I arrived in New Orleans yesterday for the Romantic Times Convention and I swear I've already gained five pounds! The food is scrumptious, the drinks heavenly and the atmosphere awe inspiring, especially since book two in my urban fantasy series The Siren Saga is once again partly in New Orleans.
I've already got some great research done! I started out last night with a group of my favorite writing pals and had a mouth-watering dinner at Muriel's!
From there, we decided we had to go on a Vampire tour and I swear every picture I shot had a weird halo effect in it! Check out this picture of the convent where the Cassette girls came to stay when they rolled into New Orleans to keep the men company. It's a convent! Do you see the weird bright circle in the middle of my picture?
No Romantic Times Convention would be complete with out a lot bar time, especially in New Orleans! Samantha Grace is a great partner in crime for mingling in the bar!
Speaking of bar time, tonight a group of us went to the Pelican Club for dinner and their drink menu was unlike anything I have ever seen before and definitely inspired me to use some of these crazy concoctions in my next Siren book!
Tomorrow is another busy day starting off with a breakfast I'm helping to host in the morning. It doesn't seem fair that I'm giving all this swag away and I know some of you cannot be here! So for those of you who wanted to come to RT this year, but just could not make it, I'll pick one person who comments to send a swag box to! Make sure to leave your email.
What I want to know is who has had a tarot reading and do you believe they are real? I really want to get one!
Have a wonderful week!