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All The Way Home
Ask Me Again
Bride Needs Groom
Brittany Butterfield
College Life 101:Cameron
College Life 101:Zara
College Life 101:Kim
College Life 101:Bridget
College Life 101:Allison
College Life 101:The Reunion
Dangerous
Dead Before Dark
Dearly Beloved
Don't Scream
Fade to Black
The Final Victim
Getting Attached
Getting Hitched
Getting It Together
Gossip
Halloween Party
Hello, It's Me
Help Me
If Only in My Dreams
In the Blink of an Eye
Kiss Her Goodbye
Lily Dale
The Last To Know
The Long Way Home
Love, Suburban Style
Loving Max
Lullaby and Goodnight
Mike, Mike and Me
Mitzi Malloy
Most Likely to Die
Murder on 34th Street
Murder on Broadway
Mysterious
Never on Sundae
The Nine Month Plan
Obsession
Once Upon a Blind Date
Party of Five (A Family Album)
Possession
The Princess
The Senator Must Die
She Loves Me Not
Slightly Engaged
Slightly Married
Slightly Single
Slightly Settled
Summer Lightning
Thoroughly Modern Princess
Turning 17: More Then This
Turning 17: This Boy Is Mine
Voodoo Moon
Wild
Witch Hunt


"IF YOU LIKE MARY HIGGINS CLARK, YOU'LL LOVE WENDY CORSI STAUB!" -- #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Lisa Jackson

Suspense

 

$7.99
Published: Zebra Books
April 2009


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Dead Before Dark

THE SUN GOES DOWN…
The Night Watchman is ready to kill—again. After thirty-five years in prison, he is free to commit the same twisted atrocities that once made him as notorious as the Zodiac Killer and Jack the Ripper. Now, at last, his moment has come...

The Nightmare Begins…
For renowned psychic Lucinda Sloan, fame is a double-edged sword. Through her television appearances, she helps police capture America’s most elusive serial killers. Unfortunately, she also catches the eye of the Night Watchman. Once this madman learns that Lucinda “sees” murders after they’re committed, it’s time to play…

…AND THE FEAR NEVER ENDS.
The first victim is someone she knows—a personal shock that brings Lucinda closer to her ex-lover, Detective Randall Barakat. Then a second murder in Chicago, and a third in Denver, makes her realize that the Night Watchman is toying with her. Each victim wears a wristwatch…each watch bears a message... and each message is a warning for Lucinda that her time is up—and soon she’ll be next to die…

Reviews:

“Staub keeps things taut and unpredictable…a surprisingly effective thriller.” —Publishers Weekly


$6.99
Published: Zebra Books
May 2007


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Don't Scream

DON'T TELL A SOUL.

In a remote, heavily wooded area near a Berkshires college campus, Rachel Lorant died on her birthday. But she didn't die alone. That night, her four sorority sisters make a solemn, trembling pledge. They will never reveal what has just happened in those woods-ever. Instead, they will take their terrible secret to their graves.

DON'T THINK ABOUT THE PAST.

Now, ten years later, their secret is coming back to haunt them as each receives a card in the mail from Rachel: "Happy Birthday to Me. xoxo R." It's clear that somebody knows what happened that night. Someone is stalking them, sending mysterious and chilling gifts that only they can understand-deadly warnings of what is to come. For the sins of the past have come back with a vengeance, and a killer will see that they all pay in blood.

AND WHATEVER YOU DO-DON'T SCREAM.

Brynn Costello has never felt such pure fear. She didn't want any part in what happened so long ago, but now, the mother of two will do anything to stay alive and protect her family-even if it means matching wits with a killer she can't see.a twisted psychopath who is closer than she thinks and who is saving her death for last.

Reviews:

Staub's latest is the quintessential thriller -- packed full of scintillating suspense, deadly secrets and a multitude of murderous suspects. This novel is a scary roller-coaster ride that carries you along until the breathless conclusion." -- Sheri Melnick for Romantic Times; (4 1/2 stars) TOP PICK

"Suspenseful, thrilling, utterly believable. Great book by Ms. Staub! Five Stars." -- Brenda A. Snodgrass, ArmchairInterviews.com

"In Staub's latest suspense novel (following last year's bestseller "The Final Victim), four Massachusetts sorority sisters make a pact following the accidental death of their sorority sister, Rachel Lorant, on her birthday; together, they swear never to speak about what they saw that night. Ten years later, the women start receiving mysterious letters alluding to Rachel's demise. When one of the four is brutally murdered on the night of her birthday, the others begin to worry what their own encroaching birthdays hold for them. While police try to track down the murderer, our heroines hold tight to their secrets, even as they're hunted and killed one by one. By the time the past finally does come to light, it may be too late for one desperate survivor. Staub keeps things taught and unpredictable, changing perspective often and offering up a whole school of red herrings; capped with a gratifying conclusion, Staub's latest is a surprisingly effective thriller. --Publishers Weekly

"Staub's work is perfect here. The plot moves things along in a steady and unhurried manner, and the personalities of the four principals (and their supporting characters) are true to life without being encumbered with clichés. The best part of the novel, however, is the mystery, which encompasses not only the who but the why of what is taking place between the covers. DON'T SCREAM is a can't miss; after reading it, you'll find that one of the strongest benefits of being a Staub fan is that you never have to wait too long for her next book." --Joe Hartlaub for Bookreporter

"Suspenseful, thrilling, utterly believable. Great book by Ms. Staub! Five Stars." -- Brenda A. Snodgrass, ArmchairInterviews.com

"The suspense in this novel is breathtaking.  The twists and shocks in the plot are stunning.  Each character is described in exquisite detail, and the angst builds throughout the story.  From Rachel’s sorority sisters to her stepbrother, you wonder who could be behind the threats?  What secrets did Rachel hide from the others?  What secrets did the girls hide from themselves?  You will be kept guessing until the end with this fabulous thriller." -- Rista Tompkins for Romance Readers Connection

"Readers who like the chilling thriller works of P.J Tracy and T.J. MacGregor will find DON’T SCREAM enthralling. Although Brynn is the prime protagonist, the story line is told from the points of view of all four of the women. This leads the audience wondering who will survive if any and just who the killer is as Wendy Corsi Staub provides readers with a fantastic cat and mouse thriller." -- Harriet Klausner for The Best Reviews


$6.99
Published: Zebra Books
April 2006


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The Final Victim

WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND.

Everyone in Savannah, Georgia knows the Remington estate. The rambling old house bears blatant testimony not just to the esteemed family's vast wealth, but to unbearable tragedy and whispered secrets. Soon, the Remingtons will all come home to this secluded plantation nestled deep in the shadow of moss-covered trees. Then they will have to die.one by one.

HASN'T JUST COME BACK TO HAUNT HER.

For Charlotte Remington Maitland, the past five years have been a haze of pain and loss. Now, with her new husband and teenaged daughter, she's found a second chance at happiness-until the moment her grandfather's will is read. As the sole beneficiary of the vast Remington estate, Charlotte will get everything that's coming to her. A killer will make sure of that-no matter who has to die.

IT'S COME BACK TO KILL HER.

Trapped in a house of lies, searching for answers to deadly questions, Charlotte has never been more afraid. Someone knows her family's deepest secrets. Someone who will take Charlotte to the edge of sanity and the dark heart of her greatest fear in order to make her.

Reviews:

"Welcome to Achoco Island, where the oak trees dripping with Spanish moss hide crocodile infested swamps, snakes, and all things creepy. It's only a matter of time before THE FINAL VICTIM is chosen. The Remingtons have a multitude of skeletons in their closets, and Oakgate is host to most of them, complete with creaking, rotting floorboards, a secret passageway, people who lurk in the shadows on a regular basis, and maybe a resident ghost or two. One by one, as each victim falls, the body count rises and the suspense chills. Who wants revenge and why? The plethora of characters are fully fleshed out in this suspenseful thriller about greed and family secrets. Each thread that unravels is seamlessly sewn tight as the book comes to its conclusion. You will not want to miss THE FINAL VICTIM -- it will keep you turning pages far into the night -- or maybe hiding under the covers instead." -- Diana Risso for Romance Reviews Today

"This character-driven thriller is a study of madness and murder, and it promises to keep you glued to your chair while you try to figure out who is behind the violent, scary deaths. Wendy Corsi Staub is a master of pyschological suspense, and she presents the reader with shocks and twists galore in this outstanding tale. The characters are three-dimensional, real, and flawed--and one of them is a killer. The Final Victim is imaginative, splendidly plotted, and a very satisfying read." --Betty Cox, Affaire de Coeur

"THE FINAL VICTIM is an intriguing tale of revenge, murder and past skeletons that could be the downfall of the Remington family. Ms. Staub pens a fascinating tale with compelling characters and an intense plot that will have you wanting to read it all in one sitting to see who the murderer is. There is a multitude of characters that are night and day from each other and it adds a lot of pizzazz to the story. Just when I thought I figured out the suspect, Ms. Staub threw a wrench in my line of thinking and I was back to square one to figuring out who it is. I was completely shocked at the identity of the mastermind. If you like spine-chilling tales with an intense plot, then THE FINAL VICTIM is a must read. -- Romance Junkies

This story soon draws in readers with its many different character threads. They gradually intertwine and come together in a startling conclusion. The back-and-forth switching from one character's story to another is smooth and keeps the suspense building. Staub's latest is a book that's difficult to put down. --Susan Mobley for Romantic TImes

Wendy Corsi Staub writes a psychological suspense tale that pulls the reader deeply into the exhilarating story line. The characters are fully developed whether they are the protagonists or the antagonists although the audience will not be sure who to classify where. THE FINAL VICTIM is fast-paced and action-packed while focusing on a heroine who though she has suffered traumatically has courageously rebuilt her life and refuses to allow anyone to destroy it or those she cherishes. -- Harriet Klausner


Published: Zebra Books
February 2007


Most Likely to Die

New York Times bestselling authors Lisa Jackson, Beverly Barton, and Wendy Corsi Staub join forces to create a thrilling novel about love, revenge, and the dark secrets three women hold to a terrifying murder.

A KILLER WHO GETS AWAY WITH MURDER ONCE.
It's been twenty years since Jake Marcott was brutally murdered at the St. Elizabeth's High School Valentine's Day dance. It's a night that shattered the lives of three girls in Jake's life-Lindsay Farrell, Kirsten Daniels, and Rachel Alsace. It's a night they'll never forget. A killer will make sure of that.

FINDS IT EASIER TO KILL AGAIN.
A 20-year reunion has been scheduled for St. Elizabeth's. For some alumni, very special invitations have been sent: their smiling senior pictures slashed by an angry red line.

AND AGAIN.AND AGAIN.
Three women have been marked for death. Tonight, as the music plays, and the doors of St. Elizabeth are sealed, a killer will finish what was started long ago, and the sins of the past will be paid for in blood.

