Sunday, June 26, 2016

Love Our Readers' Luncheon 2017

February 11, 2017
10:00AM - 1:00PM

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Join Love Our Readers' for an amazing, eclectic style lunch with some top Atlanta local authors at our brand new location, Marietta Educational Garden Center! This new location is full of southern charm, grand rooms, and grand country decor.

Fox Tale Book Shoppe will be our bookseller again this year!


Our amazing author line-up for this year:

Keynote speaker: 

New York Times Bestselling Author Dianna Love

Featured Authors:
Debby Giusti
Tanya Michaels
Kimberly Brock
Piper Huguley
Linda Joyce

Tickets are limited. Click here to purchase your ticket today! This is an intimate gathering of six authors and 42 readers. Hurry, seats are limited. Also, you want to purchase early to sit at your favorite author's table.


New York Times bestseller DIANNA LOVE once dangled over a hundred feet in the air to create unusual marketing projects for Fortune 500 companies. She now writes the bestselling Belador urban fantasy series, releasing book 8, Dragon King of Treoir, in January 2017. Dianna's Slye Temp romantic thriller series launched to rave reviews and wrapped up with Fatal Promise in 2016, but she’ll launch a spin off series in 2017. Her books are in print and e-book, plus many are in audio. 

On the rare occasions Dianna is out of her writing cave, she tours the country on her BMW motorcycle searching for new story locations. She lives in the Atlanta, GA area with her husband who is a motorcycle instructor and a tank full of unruly saltwater critters. or Join her Dianna Love Street Team on Facebook and get in on the fun! 

Rogue Belador: Belador book 7

All of your favorite characters are back in Rogue Belador, book 7 of the bestselling Belador urban fantasy series by New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love.

Immortals fear little … except a secret in the wrong hands.

While searching for a way to save Brina of Treoir’s failing memories, Tzader Burke discovers someone who can help her if Tzader is willing to sneak into the heart of his enemy’s stronghold—TÅμr Medb. He’ll do anything to protect the woman he loves from becoming a mindless empty shell, but his decision could be the catalyst for an apocalyptic war. The deeper he digs for the truth, the more lies he uncovers that shake the very foundation of being a Belador and the future of his clan.

Tzader’s ready to execute his mission. Alone. But the minute his best friends Quinn and Evalle, plus her Skinwalker mate Storm, find out about his suicidal plan they organize a black ops team around him. While battling on every front, a secret surfaced that two immortal powers have spent thousands of years keeping buried. Tzader and his team have no choice but to fight for what they believe in, because the world as they know it is never going to be the same again.

"When it comes to urban fantasy stories, Dianna Love is a master." A. Richards, Always Reviewing



Inspirational Romantic Suspense Author

Debby Giusti is a medical technologist who loves working with test tubes and petri dishes almost as much as she loves to write. Growing up as an Army Brat, Debby met and married her husband--then a Captain in the Army--at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Together they traveled the world, raised three wonderful Army Brats of their own and eventually settled in Peachtree City, Georgia, where Debby spins tales of suspense that touch the heart and soul.

Debby’s stories have won numerous awards, including two Daphne du Maurier Awards for Inspirational Suspense, the National Readers’ Choice Award, the Golden Quill, the Beacon, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Write Touch. Her eighteenth novel, PLAIN TRUTH, released in September and is part of her Military Investigations Series, published by Love Inspired Books. Debby has digital releases available through Amazon and is currently working on her new Amish Suspense Trilogy, available in May 2017. In addition to full-length fiction, Debby has written magazine articles for Southern Lady, Woman’s World, Our Sunday Visitor, Army and Family, and served for over twelve years on the editorial advisory board of ADVANCE for Administrators of the Laboratory. 


Tanya Michaels is the award-winning, bestselling author of over forty books, including the popular Cupid's Bow, Texas miniseries for Harlequin Western Romance. When she's not spending time with the many fictional characters who live in her head, she's battling to keep her sanity while raising teenagers. Luckily, she has a wonderful husband who helps and who proves that happy ever afters happen in real life as well as in books. Learn more about Tanya, her books, her family, and the small dog determined to murder her by tripping her on the staircase by following @TanyaMichaels on Twitter.

