Monthly Archives: March 2009

And The Winners Are….(Part 3)

Barbara Vey -- March 15th, 2009


Winner’s list continued:  Friday and Saturday

Winner’s will have one week to email me their snail mail addresses (bhbwinner2009@gmail.com).  Please include the name of the author.  If winner does not claim prize in a week, a new name will be drawn. 

Now, the moment everyone has been waiting for…the winners are:

Friday’s Prize Winner

Kathleen O’Reilly - ARC of my August Blaze, Hot Under Pressure. Michel ((A.K.A. Freezer Guy) 

Lacey Alexander  - a copy of her erotic novel Seven Nights of Sin
Christie Craig Toni Blake - a copy of Letters to a Secret Lover and a signed coverflat for her upcoming release, One Reckless Summer Dena
Anne Elizabeth,  Tara NinaDC DeVane,  Lindsay DownsC.H. Admirand -  A copy ofOPERATION: L.O.V.E Megan Kelly Magdalena Scott - I’d like to give away an electronic copy of THE BLANK BOOK. Pam McKenna April Ash - I’ll donate a print copy of my erotic book, Strip Poker for Two as another prize.
Bev
Elizabeth Amber
 - Nicholas, The Lords of Satyr with signed bookmarks
Cathy M
Jennifer Lewis - A signed copy of In the Argentine’s Bed
Kat

Deliah Marvelle - Two copies of Mistress of Pleasure
Samantha Hensch, KCfla
Kat Martin - Autographed copy of Heart of Fire Amy
LuAnn McLane - Driven by Desire for those who like erotic romance  sinoo7 aka Kathy Crouch 
Sandy James - An ebook of my new release Murphy’s Law.  It’s a contemporary romance Susan in AZ
Jenny Gardiner – A copy of Sleeping With Ward Cleaver  Blissful Reader
Julia London - an ARC of my May release, Highland Scandal  Debbie Kaufman
Terri Brisbin - A set of my HIGHLANDER books to your giveaways for the day – TAMING THE HIGHLANDER, SURRENDER TO THE HIGHLANDER and POSSESSED BY THE HIGHLANDER  Blythe Gifford
Amanda McCabeDeb Marlowe and Diane Gaston - A copy of The Diamonds of Welbourne Manor and a Vintage Costume Jewelry "Diamond" brooch.
KimC
Cathie Linz - A copy of BIG GIRLS DONT CRY
Kate Pearce



Diana Groe/Emily Bryan - the complete set of Emily Bryan books DISTRACTING THE DUCHESS, PLEASURING THE PIRATE and VEXING THE VISCOUNT

Tammy M. 

Catherine M. Wilson - Autographed trilogy of When Women Were Warriors  

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Shaila Abdullah - A downloadable Pakistani recipe book, A Taste of Saffron and  excerpt of my 2005 collection of short stories called Beyond the Cayenne Wall. An autographed copy of my new novel Saffron Dreams

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Vicki Lewis Thompson CASUAL HEX

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Jennifer LaBrecque - YULE BE MINE

jody

Rhonda Nelson - BLAZING BEDTIME STORIES. We’ll also throw in a Soapbox Queens bumper sticker and a Soapbox Queens pen, both valuable collector’s items.

Empress of Burford

Meg Waite Clayton - An audio (CD) version of The Wednesday Sisters

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Andrea Pickens - A Copy of The Scarlet Spy 

Anne Elizabeth

Kathy Love w/a B.H. Dark and Julie Cohenan - An electronic copy of Close Encounters

Colleen

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Sela Carson,  M.K. Mancos, Vivi AndrewsMisty Evans - E-book copy of Tickle My Fantasy anthology

April Ash

Marcia James - AT HER COMMAND, in e-book on a mini-CD, which will be around the neck of a stuffed dog. 

Mona H. 

Kate Pearce -A print one "Simply Sinful" my Regency erotic romance 

Jacqueline

Randi Lambert - A copy of my ebook, Rancho de Mucho Caliente

ArkansasCyndi 

Jeanette Green - An ebook and/or print copy of my historical romance novel, The Commander’s Desire

Kendra

Nancy O’Berry - a download of choice for my two novels Having Faith and Holding on to Hope. 

Kimber

Paige Tyler -  Protective Custody - Contemporary Erotic Romance.

Kim S

Several of my fellow Harlequin American authors would like to give away a cyber basket o’ books. 

Ann Roth, Marin ThomasShelley GallowayCathy McDavidMichele Dunaway,Linda Warren, Megan KellyAnn Defee, Cindi MyersLisa RuffLee McKenzieTrish Milburn CrystalGB

 The Sizzling Pens would like to give away a package that contains a signed copy of each of our latest books:

Unleashed, by Lori Borrill Body Check, by Elle Kennedy Fortune’s Chance, by Karen Erickson Full Exposure, by Tracy Wolff Let It Ride, by Jillian Burns Sex By Numbers, by Marie Donovan Wanda

Minnette Meador - a signed copy of The Centurion & The Queen

Pat Cochran

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Jenna Petersen - A copy of Her Notorious Viscount

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Jacquie Rogers - A copy of Down Home Ever Lovin’ Mule Blues

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Ellora’s Cave - Three eBooks (to three winners)

Deb Marlowe, Billie Jo, RachieG

Mari Freeman - An ebook of my novel Birthright

Maureen E 

Cassandra Curtis - One copy of Beneath A Midnight Sea and Song of The Sea (as a bundle since they are books one and two in the same series); and one copy of Black Magic Woman.

Krystal, Bama

Lex Valentine - 2 erotic paranormal romance books, The Wise Guy and Shifting Winds.

Cassandra Curtis

Paige Tyler Protective Custody - Contemporary Erotic Romance


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Eloisa James -  the first three books in the Desperate Duchesses series. Desperate Duchesses, An Affair Before Christmas and Duchess by Night. 

December

Saturday Winners

Publishers Weekly – $150 Gift Certificate for Amazon.com
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Catherine Anderson – An autographed copy of Star Bright and a gourmet basket/tower from Harry and David to one lucky winner. Mona H.
Sophia Nash – "Brunch with Sophia Nash at RWA" 2 copies each of A Dangerous Beauty, and The Kiss    Donna Velleman-LIRW
Christine Clemetson – A paperback copy of my book A Daughter’s Promise
  Debbie Kaufman
Michelle Pillow – a paperback copy of Recipe for Disaster to one winner.    Karen H in NC
Deirdre Knight – A signed copy of Red Fire     Virginia Kantra
Sherrilyn Kenyon – Ash Necklace
Robyn
Melissa Mayhue – Copies of Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband, Highland Guardian, Soul of a Highlander, and A Highlander of Her Own     Fantasy Dreamer
Bob Mayer – Hardcover of DON’T LOOK DOWN and paperback of AGNES AND THE HITMAN mamamattice
Sydney Croft – an ARC of Taming The Fire     TerryS
Jacqueline Diamond  – I’m donating a PDF copy of Touch Me in the Dark,  Gothic love story     Afshan N
HelenKay Dimon – I’d love to donate an ARC of my upcoming contemporary, It’s Hotter In Hawaii   Keira Soleore
Hope Tarr – One signed copy of VANQUISHED
    Virginia Kantra
Diane Whiteside:  I’d love to give away a copy of KISSES LIKE A DEVIL, the latest Devil book. Kwana
Janis Susan May – Copy of Second Chance and Passion’s Choice    sinoo7 aka Kathy Crouch
Energetic SolutionsShotgun Shopping for Tough Times and Still Getting Everything You Want and Over Come the 7 Energies That Zap Your Life, also Meditate  for Peace and Healing CD   VALERIE ANNE FAULKNER
Linsay Sands – Signed copy of Devil Of The Highlands and The Rogue Hunter
   Kat Sheridan
Kathryne Kennedy – An autographed copy of Enchanting the Lady
  cheryl c.
Michele Bardsley – $10 gift certificate to Amazon.com
   LighthouseLady
Francis Ray – A copy of NOBODY BUT YOU   Shell Bryce
Heather Graham – 5 copies of Nightwalker    KCfla   Carmen_R     Liz Kreger    robynl   Monica McCabe 
Margay Leah Justice – A Copy of Nora’s Soul    Ayla
Eileen Dye – an autographed copy of my contemporary romance, Three’s The Charm   Seri
Donna Marie Rogers – A signed copy of There’s Only Been You    Berta Platas
Helen Scott Taylor – A signed copy of my fantasy romance The Magic Knot   Katie S
LuAnn McLane – my new release Redneck Cinderella ( a southern fried fairy tale)     Lisa Hendrix
Angie Fox – first edition, autographed copy of The Accidental Demon Slayer.    Adelle Laudan,
Shades of Romance Magazine – A SORMAG goody bag and a Book Intro Ad.   Dawn P
Lucy Monroe – Lucy Monroe – 3 copies of The Spy Who Wants Me     May  Patrice   Kay Sturm
Elizabeth Amber – Copy of Lyon, The Lords of Satyr with signed bookmarks     Natasha Moore
Curtiss Ann Matlock – a copy each of my reprints due out April 1– COLD TEA ON A HOT DAY and SWEET DREAMS AT THE GOODNIGHT MOTEL
   Jennette Green
Virginia KantraSea Witch and Sea Fever    Christine McKay
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– 2 winners each a copy of IMMORTAL WARRIOR, and one person a galley copy of IMMORTAL OUTLAW    Jusy,    shame
Adelle Laudan – copy of Iron Horse Rider
    Anna Campbell
Doreen Orsini – an autographed copy of No One But Madison    Valerie Oakley
Peggy Webb – A signed copy of ELVIS AND THE DEARLY DEPARTED    Juliet982
Gillian Summers-  copy of The Tree Shepherd’s Daughter
  Colleen
Berta Platas – copy of Lucky Chica
   Devs
From Enos Authors:
Katherine Allred – A galley copy of sci-fi romance, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS David Michael Gerson
Jocelynn Drake – A bound mss. of next book, DAYHUNTER (urban fantasy w/ romance crossover)
    Kay Sturm
Vicki Pettersson – A galley of CITY OF SOULS (also urban fantasy w/ romance crossover).   Cassandra Curtis
Casablanca Authors:
Sharon Lathan – Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy – Two Shall Become One
   Susan in AZ
Michele Ann Young – The Lady Flees Her Lord
   AmyCook
Terry SpearDestiny of the Wolf    Lexie C.
Kendra Leigh Castle – Call of the Highland Moon and Dark Highland Fire    RachaelfromNJ
Cheryl BrooksThe Cat Star Chronicles: Rogue
  pjpuppymom
Judi FennellIn Over Her Head    Pam P
Linda Wisdom – Wicked By Any Other Name     Estella
Loucinda McGaryThe Wild Sight    Mona H.
Marie ForceLine of Scrimmage
  Kat Sheridan
Mary Margret Daughtridge – SEALed With A Promise
  cheryl c. Robin KayeToo Hot To Handle   Carol Burnside
Donna Lea Simpson – Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dark    Mz Betty

Bottom Line:  Thanks to everyone for their well wishes.  What can I possibly do next year?  I’ll sleep on it (for at least 3 days)

And The Winners Are….(Part 2)

Barbara Vey -- March 15th, 2009


Still on Wednesday’s List Cont.

Winner’s will have one week to email me their snail mail addresses (bhbwinner2009@gmail.com).  Please include the name of the author.  If winner does not claim prize in a week, a new name will be drawn. 

