Epic Reads Day – 7/19/2019


Epic Reads decided to do something a little different and have their event on two days. This allowed an opportunity for more folks to join in on the fun. I attended the inaugural event last year and I loved it. This year did not disappoint, especially considering this was happening during a heatwave.

The doors opened at 9:45am and we all checked in to get ready for the day. Badges were given and we waltzed toward the Epic reads day room. Waiting us was the new stylish Epic Reads ‘no Shelf Control’ bag filled to the brim with some amazing reads along with an Epic Reads pin banner, a YA all Day enamel pin and a pack of OOLY gel pens. On the table was a pretty mugged given by one of the sponsors for the day, LitJoy Crate and a Epic Reads Day booklet lining out the events and sponsors.

As we settled into our seats with coffee and doughnuts, I was able to say hello to all the bookish friends I haven’t seen in a couple of months. After a introduction full of laugh from Epics reads Member Michael D’Angelo, we were ready to start the first panel: Making Art from Self.

Making Art From Self

Tahereh Mafi talked about her journey with the shatter me series, especially how she was happy to see Juliette’s growth in the book. The panel continued with talking about what she would have done if she didn’t write. She mentioned wanting to be a fashion designer and if you have seen the way she dresses, she would have been AMAZING at it. To feed her love of fashion she reads about fabric. One thing she mentioned about clothing was how she saw it as two things separately; a uniform and an armor. The uniform is your basic two pieces that are comfortable and go with everything. You build your armor by adding to your uniform to make it more you and feel great about it. She talked about writing A Very Large Expanse at Sea and how it was the story closest to her story. Until then, she didn’t see herself represented anyone. She realized as time went by that she had to be the trailblazer to write that story. If you haven’t read it, AVELOS is about a young teenager Muslim girl growing up in the Post 9/11 world, finding herself through break dancing with a love interested in the mix. If you haven’t read this story, you should pick up a copy today. Tahereh Mafi also graced us with the cover of Imagine Me and it was stunning.

So You Want to be a BookTuber?

After this amazing panel, the next panel: So You Want to Be a Book Tuber? Was facilitated by booktuber Emma. This panel went more in depth of tips and tricks for those who are thinking of going into the book tube world. My main takeaways form that panel were the following:

  • Be active
  • Use existing Book tube prompts especially when you are just starting off
  • Befriend fellow newbie booktubers
  • Be original!
  • Don’t worry about the numbers
  • Expand your coverage to other social media outlets such as bookstagram and/or book blogging

It was a pretty good panel and helped a little to understand the booktuber world.

Then came the morning break, where booknerds took to the gif creator to create bookish gifs, and to pick the cover they found the most appealing before moving onto the next panel titled: The Line Between Light and Dark with Tiffany Jackson and Justin A. Reynolds.

The Light Between Light and Dark

This panel was amazing. So much resonated with me and both authors are just inspiring. The panel focused on writing serious stories that are both accessible and easy to read. Justin A. Reynolds mentioned two things that were such huge takeaways:

  1. “We need levity and comedy to get through the tough times.”
  2. “People of color are more than the sum of our pain.”

Both quotes set the panel to understanding that people of color should be able to write both serious and lighthearted stories and that there is more to it then just the pain, there are good moments, there is a way to write a story and still have the point, but make it accessible for all ages to read and think  critically about. The panel continued with the authors discussing about their works and how time travel both in the novels and the mindset was important in writing their stories.


We were feeling puckish and knew lunch was looming. After a great salad provided by Just Salad, I was ready for the next panel titled: I’ve Got a Cover Crush.

I’ve Got a Cover Crush

This was one panel that was replicated from last year’s Epic reads Day and I was stoked to see what cover we would surprised with. The first cover was the cover of Kingdom of Souls. We were walked through the process of how it came about, from lettering to finding an illustrator, hiring a model and finding the right pose to fight with the story line. Because this book is a trilogy, they’ve decided that some of the images may be potential book 2 and book 3 covers. It was interesting to see the process come to life and how different people can interpret a cover. This is one panel I hope to see each year.

