Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Love Our Readers' Luncheon 2018





February 10, 2018
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10:00AM - 1:00PM

Click HERE to purchase your tickets now!

Join Love Our Readers' for an amazing, eclectic style lunch with some top Atlanta local authors at the Marietta Educational Garden Center! This historic home is full of southern charm, beautiful rooms, and grand country décor.

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

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Our amazing author line-up for this year:

Keynote speaker: 

New York Times Bestselling Author, Patti Callahan Henry!

Featured Authors:
Ane Mulligan
Patty Smith Hall
Pam Mantovani
Rachel Jones

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.

Your ticket includes a catered lunch, meet and greet with authors, two free books, author readings, and more!
All for ONLY $37.50!

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Patti Callahan Henry is a New York Times bestselling author whose novels include The Idea of LoveThe Stories We TellAnd Then I Found YouComing Up for AirThe Perfect Love SongDriftwood SummerThe Art of Keeping SecretsBetween the TidesWhen Light BreaksWhere the River Runs and Losing the Moon. Short-listed for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, and nominated multiple times for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Book Award for Fiction, Patti is a frequent speaker at luncheons, book clubs and women’s groups.
 



The women who spent their childhood summers in a small southern town discover it harbors secrets as lush as the marshes that surround it...Bonny Blankenship’s most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, with her best friend, Lainey McKay. Amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss, they swam and wished for happy-ever-afters, then escaped to the local bookshop to read and whisper in the glorious cool silence. Until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey’s mother disappeared.
 
Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide.


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While a large, floppy straw hat is her favorite, award-winning author Ane Mulligan has worn many: hairdresser, legislative affairs director (that's a fancy name for a lobbyist), CEO of a Community Theatre group, playwright, humor columnist, and novelist. She firmly believes coffee and chocolate are two of the four major food groups. Ane resides in Sugar Hill, GA, with her artist husband.

 

 

 
 
Coming Home ~ A Tiny House Collection
 
Tiny houses are all the rage these days, but what can you do with something so small? Here are seven stories about people chasing their dreams, making fresh starts, finding love, stumbling upon forgiveness, and embarking upon new adventures in tiny houses. Travel with them around the country in this big novella collection.
 
Love is Sweeter in Sugar Hill: She has a tiny house. He lives in a mansion. She vows to charge a doctor with malpractice. His job depends on that doctor's finances. Will love find a way?
 
 


 

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A multi-published author with Love Inspired Historical and Barbour, Patty lives in North Georgia with her husband of 30+ years, Danny; two gorgeous daughters, her son-in-love a grandboy who has her wrapped around his tiny finger. When she’s not writing on her back porch, she’s spending time with her family or piddling in her garden.
 



 
Meet seven of Turtle Springs, Kansas’, finest women who are determined to revive their small town after the War Between the States took most of its men. . .and didn’t return them. The ladies decide to advertise for husbands and devise a plan for weeding out the riff raff. But how can they make the best practical choices when their hearts cry out to be loved?

 
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 An author of passionate, emotional romances with heart, Pam loves crafting stories about independent women and men who discover the thrill and joy of falling in love. After years of moving as both an Army Brat and corporate wife, Pam and her craftsman husband settled in Atlanta, close to family and friends. When not writing, Pam enjoys quilting, planting beautiful flowers, home improvement projects and spending time with her wonderful family.
 

Big league baseball pitcher Quinn Lancaster is in Barefoot Bay while undergoing rehab for surgery on his pitching arm. He’s eager to get back on the mound where he belongs, but when he meets Anna, sparks fly. School teacher and former military brat Anna Reynolds spent her entire life saying good-bye, but now she’s determined to stay in Barefoot Bay though sexy ball player Quinn Lancaster sweeps her off her feet. Sure, he’s not white picket fence material, but she’s all for a fling—and so is Quinn. Soon their hot summer kisses turn into so much more and love blooms. But the only way to get the happily ever after they deserve is if they’re willing to go to bat for each other.  

 


 
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A registered nurse by night and a writer by day sums up Rachel’s present life. This award-winning author spends her limited writing time composing stories about strong women and sweet romance. Her books reflect her love of the performing arts, and her career in healthcare has influenced the threads of medical drama woven into her storylines.
When she’s not writing or working, Rachel loves traveling, sewing and making music. She lives in Kennesaw, Georgia with her husband of thirty-eight years. They have three grown children and one spoiled Labrador retriever. Rachel is a member of Georgia Romance Writers, Georgia Writers Association, Heart of Dixie Romance Writers, and is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America.
 


From childhood, Virginia Manning has planned for a career as a concert clarinetist. Blindsided by family circumstances, her plans are interrupted, taking her down a path she would never have chosen. As a music teacher, Virginia’s relationship with the football coach goes from problematic to romantic. After Blake’s brush with death, a scared Virginia runs away looking for the contentment music has always brought to her life.
 
Blake Oliver has experienced disappointment and pain, so he opts for a fresh start in a small New England town. Accepting the position of football coach, he isn’t looking for love when it finds him. When Virginia leaves to pursue a performance career, Blake realizes it’s not where you live but having someone to love that matters. His only problem is making her understand that as well.
 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Love Our Readers' Luncheon 2017






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

Click HERE to purchase your tickets now!

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!

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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.

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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. AuthorDiannaLove.com 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




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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. 








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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?


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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 SheReads.org, 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.




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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 http://piperhuguley.com. 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.





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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.