Romance, Fantasy, Suspense and Sizzle! Warm up your winter nights with these free short stories, novellas, books and preview/excerpts by bestselling romance and urban fantasy authors!
CLICK TO VISIT THE GIVEAWAY PAGE, AND DOWNLOAD FREE STORIES!
Love, adventure, passion, suspense, and action—it’s all here! We’ve got a mix of contemporary, MF, MM, paranormal, romantic suspense, urban fantasy, shifter, kink, sweet, and more. Read the stories here—then come meet the authors at Coastal Magic Convention in 2020!
For a full list of CMC 2020 authors (those included in the giveaway, and others), visit http://www.CoastalMagicConvention.com
We’re thrilled to start up our #CMCon20 “what to expect” posts with a program that was a huge success last year, and requested by many to return this year. The Writer’s Garage is a series of workshops focused on helping authors acquire the tools they need to write their best book. This is our only non-reader focused programming of the weekend. Workshops are lead by author and experienced instructor Tere Michaels. The Q&A panel will feature Tere, along with a selection of Coastal Magic Featured Authors who will answer questions from workshop attendees.
This year’s workshop info:
Why We Write What We Write: (And Why It Matters)
Our Writers Voice is more than how we write – it’s also about what and why we write. An understanding of our journey from consumer to creator can have a major impact on a career, no matter what stage you are at. From choosing the right genre for you, to understanding and moving around blocks to creating an authentic and unique brand, your Writers Voice is your roadmap through good times and bad, feast and famine. We will explore what excites your inner writer, how it translates into your voice and what that means for your career!
(2-hour workshop. Please bring a notebook, pen/pencil and at least two different color highlighters.)
Author Panel: Join us for a tell-all chat as we answer your pertinent questions about craft, taking your writing to the next level and having a game plan for the future! Panelists: Tere Michaels, Hildie McQueen, Karen Rose
(1 hour, Please bring your questions!)
Writer’s Garage will take place on Thursday afternoon, 12pm – 3pm, Feb 20, 2020. This program is not included in the Coastal Magic Convention registration, and requires a separate ticket ($25) that can be purchased HERE. When purchasing your ticket, please include your name and email address on the “notes” section of the page.
I’m excited to be able to bring this opportunity to authors who will be attending Coastal Magic, or who will be in the area and just attending this program. Huge thanks goes to Tere for offering to make her services available again this year, and to each of the authors who’ll be participating in the Q&A panel. (Watch for those names to be announced soon!)
Hello, lovely bookish peeps!!
Just wanted to pop in and let you all know about a change in the opening day of registration for Coastal Magic 2020. In the past, we’ve done our Featured Author reveals in June, and in July, we open reader registration. I have realized that we lose people during those days of excitement as the authors are being revealed, but they can’t register to join us, yet. A month later, some readers have moved on to other exciting things, and we’re no longer on their mind.
After seeing the results from readers when I asked in our attendees Facebook group, and having a few conversations with a few others who run events… I’ve decided to open registration on June 1st. This lines up with the same time we’ll be letting everyone know who the amazing Featured Authors will be.
Obviously, if you can register right away, that’s great. If you need more time, that’s fine, too. Based on our history, there’s very little chance that we’ll be sold out when our usual July 1st opening date comes around.
Thank you all for your input. Make sure you adjust your calendars/reminders! Also, if you’re on Facebook, and haven’t yet, you should check out our Authors & Attendees group. It’s a fun place for bookish silliness and Coastal Magic discussions.
Hello all 🙂
I apologize for the delay in making this announcement… we had to do a bit of juggling and maneuvering, but I got final confirmation from the hotel today…
The eighth annual Coastal Magic Convention will be returning to the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront, from February 20 – 23, 2020.
As usual, the Featured Author announcement will come in June, and our general registration for readers will begin on July 1st.
Tell all of your bookish friends, and make some plans. We’re hoping to see you all for some “Roaring 20s” fun in 2020!!
#CMCon19 Lunch with an Author signups are now open. Click the link below to get to the signupgenius page to make your choice. Please keep in mind that spaces will fill quickly for some authors, so having a list of fantastic authors you’d like to chat with will help you in the rush. Also keep in mind that this is a prime time to get to know someone you’re not as familiar with. You may find your next favorite author at lunch!!