Reviews:

"Each author has a distinctive style, and yet together they blend into a wonderfully taut, unique, and chilling voice. A frightening roller coaster of a story guaranteed to keep readers hanging on every page, Most Likely To Die tops my list of this year's "Most Likely to Be A Number One Bestseller," with just cause." --Cerri Ellis for Armchair Interviews

Rather than produce a traditional suspense anthology, the powerhouse trio of Jackson, Barton and Staub have combined their impressive talents for a spine-tingling tale with three different heroines. It's a testament to their abilities that this book feels almost seamless. Brava to all! --Jill M. Smith, RT Book Reviews

When Lisa Jackson, Beverly Barton, and Wendy Corsi team up, they produce one of the most frightening thrillers of the year. Although each writer has their own style, MOST LIKELY TO DIE is written so smoothly it is impossible to figure who wrote what. The characters in their traumatic circumstances are totally realistic making this feel like a real crime drama and one work readers will definitely remember. --Harriet Klausner


Published: Pinnacle Books,
June 2005


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Lullaby and Goodnight

HUSH LITTLE BABY, DON'T YOU CRY.
At thirty-nine, Peyton Somerset has an enviable life, with a thriving advertising career and a beautiful Manhattan apartment. And now she's going to have the one thing she wants most-a baby. Peyton's biological clock went off just as her fiancé took off, leaving her at the altar. So Peyton's going it alone. Already, she's making plans for the little one inside her.buying the layette, daydreaming, and worrying over the littlest things. That's only natural. All mothers do. But Peyton has reason to worry. In fact, she has every reason to be terrified.

MAMA WON'T BE SINGING ANY LULLABIES.
As the months pass, Peyton can't help feeling that something is terribly wrong. She's certain that someone has been in her apartment, that she's being followed, that someone is watching her. Maybe it's just hormonal paranoia that makes her distrust everyone around her. Or maybe her maternal instincts are dead on. Maybe there's someone close who doesn't think she should give birth at all. Someone who would do anything to have a baby. Anything.

Reviews:

"Brimming with intensity, Staub's latest is mysteriously haunting, hinting at one person's chilling obsession with punishing single mothers. As the clues fall into place, exposing a devious pattern of murder and abduction, readers will be enthralled by this white-knuckle ride and its masterful, gripping conclusion." -Sheri Melnick for Romantic Times

"What you might expect to be yet another female victim, stalker suspense thriller turns out to be a compelling novel, well-written and excellently plotted and with a strong female protagonist who will not be victimized...[Staub's] mastery is evident as several subplots are introduced in the first chapter...With each chapter the tension grows, and the threats which at first are subtle and vague become clearer and stronger and more malevolent. LULLABY AND GOODNIGHT is Staub's eighth suspense novel, all stand-alones that feature women in danger. This novel, as were Staub's earlier works, is well-clued and so the careful reader may be able to reason out connections and threads." --Maureen Battistella, Reviewingtheevidence.com

"If you've never read this fantastic author, you're truly missing out on some of the greatest domestic suspense stories around. What's perhaps one of the most refreshing qualities of Staub's tales is her everyday heroines; women who are smart, resourceful, and anything but your typical trembling victims. She convincingly takes an average woman, places her in an average life, and then BAM! throws in the punches, the danger, and the drama. All believable, and so all the more frightening. This latest is no exception. Slowly ratcheting up the suspense, creating plenty of red herrings, making everyone a possible suspect, she creates a story that page by page holds the reader enthralled with heady anticipation and thrills. As with all her previous, this one comes highly recommended."-- Stephanie Padilla for New Mystery Reader

"Wendy Corsi Staub is a remarkable suspense writer who some...are comparing to Mary Higgins Clark. Ms. Staub sets the mood quickly and then carries the reader along by the back of the neck at incredible speeds until the bone-chilling end. As a reader I can generally spot the villain by midpoint...Not so with Lullaby and Goodnight. I was in the final few pages when the author allowed me to get a glimpse of what was to come, something I have come to expect with Wendy Corsi Staub." -- Susan Johnson, Myshelf.com

"This frightening tale will leave readers saying no way throughout the reading, but at the end realize with some of the headline atrocities in the news yes way. The story line grips the audience, switching between the killer and several pregnant women...so that the audience sees various perspectives. Wendy Corsi Staub writes a frightening suspense thriller that grabs the attention of the audience with the comparison of a matricidal serial killer vs. pregnant victims going through the months of what should be joyful occasions." -- Harriet Klausner


$6.99
Published: Pinnacle Books, June 2004


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Kiss Her Goodbye

A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE
Woodsbridge, New York, is the sort of upscale community where the American Dream is alive and thriving-shiny cars, beautiful homes, and safe, tree-shaded streets. For Kathleen Carmody, moving to Woodsbridge is an attempt to escape memories of her own rough childhood and a shattering secret that still haunts her. It's a place where her 13-year-old daughter Jen will have everything Kathleen didn't.

THE PERFECT PLACE TO DIE
But suddenly, the sleepy, affluent suburb is gripped by fear. One by one, teenage girls are disappearing from Woodsbridge's "safe" streets. Someone wants what these charmed people have. Someone who is targeting girls with long, blond hair and brown eyes...girls who look a lot like Jen. Someone who is watching and waiting for the moment Kathleen drops her guard and kisses her daughter goodbye...

Reviews:

"Staub does an excellent job of chronicling the growing fear in both the adult mind and the teenage mind, and the age gap consequences that result... For those who enjoy gripping suspense, this one comes with it in spades, along with plenty of suspects that will keep the reader guessing all the way until the end." --Donna Padilla, New Mystery Reader

If there is any suspense book that I'll recommend to my friends this summer, it will be this one. Wendy Corsi Staub has a way of creating an unusual story and then twisting and weaving her way to a climatic ending that will leave you wondering how you never figured it out yourself. Be prepared to lose sleep over this particular book, as it will be hard to put it down until you've reached the ending. --A Romance Review

This intensely gripping story takes place in suburban Buffalo, New York. Although it's told from various points of view, the characters are crisp, and their voices are clearly defined. Story threads smartly intersect, with sharp, skilled precision. A deftly plotted page-turner. - Cindy Harrison, Romantic Times magazine

Manages to keep readers in the dark about the killer's identity until the final pages. Corsi Staub throws in several credible red herrings...this competent mystery offers a challenging puzzle and some eerie chills. --Publishers Weekly


$6.99
Published: Zebra Books, February, 1996;
Reissue, December 2003


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Dearly Beloved

TO HAVE...
On a windswept New England island, he waits, fingering the satin-and-lace wedding gowns he's had made for each of them...the dresses they will wear when he kills them.

TO HOLD...
Three women have come to the Bramble Rose Inn. For Sandy Cavelli, it's a chance to meet the romantic man who answered her personal ad. Liza Danning hopes to land a publishing deal with a reclusive author. And for Jennie Towne, it's an opportunity to get away, even if it means pretending to be her twin sister who won the weekend in a charity raffle. They're three women with nothing in common...or so it seems...

TO DIE
Now, as a storm bears down on the eerie, isolated inn, three women are plunged into a terrifying fight for survival. For someone has chosen them, someone consumed by revenge, someone who wants to have them all for better...for worse...till death do us part...

Reviews:

"Haunting suspense story of three women in jeopardy. Packed with Gothic elements, this book offers a breathless, masterful roller-coaster ride. The isolated Victorian mansion holds many secrets, enhanced by a creepy atmosphere and the unrelenting stormy weather. Wendy Corsi Staub is a superb writer who leaves no strands dangling in her complex plot. Her characters are courageous, real people whom the reader cares about. Dearly Beloved is a terrifyingly good read."
-- Gothic Journal


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Published: Pinnacle Books, February, 2003


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She Loves Me Not

SHE LOVES ME...SHE LOVES ME NOT
Life goes on. That's what young widow Rose Larrabee tells herself each day as she has to be both mother and father to her two young children, a task that leaves little time for new romance. That's why she's surprised to find the simple, homemade valentine in her mailbox, a paper heart with no signature. It could be a sweet reminder, but for Rose, the red heart has special significance...a link to a secret she shares with two other women...a secret that has just gotten one of them brutally murdered.

I WANT HER...I WANT HER DEAD
Now, as the phone rings in the night, playing a song that sends chills down Rose's spine, and more heart-shaped gifts arrive mysteriously, the young mother is determined to protect her family from a threat she cannot see but knows is there...watching. And as another woman is killed, it becomes clear that each valentine is not the gift of a secret admirer but a warning from a twisted madman who's getting closer to the very heart of her deepest fears...

Reviews:

"Wendy Corsi Staub does it again! Her multi-plotted and highly suspenseful novels never fail to get the heart going, this one being even better than the last. Her main, and even secondary, characters are so richly drawn, her plotting so swift, and her ability to keep the reader guessing so perfectly maneuvered, that the reader will find it virtually impossible to put this book down. If you haven't read this extremely talented author, go out and get all her books, because I guarantee, one won't be enough." -- New Mystery Reader

"If you like Mary Higgins Clark, you'll love Wendy Corsi Staub." --NY Times Bestselling Author Lisa Jackson

"Wendy Corsi Staub has written an exciting suspense thriller that will keep readers turning the pages until they find out whom the killer is. The various sub-plots seamlessly tie back to the fast-paced and intricately drawn (with subtle gothic elements) prime story line. The heroine is a woman who endears herself to the audience who hopes she will not become the murderers third victim." - Harriet Klausner

"She Loves Me Not is a story filled with tension. I was holding my breath throughout half the book, wondering who the stalker was. The best thing about this book was Rose. She kept her cool at all times and never did anything that was stupid. She had no desire to be a woman in jeopardy and I appreciated that change from many books today. I thought Staub was clever but never deceitful in her clues to the reader." - I Love A Mystery


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Published: Pinnacle Books, March, 2002


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In the Blink of an Eye

Lily Dale, New York, is no ordinary town. A sleepy summer resort village, it is home to a population of spiritualists, and the place where Julia Garrity and Kristin Shuttleworth formed a fast friendship that would only be broken...by death.

Ten Summer Street is no ordinary house. It was in there that Kristin saw something fifteen years ago on Halloween night. Something that would haunt her for the rest of her days. Since then, Julia has watched both Kristin and her mother fall prey to whomever--or whatever--lurks in the rundown lakefront cottage.

Now, Kristin's blind six-year-old daughter, Dulcie, has come to live in Lily Dale--at Ten Summer Street. Julia recognizes a kindred spirit in the gifted child who so strongly resembles her lost friend. Appointing herself protector, Julia is determined to coax the secrets of the house out into the light, to discover who the little girl "sees" roaming its halls--before the murderous force residing there makes them both its next victims...

Reviews:

"Horror Suspense: A mystery wrapped up with a ghost story makes for an exciting and page-turning read in Staub's new paperback. This book comes highly recommended!" -New Mystery Reader


Published: Pinnacle Books, July, 1998
Reissue: February 2002


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Fade to Black

Elizabeth Baxter is a quiet brunette living in the sleepy village of Windmere Cove, Rhode Island. She doesn't socialize, has no friends, and when she's outside, she constantly looks over her shoulder. That's because Elizabeth's living in fear. Keeping her past a secret. And sometimes, secrets can kill....

It begins with the arrival of a pink envelope: the postmark reads Windmere Cove, and there's no return address. Elizabeth's world crashes when she opens the card and reads the message inside: I know who you are. Five years ago, she was Mallory Eden, Hollywood's hottest actress. Blonde and beautiful, her life was a dream come true ... until a mysterious stalker turned it into a nightmare and left her with no other choice but to make the everyone think she was dead and begin a new life.

