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STARS OF ROMANCE Holiday Book Signing

In addition to scoring some goodies and giveaways, you’ve chance to meet bestselling authors and get them to autograph books Saturday afternoon at the Franklin T. DeGroodt Public Library holiday party.

And a book autographed by its author makes for something unique to place under the tree.

There’s no gift like a personalized one, and author Alethea Kontis remembers the ones she loved best.

“When I was a child, my favorite gifts were books, inscribed to me from the giver — usually my grandmothers or my aunt. When I got older, my favorite gifts to myself were still books, only signed by my favorite authors.”

Now the Titusville resident is one of those authors and a New York Times bestseller. She’s among several bestsellers and award winners signing books at a free holiday party and multi-author event Saturday afternoon in Palm Bay.

“What I love about the Stars of Romance Holiday Book Signing is that it is a celebration of local artists in a casual party setting,” Kontis says. “For readers of all ages, it is a chance to chat with upcoming and bestselling authors about their ideas, process, and inspirations while also supporting local artists.”

There will be chances to win prizes, lots of giveaways and free goodies, too. The authors write in many genres of romance, including contemporary, paranormal, suspense and historical. In addition, some write adventure, fantasy and young adult novels.BohemiaBlues-flat-600

Authors will be signing and selling books from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Franklin T. DeGroodt Public Library, 6475 Minton Road in Palm Bay. Admission is free.

Scheduled authors, with representative books:
Alethea Kontis, The Books of Arilland; When Tinker Met Bell (patreon.com/princessalethea)
Amy Lyon, Divine Connection; Only God Knows Why (amylyon.com)
Barbara Barrett, UnderWright Productions Series (barbarabarrettbooks.com)
Brenda Sparks, The Alpha Council Chronicles Series (brenda-sparks.com)
Brenna Ash, Second Chances (brennaash.com)
D.W. Adler, Shelter From the Winter Series (dw-adler.com)
EmKay Connor, Worth the Risk; Perfect Mismatch (sexysassyromance.com)offthechart
Helen Roark, Kit’s Sweet Revenge (helenroarkromance.weebly.com)
Jax Cassidy, The Groom Chases His Unicorn (jaxcassidy.com)
Jill Wallace, War Serenade (jillwallaceauthor.com)
JoMarie DeGioia, Cypress Corners Series; Bridgewater Brides Series (jomariedegioia.com)
Karen Ann Dell, Blue Point Cove Series (karenanndell.com)
Kira Nyte, A Dragon Gambles for His Girl; A Dragon Speaks Her Name (kiranyte.com)
Lucy Lakestone, Bohemia Beach Series (lucylakestone.com)
Naomi Bellina, Messed-Up Heroes Series (naomibellina.com)
Pamela Labud, To Catch a Lady; Reaping the Immortal (pamlabud.com)
Sandy Parks, Under the Radar; Repossessed (sandyparksauthor.com)
Sarina Rose, Relentless Series (sarinaroseauthor.com)

Side o’ grits:
Event: Stars of Romance Holiday Book Signing
When: 1:30-4:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 18
Where: Franklin T. DeGroodt Public Library, 6475 Minton Road, Palm Bay, Florida
Admission: Free
On the web: tinyurl.com/starsofromance