Our First Pop-Up Book Shop and Holiday Gift Guide for Book Lovers


Books on the Vine’s first pop-up book shop was open for business Saturday, Oct. 3, at the annual El Dorado High School Holiday Boutique, offering early holiday shoppers a chance to check out the work of local authors Greta Boris, Corey Holst, Rebecca Lang, Shauna Roberts, Wendy Van Camp, and PJ Colando.

From historical fiction and Americana humor, to fantasy and ancient world romance, to health and fitness and Regency romance, there was something for just about any reading taste. And what better way to make a holiday gift special than to have it signed and personalized by the author?

If you missed the event, you can still check out our HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR BOOK LOVERS.

And check out out pictures from the event:



Greta Boris, author of “The Wine and Chocolate Workout”


Corey Holst, author of “Defender of the Realm” and “Defender of the North”


Rebecca Lang, author of “The Changelings”

Shauna Roberts, author of “Ice Magic, Fire Magic,” “Claimed by the Enemy,” and “Like Mayflies in the Stream”


Wendy Van Camp, author of “The Curate’s Brother”


PJ Colando, author of “Stashes”


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Book Spotlight: The Wine and Chocolate Workout, by Greta Boris

THE WINE AND CHOCOLATE WORKOUT: Sip, Savor, and Strengthen for a Healthier Life

By Greta Boris


$2.99 ebook at Amazon | $8.89 paperback available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble


Do you wish you could have a leaner, stronger body without giving up all your favorite treats? Greta Boris, personal trainer and health coach, teaches you all her secrets with this simple, step by step training guide for a healthier, lighter life. This book has been endorsed by two medical doctors, the founders of Guard a Heart Healthy Heart Foundation, and a Doctor of Natural Medicine.

Greta Boris


Greta Boris is the author of The Wine and Chocolate Workout, a freelance writer, and a budding novelist. She is currently hard at work on The Seven Deadly Sins Series–thrillers she describes as O.C. housewives meet Dante’s Inferno. Come visit her at


Introducing: The Books on the Vine Pop-up Book Shop



We’ll be kicking off the holiday shopping season on Saturday, Oct. 3 with our very first pop-up book shop at one of Orange County’s biggest and longest-running holiday boutiques.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., we’ll feature in-booth book-signings and book sales with some of the region’s top local authors.

Here’s our book-signing lineup:

9 to 10 a.m.: Greta Boris, author of healthy lifestyle nonfiction

10 to 11 a.m.: Michelle Knowlden, author of mystery, science fiction, historical romance, paranormal romance, and fantasy

11 a.m. to noon: Corey Holst, author of young adult / historical fiction

noon to 1 p.m.: Shauna Roberts, author of fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, and romance

1 to 2 p.m.: Wendy Van Camp, author of Regency romance

2 to 3 p.m.: PJ Colando, author of contemporary fiction


We’ll have signed books and other items available throughout the day for shoppers eager to find the perfect gifts for friends and family.

Want to grab your own? Visit us between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the El Dorado High School Holiday Boutique, 1651 Valencia Ave., Placentia. Entry to the boutique is $2.

Are you an author who would like to join us for a future pop-up shop? Sign up for Author List here:




Read2Rescue: Author Reading and Benefit



Come to Books on Broadway in Costa Mesa on Feb. 8 to share some great reads for a great cause. Run2Rescue is a local organization dedicated to helping women caught in the sex trafficking trade in O.C. and beyond.

Books on the Vine is proud to support this fund-raising event. 

Check out Books on Broadway


SHIMMY FOR ME, by DeAnna Cameron




LUSH, by Beth Yarnall



Coming soon as an ebook



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Greta Boris

Greta Boris is the author of the Amazon Fitness and Exercise bestseller “The Wine and Chocolate Workout,” a freelance writer, and a budding novelist. She is currently hard at work on a series of thrillers based on the Seven Deadly Sins. She describes her work (and her life) as an O.C. housewife meets Dante’s Inferno. Come visit her at


What’s your favorite part of “The Wine and Chocolate Workout”  and why?

In the chapter on Playing Versus Exercising, I tell the story of a woman I knew who played her way to the weight loss she’d been unsuccessfully attempting for years. She got her mind off her waistline and on to becoming a better tennis player. One day she put on her tennis skirt and it almost fell off. She’d lost the unwanted pounds without even realizing she was doing it.

I love this story because it encapsulates the message of the book. Diets, striving, self-deprivation are not only miserable, they don’t work. There is a healthy, joyful, and fun way to get in the best shape of your life and, when you do it that way, it lasts.


What is your favorite holiday tradition?

I love to sing—daughter of an opera  singer that I am.  Growing up, we stood around the piano every Christmas Eve and sang carols for hours. Now I sing in a community chorale. We perform four concerts in December, which is great, but my favorite thing is to sing in local hospitals. This year we’ll be singing at CHOC and in the Veteran’s hospital. It’s wonderful to watch the faces of those who are struggling light up when they hear the familiar words of hope.


If a reader curls up with your book on a cold, winter night, what’s the perfect seasonal beverage you’d recommend?

Wine, of course. I guess, for the holidays it could be mulled wine, but I’d hate to ruin a great glass of Cab or a Pinot with a bunch of spices. I say, drink it straight with some chocolate on the side.


What are you working on next?

I’ve totally been bitten by the fiction bug. I just completed a thriller with supernatural elements that is out there in the ether waiting for agents’ reviews. I’m also working on a series of novellas based on the seven deadly sins. There is a story for each sin.

“Lust,” the one I’m focused on currently, is about a married real estate agent who has become smitten with a younger man.  She sets up a tryst in a beautiful, beach home she has listed, but before they can seal the deal something goes horribly wrong.

I’m calling my genre Cozy Horror. The best way to describe it is: Real housewives in the O.C. meet Dante’s “Inferno.” The stories are about regular women, with the kind of flaws we all deal with, who encounter some pretty harrowing circumstances. There are thrills, chills, and some humor, but they are ultimately stories of hope and redemption.




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By Greta Boris
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Do you wish you could afford a personal trainer? Statistically, you are more likely to reach your fitness goals if you hire one. Trainers know their clients aren’t going to give up their favorite treats, like wine and chocolate, so how do they have such great success? Learn their secrets with this simple, step by step approach to a healthier, lighter life.