WORD Presents Adriana Herrera

05/29/2023 - 7:00pm

Join us at Threes Brewing Greenpoint to celebrate Adriana Herrera's new book, An Island Princess Starts a Scandal!

FREE EVENT! Limited Seating + Additional Standing Room; RSVP below

Masks appreciated!

 *Please note event space is only accessible by stairs; we do not have an elevator.*


About An Island Princess Starts a Scandal

One last summer. 

For Manuela del Carmen Caceres Galvan, the invitation to show her paintings at the 1889 Exposition Universelle came at the perfect time. Soon to be trapped in a loveless marriage, Manuela has given herself one last summer of freedom — in Paris, with her two best friends. 

One scandalous encounter. 

Cora Kempf Bristol, Duchess of Sundridge, is known for her ruthlessness in business. It's not money she chases, but power. When she sees the opportunity to secure her position among her rivals, she does not hesitate. How difficult could it be to convince the mercurial Miss Caceres Galvan to part with a parcel of land she’s sworn never to sell?

One life-changing bargain.

Tempted by Cora’s offer, Manuela proposes a trade: her beloved land for a summer with the duchess in her corner of Paris. A taste of the wild, carefree world that will soon be out of her reach. What follows thrills and terrifies Cora, igniting desires the duchess long thought dead. As they fill their days indulging in a shared passion for the arts and their nights with dark and delicious deeds, the happiness that seemed impossible moves within reach… though claiming it would cause the greatest scandal Paris has seen in decades.


About the Author

Adriana Herrera was born and raised in the Caribbean, but for the last fifteen years has let her job (and her spouse) take her all over the world. She loves writing stories about people who look and sound like her people getting unapologetic happy endings. Her books have received starred reviews from PW and Booklist and have been featured on The TODAY Show and NPR, in Entertainment WeeklyThe New York Times and The Washington Post. Adriana is an outspoken advocate for diversity in romance and was one of the co-creators of the Queer Romance PoC Collective.


In conversation with

Joanna Shupe has always loved history, ever since she saw her first Schoolhouse Rock cartoon. Her books have appeared on numerous yearly “best of” lists, including Publishers Weekly, Washington Post, Kirkus, Kobo, and BookPage.

She lives in New Jersey with her two spirited daughters and opinionated husband.


Erin Leafe is currently writing this in third person, because it somehow felt less absurd than writing it in first (was she right? I’ll be the judge). Erin is one half of the podcast hosting duo of Learning the Tropes. She started the podcast as a way to force even more people to hear her opinions on romance novels, and as a millennial she is obligated to turn anything that is just for pleasure into a possibility of revenue (current podcasting revenue is zero, but laughs and swoons is infinity).

A former horse girl, current adult woman living in New York City. She spent many years as a bartender in some of the bro-iest, whiskey soaked bars in Manhattan. After those years of character study she decided to move on to the glamorous world of Temping. It was everything she dreamed of and it landed her on the ground level of a dysfunctional start up. Which got her closer to many whiskey soaked bars, and ultimately led her to proclaim "Screw it, I'm going to go write." Since then she has been fortunate to study TV Writing Columbia University, The New School and some guy’s dodgy living room. 


Interested in a signed copy but unable to attend the event?

Preorder your signed copy here! We offer pick-up and shipping options. 


An Island Princess Starts a Scandal By Adriana Herrera Cover Image
ISBN: 9781335498243
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Canary Street Press - May 30th, 2023


"Adriana Herrera is once again here to upend any outdated notions of historical romance." --Entertainment Weekly

One last summer.

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at Threes Brewing Greenpoint, 113 Franklin St., Brooklyn NY 11222

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