An evening of all things romance By Karen Watkins - September 5, 2023 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Romance authors, from left, Natasha Anders, who writes under the name Robin Ash, from Rocklands; Ashleigh Gianoccaro, from Bloubergstrand; Jo Watson, from Johannesburg; Elsa Winckler, from Betty’s Bay; Therese Beharrie, from Bellville; Charlene Namdhari, from Johannesburg; and Dominique Wolf, from Pretoria. Guests grabbed a glass of bubbly while meeting and greeting eight of South Africa’s top romance writers at the V&A Waterfront Exclusive Books, on Thursday August 24. Helen Holyoake, of Johannesburg, with author Dominique Wolf, of Pretoria. Karel Dempies of Wellington with Tariq Soko of Cape Town CBD. Travis Roberts and Gary Howison of Sunningdale. Peter Huxham visiting from the UK, with Pierre le Roux from Gordon’s Bay. Romance book lovers, from left, Tony and Nicola Walker, Robyn Hallick and Sue Kavalin, all from Pinelands. Nuraan Jakoet and Ivy Chikara, both from Brackenfell. Melissa Abrahams, from Athlone, with Elmarie Stodart, from Vredehoek. Nikki Malan and Candy-Lee de Sousa, both from Durbanville. Johannesburg author Jo Watson with Casey Faria, of Table View. Brian Mesias, of Heathfield, asked why there are no male romance writers. Tokai author Ally Stirling with Nikki Malan, of Durbanville. Ryan Ewels, romance author Dorothy Ewels and Grant Ewels, all from Milnerton.