After this very informative event, the next panel focused on the day in the life of an Epic Team member. Similar to the Cover Crush, this is a repeat panel from last year but added new faces to the mix. We learned different roles from the marketing team, such as who creates the funny and quirky tweets, to the editorial department to working alongside the design team. All in all being a book nerd in Epic Reads sounds pretty great. Each member majored in vastly different things which show that you don’t have to major in English to want to work in publishing, but it is a plus.

The last afternoon break ended and we were on to our last panel: Wild World, #Relatable characters with authors Victoria Aveyard and Shelby Mahurin.

Wild World, #Relatable Characters

Victoria began the conversation telling us about how her visual of the Red Queen came about. She mentioned that she envisioned a girl about to be executed but electrocutes her executor. She continued to say that current events at that time has some inspiration when writing Red Queen and that the beautiful map we see for her world is actually, you guessed it – The United States of America. As a newbie to her world, I actually learned something new at that moment. Shelby Mahurin knew her story was going to have French aspects to it but it wasn’t going to be historical fiction. She also mentioned that her novel Serpent and Dove does have some Beauty and the Beast vibes going on. Honestly, that statement alone sold me because I am such a sucker for a Beauty and the Beast retelling.

After the final panel concluded, it was time to sign all the books. The process went pretty swiftly and after that the day concluded. All in all, it was another great event and I look forward to future Epic Reads Days in the future.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 7/15/2019


It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

Here’s what I’m currently reading:

Dark Encounter by Nicole York

Dark Encounter (Secrets Of The Night Book 2)

After reading the synopsis and realizing it was a mafia romance, I had to dive in. I always love to jump into different romances and lately, I’ve been lacking at that. This story is intense so far, so I can’t wait to see how it ends.

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Roar by Cora Carmack


I decided to pick this book up to follow along in the #stormlingreadalong and to refresh my memory in anticipation of the second book, Rage. Jumping back into this world is already bringing me such joy that I can’t put this book down. I love when a fantasy can add something unique like storm magic and create such a great story.

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Blog Tour – A Shifting of Stars

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Title: A Shifting of StarsA Shifting of Stars
Author: Kathy Kimbray
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: 28 May 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Photo Credit: Kathy Kimbray & Caffeine Book tours
Where to buy: Amazon

*I received a free copy from the author through Caffeine Book Tour in exchange for an honest review. These are my own thoughts and have not been influenced by anyone*


A squandering emperor. A handsome stranger. A reluctant heroine. And the ancient magic that will capsize a kingdom.

Seventeen-year-old Meadow Sircha watched her mother die from the wilting sickness. Tormented by the knowledge that the emperor failed to import the medicine that would have saved her, she speaks out at a gathering of villagers, inciting them to boycott his prized gladiator tournament.

But doing so comes at a steep cost.

Arrested as punishment for her impulsive tongue, Meadow finds herself caught up in the kind of danger she’s always tried to avoid. After a chance meeting with an enigmatic boy, she’s propelled on a perilous trek across the outer lands. But she soon unearths a staggering secret: one that will shift her world—and the kingdom—forever.

Filled with longing and heart, surprise and wonder, A SHIFTING OF STARS is perfect for fans of AN EMBER IN THE ASHES, RED QUEEN and SHADOW AND BONE.


This book was an unexpected favorite. We meet Meadow Sircha, a 17 year old still grieving the loss of her mother. She blames the emperor for his inability to buy the medicine that could have saved her mother. She is on a mission now to spread the word of overthrowing the emperor. When Prince Malthe stumbles on this, Meadow’s life is turned upside down as she is caught and begins her journey of getting back to the life she had before everything unfolded.

Can I just say how much I really enjoyed the writing and imagery in this story. Kathy Kimbray wrote such a lucid, vivid, exciting novel that I couldn’t put down. It gave enough for descriptions but added enough to still be a mystery to the reader. I was hooked!

