May 02

New this week, updated attending authors, and more!

Welcome!

For all of you that have signed up for #mblu2017....welcome! I am thrilled to have you joining us for another fun filled weekend. So, I have a couple things to share with you.

#MBLU2017 needs you! Sign up to be a signing author for this amazing event. Contact me for more details! Author signing closes June 1 so don't delay.

http://www.midwesternbookloversunite.com

Also, we have decided to add a SATURDAY NIGHT SOCIAL to the schedule for all of those that will be arriving at the hotel on Saturday. This small intimate event will consist of food, drinks, games, and fun! Here are the initial details, of course, all of these are subject to change as we organize and plan.

Where: Lumber Jack Saloon - Stoney Creek
When: Saturday September 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
What to expect? We are in the early stages of planning this but as of right now, plan on enjoying food and drink with some of your favorite authors and readers. Attendee will be responsible for all food and drink purchases. We will have Cards Against Humanity and other board games as well as some prizes.

Attending Authors!!!

We are pleased to welcome the following authors to MBLU2017. We have author spots available but they are filling up fast so be sure to contact me with any interest.

CJ Bower
Anna Brooks
Mari Carr
Elle Christensen
Jen Cousineau
Lila Dubrois
Amy Gregory
Molly McLain
Chris Merrill
Ashlynn Monroe
Erin Nicholas
Ginger Ring
Michele Shriver
C.M. Steel
Shelli Stevens
Valerie A Twombly
Tara Vasser
R.L. Weeks / K.L. Roth
April Zyon

and more!!!

I really hope to see you at #MBLU2017!

Feb 17

MBLU is back and coming to La Crosse, WI in 2017!!!

Author spots still available!
Please contact me if you are interested in attending as an

author and I’ll get all the information to you. Thank you!

Are you a reader? Well, #mblu2017 has a FREE book signing and a river boat scenic tour from 3:30 – 5:00 with pizza and all you can drink beer and soda for only $22/person. There will also be a full cash bar for those that prefer something else. More information is on the home page. Space on the boat is very limited so please sign up quickly if you are interested in joining us. Thanks!

 

Dec 06

MBLU 2018 Interest!!

**** READERS AND AUTHORS ****

Would you like to see MBLU come back in 2018? If so, please let me know! We’re working on a comeback!!

Fill out the interest form HERE

 
 

Jun 28

Ever wonder why MBLU is 4 days long?

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A lot of signings are only 1 day or a few hours but MBLU is a 4 day convention. Are you wondering why? It’s simple! LOTS of fun with your favorite authors and readers. Instead of just going to the author’s table and getting your books signed and a picture you get to actually hang out with the authors during panels where they talk about their books, writing, and other book related subjects, during games that are played that they are hosting, parties, dancing, costume parties, release parties, and more! MBLU’s attending authors are excited to get a chance to get to know your better as a person. We still have a HUGE book signing with all the authors and we’re also organizing a cover model ally where you can hang out, meet, and get pictures taken with some of the industries best cover models. Everyone who joins us at MBLU is bound to have an amazing time! Sign up today!!!

Jun 21

========>>> READER TICKET SALE <<<========

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FULL REGISTRATION READERS
ONLY $129
INCLUDES:
All convention events from Thursday – Sunday
Welcome bag filled with swag from attending authors
Full color signing book
3 Meals

 

WEEKEND READER
ONLY $99

INCLUDES:
2 MEALS
Friday night dinner and event
All events on Saturday
Multi-Author book signing
Sunday morning farewell event
Welcome bag filled with swag from attending authors

 

Don’t miss out on this epic weekend with friends and authors! So many amazing things planned!
Check out the schedule for more information!

Apr 20

======= > FLASH SALE – TODAY ONLY <=======

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It’s my birthday so I’m feeling generous! Sign up for ‪#‎MBLU2016‬ via the website and pay, as soon as I see your payment come through I’ll send you a $34 refund!! That’s a total of $84 off regular price!!! Today only!! Don’t delay!!!

REGISTER HERE

Apr 12

*** Reader Registration Open ***

*** Reader Registration Now Open! ****

 

Reader registration is officially open and you can save $50 by registering before July 1, 2016.

Enjoy your choice of full conference (Thursday – Sunday), reader weekend (Friday PM – Sunday) or the FREE book signing that’s open to the public from 10:00 – 12:00 on Saturday.

More information and registration is HERE

*** Author spots still available ***

If you are an an author and would like to join us for the epic weekend with readers and fellow authors, there are still spots available. They are limited to please do not wait too long.

Information HERE

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Mall of America Scavenger Hunt on Saturday October 22
More info coming soon!

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I hope you can join us for this amazing event!

Check out the current attending authors list HERE. More added every day!

Feb 14

Author Registration Open!!

