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Fresh Pick | THE BISHOP by Steven James
Fresh Pick / May 3, 2012

Patrick Bowers Files #4 December 2011 On Sale: December 6, 2011 Featuring: Patrick Bowers 512 pages ISBN: 0451235355 EAN: 9780451235350 Paperback (reprint)  Add to Wish List Thriller, Inspirational Fiction Mystery Buy at The Bishop by Steven James The Game Is On… FBI Special Agent Patrick Bowers’s cutting-edge investigative techniques and impeccable logic are about to be pushed to the limit. Killers are on a bloody murder spree throughout the Northeast, with each crime a model of deadly perfection. With nothing to link the crimes to each other, Agent Bowers faces his most difficult case yet- even as the killers hone their craft with every death… An exhilarating crime thriller that plunges to the depths of evil and the soul! Previous Picks

Grace Burrowes | Love, Honor and Torture
Author Guest / May 3, 2012

As romance authors, we’re often told to “Torture the hero!” Make him a deeply conflicted, wounded (irresistibly attractive) fellow, and spend the next 376 pages having the heroine drag him, entice him, lure him and goose him toward love and healing. I thus considered it required research to ask a bunch of guys how to bring a man to unbearable pain. Most of them looked at me like I was nuts, but my brother Dick—a hero in my eyes if ever there was one—said, “Make him choose between the competing demands of honor.” I think he got it in one, and his advice has been tremendously useful. With LADY MAGGIE’S SECRET SCANDAL, I more or less knew what to do with my hero. Benjamin Hazlit has been living half a life, traveling under a nom de guerre to hide from a family scandal, hiding his parliamentary responsibilities, and hiding, generally from his right to pursue happiness. Benjamin feels responsible for the things that have gone wrong in his family, and has dedicated himself to making sure other families’ potential scandals are diffused quietly. And for his sins, Maggie Windham does, in fact, drag him kicking, screaming (and occasionally, um, kissing)…