Friday, September 13, 2019

GRL Spotlight: Layla Reyne

GayRomLit or as some refer to it as GRL truly is the must-attend event for people who create and celebrate LGBT romance. For those who are unfamiliar with what GRL is I can try and summarize it. Every year in October (this year it’s the 17th to the 20th with pre-events on the 16th) the LGBT community consisting of authors, narrators, readers, and professionals gather to share in their love of LGBT romance. There are signings, author lounges, many events, spotlights, it really is hours of fun.
The location changes every year and on the opening night of each year the spot for the next year  is announced. During this time at GRL there are two signings. One for Registered Authors and one for Featured Authors.
At these signings you can go to the authors’ tables, talk, have them sign swag they have, books you’ve brought, pick up pre-orders, and they will even sign something you brought from home.
Lounges are set up as well these are outside the signing times. Registered authors have one and featured have two lounges.
There will also be spotlights with readings, Q&A’s and so much more.
Now until October 14th Diverse Reader is spotlighting authors that will be at this years GRL. And if you want to know more about it simply head over to the site by clicking here:

Now for our Spotlight Author of the day!

 Where To Find Layla At The Event 

Lounge times and dates:
Thursday, October 17 – 3:00-3:45PM
Friday, October 18 – 2:00-2:45PM
Storyteller Panel with Victoria Sue and Aimee Nicole Walker— A View to a Thrill: Three romantic suspense authors discuss the tricky balance of writing pulse-pounding romance and heart-stopping action—Thursday, October 17, 1:30-2:20PM
Signing Day/Time:
Featured Author Signing—Saturday, October 19, 10AM
Paperback Preorder Form:

My first GRL! While I’ve attended other conferences and signings, I can’t wait to celebrate the genre I love to read and write. I look forward to meeting readers and favorite authors and finding new stories and authors to love. I’m also super excited to be on a storyteller panel with two of my favorite romantic suspense authors—Aimee Nicole Walker and Victoria Sue—as we lead readers through the romance/suspense balancing act we regularly juggle. Come to our panel, then find me at my lounge sessions or signings, grab some cool swag (cold packs, chip clips, mini basketballs, and more), and let’s celebrate the books we love!

A vigilante assassin, a vengeful private investigator, a sizzling forbidden attraction, and a palace coup in the making. Chaos erupts
in Fog City as reckless hearts and warring factions of justice collide. Links:

A chance at gold or a chance at love? Members of the US Men’s Swim Team fight for both in this sports romance duology following two couples on one medley relay team as they train and compete in the world’s biggest sporting event: the Olympics.

Life never tasted so good.
Miller Sykes’s meteoric rise to award-winning chef is the stuff of culinary dreams, but it’s all crashing down around him. He’s been given a diagnosis that could cost him something even more precious than his life: his sense of taste. Rather than risk the very thing that defines him, Miller embarks on a last tour of his favorite meals while he still can.
But there’s a catch: he needs a financial backer to make it happen, and he doesn’t want anyone to know he’s sick.
Dr. Clancy Rhodes has two weeks to come to terms with putting aside oncology to work at his father’s thriving plastic surgery practice. 
When the opportunity to travel with a Michelin-starred chef presents itself, the foodie in him can’t believe it. It doesn’t hurt that Miller’s rugged good looks are exactly Clancy’s cup of joe.
As Clancy and Miller travel from coast to coast and indulge in everything from dive bars to the most decadent of culinary experiences, they’re suddenly sharing a lot more than delicious meals. Sparks fly as they bond over their love of flavors and the pressures of great expectations. But when Miller’s health takes a turn for the worse, Clancy must convince him he’s more—so much more—than just his taste buds. And that together, they can win a battle that once seemed hopeless.

A Foodie, Road-trip, Ugly Cry Romance
I hope to have a handful of print copies of Dine With Me for giveaways at GRL. Swing by my table at the Lounge Sessions to grab a raffle ticket for one of these limited edition prints copies!

 About Layla Reyne

RITA Finalist Layla Reyne is the author of Dine With Me and the Fog City, Changing Lanes and Agents Irish and Whiskey series. A Carolina Tar Heel who now calls the San Francisco Bay Area home, Layla enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline-fueled suspense and heart-pounding romance. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and its Kiss of Death and Rainbow Romance Writers chapters. Layla is a RWA® RITA® Finalist in Contemporary Romance (Mid-Length) and Golden Heart® Finalist in Romantic Suspense.

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