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Mollie Cox Bryan’s first book in a new cozy mystery series set on a dairy farm in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, in which the heroine cares for her herd of Devon milking cows, creates cheese and cream from their milk, and solves a murder, all during the Christmas season, in a 2-book deal.

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Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melinda Leigh’s novella A Bone to Pick, part of the new The Widow’s Island series, in which the discovery of a child’s bones reopens a missing child’s cold case and old wounds for a sheriff’s deputy and an FBI agent who were changed forever twenty years before when their childhood friend disappearedr twenty years before when their childhood friend disappeared.

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Lauren Canan’s MASTER OF THE GAME, in which a dark, brooding billionaire rancher meets his match in a marriage of convenience with a woman whose amnesia hides an explosive secret in a three-book deal.

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Winner of the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition Joanna Schaffhausen’s second novel NO MERCY, in which, forced into group therapy for victims of violent crime, police officer Ellery Hathaway begins digging around in everyone’s past but her own—a move that, at best, could put her out of work permanently, and at worst, could put her in the city morgue, in a 2-book deal.

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NYU professor Ruvanee Vilhauer’s debut DEVIL’S REMEDY, in which a journalist’s death at a Sri Lankan boarding school reunion leads a group of classmates to unravel a conspiracy involving the pharmaceutical industry, devil dancing rituals, and the power of cultural identity and belief, to Vivian Lee at Little A.

 

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Joy Avon’s ‘TIS THE SEASON FOR TRIPLE-TIERED TROUBLE, first in the new Book Tea Mysteries, in which an organizer of book-themed tea parties and her lovable Boston terrier have to conquer threefold trouble – a mysterious will, a missing heirloom and a dead body – to restore the Christmas spirit for her unhappy client and squabbling tea party guests, at auction, in a three-book deal.

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Stanford Professor Jo Boaler’s UNLOCKED: The New Science of Learning, a book to change your mind about what you can do and achieve and which outlines brain science through creative and engaging examples and stories of real people changing their lives in a 5-bidder auction.

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USA Today bestselling author Christy Carlyle’s Victorian romance series, THE DUKE’S DEN, a 19th century spin on Shark Tank, featuring three entrepreneurial aristocrats who are skilled at business and pleasure and are seeking to fund new inventions—all due to the influence of fierce and clever heroines, in a 3-book deal.

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Ellen Saltonstall’s Bodymind Ballwork: Empower Yourself to Relieve Chronic Pain and Tension presenting a method of self-massage using rubber balls which relieves both physical and psychological stress, providing a pathway toward improved body-mind health.