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Brenda Jackson Celebrates Her 100th Novel

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Publication Date: November 2013


Publicity Contact:

Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati, Tel.215- 877-2012



Lathea Williams, Tel. 212-553-4206

E-mail: Lathea_Williams@Harlequin.ca


New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author



A Madaris BRIDE FOR Christmas



Brenda Jackson, in many ways, has become an extended family member to her countless loyal readers and fans.  They regularly interface with Jackson online at Facebook, Twitter, and her Web site.  Jackson keeps readers abreast of what’s happening with new books and other projects via her popular e-newsletters.  She rewards them through contests which coincide with Jackson’s publishing milestone triumphs and this November Jackson will hit another milestone as she’ll publish her 100th book — A MADARIS BRIDE FOR CHRISTMAS (Harlequin Kimani Arabesque  Press; November 2013).  


            In her New York Times and USA Today bestselling series of novels featuring the Madaris family, Brenda Jackson has chronicled the lives, loves and losses of three generations of an accomplished African-American clan and its notoriously charming men. 


            A MADARIS BRIDE FOR CHRISTMAS is a novel that features one of Jackson’s most unforgettable Madaris heroes yet. Lee Madaris, the owner of one of the hottest hotels on the Las Vegas Strip, knows his grandmother has pegged him to be the next Madaris to marry; and he intends to beat her at her own game. He refuses to let her play matchmaker and sets out to claim his destiny by finding a woman of his own.


            When Lee Madaris meets Carly Briggs at his hotel, there’s an undeniable urge between the two of them that makes Lee want more — forever. Now Lee only hopes the hotel’s gorgeous new pastry chef will accept his proposal of a marriage based solely on passion and convenience.


About the Author

Brenda Jackson is a prolific writer of contemporary multicultural romance novels is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author.  She is the first African-American female romance writer to become a USA TODAY and New York Times bestselling novelist. Jackson continues to reach new milestones as A MADARIS BRIDE FOR CHRISTMAS is her 100th original work.  She has lived her entire life in Jacksonville, Florida, and has been married to her childhood sweetheart, Gerald, for forty-one years. Visit her at www.brendajackson.net



Kimani Press is an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises Limited.  Kimani Press publishes women’s African-American fiction and non-fiction under the Arabesque, Sepia, New Spirit, Kimani Romance and Kimani Tru banners.  Harlequin Enterprises Limited is the global leader in series romance and one of the world’s leading publishers of women’s fiction, with titles issued worldwide in 28 languages and sold in 114 international markets. The company produces 110 titles monthly and publishes more than 1,100 authors from around the world. Harlequin Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange Harlequin’s Web site is located at www.eHarlequin.com. Harlequin has offices in 18 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York and London. For more information please visit www.eHarlequin.com or press.eHarlequin.com




On-sale November 2013; Mass Market Paperback & Trade paperback


by Brenda Jackson

ISBN 13: 978-0373091430-2; Price: 6.99 U.S. &  978-037309143-0; $14.99 U.S.


Publisher Imprint: Harlequin Kimani Arabesque Press, a division of Harlequin Enterprises Limited


For more information about A Madaris Bride for Christmas or to set up an interview with the author, please contact Lathea Williams at 212-553-4206| Lathea_Williams@harlequin.ca


Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati at (215) 877-2012| vlloydsgam@aol.com



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