Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.
—Kylie Scott's Dirty cover sure is a tall drink of water—or, more accurately, a perfect martini. (Anyone else thirsty? It's five o'clock somewhere, yeah?) Dirty, the first book in Scott's Dive Bar series, will be out on April 5, 2016. Here's the lowdown:
When Vaughn returned to his childhood home, the last thing he expected was to find a brokenhearted bride in his shower. Or the complete drama and chaos that came with her.
Lydia doesn't know what to do. Finding out the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it's with his best man, is another all together. Trying to escape it all, she runs...and finds herself in the arms of a handsome ex-musician turned bartender. But can a broke musician with a dubious future really be the Mr Perfect Lydia was looking for?
—Deal Alert: Christina Lee's male/male romance The Darkest Flame is $.99 in e-book right now at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and iBookstore (via BookBub).* For more, visit our Christina Lee tag.
—Pacific Northwest readers, this one's for you! The Emerald City Writers' Conference is hosting a free reader appreciation event, Passport to Romance, in Bellevue, Washington, on Saturday, October 17, from 6-8 p.m. Head to the event's Facebook page to RSVP and learn more. Here's what the organizers say you can expect: “Meet, mingle and have your picture taken with 40+ of your favorite—and soon to be favorite—authors, and male cover models. Plus win awesome prizes in the raffle, vote in the book cover contest, and much, much more. The first 100 people also get a special goodie bag.” (Want to follow along on social media? The event hashtags are #passport2romance and #ECWC2015)
[+Lisa Renee Jones cover & Felicity reunion!...]