Ever since firefighter Will Trent got left at the altar, he's been easing his pain by dating all the single women of Cupid's Bow, Texas--except for the disapproving mother of triplets who lives next door. Divorced single mom Megan Rivers came to Cupid's Bow to start fresh and escape the humiliation of her ex-husband's affairs. She has no interest in her neighbor Will, who strikes her as another skirt-chasing flirt with no attention span when it comes to relationships. But when Will finds himself the unexpected guardian of a friend's baby over the holidays and is forced to seek Megan's help, the two of them soon admit they've been wrong about each other. Surrounded by cute kids and a little Christmas magic, can they also admit they're falling in love?


Kimberly Brock is the author of The River Witch, featured by two national book clubs and praised by RT and Huffington Postreviews as a “solemn journey of redemption, enlightenment and love,” and evocative of “the stories of Flannery O’Connor and Carson McCullers.” Brock was awarded the Georgia Author of the Year 2013 Award for debut fiction by the Georgia Writer’s Association. A former actor and special needs educator, she received her bachelor’s degree from University of West Georgia in 1996. From 2012 to 2014, Brock served as the Blog Network Coordinator for, a national online book club, actively spearheading several women’s literacy efforts. In 2014, Brock founded Tinderbox Writer’s Workshop, a transformative creative experience for women in the arts. Brock is a member of the Tall Poppy Writers, a community of writing professionals connecting authors with each other and with readers. Most recently, she served on the advisory committee for the first annual Milton Literary Festival, in her hometown of Milton, Georgia. Her short fiction and articles have appeared in Psychology Today and Writer Unboxed, among other publications, and she is a bi-monthly contributor to the popular online writers site, Writers in the Storm. She is currently at work on her next novel.

After a miscarriage and career-ending auto accident, Roslyn Byrne’s body, mind and spirit are bruised. Bent on recovery, she takes her mother’s advice and rents a home on Manny’s Island in Georgia. She never expects her involvement with the Trezevants, her landlords, will place her on a path to healing. From her developing friendship with 10-year-old Damascus to the reawakened interest in the spiritual music of her Tennessee roots, Roslyn finds a new enthusiasm for life and living.


Piper G Huguley, named 2015 Debut Author of the Year by Romance Slam Jam and Breakout Author of the Year by AAMBC, is a two-time Golden Heart ®finalist and is the author of “Migrations of the Heart,” a five-book series of historical romances set in the early 20th century featuring African American characters, published by Samhain Publishing. Book one in the series, A Virtuous Ruby won the Golden Rose contest in Historical Romance in 2013 and was a Golden Heart® finalist in 2014. Book four, A Champion’s Heart, was a Golden Heart® finalist in 2013.

Huguley is also the author of the “Home to Milford College” series. The series follows the building of a college from its founding in 1866. On release, the prequel novella to the “Home to Milford College” series, The Lawyer’s Luck, reached #1 Amazon Bestseller status on the African American Christian Fiction charts. Book #1 in the series, The Preacher’s Promise was named a top ten Historical Romance in Publisher’s Weekly by the esteemed historical romance author, Beverly Jenkins and received Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Digest Contest of Self-Published e-books in 2015.

She blogs about the history behind her novels at She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and son. 

If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.”—Daniel 3:17

1866 – Oberlin, Ohio
Devastated by her father’s death days after her triumphant graduation from Oberlin College, Amanda Stewart is all alone in the world. Her father’s unscrupulous business partner offers her an indecent proposal to earn a living. Instead, to fulfill a promise she made to her father, she resolves to start a school to educate and uplift their race. Sorting through her father’s papers, she discovers he had carried on a mysterious correspondence with a plantation in Milford, Georgia. She determines to start her teaching work with the formerly enslaved. However, when she arrives, the mayor tells her to leave. There’s no where for her to go.

