Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Dreams Convention - 2015

The Showcase is a special feature of the Author's Spotlight. It is designed to highlight Spotlight author's NEW releases, their soon to be released novels and their special events.

The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES The Dreams Convention.

Meet a group of outstanding Romance Authors. This is where Buildin' the Dream and Arizona Dreamin' come together.

Starting May 27, 2015 at the Embassy Suites Paradise Valley/Scottsdale through May 31, 2015.

The Convention begins with a Multiple-Author, Open-to-the-Public Book Signing on Wednesday, May 27th, 7:00pm-8:30pm.

Please direct any questions you have to Kris Tualla at Kris@ArizonaDreaminEvent.com.

The Dreams Convention is two events in one.

Part one is a Romance Reader’s Dream where you can meet and greet over twenty outstanding Romance Authors all in one place. This part includes lunch, dinner, an auction and much more.

Part two is an Author Event where author discusss writing, publishing and the business of being an author and how you can make your dreams come true.



Here are the 2015 Featured Authors




Maureen O. Betita


Author Genre: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Website: Maureen O. Betita
Twitter: @maureenobetita
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Author Description: Maureen is a writer living on the central coast of California, specifically the wondrous Monterey Bay. Her specialty is romantic adventure stories featuring thoughtful heroines, offbeat heroes and settings that range from the Caribbean Sea to alien worlds. At the core to every story she writes are 2nd chances.

In April of 2007, she nearly died. Her heart stopped and only the quick action of her husband saw her wake in a hospital bed days later, alive and completely bewildered as to what had happened. The doctors called it sudden cardiac death. Maureen now has an implanted defibrillator in case it occurs again. She was fortunate to survive and knows it. In being given a 2nd chance with her life, she dedicated herself to fulfilling the dream of being a published writer.

One goal down, more to come!

Amylynn Bright


Author Genre: Romance

Website: The Quill Sisters
Twitter: @amylynnbright
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Author Description: Amylynn read her first romance novel in 2008 after being a lifelong literary snob. By the time she was done, she was hooked. Now she pens Regency and contemporary romances that will make you laugh.

She is an Arizona native and lives in the same house her husband owned before they were married. Amylynn fears she will never call another state home unless someone tells her husband there are forty-nine others to choose from. In reality, she'd settle for a walk-in closet.

Her family consists of the aforementioned husband, two beautiful children, two dogs, two cats, some fish, and a hankering for a panda. She'd like it mentioned she's never been in prison, but we'll see how that panda thing works out.

Shelley Coriell


Author Genre: Romance

Website: Shelley Coriell
Twitter: @ShelleyCoriell
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Author Description: Shelley Coriell is an award-winning author of romantic suspense and novels for teens. Her debut romantic thriller, The Broken, was named one of the Best Romances of Summer 2014 by Publishers Weekly and a Top Pick/4.5 Stars by Romantic Times Book Reviews. An avid foodie and former restaurant reviewer, Shelley lives in Arizona with her family and the world's neediest rescue weimaraner.

Lia Davis


Author Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Contemporary

Website: Lia Davis
Twitter: @novelsbylia
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Author Description: Lia Davis is a mother to two young adults and three equally special kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and a lover of romance. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it's her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

Sabrina Devonshire


Author Genre: Romance, Sports, Mystery & Thrillers

Website: Sabrina Devonshire
Twitter: @SabrinaDevonsh1
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Author Description: Sabrina Devonshire, an avid swimmer most of her life, can usually be found near or immersed in a body of water. If she's not seeking an endorphin rush in a pool, lake or ocean, she's often encouraging people to work out or writing a romantic suspense or magazine article.

She received a John Woods Scholarship and an Arizona Commission of the Arts Professional Development Grant toward her participation in a 2007 Prague Summer Program writing workshop. She also studied writing in Arizona and northern California and has a M.S. degree from the University of Arizona.

