This is my first year attending Penned Con. From what I heard, this was an amazing event, one that gives back to Autism awareness. If you know me, you know this is a very important topic in my life.
The event started Thursday with the arrival of authors and a few readers. Friday began the first of two signings, along with panels, key note speakers, etc. Unfortunately, due to travels whoas, I missed Friday's shindig during the day. That night though, there was a lip sync battle. I've never witnessed anything like this. Let me break it down for you!
Then more dancing... and some tears. A special young lady dressed up as Belle. A male model who has become good friends with her dressed up as the Prince. If you're not sure who I'm talking about, the young lady has special needs. Watching her dancing with the Prince (model) brought tears to my eyes while they danced to Beauty and the Beast. It was beautiful.
Saturday began the second book signing. There were so many people! I met new to me readers and finally met face to face with readers I've known for years! That was AMAZING!
Would I go back? Yes, absolutely. If you're on the fence about going, give it a shot. You've got nothing to lose and readers to gain.
Why should you, as a reader, come to The Novel Experience Event (TNEE)? A lot of us just picked up the deal on Amazon, buy 5 Kindle Fires, get the 6th one free. A bunch of us ordered more than the required 5 for the deal. That's a LOT of kindles to give away!
Not intrigued yet? How about parties where books and premium swag will be handed out FOR FREE?
No? Hmm... would you like to sit in on a panel with ONE author, maybe 5 of them? What about a costume ball?
Oh, and don't forget the epic book signing! All of this is YOURS at TNEE. VIP tickets are $100. Buys your meals during the event...FOUR days worth of meals. I'm sponsoring a HUGE event with author Milly Taiden that will be completely beyond EPIC!!! So get on it and get with us! Click here to get your ticket!
Authors...so you know...we already have 300 readers signed on. 300! You WANT to be part of this action! Get your ticket today and become an attending author! Check out the attached video from the event director, Stella Price.
Did you know my first book, Fallen, is still free? If you haven't grabbed yours yet, get it today!
Also, Southern Roots, book one in the Southern Roots series is also on sale for 99 cents! Grab it and see where it all began with Bobby Ray, Lexi, Blaine, Matt and the others!
Previously, I talked about collaborative efforts with Marianne Morea. Well good news! We finally started! First two chapters are completed and I believe tomorrow we'll have the next two. The genre? Sci-fi/Fantasy where Lord of the Rings meets Harry Potter in a medieval King Author's court type of world. It's going to be super fun and I cannot WAIT to see where it goes! There's potential for quite a few stories on this so let's see what happens!
Paramour and Fatal Intentions beta edits have come back. As I work through the stories, the love of the characters continue to hold onto me.
Derek's story, Paramour, ends the series in novel form, but keep look out on the stories continuing in short story form. I'm looking to write a collection of Southern Roots short stories to publish in 2016.
Fatal Intentions picks up after Deadly Alchemy. The photo shoot for Fatal Intentions will be taking place this weekend! EEK I'm so excited! I'll see about taking some sneak peek pictures for you! You remember the cover for City Lights, book two in the Southern Roots series? Same awesome guy, Mike McCann, will be taking the photo shoot for me so hold on tight for the wild ride! Marcus and Sarah will be represented on the cover of Fatal Intentions!
April 6-10, 2016 I'll be attending The Novel Experience Event (TNEE) in Atlanta!
August 3-7, 2016 I'll be attending Authors After Dark as a Featured Author in Savannah!
August 26-27, 2016 I'll be attending Authors in the Sand in Daytona!
November 12th, 2016 I'll be attending Beach Babe Book Blast in Tampa!
More happening in 2016!
In 2016 I'll be plotting out more stories in different genres! I have a military romance started and book one is already done, and cover image purchased. Woo it is HOT! I cannot wait to introduce you to Logan Jackson!
I also wrote the first story to the spin off to Chronicles of the Fallen series. You'll see it soon in an anthology I'm doing with other authors, aka: the super secret project! More details will be coming soon...including the hot HOT cover!!!
Coming January 2016 will be the next book in the Southern Roots series, Paramour! Notice I did not say final? More will come, that I can definitely tell you! Paramour is Derek's story. If you've read City Lights and/or Driven Hunger, you've met Derek and know a little bit about him.
Can he accept love if he can’t accept himself?
Lead man of Mongrels of Soul, Derek, has a secret. His friends have accepted his secret, but will the world? One thing for certain, once the world knows, this could make or break him… or would it?
Meeting a man of a lifetime, Derek wants to pursue what he feels. Scott, a male revue dancer, wants Derek to go public. When he hesitates, will Scott wait for him?
More than chords will be played and it is up to Derek to make the final move.
