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Suzanne Brockmann
Out of Body

Sonali Dev  interviews bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann AND actors Jason T. Gaffney and Kevin Held about  Out of Body, a book that is also a movie that is also a labor of love for the team. Held and Gaffney will be in Chicago to attend the Reeling Film Festival to promote their OTHER film, written by Gaffney and produced by Brockmann, so not only do you have multiple chances at handsome this week, you can learn about how very hardworking people get anything done. We here at AV are already tired just typing this…

This interview will be broadcast live – but you can ask your questions in advance! Post them in our comments below or on our facebook page. Ask a question for Sonali, Suzanne, Kevin, or Jason – and be part of the show!

Out of Body
by Suzanne Brockmann
$8.99
Air Date/Time September 26, 2 pm (Central)
1st ed., 154 pages, paperback, CreateSpace

New, never before published novel published July 2018.

Friends to lovers, with a supernatural twist… Henry’s been in love with his best friend Malcolm since college, but after he kisses Mal on Halloween night, things go desperately wrong. Awkward turns to just plain weird when Mal mysteriously vanishes. And weird gets freaky when Henry starts to wonder if he’s being haunted by Mal’s ghost.
Henry’s other friends think he’s losing it – that Mal’s just run from conflict. But freaky turns to full-on crazy when, with the help of a “spirit guide”, Henry casts a spell that allows him—and only him—to see and hear Malcolm – who’s been right there, in his house, the entire...

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Emily Belden
Hot Mess

Sonali Dev  interviews author Emily Belden about her new book, Hot Mess. All the hot, spicy, steamy – okay, sorry, enough with the cliched descriptors: Allie falls in love with a reckless, troubled, but really hot chef. He ditches – she’s left holding the bag. Set in Chicago, contains all the foodie secrets and restaurant tales you could ask for. Plus love, love, love.

This interview will be broadcast live – but you can ask your questions in advance! On our comments below or on our facebook page leave a question for Sonali and Emily and be part of the show.

Hot Mess
by Emily Belden
$15.99
Air Date/Time July 31, 3 pm (Central)
1st ed., 416 pages, paperback, Graydon House

Twentysomething Allie Simon is used to playing by the rules—until Chicago’s most sought-after, up-and-coming culinary genius, Benji Zane, walks into her world and pulls her into his. The only thing more renowned than Benji’s mouthwatering masterpieces and equally luscious good looks? His struggle with addiction and his reckless tendency to live life on the edge, no matter the havoc he wreaks along the way. But loving someone means supporting him no matter what, or so Allie tells herself. That’s why, when Benji’s offered the chance to light up foodie hot spot Randolph Street with a high-profile new restaurant, Allie takes the ultimate risk and invests her life savings in his dream.

Then one day Benji disappears,...

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Sarah MacLean
Wicked and the Wallflower

Sonali Dev  interviews author Sarah MacLean about her new book, Wicked and the Wallflower: Bareknuckle Bastards Book 1. Careful schemes go up in hot, hot steam when Devil convinces Felicity to help him get his sweet vengeance on an evil Duke but she decides she’d rather just keep him.

This interview was previously recorded – however! You can still ask Sarah and Sonali a question if you join us on June 21 at 2pm on Facebook.

Wicked and the Wallflower
by Sarah MacLean
$7.99
Air Date/Time June 21, 2 pm (Central)
1st ed., 400 pages, paperback

When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees—on one condition. She’s seen enough of the world to believe in passion, and won’t accept a marriage without it.

The Wallflower Makes a Dangerous Bargain . . .
Bastard son of a duke and king of London’s dark streets, Devil has spent a lifetime wielding power and seizing opportunity, and the spinster wallflower is everything he needs to exact a revenge years in the making. All he must do is turn the plain little mouse into an irresistible temptress, set his trap, and destroy his enemy.

For the Promise of Passion . ....

