Monday, April 30, 2012

Stay Cool This Summer Gift Set for #BNDA! #NorthofNeed

Hey everyone! Just a quick post to let you know I am one of many, many people contributing great items on which you can bid to help raise money to find a cure for diabetes. Author Brenda Novak has been hosting this online auction for a number of years and raised well over a million dollars. This is my first year participating and I couldn't be more thrilled to help out!

Here's what you could win from me, to recreate your very own NORTH OF NEED snowcone scene (igloo and Greek snow god not included):
Includes 1 signed print copy of NORTH OF NEED, romance trading cards from NORTH OF NEED and WEST OF WANT, an Anemoi bookmark, a Sunbeam snow cone maker plus snowcone cups/straws, Hershey's chocolate syrup, strawberry snowcone syrup, pens, lipbalm, a snowglobe, and snowman wine glass charms. Isn't that fun?
Head on over to the auction site - and check out my item's specific listing here. Bidding takes place May 1 - May 31 and there are prizes to win for participating, too.
Thanks for reading!
Laura

Sunday, April 29, 2012

#SixSunday #54 What a bad, bad elevator...

Happy Sunday everyone! Can you believe it's the end of April already? I sure can't. I'm SO excited for May, though, because it's the first of three months in a row when I'll have a new book release! Woot! Last weekend I celebrated the one-year publication of my contemporary romance HEARTS IN DARKNESS, and I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for all your support. It was so much fun and I owe it all to you! As a thanks, here are six more from HEARTS IN DARKNESS, the last from this book for a long while...and how awesome that I got to make an elevator both an aphrodesiac and a c*ckblocker??? LOL
Her orgasm was going to be tremendous. The whole middle of her body was already tense from the build up of tingling pressure that felt impossibly hard to contain. She concentrated on the way his fingers stroked her, on the connection between him and the center of her arousal, and gave herself over entirely to the pursuit of pleasure.

God, just a little more…almost…oh God.

The elevator whirred and shook. The lights blinked back on.
On sale! Amazon | B&N

Be sure to check out the Other Sixers' Posts and follow the #sixsunday hashtag on Twitter! Thanks for reading and hopefully commenting, too!

Laura
Oh, two final notes: 1) be on the lookout Tuesday, May 1, as The Wild Rose Press (FB | Twitter) celebrates its 6th birthday with book fun and prizes, including 5 $25 gift certificates and a Kindle Fire! 2) Please consider voting for me in the GraveTells readers' choice awards for fave author! Thanks!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Conversations with Ghosts by Laura Bickle

Please click here for the Spring Fling Blog Hop Giveaway!
I'm very pleased to welcome guest author
Laura Bickle
to the blog today!

Take it away, Laura...

Talking with the dead isn’t a new pursuit.

I’ve always been curious about how it happens, from both historical and modern perspectives. In my Anya Kalinczyk books, my ghost-hunting protagonist is the rarest form of spiritual medium, a Lantern. Where other mediums in her world allow spirits to use their hands and voices to communicate, Anya devours and incinerates them. As you can imagine, there was a lot of fun research that went into the story about ghost hunting and mediums. I was intrigued by how conversing with ghosts has changed – and also remained the same – over time.

Modern ghost hunting involves investigating haunted sites in search of proof of life beyond death. Ghost hunters and other paranormal investigators often attempt to record data from their experiences using a variety of equipment beyond personal anecdotes. Such investigations can make use of EMF meters, thermometers, cameras, motion detectors, and audio recordings to capture evidence of paranormal activity. There’s a plethora of new evidence-collection devices available, with more invented and adapted as time goes on.

With all the technology used by ghost hunters and the recent popularity of such investigations, it may seem that such activities are a new phenomenon. In fact, organized attempts to contact ghosts have their roots in Spiritualism, a movement that peaked in popularity between the 1840s and the 1920s. As a belief system, Spiritualism assumed that spirits of the dead could be contacted by humans. Spiritualism relied on mediums, living people who have the special ability to communicate with spirits, to bring the words and deeds of the dead to the masses.

