So many of my favourite authors will be at RT Con this year, including the fabulous Jeaniene Frost. Here is her schedule.
Tuesday, May 13: 8:15pm to 10:00pm: Never Have I Ever…New Adult Pajama Party: College settings are hotter than ever right now and whether you’re going back or forward in time, or to a completely different reality, tonight everyone will be living it up on campus. Come sporting your college team T-shirt and some comfy pajama pants. Share a table with your favorite NA author, play college-themed games, eat your way to the “freshman 15″ with our junk-food feast, and win prizes. All participants receive a goody bag and much more. Location: 2nd Floor Room: Gallery 4
Thursday, May 15: 11:15am to 12:15pm:PARANORMAL: HEA The Paranormal Way: Boy Meets Girl has transformed into Creature Meets Girl. Or Boy Meets Creature. From that first look all the way to the final kiss, supernatural couples are lighting up the page. Acclaimed authors discuss the challenges – and perks – of getting to that Happily Ever After when relationships navigate fangs, fur, angel wings or dirigibles along the way. Moderator: Jeaniene FrostPanelists: Meljean BrookKresley ColeNalini Singh. Location: 2nd Floor Room: Studio 2
Friday, May 16: 6:00pm to 7:45pm:Avon’s Krewe of Muses: Free food, free drinks and free signed books, all hosted by Avon. Location: 3rd Floor Room: Acadia
Saturday, May 17: 10:45 – 2:00pm:Giant Book Fair. Open to the public.
Saturday, May 17: 6:15 – 8:00pm:FAN-tastic Day Party. Meet a revolving door of hundreds of authors as they make appearances every 30 minutes in this high-energy event. Be one of the first 500 attendees and you’ll receive a goody bag filled with free books and promotional items.
Cat Crawfield and her husband Bones should have known better than to relax their guard, because a shocking revelation sends them back into action to stop an all-out war. A rogue CIA agent is involved in horrifying secret activities that threaten to raise tensions between humans and the undead to dangerous heights.
Oh my, Peeps, it’s been a while since I’ve posted and I’ve missed you! I apologize for the lengthy delay. The Halloween season happens to be the busiest time of year where I work and time just got away from me. I may have been busy, but so have the publishers. Here are the paranormal books that have released so far this month:
Laura Wright, Alexandra Ivy, Sebastian/Aristide, Bayou Heat 7 & 8, eBook, November 3, 2013
Cat Adams, To Dance With the Devil, Blood Singer Book 6, Paperback, November 5, 2013
Devon Monk, Hell Bent, Broken Magic Book 1, Paperback, November 5, 2013
Donna Grant, Midnight’s Surrender, Dark Warriors, eBook, November 5, 2013
Emily McKay, The Lair, Paperback, November 5, 2013
G. A. Aiken, A Tale of Two Dragons, Dragon Kin Book 1, eBook, November 5, 2013
Jeaniene Frost, Home for the Holidays, Night Huntress, eBook, November 5, 2013
Keri Arthur, Darkness Splintered, Dark Angels Book 6, Paperback, November 5, 2013
Kristen Callihan, Entwined, Darkest London, eBook, November 5, 2013
Laura Wright, Eternal Sin, Mark of the Vampire Book 6, Paperback, November 5, 2013
Lauren Dane, Wild Darkness, Bound by Magick Book 4, Paperback, November 5, 2013
Nalini Singh, Declaration of Courtship, Psy-Changeling, eBook, November 5, 2013
Nalini Singh, Texture of Intimacy, Psy-Changeling, eBook, November 5, 2013
Nancy A. Collins, Magic and Loss, Golgotham Book 3, Paperback, November 5, 2013
Rachel Caine, Daylighters, Morganville Vampires Book 15, Hardcover, November 5, 2013
Thea Harrison, Kinked, Elder Races Book 6, Paperback, November 5, 2013
Cynthia Eden, A Vampire’s Christmas Carol, eBook, November 8, 2013
If you are lucky enough to be heading out to the annual RT convention this week here are the places that you will be able to find Jeaniene Frost while you are there.
Wednesday, May 1st
3:45 – 4:45pm
(Craft)Shifters, Weres, Vamps and Fae: Find out why urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors love writing nonhuman heroines and heroes. From revisiting old legends to creating new species, how do authors make their creatures both beloved and identifiable? Unlock some insider secrets about the authors’ favorite characters, and — for aspiring authors — tricks and tips on how to effectively make your supernatural beings all-too real.