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Katharine Ashe The Prince

The Prince

Sonali Dev  interviews author Katharine Ashe about her new book, The Prince. Book 4 in the Devil’s Duke Series,  includes cross-dressing and the tale of a daring scheme that could send our star-crossed lovers hurtling toward danger… and an unparalleled love.

The Prince

The Prince
by Katharine Ashe
$7.99
Air Date/Time June 8, 5 pm (Central)
1st ed., 240 pages

Libby Shaw refuses to accept society’s dictates. She’s determined to become a member of Edinburgh’s all-male Royal College of Surgeons. Disguising herself as a man, she attends the surgical theater and fools everyone—except the one man who has never forgotten the shape of her exquisitely sensual lips.

Forced to leave his home as a boy, famed portraitist Ziyaeddin is secretly the exiled prince of a distant realm. When he first met Libby, he memorized every detail of her face and drew her. But her perfect lips gave him trouble—the same lips he now longs to kiss. When Libby asks his help to hide her feminine identity from the world, Ziyaeddin agrees on one condition: she must sit for him to paint—as...

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Amy Reichert
The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go

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Sonali Dev interviews author Amy Reichert about her newest warmhearted novel The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go.

You can ask Amy questions live! Use the comments below or go to our Facebook Page and talk to us!

The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go
by Amy Reichert
$16.00
Air Date/Time: May 22, 11am (Central)
352 pages, paperback

Three generations. Seven days. One big secret. The author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake unfolds a mother-daughter story told by three women whose time to reckon with a life-altering secret is running out.

Gina Zoberski wants to make it through one day without her fastidious mother, Lorraine, cataloguing all her faults, and her sullen teenage daughter, May, snubbing her. Too bad there’s no chance of that. Her relentlessly sunny disposition annoys them both, no matter how hard she tries. Instead, Gina finds order and comfort in obsessive list-making and her work at Grilled G’s, the gourmet grilled cheese food truck built by her late husband.

But when Lorraine suffers a sudden stroke, Gina stumbles upon a family...

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Priscilla Oliveras
Her Perfect Affair

Sonali Dev interviews author Priscilla Oliveras about her new Matched to Perfection title Her Perfect Affair.
Serious Fernandez sister Rosa has very clear plans for responsible livin’.
One dance with Jeremy later… Goodbye serious plans! Hello passion and steamy lurve.

You can ask Priscilla questions live!

Her Perfect Affair – Matched To Perfection Series
by Priscilla Oliveras
$4.99
Air Date/Time: April 19, 2:00pm (Central)
336, paperback

Rosa Fernandez doesn’t act on impulse — she’s the responsible one, planning her career with precision, finally landing a job as the librarian at conservative Queen of Peace Academy, confining her strongest emotions to her secret poetry journal. But she’s been harboring a secret crush on dreamy Jeremy Taylor, and after one dance with him at her sister’s wedding, Rosa longs to let loose for the first time. She deserves some fun, after all. So what if she doesn’t have a shot with Jeremy, not with his wealthy pedigree and high profile lifestyle. But one dance leads to one kiss, and soon Rosa is head-over-heels . . .

The adopted son of a prominent Chicago lawyer, Jeremy has a...

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Lauren Dane
Jagged

Sonali Dev interviews author Lauren Dane about the latest novel in the Whiskey Sharp Series – Jagged: about the baker-next-door who gets a former FBI agent turned tattoo artist all het up. Cue line about buns? No?
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Jagged: Whiskey Sharp Series Book 2
by Lauren Dane
$7.99
Air Date/Time: April 19, 3:00pm (Central)
352, paperback

Fans of the first Whiskey Sharp book rejoice: not only do you get an update on Maybe and Alexsei, but you meet his cousin Vicktor and her friend Rachel, and it seems likely that they fall in love…

Let’s learn:
Vicktor Orlov took one look at the wary gaze and slow-to-trust personality of the deliciously sexy and fascinating Rachel Dolan and knew he wanted more than just a casual friendship. But as a natural protector, he also knew bossiness and overprotective maneuvering would push her away.