In 1848, two sisters, Kate and Margaret Fox, claimed to contact spirits through rapping noises. The experience of rapping by their audiences was considered to be vivid evidence at the time. Their experiences and the experiences of other mediums in the movement sparked widespread public interest in the afterlife. Seances, table-tipping, Ouija boards, and automatic writing became popular entertainment, even parlor games at parties. Communication with the dead became democratized, in a sense. It could be witnessed by ordinary people.

The movement began to wane under accusations of fraud. In the 1920s, stage magicians such as Harry Houdini campaigned to expose mediums defrauding grieving families. As analysis began to replace belief, many efforts to contact spirits were exposed as delusional or predatory.

Still, the interest in life after death is perennial; across cultures, it‘s a topic for philosophers and theologians. But the Spiritualist movement brought the search to the masses. Ordinary people were able to touch and see evidence of an afterlife for themselves.

Modern ghost hunters are the heirs of much of those grass-roots efforts. Ghost hunters come from all walks of life, and are ordinary people with an interest in the afterlife. But we now live in a scientific age. Armed with technological tools, many ghost hunters depart from Spiritualists by embracing skepticism, rather than blind belief in things that go bump in the dark. By embracing scientific methods, such investigators are likely to come closer to the truth than the Spiritualists that came before.

The curiosity is the same, but the methods have changed. Rather than seeing contacting spirits as a game, modern ghost hunting views contact with the dead as an investigation, worthy of measurement and accumulation of evidence, not as a form of entertainment. As a result, we may come closer to answers, answers that curious people a century before could only speculate about.

Oooh, so interesting! Hey, guys, do you have any good ghost stories from your own life? If so, do tell! And please thank Laura for such an intriguing post!

Thanks for reading!
Laura & Laura
Read excerpts of Embers and Sparks
EMBERS is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble
SPARKS is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble  

Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring Fling BlogHop

I love a good blog hop, and since I'm soon to be celebrating the release of a book about a Greek God of the spring season (West of Want: coming to bookstores everywhere on 7/10!) , the Spring Fling Blog Hop seemed like the perfect one for me to join!

So, I have THREE ways for you to win:

1) Win a $10 amazon gift certificate in this blog hop - see the form below to enter to win. Open to international. Contest closes to entries at midnight EST on April 27. Winner to be chosen by random.org

But also consider checking out my other open giveaways:

2) Click here to enter my Hearts in Darkness Book Birthday Bash - 6 possible prizes up for grabs! This ends on Monday, 4/23, so don't hesitate!

3) Click here to enter my month-long West of Want Preview & Prizes event, hosted at 45 blogs through May 10. I'm giving away over $300 in bookstore gift cards and swag. And you can read a total of four fun excerpts from the book!
"Laura Kaye’s captivating writing and vibrant world-building will have readers hooked on the gods of the Anemoi. WEST OF WANT is steamy, spellbinding, and a must-read for all romance fantasy fans."
~Elisabeth Naughton, author of the Eternal Guardians series
WEST OF WANT BLURB:
Betrayal is all he's ever known, but in her, he'll find a love strong enough to be trusted...

When Marcella Raines' twin brother dies, she honors his request to be buried at sea, never expecting the violent storm that swamps her boat. Though she's gravely injured--and still emotionally damaged from her recent divorce--Ella fights to survive.


Zephyros Martius is the Supreme God of the West Wind and Spring, but being the strongest Anemoi hasn't protected him from betrayal and loss. Worse, he's sure his brother Eurus is behind it. When Zeph's heartbreak whips up a storm that shipwrecks a human, his guilt forces him to save her.


