometown. Her great-uncle was injured in a car
accident, and newly unemployed Josie is the only person available to take care of him. Uncle
Ebs wife didnt survive the crash, so Josie is also tasked with selling the contents of her Aunt
Coras yarn shop. But the needling ladies of the Charity Knitters Association pose a far
bigger challenge than a shop full of scattered skeins
Miss Marple Knits is one of the few businesses still open in dreary downtown. Josie cant
imagine how it stayed open for so long, yet something about the cozy, resilient little shop
appeals to her. But when one of the towns most persnickety knitters turns up dead in a pile
of cashmere yarn, Josie realizes theres something truly twisted lurking beneath the towns
decaying faade

praise for
MARKETING PLANS
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and promotions
Cross-promotion with Knit Before
Dying (Kensington TP, 9/17)

YARNED AND DANGEROUS

A smartly written cozy. Knitters able to laugh at themselves and their passion will enjoy
non-knitter Josies wry observations on the foibles of yarn lovers.Booklist
This debut cozys well-drawn characters and a tightly knitted plot will bring a smile to
readers of Maggie Sefton, Sally Goldenbaum and Anne Canadeo.Library Journal
A promising debutappealing.Publishers Weekly
The ideal amateur sleuth novel.RT Book Reviews
Sadie Hartwell weaves a tale of web of murder and intrigue that will ensare knitters and
non-knittes alike. I couldnt put it down.Barbara Ross, author of Iced Under
Sadie Hartwell grew up near the Canadian border in northern New York State. She has
served on the board of directors of the Connecticut Romance Writers of America and is a
member of the Kiss of Death Chapter of RWA, as well as Sisters in Crime. Readers can
follow her online at the Writing Secrets of Seven Scribes blog.

Category: Mystery
ISBN 13: 978-1-4967-0566-2

Publishing History:
kensington trade paperback
12/15 (978-1-61773-717-6)

Price: $7.99/$8.99
Rights: World English
Pages: 288 Spine: 23/32 Pack: 48
Authors Residence:
Connecticut

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KNOT WHAT YOU THINK


A Quilting Mystery

Mary Marks

The newest member of Marthas close-knit quilting circle has an eye for
couture. But when the designers fingerprints are found blanketing a
crime scene in this fifth installment in the award-winning Quilting Mystery
Series, Martha must prove that he didnt have a hand in homicide!
KEY SELLING POINTS
The Quilting Mystery series will
appeal to the approximately 20
million people in the U.S. who
quilt. Readers who enjoy small
town cozies and fans of authors
such as Leslie Meier and Elizabeth
Spann Craig will also find a lot to
enjoy in Mary Marks series.
With a middle-aged Jewish
divorcee as its heroine, the
Quilting Mystery series is also
unique in its focus on the
Jewish community.
Mary Marks won a RT Books
Award for Gone But Knot
Forgotten, was a Malice Domestic
Finalist for Forget me Knot, and
Kings River Life Magazine named
Knot in My Backyard one of the
Top 10 Cozy Mysteries of the Year.

MARKETING PLANS
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via Killer Cozies eNewsletter and
HobbyReads
NetGalley push for early
online reviews on Goodreads
and Amazon

Martha Rose is alarmed by the discovery of Dolleen Doyles dead body, especially when
evidence suggests a fellow quilter committed the crime. Set on clearing her pal, Martha
searches for answersbut with ties to a convicted fraudsters stolen millions and a secret
oce room, the victims past raises even more questions. As Martha inches towards the
culprit, she learns that wrapping the case upand living to baste another squarewill be
trickier than she ever imagined

praise for mary marks quilting mystery series


Characters are brilliantly written in vividly entertaining situations.
RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, Top Pick GOLD on Gone But Knot Forgotten
A pleasurable and satisfying addition to any quilting mystery fans reading list.
Recommend to those who cannot get enough of Terri Thayer, Elizabeth Craig, or Earlene
Fowler.Library Journal on Knot in My Backyard
Mary Marks characters are dynamic and relatablea must-read for anyone who enjoys a
good mystery, well-developed characters, and novels that appreciate the intricacies of
friendship.Killer Nashville on Gone But Knot Forgotten
Whats knot to love? Mary Marks has crafted another winner stitched together with
humor and heart.
Rochelle Staab, author of the Mind for Murder mysteries on Knot in My Backyard
Marks does a wonderful job building up the mysteryThe truth of the situation is
revealed at the perfect time, after sending the reader on several wild goose chases.
SleuthCafe on Somethings Knot Kosher
Mary Marks became an award-winning quilter and author after an early retirement from
her job at the University of California Los Angeles. After twelve years of sewing twenty
four/seven, she came up for a breath and started writing about some of the nearly one
hundred quilts shed created. Born and raised in California, she has degrees from UCLA and
the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. She currently lives in Southern California,
where she quilts, writes mysteries, and reviews for The New York Journal of Books. Please visit
her online at marymarksmysteries.com.

