3 Deliciously Scandalous Books From Kensington Publishing

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Do you love edgy street fiction with an extra dose of suspense? If so, check out The Mark by Kiki Swinson. What about soap operas packed with drama and over-the-top fabulousness? Then pick up Wives, Fiancées, and Side-Chicks of Hotlanta, the first novel from The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Shereé Whitfield. Want a dark, yet dreamy tale about love packed with unbelievable twists and turns? If so, tap into the pages of Revenge of the Mistress, by Cydney Rax. Whatever your reading preference, this season Kensington Publishing brings three books to the marketplace worth swooning over. All we can say is – get ready for your latest literary fix.



Release Date: January 31, 2017

For MadameNoire loyalists with an addiction to street stories, Kiki Swinson‘s latest book, The Mark, is a strong follow-up to her much talked about novel, The Score.  Swinson has raised the bar with The Mark, not only because of the cat and mouse theme that sits between the pages, but also because of the ocean-deep suspense that runs all through it.

About: The Mark by Kiki Swinson

Identity thief Lauren Kelly thought she was safe. The millions she stole from her double-crossing accomplice and ex-lover Matt Connors bought a quiet upscale life for her, her unsuspecting new husband Drake, and their precious baby. But betrayal was just the beginning. When both Drake and the baby go missing, it’s courtesy of a vengeful Matt. Lauren has less than twenty-four hours to give him back the money. She’s prepared for any payback—but nothing can keep this exchange from going all-the-way wrong.



Release Date: January 31, 2017

Next up for our readers who can’t get enough of the reality TV rollercoaster that usually involves Shereé Whitfield. Step onto the scene fabulously with Whitfield‘s Wives, Fiancées, and Side-Chicks of Hotlanta. Taken straight from the pages of her own life, the book blurs the lines between reality and fiction. What makes this novel a sweet treat is a juicy plot that touches upon capturing dreams while becoming prey to love and Atlanta’s flashing lights scenery.

About: Wives, Fiancées, and Side-Chicks of Hotlanta

Fresh out of college, Sasha Wellington’s got her career as a fashion designer and entrepreneur all planned out. Her only wild card is choosing which city to launch from. When fate points her to Atlanta, she sets out to make her dreams come true.

Before she knows it, Sasha’s befriended by two rival BFFs. First there’s Norman, savvy stylist to Atlanta’s stars. Then there’s Paris, an outrageous personality with a questionable nightlife. Between their antics, Sasha’s beyond grateful for her coworker, Casey. Married to an NBA player, Casey’s got class.

But the more time Sasha spends among the movers and shakers, the clearer it gets that just like on reality TV, the truth lies behind-the-scenes. Still, she’s not worried about getting caught up in the drama—until she’s romanced by a baller of her own. Can she stick to her game plan, or will Hotlanta derail her future—and reveal a side of herself even she didn’t know existed?

Release Date: January 31, 2017

What’s a good love story without a bit of deceit and revenge? In this dark tale about expectations and changes of heart, readers will be stunned by how far one would go for love. Another great Kensington Publishing product hits the book market just in times for Valentine’s Day.

About: Revenge of the Mistress by Cydney Rax

From the moment Nicole Green realized that she loved Rashad Eason, she knew she wanted to be with him. Of course, the fact that he was already married didn’t keep her from letting him know how much she wanted him. They commenced a relationship and when she eventually gets pregnant, it seemed her dreams were coming true. The day that Nicole and Rashad get married, with their baby daughter Eminence by their side, is the happiest day of Nicole’s life. Even though Rashad is wasted and slurring his words, it doesn’t matter to Nicole. Once she and Rashad say “I do”, she feels that nothing on earth can steal her dream.

But only thirty days into the marriage, Rashad has a change of heart. He can’t get his ex-wife off of his mind. He constantly calls Nicole “Kiara”. Nicole is spending money like it’s going out of style, and she’s changed from the woman he first met. He consults an attorney behind his new wife’s back, and one day, out of the blue, serves Nicole divorce papers.

Nicole is stunned. After all her planning, bragging and scheming, her fairy tale marriage is now a big joke around town. When all else fails, she turns to her ex-boyfriend and together, they plot the ultimate revenge.

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