As the days progress, the tension escalates as the old pattern repeats itself: when the phone rings, no one's on the other end; her house is broken into and ransacked. And then there's the sense that she's being watched. Frightened, Elizabeth finds solace in the arms of Harper Smith, the only person she has befriended in town. As their relationship deepens, Elizabeth wants to tell Harper the truth - until she learns of his unspoken past - a past that connects to Mallory Eden's...

Reviews:

"Plenty of flashbacks...cause the reader to peg the stalker, mistakenly, again and again...An entertaining Tale."--Booklist.... "An edge of your seat and up all night type of suspense...as good a read as the best of Sidney Sheldon or Mary Higgins Clark."--the Snooper...

"Cleverly conceived and flawlessly Executed."--John Lutz, Author of The Ex and Single White Female...

"Fade to Black belongs in the could-not-put-it-down category. It flows along like a good movie with many dark and scary pools of dread, yet it lets you fall asleep peacefully when the last page is turned." --Gothic Journal

"A great story told in a hip, fast-paced style that grips you from the first page and never lets go. Full of shocking twists and turns. This is a terrific Read."--James Neal Harvey, Author of Mental Case....

"A fast and fascinating suspense story...If you are a Mary Higgins Clark fan, you will enjoy this one." --I Love a Mystery...

"Terrific page-turning suspense. Taut and gripping. Will keep readers up long into the night!"-- Gloria Murphy, Author of Simon Says]....


$4.99
Published: Zebra Books, March, 2006


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Last to Know

Townsend Heights is the perfect small town. Sleepy, tree-lined streets. Good Schools. A quick commute tot he city. The sort of peaceful, suburban existence Tasha Banks dreamed of living when she left her fast-paced career for full-time motherhood.

But now, Tasha's perfect dream is turning into a terrifying nightmare. Someone is targeting women in Townsend Heights--and not just any women. A serial killer is looking for a particular kind of prey...young, stay-at-home mothers...exactly like Tasha. One by one, Tasha's friends are disappearing, only to die in horrific ways. Suddenly, terror is transforming Townsend Heights into a sinister place of fear and foreboding--a place where evil lurks behind every corner, hiding behind the mask of a familiar face--a face that may be the last one Tasha ever sees...

Reviews:

"Nicely book-ended by a brisk early murder and a clever denouement...Staub effectively portrays the stresses of motherhood and draws her characters with sympathetic detail...Staub's daring ending is an attention grabber." (Publisher's Weekly 2/5/01)

[RT Top Pick/Gold Medal Review] The Last To Know is a deliciously creepy novel that will have you looking over your shoulder as you read. The thrills are intense, the heroine easy to identify with, and the suspense never stops. Only the brave will read this when they're home alone." (Romantic Times, March 2001)

"This suspense thriller runs the gamut of emotions from start to finish. It's a book not to be missed if you want your heart to beat faster, if you want to constantly look behind you, and if you want to sleep with the lights on. Don't go out alone and don't turn your back; it could kill you. If Ms. Staub wanted to scare us, she did. It's great!" (Old Book Barn Gazette 1/24/01)

"Wendy Corsi Staub is making quite a popular name for herself amidst the psychological suspense audience as a master of escalating tension that even frightens the reader. THE LAST TO KNOW is not the type of action thriller that one reads when no one else is around because as it happened to Jane, it could happen to you." (Midwest Book Review)


$6.99
Published: Kensington Hardcover, August, 1999;
Pinnacle Books, April 2000;
A Doubleday Book Club and Mystery Guide selection


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All the Way Home

Lake Charlotte. A quiet little town in upstate New York. The perfect place to raise a family. Or is it? People still talk about that summer ten years ago when four teenage girls mysteriously disappeared. No on remembers that summer more vividly than Rory Connolly. Her older sister Carleen vanished from her bed in the middle of the night, never to be seen again. The fear and uncertainty of Carleen's fate destroyed Rory's family and her only escape was college. When she left Lake Charlotte, she vowed never to return. But now, ten years later, Rory Connolly is coming home.

It's only supposed to be for the summer while her brother's away. Until then, Rory has to cope with her mother's slow descent into insanity and her rebellious teenage sister Molly. The arrival of Barrett Maitland only makes things worse. The handsome stranger knows to much about the past and is constantly asking Rory questions. She wants to trust him, but can't; she's caught him in one lie too many. It's almost as if he has something to hide.

Then, on the anniversary of the very first disappearance, another teenage girl vanishes. Just like Carleen. Once again, Lake Charlotte is gripped in fear, and for Rory, it's the past nightmare revisited. Only this time, her own life is in jeopardy. For walking through the streets of the town, wearing a familiar face, is a cunning killer with a chilling personal message: "Welcome home, Rory. You've been gone such a long time, but now that you're back, you're never going to leave Lake Charlotte again..."

Reviews:

"Heavily plotted from page one...builds suspense...focused and believable." -- Kirkus

"Scary...the characters are well-drawn and the atmosphere is suitably Gothic. Staub keeps readers guessing through a series of believable red herrings and clues." -- Publisher's Weekly

"Filled with danger, suspense, and surprises...a most delectable read. Staub is a master at creating scary situations and the spookiest of characters. You'll find yourself looking over your shoulder long after the last page is turned." -- Romantic Times

"Plenty of flashbacks...cause the reader to peg the stalker, mistakenly, again and again...An entertaining tale...Succeeds as an engrossing, suspenseful thriller."--Booklist

"An edge of your seat and up all night type of suspense...as good a read as the best of Sidney Sheldon or Mary Higgins Clark."--the Snooper...


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LOVE, SUBURBAN STYLE
(written as Wendy Markham)

WHY YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN:
  • The old diner serves sushi.
  • The stay-at-home moms drive Hummers.
  • The only house you can afford is haunted.
  • Your new neighbor is your unrequited high-school crush. And he's still hot.
Fed up with her moody teenage daughter, Meg Addams decides what they both need is a good dose of suburban wholesomeness. But when they leave Manhattan behind for Meg's humble blue-collar hometown, they find it crowded with wealthy strangers and upscale boutiques. Settling into a creaky fixer-upper, Meg finally spots a familiar face right next door--and it belongs to none other than Sam Rooney. The would-be love of Meg's high school life is now a single dad, her daughter's new soccer coach-and a neighborly ghost-buster whenever things go bump in the night. With three kids and an undeniable attraction between them, Meg and Sam are in for some heart-racing, wee-hour encounters that have nothing to do with spirits...but everything to do with hearts.




SLIGHTLY MARRIED
(written as Wendy Markham)

One small step for Tracey, one giant leap for the groom.

After three years, the man who bought a lifetime subscription to Tivo without trying it finally committed to a lifetime subscription to Tracey Spadolini.

All Tracey wants is to get hitched without a hitch--but as the calendar marches toward her late-October wedding date, suddenly she and her fiance can't agree on anything. From where to get married (New York City or Buffalo?) to how many attendants they're going to have (she's already asked eight, he was thinking of just a best man). Meanwhile, Tracey's friends are caught up in their own dramas. There's newlywed Raphael, who just had his gay wedding; newly pregnant Kate, trying to adjust to impending motherhood; and Buckley, who is acting inexplicably strange. When Buckley unexpectedly calls off his own engagement, all but leaving his fiance at the altar, Tracey is stunned to discover that he might be in love with her.

With plenty of snafus to keep them distracted, is being Slightly Married the road to happily ever after, after all?




Published: NAL, December 2006


IF ONLY IN MY DREAMS
(written as Wendy Markham)

From USA Today bestselling author Wendy Markham comes a Christmas love story starring a woman whose dreams are about to come true-sixty years too soon.

Actress Clara McCallum isn't looking forward to spending Christmas alone in New York-especially since she's still reeling after a diagnosis of breast cancer. But she has to be on location in the city for her next big movie. She's playing a woman in love with Jed Landry-an American soldier who's doomed to die at Pearl Harbor.

Imagine Clara's astonishment when she steps off an old-fashioned locomotive from the set and finds herself whisked back in time-and into the arms of the real-life Jed. She's convinced it's some sort of hallucination brought on by her diagnosis. But before long she finds herself swept away by this handsome soldier, and wondering if maybe her plunge into the past could change the course of the future-and turn out to be the best Christmas present ever.

Reviews:

"One of the most romantic love stories of the year; have the tissues near when you sit down to read IF ONLY IN MY DREAMS. Oh, and don't plan on going anywhere because you will become thoroughly engrossed in the story. IF ONLY IN MY DREAMS is fresh and original; an excellent time-travel that is unpredictable and thoroughly romantic. I was drawn in from the first scenes and didn't put the book down until I finished it, though I hated to see it end. This is a beautiful love story that is sure to make the most jaded reader stand up and take notice. The author's aspect of time travel was refreshing and original; I did not have to suspend belief or rely on magic objects. The chemistry between Jed and Clara was apparent from the first meeting, and carried through to the finale. Each character is flawed in their way and finds love just in the nick of time. The resolving of personal issues and the struggle to get back to each other was realistic and poignant to this reader; the pair felt remarkably like friends I was cheering on. Jed's struggle with the I-Pod is charming; while his commitment to take care of his mother and sisters, yet yearning for a life of his own are heartening. IF ONLY IN MY DREAMS is a perfect "10" in this reader's opinion." -- ContemporaryRomanceWriters.com/ www.romancedesigns.com

"I finished what I consider to be the best book I have read in 2006 if not this century. I read IF ONLY IN MY DREAMS and fell in love with Wendy Markham's writing. I had read one previous book of hers before but it didn't compare to her latest release. IF ONLY IN MY DREAMS takes place in 2006 and 1941. The transition between times is done smoothly. The characters come alive right from the first sentence. This is a book I would recommend to everyone." -- romancereaders.com

"IF ONLY IN MY DREAMS requires a handful of Kleenex. The story is poignant and packed with a holiday feel that leaves lasting impressions with the reader. The only downfall is that the story ends. I would have enjoyed spending far more time with Clara. Wendy Markham's writing is at her best. Easily, this is her best story to date." -- Tracy Farnsworth, Round Table Reviews

"IF ONLY IN MY DREAMS is a winner in time travel romance. Wendy Markham does an incredible job of bringing the past and present together. Her characters are warm and funny, Clara and Jed are lovable and you can't help but cheer them on. This is the one book for the holidays you don't want to miss." -- Gloria Gehres, The Romance Reader's Connection

"A PERFECT 10! Wendy Markham has a masterful way of drawing readers into this story and I couldn't put this book down until I, tearfully, finished the last page. Yes, have a box of tissues handy, because you're going to need them! The ending is simply beautifully written. The time travel portion is interesting and not too hard to believe. The characters are memorable, including some of the secondary players who have recurring roles. It's a stroll down memory lane for some of us "boomers" who grew up hearing our parents talk about silk stockings and such. The forties dialogue is well done and the era itself is presented with historical accuracy. But it's the sparks that ignite between Jed and Clara that will shine through in this novel. For time travel or romance readers, IF ONLY IN MY DREAMS is a must read." -- Jani Brooks for Romance Reviews Today

"The fantastic setup is balanced with convincing period details and strong characters, and the story's conclusion is unexpectedly real and refreshing. Though it's a Christmas novel, Markham happily refrains from over-using the holiday's bells and whistles, making this a subtle, effective, and enjoyable entry into the growing field of time-travel romance." --Publisher's Weekly

"Markham, who has conquered the genres of chick lit and suspense (as Wendy Corsi Staub), now turns in a unique blend of romance, history, and fantasy. Thoroughly original and unpredictable, Markham's latest is a delight." -- Kristine Huntley for Booklist

