Lorelei’s Lit Lair Presents

An Evening With The Stars

a reader event hosted by Florida Star Fiction Writers

and featuring

Featured Authors

What: An Evening With the Stars author presentation and book signing for readers, with giveaways, goody bags and refreshments

Who: More than 30 bestselling and award-winning authors, presented by Lorelei’s Lit Lair and sponsored by Florida Star Fiction Writers

When: Saturday, March 26, 2022.

6:30 p.m.: Doors open to ticketed registrants for the interactive author program. Tickets are FREE – and almost sold out, but visit the EventBrite registration page to get one. Goody bags are limited to the first 125 attendees at the door.

8 p.m.: Doors open to the general public for a book signing and social hour. No ticket is needed for the 8 p.m. signing.

Where: Holiday Inn Melbourne-Viera Conference Center at 8298 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, Florida

Tickets and registration: Admission is free; tickets must be reserved for the 6:30 event. Doors open to all for the free book signing at 8 p.m. Click to register.

Click here for tickets to the presentation (first part of the evening)  …

Or if no more are available, come at 8 p.m. for the signing – when no ticket is needed!

In the meantime, if you plan to attend, join the event Facebook group to meet the authors and other attendees.

Meet the authors

Scroll down for the full list of authors!

Learn more about our featured authors:

Cynthia D’Alba

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Cynthia D’Alba started writing on a challenge from her husband in 2006 and discovered having imaginary sex with lots of hunky men was fun. She was born and raised in a small Arkansas town. After being gone for a number of years, she’s thrilled to be making her home back in Arkansas living in a vine-covered cottage on the banks of an eight-thousand acre lake. When she’s not reading or writing or plotting, she’s doorman for her a spoiled Border Collie and Yorkie puppy, cook, housekeeper and chief bottle washer for her husband and slave to a noisy, messy parrot. She loves to chat online with friends and fans.


Laura Drake

Laura Drake is a New York and self-published published author of thirteen novels. Her debut, The Sweet Spot, won the 2014 Romance Writers of America® RITA® award for Best First Book. A city girl turned Texan, she’s currently working on her accent. She’s a wife, grandmother, and motorcycle chick in the remaining waking hours.


Kendra Elliot

Kendra Elliot is the WSJ bestselling, award-winning author of the Mercy Kilpatrick and Columbia River series. She has sold over 10 million books and lives on the beachfront in Florida.


Lucy Lakestone

Lucy Lakestone is an award-winning author who lives on Florida’s east central coast, among the towns that serve as an inspiration for the hot romances of her Bohemia Beach Series and the jumping-off point for the Bohemia Bartenders Mysteries. She’s been a journalist, photographer, editor and video producer but prefers living in her imagination, where the moon is full and the cocktails are divine. She also writes storm-chasing adventures as Chris Kridler, and in her spare time, she chases tornadoes.


Melinda Leigh

Melinda Leigh is a #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of the Morgan Dane and Bree Taggert series. Her books have sold over 11 million copies. Melinda lives near the beach in Florida with her husband and two rescue dogs.


Kristen Painter

Kristen Painter is a USA Today Best Selling author who has amassed a loyal readership with her light-hearted paranormal romance series, Nocturne Falls, and the cozy mystery spin-off series, Jayne Frost. Since launching Nocturne Falls in 2015, she’s sold nearly a half a million books and almost 100,000 audio books. In January 1017, she launched her own Nocturne Falls Universe and invited other authors to play in her world. To date those books have sold over 40,000 copies. The former college English teacher can often be found all over social media where she loves to interact with readers. She resides in Florida with her retired Air Force husband and a herd of cats.


Jennifer Probst

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She holds a masters in English Literature and lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley in upstate New York. Her passions include horse racing, Scrabble, rescue dogs, Italian food, and wine—not necessarily in that order. She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance fiction. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, spent 26 weeks on the New York Times. Her work has been translated in over a dozen countries, sold over a million copies, and was dubbed a “romance phenom” by Kirkus Reviews. She is also a proud three-time RITA finalist. She loves hearing from readers.


Roxanne St. Claire

Roxanne St. Claire has been published since 2003, and is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of nearly sixty romance and suspense novels.  She has written several popular series, including The Dogfather, The Dogmothers, Barefoot Bay, the Guardian Angelinos, and the Bullet Catchers. Several of her books have been optioned for film and many have been translated into dozens of languages.


About Lorelei

Lorelei Buzzetta has been the creative director of Lorelei’s Lit Lair since 2010.  As a passionate Romance Ambassador and Reader Engagement Specialist, Lorelei enjoys connecting readers and authors through her international online community on social media, providing a safe and friendly environment for book lovers around the globe.  She also hosts author and reader events such as the Annual Romance, Wine & Chocolate event in partnership with the Orange County Library System in her hometown of Orlando, Florida. Lorelei’s genuine enthusiasm, authenticity, and perpetual smile are always present in everything she does.

Lorelei is an advocate and motivational speaker for the romance community. A former Special Education paraprofessional, she is happily married to her own Prince Charming and is the mother of three wonderful overachievers. She also has a precious Pomeranian pup named Minuet, who often steals the spotlight by posing with great reads on social media. Born in NYC, of Venezuelan and Iranian heritage and with Spanish as her second language, Lorelei’s diverse background gives her reach into the Latinx community as well. Learn more at LoreleisLitLair.com.


Brenna Ash

Scottish historical/pirates

Barbara Barrett

cozy mystery/contemporary romance

Linda Bleser

sweet and sexy romance

Terri Brisbin

sexy compelling historical romance

Caro Carson

contemporary romance

Ann Chaney

historical Regency, romantic suspense

Phyllis Cherry

middle-grade and young teen fantasy

Melanie Rose Clarke

historical, contemporary, and paranormal romance

Candace Colt

sweet small-town romance with a magical twist

EmKay Connor

sexy contemporary romance

Nina Crespo

steamy/sexy small-town romance

Leigh Duncan

sweet women’s fiction and heartwarming romance

Larissa Emerald

paranormal romance/romantic suspense

Kerry Evelyn

sweet small-town romance, sweet hockey romance

Lila Ferrari

romantic suspense

Gracie Guy

contemporary romance, seasoned romance, romantic suspense

Rachel Hauck

contemporary romance

Kimberly Keyes

Victorian historical romance and steamy contemporary romance

TJ Logan

romantic suspense

Sherri Lynn

 multi-genre romance

Connie Mann

romantic suspense

Eliza March

steamy paranormal suspense

Ann McIntosh

contemporary romance

Hildie McQueen

Highlander historical romance

Tolden Rhys

paranormal romance

Fiona Roarke

sci-fi romance

Aurrora St. James

fantasy and paranormal romance

Winnie Winkle

humorous fantasy, paranormal/sci-fi romance and literary fiction

Jill Wallace

literary fiction