Blog tour and pre-pub


buzz campaign
Category: Mystery
ISBN 13: 978-1-4967-0182-4
Price: $7.99/$8.99 Rights: World
Pages: 288 Spine: 23/32 Pack: 48
Authors Residence:
Camarillo, CA

Sales History:
kensington mass market
Somethings Knot Kosher, 7/16 (978-1-4967-0180-0)
Gone But Knot Forgotten, 9/15 (978-0-7582-9209-4)
Knot in My Backyard, 11/14 (978-0-7582-9207-0)
Forget Me Knot, 1/14 (978-0-7582-9205-6)

eBook: 978-1-4967-0183-1

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A TOAST TO MURDER
Macks Bar Mysteries

Allyson K. Abbott

Mack Dalton has named plenty of murderers since she and her barstool
detectives began cracking cold cases. But as a new year looms, time is
ticking on the hunt for her craftiest villain yet

Mack Dalton is the only amateur


sleuth with synesthesia, a rare
neurological disorder that causes
senses to become cross-wired.
This allows her to pick up
distinctive scent or sound clues to
help solve mysteries.

As Milwaukee counts down to New Years Eve, bar owner Mackenzie Mack Dalton has
but one resolutionunmask the dangerous mastermind who has been taunting her and
killed bouncer Gary Gunderson. Mack and her fellow barflies have fleshed out a suspect and
arranged an invite-only party to put a cork in the murderers game for good. But when the
clock strikes midnight and their suspect is found cold and sti in the upstairs lounge, it
seems the celebration may have come too soon. Now Mack must rely on her special talents
to find the real criminal among the crowd of revelersor someone wont survive until
last call

Will appeal to fans of food-related


mysteries, as the only mystery
series with a bar/drinks hook.

praise for allyson k. abbotts


macks bar mysteries

KEY SELLING POINTS

Will include cocktail recipes and


non-alcoholic alternatives. This
new book concludes the cat and
mouse game with a Moriarty-like
foe for Mack who was introduced
in In The Drink and continued to
toy with her in Shots In The Dark.
We publish this series once
a year.

A hit! Abbott keeps things fast and interesting, and her strong and likeable heroine has
a lot to deal with. Throw in a bunch of would-be crime-solving barflies, and you have the
makings for a great ride.RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, Top Pick on Murder on the Rocks
Murder with a Twist has a lot of sleuthing pleasure packed into its pages.Fresh Fiction
Murder on the Rocks literally had everything I like in a new seriesA fantastic first
mystery.Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
Allyson K. Abbott is the pseudonym of a mystery and thriller writer who also works as an
emergency room nurse. Allyson lives in a small Wisconsin town with her family and a
menagerie of pets.

MARKETING PLANS
Advance reading copies
Print and online advertising
Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups, and feature coverage
Email marketing and promotion via Killer Cozies eNewsletter and HobbyReads
NetGalley for early online reviews on Goodreads and Amazon
Blog tour and pre-pub buzz campaign
Social media advertising and promotions

Category: Mystery
ISBN 13: 978-1-4967-0172-5
Price: $7.99/$8.99 Rights: World
Pages: 352 Spine: 27/32 Pack: 48
Authors Residence:
Stoughton, WI (near Madison)

Sales History:
kensington mass market
Shots in the Dark, 8/16 (978-1-4967-0170-1)
In the Drink, 8/15 (978-0-7582-8019-0)
Murder with a Twist, 8/14 (978-0-7582-8017-6)
Murder on the Rocks, 8/13 (978-0-7582-8015-2)

eBook: 978-1-4967-0173-2

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D A F I N A M A S S M A R K E T | AUGUST 2017

STONE COLD LIAR


The Misadventures of Mink LaRue

Noire

Now available in mass market! Her billionaire familys scandalous secrets


are as big as their fortune. But consummate con-mami Mink LaRue plans
to play them all for the ultimate high stakes

KEY SELLING POINTS


Titillating excitement keeps
building for this series as this fifth
book releases.
Noire was the first author to
distinguish herself in the urban
erotic arena, and no other
authors writing is as gritty, sexy,
and thrilling.
The success of New York Times
bestselling author Zane brought
attention to the popularity of
African American erotic novels,
and many authors have followed,
blending melodrama with
steamy sex scenes. Authors like
Noire and Mary B. Morrison
are the current front-runners in
this genre.
Noires Candy Licker and G-Spot
both reached #1 on the Essence
bestseller list.
Natural Born Liar received a
starred review from Library
Journal and was their Pick of
the Month for May 2012.
Audio rights for Natural Born Liar
and the second book in the Sexy
Little Liars series have been sold
to Recorded Books.

