Birthday Surprise :) – 2021 edition

Hello and welcome!

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As I walk out of the office, hungry, tired, and annoyed with those who surround me at work, I hear a soft voice calling to me from above and see a Tantalarian…. Wait, there are two of them. They looks so familiar, they remind me of Kyllan.

We have come to take you on a short trip.One explains.

I can’t believe I am hearing this, short trip? How short and by whose standards? Then again I have to question what I have to lose? Tantalarians, and they are dressed in their ceremonial costumes. I have no intention of making this easy on them though, even if I have nowhere better to go. I am also going to be alone in the apartment for hours before my son gets back from his outing with friends.

“I want to know your names.”

I am Kystan,one of the winged Tantalarians introduces himself.

I am Kyran,the other follows.

We are here to take you to see some of your friends,Kystan announces as he holds out a hand to me.

Past, present, or future? I tease.

Anything is possible on certain days of our lives, especially when we have friends with connections, Kyran snickers.

Oh yes, this could be interesting.

Within seconds we are all air bound and I have to stifle a scream at the speed we are traveling. I can hear Kyran speaking to me in my mind. You will be safe with us, my lady. We give you our promise. We are only taking you to the mother ship, everything is set up there. It would take too long to go to Tantalus.

My immediate thought is that Kyllan can’t be at the controls or he would show them what is too long or not, especially if Vasalon is playing the part of second in command.

The moment we arrive, I am whisked away to a large room where there are scenes set up for me to check out. The room smells of pine and starflowers, there are other exotic scents in the air that I cannot place and I wonder what they are. As the thought runs through my mind a dark haired Elf I remember meeting mere days ago walks out of a scene and smiles as he offers me his arm to escort me further into the room. It is Raven, and I am intrigued as he speaks, There are others who would like to be remembered by you awaiting you beyond.

I move forward, and it is like walking on a cloud. Raven takes me to the entrance of another scene, and I watch as a blond Elf comes to the opening and holds out his arms to me, Eniko, you remember me, your very first Elven lover? They say a woman never forgets her first.

Marious!I give a squeal and run into his arms to be embraced.You are so right, you never forget your first love, and you are still in my heart.

He moves aside and another blonde Elf takes his place, and I see my one true Emperor of love.

He holds out his arms to catch me and laughs happily then leads me further into the room where there is a fireplace that emits warmth, as well as the scent of burning pinecones. It seems you do remember me after all. Come, we will talk for a while, and then you will go on to meet others who are waiting to see you.

Are you real? I can’t help but wonder.

As real as anything in this universe,Loth answers with an enigmatic grin.

After a short time, another blond Elf walks through the doorway and smiles at me, It is time to move on. I know I was not one of your favorites, but I don’t mind. I should hope that you do remember me with some fondness though.

I smile. The silver-blue eyes are dead giveaway. Gabriel! You did manage to make me fond of you in the end though.I laugh while I wink at him.

Within moments I am standing before Kyllan and he is wearing his ceremonial garment, Hallelujah! He smiles at me and opens his wings to invite me closer for a Tantalarian hug. Before I emerge from within his embrace, there are others like him, Kystan, Kyran, Vasalon, Trysuil, and … shock of a lifetime, Mitchell! All wearing their ceremonial costumes. We barely have time to share greetings, hugs, a few memories, and I am being taken to another corner of the ship, there I am left alone.

The lights grow dim until there is only the glow of candlelight to lead me forward in the distance. The scent of starflowers saturates the air, and they line the path I follow. There in the opening to an opulent room stands a lone Elf. He smiles, holds out his arms to welcome me in, and I break into a run. “Athiän!” I cry as I am cradled in his arms and he kisses me. Happy birthday, my one and only. I have made it possible for us to spend time together on this day. For you, nothing is too much to hope for.

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

Surprised by my Life Mate ❤️️

Hello and welcome!

Oh did I have a surprise yesterday… read on!

I wasn’t sure what I had expected, but it certainly wasn’t to be surprised at work on the Friday before Valentine’s Day by the deliver of two dozen of the most beautiful roses I ever seen. A handwritten note accompanied them …

Eternity for us begins in a few short days, my one and only true love.

