RT 2010…how about a Contest…#RT10

The #RT10 swag contest is now closed…winner to be posted shortly.

Reminder: have you entered the contest for No Longer Mine?

So Romantic Times 2010 is done for me. The big booksigning on Saturday is always chaotic.  I had about 18-20 books, CHAINS, BROKEN & HUNTER’S NEED and sold all but five in the first hour.  By 1:30, I had sold everything and just lingered until 2pm.

The volunteers at Romantic Times do an amazing job, and JoCarol does beyond amazing.  I don’t know how in the world anybody organizes something like that.  RT runs from Tuesday until Sunday and there are events through the day, every day, luncheons, reader parties, bookseller parties, vampire balls, fairy balls, you name it.

The bookfair was madness/insanity.

The parties were definitely interesting…and mostly fun.  I’m not a party person, so just enjoying myself for the most part is a good deal.

I co-sponsored two parties with the rest of the vamps and scamps– a reader party and a bookseller luncheon.   The luncheon was wonderful and I got to meet a lot of new booksellers and librarians, plus chat with some I had met before.

The reader party was insane and I hope the readers had a lot of fun-I was kind of wigged out when I saw there was a line.  It wrapped around the balcony.  For us.  Whoa.  It was twice the size of the party we’d previously had.

Some highlights that I posted on twitter:

I met way too many people to possibly keep up with.  Also some very cool peoples brought me presents…I adore presents.  There were treats like white chocolate timtams, chocolate covered macadamia nuts, cookies… ice wine….

Another thing I got? Swag.

Lots of it.

Would you like some RT swag?  It will include whatever I can fit into a priority mailer…probably a cover flat or two, maybe a book, some pens, etc.

If you’d like some goodies, just leave your name in comments.  I’ll draw one winner.  Remember my contest rules-you DO have to check back to see if you win.  Will let the contest run for the next few days and post the winner to the blog.

The rest of the rules…

  • Do Not forward to sweepstakes sites/loops/groups.  Yes, I can tell when this happens and I reserve the right to end the contest without giving away the prize should this happen.
  • By entering the contest, you attest that you are at least 18 years of age (or the age of majority in your country of residence.
  • I reserve the right to end the contest early/change/modify as I see fit. (and if it ends up on a sweepstakes site, I am very likely to do this)
  • entries are limited to one per household
  • Open across the globe.
  • You must enter via my blog-not through the notes on facebook, myspace, goodreads, etc.
  • Read the rest of my disclaimer

98 Replies to “RT 2010…how about a Contest…#RT10”

  1. All the RT tweets were fantastic, as well as the pics…except Creepy Doll ::shudders::

  2. The tweets were very fun and insightful. I’m hoping to got to 2011 since I’m in OC but I concur that Creepy Doll is definitely creepy. Dakota wants to take her home…. yikes!!!

  3. Thank for the tweet’s – Living on the other side of the pond, you made RT come alive for me.

    So glad you got all your stock sold…

    Hope you have nothing planned for the next few day to catch up on some sleep…


  4. I would love some goodies! Glad you had a good time:)
    bangersis at msn dot com

  5. How I wish I could be there too! Thank you for your tweets!

    Giada M.

    fabgiada @ gmail.com

  6. Great to get update on RT. One of these days I hope to attend one!

  7. It sounds like you had a great time. I’m looking forward to going next year.

  8. I’m glad to hear you had a great time! Thanks for your tweets!

  9. Sounds like everyone had a great time. I would love to win from swag, especially since I collect bookmarks.

  10. I saw some of your tweets along the way. No envy over my end. Okay, so I’m a liar. No biggie. Glad you had a good time!

  11. So glad to hear that you had a good time, and I would love to win some swag.

  12. I had a great time at the RT book fair. It was great to meet you. Luckly, I brought my own copies of Broken for you to sign, because you had sold out before I got to you. They had you hiding all the way in the back, but I did make it eventually. Glad to hear that you had a good time also.

  13. Oh that is so unfair. A RT that I don’t attend and you go there. I would have love to finally meet you in person. But I am glad you had such a great time

  14. I wish I could have gone, maybe next time it’s near NY. I’d love some goodies.

  15. wow glad you had fun. One of these days I am going to have to do the whole thing.

  16. I would love some! I collect author booksmarks and things like that, so it sounds awesome to me!! 🙂
    I’m glad you had a good time!

  17. Hey, Shiloh! Sounds as though you had a great time–lots of folks, lots of fun! Sold all your books : ) What was your favorite thing about the convention?

    Please enter my name in the drawing.

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

  18. I was following along using #RT10 hashtag & loved all the tweeting you did. My friend Erin (who is also in our twitloss group) was there yesterday (with my other friend Angela James)and she said she was able to meet you! I was insanely jealous! LOL! Please enter me in your giveaway & I am so glad you all had a wonderful time!!

  19. RT sounds like it would have been a blast, wish I could have gone!!!
    Thanks bunches,
    Sharon K

  20. I’m glad you had a great time, I wish I could have gone to the book signing.

  21. White chocolate Tim Tams? I’ve never had white chocolate ones…YUMMY! It sounds like you had loads of fun…it’s so awesome of you to share your loot with us.

    I would love to be included in the drawing for the giveaway.


  22. Chocolate Tam Tam’s? Lol, I’ve never heard of them! White or Dark!

    Anywho, thank you for this great contest! Please include me for the drawing!


