Bookstore Romance Day AUGUST 21 (and 22)!

  • This year, THE BOOKSTORE ROMANCE DAY TEAM is offering 16 virtual panels with more than 60 participating authors over two days--Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22.  

  • The Bookstore Romance Day focus this year is on crossover fiction because Romance encompasses so much more than what many people often assume and Romance tropes and elements can be found in nearly every other genre of fiction. 

  • All events are ticketed, but tickets are free. Space is limited, however, so make sure you register for any sessions you would like to attend.

  • LINKS to book titles below will bring you to the books on this website.  LINK in "Registration Required" will bring you to the Bookstore Romance Day website and event registration page.

  • LINK TO CATALOG of all of the featured titles.

Saturday, August 21st

All times listed are EDT

10:00 am – Wake Up to Harlequin Women’s Fiction with Sarah Morgan (The Summer Seekers),
JoAnn Ross (Herons Landing), RaeAnne Thayne (The Path to Sunshine CoveRegistration Required 


11:00 am – DANGER! BANG! with authors Sarah MacLean (Bombshell: A Hell’s Bells Novel), Adriana Anders (Uncharted), Nana Malone (Royal Line), KJ Charles (Subtle Blood) and moderator Jen Prokop, Registration Required 

Noon – A Little Bit Gothic with Susanna Kearsley (The Vanished Days), Diana Billier (The Brightest Star in Paris), Leanna Renee Hieber (A Summoning of Souls), and Laura Joh Rowland (Portrait of Peril: A Victorian Mystery). Moderated by Emily Kelly of Third Street Books. Registration Required. 


1:00 pm – Double Your Fun with Cross-Genre Romance! Romance + SFF with Jeffe Kennedy (The Promised Queen), Amanda Bouchet (Starbreaker), Jennifer Estep (Capture the Crown), Grace Draven (Dragon Unleashed), and Darynda Jones (A Good Day for ChardonnayRegistration Required 

2:00 pm – Spill the Afternoon Tea with EL James (Freed) in dishy conversation with authors Sandra Kitt (Winner Takes All), Susanna Kearsley (The Vanished Days), Scarlett St. Clair (A Touch of Darkness) and Annika Sharma (Love, Chai, and Other Four-Letter Words). Registration Required 

3:00 pm – Ambassador Kit Rocha (The Devil You Know) in conversation with Christina Lauren (The Soulmate Equation) Registration Required 
This year's Bookstore Romance Day Ambassador is powerhouse writing duo KIT ROCHA, whose Mercenary Librarians series so brilliantly straddles the worlds of Romance and post-apocalyptic Science Fiction. "The Kits" (aka Bree and Donna) will be in conversation with another powerhouse writing duo, Christina Lauren, at 3pm Eastern on Saturday. 

4:00 pm – Ghouls, Golems, & Giggles with authors Gwenda Bond (Not Your Average Hot Guy), Gail Carriger (Reticence), Angela Quarles (Some Like it Plaid), and Sarah Kuhn (Hollywood Heroine) Moderated by Annie Carl of The Neverending Bookshop. Registration Required  

5:00 pm – Love Is Queer with authors Olivia Waite (The Hellion’s Waltz), Adriana Herrera (American Love Story), Cat Sebastian (The Queer Principles of Kit Webb), and Roan Parrish (Best Laid Plans). Moderated by Shane P. Mullen of Left Bank Books. Registration Required 

6:00 pm – Historical Mystery, With Love with authors Tasha Alexander (The Dark Heart of Florence: A Lady Emily Mystery), Y.S. Lee (The Agency: Rivals in the City), Deanna Raybourn (An Unexpected Peril), and Sherry Thomas (Miss Moriarty, I Presume?). Moderated by BrocheAroe Fabian, owner of River Dog Book Company. Registration Required 

7:00 pm – Harlequin Happy Hour with authors Marcella Bell (The Wildest Ride), Audrey Carlan (To Catch A Dream), Sheila Roberts (Sunset on Moonlight Beach: A Moonlight Harbor Novel), and Maisey Yates (The Heartbreaker of Echo Pass) Registration Required 

8:00 pm – BRD After Dark with Xio Axelrod (The Girl with Stars in Her Eyesand Friends: Naima Simone (The Road to Rose Bend), Ann Aguirre (Witch Please), Robin Covington (Taking on the Billionaire), Kristen Callihan (Make it Sweet). Registration Required

Sunday, August 22nd

All times listed are EDT


Noon – Small Town Romance with Harlequin authors Michelle Major (Wildflower Season), Lee Tobin McClain (Home to the Harbor), Naima Simone (The Road to Rose Bend), and Jo McNally (Love BloomsRegistration Required  


1:00 pm – Soap Opera Drama with Harlequin with authors Hudson Lin (Hard Sell), Angelina M. Lopez (Serving Sin), Mona Shroff (Then There Was You), and Synithia Williams (Careless WhispersRegistration Required 

2:00 pm – High Stakes/High Emotions with authors Sharon Lynn Fisher (The Warrior Poet), Everina Maxwell (Winter’s Orbit), Jessie Mihalik (Chaos Reigning), and Elizabeth Lim (Six Crimson Cranes) Moderated by Candice Huber, owner of Tubby & Coo’s Mid-City Book Shop. Registration Required

3:00 pm – YA Romance with Inkyard Press with authors Eric Smith (Don’t Read the Comments), Tashie Bhuiyan (Counting Down with You), Dana L. Davis (Roman and Jewel), Abigail Johnson (Every Other Weekend), and Whitney D. Grandison (The Right Side of RecklessRegistration Required 

4:00 pm – I Read YA presents “Book Your Perfect Match” with authors Molly Knox Ostertag (The Girl from the Sea), Brianna Bourne (You & Me at the End of the World), Jay Coles (Things We Couldn’t Say), Debbie Rigaud (Simone Breaks All the Rules) and Leah Johnson (Rise to the Sun). Moderated by Mariana Calderon of Savoy Bookshop and Cafe. Registration Required