Sabrina loves traveling to off-the-beaten-path places where phones and electronic devices tend not to work well. Peru and Belize are two of her favorites. Sabrina lives in southern Arizona with her husband, two children, and fluffy dog, Sugar.

Lynette Endicott


Author Genre: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Website: Author Lynette Endicott
Twitter: @LynetteEndicott
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Author Description: Lynette Endicott grew up in Illinois, met her husband in Western Nebraska, lived 25 years in Kansas where their daughter was born, and has been in Fresno, California since 2000. She has a son-in-law (who lives with her daughter nearby), and has rescued a dog, a bird and three cats. She and Ollie, her terrier mix, volunteer as a team at the local library, where children read to the dog.

At a youth camp when she was 14 the editor and teacher of a writing class challenged her to submit something to his youth magazine. She did and it was the first of 10 articles and stories accepted by the publication over the next few years.

Nothing like front end success to keep her writing! Lynette enjoys reading contemporary romance and speculative fiction and writes both. Her debut book, Starting Over Book One: More Than A Job, and two more books in that series, The Return of Joy and Finding Her Voice are available now. The first three of the Time After Time Saga with Tami Dee are available now, including Animal Instinct, Survival Instinct and Pioneer Instinct. The fourth in the series of six, Protective Instinct, will release in August 2014.

Because she didn't have pets until after her 50th birthday the animals she enjoys find their way into all her books. Usually you will also find a character with a disability as part of the day to day fabric of the story. In More Than A Job, Paige works in services to people with disabilities until she loses her job and starts over. In The Return of Joy, Atlas, the yellow lab, becomes a Therapy Dog. In the Time After Time series animal helpers assist the hero and heroine in all six of the books in the series.

Lizzy Ford


Author Genre: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult

Website: LizzyFord.com
Author's Blog: Lizzy Ford's Blog
Twitter: @LizzyFord2010
E-Mail: LizzyFord2010@gmail.com
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Author Description: Lizzy Ford is the award winning, internationally acclaimed author of over thirty five books written for young adult, new adult and adult romance readers, to include the internationally bestselling Rhyn Trilogy, Witchling Series and the War of Gods series. Considered a freak of nature by her peers for the ability to write and release a commercial quality novel in under a month, Lizzy has focused on keeping her readers happy by producing brilliant, gritty romances that remind people why true love is a trial worth enduring.

Lizzy's books can be found in every major ereader library, to include: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, Kobo, Sony and Smashwords. She lives in southern Arizona with her husband, three dogs and a cat.

Sharon Hamilton


Author Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Suspense

Website: Sharon Hamilton
Twitter: @sharonlhamilton
E-Mail: Sharon Hamilton2001@gmail.com
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Author Description: NY Times and four time USA/Today, Top 100 Amazon Bestselling and multiple award-winning Author, Sharon Hamilton's storytelling satisfies like a thick bar of chocolate. Sharon's romances are scorching hot, filled with suspense, adventure and adrenaline-pumping action.

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Sharon and her husband live in Northern California, in the heart of the Wine Country, where most of her stories take place. When she isn't writing, she can be found getting vera vera dirty in her flower and vegetable gardens.

Laurel Hawkes


Author Genre: Christian romances

Author's Blog: Laurel Hawkes
E-Mail: laurelhawkeswrites [at] gmail [dot] com
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Author Description: My name is Judy. I write romance novels, not the typical Christian romances, but the Christian romances I've always wanted to read. Laurel Hawkes is my pen name, a tribute to my decision to change, to become the person God always intended though I'm afraid. God is my best friend. I place my hand in His, and endeavor to follow His way. He guides me through the darkest moments and encourages me to take one more step. No matter how difficult I am, He always loves me. Jesus is my Savior.

Morgan Kearns


Author Genre: Romance

Website: Morgan Kearns.com
Twitter: @MorganKearns
E-Mail: morgan@morgankearns.com
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Author Description: Morgan Kearns is an Emmy-Nominated Journalist turned Bestselling Contemporary Romance Author with readers cheering for her Deadlines & Diamonds series. Some of her favorite people include those who step out of her thoughts asking for their stories to be told. Grab a book and meet them today!

