A Baby, an Engagement, & Sex Emojis: The Lovestruck Librarians Epilogue

Lovestruck Librarians

Tonight, I finally remembered that I hadn’t posted the epilogue for my Lovestruck Librarians series yet. So at long last, here it is!

The epilogue is about the length of a long chapter, and I had SO MUCH FUN with it. Based on fan feedback, I wrote it from the perspective of Angie, the bawdy, outspoken heroine of My Reckless Valentine. It includes an engagement, a pregnancy, and an extensive discussion of sex emojis. Yes, really. 🙂

One final note: Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the readers who’ve followed this series. I’m more grateful and honored than I can say. The Lovestruck Librarians books celebrate love and the power of female friendship, and they’ve brought me so much joy. I hope they’ve done the same for you. ♥

P.S. The link for the epilogue is below, and it’s a PDF. Enjoy!


Social Media & Buy Links for Our #notRWA17 Presenters

Hello again! A few people suggested we post the social media and buy links for all the #notRWA17 presenters. The talented and generous Erin Satie volunteered to compile the information, and she got it to me about a week ago. But again: novella-in-progress. (Sorry.) With my sincere apologies, here are the links now! ♥

P.S. I’ve included the full links, instead of making each heading (“Website,” “Twitter,” etc.) clickable. Sorry about that too! But I figured the full links would get the job done and take a LOT less time, so… #lazy I also wanted to let you know that I recently started to use the services from the SEO In toronto agency, and I have been able to see a lot of improvements.

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Stacey Agdern
Website: https://staceyagdern.wordpress.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nystacey
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/staceyaagdern
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Stacey-Agdern/e/B00G8MGTMM
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Stacey%20Agdern%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Stacey%20Agdern&fcsearchfield=Author
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Stacey+Agdern

Christina Alexandra
Website: http://ChristinaAlexandra.net
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorChrisAlex
Facebook: http://facebook.com/AuthorChrisAlex
Instagram: http://instagram.com/AuthorChrisAlex

Steve Ammidown
Website: https://www.bgsu.edu/library/pcl.html
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BGSU_PopCultLib
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bgsubpcl

Emma Barry
Website: https://authoremmabarry.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorEmmaBarry
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorEmmaBarry
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Emma-Barry/e/B00IBQJK7O
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Emma%20Barry%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Emma%20Barry&fcsearchfield=Author
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/emma-barry/id802839817?mt=11
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Emma+Barry

Books and Joe
Website: http://bingeonbooks.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/booksandjoe

Michelle Boule
Website: http://wanderingeyre.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/wanderingeyre
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichelleBouleAuthor
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Michelle-Boule/e/B005E4B7H2
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Michelle%20Boule%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Michelle%20Boule&fcsearchfield=Author
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/michelle-boule/id469943278?mt=11
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Michelle%20Boule&hl=en

Ana Coqui
Website: http://www.anacoqui.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/anacoqui

Olivia Dade
Website: https://oliviadade.com
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bDS6Z5
Twitter: https://twitter.com/OliviaWrites
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OliviaDade
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00WIYMK9U
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Olivia%20Dade%22
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Olivia%20Dade&fcsearchfield=Author
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/olivia-dade/id991698202?mt=11
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Olivia+Dade

Sasha Devlin
Website: http://sashadevlin.com/
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/brFqF9
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SashaDevlin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sashadevlin
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sasha-Devlin/e/B004YGL2ZI
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Sasha%20Devlin%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Sasha%20Devlin&fcsearchfield=Author
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/sasha-devlin/id544090775?mt=11

Mia Hopkins
Website: http://www.miahopkinsauthor.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MiaHopkinsxoxo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mia.hopkins.9693
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mia-Hopkins/e/B00BBSHK3U
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Mia%20Hopkins%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Mia%20Hopkins&fcsearchfield=Author
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/mia-hopkins/id982815920?mt=11
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Mia+Hopkins

