Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Two Videos That Put the Happy in Happy Halloween!

Here are two videos that I think really put the Happy in Happy Halloween!

This is my girls' favorite. Warning! Extremely catchy song! Listen at your own risk! If you're like me, you'll be singing it for weeks.




And this is one of mine! Does anyone remember the contest I held a couple of years ago to see who could name the most classic monster movies with clips in this video?


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Time For Me To Talk About GRL...

...even though I don't want to. Because writing my annual summing-it-up post(s) means that it's over, and that's just sad. :( Time to put it down in writing, though, before I start forgetting details! So here we go! (Pics are mine unless I've indicated otherwise.)


The setting of GRL Albuquerque 2012 (at the Hard Rock Casino in the middle of nowhere) was vastly different than GRL NOLA 2011 (on Bourbon Street in the middle of the French Quarter), but I'd almost have to give the edge to this year's event if someone made me choose one over the other. Why? Well, the events were a lot of fun, the learning curve had flattened, and the venue really bent over backwards for us. In fact, the hotel is the one who put our logo on the floor, all of their own volition. Pretty cool. And Georgie, our event planner liason, was all kinds of fabulous. :)


I got to room with the awesome (and freaking adorable) TA Chase. Above, we're on the balcony of our room catching some sun before things really kicked off. And below we're having lunch with Stephani Hecht, Jackie Nacht and VJ Summers. (An aside--they put green chiles on everything down there. I kind of miss them. Kind of.)






Suffice to say, TA and I spent a lot of time together. LOL. So much so that I think there was a rumor going around that we were having a Twitter-ffaire. I can neither confirm nor deny...


We tried to take to heart the recommended dress code and kept things form-fitting. I found it pretty ironic that a place with such anti-gang policies tat-stamped the inside of our wrists every time we went into a bar.



Everyone here probably knows Jared by now, lol. Here we are meeting the night before things kicked off. I posted this photo on Twitter to defuse the TA rumors, showing that yes, I was hanging out with someone besides her. More about Jared later... :)





The first day was full and fun. It kicked off with Red Hot Pictionary hosted by me and the other ladies of the Unconventional At Best Antho. Will here had the fun of drawing "foreskin" (and his drawing had mild-mannered attendees in the audience yelling out every euphemism you can think of!). Anyone see themselves in the crowd??


 Then he got to read a NSFW excerpt from my story containing the word...and he ROCKED it. (turn the volume down, lol).

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Here we all are with our big banner that TEB nicely had done for us! From left to right, Amber Kell, Stephani Hecht, Carol Lynne, me, TA Chase and Jambrea Jo Jones.



Later on was the opening gala. Here I am with the lovely (and jet-lagged) Clare London. That wasn't my drink, I was holding it for the photographer. I pretty much stuck to beer the whole retreat, lol. No cherries for me!


The day ended on a high note with the second annual Gentlemen's JukeJoint Junket. Not quite as crazy as last year, but the dancing was much easier and everyone made it out on the floor (or up on stage!) at some point! Got this great crowd shot from Ethan.

 
Here's an action shot of Damon Suede and Jared showing everyone how to move to Billie Jean. There's also video on my FB page if you want to see them work it!


And here I am apres-dancing with Ethan and Damon. Apparently Ethan doesn't sweat like we normal people do.



I had a great time one Day One and it surpassed even my hopelessly positive anticipation I'd let build up in my head during the wait for GRL to actually start already!!

I'll continue with Day Two and Day Three soon. :) Sweet dreams, my loves!


Monday, October 15, 2012

20% Off MM Books This Week!! GRL Discount at Total-E-Bound!

Total-E-Bound has announced a great discount for their MM readers for one week only!

To celebrate the 2012 GayRomLit Retreat and our
Unconventional at Best anthology we are giving a massive
20% off all other MM eBooks. The GayRomLit Retreat will be a fabulous convention and we want to make sure that everyone can grab a great book to celebrate the event with us!

What are you waiting for? 
Go ahead, fill your bookshelf (and your ereader). 

The 'Unconventional at Best' Anthology is not included in the offer, sorry...but we are offering ALL other MM eBooks at a massive 20% OFF!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Contest To Win One Hundred Books!


Wow! Elisa Rolle is having an amazing giveaway that I'm a part of along with many other authors attending GayRomLit next week.  First prize is 100 books! Yes, 100! Second prize is the movie eCupid and third prize is the movie Is It Just Me?  It couldn't be simpler to enter to win! Just go HERE to Elisa's blog and leave a comment with your email address on any of her posts from now until Sunday, October 21st (keep in mind she's on Italy time!).
The book I'm giving away is the single of A Ring And A Promise. Make sure to pop over to Elisa's an enter this fab contest before next Sunday!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Dreamspinner Celebrates October with great discounts!



Dreamspinner Press celebrates Halloween in style!

During the month of October, they will be offering the following special discounts.

October 1-4: All eBooks in the Angels and Demons category will be 25% off.

October 5-7: All eBooks in the Shifters and Vampires categories will be 25% off.

October 8-11: All eBooks in the Fantasy, Fairytales and Other Paranormal categories will be 25% off.

October 12-14: All Yaoi eBooks and eBooks by our authors who are attending YaoiCon in Los Angeles will be 25% off.

Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Nessa L. Warin, Shira Anthony, Lori Hawkins, Rhys Ford, Augusta Li, Eon de Beaumont, EM Lynley, Venona Keyes

October 15 - 18: The 2008 Advent set will be available for 44.99 through October 31. It will go out of print on November 1, so don't miss your last chance to get it! All Christmas eBooks will also be 25% off.

October 19-21: All eBooks by authors attending GayRomLit (including me!) will be 25% off.

Abigail Roux, Aleksandr Voinov, Allison Cassatta, Amy Lane, Ana Bosch, Andrew Gray, Anel Viz, Anne Tenino, Ariel Tachna, Belinda McBride, Brita Addams, Charlie Cochet, Christopher Koehler, Clancy Nacht, Clare London, Damon Suede, Devon Rhodes, Eden Winter, Edmond Manning, Ellis Carrington, EM Lynley, Eric Arvin, Ethan Stone, Felicitas Ivey, Hayley B. James, Heidi Cullinan, Isabelle Rowan, Jacob Z. FloresJamie Fessenden, Jana Downs, Jeff Erno, Jackson CorddJonathan Treadway, J.P. Barnaby, Karenna Colcroft, Kate McMurray, KC Burn, Kiernan Kelly, Kim Fielding, Lara Brukz, Lissa Kasey, Lori Toland, Lorraine Ulrich, Marguerite Labbe, Marie Sexton, Michael Murphy, MJ O'Shea, PD Singer, Piper Vaughn, Poppy Dennison, Rhys Ford, Rick R. Reed, Rowan Speedwell, S.A. Garcia, Scotty Cade, Shae Connor, Shira Anthony, SJD Peterson, Sue Brown, T.A. Webb, T.C. Blue, Thursday Euclid, Trina Lane, Venona Keyes, Xara X. Xanakas, Zahra Owens.

October 22-25: All Foreign Language titles and audiobooks will be 25% off.

October 26-31: All eBooks in the Ghosts and Spirits category will be 25% off.