Monday, March 2, 2009

Party Time in the Lair!

by Christie Kelley

I am celebrating more than just the launch of Every Time We Kiss today, so I’m opening the treasure chest up with 3 big give aways!

I’m giving out a copy of Every Night I’m Yours to anyone who posts and tells me they haven’t read it yet. I’m giving away a copy of Every Time We Kiss to anyone who doesn’t have it yet. And for those few people who have both of my books, I’ll give a $10 Amazon gift certificate. The only way to win a prize is to post a comment.


So what is that other thing I’m celebrating? Book number 3 was emailed off to my editor yesterday!!! I seriously wondered if I would get that book done on time.

Now that I have, I invited Sven up for the massages, the cabana boys are here with the drinks, and Joanie’s Romans? Well, they’re just sweet to watch.

Every Time We Kiss is the second book in the Spinster Club series. The Spinster Club revolves around five friends who swore they never wanted to marry, mostly due to issues in their past. But there happens to be a matchmaker among them who is secretly working to get them all married.

Here is the back cover blurb for Every Time We Kiss:

GUILT KEPT THEM APART

It’s been five years since Lady Jennette Selby’s fiancé died. Each courting season since has been filled with suitors eager to win her affection. But Jennette’s guilt has prompted her to swear off marriage. For her secrets are as dark as she is beautiful, and the accidental death of her fiancé was tainted by a forbidden attraction…

PASSION BROUGHT THEM TOGETHER

Matthew Harris, the new earl of Blackburn, has been scorned by the ton for unintentionally killing Lady Jennette’s fiancé. Forced to sell his estates and abandon his tenants if he does not marry a wealthy, respectable woman, Matthew turns to Lady Jennette to help him find a suitable wife. But sharing such close quarters only re-ignites an all-consuming desire neither can resist–even as every shadow of the past threatens to tear them apart….


So sit back and enjoy the party today. But if you want a prize, you have work for it.

Most importantly, what drinks are the cabana boys bringing you today? What do you think makes Regencies so popular? If you have read one or both of my books, who do you think will be the 3rd spinster to march down the aisle?

And the question that I seem to get asked a lot: Who gets Somerton?

Don't forget, 3 lucky people will win a prize! Let me know which prize you want your name in the drawing for. I’ll post the winners by Wednesday so don’t forget to check back and see if you’ve won!






109 comments:

flchen1 said...

Woohoo! A Party for Christie!

flchen1 said...

Ahem, back to say, congrats, Christie! Happy dancing for being able to go get book 2 at the store, and huge hoorays for book 3 getting sent off! I love the spinster theme--and I also love the love-under-wraps-sneaking-up-on-the-couple kind of story. Can't wait to see who's next ;)

I hope you're relaxing under Sven's marvelous ministrations and sipping some tongue-tingling fruity concoction proffered by those hunky gladiators and cabana boys!

Jane said...

Hi Christie,
Congrats on the new release. I don't have the new book, but I have "Every Night I'm Yours." I loved Avis and Banning's story. I'm intrigued by Matthew. Can't wait to find out what really happened the night Jennette's fiance died. Tell the hot cabana boys to bring me some mango margaritas and lichee martinis. I hope Sophie's story is next.

Congrats on the GR, Fedora.

Jane said...

Oops, forgot to say congrats on finishing book three. Please tell me it's about Sophie.

limecello said...

Congratulations on the new release, and for sending out your book, Christie!

As for what the cabana boy is bringing me... anything and everything. I need a few stiff drinks. Or ten. I've been liking disaronno with cranberry juice and lime... I could go for somes cute martinis, really anything. I just need a drink.

What makes regencies so popular? Well obviously the time period - the clothes, the lifestyle - everything seens "fancier" about that period.

And congratulations on the GR, Fedora! I seem to be stopping by at exactly the wrong time these days :P

Helen said...

Congrats Fedora enjoy your day with him

YAHOO CHRISTIE
Congrats on the release and sending in your third book, I too hope it is Sophie's story.
I loved Every Night I'm Yours and have ordered Every Time We Kiss Rendezvous tell me I should have in in about a week and I can't wait to read it I have really been looking forward to Jennetts's story and learning more about Matthew As for who gets Somerton I don't know I will have to think on that one and get back to you.