S.S. Jaxon
Website: https://booksbyssjaxon.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BooksbySSJaxon
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ssjaxon/

Kelly Maher
Website: http://www.kellymaher.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kmmaher
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KellyMaherAuthor/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Kelly-Maher/e/B002BMGWZ2
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Kelly%20Maher%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Kelly%20Maher&fcsearchfield=Author
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/kelly-maher/id545126761?mt=11
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Kelly+Maher

Racheline Maltese
Website: https://avian30.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/racheline_m
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Erin.and.Racheline
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Racheline-Maltese/e/B001JRVS2C
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Racheline%20Maltese%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Racheline%20Maltese&fcsearchfield=Author
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/racheline-maltese/id412440120?mt=11
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Racheline+Maltese

Nicole McLaughlin
Website: http://nicolemclaughlinbooks.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nicolemauthor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicolembooks
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Nicole-McLaughlin/e/B01N6LOGRJ
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Nicole%20McLaughlin%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/search?query=Nicole%20McLaughlin&fcsearchfield=Author
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/nicole-mclaughlin/id1175204629?mt=11
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Nicole+McLaughlin

Ainslie Paton
Website: http://www.ainsliepaton.com.au
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AinsliePaton
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AinsliePaton/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ainslie-Paton/e/B005LKG94K
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Ainslie%20Paton%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Ainslie%20Paton&fcsearchfield=Author
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/ainslie-paton/id575465907?mt=11
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Ainslie+Paton

Rachel Pudelek
Website: http://rachelpudelek.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rachelpud
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorRachelP/

Abby Ryan
Twitter: https://twitter.com/abbyryanwrites
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbyryanwrites/

Erin Satie
Website: http://www.erinsatie.com
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bzerun
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ErinSatie
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ErinSatie/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Erin-Satie/e/B00PCQ2W44
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Erin%20Satie%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Erin%20Satie&fcsearchfield=Author
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/erin-satie/id945501599?mt=11

Sandra Schwab
Website: http://www.sandraschwab.com
Newsletter: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/k4j3w6
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScribblingSandy
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SandraSchwab.Author/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/scribblingsandy/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sandra-Schwab/e/B001KIAPTC/
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Sandra%20Schwab%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Sandra%20Schwab&fcsearchfield=Author
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/sandra-schwab/id465938783?mt=11

Suleikha Snyder
Website: http://www.suleikhasnyder.com
Newsletter: https://madmimi.com/signups/116080/join
Twitter: https://twitter.com/suleikhasnyder
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SuleikhaSnyder/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Suleikha-Snyder/e/B009NVS7P2
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Suleikha%20Snyder%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Suleikha%20Snyder&fcsearchfield=Author
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/suleikha-snyder/id493383104?mt=11
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Suleikha+Snyder

Maggie Wells
Website: http://www.Maggie-wells.com
E-mail: maggiewells1@gmail.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/maggiewells1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMaggieWells
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Maggie-Wells/e/B0052TCHE6
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Maggie%20Wells%22?Ntk=P_key_Contributor_List&Ns=P_Sales_Rank&Ntx=mode+matchall
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Maggie%20Wells&fcsearchfield=Author
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/maggie-wells/id450488856?mt=11
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Maggie%20Wells&hl=en

Mia West
Website: http://www.miawest.com
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/LtFAf
Twitter: https://twitter.com/miawestwrites
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mia-West/e/B00HMX5FQW
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/%22Mia%20West%22
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Mia%20West&fcsearchfield=Author
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/author/mia-west/id794200497
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Mia%20West&hl=en

Xan West
Website: https://xanwest.wordpress.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TGStoneButch
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Xan-West/e/B005WK1PQQ
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/show-yourself-to-me-xan-west/1122731925?ean=9781517269982
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/show-yourself-to-me-queer-kink-erotica

Zoe York/Ainsley Booth
Website: http://www.zoeyork.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZoeYorkWrites

Links to All the #notRWA17 Threads!

