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Fresh Pick | HOW TO BE SINGLE by Liz Tuccillo
Fresh Pick / January 26, 2016

Fresh Pick for Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 is HOW TO BE SINGLE by Liz Tuccillo #WhatsNewTuesday get ready for the movie by reading the book! About HOW TO BE SINGLE It’s the most annoying question and they just can’t help asking you. You’ll be asked it at family gatherings, weddings, and on first dates. And you’ll ask yourself far too often. It’s the question that has no good answer. It’s the question that when people stop asking it, makes you feel even worse: Why are you single? On a brisk October morning in New York, Julie Jenson, a single thirty-eight-yearold book publicist, is on her way to work when she gets a hysterical phone call from her friend Georgia. Reeling from her husband’s announcement that he is leaving her for a samba teacher, Georgia convinces a reluctant Julie to organize a fun girls’ night out with all their single friends to remind her why it is so much fun not to be tied down. But the night, which starts with steaks and martinis and ends with a trip to the hospital, becomes a wake-up call for Julie. Because none of her friends seems to be having much fun right now:…

Rebecca Yarros | When Heroes go to War
Author Guest / January 26, 2016

I am first and foremost a military spouse. I’ve been married to this insanely hot Apache pilot for the last 14 years, and between our six kids, four duty stations, and juggling both our careers, there’s still nothing harder than the days I kiss him goodbye and send him to war. I’ve sent him a total of four times. Twice to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan. Iraq almost didn’t give him back. I’m still picking pieces of that country out of him, and probably always will. As a military brat, I wrote FULL MEASURES, the first book in the Flight & Glory series, asking the question, “if my father had been killed in action when I was twenty, how would that have affected my outlook on love? On risk? On the military?” In HALLOWED GROUND, the fourth and final book in the Flight & Glory series, I go back to Josh and Ember, and put their love and lives to the ultimate test by sending Josh to Afghanistan. But how do you keep your hero and heroine connected when they’re on different continents, different time zones and different mindsets? The same way we military spouses do: Skype, love letters, and…

Kat Martin | Glitz And Glamour
Author Guest / January 26, 2016

Behind the Scenes of a Lingerie Fashion Show. One of the fun things about writing is the places your research takes you. In INTO THE FURY, Ethan Brodie, a bodyguard at Brodie Operations Security Services– BOSS,Inc, the guys call it–is hired to protect the models in the La Belle lingerie fashion when they receive threatening notes. Ethan isn’t happy with the assignment. He’s been having trouble with his ex-girlfriend and he’s sworn off women. The last thing he wants is to travel with what he thinks will be a group of hot-bodied, air-head divas on a cross country tour. Worse yet, he’s promised his cousin’s wife he’ll watch out for her close friend, Valentine Hart, one of the models on the tour. When one of the women is murdered, things go from bad to worse, with copycat killers, unruly fans, and millions of dollars in diamonds. Ethan has his hands full, and of course, he is rapidly learning that being a lingerie model is a whole lot harder than he thought. And the women, including Valentine, are a whole lot smarter. In order to get a feel for what a lingerie model–think Victoria’s Secret–actual does, I did a lot of…

Exclusive Excerpt from FUDGE BROWNIES & MURDER
News / January 26, 2016

FUDGE BROWNIES & MURDER is the newest release in the Culinary Competition Mystery Series. It’s winter in Kellerton, Michigan and there is a cold-blooded killer on the loose. Can Amy find the murderer while planning a baby shower along with baking endless pans of brownies to keep her best friend’s pregnancy cravings satisfied? Excerpt: A couple men in business suits sitting at a table nearby looked up from their pulled pork sandwiches. One leaned toward the other and said something, maybe a warning to watch out because there could be a fight. Not that Amy wanted to get into a physical fight. That wasn’t her thing, but it might be Candi’s preferred way to settle disputes. She had to be ready for anything now that she had started the interaction. If the confrontation turned into a food fight, Amy would grab one of the sandwiches loaded with sticky-sauced meat. How would a devout vegan react to a literal meat bomb? Candi’s pecan-colored curls quivered as she clenched her fists at her side. Now both barbecue eating men were staring at them. She bared her teeth in an angry cat sort of smile and said, “Those women aren’t technically your customers….