Magnolia Press has recently acquired Lying in Love, a romantic suspense by author Alese Gwinn. Pitched during #DVPit as Law & Order SVU meets Criminal Minds, Lying in Love follows Amari, a young woman recently released from prison following the murder of her best friend. When her path crosses with Lochland Connors, an undercover FBI agent working what he thought would be a simple corruption case, the truth of what really happened the night of murder comes out.
Gwinn was inspired to write this book after hearing personal accounts of how the justice system — a system that is supposed to protect people — in fact fails them.
Lying in Love is set to be published in 2019.
Alese recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and also has a Psychology Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She won an honorable mention for the Jane Candia Coleman Award in Fiction in 2017 and 2018, as well as first place for the Ellie Wymard Award in Creative Nonfiction in 2018. Alese won first place in the Holl & Lane Magazine’s Heart & Soul Book Awards in fiction for her forthcoming novel, Exposed. When she isn't writing, you can catch her reading romance novels, listening to music, or dancing with her niece and nephews.