I really enjoyed her focus on familial bonds, especially because they felt real. What also was an exciting point was the character development that happened in the story. Prince Malthe was a believable misunderstood villain because she was the dutiful son to a tyrant. It didn’t excuse his actions, but made why he was the way he was so much more investing in. With characters came friendships and romances. the romance between Meadow and her person of interest was one i really enjoyed. It wasn’t an insta-love story. There was development and realistic expectations of what a potential love interest at the time during everything that was concurring could be. It didn’t feel forced and the naturalness of it made sense with the story line.

In terms of plot, there were times where the plot did not feel as if it was part of the same story. This was mostly due to a lack of the magic system being fully introduced and ingrained in the story. The story also felt rushed in the beginning [which is not always bad] but had long stretches of development and action that could have evened out better if the beginning didn’t feel as rushed as it did. With that being said, the story was unique and a YA fantasy that could stand out. It was one where I didn’t expect some of the twist and definitely did not expect that cliffhanger of an ending. I had so many questions unanswered and can’t wait for the next installment of this story to come out.


About the Author:

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Kathy Kimbray is a YA author from Australia.

​After graduating from the University of Technology, Sydney, with a degree in Media Arts and Production, she went on to complete postgraduate studies in education and spent many years as a primary school teacher.

​Now a full-time novelist, Kathy is lucky to be able to tell stories every day.

​Aside from writing, Kathy is an avid reader, dancer, language learner, musical theater enthusiast and fan of terrible reality TV. She lives with her husband in Sydney, and dreams of one day owning that elusive chateau in France.

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 7/1/2019

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

Here’s what I’m currently reading:


A Shifting of Stars by Kathy Kimbray

A Shifting of Stars

I read the synopsis and knew this was going to be an interesting read. So far I am not disappointed. Meadow, the main character, has set out in a journey to overthrow the emperor at a deep cost. It sounds empowering, and the author has so far kept me wanting to read on. I can’t wait to see how this story concludes.

Add A Shifting of Stars to your Goodreads Shelf today!




Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon

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I began reading this for the book club I am a part of and I just have to finish it. It is raw, and at times tough to read through without taking a pause. This is the authors journey of dealing with so many things in their life while also struggling to come to a medium where they accept their body. Heavy is heavy in all aspects of the word. I definitely recommend the read.

Add Heavy: An American Memoir to your Goodreads Shelf today!

Bronx Book Festival 2019

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Photo Credit: The Bronx is Reading ™

It was a beautiful sunny day on June 8th The stages were set and the chairs were ready for the hundreds of people that were expected to come through. It was the beginning of the 2nd annual Bronx Book Festival. With Keynote speakers such as Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Lilliam Rivera, along with Sonia Manzano, and the Bronx Book Festival founder herself, Saraceia Fennel, this book festival was starting off with a bang.

I strolled towards Fordham Plaza where the registration table awaited me. After, registering, I headed over to Fordham University entrance where a small but mighty line formed for the Sonias’. Forty-five minutes later, we descended towards the chairs lining the Walsh Library. We were ready for the Sonias’!

The Sonias’ are in the Bronx!

If you are ever lucky enough to see both Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Sonia Manzano, you will know that their presence alone is both inspirational and magical. The panel consisted of inspirational words, talks bout their books, and reminiscing on the memories they had of Puerto Rico. Sonia Manzano talked briefly about her Sesame Street days and how it was like being one of few Latinas on the mainstream English tv. Sonia Sotomayor talked about her journey and experience in the justice system before reaching the Supreme Court.

Some of my main takeaways from the panels were the following:

  1. It takes a lot of work to reach your dreams, but also remember that failure is part of that path
  2. “Fear is what keeps us from expanding our reach, and is the greatest obstacles t our own success.” – Sonia Sotomayor
  3. Libraries were and still are a part of everyone’s story

Agents on Deck!

