|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, inyour fave is problematic corner Sourcebooks had stacks of Georgette Heyer for the BookCon attendees.