#RWA15 was Awesome!

11745827_10153630130995628_6838591833761601993_nI had the MOST amazing time at the RWA National Conference in NYC. It was held at the Marriott Marquis in the heart of Times Square and after being there for four days, it’s clear why people refer to it as the “center of the world”.  I was running non-stop from 6am-Midnight the entire conference.

I started every morning with the Romance Fit Club workouts and then went straight on through with meetings, panels, and parties.11222242_10153630130970628_5316983411346387802_n

Not only did I get to meet new readers at the big Literacy Autographing, but I also got to fan-girl all week. Lori Handeland and Jill Shalvis are two of my favorites and I got to see both of them.

11755149_10153630131050628_6774806700273738544_nI also hung out with the Sourcebooks crew at the signings and spotlight. BUT that wasn’t all…Sourcebooks always treats their authors to a big fancy dinner and this year was no exception. We were whisked away in a giant party bus and taken to Bryant Park for a delightful outdoor dinner party. It was absolutely wonderful!

 I was nominated for a National Readers Choice Award again this year for VAMPIRE TROUBLE but, like last year, I didn’t win. No sad faces over here…being nominated really was an honor.

While this conference is a lot of fun, it’s also exhausting! I’m still trying to catch my breath but I’ve had plenty of energy to count my blessings. I’m a lucky woman and I love my job.

Huge thanks to my readers…without you my stories would simply be words on a page…you make them come to life.

As tired as I was, it was great to be home. My boys gave me big hugs and my fur babies gave me slobbery ones.

11800328_10153629790565628_5697292365638182057_nBack to the manuscript….

VAMPIRE TROUBLE and a #Free Gift!


We are officially launching the pre-order extravaganza on June 10th…but since you’ve taken the time to come by my website….I’ll give you a heads up about the FREE GIFT you can get with the purchase of VAMPIRE TROUBLE #NYCVamps…

To celebrate the launch of VAMPIRE TROUBLE, Sourcebooks and I are running a special promotion. If you pre-order VAMPIRE TROUBLE and send your proof of purchase to Sourcebooks, then they will send you a FREE GIFT!

You’ll get a limited edition #NYCVamps button and special bookmark.

But wait, there’s more! When you email your proof of purchase, you will also be entered into a bunch of super special giveaways.

When we reach certain pre-sale thresholds: 250, 750, and 1,000–I will give away necklaces that look just like the emerald one Maya wears in VAMPIRE TROUBLE.

When we reach the larger threshold of 2000 pre-orders, Sourcebooks will pick one person who entered to win a $200 B&N gift card!

Do you want to join the fun?

Simply send your proof of purchase of VAMPIRE TROUBLE to: casablanca@sourcebooks.com

** Be sure to include the best email to reach you at**

On June 10th we’ll have lots of fun with 60+ bloggers around the net! There will be quotes, sexy memes, pictures of the free giveaway items, plus I’ll show you one or two of the necklaces that are up for grabs!

VAMPIRE TROUBLE comes out July 1st but PRE-ORDER your copy today


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