"Markham's Christmas Time-Travel romance demonstrates her ability to tell a sweet, moving love story set against two backdrops. She effectively uses two writers' voices that resonate equally well in both eras." -- Kathe Robin for Romantic Times, four-star review

"Clara's story is a heart-warming, uplifting tale...it is possibly one of the most logically worked-out time-travel romances to date. Grab a box of tissues and enjoy this feel-good novel." -- The Eternal Night

"Wendy Markham delivers an engaging, cinematic time-travel romance set in two places and time periods -- New York's Westchester County just before Christmas in 1941, and present-day Manhattan. We meet the principal characters separately. Jed Landry is a bright and honorable young man who takes over his family -- and the family business -- after his father's death. Clara McCallum is a 30-year-old actress who is about to get her first starring movie role, playing the fictional wartime bride of a young man killed in the Normandy invasion. His name: Jed Landry! Clara is dealing with a real-life drama of her own -- a diagnosis of breast cancer -- but she goes to the town in Westchester to begin filming, only to hit her head on the train and arrive 65 years earlier. There are some nice touches to Jed and Clara's meeting -- he's puzzled over her iPod (is she a wartime spy with a special transmitter?). She finds out later, via the Internet, that he is meant to die. Once their romance kicks off with one perfect night and she finds her way back to 1941, how can she save him from his fate?" -- Ginger Curwen for Barnes and Noble Heart-to-Heart

"Five stars. There just isn't enough to be said about this book. I'm simply blown away. This is undoubtedly the best book I have read in quite a few years.The plot is absolutely outstanding and is the perfect story for this holiday season, filled with nostalgia of Christmases both past and present. The attention to detail brings to life the era of America on the eve of World War II. We are not inundated with outlandishly sappy analogies and frilly descriptive sentences about sparks flying and the character's feelings as it was not necessary. Nor is the reader forced to trudge through sex scene after sex scene. With a plot as strong as this one, it is simply not needed. The characters are exquisitely written and very sincere. Both Jed's and Clara's characters are the perfect compliments to an already solid plot. With the innocence of times past, you have no choice but to fall in love with Jed. He embodies every wholesome quality that you expect and admire from our parents' or grandparents' generation. With a bitter-sweet ending that will bring tears to your eyes, I cannot recommend this book enough. This book is more than worthy of a coveted spot on your "keeper" shelf and is a must have for this holiday season." -- Jezebel for Book Fetish


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Published: Red Dress Ink, February 2006


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SLIGHTLY ENGAGED
(written as Wendy Markham)

There are a lot of things worse than being SLIGHTLY ENGAGED...

Being entirely broke, completely alone and wholly perplexed.

It's been a year and a half since Tracey and Jack moved in together and everything's totally perfect--well, okay, almost perfect. There's still Tracey's mom, who says they're "living in sin," and her friends, who are all smug, married, and totally sure that there would already be a ring on Tracey's finger if she hadn't been in such a rush to cosign a lease. Even Tracey is beginning to wonder whether Jack really is looking for a permanent relationship, or whether she's just renting space in his heart.

But just when Tracey's doubts are seriously raging out of control, Jack's mom lets her in on a secret--he's just taken an heirloom diamond out of the family's safe-deposit box, which must mean that he's going to propose any day now.

Okay, any week now...
Any month now?

Reviews:

"Wendy Markham writes some of the funniest chick lit books out there. Her writing is laugh out loud funny and her characters are well developed. I thoroughly enjoy reading about Tracey, who is such a likeable character as she tries not to become overly obsessed with tying the knot, maintaining her weight loss of forty pounds, quitting smoking (for Jack), and not losing her cool while she waits for an engagement ring. Slightly Engaged is a fantastic follow up to the two prior books and should not be missed by Markham fans." -- Shannon Bingham, Bookloons

"Ms. Wendy Markham has written a hilarious account of one woman's mental gymnastics concerning her love relationship. Tracey is a typically smart and witty career girl with a sensitive heart and an old fashioned Italian mother with antiquated ideas of courtship. Jack is the typical boyfriend who gets along with everyone, is courteous with Tracey's parents, and is an all around good guy. Combine the two and you get a funny glimpse into modern couples with everyday concerns. I laughed out loud several times throughout this book and was so caught up in when the hero would propose, I could not put it down until he did. Of course, it was not in a perfect place, but it was perfect for them. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone needing a laugh." -- Coffee Time Romance

Written in first person, SLIGHTLY ENGAGED is a humorous look at one woman's obsession with becoming engaged. Well-written with realistic characters and dialogue, it is a smooth flowing story. In her mind, Tracey imagines all sorts of things, and she tries to convince herself that she is fine being single. Jack is easy going and sensitive to Tracey's feelings. He even tolerates Tracey's flamboyant gay friend, Raphael. Other secondary characters add humorous situations to the story. For a light-hearted read, don't miss SLIGHTLY ENGAGED. -- Joyce Koehl for Romance Reviews Today


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Published: Warner Forever, March, 2005


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HELLO, IT'S ME
(written as Wendy Markham)

Love is calling...
Wait for the beep!

A widowed mother of two, Annie Harlowe has a secret: She likes to call her late husband's cell phone just to hear his voice, even if it is only a recording. Then one night she dials-and something extraordinary happens...

Thomas Brannock IV has had his life mapped out since he was a kid, but a free-spirited woman with flowing hair and sun-kissed cheeks is about to change all that. Still reeling from her heart-to-heart with the other side-and wondering if she's so lonely she's gone off her rocker-Annie literally bumps into Thom at the posh soiree she's catering at his family's Southampton mansion. From the moment she looks into his eyes she feels like she's experiencing a true heavenly intervention-as two people from totally different worlds begin to make the most passionate connection of all...

With a little help from above!

Reviews:

I was particularly delighted in the fact that this novel, though dealing with widowhood did not try to downplay the very real love and feelings Annie shared with her husband. So often, in a novel where one spouse is gone the book feels compelled to let us know about their problems or how they didn't "feel" so in love. This book never did that and showed that Annie was capable of having two loves in her lifetime. Wonderfully done. -- newandusedbooks.com

"A ghostly romantic comedy with unexpected heart and soul." -- Freshfiction.com

HELLO, IT'S ME is a thought-provoking book about life and death-and how there are no boundaries when it comes to loving someone. Ms. Markham has done a wonderful job showing just how difficult it is to go from being part of a couple to a single parent, how death affects everyone it touches, and how, above all, there are miracles occurring every day-if we only know where to look. -- Jen Wardrip for Romance Junkies.com

HELLO, IT'S ME is a surprisingly fun read. Ms. Markham does a good job of balancing trying to move on, and finding love, without forgetting the one lost and dealing with the pain and guilt of it all. While at times I was on the verge of tears, at others I was grinning from ear to ear. Annie is strong and well developed, with real fears and joys. I can only imagine the pain of losing a husband, as Annie did, but I still had no trouble believing Annie's actions were real. Our hero, Thom, is sexy, and patient as tries to win Annie's heart. Secondary characters add charm, especially Milo and Trixie. Using a plot device of EVP, electronic voice phenomena, is interesting and well done. Overall, I found the story fun and intriguing, with characters I hope to see again. If you want a fresh, fun, and heartwarming story, then be sure to add HELLO, IT'S ME to your "to buy" list!--theromancereadersconnection.com

Touching and humorous by turns, Markham's novel will keep you glued to the page. This is a fascinating read with a premise that rewards the reader throughout, thanks to compelling characters, thought-provoking plot twists and masterful pacing. -- Romantic Times Magazine [Top Pick, 4 1/2 star review]

"An enjoyable paranormal contemporary romance with the heavenly elements used to enhance a fine tale. The story line stars two likable adults from different walks of life falling in love. The secondary characters augment the lead couple by providing insight into their motives...readers will appreciate this matchmaking from beyond romance." -Harriet Klausner


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Published: Red Dress Ink, January, 2005


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MIKE, MIKE AND ME
(written as Wendy Markham)

A tale of two Mikes . and the one that got away

Once upon a time in the 1980s, a girl named Beau was torn between two Mikes: did she prefer her high-school sweetheart or the sexy stranger she'd picked up in an airport bar? One she eventually married, the other she left behind (and forgot all about him, or tried to, anyway).

But which Mike did she choose? This delightful tale by the bestselling author of Slightly Single and Slightly Settled alternates between the story of Beau's summer of Mikes and the outcome 15 years later . without giving away which Mike ended up where - in Beau's marriage bed or in her memory.

In the "Now" chapters, the former swinging single lives in the 'burbs with a childbirth-traumatized body, an increasingly distant husband and a sad sack maid who isn't much for cleaning. When out of the blue the Mike-not-taken sends her a flirty e-mail, she suddenly finds herself back to square one, trying to decide which man is the Mike of her dreams.

Reviews

"A fascinating story that keeps you guessing which Mike is which. Ms. Markham pens a captivating tale that I did not want to put down. MIKE, MIKE & ME is an excellent story for anyone who has ever wondered if they made the right choice in men." -Julia Alameri, Romance Reviews Today

"The inventive premise of Markham's winning novel involves a love triangle in both the past and the present. Markham's latest is an appealing, wholly original yarn." -Booklist

"This fabulous tale rotates between the present and the past with the lead female protagonist considering which Mike is right for her in each time period. Wendy Markham also keeps readers guessing on which Mike became the spouse with that twist turning the story into a one sitting tale." - Harriet Klausner, Blether, rated a "10" out of "10"

"A clever plot twist makes this uniquely structured novel a fast, fun read. The "Which Mike did she marry?" twist is handled skillfully, giving the story more depth than just a turn-the-page guessing game. And the flashbacks, full of sly pop culture references, are hilarious. Markham's descriptive powers are such that readers will be instantly catapulted back in time, into their own versions of Very Big Hair and spandex bike shorts." -- Romantic Times


Published: Warner Forever, October, 2005


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BRIDE NEEDS GROOM
(written as Wendy Markham)

Things to do before Grandpa Junie turns eighty-five.and I'm disinherited:
  1. Find a guy to marry (preferably a stranger of my own choosing, not Grandpa's)
  2. Tell the groom it's only temporary (and platonic, naturally)
  3. Tie the knot asap!
  4. Untie the knot asap!
Queens-born-and-bred Mia Calogera needs a husband-like yesterday. Eloping with her Internet pen-pal Derek sounds like a plan. Which is why Mia's dressed in a to-die-for beaded gown and white satin shoes, headed for the Chapel of Luv in Vegas.

Advertising dynamo Dominic Chickalini has vowed to be the last single man standing. Then he spies the gorgeous bride-to-be in the aisle seat of the plane, haloed in a sunbeam. The sexual sparks fly, but this woman's already spoken for. Or is she? When Mia's wedding plans go south, she makes Dom an offer that's hard to refuse. All Dom has to do is say yes. It's not like it's forever. It's not like they're even in love. So why does her heart pound at the thought of looking into his eyes and saying "I do?"

