In just a little over four weeks, my husband and I will be on our way to New Orleans for the 2014 Romantic Times Convention. This year Julie Johnstone and I are co-hosting the Cajun Queen Riverboat Casino Morning Mixer on May 15th with twenty other authors.
Come one, come all, down the Mississippi to New Orleans… Join some of your favorite authors aboard The Cajun Queen where we’ll deal out the cards & you’ll rake in the booty! Enjoy N’awlins eats, southern concoctions and get your dance on to the live zydeko beat.
|Hunk Sticks lip balm|
This is my second time to take part in the morning mixer, and I’m really looking forward to meeting readers. One of my favorite parts of the event is planning for the gift bags. All the authors contribute swag and books, so every guest leaves with quite the stash of goodies. Last year some of you might recall the Hunk Sticks I had made special for the event, and I wasn’t sure how I could possibly come up with a fun idea to rival that one. Well, with the help of a wonderful friend who makes all natural soaps, I think we’ve come very close.
|Nettie's Natural Soaps|
Each hero from my Beau Monde Bachelor series and Lord Ellis from One Rogue Too Many have their own designer soap in the shape of something representing their character’s hobby or likes. The fun part for me was choosing the shapes, finding the molds, and writing the descriptions for the tags.
|Lord Andrew Forest (Miss Hillary Schools a Scoundrel) has a horse|
|Mr. Jake Hillary (Lady Amelia’s Mess and a Half) is represented by a boxing glove. My favorite!|
|Captain Daniel Hillary (Miss Lavigne’s Little White Lie) has a ship.|
|Lucas Forest, Duke of Foxhaven (Lady Vivian Defies a Duke) loves his chess pieces.|
|Anthony Keaton, Earl of Ellis (One Rogue Too Many) wanted a dog, so we were happy to make his dreams come true.|
But holy cow! 500 soaps are a lot to package, but I have some wonderful friends who were very happy to help.
I wish I could see each of you in New Orleans, but I know it’s not feasible for everyone to make it. That doesn’t mean you have to miss out completely, though. My friend made enough soaps for me to share with a Lady Scribes reader. Just tell me which hero sounds like your type of man and include your email address to be entered into the drawing.