After a memorable signing with the Sonias, I was to the next interesting panel, the KidLit Agent Panel. We were joined by agents Beth Phelan (Gallt & Zacker), Jennifer Udden (Barry Goldblatt Literary), Brooks Sherman (Janklow & Nesbit Associates) and Quressa Robinson (Nelson Literary Agency) who was the moderator. The KIdLit panel delved into the world of agents and how the role of the agent plays into the publishing process.  The agents began the panel discussion with discussing what factors bring htem to pick up a manuscript and moved forward with it. Answers included: A compelling narrative, a book that is the author’s voice overall and a book that your gut tells you its good.

This followed discussing more about the role of the agent. The panelists mentioned that agents are not throwing authors to the wolves, they are there to make sure that the author is providing their best work for publication. As mentioned during the panel, the role of the agent has changed in the last decade. An agent was more sales position focused but in the last decade has definitely evolved, which I thought was pretty fascinating to hear. The agents also noted a few of their agent no-no’s which included: in query letters, bashing other books, not following submission deadlines and envisioning what the movie version would be of their book. Overall, they closed it off by saying that not one agent is the same, you want to always do research on agents to get the one that fits the most towards your vision and that there are bad agents out there so researching is always key.

As the day progressed, it only got better!

Due to me becoming more involved in just listening in on the panels, I forgot to continue my notes. With that being said, there were a couple of panels that had some key points to remember:

  1. Children of color should be able to experience sci-fi/fantasy adventures and be able to view themselves into those adventures, so authors of color should be able to write their own narratives in those stories and bringing forth very unique experiences.
  2. Sometimes authors write stories with conflicts because sometimes grown-ups forget the complexity of the teenage emotion and sometimes are reflective of what the author may have experienced as a teen
  3. The publishing world can be hard to navigate but it is also a fun experience where you are able to learn new things and meet new people who you eventually become pretty cool with.

The Bronx Book Festival came out with all the magical cards and they nailed it. Saraceia Fennel, Founder of the Bronx Book Festival, cultivated such a diverse experience that I have no doubt she will continue to bring great perspectives, speakers and fun to this event. Sunburned and all, I was happy to support a festival that brings readers together in the Bronx, and continued to fall in love with the experience through each panel I attended. During the beginning of the festival Saraceia told us to live in the moment, embrace the experience by not relying on recordings on our cameras. It was a statement that I really appreciated but also practiced throughout the festival and it changed everything about how I experienced each panel. I would recommend everyone next year to take a trip down to the Bronx and immerse yourself in this exciting panels filled, fun filled experience. You truly won’t regret it!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? – 5/27/2019

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme started by Sheila at Book Journeys and now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

Here’s what I’m currently reading:

Defy Me by Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me Series, #5)


This is the next book in the Shatter Me Series. I’ve honestly have put it off because I am not ready for what’s to happen next. The Shatter me series is one of my favorite series so although I’m not ready, I can’t wait to read what happens next for Juliette, Warner, Kenji and the rest of the crew.

Add Defy Me to your Goodreads Shelf – possible spoilers for those who have not read the first 4 in the series


Shifter’s Wish: Fight or Flight by Louise Cypress

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When I read the synopsis, I knew this was something I could get into. Rolf, the main character, must shoot a movie all while saving his family and figuring out why the town he once knew as normal has now become a place too dangerous. It is pretty different from other shifter novels I read so I am excited to dive right in.

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Release Blitz – Blackout Book Two

Leather and Lace Duet Now Complete

Title: Blackout: Book TwoBlackout Book Two Ebook Cover
Series: Leather and Lace Duet #2
Author: Janine Infante Bosco
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 21, 2019

Where to Buy: Amazon US, UK, AUS & CA | Barnes & Noble*

*Available for a limited time

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Once upon a time there lived a young girl, who battled depression and an older man who struggled with addiction. They fell head over heels in love with one another and foolishly thought their love could conquer all, that they’d beat the odds and live happily ever after. But some of the most tragic love stories are disguised as the greatest fairytales.

I thought we were past the pain, that we could finally be happy. I never imagined I’d be pregnant, alone and battling mental illness while my husband overdosed in prison. I also didn’t think he’d miss our daughter’s birth because a judge mandated him to rehab for ten months.