Now what is a girl to think? Was it meant to be ominous? Should I be afraid? Or should I look forward to what was about to come with great anticipation? I have to admit the red-tipped white roses were definitely original, and I wondered at the meaning behind them. They smelled divine though, and nothing like the hothouse flowers found at most florists.

Sneaking away from work a few moments early, I arrived back at my apartment with a sigh. I was looking forward to an evening of relaxation, and this being a Friday, I could make myself comfortable without having to concern myself with going to work tomorrow. I thought about what I was going to make for dinner and what to do after on the elevator ride and walking down the hall, and was about to put my vases of flowers onto the ground when the door opened before me. It was my son.

Mom, I think you better get in here.

I was afraid to think about what could be wrong, although, with the way things were going anything was possible. I entered the apartment and almost dropped the vases. There was a golden glow on the perimeter of the apartment, and it didn’t resemble the home I had left in the morning. Where there should have been the interior of my apartment, there were multiple rooms that opened into a clearing in a forest. There were flowers everywhere; even the trees were in bloom, being fruit trees of various types. The aroma of cherry and orange blossoms seemed predominant. Dotting the landscape were rock gardens that held my favourite flowers and all were in bloom in various shades or red, pink, and white. To the side was a patio with a garden swing tucked into a private corner and surrounded by trees.

I surveyed it all, then turned my attention to the interior.  There were flowers everywhere, I moved forward to touch one and then buried my face in it, as my son quickly took the vases of roses from me. These were Starflowers, and they were growing is wild abundance throughout the rooms.

My son spoke as I drank my fill of the essences of the flowers, There is more Mom. He led me to a balcony where a table was set up and a full meal awaited. It was set for two, and there was a note set to the side of my plate.

For you, my love, I would do much more, but that must come later. This has been set up for your enjoyment until we can be together. No one but you and your son can see the things you do here. When we are one, this will cease to exist, and your son will not remember this place. Know that what will seem like days to you will feel like an eternity to me. Accept this gift as a token of my love. I await the day I hold you in my arms.

Your true Love.

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So? What do you think?

My very own Life Mate is coming in a few days and you can find my story in To Love An Elven Lord, book 1 in the “To Love An Elf‘ series by M. A. Abraham. I am so excited SQUEEEE

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Faced with life on her own now that her son is getting married, Enikő is not prepared to face the emptiness that looms before her. Can she face a life where there’s little more for her to do than sit on her porch, read or listen to her favorite books and maybe watch the rest of the world pass her by?

Athïan has come to meet the woman he has been told is his Life Mate. Can it be true? If so, can he persuade her they were meant to be? It isn’t going to be easy with her best friend trying to sabotage every effort he makes.

You can read Chapter 1 here. Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

The story will be part of an anthology, The Book of Love, A Multi-Author Interlude (TWIST OF FATE 2021).

In a world where fate often has a twist on love, life, and the paranormal where worlds are within worlds; some will win, and some will lose. Only a twist of fate will tell the tale.

Blind-dates, the geeky guy gets the girl, sexy, sweet, seductive, molten hot, heart-racing, nail-biting, edge of your seat, romance, chaos, with drama because there must be drama in any relationship, and a slow-burn that is anything but vanilla. Award-Winning, Bestselling, and up-and-coming authors bring you stories tailored to the most romantic month of the year, February. Not everyone will be lucky in love or life and not everyone is who they claim to be….

Twist of Fate 2021 Multi-Author Interlude includes stories from Shaunna Rodriguez, Carrie Weston, Crystal StClair, Margaret Malory, M.A. Abraham, and K.T. Brown.

Buy links here.

Hope you enjoy my story along with the other ones in the anthology. Come back and let me know.

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

KaLiCon game

Hello and welcome!

This post is for a contest that will be announced at 10am EST during ‘Elven Games 2020’ held by M. A. Abraham at the KaLiCon Virtual Event. Hope to see you there.

The Tantalarian Run

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Join the KaLiCon Booklovers Convention group on FB to participate. Lots of authors, games, prizes and live readings.

