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LIVE - Jenna Miller with Alechia Dow, Jennifer Dugan, and Jenny L. Howe

March 6, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by An Unlikely Story
111 South St.
Plainville MA 02762

We have the perfect event for YA/Romance lovers! Jenna Miller joins us to share her new friends-to-enemies-to-lovers tale, We Got the Beat, featuring romance, fat representation, and a meaningful exploration on how past hurts can affect our future. Jenna will be joined by fellow authors Alechia Dow, Jennifer Dugan, and Jenny L. Howe. They will discuss their books, answer audience questions, and sign copies!

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HYBRID - Romance Book Club: Australian Romances

March 7, 2024
6:30 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Cheever Conference Room
66 Front St.
Ashland MA 01721

This month we are focusing on Australian Romances and Authors. There are lots of titles that fall into this category -maybe a heroine finds love in the Outback (remember The Thorn Birds?) or find one set along Australia's beautiful coasts or in its cosmopolitan cities. Australian authors also abound, penning novels set all over the world so you are guaranteed to find something that appeals. Whatever you pick, come ready to discuss, share and add some titles to your TBR pile!

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VIRTUAL - Romance Author Lyla Sage, In Conversation with Tarah DeWitt

March 9, 2024
2:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

You know we love book birthdays and we're excited to celebrate one with romance author Lyla Sage! Her new book, "Swift and Saddled", is the much anticipated sequel to "Done and Dusted". As you can probably tell from the titles and covers, they are cowboy stories with kick-butt heroines, bright blue skies, horses, and heart. We're looking forward to this conversation between Lyla and RomCom author Tarah DeWitt - book birthdays are the best with friends! We hope you can join us for what will be a fun and fascinating conversation!

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LIVE - The Happily-Ever-After Book Club Reads Sports Romances

March 10, 2024
2:30 PM
Hosted by Boston Public Library
Central Library in Copley Square
Commonwealth Salon
700 Boylston St.
Boston MA 02116

March Madness is in the air! In March we will be chatting about our favorite Sports Romances. Need a recommendation for a romance to read? Check out our suggestions, but don't feel pressured to read one! You can also ask for personalized recommendations from BPL librarians via Shelf Service.

Free Registration Required. Walk-ins welcome as space allows.

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VIRTUAL - Author Talk: Marcia A. Zug

March 11, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

Marcia A. Zug Discusses "You'll Do - A History of Marrying for Reasons Other Than Love": Why have people married through history? When you read about arranged marriages, marriages of convenience, dowries, etc. do you wonder what was the benefit of that particular system? Join us for this enlightening conversation with Professor Marcia Zug, as she discusses the history of marriage, how it's affected so many of our social norms, and if there is a benefit to taking economics and politics out of marriage so it can just be about love.

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LIVE - The Romance Book Group Reads Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan

March 12, 2024
7:15 PM
Hosted by Cambridge Public Library
Teen Room, Main Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge MA 02138

This group will explore the burgeoning genre of contemporary romance. Example selections include: Honey and Spice by Bolu Babalola and Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner. Copies of the print book are set aside at the Main Library Q&A Desk on the ground floor. Visit the Main Library at 449 Broadway during service hours and a staff member can help you check out a copy. This month’s book is available as a digital audiobook through Libby.

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VIRTUAL - Monster Romance Panel with Ashley Bennett, Kate Prior, and Colette Rhodes

March 14, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

We just love our Monster Romance Panels! This time, we welcome authors Ashley Bennett, Kate Prior, and Colette Rhodes as they talk about how is it different/same from PNR/Alien romances, their publishing journeys, and experience with Romancelandia. This is sure to be an amazing conversation!

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LIVE - MMarch with Nyla K., C. Rochelle, and M.A. Wardell

March 16, 2024
1:00 PM
Hosted by Grump & Sunshine Bookshop
159 High Street
Belfast ME 04974

Join Nyla K., C. Rochelle, and M.A. Wardell at Grump & Sunshine on March 16th for an Author Conversation and Signing! Purchasers of this ticket should arrive at Grump & Sunshine by 12:45pm for the Author Conversation to start at 1pm, the signing will follow. This tickets includes one book by each author (three books total) to be signed at the event.

Tickets required (includes three books, one by each author)

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HYRBID - A Conversation with Beverly Jenkins

March 23, 2024
2:00 PM
Hosted by Boston Public Library
Codman Square
Lecture Room
290 Washington St.
Dorchester MA 02124

USA Today’s Best Selling Author & NAACP Image Award Nominee Beverly Jenkins will discuss the favorite literary work she has written and how it relates to her community today. BPL Adult Librarian Alea Stokes will moderate the conversation.

Free Registration Required for in-person attendance

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VIRTUAL - Q&A with Jennifer McCord: Romance in Publishing

March 25, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

Thoughts on Where Its Been: How is it possible that the romance genre continues to be judged so harshly even though it is a multi-billion dollar industry, often supporting bookstores so they can also sell other genres? Join editor and publisher, Jennifer McCord, in this discussion of her 30 years in the industry - the trends she's seen, the writers she's supported, and her thoughts on Romancelandia.

