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Mr. & Mrs. Smith meets Outlander in this action-packed Scottish romance where a marriage of convenience leads to secrets that could be deadly.

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He’s a heavenly outcast. She’s a mortal woman with unearthly gifts. Can they ward off a rising apocalypse?

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When times are tough, there’s always a little Blessings to go around

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A rugged Texas sheriff who must protect the woman who was once his sworn enemy...

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He's sent to kill his soul mate...can he?

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Is love just something you find in books?

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Is he on the rebound or just escaping a crazy Bridezilla?

Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden

Mark Bowden is an author, journalist, screenwriter, and teacher. His book Black Hawk Down; A Story of Modern War, (The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1999) is an international bestseller, which spent more than a year on The New York Times bestseller list (a month at number one), and was a finalist for the National Book Award. A story of the bloody 1993 battle American soldiers fought in Mogadishu, Somalia, it inspired the acclaimed feature film by director Ridley Scott. He also the author of the international bestseller Killing Pablo; The Hunt for the World’s Greatest Outlaw, (The Atlantic Monthly Press, 2001), which tells the story of the hunt for Colombian cocaine billionaire Pablo Escobar. Killing Pablo won the Overseas Press Club’s Cornelius Ryan Award as the best book of 2001, and is currently being adapted for film. Bowden wrote the original screenplay for both films. He is also the author of Doctor Dealer, (Warner Books, 1987), Bringing the Heat (Knopf, 1994), Our Finest Day, (Chronicle, 2002) and Finders Keepers, which was published by The Atlantic Monthly Press in October, 2002. All six books are in print.

Bowden contributes to The Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker, writes a weekly column for The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was a staff writer for 22 years, and is an adjunct professor at Loyola College of Maryland, where he teaches creative writing and journalism. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1951, and grew up in Glen Ellyn, Ill., Port Washington, N.Y. and Timonium, Md. He was graduated from Loyola College of Maryland in 1973 with a B.A. in English Literature. From that year until 1979 he wrote for the now defunct Baltimore News-American.

Bowden lives in southeastern Pennsylvania. He is married and has five children.

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