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

KaLiCon 2020

Hello and welcome!

If you follow my blog and seen my posts, you know I love going to book signings. Unfortunately because of the existing situation, they are cancelled for the foreseeable future. So I was excited to see that KaLiCon will be held, but in a new innovative way.

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A Completely FREE VIRTUAL EVENT
KaLiCon is a Canadian event with a twist, gathering lovers of books of every genre together to bring books to life!

For more info check out the event page on FB.

Join the KaLiCon Booklovers Convention group on FB to participate.

Here are the authors attending, doing take-overs, live chats, and lots of games. Of course I will be there too, helping M. A. Abraham out with the Elven Games, although we will not have the ‘audio chairs’ or ‘pin the tail on Andress’, but we have good imaginations, will have you laughing and running around in no time 😛

Check the links, maybe you will find something new you like to read.  Lots of my fave will be there too, those ones have ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. Looking forward to discover new ones to love, I have a few I have my eyes on already.

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

KaLiCon 2019 – thoughts and a giveaway

Hello and welcome!

As some of you may know, I attended KaLiCon this year again with M. A. Abraham, if you missed my intro post you can check it out here.

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Only the 2nd year and the event Kali Willows, Kacey Hammell and their kickass team organized was absolutely amazing. I enjoyed it all.

the registration bags and the swag received…

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the ELVEN GAMES 2.0 Thursday afternoon where I got to help out, we had so much fun. Among other contests, I got them to do sock monkeys, they are not easy to do and was impressed with them. The pink one got first prize!

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the double feature movie night on Thursday in our PJs. We had some LOL moments when some of the gals got their stuffed animals to be naughty, Sharon’s poor teddybear got traumatized by the monkey 😀 … my red dragon felt left out though 😉

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but got some cuddles from two other cute teddybears 😉

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Murder Mystery Dinner with full production on Friday night

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the book signing was FREE to the general public on Saturday

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the Halloween party where everybody dressed up on Saturday night … and danced our tushies off 😀

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The food was great at all meals.

I won this beautiful table arrangement at one of the lunches, made by The Briers Edge. One of my friends at the table liked it so much, I gave it to her.

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The silent auction was even more successful than last year, so many great items donated, the proceeds went to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

I won the bid on this art made also by The Briers Edge, depicting C. A. King‘s  book, “Miracles Not Included“.

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Oh the laughter… the awesome conversations… the dancing… the shenanigans … we had a blast! Great memories!!! Finally got to meet Andi Lawrencovna and she is such a delightful person to be around, lots of fun too. Got to see again some old friends, meet new ones too from which I know there will be a few that will be long lasting friendships.

There was a contest for the readers for which I entered too. I didn’t win, but had a blast writing the short story, fan-fiction in my fave world, the Elven Chronicles, where my ultimate BBF took me to the masquerade ball at KaLiCon. I had no idea would be that hard to let the story out of my hands. I don’t know how authors do it, like letting your baby go out into the wild world LOL the few that read the story so far say they enjoyed it.

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I was really good this signing, bought only a few books.

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I recommend Pépé G. Woodman‘s “The Dragon Within“, it is such a heartfelt and inspirational book with lots of beautiful photos. The author will be chatting with me in the new year here on the blog. Hope you will join us then.

For more info, check out the KaLiCon websiteTwitter and Facebook. Hopefully there is another event planned next year.

And now the giveaway … a bag with all kinds of swag, a copy of “Invited, A Dinner to Die For” I bought an extra copy just for you and got signed by the authors. Also two signed books generously gifted, “Mythic Iron” from Kali Willows and “Guarding Midnight” from Kacey Hammell.

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Tell me what are you reading/listening to right now. Sexy Mr. Random will pick the winner from the comments, after 3pm EST on Thursday, December 26, 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!

KaLiCon 2019

Hello and welcome!

