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Just in time for Halloween, we’re having some spooky fun for adults! Join paranormal romance authors Suleikha Snyder, Maria Vale,  Holley Trent, and Juliette Cross as they discuss the mysterious creatures in their books and how their characters find a happily ever after in their magical worlds. Bring your own candy corn 🙂

The program is at  7:00pm ET (Boston time).

You can buy signed (by bookplate) books by our authors through Bank Square Books! Just click on the link, make your purchase(s), and say that you want the books signed in the notes at checkout. You can buy from their backlist if you click on their hyperlinked name.


Please register for this event and you’ll receive the link in the confirmation and reminder emails – make sure to check your spam folder for them, they will be coming from ashlandprograms@minlib.net.

Maria Vale is a logophile and a bibliovore and a worrier about the world. Trained as a medievalist, she tries to shoehorn the language of Beowulf into things that don’t really need it. She currently lives in New York with her husband, two sons and a long line of dead plants. No one will let her have a pet.

Her first book, The Last Wolf, was chosen by Library Journal and Amazon as a Best Book of 2018 and was a Rita finalist in the Paranormal Romance and Best Debut categories. A Wolf Apart was chosen by Publishers Weekly as a Best Book of 2018,  Forever Wolf was chosen by Booklist and Kirkus as a Best Book of 2019 and Season of the Wolf was named a Best Book of 2020 by Book Page and Kirkus.

A second-generation Indian-American, Suleikha Snyder grew up in the heartland of America and in two cultures. From an early age, Suleikha was enraptured by books, film, and television…finding a place to belong amidst the crew of the Millennium Falcon and outside the glittering ballrooms of the ton, looking in. She soon began writing original stories as well as fan fiction—something she still does today—but detoured into entertainment journalism rather than pursuing creative writing as a career. After more than a decade in print media, and well after her humble beginnings scribbling 21 Jump Street fic, Suleikha is successfully living out her dream of being a romance writer. Her short stories and novellas are sexy, diverse, and sometimes peppered with bits of Bengali or Hindi. Expect masala, masti, and maybe a little mayhem!

A passionate advocate for diversity and inclusivity in publishing, Suleikha is frequently ranting when she should really be adding to her body of work. She currently lives in Chicago, finding inspiration in Bollywood films, daytime and primetime soaps, and anything that involves chocolate or bacon.

Juliette Cross lives in moss-laden Cajun country in Louisiana where she lives with her husband, four kids, and black lab, Kona. She is a multi-published author of paranormal and fantasy romance with confident, persevering heroines and dark, sexy heroes. While she enjoys reading and writing the dark, broody types, she also appreciates the fun, levity of humor in a good love story, so she tries to give her characters both on their way to their HEA.

Juliette also co-hosts the romance podcast Smart Women Read Romance with her niece, Jessen, where they love to fangirl about their favorite books, authors, and characters and are challenging people to think of romance novels as more than just “mommy porn” — though there’s nothing wrong with a copious amount of sexy times. Bring that *ish on!

USA Today best-selling* author Holley Trent was raised in rural coastal North Carolina. She’s a lady with East Coast sass and sensibilities, but in 2011, her adventurous spirit drove her to Colorado for new experiences. She lives on the Front Range with her husband, two kids, and two cats. She writes paranormal and contemporary romances ranging from sensual to erotic. As H.E. Trent, she writes extra-sexy science fiction romance.

She’s a winner of the inaugural CIM-RWA Abalone Award (for My Nora) and a three-time Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence finalist (My Nora, Calculated Exposure, and A Demon in Waiting). A Demon in Waiting was a RomCon Readers’ Crown finalist in 2014. Her M/M romance Winterball won the Passionate Plume award for erotic romance novellas in 2015. The Cougar’s Trade was a 2016 Prism finalist. The Cougar’s Pawn won a Swirl award in 2016.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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