As a newly-minted Dominion family heiress, Mink has new golden moves to snag even more
of the family fortune. Trouble is, her hidden love games with seductive uncle-by-marriage-only
Suge have them at bad-news oddsand more than her heart is in dirty sexy trouble. When
the family patriarch is shot, Mink is up against a crossfire of old Dominion rivals, blackmailers,
and elegant scammers out to take them down for good. What she needs is a surprise ally
her identical twin Dy-Nasty. But her scheming siblings conniving threatens to end Minks
moneyed ride and ace her into lockdown. With disaster only one lie away, Mink has to flip
the script on enemies she never saw comingand turn her diamond-honed hustle into the
supreme weapon...

praise for noire


A sizzling, action-packed, electric and gut-wrenching novel.
RT Book Reviews on Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless
Lovers of urban erotica will love Mink and her cast of unsavory characters.
RT Book Reviews on Natural Born Liar
Noire knows all about street slang, scams, strip clubs, and fierce sex bouts...This is
top-of-the-line street lit.Library Journal on Natural Born Liar, Starred Review
Behind Noires hyperrealistic graphic violence and raunchy sex are interwoven stories, a
strong plot and carefully drawn characters with classic motivations. Noire is Dickens for
the age of dojah, donuts, and dawgs.Publishers Weekly on Hood
Noire is editor-in-chief of NoireMagazine.com, the Queen of Urban Erotica, the #1 Essence
bestselling author of Unzipped, Hittin the Bricks, G-Spot, Candy Licker, Thug-A-Licious,
Baby Brother (with 50 Cent),Thong on Fire, Hood, novellas in Lifestyles of the Rich and
Shameless and Maneater, and the editor of a collection of urban erotic quickies, From the
Streets to the Sheets. She is also the author of the first urban erotic serial novel, G-Spot 2:
The Seven Deadly Sins. Visit Noire online at asknoire.com.

MARKETING PLANS
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Category: Fiction
ISBN 13: 978-1-61773-497-7

Publishing History:
dafina trade paperback
9/15 (978-1-61773-495-3)

Price: $7.99/$8.99 Rights: World


Pages: 352 Spine: 27/32 Pack: 48
Authors Residence:
Texas

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Sales History:
dafina trade paperback
Dirty Rotten Liar
7/13 (978-0-7582-6610-1)
Natural Born Liar
5/12 (978-0-7582-6608-8)

D A F I N A M A S S M A R K E T | AUGUST 2017

LOVE BLOOMS
Jamie Pope

When mistakes haunt your every choice, how do you find the courage
to follow your own heart? In Jamie Popes poignant novel, one woman
struggles to move through regret and indecisionand discovers
unexpected possibilities that could finally lead her home.
KEY SELLING POINTS
Love Blooms, a companion novel
to Hope Blooms (4/17), delivers a
poignant message about believing
in yourself and the healing power
of love. It tackles weighty, timely
issues; the heroine is a Native
American woman coping with the
trauma of growing up with an
abusive and alcoholic mother,
while the hero is a wounded Army
Ranger suffering from PTSD.
Jamie Popes warm, emotional
tone and sense of community will
appeal to readers of Rochelle
Alers. Brenda Jackson fans will
appreciate the way Jamie Pope
creates strong characters who
must cope with difficult situations
in their lives.
Readers will be drawn to this
novels stunning setting on the
coastline of Marthas Vineyard.
Jamie Pope is a young,
multi-talented African American
author who also writes for
Harlequins Kimani Romance line,
and for St. Martins under the
name Sugar Jamison.

Category: Contemporary Romance


ISBN 13: 978-1-4967-0870-0
Price: $7.99/$8.99

An unstable childhood and a bad marriage have left Nova unable to trust anyoneespecially
herself. Shed do anything for her young son, but feels shell never be a good enough mother.
Shes got major talent as a stylist and makeup artist, but big-time success would mean leaving
the safety of Marthas Vineyard and the only family she has left. Still, she needs to kick-start
her life in a new direction. The last thing she needs is her childhood frenemy, Tanner Brennan,
confusing her even more. Theyve never been able to agree on anything. And she cant aord
to bet their undeniable, long-simmering attraction is worth risking everything for.
An Ex-Army Ranger, Tanner was looking for peace and routine when he came back home
to Marthas Vineyard. Scrapping with Nova reminds him of the hopeful boy he was, before
secrets and guilt closed him o. But theres no way he can fight her raw vulnerabilityor
his longing to become part of her life. And as their all-too-fragile bond is threatened in ways
they never expected, he and Nova have only one chance to finally come to terms with the
pastand find the future in each other.

praise for jamie pope


Hope Blooms weaves a story of devastating loss, first love and the meaning of home
deeply emotional, uplifting and ultimately joyful.
Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author
The story flows welldialogue is strong and the characters are endearing, funny and well
rounded.RT Book Reviews on Surrender at Sunset
Refreshing, sensual, and a must readcharacters are well-developed and sizzle
throughout the pages.Harlequin Junkie on Surrender at Sunset
Hideaway Island is the primary setting for this novel, and through the authors vivid
description, its the perfect place to pen a romantic tale of discovering love.
Romance in Color on Surrender at Sunset
Popes storytelling digs deeper, straight into a wounded womans heart, and forces
readers to remember the one who got away.Publishers Weekly on A Vow of Seduction

Sales History:
dafina mass market
Hope Blooms
3/17 (978-1-4967-0868-7)

Rights: World English


Pages: 320 Spine: 25/32 Pack: 48
Authors Residence: Poughkeepsie, NY
eBook: 978-1-4967-0871-7

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Jamie Pope is an award-winning romance writer, teacher and


boot-buying addict who also writes as Sugar Jamison and Ginger
Jamison. Please visit her online at sugarjamison.com.

