I totally forgot it was my day to blog until Leena sent me an email reminding me! Sorry, folks. Last week, I attended the RT Convention in Columbus, Ohio. It was my first RT ever -- and though I wasn't sure what to expect, I had a blast.
RT is tamer than I'd thought it would be. During the day, there are workshops for writers, readers, and booksellers. In fact, the writer workshops outnumbered the others by a wide margin. I sat on a panel about writing category romance, and I attended quite a few panels that I enjoyed very much.
In the evenings, there was the Vampire Ball, the Fairy Ball, and the Ellora's Cave party. I donned a cape for the VB, glitter for the FB, and a red dress for EC. At night, the staid convention atmosphere turned into a party -- and it was fun to see so many fairies and vampires roaming the halls of the Hyatt Regency! (The morticians who were having their own convention at the same time took the whole thing with great humor. Secret about morticians, btw: they sure can party in the hotel bar!)
I also did a video interview with Morgan Doremus, which will appear on the RT website in June or July. And speaking of June, my June release from Harlequin Presents, THE PRINCE'S ROYAL CONCUBINE, is an RT Top Pick! If you don't want to wait until next month to read it, you can purchase it right now on the eHarlequin website in both print and ebook formats. If you read CAVELLI'S LOST HEIR, this book features Princess Antonella Romanelli, the woman Nico Cavelli practically jilted at the altar in order to marry Lily Morgan.
Prince Cristiano di Savaré hunts his prey by ruthless means. Tonight's pickings—Antonella Romanelli, crown princess of a rival country and part of a dynasty he has every reason to despise….
Antonella is rocked by Cristiano's unexpected magnetism. But there's ice in his wolfish smile…. She's far from the promiscuous, spoiled socialite he believes her to be, but Cristiano is here to persuade her into compliance. If bedding her is what it takes, then it will make his mission all the more pleasurable….