RWA 2014 Roundup and Giveaway

It’s been a little over two weeks since I got back from the annual Romance Writers of America national conference in San Antonio, Texas.

The mediocre news is that Take What You Want did not win a RITA. The good news is that I join the esteemed ranks of amazing authors like Nora Roberts, Ruthie Knox and Jill Shalvis in getting to say that it wasn’t my book’s year. It was, however, the year for authors like RITA-winner Laura Drake and Golden Heart winner Sarah Cannon, both of whom just about brought me to tears.

RITA or no RITA, I had the chance to talk to so many fantastic writers.


Bad Girlz Go To Nationals: Laura Trentham, Elizabeth Michels, Jeanette Grey and Brighton Walsh

Forever and Forever Yours authors Lia Riley, Jeanette Grey, Rachel Lacey, and K.M. Fawcett

Forever and Forever Yours authors Lia Riley, Jeanette Grey, Rachel Lacey, and K.M. Fawcett


Samhain Publishing RITA finalists Jeanette Grey and Vivian Arend.

To sign some books and meet some readers.


To stand in front of my very own elevator, generously wrapped thanks to the wonderful folks at Samhain Publishing.


AND to bring home a giant pile of books.


So, to celebrate this romance writer’s favorite time of the year, I thought I’d spread the wealth around a bit.

That’s right! It’s time for a giveaway. See all the pretty you could win?


Just in case the picture’s a little too blurry, the giveaway bundle includes one of each of the following:

  • exclusive, RITA-finalist Take What You Want postcard, signed by me, with free download code for the book
  • signed hardcover copy of Queen of Your Own Life by Kathy Kinney and Cindy Ratzlaff, signed by both authors
  • signed paperback copy of Swept Away by the Tycoon by Barbara Wallace
  • paperback copy of Spellbound by Sylvia Day
  • paperback copy of The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley
  • promotional ‘Hard Is Good’ pin from Laura Kaye’s Hard Ink series
  • Wicked Play by Lynda Archer branded mints
  • Rebecca Zanetti pen
  • I <3 Avon drawstring bag
  • Set of 4 Keep Calm and Drink Wine magnets


  • $5 Amazon gift card (not pictured)

To enter, do what the Rafflecopter says. Leave a comment telling me your favorite book you’ve read this year. Then like, follow, or tweet to gain extra entries. (US residents only, 18+. Sorry! I’m poor and some of this material is inappropriate.)

The drawing closes at 11:59 pm Monday, August 18, so enter soon!

Happy reading…

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  1. My best of the year is The Sleeping Night by Barbara Samuel; multicultural WWII historical romance that is heartbreaking, heartwarming, inspirational and hot (oh yes, both) and a true keeper.

  2. Right now, my fave book that I’ve read this year is The Undead Pool by Kim Harrison. It actually made it to my fave books EVER list!

  3. Laurell K Hamiltons guilty pleausures

  4. Rush too far by Abbi Glines

  5. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

    (ONE of) my favorite books so far has to be Jill Shalvis’ THEN CAME YOU. I’m a sucker for contemporaries 🙂


  6. Such a hard question!! My favorite book of 2014 so far is probably I Want It That Way by Ann Aguirre.

  7. hmmmm…could you have picked a harder question??? I guess my favorite of this year so far is The Dare by Rachel Van Dyken. I love Grandma Nadine…she is so funny. Of course I also loved the Trust Me series by K E Osborn or the Storm MC series by Nina Levine oh oh and The Men of Inked by Chelle Bliss. There are just so many to pick from.

  8. My favorite book has been Everything I never told you by Celeste Ng It’s awesome!

  9. I really enjoyed Still Alice.

  10. My favorite this year has been Beautiful Ink by Nicole Reed

  11. Ready to Fall by Daisy Prescott

  12. And the winner is….Nicole M! Congratulations! I’ll be in touch shortly via email about your prize.

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