MARKETING PLANS
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Print and online advertising
Blogger outreach for early buzz campaign
Select author appearances
Major early reader and consumer reviewer promotions via Goodreads, NetGalley, etc.
Shareable reader content and digital assets
Social media advertising and promotion
Cross-promotion via authors Sugar Jamison platform

other novel by jamie pope

3/17 (978-1-4967-0868-7)

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P I N N A C L E P R E M I U M M A S S M A R K E T | AUGUST 2017

HIDE YOUR FEAR


Kevin OBrien

A dream home becomes a living nightmare for a single mother and her
daughter, as they begin to receive dark messages about the homes past.
New York Times bestselling author Kevin OBrien delivers the chills in
his lastes heart-stopping thriller!

KEY SELLING POINTS


OBriens writing appeals to fans
of Linwood Barclay (Signet),
Andrew Gross (Harper) and
Harlan Coben (Signet)readers
who are drawn to fast-paced,
taut novels of domestic suspense.
Terrified, Final Breath, One Last
Scream, Killing Spree, and The
Last Victim were all New York
Times bestsellers.
Kevin OBrien is known for writing
strong-female characters, and
creating pulse-pounding thrillers,
and his work is highly praised.
Kevin OBrien was the 2016
Killer Nashville Guest of
Honor alongside New York
Times Bestselling author
Janet Evanovich.

Category: Fiction
ISBN 13: 978-0-7860-3883-1
Price: $9.99/$10.99
Rights: US, Canada, & OM
Pages: 544 Spine: 1 5/16 Pack: 24
Authors Residence:
Seattle, WA
eBook: 978-0-7860-3884-8
Sales History:
pinnacle mass market
Youll Miss Me When Im Gone
8/16 (978-0-7860-3881-7)
No One Needs to Know
8/15 (978-0-7860-3162-7)
Tell Me Youre Sorry
5/14 (978-0-7860-3160-3)
Unspeakable
6/13 (978-0-7860-3158-0)

THE ONLY WAY


A home provides more than comfort and shelter. It stores memoriesand hides secrets.
Divorce Caitlin Stoller and her children recently moved into a charming old Tudor-style
house in the coastal town of Echo, Washington. The place was a bargain, but as weeks pass,
Caitlin starts receiving messagesfirst friendly, then unsettling, hinting at the propertys
dark past
YOULL STAY ALIVE
Caitlins teenage daughter, Lindsay, isnt fitting in at school. To make matters worse, there
are stories about local high school students whove disappeared without a traceall star
athletes, like Lindsay. Then there are the rumors that their new home is cursed. Caitlin
doesnt want to believe the whispers, but something strange is going on. Personal items go
missing, and there are too many accidents
IS IF HE NEVER FINDS YOU
The Watcher knows how to get inside the Stollers homeand inside their heads. The
rumors are truebut the full horror is even worse. Theres no escaping the nightmare that
started here long ago, and no place to hide from a killer who knows exactly how this story
will end

praise for kevin obrien


OBriens career shows no signs of slowing down.
The Chicago Tribune on No One Needs To Know
Relentless and highly suspenseful.The Seattle Times on Youll Miss Me When Im Gone
The suspense builds from page one and ends with a climax you wont see coming. You
want a book that makes your heart race and the hairs on the back of your neck stand up?
Wellyou found it.Suspense Magazine on Youll Miss Me When Im Gone
A page-turner wrapped around one of todays pressing issues: school bullying.
Publishers Weekly on Youll Miss Me When Im Gone
Twists and turns that unfold as the narrative moves ahead at lightning speedhigh level
of suspense and surprise.Bookreporter.com on Youll Miss Me When Im Gone

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Marc Von Borstel

Kevin OBrien grew up in Chicagos North Shore, but now lives


in Seattle, Washington, where he is currently working on his next
thriller. Readers can visit his website at kevinobrienbooks.com.

MARKETING PLANS
Advance reading copies
National print, online, and podcast advertising
Promotion at mystery and thriller conventions
Select author appearances
Email marketing and promotion in Mysteries and Thrillers eNewsletters
Extensive social media campaign including advertising, giveaways, bonus content and shareable images
Publicity outreach for reviews, roundups and feature coverage
Early reviewer promotions through NetGalley
Cross-promotion with Only Son (Pinnacle MM, 3/17)

other novels by kevin obrien

8/16 (978-0-7860-3881-7)

8/15 (978-0-7860-3162-7)

5/14 (978-0-7860-3160-3)

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6/13 (978-0-7860-3158-0)

P I N N A C L E M A S S M A R K E T | JULY 2017

THE DARKEST WINTER


The Frontiersman

William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone

From Americas most popular Western storytellers comes another


adventure in the treacherous life of Breckenridge Wallace, a man as wild
as the frontier he tries to conquer.

