Booze & Books 2023

Meet the authors, C.D. Gorri, Rebecca Hefner, Roz Lee, and Victoria Jayne, and share a drink.


Sat, May 20, 2023, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Garden State Distillery
13 Washington Street
Toms River, NJ 08753
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About the Authors:

C.D. Gorri, USA Today Bestselling Author of steamy paranormal romance and urban fantasy. She is the creator of the Grazi Kelly Universe.

An avid reader with a profound love for books and literature, when she is not writing or taking care of her family, she can usually be found with a book or tablet in hand. C.D. lives in her home state of New Jersey where many of her characters or stories are based. Her tales are fast paced yet detailed with satisfying conclusions.

Rebecca Hefner, USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Hefner grew up in Western NC and now calls the Hudson River of NYC home. In her youth, she would sneak into her mother’s bedroom and read the romance novels stashed on the bookshelf, cementing her love of HEAs. A huge Buffy and Star Wars fan, she loves an epic fantasy and a surprise twist (Luke, he IS your father).

Before becoming an author, Rebecca had a successful twelve-year medical device sales career. After launching her own indie publishing company, she is now a full-time author who loves writing strong, complex characters who find their HEAs. Rebecca can usually be found making dorky and/or embarrassing posts on TikTok and Instagram.

Roz Lee, USA Today Best-Selling author Roz Lee is the author of over thirty romances. The first, The Lust Boat, was born of an idea acquired while on a Caribbean cruise with her family and soon blossomed into a five-book series published by Red Sage. Following her love of baseball, she turned her attention to sexy athletes in tight pants, writing the critically acclaimed Mustangs Baseball series.

Roz has been married to her best friend, and high school sweetheart, for nearly four decades. Roz and her husband have two grown daughters, a son-in-law, and are the proud grandparents to three of the cutest kids ever.

Even though Roz has lived on both coasts, her heart lies in between, in Texas. A Texan by birth, she can trace her family back to the Republic of Texas. With roots that deep, she says, “You can’t ever really leave.”

When Roz isn’t writing, she’s reading, or traipsing around the country on one adventure or another. No trip is too small, no tourist trap too cheesy, and no road unworthy of travel.

Victoria Jayne is the epitome of a Jersey Girl. She doesn’t [know how to] pump her own gas, enjoys pork roll, and grew up on the Jersey Shore.

She’s lived throughout the state of New Jersey and remains there with her sports journalist husband and two darling daughters.

When not writing, Victoria enjoys baking with her daughters, rooting for the New Jersey Devils, thinking of home improvement projects, and staying up far too late chatting on Discord.

About the Books:

C.D. Gorri – Guardians of Chaos – An adult paranormal romance series featuring supernaturals protecting magic while finding their mates.
Rebecca Hefner – The Diplomatic Heir: Etherya’s Earth – Adult paranormal romance series featuring vampires
Roz Lee – Breathless: Nightingale Vineyard – A contemporary sweet and funny second chance romance.
Victoria Jayne – Mooky: Odin’s Fury Motorcycle Club. A spicy adult contemporary romance featuring a plus size lady and a bad boy, biker, tattoo artist.

About the Event:

New Jersey’s finest romance authors are headed to the Jersey Shore. Join them at the Garden State Distillery, get a book signed, and pick up your next steamy summer read. While you’re there, have a refreshing summer cocktail.

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