Romance Writers of America

Join Romance Writers of America in New York City, July 18–21, for the 2018 RWA Conference at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel.

The RWA Conference is the place where career-focused romance writers meet, mingle, and get down to the business of being an author. When 2,000 romance writers and industry professionals assemble in one place, the sense of community is undeniable.

At the conference, career-focused romance writers can anticipate:

Education and information,
Networking with fellow writers,
Interaction with editors, agents, publishers, booksellers, and other romance publishing industry professionals.

Romantic Times Book Lovers Convention 2018

#RT18 is next week! Here’s where you can find me. I hope you stop by and say hello!

Panic Free Pitching

Pitching your novel is a daunting task. For the unpublished writer, the thought of sitting across from an editor or agent and convincing her/him to read your book is intimidating. Even multi-published authors often break a sweat thinking about pitching a new project. This interactive workshop will cover the basics of writing a successful pitch and offer tips on keeping your cool during your appointment. But pitching doesn’t stop once you’ve acquired an editor or agent. Boiling you book down to its hook is an important skill. Future proposals, ads, and cover copy are just three uses of a good pitch.

SPEAKERS: Rayna Vause, Kate McMurray, Elizabeth North (Dreamspinner Press Executive Director)

EVENT DATE: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:15pm-1:15pm

ROOM: Naples 5

Romance Bar Trivia

Test your knowledge of the romance genre by playing a fun, fast-paced trivia game with some savvy romance authors. Readers will form teams with an author leader and answer trivia about books, movies, and pop culture. Correct answers earn points that can be exchanged for cool prizes like books and gift baskets.

HOST(s): LaQuette, Elle Brownlee, Shae Connor, Amy Lane, Kate McMurray, Rayna Vause

EVENT DATE: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 2:45pm-3:45pm

ROOM: Capri 1

Dreamspinner Autograph Scavenger Hunt

Come join Dreamspinner Press authors for a fast and fun Autograph Scavenger Hunt. The first 100 attendees will receive a beautiful keepsake autograph book. Collect signatures from all the Dreamspinner authors to be eligible to win custom Kindle gift baskets at Saturday’s Fan-tastic Day party.

Event Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018 10am-11am

Room: Capri 1

Devil is in the Details: Ask the Experts

Authors with cool day jobs and tons of research in their back pocket want to answer your questions about criminal justice, medical jargon, and hostage negotiation! Do you have a sticky wicket in your manuscript you’re trying to work out? Want to get some plot bunnies? Just love to hear the details on these subjects? Join our authors for this informative panel!

Speakers: K.J. Howe, Kim Fielding, Rayna Vause

EVENT DATE: Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:30pm-2:30pm

ROOM: Naples 2

Giant Book Fair

Hundreds of authors are here waiting for you! Peruse the aisles, find new authors, meet faves, and pick up books (you can even bring some old favorites to be signed)!

EVENT DATE: Saturday, May 19, 2018 10:30pm-2:00pm

ROOM: Tuscany Ballroom

Demon of Mine Cover Reveal

Demon of Mine
by Rayna Vause
Climbing the corporate ladder can be hell….
As a Collections Demon, Zavier grants his “clients” one wish in exchange for their souls. His job sucks, but once you make a deal with Corporate South, they own you. The trouble is, Zavier’s not a very good Collections Demon, with his tendencies to spurn authority and find loopholes to help deserving clients out of their contracts. He’s under scrutiny from the head of his department, who would quite literally like to see him burn. He just needs to close a simple deal to get upper management off his back. Instead, he meets Ryan.
Ryan is desperately searching for a way to save his dying sister. He doesn’t believe in magic and demons, but he’s out of options. Zavier’s not what he expects in a demon, and even more unexpected is the strong sense of familiarity—very intimate familiarity.
While trying to free Ryan from his contract, Zavier discovers secrets unscrupulous even by South standards. Exposing them could cost Zavier everything, but it might be Ryan’s only hope.
Available for pre-order at
Release Date: 
August 28, 2015