MARKETING PLANS

Email marketing and promotion


through both Kensington and
authors social media platforms,
newsletters, and fan groups

Exiled from the Smoky Mountains for gunning down a man in self-defense, Breck Wallace
tries to make a new home in St. Louis, and even tries his hand at romance, but some men are
too wild to settle down. Breck is soon back on the trail, where a vicious gang of trappers, after
his goods, picks up his scent and begins to dog his every step, until Brecks only choice is to
bed down for the winter with a tribe of friendly Indians. In the frigid, brutal cold of a Rocky
Mountain winter, he hopes to find peacebut death is not done with Breck Wallace. When
the trappers ambush the Indians and leave Breck for dead, the frontiersman must ride deeper
into the mountains than he has ever gone before. Peace be damned. The blood will flow until
vengeance is his alone

Promotion in bimonthly
Lawless and Legendary
Western eNewsletter

praise for the novels of william w. johnstone


and j.a. johnstone

Shareable reader content and


digital assets

Johnstone is a masterful storyteller, creating a tale that is fanciful and funny, exciting and
surprisingly convincing. This is great fun.
Publishers Weekly on Butch Cassidy The Lost Years

Print and online


marketing campaign
Advertising on streaming
radio stations

Cross-promotion with The


Frontiersman (Pinnacle, 3/17) and
River of Blood: The Frontiersman 2
(Pinnacle, 4/17)

A cracking good story with compelling characters and a tense plot that unfolds at
breakneck speed.True West Magazine on Butch Cassidy The Lost Years

KEY SELLING POINTS


The Darkest Winter is the third in a new series chronicling the life and times of
Breckenridge Wallace, the rugged pioneer who finds not only survival, but a home,
in Americas savage wilderness.
More novels of the American Frontier than traditional Westerns, The Frontiersman series
will appeal to the broad audience that flocked to The Revenant, the 2015 film starring
Leonardo DiCaprio.

Category: Western
ISBN 13: 978-0-7860-4036-0
Price: $7.99/$8.99 Rights: World
Pages: 304 Spine: 3/4 Pack: 48
Authors Residence:
Murfreesboro, TN

Considering the immense popularity of Johnstones mountain man characters Smoke


Jensen, Preacher, and Matt Jensen, existing fans should eagerly embrace Breckenridge
Wallace, The Frontiersman.
On any given day, almost half of the fifty top Westerns on Bookscan are Johnstone titles. In
the last three years, virtually every one of his Westerns have been Publishers Weekly mass
market bestsellers.
In 2015, William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone spent a total of 52 weeks on the Publishers
Weekly bestseller list. They had more mass market bestsellers in 2014 than any author from
any publisher. As of June 2016, all six of their releases in the first half of the year hit the list.

eBook: 978-0-7860-4037-7
Sales History:
pinnacle mass market
Preachers Bloodbath
1/16 (978-0-7860-3559-5)
The Trail West
2/13 (978-0-7860-2932-7)

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THE HOUR OF DEATH


Sixkiller, U.S. Marshal

William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone

William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone, the beloved, bestselling frontier


writers, chronicle the true story of John Henry Sixkiller: born on a
Cherokee reservation, known as the most cunning lawman in the West.

KEY SELLING POINTS


The first book in this series spent
3 weeks on PWs Bestsellers list,
debuting at #7, and staying in the
top 15.
Johnstone is the New York Times
bestselling author of more than
300 books and is being called the
Greatest Western Writer of the
21st Century.
On any given day, almost half of
the fifty top Westerns on
Bookscan are Johnstones. In
the last two years, virtually every
one of his Westerns have been
Publishers Weekly bestsellers.
Johnstone was named the
bestselling mass market author
by Publishers Weekly in 2015.

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Social media campaign including
advertising, giveaways, bonus
content and shareable images
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promotions
Cross-promotion with other 2017
Johnstone titles

Category: Western
ISBN 13: 978-0-7860-3947-0
Price: $7.99/$8.99 Rights: World
Pages: 320 Spine: 25/32 Pack: 48
Authors Residence:
Murfreesboro, TN

THINK LIKE A CRIMINAL. STRIKE LIKE THE LAW


Sixkiller has come to Ringgold, Wyoming, on the trail of Bart Skillern, a vicious murderer
hes been carefully stalking for weeks. But before Sixkiller can strike, Skillern takes a job with
the towns duly elected mayor, a politician so corrupt that the only way to get near him is by
being even more corrupt. So Sixkiller takes a job as a hired gun, and sets out to destroy the
mayors gang from inside out. Sixkillers carefully masked plan is just about to work when he
discovers that, except for one beautiful, crusading newspaper woman, theres not a decent
soul in Ringgold to take over from the power-crazed mayor. Now Sixkiller cant leave
Ringgold behind until he tears it apartpitting one bad man against the other and praying
that the Lord and a Colt will somehow sort them out

