Jess and Trisha discuss some excellent and important RWA speeches by Suzanne Brockmann and Sonali Dev; note the anti-climactic end of a certain trademark battle; and talk more about the romance (books) still to come in 2018.
Also! Book Riot is giving away $500 worth of the year’s best YA fiction and nonfiction so far! Go to bookriot.com/500yagiveaway to enter before July 31.
Sarah Nicolas did a RITA rundown for Book Riot
The other exceptional speech – that left us speechless – was one by Sonali Dev, doing the keynote address for Librarians Day, and it’s also online.
#Cockygate ends not with a bang but a whimper. (But it’s over so that’s good.)
Hot Target by Suzanne Brockmann
Take the Lead by Alexis Daria
Now That You Mention It by Kristan Higgins
A Duke By Default by Alyssa Cole
Counterpoint by Anna Zabo
A Duke in Disguise by Cat Sebastian
Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory
The Coyote’s Bride by Holley Trent
Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid
Oh, and Trisha mentioned Intercepted by Alexa Martin once or twice. You know. In passing.
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