A dream come true for me. I’ve never been and always wanted to visit the famed Sin City. Now I get to combine it with one of the best conferences of the year – the Romantic Times – where I’ll be able to meet readers, teach workshops, talk on panels, sign books, and network at the bar.
The conference runs from Tuesday, April 12th through Sunday April 17th, and I’ve got a packed schedule which means the odds of you seeing me are really, really high! Here’s a quick rundown of my appearances. Make note, because I’ll be tweeting and Instagramming flash giveaways for signed books – and I have TWO special ARCS of Everywhere and Every Way begging to get into a reader’s hands! PLUS an entire set of the Steele Brother series in paperback!
For those of you are can’t attend RT, fear not. I will run a special cyber contest on my Author Facebook page and IG account to win some free books – just because I’m sad you’re not with me and I love you! So stay tuned and check back regularly on the page. I’ll be using the hashtag #RT16 so keep checking that too.
Here is where I shall be for the next week:
Tuesday: VEGAS, BABY!
3:00PM – 4:15PM
Raucous antics, hilarity and fun romantic times games to start the party to RT 16 in VEGAS, BABY!
Rising Storm Scavenger Hunt!
1:30 – 2:30pm
Come mix with the authors of the Rising Storm series and go to a goodie-loaded scavenger hunt throughout Storm, Texas! Visit the Storm Oak, Murphy’s Pub, Cuppa Joe, and other locations in Storm as you mingle with authors, learn about Storm’s places and characters, and play for a chance to win one of the 100 swag bags to be awarded to those who complete the hunt! Come join the fun!
Contemporary: Building a Successful Series
2:45 – 3:45pm
Bestselling authors of some of the most popular series of all time share their secrets for building exciting and sexy book worlds that keep readers coming back for more.
Contemporary Romance Books & Booze x 2!
4 – 5:00pm
Let’s talk billionaires, bikers, bad boys and alphas at a cocktail party to celebrate contemporary romance! Join bestselling authors for chats, giveaways, games and sexy romance…contemporary style. Bigger and Better
1001 Dark Nights Sparkler!
12:20 – 1:20
1,001 Dark Nights is setting off fireworks! Come join us for a toast, some nibbles and fab swag. Mix and mingle with the brightest lights in the contemporary and paranormal genres while you learn their secrets and win prizes at this star studded event — hosted by the 1,001 Dark Nights co-creators, M.J. Rose and Liz Berry.
From Big Dreams to the NY Times List
1:30 – 2:30pm
New York Times bestsellers share their journeys from aspiring author with big dreams to hitting the New York Times list for the very first time. These authors will discuss what strategies they pursued to build their careers, why they think their book hit the bestseller lists, and tips for being successful in an increasingly competitive market.
Romantic Comedy Panel
2:45pm – 3:45pm
Join some very funny authors as they discuss their comedic strategies, pit falls, real life laugh out loud moments and how to tie it all into a bestselling novel or series. Hilarity to ensue! Will include a crass humor vs. sweet humor debate, how their real life plays into this and what not to say when you’re with them or you’ll end up in the book having a bird poop on your head or your skirt to be tucked into your ladywear.
Saturday: 10:00am – GIANT BOOK FAIR SIGNING!
6:00pm – FANtastic Day Party!
I will be signing and giving away FREE books!
My assistant Lisa, will be keeping things running smoothly from the home front and I’ll have lots of fun stories to share when I return. If I remember, of course. Think The Hangover number 4. Oh yeah…..