arrc2015_banner_dark_200x200Yes, yes we are.

All four of us Divas are not only signing books at the Australian Romance Readers Convention in Canberra from May 6-8, but we’re also speaking on a variety of panels. Cause we are bloody awesome.

I’m speaking on the Rockin’ Our World panel which looks at rockstar romances and Out of the Closet, a panel about GLBT romances and the issues faced by the characters in them.

Rockin’ Our World

Hot, sensitive and unyielding, rockstars are the wild men (and women) of the contemporary romance scene. For many people their first object of adoration was long haired guy with the mic belting out stories of love, lust, and heartbreak, or the silent and mysterious type strumming his bass. It’s no surprise that rock stars have become such a popular addition to romance readers shelves.

Rockstars can rock a stage, and the readers! Join Lexxie Couper, Nalini Singh, Kylie Scott and Eden Summers as they share their entry point into the rock lifestyle, sources of inspiration, and how they turn a character’s band into a family unit to spawn multiple storylines. What’s next in their series, who do they love reading, and what rock star they would like to rock their world?

Out of the Closet

The panel will explore how queer romances are safe spaces to read and learn about difference and how being able to identify with a queer character in fiction breaks down barriers. We will also discuss the rising popularity of queer romance and its significant similarities with other genre romance. We will be looking at the whole spectrum of queer romance—m/m, f/f, bisexual, trans*, genderqueer, etc. Delegates will leave the session knowing that queer romance is accessible to all.

Bring your pens—there will be book recs!

I’m going to let the rest of the Divas share info about their panels (cause I’m nice like that), but for now I’d like to invite you all to come see us at ARRC. Trust me, this is one fun, friendly convention.

Lexx

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