Congrats again Christie let the party begin I would love a massage and I think a nice cocktail perhaps a Mudslide Yum

Have Fun
Helen

Christine Wells said...

Christie, HUGE congrats on the release of Every Time We Kiss! I'm so glad you got your next book in as well. You must be feeling euphoric right now!

...much as I'm feeling after a couple of Brandy Alexanders and a Fluffy Duck! A little lower, thanks, Sven! Aah, that's better.

Helen said...

I forgot to answer what I think makes regencys so popular for me it is their lifestyles the balls and country estates the clothes and of course the servents, who wouldn't like pulling a bell pull and having tea served in beautiful bone china cups never having to do washing or wash dishes etc.

But then of course it is also the wonderful regency heroes that just know how to treat a lady.

Have Fun
Helen

Laurie said...

Hi Christie,

I'd love to read your first book "Every Night I'm Yours". I haven't read it yet because you are a totally new author for me. I like the series premise. I love historicals. I'm interested in the whole idea of titled royalty... as it's so different in the USA. The lavishness of the parties, the wastrels, the cits, the debutantes, the heiresses, the pagentry, the deceptions, the Men's Clubs and the royalty.

Anna Sugden said...

WOOOHOOOO!! Another Christie book!! Can't wait!! Hope Amazon's little pigeon has been training hard so I don't have to wait too long.

Me and my hockey hunks are enjoying some mojitos. They think Pimms is too much of a girly drink to indulge *g*.

I must admit to being more of a contemps gal and have only been dragged to reading Regencies by my talented Bandita sisters and some other fabulous writer pals. That said, I have truly enjoyed the books I've read - but what I've enjoyed has been less about the time period and more about the characters.

My favourite historicals tend to be westerns - which I guess is because I'm a Brit. British historicals are too much like history lessons *g*.

I think what fascinates fans is that it is so different from what they know. The social structure, the way people behaved, the restrictions and the freedoms. A glamorous time with a dark underbelly. That's, I think, what I love about westerns.

Maureen said...

Congratulations on everything! The cabana boys will be bringing me something hot, maybe a hot toddy, because we have a bunch of snow to shovel today. Please enter me for a copy of Every Night I'm Yours. I would love to read it.

Buffie said...

Woohooo for Christie!!! Congrats on finishing book #3 and sending it off. I have Every Night I'm Yours, but do not yet have Every Time We Kiss. I'm looking forward to reading it.

sarabelle said...

Good Morning Banditas.

Congrats Christie.

I unfortunately have not read either of these books, but I love historicals, and the spinster theme is great.

UMMM about the cabana boy brining me drinks........
I think I would like a couple of tequilla shots, so please line of the boys dressed with a little salt and lime and Ill do the shots right off of them. YUMMMY!

Christie Kelley said...

Fedora,

Thanks and congrats on the GR! I hope you have better weather for him than I have here. I'm looking out of my office to snow all over my yard. We probably have a good 4 inches out there and it's still coming down and blowing.

peggy said...

Hello Christie
I have not read your books.
but they sound wonderful.I would love for the cadana boy to serve me a long island ice tea.Why do i
think regencies are so popular.i think there whole life style,cloths balls and there so much more romantic

Christie Kelley said...

Thanks Jane, I've never had a mango margarita but that sounds fantastic. But the bad news is Sophie's story is not next. She has a few more matches to make before she realizes her mistake. She married off all her friends.

Christie Kelley said...

Thanks, Helen! I hope Every Time We Kiss gets to you soon. As I already said to Jane, sorry but Sophie can't be next. She has more work to do :)

Christie Kelley said...

limecello, thanks and here come the boys with the drinks! It's a little here so I'll stick with coffee for now.

Christie Kelley said...

Thanks, Christine! But I have to ask, what is a Fluffy Duck? I've never heard of that. And euphoric?!? Not really, I'm just tired.

Christie Kelley said...

Hi Laurie, thanks for posting! And I agree with your comments about Regencies. Your reasons are why I write them!

Christie Kelley said...

Thanks, Anna! I'm glad I could help drag you into reading Regencies :) I do love westerns too. I'm reading an older medieval right now and loving it!

Christie Kelley said...

Maureen, I'm with you on the hot drinks. I have 4-5 inches on the ground and it's still coming. Weird thing is I can't remember the last time we had accumulating snow in March.

Christie Kelley said...

Thanks, Buffie!

