Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Romantic Times Booklovers Convention 2010 Recap and Swag Giveaway!

 This year my sister-in-law, who is also a writer, and I were fortunate enough to attend the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Columbus, Ohio (Where we are from YAYAYAYA!!) and met some fabulous people. I have put together some pictures in a vlog for you guys to check out just so you can see who all we got to meet and what we got to do at the conference this year.

(The boys pictured were Mr. Romance yes, those are the guys you see on the covers. LOL)

Conferences are GREAT places to network. I cannot stress enough how important attending events are to your writing career. I mean, they talked about networking pretty much the whole conference.There were over 300 published authors at this event, as well as some big time agents. I spoke personally to tons of big time authors, and I'll admit there were times I was like PLEASE rub a smidgen of your talent on me. LOL

I met tons more authors, but couldn't fit them all in there like I wanted, but I will say this. All the ones pictured above signed books for me, and I'll even tell you a secret--some gave me goodies and free books, even ones that haven't hit shelves yet. Ahhhhh, I know, right?

Okay, sorry, I'll stop rubbing it in and get to the good news for you guys. I have a SIGNED YA novel, an unsigned YA novel, and a signed poster to give away today.

Now, your probably asking yourself, how do I win? So glad you asked that, and just because I HATE complicated giveaways, I'm going to make this one simple.

1. Follow Us
2. Leave a Comment
(Open to individuals within the continental US only. Sorry guys!)

Yep, that's it. I will use a number randomizer to pick three winners, so let's go over what they'll win. LOL

The 1st random comment post number picked will receive:

A signed copy of Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

The Second Randomly picked comment post will win:

An UNSIGNED copy of Blood Promise by Richelle Mead (sorry this one isn't signed I missed it when I had my personal ones signed and I'm afraid I won't part with the ones that have my name in them. LOL)

The third comment number selected will win:

A signed poster (not this exact one--this was from last year, but the graphics are similar to this years. I wanted to give you an idea of what it looks like.) by Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong, Holly Black, and LA Banks.

This contest will close next Wednesday 5-19-10 at 11:59pm
Winners will be announced next Friday, so don't forget to check back in.

(PS. If you are interested in romance novels, follow my personal blog for giveaways, ESP if you like Charlaine Harris)  


skyla11377 said...

What Awesome Prizes. I Would Love To Be Entered Into This Giveaway.


J. L. Jackson said...

Count me in! The conference looked very exciting. Wish I could have been there.


Nicholas Johnson said...

I would like to be entered. this is actually funny because i was just reading one of the sookie stackhouse books and claude is getting his picture taken for the mr. romance comptetition. i thought it was made up.

Holly Dodson said...

Oh, count me in!


Pam Harris said...

Free books? I'm so in! :)

V.M.Pettingill said...

How cool is that!! :) Also you draw the winners on my birthday so I can always hope to have some good birthday luck!! ;)

Kelly said...

Count me in! I am lucky #7!


Onge said...

Please enter me!!

Anonymous said...

:D Exciting! Fingers crossed!


Laura McMeeking said...

Yay for having a US address! Count me in for the randomness. :D

Jacqueline C. said...

I so wanted to go to RT! There's always next year . . . Btw, thanks for the giveaway!


kanishk said...

How cool is that!!
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JoAnna said...

I'm game!

Please contact me here:

Sarah Olutola said...



throuthehaze said...

Count me in please! I am a follower
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Julie said...

RT was a great time!

I'm a new follower, hope that counts :)