Now, the moment everyone has been waiting for…the winners are:

Carol Townend - The Novice Bride
vegasbaby
Annie Burroughs - The Earl’s Untouched Bride
WindStarJes
Georgina Devon - Her Rebel Lord
Ann Roth
Diane Gaston - Scandalizing the Ton
Ruth
Julia Justiss - A Most Unconventional Match
Heather
Ann Lethbridge - The Rake’s Inherited Courtesan
Raelene Gorlinsky 
Patricia Frances Rowell - An Impetuous Abduction
Bonnie Vanak 
Kathryn Albright - The Rebel and the Lady
Judi S
Pam Crooks - The Cattleman’s Unsuitable Wife
Edie Ramer
Wendy Douglas - The Unlikely Groom
Lisa N.
Cheryl St. John - Backlist book of choice
Kim Hughes
Charlene Sands - Western Weddings
Deborah
Kate Welsh - Questions of Honor
Cassondra Murray
Enos books offers:  
A signed galley of Kim Harrison’s newest book (and current NYT bestseller), WHITE WITCH, BLACK CURSE
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A copy of Jonathan Barnes’s new book, THE DOMINO MEN Bev
A copy of Mario Acevedo’s new book, JAILBAIT ZOMBIE Donna MacMeans

Thursday
Ramona Richards - An Inspirational Romantic Suspense Basket: A Murder Among Friends, The Face of Deceit, The Taking of Carly Bradford, 2 titles, a $15 gift card for Starbucks, box of Godiva chocolates and another surpirse. HeidiE
Marianne Mancusi - A copy of BOYS THAT BITE, the first book in my teen Blood Coven Vampire series Freezer Guy
Anne Elizabeth - A copy of Pulse of Power Faye Hughes
Lyn Cote - The Desires of Her Heart Niki S
Lauren Barnholdt - copies of two of my books, TWO-WAY STREET and FOUR TRUTHS AND A LIE. becky Jean 44
Linda Ford - The Road to Love and The Path to Her Heart Edie Ramer
Shelley Adina -  A gift basket packed with fun–the first three books in her All About Us young-adult series, with an ARC for book four, plus chocolate, a T-shirt, and other goodies. vegasbaby
Marlene Perez - Two copies of LOVE IN THE CORNER POCKET VALERIE ANNE FAULKNER, Susan C  and five copies of DEAD IS A STATE OF MIND  WW Michelle, Megan Kelly, catslady, TarotByArwen, VoodooGoddess Janis Susan May - THE LAND OF HEART’S DELIGHT,  Estella
Tracy Garrett –  Copy of Touch of Texas and Touch by Loved
Yami Miko
Sherrilyn Kenyon - Manga Pin Susan C
Emily Ecton - signed copies of Boots and Pieces, The Curse of Cuddles McGee and Night of the Living Lawn Ornaments. katiebabs
Elisha Miranda - YA book THE SISTA HOOD ON THE MIC, A T-Shirt, A Poster and Music CD. Jen McAndrews, LIRW
Cynthea Liu - A copy of THE GREAT CALL OF CHINA www.cynthealiu.com Afshan N
Valerie Anne Faulkner - 2 signed copies of I Must Be In Heaven Judi Fennell, Shelly Burns

From the group THE LAYAS (Los Angeles Young Adult Authors
Sally Nemeth
 – a signed copy of THE HEIGHTS, THE DEPTHS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN Maggie Mae
Susan Casey
 – a signed copy of WOMEN INVENT! TWO CENTURIES OF DISCOVERIES THAT HAVE SHAPED OUR WORLD Andrea AKA Smarty Pants
Cecil Castellucci
 – a signed copy of JANES IN LOVE and BEIGE Candance Levy
Catia Chien
 – a signed copy of TUMBLEWEED IN FLIGHT VOL. 1 Cassie
Cherry Cheva
 – a signed copy of SHE’S SO MONEY Deborah Grace Staley
Ben Esch
 – a signed copy of SOPHOMORE UNDERCOVER Dina
Jordanna Fraiberg
 – a signed copy of IN YOUR ROOM Debbie_D
Amy Goldman Koss
 – a signed copy of POISON IVY WWJan
Cara Haycak
 – a signed copy of RED PALMS RRuin

Kerry Madden – a signed copy of UP CLOSE: HARPER LEE

Maureen E

Lin Oliver – signed copies of ATTACK OF THE GROWLING EYEBALLS and ESCAPE OF THE MINI-MUMMY, Books 1 and 2 of the WHO SHRUNK DANIEL FUNK? series

Angie Jackson
Michael Reisman – a signed copy of the SIMON BLOOM, THE GRAVITY KEEPER audio book

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Carol Snow
 – a signed copy of SWITCH

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Sonya Sones
 – a signed copy of WHAT MY GIRLFRIEND DOESN’T KNOW 

Quilt Lady
Sasha Watson – a signed copy of VIDALIA IN PARIS

Raelene Gorlinsky
Mark London Williams – a signed copy of DRAGON SWORD and a signed copy of TRAIL OF BONES

Seri
Lisa Yee – a signed copy of ABSOLUTELY MAYBE 

Alana Abbott
Alexa Young – a signed copy of FRENEMIES and a signed copy of FAKETASTIC

Jazz
Carol M. Tanzman – a signed copy of THE SHADOW PLACE 

Vicki

Bottom Line:  The Party’s Over (con’t)
The party’s over
The candles flicker and dim r /> You danced and dreamed through the night
It seemed to be right just being with him
Now you must wake up, all dreams must end
Take off your makeup, the party’s over
It’s all over, my friend
-Words by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and Music by Jule Styne


And The Winners Are….(Part 1)

Barbara Vey -- March 15th, 2009


What a wonderful week.  Great food, wonderful entertain, fascinating guests.  My heartfelt thanks to everyone who got involved and I’m extremely grateful for all your support the past 2 years.

Winner’s will have one week to email me their snail mail addresses (bhbwinner2009@gmail.com).  Please include the name of the author.  If winner does not claim prize in a week, a new name will be drawn. 

Now, the moment everyone has been waiting for…the winners are:

Monday

Marjorie M. Liu - $25 Amazon.com Gift Certificate Sarah Basterash
Allison Brennan – 3 copies of the anthology WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE  Christina Cross, Liane Gentry Skye, Becky Carr  Alexandra Sokoloff – a copy of THE HARROWING, one copy of THE PRICE  loretta Cynthia Eden – An autographed copy of IMMORTAL DANGER Ann Marie Natale Stenzel – A complete trilogy:  PANDORA’S BOX, THE DRUID MADE ME DO IT  and BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HEART PLACE Sabrina Luna Angie Fox – A plastic bucket which includes:  A Yankee Candle “Cinnomon & Sugar”, chocolate armadillos, a “Kiss my Asphalt” t-shirt, Autographed copy of THE ACCIDENT DEMON SLAYER and an autographed copy of THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR DEMON SLAYERS lilbighorse Anton Strout – Signed copies of DEAD TO ME and DEADER STILL Cathy Shouse Nancy Haddock -  A copy of LA VIDA VAMPIRE and a $10 Barnes & Noble gift certificates Jennifer
Georgia Evans (Rosemary Laurey) – Two ARCS of BLOODY GOOD and two book bags. Victoria Janssen, AdmiralMikey  Leanna Renee Hieber – Giving away a STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL kit colleen@myartsite Bob Mayer – A copy of AREA 51  Todd Michael Green
Marilu Mann – A signed copy of CHANGING TIMES  JK Coi
Caridad Pineiro – A copy of HOLIDAY WITH A VAMPIRE, DESIRE CALLS and FURY CALLS as well as a CALLING t-shirt Beth C

Marcia Colette – a copy of UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT

Cerri Ellis

Barbara Bretton – Five copies of CASTING SPELLS
Jenn Nixon, Tammy, Donna S, Greta, VoodooGoddess

Samantha Sommersby – Signed copies of first three books in the Forbidden Series – THE CLAIM, THE AWAKENING and THE REVOLUTION Brandy Jones

My Silk and Shadows Group – A gift basket of books and goodies

Rita de Canha

Rowena Cherry – A copy of FORCED MATE

Erin Quinn

Jaye Wells – A copy of RED-HEADED STEPCHILD and a mass market Urban Fantasy of the winner’s choice

Terri W. 
Kathy Love – A signed copy of ANY WAY YOU WANT IT and I WANT YOU TO WANT ME

Autumn D

Dina James  I have three copies of The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance featuring my short story "Play Dead".

gretagarbo, Grace Fonseca, kce1976

C.H. Admirand - E-book, Bridget’s Rainbow

Miriama
Liz Kreger - A copy of Forget About Tomorrow and Promise For Tomorrow.

Karen Ender
Linnea Sinclair - An Intergalactic Bar & Grille Coffee Mug, An "Interstellar Adventure infused with Romance" Coffee Mug, An autographed copy of Games of Command and The Down Home Zombie Blues

Debbie S
Jade Lee - A copy of Dragonborn

onejan84
Stacey Klemstein -  A signed copy of the first book in my science fiction romance series, The Silver Spoon

Terri
Meljean Brook -  Two autographed copies of DEMON NIGHT

CrystalGB, Vivi Anna
Patrice Michelle - A copy of Scions:Revelations

Qwill
Elizabeth Amber - A copy of Dominic, The Lords of Satyr with signed bookmarks

Ashley A
Marianne Stephens - An ebook copy of my romantic suspense, time travel book, "Street of Dreams"

Autumn Daughetee
Mark Henry - I’ll toss a signed set of books into the ring.

RevDeb
Teri Thackston - An ebook copy of Scent of Lavender

Cheryl St.John
Paige Tyler - Copy of  paranormal erotic romance Animal Attraction

Jenny
Karin Shah - Copy of Sci-Fi Romance Starjacked

sinoo7 aka Kathy Crouch
Heather Graham - 5 copies of Nightwalker

Carrie from Wisconsin, Sandi, The_Book_Queen@yahoo, Carrie Zimmerman, Lillie Applegarth

Heather Massey at the Galaxy Express: Moonstruck by Susan Grant, Agent of Change by Sharon Lee & Steven Miller, The Hidden Worlds by Kristin Landon, Eternal Nights by Patti O’Shea,Unraveled by C.J. Barry and Naked in Death by J.D. Robb

Rae
Jody Wallace - Copy of A Spell for Susannah in a cloth giftbag

Minna
Maria Zannini - Download of Touch of Fire (futuristic fantasy with a side of paranormal)

Catie

Bess McBride:  Download of Caribbean Dreams of Love

Lulu

Ann Aguirre - A copy of my book

Eva
L.L. Foster - Autographed copies of Servant: The Awakening, and Servant: The Acceptance

Jia Gayles
Katie MacAlister - Since I’ve been making hand-made journals of late, I would be happy to make one as a party favor for one of your readers.

