Sunday, April 29, 2012

Genius

This video is genius on so many levels, I just HAVE to share it with you. I smiled and laughed throughout. So clever (and hot!). Kudos to the advertising team, writers and actor. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Fly-by Photos and a Fabu Link!

I've been home from the Romantic Times Convention for four days and have yet to fully recover. Much to share, but short on time just now. Stay tuned! I did however want to provide you with a link that offers a slice of the insight gleaned from one of the contemporary panels I moderated. A panel that featured awesome bestselling authors, Louisa Edwards, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Christina Skye, and Jodi Thomas, as well as dynamo author//commentator Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches,Trashy Books. 

Moderating this panel, and a second contemporary panel featuring wildly popular authors Stephanie Bond, Roxanne St. Claire, Lori Wilde, and St. Martins Press Executive Editor Monique Patterson were highlights of the conference for me. All of the panelists were unbelievably entertaining, inspiring, and generous with writing insight. Read about one of the panels as written by Sarah Wendell--here. I wish I had more pictures of the workshops. If anyone one has some to share, let me know!  

L to R -- Me, Louisa Edwards, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Christina Skye. Jodi Thomas... (Darn. Sarah is missing!)

With the ever witty and charming Susan Elizabeth Phillips. (*Fangirl Squeal!*)

With fabulous author and cherished friend, Stephanie Bond.

More pictures and stories to come. Bear with me. Juggling writing deadlines! So tell me, were you at RT? Did you enjoy the workshops? Speaking of contemporaries... who's one or some of your fave contemp authors?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Chicago Bound

As always time has blurred. I'd meant to share the following news much earlier but then I got caught up in preparing for the conference itself and . . . well, better late than never.

I'm leaving in a couple of hours for the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention in Chicago. I will be there all week--attending workshops, hosting workshops, signing at the gigantic book fair, and dancing the night away at the parties. For those of you attending who'd hoped to say hello, you can definitely find me at these following functions.

Wednesday April 11
3:30-4:30
FOR READERS: SCATEGORY ROMANCE — THE ULTIMATE GAME FOR FANS OF ROMANTIC FICTION 
HOSTS: Beth Ciotta, Traci Hall, Elle J. Rossi, Mary Stella 

Thursday April 12
10:00am-11am
FOR WRITERS (AND READERS)
CONTEMPORARY GENRE: WORLDBUILDING: IT’S NOT JUST FOR SF/FANTASY & PARANORMAL
CAPTAIN: Beth Ciotta
PANELISTS: Stephanie Bond, Monique Patterson (executive
editor, St. Martin’s Press), Roxanne St. Claire, Lori Wilde

Friday April 13
1:30-2:30
FOR WRITERS (AND READERS)

CONTEMPORARY GENRE: FINDING THE EXTRAORDINARY IN THE ORDINARY
CAPTAIN: Beth Ciotta
PANELISTS: Louisa Edwards, Susan Elizabeth Phillips,
Christina Skye, Jodi Thomas, Sarah Wendell (Smart Bitches, Trashy Books)

Saturday April 14
10:45am-2:00pm

GIANT BOOK FAIR Meet more than 300 authors who will autograph books, posters and bookmarks. Bring your “keepers” and have them signed! (see opposite page)
Location: ENTRY LEVEL, GRAND BALLROOM

5pm-6pm

ROMANCE READERS TOWN MEETING 
Attend this Romance Readers Town Meeting and bring all of your questions and opinions about
what you like best about romance novels, what you like to see on covers and in online forums,
the types of heroes you love, heroine pet peeves, etc. Play some crazy games and have
fun chatting about what readers adore about romance!
HOSTED BY: Cherry Adair,Katharine Ashe, Beth Ciotta, Isabelle Drake, Mari Freeman, Cindy Holby (AKA Kassy Tayler), Sabrina Jeffries, Kieran Kramer, Deb Marlowe

6:15-7:30pm  (my appearance time--6:45-7:15pm)
FAN-TASTIC DAY PARTY

Meet a revolving door of HUNDREDS OF AUTHORS as they make appearances every 30 minutes in this high-energy event. Among the authors you’ll meet are: Jennifer Blake, Kevin O’Brien, Brenda Jackson, Joss Ware, B.J. Daniels, Yasmine Galenorn, Jade Lee, Beth Ciotta, Angie Fox

Wow. I'm a little exhausted already! Aside from these official appearances, I'll also be on the dance floor most evenings. Hope to see you... somewhere. Tales and pictures forthcoming!





Monday, April 2, 2012

The Unveiling of the Unspun Trilogy


Today is a special day for three very talented ladies, the authors of the Unspun Trilogy. Three e-novellas connected by the three Fates. Behold the reveal of covers and book trailers. A triple dose of awesomeness!

The Fates are said to control our destinies. From our first breath to our dying gasp, these creatures of legend weave the courses of our lives. Even the gods are subject to their decrees. Spinners of dark secrets, the Fates have been feared for the tragedies they weave. No man dared confront the Relentless Ones . . . until now.  


Creating Fate
(An Unspun Novella, #1)
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Length: Novella 
Release Date: July 10, 2012


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Stealing Fate
(An Unspun Novella, #2)
Author: Berinn Rae 
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Length: Novella 
Release Date: July 24, 2012

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Chasing Fate
(An Unspun Novella, #3)
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Length: Novella Release 
Date: August 7, 2012


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INTRIGUED?
I know I am! Aside from being kick-butt writers (I got a sneak peek at CHASING FATE!), these gals rock at artistic marketing. Rachel created the trailers and Elle created the covers! Berinn flies planes. I'm thinking she should pull one of those old fashioned banners through the air.
UPSUN! COMING SOON!
Woot!
To learn more about  Rachel FirasekBerinn Rae, and Elle J Rossi visit their websites.  

Special shout out to Elle--my sister! Congrats on your debut e-novella! Woo-hoo!