Hi All! It has been a while since I blogged, and deadlines have been pretty crazy but fun. Keep an eye out for WICKED BURN, which releases in June and includes a Dark Protector novella called TALEN. Right now just the ebook is available for preorder, but the print book should be up for preorder sometime in April.
Conference and signing season kicks off next month with the Romantic Times Booklover’s Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. I like Vegas, and I’m exited to go back.
If you’re not attending the conference, there’s a Giant Book Fair on Saturday, April 16th from 10:30 to 2:00 at the Rio, Pavilion Ballroom. I think it might be $10 to get in, but there will be 650 authors selling books and giving away goodies. So make sure to stop by and say hi. They put us in alphabetical order, so look for the Z’s, and I’m there. 🙂
If you are attending the conference, here’s my schedule:
Wednesday, April 13, 11:00am-12:00pm, Tropical D
Whether he’s a vampire, biker, Viking, soldier, Highlander, cowboy, cop, or a billionaire who likes to tie you up the alpha male is still the rage. Join three authors for a frank discussion about how Alphas appeal to independent, intelligent, and strong women. What works, what doesn’t, and is there even a line? In a humorous, fun, and informative way, we’ll explore those stubborn, wounded men, the appeal of the Alpha fantasy, and why being a feminist who reads romance is not an oxymoron.
Moderator: Asa Maria Bradley
Wednesday, April 13, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Amazon L
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!
Host(s): J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner), Lexi Blake (aka Sophie Oak), Dee Davis, Larissa Ione, Lisa Mondello, Jennifer Probst, Christopher Rice, Rebecca Zanetti, R.K. Lilley
Wednesday, April 13, 2:45pm-3:45pm, Tropical A
As careers expand, unfortunately, so do waistlines, stress levels, and butts. Join these authors and industry professional in a frank discussion of how they’ve collectively lost more than 150 pounds while taking charge of their health and maintaining successful careers. Our writing journeys are all unique, as are our health issues and ways to lose weight, so pop in for some tangible, doable tips and tricks. We’ll have tips, books, and goodies to give away!
Moderator: Rebecca Zanetti
Thursday, April 14, 10:00am-11:00am, Tropical A
The panelists from last year’s standing-room only “Writing Fast” are back with more advice on getting high word counts and dealing with deadlines, time management, expectations, and meltdowns. It is possible to write a book in a month — and the need can arise for authors pursuing a serious career in today’s fast-paced publishing world. Join three multipublished authors in a frank discussion where they’ll share practical tips for writing fast, meeting deadlines, and keeping sane.
Moderator: Laura Kaye
Thursday, April 14, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Tropical D
Do you have a rich fantasy life? Have you dreamed of making that world a reality? Join this panel of NYT and USA Today National Bestselling authors as they discuss the in’s and out’s of building a unique and dynamic romance world. During this interactive discussion, they’ll share the secrets to getting ideas onto the page and how to avoid common pitfalls when creating a brand new universe or even fitting inside the universe we already live in.
Moderator: Carrie Ann Ryan
If you love body art and want to add a temporary tattoo from your favorite series, join New York Times Bestselling authors for a party to remember. We’ll have temporary logo and series tattoos, drinks, prizes, books, and giveaways in this body inking Vegas event!
Thursday, April 14, 4:00pm-5:00pm, Amazon S
Host(s): Rebecca Zanetti, Jay Crownover, Laura Kaye, Carrie Ann Ryan, Donna Grant, Kristen Ashley, Lora Leigh, Helena Hunting
Thursday, April 14, 5:15pm-6:45pm, Amazon A
What’s Las Vegas without a wedding? Come get hitched with your favorite authors from Kensington! Mingle with our “Brides to Be,” who will be signing copies of some of their latest releases while you indulge in wedding-themed treats. We’ll be giving away plenty of goodies and books for all of our RT “Maidens of Honor” (and “Best Men,” too!), but be sure to come early so you can get your first picks!
Host(s): Sonali Dev, Amanda Bonilla (aka Mandy Baxter), Rebecca Zanetti, Michele Grant, Sarah Title, Pintip Dunn, Desiree Holt, Mary Jo Putney, Lutishia Lovely (aka Zuri Day), Kate McMurray, Jeffe Kennedy, Ella Quinn, Sarah Hegger, Cat Johnson, Sally MacKenzie, Jill Shalvis
Friday, April 15, 12:20pm-1:20pm, Brasilia 7
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 starstudded event — hosted by the 1,001 Dark Nights co-creators, M.J. Rose and Liz Berry.
Guest(s): , Jennifer L. Armentrout (aka J. Lynn), Shayla Black, Lexi Blake (aka Sophie Oak), Heather Graham, Donna Grant, Larissa Ione, Laura Kaye, J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner), Laurelin Paige, Jennifer Probst, Kristen Proby, Christopher Rice, Carrie Ann Ryan, Rebecca Zanetti
I’m also a featured author signing at the Saturday FAN-tastic Day Party from 6:00-6:45. So if you get the Saturday day pass, or if you’re attending the conference, definitely find me during the party because I will have books to give away! 🙂