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All About Kate Carlisle

New York Times bestselling author Kate Carlisle is a native Californian who worked in television production for many years before turning to writing. It was a lifelong fascination with the art and craft of bookbinding that led her to write the Bibliophile Mysteries, featuring Brooklyn Wainwright, whose bookbinding and restoration skills invariably uncover old secrets, treachery and murder. Her first book, HOMICIDE IN HARDCOVER, debuted in February 2010, followed by IF BOOKS COULD KILL, THE LIES THAT BIND, and MURDER UNDER COVER. Her fifth Bibliophile Mystery, ONE BOOK IN THE GRAVE, comes out in February 2012. It will be preceded by Kate's first e-novella, PAGES OF SIN, available in e-format only in January 2012.

Kate also writes romance for Harlequin Desire, and the third of her Duke brothers trilogy, HOW TO SEDUCE A BILLIONAIRE, came out in August 2011. Her fourth Desire, AN INNOCENT IN PARADISE, will be out in December 2011.

Kate is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers. She loves to travel and read and drink good wine and watch other people cook. She is the proud recipient of the Golden Heart and Daphne du Maurier awards, and her first Bibliophile Mystery received a Best First Mystery nomination from RT Book Review.

Kate's television credits include numerous game shows, music videos, concerts, and variety shows, including The Midnight Special, Solid Gold and The Gong Show. She traveled the world as a Dating Game chaperone and performed strange acts of silliness on The Gong Show, most notably as a member of the girl group, The Whispers. They didn't sing, exactly. They spit water on the host of the show.

Kate also studied acting and singing, toiled in vineyards, collected books, joined a commune, sold fried chicken, modeled spring fashions and worked for a cruise ship line, but it was the year she spent in law school that finally drove her to begin writing fiction. It seemed the safest way to kill off her professors. Those professors are breathing easier now that Kate spends most of her time writing near the beach in Southern California where she lives with her perfect hero husband.


How Book Release Dates Work

Today is Tuesday, March 25, which means it’s the last Tuesday in March, which means that many April books are being released today. Wait… what? April books are being released in March??? It’s confusing, isn’t it? But it’s true. Several publishers release books the last Tuesday of the month prior to the official release month. Therefore, a book labeled “April 2014″ will be released on the last Tuesday of March, and a book labeled “May 2014″ will be released on the last Tuesday of April, and so on. To make it more confusing, not all publishers do this. Not even
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Questionable Marketing Gimmicks

Since my next book doesn’t come out until June (The Book Stops Here, preceded in May by the paperback reissue of A Cookbook Conspiracy… in case you were wondering…wink, wink), I thought it’d be fun to talk about some weird, slightly distasteful, but possibly very successful marketing gimmicks. Heart Attack Grill Did you know there’s a restaurant in Las Vegas called Heart Attack Grill, which bills itself as a hospital themed restaurant that promotes an unhealthy diet? Seriously. They call customers “patients,” and they serve monster-sized hamburgers. And hey, if you’re over 350 pounds and willing to weigh yourself in
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February Coming Attractions

Ahh, February, the month of love! And romance! And chocolate! And champagne, of course! And reading wonderful books by fabulous authors! But that’s what every month of the year is all about, right? Oh, yes. Call me sentimental, but for me, February is also the month during which I look back, shake my head, and admit that all of those January resolutions I made were ridiculous! Seriously, give up chocolate? What was I thinking?? Here in the Lair, we resolve to bring you a wonderful line-up of delightful authors each and every month. And February is no exception. You won’t
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