RTF 2019 – thoughts and a giveaway

Hello and welcome!

It’s been a while since I posted… you know… LIFE !!!

Today I would like to give you my thoughts on the latest adventure in the book world. I attended Romancing the Falls 2019 on May 18, I mentioned in my last post.

Freya Barker! Congrats on another awesome event and kudos to your team, the volunteers were exceptional.

Look at this beautiful stand-up banner that greeted the readers this year! I am jealous of my friend who won it, but I am happy for her too. I wouldn’t have the space to display it in my little place LOL

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Got to ‘boss around’ M. A. Abraham again 😛 (sorry … inside joke), help with the table and got to sneak away to get my pre-orders and get a few more of course 😉

These are the books I got… I did pretty good, right? Just a tad over my budget.

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Also got a few prezzies too.

Finally got a ‘squishy willie’ I had my heart set on for a few events now but never managed to snag one, thank you Tricia MUAH

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I adore Renea Mason and love her books, got a few BBF in her various series. I listened (a few times) to the audiobooks, narrated by the scrumptious voices of Erin Deward and Noah Michael Levine and cannot recommend them enough, if you like ménage that is.

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Received these colouring books from Christine at Sweet & Spicy Reads for blog giveaways Thank you Christine ❤ Check out their website, you might find some new books to love.

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Awesome swag too, these are a few that stand out to me

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Got to hug again authors I met at previous events, shared some laughs and of course the signature jello dicks were present too, along with some jello hearts, thank you Kerri ❤

… there were also a few authors I read, but met for the first time and a few new-to-me authors.

J.S. Scott was one of the ones I met for the first time, she donated a book for the giveaway on this post. I discovered her books not long ago and from what I read so far, I will continue for sure. Melanie Moreland donated an audiobook for a giveaway in the Aural Fixation group I am part of on Facebook. A great group for audiobook lovers, just reached 7,000 members WOOT !!! Janine Infante Bosco was so much fun and so was the duo who makes up Kindle Alexander. The upbeat energy that another duo, Morgan and Jennifer Locklear, gave off was contagious. Jen Luerssen is a new author for me, the book covers got my attention, so I bought some. Shiloh Walker is another new to me author, some titles caught my attention that will have to check out.

I wish I had time to meet them all, but missed a few because there was a lineup every time I got a change to get away from the table or the ‘shiny’ kept me busy LOL

For the first time since I’ve been going to these events, I got snubbed / ignored by a couple of authors when I approached them. It wasn’t a pleasant feeling, and believe me, I do not expect royal treatment, I am a nobody, but a hello or a ‘goawaybecausemyphoneismoreimportantnow’ would have been enough. I will not mention names, but they lost a reader/reviewer. Not a big deal in the big scheme of things, but I could have used that time to go see the others tables I missed visiting. Moving on…

Overall it was a great event, seeing my book ‘tribe’, the people I interact on FB often or see at events and consider friends, left me ‘high’ again. Such a positive feeling! THANK YOU for the hugs, laughs and your friendship. And the prezzies too XOXO

The silent auction was a resounding success, with the generous donations from authors and bloggers and proceeds going to Niagara Falls Public Library Children’s Literacy program.  I think it was over $2,500 that was collected. My contribution was this basket, it didn’t go for the cost of it all, but was a good sum nonetheless. Every penny counts, right? I bid on a few baskets myself but didn’t win any.

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Now to the best part… because you are all amazing and I love sharing my loot with you.

Giveaway contents:

  • a VIP bag

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  • swag and books

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  • a tote bag from me

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Q: Tell me who would you like to meet if you could?

Sexy Mr. Random will pick the winner from the comments, after 3pm EST on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Open internationally! GOOD LUCK!

Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

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28 responses to “RTF 2019 – thoughts and a giveaway

  1. Ann Lopez

    I would love to meet Sylvia Day!

  2. Tina Harrison

    I would love to meet Morgan Wylie, she writes in Ya and PNR. I’d love to also meet Kali Willows and M.A Abraham. Just a couple my list could go on and on. Beautiful post

  3. Christine

    Reblogged this on Sweet & Spicy Reads and commented:
    A great giveaway happening at my friend Eniko’s blog… enter now!

  4. I’d like to meet Lainie Suzanne.

  5. Dawn Doyle

    I would love to meet Mary Ann Abraham…and…you Eniko!!!
    Thanks for the chance at such great prizes!

  6. Rebecca Scully

    I’d love to meet Helen Hardt as she was the first Author that I read I was never a big Reader until 2 years ago when my friend told me to read Chapter 8 In Helen’s Book Cravings after I read chapter 8 I started from the beginning and continued to read the series. I also love Willow winters I Started with Dirty Dom and fell in love with her writing as well. I had the chance to go to RTF2019 but my friends son ended up going to Quebec for Trampoline comp so we were unable to attend but hopefully in the future we will go to a signing 😊

  7. Sharon Azmier

    What a wonderful post , I’m so sorry you were snubbed by a few authors that should not have happened. I would love to meet Julia Lake Mills which I am hoping will happen at an event this year. I would also love to meet Nora Roberts .

  8. Brigitte

    I would love to meet JR Ward! Maybe on of these days I will!!! And I am sorry to hear that you were snubbed. That is really sad.

  9. Betty Olsen

    Enjoyed the blog and that was NOT NICE being snubbed like that. It’s their loss, they don’t know who they have lost!!!! You should know just what author I want to meet – MARY ANN ABRAHAM and you too Eniko! Can always hope anyway. Sure looks like you went over budget with your books. but then you usually do. 🙂

  10. Sue farrance

    I would love to meet Cassandra Clare, el James,

    • Lee Ryder

      I met her she is SUPER nice (Cassandra Clare) The second time I met her she was like dude….she came all the way from massachusetts give her something!

      • Sue Farrance

        I just saw this reply. I would have answered sooner. 🙂 I am finishing the last book in her series (last part) and I don’t know how I am going to feel if she doesn’t do anymore.

  11. Anna Low

    I would love to meet J. R. Ward

  12. Lee Ryder

    I’d like to meet Christy Sloat

  13. Carol Adcock-Bezzo

    I’d love to meet Jodi Ellen Malpas. 😊💖

  14. I love to meet Mary Ann Abraham as I love her books and have quite a few of them

  15. Shannon horsley

    I’d love to meet Rachel van dyken.

  16. Angie Shadrick

    Great blog Eniko! To answer your question I would Love to meet MA Abraham🤩

  17. Lisa

    There are lots of authors I would love to meet! I was able to go to RTF19 and though I knew about one of the special authors. We chatted here and there thru Internet and Facebook for nearly 5 years!! I planned and saved to go to RTF19 just to meet her and a few others I had never meet in person and a few surprises too! It was so so amazing!! Thanks for the chance:)

  18. Crystal Bell

    I would like to meet T.M. Frazier someday!

  19. mjsymmonds

    I’d love to meet Gillian Jones and Claudia Burgoa the most. Thanks so much.

  20. nolagirl29

    I would love to meet E.L. James.

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  22. kaisquared4

    Aside from you and MA, I would love to meet Mary Balogh!

  23. Sexy Mr. Random has picked the winner… Sue Farrance CONGRATS! I will be in touch shortly to get your address. THANK YOU all for stopping by and hope to see you next time.

  24. Erin Sheets

    I would love to meet YOU and MARY ANN!!!!

    I’m pretty sure this is way closed… but I just saw it and figured I would answer anyway! 😁😁😍😚🤩❤❤❤😘😘

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