Ella is drawn to the vulnerability Zeph hides beneath his otherworldly masculinity and ancient blue eyes. And her honesty, empathy, and unique, calming influence leave Zeph wanting...everything. When Eurus threatens Ella, she and Zeph struggle to let go of the past, defend their future, and embrace what they most want--a love that can be trusted.
For the full list of Spring Fling Blog Hop Participants & learn more about the Nook Giveaway, Click Here!
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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Welcome Guest Author Mina Khan! #Djinn #UNICEF #Glveaway

I'm excited to welcome guest author
Mina Khan 
to the blog today!
See below for her giveaway!
Welcome, Mina!  Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.

Thanks so much for having me over Laura! Hi, I’m Mina Khan, author of sexy paranormal romance and adventure stories starring djinns (better known as genies). I’m also Rashda Khan, a food columnist for a newspaper, mommy-cake-baker to the kids and @SpiceBites on twitter.

Great! So, tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

My latest release, A Tale of Two Djinns, is a sexy paranormal Romeo & Juliet story with genies, feminists, kickass action & adult fun. Fifty percent of the proceeds are being donated to UNICEF.

Wow, what a wonderful cause! Which character is your favorite and why?

I love my hero Akshay (Shay for short) from A Tale of Two Djinns because he’s a surprising and complex character. He’s a battle axe of a warrior, but not all brawn. He wields swords as easily as breathing, yet he’s into plants & agriculture because it means food for his people, and he believes in true love and soul mates.


Sounds like a great character! As the author, what surprised you about this story?

The villain :)

Oh, evil author! Will there be any sequels or other books in the same series?

While A Tale of Two Djinns isn’t exactly part of a series, it is the second story with djinns and set in my djinn world (my first novella, The Djinn’s Dilemma, is about a djinn assassin who falls for his human target). And I’m working on the next djinn story and have plans for more. Heh, just can’t give up those sexy djinns!

Love it! What was the hardest thing for you about writing this story?

My father died while I was working on the second draft of the story. Of course, I stalled. When I started writing again, the story totally twisted and changed on me, ended up deeper and more complex…more thoughtful. In the end, I wrote a story to true to my heart, and one my parents would be proud to read.

What a wonderful tribute to them, Mina! What are you working on right now?

My third djinn story featuring a fire djinn who loves to cook…and yes, I’m having a lot of fun with him.

That’s cool! Or, maybe, that’s hot! *winks* What happened to the first book you ever wrote?

It’s waiting for yet another revision before being sent back out into the world. I don’t believe in giving up on my stories.

I love that attitude! Have you incorporated actual events or people from your own life into your books?

Lol, most of my heroes are inspired & based on my Bollywood & Hollywood crushes. For ex. Akshay was inspired by Bollywood mancandy Akshay Kumar.

Ooh, very nice! Is there a theme or message that runs through your work?

In A Tale of Two Djinns, I ended up writing about my thoughts on life and death, expectations and duties placed on an individual & the role of women in society. I told you the story turned complex!

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

Um, I am part of the Santa Angela Renaissance Guild and we perform old English country dances for the public. In gorgeous, historically correct outfits.

Fun! Which romance book or series (or other genre, if you don’t write romance) do you wish you had written?

J.D. Robb’s In Death series. Love it!

Good pick! Okay now, just for fun:

Milk chocolate or dark chocolate? Dark Chocolate!

Salty or sweet? Salty!

Bed or kitchen table? Both or neither…:P

Beach or mountains? Mountains.

Give or receive? Both.
Akshay, warrior prince of the earth djinns, earns the title of Crown Prince at a high cost when he loses his best friend in a battle against ancient enemies, the water djinns. Heartsick, he escapes to Earth to mourn.

 Nothing gets the biological clock ticking (and elders lecturing) like almost dying in battle, so Maya, princess of the water djinns, travels to Earth for some no-strings-attached sex to fulfill her duty and produce an heir. But the beautiful and tough warrior gets more than she bargained for when she meets Shay.