Rachel’s flourishing new career as a tattoo artist has brought color back into a life previously damaged by violence. She knows she can trust Vic—it’s herself she’s not sure of. She doesn’t want to...

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Falguni Kothari
My Last Love Story

Sonali Dev interviews author Falguni Kothari about her newest novel My Last Love Story: about a dying husband, a grieving wife, and the man who is loved by them both.
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My Last Love Story
By Falguni Kothari
$15.99
Air Date/Time February 17, 3pm (Central)
1st ed., 304 p., paperback

“At once heartbreaking, delightful, and completely unexpected. A must-read!” —Sonali Dev, award-winning author of The Bollywood Bride

“Promise me you’ll learn to cuss, learn to love again. Live again. Promise me you won’t give up on each other.”

Simi Desai is thirty years old and her husband is dying of cancer. He has two last wishes in his final months: first, that she’ll have his baby so that a piece of him lives on, and second, that she’ll reconcile with her old flame, who just happens to be their mutual best friend. And so over the course of their last summer together, Simi’s husband plans a series of big and small adventures for this unlikely trio, designed to help...

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Kristan Higgins
Now That You Mention It

Sonali Dev interviews author Kristan Higgins about her latest title: Now That You Mention It: A Novel.

An accident sends a young Boston med school student back to her wild island hometown off the coast in Maine. But her education has only begun…

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Now That You Mention It: A Novel
by Kristan Higgins
$15.99
Air Date/Time: January 10, 2pm (Central)
400p, hardcover

New York Times bestselling author Kristan Higgins welcomes you home in this witty, emotionally charged novel about the complications of life, love and family.

One step forward. Two steps back. The Tufts scholarship that put Nora Stuart on the path to becoming a Boston medical specialist was a step forward. Being hit by a car and then overhearing her boyfriend hit on another doctor when she thought she was dying? Two major steps back.

Injured in more ways than one, Nora feels her carefully built life cracking at the edges. There’s only one place to land: home. But the tiny Maine community she left fifteen years ago doesn’t necessarily want her. At every turn, someone holds the prodigal daughter...

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Sally Kilpatrick
Bless Her Heart

Sonali Dev interviewed author Sally Kilpatrick about her latest title: Bless Her Heart.

Comedy, romance, southern sass, and family all blend together in this tale about a woman whose “perfect” marriage  has ended. While working her way through the Seven Deadly Sins, Posey discovers Lust in the form of an old “friend”, John… and… we don’t want to give the rest away. Buy The Book!

Bless Her Heart (an Ellery Novel)
By Sally Kilpatrick
$15.00
Air Date/Time December 5, 2 pm CST
1st ed., paperback, 352 p.

On the day Posey Love discovers that her born-again husband has been ministering to some of his flock a little too eagerly, she also learns that he’s left her broke and homeless. Posey married Chad ten years ago in hopes of finding the stability her hippie mother couldn’t provide. Instead she got all the trappings of security—house, car, seemingly respectable husband—at the price of her freedom.

Posey’s mother, Lark, accepts her daughter’s return home with grace, though her sister can’t resist pointing out that being a sweet Southern wife hasn’t worked out as planned. And so, with the Seven Deadly Sins as a guide, Posey decides to let loose for once. Envy is easy to...

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Mollie Cox Bryan
Macrame Murder

Sonali Dev interviewed author Mollie Cox Bryan about her latest in the Cora Craft Mystery Series  Macrame Murder.

The perfect beach vacation/crafting workshop getaway is ruined when a spoiled society bride winds up dead. Isn’t that always the way? Now Cora must solve the crime, teach some beach crafts, and save her handsome boyfriend Adrian from nefarious ne’erdowells. Sigh.

Thank goodness she’s so handy with knots.

