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Julie Spira to Appear at Romance and Reality Event


Romance & Reality – An Evening of Romance, Literary Treats, Fine Wine, and Delectable Gourmet Chocolates

Join Cyber-Dating Expert and bestselling author Julie Spira along with an illustrious group of women romance authors and experts for a chick night of fine wine, artisan chocolates, and gourmet delights while learning about the secrets, fantasies, and realities of romance.

LOS ANGELES – On SEPTEMBER 8, 2010 from 7-9.30 PM at FANCIFULL GIFT BASKETS, 5617 Melrose Blvd., Los Angeles, bestselling romance authors Jessica Barksdale Inclan and Syrie James join renowned dating experts Julie Spira and Sascha Rothchild in an exciting exploration of the secrets, fantasies, and realities of romance today. Whether you are a hopeless romantic, a hopeful romantic, or romantic-turned-cynic, you will learn about your chances to meet your perfect match online, in another world, in a second marriage, over 30, over 40, and find out why every woman needs a vampire. To sweeten the selection of stimulating reads and discussion, the knowledgeable staff at Fancifull Gift Baskets will guide your taste buds into an exploration of fine wines, scrumptious chocolates, and other gourmet treats to romance your soul! Books will available for purchase at the event through Book Soup.

Tickets are $15 (includes all samplings of wine & food) and are available for purchase here:

The purchase of a ticket also automatically enters you into the Romance Raffle for a chance to win an amazing Fancifull Gift Basket of goodies that will make your heart melt.

Participant Bios:

Jessica Barksdale Inclan: A queen of otherworldly romance, Jessica is the author of twelve novels, including two paranormal romance trilogies. Her latest novel Being with Him, the first book of the Being Trilogy, tells the dreamy and surreal love story of reclusive artist Mila and financial whiz Garrick who find themselves at odds with ordinary life because they both have superhuman talents. Jessica’s debut novel Her Daughter’s Eyes was a final nominee for the YALSA Award, and many of her novels have been published in several languages. A recipient of the CAC Artist?s Fellowship in Literature, Jessica teaches literature, creative writing and mythology at colleges, universities, seminars and workshops throughout the U.S. A full-time writer, Jessica lives in Oakland, California. For more information on Jessica, please visit:

Syrie James: Hailed as the ?queen of nineteenth century re-imaginings? by Los Angeles Magazine, Syrie James is a bestselling author of historical fiction. Her critically acclaimed recent novel Dracula, My Love, reveals the untold story of Mina Harker?s secret: a passionate romance with the most famous vampire of them all. Her novel The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bront? was selected by the Women?s National Book Association as a Great Group Read of 2009, and The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen, an international bestseller, was named a Best First Novel of 2008 by the Library Journal. Her novels have been translated into many languages. An admitted Anglophile, Syrie lives in Los Angeles. To book her as a speaker or for a book-signing engagement, visit:

Julie Spira is known worldwide as a dating expert and media personality. She regularly appears on television and radio on the subject of online dating. Julie has been featured and quoted by The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Crain?s New York Business, Glamour, Woman?s Day, Men?s Health, ABC News, BBC Radio, CBS News, CNET, Cosmo Radio, Cyberguy, E! Entertainment, FOX News, KTLA-TV, and WPIX-TV. She is a regular featured dating and relationship expert on Date Daily, GenConnect TV, Your Tango, and Zoosk. Julie is the author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online, a romantic tell-all memoir spanning over 250 online dates in almost 15 years. Visit her at where you can sign up for the Weekly Flirt and receive dating advice.

Sascha Rothchild is a regular relationship/lifestyle blogger for Politics Daily and Psychology Today Magazine where she keeps readers entertained with her unconventional views of relationships and marriage. She is also a regular relationship/lifestyle columnist for LA Weekly, Playboy Magazine, Women’s Health, MSN and the LA Times and has written about sex and relationships for Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Showtime, ABC, and Soapnet. Sascha is the author of How to Get Divorced by 30: My Misguided Attempt at a Starter Marriage, a witty and honest look at what exactly ?Til death do us part? means today for women in their late 20?s. Sascha is currently adapting How to Get Divorced by 30: My Misguided Attempt at a Starter Marriage into a film for Universal. For more information about Sascha and her new book please visit:

Fancifull Gift Baskets is a Fine Foods store, committed to quality and personalized service in an era of mass production. Fancifull creates artisan gift baskets with real food and unusual finds, searches the globe for new exciting products, carries green, natural, and organic foods and seeks to cultivate a meaningful relationship with customers through in-store tastings and events. Fancifull has catered for the Motion Picture Academy, the Emmys, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Image Awards, and many more. The Food Network, surely picky about their food, chooses Fancifull for the many gift baskets they send out. Visit or call 323-466-7654.

J Squared Public Relations is a cutting edge literary publicity and marketing company that specializes in niche marketing campaigns for broadcast, print and the internet, as well as innovative book events, and author publicity materials, including websites, book trailers and reels. Visit

For further information about this event please contact Julia Drake at J Squared Public Relations: or 323-304-2433.

Julie Spira is America's Top Online Dating Expert. She's an award-winning dating coach who's been helping singles find love online for 25+ years. Follow @JulieSpira on IG.

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