Now, he’s free and I’m broken beyond repair. Disconnected from everything I ever loved, including my newborn baby, I’m the casualty of another blackout.





Two tortured souls, navigating Hell, trying to find that happily ever after—wondering if it even exists.

*This is part two of the Leather & Lace duet and over 70,000 words.*


Here’s a first look excerpt from Blackout: Book Two

Blackout, Book Two Excerpt: “Not A Single I Love You”
©Copyright 2019 Janine Infante Bosco

Gripping the doorknob, I draw in a deep breath and hold it. As soon as I find the courage to open the door, I release the breath and shuffle my feet inside the room. Before I can take another step, a uniformed officer stands in front of me.

“Can I help you?”
“I…I’m his wife,” I stammer. Silently, he rakes his eyes over me. I’m about to ask if he needs to see my I.D. or something, but he moves to the side and allows me room to enter.
“No touching,” he warns. All too familiar with the rules and regulations surrounding a prisoner, I jerk my head in response.
“Lace, baby, is that you?”

My eyes snap towards the sound of Blackie’s voice and a gasp escapes my lips at the sight of him. Shackled to the bed by a pair of handcuffs, the man I married is unrecognizable. Aside from the dry blood and harsh bruises covering his beautiful face, his left eye is swollen shut and just below the brow there is a deep gash that’s been stitched with black thread.

“I’m here,” I croak.
“C’mere, let me see you. I need to see you,” he slurs desperately.
The bitter part of me wants to let him stew and feel everything he inflicted on me in that courtroom. All the pain and every ounce of heartache. But the bigger part, the part that loves him unconditionally, runs to his side.
“There’s my gorgeous girl,” he rasps, turning his head to get a better look at me. “Don’t cry,” he murmurs. “I hate when you fucking cry.”
“Then please stop making me,” I say, choking on a sob.
Quietly, he continues to stare at me, and I watch as his bottom lip trembles. Tears spill from his good eye as he pulls at his chained wrist. The cuffs slap against the bedrail and he releases a guttural cry.
“I’m so fucking sorry,” he rasps. His tone remorseful.

I remain silent as I stare at him in disbelief, wondering how we got to this tragic point in our marriage. The longer we continue to stare at one another, I start to think I’m punishing him with my silence, and I try to find it in me to respond to his apology.

“How are you feeling? How’s my baby? Did you get the teddy bear?”
At the mention of the teddy bear, my gaze snaps to his and his apology is forgotten. Suddenly, I’m consumed by anger as I recall waking up to find that stuffed toy in my lap.
“I stood in that gift shop mulling it over, trying to decide between pink and blue,” he reveals, pausing for a beat as he tries to crack a smile. His face is too swollen and all he really manages is a lip curl. “It’s a girl, Lace,” he continues. “I feel it and I dream of her. Every fucking night, I dream of our daughter.”

I can’t listen to him go on about our baby when he turned his back on us. I’m sure he’s got an excuse, a grand one at that, but I’m done listening to him. He broke something between us the day he threw that teddy bear in my lap and he built a concrete wall between us inside that courtroom. Sadly, I would’ve forgiven him for those things. I would’ve done everything in my power to piece together what he broke, and I would’ve torn the wall down until it was nothing but a pile of dust.

“You promised me,” I cry, stepping closer to the bed so he can see the pain in my eyes. The pain he put there. Choking on my tears, I shake my head as my knuckles whiten around the bedrail. “I heard the baby’s heartbeat, Blackie,” I rasp. “I reached for you and you weren’t there.”
“You weren’t there!”
“Sorry, yeah, I know,” I say, shaking my head. “That’s not good enough anymore.”
“I know I fucked up,” he chokes, his voice raw with emotion. “I fucking let you down, but if you let me explain—”
“I don’t want to hear it,” I interject, lifting my hands to wipe the tears rolling down my cheeks. “How many times are we going to do this, Blackie?”
“As many times as it takes to get it right,” he answers.
“No! You don’t get it, do you? It’s not about us anymore. We can’t keep doing this. For fuck’s sake, you’re chained to a hospital bed. I can’t even touch you,” I shriek, eyeing the guard who is doing his best to appear invisible. “You know, I wanted it to be you…I wanted us to go the distance, Blackie. I wanted you to be the one who remained at my side when I lost myself. I wanted you to be the man who reminded me of the love we made and the family we created. At the end of a long life, I wanted your face to be the last one I saw before I died. I wanted your hand to be the one I held when I left this world. It was supposed to be you. You promised you’d be that man. You swore on everything we were and everything we’d ever be.”

