Thursday, May 19, 2016

Romance Is In The Air At Book Expo America

These are bookmarks BTW...

At first glance BookExpo America appears to be all about the  YA/Children's and literary fiction, but have no fear romance is alive and well at BEA.

Maisey Yates !

Harlequin was the place to go for the most  romance. I wandered into line for a signing features a corral of cowboys and contemporary romances by Jodi Thomas, Maisey Yates, Desiree Flossen and Lori Foster. I also met with Sophia from Carina Press who gave us romance gift bag and talked books. I  am now excited about their newly acquired mafia romance, The Gun Runner-- written by a male author. The author already has a fan base and it'll be interesting to see how it does in the main stream. 

The Romance Writer's Association had a presence at both BEA and BookCon. I chatted with a staff member from the home office about all the great things RWA is doing for diversity  and if they see a place for bloggers. They had multiple signings and Jess jumped in line for Jade Lee signing One Rogue at A Time  and I got in line for Cecilia Tan signing Taking The Lead during BookCon.

Give it to me now !
Sourcebooks had a few steamy romances from their Casablanca imprint on display including  As Rich As A Rogue.  I couldn't take it so I snapped a picture. I was the first blogger to come to their booth on Friday during a Twitter contest  and I won a book boyfriend tote bag and Test Drive by Marie Harte ! Also, in your fave is problematic corner Sourcebooks had stacks of Georgette Heyer for the BookCon attendees.

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