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Cupid's Café: The books of Lorraine Heath

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

When Lorraine Heath received her BA degree in psychology from the University of Texas, she had no idea she had gained a foundation that would help her to create believable characters—characters that are often described as “real people.” She writes for both adult and young adult readers. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Americana historicals.

Cupid's Café: The books of Maya Banks

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Maya Banks is the pseudonym of Sharon Long, who lives in Texas with her husband, three children and assortment of pets. When she’s not writing, she can be found hunting, fishing or playing poker. A southern girl born and bred, Maya loves life below the Mason Dixon, and more importantly, loves bringing southern characters and settings to life in her stories.

Escaping into the pages of a book is something she’s loved to do since she was a child. Now she crafts her own worlds and characters and enjoys spending as much time with them as possible.

Cupid's Café: The books of Karen Harper

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Karen Harper is a former college English instructor (Ohio State University) and high school literature and writing teacher. A lifelong Ohioan, Karen and her husband Don divide their time between the midwest and the southeast, both locations she has used in her books. Besides her American settings, Karen loves the British Isles, where her Scottish and English roots run deep, and where she has set many of her historical Tudor-era mysteries and her historical novels about real and dynamic British women.

Cupid's Café: Wicked City

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

In 1955, Look magazine called Phenix City, Alabama, “The Wickedest City in America,” but even that may have been an understatement. It was a stew of organized crime and corruption, run by a machine that dealt with complaints forcefully and with dispatch. No one dared cross them - no one even tried. And then the machine killed the wrong man.

Cupid's Café: The books of Diana Palmer and Jodi Thomas

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Diana Palmer is the pen name of Susan (Spaeth) Kyle. She began writing romance novels in 1979 after sixteen years as a newspaper reporter, and frequently returns to themes of cowboys or the Old West. She has over 150 novels in print. More information about her writing is available at dianapalmer.com.

Books by Eloisa James

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Eloisa James is the pen name of Mary Bly, a professor of English literature at Fordham University.  James' historical romances are appreciated by reviewers and readers alike for their strong voice, unusual characters, and authentic language.  She began writing romance novels while attending the University of Virginia on a humanities fellowship, and used the advance from her first novel to pay off her student loans. Her dual careers often cross over in her writing: her romance novels contain poetry quotes and historical events encountered in her university research.

Books by Sabrah Huff Agee

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

For nearly twenty years, Sabrah H. Agee was employed by the District Attorney of Alabama's largest circuit as administrative assistant and investigator. Since her job presented her with the sordid side of life, she began to write romances--stories that always had happy endings--as a means of coping. Sabrah received a lucky break when writer Beverly Barton introduced her to the Heart of Dixie Romance Writers of America. In 1999, Sabrah's first book, Jinx and Tracy, was published by Kensington Publishing Company.

Cupid's Cafe: Christmas Romances

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

We'll read Christmas romances by any author.

July 28 Cupid's Café event canceled

The Cupid's Café book club scheduled for this Wednesday, July 28, has been canceled.  Book club events for Cupid's Café will resume on Wednesday, August 25 at noon.

The books of Jennifer Blake

Location: Main Library
Date: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Jennifer Blake (real name Patricia Maxwell) has been called a "pioneer of the romance genre", and an "icon of the romance industry." She has written over 60 books with translations in 20 languages and more than 30 million copies in print worldwide. Many of her books are set in her native Louisiana.

She has published books under several different names, including:

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