Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending the RT Booklovers Convention in Dallas, Texas. The RT Convention is a huge event that brings together all aspects of the industry – readers, bloggers, booksellers, librarians, authors, publishers, editors, designers, models, and more. And while the RT Convention has its roots in the romance genre (it is sponsored by RT Book Reviews, formerly known as Romantic Times Book Reviews), it has grown to include additional genres, albeit those that continue to continue some romance. The Convention includes workshops for aspiring writers, meet-and –greet activities with authors, panels focused on specific genre trends, and social events.
It’s an overwhelming experience, but one that is extremely entertaining and enlightening. I attended a panel on the future of urban fantasy that included authors Patricia Briggs, Chloe Neill, Diana Rowland, S.J. Harper (aka Samantha Sommersby and Jeanne C. Stein), Diana Pharaoh Francis, and Richelle Mead. I attended a young adult trivia party where every table had a different author as the ‘trivia team captain.’ I also mingled with other bloggers courtesy of Atria Books and learned about what Audible Studios has to offer. And of course, I socialized with some of the cover models too. There really is something for everyone at the RT Convention.
Attendees of the RT Booklovers Convention also have the opportunity to come home with books – lots and lots of books.
And now you get to benefit from my attendance. We are offering two giveaways, one with young adult books and one with more adult books (i.e. sexy books). Here’s what you can win:
The young adult book package includes:
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
Memory of Water by Emmi Itaranta
Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
plus the tote bag & pens!
The adult book package includes:
The Importance of Being Wicked by Miranda Neville
Through the Storm by Beverly Jenkins
The Vampire with the Dragon Tattoo by Kerrelyn Sparks
Truly Madly Yours by Rachel Gibson
The Lass Wore Black by Karen Ranney
Somebody to Love by Lori Wilde
plus the bag, pens, bookmarks, door hanger, & coozie!
This latter giveaway is NOT open to our members who are under 18. You MUST be a site member who is already granted access to a non-Granger house to be eligible.