Tori and I survived RT! Barely! By Saturday night I was sooooo tired but it was worth it. We roomed with Angela who reviews for Fiction Vixen and she was absolutely lovely. I adored her.
We laughed – a lot. Tori and I had lunch with Ilona and Gordon Andrews *quietly flails* We had drinks with Jaci Burton. Tori, Angela and I went through lots of wine one night while Laura Curtis told us funny, funny stories. We sat in on good panels. I went to the Avon dinner and met lovely authors and readers. We went to Penguin’s blogger party and talked with editors and got a bag of books. Tori braved the Avon party and got a TON of books (the line was scary long so Angela and I decided a glass of wine at the bar was more fun *wink*) Angela James was kind enough to organize a dinner at the Gas Monkey Bar and Grill (the dude from that show owns it). Things happened there. LOL. Good times.
Tori and Angela James
Someone gave me a Sweet Tea Martini and my life changed forever.
This of course is a penis stress ball (given to me by the Mistresses) hovering over my sweet tea martini. As one does after several sweet tea martinis.
We did A LOT of stuff.
Now I have stuff to giveaway.
The stuff includes – a bunch of swag.
There is a t-shirt, 4 bags, two bags full of swag (buttons, cards, pens etc…) and books.
The books include:
Asking For It by Lilah Pace (out 6/2 – Mandi loved this book)
Undaunted by Ronnie Douglas (out 9/15)
Moonlight on Nightingale Way by Samantha Young (out 6/2)
Vicious Cycle by Katie Ashley (out 6/2)
Sweet Ache by K. Bromberg (out 6/2)
Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry (out 5/26)
Last Kiss by Jessica Clare and Jen Frederick
Since I Saw You by Beth Kery
Dropping Gloves by Catherine Gayle
Cat’s Lair by Christine Feehan
Sweetened with a Kiss by Lexxi Callahan
Solving for Nic by Lexxi Callahan
Since this is going to be a pretty big box I’m mailing out, I have to limit the winner to US/Canada. One random commenter will win it all. I’ll pick a winner on Thursday.
LOVED all the RT tweets this past week. I was very jealous. Glad everyone had fun and arrived home safely!
Carey Sheriff says
Whoo HOO! Sign me up.
Eden Stokey says
Would LOVE these books! Especially the Samantha Young.
Whoa!!!!!! Goodies Galore!
Ooh – I have been hearing great things about the Lilah Pace book. I would love to read it! (And, y’know, all the rest.)
RT sounds like such fun, am determined to go someday. In the meantime, thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
Can always count on y’all to bring back stories of a successful RT. Thanks for the fun recap and great giveaway.
Sherry S. says
I would love to go to RT someday. Thanks for the giveaway.
It all sounds like fun. One of these days . . .
Erin K. says
I can’t wait for Nowhere But Here, Asking for It and Moonlight on Nightingale Way!
Pick me!! Pick me!
Wow, thanks for the giveaway! And all of the blogging.
Woot woot! I need more dirty details! :) And more books to line my shelves, of course…
Looks like you had a great time! Thanks for sharing the swag. :-)
Amy J says
I am so jealous! I want to attend one sooo bad and they just happen to be on my side of the USA next year!! Thanks for the contest!
It sounds like a lot of fun, and that’s definitely a lot of swag. Thanks for sharing it.
Texas Book Lover says
You don’t know how hard it is/was for me to read about all the fun that went down at RT while I was literally a couple of miles away but couldn’t go because I had to be a good mom and go to my daughters dance recital and dress rehearsal, etc. But next year RT is April so the dates won’t overlap!!! I am so ready!!!
Me pleeeeaase!!!! :)
Thanks for the giveaway!
Wish I could have gone! Thanks for the giveaway! Someone’s going to be a busy reader for days. Maybe hours. :p
I’m so sad I wasn’t there for the fun! Sweet tea martinis sound like something I must try.
Thanks for the chance to win.
RT sounds like fun. I’d probably never attend (because introvert) but love reading about all the shenanigans and seeing all the pics.
lee weatherbee says
Wow this would be awesome!
Sounds like a great time! Thanks for the giveaway!
Glad you had so much fun! And the prizes looked amazing!
Norma Kelly says
OMG! First, I want a sweet tea martini. I’m so sheltered I’ve never even heard of it! And I want a penis stress ball to go with it! LOL What could be better!
Looks like RT was a blast. Thanks for sharing your swag. :)
I loved seeing all the RT tweets. Glad everyone had a good time. Hopefully I can go next year!
Would love to have gone to RT. Thanks for the contest!
Michelle G. says
Looks like you ladies had a wonderful time! And with the amount of wine consumed the fact that you can remember it is even better!
I am always SO jealous of the people who get to go to RT – you all always look like you’re having such a blast!
I was less than 2hrs away and completely unable to attend. *sad-panda* So, I did the next best thing and followed the RT15 hashtag like a second lifeline. lol Y’all made it fun for the rest of us who couldn’t be there in person. :)
Thanks so much for the chance to win!
Glad to hear that you had a good time at the conference; it sounds like a lot of fun.
Yes, please sign me up for the giveaway.
I saw pics of those penis stress balls on Twitter. Thanks for the chance.
Steph M says
What an amazing giveaway!
Renee G says
This looks like so much fun. I wish I could have been there.
Christine B says
Amazing! Going to RT is on my bucket list…
Looks like SUCH an awesome time! One of these days, I will have to join you ladies and attend! Sweet tea martinis?? Yes PLEASE!! Thank you for the giveaway!!!