She is the Director of Buildin' the Dream, Authors Helping Authors Conference. May 29th-31th, 2015 www.BuildinTheDream.com

If not glued to her laptop, Morgan can be found with her nose stuck in a book or cheering for her own little athletes. She lives in Northern Arizona with her amazing family and her English Bulldog, Gus.

Deadlines & Diamonds series: Fade to Black, In It To Win It, High Pressure (coming Summer 2014), Out of Left Field, Lucky 13, Hard Break, When at First (coming Summer 2014).

Bound by a Touch series: Heart Ache

Gossip of Mysterious Lane series: The Seduction of Damian, and His Destiny is Karma.

K.C. Klein


Author Genre: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Contemporary

Website: KC Klein
Twitter: @KCKleinbooks
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Author Description: KC Klein is the author of DARK FUTURE, a sexy futuristic time-travel and part of a fun science-fiction anthology, HOTTER ON THE EDGE. She became serious about writing three years ago and was as surprised as anyone when her stories took a turn toward dark and snarky. Today, she divides her time between taking care of her family and driving in circles around Arizona, too busy creating stories in her head to pay attention to mere road signs. KC would love a visit at kckleinbooks.com.

S.M. Knowles


Author Genre: Romance

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Author Description: .M. Knowles wanted to keep her S.M. name separate for her YA Books. Aubrey Kendall is for anything that is not YA or not meant for children to read. She graduated with her Master's degree in Adult Education and Training in 2012 and is now looking at pursuing her doctoral program. She has been writing since the age of nine, but didn't pursue publishing until 2013. She lives in Phoenix Arizona with her two daughters and husband.

V.S. Nelson


Author Genre: Romance

Website: Sekhmet's Guardians
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Author Description: Being a Native American woman and a Scorpio, author V.S. Nelson has always had a fondness for history, mythology, the occult, and the unexplained events which have occurred on this world we call home. It was no wonder she found herself writing a paranormal series. Raised on authors like H.G. Wells and Jules Verne and coming from a long line of oral storytellers, Ms. Nelson work has been defined as innovative and fresh. She will take you by the hand and lead you into the depths of her imagination as if you are sitting next to her on the couch one minute and alive within her fantasy the next.

She has always enjoyed reading stories with strong relationships and happy-ever-after-endings and it is reflected in her work. I've heard her say she is in love with love more than once and that too is echoed in her stories.

Landing in Arizona, after an exciting teaching career, which took her to the Middle East for several years, she lives in Arizona where she spends most of her time making love to her computer while writing, editing or researching, seven to ten hours a day. The days she's not writing, you will find her with her critique partners, attending or presenting a workshop or at a RWA (Romance Writers of America) meeting. She's extremely active in three RWA chapters in addition to her other associations.

She enjoys hearing from readers, fans and people with similar interests.

Lynn Peters


Author Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance

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Author Description: Lynn Peters was born in Las Vegas, Nevada but has enjoyed living in several northern areas including Wyoming, Utah and Idaho. She started her writing journey with a daily journal in the fourth grade and has better jotting things down ever since. Her favorite genres to write are Paranormal and Fantasy. Binding Elements: Discoveries is the first in a trilogy and is her first published work with the hopes of many more to come.

Rhonda Plumhoff


Author Genre: Romance, Cookbooks

Website: Rhonda Plumhoff
Twitter: @justplummy
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Author Description: When most people are sleeping, dreaming of tropical locations or having nightmares Rhonda dreams of food. Waking up to jot down ideas for the next time she gets into her kitchen. A genuine foodie at heart, who loves to cook for her family and friends whenever she gets the chance. She finally decided that all the recipes that have been floating around in her head or jotted down in notebooks needed to be pulled together and become a cookbook that she could share with others.

