Date Night w/ Alyssa Cole and special guests Brenda Jackson and Beverly Jenkins!

Our Date Night series with host Alyssa Cole and a diverse group of Romance writers continues for 2022 and will be happening every other month! This event is free to attend and will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to RSVP for the event. You can buy our dates' books below and there will be a link for purchase during the event. 

We are overjoyed to welcome special guests Brenda Jackson and Beverly Jenkins as our dates for September! We'll chat about writing, our favorite tropes, the TV getting us through, and whatever else comes to mind during this free flowing chat with host Alyssa Cole. 

ABOUT THE HOST

Alyssa Cole is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of romance and thrillers. Her debut thriller When No One Is Watching was the winner of the 2021 Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Paperback Original and the Strand Critics Award for Best Debut. Her Civil War-set espionage romance An Extraordinary Union was the American Library Association’s RUSA Best Romance for 2018, and her contemporary royal romcom A Princess in Theory was one of the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2018. Her books have received critical acclaim from the New York TimesLibrary JournalBuzzFeedKirkusBooklistJezebelShondalandVultureBook RiotEntertainment Weekly, and various other outlets. When she’s not working, she can usually be found watching anime or wrangling her pets.

ABOUT THE GUESTS

Brenda Jackson, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of over 140 books and novellas, and 15 million books in print, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Jacksonville University.  She worked in management for State Farm Insurance where she retired after thirty-seven years.  Forty-nine years ago, she married her high school sweetheart, Gerald and they have two sons, Gerald Jr. and Brandon, ages forty-three and forty-one, respectively.  She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Beverly Jenkins is the recipient of the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature, was featured both in the documentary “Love Between the Covers” and on CBS Sunday Morning. Since the publication of Night Song in 1994, she has been leading the charge for multicultural romance, and has been a constant darling of reviewers, fans, and her peers alike, garnering accolades for her work from the likes of The Wall Street JournalPeople Magazine, and NPR.

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

Event date: 
Friday, September 16, 2022 - 6:00pm
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A Hope Divided (The Loyal League #2) By Alyssa Cole Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781496739131
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Published: Kensington - January 24th, 2023

An Extraordinary Union: An Epic Love Story of the Civil War (The Loyal League #1) By Alyssa Cole Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781496739124
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Published: Kensington - July 26th, 2022

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How to Find a Princess: Runaway Royals By Alyssa Cole Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062934000
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Published: Avon - May 25th, 2021

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The Outlaw's Claim: A Passionate Western Romance By Brenda Jackson Cover Image
$5.50
ISBN: 9781335581440
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Published: Harlequin Desire - October 25th, 2022

The House on Blueberry Lane (Catalina Cove #6) By Brenda Jackson Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781335620972
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Published: Hqn - July 26th, 2022

The Rancher Returns and Playing with Temptation By Brenda Jackson, Reese Ryan Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781335406637
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Published: Harlequin - March 29th, 2022

To Catch a Raven: Women Who Dare By Beverly Jenkins Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780062861740
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Avon - August 23rd, 2022

Wild Rain: Women Who Dare By Beverly Jenkins Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780062861719
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Published: Avon - February 9th, 2021

Rebel (Women Who Dare) By Beverly Jenkins Cover Image
$8.99
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ISBN: 9780062861689
Published: Avon - May 28th, 2019