Bride Needs Groom Reviews

"Ms. Markham has penned a humorous yet touching romance that has you laughing in places and nearly crying in some. Fast paced with plenty of action, sizzling romance, and witty dialogue, Bride Needs Groom is a fun and entertaining read." --Coffee Time Romance

"The roller coaster of love and relationships is never easy, but in BRIDE NEEDS GROOM, Wendy Markham depicts these struggles in a way that will have you cheering instead of jeering at Mia and Dominic as they come together to work on the speedy "I do not know you" relationship. While Dominic and Mia are attempting to bridge the gap of getting to know each other as hurdle after hurdle takes places going from one thing to the next, I was pleasantly surprised at how well everything was portrayed, enticing and entertaining you without making [you] bored. Will they be able to make it or just give up as they get to know and cohabitate with each other? I encourage you to read the book, as I was intrigued and unable to put it down." -- Fallen Angel Reviews

"I loved this book! There's some great self-realization by both lead characters...and meanwhile, they're just hugely entertaining. What a fun read!" -- Morgan Chilson, Freshfiction.com

"BRIDE NEEDS GROOM is a fun lighthearted romantic romp that fans of contemporary tales will appreciate. The lead couple are fun to read about as they marry for the wrong reasons, but all the right reasons are there too if either courageously reaches out to the other. Readers will enjoy Wendy Markham's amusing tale of love across the tracks in Astoria." --Harriet Klausner

"BRIDE NEEDS GROOM is both funny and moving, not an easy combination to pull off, but Ms. Markham does it beautifully. The narration is in the present tense, something I quickly became comfortable with. Pivotal periods in Mia's and Dom's lives are told in flashbacks that elicit sympathy and understanding for their characters.... Several minor characters shine in BRIDE NEEDS GROOM, most notably: Grandpa Junie, who makes a late, but memorable personal appearance; Dom's best friend Maggie, from ONCE UPON A BLIND DATE; Mia's friend Lenore; Dom's Pop and the rest of the large, loving Chickalini family, including his big sister Nina, from THE NINE MONTH PLAN. I won't go into Mia's Internet fiancé; him you'll need to meet for yourself. BRIDE NEEDS GROOM stands perfectly well on its own, but you're sure to want to read the connected novels if you haven't already. Mia and Dom are a most engaging couple. Many of their antics and interior monologues are amusing, some are poignant, all are relevant to the well crafted plot and character building. In short: it would be hard to find a contemporary romance to top BRIDE NEEDS GROOM." --Jane Bowers, Romance Reviews Today

In this story of the Chickalinis' confirmed bachelor, Markham once again brings you laughter and tears in a wonderfully heart-warming romance. The characters are like family, and it is a joy to see many familiar faces." -- Romantic Times Magazine (Top Pick, 4 1/2 Star Review)

"Entertaining and fun...I certainly let loose with a torrent of tears as well as some hearty chuckles throughout. Very well done! This is definitely a great book to take to the beach or for a weekend getaway - fun and lively with a lovely and touching romance." --www.contemporaryromancewriters.com


Published: Red Dress Ink, February, 2004


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SLIGHTLY SETTLED
(written as Wendy Markham)

TOP TWO DON'TS FOR THE OFFICE PARTY:

Don't dress in a revealing manner. (Translation: Don't wear the sexy scarlet, size 8 dress you couldn't fit into three months ago. The one that flaunts your firmed up cleavage and newly discovered collar bones.)

Don't make a spectacle of yourself. (Translation: Don't get drunk and make out with a really cute stranger for the whole company to see; he could turn out to be your boss's roommate.)

I didn't follow those tips, and here I am with a hot new man in my life, Jack. But my friends are asking if I really want to bump into my boss in his boxers in the hallway of their apartment. After all, I am aiming for a promotion.

And now not only does my ex want me back, but the guy I used to think was Mr. Right, just kissed me?

Three months ago I couldn't hold onto one guy. Now three want me. When did my life become so complicated?

Another "undeniably fun journey for the reader"-Booklist

Former Queen of the Office Christmas Party "Don't" List, Wendy Markham fell in love with and married her boss's roommate, whom she met-where else?-at the Office Christmas Party.

Tracey is very easy to like with her bundle of insecurities and her doubts that she is attractive. This is a delightful chick lit story about a woman looking for Mr. Right and when she finds him she fears he will turn into a toad like her previous boyfriend. Wendy Markham delivers a lighthearted romp that turns up the body heat on a cold winter's day. -Harriet Klausner, The Best Reviews

Reviews:

What a smashing idea for a novel. Wendy Markham has written a delightful love story. You will enjoy following Tracey on her journey to true love as she searches for "The One." Be ready to smile as you read Slightly Settled. You will enjoy it. - Dawn Myers, Writers Unlimited

Markham's second novel brings back the heroine of her first, Slightly Single (2002). Tracey Spadolini has slimmed down and ditched her arrogant, selfish boyfriend, Will, and now she's on the rebound. She suspects her friend Buckley would be perfect for her, but he's dating Sonja. At her company's Christmas party, Tracey meets a sexy guy named Jack, who is very interested in her, but his roommate is her boss, and Tracey isn't over Will, or so everyone keeps telling her. And yet she has a great time with Jack on their first date. Having to see her boss in his underwear in the morning is pretty scary, but spending the night with Jack is divine. Nonetheless, Will is still on her mind, as is her lingering attraction to Buckley. Readers who followed Tracey's struggles in Slightly Single, and those meeting her for the first time, will sympathize with this singleton's post-breakup attempts to move on in this fun, lighthearted romp with a lovable heroine. - Kristine Huntley Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

A little bit crazy and a lot of fun is the perfect description for this tale. Tracey needs to be committed along with her supporting cast. The group is upbeat and takes a look at themselves with a fun mirror. Definitely a laugh out loud book. - Rendezvous magazine

Tracey is insecure and has many neuroses, but this makes her realistic...And like many women, Tracey needs to figure out when to listen to her friends and when to listen to herself. A fast, fluffy read. - Samantha J. Gust, Romantic Times magazine

Markham writes well, and the book is full of funny touches, good interior monologue, and mini-cliffhangers...There is one hilarious scene involving a bachelorette party that is worth the cover price by itself. It's rare that I will laugh out loud, but this scene more than tickled my funny bone. -Rachel Potter, All About Romance


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Published: Red Dress Ink, January, 2002

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Published: Red Dress Ink, November, 2004


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Slightly Single
(written as Wendy Markham)

For every girl who's ever endured a long, hot urban summer on her own, SLIGHTLY SINGLE is the summer breeze you've been waiting for!

A heat wave in Manhattan is enough to drive a girl crazy, and for Tracey Spadolini, a 24-year-old New York transplant who's been "left behind" for the summer, there's even more to sweat about. Her Slightly Significant Other, Will, will be returning from summer stock in September, to pick up where they left off. (Or will he?)

But, in the days after Will's departure, Tracey decides it's time for a reality check. Her un-air-conditioned East Village apartment is a dump, her entry-level ad job sucks, her thighs don't seem to be getting any thinner, and Will seems to have dropped off the face of the earth. So, Tracey, with the help of her friends and one very attentive guy, decides to spend her summer reinventing herself...and taking a chance on liking the new woman she becomes.

A refreshingly honest account of universal female dilemmas, Slightly Single is an engaging story of one young woman's search for happiness.

Reviews:

"I found Slightly Single to be a very good read...I also enjoyed how author Wendy Markham ended Slightly Single... suffice it is to say that it wasn't the typical chick-lit ending for a book. Overall, I would recommend Slightly Single to anyone who likes reading about a young woman in Manhattan making herself over, struggling with her self-esteem and trying to find her way in life. Don't miss it!" -- Rian Montgomery for ChickLitBooks.com

".an undeniably fun journey for the reader." - Booklist

"Bridget Jonesy.Tracey Spadolini smokes, drinks and eats too much, and frets about her romantic life." -Publishers Weekly

"This is a delightfully humorous read, full of belly laughs and groans.It is almost scary how honest and true to life this book is. It is a fun read for a beach day, or a steamy evening in one's own un-air conditioned abode like Tracey's." - The Best Reviews

"SLIGHTLY SINGLE is a fascinating mainstream novel about a woman starving for love who lies to herself about her boyfriend. Readers will feel the doubts, denial, and discomfort that Tracey suffers from in her relationships with men. Wendy Markham provides an insightful tale about a nice person unable to stand up for herself when the male of the species is unkind to her." --Harriet Klausner

Kept me hooked from start to finish. I was entertained by every page, and would recommend it to any woman who would like to step back from her life and laugh at the hilarity of the human mind. Wendy Markham has filled "Slightly Single" with the quirky things that go through our minds daily, teaching us to laugh at ourselves again. --Emily Lampert, The Collegian Online

This book follows her journey to self-discovery, but what is unique to this story is that we do not see a neatly bow-tied and complete ending, where our heroine has everything she wants and lives a happily ever after by the last page. Instead, we see Tracy making progress, but we expect her to continue to follow that bliss and tie up loose ends on her own. Like life, author Wendy Markham does not expect this literary piece to be so easily solved within the restraints of the novel. What we get instead is one summer, one piece of the picture, and one chance at seeing a bit of ourselves in the storyline. -- Lori A. May, Heartstrings

She writes like women think. In her refreshingly charming novel, Slightly Single, Wendy Markham captures the stream of conscience of a 24-year-old "slightly single" woman, seeking to improve herself over a summer alone. - Emily Lampert, The Collegian Online


Published: Warner Books, August 2003

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The Nine Month Plan
(written as Wendy Markham)

WHAT'S A GIRL TO DO? Nina Chickalini has a plan: Get out of Queens. But something keeps stopping her. Maybe it's the four siblings she raised almost single-handedly. Or the family pizzeria she's running so Pop can take it easy. Or maybe it's her best friend,Joe Materi, who's just made an incredible request: Have his baby!

Nina doesn't need another reason to feel tied down, but how can she refuse the man who's always been there for her? Getting in the family way turns out to be easy, and suddenly she's seeing Joe in a whole new light-his muscular arms cradling a baby, his sexy voice crooning a lullaby...

With the entire neighborhood meddling to get them to tie the knot-and Joe looking like he wants them to tie the knot-Nina might have to stop dreaming of grand adventures and settle for something even better: love.

