First Book in Deal Will be Released January 2017

Online PR News – 12-May-2016 – New York/NY – Carina Press today announced the signing of USA TODAY bestselling romance author Alexa Riley to a two-book deal.

“Alexa Riley knows exactly who her readers are and what they want in a story—and a hero,” said Angela James, Carina Press editorial director. “We’re excited to be working with this prolific author, with her dedicated fan base, fantastic storytelling and keen marketing sense.”

The first sexy contemporary romance in the deal, EVERYTHING FOR HER, features an older man so taken with a younger woman, he will do everything in his power to possess her. Preoccupied with her from the first moment he lays eyes on her, he becomes determined to care for her, protect her and give her the life he believes she deserves…if she lets him. EVERYTHING FOR HER will be published by Carina Press in January 2017 in digital and mass-market-paperback formats.

The deal was negotiated by James and Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency, with Harlequin acquiring World English & Audio rights. James will edit the books.

Alexa Riley is a pseudonym for the sassy dynamic duo of Melissa King and Lea Robinson. Both are married moms of two who love football, doughnuts and obsessed heroes in novels. They bonded over their love of steamy reads in the summer of 2013 and haven’t been able to stop talking since. Alexa Riley specializes in insta-love, over-the-top sweet and cheesy love stories that don’t take all year to read. If you want something safe, short and always with a happily-ever-after, then these are your girls. As a team, they are USA TODAY bestselling authors of more than 30 books.

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