Romance superstar and Detroit native Beverly Jenkins will be returning to Book Beat on Saturday, March 4th 2017 from 2-4pm to sign copies of her many bestselling books and to promote her latest release, Breathless. 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, Breathless, as manager of one of the finest hotels in Arizona Territory, Portia Carmichael has respect and stability—qualities sorely missing from her harsh childhood. She refuses to jeopardize that by hitching herself to the wrong man. Suitors are plentiful, but none of them has ever looked quite as tempting as the family friend who just rode into town…and none has looked at her with such intensity and heat.
Duchess. That’s the nickname Kent Randolph gave Portia when she was a young girl. Now she’s a stunning, intelligent woman—and Kent has learned his share of hard lessons. After drifting through the West, he’s learned the value of a place to settle down, and in Portia’s arms he’s found that and more. But convincing her to trust him with her heart, not just her passion, will be the greatest challenge he’s known—and one he intends to win…
“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