Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Divas Ride The Storm

Your Voyeur on the scene here, ready to make my first report. Holy Moly! What a day I had yesterday! I didnt get to the hotel until about 7pm { poor karen didnt get there till sometime around 11 due to storms in Dallas-she definitely needed a drink after a seven hour delay! } and I walked into different world. Though I hear the Marriot had slightly better accommodations, I'm used to Quality Inns and La Quintas-so color me impressed by the Hyatt. The bar and major gathering place was directly in the center of the hotel as Cookie and I arrived, a balcony wall above it glowing with projected pictures of books, the balls that were coming up this week etc. Very cool.
Women were everywhere. Many in cowboy hats, several in bunny ears, one already wearing a fairy costume.
It was so wonderful to see my friend and the author of one of RT's reading picks for the summer, Eden Bradley {LaLichi lol} after all these months of phone calls and emails. As I'm sure many of you know-she's even more beautiful in person. And right beside her, EC author and someone who makes me laugh hysterically, Lillian Feisty!
Cookie and I took my two friends to dinner where we chatted as if we'd been hanging out forever and met this interesting couple-Cookie was of course bragging about being out with three erotic romance authors.
He dropped me off with the girls, leaving the estrogen laced hotel for the safety of home, and I went back to the bar.
I met Kristen-and several other divas from RD, had a white chocolate martini that I almost spilled on several people-yes apparently I can trip even in slightly elevated flip flops-and squee'd over a few authors.
Lauren Dane-{I've always loved her stuff}squee/Jade Lee-Squee-both very nice/and Fred the cover model-heehee-who did in fact show his abs. Feisty made me cross the bar to ask one particularly hunky guy if he was her cover model-weird fact-he had the same name and the same hair, but he was actually a husband of an author...not a cover model. He was very nice about it though-promised he didnt bite...anybody but his wife lol.
I met so many wonderful ladies last night-missed a few who I wont get to see until RWA-and sadly got heavily tipsy on just two chocolate martinis. I'm a cheap date.
If I can get over there today-it promises to be interesting. EC cover model calendar signing, preperation for Moulin Rouge party-did I mention cover models? There is supposed to be a doozy of a storm here today-you think anyone at the Hyatt will notice?


Blogger Mel Francis said...

I'm so jealous! wish I was there, ladies!

9:37 AM  
Blogger Diana Castilleja said...

Sounds like soooooo much fun! And I'm not there! Arrrrgh!

Watch out for those storms. They came through today and were BAD... I thought something had crashed into the house at one point.

Have fun... Oh, check that. Covered... :D

10:15 AM  
Blogger MG Braden said...

I'm jealous too. I want to meet the Divas. Oh, yeah, and the cover models!! LOL

12:34 PM  
Blogger Rhian / Crowwoman said...

you got to see my wench Lauren?!? green. just color me green.

12:43 PM  
Blogger Crystal Jordan said...

Yay! Sounds fun. Color me jealous.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Elle Fredrix said...

Sounds like you're having a fabulous time.

Pictures! We want pictures!

4:46 PM  
Blogger Cassandra said...

Oh, wish I was there, too. Dang nabbit! Maybe next year...sigh. Have a great time and thanks for being our eyes and ears, R.G.

Oh, btw, don't forget the incriminating pictures! LOL

5:19 PM  
Anonymous Lauren Dane said...

You are so very sweet. You made my day! It's been fab meeting you.

3:08 AM  

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