Karen Lieb
Michelle M. Pillow - Copy of Recipe for Disaster

Whitney
Shereen Vedam - Copy of one of my short stories Daughter of the Sorcerer King

Peggy
Larissa Ione - Copy of Passion Unleased

Scotsgal
Joy Nash – Copy of Immortals: The Crossing

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Amber Polo - A signed copy of Romancing Rebecca

Lisa E
Robin D. Owens a copy of out of print Guardian of Honor and an ARC of Heart Choice 

RF Long
Sherrilyn Kenyon - A Fury Necklace

Tonya Williams

Tuesday

Dianna Love &Sherrilyn Kenyon > - Copy of autographed Phantom in the Night and Dead After Dark Jill James
Brenda Novak - A set of her Last Stand Trilogy  (TRUST ME, WATCH ME, and STOP ME) Sara Hurt  
Gemma Halliday - A copy of my book ALIBI IN HIGH HEELS. Barb P   
Libby Hellmann - a copy of EASY INNOCENCE Dawn (LIRW)
Cheryl Holt - 3 copies of my novel Wendy, Jennette Green, Pamela K. Kinney/Sapphire Phelan 
Heather Graham - 5 copies of Nightwalker CrystalGB, Julie Robinson, WW Jan, Virginia Hendricks, dolphinover
Kay Thomas - A Copy of Better Than Bulletproof Rebecca J Vickery
Christie Craig - ARC of GOTCHA!, Divorced, Desperate and Delicious and Weddings Can Be Murder Dina
Janis Susan May - Copy of  The Other Half of Your Heart Samantha Hensch
Allison Brennan - One set of No Evil Trilogy, One set of Prision Break Trilogy and an early copy of Sudden Death dandan
Monica Burns – Copy of Dangerous and a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card mamamattice
Clea Simon - ARC of upcoming mystery Probably Claws Barb P
Annie Solomon - A signed ARC of One Deadly Sin Linda H
Laura Griffin - 2 autographd copies of upcoming romantic thriller, Whisper of Warning along with 2 Starbucks gift cards for $15 each. jacs, vegasbaby,
Patricia Sargeant - An autographed copy of my romantic suspense, You Belong to Me. Katiebabs
Bob Mayer - A copy of the hardcover of Lost Girls Colleen
Kat Martin - An autographed copy of The Scent of Roses Ayla
Hank Phillipi Ryan - Copy of Prime Time, Face Time and the all new Air Time Brandy Jones
Maddie James - A trade paperback autographed copy of my romantic suspense, A Perfect Escape.  Afshan N
Libby Hellmann - A copy of Easy Innocence Keena Kincaid
Stacey Klemstein -  a signed copy of my latest release, Bitter Pill, which is a mystery. Bev
J L Wilson - 6 mystery books (3 to 2 different winners) Gram, Liza
Shiloh Walker - Copy of Fragile Chris J
Deb Baker - First 3 books in the Dolls to Die For Series. Dolled Up For Murder, Goodbye Dolly and Dolly Departed. Signed. Kimmy Lane
Marie-Nicole Ryan - A copy of Too Good To Be True terrio
F. Paul Wilson Medical thrillers IMPLANT and DEEP AS THE MARROW. Becky

Wednesday

Dorchester will be giving away two 6 month memberships to one of our book clubs.  Readers can choose which book club membership they would like – Leisure or Love Spell romances.  Each month for 6 months they will receive 2 free Dorchester romance titles.  We will also be giving away a goodie basket to 1 lucky reader filled with fun stuff including some Dorchester romance audio books.
Missy Taylor , ReadingIsSoMuchFun, Kelly R 
Liquid Silver Books:  A winners choice, a 3 ebook prize pack and a 2 print book prize pack. (2 winners) Tori Carrington, Faye Hughes Ann Roth – The Pilot’s Woman, the third book in my Halo Island miniseries. Dina
The Writing Playground - One lucky commenter will pick up our gift set that includes: a nifty martini set with 2 glasses and shaker, The Cocktail Bible, strawberry rimming sugar, and a
copy of two Playground releases – Kimberly’s The Secret Mistress Arrangement and Kira’s Whispers in the Dark!
Carol Burnside 
Cerridwen Press:  Two Print Books from any of our imprints
Joelle BB
The Chatelaines - A tote bag full of our books! (Authors Cindy Holby, Emilie Bryan, CL Wilson, Gerri Russell, Joy Nash, Bonnie Banak and Jennifer Ashley)
Cathy M eHarlequin - Jayne Hoogenberk and Malle Vallik from the eHarlequin.com digital team will be offering up 15 Harlequin Party Loot Bags.  Party packs include much sought after 60th Anniversary Nostalgia Calendars, notepads, books, free downloads and other fun stuff. CrystalGB, Sandy Elzie, Jen McAndrews Long Island Romance Write, Sabrina, CHRISTINE, Rita, Leslie Gladnick, Wayne, LaShaunda Hoffman, Carrie from Wisconsin, Maxine, joysann, Gina, Ruth, Robyn eHarlequin Authors:
Kate Walker - Signed books/pens/bookmarks and a heart shaped keyring

Michelle Willingham - Signed copy of Her Warrior Slave, a bookmark and sparkly Harlequin pen
Jusy
Kay Stockham - First 2 titles of Tulanes of Tennessee Series, bookmarks, pens, etc
Jazz
Nancy Warren - Copy of Under the Influence and Speed Dating
Mz Betty 
Liz Fielding - Download of The Bride’s Baby
robynl
Kate Hardy - A copy of The Greek Doctor’s New Year Baby, The Children’s Doctor’s Special Proposal and Surrender to the Playboy Sheikh
Andrea AKA Smarty Pants
Ann Roth - Signed copy of The Pilot’s Woman
Jenna Levitski
Donna Alward - Signed ARC of Hired: The Italian’s Bride
Shari Anton
Lori Borrill - Signed copy of any one of my Blazes
Fantasy Dreamer
Carrie Weaver - Autographed copy of Baby, I’m Yours
Keira Soleore
Amanda McIntyre - Signed copy of Spice, Diary of Cozette, bookmarks
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Holly Jacobs - American Dad Trilogy
BookstoreDeb
Susan Krinard - Three signed books
Maureen E
Margaret Daley - Copy of Poisoned Secrets
Joelle BB
Alice Sharpe - Signed copy of Multiples Mystery and a $5 Starbucks gift certificate
Karen H in NC
Celeste O Norfleet - Signed copy of Young Adult book, Fast Forward
Marilyn AKA Playground Monitor
Ellen Hartman - Signed copy of His Secret Past, coffee mug "Love is no joke. But it sure it funny."
sara hurt
Robin D. Owens Guardian of Honor and an ARC of Heart Change
tine
Cindy Kirk - Copy of Claiming the Rancher’s Heart
Jill James
Maureen Child - eBook download from one of our Download Divas
Seri
Brenda Jackson - Copy of Tall, Dark…Westmorland and a $10 WalMart gift certificate for next book purchase
Danniele AKA Playground Angel
Michelle Hauf - 2 copies of The Devil to Pay
azbuggy, Minna
Margaret Moore - $25 electronic gift card from Amazon
Billie Jo
Lyn Cote - Copy of Her Captain’s Heart
Maria Zannini 
Jillian Hart - signed copies of McKaslin Clan Series Three (9 total books)
Ginger aka robertsonreads
Michelle Gagnon - Signed copy of current release
Meg Waite Clayton
Peggy Webb - Copy of Driving Me Crazy
AmyF
Tori Carrington - Signed copy of A Few Good Men
kh
Merrillee Whren - Signed copies of Four Little Blessings, Mommy’s Hometown Hero andHomecoming Blessings
Ana Aragón
Lindsay McKenna - Signed copy of Dangerous Prey
Afshan N
Debra Webb - Nameless
Megan
Brenda Novak - Stillwater trilogy and $10 certificate for online Diabetes Auction
chekru
Lori Devoti Love is All Around, Love is All You Need, Unbound and Guardian’s Keep
Jusy
Tawny Weber - Does She Dare
peggie
Carly Phillips - Hot Zone Trilogy including Hot Property
Cassie
Jennifer LaBrecque Highland Fling
Anne Elizabeth
Sharon Sala - ARC of The Healer
sinoo7 aka Kathy Crouch
Stephanie Bond - Body Movers
Susan in AZ
Patrice Michelle - Scions: Resurrection
Eden Robins
Michelle Styles - A Christmas Wedding Wager and Taken by the Viking
azteclady
Debbie Macomber - ARC of Twenty Wishes
Karin
Linda Lael Miller - Hardcover of A Wanted Man, hardcover histroical and McKettrick Series Mug
Recipe Queen
Sherryl Woods - Seaview Inn
Autumn D.
Deanna Raybourn - Silent in the Sanctuary
Maggie Mae
Carla Neggers - ARC of romantic thriller, The Angel
HeidiE
Hope Tarr Vanquished
Donna Velleman- LIRW
Rebecca York - New Moon
Sparkle
Heather Graham - Gift Basket
Jenny StG Terri Brisbin - Possessed by the Highlander mamamattice
Joanne Rock - The Knight’s Return
Kammie
Continued on next blog

Bottom Line:  The Party’s Over
"It’s time to call it a day
They’ve burst your pretty balloon
And taken the moon away
It’s time to wind up the masquerade
Just make your mind up the piper must be paid"
-Words by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and Music by Jule Styne

Romance Blowout!

Barbara Vey -- March 14th, 2009

Barbara Vey will come as Tinkerbell
I can’t believe it’s the last day of the party today.  It’s been quite the week.  The paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, horror and urban fantasy group raised the bar high with their vampires,  dragons, champagne and Richard Armitage.   Tuesday the mystery, suspense, thriller, adventure group took over and gave us  Navajo fry bread, chocolate martinis and David Boreanez in a bathtub. The publishers, editors, bloggers, librarians got it on with Dorchester Editor Chris Keeslar bartending, Joysann’s Piggyback Weinie Race and Buttery Nipples.    Thursday brought the Inspirational, YA, Graphic Novels and Nonfiction who’s mariachi band, Ka’Dapple Pie and Kobe the Batdog were a big hit. Yesterday the contemporary, historical, erotica, e-Book, audio group managed to get models, cowboy and a great barbeque in the place along with ballroom dancing and Pin the tail…  So, what’s the best way to finish the week?  With a full out, smackdown, Romance Blowout!  I hope everyone remembered to dress as their favorite literary character today.

I am here as Tinkerbell.  Yes, not quite the literary character you may have been thinking of, but my favorite none less (my online name is Tinkerbarb).  So, let me toss a little pixie dust over the group and get this final fling started!

"Live bats are hanging from the chandeliers (which occasionally tweeter and fly in circles when a guest gets too close to them), black cats are lazing about on empty chairs and the occasional side table, candles have replaced most of the lights and the natural light has created a very calm, mellow mood, shadows are dancing along the walls as the candles illuminate objects and the punch is blood red and looks too smooth to be tomato juice and too thick to be any other kind of juice . . . hmmm," offers Lynsay Sands.

Deirdre Knight is "breaking out the Waterford crystal and pouring unlimited amounts of the finest champagne."  Janis Susan May is, "bringing my special homemade hummus and pita bread, along with some olives and dark red wine.  I’m contributing some more Golden Tip Darjeeling tea, some yummy scones and a big pile of Devonshire cream to put on them."   Kathryne Kennedy warns us, "I would also like to provide: Some fairy dust. Sprinkle with caution. May cause delusion of wings. Do not operate heavy machinery, especially aircraft."

Martini Recipe
Kiss Martini recipe from Adelle Laudan 

Sherrilyn Kenyon has offered up her Dark-Hunters as Security for the party.  Acheron is in charge, but Simi is the one you have to watch out for if you see her with barbeque sauce.  "I’ll be wearing a cute fairy costume to the ball that magically takes me down three dress sizes! And I’ll ask some of my fairies to sprinkle fairy dust on everyone to bring them luck in the casino behind the ballroom," says Helen Scott Taylor.