Erica H says
The RT convention seems like such a good time. I love looking at the photos and hearing people’s stories
Except for my whole “panic in large groups” thing, I wish I’d been there… I’m totally jealous of everyone who attended RT. Getting swag would be a nice way to make up for not going… :)
Mollie W says
Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
sounds like you had a blast :) It’s on my bucket list to go one of these days. And THE AUTHORS! *blinksinawe* definitely worth it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!
Awesome! One day, I’d like to be there! Though the giveaway more than makes up for it! :)
Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!
Every year I read about RT and every year I think, someday. Thanks for offering the goodies to those of us who can’t attend.
Lisa H says
Seems as though everyone had a good time even with the wacky weather.
Deborah Kelly says
Sweet tea martinis and penis stress balls…there is a story here we are not hearing!! Spill it…please?!
Sandy S says
Congratulations-you made it home …alive!! Sounds like a marvelous time was had by all.
Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!!
WOW!! Sounds like you had a great time. I hope I can go someday :)
Thank you for the opportunity
Sounds like you gals had a LOT of fun!! Wish I could have been there!!
Nikki H says
So y’all had a great time? ;) What a fantastic giveaway!
It looks like a fun time. Thanks for the great giveaway!
Paula G says
Hi Mandi, Ahhh great roommates, lunch with the Andrews, penis stress balls with a sweet tea martini , the panels and dinner at The Gas Monkey Bar and Grill, well that’s living the life! Thanks for the giveaway.
Judy W. says
I was at RT! I could only afford a one day pass (local) so picked random day. I never saw the books on your list and heard some great things about several of them already. Yes please!
I am saving my pennies so I can go next year. You make it look so fun
Oh I so wish I could have gone to RT! I followed along on Twitter and everyone looked like they were having an amazing, fun time. A week spent with booklovers? So awesome! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! :)
Krysten M says
I’m so sad I didn’t get to go to RT this year, but happy everyone had fun!!
Julie d says
I’m happy you enjoyed your new martini drink and the conference
Winning this would be awesome! I’m glad you all had a great time!
kelly L says
Sounds like you all had fun, and now I have to find a bartender who can make a sweet tea martini. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!
I see some authors in that group that are some of my favorites! And others that I have definitely heard great things about. I’m glad you guys had such a wonderful time! Thanks so much for the giveaway!
sounds like it was fun
Michelle Harlan says
Totally bums me out that I couldn’t make RT this year, especially since it was just a few hours away. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks so much for sharing book goodies with us!
I hope the swag comes with a penis stress ball! :) Thanks for the chance to win!
Diane Sallans says
What fun that must have been based on FB posts from many attendees. That stack of books is certainly formidable – some authors I’ve read and others that are new to me – it would keep me well occupied! Thanks for the offer!
Martha lawson says
Sounds like y’all had a great time!! I’d love to be entered to win this awesome prize. Thanks for the chance.
mlawson17 at Hotmail dot com
Jen B. says
One big box to one winner?! Eeeeeee!!!!! There are some amazing books in the set. Thanks for sharing you RT swag!
sounds like an amazing time! Thanks for the giveaway.
Wow, what a haul! Someday I hope that will be me, but for now I’m hoping to win! Thanks for the chance.
Mary C. says
Thanks for the generous giveaway!
Wow great stuff!
I can hardly wait until RT16 next April in Las Vegas!!!! I will be there. I would love to win the swag.
Barbara A says
Lunch with Ilona & Gordon Andrews… I’m jealous
Have gone to one book expo (memories!) but never to RT. Would so love to go. Someday. Thanks for the giveaway.
Brianna (The Book Vixen) says
Very awesome you got to go to the Gas Monkey Bar and Grill!!! Any chance Richard Rawlings was there? Sounds like you ladies had a great time :)
Thank you for sharing your swag!
i would have been happy with the black bag only^^
if we have someone that can receive teh box in the USA for us we can enter right? if yes i’m all in!
thank you for having thought of us!
Fun! Sign me up!
Wish I could have been there. Sounds like so much fun meeting the authors. Sigm me up for swag. Wink.
Melanie Simmons (@mlsimmons) says
I’m not entering the contest. I got enough stuff from my own trip to RT. Just wanted to say how much fun it was to meet you and Tori. I had tons of fun with all the bloggers and authors. I hope to do it again soon, though I probably won’t go to Vegas.
Chris Bails says
One day I will make it to RT. So jealous you got to go. Thanks for the chance to win. Lots of awesome books and swag.
Breane Ross says
So glad u enjoyed rt15. Pics are great. Please enter me into contest for rt stuff. Really wanted to go but had to work. Maybe next year.
Someday I’m going to go to a RT and party like you guys did!
In the meantime, I’ll have to console myself with entering this drawing for some swag so I can live vicariously! :P
Thanks for the contest! Looks like fun!
As my seven-year-old would say, “Gimme! I mean, please!”
Emily B. says
One of these days I am going to be able to go to one of these events, they are just never close enough to me but they look like so much fun. Thanks for the chance to win.
Fantastic! Good luck everyone on the giveaway! Sounds like Mandi had a ball at RT :-)
Anne R says
Sounds like you had a great time at RT.
RT sounds so fun. My goal is to attend one in the future.
RT is on my bucket list!! Thank you for the giveaway!! :)
Jordan R. says
Holy moly that’s a lot of swag! Looks like y’all had a great time!
Thanks for the giveaway! Wish I could have gone this year, it looked like fun.
One day when i grow up, I’m going to go to RT. It looks like so much fun. Yet terrifying as well.
Kathleen Bylsma says
Sounds like you had a great time! Thank you for keeping us updated…it was fun to follow! I’d like to be considered as a winner of anything. I’d be very happy!
RT looks like a blast! Next year in Vegas?
Chelsea B. says
That sounded like such a fun time!!!!
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