I’m so sorry I haven’t posted this before now! The wonderful S.S. Jaxon gathered a list of all the #notRWA17 threads several days ago, but I was too distracted by a novella-in-progress to put the links on my blog right away. At long last, though, here they are!

Thank you again to all the presenters (and giveaway authors, commenters, and lurkers) who made our virtual conference so special. ♥

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Not RWA Wednesday Schedule

Wednesday, July 26th:
No Dukes Allowed: Writing Unusual Historical Romances (Sandra Schwab)
Writing Tips from Soaps & Bollywood (Suleikha Snyder)
Demystifying Reviews (Ana Coqui)
Are Two Heads Better Than One? Tips on Working Collaboratively (Racheline Maltese)
Super Series Plotting: How to Plan a Series & When to Let the Plan Go (Michelle Boule)
Beyond Big Bang Theory: Writing Realistic STEM Characters (Abby Ryan)

Not RWA Thursday's Schedule

Thursday, July 27th:
Dark Art of the Blurb (Ainslie Paton)
Beyond Alpha: Writing Heroes Who Break the Mold (Emma Barry)
The Virtual Artist’s Toolkit—Tips & Tricks for Effective Description (Erin Satie)
Preserving Romance at the Browne Popular Culture Library (Steve Ammidown)
True North: Character Development in Romance (Mia Hopkins)
10 Tips to Meet Your Daily Word Count (Nicole McLaughlin)
10 Steps to Hitting a List (Zoe York/Ainsley Booth)

Not RWA Friday's Schedule

Friday, July 28th:
Salty, Sour, Bitter & Sweet: A Tasty Case for Writing Older Heroes (Mia West)
Reviving the Muse: What to Do When Your Creative Well Has Run Dry (Sandra Schwab)
Beyond Diversity 101: The No Fucks Edition (Suleikha Snyder)
Writing Romance While Single & Dating in a Swipe-Right World (S.S. Jaxon)
How Wishing (and Research) Makes Things Happen: Worldbuilding in Contemporary Romances (Stacey Agdern)
Navigating the Query Trenches and Beyond (Rachel Pudelek)
From Dispatch to Death Investigations: Law Enforcement from the Inside, Part 1 and Part 2 (Christina Alexandra)
Ways to Introduce that a Character is Trans (& Pitfalls to Avoid) (Xan West)

Not RWA Saturday's Schedule

Saturday, July 29th:
Plotbunny with Purpose (Sasha Devlin)
I Write Like Who? Using Librarian Skills to Market Your Book (Kelly Maher)
How to Woo a Blogger (Books and Joe)
Working 9-5 & 5-9 (Don’t Quit Your Night Job) (Maggie Wells)
The Care & Feeding of Magical (Author) Creatures (Sasha Devlin)

My Romance Romp Podcast (AKA Ramble-thon 2017)


Kini and I in the offices of The Frederick News-Post (Kini’s the adorable one on the right).

Yesterday on Twitter, a lovely writer friend mentioned listening to the podcast I recorded in January with reader, reviewer, and podcaster extraordinaire Kini. Several other people then asked for the link and listened to the interview too. Which, incidentally, made ME click the link and listen, since I didn’t remember what I’d said! 🙂

Anyway, it occurred to me that I’d never posted the podcast link on my blog and website, so here it is: the Romance Romp podcast! I’m Episode 7, and there are many other wonderful episodes too.

If you want to listen to me chat with Kini about romance as both a reader and writer, or if you want to hear why I have such a hard time reading or writing alphahole heroes, or if you simply want to know what it sounds like when a grown woman giggles for an hour and twenty minutes, this podcast is for you!

(Note: Do I really sound like that? I guess I do, huh?)

