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ARRC2015: concurrent session 6B

23 January 2015

arrc2015_banner_light_200x200Here is the next in our series about the panel sessions at ARRC2015. You can find further details on the convention, including the full program and registration links here.

This week we are talking about…

Concurrent session 6B—A rich man’s world

Every romance reader will know there’s just something about the lavish love story that makes us weak at the knees. Exotic locations, proposals in Paris, and opulent encounters wouldn’t be half as much fun without a billionaire beckoning from the bedroom.

In this session, we’ll put our beloved boardroom book boyfriends in the crossfire. Why are readers so devoted to his happy ending? What makes the billionaire’s pursuit of love so delicious? Is it the Armani suit protecting a vulnerable heart? Is it the power and glamour? Is it all the kinky things they can do with a tie?

Join your favourite authors, Jennifer St George, Melanie Scott, Sofia Tate, and Sylvia Day, as we imagine all the things we could do … in a rich man’s world!

The panellists

CS6bJennifer St George is a bestselling romance author whose sexy stories feature courageous, career-minded heroines, strong heroes in glamorous international settings. She has five books published with Destiny Romance. Her latest novel, Tempted by the Billionaire’s Tycoon, was released October 2014. The Convenient Bride won the 2012 NZ Clendon Award and The Love Deception was nominated in the 2013 ARRA Awards in the Favourite Short Category Romance section. Jennifer has been writing for about five years and lives in Byron Bay, NSW.

Melanie Scott writes the New York Saints series for St Martin’s Press, which features three best friends who own the worst team in MLB. Publisher’s Weekly picked book 1, The Devil in Denim, as one of their top 10 Fall 2014 romances. The third book in the series will be out in May. She also writes dark fantasy and urban fantasy as MJ Scott and lives in Melbourne, Australia.

Growing up in Maplewood, New Jersey, Sofia Tate was the perfect Catholic schoolgirl who never misbehaved. If only the nuns could see her now—an author of contemporary erotic romance with gorgeous Alpha heroes, strong heroines who are beautiful both inside and out, and loads of naughty words! Her Davison & Allegra series, Breathless for Him and Devoted to Him, is published by Forever Yours (Grand Central Publishing). She resides in New York City.

Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 40 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 21 countries, with tens of millions of copies of her books in print. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate, and she has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author. Sylvia lives in Las Vegas.


MM bannerConcurrent session 6B, A rich man’s world, is proudly sponsored by Melanie Milburne.

Melanie Milburne is an award winning, bestselling, USA Today author of sixty-four romance novels with Harlequin Mills & Boon.

Melanie is an official ambassador (along with Chris Hemsworth and Eric Bana) for The Australian Childhood Foundation and is as passionate about the needs and protection of children at risk as she is about writing romance.

In 2011 she won the prestigious Romance Writers of Australia R*BY (Romantic Book of the Year). She has been a two-time finalist in the Bookseller Best Award and received an Award of Merit in The Holt Medallion in 2009 and 2014.

Melanie lives in Hobart with her surgeon husband and three miniature black poodles. Her interests (apart from writing and reading anything she can get her hands on!) are walking her dogs along long lonely beaches or in the beautiful Tasmanian bush.


  1. Jeanie M permalink
    26 January 2015 6:06 pm

    This looks great, going to have a hard time working out what to attend 🙂

  2. 24 January 2015 10:01 am

    Can’t wait!!

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