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Bookstore Romance Day! Plus, A New Book

Hi! I’m interrupting my regularly schedule Corona Princess Diaries (don’t worry, new updates from Genovia will be back shortly) to bring you this important announcement:

I, yes, I, Meg Cabot, have been named 2020’s Bookstore Romance Day Ambassador!

What does that mean?

Well, it means that it’s my job to let you know that August 15 is officially Bookstore Romance Day!

What is Bookstore Romance Day, you ask?

Bookstore Romance Day was created in 2019 as a way to match Independent Bookstores with readers in the Romance community.  Have you ever gone into a bookstore and asked, “Do you have the latest (Name of Your Favorite Romance Author)?” and had the snooty person who works behind the counter go, “Ew, no, we don’t carry THOSE kind of books.”

I have. So I know just how awful that can be.

In an effort to change this, we’re matching romance readers with Indie bookstores who LOVE and RESPECT romance. On August 15, check bookstoreromanceday.com and support the Indie bookstores that love romance and romance readers, and appreciate that the romance genre is a BILLION DOLLAR a year industry!

And since I know you, like me, love romance, because Romance means Hope, and we all need a little Hope right now, I know you’ll be looking for some romances to buy on August 15.

So I, your official Romance Ambassador, have made the video below with some suggestions of some books you might want to try. (Please excuse my hair as I live in Florida, a Covid hotspot, and have not seen the inside of a salon [or restaurant, or gym] in months.)

I would be remiss if I did not mention here that in addition to the many WONDERFUL books recommended above, there are tons of other people’s books that I will be discussing at the MANY events I’ll be having this week in celebration of Bookstore Romance Day as well as the publication of NO OFFENSE, the new book in my Little Bridge Island series (although NO OFFENSE is a stand alone novel. You don’t have to have read BRIDAL BOOT CAMP or NO JUDGMENTS to enjoy NO OFFENSE. Although of course you can if you want to. No judgments).

NO OFFENSE is out NOW in both print AND ebook from AND from Audible.com as an audio book, narrated by the amazing Piper Goodeve!

Click below to see if any of my VIRTUAL EVENTS fit into YOUR schedule! I’m betting at least one of them will. And then please stop by. There will be so many amazing other authors there. And all of us have new books out that I personally have read and can guarantee are full of HOPE (and romance).

 

Meet Meg (and others) –

Virtual “NO OFFENSE” Book Tour

Please note these events aren’t final. More may be added! Check back.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 11
2 PM EDT
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY / FB LIVE WATCH PARTY
Event Link
In conversation with Entertainment Weekly’s Maureen Lenker

7 PM EDT
BOOKS & BOOKS / CROWDCASTin conversation with bestselling author Emily Henry
Event Link; Crowdcast Registration Link
*Registration Required

THURSDAY, AUGUST 13
12 NOON-2PM EDT Reddit R/Books Ask Meg Anything
https://www.reddit.com/r/books/

7:00 PM ET
SCHULER BOOKS & MUSIC / ZOOM
Event Link; Eventbrite Registration Link
In Conversation with bestselling author Jasmine Guillory & moderator Ineye Komonibo/R29
*Registration Required

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 – BOOKSTORE ROMANCE DAY! TIME TO BUY A ROMANCE!
NO OFFENSE by MEG CABOT
TAKE A HINT, DANI BROWN by TALIA HIBBERT
YOU HAD ME AT HOLA by ALEXIS DARIA
2:00 PM ET
BOOKSTORE ROMANCE DAY / CROWDCAST
Event Link; Eventbrite Registration Link
Moderated by Maureen Lenker, Entertainment Weekly
*Registration Required

SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
PRINCESS DIARIES MOVIE WATCH PARTY
7PM EDT
Bookstore Romance Day
Watch The Princess Diaries With Meg Cabot commenting on Facebook Live If Meg Can Figure out How It Works

MONDAY, AUGUST 17
NO OFFENSE by MEG CABOT
7 PM EDT
CUYAHOGA LIBRARY + MACKS BACK BOOKS / SKYPE ® FACEBOOK
Event Link; Facebook Link
With funny bestselling author Tessa Bailey

THURSDAY, AUGUST 20
NO JUDGMENTS by MEG CABOT
9:15 PM EDT
CREATING CONVERSATIONS / ZOOM
Event Link
Romance Book Club
*Registration Required

 

 

All of these events are going to be thrilling for me because in addition to getting to chat with all of you and these brilliant authors and moderators, there is the added excitement of not knowing whether I will be technically savvy enough to be able to connect to them.

Plus, living in the Florida Keys, there could be a power or Internet outage due to a storm or just a puff of wind or a pelican crashing into a transformer or whatever at ANY TIME!

So I do hope you will join me, and also of course BUY MY NEW BOOK (because it would make my agent and publisher very happy), especially since NO OFFENSE was a LibraryReads and also PopSugar Pick for August, and was called “winsome” and “charming” by Publishers Weekly.

WINSOME PANDEMIC HAIR

And of course, as ever, click HERE to win a FREE copy of one of my copies – this month it’s NO OFFENSE!

But whatever you do at least buy SOME KIND OF book with love in it on August 15 to show that you support romance!

Because romance = hope, and hope is what we need more of right now!

And to prove that romance is still alive and well, even in the age of Covid, here is a TRUE love story that has been going on recently in my neighborhood right here in the Florida Keys.

OK, see you soon ONLINE!

More later.

Much love,

Meg

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