Neighborly Affection is coming to bookstores!

The Neighborly Affection series is going to be in bookstores!

The Neighborly Affection series is going to be in bookstores!

Yes, I’m so excited that I said it twice. It’s a sentence I never thought I’d be saying.

Playing the Game (Neighborly Affection #1) Coming to Books-A-Million in a paperback edition in November 2014!

Coming to Books-A-Million in a paperback edition in November 2014!

You know when you walk into a bookstore and there’s some idiot sitting cross-legged on the floor pulling out every book, reading the backs, and gathering a stack 15 books high to buy? That’s been me since I was 2 years old. I can’t even imagine what it’s going to be like to walk into a bookstore and see a book I wrote sitting on the shelves like it belongs there.

Kensington Books, my publisher, is launching a new program called Lyrical High Notes to put some ebooks into print. I’m sharing the flagship honors with fellow author Rebecca Zanetti.

When and where?

Playing the Game (Neighborly Affection #1) will be available in Books-A-Million stores across the United States starting in November. Crossing the Lines (Neighborly Affection #2) will follow in January.

Come say hi!

The other cool thing? Ms. Zanetti and I get to kick the whole thing off with an author signing event. You can come say hello and get books signed on Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Books-A-Million store in York, Pennsylvania. I’ll be the shy one stumbling over greetings and trying to pretend like I’m not completely in awe.

Also cool? November will mark exactly two years since I submitted Playing the Game to Lyrical Press and got their contract offer in return. Neighborly Affection is getting its print debut in the same month it got accepted in the first place. If fall weren’t already my favorite season, it would have to be now!

If anyone wants to put together a betting pool on whether I’ll pass out from all of the excitement, please put me down for twenty bucks on hell yes.

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. I’m so excited for you! And Rebecca is nice. I met her at the FF&P conference. When you see her, ask her if she remembers the dude in the SUV (or truck) who LOVED New Orleans! πŸ™‚ I was standing right beside her when that happened.

    Oh, and we have a Books & Co. in Dayton. I hope to see your books there so I can buy a hard copy. πŸ™‚

    • LOL, I’ll ask, Stacy! I’ve never met her, but I’m hoping we’ll have a fun afternoon together. πŸ™‚

      If you find the books in the wild, please snap a picture for me!

  2. Emille Wolstenholme

    Congratulations on getting into paperback. Hopefully, one of these days it may even make it across the pond.

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