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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: HEA Romance Book Club at Porter Square Books

September 12, 2021
4:00 PM
Hosted by Porter Square Books
Cambridge MA

Our selection for this month is The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid. Join the Facebook group (link below) to get the Zoom link, or to find out the location if we elect to meet in person.

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VIRTUAL: Romance Book Club Discusses Incense and Sensibility, by Sonali Dev

Septemer 13, 2021
8:00 PM
Hosted by Bank Square Books and Savoy Bookshop & Café
Mystic CT

Join Romance Book Club to discuss Incense and Sensibility, by Sonali Dev. 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: 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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VIRTUAL: Beyond the Ballroom: Victorian Romance & Extraordinary Women with Evie Dunmore

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

Throughout history, ordinary women have done extraordinary things: they organized, they rallied, they asked for their rights, and they propped up modern society with tireless manual labour. All of these efforts converge in the late Victorian era, where Evie Dunmore sets her romance novels. Join her virtually for a discussion about Happy Ever Afters, women's rights, and modern women in bygone days. There will be a Q & A after the presentation. Evie Dunmore wrote The League of Extraordinary Women inspired by the magical scenery of Oxford and her passion for romance, women pioneers, and all things Victorian. Her 2019 debut Bringing Down the Duke was an NPR & Publisher's Weekly favorite. In her civilian life, she is a strategy consultant with a M.Sc. in Diplomacy from Oxford.

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HYBRID (Live and Virtual) - Romance Book Club: Read Talia Hibbert

October 7, 2021
6:30 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
66 Front St.
Ashland MA

This is our first hybrid Romance Book Club! You can join in person or online—whatever is most convenient for you. We are reading books by author Talia Hibbert. Read any book by Talia (although the Brown sisters series comes highly recommended!) and come ready to discuss (and add to your TBR pile).

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LIVE: Fall in Love New England

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!!

Advance Tickets Required

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VIRTUAL: Alyssa Cole at the Boston Book Festival

October 20, 2021
TBA
Virtual Event: Hosted by Boston Book Festival 2021
Boston MA

Alyssa Cole is an award-winning, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical, contemporary, and sci-fi romance. Her contemporary rom-com, A Princess in Theory was one of the New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2018, and her books have received critical acclaim from Library Journal, BuzzFeed, Kirkus, Booklist, Jezebel, Vulture, Book Riot, Entertainment Weekly, and various other outlets. When she's not working, she can usually be found watching anime with her husband or wrangling her many pets. How to Find a Princess, the second book in her Runaway Royals series, is her latest release.

BBF registration required

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VIRTUAL: Paranormal Romance Panel with Maria Vale, Suleikha Snyder, Juliette Cross, and Holley Trent

October 21, 2021
7:00 PM
Virtual Meeting: Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA

Shifters, Vampires, Dragons, Oh My! - Just in time for Halloween, we're having some spooky fun for adults! Join paranormal romance authors Maria Vale, Suleikha Snyder, Juliette Cross, and Holley Trent as they discuss the mysterious creatures in their books and how their characters find a happily ever after in their magical worlds. Bring your own candy corn :) The program is 7pm ET (Boston time). You can buy signed (by bookplate) books by our authors through Bank Square Books!

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HYBRID (Live and Virtual) - Romance Book Club: Read Nalini Singh

November 4, 2021
6:30 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
66 Front St.
Ashland MA

We're loving our hybrid Romance Book Clubs! You can join in person or online -whatever is most convenient for you. To celebrate her newest release, "Archangel's Light" AND in anticipation of her virtual visit with us on Thursday November 18th, we are reading books by author Nalini Singh. Read any book by Nalini (you can't go wrong with any of her books!) and come ready to discuss (and add to your TBR pile).

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VIRTUAL: Q&A with Nalini Singh

November 18, 2021
7:00 PM
Virtual Meeting: Hosted by Ashland Public Library
Ashland MA

Who else is a huge fan of Nalini Singh?!?! We're so thrilled to be able to spend an hour with her and ask.her.anything about her books and writing process. If you haven't read her Psy/Changeling or Guild Hunter series, you are in for so much of a treat. And, if you have, you already know what to expect. So, bring your own chocolate as we celebrate the accomplishments of one of our very favorite authors!

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HYBRID (Live and Virtual) - Romance Book Club: Read An Anthology, Any Anthology

December 2, 2021
6:30 PM
Hosted by Ashland Public Library
66 Front St.
Ashland MA

We're loving our hybrid Romance Book Clubs! You can join in person or online -whatever is most convenient for you. We're reading anthologies - have you noticed that there are always a ton of new anthologies around the holidays? - and come ready to discuss. Anthologies, IMHO, are the best way to find new authors in a quick and painless way :).

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