KissCon One Night Stand is the one night author spectacular from Avon Books. Join your favorite authors for one evening of fun and games and, of course, lots of romance!
Our Virtual One Night Stand features two author panels, plus a special in-conversation event with Julia Quinn, author of The Duke and I - inspiration for the smash hit Netflix Original Series Bridgerton!
To attend, fans must purchase two books from one of the participating authors from one of the indie bookstores linked here. After purchase, you'll receive your personal link to our Crowdcast event to enjoy the evening!
The party starts April 2nd at 5 PM Eastern.
Tell Me a Secret, moderated by Carly-Lane Perry (Collider) - 5-6 PM
They'll tell you their deepest secrets...or will they? Talia Hibbert, Eloisa James, Joanna Shupe, and Sally Thorne get together for a saucy game-style panel where they reveal their deepest secrets – or make up stories so good you'll wish they were true! Like two truths and a lie, except there's no telling how many truths will be revealed!
Love in Lockdown, moderated by Maureen Lenker (Entertainment Weekly) - 6:15-7:15 PM
Unlocking romance: Join Lorraine Heath, Beverly Jenkins, Suzanne Park, and Alisha Rai for an exploration of how the past year has changed how they write, and how romance might evolve in a post-COVID (or at least, post-vaccine) world. Clicking with the "locked up" theme, the panelists may also discuss "locked door" romances...and even play off "lock" by discussing 50 shades of super sexy bedroom dynamics in romance.
Bridgerton Bonanza in conversation with Julia Quinn, moderated by Shyla Watson (Buzzfeed) - 7:15-8:15
Celebrating all things historical romance, this conversation will speak to the fantastic moment the genre is having along with a behind the scenes glimpse into how Bridgerton made the world fall in love. From page to screen adaptation, to being on set and meeting the cast, to the amazing reception the show has gotten and more, Julia will take a page out of Lady Whistledown’s book and dish on all things Bridgerton!
Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, is one of America’s preeminent romance houses and developed the careers of such bestsellers as Tessa Dare, Eloisa James, Beverly Jenkins, Lisa Kleypas, Sarah MacLean, Julia Quinn, Lynsay Sands and Cat Sebastian. Avon is also home to some of the most important names in contemporary romance and women’s fiction, such as Ilona Andrews, Alyssa Cole, Lorraine Heath, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Alisha Rai, Jennifer Ryan, Jill Shalvis and Mia Sosa. In 2011, Avon introduced Avon Impulse, the industry leader in digital-first romance, highlighting authors such as Olivia Waite, Nisha Sharma and Marie Tremayne. Avon Books has been publishing award-winning romance and women’s fiction since 1941. It is widely credited with launching the historical romance genre with the publication of Kathleen Woodiwiss’ The Flame in the Flower and remains at the forefront of romance publishing today.
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