ARC giveaway winners: Samantha, Mellissa Monteforte-Jimenez, and Rebe. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Tuesday, May 8th, with your address so I can get these in the mail!
I just got home from a weekend conference/retreat, my second this month, and today bought plane reservations for two more. So I thought I’d give you the run-down — where I’ve been and more importantly, where I’m going, in case you want to come say ‘hi’!
Three weeks ago was the RT BookReviews convention in Chicago, which was a blast. I loved seeing so many of you at both Avon’s Indigo Lounge and at the huge book signing Saturday! Avon’s Indigo Lounge extravaganza is always one of my favorite events of RT. Tons of free books given away, food, champagne (served by last year’s Mr. Romance), and other giveaways (like shot glasses advertising A Blood Seduction).
Not only was RT in town, but also Chicago’s Comic Con (C2E2). I did a book signing there (above) and sat on a panel, We’re No Angels, with Charlaine Harris, Christina Henry, Chloe Neill, Karina Cooper, Jeaniene Frost, and Kerrelyn Sparks. In the following clip, we discuss why our heroines are no damsels in distress.
This past weekend, I attended the Washington Romance Writers’ annual Retreat in Westminster, Maryland. The weekend kicked off with a book signing at Turn the Page bookstore in Boonsboro owned by Nora Roberts’ husband.
Nora was there, of course, along with me and fourteen other authors. Left is a picture of me at Turn the Page with Christine Trent, Allison Leotta, and Robyn Carr.
My travel schedule for the next few months:
Tulsa, Oklahoma: Saturday, June 2, 2012 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Naperville, Illinois: Sunday, June 3, 2012 2:00pm
Frankfort, Illinois: Monday, June 4, 2012 7:00pm
Plano, Texas: Saturday, June 9, 2012, 1:00-5:00pm
Anaheim, California: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 5–8 p.m.
New Orleans, Louisiana: Saturday, August 11, 2012, 2-4 p.m.
In addition, I’ll probably be doing a signing in the Fairfax, Virginia area in late May.
Note: All of these events are open to the public except the one in Plano. Information, including how to buy a ticket to the tea in Plano and the other authors signing with me, is available on the Media and Events page of my website.
As for the ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies), I have three left of A Blood Seduction, book 1 in my new Vamp City series which hits shelves May 29th. On Thursday, May 3rd, I’ll choose three people from the comments below to get one. Question for you: have you ever attended a book signing? If so, whose? If you’ve attended a lot of them, which one was most recent? (If you’ve already received an ARC of this book, please let me know. I’m losing track!)