QUESTIONS? Our luncheon chairs for 2014 are Heather LeonardLaura Hayden, and Ali Hubbard. You can reach them at luncheon@

GOODREADS. Join our group here to chat about the luncheon.

TWITTER. Our handle is @SouthernMagicRW, and we use the hashtag #MagicLunch when we tweet about our big day.

FAME. Publishers Weekly romance blogger Barbara Vey was a special guest at our 2013 luncheon. She wrote about her experience here. Thanks Barbara! We hope you'll come back.

STORIED PAST. Our previous keynote speakers include romance greats Linda Howard, Gayle Wilson, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Connie Brockway, Anne Stuart, Jeaniene Frost, and Victoria Dahl.

A LEG UP. After we cover costs, proceeds from the luncheon go back into the Southern Magic coffers. We are the Birmingham chapter of the non-profit organization Romance Writers of America. We use our funds to forward our mission of promoting excellence in romantic fiction and supporting romance writers. You can help by telling other romance readers about our luncheon. We would love to have you as our guests!

Romance Readers Luncheon
Our next Magic Lunch will be served in Birmingham, AL, on November 1, 2014. Scroll down to register!
Our keynote speaker is Sylvia Day. Sylvia 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.

Our welcome speaker is Naima Simone, Southern Magic's 2014 president. Naima writes erotic romance for Ellora's Cave and romantic suspense for Entangled Publishing. New York Times bestselling author Christy Reece says of her work, "Emotional, suspenseful, and sexy, with wonderful characters...Naima Simone has penned the kind of romantic suspense I love to read!"

The luncheon will be held at The Harbert Center, 2019 4th Ave. N., Birmingham, AL 35203.

Free parking in Parking Deck Authority 3 (across the street from The Harbert Center).


10:00 Registration begins

11:00 Doors open for social hour

12:00 Plated lunch, speakers, and door prizes

2:00 Book signing and sales

Attending Authors:

Carla Swafford Lynn Raye Harris Suzanne Johnson
Lexi George Laurie White Ingrid Seymour
Meda White Lexxi Callahan Julie Johnstone
Christine Glover Betty Bolte Larynn Ford
Angela Blount Jillian Chantal C Marie Mosley
Christy Reece Bambi Lynn Hildie McQueen
Katherine Bone Kelly Stone Olivia Gracey
JT Cheyanne MV Freeman Lou Anders
JF Lewis Kim Law Shiloh Walker
Kelsey Browning Pam Mantovani Ella Sheridan
Dani Wade    
Jean Hovey/Stephanie Jones w/a Alicia Hunter Pace
Register now!
Southern Magic Members:
$30 until Aug 31; $35 Sept 1 to Oct 26

Other RWA Members:
$35 until Aug 31; $40 Sept 1 to Oct 26

Non-RWA Members:
$40 until Aug 31; $48 Sept 1 to Oct 26

(All attendees must be 18 or older.)

Registrations Oct 27 and later are not guaranteed admission and will be put on a wait list.
After registering, pay for your ticket via PayPal. Send funds to Or pay via check made out to Southern Magic, Inc., and mail to Southern Magic RWA, P.O. Box 240403, Montgomery, AL 36124-0403.
Questions? Contact the luncheon chairs at luncheon@
Get a room!
Southern Magic has secured a block of rooms at Drury Inn for a special rate. Reserve by September 29!

Click here to reserve online.

Call-in reservation number: (205) 940-9500 (reference #2220686 SOUTHERN MAGIC)

Drury Inn & Suites Southwest aka Lakeshore Location
160 State Farm Parkway Birmingham, AL 35209
Arrival: 10/31/2014 - Departure: 11/02/2014
Room Types: Suite ($179.99), 2 Queen ($137.95), or King ($128.95)
Free Parking

Click here to review hotel amenities and policies.

If booking is full, contact the luncheon chairs at so additional rooms may be added.

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