Time: 5:30 pm
Place: At 12th & Pine Streets in Philly's "Gayborhood" in Center City
345 South 12th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Featuring Jeanine Hoffman, Nann Dunne, S. Renée Bess, and PJ Trebelhorn
These four authors have many books in print, some brand new and more on the way this spring. Come for a good sampling of the regional talent!
Strength in Numbers by Jeanine Hoffman
Paperback: 254 pages
Publisher: L-Book ePublisher (April 1, 2010)
Amazon: Strength in Numbers
Lesbian Fiction: Romance - Four women. One ran from her best friend years ago but wants to make amends, if she can. A second has buried herself in work for so long she isn't sure she knows how to do much else. The third has traveled and played the field, while playing some of the finest golf courses of the world. And the fourth is the best friend that had her heart broken so many years ago. She hasn't trusted many since. All four women have things to face about themselves and the others. What do these women have in common? A crisis. Their lives are all about to turn upside down and the outcome can only be determined by their faith in the saying, there is Strength in Numbers.
Staying in the Game by Nann Dunne
Paperback: 196 pages
Publisher: Blue Feather Books LTD. (May 13, 2010)
Amazon: Staying in the Game
A serial killer has every college in the area on tenterhooks. When Shelley Brinton switches to Spofford College and acts mysteriously, her softball teammates jump to unnerving conclusions. Angela Wedgeway cautions everyone that Shelley should be considered innocent until proven guilty, but her words fall on deaf ears. The group decides to shadow Shelley each night, and to Angela's dismay, their case against Shelley gets stronger and stronger. Everyone is shocked when the truth comes out, and Angela receives the worst shock of all. Who is Shelley Brinton? What dark secret drives her? Is Angela's life in danger? The answers astound everyone involved.
The Butterfly Moments by S. Renee Bess
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Regal Crest Enterprises, LLC (July 29, 2010)
Amazon: The Butterfly Moments
After a twenty-plus year career as a Parole Officer in Philadelphia, Alana Blue is more than ready to leave her job and move on to more rewarding work. Jaded and burned out, Alana is given the difficult assignment of supervising Rafe Ortiz, a renegade Probation and Parole Officer who arrives in Alana's office by way of a disciplinary transfer and with a reputation for accumulating meaningless sexual conquests. Alana's life is more complicated by the frequent conflicts she experiences with her homophobic daughter, Nikki. Convinced that the transparency of her mother's sexuality doomed her first marriage, Nikki is obsessed with keeping her second union intact, even if it means constantly repudiating Alana. Nikki's husband, Owen Reid, doesn't always agree with his wife's opinions regarding same-gender relationships; nor does he always support their marriage by remaining faithful to Nikki. As Alana is reaching for an opportunity to pursue a new career, the body of a brutally murdered university student is discovered partially hidden on a property very close to Alana's neighborhood. Detective Johnetta Jones, recently retired from the Philadelphia Police Force, and hired by a suburban law enforcement department, is assigned to the murder case. When the investigation leads her to one of Alana's parolees, Johnetta remembers having interviewed this particular Parole Officer once before. Although her memory of Alana is mostly pleasant, Johnetta remains more emotionally connected to her work than she is to any woman she's ever met. Vaguely discontent, she is reluctant to forge a romantic connection with anyone...until her path intersects with Alana's once again. Their renewed contact suggests the possibility of love and the end of loneliness for both women. As Johnetta and her work partner, Detective Harold Smythe, get close to solving the university student's murder, Johnetta realizes arresting their suspect will imperil her tenuous relationship with Alana. Alana becomes caught in the war between her impulsive attraction to Rafe Ortiz's flirtatious pursuit and her realization that her feelings for Johnetta Jones are growing deeper with each passing day. Will everything in Alana's world disintegrate when lies are revealed, true identities are exposed, and the murderer is unmasked?
From This Moment On by PJ Trebelhorn
Paperback: 254 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (June 15, 2010)
Amazon: From This Moment On
When faced with the loss of everything you hold dear, you run.
After a drunk driver took the lives of her lover and unborn child, that's exactly what Devon Conway did. Three years later when offered a business opportunity she can't pass by, she decides it's finally time to return home—even though she’s far from sure of her welcome.
Katherine Hunter took a different path in the face of loss, throwing herself into her work to fill the emptiness in her heart. She doesn't have the time to date, even if she wanted to. But then fate drops Devon on her doorstep—literally—and Kat begins to question if the life she has painstakingly rebuilt is really enough.
Despite Devon and Kat’s powerful attraction, the past stands between them—preventing them from taking a chance on the future. Will what is growing between them be enough to convince them that from this moment on, anything is possible, even love?