Their not-so-simple one-night stand is interrupted by assassins and the world, as they know it, is changed forever. As Maya and Shay pull together to survive, both are determined to have their happily-ever-after and bring peace to their worlds — warring families, shadow assassins, and nosy busybodies be damned.
Thanks for coming on the blog! Where can we find you on the web?

If you’re interested to know why I chose to donate to UNICEF, please check out my Karma post. Thanks!

Excerpt:
Patthar had died protecting him, now the water djinns would pay.

Akshay threw back his head and released his anger into the wind. A raw, primal roar ripped out from deep inside, charged from his throat. He called the molewyrms with vengeance.

Thunder roared back in answer. Rain spattered his skin like tears. The ground beneath his feet shook. What started as a faint tremble broke into bone-shuddering quakes. The earth split its seams and spat out mud balls and stone.

The rhaksha lurched in place, eyes wide with fear. Akshay leapt forward, slicing down with his sword.

With an ear-piercing howl, the mountain of ugly fell backward, landed with a wet splat. The air around the creature wavered and reality hiccupped. Instead of an ungainly rhaksha, a most uncommon woman lay in the mud.

A female in the battlefield? What the hell? Breath rushed out of Akshay. He twisted his descending blade at the last second so that it sliced through the fleshy part of her right arm instead of her throat. A muted cry of pain escaped from between her full lips.

Silver armor, like glittering fish scales, covered her head and slim body and, damn, she had legs that just kept going. Double damn, he’d always been a leg man. His gaze jerked back up and met terrified whiskey-colored eyes set in an elfin face of the most delicate blue of a robin’s egg.

Tremors wracked the battlefield as more molewyrms tore out of the ground. One appeared so near that a shower of mud covered Akshay from head to toe. When he’d wiped the grime of his face, the woman had vanished.
Giveaway!
One commenter who leaves their email address will win The Djinn’s Dilemma (kindle or Nook format) with some fun swag – shiny genie lamp key chain, signed postcard of A Tale of Two Djinns & a packet of wildflower seeds! U.S. only. Contest open through midnight EST Thursday 4/26. Winner to be chosen by random.org. Good luck!
Thanks so much for reading!

Laura

#SixSunday #53 - An offer she can't refuse...

Happy Sunday everyone! Since I'm celebrating the one-year publication anniversary of my award-winning contemporary romance HEARTS IN DARKNESS, I thought I'd share a favorite six sentences from that book. Stuck in the dark elevator for nearly four hours, Caden has just made Makenna an offer she can't refuse...
Makenna’s head grew dizzy from the promise of what Caden was offering. She couldn’t believe she was even considering it, but her body screamed at her for thinking she might turn him down. She nodded her face against his.

“Tell me, Red, you gotta say it out loud. I can’t see your face or your eyes, and I don’t want to make any mistakes here.”

If she’d been just a little unsure a moment ago, she wasn’t any longer.
What was Caden's offer? Well, to find that out, you know what you have to do! Ahem.
Thru 4/23, buy for .99 at Amazon | B&N
To celebrate the book's birthday, I'm giving away six cool prizes. Go here to enter!

Be sure to read the Other Sixers' Posts and follow the #sixsunday hashtag on Twitter. Thanks for reading and hopefully commenting, too!

Laura

Friday, April 20, 2012

#HeartsinDarkness Birthday Bash Glveaways! Stop on by!