Less than 3 weeks to go and I will be in Belleville for another awesome book event. I get to hug my tribe YAY

KaLiCon is multi-genre event organized by the amazing Kali Willows and her awesome team, various authors attending and hopefully lots readers coming to see them. There will be a silent auction with generous donations from the authors, bloggers and local companies. the proceeds will be going to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

The event is 3 days of mingling and fun, with several events giving readers an opportunity to get up close and personal with the authors.

For more info check out the KaliCon websiteTwitter and Facebook.

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Thursday… if you like paranormal stuff…

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Thursday afternoon…. THE ELVEN GAMES 2.0 !!!

I was there last year helping M. A. Abraham out. If you missed my blog post, check it out here. We are plotting the Elven Games again, all who attended last year said that they had fun, so lets hope they will find the new games as much fun.

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The ‘audiobook chairs‘ will come back and so is the ‘Pin the tail on Andress’, by popular demand. Poor dragon. Does he looks terrified? I would be too LOL will be pinning his tail back on 😉

There will be a big announcement at the Elven Games from Ms. Abraham and I can’t wait to chat about it.

Double feature movie night on Thursday in our PJs 😉

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with virtual appearances with “The Lost Boys” actors before the movie. I am one of those who has not seen the movie and I am looking forward to it.

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On Friday night… Murder Mystery Dinner with full production.

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On Saturday …. the book signing is FREE to the general public.

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Look for this gorgeous banner on Saturday at the signing. Make sure to stop by and say hello, get some chocolate or if you see me walking around, stop me and say hello… I’ll be the taller one of the two with Elven tiara and ears 😉 There will be a table giveaway too!

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Saturday night…

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For the authors that can’t attend, there are still opportunities to sponsors, a great way to get your name out there. Businesses can sponsor too. Here is the form.

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Here are the authors attending, check them out, maybe you will find something you like to read.

Sharon Bailey
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Sandra J Jackson
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S. D. Ferrel
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Rochelle Bradley
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Peter. J. Roe
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Pépé G Woodman
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Orlena Cain
website

M. A. Abraham
website • Facebook • Twitter

Kendra Mei Chailyn
website • Twitter

Kali Willows
website • Facebook • Twitter

Kacey Hammell
website • Facebook • Twitter

Joy Goddard
website • blogTwitter

Johanne Levesque
Facebook

Jennifer Daniels
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E. J. Babcock
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Daryl J Ball
Facebook

Daniel Coldspring
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Dan Buchanan
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Crystal St. Clair
website • Facebook • Twitter

Chrissy Snyder
website

Caitlyn Fournier
website

C. A. King
website • Facebook • Twitter • Instagram

Avril Borthiry
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Andi Lawrencovna
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Allison Cosgrove
website • Facebook • Twitter

Agnès de Savigny
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A few of the authors signing at KaLiCon 2019 joined Andi Lawrencovna to make a boxed set, the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle, where each share a short story, giving the readers a chance to get to know their writing styles and the worlds they created. It will be available FREE until the event starts. How awesome is that?

I invited their heroes, heroines for a chat to give you a little more than the books and have fun while doing so. Check them out here.

Download the bundle via BookFunnel and start reading today.

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

RTC2019 – thoughts and a giveaway

Hello and welcome!

I mentioned in one of my earlier blogs about my plans to attend Romancing the Capital in Ottawa, Canada again this year, I did and had a blast. Got to see old friends, made new ones and as usual I went over the budget by a smidge 😉

Eve Langlais and her minions rocked it as usual. Looks like this is it, at least for a while, so I am glad I went. I want to thank all the sponsors, the authors and those who helped them for a great event.

The VIP bags were full with the generous donations from the authors.

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Thursday afternoon I was so excited to finally met in person one of my longtime on-line friends, Gayle, AKA Dark Angel, and we had a great meal and got caught up on our lives.

Then in the evening, I attended the “Audio & Crafts with Deborah Cooke, Debra Dunbar, and Mandy Rosko. Check out this steampunk bracelet and key chain I made, supplies brought by Mandy Rosko.

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Got to chat with Will Dages from Findaway Voices, he actually remembered my name from the awesome giveaway I won on Twitter, I was their 1,000 follower. You should check out their website if you are an author looking to get your books in audio or distribute them.

