Save the Date! Washington Loves Romance will be hosting a reader/writer get together Sunday Feb. 17 in Arlington, Va. More details coming soon!

Washington Loves Romance is an online book club for the many readers of romance fiction in all its forms with a special focus on the romance authors and readers in the metro Washington, D.C. area.

Each month readers will gather on Facebook to read and discuss two Washington Romance Writers member authors’s books. Baltimore-based book blogger Mandi Schreiner with Smexy Books will moderate the discussion. At the end of each month, two lucky Washington Loves Romance readers will win a gift pack.

In addition, Washington Loves Romance will hold local get-togethers to give Washington Romance Writers’ authors and readers a chance to chat about their books and all things romance. One get-together attendee will win a Washington Romance Writers member swag bag given away during the get-together.

Not only will romance authors and readers get a chance to connect on a more personal level through Washington Loves Romance, they’ll be helping to fight illiteracy.

All profits from Washington Loves Romance branded items will be given to local literacy programs. Romance authors and readers, as well as others who want to help end illiteracy, should visit Washington Loves Romance’s CafePress shop to order T-shirts, bags, coffee mugs and other goodies today.