a monthly romance genre reading series

Hosted by a rotating cast of authors from the Kiss & Tell Collaborative, including Addie Woolridge, Rebecca Hunter, Amy Z. Chan, and Kearney Wentworth.

This monthly event features readings by romance authors, signings, refreshments and mingling for the book community. If you love romance novels, this is the place for you!

We meet the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30p.m. at Books Inc., Alameda (1344 Park Street.)

Refreshments sponsored by Bay Area Romance Writers

Kiss & Tell Literary Salon's May 2024 Featured Authors

May 21st at 6:30pm,  we are going to celebrate new releases in romcoms!

Kilby Blades author

May Featured Author

Kilby Blades is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She is an RWA Vivian Award finalist, a Publisher’s Weekly BookLife Prize Semi-Finalist, a HOLT Medallion finalist, and has been lauded by critics for “easing feminism and equality into her novels” (IndieReader) and “writing characters who complement each other like a fine wine does a good meal” (Publisher’s Weekly). When she’s not writing, Kilby goes to movie matinees alone, where she eats Chocolate Pocky and buttered popcorn and usually smuggles in not-a-little-bit of red wine. She is a cinephile, an oenophile, a social justice fighter and—most of all—a glutton for a good story.


Taleen Voskuni is an award-winning writer who grew up in the Bay Area Armenian diaspora. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in English and currently lives in San Francisco, working in tech. Other than a newfound obsession with writing rom-coms, she spends her free time cultivating her kids, her garden, and her dark chocolate addiction. Her first novel, Sorry, Bro, received starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist, was named an Amazon editor’s pick, and was favorably reviewed in The New York Times. Sorry, Bro is also winner of the 2023 Golden Poppy award for best romance. Lavash at First Sight is her second published novel.

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