Jan’s Paperbacks is hosting a multi-author book signing on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 18095 S.W. Tualatin Valley Highway in Aloha.

Local authors Minnette Meador and Jack Whitsel will be available to greet customers and sign copies of their novels. All are welcome.

Romance, paranormal and fantasy author Minnette Meador is the author of “The Gladiator Prince.”

In the book, Prince Thane is the last surviving royalty of the Trinovantes Tribe in Roman Britannia, having surrendered to the Romans after the Boudicca Revolt to save his two daughters, whose identities he sacrifices his freedom to protect.

He is condemned by Nero himself to become a gladiator, to fight until he dies in the arena.

His popularity soars, and he becomes famous as The Gladiator Prince by winning every match and the hearts of the world. When his two daughters are taken in a slaver’s raid, Thane escapes, forcing the daughter of his master to take him to Rome to save his children. Little does he know that the beautiful Syrian woman holds not only the key to his passion, but a secret that triggers a disaster that ignites the world.

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Fantasy author Jack Whitsel is the author of “Shadow of Kings.”

In his book, steel and sorcery clash as the Harhn incursion sweeps through the Hugue. Mankind faces its greatest peril without the Order Knights of legend to defend them. Crusading deep in the frontier, the Order is unaware of the savage beasts threatening their homeland as the Hugue realms muster their armies for war.

Between a cunning Harhn sorcerer, and an alliance forged with the decadent Darkfey, the horde threatens to extinguish the domains of men. Only Lord Baudouin and Lady Lucia, a Dragon Maiden from the Order, stand in the enemy’s path.

One must find the strength to unify the realms. The other must discover the strength within her, while coming to terms with the agendas of her Order.

But only together will there be any hope to repel the onslaught, and preserve the future for a mysterious girl they do not know.

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Refreshments will be available during Saturday’s event as well as a free gift for those who purchase one or more of the featured authors’ books.

Jan’s Paperbacks is an independently owned bookstore specializing in selling and trading paperback books in-store as well as selling new and eBooks through its online store The store has been a staple in the Aloha community for 30 years.

For more information, call 503-649-3444.

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