Welcome, everyone, to the HEARTS IN DARKNESS birthday bash! HEARTS turns one year old today, April 20th! That's so hard for me to believe! It was the first book I published and it's been such an incredible journey, thanks to all of you! So, what better way to celebrate than with a major sale on the book (it's 99 cents pretty much everywhere - woot!) AND a bunch of kick-@$$ giveaways! Am I right, or am I right? *grins*
Buy at Amazon | B&N

Here's what you can win:

HEARTS GIFT SET #1
Dark chocolate, milk chocolate hearts, heart ornaments, engraved heart bookmark, heart decoration, hearts/love magnet set, Hearts in Darkness sticker and romance trading cards (1 of 3 remaining sets I have! (out of 1000))

--WINNER: BUFFY KENNEDY
HEARTS GIFT SET #2
 Two bags of dark chocolate, milk chocolate hearts, scented candle, heart wine bottle opener and bottle stopper, hearts/love magnet set, plastic heart champagne glasses, Hearts in Darkness sticker and romance trading cards (1 of 3 remaining sets I have! (out of 1000))
WINNER: MELISSA FOX--
HEARTS-IN-DARKNESS-INSPIRED CHARM BRACELETS (2 WINNERS)
BRACELET WINNER 1: ERIN KOISO
BRACELET WINNER 2: JESSICA SUTTON
 
 11"x17" SIGNED POSTERS OF THE COVER (2 WINNERS)
WINNER 1: SHARON STOGNER
WINNER 2: SAVANNAH MILLER

THAT'S SIX WINNERS IN ALL! WOOT!

Some HEARTS IN DARKNESS Fun Facts!
  • EPIC eBook Award Winner for Best Novella of 2012
  • HBARWA JABBIC Readers' Choice Award for Sexiest Cover
  • Still Moments Magazine Readers' Choice Award for Best Cover
  • Amazon Bestseller in Romance Anthologies, Contemporary Romance eBooks, Contemporary Romance all books
  • Barnes & Noble Bestseller in Contemporary Romance
  • Fictionwise Bestseller for six months running
  • 110 Amazon reviews with a 4.6 / 5 - star rating
  • Over 2,200 Goodreads ratings

How to win these goodies? The only thing you have to do is comment on this post and fill out the top part of the form below. Additional entries are optional. Contest is open to international (!) and will close at 5 p.m. EST Monday 4/23! Winners to be chosen by random.org. Now, what to comment? Tell me either:
What a great Caden!
If you've read Hearts in Darkness, share a favorite line or scene. If you haven't, share your favorite tortured hero trait!
Thanks so much for reading! And good luck!
Laura

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Gah! #HeartsinDarkness is 99 cents for its birthday!

Happy birthday to Hearts
Happy birthday to Hearts
Happy birthday you're 99 cents
Happy birthday to Hearts!

Yes, it's true! To kick off the 1-year birthday (this Friday, 4/20) of my award-winning and bestselling contemporary romance, Hearts in Darkness, my publisher agreed to lower the price of the book to just 99 cents! The price will be reduced through at least midnight on Sunday, 4/22! So please spread the word and, if you've enjoyed the book already, I'd be so appreciative if you'd recommend it to a friend!

Buy at Amazon | B&N
Be sure to stop back by on Friday when there will be a big birthday bash celebration and some awesome prizes!

Thanks for reading!
Laura

#RT2012 in Review: Vampires, JR Ward, Spoons & More!

Hey everyone! I'm back and recovered from the 2012 Romantic Times Convention and had such a great time! I wanted to share some of the highlights with you.

One of the first exciting things to happen at RT was that my Entangled publisher tracked me down to give me a copy of WEST OF WANT! It was the first time I'd seen it in print, and Zeph looks sooooooo good! LOL I also got to see the reformatted print book of NORTH OF NEED, too--and the new mass market trade paperbacks are so beautiful! I can't wait for you all to see them!

I signed at two book fairs at RT. The first was the eBook Expo, which I think is just the coolest idea! You signed a fun swag item for the reader, and they purchased an ebook download of the book! I love that RT supported ebooks that way, and it totally makes sense since so many people read ebooks these days! Go RT! I got to meet so many readers during the fairs--totally loved it!
NAME THAT VAMPIRE!




