Friday, November 27, 2015

Hello, Dia Duit, Bonjour, Hola, Hej, Kalimera, Moin, Hei,Shwmae, Tja, Servus, Boas, Buon Giorno

Just 224 days left until RARE16!!


Drumroll please...
Kristen Ashley Fans.....
The Rock Chick Rendezvous Tour dates are:

Edinburgh, Scotland July 7, 2016 (with #RARE16)

The brand new RCR (Rock Chick Rendezvous)website and ticket sales will go on sale tomorrow November 28 Saturday at noon (MST). 7PM BST. More information to be released tomorrow with ticket sales (time, location, price, what is included). Don't miss out on your chance to party with THE Rock Chick herself KA.!tickets/c714

Win a semi private tour of the ODS locations with Samantha Young!

There are 3 spots open for a chance to win a spot on the tour. The tour is a 2.5 hour walk through Edinburgh and will be up and down hills.  A giveaway will be announced in March for the remaining 3 spots.

The winners for the On Dublin Street series tour in Edinburgh 7 July Thursday 1:00pm - 3:45pm are...
Aurélie Dee​
Françoise Giang​
Kathleen Durney​
Fiona Stanton Beattie​
Judy Morales​
Laura Williams Quinn​

Vendor tables and sponsorship's available!

Romance Author & Reader Events 2016 Edinburgh

The event is being held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre 9 July 2016.  A  6 ft by 2 ft trestle style table and two chairs will be provided  for 200 GBP for the entire day in lobby area or inside the signing room from .   Set up will start at 9AM.  Early entrants from 9:45AM-11:15AM. General Admission enters at noon.  Attendees will be lining up in the lobby prior to the event.

If you purchase a table, a representative from your organization must be at the table at all times

Christine's Dooodles
Phoenix Copper Art
Bookshelves and Beyond
Dedicated Ink (editing, formatting, cover design etc..)
Scandalous Book Blog

Useful links and info:

Attendee page, recommended reading, freebies, hotels, and tours....

Keep an eye out for our RARE16 Edinburgh bi weekly newsletter, author spotlights with Q&A's, sales, new releases.

FYI: We are starting to get close to our magical cut off number, meaning tickets are getting close to sold out.  We are about 8 months out and at the rate we're going the event  will be sold out in the next couple months.  If you have friends thinking about buying a ticket or waiting, make sure to nudge them.

Recommended Reading List & Freebies from participating authors
The Waldrof Caledonia
5 stars £200 Queen /220 2 twins per night includes VAT tax and breakfast daily
Ignore the yellow box, enter location as Edinburgh, then the dates.  Dates from July 5 and departing July 11 are guaranteed however if you need to add dates before or after you must email/call and give group code GROMA ( 
Ignore the yellow box, enter location as Edinburgh, then the dates.…
4 Star Radison Blu king or twin rooms also has limited family type rooms
£150/165 per night includes VAT tax and breakfast daily
You must email to secure your room group code THE080715
3 Star
Apex Haymarket  king or twin rooms
Group code 9264952

The Premier Inn on Princess St (has air conditioning £92 ) or the one in Haymarket (no a/c but is closest to the event £78) no code needed.
Outlander /Harry Potter train/Scotland Tours sign up links to google doc sign up sheets:
Tour 1 TUESDAY JULY 5   Harry Potter Train & Fort Wiliam


TOUR 3 THURSDAY JULY 7  Culloden & Standing Stones
TOUR 1 SUNDAY JULY 10 Harry Potter Train & Fort William  

To keep up to date on all things RARE16 Edinburgh make sure to follow the RARE page on Facebook and or join the attendee page
Ticket Link:

Saturday, October 24, 2015


ICYMI!!  We had several exciting announcements this week.  Some will be announced here and now.
First up , author announcements...Welcome the following Bestselling authors

Amy Plum author of the Die For Me (Revenants  Series) a paranormal urban fantasy young adult/teen series.  There are four books in this series and the series has over 80,000 ratings on Goodreads.  

Joe Raven  is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, best known for her series Inked Brotherhood and Damage Control. She writes edgy New Adult romance with sexy bad boys and strong-willed heroines.

Lilliana Anderson Internationally bestselling author of the Beautiful Series, and the Drawn Series, Lilliana has always loved to read and write, considering it the best form of escapism that the world has to offer.Australian born and bred, she writes New Adult Romance

Tina Gephart is an international best selling indie author from Melbourne, Australia.  She is the author of the Lexi and The Power Station Series. Up next November 16 a new release Slide .  Tina is also the co host of RARE16 Edinburgh and is part of the Melbourne Fictionally Yours signing events.

