I grew up watching and loving Happy Days and Mrs. Cunningham was always my favorite character on the show. 

Now after reading her memoir, MY DAYS:  Happy and Otherwise, I was thrilled to learn that Marion Ross is truly as wonderful in real life as her character was on the show. 

She’s experienced a full life and has some great tales to tell.  MY DAYS is a glowing tribute to all those who helped fulfill her dreams—and in turn, gave us some of the happiest days of our own lives.

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2018 Staff Picks & Staff Reviewed

March
Color Me Murder
by Krista Davis
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February
The Girlfriend
by Michelle Frances
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January
Beneath The Darkest Sky
by Jason Overstreet
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2017 Staff Picks & Staff Reviewed

December
Through A Dark Glass
by Barb Hendee
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November
The Astonishing Thing
by Sandi Ward
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September
Christmas With My Cowboy
by Diana Palmer, Lindsay McKenna, Margaret Way
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August
Dangerous Ground
by M. William Phelps
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July
The Big Heist
by Anthony M. Destefano
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June
The Most Dangerous Duke in London
by Madeline Hunter
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May
Running with Raven
by Laura Lee Huttenbach
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April
An Extraordinary Union
by Alyssa Cole
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March
Murder At An Irish Wedding
by Carlene O'Connor
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February
Some Kind of Magic
by Mary Ann Marlowe
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January
Boomer's Bucket List
by Sue Pethick
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I first heard Priscilla Oliveras’s name at Kensington when her soon-to-be editor presented her series of romances at one of our editorial meetings. I was beyond excited. Not only would her contemporary romances follow a Puerto Rican trio of sisters in the Chicago area, but the author of them also shared their (and my) Puerto Rican heritage.

I devoured her first novel, HIS PERFECT PARTNER, while it was still in manuscript form. I did the same for its sequel, HER PERFECT AFFAIR, snagging an ARC and immersing myself in the Fernandez family once more.

HER PERFECT AFFAIR follows Rosa, the super-organized, responsible middle sister who decides to have some fun for herself for a change… and finds love in the process. I saw a lot of myself in Rosa—I too am the middle child of three siblings, and often find myself being the head and heart of my own personality-filled Latin family. Also like, Rosa, I find my solace in words, and can forget to put my needs first while taking care of those who I love. Finding a mirror in Rosa was a validating and wonderful experience, especially when considering that only 6.2 percent of romance novels published in 2017 were authored by people of color. I hope that with incredible romances like HER PERFECT AFFAIR, that number will increase in 2018.

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There truly is no other author out there like Shelly Laurenston! When I heard we would be releasing a new series revolving around a trio of Honey Badger sisters, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. My enthusiasm for the honey badger has been in full bloom since the viral “Honey Badger Don’t Care” video from a few years ago so needless to say a chance to revisit this amazing creature in a shapeshifter romance was right up my alley. Shelly always excels at creating characters that just leap of the page. They are outrageous! But the thing I admire most is that Shelly’s female characters are strong women who know themselves. They always stand on their own two feet, even in the context of being a love interest. These are women you want to know. And the MacKilligan sisters are no different. These are fierce, fearless, and fabulous ladies, much like their namesake inner animals. As always, Shelly Laruenston’s trademark humor and snark is on full display and HOT AND BADGERED will have you in stitches. I mean what’s better than watching a honey badger falling in love with a soft-hearted grizzly bear after first meeting him by barging into his hotel room, naked….from the balcony no less…while fleeing armed gunmen! If you want hilarious antics and strong relatable characters wrapped up in an action-packed plot that just keeps moving forward, pick up HOT AND BADGERED. You won’t be disappointed. Fantasy, love, and humor all meet up in harmony is Shelly Laurenston’s shifter world.

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