Friday brought the first of two game panels for readers that I was on. NAME THAT VAMPIRE featured me, Caridad Pineiro, Laurie London, Lisa Kessler, Elisabeth Staab and Joyee Flynn. Can I just say how great all these ladies were? We had about 60-70 attendees, which was awesome. We read excerpts of vampire romances and the readers had to shout "I can name that vampire!" If they were right, they won a prize (and we had, like, 40 way cool prizes), and if they were wrong, they had to wear a vampire bite temporary tattoo--which people liked as much as the prizes! LOL

JR Ward & Jessica Andersen
On Friday, I also got to see J.R. WARD! You guys! She is AMAZING and funny and down-to-earth and beautiful and curses like a freaking sailor!!! I could've listened her talk about writing the books and the Brothers themselves for hours! She shared some spoilers, talked about the challenges of writing the series, talked about the scene that most made her cry (when the Brothers tell Tohr Wellsie died--I completely agree, that scene is a 5-hanky alert!), and talked about her writing process (man what I wouldn't give to see into her head!). I didn't think I could love her or the Black Dagger Brotherhood more, but now I totally do. And now that I turned in a manuscript to my editor yesterday, I can finally let myself read Tohr's book! Woot!

Meeting a reader/blogger friend [Day Dreaming Blog]
Saturday brought a signing at the Giant Book Fair (where Susanna Kearsley and I bonded again--it was the second time we'd been seated next to each other!--and she's such a cool, fun person!). I met so many people and was thrilled to see people bringing NORTH OF NEED in for me to sign! I also participated in my second reader game panel of the convention--Entangled Publishing's Candy & Spoons party. OMG, have you guys ever played spoons? It's a card game and it's a hoot! There were nearly 150 attendees and there were some fierce players! LOL Spoons were flying, chairs were falling over, and people were laying on top tables fighting for spoons! Entangled gave away the first print books of West of Want (squee!) and had a huge foam board poster of the book's cover made that I got to bring home! (Can I just tell you how freaking good Zeph looks enlarged??? Ahem.)
My Spoons Crew!
Yes, that's Stefan Salvatore! (and me LOL!)
And then, and then, as if all that wasn't good enough, on Sunday morning, just two hours before I had to be to the airport, I got together with a group of friends for breakfast in the hotel restaurant, and who walks in? Paul Wesley who plays Stefan Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries. Seriously? Seriously? I got a real life vampire in addition to J.R. Ward? He was the cherry on top of my RT sundae! LOL

So, I guess you can tell, but I had a blast. I met so many people as well, way too many to list here, but just know I cherished meeting each and every one of you and can't wait to see you again!

Thanks for reading,
Laura

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The West of Want Preview&Prizes Event! Don't miss it!

I'm so excited today has finally arrived. At first, April 10th was hugely exciting because it was the original release date for West of Want before the book got picked up for national print distribution. Now, I'm excited to at least be able to share some sneak peeks of the book and its characters with you, and thus...

The West of  Want Preview & Prizes Event!

Over 40 blogs are helping me celebrate the occasion by sharing never-before-seen excerpts from the book, the debut of the romance trading cards, opportunities to meet the characters, and other special guest posts. At each site, you can enter to win a Hearts of the Anemoi series bookmark and the romance trading cards for North of Need and West of Want. But that's not all! A second event-wide giveaway is offering seven bookstore gift cards valued between $15 and $100! The giveaways run through May 10, so take your time to hop around, enter the giveaways, read the multiple available excerpts, and chat me up! I hope you'll have a great time and enjoy this little preview of the book!

Here's the list of participating sites:
[Most of these links have been updated to launch to the specific giveaway post!]

Be sure to find all four excerpts and see the special guest posts, too!

Book Monster Reviews - gift bag giveaway site!
RELEASES 7/10/12
Eliza Knight - a gift bag giveaway site!

ALSO: I'm at Romance University talking about Social Media and giving away a copy of North of Need!