Reviews:

Wendy Markham has created a really special story in The Nine Month Plan. She has taken the special event of having a baby and added a meddling neighborhood of well-wishers hoping that Nina and Joe tie the knot...Ms Markham has created the feel of New York perfectly in this book. With the witty dialogue and funny situations one feels as if they are in Queens watching this story unfold rather than just setting back reading about it. With four Chickalini siblings it is hoped that Wendy will take us back to Queens soon to visit this family again. --Barbara Smith, readertoreader.com

New York neighborhood humor is what keeps this charming contemporary romance from becoming a farcical soap opera. The story line amuses the audience with the antics of those wanting Nina to marry Joey. Readers who had early responsibilities will commiserate with Nina and all fans will like Joey who is a huggable hunk. Still, paying her debt by achieving the goal of THE NINE MONTH PLAN seems a bit excessive, but then again Wendy Markham keeps it just light enough to also make it fun to follow the Chickalini clan. -Harriet Klausner, The Best Reviews

Wendy Markham has written a wonderful story about how what you think you need and what you really need may be two different things. I enjoyed going to Ditmars Boulevard in Queens and meeting the family and friends that live there. Ms. Markham gave me a real sense of community. I felt that I was a part of it and I would love to go back again and I can in the spring of 2004. Ms. Markham is going to give us Dom's story. So get a copy of The Nine Month Plan and enjoy. -Lydia Funneman, Writers Unlimited

Nina has dreamed her whole life of leaving Queens and traveling the world, and next year she'll finally be able to do it. Before she leaves, though, she wants to return a huge favor to her good friend and neighbor, Joey. He wants to be a father, so she agrees to have his baby. But having raised her siblings after her mother died, Nina doesn't want to be anything more than a surrogate. Plans change, however, and Nina learns that sometimes dreams can come true in your own backyard. THE NINE MONTH PLAN is a wonderfully touching romance with a good sense of humor. The struggle the heroine faces on her journey to discovering what she really wants is done superbly. I look forward to this author's next book about Nina's brother. -Susan Mobley, Romantic Times Magazine

In Wendy Markham's exhilarating romantic comedy, The Nine Month Plan, Nina gets a strange request from her lifelong best friend, Joe Materi-he wants her to have his baby. Joe's ready for fatherhood, but Nina can't wait to escape her Queens neighborhood and the maternal role that was thrust on her when she was barely out of her teens. And neither one of them has been able to forget their one night together-right after Nina had to tell Joe that his bride had bailed out on him. Finally, after 15 years, both have a chance to go after the dream each one wants most. Markham sends Cupid's arrow straight to the bull's eye with this sparkling tale. --Sandy Huseby, Bookpage

The Nine Month Plan -- which is a cross between trendy chick lit and contemporary romantic fiction -- is just lighthearted enough to make this love-it-or-hate-it, baby-making premise a bonafide success. ..it's necessary to maintain a sense of humor and an open-minded perspective while reading Wendy Markham's off-centered story about love and famiglia. Celebrating the colorful heritage of Italian-American families, and the utter contentment of finally settling down and nurturing one's roots (when all one has ever dreamed about is escape), Ms. Markham's novel touches upon the simplest of pleasures, the purest of joys, and the most complicated of human emotions. And all through a delightfully skewed, present tense narrative. -C.L. Jeffries, Heartstrings

Wendy Markham has created a really special story in THE NINE MONTH PLAN. She has taken the special event of having a baby and added a meddling neighborhood of well-wishers hoping that Nina and Joe tie the knot. Ms. Markham has created the feel of New York perfectly in this book. With the witty dialogue and funny situations one feels as if they are in Queens watching this story unfold rather than just setting back reading about it. With four Chickalini siblings it is hoped that Wendy will take us back to Queens soon to visit this family again. - Barbara Smith, ReaderToReader.com


Published: Avon Books, November 2003


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Thoroughly Modern Princess

A most impetuous princess, Her Highness, Emmaline of Verdunia, would have wed her suitable prince and been done with it-if she hadn't been swept off her feet by Granger Lockwood IV, "America's Sexiest Single Man." Their one brief dalliance was indeed magical-but now her wedding gown is feeling a bit tight in the waist. So Emmaline flees, hurtling across the Atlantic in the private jet of the surprised playboy who ruined her life...or, quite possibly, set her free.

Now everyone is looking for Emmaline, from the press and paparazzi to her irate royal family and furious fiancé. And Granger, after puling off the decade's most daring rescue, now has a pampered princess on his hands who's gone from pomp and circumstance to Big Macs and daytime soaps. Worse still, he's actually falling for this delightfully infuriating blue blood-and he's the last man on earth she could ever marry!

Reviews:

"A Thoroughly Modern Princess is the first novel I've read by Wendy Corsi Staub, and I must say that I am impressed. A storyline that might sound trite and overdone is given a fresh and funny coat of paint, the characters are witty and utterly enjoyable, and the love story between Emmaline and Granger is interesting despite the lack of explicit sex scenes, which are growing more graphic every year in the romance novel industry. In fact, I appreciate the tactful and low-key sex scenes that peppered the book: it kept me focused on the witty dialogue between two first-rate characters." -Kelley Sittner Hartshorn for Curled Up With a Good Book

Laced with a large amount of humor, A THOROUGHLY MODERN PRINCESS is a pleasantly charming story of two people sheltered by their wealthy upbringings who discover how the other half lives. Their learning process is painful, but they eventually find out a lot about themselves and each other. The secondary characters also have engaging stories that are woven nicely into the main narrative. -Susan Mobley, Romantic Times Magazine

In spite of the serious nature of the conflicts in the story -- and what fairy tale doesn't have them, though the ogre in this one is a departure from the norm -- A THOROUGHLY MODERN PRINCESS has a light tone and fast pace. Though the dialogue is entertaining, the humor lies mainly in the situations. The diverse cast of minor characters includes, among others: Remi, naturally, Emmaline's sisters and her lady-in-waiting, and Granger's one true friend. Altogether they make for a delightful read. - Jane Bowers, Romance Reviews Today

A Thoroughly Modern Princess is the first novel I've read by Wendy Corsi Staub, and I must say that I am impressed. A storyline that might sound trite and overdone is given a fresh and funny coat of paint, the characters are witty and utterly enjoyable, and the love story between Emmaline and Granger is interesting despite the lack of explicit sex scenes, which are growing more graphic every year in the romance novel industry. In fact, I appreciate the tactful and low-key sex scenes that peppered the book: it kept me focused on the witty dialogue between two first-rate characters. -Kelley Sittner Hartshorn, Curled Up With a Good Book

A sweet and humorous romance about Emmy and Granger, how they make a mess out of their perfect, polished, privileged lives, and then struggle to put it all right again...the story entertains, and the portrayal of celebrities hounded by ruthless paparazzi is well done. A THOROUGHLY MODERN PRINCESS is a winning combination of tender love, sweet romance, and laugh-out-loud humor. -BookLoons Reviews

Can a pampered princess survive life in a studio apartment? Only a thoroughly modern one can. Wendy Corsi Staub's A THOROUGHLY MODERN PRINCES is without a doubt one of the most interesting books of the year. ..Staub [reveals] a flair for storytelling as she follows her characters from a royal palace with a household of servants to a filthy studio apartment lacking even a mattress. Emmaline was a likeable heroine. It was cute when she discovered that Big Macs were indeed a true delicacy. Granger was equally as appealing as a confused bachelor who finally had to stand on his own two feet and commit to something. -A Romance Review


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Published: Warner Forever, March 2003


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ONCE UPON A BLIND DATE
written as Wendy Markham

Reviews:

With Julie and Dominic starting the story off, the reader can only hope they may have a future story of happiness to tell, who knows maybe ev en with each other? Aside from this the romance between Maggie and Charlie is wonderful and I hope to see them again in a future romance as well. It should be interesting to see how the two come together when parenthood strikes. They were characters one hates to say bye to, as they are both so real to the reader throughout the story. -- newandusedbooks.com

Fans will enjoy this amusing matchmaking romance gone awry. The key to this Manhattan (and somewhat Queens) madness is that the four characters seem real with unique personalities. ONCE UPON A BLIND DATE is a fun tale with a humorous matchmaking twist. -Harriet Klausner, The Best Reviews

Once Upon a Blind Date is a fast paced ride through the life of virtual dating. Charlie and Maggie are easy to identify with and the dialogue is snappy and well timed. As their relationship progresses, self-doubt starts to creep in and their emotional hesitancy to commit makes the reader agonize right along with them. Fans of Markham will not be disappointed with this book. It's an enjoyable read that's worth picking up. -Miz Savannah, Contemporary Romance Writer

Breezy, scrumptious fun from the author of Slightly Settled - Kristine Huntley, Booklist

A light-hearted romance that focuses on Maggie, a friend of the Chickalinis (THE NINE MONTH PLAN). The ups and downs of Dom and Julie's relationship intertwine with Maggie and Charlie's growing attraction to each other. Their struggle to deny their obvious desire to one another, and Maggie's determination to get Dom and Julie matched up, makes for many humorous moments. An altogether fun, fast read. - Susan Mobley, Romantic Times magazine

A merry chase. Ms. Markham has a fun, yet unique voice which we'll enjoy for a long time, even as her other "voice" is distinctive in the suspense genre. - Rendezvous magazine

Fun and fast-paced, and with New York City as a backdrop there's no way the story fails. -Livia Holton, Romance Reader's Connection

ONCE UPON A BLIND DATE is a delightful contemporary romance. The characters are well-matched, and scenes contain plenty of humor that keeps the story moving along at a swift pace. I...couldn't put the book down. -Round Table Reviews

Wendy Markham's new book ONCE UPON A BLIND DATE explores the modern-day electronic yenta known as Internet dating with sometimes hilarious and often poignant results. -Romance Ever After

When I first picked up ONCE UPON A BLIND DATE, I figured that I was in for a pleasant and carefree read. Well, I found out that was indeed the case...but, this book is also so much more! It's fun, light-hearted, and at times, laugh-out-loud funny. There's no downside to reading ONCE UPON A BLIND DATE. Once you turn the last page, you'll put it down with a smile on your face, and a renewed hope that maybe, just maybe, there really is someone out there who really is Our Perfect Match. - Romance Reader at Heart

Features an intriguing twist on the matchmaking plot. For a fun book with interesting characters, be sure to check out ONCE UPON A BLIND DATE. -Jennifer Bishop, Romance Reviews Today

Wendy Markham's tale has a sincerity to it, which put together with the lifelike characters, makes the novel a pleasure to read. Maggie's intensity and take-charge attitude interests the readers but frustrates her near and dear ones and this adds hilarity to the story. Charlie is so much her opposite that it's fun to read when the two of them try to influence each other to change. Supporting characters help the story along quite a bit and the readers get to meet characters from the previous Chickalini story. The author incorporates the current trend of internet dating sites and the truth behind it, takes the reader on a delightful journey through the boroughs of NYC, and generally makes reading this book a treat. Funny, poignant and realistic, ONCE UPON A BLIND DATE is sure to warm readers' hearts. - A Romance Review


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Published: Berkley Publishing Group, October, 2004


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NEVER ON A SUNDAE
by: Wendy Markham, Lynn Messina and Daniella Brodsky

Three fabulous authors bring you an irresistible look at three women on the verge of living happily ever after...

It's called Sundae's, and of course it's the best spot in Manhattan for a sinfully delicious ice cream sundae. And it's where three young women come to soothe their troubles, spark their creativity, ponder their priorities...and treat themselves to a little taste of heaven. Lucky in friendship, not always so lucky in love, these women know that just a few spoonfuls of ice cream can provide relief from a date gone sour or a workday from hell. But before they can say "extra whipped cream," they're going to discover that when you're true to your own tastes, life itself can be pretty sweet too-and that making their dreams come true is the real cherry on top...


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Reissue Published: Pinnacle Horror November 2003


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Obsession
Written as Wendy Morgan

WHERE DARKNESS LIVES

For Megan McKenna, things have always come easy. Her privileged life in Crawford Corners, Connecticut has left her wanting for nothing...until now. Lately, things have been happening. Strange things. Dark things. Evil things. People seeing her in places she's never been. Ugly incidents befalling those she cares about. Whispers of witchcraft that raise questions about where she comes from...and who might want her out of the way...


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Published: Pinnacle Horror December 2003


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Possession
Written as Wendy Morgan

THE OTHER SIDE OF DARKNESS

Candra Bowen has been living a lie. All her life she's been an outsider, but now she finally has everything she's ever wanted. She's been posing as her twin sister Megan McKenna-while Megan lies comotose under a spell summoned from the depths of hell. But black magic can have deadly consequences, and Candra is about to learn that her dalliance with the dark arts has awakened something sinister-something that wants both women-and will stop at nothing to possess them...


