It’s Friday the 13th! I am writing this from Lincoln, NE where it is a balmy 27 degrees right now. BOOOOO Cold weather I am not ready for you! The romance world has been busy this week! I hope I have room to share some cute animals with you this week :)
10. Perhaps you noticed some new reviewer names on the Smexy site recently? We are so happy to officially announce we have some new friends joining the Smexy team! Welcome to Melinda, Jen, Kate, Melanie, and Isabelle. All are long time readers and reviewers and we think you will enjoy their takes on romance novels!!
You can find more about Melinda here – @melindaedits l Goodreads
You can find more about Jen here – @thebooknista l Goodreads
Look for info on Kate, Melanie and Isabelle coming soon!!
9. Romancing the Runoff- Have you heard about this? The citizens of Romancelandia have banded together to raise funds for the Georgia run-off election in January. They have raised over $75K in donations. At $100k raised Vivian Stephans will be a special guest! And yesterday Bree from Kit Rocha had some teasers :)
An auction kicks off next week and I have it on good authority that there are almost 700 items (WHAT?) for bid and range from jewelry to quilts to annotated books to zoom calls with authors. I signed up to knit a dishcloth with curse words, haha. Here is some other info about it.
8. Our friends over at #readRchat are hosting their monthly chat this Saturday at 10pm CST/4pm EST. They are talking their top three in romance. This is their last chat for 2020. In December they will be hosting their Third Annual Awards.
6. Did y’all see this?? The 25th Anniversary Hard Cover edition of Vivid by Beverly Jenkins. It looks stunning.
5. The covers that Harlequin Desire is doing for their categories are always so hot! Check this one out.
4. Linda Holmes pulled together a list of Holiday movies. I have this bookmarked because I love them.
3. We lost Alex Trebek last week <insert sad face>. Jeopardy will not be the same without him. I did find this to be amusing though.
2. Shout out to my friend KimberlyFayeReads who sends me all the best videos from TikTok. Last night she sent me this and it is just magical. Check out Kim on IG where she posts the best book pics.
- Okay Halloween is over, but animals wearing costumes shouldn’t be confined to once a year.
Have a great weekend folks! Stay warm, dry, and healthy!