Virgil Smithson, Milford’s mayor, blacksmith and sometimes preacher man with a gift for fiery oratory, doesn’t want anything to do with a snobby schoolteacher from up North. On top of everything else, the schoolteacher lady has a will hard enough to match the iron he forges. He must organize his fellow formerly enslaved citizens into a new town and raise his young daughter alone. Still, his troubled past haunts him. He cannot forget the promise he made to his daughter’s mother as she died—that their child would learn to read and write. If only he didn’t have secrets that the new schoolteacher seems determined to uncover.

To keep THE PREACHER’S PROMISE, Amanda and Virgil must put aside their enmity, unite for the sake of a newly-created community in a troubling age, and do things they never imagined. In the aftermath of the flood that was the Civil War, God set his bow upon the earth to show love and understanding for humankind. To reflect God’s promise, these combatants must put aside their differences and come together--somehow.


Linda penned her first manuscript while living in Japan as a U.S. Air Force dependent. Her classmates lined up at recess to read her latest pages. During high school in Florida, a literary magazine published her poetry. In college, she worked on the school’s newspaper as a reporter and learned layout and design.

A graduate of the University of Florida, Linda holds a Bachelor of Science in Management. She worked in corporate America, earned the Senior Claims Law Associate professional designation, and completed Six Sigma Green Belt training.

Linda is a self-professed foodie and has the kitchen of her dreams. She enjoys painting when she can fit it in. She and her husband, Don, love college football. They frequently go RVing, and at last count, they’ve traveled to twenty-one states with “the boys.”

Former model Chalise Boudreau returns to Louisiana after ten years and faces an uncertain future. Watching her budget, she’s living with her mother and plans to open a luxury salon, but she fears the community sees her homecoming as a failing, and she knows any malicious gossip will jeopardize her success. 

Once bad-boy, now entrepreneur Chaz Riboucheaux is home and trying to rebuild his old reputation. He believes one of his companies, the Magnolia May, a pirate ship, can make Ascension a tourist destination, but the mayor refuses to grant him a lease at the city’s dock.

Chalise and Chaz come face to face at a Twelfth Night party. Years ago, he stood her up and left her brokenhearted. Now her brain is at war with her heart, but her body has a mind of its own. As Chaz leads her across the dance floor, he knows when the music stops it won’t be the end of their waltz. He has questions only she can answer, and he won’t stop until he gets what he wants. 

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Love Our Readers' 2016


Come back in a few months for the Love Our Readers' Luncheon 2017 event!!

February 13, 2016
 10:00AM to 1:00PM

Click HERE for tickets!

Join Love Our Readers'
for an amazing eclectic style lunch
with some top Atlanta local authors.

New York Times Bestselling Author Haywood Smith!
Nicki Salcedo
Susan Carlisle
Sally Kilpatrick
Jana Oliver
Brandy Heineman
Click here to purchase tickets.
This will be an intimate gathering of approximately 42 readers and six authors. You'll be able to meet ALL the attending authors!!

We'd like to thank FoxTale Book Shoppe for being our bookseller for this event!

Becoming a writer after a midlife reassessment at forty, Atlanta native Haywood Smith published six critically acclaimed historical romance novels about “strong women, hunky men, great love scenes between husband and wife, and accurate history” set in England and Scotland. Her historicals received numerous national awards and nominations, including a Best First Book Rita nomination from Romance Writers of America, a prestigious Maggie Award, and a Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award.

After a difficult divorce, Haywood switched to writing funny, uplifting women’s fiction about serious issues with “women who’ve lived long enough to learn a thing or two.” 
“But I have a strong following among younger women,” Haywood says, “because I write about how we women can help each other, instead of tearing each other down.”

Haywood is currently revising and re-releasing her historical novels in e-format for young adult and general readership, and working on two nonfiction books.  

You can find Haywood Smith at:


Susan Carlisle’s love affair with books began when she made a bad grade in math in the sixth grade. Not allowed to watch TV until she brought the grade up, Susan filled her time with books. She turned her love of reading into a passion for writing. With over ten books published through Harlequin Mills and Boon’s medical line, she writes hot romances with sexy docs and the strong women that captivate them. Some recent titles are The Doctor’s Redemption, His Best Friend’s Baby and her new release, One Night Before Christmas.

Susan lives near Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband of over thirty years. Susan loves castles, traveling, sewing, afternoon tea, hats, James Bond and reads voraciously.