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Published: Walker Books, November 2008


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LILY DALE: CONNECTING

Will a shocking secret change Calla’s life forever?

Although Lily Dale is a world apart from her old life in sunny Florida, Calla has finally accepted her ability to communicate with the Other Side. But the person Calla is most desperate to connect with is the one spirit whose energy she can’t seem to feel anywhere: her mother. It seems like a lifetime has passed since her mother’s death, and she’s still no closer to finding out the truth. But as she and Jacy grow closer, his visions show Calla in serious danger. Together they must try to make sense of the signs they’ve been receiving from the Spirit world—and quickly. As long as her mother’s killer is still on the loose, Calla will never be safe.

Making her way back to Lily Dale with even more twists and turns, bestselling author Wendy Corsi Staub will have readers on edge in the third book of her thrilling paranormal series.


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Published: Walker Books for Young Readers, June 2009


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LILY DALE: BELIEVING

Bestselling Author Wendy Corsi Staub takes readers back to Lily Dale for more mystery, suspense, and romance in the thrilling sequel to Lily Dale: Awakening.

After her tumultuous summer in Lily Dale, Calla has decided to stay, knowing there is still much more to learn about her mother's untimely death. As school begins at Lily Dale High, Calla finallys tarts to feel at home in her new town. Despite her excitement over the affections of Blue Slayton and her growing feelings for Jacy Bly, Calla can't ignore the urgency of her latest visions. Someone is desperately trying to contact her again-this time because the killer, whose victim she helped locate, has kidnapped another girl and may be after Calla next. Unless she learns to trust the warnings she's receiving from the spirit world, Calla could be in serious danger.


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Published: Walker Books for Young Readers, June 2009


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LILY DALE: AWAKENING

She may be able to see the future, but she needs to know what happened to her past.

Calla thought that her boyfriend breaking up with her in a text message was the worst thing that could ever happen to her. But just two weeks later, her mother died in a freak accident, and life as she knew it was completely over. With her father heading to California for a new job, they decide that Calla should spend a few weeks with the grandmother she barely knows while he gets them set up on the west coast.

To Calla’s shock, her mother’s hometown of Lily Dale is almost entirely populated by spiritualists who can communicate with the dead—and her grandmother is one of them. Suddenly, the fact that her mother never talked about her past takes on more mysterious overtones. The longer she stays in town, the stranger things become, as Calla starts to experience unusual and unsettling events that lead her to wonder whether she has inherited her grandmother’s unique gift. Is it this gift that is making her suspect that her mother’s death was more than an accident, or is it just an overactive imagination? Staying in Lily Dale is the only way to uncover the truth. But will Calla be able to deal with what she learns about her mother's past and her own future?


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Published: Berkley JAM Books, May, 2004


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CAMPUS LIFE 101/CAMERON: THE SORORITY

In high school, Cameron, Zara, Kim, Bridget, and Allison were the best of friends. But in the next four years their lives will change drastically. This outstanding new series captures the mystique of college life: the parties, the problems, the fears and the freedom. Meet five young women who are living the experience, all across the country. Cameron is at South Florida State and she has one all-important, lifelong goal to accomplish--pledging.

COLLEGE LIFE 101 Cameron, Zara, Allison, Kim, and Bridget. It seemed like they'd been friends forever, and they'd stay friends forever. But now college has scattered them all over the country, from South Florida to Seattle. New friends. New boys. New possibilities. New lives. Can their friendship really survive...?


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Published: Berkley, November, 2004


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CAMPUS LIFE 101/ZARA: THE ROOMMATE

Zara Benjamin can't believe she got an F on her bio quiz! How would she ever make it as a doctor? The pre-med program at Dannon, a prestigious New England women's college, had always been her parents' dream for her, but it's turning into Zara's nightmare! What's worse is having to deal with her incredibly obnoxious roommate, Clarice, and the stress of waiting for Jared to call!

COLLEGE LIFE 101 Cameron, Zara, Allison, Kim, and Bridget. It seemed like they'd been friends forever, and they'd stay friends forever. But now college has scattered them all over the country, from South Florida to Seattle. New friends. New boys. New possibilities. New lives. Can their friendship really survive...?


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Published: Berkley,
April, 2005


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CAMPUS LIFE 101/KIM: THE PARTY

Wild Nights... Kim didn't exactly choose Summervale for its academic reputation. The best thing about this huge Midwestern university is that it's a total party school. And Kim's taking full advantage: she hasn't been home one night since she got here! The partying is great - though being hungover and broke most of the time isn't so wonderful. Still, isn't that what going to college is all about? Sure, it's a little out of control sometimes, but she can't seem to stop. And she also can't stop thinking about Joe. At first, he seemed way too studious and straight-arrow to be her type - but she can't get him out of her mind. The only problem is, she may be getting too wild for Joe to handle...

COLLEGE LIFE 101 Cameron, Zara, Allison, Kim, and Bridget. It seemed like they'd been friends forever, and they'd stay friends forever. But now college has scattered them all over the country, from South Florida to Seattle. New friends. New boys. New possibilities. New lives. Can their friendship really survive...?


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Published: Zebra March 1995;
Reissue: October 2000


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Witch Hunt

Abbey Hanover's parents have just inherited a run-down old house in Seacliffe, Massachusetts. Being forced to spend the summer there is bad enough, but the place gives Abbey the creeps. Especially when she learns that Felicity Crane, a teenaged girl who lived there 300 years before, was falsely accused of being a witch...and hanged.

Then Abbey meets Zachariah, a guy who wears weird-looking clothes and talks strangely. So does Elspeth, who breaks into Abbey's house one night and threatens her with a knife. Soon Abbey makes a shocking discovery: Zachariah and Elspeth are really time travelers from the long-ago past!

Now, as Abbey suddenly find herself hurtling back through time, she meets the real Felicity Crane. Can Abbey save Felicity from the hangman's noose...or will she be the one who's branded as a witch--and sentenced to die?

Reviews: "This time-travel suspense novel has an extra twist. Not only does the narrator, Abbey Harmon, find herself traveling back to the days of the Salem witch trials, but also she leaves her own reality in 1963, giving teen readers a good look at what life was like when their parents were in high school. Staub provides a good mix of history, humor, and romance as well as a high level of suspense without gratuitous violence as Abbey searches for a way to alter history and save Felicity Crane and an unidentified stranger (who turns out to be Abbey herself) from being hung as witches. Abbey is intelligent, witty, and believable, without being too good to be true. The 1960s family dynamic is right on target, and the author handles the vagaries of time travel in a convincing and consistent manner. A refreshing step-up from much that's available for young adults who read horror fiction." Jeanne Triner, Booklist


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224 Pages
Published: 9/2000


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Halloween Party

One of today's most talented and promising writers on the young adult scene now crafts a terrifying tale about a young woman who has everything: good grades, good friends, and a boyfriend who is a major hunk. But someone wants to take it all away--a stalker who has something very special in mind for her birthday/Halloween party.

A BIRTHDAY TO DIE FOR Sam Genetti has everything she wants. Good grades, good friends, and a boyfriend who's a major hunk--football star Wyatt Moran.

But someone wants to take it all away. Someone who's watching her every move. Making crank phone calls. Sending threatening notes. Breaking into her house.

Now, Halloween's nearly here--and Sam's friends are planning a party for her seventeenth birthday. But not even Sam knows how special it's going to be. Because her unknown stalker plans on coming with his own very special gift...wrapped in blood.

Sam's blood.

Don't close your eyes and make a wish, Sam, because the minute you do, you'll be dead!


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208 Pages
Published: 8/2000


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Turning Seventeen: More Then This

"I'm not the kind of girl who cheats on her boyfriend.

And I love Alex. Really. But Scott is totally amazing. Now I'm not sure what kind of girl I am." -- Jessica

Kerri, Jessica, Maya, and Erin.

They're ready for life.

They're ready for love.

They're turning Seventeen. . .


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197 Pages
Published: 1/2001


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Turning Seventeen: This Boy is Mine

"Why is she jealous? She said he was just a friend. I mean, I didn't do anything wrong. Not yet."

--Jessica

Kerri, Jessica, Maya, and Erin. They're ready for life. They're ready for love.

They're turning seventeen....


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Published:Zebra Books, September, 2000


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Prince Harry

Written under the pseudonym Wendy Brody


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Published: Berkley, December, 1997


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CAMPUS LIFE 101/BRIDGET: THE FLING

CAN LONG-DISTANCE LOVE LAST? Bridget and Grant have been friends since childhood and a devoted couple since high school. But now, their plans to attend college together in Seattle have been postponed because of Grant's father's death. It's only temporary. She'll spend just one semester alone, and then they can be reunited. But even a day apart feels like an eternity...until Bridget starts babysitting for a very attractive single father. It's hard enough resisting temptation but it gets worse when she grows suspicious about Grant and one of her very best friends! Now, as tensions mount, she wonders...can she trust Grant? Can she trust Allison? Can she trust herself?

COLLEGE LIFE 101 Cameron, Zara, Allison, Kim, and Bridget. It seemed like they'd been friends forever, and they'd stay friends forever. But now college has scattered them all over the country, from South Florida to Seattle. New friends. New boys. New possibilities. New lives. Can their friendship really survive...?


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Published: Berkley, January, 1998


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CAMPUS LIFE 101/ALLISON: THE TOWNIE

Cameron, Zara, Allison, Kim, and Bridget. Readers have become a part of this circle of friends with the previous Campus Life 101 books. And now, book five takes readers to Upstate New York, where poor Allison has to live at home, work as a waitress-and commute to school. All she wants to do is leave the nest...but how can she fly when half the time her parents won't even let her drive?

COLLEGE LIFE 101 Cameron, Zara, Allison, Kim, and Bridget. It seemed like they'd been friends forever, and they'd stay friends forever. But now college has scattered them all over the country, from South Florida to Seattle. New friends. New boys. New possibilities. New lives. Can their friendship really survive...?


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Published: Berkley, February, 1998


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CAMPUS LIFE 101/THE REUNION

Cameron, Zara, Allison, Kim and Bridget. It seemed like they'd be friends forever. Until college happened. Now, they're all going their separate ways and leading new lives. But what about the group? Will they still be friends?

COLLEGE LIFE 101 Cameron, Zara, Allison, Kim, and Bridget. It seemed like they'd been friends forever, and they'd stay friends forever. But now college has scattered them all over the country, from South Florida to Seattle. New friends. New boys. New possibilities. New lives. Can their friendship really survive...?


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Published: Archway Paperback, May, 1995


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REAL LIFE: HELP ME

A young girl begins to question her sanity when she experiences severe depressions that threaten to overtake her life, and she decides to seek help when her mother, who had valued self-sufficiency, commits suicide.

MY LIFE WAS LIKE A ROLLER COASTER... One day I was frantically planning out every detail of some great project, and the next I couldn't even get out of bed. But I knew I had to handle my moods myself. In my family we solved our own problems.

I was in trouble in school, too. My mom said it was just "teenage mischief." But she didn't know I was failing my classes. And she didn't know about the horrible darkness that swallowed me up sometimes. I couldn't tell her, either--my mom wouldn't want a daughter who was crazy.

But then something terrible happened, and I realized I had to get help. Now. Before it was too late.


