Have you heard me talk about Romance Happy Hour before? If you’ve been following along with me for any length of time, odds are I’ve mentioned it. I have a tendency to do that when I’m super excited about things. But in case you haven’t, or in case you’ve heard me talk about it but haven’t had a chance to check it out yet… let me tell you a little bit about it!
See, once upon a time there were two romance authors who wanted to find a way to connect voracious romance readers with the authors who love them. After several conversations (and countless glasses of wine) an idea began to take shape. What if they could create a place where readers could listen to their favorite authors read from their books? But wait, there’s more… What if they could have the chance to chat with them over a cocktail or two? But wait, there’s even more… What if they could make all of this happen from the comfort of their own homes so they wouldn’t even have to put clothes on?
We call that a win – win – win! As fans of both the romance genre and a well-stocked bar, Dawn Luedecke and I made our vision a reality when we launched Romance Happy Hour in the fall of 2018. Now, we’re 28+ episodes in and have authors booked out until fall of 2020! (You can check out the current lineup on our website at: https://www.romancehappyhour.com/.)
We broadcast LIVE (yes, there are lots of opportunities to laugh at our uncensored silliness) on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from our Facebook page. We typically have two authors joining us for each episode and they each read an excerpt from one of their books then we open it up to questions from viewers. While we try to stay on topic we often find ourselves straying to chat about all the places Dawn has lived, our fur babies, and our favorite cocktails. We even have a featured cocktail for each episode and they’re all posted on our website and Facebook page as well. Oh, and the giveaways! Each of our featured author guests posts a giveaway when they’re on the show. All of the details on how to enter are right there on the Facebook page.
We hope you’ll join us twice a month for our version of a girls’ night in… beverages and bras are optional, romance novels are required.
It’s been a blast having the chance to visit with other romance authors. And if you missed an episode you can catch up on our Facebook page, website, YouTube channel or even our new podcast where we’re posting all of our past episodes.
So tell me, can I expect to see you popping in this Thursday? Here’s who we’ll be chatting with…