Welcome to Escape to Romance, hosted by myself, DemonLover of Demon Lover’s Books and More and Book Savvy Babe. Since it’s a week of love, we are celebrating romance with the Escape to Romance event. We have so much going on this week, from author visits, interviews, and chats, to romance discussions, and lots of awesome giveaways and prizes! The more you participate, the more chances you have to win! Our grand prize of the event is a RomCon Registration Ticket! If you can’t make RomCon, or you are international, don’t worry, you can win a $30 to Amazon or The Book Depository!
Please welcome today’s guest author:
Melissa was kind enough to say a few words about RomCon and her experiences…
I Can Hardly Wait!

June will mark the third RomCon conference…and my third time to attend.  Last year I enjoyed myself SO much!  I met so many people who share my love for reading and for reading Romance novels in particular.  What could be better?  I’m already feeling that pit-of-the-stomach excitement build for this year!

Two events in particular are ones I’m really excited about this year.  The first is Deeanne Gist’s Titanic Tea Party.  After getting the opportunity to participate in her historical fashion show last year, I was reminded of how much I always loved playing ‘dress-ups’ when I was a little girl.  Apparently, I haven’t grown up all that much!  When the Titanic Tea Party opportunity presented itself, I was front and center with my “Pick me! Pick me!”  I’m even making my own dress!  [We’ll see how that turns out, won’t we???]  J  It sounds like it’s going to be so much fun!  

The second is the Highlander Event… which looks like it just might be a Scavenger Hunt sending the participants through plenty of wonderful Highlander stories.  And considering how much I love a story about a strong, hunky Highlander, this should be right up my alley!
Of course, the very best part of RomCon every year is the people I get to meet and spend time with.  This event has allowed me to meet people from all across the country and bond over our shared love of books.  This year I feel like I’m waiting for a reunion of old friends… and I can hardly wait!

If you love your romance books and you’re looking for one really fun weekend immersing yourself in those books, this is the place for you.  I’d love to see you there.  Stop me, say ‘hi’ and let’s talk stories… I’m always looking to add to my list of friends I can’t wait to see again NEXT year!!

~ Melissa

I, myself, can’t wait to see Melissa this year at RomCon2012. For those of you that can’t make the convention, be sure to check out Melissa’s books.
Melissa has a reputation for turning out some steamy Highland stories in her Daughter’s of the Glen series. but recently she’s added a spin off series and the first book released last month.
MALCOLM MacDOWYLT sees himself a failed warrior, haunted by the death of the woman he married to become laird of Clan MacGahan.   Neither his Viking heritage nor his claim to descend from Norse gods can restore his confidence in his ability to protect his people.  His sister is held captive, her life in jeopardy and his Magically powerful half brother wants him dead.  The last thing he needs is more responsibility, but that’s exactly what he gets when his Faerie mother-in-law arrives seeking justice for her daughter in the form of an enticing woman from seven hundred years in the future.

DANIELLE DEARMON has waited fifteen years to discover the life she is supposed to live.  She just never dreamed she’d end up in the thirteenth century with a handsome Scot bent on saving everyone but himself.
With the lives of those most dear to him hanging in the balance, Malcolm sets out to battle a powerful evil magic, only to learn that the redemption he seeks exists in the arms of the woman he loves.

Have any questions for Melissa?
 Comment below, ask Melissa a question and be entered to win a signed copy of 
(This giveaway is for US/CAN only)
Melissa will be stopping by today from 4:00-5:00 PM PST
So get those questions ready!

Be sure to tweet about this great event #Escape2RomCom

You can still get a Highlander book if you live Internationally,
Just head over to GotFiction and check out the WHY WE LOVE HIGHLANDERS post 
to enter and win a copy of HIGHLAND DESTINY
by Laura Hunsaker

Or a print copy of Donna Grant’s SHADOW HIGHLANDER
for US/Canada residents

The giveaways for this event will vary every day. There are 2 giveaways that run the entire event, The RomCon Registration and a $30 GiftCard to Amazon or $30 worth of books of your choice from the Book Depository. 
These giveaways have daily entries, as well as a few main entries. So each day you comment on a post or tweet about the contest, you get an extra entry. We want readers to be engaged in the event all week, so the more you participate, the more chances you have to win. Be sure to check back each day! Enter now in the rafflecopter forms below (1 is for the RomCon ticket and 1 is for the GiftCard)

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