IN PERSON Alexandra Vasti | Ne'er Duke Well


We are very excited to welcome Alexandra Vasti to the shop to celebrate her new book, Ne'er Duke Well. Alexandra will be in conversation with Naina Kumar and Etta Easton.

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Event Guidelines:

In order to go through the signing line and meet Alexandra Vasti, Naina Kumar and/or Etta Easton for book personalization, please purchase Ne'er Duke WellSay You'll Be Mine and/or The Kiss Countdown from Blue Willow Bookshop. Since quantities are limited, we recommend purchasing your book ahead of time to ensure that you receive a copy. Your book can be picked up at the event.

If you cannot attend the event or you live out of town and would like a signed copy of the book, please indicate any personalization requests in the “comments” section when you check out.

If you are not feeling well, we encourage you to remain at home and we will get your book signed for you. If you need a surgical mask, we have them on hand if you find yourself without one. 

If you have a disability and require accommodation for this event, please let us know no later than 48 hours before the event by phoning (281) 497-8675 or emailing

Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any comments or questions that violate this standard of behavior including any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.


Wednesday, July 24, 2024 at 7:00 PM Central Time


Blue Willow Bookshop, 14532 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079

About the Authors:

Alexandra Vasti is a British literature professor who has loved historical romance since age 11. After finishing her PhD at Columbia University in NYC, she moved to New Orleans, where she lives with her very large and noisy family. Ne’er Duke Well is her first novel.

Naina Kumar is a lawyer by day and a reader and writer of romance at night. She lives in Texas, close to her family whose antics provide endless inspiration. When she’s not writing, she enjoys taking her rowdy rescue dog on walks, rewatching Gilmore Girls on a loop, and shopping at HEB. Say You’ll Be Mine is her debut novel.

Etta Easton is a certified hopeless romantic who now writes contemporary romance. Her stories are full of humor, relatable heroines, swoon-worthy heroes, and Black joy. She lives in Central Texas with her husband and two young kids.


Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

International shipping can run from $25-50US in addition to the cost of the book and can take up to 3 months to reach its destination. Additionally, we can only ship to certain regions and countries. This purchase will include a shipping charge of $50US and if the charge is less than that, we will refund the difference when we ship your book.

Event date: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Blue Willow Bookshop
14532 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079
Ne'er Duke Well By Alexandra Vasti Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250910943
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - July 23rd, 2024

In this steamy Regency romp, Lady Selina is determined to find the Duke of Stanhope the perfect wife—the only problem is she's starting to think that might be her.

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Say You'll Be Mine: A Novel By Naina Kumar Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593723883
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Dell - January 16th, 2024

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • “Naina Kumar turns the arranged marriage plot on its head. . . . A sparkling new voice in the romance stratosphere.”—Entertainment Weekly (Grade: A-)

The Kiss Countdown By Etta Easton Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593640227
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Berkley - April 9th, 2024

A struggling event planner and a sinfully hot astronaut must decide if their fake relationship is worth a shot at happily-ever-after, in this starry debut.