Sourcebooks Casablanca Authors AKA “Casa Babes got together for some mouthwatering dishes:   Sharon Lathan’s Elizabeth Darcy’s Venison Frumenty for the Discerning Man’s Palette, Michele Ann Young’s Jane Austen’s Favorite Bath Bun!, Mary Margret Daughtridge’s Aunt Lilly Hale Sessoms’ Tipsy Cake, Terry Spear’s Hot & Spicy Spaghetti for Cold Nights & Hot Dates & Wolfish Delight, Donna Lea Simpson’s Magic Mushroom Catsup, Judi Fennell’s Sizzlin’ Sexy Scallops Scallopini~A real treat for the Mer-Minded among us, Robin Kaye’s Safe for Kissin’ Chicken Piccata, Loucinda McGary’s Irish Boxty, Kendra Leigh Castle’s Love Bitten Apple Cake, Cheryl Brooks’ Cat’s Out-of-this-world Cookies!, Marie Force’s Line of Scrimmage Buffalo Chicken Dip Perfect for Tailgating Parties, Linda Wisdom’s Good as Sex Brownies and Beth Cornelison’s Creamy Pecan Pralines.

"I thought I’d bring a little spice. Some Jambalaya. Hope It’s not too hot!" warns Kwana Jackson.  "Cupcakes from magical bookstore Books of Wonder are my addition to every swinging book party. Consider them frosted in rainbow colors and absolutely delicious–not to mention calorie free!" says Melissa Walker.   Curtiss Ann Matlock says, "I’ll send over Jaime Durie from The Victory Garden program and he’ll design you a garden for the day, you know, like one of those thirty-minute television shows."

Jade Lee stops by to say, "Due to the mishaps earlier in the week, I’m bringing a big bowl of Dragon Noodles.  Nothing paranormal or orgasmic at all."  "I am a hard core foodie and so would be happy to bring appetizers or a main course.  I make phenomenal hand made manicotti. And I have a easy peasy Hot Artichoke Dip.  I also have a great group of friends who love to raise the jolly roger and talk up romance both as writers and readers," says reader Santa.

Chocolate covered strawberries
From Heather Graham comes chocolate covered strawberries, a Jacuzzi, champagne and a pack of little cupids to make sure no one boils the lovers in the hot tub and tries to turn the romance into suspense.  Lucy Monroe lets us know, "I brought the tuna casserole, come and get it!"  Catherine Anderson is supply readers with a cheese and wine corner with merlot, aged cheeses, nuts, and fine chocolates.

"I brought coffee and chocolate cake (with lots of cream filling!) from Europe, where my latest historical was set.  Decadent stuff – Hugh Jackmanand you deserve it, too!" says an excited Diane Whiteside.  "I’ll be bringing the World’s Largest Chocolate Fountain — as big as Chicago’s famous Buckingham Fountain.  No skinny dipping allowed.  No kidding <G>. And I’m bringing Hugh Jackman as one of my escorts," promises Cathie Linz.

Michelle Pillow apologizes, "So, after the whole blackened baking incident on Monday, I was asked to bring chips and soda. Funny how the exact same thing happened at a family reunion. LOL Anyway, they’ll hopefully be here shortly."  Catherine M. Wilson says, "As for good eats, I’ll offer a virtual Spring Festival feast including lamb."  "I’ll happily bring bleu cheese stuffed olives to complement all the cyber-martinis we’ll be downing. Dirty martinis, that is,"  says Hope Tarr.   Francis Ray offers "I’d like to bring to the party a strawberry cheesecake.  I love desserts and so do my heroines." 

"My hero Amado would like to send several cases of an excellent Argentine Malbec to lubricate the celebrations on Friday. His housekeeper Rosa will also make a plate of her famous alfajores. Maybe if Rosa drinks enough Malbec she’ll reveal her secret recipe," says Jennifer LewisHelenKay Dimon says, "Will even bring the chips…well, the ones I don’t eat on the way to the party." 

Sparkly pink Tiaras from the Romance DivasKristen Painter tells me, "The Romance Divas will gladly supply everyone with sparkly pink tiaras and fluffy feather boas to wear while they enjoy the case of champagne and endless trays of chocolate-covered strawberries we’ll be sending as well."  "Because I believe that romance never dies, I’m decorating with an entire room from an old mansion haunted by the spirits of Margaret Mitchell and Jane Austen says," promises Jacqueline Diamond.  

"I’ll provide not only the Cherry Bounce, but a really hot designated driver to take home anyone who drinks the Bounce!" says Sydney Croft.  Aimee and David Thurlo tell us, "Our Brotherhood of Navajo warriors will attend, shirtless, of course. And if we’re very, very lucky, we can persuade them to demonstrate a few of their "special skills". No, I’m not saying what those are — I’d rather they each surprise you."  Julie Kenner "Hopes everyone enjoys the hunky surfer dudes!  Summer’s almost here!"

Giveaways: 

Publishers Weekly – $150 Gift Certificate for Amazon.com
Catherine Anderson – An autographed copy of Star Bright and a gourmet basket/tower from Harry and David to one lucky winner.
Sophia Nash – "Brunch with Sophia Nash at RWA" 2 copies each of A Dangerous Beauty, and The Kiss
Christine Clemetson – A paperback copy of my book A Daughter’s Promise
Michelle Pillow – a paperback copy of Recipe for Disaster to one winner. 
Deirdre Knight – A signed copy of Red Fire
Sherrilyn Kenyon – Ash Necklace
Melissa Mayhue – Copies of Thirty Nights with a Highland Husband, Highland Guardian, Soul of a Highlander, and A Highlander of Her Own
Bob Mayer – Hardcover of DON’T LOOK DOWN and paperback of AGNES AND THE HITMAN
Sydney Croft – an ARC of Taming The Fire
Jacqueline Diamond  – I’m donating a PDF copy of Touch Me in the Dark,  Gothic love story
HelenKay Dimon – I’d love to donate an ARC of my upcoming contemporary, It’s Hotter In Hawaii
Hope Tarr – One signed copy of VANQUISHED
Diane Whiteside:  I’d love to give away a copy of KISSES LIKE A DEVIL, the latest Devil book.
Janis Susan May – Copy of Second Chance and Passion’s Choice
Energetic SolutionsShotgun Shopping for Tough Times and Still Getting Everything You Want and Over Come the 7 Energies That Zap Your Life, also Meditate  for Peace and Healing CD
Linsay Sands – Signed copy of Devil Of The Highlands and The Rogue Hunter
Kathryne Kennedy – An autographed copy of Enchanting the Lady
Michele Bardsley – $10 gift certificate to Amazon.com
Francis Ray – A copy of NOBODY BUT YOU
Heather Graham – 5 copies of Nightwalker
Margay Leah Justice – A Copy of Nora’s Soul 
Eileen Dye – an autographed copy of my contemporary romance, Three’s The Charm
Donna Marie Rogers – A signed copy of There’s Only Been You
Helen Scott Taylor – A signed copy of my fantasy romance The Magic Knot
LuAnn McLane – my new release Redneck Cinderella ( a southern fried fairy tale)
Angie Fox – first edition, autographed copy of The Accidental Demon Slayer.
Shades of Romance Magazine – A SORMAG goody bag and a Book Intro Ad.
Lucy Monroe – Lucy Monroe – 3 copies of The Spy Who Wants Me
Elizabeth Amber – Copy of Lyon, The Lords of Satyr with signed bookmarks
Curtiss Ann Matlock – a copy each of my reprints due out April 1– COLD TEA ON A HOT DAY and SWEET DREAMS AT THE GOODNIGHT MOTEL
Virginia KantraSea Witch and Sea Fever
Lisa Hendrix – 2 winners each a copy of IMMORTAL WARRIOR, and one person a galley copy of IMMORTAL OUTLAW
Adelle Laudan – copy of Iron Horse Rider
Doreen Orsini – an autographed copy of No One But Madison
Peggy Webb – A signed copy of ELVIS AND THE DEARLY DEPARTED
Gillian Summers-  copy of The Tree Shepherd’s Daughter
Berta Platas – copy of Lucky Chica
From Enos Authors:
Katherine Allred – A galley copy
of sci-fi romance, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS Jocelynn Drake – A bound mss. of next book, DAYHUNTER (urban fantasy w/ romance crossover) Vicki Pettersson – A galley of CITY OF SOULS (also urban fantasy w/ romance crossover).
Casablanca Authors:
Sharon Lathan – Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy – Two Shall Become One
Michele Ann Young – The Lady Flees Her Lord
Terry SpearDestiny of the Wolf
Kendra Leigh Castle – Call of the Highland Moon and Dark Highland Fire
Cheryl BrooksThe Cat Star Chronicles: Rogue
Judi FennellIn Over Her Head
Linda Wisdom – Wicked By Any Other Name
Loucinda McGaryThe Wild Sight
Marie ForceLine of Scrimmage
Mary Margret Daughtridge – SEALed With A Promise
Robin KayeToo Hot To Handle
Donna Lea Simpson – Lady Anne and the Howl in the Dar

Now for the giveaways.  One comment = one entry.  Winner’s will be posted on Sunday and will have one week to email me their snail mail addresses.  If winner does not claim prize in a week, a new name will be drawn.  So check Sunday’s blog to see if you’ve won.

Any problems posing, please email your comment to barbaravey@gmail.com and I’ll post it for you.

Bottom Line:  I can’t believe this is the last day of partying, but all good things must come to an end….at least until next year. And I’m ending with my 500th blog!

Don’t forget to tell who you are dressed as!
 

2nd Anniversary Bash – Contemporary, Historical,Erotica, E-books, Audio

Barbara Vey -- March 13th, 2009
Ellora
Ellora’s Cave sent over their cover models to help out

I really got a sugar high from yesterday’s group.  Ka’Dapple pie, Cadbury eggs, Peeps and Kobe the Batdog granting wishes.  Well, today’s group is really turning up the heat.  We have Contemporary, Historical, Erotica, E-books, Audio in the house.  So, here’s my story for this category.  I was walking outside with my iPod listening to a thriller and something totally unexpected happened and I screamed out loud!  Yes, people started crossing the street to avoid me.

But now it’s time to let the guests of honor take over the party.

"Oh, excuse me, pardon me, the Harlequin Historical authors are bringing their party things into the hall.  Must move that trestle to make room for Blythe Gifford’s roast ox. Oops, knocked over the rush lamp.  You, lackey there, stamp out that small fire before it blackens the wall hangings."

Kathleen O’Reilly says, “Wander with me over to the whitewashed sand and clear turquoise waters as studly Arrogant Tycoons stroll the beach, searching for that perfect female to lavish with brooding glances and a passionate embrace, perhaps several.  Truffles and champagne at ten."  "I brought some suntan lotion and a hot cabana boy to apply it.  Feel free to pass him – I mean *it* – around," suggests Lacey Alexander.  "I brought the hot alpha heroes from my upcoming Destiny series – ladies, they’ll be happy to give massages, and they’re organizing a touch football game later, so you definitely want a position on the opposing team!" says Toni Blake.

The authors of  OPERATION: L.O.V.E. want you to "Come celebrate the brave men and women in our Military with a BBQ! Fill your plates with potato salad, ribs, corn on the cob…and don’t forget a frosty cold one!"  April Ash wants everyone to know, "I’ll help entertain your guests. Hide your lampshades because I’ll be the one dancing on the tables looking for hats as I sing!   Jade Lee shares, "Due to the mishaps on Monday and Thursday,  I am NOT bringing any dragon eggs.  I am however bringing a DRAGON MONK to party down with.  All energy orgasms are entirely coincidental." Emily Bryan promises to, "send my heroes–Trevelyn, Gabriel and Lucian–over to serve hot h’ordeourves in speedos!"

