Galentine's Day Celebration!

Join Bookmarks to celebrate Galentine's Day and the one-year anniversary of the Bookmarks Romance Book Club! Berkley romance authors Jane Igharo and Rachel Lynn Solomon will join us to talk romance from consent and kissing to feminism and friendship. Please note that Samantha Young was originally scheduled to attend this event but will be unable to join us. 

Want more romance? Click here to learn about the Bookmarks Book Club that meets monthly!  

This is a pay-what-you-can event. Karl the Kraken knows we are facing tough times right now. So if you are able to purchase a copy of one of these book below - or the discounted bundle of all three books- that would be great! But if you are not in a position to do so at the moment, feel free to make a donation (pay what you can) below. 
 

About Jane Igharo and Ties That Tether
Jane Abieyuwa Igharo was born in Nigeria and immigrated to Canada at the age of twelve. She has a journalism degree from the University of Toronto and works as a communications specialist in Ontario, Canada. When she isn't writing, she's watching Homecoming for the hundredth time and trying to match Beyoncé's vocals to no avail.

Ties That Tether: When a Nigerian woman falls for a man she knows will break her mother's heart, she must choose between love and her family. At twelve years old, Azere promised her dying father she would marry a Nigerian man and preserve her culture, even after immigrating to Canada. Her mother has been vigilant about helping-well, forcing-her to stay within the Nigerian dating pool ever since. But when another match-made-by-mom goes wrong, Azere ends up at a bar, enjoying the company and later sharing the bed of Rafael Castellano, a man who is tall, handsome, and . . . white. When their one-night stand unexpectedly evolves into something serious, Azere is caught between her feelings for Rafael and the compulsive need to please her mother. Soon, Azere can't help wondering if loving Rafael makes her any less of a Nigerian. Can she be with him without compromising her identity? The answer will either cause Azere to be audacious and fight for her happiness, or continue to be the compliant daughter."

About Rachel Lynn Solomon and The Ex Talk
Rachel Lynn Solomon worked in public radio before her love of storytelling carried her to fiction. She's the author of several books for teens and adults and will tell anyone who'll listen that it really doesn't rain that much in Seattle, where she lives with her husband and tiny dog.

The Ex Talk: Public radio co-hosts navigate mixed signals in Rachel Lynn Solomon's sparkling romantic comedy debut. Shay Goldstein has been a producer at her Seattle public radio station for nearly a decade, and she can't imagine working anywhere else. But lately it's been a constant clash between her and her newest colleague, Dominic Yun, who's fresh off a journalism master's program and convinced he knows everything about public radio. When the struggling station needs a new concept, Shay proposes a show that her boss green-lights with excitement. On The Ex Talk, two exes will deliver relationship advice live, on air. Their boss decides Shay and Dominic are the perfect co-hosts, given how much they already despise each other. Neither loves the idea of lying to listeners, but it's this or unemployment. Their audience gets invested fast, and it's not long before The Ex Talk becomes a must-listen in Seattle and climbs podcast charts. As the show gets bigger, so does their deception, especially when Shay and Dominic start to fall for each other. In an industry that values truth, getting caught could mean the end of more than just their careers.

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Event date: 
Saturday, February 13, 2021 - 7:00pm
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$42.00
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Purchase all three books featured at our Galentine's Day Celebration to receive a bundled discount! The bundle includes: Ties That Tether, The Ex Talk, Much Ado About You


Ties That Tether Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593101940
Availability: Order Processes in 1-5 Days Depending on Store Stock
Published: Berkley - September 29th, 2020

One of Betches' 7 Books by Black Authors You Need to Read This Summer

One of Elite Daily’s Books Featuring Interracial Relationships You Should Read In 2020

 
One of Marie Claire’s 2020 Books You Should Add to Your Reading List


The Ex Talk Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780593200124
Availability: Order Processes in 1-5 Days Depending on Store Stock
Published: Berkley - January 26th, 2021

An Instant Indie Bestseller

Public radio co-hosts navigate mixed signals in Rachel Lynn Solomon's sparkling romantic comedy debut.

 


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