Howdy Y’all!! (My Texas Adventure!)

Well I know this is really late! I mean it’s been almost a month since I got back from Grapevine, Texas and survived Book Bonanza 2019!

First off, this was by far the largest book/author convention I have been to.  It was so well orchestrated and organized!  The Bookworm Box and all the volunteers did an amazing job!  The venue for this was epic! The Gaylord Hotel and Convention Center was a true Texas experience!

Now I have to tell you, this was sooooo overwhelming to me, this was my first year going, and I have been to other book/author events so I thought “No problem, I am organized, I have my list of authors”. Boy the first day just blew my planning out of the water….that first day I was like a fish out of water…I swear I was wandering around aimlessly for the first hour just trying to get my bearings….but found them I did!!

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Day One….

This was the first “full day” of signing when I was the most lost!  But after pulling myself up by my bootstraps I got on the ball and met some fantastic authors!

From top left….

R.C. Boldt – This fantastic author actually recognized my blog! (as you can see I shamelessly pimp out my blog with my apparel!) She came up to me and was just amazingly sweet and so, so kind!!

L.B. Dunbar – This lovely lady!! I am sure she probably thinks I am a certified stalker by now! I have seen and talked to her at at least 3 different signings…(the first one doesn’t count because it was my first and I was a hot mess…couldn’t say ANYTHING to any author…) She writes books that are amazing and her latest trope is “Over 40 Romance” for gals like me! (I actually gave her a crown dubbing her the queen of over 40 romance!)

Avery Flynn – Love, love, love her stories!  She was so gracious and I was blessed to have met her!

Stylo Fatome – She is a new to me author and I fell in love with her work hard!! I totally made an ass outta myself by mistaking her assistant as her! I apologized and Ms. Fatome was still willing to take a photo with me! Thank you!!

Melanie Harlow – Holy hell this woman is beautiful! You know when you see the author photo’s on book covers and their “official” photos and think there is no way they look that good all the time? Well I can tell you that Ms. Harlow is gorgeous! I love her work and she is amazing!!

Middle row…

Willow Winters – Now Ms. Winters was not there as an author but as a vendor! She was selling her lovely Book Lover’s boxes, but I couldn’t waste the opportunity to see her and hug her!! I am a part of her street team and I just had to love on her!

Bottom row…

Lauren Rowe – Another poor author who must think I am stalking her! I have seen her at least twice and will be seeing her again in Vegas!  She gives the best hugs and I just didn’t want to let go!!

Dylan Allen – She was one of my must see authors at this signing!  I love the fact that she recognized me (even before the signing, we ran into each other in the hallway of the convention center) and she gives AMAZING hugs!! If you ever get the chance…do it! Love her work and love her…enough said!

BB Day Two

Day Two

Top row…left to right…

Ilsa Madden-Mills – Another unicorn author for me! She was one of the first authors to quote my reviews in her newsletter (talk about a fangirl moment!) She was lovely and just wow!

Amy Daws – New to me author, I haven’t read her YET…my TBR list is forever long, but I follow her on IG and she is hilarious! She is just as funny in person as she is online! Got a good laugh!

Kendall Ryan – What an amazing person! I am lucky enough to work with her on her new stories and I love her writing! Fangirl moment for sure!

Aly Martinez – Well this tall drink of water was beautiful both inside and out! Her books are amazing and she was one of my must see authors!

Lisa Renee Jones – Another must see author for me! I love the intrigue and mystery in her stories and she was absolutely gracious!!

Karina Halle – Unicorn author alert! This lady’s stories are amazing and I was so looking forward to meeting her!

Middle row…

Kate Stewart – Another absolute must see author for me! The poor volunteer working her line got to know me really well (I was pacing back and forth until my number was up!) Ms. Stewart is amazing, her writing has moved me like no other! I even got a little misty when I was talking to her! She was amazing! And her selfie game is on fire!

JD Hollyfield – Another fab author that I have met a few times.  Every time seeing her is just a delight! Her books are fantastic!

