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There's something magical about stories describing people who live for the stage. Romance makes them sparkle and shine! Let's learn what draws these three authors to write about performers again and again!

Alexis Daria

Alexis Daria is an award-winning and bestselling romance author. Her debut novel, "Take the Lead," was a RITA Award winner for Best First Book, and "You Had Me at Hola," the first book in her Primas of Power series, is an international bestseller....

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Jen DeLuca

Jen DeLuca was born and raised in Virginia, and has recently swapped Florida for the Arizona desert, where she lives with her husband and a houseful of rescue pets. She’s worked as an ice-show dresser, a wardrobe master, a makeup consultant, and a paralegal....

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Priscilla Oliveras

Priscilla Oliveras is a USA Today bestselling author and 2018 RWA RITA double-finalist who writes contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor.  Her most recent book is "Kiss Me, Catalina." Proud of her Puerto Rican-Mexican heritage, she strives to bring authenticity to her novels by sharing her Latinx culture with readers....

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Take the Lead
A Dance Off Novel
Alexis Daria
St. Martin's Publishing Group
February 2023
ISBN 9781250817969
368 pages

You Had Me at Hola
A Novel
Alexis Daria
August 2020
ISBN 9780062959935
384 pages

Well Traveled
Jen DeLuca
Penguin Publishing Group
December 2022
ISBN 9780593200469
336 pages

Well Met
Jen DeLuca
September 2019
ISBN 9781984805386
Paperback, 336 pages
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Kiss Me, Catalina
Priscilla Oliveras
November 2022
ISBN 9781542034425
284 pages

West Side Love Story
Priscilla Oliveras
June 2022
ISBN 9781542031233
313 pages