Inside the Romance Buzz hosted by Nina Crespo, Val Clarizio, and Gail Chianese with special guest Elle Cruz

Wednesday 11/17
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET

We can’t wait to talk to debut author Elle Cruz about her upcoming book, HOW TO SURVIVE A MODERN-DAY FAIRY TALE!

Where: Writerspace FB page
When: Wednesday, 17 November
Time: 7:30 pm Eastern


Claire Ventura is nothing like the poised and perfect heroines she reads about in her favorite romance novels. She’s a quirky, people-pleasing bookworm with a loving yet obliviously intrusive family and a passion for cookie decorating—all rolled into a five-foot-two Filipina American fueled by chamomile tea.

Then she meets Nate, billionaire CEO of a global tech company, the modern-day Prince Charming who sweeps her off her feet. Though he does his best to convince Claire that he’s genuinely head over heels for her, she knows he’ll soon realize she’s more underwhelming Plain Jane than jet-setting socialite. And once he meets her family, if their initial questioning doesn’t scare him off, then their tendency to decide “what’s best for her” certainly will.

Between her whirlwind romance with Nate and her meddlesome family, Claire wishes she had a fairy godmother to guide her. But this is the real world in the twenty-first century, and the only way to get her happily ever after is by grabbing firm hold of what she really wants—and letting her heart be her guide.

Meet Elle!

Elle Cruz writes heartfelt, steamy contemporary romance. It all started when she got her hands on a historical romance novel at the tender age of thirteen, and there was no turning back. By day, Elle works in the health-care industry, but at night she’s writing swoon-worthy stories that are passionate and fun all rolled into one. She is married to a sexy city official and is the mother of two gritty goofballs. She lives in Southern California.

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