Bottom row…

Daisy Prescott – A new to me author, I can’t wait to dig into her story for Smartypants Romance!! She was so nice!!

April Wilson – Another new to me author that I am going to start following! I can’t wait to read her story of Smartypants! She too is a tall drink of water and her history is amazing!

T.M. Frazier – Last but certainly not least!! Huge fangirl moment! And her husband was the sticker ninja! LOL! She is beautiful both inside and out! The reader in front of me gave her a cute pair of bowtie earrings and right then and there Ms. Frazier put them on and was so gracious!

 

I got to “meet” more of my book friends, the peeps I meet and talk to on social media, to finally sit down for dinner with them, have drinks and talk…well I have no words to express my happiness!

So while overwhelming, this trip to Book Bonanza was absolutely amazing!! Such a great event and after all said and done they raised over $80,000 for charity!! If you ever get the chance to go to this event, DO IT! I am so glad I did!

 

Big News!! BB Easton’s 44 Chapters About 4 Men is Coming to Netflix!!!

 

I HAVE HUGE NEWS!

BB Easton’s bestselling 44 Chapters About 4 Men Series has been adapted into a new 8 episode TV series, SexLife, and is coming soon to Netflix!

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READ BEFORE YOU WATCH!

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44 CHAPTERS ABOUT 4 MEN SYNOPSIS:

School psychologists aren’t supposed to write books about sex. Doing so would be considered “unethical” and “a fireable offense.” Lucky for you, ethics was never my strong suit.

After spending years trying to spice up my sex life, I gave up and took to my journal. Perhaps my gorgeous, cold, number-crunching husband simply wasn’t capable of the kind of passion I’d come to expect. After all, my ex-boyfriends–a tattoo artist turned U.S. Marine turned motorcycle club outlaw, a baby-faced punk rocker out on parole, and a heavy metal bass player–were every bit as tattooed and testosterone-fueled as the leading men in my favorite romance novels. If I couldn’t have that kind of passion again in real life, I could at least write about it. Right? Nobody had to know. It would be my little secret.

Well, guess what? My husband read that sh*t.

And guess what else? He upped his f*cking game.

Drunk with power and under the dubious advisement of my best friend and colleague, I began testing the limits–crafting journal entries specifically designed to manipulate Ken’s behavior. For the most part, he responded beautifully…except when he didn’t.

ABOUT THE 44 CHAPTERS SPIN-OFF SERIES:

Because BB Easton had so much fun writing her best-selling, award-winning memoir, 44 CHAPTERS ABOUT 4 MEN, she decided to give each of her four men his own steamy stand-alone novel. In SKIN, SPEED, STAR, and SUIT, BB takes you back in time to the late ‘90s and early 2000s to tell the outrageously wild, shockingly sexy, deeply emotional, and as always, wickedly funny backstories for Knight, Harley, Hans, and everyone’s favorite husbot, Ken.

ABOUT BB EASTON:

BB Easton lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, with her long-suffering husband, Ken, and two adorable children. She recently quit her job as a school psychologist to write books about her punk rock past and deviant sexual history full-time. Ken is suuuper excited about that.

For more information on BB Easton visit: https://www.artbyeaston.com

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2019 North Iowa Book Bash!!

Oh I know how late I am with this post, but let me tell you, I won’t ever forget my first trip to the North Iowa Book Bash!

I am already planning a road trip for next year!

First off I have to say, road tripping with my momma was phenomenal! We had a blast!

 

I got to meet some amazing authors! Samantha LindHeidi HutchinsonMira Lyn KellyJD Hollyfield and Harloe Rae!  I also got to meet book cover model and a really nice guy Zack Salaun.

The 80’s themed afterparty was amazing and with the help of Heidi, Zack, Kati, and author Jennifer Ann we were able to recreate the iconic movie The Breakfast Club! Heidi had the idea and she ran with it! I was so honored to help out by dressing up as the basket case! (Totally my thing!)

This was my first book event of the year and certainly not my last!! Stay tuned for more of my adventures here!!

My next event post will be coming soon! I promise!