  23. Thanks for sharing, both the swag and your memories. Both are cool!
    Perhaps there were too many scents in the air (perfume, candles, etc.) that caused problems for a lot of people. Just a thought.

  24. I went to a convention for work several years ago. My boss dubbed me a “prize pig” becuase I cased the entire convention for free stuff. Thanks!

  25. I’d so like to attend one of these conferences just once to be able to meet some of the people I converse with online as well as meet some of my fav authors.

    I’m not surprised that you sold all of your books. Especially Broken and Chains. Broken remains my favorite so far this year. Not to gush even more, but I absolutely loved this book!

    Glad you had a good time and I’d love some swag 🙂

  26. I am so jealous of those who got to go to RT, I am glad you enjoyed it. I too am not a partier. Perhaps someday we can sit and people watch together 😉

  27. Glad to hear you had such a great time! And happy to hear you’re home safe and sound! Please count me in on the contest for some swag!

    Thank you!

  28. I loved the tweets! Please make me a winner! I could use a little good luck this week.

  29. I love that you, as an author that i enjoy, still have fangirl moments likethe rest of us. I would love to be included in your contest, thank you.


  30. It sounds like RT was very busy for you. I’m looking forward to reading your latest. I’ve got my kleenex ready. 🙂

  31. Wow Sounds fun i always wanted to go to one of those.Glad you Had Fun.

  32. Sounds like you have a crazy busy fun time!!! Uh not sure about the creepy doll though!

  33. Glad you had fun. One day I may get to a con. When the budget allows.
    Would love a chance to have some of the swag.

  34. It sounds like you had a great deal of fun!
    I truly hope to get to an RT convention one day! Maybe next year!


  35. Enjoyed all the RT input from everyone sounds like a fun filled week.

  36. I’ve being toying with the idea of attending RT one year. Sounds like it’s definitely a book & party focused time. Thanks for keeping us up to date via Twitter, that’s always a nice plus.

  37. Sounds like you had a great time. Glad to hear you sold out of your stuff! Please put my name in your contest. 🙂

  38. You’re right, the book fair was a madhouse! My head is still spinning from that experience. It was nice chatting w/you for a bit in the bar area, though!!

  39. So glad you had fun! I am hoping to go next year! I had a friend go..she got to met all my favorite authors.I was soo jealous! Please put my name in your contest. Thanks and keep up the awesome writing! 🙂

  40. I have to yet to try TimTams but I here soooo many ppl rave about them! Sounds like a great time. Please enter me in your contest as well.

    Thank you – Miranda

  41. Missed you are the signing, but it was such a crush I’m not to surprised.

    Please enter me in the contest.

  42. i was begging people via twitter for all of RT to send me promo stuff but no one did.

  43. I am so jealous of all the RT talk lol I want to go to one eventually, if they are ever near me lol I def want RT goodies! 😀

  44. Glad you had a blast! We missed you so much on Twitter. Glad you are back and all snarky!

  45. Glad you had a good time. Not surprised your books sold well. I am a bookmark & cover flat junkie. I’m so far away – just send me the light stuff LOL.

  46. Sounds like you got to meet some really cool people! And presents, too–wow.

    I wouldn’t want to go because I can’t take that many people in one space, but I do like living vicariously through the people who were there. 🙂

  47. I would love to win some swag. It sounds like RT was a blast! Glad you had a good time and sold all your books! 🙂

  48. I would love some swag and sometime I will go to RT but it wasn’t to be this year.

  49. I love goodies! Sign me up 🙂
    baileythebookworm at gmail dot com

  50. It looked like everyone had such a good time! I’m looking forward to 2011, because LA is my neighborhood (kinda)

  51. RT sounds like it was a blast. Thanks for the contest. Wanted to go next year, but LA is bit far away.

  52. This is so cool of you. I followed #RT10 on twitter but I so desperately wanted to be there. You and @becke_davis cracked me up.
    Thanks again!

  53. Some day I’ll get to an RT convention. They always sound like so much fun :)The updates were great!

    Oh and pick me pick me! lol

  54. Thanks for sharing updates, I love reading them. I wish I could have gone. It was practically in my back yard.

  55. Glad RT is a forum where all of the hard working authors get acknowledged! You all deserve it!

  56. Hooray for swag! I wish I could get to something like that someday. Right now I’m lucky if my 6 month old lets me have a successful trip to Target.

  57. I loved reading all of the tweets about RT. I hope to go next year!!

  58. yes i loved the rt10 comments there awesome i love goodies and keep up the good work shi appreicate ya and thanks for making me smile

  59. The RT tweets were great fun to read! I’ll get there one day. I’ll probably be using a walker by then though. LOL

  60. Some day I hope I can go and meet some of my favorite authors who I just “know” through Twitter and FB.
    Thanks for sharing your swag and your experience at #RT10 this year with all of us.

  61. Love me some SWAG…wish you were going to be at RomCon.

  62. Last few days following all the fun on Twitter and the different blogs with all the pictures and comments on what was seen and heard and given away just makes me wish that I lived closer. Glad you got to enjoy yourself, totally on board with not really being a fan of noisy parties. Big crowds of people are not really my thing on a routine basis, every once in a while not so bad. Ah swag, nice lovely free stuff to share with others!!! Thanks for sharing your memories and thanks for sharing the goodies too!!!


  63. I can’t remember if I commented already but I didn’t spy my name above, so here I go. Please enter my name into the swag contest and please ignore if I’ve duplicated by mistake. Thank you! 🙂

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