EDISON –  Soul Mate Publishing announced the acquisition of a new contemporary African-American romance series from debut author Angeline M. Bishop.

Deborah Gilbert, Senior Editor of Soul Mate Publishing, secured world rights of the Sheridan series which follows the romantic relationships of the Sheridan siblings after the loss of their mother.  North Star takes inspirational themes of family bonds and community involvement and gives readers a passionate romance.

North Star, the first title, published in November 2011, will be followed by South Beach, Wild West, and Big East. This February, the North Star iPod Touch contest will promote the great artists on the North Star Soundtrack and Apple’s all-new iTune U app, which gives educators and students everything they need on their iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch to teach and take courses. Romance readers should visit www.angelinembishop.com for more contest details.

Inspired by the volunteers of a local community center and her ten year work experience at Rutgers University, Angeline created North Star leads Caresse Aldana and Graham Sheridan.  She desires to transport romance readers from their stressful lives with sensual love stories that feature captivating characters with strong family values.

Deborah Gilbert of SMP says: “We’re delighted with the success of North Star and proud to announce this new series as Angeline prepares for her first visit to Romance Slam Jam conference in Little Rock, Arkansas this spring. She’s a fantastic storyteller and we are very excited to continue our relationship with her.”

NORTH STAR is available for ebook purchase online through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Soul Mate Publishing.