All posts by Kevan Lyon


Chanel Cleeton’s FLIRTING WITH SCANDAL, in which the secret, illegitimate daughter of a powerful U.S. senator has a passionate encounter with a handsome young man after meeting him at a Washington D.C. bar, only to discover he’s running for political office and her internship has her working on his campaign, in the first book in the new Capital Confessions series about three sisters, the secrets they keep, and a powerful blog with a knack for exposing scandals, to Kate Seaver at Berkley, in a nice deal, in a three-book deal.

Running on Empty by Colette Ballard nominated for Booksellers Best Young Adult Novel!

Running on Empty is a young adult finalist in the Greater Detroit RWA Booksellers Best Award! Colette’s thrilling debut has received numerous awards over the past months and this latest is more good news. The finalists and their editors will be honored at a banquet held at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter/Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas during the RWA National Conference on Wednesday, July 23rd.

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Powells City of Books picks THE BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN for its “Daily Dose”

Powell’s Books picks their favorite review of a book to share with their followers in their “Daily Dose” and today’s Dose is THE BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN by Jeanne Mackin! The review – “This newest novel from Jeanne Mackin is a breathtaking look at art and politics in the years leading up to World War II. Based on the life of the beautiful Lee Miller, the model turned photographer, it follows the friendship between Lee and Nora, a childhood friend who meets up with her again in the dizzying Paris of the 30’s and 40’s….The novel is beautifully written, carefully researched, a can’t-put-it-down-read.”

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Renee Rosen named on Chicago’s NewCity 50 Lit List

Who Really Books in Chicago!! – Like her heroines, Renee Rosen has made her big debut, and she’s got a specialty—strong-willed women and Chicago history. Her first adult novel, “Dollface,” was released in November and featured flappers and gangsters set right here in Capone’s backyard. “What the Lady Wants,” Rosen’s second novel, will drop in November, and delves into the infamous romance between Delia Spencer and Marshall Field. – See more at:

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A wonderful review!

Patience Griffin’s debut, TO SCOTLAND WITH LOVE – “With a setting like coastal Scotland, and wonderful characters that are easy to fall in love with, this debut book is a must read this summer for any fan of a real, raw and charming romance…”

To Scotland with Love by Patience Griffin

Congratulations on another great review!

Jeanne Mackin’s THE BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN – “Mackin has a style that requires little coaxing to encourage the reader to turn to the next page. She is the epitome of a story teller in that her opening to The Beautiful American immediately hooks her readership and convinces them that they have just come across a must read. ..”

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