Friday morning I attended “Romance Reader Cover Bingo with Lacey Silks where I won a box of chocolates YUM

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Then I did “Sexy Cover Puzzles with Becca Jameson.

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These are just a few, I attended more after I reigned in the migraine that hit suddenly, that was a rough one too. I took a lot of breaks and wore my sunglasses for the afternoon.

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I got to put my costume-making skills to the test again, and boy, were they tested. I could not finish it fully before the event because the day I planned to, everything went sideways and had to take care of the issues thrown my way… my DS was joking that he could see the steam coming out of my ears… which took most of the day.

So here I am on the night of the Steampunk Ball and am trying to put together the costume… but again… the corset was giving me attitude, the boots didn’t fit because my ankles were swelled up (I had to settle for my funky clogs), hot flashes and my hands were not cooperating… seemed like something was telling me give up… but I said, dammit! I will not give up! So I didn’t 😛 I think it turned out pretty good.

I was again the BBF (book boyfriend) collector … steampunk style 😉

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My props were a couple of very old books bound in leather, the publishing year was not noted in them but one of them has a dedication and it was gifted for Christmas in 1934, two hand made leather bound journals…

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… and a chain with keys and lots of books.

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The food was excellent, there were prizes for best costumes and dancing too.

Also got a lot of charms too, I am sure I missed a few when I was down with a migraine or because a couple of authors didn’t give them if you didn’t guess the clue right. Oh well.

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Saturday morning had breakfast while attending Books Books & More Books Bingo with Becca Jameson and Elle Boon. We used caramels instead of stamps, they were yummy too.

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Then I had fun at “What’s Your Fortune… in Bed?” with Desiree Holt, Elle Boon, Susan Hayes, NJ Walters, and Zoe York. You should have heard the riotous laughter as the readers got to read their fortune cookies and acting them out. These were the ones I got… adding at the end “… in bed”.

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Later I was at “Draw a Stickman Cover!” with Mina Carter, Susan Hayes, and J Thompson. Had a few laughs at my stickman drawings of the covers LOL

Also attended “Two Truths and a Lie” with Molly O’Keefe, Deborah Cooke, Susan Hayes, Ellis Leigh, Zoe York, and Lilith Darville. I won one book from Ellis Leigh when I guessed her trivia.

Then I attended Milly’s World Lunch, hosted by Milly Taiden, Ophelia Bell, Godiva Glenn, Sheri Lyn, Jennifer Wedmore, Roxanne Witherell. I was sitting at Godiva’s table and got chatting, a new author for me and I am looking forward to discover her books. We got a tote bag with goodies from the authors.

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Then there was the book signing, I got to chat with the authors (got lots of swag for you),  other readers and bloggers. Here is my loot 🙂

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OY this is getting to be a long post and if you got this far in reading, you deserve a shot at the giveaway a bag full of swag and a couple of signed books generously donated by Freya Barker and Mina Carter.

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Just tell me in the comments who is your ultimate book boyfriend, with name, book title and author. If you can’t choose, give me the latest one 😉

Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments after 3pm EST on Thursday, September 5, 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!

Romancing the Capital 2019

Hello and welcome!

I will be returning to RTC in Ottawa this August and I AM SO EXCITED squeeeee

Last time was in 2017, I went with M. A. Abraham as her ‘bossy Elven helper’ 😛

And the time before that, in 2015, when I attended my very first event of this kind, I remember it like yesterday, such great memories. I was high for months after that. To realize that there are other people beside me that are in love with books and read voraciously was a heady experience since very few of my friends read gasp I know, right?

I found my reading tribe on-line and I am grateful for them. They understand my ORD (obsessive reading disorder) 😉

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So this year it will be the same place, same hotel from August 1 to August 3, 2019. Three days filled with fun, I saw the schedule and I am already making plans . See all the info at the event website. Eve Langlais is an awesome event planner and hostess and I am glad that she keeps making this event happen.

