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Banks Square Books and Barley Head Brewery Romance Book Club

October 7, 2019
5:30 - 6:30 PM
Barley Head Brewery (map)
12 Water St. 1A
Mystic CT

Tonight's discussion will be Dark Lover by J.R. Ward.

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Cary Library Romance Book Club - Romantic Suspense

October 9, 2019
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Cary Memorial Library (map)
1874 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington MA

For our first romance book club (without an author present:), let's read a Romantic Suspense book and be ready to talk about the books we love with kick-butt heroines and sensitive SEALS! Make sure to bring your book to the meeting so we can share covers and create a list to add to our TBR piles. We'll have Romantic Suspense books available here at the library, you can download from our digital resources, or grab your favorite off of your own bookshelves.

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Lauren Willig, Andrea Penrose, and Beatriz Williams

October 10, 2019
7:00 PM
Pequot Library (map)
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT

Join us for a discussion led by Chief Librarian Christine Catallo with three bestselling historical fiction authors as they discuss their latest 2019 releases: Andrea Penrose’s Murder at Kensington Palace, the third book in her award-winning Regency-era Wrexford & Sloane mystery series; Lauren Willig’s The Summer Country, a brilliant Victorian saga set in colonial Barbados; and Beatriz Williams’ The Golden Hour, an epic of espionage and courage set inside the court of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor in World War II-era Nassau.

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HEA Romance Book Club at Porter Square Books

October 13, 2019
4:00 PM
Porter Square Books (map)
25 White St.
Cambridge MA

Join us for a discussion of The Key to Happily Ever After by Tif Marcelo!

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Fall in Love with Romance Event

October 15, 2019
7:00 PM
The Galaxy Bookshop (map)
41 South Main St.
Hardwick VT

With chilly weather showing up, it might be time to curl up with a hot and steamy book from our Romance section! We're celebrating Romance novels with a fun event for longtime and newbie Romance readers alike. Join us for an evening of games ("Two Truths and a Lie: Romance Titles Edition" is one we're having fun planning), snacks, giveaways, and time for sharing recommendations with each other. Tell us about your favorite authors, tropes, series, and sub-genres, and maybe you'll find something new to try, too.

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Marie Force

October 19, 2019
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Cranston Public Library (map)
140 Sockanosset Cross Rd.
Cranston RI

Join author Marie Force to discuss books, writing, what’s next from her and anything else! Barrington Books will be selling books, and Marie will be happy to sign those or any you bring with you.

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Fall in Love with New England Romance Writer Book signing

October 19, 2019
2:00 - 5:00 PM
Holiday Inn and Suites, Nashua (map)
9 Northeastern Blvd.
Nashua NH 03062

Huge multi-author signing! Come see Ana E Ross, Ashlyn Chase, Christina Tetrault, Marianne Rice, Nora Leduc, Peggy Jaeger, Kari Lemor, Satin Russell, Lucinda Race, Christine Mazurk , Pepper Goodrich, Sandra Waine, Lisa Olech, Stephanie Kay, Marie Rose Dufour, Emma Hartley, Susan Hanniford Crowley, Elsa Kurt, Nancy Fraser, JL Regen, Jade Webb , Artemis Crow, Jennifer W. Smith, D.L. Jackson, Stephanie Queen, Joe DiBari , Laurel Ostiguy, Kathryn Hills, Tracey J. Lyons, Roz Lee, Cheri Allan, Danelle Harmon, Clair Brett , Jean Joachim , Tammy Andresen, Carissa Marks, Eliza Carter, Kate George, Pat Esden, Gail Ward Olmsted , Nancy Naigle, Laney Webber, Angie Morgan, April Canavan, Elena Gray, Linda Tiernan Kepner, Susan Carlisle, J.M. Davies, Annette Blair, and Lynn Jenssen. Free and open to the public!