Moderator: Andria Holley. Panelists: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Alyssa Day, Jeaniene Frost and Yasmine Galenorn.
Location: Ballroom Level. Room: Chicago A
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Blood Lite: Humor can make the best of any bad situation, and being undead is no laughing matter — or is it? Come share a chuckle as bestselling vampire fiction authors discuss why humor is the best protection against the darkness of the undead.
Captain: Caridad Pinerio. Panelists: Cat Adams (C.T. Adams), Jeaniene Frost, Susan and Clay Griffith, Molly Harper, Jeri-Smith Ready and Elisabeth Staab.
Location: Mezzanine Level; Room: Empire A
Thursday, May 2nd
10:00am – 11:00am
(Urban fantasy)A Man in a Woman’s World: Urban fantasy heroines aren’t the only ones kicking ass; their heroes are right by their sides. But how do you handle writing a male point of view when you’re a woman? Come talk with this panel of authoresses about getting inside the heads of the opposite sex. We’ll discuss how to decide on narration style, how to (gasp!) handle sex and romance, and — most importantly — how to make it all believable.
(New Adult) Coming of Age: New Adult Fiction: Remember frat parties? Your crappy first apartment — and your hot neighbor? Those were some drama-filled years. Yet publishing wisdom was, don’t write a book set in college or in the years just after, no one will buy it. But thanks to an ever-expanding young adult market and the self-publishing revolution, there’s a hot new genre: New Adult. Set in those drama-filled college and post-college years, New Adult stars protagonists ages 18 to 25. Want to break into this hot new market? Come hear from these bestelling, New Adult authors. How hot is too hot? Which publishers are buying? What are the boundaries to breaking in? We’ll tell all.
Moderator: Elissa Petruzzi. Panelists: Jennifer L. Armentrout, Cora Carmack, Jeaniene Frost and Molly McAdams.
Location: Mezzanine Level. Room: Chouteau A
1:30pm – 2:30pm
(Paranormal)Fated To Be Mated or Catch Me If You Can: Writing believable, passionate couples set in paranormal worlds where the normal dating rules don’t always apply (or do they?).
Captain: Jeaniene Frost. Panelists: Kerrelyn Sparks, Yasmine Galenorn, Alma Katsu and Lara Adrian.
Location: Mezzanine Level. Room: Empire A
Friday, May 3rd
10:00am – 11:00am
(Paranormal)The Long Kiss Goodnight: Benefits, drawbacks, and how-to’s of writing a recurring hero/heroine series in paranormal romance where the happily-ever-after doesn’t come in the first book.
Leila’s psychic abilities have been failing her, and now she isn’t sure what the future holds. If that weren’t enough, her lover Vlad has been acting distant. Though Leila is a mere mortal, she’s also a modern woman who refuses to accept the cold shoulder treatment forever—especially from the darkly handsome vampire who still won’t admit that he loves her…
Like choosing between eternal love and a loveless eternity…
Soon circumstances send Leila back to the carnival circuit, where tragedy strikes. And when she finds herself in the crosshairs of a killer who may be closer than she realizes, Leila must decide who to trust— the fiery vampire who arouses her passions like no other or the tortured knight who longs to be more than a friend? With danger stalking her every step of the way, all it takes is one wrong move to damn her for eternity…
We’re knee deep in the holiday season, Peeps, and I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of the wonderful authors who take the time to send me review copies, signed books, and swag for giveaways on ParanormalBites.com. Being a full time student & single mom has really cut into my blogging time this past year and I’m grateful that so many authors and readers have stuck with me during this challenging time.
Hugs and kisses to Lara Adrian, Kresley Cole, and Kelley Armstrong for the advanced reading copies this past year and to all of the wonderful authors who generously sponsored the Bites Fights back in the spring – Lara, Kresley, Kelley, Darynda Jones, Adrian Phoenix, Cynthia Eden, Laura Wright, Jennifer Estep, Gena Showalter, Rachel Caine, Brenna Yovanoff, Deborah Harkness, D.B. Reynolds, Lynsay Sands, Shannon K. Butcher, Jim Butcher, Jacquelyn Frank, Larissa Ione, Kendare Blake, Melissa Marr, Lori Handeland, Anya Bast, Joey W. Hill, Seanan McGuire, Alexandra Ivy, Pamela Palmer, Jeaniene Frost, Michelle Rowen, and Sylvia Day.
I sure hope that I didn’t miss anyone!
Hugs and thanks to you, my readers, as well, for joining me in my madness as I attempt to pay tribute to the authors that we love. The authors make it possible and you make it worth while.