*Fans and the publishing community at large were shocked and saddened by the untimely death of E. LYNN HARRIS in 2009. He had been working on several books and had finished one just before his death.

That new book, “In My Father’s House,” (St. Martin’s Press; June 22, 2010) will be published on the anniversary of his passing.

Only the world’s most beautiful models make the roster of Picture Perfect Modeling agency in Miami’s South Beach and they only do shoots for the most elite photographers and magazines.

They are fashionista royalty – and the owners, Bentley Dean and his beautiful partner Alexandra, know it. But even Picture Perfect isn’t immune from hard times, so when Sterling Sneed, a rich celebrity party planner promises to pay a ludicrously high fee for some models, Bentley finds he can’t refuse, even though the job is not exactly a photo shoot.

Bentley agrees to supply 15 gorgeous models as eye candy for an “A” list party. They just need to look good, be charming and, well, entertain the guests. They don’t have to do anything they don’t want to, but …

Bentley’s models are pros and he figures they can handle the pressure, until one drops out and Bentley asks his protégé Jah, a beautiful kid who Bentley treats as if he were his own son, to substitute.

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Suddenly, the stakes are much higher, particularly when Jah falls in love with the hottest African American movie star in America. Seth Sinclair is very handsome, very famous, and very married-and his closeted gay life makes him very dangerous as well.

Can Bentley’s fatherly guidance save Jah from making a fatal mistake? Hmm, that is the question. He answer, of course, is in E. Lynn Harris’ “In My Father’s House” out June 22.

E. LYNN HARRIS is the author of ten previous novels and the memoir What Becomes of the Brokenhearted. His recent novels Basketball Jones, Just Too Good to be True, and I Say a Little Prayer hit the bestseller lists in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and other publications. Harris divided his time between Atlanta, Georgia, and Fayetteville, Arkansas, before his death in 2009.