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Jasmine Guillory - Boston Book Festival Romance Keynote

October 20, 2019
4:30 - 5:30 PM
Dewitt Center Gym (map)
122 Dewitt Dr.
Boston MA

Jasmine Guillory, author of The Wedding Party and Royal Holiday, will deliver the romance keynote address at the Boston Book Festival. Moderated by Meredith Goldstein.

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Christina Lauren

October 24, 2019
7:00 PM
Porter Square Books (map)
25 White St.
Cambridge MA

Join the New York Times bestselling authors of The Unhoneymooners and the “delectable, moving” (Entertainment Weekly) My Favorite Half-Night Stand and Boston Globe Love Letters columnist Meredith Goldstein to for a reading and signing for Christina Lauren's latest: a modern love story about what happens when your first love reenters your life when you least expect it…

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KissCon New England - Sponsored by Avon Books and Banks Square Books

VIP Tickets are sold out for this event

October 26, 2019
Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theatre (map)
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.
Uncasville CT 06382

Pucker up for KissCon New England, a one-of-a-kind romance author event! Get swept away as The Cabaret Theatre turns into a book lovers' haven on Saturday, October 26. Spend this one-night affair with your favorite romance writers: Ilona Andrews, Tessa Dare, Megan Frampton, Caroline Linden, Sarah MacLean, Nisha Sharma, Joanna Shupe and Olivia Waite. Two event tiers are available; you can attend one or join us for both! Please note that the General Admission event (2:00 - 4:00 PM) and the VIP Event (5:30 - 6:30 PM) are separate events and require separate tickets.

Tickets required! Tickets will be sold online and at the door until they are sold out.

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Gin Austen Literary Cocktail Party

November 1, 2019
7:00 PM
Bear Pond Books (map)
77 Main St.
Montpelier VT

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person in possession of this good book must be in want of a drink." Barr Hill of Caledonia Spirits will bartend, and each ticket holder receives one free drink, a specialty cocktail of their choice: the Gin Austen, Jane's Addiction, or Catherine Wallbanger. National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson will host, leading games and trivia, as well as judge the costume contest! Come as you are, or come in period costume! Prizes will be given for best costumes.

Tickets required! Tickets available in-store and online.

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Cary Library Romance Book Club - Authors of Color

November 19, 2019
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Cary Memorial Library (map)
1874 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington MA

For this romance book club, let's read a book by an author of color. Be ready to talk about the books that may have characters very different or very alike from us! Make sure to bring your book to the meeting so we can share covers and create a list to add to our TBR piles. We'll have books by authors of color available here at the library, you can download from our digital resources, or grab your favorite off of your own bookshelves. If you need some help in finding a book, check out this list.

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Cary Library Romance Book Club - Julia Kent

December 11, 2019
7:00 - 8:00 PM
Cary Memorial Library (map)
1874 Massachusetts Ave.
Lexington MA

We are thrilled to welcome contemporary and self published author Julia Kent to the Cary. Julia will lead the discussion about the appeals of contemporary fiction (using her own books as prime examples). Please read any book by Julia or any funny contemporary romance of your choosing so you can join the discussion. Hopefully, we'll all leave with a long list of books to add to our TBR piles. If you need some inspiration, check out these lists on Goodreads. Books by Julia will be available for purchase and signing.

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Beverly Jenkins in conversation with Callie Crossley

March 7, 2020
3:00 PM
Porter Square Books (map)
25 White St.
Cambridge MA

Join the bestselling author ofRebel and the Blessings series, Beverly Jenkins in conversation with Callie Crossley, host of Under the Radar on WGBH.

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Marie Force's Reader Weekend

June 19-20, 2020
Block Island and Newport RI

Join author Marie Force in her home state of Rhode Island for the 7th Annual Readers' Weekend. Register for up to three of the events, and spend the weekend with Marie, hear all about what’s next for all your favorite characters and series, get your books signed in person, and get to know Marie!

Tickets required! Tickets will be sold online and at the door until they are sold out.

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