Marcia James is offering something special, "Since Smokey, my dog logo, will be accompanying me to the party, I thought I would bring some gourmet pet treats for any of our 4-legged friends who might show up.  I guess that would include any shapeshifters in animal form!"  "I’ll bring Tetley tea bags and an electric kettle to make the perfect cup of British tea- I always find that I have to bring my own to parties or else I get all grumpy," says Kate Pearce.

Crown from the Soapbox Queens
Randi Lambert lets us know, "Since my book deals with a 40-something business professional with hot flashes, I’m bringing my secret sauce recipe hot wings!"  Eileen Dye promises, "I make really great expresso."  The Soapbox Queens are bringing "a bevy of shirtless waiters.  Also, we’d like to give you a gift to honor your second anniversary, so we’ve had a special gold crown designed with the Roman numeral II set in rubies, emeralds and diamonds."

Delilah Marvelle says "Only a silver platter will do for my sauteed fois gras with flame bradied apples and roasted garlic smothered with carmelized onions and slivers of melted gruyere.  I also brought along the only thing that could ever taste so equally divine.  A bottle of Dusky Goose Oregon Pinot Noir.  Yes, I went to culinary school.  And yes, I can be bought."  Eloisa James  tells us, "Here’s a yummy Guiness Chocolate cake. Dig in!"

For entertainment, Nancy O’Berry offers, "Since my girls live in a "house" I’ll bring the dancing girls to go with the cabana boys."  B.H. Dark brought the multi-tentacles aliens from the planet Odilia, "Sorry about the slime trails on the hard wood floors.  But they thought the party was lovely, and they’ve partied all over the universe."  The Tickle My Fantasy Writers promise,  "We’ll contribute the fixins for Dirty Witch martinis, and we’ll also bring the poltergeist and our resident supernatural matchmaker for entertainment."  Magdalina Scott lets us know, "I’ll help entertain your guests. Hide your lampshades because I’ll be the one dancing on the tables looking for hats as I sing!" 

Milwaukee Brewers
Joysann’s game of the day:  Pin the Tail on the ….. Use your imagination!

K. Z. Snow brings my kind of fun to the party, "For all sports fans in attendance, I’ve flown in the entire Milwaukee Brewers baseball team from spring training camp."

Here’s the Anniversary Week’s Schedule:

Monday, March 9th:         Paranormal/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Urban Fantasy
Tuesday, March 10th:       Thriller/Suspense/Mystery/Adventure
Wednesday, March 11th:  Publishers/agents/publicist/editors/bloggers/librarians
Thursday, March 12th:     Inspirational/YA/Graphic Novels/Nonfiction
Friday, March 13th:          Contemporary/Historical/Erotica/E-books/Audio
Saturday, March 14th:       Romance Blow Out  (Costume Ball – Come dressed as your favorite character)

Now for the giveaways.  One comment = one entry.  Winner’s will be posted on Sunday and will have one week to email me their snail mail addresses.  If winner does not claim prize in a week, a new name will be drawn.  So check Sunday’s blog to see if you’ve won.

Any problems posing, please email your comment to barbaravey@gmail.com and I’ll post it for you.

Giveaways:

Kathleen O’Reilly – ARC of my August Blaze, Hot Under Pressure.
Lacey Alexander  – a copy of her erotic novel Seven Nights of Sin
Toni Blake – a copy of Letters to a Secret Lover and a signed coverflat for her upcoming release, One Reckless Summer
Anne ElizabethTara Nina, DC DeVaneLindsay Downs, C.H. Admirand -  A copy of OPERATION: L.O.V.E
Magdalena Scott – I’d like to give away an electronic copy of THE BLANK BOOK.
April Ash – I’ll donate a print copy of my erotic book, Strip Poker for Two as another prize.
Elizabeth AmberNicholas, The Lords of Satyr with signed bookmarks
Jennifer Lewis – A signed copy of In the Argentine’s Bed
Deliah Marvelle – Two copies of Mistress of Pleasure
Kat Martin – Autographed copy of Heart of Fire
LuAnn McLaneDriven by Desire for those who like erotic romance
Jenny Gardiner – A copy of Sleeping With Ward Cleaver 
Julia London – an ARC of my May release, Highland Scandal
Sandy James – An ebook of my new release Murphy’s Law.  It’s a contemporary romance
Terri Brisbin – A set of my HIGHLANDER books to your giveaways for the day — TAMING THE HIGHLANDER, SURRENDER TO THE HIGHLANDER and POSSESSED BY THE HIGHLANDER
Amanda McCabe, Deb Marlowe and Diane Gaston – A copy of The Diamonds of Welbourne Manor and a Vintage Costume Jewelry "Diamond" brooch.
Cathie Linz – A copy of BIG GIRLS DONT CRY
Diana Groe/Emily Bryan – the complete set of Emily Bryan books DISTRACTING THE DUCHESS, PLEASURING THE PIRATE and VEXING THE VISCOUNT
Catherine M. Wilson – Autographed trilogy of When Women Were Warriors  
Shaila Abdullah – A downloadable Pakistani recipe book, A Taste of Saffron and  excerpt of my 2005 collection of short stories called Beyond the Cayenne Wall. An autographed copy of my new novel Saffron Dreams
From the Soapbox Queens

Vicki Lewis ThompsonCASUAL HEX
Jennifer LaBrecqueYULE BE MINE
Rhonda NelsonBLAZING BEDTIME STORIES. We’ll also throw in a Soapbox Queens bumper sticker and a Soapbox Queens pen, both valuable collector’s items.
Meg Waite Clayton – An audio (CD) version of The Wednesday Sisters
Andrea Pickens – A Copy of The Scarlet Spy
Kathy Love w/a B.H. Dark and Julie Cohenan – An electronic copy of Close Encounters
Sela Carson,  M.K. Mancos, Vivi Andrews, Misty Evans – E-book copy of Tickle My Fantasy anthology
Marcia JamesAT HER COMMAND, in e-book on a mini-CD, which will be around the neck of a stuffed dog.
Kate Pearce -A print one "Simply Sinful" my Regency erotic romance
Randi Lambert – A copy of my ebook, Rancho de Mucho Caliente
Jeanette Green – An ebook and/or print copy of my historical romance novel, The Commander’s Desire
Nancy O’Berry – a download of choice for my two novels Having Faith and Holding on to Hope. 
Paige TylerProtective Custody – Contemporary Erotic Romance.
Several of my fellow Harlequin American authors would like to give away a cyber basket o’ books.
Ann Roth, Marin Thomas, Shelley Galloway, Cathy McDavid, Michele Dunaway, Linda Warren, Megan Kelly, Ann Defee, Cindi Myers, Lisa Ruff, Lee McKenzie, Trish Milburn
 The Sizzling Pens would like to give away a package that contains a signed copy of each of our latest books:
Unleashed, by Lori Borrill
Body Check, by Elle Kennedy
Fortune’s Chance, by Karen Erickson
Full Exposure, by Tracy Wolff
Let It Ride, by Jillian Burns
Sex By Numbers, by Marie Donovan
Minnette Meador – a signed copy of The Centurion & The Queen
Jenna Petersen – A copy of Her Notorious Viscount 
Jacquie Rogers – A copy of Down Home Ever Lovin’ Mule Blues
Ellora’s Cave – Three eBooks (to three winners)
Mari Freeman – An ebook of my novel Birthright
Cassandra Curtis – One copy of Beneath A Midnight S
ea and Song of The Sea
(as a bundle since they are books one and two in the same series); and one copy of Black Magic Woman.
Lex Valentine – 2 erotic paranormal romance books, The Wise Guy and Shifting Winds.
Paige TylerProtective Custody – Contemporary Erotic Romance
Eloisa James -  the first three books in the Desperate Duchesses series. Desperate Duchesses, An Affair Before Christmas and Duchess by Night.

Bottom Line:  If the Milwaukee Brewers are at this party, it’s now a pajama party…with cleats!

2nd Anniversary Bash – Inspirational, YA, Graphic Novels, Nonfiction

Barbara Vey -- March 12th, 2009

Barbara Walters in Milwaukee
Those publishers and bloggers really showed us how to party yesterday.  I don’t know if Chris Keeslar will ever be the same…poor guy.  Ok, my story this year that would fit this category would have to be in the nonfiction area.  I got to hear Barbara Walters speak about her book, Audition.  She said that she’s "done everything."  So, when I got a chance to ask her a question, I said, "Since you said you’ve done everything, I’d like to know what the last romance book you read and what romance you plan to read next."  Dead silence.  Then she said that she normally reads nonfiction because of all the interviews she does, but when she reads romance,  it’s books by her dear friend, Danielle Steele (let the cringing begin), that she can read in 20 minutes.  Then a couple days later, I get a call saying that Barbara is talking about me on The View as the most unusual question asked on her book tour.

Now it’s time for the Inspirational, Young Adult, Graphic Novel and Nonfiction writers to get involved. 

As a group of writers living so very close to the Mexican border, THE LAYAS (Los Angeles Young Adult Authors) are bringing their favorite mariachi band to entertain the BHB party-going masses, along with a culinary feast including sizzling beef and chicken fauxjitas and bottomless pitchers of piña fauxladas (which were a big hit at the cyber-release party for FAKETASTIC!).

What Joysann?  No game for today?  You’d better put your thinking cap on.  Maybe there will be other suggestions.

Though The Seven apologize to the Inspirational authors for tracking ghosts, demons and zombies into the party (we need their help to set up our snack table…) we hope they’ll forgive us when they get a sip of Regency or Superpowered punch and two flavors of fairy cake to tickle their tongues as they mingle with the rest of the partygoers!

Kobe the wonder dog
Kobe the Batdog granting cyber wishes

"I’ll take care of the teen table!! The kids love the vampire themed cupcakes! (They’re all on Team Edward, here!)" explains Marianne Mancusi.  Deb Logan yells, "PARTY!! I’m bringing balloons. Lots of them. But not just any old balloons–mine are filled with faery dust! The real stuff. Not just the glitter sprinkles you can buy in novelty shops. And the best part? If enough lands on you, you can have one wish. Really. I wouldn’t tease about something as important as faery dust!"


The readergirlz 
say, "We brought the bookmark-shaped cookies–sorry about the crumbs between the pages!"  Deborah Grace Staley lets us know, "I bring Kobe the Batdog who for entertainment will grant cyberwishes.  Valerie Anne Faulkner said "I baked my semi-famous Ka’Dapple Pie and promise you, the flavorful Flaky, melt in your mouth crust will delight your palate. Fresh Jonathon and Rome apples…the delightful aroma of cinnamon…that fills the air when just out of the oven, a dab of fres whipped cream, all served with lots of TLC.  And that’s a promise!" 

Due to the mishaps on Monday, Jade Lee is bringing PICTURES of Dragon Eggs.  Applications for real  eggs must be supmitted to her directly.

Here’s the Anniversary Week’s Schedule:

Monday, March 9th:         Paranormal/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Urban Fantasy
Tuesday, March 10th:       Thriller/Suspense/Mystery/Adventure
Wednesday, March 11th:  Publishers/agents/publicist/editors/bloggers/librarians
Thursday, March 12th:     Inspirational/YA/Graphic Novels/Nonfiction
Friday, March 13th:          Contemporary/Historical/Erotica/E-books/Audio
Saturday, March 14th:       Romance Blow Out  (Costume Ball – Come dressed as your favorite character)

Now for the giveaways.  One comment = one entry.  Winner’s will be posted on Sunday and will have one week to email me their snail mail addresses.  If winner does not claim prize in a week, a new name will be drawn.  So check Sunday’s blog to see if you’ve won.