Christie Kelley said...

Sarabelle! Tequilla shots! Wow, I gave up on those years ago but the cabana boys are on their way. They might get delayed if you're on the east coast because of the snow.

Christie Kelley said...

Hi Peggy, the cabana boys are on their way with a few long island iced teas. Enjoy!

Joan said...

Hey! Major congrats Christie! The new book sounds fantastic and is at the top of my list for my next Borders trip!

I've brought Lucien along...with his wineskin...but Demetrius will be a bit late. Seems he and his shield left for the Duchesse's last night when he heard there would be snow...and I suspect the Duchesse enticed him with hot chocolate.

One aspect I enjoy about Regencies is not so much that the Lords and Dukes etc. know how to treat a lady but the way some of them have to fight against their more primal nature and still TREAT them like a lady :-)

Minna said...

Congrats on the new release!
I'm afraid I don't have neither one of those books.

Barbara Monajem said...

First things first - I'd like Every Night I'm Yours.

Why are Regencies so popular? Maybe it's because they deal with a social stratum which fascinates people: the rich and famous. Regencies take place in a different time and a different society, far removed from the humdrum here and how (so it's not 'real' life), and yet the times, mores and social rules are not imaginary at all (although some writers take a lot of very entertaining liberties). The effects of fame and fortune--good and bad--are evident. It's like looking into the lives of celebrities, but knowing their difficulties will end in a HEA.

Minna said...

I brought my own cabana boy today -others are running away from me at the moment, anyway. Guess they are afraid they might catch this cold from me. I kidnapped this guy from Gena Showalter:

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=7591954&postID=7127015431470224133

Beth said...

Congrats on the release of Every Time We Kiss! I grabbed a couple of copies over the weekend and I can't wait to read it *g*

More congrats on sending your book in! Time to celebrate :-)

Minna said...

And today I'll be drinking hot chocolate and tea with milk, honey and eucalyptus candies.

Rowan Atkinson Live - Pink Tights & Plenty of Props
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AWHzO2c8gc&feature=related

Christie Kelley said...

Thanks, Joanie. But I have to tell you that Demetrius is not where you think he is. Before the snow got too bad he left the Duchesse's house and made it to my house. I warmed him and gave him some wine. But he's still asleep. It was a late night.

Christie Kelley said...

Thanks, Minna!

Christie Kelley said...

Hi Barbara, I'll put your name in the drawing and we'll see what happens!

I read somewhere that the ton during Regency times was pretty much like the life of a celebrity today. People watched their every move.

Christie Kelley said...

Thanks, Beth. So what's your drink of the day?

Joan said...

I warmed him and gave him some wine. But he's still asleep. It was a late night.

{Shakes head} That boy...he just keeps going and going, sheild sledding at all hours, so desperate to banish the memories of the arena.

If he wakes distressed just pop him into a hot bubble bath :-)

Christie Kelley said...

Joanie, no problem. I'll slip him into the air tub. Tiny bubbles of warm air will caress his muscles. But after that, I do expect him to join me in my office.

Joan said...

Joanie, no problem. I'll slip him into the air tub. Tiny bubbles of warm air will caress his muscles.

That will certainly help though I still have his rubber....ducky.

:-)

Donna MacMeans said...

WOOHOO Christie! Congratulations on the release but an extra special congratulations on shipping off book three. Now you get to party like a wild woman!

I'm loving the sound of some of these drinks - though I don't know them all. Maybe we should request recipes (grin). Me - I'm groovy on a black tie martini with a little piece of dry ice in the stem of the glass that makes it bubble and steam like hot lava -- but it's cold and smooth.

Why regencies? Hmmm...I think the titles are hot, and I like the idea of NO PHONES (or tax returns) and servants. Yes - I think I could get used to having servants *g*. For now, I'll have to make do with Sven and the cabanna boys... (crooks her finger)

Lois said...

Congrats on all the books! :)

Got plenty of ice for those drinks here in the form of snow. . . diet coke for me! :)

And alas, I haven't gotten the first one yet, so put me in for that one. . . but why are Regencies so popular, or in my more particular case, why is my romance novels that I have here can be divided into two categories, Contemporary and Regency is simple -- Jane Austen. If it wasn't for her, Regency wouldn't be popular. If she lived during a different time, we'd be talking about that time instead of the early 1800s. So, I think it all stems from her. :)

Lois

Christie Kelley said...

