Date Night with Alyssa Cole

The Loyalty storefronts might be closed, but our love for Romancelandia never shuts down. Our Date Night series with host Alyssa Cole and a diverse group of Romance writers continues for 2021 and will be happening quarterly! This event is free to attend and will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to rsvp for the event. You can buy the books on our website and there will be a link for purchase during the event.

Our eleventh evening and first Date Night for the year is a date with the incredible romance authors AC Arthur, Mimi Grace, and Denise Williams. We'll chat about writing during Covid-19, our favorite tropes, the TV getting us through, and whatever else comes to mind during this free flowing chat with host Alyssa Cole. 


Alyssa Cole is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of romance (historical, contemporary, and sci-fi) and thrillers. Her Civil War-set espionage romance An Extraordinary Union was the American Library Association’s RUSA Best Romance for 2018, and A Princess in Theory was one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2018. She’s contributed to publications including Bustle, Shondaland, The Toast, Vulture, RT Book Reviews, and Heroes and Heartbreakers, and her books have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Library Journal, BuzzFeed, Kirkus, Booklist, Jezebel, Vulture, Book Riot, Entertainment Weekly, and various other outlets. When she’s not working, she can usually be found watching anime or wrangling her pets.


AC Arthur has worked as a paralegal in every field of law since high school, but her first love is and will always be writing romance. She’s written and won awards for her acclaimed Donovans and Shadow Shifters contemporary and paranormal romance series. Under her pen name, Lacey Baker, she created the quaint small town of Sweetland and wrote the novelization for the Original Hallmark Channel Movie, A Gingerbread Romance. After years of hosting reader appreciation events, AC created the One Love Reunion, an event designed to bring readers and authors together to celebrate their love of books. AC resides in Maryland with her family, where she’s currently working on her next book…or watching Criminal Minds.

Mimi Grace credits the romance genre for turning her into a bookworm as a teen. She now writes sexy romantic comedies in hopes of keeping others reading till late at night. Besides books, she loves generous servings of mint chocolate chip ice cream, long-running reality competition shows, and when she spells “necessary” correctly.

Denise Williams wrote her first book in the 2nd grade. I Hate You and its sequel, I Still Hate You, featured a tough, funny heroine, a quirky hero, witty banter, and a dragon. Minus the dragons, these are still the books she likes to write. After penning those early works, she finished second grade and eventually earned a PhD. A diversity trainer and co-creator of a women’s empowerment group, she is dedicated to developing flawed, multidimensional characters who struggle with those issues impacting real women. After growing up a military brat around the world and across the country, Denise now lives in Iowa with her husband, son, and two ornery shih-tzus who think they own the house. Denise was a 2019 Romance Writers of America ® Golden Heart Finalist and How to Fail at Flirting is her debut novel.

Please note Loyalty has a zero tolerance policy for harassment or intimidation of any kind during this virtual event. 

Event date: 
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
How to Catch a Queen: Runaway Royals Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062933966
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avon - December 1st, 2020

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How to Find a Princess: Runaway Royals Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062934000
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Published: Avon - May 25th, 2021

Dane (Donovan Dynasty #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781732304543
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Published: Artistry Publishing LLC - July 8th, 2018

Wanting You Cover Image
ISBN: 9780692483817
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Published: Artistry Publishing - July 6th, 2015

Make a Scene Cover Image
ISBN: 9781999108236
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Published: Library and Archives Canada - September 18th, 2020

Along for the Ride Cover Image
ISBN: 9781999108212
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Published: Library and Archives Canada - August 2nd, 2019

How to Fail at Flirting Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593101902
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Published: Berkley - December 1st, 2020