Saturday’s #notRWA17 Schedule

Saturday is the last day of our virtual conference, sadly. But we still have some wonderful threads throughout the day, as well as a HUGE numbers of authors giving away books! Have fun! ♥

Not RWA Saturday's Schedule

AM prompt: Pics of #notRWA17 conference clothing (AKA pajamas)
PM prompt: Productivity/procrastination-beating tips

Twitter threads:

10 a.m. EST: Sasha Devlin (@SashaDevlin) Plotbunny with Purpose

11 a.m.: Kelly Maher (@kmmaher) I Write Like Who? Using Librarian Skills to Market Your Book

Noonish: Books and Joe (@booksandjoe) How to Woo a Blogger

1 p.m.: Maggie Wells (@MaggieWells1) Working 9-5 & 5-9 (AKA: Don’t Quit Your Night Job)

2 p.m.: Sasha Devlin (@SashaDevlin) The Care & Feeding of Magical (Author) Creatures

All day Saturday: Giveaways Featuring 50+ Authors!

Not RWA author giveaways

To enter the giveaways, simply visit the Twitter feeds of participating authors and follow their instructions. They’ll use the #notRWA17 hashtag, and we’ll circulate a graphic with their names. Also, their names and Twitter handles are listed below. (Out of alphabetical order, because I’m feeling a wee bit lazy. Sorry.)

1. Olivia Dade (@OliviaWrites)
2. Karen Booth (@karenbbooth)
3. Ainslie Paton (@AinsliePaton)
4. Ruby Lang (@RubeLang)
5. Maggie Wells (@MaggieWells1)
6. Aislinn Kearns (@ardentaislinn)
7. Manda Collins (@MandaCollins)
8. Emma Barry (@AuthorEmmaBarry)
9. Cecilia London (@authorclondon)
10. Lydia San Andres (@lydiaallthetime)
11. Linda Poitevin (@lindapoitevin)
12. Jodie Griffin (@Jodie_Griffin)
13. Sandra Schwab (@ScribblingSandy)‏
14. KJ Charles (@kj_charles)
15. Sara Rider (@SaraRider42)
16. Nicole Locke (@NicoleLockeNews)
17. Mia Hopkins (@MiaHopkinsxoxo)
18. Susan Scott Shelley (@Susan_S_Shelley)
19. Maggie Chase (@TheMaggieChase)
20. Mia Sosa (@miasosaromance)
21. Jocelyn Adler (@JocelynZombie)
22. Andie J. Christopher (@authorandiej)
23. Seressia Glass (@seressia)
24. Megan Frampton (@meganf)
25. Sue London (@cmdrsue)
26. Alexandra Haughton (@WriterAHaughton)
27. Amie Stuart (@chronic_mom)
28. Kelly Maher (@kmmaher)
29. Amy Quinton (@AmyQuinton)
30. Shannyn Schroeder (@SSchroeder_)
31. Laurie Benson (@LaurieBwrites)
32. Christine d’Abo (@Christine_dAbo)
33. Felice Stevens (@FeliceStevens1)
34. Sabrina Sol (@theromancechica)
35. Nicole McLaughlin (@nicolemauthor)
36. J. Margot Critch (@juanitamcritch)
37. Melanie Ting (@MelTing21)
38. Cynthia Diamond (@CinsDiamond)
39. Michelle Boule (@wanderingeyre)
40. J. Suzanne Frank (@JSuzanneFrank)
41. Karyn Gerrard (@KarynGerrard)
42. Jen Gilroy (@JenGilroy1)
43. Lita Harris (@litaharris)
44. Kel O’Connor (@KelWriting)
45. Crystal Bowling (@crystalbooksit)
46. A.C. Nixon (@ACNixon_writer)
47. Arlene Hittle (@ArleneHittle)
48. Melissa Blue (@mel_thegreat)
49. Mia West (@miawestwrites)
50. Shae Connor (@shaeconnor)
51. Rain Merton (@RainMerton)
52. Ryvr Jones (@Nospheratt)
53. Kate Canterbary (@kcanterbary)
54. Sarah M. Anderson (@SarahMAnderson1)