Thanks, Donna! I love the comment about no tax returns. So sit back an enjoy your drink.

I'm fighting with the helpless child who should be able to get snow pants on but can't quite do it today.

Christie Kelley said...

Lois, I'm with you on the snow here. It was 65 degrees here on Friday and now we have 6 inches of snow.

So have a drink and relax. I'm just praying we don't lose power.

RachieG said...

Congratulations!! Love your books! I don't have either but I have read the first one from the library. :)

The first book was fantastic! Fun, entertaining, and I LOVED the characters! :) Congrats again!!

Virginia said...

Congrats Fedora on nabbing that rooster!

Hi Christie, congrats on the release of book two and for sending book three in Woo Hoo! I have your first one in my TBR pile waiting for the others to join it. I would like to be enter for book two or the gift card.

I want to join all of the Cabana boys with some Margarita's. Oh boy we just love swinging form the chandeleir. We do this at all the parties here at the lair. That chandeleir has a rough life at these bashes.

I think with the Regencies its all about the money. The heros and heroiens are among the rich class of the ton. We all love the idea of being rich, so I think it catches our eye. I love reading historcals of all kinds and I switch around a lot. Right not I am reading a western historical.

catslady said...

Congratulations on your new release! I'm sorry to say I haven't read either of your books but I'd be thrilled to win either one!!

terrio said...

I so love the parties y'all hold over here. Always fun and exciting. Whoot!

Congrats on the release of book 2 and the wrapping up of book 3. Talk about some major accomplishments here.

I haven't read book 1 but I own it, so no need to send another. I'm ashamed to say it's still lingering on the TBR but it has great company. Jeanne's book, Donna's books, Anna's latest. Really, you're in good company. LOL!

I'd love to get this second one, but if you register me for the gift card, then I can *buy* the second one with the card and we both win. So sign me up for the card.

Over on the pirate ship we've created an entire drink menu. The proverbial favorite seems to be the Glittery Hooha. It's nice with an extra dash of Hoo. LOL! ;)

PJ said...

Christie, congrats on the release of Every Time We Kiss and on sending in the third book. That's fantastic! I have both books but haven't had a chance to read ETWK yet. Soon!

I'm sneaking in for a quick "hello" while the girls are upstairs cleaning their rooms. We've been playing outside all morning. There are 4 inches of snow here in Charlotte, no school and very happy kids and dogs.

Seeing as how our high today is supposed to be 34, I think I'll take a nice hot chocolate please. If you can add some Kahlua and top it with whipped cream that would be just yummy. :)

Nancy said...

Christie, yay on sending in the next book!

I loved ENIY and am looking forward to ETWK. The blurb is fabulous, and you have another boffo cover.

Enjoy the massage. You earned it. :-)

Christie Kelley said...

Hi Rachael, thanks for stopping by. Are the cabana boys bringing you anything tasty?

Christie Kelley said...

Hi Virginia, thanks for coming to the party. Watch out when those boys dismount from the chandelier. I can't managed that.

Christie Kelley said...

Hi Catslady, thanks for stoppy by!

Christie Kelley said...

Terrio, I don't even want to know what the Glittery Hooha is. LOL.

Thanks for stopping in! And I do love your idea of buying ETWK with the gift card :)

Christie Kelley said...

PJ, get that hot drink and order me one too. It's only about 24 here and about 10 with the wind chill. It doesn't feel like March.

Have fun with the girls!

Christie Kelley said...

Thanks, Nancy! A virtual massage just isn't as good as a real one. But I do have a mani-pedi appointment on Wednesday that was a Xmas gift from my son. That will feel great.

terrio said...

Christie - The name came from exactly what you think it is. LOL! I think we stole the phrase from Crusie.

We're sitting at a balmy 28 right now and I think it's supposed to continue to drop. Maybe PJ has the right idea with the hot drinks.

Christie Kelley said...

terrio, way too funny. Enjoy a hot drink on me. I'm having a warm cup of tea today.

jo robertson said...

Yay, Christie, what a great launch. I can't wait for this book to be released from Amazon -- they're notoriously stingy about sending them out early.

And of course Somerton. Very big sigh!

I want to celebrate the release of ETWK with a large, ice-filled, fully loaded Pepsi, tee-totaler that I am!

Christie Kelley said...

