Alongside our recently-published Buzz Books 2021: Fall/Winter sampler, our Buzz Books 2021: Romance collection returns for a sixth year. Buzz Books 2021: Romance is available now, with 10 exclusive pre-publication excerpts.
This year’s edition features more contemporary romance than ever before, as well as more diverse voices from imprints such as Zebra. From power players such as Kat Martin and Beth Reekles, author of The Kissing Booth, now a Netflix film, to fan favorites Therese Beharrie and Marcella Bell, these authors are bestselling and award-winning. Discover debut romance writers Ali Hazelwood and Jean Meltzer then round out your reading list with LGBTQ titles by our first ever male romance authors: Kosoko Jackson and Timothy Janovsky. Finally, get spooky with romantic witch stories by Elizabeth Bass and Lana Harper.
The collection is already receiving an enthusiastic reception. As usual, the “trade edition” is available from Edelweiss and NetGalley with additional publicity and marketing info along with click-throughs to request full individual galleys. The consumer edition is also ready for download at your ebookstore of choice (Kindle, Nook, Apple Books, Google Play, and Kobo.) Below is the complete list of featured authors and excerpts.
Elizabeth Bass, A LETTER TO THREE WITCHES (Kensington)
Therese Beharrie, AND THEY LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER (Zebra)
Marcella Bell, THE WILDEST RIDE (HQN)
Lana Harper, PAYBACK’S A WITCH (Berkley)
Ali Hazelwood, THE LOVE HYPOTHESIS (Berkley)
Kosoko Jackson, I’M SO (NOT) OVER YOU (Berkley)
Timothy Janovsky, NEVER BEEN KISSED (Sourcebooks Casablanca)
Kat Martin, THE LAST GOODNIGHT (Kensington)
Jean Meltzer, THE MATZAH BALL (MIRA)
Beth Reekles, LOCKDOWN ON LONDON LANE (Wattpad Books)
Featured authors from the sampler will join their editors in conversation at the Buzz Romance Editors Panel at Bookfest, which will take place Wednesday, June 9 at 6 pm ET. These include:
Jean Meltzer THE MATZAH BALL (MIRA), edited by Emily Ohanjanians.
Kat Martin THE LAST GOODNIGHT (Kensington), edited by Alicia Condon.
Kosoko Jackson I’M SO (NOT) OVER YOU (Berkley), edited by Kristine E. Swartz.
Timothy Janovsky NEVER BEEN KISSED (Sourcebooks Casablanca), edited by Mary Altman.