praise for the novels of william w. johnstone


and j.a. johnstone
Johnstone is a masterful storyteller, creating a tale that is fanciful and funny, exciting and
surprisingly convincing. This is great fun.
Publishers Weekly on Butch Cassidy The Lost Years
A cracking good story with compelling characters and a tense plot that unfolds at
breakneck speed.True West Magazine on Butch Cassidy The Lost Years
Comes together in a spectacular shoot-out in the Texas hill country. This rollicking
Western is full of gunfights, outlaws, and an unforgettable holiday
Library Journal on A Texas Hill Country Christmas
William W. Johnstone is hailed as the greatest Western writer of the 21st century, and with
over 35 million books in print, he is the bestselling Western writer in the world. Born in
southern Missouri, he was raised with strong moral and family values by his minister father,
and tutored by his schoolteacher mother. Before finding success as an author, he worked in
law enforcement, served in the U.S. Army, and had a career in radio broadcasting. Visit him
online at WilliamJohnstone.net.
J.A. Johnstone began working with William W. Johnstone as an all-around assistant,
researcher, and fact checker before being mentored as a co-author. A full-time collaborator
on all Johnstone books, Tennessee-based J.A. Johnstone also debuted as a solo author with
the publication of The Loner.
Sales History:
pinnacle mass market
The Great Train Massacre
3/16 (978-0-7860-3577-9)
Better O Dead (Shawn OBrien)
2/16 (978-0-7860-3567-0)
Sixkiller: US Marshal
2/16 (978-0-7860-3817-6)

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CLOSE ENOUGH TO KILL


Beverly Barton

Beverly Bartons New York Times bestseller Close Enough to Kill is


repackaged and republished for those readers who might have missed
it the first time around!

KEY SELLING POINTS


Close Enough to Kill will appeal
to fans of Lisa Jackson (Zebra),
Nancy Bush (Zebra), Mary Burton
(Zebra), Karen Rose (Signet),
Allison Brennan (St. Martins)
and Carla Neggers (Mira).
When first published in 2006,
Close Enough to Kill spent four
weeks on the New York Times,
Publishers Weekly and USA
Today bestseller lists.
Beverly Barton wrote over
70 novels during her lifetime and
was the recipient of many awards,
including two RWA National
Readers Choice Awards, the
Maggie Award and the RT Career
Achievement Award.

MARKETING PLANS
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and promotions

CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH


Hes their secret admirer, wooing them with phone calls, love letters, and special gifts. From
a distance, he admires them. Desires them. Despises them. And when he gets close enough,
he kills them all.
CLOSE ENOUGH TO KISS
Adams County, Alabama, is a small, friendly place where everyone knows each otherbut
not well enough, it seems, because Sheri Bernie Granger has a serial killer on her hands, a
total psycho who first romances, then stalks, kidnaps, and kills his victims. Its Bernies first
big case, a chance for her to prove herself to her new partner, Memphis police detective Jim
Norton, but it wont be easy. This killer is uncannily smart. Its as if he knows what Bernie
is thinking. And his next move is more than shockingits chillingly personal.
CLOSE ENOUGH TO KILL
A terrifying game is underway. A desperate hunt has begun. Bernie is determined to stop a
twisted serial killer at all costs. But is she getting nearer to catching himor being drawn
ever deeper into his deadly web?

praise for beverly barton and

CLOSE ENOUGH TO KILL

Barton is a veteran of romantic suspense, and it shows in her latest, a well-paced love
story interwoven with a graphic portrait of a serial killer and rapistThe sleepy Adams
County setting makes for a pleasant contrast to the unspeakable crimes committed there,
and Barton captures the bucolic feel of smalltown lifecomplete with its shallow pool of
eligible (and desirable) romantic partners. Barton succeeds in keeping the killers identity a
guessing game, making this a fun and satisfying page-turner.Publishers Weekly
A deep exploration of the twisted psychosis of a serial killer makes Bartons thriller creepy
to the bone.RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars

Email marketing

Not for the faint of heart! Shocking and terrifying, it will chill you to the bone.
Tess Gerritsen
Beverly Barton was an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of more than
fifty novels, including Silent Killer, Cold Hearted, The Murder Game and Close Enough To
Kill. Readers can visit her website at beverlybarton.com.
Category: Romantic Suspense
ISBN 13: 978-0-7860-4101-5

Sales History:
zebra mass market
Dont Cry
6/16 (978-1-4201-4436-9)
Dont Say A Word
8/12 (978-1-4201-1037-1)
Dead By Nightfall
12/11 (978-1-4201-1036-4)

Publishing History:
zebra mass market
7/6 (978-0-8217-7688-9)

Price: $7.99/$8.99 Rights: World


Pages: 448 Spine: 1 3/32 Pack: 48
Authors Residence:
Tuscumbia, AL

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P I N N A C L E M A S S M A R K E T R E P A C K A G E R E I S S U E | AUGUST 2017

LAW OF THE GUN


edited by:
Martin H. Greenberg; Russell Davis

Its an American icon: the Western shootist, living by skill, courage and
a willingness to spit in deaths eye. Now, the greatest names in Western
literature turn this mythical character upside down, inside out and every
way but loose
KEY SELLING POINTS
Kensington has had solid success
with its Western anthologies, Lost
Trails (Pinnacle, 5/07) and Ghost
Towns (Pinnacle, 7/10).
Features original stories by
legendary authors in the genre,
including the late Elmer Kelton,
John Jakes, William W. Johnstone
and J.A. Johnstone, as well as
by Spur Award-winner
Johnny D. Boggs.

