Avon Books Presents: KissCon One Night Stand

KissCon One Night Stand is the one night author spectacular from Avon Books and Read It Again Bookstore. Join your favorite authors for one evening of fun and games and, of course, lots of romance! The 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. 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 Game Show from 5:00 to 6:00 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 panel) from 6:15 to 7:15 pm
    Unlocking romance: Join Beverly Jenkins, Suzanne Park, Alisha Rai, and Lorraine Heath 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. 

    Participants: Beverly Jenkins, Suzanne Park, Alisha Rai, Lorraine Heath

  • Bridgerton Bonanza (in-conversation with Julia Quinn and Shyla Watson from Buzzfeed) from 7:30 to 8:15 pm  

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!

Click on the author pictures below for a list of their books.

 Julia Quinn

 Alisha Rai

 Beverly Jenkins

 Eloisa James

 Joanna Shupe

 Sally Thorne

 Suzanne Park

 Talia Hibbert

 Lorraine Heath

Event date: 

Friday, April 2, 2021 - 5:00pm

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