“I’m yours,” he growls. “But you got it wrong, baby. So, fucking wrong. You’re not going to lose yourself and I’ll never have to remind you of the love we made, because if you ever forget, I’ll just make you fall in love with me all over again. Every day, for the rest of my life. Baby, don’t give up on me. I’m begging you. One more chance. I’ll make it right. Schwartz is working on getting me out of here.”
Tears fall endlessly.
They’re the tears of love.
Of two broken hearts.
As much as I want to believe everything he’s saying, I know better. He doesn’t mean to lie to me. He doesn’t mean to break my heart. He doesn’t mean any of it, but he also can’t help it.
He can’t help himself.

“You know,” I start, pausing to clear my throat and wipe my eyes. “I think you like breaking,” I whisper. My words aren’t meant to be insulting, they’re meant to inspire. To help him see the error of his ways. I speak to him not as his wife, but as a trained professional—something, I swore I’d never do. I guess we’re both going against our word now.

“I think you like falling apart because for a brief pause, you get to feel whole after someone picks up the pieces. After the euphoria of being complete wears, you come crashing down. You realize you did nothing to help yourself, and you do whatever you can to break again, hoping this time you’ll be the one to pick up the pieces for yourself. I wanted to be the one who changed you. I wanted to breathe life into your fragile soul.”
“You are…you’re everything, Lacey,” he shouts, his voice full of conviction.
“I’m everything and nothing at all, Blackie,” I whisper. “I spoke with Schwartz, he says you’re going to have to go to rehab.”
“I’ll get him to appeal the judge’s decision. Whatever it takes to get me home to you and the baby,” he insists.

“Blackie, you have a problem, a serious problem and twenty-eight days in rehab won’t fix you,” I tell him, watching as his expression goes grim. His jaw tightens and the air around us changes. It becomes thick.
Too thick.

“What are you saying?”
“I’m saying, I can’t fix you. I’ve come to terms with it and now it’s time you do as well. If the judge sends you to rehab, I think you should go. If you want any kind of relationship with our child, you will go.”
“Don’t fucking do that.”
“What am I doing?”
“Don’t use our child against me.”
“I’m not,” I admonish, hurt he would even suggest the idea. “I’m looking out for our child. There’s a difference. Blackie, you have no idea how it feels to be on the receiving end of your bad decisions. You have no idea how heartbreaking it is to never feel good enough.”
“Don’t I? Why the hell do you think I’m as fucked as I am? I know I don’t deserve you.”
“No, Blackie, you think you don’t deserve me. I’ve done nothing to make you believe that and everything to convince you otherwise. Now, you survived another overdose and by the looks of it, a beating that probably should’ve killed you. God is giving you another chance to get right with yourself. Make it count. Not for me. Not for our baby, but for yourself.”
“And what happens if I don’t?”
“I think you know the answer to that,” I whisper.

This story of ours won’t end with us old and gray. It’ll end tragically with our beautiful child never knowing its father and me burying the man I love.
“You didn’t say it,” he murmurs, forcing my attention back to him.
“You didn’t say you love me.”
I didn’t, did I? Not a single ‘I love you’. Not even a ‘Thank God, you’re okay’.

Janine Infante Bosco

About the Author

Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds, strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for the women they love. She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance readers like herself.

She is proud of her success as an author and the friendships she’s made in the book community but her greatest accomplishment to date would be her two sons Joseph and Paul.


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