Sports physician Dr. Melanie Hyde is used to being treated as one of the guys—but just sometimes it would be nice to be treated like a woman…

Dalton's flight leaves in a few days, and yet after their short but steamy time together Mel knows that she's already fallen for him. Can she melt Dalton's heart and convince him to stay…just in time for Christmas?


Sally Kilpatrick is the author of The Happy Hour Choir and Bittersweet Creek, two novels being published by Kensington Books in 2015. A member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) since 2001, Sally currently serves as president of the Georgia Romance Writers chapter of RWA. The Happy Hour Choir won the “Duel on the Delta” and was a finalist for the Maggie Awards and 2012 Golden Heart® Awards. Sally’s third novel, Better Get to Living, was a 2013 Maggie finalist. Sally lives with her husband and two children in Marietta, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. Visit her author website at

From debut author Sally Kilpatrick comes a hopeful tale of love and redemption in a quiet Southern town where a lost soul finds her way with the help of an unlikely circle of friends…

Life has dealt Beulah Land a tough hand to play, least of all being named after a hymn. A teenage pregnancy estranged her from her family, and a tragedy caused her to lose what little faith remained. The wayward daughter of a Baptist deacon, she spends her nights playing the piano at The Fountain, a honky-tonk located just across the road from County Line Methodist. But when she learns that a dear friend’s dying wish is for her to take over as the church’s piano player, she realizes it may be time to face the music…

Beulah butts heads with Luke Daniels, the new pastor at County Line, who is determined to cling to tradition even though he needs to attract more congregants to the aging church. But the choir also isn’t enthusiastic about Beulah’s contemporary take on the old songs and refuse to perform. Undaunted, Beulah assembles a ragtag group of patrons from The Fountain to form the Happy Hour Choir. And as the unexpected gig helps her let go of her painful past—and accept the love she didn’t think she deserved—she just may be able to prove to Luke that she can toe the line between sinner and saint…


An international bestseller and the recipient of over a dozen major awards, including the Maggie Award of Excellence, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers Choice and the Prism Award, Jana Oliver’s vivid imagination is never at rest.

In her young adult Demon Trappers series, Riley Blackthorne, Atlanta’s first female trapper, takes on a host of Hellspawn and their diabolical masters. This award-winning series has spread across the globe, with editions in ten countries, including Russia, Taiwan, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. The latest in the series, MIND GAMES, was published in October 2015.

When not wandering around the Internet, blogging about social media, or researching urban myths, Jana can be found in Atlanta with her very patient husband, and a growing collection of single malt Scotch.

Riley Blackthorne’s life as a Demon Trapper is about to hit the wall. Knowing she will always be a target for those who want to exploit her “connections” with Hell, she’s learning defensive magic. It seems the only way to keep herself and her fiancé, Denver Beck, safe. But not everyone in Atlanta, or at the Vatican, is pleased by this news. In fact, some want to ban the use of all magic, and Riley would make the perfect scapegoat.

Even as Guild politics roil the city, throwing the trappers into chaos, a new demonic enemy stalks her. To protect herself and the man she loves, Riley will be forced to choose: continue in her legendary father’s footsteps, or carve her own path. A path that may well lead to her losing everything she so desperately seeks to protect.


Nicki Salcedo is an Atlanta native and graduate of Stanford University in California. Her romantic suspense novel All Beautiful Things earned her the Maggie Award of Excellence and a Golden Heart© nomination. She writes a weekly column for the Atlanta based newsite Intersections is a collection of these columns about life in the South. Her readers have compared her to Lewis Grizzard and Celestine Sibley. Nicki has four children, a husband, and a cat named after a famous Braves baseball player. Nicki thinks everyone should write and loves connecting with readers. You can find her on social media or at

Intersections are connections. Intersections are people. Nicki Salcedo writes a weekly column called Intersections for, a locally sourced news site based in Atlanta. Each week she watches the world and captures what she sees. She is drawn to opposites. When she sees snow and pollen, she looks for similarities. These columns are her observations. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always looking for a bit of goodness.