Some of my fave authors that I met before are attending: Deborah Cooke, Amy Ruttan, Freya Barker, Carey Decevito, Zoe York, Susan Hayes. Looking forward to meet Mandy M. Roth squeeee

The two main reasons I decided to attend this year were Michelle M. Pillow and Melissa Schroeder. I’ve been reading/listening to their books for years and they are on my authors-to-meet bucket list. I actually gave a big loud woop when I saw the announcements, I got the ticket right after. Found out recently that Ms. Pillow had to cancel, I almost cried, but I understand, life gets in the way sometimes. I hope is nothing serious and I will get the chance to meet her one day fingers crossed 

Ms. Schroeder! Warning, you will be the one to get the big squeezy hugs, times two 😀 I will probably be stuttering and get red-faced, but that didn’t stop me before… I am an event veteran now, full blast fan-girling here HAHAHA

Generous sponsors are making this event possible…

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Tickets are going fast, there are a few left, check out the website.

Or if you live in the area, the book signing on Saturday is free to the public.

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I am looking to order a tshirt, but can’t decide… hmmm .. what do you think?

Shirt 1

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Shirt 2

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Shirt 3

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Leaning towards version 1, but I am sure it will come to me soon enough LOL

Meet the Authors!

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Check the websites out, you might find something new to like 😉 the ones that have stars are the ones that I already read and recommend with ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. Looking forward to discover more new ones to love.

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Stay tuned for the customary giveaway after I come back from the event.

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

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!

Romancing the Falls 2019

Hello and welcome!

Getting ready to attend Romancing the Falls again, RTF for short, the book signing event in Niagara Falls, Canada in May 2019. Freya Barker and her team are working hard behind the scene to bring this event to us. I attended the first one in 2017 and had an awesome time. If you missed my post then, you can read it here.

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An event with over 70 authors attending and hopefully many readers coming to see them. There will be a silent auction with donations from authors and bloggers. The proceeds will be going to Niagara Falls Children’s Outreach Programs. I will be bringing two baskets for sure, one from the always generous M. A. Abraham and one from my blog. There might be a third one in the works 😉

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TICKETS can be purchased here.
VIP ticket includes early entry (11:00 am), after party & dinner and swag bag.
Signing only ticket includes 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM signing.

Look at the line up (current at the time of posting). I AM SO EXCITED!!! Some of my faves and some new-to-me authors.

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Alissa-Rose

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Amy-Cecil

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Amy-Ruttan

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AW-Clarke

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CA-King

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Carey-Decevito

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Cassia-Brightmore

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Cathryn-Fox

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Christi-Barth

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CJ-Allison

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CJ-Lazar

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Claudia-Burgoa

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CM-Seabrook

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CP-Smith

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Crystal-StClair

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Dakota-Willink

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DD-Prince

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Douglas-McLeod

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Elle-James

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Erin-Cristofoli

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Eva-LeNoir

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Eve-Langlais

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Freya-Barker

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Geri-Glenn

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Gillian-Jones

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Harlow-Stone

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Janine-Infante-Bosco

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Jayne-Rylon

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JC-Hannigan

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Jenn-Luerssen

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Jennifer-Field

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JM-Walker

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Josette-Reuel

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JS-Scott

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Kaleigh-Malcolm

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KaLyn-Cooper

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Kate-Redwood

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Kelly-Gendron

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Kendra-Mei-Chailyn

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Kerri-Ann

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Kindle-Alexander

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KL-Donn

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Kyleigh-Castronaro

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Lacey-Black

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Laramie-Briscoe

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Lee-Ryder

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MariaLisa-DeMora

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Marianne-Maguire

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Melanie-Moreland

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Mignon-Mykel

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Monica-DeSimone

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Morgan-Jennifer-Locklear

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Nikita-Slater

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Nikki-Sparxx

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RB-Hilliard

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RK-Gleason

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Roisin-Black

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Rosanna-Leo

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Sarah-Darlington

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Shannyn-Leah

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Shiloh-Walker

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Stacey-Kennedy

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Susan-Cairns

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Susan-Stoker

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Tricia-Daniels

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Willow-Winters

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Wish me luck that I can keep within my budget… stop laughing 😛

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