Join us for the launch of Alyssa Cole’s new book, AN EXTRAORDINARY UNION.
Elle Burns is a former slave with a passion for justice and an eidetic memory. Trading in her life of freedom in Massachusetts, she returns to the indignity of slavery in the South—to spy for the Union Army. Malcolm McCall is a detective for Pinkerton’s Secret Service. Subterfuge is his calling, but he’s facing his deadliest mission yet—risking his life to infiltrate a Rebel enclave in Virginia. Two undercover agents who share a common cause—and an undeniable attraction—Malcolm and Elle join forces when they discover a plot that could turn the tide of the war in the Confederacy’s favor. Caught in a tightening web of wartime intrigue, and fighting a fiery and forbidden love, Malcolm and Elle must make their boldest move to preserve the Union at any cost—even if it means losing each other…
Alyssa Cole is a science editor, pop culture nerd, and romance junkie who recently moved to the Caribbean and occasionally returns to her fast‐paced NYC life. When she’s not busy writing, traveling, and learning French, she can be found watching anime with her real‐life romance hero or tending to her herd of pets. In addition to writing, she founded and hosted the Jefferson Market Library Romance Book Club; she also taught Romance Writing for Beginners at Jefferson Market. She has participated in panels at RWA and other writing conferences, speaking on topics such as writing erotic romance and multicultural romance. She has contributed articles to publications including RT Book Reviews, Heroes and Heartbreakers, Romance at Random, and The Toast.
Alisha Rai has been enthralled with romance novels since she smuggled her first tattered Harlequin home from the library at the age of thirteen. A mild-mannered professional problem-solver by day, she pens sexy, emotional contemporaries and paranormals by night. When she’s not reading or working, Alisha loves to hang out with her close-knit family. She happily lives in a chaotic house filled with clutter, laughter, good food, boisterous kids, and very loud relatives.