Amber Polo


Author Genre: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Health, Mind & Body

Website: Amber Polo author
Twitter: @AmberPolo
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Author Description: A love of books drew Amber Polo into a career as a librarian. A greater love turned her into a writer. Best known for her The Shapeshifters' Library series, an urban fantasy filled with books, librarians and dogs, and a library everyone will love.

In addition to her Arizona romance novels, she's proud of Relaxing the Writer: Guidebook to the Writer's High offers hundreds of tips to help writers and readers relax and her relaxation CDs to teach relaxation to calm your body and mind and/or help you fall asleep.

Sample her writing and see why Midwest Book Review called her work "quirky" and "profound" (is that profoundly quirky or quirkily profound?)After living in seven states, she happily calls a small town in Arizona home.

Michelle C. Reilly


Author Genre: Romance, Science Fiction, Paranormal

Website: Michelle C. Reilly
Twitter: @MichelleCReilly
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Author Description: Michelle C. Reilly is a science fiction romance writer. She's a single mom of two wonderful boys. She spent ten years in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman Preventive Medicine Technician, which meant she was actually attached to or stationed with the U.S. Marine Corps. She has a Masters in Science in Public Health, but she is generally an IT geek and a geek of many other things as well. She currently resides in Las Vegas, NV, with her two cats, Meowdy and Moose, and her dog, Katie aka "The Old Lady."

Make sure to visit her website www.michellecreilly.com for more information about her and her upcoming books.

Feel free to visit, ask her questions, and hang out with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/michellecorareilly.

And if you're a tweet-a-holic (or even if you're not), follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MichelleCReilly.

Deena Remiel


Author Genre: Romance

Website: Deena Remiel - Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance
Twitter: @deenaremiel
E-Mail: deenaremiel@yahoo.com
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Author Description: AAD DEBUT AUTHOR OF THE YEAR NOMINEE...

My name is Deena Remiel, and I am an author of paranormal romance, urban and dark fantasy, and romantic suspense. I also teach language arts to middle schoolers. I belong to RWA national and the Desert Rose Chapter of RWA, where there are outstanding people writing fabulous stories.

I grew up in Philadelphia, home of the most amazing cheese steaks, soft pretzels, oh and the Liberty Bell. My husband and I began our own family in New Jersey, and just a few years ago, Arizona called to my spirit and tempted my husband with much better weather! We moved our family, and the rest is history, or the present, as the case may be!

These are a few of my favorite things: writing and reading of course, chocolate, music with lyrics or melodies that speak to me, soaking baths, singing in the shower, dancing with my buds, romantic dancing with my hubbie, scrapbooking, watching my girls enjoy what they love to do, and laughing at jokes. Visit my website for the latest news and available books: www.deenaremiel.com.

Aaron Michael Ritchey


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Website: Aaron Michael Ritchey
Twitter: @AaronMRitchey
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Author Description: Aaron Michael Ritchey is the author of Long Live the Suicide King, a finalist in the Reader's Favorite contest. Kirkus Reviews calls the story "a compelling tale of teenage depression handled with humor and sensitivity." His debut novel, The Never Prayer, was also a finalist in the Colorado Gold contest. His forthcoming works include a new young adult novel from Staccato Publishing and a six book YA sci-fi/western series from Kevin J. Anderson's WordFire Press. In shorter fiction, his G.I. Joe inspired novella was an Amazon bestseller in Kindle Worlds and his story, "The Dirges of Percival Lewand" was nominated for a Hugo. He lives in Colorado with his wife and two goddesses posing as his daughters.

Angela K. Roe


Author Genre: Romance

Twitter: @AngelaKRoe
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Author Description: Is there anything better than a sexy man who makes you laugh? I don't think so. I've been blessed to be married to just such a man for more than twenty years. Ours years together, our shared experiences of raising children, watching them marry and have children of their own, and dealing with the day to day living of life is never-eding fodder for my funny bone and my romance novels. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them. Blessings, my friends!

