Isn't it Romantic?
Sat., June 28
Las Vegas Convention Center, N263
Popular romance writers Shelley Coriell, Deborah Coonts, Penelope Douglas, Jeaniene Frost, and Ryan Winfield will discuss their books and will sign copies following the program. Library Journal’s Barbara Hoffert will moderate.
The Buried, Forever/Hachette
Oct. 2014; $8; 978-1-45552-851-6
Shelley Coriell is a former newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and restaurant reviewer. These days Shelley writes smart, funny novels for teens and big, edgy romantic suspense. A six-time Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Finalist, she lives and loves in Arizona with her family and the world's neediest rescue Weimaraner. When she's not behind the keyboard, you'll find her baking high-calorie, high-fat desserts and haunting local farmers markets for the perfect plum.
Lucky Bastard, Forge/Macmillan
Feb. 2014; $8.99; 978-0-76537-044-0
Deborah Coonts’ mother tells her she was born in Texas a very long time ago, though she’s not totally sure — her mother can’t be trusted. But she was definitely raised in Texas on barbecue, Mexican food, and beer. She currently resides in Las Vegas, where family and friends tell her she can’t get into too much trouble. Silly people. Coonts has built her own business, practiced law, flown airplanes, written a humor column for a national magazine, and survived a teenager. She is the author the Lucky O'Toole Las Vegas Adventures, including Wanna Get Lucky?, Lucky Stiff, and So Damn Lucky.
Rival, New American Library/Penguin
Aug. 2014; $14; 978-0-45147-242-7
Penelope Douglas is a writer and teacher in Las Vegas. Born in Dubuque, Iowa, she earned a bachelor's degree in public administration, then a master's of science in education at Loyola University in New Orleans. She and her husband have one daughter.
The Beautiful Ashes, HQN/Harlequin
March 2013; $9.99; 978-1-31262-521-1
Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress vampire paranormal romance series and the Night Prince novels. Her books have sold in 20 different countries to date, have reached #1 on the Publisher’s Weekly bestsellers list and #2 on the New York Times mass market list, and have appeared on the Indie, Indie Bound and SIBA (Southern Indie Booksellers Association) bestsellers lists. She lives in North Carolina and Florida with her husband.
Jane's Harmony, Atria/Simon & Schuster
Aug. 2014; $15; 978-1-47677-125-0
Ryan Winfield is the New York Times bestselling author of Jane’s Harmony, Jane’s Melody, South of Bixby Bridge, and the Park Service trilogy. He lives in Seattle.