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Read with Pride Northwest 2017

The Read with Pride Northwest conference, formerly known as Gay Romance Northwest (GRNW), is only 3 weeks away! It will be held at the Seattle Public Library on Saturday, November 4th from 12 pm to 6 pm. Afterwards, hop uphill to enjoy a multi-author reading event at Gay City, from 7 pm to 10 pm. Registration is required to attend panel sessions, but all are welcome to peruse the books for sale and chat up authors. If you want to pre-funk for the conference, I’ve included a list of the attending authors, as well as a link to their websites and books.

Last year, I attended for the first time, along with a co-worker buddy. And it was amazing! I love romance, and queer romance especially; so having this kind of convergence of kindred spirits and authors so close to home makes me feel super lucky. For the remainder of the month, I’m trying really hard not to buy anymore books, because I know I’m gonna splurge on books and bookish stuff at the SPL’s Friends of the Library store (and there is a coffee shop inside, whuuuuut). This year I’m arriving earlier because that table of freebie books empties out quick! Also, bring any LGBTQIA+ titles that you would like to donate to the library at Gay City. Last year they had a table accepting donations, so I’m pretty sure they will this year, too.

 

Attending Authors

For more information on the attending authors, click HERE.

RWP 2017 authors

Gimme all your lovin’! 

Need even more love in your life? Yeah, I know, me too! Here’s a sample platter to satiate those romance hunger pains until November 4th. Stay tuned for that special moment when the panel sessions are revealed on Read with Pride Northwest‘s website! Cheers 🙂

Love-Between-the-Covers

I know I shared this last year, but it’s still a great romance documentary. Love Between the Covers features numerous writers, including Radclyffe. You can watch it via Amazon, Vudu, YouTube, and Google Play. You can also watch it for free if your library subscribes to Hoopla or has DVD copies available.

 

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Austin Chant and Amanda Jean host a fantastic queer romance podcast, The Hopeless Romantic. Check it out!

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GRNW 2016 – Read the Rainbow

The Gay Romance Northwest (GRNW) 2016 conference only 3 weeks away. It will be held at the Seattle Public Library on Saturday, September 24th from 12 pm to 6pm, plus an after party. Registration is required to attend panel sessions, but all are welcome to peruse the books for sale and chat up authors. If you want to pre-funk for the conference, I’ve included a list of the attending authors and panelists, as well as links to their websites and books.

I’m super excited not only to attend my first book conference, but one that focuses on LGBTQIA+ romance! A friend and I are arriving early so that we can score some seriously awesome swag. 

 

Love-Between-the-Covers

 

I also highly recommend watching “Love Between the Covers“, a romance documentary featuring numerous writers, including Radclyffe. You can watch it via Amazon, Vudu, YouTube, and Google Play. You can also watch it for free if your library subscribes to Hoopla or has DVD copies available. 

 

 

If you haven’t visited the Seattle Public Library before, make sure you take time to look around and visit their Friends of the Library store. It’s candyland for bibliophiles. When I went down to check out the Shakespeare Folio exhibit, I ended up dumping a good chunk of my paycheck at their store. All for a good cause, right? 😀

Thus far, the only author on the list that I’ve read is Sheri Lewis Wohl (Necromantia is a fantastic mystery with supernatural elements and romance. I highly recommend it!). It’s a daunting challenge to read even a quarter of this list before September 24th; my TBR pile on Goodreads will be flush with new-to-me titles! Most excellent! I will definitely read as many summaries as I can squeeze in and then take the slow route of enjoyment over the next few months. Attending the event is going to be a great way to meet authors and fellow readers.