Camelia Miron Skiba


Author Genre: Romance, Women's Fiction, Historical Fiction

Website: LOVE. WITHOUT YOU
Twitter: @CamiSkiba
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Author Description: I'm a dreamer
I'm a sinner
I love my books
I conjure hooks
And heroes with good looks

Romance is my guilty pleasure
Taking me to places with new decor
Come join me if you dare
I promise not to bore

If you like to read my stories
Pray my husband continues snorin'
For he's the one who keeps me up at night
When I give my heroes wings and flight.

Susan Squires


Author Genre: Romance, Paranormal, Thriller

Website: Susan Squires
Twitter: @SusanSquires
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Author Description: Susan Squires is a New York Times bestselling author known for breaking the rules of romance writing. Whatever her time period, or subject, some element of the paranormal always creeps in. She has won multiple contests for published novels and reviewer's choice awards. Publisher's Weekly named Body Electric one of the most influential mass market books of 2003 and One with the Shadows, the fifth in her vampire Companion Series, a Best book of 2007. Time for Eternity, the first in the DaVinci time travel series, received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly.

Susan has a Masters in English literature from UCLA and once toiled as an executive for a Fortune 500 company. Now she lives at the beach in Southern California with her husband, Harry, a writer of supernatural thrillers, and three very active Belgian Sheepdogs, who like to help her write by putting their chins on the keyboarddddddddddddddddddddddd.

AnnMarie Stone


Author Genre: Romance

Website: AnnMarie Stone
Twitter: @AnnMarieStone8
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Author Description: I was born and raised in Arizona and currently live in Phoenix. The heat can be difficult during the summer, but I try my best to spend most of my time during the hottest months indoors writing. I would love to travel someday and I hope that my writing will take me many places and hopefully not just in my head. My favorite vacation spot right now is San Diego California, but my dream places to visit are all overseas. Although, since I have only seen a fraction of the United States, I would love to travel the nation someday as well. First on my bucket list however is to explore the historical landmarks in Greece and Italy, and the castles all over Europe.

??Up until late 2013, I spent most of my adult life in college and working in sales and customer service type positions, while also raising my two incredible kids and serving three years in the Army National Guard. Then, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a published author and I have begun to work on my writing full time. Writing for me has always seemed like an unattainable dream, but now I realize that some dreams are only unattainable if we do not attempt to reach them.

?I completed my Master of Science in Psychology in the spring of 2013 and I have also taken some graduate courses in Ancient and Classical history. I am currently working on my doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) which I began in August 2014. I believe that the knowledge I have gathered from my life experiences as well as my education have assisted me in creating some interesting and complex characters. I hope you enjoy getting to know them as much as I have.

Kris Tualla


Author Genre: Romance

Website: Historical Romance & Suspense by Kris Tualla
Twitter: @kristualla
E-Mail: Kris@KrisTualla.com
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Author Description: Kindle Top-100 author Kris Tualla, a dynamic award-winning and internationally published author of historical romantic suspense, writes with a fast-paced and succinct style. Her plots are full of twists, passion, and very satisfying outcomes! Kris started in 2006 with nothing but a nugget of a character in mind, and has created a dynasty with "The Hansen Series" and "The Discreet Gentleman Series."

Kris is an active member of Romance Writers of America, the Historical Novel Society, and Sisters in Crime. She is an enthusiastic speaker and teacher, and created Arizona Dreamin' - Arizona's first romance-reader event: ArizonaDreaminEvent.com - and it's author-focused companion: BuildintheDream.com

"In the Historical Romance genre, there have been literally countless kilted warrior stories told. Well, I say it's time for a new breed of heroes! Come along with me and find out why: Norway IS the new Scotland!"

Big, blond, buff and beautiful men, with eyes the colors of seawater, and the wild, untamable blood of their Viking ancestors flowing through their veins. Do you feel it? The Hansen Men of Arendal, Norway - whose stories extend from post-plague Europe in 1354 through the 1840s American western expansion - are just such heroes.

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