Reading: Karelia and Fay Stetz-Waters

Annie Bloom's Books welcomes Oregon authors Karelia and Fay Stetz-Waters for a reading from their new romance, Second Night Stand. Karelia and Fay will be in conversation with Portland author Anita Kelly.

About Second Night Stand:

One hook-up is about to become one seriously hilarious situationship in this vibrant and lively romantic comedy about taking chances . . . and breaking the rules. Prima ballet dancer Lillian Jackson is all about control—on stage and in bed. Which is precisely why she keeps her hook-ups to one night, and one night only. No strings. No phone numbers. No scones in the morning. There’s no room for mistakes, especially now that her dance company's survival depends entirely on winning a million-dollar cash prize in one of America's biggest reality competitions. That is, until one night with a certain curvy, blue-haired siren changes everything . . . As burlesque dancer "Blue Lenox," Izzy Wells is the queen of on-stage seduction. Almost no one knows that she's close to losing everything—her theater, her home, and her troupe—unless she wins this competition. Now she’s going toe-to-toe with a gorgeous ballerina in front of the world. The chemistry between them is hot, but even more distracting are the feelings they’re starting to develop. There's no way Lillian can fit Izzy into her life, and Izzy knows better than to fall for someone who can't put her first. But if they can make it through the show with their hearts and dreams intact, they just might win the biggest prize of all.

Ambassadors of real-life happily-ever-after, Fay and Karelia Stetz-Waters have been together for twenty-three years. They live in Albany, Oregon with their pug-mix Willa Cather and a garden full of dragonflies and hummingbirds. Their writing process involves many afternoons spent at local coffee shops and brewpubs outlining scenes, going over drafts, and high fiving each other. The process works beautifully. Second Night Stand is their first novel together but definitely not their last.

Anita Kelly (they/them) is the author of Something Wild & Wonderful and Love & Other Disasters. Originally from a small town in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, they now live in the Pacific Northwest with their family. A teen librarian by day, they write romance that celebrates queer love in all its infinite possibilities. Whenever not reading or writing, they’re drinking too much tea, taking pictures, and dreaming of their next walk in the woods. They hope you get to pet a dog today.

Event date: 
Tuesday, May 28, 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
7834 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219
Second Night Stand By Karelia Stetz-Waters, Fay Stetz-Waters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538756119
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (updated daily)
Published: Forever - May 21st, 2024

Behind the Scenes By Karelia Stetz-Waters Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538709252
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (updated daily)
Published: Forever - January 31st, 2023