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HYBRID - Romance Book Club: Portugal Romances

April 4, 2024
6:30 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Cheever Conference Room
66 Front St.
Ashland MA 01721

This month we are focusing on Portugal Romances. Find a book written by an author from Portugal or one set in the romantic narrow cobblestone streets and cafes of Lisbon or perhaps the sunny resorts and fishing villages of Portugal's south coast. Whatever you pick, come ready to discuss, share and add some titles to your TBR pile!

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LIVE - The Romance Book Group Reads The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

April 9, 2024
7:15 PM
Hosted by Cambridge Public Library
Teen Room, Main Library
449 Broadway
Cambridge MA 02138

This group will explore the burgeoning genre of contemporary romance. Example selections include: Honey and Spice by Bolu Babalola and Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner. Copies of the print book are set aside at the Main Library Q&A Desk on the ground floor. Visit the Main Library at 449 Broadway during service hours and a staff member can help you check out a copy. This month’s book is available as a digital audiobook through Libby.

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LIVE - Play Balls! A sports romance party

April 13, 2024
5:30 PM
Hosted by Grump & Sunshine Bookshop and Cocktale Books
159 High Street
Belfast ME 04974

Join us on April 13th at 5:30 for Play Balls!— a sports romance party! What is included in your ticket? The Rule Book by Sarah Adams; A Bookish Ball Cap; Food to be Announced + More to come! Cocktale Books will be providing a Specialty Cocktail, Wine, and Prosecco Pong. Attendees are encouraged to wear jerseys, hats, etc to support their favorite sports team - real or fictional!

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LIVE - Margaret Porter

April 18, 2024
6:30 PM
Hosted by Gibson's Bookstore
45 South Main St.
Concord NH 03301

Gibson's Bookstore is pleased to welcome back local author Margaret Porter, with her first contemporary romance, A Change of Location! A publicity-averse location scout fears her relationship with an English aristocrat, owner of the estate where her film is shooting, will draw press attention and expose a relative's criminal past. Can't make this event? Order the book through our website, and leave your personalization/signing request in the order notes!

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LIVE - Marisa Kanter in conversation with Jenny Howe

April 29, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge MA 02140

Porter Square Books is delighted to welcome Marisa Kanter for the release of Finally Fitz! RSVP to let us know you're coming and to receive event updates! A bisexual teen girl tries to make her ex jealous by faking an Instagram romance that leads to surprisingly real feelings in this hijinks-filled rom-com perfect for fans of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and She Gets the Girl.

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HYBRID - Romance Book Club: Canadian Romances

May 2, 2024
6:30 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Cheever Conference Room
66 Front St.
Ashland MA 01721

This month we are focusing on Canadian Romances. Lots of Canadian authors and all sorts of romance genres to pick from this month. Perhaps you'll find that opposites attract in Vancouver, a complicated love triangle has developed in Toronto or a soulmate is found in Nova Scotia. Whatever you pick, come ready to discuss, share and add some titles to your TBR pile!

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VIRTUAL - Romance Book Recs and Conversation with Lorelei of Lorelei's Lit Lair

May 8, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

If you know romance, you probably know Lorelei! Affectionately referred to as a passionate Romance Ambassador, Lorelei has been offering book recommendations, author spotlights, giveaways and connecting authors with readers through social media since 2010, providing a safe and friendly environment for book lovers around the globe. We are so pleased to be in conversation with Lorelei about how (and why) she got started, her most memorable author-meet moments, and books she's reading and recommending. We hope you can join us!

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LIVE - MerMay with Emma Hamm, Desirée M. Niccoli, and Jessica S. Taylor

May 11, 2024
1:00 PM
Hosted by Grump & Sunshine Bookshop
159 High Street
Belfast ME 04974

Join Emma Hamm, Jessica S. Taylor, and Desirée M. Niccoli at Grump & Sunshine on May 11th for a Mermaid Romance Signing! Select at least one MerMay book and add-on any extra books to have signed at the event. Tickets are not necessarily required to attend this event, but there will be a limited amount of books available to be signed for walk-ins.

Free Tickets Recommended (books can be ordered)

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VIRTUAL - Read "Romancing Mister Bridgerton" by Julia Quinn

May 15, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

We just had to have an extra Romance Book Club discussion this month! Four episodes of Season 3, Penelope and Colin's story, is coming out on Thursday, May 16th with the subsequent four episodes dropping on June 13. To prepare, we need to discuss, "Romancing Mister Bridgerton"! For those of you in the know, you are aware that this is the 4th book in the series and Shondaland has made a creative decision to skip Book 3 (Benedict and Sophia's story) for now. It'll be fascinating to see how they make this palatable to long time Julia readers while also appealing to new ones. Let's talk about the book because we need to discuss the source material - and it'll be fun!

