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VIRTUAL: Romance Book Club Discusses The Soulmate Equation, by Christina Lauren

August 2, 2021
8:00 PM
Hosted by Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café
Mystic CT

Join Romance Book Club to discuss The Soulmate Equation, by Christina Lauren. This month's meeting will be held virtually on Facebook at 8 PM EST. Interested in joining? Email events@mysticbooksinc.com.

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VIRTUAL: Romance Book Club reads Alexis Daria

August 5, 2021
7:00 PM
Virtual Meeting: Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA

Our Romance Book Club is reading books by author Alexis Daria. Read any book by Alexis and come ready to discuss (and add to your TBR pile!). Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them, they will be coming from ashlandprograms@minlib.net.

Free registration

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LIVE: Essex River Cruise with Jodie Slaughter

August 10, 2021
6:00 PM
Hosted by Copper Dog Books
Essex MA

Do you love steamy summer romance novels? How about river cruises on a hot summer night? Come sail away with us on August 10th at 6pm aboard the Essex River Queen for a fun-filled night with Jodie Slaughter, author of White Whiskey Bargain, Andrea Martucci, host of the Shelf Love Podcast and your romance-friendly booksellers at Copper Dog Books. There will be a book signing, a moderated Q and A, mingling (of course), cheese and crackers, desserts, and a cash bar. Tickets are $20 for the cruise and don't forget to buy a signed book!

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VIRTUAL: Jodie Slaughter

August 11, 2021
7:00 PM
Virtual Meeting: Hosted by Copper Dog Books
Beverly MA

Are you obsessed with marriage of convenience and enemies to lovers tropes in romance novels? Guess what? We have a Very Exciting event for you featuring two local leaders of the romance genre! Join local romance author Dame Jodie Slaughter and Shelf Love Podcast host Andrea Martucci in conversation as they talk about White Whiskey Bargain — an enemies to lovers multicultural romance novel that takes place in small-town Appalachia. You won’t wanna miss this steamy read!

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VIRTUAL: Bookstore Romance Day - Martha Waters and Manda Collins

August 21, 2021
6:00 PM
Virtual Meeting: Hosted by An Unlikely Story
Plainville MA

Join us in celebrating Bookstore Romance Day with rom-com authors Martha Waters and Manda Collins. Martha is the author of the popular Regency Vows series. The first book in the series, To Have and to Hoax, got rave reviews and the second book in the series, To Love and to Loathe, was named a most anticipated romance by Oprah Daily, BuzzFeed, and more! Manda's novel, A Lady's Guide to Mischief and Mayhem, is a fun historical rom-com that fans of Julia Quinn, and Netflix's Enola Holmes will love! During this virtual event, Martha and Manda will discuss their books, writing in the romance genre, and answer audience questions.

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VIRTUAL: Romance Book Club reads K.J. Charles

September 2, 2021
7:00 PM
Virtual Meeting: Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA

In anticipation of KJ's virtual visit to the APL, our Romance Book Club is reading books by author her! Read any book by KJ and come ready to discuss. Then, be ready to join us on Saturday, Sept 18th at 11am ET to meet the author herself! Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them, they will be coming from ashlandprograms@minlib.net.

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VIRTUAL: K.J. Charles

September 18, 2021
11:00 AM
Virtual Meeting: Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA

A Conversation with Author KJ Charles: We're meeting one of our favorite Romance Book Club authors! KJ Charles writes everything from paranormal to historical to adventures - always with M/M characters that you will be rootin' for! Her stories are lush and thought provoking. We hope you can join us for this special event! You can buy signed (by bookplate) books by KJ through Bank Square Books! Just click on the link for more information. Please register for this event and you'll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them, they will be coming from ashlandprograms@minlib.net

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LIVE: Fall in Love New England: Reader Meets Authors Conference

October 15-16, 2021
Boxborough Regency Hotel
242 Adams Pl.
Boxborough MA 01719

Festivities start at 2 pm on Friday with a selection of workshops and conclude in the evening with our Halloween dinner party and great basket giveaway. The two-day ticket will also include all the activities scheduled below in our one-day ticket option. A one-day ticket is for those who want to spend the full day with us on Saturday only. We are chock-a-block full of fun-fuelled entertainment including author panels, author spotlights, games, book crafts, our meet and greet charm brunch, author-decorated dinner tables, Yankee book swap, and early access to our fabulous book signing. Readers will receive a unique conference goodie bag at registration check-in. All Ticket sales end October 1, 2021, so don't wait!!

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