August 28, 2014 07:55 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
A little over a month ago, after completing my run-down of the 2014 Romance Novel Convention, I promised my readers some more RNCon themed fun. Well, I've brought you interviews with RNCasanova Kaden James and Mr. Casanova 2014 Weston Bouchér. If you haven't read the interviews yet, be sure to check them out. Both these guys are totally awesome, wonderful people who, IMHO, definitely deserve lots love and attention from my fellow romance readers and writers.:-) Now I'm bringing you a huge RNCon prize package giveaway.
August 27, 2014 05:19 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
I had the privilege of meeting today's Hump Day Hunk at the Romance Novel Convention in July, where he was crowned Mr. Casanova 2014. Being a shy introvert, I tend to be a bit awkward and tongue-tied around incredibly attractive men and usually get overlooked by them in return, so one of my favorite memories of this year's RNCon was this guy taking the time to chat with me at the Book Fair. With it being my first author signing, I was a little nervous, so I was surprised to feel completely at ease talking with him. He struck me as a kind, generous, warm-hearted, and truly genuine person. He was a really great sport and totally into his role as an RNCasanova, providing some blush-worthy answers to the naughty questions being asked during the Dating Game portion of the Mr. Casanova Contest.;-) He has multiple creative talents outside of modeling too. He's equally at home behind the camera as in front of it, and is co-owner of a successful photography business with his wife. In addition to that, he's a gifted singer and songwriter, primarily producing original music for use in television, movies, video games, and commercials. Throughout my interactions with him, I've been thoroughly impressed with his creativity, candidness, and sincerity and hope my readers will feel the same, so without further ado, let me introduce this week's Hump Day Hunk, Weston Bouchér. Weston generously agreed to an interview with me, so I hope you enjoy!
July 21, 2014 08:48 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
The fifth and final day of the Romance Novel Convention was a lazy day for me. The only event that day was the live photo shoot featuring our wonderful RNCasanovas. I was too worn out to put in much effort to get there early, so I didn't end up moseying in until around 1:30 in the afternoon. Needless to say, by that time, two of the Casanovas were already done with their part of the shoot, but I enjoyed observing the remainder of it. I got a little taste of what goes into making all those great photos we see on book covers.
I also got to witness a little bit of fun on set as photographer Bruce Heinsius got in front of the camera to perform his signature flying kick with RNCasanova Weston. To accomplish this he, of course, had to turn the camera over to someone else. At first, that person was my hubs, whose immediate reaction was, “What? Me?” as he found a heavy and no doubt very expensive piece of equipment being placed in his hands. Hubs gave it his best shot, but alas, his finger was not fast enough on the trigger. He decided someone else with more experience should take the reins and handed the camera off to David Nicholl, who after a few tries of his own, finally captured the perfect shot.
July 19, 2014 07:48 PM Posted by juliannadouglas
Day 4 of the Romance Novel Convention mainly consisted of only two big events. From 10 AM to 2 PM was the Book Fair/Author Signing in which I participated. It was my very first in-person appearance as a published author, so of course, I woke up early with nervous anticipation. I finally went down around 9:30 to set up my table, which didn't take long, since I only have one book. Strangely enough, once I finished that task and sat down, I felt cool as cucumber and had no trouble conversing with the attendees who stopped by my booth. In fact, the first person I got the opportunity to chat with was RNCasanova Weston Bouchér. I thought it was very sweet of him to take the time to do that, because he certainly didn't have to. Even though I know he probably chatted with dozens of other ladies that day and throughout the week, it made me feel special. After my hubby had his breakfast, I sent him on a mission to get as many author autographs as possible on my swag bag. About an hour later, his poor introverted self came dragging into my booth exhausted from talking to so many people. I took pity on him and let him man my booth while I went in search of more signatures, which pretty much took up the remainder of my time there. I may not have sold much, but it was a good first experience for me.