New This Year

Debut Author Table
Featuring Brandy Heineman

BRANDY HEINEMAN is a Christ-follower. She’s also a book hoarder, a cat herder, a first-generation Southerner, and a self-appointed family historian. She likes to cook when it’s convenient, and to order pizza when it’s not. An alumna of Wesleyan College, she has written for various websites and magazines. Brandy resides in metro Atlanta with her Captain of Street Cred and super-hero hubby, Michael. Her debut novel, Whispers in the Branches, was released in 2015 by Elk Lake Publishing.

Tending a void in her heart that demands to be filled, Abby Wells uproots her life in Ohio to move into the ancestral home in Georgia. Now that her mom is gone, it's her best chance to connect with the last of her family, and she can't deny the pull of the supposedly haunted house. The seductive comfort of believing that ghosts could be real drives her search, but Aunt Ruby's plans for Abby don't include revealing secrets kept for seventy years. Oh, there's dirty laundry she'd like to air—just not her own. Indulging in the attentions of the house's handsome caretaker helps numb her pain, but Abby's ex-boyfriend won't let go of the past. He hounds her about his newfound religion in hopes of reconciling, but why reach for him or the God who couldn't or wouldn't spare her mom? In the stillness of the old house, the spirit world feels so close she can almost touch it. But she doesn't know yet that there's more than one way to be haunted.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Love Our Readers Luncheon 2016

Same great location.
Same awesome food.

All new prizes.
All new authors.
And surprises!!

P.S. And for those of you who attended last year, it'll be a heartWARMING occasion. We promise. ;)

Sunday, May 18, 2014


February 14, 2015 at 10:00AM to 1:00PM

Click here to purchase tickets.

Register by midnight January 25, 2015 and you'll automatically be entered to win a Kindle Fire!! 
*You must be present to win.*

Join Love Our Readers

for an amazing eclectic style lunch

with some top Atlanta local authors.

This will be an intimate gathering of approximately 35 readers and five authors. You'll be able to meet ALL the attending authors!!

We'd like to thank FoxTale Book Shoppe for being our bookseller for this event!


New York Times Bestselling Author Karen White!

Karen currently writes what she refers to as ‘grit lit’—southern women’s fiction—and has also expanded her horizons into writing a bestselling mystery series set in Charleston, South Carolina.  Her eighteenth novel, A Long Time Gone, was published in June 2014 by New American Library, a division of Penguin Publishing Group, and debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at number 24.

Visit Karen at:



Missy Tippens

Born and raised in Kentucky, Missy Tippens has lived in Georgia for the last 25+ years. She is a pastor's wife and mom of three who has worked as a microbiologist, teacher and stay-at-home mom. During that time, she also pursued writing. After more than ten years of working toward publication, Missy finally made her first sale of a novel in 2007. Her books have since been nominated for the Booksellers Best, ACFW Carol Award, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Maggie Award, Beacon Contest and a 2013 RT Reviewer’s Choice Award. A House Full of Hope was a Romance Writers of America 2013 RITA® Nominee. Her newest from Love Inspired (October 2014) is The Guy Next Store

. She feels very blessed to be working at home in her dream job!

 Visit Missy at:
Twitter: @MissyTippens


Lindi Peterson

USA Today featured author Lindi Peterson lives in north Georgia, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with her husband and a lively array of cats, dogs and birds. She loves sharing life with her family and friends. Her passion for reading led her to writing, and then God spoke words of love into her heart and changed her life forever.

Visit Lindi at:
Twitter: @lindipeterson


#1 Amazon Bestselling Author Ciara Knight

Ciara is a USA Today featured, Rone finalist with two #1 Amazon Bestselling series The Neumarian Chronicles and Sweetwater County. 

When not writing, she enjoys time with her three sons and husband, picnicking, traveling, watching movies and attending all those kid events.

Visit Ciara at:
Twitter: @ciaratknight


Winner, 2011 Grace Award for women's fiction

As a little girl in California, Meg Moseley used to pretend she was a novelist while she pounded the keys of her grandmother’s typewriter. The author of A Stillness of Chimes, Gone South and When Sparrows Fall, Meg lives near Atlanta and never stops dreaming up contemporary stories.