Out of Print
Published: Harperpaperbacks, May, 1993

Received 1993 "Rita" award for Best Young Adult Novel


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Summer Lightning

Melissa Loring knew she was a lucky girl. She had everything she'd ever dared ask for, including the love of Tripp, a handsome, devoted boyfriend. But on her 17th birthday, a ghost reveals himself as her invisible protector, and now Melissa must decide whether to accept the love of a specter--or hold on to Tripp.


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Published: Silhouette Books, July, 1994


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THE LOOP/CJ: GETTING IT TOGETHER

Disillusioned by her failed diet, cramped apartment, uneventful career, and complete lack of romance, twenty-one-year-old C. J. Clarke feels that nothing is going as she expected, until things suddenly take a turn for the better.

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Published: Silhouette Books, November, 1994


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THE LOOP/CJ: GETTING ATTACHED

Now that she's fallen for David, he's suddenly acting noncommittal. How can C.J. Clarke convince him that they're ready for the next logical step: an engagement ring?!

 


Out of Print
Published: 6/1995


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THE LOOP/CJ: GETTING HITCHED

Caught up in the chaos of wedding preparations, C. J. Clarke finds herself nearly panicking over what she is getting herself into and fearing that if her fiance, David, discovers her secret, he will call the whole thing off.


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192 Pages
Published: 8/2000


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Charmed: Voodoo Moon

If her soul is bound by an evil spell, Call back her spirit with a ringing bell, Salt in her left hand, gold in her right Will cast out the dark and restore her soul's light.

The Halliwells are on vacation. It's time to party in New Orleans.

But on Prue, Piper, and Phoebe's first night in the Big Easy, Phoebe has a dream filled with images of strange, violent rituals under a full moon.

Soon after, a new friend of Prue's disappears-on the night of the full moon! When the Charmed Ones try to find her, they are drawn into a dark world of voodoo sorcery...a powerful magic like nothing the sisters have ever seen.


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224 Pages
Published: 5/2000


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Gossip

Ever hear a killer rumor?

It seemed like a fun thing for Cathy, Derrick, and Travis to do: Start a rumor and follow it. Like that grade-school game "telephone." Maybe someone's feelings would get hurt.

No big deal.

No one was supposed to end up in jail. No one was supposed to die.

But in the real world, sometimes there's a fine line between the sting of truth and the damage of...gossip.


$10.00
Published: 3/1998


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Party of Five: A Family Album

In the hit FOX series "Party of Five", five determined siblings--Charlie, Bailey, Julia, Claudia, and Owen--struggle to stay together as a family after the death of their parents. Now, this 'family album" fans revisit favorite episodes in an entirely new way, revealing the unseen letters, diary entries, and keepsakes which chronicle the lives of these much-loved characters.


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$5.99
Published: 7/1999


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The Long Way Home

New in the Friends romance series

When it comes to matters of the heart, you can always trust your friends...

Cira Valentino came to America with her best friend Lucia, eager to build a new life--and find a new love. But the hustle and bustle of the city made Cira long for the small village of her youth. Until she met Thatcher Montgomery, a handsome young American who stole her heart. And now Cira is torn--between her loyalty to her true friend...and true love.

* A nostalgic glimpse of American immigrants at the turn of the century

Reviews:

"Although the picturesque setting varies more, Wendy Corsi Staub's novel shares many of the most romantic elements of the movie Titanic. This is a pleasing love story about the class distinctions of an era, about friendship and family, and about letting go of love only to discover that love can never really be gone."
—Romantic Times Magazine


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Published: Zebra Bouquet; August, 2000


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Ask Me Again
Written as Wendy Morgan

Reviews:

"Gifted new author Wendy Morgan spins a sensuous yet lighthearted tale." -- Romantic Times

"Patience Magee is a savvy, intelligent woman with an attitude and a temper. From the opening scene this heroine is depicted with a fiery disposition that attracts and repels. You'll either love Patience or hate her. Jace Hoffman was the most boring, ordinary man she knew in college. This was not a person skilled in the art of inspiring thrills. Years later Patience sees him again at a friend's wedding and falls for this Wall Street executive against her independent best interests. She has no need for the interference of domestic or romantic issues. Jace reciprocates her affection, and their relationship leads to steamy seduction and sparkling dialogue as they play off each other's wit. Morgan's fast pace and shock-value scenes will entertain genre fans looking for an unusual read. A polished, skillful delivery." -- Affaire de Couer

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Published: Zebra Bouquet; October, 1999


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Loving Max
Written as Wendy Morgan

SHE'D LEARNED TO LIVE IN THE SHADOWS

There was a time when bubbly Olivia Halloran was the ultimate carefree California girl--happily married to a charming, wealthy businessman. But that was before her husband's violent treachery forced Olivia to take her young son and flee in the middle of the night. Now, living under an assumed name in a small town far from the bright lights of L.A., the last thing Olivia needs is to call attention to herself--or to get involved with anyone again. So when she rescues two young children from drowning, she suddenly finds herself in the media spotlight. For the spirited twins turn out to belong to the mysterious Max Rothwell, a brooding, reclusive man Olivia is irresistibly attracted to. ...

UNTIL LOVE BROUGHT HER HEART OUT OF HIDING

Haunted by his own secrets and the tragic death of his wife, Max wants nothing to do with romance. Though he's drawn to Olivia's quiet strength and compassionate nature, something tells him she's not who she appears to be. What begins as a reluctant truce soon grows into a sensual longing, bringing two wounded souls together in a tender passion that may heal them both if they can learn to trust in their hearts...

Reviews:

"Wendy Morgan weaves together a very emotional storyline and a suspenseful conflict into a solid romance in her debut novel." Romantic Times


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Out of Print
Published: 5/1995

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Mitzi Malloy and the Anything-But-Heavenly Summer

Yesterday, Maddie, Nathan, Thea, and Bryan were best friends at Silver Falls High. Today they're Guardian Angels, earning their wings by looking out for other kids--like Mitzi Malloy. Mitzi is devastated by the fact that her parents are separating, so she decides to run away. Can angel-in-training Maddie get Mitzi back on track?


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Published: 7/1995

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Brittany Butterfield and the Back-To-School Blues

Brittany Butterfield figures that her life can't get any worse--she starting at a new school, and her two best friends now have boyfriends. Then she makes a new friend. Can Nathan help her find the confidence to enter a writing contest? From the author of Mitzi Malloy and the Anything-But-Heavenly Summer.


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$19.95
182 Pages
Published: 6/1996


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Murder on Broadway (With Ed Koch)

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"Readers who find New Yorkers' in-your-face attitude appealing will enjoy former mayor Koch's latest mystery/memoir. It's obvious that Mr. Mayor can't quite let go of the glory years, but if readers can overlook his almost nonstop self-flattery, there's a nicely inventive plot and a cast of intriguing characters waiting to be discovered. The fictional Koch is attending a popular Broadway musical whose plot involves a love triangle. At the height of the action, the female lead is supposed to shoot one of her lovers. But this night, to the audience's horror, the shots that ring out are real, and one of the cast members lies dead on stage. Of course, Koch figures to outsmart both the NYPD and the murderer, and to no one's surprise, he's ultimately successful, winning the approbation of the press, theatergoers, and his many fans. Like Koch, this mystery is flamboyant, over the top, and pushy. But it's also clever and entertaining."
—Emily Melton, Booklist


$5.99
288 Pages
Published: 11/1998


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Murder on 34th Street

Christmas in New York. The city's legendary Ramsey's Department Store is suffering its worst season in years. General manager Barnaby Tischler knows it's because their rival, Weatherly's superstore, is scaring off the store's customers--with bomb threats! But when Ramsey's Santa-for-hire is found in a utility closet shot through the heart, Tischler's only hope lies in his old buddy, Mayor Ed Koch.


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256 Pages
Published: 10/1999


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The Senator Must Die

It begins on an autumn night in the Big Apple. Ed Koch, his bodyguards, and U.S. Senator Anson Hubbard are about to travel from a press conference on Wall Street to a well-earned dinner in Chinatown when the party is brutally ambushed. By the time the shooting stops, a bodyguard is dead and Ed Koch is determined to unravel a mystery that strikes too close to home.

Senator Hubbard has been campaigning for a full accounting of gold looted by the Nazis during the Holocaust and deposited into Swiss banks. Never one to shy away from a controversial cause, the mayor had used the Wall Street press conference to announce his full support of the Senator's investigation. While the mayor's staff immediately believes that Hizzoner was the intended victim of the assassination attempt, Koch isn't so sure, When Hubbard is seriously wounded by a sniper just before leaving for Switzerland, Koch's instincts prove accurate. Someone is out to stop the Senator's inquiry into the stolen fortune.

It's a web secrets that Koch is desperate to untangle, with little time to get the answers he seeks. Because not only are the descendants of Holocaust victims waiting for justice to be done, but lives are also at stake---and as Hizzoner soon discovers---one of them may be his own.

Fast-paced, colorful, and as timely as today's headlines, The Senator Must Die places Ed Koch on the international stage. From the concrete canyons of Manhattan to the Swiss Alps, the #1 New Yorker takes readers on another brilliant, unpredictable journey of mystery and intrigue.

Reviews:

"The Senator Must Die ( Oct.; 224 pp.; 1-57566-325-2): New York's greatest mayorþjust ask himþteams up for a third outing with Staub (Murder on 34th Street, 1997, etc.), this time thrusting his fictional alter ego into a Swiss/Nazi gold scandal that threatens the life of his old friend Sen. Anson Hubbardþa nice enough guy, but not a patch on Koch in the charisma department."
—Kirkus Reviews


Out of Print
Published: 1996

Dangerous


348 Pages
Published: 6/1997


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Wild

Working as a maid on the luxurious estate of a Miami businessman had its advantages--especially when A.J. Stutton met Marco Estevez. With his bronzed good looks and explosive sexuality, Marco tempted A.J. as no other man ever had...enticing her into his arms and a passionate affair that knew no bounds. But that was before a shocking murder forced A.J. to change her name, her looks, and flee for her life.

Only one other person knew what she had witnessed--the man whose seductive touch she couldn't resist. Now her dangerous desire for Marco would plunge her into a world of peril and sizzling passion, where she'd be torn between doubt and hope...between fear and a love that could keep her safe--if she dared to trust her heart...

Reviews:

"When A.J. Sutton witnesses a brutal murder at drug lord Victor Caval's Miami estate, she's forced to change her identity and go into hiding. Now, after a year of living in seclusion, her cover is broken and she's forcefully abducted by Marco Esteves, the man she had once loved, but who she believes is one of Victor's henchmen. Marco, who is actually an undercover DEA agent, knows that if Victor gets to A.J., she won't live long enough to testify against the drug lord. On the lam, A.J. and Marco's passion for each other reignites, and their relationship takes a deeper turnone of trust and respect. Fabio, whose name has graced the covers of several historical romances and last year's contemporary, Dangerous, is a definite smoldering presence in Marco's character, making this a must-read for his fans. Others will find a finely plotted story filled with nonstop action and well-developed characters. (July)"
—Publishers Weekly


$6.99
348 Pages
Published: 6/1998


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Mysterious

With his flowing blonde tresses, hard body, ice-blue eyes, and vulnerable heart, Fabio is a romance hero come to life. And now, this author delivers a sizzling new story of suspense and desire that will set readers' hearts on fire.


 
 


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