Event Preview Sites:
Books and Things – Event Preview Site 4/7
Book Monster Reviews – also an Event Site on 4/10
The Qwillery – Event Preview Site 4/8
JeanzBookReadNReview – Event Preview Site 4/6
[See also the West of Want Blog Host Page]
RT Magazine picked the Hearts of the Anemoi series as one of their Favorite Returning Paranormal Series!

Pre-order West of Want on Amazon | B&N

Hope to see you during the event! And good luck!

Thanks for reading!
Laura

Sunday, April 8, 2012

#SixSunday #52 Kate finds her #vampire...

Happy Sunday everyone, and Happy Easter to those who celebrate it! Almost hard to believe I've been posting to this event for a year now! Kudos to Sara Brookes for hosting Six Sentence Sunday and bringing us all together!
 

This week, I'm giving you one more little taste of Seduced by the Vampire King, Book 2 in my Vampire Warrior Kings series. Heroine Kate Bordessa is walking to the Moscow metro late at night when she makes a discovery:
The first thing Kate saw was a pair of big black boots. The man attached to those boots was huge, unmoving, and facedown in the dirt and stones of the driveway.

Without question, he was the source of the scent she’d somehow smelled.

Her alarm returned, stronger than before. Not out of fear for herself, but out of fear for him.

She had the oddest sensation of being sucked through a tunnel that led her here—to this moment, to this alley, to this man.
Pre-Order on Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Be sure to check out the Other Sixers' Posts and follow the #sixsunday hashtag on Twitter. Also, keep an eye out on April 10th when I launch a HUGE Preview & Prizes Event for my upcoming fantasy romance, West of Want.

Have a great day! Thanks for reading and, hopefully, commenting, too!

Laura

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Goodies You Can Get From Me at #RT2012!

So, it's officially ONE WEEK until the Romantic Times Convention opens in Chicago. This is my first time going and I'm thrilled! If you're going, please introduce yourself! I'd love to meet all my online friends in person!

I wanted to share where I'll be when during the Convention, and what goodies I'll be giving away during RT. So take a gander:

THURSDAY
11:15 - 11:45 Chat me up at CLUB RT (Lower Level - International Rooms A, B, C)
  • Win a print book!
4 - 6 E-Book, Indie, and Graphic Novel Expo (Entry Level - Grand Ballroom)
  • Get an autographed notebook, pen and lip balm with purchase of my ebooks!
  • I'll be selling Hearts in Darkness, Forever Freed, and In the Service of the King

FRIDAY
9:30 - 10:00 Chat me up at CLUB RT
  • Win a print book!
11:15 - 12:15 Reader Game Panel: NAME THAT VAMPIRE! (Lower Level - International D)
  • Me and Caridad Pineiro, Laurie London, Elisabeth Staab, Lisa Kessler and Joyee Flynn
  • Hugely fun game to see who is the world's biggest vampire romance fan!
  • First 30 to register for this session will get a goody bag stuffed with books, swag & fun vampire loot!
  • Win doorprizes, game prizes, and booby prizes during the game!
1:30 - 2:30 J.R. Ward No Holds Barred (Lower Level - International E)
  • Okay, I'm not giving anything out here. I just have to pause and say, zomgzomgzomgzomgzomg!

SATURDAY
10:45 - 2 Giant Book Fair (Entry Level - Grand Ballroom)
  • Get a North of Need snowman snow globe, book mark and North and West trading cards with purchase of my book!
  • I'll be selling/signing North of Need
5 - 6 Entangled Publishing's Candy & Spoons Party (Entry Level - LAX Room)
  • This one I'm REALLY excited about: Win print ARCs of West of Want (that's 3 months before release day!)
6:15 - 7:30 FAN-Tastic Day Party (Entry Level - Rosemont)

I'll also have a big basket of goodies in promotion lane, so look out for my stuff there, too!

So, what do you think? Good loot or good loot?!? Hope to see you there!

Thanks for reading,
Laura