Jo, enjoy that Pepsi. I usually don't mind Amazon. I find I get the pre-order books on the day it's released. But the books tend to come from the Delaware warehouse and I'm only in Maryland. They could almost throw them to me.

And yeah, Somerton. Big sigh. He has a much bigger part in ETWK. I can't wait to write his book.

Anna Campbell said...

Fedora, a rooster for you! Congratulations!

Christie, HUGE congratulations on the release of Every Time We Kiss and HUGE congratulations on getting your third book in. In fact, congratulations so huge, we have to cut them in half to get them through the mouth of the lair! Yay, you! I bet you've got another hit on your hands!

Christie Kelley said...

Anna, you're so sweet. Thanks for the congrats!

Dianna Love said...

Congratulations on ETWK and on shipping off the next one (sending off the next book is almost as good as...Sven :->). I haven't read the new one, but it's on my list to pick up. Love the theme of your books and great covers!

Helen said...

Christie
Will the third book be Victoria's story and I am thinking maybe Sophie will end up with Somerton maybe.

Some of these drinks sound good it is early morning here in Oz so maybe and iced tea might be nice now and a massage to get me moving through the day LOL.

Have Fun
Helen

Gannon Carr said...

Yay, Christie! Congrats on finishing book #3. I have your first, but I haven't had a chance to pick up Every Time We Kiss--can't wait!

It is frigid here with 6 inches of snow on the ground, so an Irish coffee may be in order for me. :)

Anna Campbell said...

Hey, Dianna, didn't I just see you in Melbourne?

Dianna was an incredibly popular visitor to the inaugural Australian Romance Reader Convention the weekend before last. Everybody LOVED Dianna LOVE! Sorry, D, had to be said! ;-)

Susan Sey said...

congrats on the emailing that draft off to your editor, Christie! That's totally worth drinking to! I'll have a nice cold beer, preferably something light & icy with a lime stuck in it. I'm in the mood for a beach vacation & I think a corona or a negra modela with a slice of lime is as close as I'm going to get!

If the cabana boys are offering massages, I'd take one of those, too. I shoveled a whole lot of heavy snow a few days back & have this kink in my back that only a gladiator could possibly work out...

Trish Milburn said...

Woohoo, Christie! I already have my copy of your newest. It's sitting on the shelf, in the place of honor with the other Bandita books. :)

Christie Kelley said...

Thanks, Dianna! It's going to be tough between the book and Sven. I might take Sven!

Christie Kelley said...

Oh Helen, you might be right...but you're not :) I will tell you the 3rd story is Elizabeth's. And I'm not saying who gets Somerton.

So you'll just have to wait and find out.

Christie Kelley said...

Gannon, I don't think you're too far from me. It's awful out. I just came back from driving my son on his paper route and I just want to turn the fireplace on and sit in front of it with a nice glass of wine.

Christie Kelley said...

Anna, that's really cool. I would love to come down for that conference but I think I'd have to write a few more books before I have the money for that.

Christie Kelley said...

Hey Susan, it sounds like you need Sven! I'm not sure who has him now. I could send Demitrius over, but I won't. He's opening the wine sack right now and pouring me some.

Christie Kelley said...

Thanks, Trish. I'm feel honored to have a book sitting next to all those Bandita books.

Helen said...

Christie

Lucky I am a patient person LOL I really am looking forward to all of the spinster's stories and finding out who their heroes are.

Have Fun
Helen

Pat Cochran said...

Best Wishes for a Happy Release Day, Christie!

I do not have a copy of Every Night I'm Yours and would dearly love to have one! It's on my TBR list but I haven't gotten to the bookstore yet. I'm putting my name in for this one because I prefer to read books in order.

As for the party goodies, I will
have to go non-alcoholic today.
I had cataract surgery on Friday
and anesthetics do strange things to me. All weekend, whenever my
teeth touched I experienced a
funny electric current-like
sensation. Each time I had a hot
or cold drink, my tongue would
get all tingly! Both sensations
are almost gone now, but it has
been weird!

As to the popularity of Regencies:
it's a combination of bigger than
life characters, the royals, the
glamorous lifestyles, and the take
-me-away-from-the-every-day of
our lives!

Pat Cochran

Christie Kelley said...

