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KEENE - Love is Funny: Cheri Allan, Peggy Jaeger, & Lisa Olech Talk About Humor in Fiction

Love is Funny: Three Romance Authors Talk About Humor in Fiction
Do you love a good RomCom? Wish you could "write funny?" Our panel of authors will dish on humor in their lives, their books, and why writing "funny" is something they're passionate about. Together we’ll explore types of humor, taboo topics, and more. Join us!

 

Cheri Allan

Cheri Allan writes kissing books about love and other shenanigans from her charming fixer-upper in rural New Hampshire. She is often distracted by social media, reality television, and a menagerie of cats and dogs.  If you find her whizzing down the slopes at the nearby mountain with her family or inadvertently killing perennials in her garden, bring her coffee. She will gratefully provide the conversation and chocolate. Her 'Betting on Romance' novels have been nominated for both the Carolyn Readers Choice Award and the Golden Quill. Cheri loves humorous romances, because life is short, love is funny, and laughter is everything!
www.cheriallan.com
 
THE RUNAWAY CUPCAKE QUEEN (A Lucky Charm Romance, Book #1)
When life and love take a detour...

Helen Walker, aka the Alabama Cupcake Queen, is poised to be the next star of TV's most popular dating show, Happily Ever After. But after being dumped on last season's live finale, she's not sure she can take any more humiliation. All she ever wanted was to escape small-town Alabama, the grief of losing her mother, and an engagement to the cookie-cutter southern boy everybody loves. It all holds as much appeal as vanilla buttercream on stale cake.

When a reality TV show turns Jack Adams' hometown into a three-ring circus, he leaps at the chance to escape for a long weekend in Pennsylvania at his best friend's wedding. A solo drive and time away are just what he needs to regroup and get his derailed life back on track.

Everything changes when Jack discovers an ex-beauty-queen hiding in the back of his car, fleeing responsibility, paparazzi, and her future. She convinces him to take her along, but how can he figure out his life when his new passenger is determined to avoid her own? Together they discover that a road trip of detours can sometimes be the journey home.

 

Peggy Jaeger

Peggy Jaeger writes contemporary romances and rom coms about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them.

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, Peggy brings all aspects of life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness, and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she has created the families she wanted as that lonely child.
www.peggyjaeger.com
 
IT'S A TRUST THING (DotComGirls series)
Nell Newbery has trust issues. It’s hard to trust when you’re the daughter of a fallen financial scion who bilked people out of billions. Nell’s done everything in her power to keep away from men who see her as their ticket to fortune and fame. All she wants to do is run her ultra-successful business, HELPFUL HUNKS, in peace.

But it wouldn’t hurt to find a guy who doesn’t know a thing about her father’s felonious past; one she can give her heart to and trust it won’t come back to her battered, bruised, and broken.

Is Charlie Churchill that guy? On the surface he seems perfect, all polished manners and quiet mirth. Nell’s convinced he knows nothing about her, other than she likes superhero movies and views junk food as a food group.

Can she trust him to be what he appears to be? Or is he just pretending?

For Nell, trust is everything in life…and in love.

 

Lisa A. Olech

Lisa A. Olech is an artist/writer living in her dream house nestled among the lakes in New England. She loves getting lost in a steamy book, finding the perfect pair of sexy shoes, and hearing the laughter of her men. Being an estrogen island in a sea of testosterone makes her queen. She believes in ghosts, silver linings, the power of a man in a tuxedo, and happy endings.
Lisa is also proud to be a 2018 Romance Writers of America RITA Award Finalist.
www.lisaolech.com
WITHIN A CAPTAIN'S SOUL (Captains of the Scarlet Night series)

Stormy seas, a captive heart, and a coupling that breaks all the rules . . .

After years of committed service, Captain William "Bump" Quinn has finally taken the helm of the pirate ship Scarlet Night. But when rough waters send the Night off course, William winds up shipwrecked and alone on enemy shores-and prisoner to China's most powerful pirate queen.
 
Captain Jian Jun is as alluring as she is formidable, and she's careful not to let anyone too close. But the silence of the handsome Jamaican pirate in her custody intrigues her. Tempted by his topaz eyes and the strength of his character, she allows the captive into her inner sanctum. Though their bond defies all convention, Jun finds she is powerless against the emotions Will stirs in her. She prays their first union will not be her last. But with danger lurking in unexpected places, her beloved pirate may soon get the chance to prove he is every inch the hero he seems in her arms . . .

 

Event date: 
Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
12 EMERALD ST
KEENE, NH 03431-3601
The Runaway Cupcake Queen Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9780990481591
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Five Oaks Books - October 3rd, 2019

Within a Captain's Soul Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781516100811
Availability: In Stock, Click Title for Location
Published: Kensington Publishing Corporation - August 1st, 2017

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