Halloween Weekend Buzz

Barbara Vey -- October 25th, 2007


When you finally get around to reading this I’ll be on my way to New Orleans.   Home of Saints football and Hornets basketball, the French Quarter, jazz, Mardi Gras, Voodoo, haunted cemetaries, The Cafe Du Monde with mouth watering beignets and piping hot chicory coffee.  Yummmm.  Oh, yeah, also Sherrilyn Kenyon’s K-Con, her fan convention, which is the real reason for my trip (thanks for the invite Sherri).

I’ll be blogging daily from the Vampire balls to the cemetaries, but don’t worry, I have it on good authority that the Dark Hunters will be there in force to protect us.  (But who will protect them from their rabid fans?)

BTW, I also received this email from Berta Platas and thought it was a great idea for the Halloween Week:

Thought you’d get a kick out of this! I’m starting off a Chica Lit Ghost Story Blog Tour on Saturday. I’ll post an original ghost story on my blog with a link to the next ghost story. Five in all!  It’ll be a blast.  Hope you stop by!

Here’s the schedule, with links:

October 27: Berta Platas
October 28: Mary Castillo
October 29: Sofia Quintero
October 30: Kathy Cano-Murillo
October 31: Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez

Great idea to read them with candles lit and drinking some hot cider (or whatever warms your tummy).  Thanks for the heads up Berta.

And because I’m not doing a Your Turn blog this Friday, I’ll tell you now that this week I read The Serpent Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt.  This historical romance has country girl Lucy Craddock-Hayes, meeting her dream man by tripping over his naked, unconscious body (why do these things never happen to me?).  Viscount Simon Iddesleigh is on the trail of revenge when he is savagely beaten, but Lucy is there to nurse him back to health and try to soothe his need for vengence.  What sets this book apart is the interwoven story that Simon tells Lucy (in little snippets) throughout the book about the Serpent Prince.   This enchanting tale keeps you enthralled long after the book ends.  Even though this is the third book (following The Raven Prince and The Leopard Prince), it is a stand alone and the books need not be read in order, but read them all anyway, simply delightful.

Bottom line:  I’ve heard that I might not have to look very far for a naked, unconscious man in New Orleans.  Remember I’ll have my video camera with me, so whatever I see…you see. 

11 thoughts on “Halloween Weekend Buzz

  1. Kristen Painter

    Have a great time, Barbara! My hubby and I love New Orleans – he’s an alumni of of Tulane, so it’s especially one of his favorites. Eat some beignets for me! Man, do I love those things, but I like mine with hot chocolate. Mmmm…

  2. Rika

    Barb, I can’t wait to hear all about it. I know I can count on you to give me the best review of your trip and the Sherri Convention! LOL… Have fun! ~ Rika – bookadesign.com

  3. Lynda/LighthouseLady

    Barb I know I don’t have to tell you to have a good time! You will love the city and I am sure if anyone is looking for you they’ll find you eating beignets, just love them! Have a great time and I look forward to your review.

  4. Berta Platas

    Can’t wait to hear about your NOLO hijinks. I’m sure you’ll have lots to write about! As for naked unconscious guys – well, I’ll save that comment for later! Thanks for posting about out Ghost Blog Tour, Berta

  5. Clea Simon

    Have a blast, Barbara! We’re huge fans of the Crescent City, have been attending Jazz Fest there each spring (yes, post-Katrina, too) for the last, oh.. 18 years! Have fun, know you’re helping out an economy that needs it. Eat some beignets and gumbo, but not at the same time! Clea http://www.cleasimon.com

  6. joysannoh

    Does he have to be unconscious? Anyway, being a northern girl like you, I’ve only once been to NO, and it was for Halloween! The costumes were as might be expected. Catch a pic or two of those, Barb; surely they’ll be out for this weekend. You should wear one too!!!

  7. MaryC

    Thanks so much for posting our Halloween Blog Tour and I’m SO JEALOUS that you read The Serpent Prince! Elizabeth is one of my new favorites and I can’t wait to get this book. Best, Mary

  8. mary s

    Barb–did I ever show you the photos from our Savannah (or was it the New Orleans?) trip, showing a lit presence behind me & Gerry as we stood at the gates of a cemetery on our Ghost Tour at nite? It definitely is not a camera flash!! Wow!

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