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LIVE: 3nd Annual Rom-Con Romance Festival

May 18, 2024

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
129 Main St
Ashland MA 01721

Come hang out with some of your favorite authors (or meet some new faves!): Kate Canterbary, Loretta Chase, Kosoko Jackson, Carla Kelly, Kathryn Ann Kingsley, Caroline Linden, Jessica Martin, Tori Anne Martin, Cecilia Tan, and Maria Vale! We're looking forward to a day of a booksale/signing, panels, and small group discussions. So, grab your fancy hats and comfy shoes and come on out! Stay tuned for details for the day (but, for those who have been with us before, we will not be overlapping panels with discussion groups!). Books for sale and signing will be provided by Aesop's Fable (Holliston). You can also PREORDER books from our authors and Aesop's will bring them to the Fest for you to have signed (stay tuned for the link). And, finally, if you have books by our authors at home, please feel free to bring them and have them signed. Registration is Requested so we know how many chairs to put out (and you'll get handy reminders). But, walk ins are definitely welcome if the mood strikes you on the day of.

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VIRTUAL - Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month with Romance Author Camilla Evergreen

May 20, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

We are thrilled to be chatting with romance author Camilla Evergreen whose book "How to Find Love When You're Weird" makes it clear that people on the spectrum, (in fact, ALL people) are worthy of love and an HEA (happily ever after). In fact, we would posit, that it's the very neurodiverse characteristics that make someone even more attractive to the right person. We can't wait for this conversation and hope you can join us!

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HYBRID - Romance Book Club: Eastern European Romances

June 6, 2024
6:30 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Cheever Conference Room
66 Front St.
Ashland MA 01721

This month we are focusing on Eastern European Romances. It could be set in Russia during the days of Catherine the Great (yes, the geography is debatable but let's include Russia for our purposes this month) or perhaps the Cold War conspires against two star-crossed lovers. Many romance authors have also been inspired by the folktales and fantasy of Eastern Europe (think Transylvania). Whatever you pick, come ready to discuss, share and add some titles to your TBR pile!

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VIRTUAL - Reading the Rainbow: An LGBTQ+ Book Group - The Queer Principles of Kit Webb

June 11, 2024
6:00 PM
Hosted by Boston Public Library
Central Library in Copley Square
Mezzanine Conference Room 2
700 Boylston St.
Boston MA 02116

Reading the Rainbow is an online-exclusive book group geared towards members of the LGBTQ+ community interested in reading queer fiction, memoirs, and graphic novels. While we typically focus on reads that center sapphic, transgender, and nonbinary identities, we also read books revolving around other queer identities. All communication will take place via text chat on the messaging platform Discord: no webcam or microphone needed! Join us this month for a lively discussion of Cat Sebastian's The Queer Principles of Kit Webb, where Lord Holland must go against his gentlemanly behavior to save himself and a beloved friend and reclaim a book that once belonged to his mother by taking lessons in thievery from the dashing Kit Webb.

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VIRTUAL - The Two Nerdy History Girls Ride Again!

June 17, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

We're at it again! We keep having so much fun with Loretta and Susan that we had to keep bringing them back for encore performances. You know them as the Two Nerdy History Girls - authors Loretta Chase and Susan Holloway Scott were the originators of the infamous blog. We, once again, have Loretta and Susan here to answer all of our burning questions. How do they find interesting tidbits of historical lore, which libraries of the world have they visited, and how do they avoid the inescapable "rabbit hole"? We can't wait for what we know is going to be a fascinating conversation between these two friends and researchers.

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LIVE - Q&A and Signing with K.J. Micciche

June 22, 2024
2:00 PM
Hosted by Grump & Sunshine Bookshop
159 High Street
Belfast ME 04974

Join us on June 22nd for a Q&A and signing with K.J. Micciche! The event will begin at 2pm and attendees are encouraged to arrive ten minutes early to grab a seat. Each attendee will receive a copy of A Storybook Wedding, K.J.'s second novel, to be signed at the event!

Tickets Required (inclues a copy of book

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VIRTUAL - Bridgerton Discussion: Season Three

July 10, 2024
7:00 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA 01721

The highly anticipated Julia Quinn's 'Bridgerton: Season Three' is coming to Netflix in two parts on May 16 and June 13 brought to us by Shondaland! To celebrate, a few weeks ago we chatted about the book, "Romancing Mister Bridgerton" - which is actually book 4 in the series - what we liked and how excited we are for the show. Now we're talking about how the show was! Did it meet our expectations? What we liked or didn't like? How much did you love Penelope and Colin's story? Are your eyes bleeding from bingeing it?

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LIVE: RomantiConn 2024

July 26-27, 2024

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Trumbull Marriott Shelton
180 Hawley Lane
Trumbull CT 06611

Welcome to the RomantiConn 2024 Author Signing Event brought to you by Kitty Berry Books, LLC. It’s a fun-filled event where authors and readers share their love of fangirling, book-boyfriends, and all things related to books and romance. RomantiConn is committed to bringing attendees a variety of sub-genres to fully explore the vast array of Romance. Multi-author signing both days.

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