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advertising, giveaways, bonus
content and shareable images
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eNewsletter promotions

One Man. One Gun. One Law.


In The Trouble with Dude, award-winning author Johnny Boggs saddles a once-famous
lawman with some high-paying New York dudes in search of Western thrills who get more
than they bargained for; in. Uncle Je and the Gunfighter Western master storyteller Elmer
Kelton chronicles a quarrel between a hardscrabble Texas rancher and a killer for hirewith
results that stun a townWilliam W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone oer Inferno: A Last
Gunfighter Story featuring series hero Frank Morgan. From a pistol-packing woman to a
freed slave heading into a Nebraska winter and an education in gun fighting, The Law Of
The Gun is about journeys, vendettas, stand-os, and legends that endor sometimes just
beginwith the roar of a gun

praise for the authors


He is quite simply, a master of the ancient art of storytelling.
The New York Times Book Review (Jakes)
Johnstone is a masterful storyteller, creating a tale that is fanciful and funny, exciting and
surprisingly convincing. This is great fun.
Publishers Weekly on Johnstones Butch Cassidy The Lost Years
One of the best of a new breed of Western writers who have driven the genre into a new
territory.New York Times (Kelton)
Elmer Kelton is the author of over 40 novels, and published over more than 50 years.
A four-time winner of the Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Hall of
Fame and seven-time Spur Award winner, Kelton has been honored with the Barbara
McCombs/Lon Tinkle Award for continuing excellence in Texas letters from the Texas
Institute of Letters and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature
Association. The Texas Legislature proclaimed Elmer Kelton Day in April 1997.
William W. Johnstone and J.A. Johnstone are hailed as the greatest Western writers of the
21st century. With over 35 million books in print, Johnstone is the bestselling Western writer
in the world. Visit him online at williamjohnstone.net.
John Jakes is the acknowledged contemporary master of the family saga. More than
55 million copies of his Kent Chronicles are currently in print, along with nearly 10 million
copies of The North and South Trilogy.

Category: Western
ISBN 13: 978-0-7860-4233-3
Price: $6.99/$7.99 Rights: World
Pages: 368 Spine: 29/32 Pack: 48
Authors Residence:
SC / FL (Jakes)
Murfreesboro, TN (Johnstone)

Sales History:
pinnacle mass market
Brutal Night of the Mountain Man (Johnstone)
12/16 (978-0-7860-3704-9)
A Stranger in Town (Johnstone)
11/16 (978-0-7860-3931-9)

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U R B A N B O O K S M A S S M A R K E T | AUGUST 2017

LARCENY
Jason Poole

In this tale that plucks the innermost chords of emotion, jealousy turns to
envy then to backstabbing as we observe two friends who have struggled
together, hustled together, and endured separate prison terms.

KEY SELLING POINTS


Urban fiction became immensely
popular in the early 2000s, and
one of the leading publishers of
the genre was Triple Crown
Publications. New York Times
bestseller Nikki Turner and Kwan
were just two of the authors who
got their start with Triple Crown.
Urban Books is proud to present
the Triple Crown Collection,
re-releasing some of TCPs most
successful titles more than a
decade after they were first
published, to introduce them
to the next generation of urban
fiction fans.

In the hood, a snitch is the worst thing a person can possibly be. Rolling over on your best
friend, who has been with you through thick and thin, hungry and full, freedom and state
bidsthats the cruelest lie told in silence. While Jovan experiences the fruits of the hustle
during his partners first stint, Bilal humbly does his time like a true soldier, taking a
manslaughter charge for his one true friend. When these two are finally reunited on the
streets, a chain of events lands them both behind bars facing multiple charges. Will their
friendship survive the broken bond of brotherhood, or will dishonor come before death?
Jason Poole was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and is the proud father of a
teenage son. Hes also Essence magazine bestselling author of Larceny, and co-author
of the ground-breaking book Convicts Candy. He wrote both novels while serving
time in prison. In 1996, he was incarcerated on a drug violation charge and served a
ten-year illegal sentence, due to an erroneous enhancement. In January 2007, he
was released from federal prison, and has regained his freedom.

