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Fresh Pick | CLAIM OF INNOCENCE by Laura Caldwell
Fresh Pick / October 17, 2011

Izzy McNeil September 2011 On Sale: August 23, 2011 Featuring: Valerie Solara; Izzy McNeil 400 pages ISBN: 0778329321 EAN: 9780778329329 Kindle: B005DF0A4S Paperback $7.99  Add to Wish List Suspense, Romance Suspense Buy at Book club pick week continues, favorite for suspense lovers Claim Of Innocence by Laura Caldwell Forbidden relationships are the most tempting. And the most dangerous. It was a crime of passion—or so the police say. Valerie Solara has been charged with poisoning her best friend. The prosecution claims she’s always been secretly attracted to Amanda’s husband…and with Amanda gone, she planned to make her move. Attorney Izzy McNeil left the legal world a year ago, but a friend’s request pulls her into the murder trial. Izzy knows how passion can turn your life upside down. She thought she had it once with her ex-fiancé, Sam. Now she wonders if that’s all she has in common with her criminally gorgeous younger boyfriend, Theo. It’s Izzy’s job to present the facts that will exonerate her client—whether or not she’s innocent. But when she suspects Valerie is hiding something, she begins investigating—and uncovers a web of secret passions and dark motives, where seemingly innocent relationships can prove poisonous… From…

Kat Martin | Is There a Trick to Getting published? Win AGAINST THE STORM
Author Guest / October 17, 2011

Unfortunately, the biggest trick is finishing the book! This year marks the release of my 50th novel (or more, depending on how you count them).  AGAINST THE STORM, Houston cowboy Trace Rawlins’ story, hits bookshelves October 25th. But getting the first book sold wasn’t easy.  I’m sure every author has an interesting tale of how he or she got published.  In my case, my husband Larry had written an Historical novel titled SHADOW OF THE MAST, but he couldn’t get it sold.  I loved the book, which was extremely moving and very romantic. Since I was a voracious reader of bestselling fiction and adored the book, I couldn’t understand why publishers weren’t grabbing it.  (I still have no clue as to how New York publishers actually think.) I decided to see if maybe there was something I could do to polish it a little, maybe help it sell.  By the time I was finished, I was hooked on the idea of writing a book of my own. I chose a Western Romance because I had a western background and MAGNIFICENT PASSAGE was born.  Now both of us had a book to sell, which we tried to do by attending conferences,…