Thanks, Pat. Good luck on your recovery. I'm trying to remember who told me they had the same thing with the teeth happen to them. It might have been my mom after she had the cataract surgery done. I would stay off the alcohol too. But since I didn't have surgery, I think I hear the wine calling me.

Karin said...

Today seems like a great day for a party! Sadly, I haven't read either Every Night I'm Your or Every Time We Kiss, though both books sound really interesting. The idea of the Spinster Club makes me smile a bit and I'm sure I'll enjoy reading about the spinsters who don't stay that way.

Today, I think I'll be sticking with water or cranberry juice since I have a volleyball match tonight. I'm not really sure why Regencies are so popular, but I know why I like them. I like them because of my love for Jane Austen.

Perhaps the popularity stems from the fact that the Regency period, though there were wars, seems to have been a slightly less bloody time in hisotry than those surrounding it. Or maybe it's the fact that it was a time when things started moving toward modernity without having too much of it.

hrdwrkdmom aka Dianna said...

I have both your books, just got the second one this weekend so I haven't read it yet.
If it wouldn't be too much trouble could the cabana boys bring me a toasted almond drink?
I don't know why the regencies are popular with anyone else but I like them because if I am going to escape from reality a while I am not only leaving the country I am leaving the century.
No idea who the third one is going to be but I know it is going to be great reading!
I don't know who is going to get Somerton either but if he is up for grabs I will take him.....*eg*

Joan said...

Susan said: that only a gladiator could possibly work out...

Lucien read this, got a heated gleam in his eye, hopped up and before I knew it was shooting out the door running toward Minn.!"

Lucien's with Susan, Dem is with Christie...thank goodness for Marcus :-)

Christie Kelley said...

Karin, thanks for stopping by! Good luck with your volleyball match tonight.

Christie Kelley said...

Hi Dianna! You found ETWK already too! The cabana boys are on their way with the drinks. If my typign starts to sulr it might be the wine :)

You have to get in line for Somerton. One of my critique partners claimed him long before Every Night I'm Yours was even sold.

Christie Kelley said...

Oh Joanie, now we have to figure out who's going to steal Marcus from you. Demitrius is doing fine in MD. He's not loving the snow, though.

Joan said...

Sniff, Christie...don't take Marcus!

A girl needs solace after dealing with DDJ stress...

Christie Kelley said...

Okay, Joanie. Marcus stays with you.

Kate Dolan said...

Congrats on getting number three finished! I don't know about your cabana, but mine is pretty cold with four inches of snow on the ground, so my cabana boys are bringing hot buttered rum.
I've been pondering the Regency question and don't have an idea of what appeals except that the English Regency is missing a lot of the issues that would bug modern readers. The servants bringing tea aren't slaves, as they would be in the antebellum south. The ladies and gentlemen aren't wearing wigs, as they would be in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Hair and clothing styles of the period are fairly attractive by modern standards - unlike say the hair and clothes of the Victorians. By the Regency period, people of the upper class had started to pay more attention to cleanliness than they did in earlier times, so the gross factor is considerably less than it would be in earlier times. But the pace of life is still slow - no telegraph or railroad - messages can take a long time to arrive, people visit for longer periods, so you have long house parties, etc. So is it a combination of all these little types of things? Or is it something much bigger?

Christie Kelley said...

Hi Kate! Thanks for stopping by. And really thanks for not spilling the beans on who gets Somerton since you should know. I liked your comparison of the regency period to other periods.

Louisa Cornell said...

Congrats, Christie! So excited about the new book (which I have not read) LOVED the first book (which I have) and can't wait for the third book! I know I will love whichever spinster gets her turn, but I am SO looking forward to Sophie getting her come-uppance via a handsome hero!

I love everything about the Regency - the gentility, the clothes, the strictures of society and the people bold enough to tromp all over them in the pursuit of love. It is just such an elegant, sweeter more romantic time and I love to submerse myself in it via a great book!

I see you have your old party date back, Fedora! Try to keep him off the booze, off the tables and off the Duchess of Snorkdom, please!

DeLyn Fisher said...

Howdy! I haven't read either of your books, but I would love to. Please enter me in the drawing.

Christie Kelley said...

Hi Louisa, so glad you're here for the party. What are the cabana boys bring you tonight?

And Sophie will get her story, I promise!

Christie Kelley said...

Hi DeLyn, glad you could stop by!

Suzanne Welsh said...

