I just returned home from the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans and what an amazing time I had. I ran in to many old friends and over the course of the week I made many, many new ones! I must say this was one of the best conventions I’ve been too! Even the hotel food was good.
Over the week I took part of a pub crawl on Bourbon Street, went to visit the warehouse where all the Mardi Gras floats were stored, tasted authentic New Orleans Cuisine, visited two amazing plantations, ate beignets at the famous Café Du Monde, took a horse trolley around the French Quarters (Brad Pitt was in town and I went by his house) and went on a bayou tour where I fed alligators marshmallow. Yeah, I know, who would have thought alligators liked marshmallows!
I also participated in a huge book signing, danced the night away at Samhain’s Saints and Sinners party, had hurricanes at Bourbon Heat, got my beads on Bourbon Street, wore matching sweater with my favorite gal, Nikki Duncan, went to see the mighty Mississippi, took selfies after to many Grenades, hung out with two hotties from the TV series Necrolectric, had breakfast with awesome Invitation to Eden authors at Court of Two Sisters, had some quiet time with other authors where we brainstormed new book ideas, and spent lots of time at the bar!
I was completely exhausted by the time I returned home and when my flight was late in New Orleans, I knew I was going to miss my connector. Even though I was anxious to be home to my family, a delayed flight was out of my control so I simply went with the flow. When I arrived in Toronto, long after my connector flight was on its way to Nova Scotia, I just collected my luggage and prepared to go check with an airline rep. Except they came to me first with a new boarding pass. I tell you, Air Canada is like a well-oiled machine, and now I won’t fly with anyone but them. They told me they were trying to get me on a later flight. So my travel companion and I grabbed a bite to eat and went to check in. At first we weren’t sure the flight had enough room for us, but then we were given tickets! Yay! When I looked at the ticket, I noticed we were in business class. Double yay! OMG, after being treated like a princess—salmon dinner, wine, nuts, more wine, blankets and pillow in my own private first class pod, I have no idea how I’ll ever go back to coach! Talk about the icing on the cake after a wonderful trip.
But now it’s back to reality and working!! But that’s okay, because I’m ready to focus on my new release, FLIRTY in WHISPERING COVE. I LOVE this story so much, and if you’re following the whispering cove series (p.s. Each book is stand alone but it’s a lot of fun to read them all) then you’ll have heard about my awesome Ghost Hunter Sam in SILK in WHISPERING COVE! I hope you’ll all celebrate the release with me, and check it out on your favorite site!
Flirty in Whispering Cove
A summer fling so hot, it can raise spirits…
Home renovation specialist Alexis Miller thought snapping up an old Victorian fixer-upper in podunk Whispering Cove would put her on the fast track to proving herself to her brothers.
She can handle cooling her heels to wait for the right permits. It’s the ghost hunter claiming he needs to spend the night to check out the “cold spots” that’s got her body temperature fluctuating.
When Sam Doherty responds to an emergency phone call to cleanse a haunted house in Whispering Cove, the first thing he notices is how Alexis hides her femininity behind baggy coveralls—and how she wants to cover up the old home’s beauty with modern frills. As a guy who “sees” things others can’t, he sets out to teach her to appreciate the hidden beauty, inside and out.
Scary noises soon send Alexis into Sam’s arms, and when a kiss leads to passionate lovemaking, Alexis wonders if it’s possible to find common ground in this small town. Or, once the house is “clean”, if Sam will disappear faster than a ghostly apparition.
Warning: Contains enough sexual tension to raise spirits and turn any cold spot into a sweltering vortex of heat and passion.
Sounds like a great read. Glad you had a fun time.