And since I compared AADNOLA to a class reunion I would have to say that these authors were the Class Clowns: Nicole Peeler, Jaye Wells, Kristen Painter, Mark Henry & Dakota Cassidy
They authors had me laughing so freaking much that I stalked them during the panels and meals.
|Jen, Marcela, Julie & me|
After checking in on Wednesday afternoon I got to meet a few fellow bloggers. (Jen @ Red Hot Books, Marcela @ The Bookaholic Cat & Julie @ Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks)
|Jen, S. Day & me|
One of my 1st author siting was Syliva Day. And I don't care what Jen says, I did NOT scream Stomp vs Romp at her. She's not even part of the event. I asked her but the timing didn't work out. I was trying to keep Jen from tackling her, since she is a huge fan after reading Bared to You.
|Marcela, Julie, Sarah, Jen & m|
Juile mentioned her recap post that the Hurricane was an acquired taste....Yeah well NOLA might be famous for the drink but I've had WAY better. This one just tasted like cherry kool aide.
Then there was the meet and greet where I got to meet some more bloggers and authors.
YAY. Loupe from Hot Listens! AWESOME lady!!
|with Laurie London|
Why does my head look freakishly large next to Laurie London's?! She was so nice even though she is on the STOMP side of Stomp vs Romp. LOL
|OMFG It's Kelly Meding!!!|
|with The Obscured Vixen|
Thursday morning and I had a fangirl moment in the coffee shop in the hotel when I saw Jeaniene Frost waiting in line to get breakfast. I looked over at my room mate and told her "that's Jeaniene Frost" and she said I know. We both did a quite squeal. I told her that I would not be that person that bugs an author while they are trying to eat. So I walked away before I could tackle Frost. LOL But I did get to eat at her table for lunch later in the day. YAY!
|Author sandwich with J. Frost & P. Palmer|
Reading - Supernatural NOLA
There was a few more authors listed for this reading but they got double booked with field trips so Ms. Johnson had to cover the hour alone and she did a fantastic job. She was really nice and after hearing her read and talk about her book, Royal Street I knew that I would be grabbing a copy at the signing later in the week.
|bit fuzzy but with Nicole Peeler|
Panel - World Building
Pamela Palmer, Kristen Painter, Jessa Slade, Nicole Peeler, Jae Lynne Davies, Melanie Card
Peeler called her world building "lazy". She was a hoot!
Panel - Odd Paranormals
Jaye Wells, Lia Habel, Nicole Peeler, Theresa Meyers, Mark Henry, Boone Brux
Again Peeler, Wells and Henry were the cut ups of the group.
Panel - The Alpha/Beta of PNR and UF
Kelly Meding, Suzanne Johnson, Diana Rowland, Carolyn Crane, Theresa Meyers, Melanie Card
Reading - Menage
Sophie Oak, Cat Grant, BA Tortuga, Tilly Greene
My room mate went on a field trip so I just kind of wondered around with Shari from Delighted Reader and we walking into this reading. I had no idea what the reading was on and it became quite clear really fast that it was on Menage.
There was one reader in the audience that go so wrapped up in the reading that when B.A. Tortuga got to the "I'm pregnant" moment she yelled "oh fuck" real loud and then said sorry afterwards.
Panel - The Dark Humor Side of UF
Mark Henry, Carolyn Carne, Erin Kellison, Dakota Cassidy, Jaye Wells, Adrian Phoenix
This was one of the funnier panels that I attended. Henry, Wells and Cassidy should take their show on the road. Effing hilarious!
Panel - Zombies
Lia Habel, Mark Henry, Keep the Tip - Diana Rowland, Li and DeBeaumont
Best line in this panel was a joke from Rowland. "What did the zombie say to the hooker? You can keep the tip."
Panel - Menage
Joey W. Hill, Samantha Kane, Cat Johnson, Brynn Paulin, Stephanie Julian, B.A. Tortuga.
B.A. Tortuga stole the show on this panel. She is funny. All the other authors hated following her on the Q & A part. She is just a down to earth Texan that tells it like it is.
|With Amanda Carlson|
Panel - Lunar Shifters and others
Eliza Gayle, Diana Castilleja, Cynthia Eden, Katie Reus, Bronwyn Green, Lacie Nation, Amanda Carlson
I totally went to the panel just to hear what Amanda Carlson had to say. All the ladies on this panel was super nice and they love them some fur!
Panel - Urban Fantasy
Kristen Painter, Jess Haines, Kelly Gay, Suzanne Johnson, Jeaniene Frost
Another super fun panel. I think the funniest part was where the discussion turned to the difference between UF and PNR covers. Basically if there's man boob then you are reading a PNR.
Oh and the part where Frost talks about a 10 inches cock was fun too. LOL
|with Jen @Twimom227|
After hearing that Jen @ That's What I'm Talking About with Twimom227 was at AADNOLA but not seeing her I finally got to meet her before dinner on Friday night.
Saturday a group of us meet Rachel from Parajunkee for breakfast. It was great meeting her and getting to hang for a bit.
Lia Habel, Melanie Card, Mark Henry (Daniel Marks), Kelly Keaton (Kelly Gay), Leanna Renee Heiber
I'm not a huge YA fan but if it's paranormal themed and it grabs my attention I'll give it a try. After listening to these authors read from their books I bought Kelly Keaton and Melanie Card's books at the signing that followed. The only reason I didn't get Mark Henry's YA book is because it doesn't release until October but I'm so getting that book bitches! (Velveteen)
Books I bought at the signing:
Authors that were robbed at the signing!
There was an ordering problem or miscommunication. But for whatever reason a few of the authors didn’t have books at the signing. The two I was really looking forward to buying their books and getting them signed was Kristen Painter and Nicole Peeler. Luckily for me Painter had one copy left of Bad Blood from her personal stash and she was so nice to sign it and give to me.
And I brought a copy of Eye of the Tempest from home for Peeler to sign. So I did get their signatures but it sucked for others that wanted them or who might have wanted to try these authors out that have not had the pleasure of reading them before. (And it is a pleasure to read these two ladies. If you have not add them to you TBR list!!)
A few shout outs:
The Jeep Diva (BAAAHHH!!)
Picky Me (Don’t forget the floss!)
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List of Authors (so far)