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Category: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-62286-569-7

Publishing History:
urban books trade paperback
7/15 (978-1-62286-949-7)

Price: $6.99/$7.99 Rights: World


Pages: 384 Spine: 29/32 Pack: 48
Author Residence: Washington, D.C.
eBook: 978-1-62286-434-8

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Sales History:
urban books trade paperback
Larceny: Triple Crown Collection, 7/15 (978-1-62286-949-7)
gangster chronicles books trade paperback
Prince of the City, 1/14 (978-0-9913-2940-3)
the cartel publications trade paperback
Victorias Secret, 3/8 (978-0-97949-314-0)

U R B A N R E N A I S S A N C E M A S S M A R K E T | AUGUST 2017

BFFS 3
Best Frenemies Forever Series

Brenda Hampton

Essence bestselling author Brenda Hampton is back with the Best


Frenemies Forever series!

KEY SELLING POINTS


BFFs 3 is suitable for all clients.
Ms. Hampton has developed a
following of loyal fans from her
previous publications. We expect
her exposure and fan base to
grow with the October 2016
release of The Doctor Is In,
coauthored by Carl Weber.

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Category: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-62286-528-4
Price: $6.99/$7.99 Rights: World

When it comes to a real friendship, Kayla, Evelyn and Trina have one last opportunity to
get it right. If only for a short period, they appear to be on the same path and willing to put
their chaotic past behind them. Evelyns near death experience has everyone embracing her,
even Kaylas ex husband, Cedric, who uses his wealth and power to get whatever his heart
desires. To help him settle scores with individuals he now considers his enemies, Cedric hand
picks the person he believes is the weakest link of them all, but trusting Miss Evelyn could be
the wrong move. She has a bad reputation when it comes to her loyalty to friends, and there
is nothing that will stop her from biting the hands that continuously feed her. Once again,
Trina puts herself in a position to save them all, but when secrets evolve about the love of
her life, shell have to figure out more than one way to save herself.
Brenda Hampton is an Essence bestselling author. She was named a Favorite Female
Fiction writer in Upscale magazine, and was awarded the Best Female Writer by readers
and Infini Promoters. When she is not writing, Hampton manages her own insurance
business in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Publishing History:
urban renaissance
trade paperback
3/16 (978-1-62286-962-6)

Sales History:
urban books mass market
BFFs: Best Frenemies Forever Series, 1/16 (978-1-62286-963-3)
Jaylins World, 9/14 (978-1-60162-425-3)
Naughty 5: Too Naughty, 5/14 (978-1-60162-411-6)
urban books trade paperback
BFFs 2, 2/15 (978-1-60162-706-3)
BFFs, 2/14 (978-1-60162-402-4)

Pages: 384 Spine: 15/16 Pack: 48


Author Residence: St. Louis, MO
eBook: 978-1-62286-851-3

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U R B A N R E N A I S S A N C E M A S S M A R K E T | AUGUST 2017

IM DOIN ME 2
Anna Black

Bestselling author of the Now You Wanna Come Back Series, Anna Black
returns with the sequel to Im Doin Me, delivering more of the drama
and romance her fans know and love.

KEY SELLING POINTS


The trade paperback version of
this novel is set to be released in
December 2016.
Im Doin Me 2 is suitable for
all clients.

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Tiany and Kory are settling into their happily ever after and enjoying matrimonial bliss,
but they are missing the one thing that would make their family completea baby. After
several months of trying to conceive with no success, Tiany shifts her focus to her career
at TiMax. Eager and ready to move up the corporate ladder, Tiany convinces her
best friend, Rose, to move to L.A., oering her a new start. Its something Rose simply
cant refuse, an opportunity not only for success, but also for love.
With a great family, friends, and career, Tianys world is in perfect peace, until she runs
into Tracy Sims. Beaten out of her position at KCLN for just showing up late, Tracy vowed
shed get back at Tiany one way or another. Hell bent on payback, scheming becomes
Tracys middle name as she does everything within her power to destroy Tiany. Not even
the threat of being blacklisted detours her plans.
Meanwhile, Tressa is determined to win back the heart of the one man she lost. Just when
she thinks shes left her past addictions and L.A. queen lifestyle behind, her past returns with
a vengeance!
Will Tracy finally get her revenge on Tiany and make her pay for all of the misfortune shes
suered, or will things blow up in her face? Will losing her fathers love again be at stake for
Tressa, or will she finally live up to the promises she made to him?
Anna Black, also known as the Empress of Romance, is a native of Chicago and the
bestselling and award-winning author of the Now You Wanna Come Back series. Her desire
to become a published author didnt develop until her late twenties, and she didnt take
her writing seriously until several close friends and family members encouraged her to go for
it. Anna currently lives in Texas with her daughter Tyra and her adorable Yorkie, Jasmine.
She is hard at work on her next novel. Visit her at annablack.net.

Category: Fiction
ISBN13: 978-1-62286-529-1

Publishing History:
urban renaissance trade paperback
12/16 (978-1-62286-753-0)

Price: $6.99/$7.99 Rights: World


Pages: 384 Spine: 15/16 Pack: 48
Author Residence: Texas
eBook: 978-1-62286-882-7

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Sales History:
urban renaissance mass market
The Side Eects of You
7/16 (978-1-62286-744-8)
urban renaissance trade paperback
Im Doin Me
1/15 (978-1-60162-704-9)

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