|Posted by ashlynnmonroe on September 17, 2014 at 8:50 PM|
I’m so excited! I’ll be meeting readers in less than two weeks. I’ve been working hard to gather all my goodies that I’m bring with me and I’m practicing the bit of Captivated I’ll be reading from. I hope to see you there! Click on the picture to sign up!
September 26-28, 2014 in Minneapolis, MN
Welcome to the first annual Midwestern Book Lovers Unite Readers and Authors Convention in Minneapolis, MN. Are you ready to spend 3 days with over 35 of your favorite authors?!?! I know I am! This is going to be an epic time. We’ve got lots of opportunities for you to spend quality time with your favorites including a speed meeting event, meet and mingle, numerous panels, a book fair and sigining, intimate dinner with authors and a masquerade ball. There will be a fully live, real professional cover shoot with our featured cover model Justin Coale, a pure romance party like you’ve never seen and 2 hours of fun games with our naughtiest authors. Win raffle baskets, get free books and swag, and lots of other goodies plus spend quality time with fellow readers! Hope to see you all there!
6:00 – 6:45 PM:
Welcome to MBLU!!
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Meet some of your favorite authors in tonight’s speed dating event. Sit at the author’s table and ask any question you want but you better hurry cause you only have 7 minutes! Isabella LaPearl, Angel Payne,Shayla Black, Stephanie Beck, Jenna Jacob, Randi Alexander, Gina Maxwell, Kris Austen Radcliffe,Bria Starr, Lynn Rae, Linda Rae Sande, Jade Eby, V.A. Dold, Zoey Derrick, and A. T. Weaver will answer your questions as fast as they can!
9:00 PM – Meet and Mingle
Join us for our Meet and Mingle event. Get to know some of your favorite authors, cover models, bloggers, and reader friends during this open and friendly event. Also, hang out and listen to the authors read excerpts from their own books. Enjoy light appetizers and a cash bar during this event.
8:00 am: Saturday only registration begins
9:00 am – 11:00 am
*Full and Saturday Only conference attendees only from 9:00 – 9:30, open to the public at 9:30*
Charge is $25/person for signing only attendees, paid at the door or $10 if you register early on theregistration page (cash or credit, no checks please). Come hang out with 35 of your favorite authors and get autographed books and merchandise. Bring your own books (all will be stickered at the door) or purchase books at the book from the authors. Attendee will receive a special souvenir bag of swag.
Live cover shoot with Justin Coale
Join us for a fun filled couple of hours with the industries very own cover model Justin Coale! Sit back and enjoy the show! This is a real, professional, cover shoot and we get to watch!!
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
How do three authors write together without killing each other?*
Authors of the Doms of her Life series, Shayla Black, Jenna Jacob, and Isabella LaPearl
The worlds they create that we read about*
Linda Rae Sande, Lois Greiman, Rory Ni Coileain, Kris Austen Radcliffe
YA/NA Romance Panel*
Lizzy Charles, Jade Eby, Bria Starr
Lions, Tigers, Bears, Wolves, Witches, and Warlocks, oh my…..*
Gina L Maxwell, Zoey Derrick, Stephanie Julian, Amy J Hawthorn, Lori King
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Tarnished Tiaras – The ladies of Erotic Romance*
Angel Payne, Robin L Rotham, Jenna Jacob, Shayla Black, Isabella LaPearl, Ashlynn Monroe
Get ready for some laughs and good times when you sit with this group of ladies while they talk about how to get a sex scene right. How to make a sex scene good and how to organize a menage scene.
Rode Hard, Put Up Wet in Western Romance*
Lori King, Randi Alexander, Sidda Lee Rain
Lori King, Randi Alexander & Sidda Lee Rain want you to experience some cowboy magic with three of today’s leading western romance authors. Live and in-the-flesh! Cover models in stetsons reenact your favorite scenes from our books, making you laugh, lust, and fall in love with western romance! Leave with paperbacks & swag! A lil’ somethin’ to remember your walk on the country side! And, don’t forget to bring your camera to have your photo taken between our two hunky honchos!
Love is never wrong – M/M and F/F Romance
Rory Ni Coileain, A.T. Weaver, Stephanie Beck
Chameleon Authors. Those who change genders when they write*
Zoey Derrick, Jordyn Meryl, Kris Austen Radcliffe, Bria Starr, Lizzy Charles, Jade Eby
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Join us for a Pure Romance party. This is a classy party for adult women. Where you can leave your inhibitions at the door and let your hair down. You will sample the best in bath, beauty and bedroom essentials. Our party hosts will be available for purchases during and after the party. We will have 2 separate parties, each an hour long so more people will get to join!
Game Show Event- Romance Novel Jeopardy!
Gina L Maxwell, Bria Starr, Randi Alexander, Jenna Jacob, Lori King, Stephanie Beck, Sidda Lee Rain, Ashlynn Monroe
Are you ready to test your skills at jeopardy?!?! Join us for a couple of hour of laughs while you show everyone how much you know
There will be 2 separate games, each an hour long so more people will get to play!
*listed in no particular order*
Sidda Lee Rain
Linda Rae Sande
Kris Austen Radcliffe
Rory Ni Coileain
Reserved seats available so you can pick your favorite author to sit with for dinner. Sign ups coming soon! (additional charges will apply)
8:00 PM – Midnight
If you’re a sexy sin I wanna see some black,
if you’re a naughty secret, show me some white,
or maybe you’re a delicious combination of both?
9:00 AM – Noon: Breakfast and Farewell Event
Continental Breakfast. Raffle basket winners chosen at this time. Key note speaker at 11:00 am. You must be present to win so be sure to be there.
All subject to change without notice