Friday, February 20, 2015

Events for Romance Readers in Alabama

Romance readers in Alabama have plenty to keep them busy this year.  There are three wonderful events showcasing not only national bestsellers, but also fantastic local romance authors.



The first event is tonight.  The Homewood Public Library in the Birmingham area is hosting Love in the Library.  USA Today Bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks will kick off the evening with a talk about her Love at Stake series, her historical romances, and what she’s planning next. She’ll also introduce you to some of the many local authors writing contemporary, romantic suspense, paranormal, and historical romances. A light reception and book signing will follow. This event is free and open to the public.  There will be numerous Southern Magic authors in attendance.  This event is going to be a real treat.






But the fun doesn't end there!  North Alabama loves romance as well.  On June 13, 2015, the Heart of Dixie Romance Writers of America Chapter will host its 18th Annual Romance Readers Luncheon at the Westin Hotel in Hunstsville.  Heart of Dixie will be hosting New York Times best seller Sylvia Day. Sylvia is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 21 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate, and she has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author. There will also be numerous local and regional authors hosting tables.  This event has been written up in Publishers Weekly, and is a "must attend" for any romance reader.  Tickets go on sale March 1! 


And we can't forget Southern Magic's Readers Luncheon (or #MagicLunch as we like to call it on social media).  Magic Lunch will be served by keynote speaker Darynda Jones and welcome speaker Lexi George in Birmingham, Alabama on November 7, 2015.  
Join local authors for lunch, followed by welcome speaker Lexi George and keynote speaker Darynda Jones. Attendees receive goodie bags with books and are eligible for door prize baskets. Enjoy a day with people who share your love of reading! Click here to register. The link will take you to a registration page at rwa.org.  This event also has caught the attention of Publishers Weekly:  http://blogs.publishersweekly.com/blogs/beyondherbook/?p=9277 and http://blogs.publishersweekly.com/blogs/beyondherbook/?p=7085 



New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Holt Medallions, a RITA®, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. www.daryndajones.com



Our welcome speaker is RITA finalist Lexi George. Lexi writes paranormal romance set in Hannah, Alabama, a town rife with romance, sexy hunks, zany characters, and supernatural weirdness. Publisher's Weekly says, "George serves up memorable Southern one-liners, while upping the stakes in this satisfyingly funny series installment." Southern Magic is proud of call her one of our own. You can find her at www.LexiGeorge.com.

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