I told you we had some you go, kinda, sort of.....
Who loves Ms. Samantha Young?  

I personally have read all but Fall From India I missed it I have no idea.  In celebration of One King's Way (On Dublin Street 6.5), join us for a MASSIVE giveaway.  All you have to do is post a review on Amazon of  One King's way, which releases  NOVEMBER 3, post the Amazon link on FB, and post that you did all the above on the contest note in files on the attendee page. 


 OMGGGG yes. Exciting stuff.  8 (maybe 10) winners will be chosen to join her on 7 July Thursday 1pm -3:45. ***There is lots of walking up and down hills so you must physically be able to do so***   BUT YOUR WITH SAMANTHA YOUNG.  possibly grabbing a cuppa <------UK slang here with her , Samantha Young, afterwards.  Afterwards tea is your own expense though.  
The files tab is under the attendee page:

Many of you are already making plane ,train, hotel arrangements.  This is still up in the air BUT if you can (and as I advised months ago) you will possibly (we will know for sure in the next 2-3 weeks) want to be in Edinburgh Thursday 7 July.

OK next up!! 
As our title suggests, Romance Author & Reader Events is about the READERS and Authors so we are really excited about this.
Be on the look out for a possible bi-monthly newsletter RARE Gathering to start hitting your in boxes in November. The newsletter will be posted on the blog, main RARE FB  & Attendee page, links via twitter, Instagram, and participating blogs.  All things RARE.  Author and attendee spotlights, sales, giveaways, and up to date RARE info.  Big thank you for Arabella , Sheena, Liz, Rose, Alleskelle, and Eliza.  CAN.NOT.WAIT.FOR.THIS.  

***we will no longer be posting sales, new releases, or teasers in the attendee thread. ONLY AUTHORS will be doing this from Nov 1 on.  Instead we will have one single post for sales and one for new releases that will be posted once a week.  We want the attendee thread to be for us to chat.  The main RARE page can post all the releases and such daily***

A party crew has been compiled to add some shenanigans for the Saturday night Cocktail Party Meet & Greet .  OHHH Lawd, The right people are in this group.

OK I think that is enough for now.
Please let us know if you have any suggestions or ideas.  This is an event for READERS and Authors.

Don't forget to pick up your FREE Friday night registration ticket if you are going to be in town.

The RARE16 Team

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Hi Ya!
Hope you all had a great weekend .  
We are officially 9 months out , time will fly.  Please make sure to buy your signing tickets, airline/train tickets, and book your hotel rooms.  Rooms go fast in July in Edinburgh normally, add in a few events at the same time it will be tough to secure a room.  

We will be working on an official newsletter to be coming soon along with an online store front to purchase RARE items that are shipped from the UK and the U.S. 

Hopefully you are as excited as we are and we can't wait to see each of you!

The RARE16 Team

Our 3 Star Hotel

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Just 281 days until Edinburgh!! It seems like so far away but time will fly.  RARE16 has had some fantastic announcements lately, the most recent is the fabulous Kresley Cole!!  If PNR isn't your thing she has a Young Adult and a Contemporary series out as well.  CJ Roberts and Deborah Bladon will also be joining us.  

Don't know what to read?  

Soon we will have a suggested reading list posted so you can get as many authors read before the event.  Speaking of , there will be a giveaway for those who read at least 50 authors and post 50 verifiable reviews on Amazon or Goodreads.  


Don't forget to sign up for Outlander Tours so we can go find Jaime Fraser.  

Important Google Forms:

Volunteer Form

Vendor/Blog Request Form:

Author Wait list

Make sure to follow RARE16 on:

Main Facebook page:
Attendee Facebook page:

OK well that is all for now!!  
Amy J

Thursday, September 3, 2015

RARE Montreal - Author seating


If you purchased tickets for you and your friend(s) then YOU are the only one that can pick up the wristbands at registration.

If you sold a ticket and are still attending the event then YOU are the only one that can pick up the wristbands at registration.

If your spouse purchased a ticket for you then you can change the name thru the eventbrite website.

The only time you cannot change a name on the eventbrite is if you have multiple names.  (e.g. I purchased 2 tickets for Amy and me, I cannot change the tickets to reflect both our names.  Eventbrite only allows one name per transaction).

If you are not going to make it to event after all and have sold your tickets then please send me an email at

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Look forward to seeing you all very soon!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Were are LIVEEEE and tickets are only $20 to see 60+ New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors!