Romance Picks at B&N

I’m the Featured Romance Author at Barnes and Noble this month and to celebrate I’m giving away my romance picks on my website contest. Enter t win all eleven books!

The first scene excerpt of my November release, Scandalous Desires is up! If you’ve been waiting for Silence Hollingbrook’s story, this is it–and she does indeed get another shot at Charming Mickey O’Connor. ;-)

I’m in Los Angeles for the Romantic Times Convention from April 6-10. If you’re going to the convention, I hope you’ll stop by to say hi, and if you live in Los Angeles be sure and attend the Giant Book Fair on Saturday, April 9th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Orlando Booksigning

I’m in the midst of packing for Romance Writers of America’s annual conference next week. This year it’ll be in Orlando at the Swan and Dolphin hotels in Disney World. Every year a great part of the conference is a ginormous booksigning that is open to the public. You can find a list of authors signing here. If you live in the Orlando area you don’t want to miss this event!

2010 “Readers for Life” Literacy Autographing

Wednesday, July 28th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort

Finally, Wicked Intentions has received a quite lovely review from John Charles at Booklist:

“It is an offer Temperance Dews can’t afford to turn down. Ever since they lost their last patron, Temperance and her brother Winter have struggled to keep open the foundling home their family runs. So when Lazarus Huntington, Lord Caire, arrives one evening with a proposition, Temperance finds herself inviting the notorious nobleman in for tea rather than showing him the door. Lazarus needs to find someone in St. Giles, and he believes Temperance can help him because the foundling home is located in a crime-riddled London neighborhood, and she knows nearly everyone. In exchange, Lazarus will give her the temporary funds she needs, and introduce her to the wealthiest members of society. It was a simple business transaction, but Temperance and Lazarus quickly find themselves distracted by his and her new “partner.” With a dash of sharp wit; a rare literary flair for creating complex, compelling characters; and lively writing that packs a powerful emotional punch, Hoyt delivers the first sensually charged, danger- infused installment in a new Georgian-set series.”

Off to Washington D.C.!

I’ve got my manicure, I’ve got my pedicure, and I’m almost all packed for the Romance Writers of America Conference in Washington D.C. this week. The conference is held at the Marriott Hotel in Wardman Park. If you’ll be attending and would like to stop by and say hello,  here are the events where I’ll be appearing:

This event is open to the public. You may bring your own books to be signed, but since this is a charity fundraiser, attendees are encouraged to buy there as well.

  • Friday, July 17th, 9:45-10:45 a.m. in Virginia C: I’ll be presenting my workshop, Sex Scene Viagra

Are your love scenes limp? Do they lie there on the page, sad and pathetic, too depressed and self conscious to get it up? Come to this workshop, learn how to write a kick ass love scene, and never have to worry about sex scene performance anxiety again!

  • Friday, July 17th, 3:00-4:30 p.m, location TBA: Grand Central Book Signing

Free books! It took me years to realize that you could get all sorts of free books at RWA nationals by going to the publisher signings. Who knew? (Well, obviously not me.)

To Seduce a Sinner is up for the RITA! I must admit that I was too shy to attend the RITA and Golden Heart Awards Ceremony at my first conference, but it’s a lot of fun and everyone is welcome.

I hope to see you in D.C.!