I WONDER… Wednesday – Convention Questions :-)

I posted this today on my book blog… I’m curious what the followers here have to say about it… check it out 🙂 I wanna know what YOUR favorite part of a convention is 🙂

The Schedule Is Posted!!

putthis_on_calendar_clip_artOk… I think I’ve arranged, rearranged, moved around, and juggled this about as much as I can. (Although, who knows, there might still be some things to wiggle, lol!) Please feel free to download the Excel version of the schedule from the Schedule page above. I’ll be posting a “web friendly” version actually ON the page in the next couple of days.

Many of the authors participating in Meet & Greets are planning themes for their hour long hang-outs. I’ll be updating these on the schedule as they are decided.

Ashlyn Chase is planning a fun “Beach Drive” sometime during the weekend, and has room for 4 readers to participate. If you’re interested, please email me at CoastalMagicConvention at gmail dot com, with the subject line “Ashlyn’s Beach Drive”. The first 4 requests will be chosen.

That’s all for now… I can’t believe it’s only 3 WEEKS AWAY!!!

See you all soon!!!


OH OH OH OH OH OH OH… Remember that the Charity Signing is FREE and open to the public. Even if you weren’t able to register for the full weekend, bring your friends and your camera for a chance to chat with your favorite UF/PNR authors while they scribble on your books!!


animated-fireworksPlease check the website for the most current list of Featured Author cancellations. If this effects your breakfast or lasertag choices, please choose other options. We will make adjustments, if necessary, at the event, but it will be MUCH easier if you’ve already chosen your substitutions. You simply need to go back to the registration page and choose another author. I’ll be monitoring all duplicate requests,  and will make sure everyone who selects a breakfast or lasertag activity will be with the correct person.

Also… another reminder… full weekend registration will close on January 13th. Room reservation at our discounted rate will end on January 7th. Please, please, please, don’t miss these deadlines. I would love to see all of you there!!!

I hope you all have had an amazing holiday, and I hope your new year celebration is safe and happy.



Holiday Update!!

christmas-beach-holiday copyMerry Christmas Eve, everyone!!! I hope everyone is having a fantastic holiday.

Just wanted to pop in and share a few quick things. Registration has been extended to January 13th. If you’ve been “on the fence” about attending, your time is running out. Please don’t miss your chance to hang out with our awesome lineup of authors. We’re going to have a blast, and I’d love to see you there.

If you ARE planning to join us… please be sure to make your hotel arrangements, ASAP. The last day to make your reservation at the discounted rates is January 7th!! Thursday night at the Hilton is sold out (sorry!!), but the Hampton a few blocks away is acting as overflow, and is honoring the group rates. Friday and Saturday nights are still available at the Hilton. (Sunday, too, if you’re staying for a extra days in the sunshine!) I’m also checking on suites (perfect for sharing), as last I heard, there were still some available for all three nights.

This is also last call for vendor spots for the weekend. If you have a service or product you think our urban fantasy and paranormal romance readers would enjoy, please email me with details. (CoastalMagicConvention at gmail dot com) Those of you who are already listed as vendors, you’ll be getting an email from me in the next couple of days to finalize things.  🙂

Ok… I think that’s it for this quickie update. I hope you all have a fantastic holiday. I’ll be spending my Christmas with family, enjoying the Florida sunshine, and making lots of fun memories. I hope you all spend your time doing whatever it is that makes you most happy.

See you in February!!!

Coastal Magic Convention: “Secret Santa” Blog Hop Contest

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Merry Christmas and happy holidays, my lovely reader friends!! Now that Thanksgiving has passed (and while we’re all trying to fit back into our clothes after yesterday’s dinner) it’s time to start passing out presents!!! Ok, maybe not ALL the presents, but how about some virtual “Secret Santa” presents to our favorite characters in the urban fantasy and paranormal romance world, and some very real convention registrations for two of YOU!!

That’s right. One blog hop commenter will win free registration to the 2014 Coastal Magic Convention in Daytona Beach, Florida, in February. A second winner will win registration to the 2015 event!! This is a weekend full of fun panels, meet & greets and face time with some of your favorite authors in the UF/PNR genre. Over 50 authors will be featured, and you’ll be surrounded by fellow book lovers.

A few of the participating blog hosts are Featured Bloggers for the Coastal Magic Convention, and a few are Featured Authors. Be sure to ask them questions or leave them comments about the con if you’re curious about it, or if you’re planning to attend. They’ll be thrilled to hear from you!! To find a list of confirmed Featured Authors and other information about Coastal Magic, be sure to check out the website.


In addition to the two overall, grand prize winners… some of the blogs will be featuring individual prizes, so keep an eye out for those as you’re checking out the other stops on the hop!!

Here’s how to enter:

1 – The ENTIRE urban fantasy and paranormal romance world is yours to choose from. Imagine every name in a giant Santa hat… whose name do YOU pick?? List that person’s name, what book they’re from, and what gift you would give them in the comments section of this blog.

2 – Click on the Rafflecopter link and complete the entry tasks you’d like to participate in. The ONLY mandatory entry is your “secret santa” comment, but there are a few other ways to get extra entries. (just a few, I promise 🙂 )

3 – Visit other blogs on the list between today and December 6th to play again!

So… easy peasy, right?!? I’m excited to see who each of you chooses!!!

GOOD LUCK, everyone!! Let the season of giving begin!!

Click Here To Enter The Coastal Magic Convention “Secret Santa” Blog Hop Contest

Participating Blogs:

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