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