October 20-23, 2016
#MBLU2016
Author Registration is open!

Sign up today and join 49 of your fellow romance authors for an epic weekend. As an author you’ll not only enjoy the numerous events throughout the weekend but you’ll get a chance to connect with your readers and to share your books with new readers. At MBLU we strive to provide an intimate environment with lots of opportunity to build relationships with readers and fellow authors.

With your registration you’ll get your own 7′ table at the multi-author book signing (Free to the public), entry to all events throughout the conference, 3 meals, and lots of goodies and swag. You’ll also get a chance at lots of various sponsorship opportunities.

I really hope you’ll consider joining us!

 

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Note to Readers:

If you’re interested in attending, reader registeration opens on April 1, 2016. Fill out the form HERE and I’ll email you the day they go live so you don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity.

Jan 18

Update on Robert and Jamie, our 2015 Pets for Vets match

We just received a very beautiful email from Robert. He wanted to say thank you to everyone involved in the fundraiser that helped him get Jamie. He also wanted to let us know that Jamie is officially spoiled and is the perfect addition to their family. She even gets along with the other family furbabies which include a cat and 3 ferrets. Both her and Robert and happy and doing well.

Here is a picture of Jamie now.

 

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We will continue to keep you updated on his and Jamie’s progress.

Dec 31

Pets for Vets: The story of Robert and Jamie

MBLU proudly presents to you, Robert and Jamie, our 2015 sponsored pet/vet match provided in whole by the authors and readers of MBLU2015. Thank you so much to all of you for your generosity and kindness and a special thank you to author Sloan Johnson for being a representative of MBLU to witness this match and bring us their story.

When we load up our bags and head to a book signing, we don’t often think about anything beyond getting through the weekend. Whether attending as a reader or an author, it’s all about getting together and having a good time. But MBLU was about so much more than that.

At some point last summer, there was the opportunity for authors to chime in on what charity we should raise money for. The winner was one I’d never heard of: Pets for Vets. Now, it’s a group I wish was in every area of the country because I’ve seen first hand how much good they do.

When I found out the Pets for Vets chapter we were helping was in Madison, I offered to do anything needed down here since it’s my hometown. Leagh sent me a message the week before Christmas, telling me she had the match day. Luckily, I only had a few days to wait before I got to see firsthand what our group had done.

I’m going to put myself out there now, because I think it’s important for everyone to know. When I talked to the coordinator from the local chapter, she told me there were certain things Robert, the vet, didn’t want to talk about, including his injuries. That statement helped form the misconception already in my mind.

When I walked down the stairs of the VFW, I was met by three people getting the room ready for the match ceremony. I assumed we were still waiting on Robert to arrive. Nope. He was crouched behind the table trying to attach a banner to nothing.

“This is our vet,” the coordinator told me as she made introductions. I looked him over and realized just how wrong I was. I’d assumed he’d be young (a recently disabled vet) and that his injuries would be significant. Honestly, he looked a lot like anyone his age might.

“Don’t tell anyone,” he said as he shook my hand.

“That you had to set up your own party?” I asked, confused by his statement.

“No, that I’m a vet,” he responded with a laugh. I didn’t ask if he was joking, because I’m pretty sure he was.

Even now, I don’t know what his injuries are, how he was injured, or even when he served. Why? Because once I was in that basement, none of that mattered. The people who needed to know do know.

Robert was giddy with anticipation. We’re talking kid on Christmas morning excited. He sat at the front of the room with his eyes closed while they brought Jamie into the room. And when he opened his eyes… the love at first sight seriously made my eyes water.

There were a ton of pictures taken as Randy, the trainer, talked to Robert about his new companion. Jamie couldn’t have cared less about anything that was going on; she was too busy exploring the bags of toys and treats.

There was very little fanfare. There were only a handful of us in the basement. The entire event took less than an hour, because Randy had to follow Robert home so he could help get Jamie settled in there.

As we walked up the stairs, Robert asked me to thank everyone from MBLU and let you know how much it means to him that we raised the money so he can have a companion dog. Most of you will never know Robert as anything more than a picture, but I can guarantee, every single author, blogger, reader, and volunteer has a very special place in his heart because he’ll think of you when he’s playing with Jamie. This is why I love MBLU. Because it’s something more. Because it’s about giving something back.

-- Story provided by Author Sloan Johnson --

Here is a video of Robert and Jamie's match day

Thank you again to everyone who helped make this happen for Robert and Jamie. You not only made this Vet's quality of life better but you also rescued Jamie from a shelter and gave her a home where she will be loved and needed. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts.

MBLU 2016 is gearing up for another successful conference where we will be raising money for another pet/vet match. If you are interested in donating to this amazing cause but are unable to attend the conference in 2016, please contact Leagh at info@midwesternbookloversunite.com

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