 “What person in
their right mind would text a random stranger and tell him to come to the
middle of a field in farm country?” Zavier rolled his eyes.
“I don’t know. People do stupid things just for shits
and giggles all the time.” The man shrugged, pulling his jacket tighter around
“For that matter, what idiot follows those instructions
unless they have a damn good reason?”
Again the man simply shrugged, then stuffed his hands in
his pockets. “Look, I don’t think it’s unreasonable for me to ask for proof
that you are who you say you are and that you’re actually capable of doing the
things that book said you could do.”
Zavier paused for a moment, considering, impressed by
his guts. Most took his abilities on faith, hope, and a bit of greed. Instead
of turning on the intimidation as he usually did in an effort to keep these
encounters short, he decided to oblige. He balled his fist and squeezed. When
he opened his hand, an orb of electricity danced in his palm. The man gaped and
stumbled back a step. After a moment, his expression changed from fear to
fascination. He stepped closer to Zavier in an attempt to get a better look.
“Can I touch it?” The man inched his hand closer to the
tiny lightning flashes that danced across Zavier’s hand.
“Only if you’re in the mood to be electrocuted.”
The man jerked his hand back, tucking it under his arm.
Zavier stifled a laugh, then turned down the intensity
until the ball dissipated and all that remained were strings of power arcing
between his fingers like a Tesla ball. “Here, touch my hand now.”
The man hesitated, then reached out and placed his palm
over Zavier’s. “Wow. That’s awesome.” Leaving his hand there, seeming to enjoy
the light tingle Zavier’s abilities had generated, the man laughed a warm sound
that rolled through Zavier.
Zavier took a moment to study the hand touching his. He
had long, slim fingers, like those of a pianist and soft, yet slightly
calloused palms. The man’s jacket hid his arms, but the opening revealed a
form-fitting white T-shirt molded to a rather impressive set of abs and a
broad, muscular chest. Very nice. Oh yeah, a night or two with this guy
could definitely improve his mood. Call him shallow, but he couldn’t help but
admire a well-toned body.
Tearing his focus from the guy’s pecs, he scanned upward
to take his first good look at the man’s face. Strong chin, lips made for
kissing, and long, dark lashes that shielded the man’s eyes. Zavier wanted to
see those eyes.
“Convinced?” He spoke a little louder than necessary in
an attempt draw the man’s attention.
The man’s head jerked up. When their gazes met, Zavier
froze. The world stopped spinning as he stared into gorgeous, green eyes.
Something about them tugged at his memory, causing a tingle at the base of his
skull. Zavier shifted his attention to study the rest of the face before him.
He clasped the man’s wrist, preventing him from backing away.
Think dammit, think. You know this face. Vague
irritation churned inside of him at his inability to remember. Sometimes the
rules and regs of demon life sucked, especially the “Swiss cheese memory”
“Hey. Are you okay?”
Zavier’s attention turned back to his potential client,
when both the words and the tugging on his arm finally registered.
“Oh, yeah. Sorry about that.” He released the man, who
took a step back. “So, let’s get on with this.” Zavier stared at the ground as
he stepped back, needing to regroup. Nothing about this assignment was going as
“Uh, sure. H-how do we do this? Do I need to say some
type of special incantation? Offer up more blood?”


“No, just tell me what you want. This is demonology 2.0,
the upgraded edition. We’ve phased out a lot of that old school, bodily fluids


About The Author
Rayna Vause loves to craft romances that mix a little action, a little adventure, and, often, a touch of the paranormal. She’s voracious reader and a perpetual student. Rayna has collected more degrees and certifications then she cares to admit and eventually she’ll probably earn a few more just because. She is a proud geek who injects a little bit of her geeky, tech obsessed soul into every story she writes.


When Rayna isn’t busy make up stories, she’s likely indulging her love of video games. Why? Because playing through the action, adventure, and romance in a role playing game is as good as reading a romance novel and is sometimes great inspiration for her writing. She’s a martial artist having studied American Kenpo Karate. She is also a Disney fanatic of epic proportions.
Rayna is a member of RWA, RRW, and a founding member of Liberty States Fiction Writers. She lives in southern NJ, just a bit outside of Philadelphia and shares a home with a cat who thinks she’s royalty.
You can find Rayna at
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Demon of Mine News

A few updates about my coming release Demon of Mine from Dreamspinner Press.

The book is scheduled to release August 28th!

The official blurb posted to its book page. It’s a fun Paranormal/Urban Fantasy Romance. Check it out!

I’m planning a cover reveal on July 29th. You’d like to be part of it you can sign up by clicking the graphic below.
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Also, I’ll be doing a blog tour between August 28th and September 10th. If you’re interested in being a part of that, again click the graphic below to be taken to a sign up form.
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A Little House Cleaning

I’m converting this page to my news page. This is where I’ll post general updates as to what’s going on with me and my writing.  If you want to stay in the loop about what’s going in with me you can certainly subscribe to this page. I’ve posted a sign up in the sidebar as well. That’s all for now. I do hope you’ll stop in from time to time.