Any problems posing, please email your comment to barbaravey@gmail.com and I’ll post it for you.

Giveaways:

Ramona Richards – An Inspirational Romantic Suspense Basket: A Murder Among Friends, The Face of Deceit, The Taking of Carly Bradford, 2 titles, a $15 gift card for Starbucks, box of Godiva chocolates and another surpirse.
Marianne Mancusi – A copy of BOYS THAT BITE, the first book in my teen Blood Coven Vampire series
Anne Elizabeth – A copy of Pulse of Power
Lyn CoteThe Desires of Her Heart
Lauren Barnholdt – copies of two of my books, TWO-WAY STREET and FOUR TRUTHS AND A LIE.
Linda FordThe Road to Love and The Path to Her Heart
Shelley Adina -  A gift basket packed with fun–the first three books in her All About Us young-adult series, with an ARC for book four, plus chocolate, a T-shirt, and other goodies.
Marlene Perez – Two copies of LOVE IN THE CORNER POCKET and five copies of DEAD IS A STATE OF MIND 
Janis Susan MayTHE LAND OF HEART’S DELIGHT,
Tracy Garrett –  Copy of Touch of Texas and Touch by Loved
Sherrilyn Kenyon – Manga Pin
Emily Ecton – signed copies of Boots and Pieces, The Curse of Cuddles McGee and Night of the Living Lawn Ornaments.
Elisha Miranda – YA book THE SISTA HOOD ON THE MIC, A T-Shirt, A Poster and M
usic CD.
Cynthea Liu – A copy of THE GREAT CALL OF CHINA www.cynthealiu.com
Valerie Anne Faulkner – 2 signed copies of I Must Be In Heaven


From the group THE LAYAS (Los Angeles Young Adult Authors
Sally Nemeth
– a signed copy of THE HEIGHTS, THE DEPTHS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
Susan Casey
– a signed copy of WOMEN INVENT! TWO CENTURIES OF DISCOVERIES THAT HAVE SHAPED OUR WORLD
Cecil Castellucci
– a signed copy of JANES IN LOVE and BEIGE
Catia Chien
– a signed copy of TUMBLEWEED IN FLIGHT VOL. 1
Cherry Cheva
– a signed copy of SHE’S SO MONEY
Ben Esch
– a signed copy of SOPHOMORE UNDERCOVER
Jordanna Fraiberg
– a signed copy of IN YOUR ROOM
Amy Goldman Koss
– a signed copy of POISON IVY
Cara Haycak
– a signed copy of RED PALMS

Kerry Madden – a signed copy of UP CLOSE: HARPER LEE
Lin Oliver
– signed copies of ATTACK OF THE GROWLING EYEBALLS and ESCAPE OF THE MINI-MUMMY, Books 1 and 2 of the WHO SHRUNK DANIEL FUNK? series
Michael Reisman – a signed copy of the SIMON BLOOM, THE GRAVITY KEEPER audio book
Carol Snow
– a signed copy of SWITCH
Sonya Sones
– a signed copy of WHAT MY GIRLFRIEND DOESN’T KNOW
Sasha Watson – a signed copy of VIDALIA IN PARIS
Mark London Williams – a signed copy of DRAGON SWORD and a signed copy of TRAIL OF BONES
Lisa Yee – a signed copy of ABSOLUTELY MAYBE
Alexa Young – a signed copy of FRENEMIES and a signed copy of FAKETASTIC
Carol M. Tanzman – a signed copy of THE SHADOW PLACE

Bottom Line:  Note to self:  Send Barbara Walters some real romance books.

2nd Anniversary Bash – Publishers, Editors, Bloggers, Oh my!

Barbara Vey -- March 11th, 2009
Chris Keeslar
Look who’s bartending…Dorchester Editor Chris Keeslar

Amazing job yesterday by the mystery, thriller, suspense, adventure writers.  They even managed to solve a mystery while they were at it.  Today’s party is brought to you by publishers, editors, bloggers, publicists and librarians.  My publishing incident this past year happened at the Avon Dinner at RWA when I met Christopher Moore trying to use the women’s room.  Watch video here.  Also, I got to meet the eHarlequin group at a pajama party and you can see that video here.

Publishers in the house and Dorchester has taken control:  Be greeted by hostess extraordinaire Editorial Director Alicia Condon when you arrive.  Senior Editor Chris Keeslar will be slinging drinks at the bar Cocktail-style.  Tigress Jade Lee and Cindy Holby aka Colby Hodge will be running crowd control.  Just past the bar you’ll be able to try some of Tracy Madison’s Bewitching Brownies; just be careful what you wish for afterward! 

The party decorations this year are pretty impressive.  Elisabeth Naughton sent over some ancient Greek wall-sized stone tablets and a very impressive ice sculpture of the three Furies. If you like cards, you should check out the Texas Hold ‘Em tourney Lisa Cooke is running.  Watch out for C. L. Wilson, though.  She’s got a little competitive streak and she even won Christine Feehan’s Texas Hold ‘Em tournament at the Romantic Times Convention last year. 

Jennifer Ashley Jennifer Ashley is struggling to control her Mad Highlander, but he seems to think it’s hilarious to run around goosing people.  Although it does seem like Barbara Vey enjoyed it when he goosed her!  Over on the other side of the party Dorchester Direct Sales Manager, Diane “Smokin’ Hot” Stacy, is spinning tunes.  Any requests?  You can find Manager of Marketing Erin Galloway leading the way to the dance floor with a line of cover models trailing behind her.  She already tried to get some of Nina Bangs’s Gods of the Night to dance, but they just growled at her. 

Make sure to keep an eye out for Angie Fox and her editor Leah Hultenschmidt.  Uninvited demons always seem to pop up when those two are around.  Kathy Bacus, Christie Craig, Jana DeLeon, Gemma Halliday and Leslie Langtry are all hanging out by the sundae bar.  They promised no murder mysteries at Barbara’s party, but with those ladies of Killer Fiction, you just never know….  

Well, now that you know the lay of the land, what are you waiting for?  Join the party!

Joysann has another winning game planned…Piggyback Weenie Bite.  One Partner rides on the back of the other partner and catches a suspended weenie with his/her teeth – again no hands allowed.  The team that bites off the biggest piece of weenie wins.

Buttery Nipple
The Children of the Writing Playground are psyched to be here today to celebrate! We’ve filled the Playmobile with everything we need to stock the bar, including hunky waiters Rafael, Eduardo, Miguel and Raoul to service the partygoers. On the Playground, we have a couple favorite drinks and it just isn’t a party without them. First, Kimberly is behind the bar mixing up her famous Chocolate Martinis. Kira is fixing creamy Buttery Nipples. Danniele has borrowed Maven Linda Howard’s margarita machine and Alex is mixing up the official Playground drink – the Teeter Totter! Step up to the bar or have one of those shirtless hunks bring a beverage to you. Feel free to overindulge – Marilyn has arranged for a limo service to get any of you tipsy ladies home tonight in style.

"Those hunky men walking around? They’re from my own book covers and those of my friends.  Eye candy. Now that you’re salivating, how about some chocolate? Since I love, love, love to cook and bake, I brought a warm chocolate lava cake, topped with freshly whipped cream. Knowing that everyone will no doubt want seconds, I doubled the recipe," says Ann Roth.  Tony (half of the Tori Carrington team) is supplying a batch of his famous Baklava.

Here’s the Anniversary Week’s Schedule:

Monday, March 9th:         Paranormal/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Urban Fantasy
Tuesday, March 10th:       Thriller/Suspense/Mystery/Adventure
Wednesday, March 11th:  Publishers/agents/publicist/editors/bloggers/librarians
Thursday, March 12th:     Inspirational/YA/Graphic Novels/Nonfiction
Friday, March 13th:          Contemporary/Historical/Erotica/E-books/Audio
Saturday, March 14th:       Romance Blow Out  (Costume Ball – Come dressed as your favorite character)

Now for the giveaways.  One comment = one entry.  Winner’s will be posted on Sunday and will have one week to email me their snail mail addresses.  If winner does not claim prize in a week, a new name will be drawn.  So check Sunday’s blog to see if you’ve won.

Giveaways:
Dorchester will be giving away two 6 month memberships to one of our book clubs.  Readers can choose which book club membership they would like – Leisure or Love Spell romances.  Each month for 6 months they will receive 2 free Dorchester romance titles.  We will also be giving away a goodie basket to 1 lucky reader filled with fun stuff including some Dorchester romance audio books.
Liquid Silver Books: 
A winners choice, a 3 ebook prize pack and a 2 print book prize pack. (2 winners)
Ann Roth – The Pilot’s Woman, the third book in my Halo Island miniseries.
The Writing Playground – One lucky commenter will pick up our gift set that includes: a nifty martini set with 2 glasses and shaker, The Cocktail Bible, strawberry rimming sugar, and a copy of two Playground releases – Kimberly’s The Secret Mistress Arrangement and Kira’s Whispers in the Dark!
Cerridwen Press:  Two Print Books from any of our imprints
The Chatelaines – A tote bag full of our books! (Authors Cindy Holby, Emilie Bryan, CL Wilson, Gerri Russell, Joy Nash, Bonnie Banak and Jennifer Ashley)
eHarlequin – Jayne Hoogenberk and Malle Vallik from the eHarlequin.com digital team will be offering up 15 Harlequin Party Loot Bags.  Party packs include much sought after 60th Anniversary Nostalgia Calendars, notepads, books, free downloads and other fun stuff.
eHarlequin Authors:
Kate Walker – Signed books/pens/bookmarks and a heart shaped keyring
Michelle Willingham – Signed copy of Her Warrior Slave, a bookmark and sparkly Harlequin pen
Kay Stockham – First 2 titles of Tulanes of Tennessee Series, bookmarks, pens, etc.
Nancy Warren – Copy of Under the Influence and Speed Dating
Liz Fielding – Download of The Bride’s Baby
Kate Hardy – A copy of The Greek Doctor’s New Year Baby, The Children’s Doctor’s Special Proposal and Surrender to the Playboy Sheikh
Ann Roth – Signed copy of The Pilot’s Woman
Donna Alward – Signed ARC of Hired: The Italian’s Bride
Lori Borrill – Signed copy of any one of my Blazes
Carrie Weaver – Autographed copy of Baby, I’m Yours
Amanda McIntyre – Signed copy of Spice, Diary of Cozette, bookmarks
Holly Jacobs – American Dad Trilogy
Susan Krinard – Three signed books
Margaret Daley – Copy of Poisoned Secrets
Alice Sharpe – Signed copy of Multiples Mystery and a $5 Starbucks gift certificate
Celeste O Norfleet – Signed copy of Young Adult book, Fast Forward
Ellen Hartman – Signed copy of His Secret Past, coffee mug "Love is no joke. But it sure it funny."
Robin D. OwensGuardian of Honor and an ARC of Heart Change
Cindy Kirk – Copy of Claiming the Rancher’s Heart
Maureen Child – eBook download from one of our Download Divas
Brenda Jackson – Copy of Tall, Dark…Westmorland and a $10 WalMart gift certificate for next book purchase
Michelle Hauf – 2 copies of The Devil to Pay
Margaret Moore – $25 electronic gift card from Amazon
Lyn Cote – Copy of Her Captain’s Heart
Jillian Hart – signed copies of McKaslin Clan Series Three (9 total books)
Michelle Gagnon – Signed copy of current release
Peggy Webb – Copy of Driving Me Crazy
Tori Carrington – Signed copy of A Few Good Men
Merrillee Whren – Signed copies of Four Little Blessings, Mommy’s Hometown Hero and Homecoming Blessings
Lindsay McKenna – Signed copy of Dangerous Prey
Debra WebbNameless
Brenda Novak – Stillwater trilogy and $10 certificate for online Diabetes Auction
Lori DevotiLove is All Around, Love is All You Need, Unbound and Guardian’s Keep
Tawny WeberDoes She Dare
Carly Phillips – Hot Zone Trilogy including Hot Property
Jennifer LaBrecqueHighland Fling
Sharon Sala – ARC of The Healer
Stephanie BondBody Movers
Patrice MichelleScions: Resurrection
Michelle StylesA Christmas Wedding Wager and Taken by the Viking
Debbie Macomber – ARC of Twenty Wishes
Linda Lael Miller – Hardcover of A Wanted Man, hardcover histroical and McKettrick Series Mug
Sherryl WoodsSeaview Inn
Deanna RaybournSilent in the Sanctuary
Carla Neggers – ARC of romantic thriller, The Angel
Hope TarrVanquished
Rebecca YorkNew Moon
Heather Graham – Gift Basket
Terri BrisbinPossessed by the Highlander
Joanne RockThe Knight’s Return
Carol TownendThe Novice Bride
Annie BurroughsThe Earl’s Untouched Bride
Georgina DevonHer Rebel Lord
Diane GastonScandalizing the Ton
Julia JustissA Most Unconventional Match
Ann LethbridgeThe Rake’s Inherited Courtesan
Patricia Frances RowellAn Impetuous Abduction
Kathryn AlbrightThe Rebel and the Lady
Pam CrooksThe Cattleman’s Unsuitable Wife
Wendy DouglasThe Unlikely Groom
Cheryl St. John – Backlist book of choice
Charlene SandsWestern Weddings
Kate WelshQuestions of Honor
Enos books offers: 
A signed galley of Kim Harrison’s newest book (and current NYT bestseller), WHITE WITCH, BLACK CURSE A copy of Jonathan Barnes’s new book, THE DOMINO MEN A copy of Mario Acevedo’s new book, JAILBAIT ZOMBIE

