As much as I enjoy writing, my books would really just be stories on my laptop if not for all of you readers. Every time someone sends me a simple note or an elaborate explanation of why they love something I’ve written I can’t tell you how much it means. The only thing better than chatting with readers online or through the mail is meeting them at conferences. I’ve met so many people that I keep in constant contact with through these great parties that I look forward to each one more and more. Seeing friendly faces and meeting new people is the highlight of my year.
SO… I wanted to tell you all about one of my favorite events. Lora Leigh’s Reader Appreciation Weekend is a blast. It’s a big party for people like us, who love to read! One of the first erotic romances I ever stumbled across was Marly’s Choice. And ever since then there was no turning back. I can’t tell you what a privilege is it to talk to some of my absolute favorite authors (Shayla Black and Mari Carr I’m looking at you too!).
Hey, I’m a reader first! I’ve been to this event the past two years and it’s always great fun. There’s a PJ party and a masquerade. Don’t worry, if you’re not comfortable dressing up you can wear regular clothes, no worries. But this year I’m thinking of going all out since I skimped on the costumes at RT. What do you think? I’ll be pairing it with a feathery mask in true masquerade ball style (but you can wear any costume you like or none at all… well… you have to wear SOMETHING but it can be whatever you like).
And this year the event is going to be at a really great-looking resort in Maryland, the Rocky Gap Lodge and Golf Resort, from October 27th-30th. I can’t wait. You know why? The best new add to the schedule in my opinion is SMORES night. That’s right. Marshmallows. Mmmmm.
Okay, if that hasn’t convinced you then I’m not sure what will. Authors, books, raffles, SMORES, costume parties, goodies, and lots more are waiting. Come on over to Lora Leigh’s Reader Appreciation Weekend. Confirmed authors are listed on their site along with all the details you need to register. You can check it out here.
I’ll leave you with a snapshot from last year. Cause you have to love these readers! I hope to see you again or meet you there. Only 11 weeks left to go!