If you thought romance was all about regency time periods and cowboys, wow are you in for a real surprise!
My three books were available and some swag … origami hearts and special soaps were made for the event.
I had ordered some wrapping paper from Officeworks in a design to promote my latest book The Trouble with Serpents with the aim to create something for the ARRA book fair.
Is there a better way to promote a romance readers event than with hearts? And made from my own wrapping paper. So I set about learning how to make simple origami hearts for the event.
Do you want to know a secret? I loved making them as much as readers loved receiving them!
A collaboration between Saint’s Soaps and my books meant we made the soaps in the fragrances of three key locations within the series.
Francesca’s Wild Dog Creek was a blend of jasmine, rose and musk in a luminescent white. Nicci’s Rapallo library was a spicy wood and leather combination in a delicious dark chocolate. Sinclair’s Fiji melted hearts (just like he) in a combination of lily of the valley and coconut, presented in bright blue, just like a Fijian ocean.
In all, we had a fantastic time and I can recommend the event if you’re looking for new authors, want to collect some really great books and bookish swag or simply want to connect with like minded people in a friendly atmosphere.