It’s Sunday and I have been back from GRL in Atlanta a whole week but it feels like only yesterday. How does that happen? I still have one small suitcase to empty, my swag bag contents are scattered across parts of the kitchen table like so much titillating, lovely fall debris. And I have yet to take all my books and stack them close to the bed for reading. Sigh. I have an awful feeling that I will open the suitcases to pack for GRL in Chicago next year only to find the remnants of GRL Atlanta still laying inside ready to be put away.
It was an outstanding conference. So many wonderful authors, publishers, bloggers, and readers to meet and talk with. Amy Lane, Shira Anthony, JP Barnaby, Lynn Lorenz, Venona Keyes, Marguerite Labbe, Wade Kelly, RJ Scott (making the journey from the UK), Mary Calmes, Jessica Freeley, Kaje Harper, Anne Tenino, Laura Harner, Tom Webb, Katey Hawthorne (my roomy), so many more. I know I will kick myself when I realize who I have left out. Oops Keturah from Riptide, Dolorianne from Wilde City, Kris Jacen, editor extraordinaire from MLR, ack my brain cells are running out….My head and thoughts swirl under all the great people I got to see and meet there. TJ Klune and Eric Arvin got engaged in a tearful and heartwarming engagement in front of a Q & A audience to our delight. The Heaven and Hell Ball saw so many great costumes from the sublime to the silly and everything in between while the gorgeous Atlanta city lights twinkled as our backdrop. That is Edmond Manning (King Perry)to the right and the sexy Drake Jaden, porn star and model for the cover of JP Barnaby’s Painting Fire on the Air (Survivor Stories #2). Be still my heart! I don’t know who that funny person is in the Queen of Hearts wig and outfit! lol. From Heidi Cullinan, Reese Dante ,Ethan Day , Teresa Emil ,Carol Lynne , and Damon Suede , thanks for organizing a great conference.,They made GRL memorable for me and everyone else I talked to. I can’t wait for GRL in Chicago next year!
I will probably still be packed for it.
Now I am so excited for the week ahead as I am trying something new here. Next week is Pulp Friction Week at Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words and a multiple book contest to go along with 4 great authors and 4 wonderful intertwined series. The Pulp Friction group consists of Havan Fellows, Lee Brazil, LE Harner and TA Webb. They got together (I will let them tell it in their own words) and decided to write a group of serialized stories reminiscent of pulp fiction that interconnected through a group of tightly bonded men. I have slowly been reviewing each series at four books a piece. Now it all culminates in a fifth book each and a guest post from each corresponding author. A review of the fifth book follows the author’s post in the afternoon. This is how our week shakes out.
Monday, October 28: Havan Fellows and Wicked’s Way series
Review of Wicked Truths (Wicked’s Way #5)
Tuesday, October 29: Lee Brazil and Chances Are series
Review of Chance In Hell (Chances Are #5)
Wed., October 30: L.E. Harner and Triple Threat series
Review of Duplicity (Triple Threat #5)
Thurs., October 31: T.A. Webb and City Knight series
Review of Darkest Knight (City Knight #5)
Friday, Nov. 1: Pulp Friction Wrap up, Announcements, and
Winners of the book contests
Saturday, Nov. 2: October Summary of Reviews
To be entered into the contest, just leave a comment on any post this coming week and you will automatically be entered one of four books being offered up by the authors.