 

Macrame Murder (A Cora Crafts Mystery)
By Mollie Cox Bryan
$7.99
Air Date/Time November 9, 2pm (Central)
1st ed., paperback, 352 p.

“The perfect weekend getaway: crafting, food and a murder or two!” —New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon

As the head of a bustling crafting retreat, Cora Chevalier could use a break of her own. So she and her creative cohorts temporarily swap small-town Indigo Gap for the Sea Glass Island Craft Retreat, where they teach classes and create beachy crafts like shell mosaics and sea glass chimes. Cora and her boyfriend Adrian are enchanted by their surroundings—especially the stunning wedding and blissful newlyweds they encounter on the beach. But awe becomes shock when the bride turns up dead the next day . . .

The woman’s death appears to be the result of a severe jellyfish sting....

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Amy E. Reichert
The Simplicity of Cider

The Simplicity of Cider

Sonali Dev spoke with Amy E. Reichert about her newest novel, The Simplicity of Cider.

Ask questions, order a signed book, and enjoy another funny and sweet (and possibly a bit bawdy) episode of Lit With Love.

The Simplicity of Cider

The Simplicity of Cider
by Amy Reichert
$28.00
Air Date/Time September 12, 12pm (Central)
1st ed., 336 pages., cloth

A Simple Life
Focused and unassuming fifth generation cider-maker Sanna Lund has one desire: to live a simple, quiet life on her family’s apple orchard in Door County, Wisconsin. Although her business is struggling, Sanna remains fiercely devoted to the orchard, despite her brother’s attempts to convince their aging father to sell the land.

Fleeing Heartbreak
Single dad Isaac Banks has spent years trying to shield his son Sebastian from his troubled mother. Fleeing heartbreak at home, Isaac packed up their lives and the two headed out on an adventure, driving across the country. Chance—or fate—led them straight to Sanna’s orchard.

Isaac’s helping hands are much appreciated at the apple farm, even more when Sanna’s father...

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Meredith Duran
A Lady’s Code of Misconduct

A Lady's Code of Misconduct

Sonali Dev talks with Meredith Duran about A Lady’s Guide to Misconduct

Jane Mason is done behaving nicely. To win her freedom, she’ll strike a deal with the most dangerous man she knows—a rising star in politics, whose dark good looks mask an even darker heart.

A Lady's Code of Misconduct

A Lady’s Code of Misconduct
by Meredith Duran
$7.99
Air Date/Time August 10, 6pm (Central)
1st ed., 400p., paperback

The next installment in the Rules for the Reckless series…

A DEAL WITH THE DEVIL…
Trapped in the countryside, facing an unwanted marriage and the theft of her fortune, Jane Mason is done behaving nicely. To win her freedom, she’ll strike a deal with the most dangerous man she knows—a rising star in politics, whose dark good looks mask an even darker heart.

…NEVER GOES TO PLAN.
The bitter past has taught Crispin Burke to trust no one. He’ll gladly help a lovely young heiress, provided she pays a price. Yet when a single mistake shatters his life, it is Jane who holds the key to his salvation. And in a world that no longer makes...

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Solved!
Marcus Sakey
Afterlife

Libby Hellmann speaks with Marcus Sakey about his book, Afterlife.

A supernatural thriller about FBI agents racing to solve a terrible act – and find a way to reunite from beyond the grave.

Afterlife
by Marcus Sakey
$15.95
Air Date/Time August, 3:30pm (Central)
1st ed., 302., paperback

Claire McCoy stands over the body of Will Brody. As head of an FBI task force, she hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in weeks. A terrorist has claimed eighteen lives and thrown the nation into panic.

Against this horror, something reckless and beautiful happened. She fell in love…with Will Brody.

But the line between life and death is narrower than any of us suspect—and all that matters to Will and Claire is getting back to each other.

From the author of the million-copy bestselling Brilliance Trilogy comes a mind-bending thriller that explores our most haunting and fundamental question: What if death is just the beginning?

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