Bottom Line: 
Here’s your chance to schmooze with the publishers, editors and others who can make it happen for you, so mosey up to the bar and try not to slur when pitching your book.

2nd Anniversary Bash -Thriller/Suspense/Mystery/Adventure

Barbara Vey -- March 10th, 2009
Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey by popular demand

Well, the paranormal, Sci-Fi, fantasy, horror and urban fantasy authors really went all out yesterday garnering over 500 comments.  I’m still scraping bat dung off the walls.  But now we have the Thriller/Suspense/Mystery/Adventure  writers and let’s see what their idea of a party is and how they stack up against Monday’s group.

This past year my adventure that most closely identifies with this group is when I accidently walked into an Obama rally, thinking it was a Thrillerfest cocktail party and I got to also see Carolyn Kennedy.  See the video here.  Also, there was that incident in my hotel room in New York.  Watch the video here.  And I interviewed David Baldacci (ask me about the elevator incident when you see me) Watch the video here.

Here’s the Anniversary Week’s Schedule:

Monday, March 9th:         Paranormal/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Urban Fantasy
Tuesday, March 10th:       Thriller/Suspense/Mystery/Adventure
Wednesday, March 11th:  Publishers/agents/publicist/editors/bloggers/librarians
Thursday, March 12th:     Inspirational/YA/Graphic Novels/Nonfiction
Friday, March 13th:          Contemporary/Historical/Erotica/E-books/Audio
Saturday, March 14th:       Romance Blow Out  (Costume Ball – Come dressed as your favorite character)

Now, on to the party.  To start the food portion off, Amie and David Thurlo says, "Count on us for traditional Navajo fry bread and mutton stew, steaming hot. Cooking fry bread can be tricky, though, if you don’t get it just right, it’ll come out as flat as a tortilla. Just in case, we’ll bring chile as a side dish."  Sue McKlveen wants to bring, "The martinis…shaken, not stirred.  OH…and tons of coffee, bagels and baked goods.  Gotta have those for a good mystery or adventure."

David Boreanaz
Since we need some FBI help, Agent Booth (David Boreanaz) jumped out of the tub to assist me us.

Dessert from Maddie James,  "I’ll bring some of my famous Sin-a-Mochalicious Chocolate Fudge Brownie Cupcakes".  Janis Susan May says, "Since murder is stressful, one needs lots of food. I’ll bring two more of my Chocolate Sin mousse cakes and a pan of yummy Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies."  Terry Odell says  One of my characters is a gourmet cook; I’ll make sure he brings plenty of food.  He does killer triple chocolate chocolate-chip cookies. 

Cheryl Holt thought, "I was going to bring baskets of oysters—the ultimate aphrodisiac—but I decided that party might get too “wild”.  Christie Craig, "I’m bringing some of those tiny little hotdogs soaked in barbeque sauce, so make sure you bring your bibs."

Chocolate Martini
For those of you who are thirsty, “I brought chocolate martinis – because what’s a party without
something sweet, alcoholic, and drenched in chocolate? " asks Gemma Halliday. 

For entertainment Patricia Sargeant asks, "May I please bring the music?" Of course she doesn’t really say what kind, so we can all be surprised.  WW Ladies Blurber Joyann once again is in charge of the games and today she says, "Pass the Orange – “Without the use of your hands” …   C’mon!  Everyone’s seen Charade with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. "  Libby Hellmann tells me,   "I was able to snag a special performance by Michael Jackson singing Billie Jean, one of the most popular songs from his album (what else?) Thriller!"  Clea Simon says, "I’ve queued the kitty chorus line and they’ll begin their routine as soon as Musetta finishes her nap. I am sorry about the hairballs. Mr. Grey would keep licking at the spangles!  Allison Brennan promises, "I’ll provide one dead body for the Murder Mystery Game.  It’s from the morgue, I didn’t kill him!"

Mick St. John
For the birthday girl, Trish…Mick St. John


Michelle Gagnon lets us know that she’s "bringing along my friends Miss Scarlett, Professor Plum, and Colonel Mustard-hope that’s okay.  The Colonel wants to know if you have a wrench in the Conservatory, if not he’d be happy to provide one…  "High Druid Phil insists that no party is complete without the propler retro ambiance, so here’s a disco ball and wayfarer sunglasses for all partiers," offers Natale Stenzel

Hank Phillipi Ryan is putting quarters into the jukebox for some MYSTERY KARAOKE so check the comments and sing along! Will YOU be part of the lyrics? I’ve also got a special song for Barbara–so keep checking.   The Jungle Red Writers will start the day of "RED" culinary delights off with what else–BLOODY Mary’s–though Rosemary Harris insists on calling them Bloody Rosemary’s. We’re trying to convince Rhys Bowen to make blood pudding, but she’s refusing.  Hank Phillippi Ryan’s  offering a toast to Barbara with champagne and red raspberries…here’s a beautiful glass for you. (Don’t leave fingerprints..

Giveaways:  (1 comment = 1 entry)

Dianna Love &Sherrilyn Kenyon – Copy of autographed Phantom in the Night and Dead After Dark
Brenda Novak – A set of her Last Stand Trilogy  (TRUST ME, WATCH ME, and STOP ME
Gemma Halliday – A copy of my book ALIBI IN HIGH HEELS.  
ref="http://www.libbyhellmann.com/">Libby Hellmann – a copy of EASY INNOCENCE
Cheryl Holt – 3 copies of my novel
Heather Graham – 5 copies of Nightwalker
Kay Thomas – A Copy of Better Than Bulletproof
Christie Craig – ARC of GOTCHA!, Divorced, Desperate and Delicious and Weddings Can Be Murder
Janis Susan May – Copy of  The Other Half of Your Heart
Allison Brennan – One set of No Evil Trilogy, One set of Prision Break Trilogy and an early copy of Sudden Death
Monica Burns – Copy of Dangerous and a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card
Clea Simon – ARC of upcoming mystery Probably Claws
Annie Solomon – A signed ARC of One Deadly Sin
Laura Griffin – 2 autographd copies of upcoming romantic thriller, Whisper of Warning along with 2 Starbucks gift cards for $15 each.
Patricia Sargeant – An autographed copy of my romantic suspense, You Belong to Me.
Bob Mayer – A copy of the hardcover of Lost Girls
Kat Martin – An autographed copy of The Scent of Roses
Hank Phillipi Ryan – Copy of Prime Time, Face Time and the all new Air Time
Maddie James – A trade paperback autographed copy of my romantic suspense, A Perfect Escape.
Libby Hellmann – A copy of Easy Innocence
Stacey Klemstein a signed copy of my latest release, Bitter Pill, which is a mystery,
J L Wilson – 6 mystery books
Shiloh Walker – Copy of Fragile
Deb Baker – First 3 books in the Dolls to Die For Series. Dolled Up For Murder, Goodbye Dolly and Dolly Departed. Signed.
Marie-Nicole Ryan – A copy of Too Good To Be True
F. Paul Wilson -
Medical thrillers IMPLANT and DEEP AS THE MARROW.

Bottom Line: It’s always a mystery to me how I get into the adventures I do, but it is thrilling and sometimes suspenseful.

It has been brought to my attention that some may be having problems posting.  Please email me your comment and I’ll post it for you so you can be entered into the drawings.  barbaravey@gmail.com

2nd Anniversary Bash – Paranormal, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror,Urban Fantasy

Barbara Vey -- March 9th, 2009
Barbara Vey and Adrian Paul
Barbara Vey and Adrian Paul share a special moment

Welcome to the Second Anniversary of Beyond Her Book Bash.  Last year’s party will be be hard to beat, but with everyone’s help I think it will be a huge success. 

Today’s party is sponsored by Paranormal/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Urban Fantasy Writers and they’ve put a lot of work into making sure you all have a great time.  Looking over the past year, I had 2 special moments that would fit this catagory.  First I got to meet Highlander, Adrian Paul and then Stargate’s O’Neill (aka MacGyver), Richard Dean Anderson.  Be still my heart.  You can see Adrian’s video here and RDA’s video here.

Here’s the week’s schedule:

Monday, March 9th:         Paranormal/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror/Urban Fantasy
Tuesday, March 10th:       Thriller/Suspense/Mystery/Adventure
Wednesday, March 11th:  Publishers/agents/publicist/editors/bloggers/librarians
Thursday, March 12th:     Inspirational/YA/Graphic Novels/Nonfiction
Friday, March 13th:          Contemporary/Historical/Erotica/E-books/Audio
Saturday, March 14th:       Romance Blow Out  (Costume Ball)

From Dina James, "I brought and hung the black velvet drapes and brought in those plush burgundy chaise lounges with overstuffed pillows. Well, had them brought in, anyway!  The guys who brought them in are still here, too. I told them they could stay for the party. They muscled those heavy things in…."  Katie MacAlister volunteers to host the Corner of Wicked Women, where all of us who are just a bit too naughty for a polite party can cluster together and ogle the shirtless, kilt-clad waiters. :)

Reader Jacs wants to know, "Oh and may I request from the DJ *you are gonna have a DJ, aren’t you?* to play "Let’s Get it Started’ by the Black-Eyed Peas to kick things off on Monday?  And I left plates, cups, glasses, cutlery and napkins. I had thought about using paper and plastic but this IS a special occasion so nothing but the finest bone china and silverware, along with my infamous crab-dip stuffed mushrooms, with melted cheese on top. And I only use real crab.. Amber Polo would "like to host a Channeler’s Party. That way dead authors and celebrities could stop by and congratulate you."

