Jasmine Guillory is the author of "The Wedding Date," and "The Proposal." Her work has also appeared in Cosmopolitan magazine, The Toast, Slate, Catapult and Real Simple. Jasmine lives in Oakland, California.
Informed consent isn't just sexy, it's an integral part of the romance genre today. Join these leading romance authors as they discuss how they navigate sexual consent and other power dynamics in their books. How has the #metoo movement influenced their writing? Let's ask!
Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 120, Wheelchair accessible)
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Romance Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)
Love's Not Always Straight: Challenging Heteronormativity in Mainstream Romance
The modern history of romance is very straight, but things are changing. What are authors doing to tell the love stories of all people, not just the average cis-het example we've been reading since the beginning?
Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Romance Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)
October 2018 ISBN 9780399587689
336 pages $15.00, INSTORE Buy now
"There is so much to relate to and throughout the novel, there is a sharp feminist edge. Loved this one, and you will too."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author The author of The Wedding Date serves up a novel about what happens when a public proposal doesn't turn into a happy ending, thanks to a woman who knows exactly how to make one on her own... When someone asks you to spend your life with him, it shouldn't come as a surprise--or happen in front of 45,000 people. When freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend, his man bun, and his bros, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn't the hard part--they've only been dating for five months, and he can't even spell her name correctly. The hard part is having to face a stadium full of disappointed fans... At the game with his sister, Carlos Ibarra comes to Nik's rescue and rushes her away from a camera crew. He's even there for her when the video goes viral and Nik's social media blows up--in a bad way. Nik knows that in the wilds of LA, a handsome doctor like Carlos can't be looking for anything serious, so she embarks on an epic rebound with him, filled with food, fun, and fantastic sex. But when their glorified hookups start breaking the rules, one of them has to be smart enough to put on the brakes...More/less
The Wedding Date
January 2018 ISBN 9780399587665
320 pages $15.00, INSTORE Buy now
THE USA TODAY BESTSELLER #5 LibraryReads Pick One of... Entertainment Weekly's "12 Romances for V-Day" Cosmopolitan's "2018 Anticipated Reads" Elle's "2018 Must Reads" Harpers Bazaar's "New January Must Reads" The Fug Girls' "Best Books of the Year" Elle UK's "Books to Get You Through 2018" Nylon's "January Must Reads" Hello Giggles' "New Release Recs" Electric Lit's "Books by WoC to Read in 2018" Bitch Media's "2018 Must Reads" BookBub's "2018 Romance Must Reads" Bookriot's "Must Read 2018 January Releases" RetailMeNot's "2018 Must Reads" "A swoony rom-com brimming with humor and charm. "--Entertainment Weekly (The Must List) "What a charming, warm, sexy gem of a novel....One of the best books I've read in a while."--Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of Hunger A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in this fun and flirty multicultural romance debut. Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn't normally do. But there's something about Drew Nichols that's too hard to resist. On the eve of his ex's wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend... After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she's the mayor's chief of staff. Too bad they can't stop thinking about the other... They're just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century--or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want...More/less