Escape Into Romance Books...BRD Kickoff

Event date: 
Wednesday, August 16, 2023 - 8:00pm
Event address: 
Youtube: @dockbookshop

Get ready for Bookstore Romance Day with a Wednesday night kick-off virtual event with The Dock Bookshop team.

Bookstore Romance Day is a day designed to give independent bookstores an opportunity to celebrate Romance fiction—its books, readers, and writers—and to strengthen the relationships between bookstores and the Romance community. 

Special Guest Authors:

Beth Freely

Born and raised in upstate New York, with a brief and very influential stint living in Great Britain, Beth A. Freely now calls Texas her home. With more than 14 years of writing experience as a copywriter and published author, she holds a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Media Communication with a minor in Marketing and a master's degree in English and Creative Writing. In 2003, after the prodding of some friends, she published some of her fanfiction online. She won awards for it and decided to write her first full-length novel. She is currently in the process of rewriting the novel in the hopes of publishing it in 2021. In 2005, Beth was the first-place winner of the 2005 Arche Books Publishing Novel Writing Contest, Women's Fiction with her novel Behind the Eyes of Dorian Gray. The Legend of Captain St. Pierre, her second novel, was written with her best friend, Mariam, and is the first book in a planned trilogy. The Loch, planned for a 2021 release, is her third novel. She is the owner of The Muses Funhouse.

Zuri Day

Zuri Day, the Caribbean diva alter-ego of Lutishia Lovely, is the bestselling, award-winning author of twenty-seven novels  and two novellas including fan-favorite series such as Harlequin Desire's Sin City Secrets, Kimani's Drakes of California, and Kensington Dafina's Morgan Men Trilogy and Blue Collar Lovers.

Margie Seaman

MARGIE SEAMAN is an eighty-five-year-old, late-blooming author of her debut novel Someday Belongs to Us. After a forty-year career in marketing, she switched to a new venture in website design where she has been the president of Citation Solutions for the past fourteen years. Margie also writes a travel blog for seniors, The Graytripper, that encourages people to get out and explore their world. Margie is the mother of three, grandmother of seven, and great-grandmother of three. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and lives in Houston, Texas, right down the street from her childhood home. She is currently dogless for the first time in her life but does have some totally spoiled cats that ungraciously allow her to share their living environment.

Yahrah St John

Yahrah St. John became a writer at the age of twelve when she wrote her first novella after secretly reading a Harlequin romance. Throughout her teens, she penned a total of twenty novellas. Her love of the craft continued into adulthood. She’s the proud author of thirty-nine books with Arabesque, Kimani Romance and Harlequin Desire as well as her own indie works.




Beyond The Steps Of Stone By Beth a. Freely Cover Image
ISBN: 9781087894195
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Muses Funhouse - December 29th, 2021

The Secret Heir & After Hours Agenda By Zuri Day, Kianna Alexander Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335457530
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harlequin Desire - March 28th, 2023

The Loch By Beth a. Freely Cover Image
ISBN: 9781087895963
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Muses Funhouse - May 1st, 2021

A Game of Secrets: A Forbidden One Night Romance By Zuri Day Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335581679
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harlequin Desire - January 24th, 2023

Her Best Friend's Brother: A Forbidden One-Night Romance By Yahrah St John Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335581617
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Harlequin Desire - December 27th, 2022

Second Time's the Charm & Her Secret Billionaire By Brenda Jackson, Yahrah St John Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335457615
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harlequin Desire - June 27th, 2023

Someday Belongs to Us By Margie Seaman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781736839096
Availability: Special Order
Published: Stoney Creek Publishing Group - June 22nd, 2022