Gina L. Maxwell’s ‘The Dark King’ Launches a Brand-New Series This September [COVER REVEAL]

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What is it about royalty that captures our imaginations? As far back as Shakespeare and the Bible, writers have regaled us with tales about rulers both good and bad. And let’s face it, some are pretty good at being bad! But even then, most of us find the combination of power, birthright, and wealth a heady mix that keeps us turning pages, eager to find out what fate will befall the monarch in question. Now bestselling author Gina L. Maxwell hopes to tell us yet another story about the man behind the crown in her forthcoming novel, The Dark King.

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Michelle McLean’s ‘Four Weddings and a Duke’ Promises Sweet, Blissful Fun [COVER REVEAL]

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We love a wedding. They’re fun to attend, and it’s always wonderful to watch two people we care about begin their life together. But when you’re the one getting married, the beauty of the moment can quickly get lost in the angst of making sure it goes off without a hitch, which is what we are guessing is the premise of Michelle McLean’s forthcoming novel, Four Weddings and a Duke.

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Estranged Siblings Reconnect in Jenny Hale’s ‘Butterfly Sisters’ [Excerpt]

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A trip home helps a woman find out what she really wants in life. (Photo courtesy Canva)

In recent years, Jenny Hale has become one of our favorite writers. She consistently delivers heartfelt stories we readily recommend to everyone because they’re about family and small-town life. It’s no wonder her stories translate well into Hallmark Channel movies! Now, in her latest book, Butterfly Sisters, she tells a story about a woman who must return to her family’s cabin to face the loss of her beloved grandma, see her estranged sister, and reconnect with an old beau. We hope you enjoy this special excerpt from the book! —J&H

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Fall in Love with Sean-Paul Thomas’ ‘Audrey’ [EXCERPT]

A French actress sees potential in a young screenwriter in Audrey. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Who of us hasn’t dreamed of meeting a film star we found enchanting on the big screen? If we did, would we find the courage to speak or would we be too starstruck to make coherent conversation? And would the celebrity even be interested in getting to know us or would we simply be one more fan they offer a quick smile to before vanishing into thin air like an apparition? These are the kinds of questions we are presented with in Scottish author Sean-Paul Thomas’s new novel. In it, he deftly captures our imaginations with two unforgettable leading characters. Early reviewers praise this novel as a “romantic,” “magnificent read.” We hope you enjoy this sneak peek at Audrey. —J&H

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Linda Hurtado Bond’s ‘All the Broken Girls’ Promises Creepy Good Thrills [COVER REVEAL]

A veteran journalist sets out to tell the story of a lifetime. (Photo courtesy Canva)

Some of my favorite thriller writers started out as journalists. Partly, that’s because I graduated from j-school myself and was heavily involved in the Society of Professional Journalists throughout my college career. But mostly, I love how journalists craft a story. That’s why I’m quite excited to introduce you to Florida-based journalist-turned-fiction-writer, Linda Hurtado Bond!

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