As the days and months pass I get more excited about the upcoming HotMojave Knights Reader Convention. Before I share my thoughts about the upcoming event with you, let me go back a few years – to a small hotel room where several authors, attending a reader convention, sat and brainstormed an event in
Las Vegas. There are several reader events that have come before us, and we are
thankful for everyone we’ve attended and continue to attend because through
these events we’ve learned a great deal. And that is it takes a ton of hard work and dedication to pull off an
event that readers are going to remember. Our hats go off to all of the reader convention committees that have
navigated these waters. With that said, back
to that night a few years back when we sat in a circle with author Shannan
Albright, and listened as she shared an idea she’d been harboring about a
reader convention in Las Vegas. Her vision was exciting, and one that we
wanted to implement in Vegas. Fast
forward to now and here we are realizing the dream of bringing a romance reader
convention to Las Vegas!
One of our number one goals in designing this convention was the cost factor. We’ve always wanted to make it affordable to our attendees. Through inexpensive room rates, many complimentary meals, and other perks, we’ve been able to keep it affordable. If attendees chose to share a room with another attendee the price of the room is cut in half bringing the rate down to around $55.00. The only cost that will take some work to find the best deal is airfare. But, trips to Vegas usually are pretty reasonable since so many people vacation here.
So what can you expect when you’re here? Besides the perks that
Las Vegas has to offer,
the Hot Mojave Knights Committee, Authors, and Sponsors have great events
planned for you. The idea is a weekend
of getting to know romance-minded people like you. And having fun! Our author pool is diverse, our sponsors are
phenomenal, and our knights, well they are going to be gentleman in every sense
of the word. They do not only fill the
role of man-candy, nope, they encompass chivalry and every connotation of the
One of the events that I will be a chaperoning with Joanna Riley and our head blogger, Kelly Oaks is the Hunk Mansion Field Trip on Friday night. The sexy men are very inspiring, so much so, my first book (Dirty Dancer) was written from their inspiration. I’m looking forward to having fun on the party bus with those attending, and making the trip to see the Hunks one to put into the memory books. Who knows…a story might spin from the trip!
Another event I’m personally looking forward to is the special event that I will be co-hosting with author CR Moss in celebration of our Double D Ranch Tales Saga. One of the events we have planned is for our readers to help us outline the fourth book in the saga. We want to know what our readers want to see happen to the characters in book four. Also, there will be some country cookin’ snacks, music, and probably a cowboy somewhere in the mix. It’s a time for our readers to mingle with the Dougan gals, Cassie and
Bristol, and have a good ole’ time.
Finally, I do hope if you’ve been sitting on the fence about attending the convention this post finds you jumping over ready to book a trip to Vegas to enjoy a weekend with Hot Mojave Knights. And if you can’t make it this year, perhaps consider attending next year. This will be the first of many.
And for those of you attending this year, I can’t wait to meet you all and spend the weekend talking romance and everything that comes with it!
All the best. Four and one-half months and counting down!
Hot Mojave Knights will truly be many nights to remember!
R.M. Sotera is a romance vixen stuck in the body of a prim and proper woman. A transplant to Las Vegas, by day she is a wife, mom, taxi driver, counselor, and psychologist to her wild and, at times, crazy friends. But when the family goes to bed and the house is dark, she seeks refuge in her office where her deepest desires take hold.
And…ultimately a story is born.
And…ultimately a story is born.