Romance superstar and Detroit native Beverly Jenkins will be returning to Book Beat on Saturday, February 13th (Valentine’s Eve!) from 2-4pm to sign copies of her many bestselling books and to promote her latest release, Forbidden. Books will be available for signing and purchase at the event. If you have any questions or would like to reserve any of her titles, please call Book Beat (248) 968-1190. This event is free and open to the public. Book Beat is located at 26010 Greenfield Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237.
Beverly Jenkins is the nation’s premier writer of African American historical romance fiction and specializes in 19th century African American life. She has 30 published novels to date, including: Bring on the Blessings, A Wish and A Prayer, Night Song, Indigo, A Second Helping, Jewel, Something Old and Something New, Vivid, and Midnight, among many others.
She has received numerous awards, including: five Waldenbooks/Borders Group Best Sellers Awards; two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times Magazine; a Golden Pen Award from the Black Writer’s Guild, and in 1999 was named one of the Top Fifty Favorite African-American writers of the 20th Century by AABLC, the nation’s largest on-line African-American book club.
She has also been featured in many national publications, including the Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Dallas Morning News and Vibe Magazine. She has lectured and given talks at such prestigious universities as Oberlin University, the University of Illinois, and Princeton. She speaks widely on both romance and 19th century African-American history.
In her latest novel, Forbidden, Rhine Fontaine is building the successful life he’s always dreamed of—one that depends upon him passing for White. But for the first time in years, he wishes he could step out from behind the façade. The reason: Eddy Carmichael, the young woman he rescued in the desert. Outspoken, defiant, and beautiful, Eddy tempts Rhine in ways that could cost him everything . . . and the price seems worth paying.
Eddy owes her life to Rhine, but she won’t risk her heart for him. As soon as she’s saved enough money from her cooking, she’ll leave this Nevada town and move to California. No matter how handsome he is, no matter how fiery the heat between them, Rhine will never be hers. Giving in for just one night might quench this longing. Or it might ignite an affair as reckless and irresistible as it is forbidden.
“Jenkins’s dialalogue crackles …” — Publishers Weekly
“Jenkins’s sassy heroines, well drawn secondary characters and seamless incorporation of black history result in a fresh, winning historical.” — Publishers Weekly
“Beverly Jenkins has reached romance superstardom .”
– Detroit Free Press
“Premier writer Jenkins delivers a thrilling, sensual novel that brims over with history, passion and, most of all, her signature wit and unforgettable characters.” — Romantic Times
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