 

Washington State

Astrid Amara
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance

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Austin Chant
Romance, Fantasy

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Laylah Hunter
Science Fiction, Fantasy

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Amanda Jean
Romance

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Eric Andrews-Katz
Contemporary Romance, Adventure

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Nicole Kimberling
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery

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AK Rose
Romance

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Tracy Timmons-Gray
Event Coordinator for GRNW

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Sheri Lewis Wohl
Romance, Paranormal

Oregon

Jove Belle
Romance, Thriller & Suspense, Erotica

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Charley Descoteaux
Romance

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EJ Russell
Contemporary & Supernatural Romance

Other

Dev Bentham (WI)
Romance

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L.C. Chase
Mystery, Thriller, Paranormal, Contemporary Romance

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Rhys Ford (CA)
Mystery, Thriller, Romance

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Ginn Hale (PNW)
Fantasy

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Lou Harper (CA)
Paranormal

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Tobi Hill-Meyer
Non-fiction, Erotica

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Isabella (CA)
Fantasy, Suspense, Romance

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Morticia Knight
Erotica, Romance

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Christopher Moss
Romance, Historical fiction

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M.J. O’Shea (PNW)
Romance, Young Adult

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EE Ottoman
Romance

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JK Pendragon (BC)
Romance, Speculative Fiction

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Alex Powell (BC)
Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy

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Andrea Speed
Mystery, Thriller, Horror

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Karelia Stetz-Waters
Romance

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Yolanda Wallace
Fiction

 

One Last Thing…

GRNW is releasing a charity anthology of fiction and nonfiction called Magic & Mayhem. Proceeds support future GRNW programming and resources. You can pre-order a copy from Amazon and Smashwords. Release date: September 6, 2016.

Magic and Mayhem

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Necromantia

necromantia

Circe can see the dead and Zelda, her K-9 search & rescue partner, can smell them.

As a child, Circe Latham learned to hide her ability to see the spirits of the dead.  As an adult, she harnesses her hidden skill into bringing peace to the deceased and their families by volunteering as a Search & Rescue team in Spokane, Washington. However, she is reluctant to share her unique sight with anyone, aside from her best friend. Most of the credit for missing persons discoveries goes to Zelda’s keen sense of smell.  For Circe, seeeing dead people was:

“… just plain a pain in the ass.  At least until she stumbled on a way to make it less disruptive in her life.  These days it was a lot more manageable and often fascinating.  And the sanity that came along with it was life altering in a way she could never explain.”

Circe and Zelda are the go-to duo when it comes to human remains detection in Spokane.  When a search with the Sheriff’s Office turns up three bodies within a city park, local detectives Diana Erni and Paul Garland are called in to assist with the investigation.  As the case continues to bring the two women together, a magnetic attraction ignites.  Diana and Circe, however, pursue a cautious courtship.  Their chemistry opens up avenues of possibility, both personally and professionally.  On the other side of the desk, Paul attempts to fend off unwanted attention from his ex-girlfriend, Brenda, without anyone finding out.  Secondary and supporting characters, in the form of friends, family, and colleagues, provide additional depth to relationships and to the plot. 

The narrative juggles the distorted ambitions of the murderer and his demonic tome; the close knit, dynamic duo of Diana and Paul as they race to bring the killer to justice; and Circe’s attempts to share more of herself with the people in her life.  Suspense builds at a deliciously measured pace as the various threads weave together.  Readers will thrill as the  story reaches resolution.  It was an ending I had not anticipated, but found very satisfying and clever.

Necromantia weaves the paranormal into daily life, transforming the quotidian and offering hope in dark places.  Sheri Lewis Wohl has created strong, authentic, and complex, female characters in her leads, Circe and Diana.  Wohl’s knowledge of and experience with search and rescue operations shines through her expert descriptions.  Paul’s struggle to reconcile his identity as a capable law enforcement agent with his soured romantic relationship with Brenda, provides him with a satisfying character arc. The Pacific Northwest is always an incredible backdrop for any story and does not disappoint here.

I highly recommend it!

Necromantia
Author: Sheri Lewis Wohl
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books
ISBN-10: 1626396116
ISBN-13: 978-1-62639-612-8

Available April 1st from Bold Strokes Books and April 12th from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other retail outlets.

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