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Monday, October 13, 2008

Back from Dallas-Fort Worth...

*yaaaaaawn* Last night, I got home about 1am from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and my fun readers weekend *bg*

It was another fun day yesterday that started out wonderfully... as Eli and I got to sleep in a bit on our Sleep Number beds, lol. And then, we went downstairs to have breakfast with the ladies of Fresh Fiction and some authors... including... Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love!!! How awesome was that? They are two of the nicest and sweetest authors I've met. If I wasn't already a fan of their books I would be now.

Niceness will get you everywhere with me, lol... Which is why I'm now a big fan of Jaye Wells... not of her books, yet... her first release, Red-Headed Stepchild, doesn't release until March 31, 2009 (but, it is now available for pre-order... so go here ;) I did). Red-Headed Stepchild does sounds awesome, though... heck, she had me at fairy porn. See, I bet you're ready to pre-order now, lol. For a blurb, head on over here... now, the blurb doesn't mention the fairy porn, but she did :) And, because the cover is so fab (heck, if I ever dye my hair, I'd love for it to look like this) I must post:



Ooh, I just visited Jaye's website, and looks like she's having a giveaway of some of the goodies she picked up this weekend :) You can visit her site at: www.JayeWells.com Be sure to keep it bookmarked in case she ever decides to put up some fairy porn, lol

Ack, I've been side-tracked, lol... so, breakfast first *yummy*, with some fab authors and readers. Then, Eli and I headed out for a bit... I just had to get my Starbucks fix, lol. We came back in time for the Buns and Roses Tea... and, got to sit at the table of Alisha Paige... turns out I had bought one of her ebooks, Canyon Wolf Bride, and got to buy it in print *g*

Key speaker was Sherrilyn Kenyon, who had me in tears... her speech was just beautiful. She's just very sincere and has a kind heart. I'm very grateful that the first time I decided to attend this event, she was the guest speaker.

The book signing was exhausting, lol... and, as usual, I ended up with more books than I had planned *eek*. I don't even want to look at my bank account, lol.

Before we headed back to Houston, Eli and I got a chance to eat dinner with some friends: Sandi (reader and reviewer for Fresh Fiction), Greta (a fab reader), Nikki Duncan (author, reader, and all around awesome person), and Shelley Bradley (aka Shayla Black, aka the author who had me in tears with Tempt Me With Darkness :p, but as sweet as can be... and she signed my copy of TMWD and The Lady and The Dragon *yay*).

The whole weekend was great... I just love getting together with other romance readers and authors *bg* and I'm definitely looking forward to next year....

I'm really going to have to get Eli to blog and let her tell you how she enjoyed her first romance reader event asap ;)

5 comments:

Greta said...

Ali - it was so nice to meet you last night. I hope we get a chance to see each other again and maybe get to visit some.

Eli said...

So.. I posted a new post. You may like what I post... you may not. =) We will just have to wait and see...

I also wanted to say that I had a wonderfull weekend with you! I'm so glad we went together!

Love you!

Jaye Wells said...

You girls were so fun to hang out with. Thanks for the book pimping. I promise I'll put some faery porn together just for you!

Alisha Paige said...

Thank you for sitting at my table, Ali! I had a blast at Buns and Roses! You and Eli made my day!

Have a beautiful week, my friend!

~Hugs,
Alisha

Kelley said...

Hey Ali! It was great to meet you at Readers N Ritas and Buns N Roses! I was just reading Patrice Michelle's blog and saw the winners for her latest contest and saw "Ali" listed. I wondered if it was you and what do you know, it was! Congrats!