Hi readers! I hope you all are having a wonderful summer. Last week was Romance Writers of America’s annual conference. This year the conference was held in Denver, Colorado. The city was sunny, the restaurants great, and of course, the readers and writers were lots of fun. Here’s a quick pictorial of my week:


We sign books! Here is my first signing with Carina Press (Harlequin imprint) for Kept by the Viking. I swear my puffy eyes are from the altitude!



We gather to discuss historical details. You might recognize some of these authors (Eliza Knight, Tonya Ann Crosby, Madeline Martin, and Victoria Vane). Victoria Vane sews these amazing gowns!



We meet bloggers like Joy who runs “Joyfully Reviewed” (famed for her cute bunny ear brand).



We meet new authors like Allison Collins who writes contemporary cowboy romance for Harlequin (she sat beside me at Saturday’s Literacy signing).



We sign more books (this was the Sourcebooks signing).


We meet up with author friends (this is Marie Harte, author of *hot* contemporary romance with Sourcebooks, but she’s holding up my book).


We get quoted by the press. USA Today asked me to use food to describe my hero, Rurik, in Kept by the Viking. Apparently they liked it! Click the image if you want to read more.



We occasionally grab refreshments. These are beverages consumed with my friends, Dawn H. and Anne S.


Thanks for taking this trip for me. Now, I’m offering a 3 print book giveaway!* All you have to do is tell me in the comment section where you want to read these books. Do you have a favorite, cozy reading spot?



*Random winner will be drawn from the comments at noon ET July 27th. Giveaway is open worldwide.