Do not panic. The trio will be back.

The post title’s more for me than you. The “not currently available for purchase” message on a book page can be curl-up-in-a-ball panic-inducing for authors. (Possibly just me. I haven’t done a survey or anything.)

But the reason Playing the Game (Neighborly Affection #1) isn’t available right now is a good one: it’s getting a shiny new contract with Kensington Books, which just acquired Lyrical Press. So Henry, Alice, and Jay won’t be going home with anyone new for a few weeks while the behind-the-scenes stuff gets straightened out.

In other mind-blowing news, Playing the Game got the nod from reviewers at Red Hot Books and Satin Sheets Romance as a top read of 2013. Massive thanks go out to Shelly and Anna for the honor. It’s a fabulous cap on a wonderful year.

M.Q. Barber

M.Q. Barber is the USA Today bestselling author of the Neighborly Affection contemporary romance series. She's also an inveterate, unrepentant scribbler of ideas on whatever's handy.


  1. Phew!!! I was worried for a second. I went to get the link to share with a friend.

    • Sorry, Delphina! I promise, as soon as the book is back up under the Kensington banner, I’ll be posting about it like a madwoman. 🙂

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