For details on the next Boozy Book Broads episode, click HERE.
Fresh Fiction Video Book Club – Wednesday August 18th 7pm Central
Enjoy the fun of Book Club Night from the comfort of your own home! Hosted by Fresh Fiction, it’s the perfect way to stay connected (no matter the distance) with your reader friends! Join me on Wednesday, August 18th at 7pm central for a lively conversation about TOO GOOD TO BE REAL and stay for the virtual reader after party! Register for the event (for free) HERE
Schedule: 7:00 pm – informal chitchat and ice breaker with readers, 7:30 pm – Interview with Melonie Johnson(recorded live), 8:00 pm – Unrecorded Q&A with readers, 8:30 pm – Reader after party.
It’s an evening celebrating the power of friendships featuring a panel of romance authors who center badass bands of besties in their stories. Authors include: Alexis Daria, Melonie Johnson, Sarah MacLean, Scarlett Peckham, and Farrah Rochon. Moderated by Danielle Dresser of Fresh Fiction. Virtual event hosted by romance bookstore Love’s Sweet Arrow. Watch a replay of the event HERE.
Enjoy this Happy Hour anytime by watching the replay HERE.
Happily Ever Summer, Cook Memorial Public Library, July 20th, 7pm Central
Yes! An actual in-person event! Romance bookstore Loves Sweet Arrow is celebrating its 2nd anniversary and you’re invited!
Join this virtual author chat featuring a bevy of brilliant multi-talented authors who all have a background in the performing arts!
Wish you could “book” a getaway? Now’s your chance with DESTINATION ROMANCE! A virtual author chat featuring books that will sweep you away on a romantic adventure. From Alaska to the Florida Keys, the shores of Ireland to the Outerbanks, even a cruise to the Galápagos… be a part of the fun this Friday, January 22nd at 7pm central on the Love’s Sweet Arrow YouTube page.
Hosted by OLD FIREHOUSE BOOKS, this LIVE author chat features contemporary romance authors Christina Lauren and Melonie Johnson along with historical romance authors Amalie Howard, Kerrigan Byrne, and Sophie Jordan. Join in the discussion on the craft of writing romance and the joy of reading it by registering HERE (the event is free, but space is limited).
Romance Authors and Boozy Broads Angelina Lopez and Melonie Johnson will join Fresh Fiction Editor Danielle Dresser in conversation about the importance of embracing escapism in these uncertain times. This is a virtual event hosted by romance bookstore Love’s Sweet Arrow. The event is free, but attendance is limited. Reserve your spot NOW.
Come on out to Love’s Sweet Arrow for an evening of wintery fun. From 4-8 pm enjoy toasty treats including: a hot cocoa bar and cookie swap, bookish ornament crafts, two rounds of romance bingo with featured authors CJ Warrant, Jennifer Trethewey, Lolah Lace, Melonie Johnson and Suleikha Snyder. You’ll leave prepared for a season of cozy reading! Bingo hosted by Fresh Fiction editor Danielle Dresser. Also featuring special guest appearance by the co-hosts of the Whoa!mance podcast.
Lit Fest – Lisle Library, November 30, 2019
The Fest will take place on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, with a meet-and-greet from 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM and a Q&A at 2:30 PM.
Join us for a little extra self care before the holidays on Saturday, November 23 from 6-9 pm and enjoy a night out with some local authors as they share favorite recipes, tips for relaxing and writing during the holidays, and personalize some books for you too! Authors Amy Sandas, Sonali Dev, Melonie Johnson, and Marie Piper will be at Love’s Sweet Arrow on the 23, as well as Danielle Dresser, Editorial Manager for Fresh Fiction, to moderate a short Q and A later in the evening. In addition, there will also be opportunity for you to sample some wine if you so choose, while you chat with the authors and get your books signed, and all attendees will have a chance to win pampering themed raffle prizes.
10am – 2pm. I’ll be signing books along with dozens of local authors. Live music and more. Follow the event page on FB for updates.
Join contemporary romance authors Melonie Johnson, Sonali Dev, Lauren Layne, Alisha Rai, and Helena Hunting for a night of fun and games run by Sarah Wendell, author and co-founder of Smart Bitches Trashy Books!
Throughout rounds of Never Have I Ever (writing edition!) and Would You Rather? (romance edition), listen for key words to mark on your Bingo card for the chance to win a prize pack of books. The first 50 people to arrive will also win a tote bag.
All authors will be signing books after the games. Hope to see you there!
This year’s special Salon event is made possible by our wonderful sponsor, Frolic Media, Leading our talent lineup – mega-bestselling romance author, Brenda Jackson! Preceding Brenda, these five exciting, fresh voices of romance: Evie Dunmore, Angelina M. Lopez, Felicia Grossman, Nita Brooks & Melonie Johnson. Admission: $5 dollars—cash only. Net proceeds support Win (Women in Need, Inc.)
Join fellow Chicago area romance readers for the first book club meeting at Love’s Sweet Arrow! This month’s selection is ONCE UPON A BAD BOY! The discussion will be led by Jen Prokop (aka Jen Reads Romance). The event begins at noon and I’m planning to arrive around 1 after the chat for an author Q & A session and to sign books!
I’ll be at the brand new ROMANCE BOOKSTORE with some other Chicagoland authors to chat, sign, books, and play games. There are rumors of refreshments and door prizes, it’s sure to be a fun evening!
I’ll be signing copies of GETTING HOW WITH THE SCOT and SMITTEN BY THE BRIT from 2-4pm at the Chicago-North/Windy City RWA booth on Saturday, June 8th.
Special Guest of Sonali Dev, Book Release Party for PRIDE, PREJUDICE AND OTHER FLAVORS – Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville May 6
Sonali’s book release parties are always a delight. There will be samosas and mimosas and lovely conversation with the fabulous author herself. I’m delighted to appear as Sonali’s guest and sign copies of my debut, GETTING HOT WITH THE SCOT.