Soon after, the sequel to Deadly Alchemy will release! Titled Fatal Intentions, this story will take you back in time of corsets and bustle skirts, mixed with steampunk ingenuity. John and Amelia are back, as well as Adam, Sophie and Sarah. You'll also meet new characters: Irina, Marcas, Tomas, and Elena. All play a pretty big role in this story. It is quite different from Deadly Alchemy, but kept the same premise; vampires, werewolves, and a new supernatural being: Necromancers. It is a wild ride so be ready for it early spring 2016!
Special Ops: Delta Force
Super Secret Project
Shh! I can't say anymore than this! Well maybe one thing; it's a spin off from Chronicles of the Fallen! More Samuel, Alex and Michael!
Collaborative Effort with Marianne Morea
That's right! Marianne and I have put our heads together to begin writing a book together! We've talked about it, mewed over ideas, tossed things here and there, then finally, came up with a great idea! We're just at the beginning stages. I think we may try to have it completed for publishing in 2016, but don't tell Marianne I said that! HA!
Events and Appearances 2016
Be sure to check out my Events page for all the details!
The Novel Experience Event, Authors After Dark, Authors In The Sand, and Beach Babe Book Blast!!! Epic events going on in 2016! Are you coming???
April 2-5, 2015 I'll be in Las Vegas for The Novel Experience Event (aka: TNEE)! Here are five reasons WHY you should come!
AND GUESS WHAT? WE ARE HAVING A SALE for LABOR DAY!
READERS! Attendance is FREE but should you want a VIP ticket, its only 62.50$ from 8/27-Sept 2!!!! That’s 50% off the VIP price! (use Labor Day Sale for the Code)
So spread the word, get registered, and get ready
Hey Readers! #AAD this year is giving away over 4000 books, registrations to AAD 2015 and TNEE Vegas and a TON of author sponsored prizes and gifts. And there's a HUGE costume ball, an open bar, parties, mini events, an in house tattoo artist, corsetier and a mechanical bull.
Yeah, you heard right! Registration(250$) includes all your meals (And we DO provide REAL options for gluten free and vegetarian offerings!) a welcome bag filled with swag and books, and your pass to all the awesome we do every year. Wanna hangout with authors, I mean REALLY hangout with them? This is nothing like ANY mere signing you have attended. ALL the authors attending WANT to hangout with you, talk with you and be a part of the larger world of Literary awesome. Don't you?
Register today! Your conformation will have links to get your hotel and a link and password to get a seat for the Sins and Virtues Ball! Check out all the awesome at http://www.authorsafterdark.org/ or the #AAD FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/450532265077444/
2015 Partial list has been announced!
So the time has come... and while the list isnt completely finished we have enough authors locked in that we can give you a glimpse of who is attending the event for 2015!
AAD 2015 is in Atlanta GA August 12-16 and will be presided over by none other than the lovely and wonderful
T. Lynne Tolles
Diana Castilleja/ Diana DeRicci
Carrie Ann Ryan
MK Mancos/Kathleen Scott
Jae Lynne Davies
Sherri L. King
Jenny Trout/Abigail Barnette
And if you havent yet, Sign up for 2014! ONLY attendees of 2014 will be able to win freebie registrations for 2015 AAD.. as a huge thank you for attending the event and supporting these amazing authors... and we will be giving away 5 registrations for 2015 this year. DO NOT MISS IT!
Come on! What's stopping you? Register today!
AUTHORS AFTER DARK - Charlotte, NC
August 6th - 10th I'll be in Charlotte, NC for the Authors After Dark book signing! You do NOT want to miss out on this event! There is SO MUCH going on that it'll be sad, sad day to not see you there!
Wednesday there's a blind date book party
Thursday there's panels taking place covering any and every subject! Absolutely do NOT want to miss. There's a party Friday night and a Sins and Virtues ball Saturday night. Yours truly is one of the hosts of this party... Sloth! Yes... bitches being lazy and making it look fabulous! There is so much happening you do NOT want to miss this! Click here for more information on the Facebook page! Click here for ticket sales!
INDIE MASHUP PRESENTS ANGELS & SINNERS TOUR - Tampa, FL
September 12th and 13th I'll be in Tampa, FL for the Indie Mashup presents Angels & Sinners book tour! If you've not been to Tampa, now's your chance! September is still warm but this event will be HOT!
The VIP ticket includes the signing AND Angels & Sinners party Friday night! Get front of the line access Saturday for the big signing! Industry professionals will be joining us so don't miss this opportunity to join us! Check out the video below made for the events! Click here for more information the Facebook page! Click here for ticket information!
PURE TEXTUALITY - Minneapolis
October 2nd through the 5th I'll be in Minneapolis, MN for the first Pure Textuality con! You may see #14PT going around. If so, that is it!
Minneapolis weather may be chilly in October but I guarantee you the event will be STEAMING!! There are many panels, HOT subjects, guests of honor and so MUCH more! Did I mention a party? Well yeah, there will be a huge party a well! Do NOT miss this opportunity to come out to Minneapolis and party with us and attend the signing. It will be EPIC! Click here for more information for #14PT. Click here for ticket sales!
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