Richard Armitage
Richard Armitage can’t believe all the great looking women at this party!

WW Ladies blurber, Joysann:  "I’ll organize the Party Games!  I’ll need the willing cooperation of the Cabana Boys, Serving Wenches, and the beautiful cover models, both males and female, as well as that of the guests." 

Monday:  Spin the Bottle – Making 3 circles, one of the male models and cabana boys, one of the femaile models and serving wenches, and one a conbination of both.  Guests may join the circles according to thier sexual preferences…
   

 Nancy Haddock brought Starboods, Minorcan chowder, datil peppers and St. Augustine orange marmalade, Tiki Balloons (latex free), Real flower leis, Jimmy Buffett, Beach Boys and hot surfer dudes. Georgia Evans just walked in with a case of champagne, while C.H. Admirand said, “I’ll bring the tea and scones if someone will provide the raspberry preserves and fresh whipped cream.”   Michelle Pillow says, "We’ll just call these things I made ‘blackened cheese puffs’, well done, er, little hard sausage thingies and ice shrimp.  They’re, um exotic, erm, acquired , uh rocks…Oh, look, whew, I wasn’t the only one in charge of food."  Natale Stenzel wants to add, "High Druid Phil insists that no party is complete without the proper retro ambiance, so here’s a disco ball and wayfarer sunglasses for all partiers.”
   
Linnea Sinclair
appears in the doorway of the party, with a large futuristic-looking gizmo floating on an anti-grav pallet behind her. "Hey, Barbara! I brought the super-dooper Mango-Mojito-Making-Machine from the Intergalactic Bar & Grille, just for your party! Where can I put it? Hey, who wants Mango Mojitos?"  "Here’s some candied apples. Ignore the ones with the teeth still in them. Best not to ask. And please stay away from the cauldron. it was supposed to be good for bobbing, but I think it’s haunted," advises Ann AguirreShereen Vedam says "I’ll bring a dragon and some spells to liven up the day."

Dragon Debbie Mumford will provide the stuffed mushroom appetizers … and the hatchling dragon to flame them every few minutes to keep them warm.  (Better plan to place them well away from your fancy linen napkins — he’s young, so his aim can be a bit off!)  Larissa Ione is "happy to supply the, er, male entertainment in the form of sexy Seminum demons (incubi) for those who are adventurous!”

Marilu Mann wants to know where to put  “A big pot of seafood gumbo, and a passel of sexy shifters.  Oh!  We’ll also throw in a great zydeco band for some musical fun on the blog.”   Caridad Pineiro says,  “Sexy vampires dropping by to celebrate  I thought I’d make some goodies for them.  Who knew you can’t warm up some O negative in the microwave?” 

BrowniesFor dessert, Barbara Bretton made “Sinfully gooey brownie (thirteen ounces of chocolate and over a half-pound of butter in one tiny eight inch square pan) … am I insane? And champagne.  Because everyone knows champagne and brownies are a match made in heaven.” And Cathy Clamp has her own idea for dessert,  " How fun!  Of course, I’ll bring the chocolate fondue fountain (because anything is better with chocolate …including ham and pickle roll-ups!" From Cynthia Eden:  I’ll bring the chocolate, the wine and the vampires!  (Because, really, what’s a party without ‘em?)  Liz Kreger says, "I’ll be donating a few desserts.  The little darlin’ suggested Tiramisu.  I’ll include creme brulee, death by chocolate cake and fresh berry parfait.  I’ll make sure there are enough for 5,000 or 6,000 guests."

ChampagneJade Lee is brining a lovely arrangement of Dragon Eggs.  WARNING:  Please do not press them to any party of your body!  Marianne Stephens tells us to "Save room on your drinks table as I plan to supply a wonderful libation. I’m bringing a killer banana punch we can spike with whatever you like!  "Courtesy of The Galaxy Express, the Lady Space Pirate Brigade presents the ransacked gold bullion of a thousand ships (oh, and a half-eaten can of Pringles)."

Rowena Cherry is bringing  “Some hunks from outer space.  Apart from their six packs, my party will be supplying demon drinks … wicked cocktails and something that packs a punch."  Erin McCarthy and Kathy Love are supplying  “The band … ‘The Impalers’, the sexy vampire band from New Orleans.  Sorry about the stage diving”.  Kathy is also bringing a large vat of Blood Marys and finger sandwiches … yes, those were the band’s idea.” 

L.L. Foster is bringing the highlight clips from “Friday the 13th” movie, guaranteed to make everyone scream! And some spicy pizza rolls.  From Larissa Ione, "I’d be happy to supply the, er, male entertainment in the form of sexy Seminius demons (incubi) for those who are adventurous!

Mark Henry went all out with a special friend to "perform" for her certain enjoyment, and for all of you, of course, but…to a lesser degree.  She’s bold!  She’s brassy!She’s…Toffee Gibraltar, everyone!

Toffee floats into the room on a swirl of pink mist (probably the residue from her last blood meal), rhinestone gown sparking like strobe lights and a wild headdress of rib bones, rubber snakes and a cloud of black tulle.  Her makeup was a tad severe with drawn on brows arched by the McDonald’s marketing department and eye shadow applied in a dunk tank and glittered to look like two fat cupcakes teetering.  "She’d" be vamping it up even if she wasn’t a vampire.  Like any true drag "artiste," Toffee lip syncs her "signature" song for Barbara’s benefit.

"Thank you Mark, for the lovely introduction.  I’d like to add I’m also, in addition to bold and brassy, current, and I think you’ll find…quite relevant.  This one’s for you, Birthday girl."  She places a satin gloved hand on Barbara’s shoulder, face turning wan and serious.  She begins, "All the men come in these places, and the men all act the same.  You don’t look at their faces and you don’t ask their names.  You dont think of them as human.  You don’t think of them at all.  You keep your mind on the money, keeping your eyes on the wall."

Toffee throws her arms wide, sprinkling a shower of glitter over Barbara.  "I’m your private dancer…"  (Ok Mark, I think I need another drink about now).

Long Island Romance Writers were thinking ahead when they offered, "Ooooh! Or, we could drop off a battalion of amazing-looking men on Monday (Fantasy) and not pick ‘em up until Saturday (Romance).  Do you think they’d be in good hands?  This way they could help decorate throughout the week.  Strong, handsome men supplied by LIRW."

Well, I’m heading off to start with the chocolate stuff, then dance my way over to the champagne.  I may have to stop to check on the battalion of amazing-looking men decorations.  Now off you go to mingle, eat, and join in the party.

Below are the list of giveaways for today, but there will be prizes all week.  You just have to leave a comment to be entered to win.  Winners will be randomly drawn.  On Saturday, everyone who posted anytime during the week will be entered to win a $150 gift certificate to Amazon.com from Publishers Weekly.  (One comment = one entry)

Giveaways:

Marjorie M. Liu – $25 Amazon.com Gift Certificate
Allison Brennan
– 3 copies of the anthology WHAT YOU CAN’T SEE
Alexandra Sokoloff
– a copy of THE HARROWING, one copy of THE PRICE
Cynthia Eden
– An autographed copy of IMMORTAL DANGER
Natale Stenzel
– A complete trilogy:  PANDORA’S BOX, THE DRUID MADE ME DO IT  and BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HEART PLACE
Angie Fox
– A plastic bucket which includes:  A Yankee Candle “Cinnomon & Sugar”, chocolate armadillos, a “Kiss my Asphalt” t-shirt, Autographed copy of THE ACCIDENT DEMON SLAYER and an autographed copy of THE DANGEROUS BOOK FOR DEMON SLAYERS
Anton Strout
– Signed copies of DEAD TO ME and DEADER STILL
Nancy Haddock
-  A copy of LA VIDA VAMPIRE and a $10 Barnes & Noble gift certificates Georgia Evans (Rosemary Laurey) – Two ARCS of BLOODY GOOD and two book bags.
Leanna Renee Hieber
– Giving away a STRANGELY BEAUTIFUL kit
Bob Mayer
– A copy of AREA 51
Marilu Mann
– A signed copy of CHANGING TIMES 

Caridad Pineiro – A copy of HOLIDAY WITH A VAMPIRE, DESIRE CALLS and FURY CALLS as well as a CALLING t-shirt
Marcia Colette – a copy of UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENT
Barbara Bretton – Five copies of CASTING SPELLS
Samantha Sommersby – Signed copies of first three books in the Forbidden Series – THE CLAIM, THE AWAKENING and THE REVOLUTION
My Silk and Shadows Group
– A gift basket of books and goodies
Rowena Cherry
– A copy of FORCED MATE g>
Jaye Wells
– A copy of RED-HEADED STEPCHILD and a mass market Urban Fantasy of the winner’s choice
Kathy Love – A signed copy of ANY WAY YOU WANT IT and I WANT YOU TO WANT ME
Dina James I have three copies of The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance featuring my short story "Play Dead".
C.H. Admirand – E-book, Bridget’s Rainbow
Liz Kreger – A copy of Forget About Tomorrow and Promise For Tomorrow.
Linnea Sinclair – An Intergalactic Bar & Grille Coffee Mug, An "Interstellar Adventure infused with Romance" Coffee Mug, An autographed copy of Games of Command and The Down Home Zombie Blues
Jade Lee – A copy of Dragonborn
Stacey Klemstein -  A signed copy of the first book in my science fiction romance series, The Silver Spoon
Meljean Brook -  Two autographed copies of DEMON NIGHT
Patrice Michelle – A copy of Scions:Revelations
Elizabeth Amber – A copy of Dominic, The Lords of Satyr with signed bookmarks
Marianne Stephens – An ebook copy of my romantic suspense, time travel book, "Street of Dreams"
Mark Henry – I’ll toss a signed set of books into the ring.
Teri Thackston – An ebook copy of Scent of Lavender
Paige Tyler – Copy of  paranormal erotic romance Animal Attraction
Karin Shah – Copy of Sci-Fi Romance Starjacked
Heather Graham – 5 copies of Nightwalker
Heather Massey at the Galaxy Express: Moonstruck by Susan Grant, Agent of Change by Sharon Lee & Steven Miller, The Hidden Worlds by Kristin Landon, Eternal Nights by Patti O’Shea, Unraveled by C.J. Barry and Naked in Death by J.D. Robb
Jody Wallace – Copy of A Spell for Susannah in a cloth giftbag
Maria Zannini – Download of Touch of Fire (futuristic fantasy with a side of paranormal)
Bess McBride:  Download of Caribbean Dreams of Love
Ann Aguirre – A copy of my book
L.L. Foster – Autographed copies of Servant: The Awakening, and Servant: The Acceptance
Katie MacAlister – Since I’ve been making hand-made journals of late, I would be happy to make one as a party favor for one of your readers.
Michelle M. Pillow – Copy of Recipe for Disaster
Shereen Vedam – Copy of one of my short stories Daughter of the Sorcerer King
Larissa Ione – Copy of Passion Unleased
Joy Nash – Copy of Immortals: The Crossing
Amber Polo - A signed copy of Romancing Rebecca
Robin D. Owens - a copy of out of print Guardian of Honor and an ARC of Heart Choice
Sherrilyn Kenyon - A Fury Necklace

Bottom Line:  Second Anniversary is traditionally cotton.  I’ll take bed sheets, but could I have about an 800 thread count?