Last night, I was lucky enough to attend Passport to Romance, an inaugural reader appreciation event hosted by the Greater Seattle chapter of RWA. It was run by a wonderful bunch of romance lovers, and there were about 40 authors in attendance! There were tons of free goodies, books included, and my TBR list is now bursting at the seams…
They also had a vote for best cover photo, a raffle with a bunch of awesome bookish gift baskets, and a handful of cover models mingling with the crowd. All in all, it was a lot of fun, and I’m glad I had a chance to meet so many great readers, writers, and publishers. If you’re lucky enough to have an event like this in your area, I highly recommend attending!
Check out all of my loot (ceramic bowl not included):
And now I’d love to help spread the word about some of these authors and publishers. The two publishers I met are:
Tule Publishing – Check out their website for a ton of great-looking Contemporary Romance. I’m especially interested in a bunch of their holiday stories. Come December, I’m a sucker for a feel-good contemporary romance.
Booktrope – They publish a wide variety of genres, and of all the new books I picked up, the two I grabbed at the Booktrope table are among those I think I’m really going to like (TAG and Riversong).
Of all my new book additions, here are the ones I’m the most excited about:
Blood Hunger by L.E. Wilson – Adult Paranormal Romance in which a vampire teams up with a human to find their mutually missing loved ones
Feyland: The Dark Realm by Anthea Sharp – YA Fantasy in which an immersive Fae-themed computer game becomes real life (This eBook is currently free through a bunch of retailers!)
Immortal Flame by Jillian David – Adult Paranormal Romance in which our hero has sold his soul to the devil
Viking Warrior Rising by Asa Maria Bradley – Adult Paranormal Romance with immortal viking warriors fighting to protect humanity from the Norse god, Loki
TAG by Shari J. Ryan – New Adult Romantic Suspense with CIA family secrets
Riversong by Tess Hardwick – Contemporary Romance with a heroine hiding out in a small, Oregon town
Stone Guardian by Danielle Monsch – Adult Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy with griffons, wizards, gargoyles, and more
If any of these sound intriguing to you, check them out! Most (if not all) of them are also available in eBook format, and many of these authors are lesser known, so let’s spread the bookish love!