Hey everyone!!! Sorry I'm late to your party, Christie...but I raise a glass of champagne to you. I loved Every Night I'm Yours. It was a fantastic debut book!! And I've put my order in for Every Time We Kiss!

Kicking off my shoes, sitting on a free gladiator's lap...looking for a cowboy or two....Let's party!!

Christie Kelley said...

Hi Suz! Glad you made it tonight! Relax and sip that champagne slowly.

Loucinda McGary aka Aunty Cindy said...

Scoot over, Suz!
I'm late to the party too, but couldn't miss out on saying WOO! HOO!!! WTG, Christie! ETWK is LAUNCHED and #3 is out the door. What a great feeling.

And we may not have Glittery Hoohas but we do have Buttery Nipples, right Suz?!?!

I'm not sure WHY Regencies are so very popular, except I do know I can NOT resist a cool Regency rake!

AC
taking some hot toddies and a couple of cabana boys back to the writing cave

Louisa Cornell said...

I knew I forgot something! I was distracted by a cabana boy and then I think I saw Suzanne swinging a lasso toward a long, tall drink of C-O-W-B-O-Y!! My money's on Suzanne to have him roped and hog-tied in 3.2 seconds!

I will be switching between non-alcoholic daquiries and non-alcoholic margaritas. YUM! Hey, SOMEBODY needs to be able to drive in case the neighbors call the cops and we need to make a quick getaway. Do you REALLY want the GR to drive the Banditamobile again?

Christie Kelley said...

Hey AC, glad you made it. It's not late on your time. And you're only allowed one cabana boy!

Renee said...

First Yay! Congratulations!

I'm late to the party as usual. I don't have either book.

The cabana boy will have to bring me a rum and coke.

I think Regencies are hot because of the strict societal rules and stepping around them makes us all feel a little naughty, especially when a gorgeous titled lord tempts the heroine into crossing that line.

Christie Kelley said...

Louisa, glad you're staying sober because we don't want that bird driving!

Christie Kelley said...

Renee, thanks for stopping into the lair. I'm sending a cabana boy out to you right now!

Joan said...

And we may not have Glittery Hoohas but we do have Buttery Nipples, right Suz?!?!

Dear Lord! Three brand new gladiators just popped in through the back door when they heard me laugh and say this outloud?

Guys? Hello? What are your names? What? Oh...my...oh...

Sigh Names are overrated.....

Lara Lee said...

Ooh, another party! You banditas are always throwing a party. I'd love a drink. How about sending over one of the boys with a Fuzzy Navel. This long winter is making me crave some peaches and vitamin C.

Christie, congratultions on your newest release, and getting that third one sent! I'm sorry to say I've never read any of your books, so if you could throw my name in the hat for the first one...

As for the Regency period, I got turned on to it by Georgette Heyer when I was a teen. I think it's because for me, after the Georgian period, the men started to seem more masculine: their style of dress, the sports, etc. But we still got all the glitter of the ballroom, the carriages, Beau Brummel, and the social whirl. *sigh*

scottsgal said...

I haven't read either book but they sound awesome so off to Amazon if I don't win one here. Congrats!

Christie Kelley said...

Hi Lara! The cabana boys are on their way with the drinks.

Christie Kelley said...

Hi Scottsgirl, thanks for coming in!

Kate Carlisle said...

Congratulations, Christie!! What a lovely party! I've ordered Every Time We Kiss and can't wait to read it!

More big congrats on sending in the manuscript! What relief you must be feeling!

I must now slink back into the cave to finish my own book two. I'm looking forward to sighing with relief in another week or so!

Congrats, Fedora!!

Suzanne Welsh said...

ah excuse me Ac, while I ask, Oh mystery gladiator....by the name of Antonius...my what big muscles you have!...uh, yes, do you have buttery nipples? What? AC, he says if we give them a lick we can find out for ourselves...ohhhhhhhhh you mean the glass on the tray.............. :)

Hello Joanie...,meet Antonius

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Keira Soleore said...

(OK, that was a bit weird. I posted this comment online, and it put it under a bizarro name. It also allowed me to delete it. Huh? Trying again, and hoping it will post with my name.)

Banditas, I'm back! Yippee! I'm back! Online and all. Internet's working. Wireless working (sorta). Life's super good.

Congratulations, Fedora, for the GR victory.

Christie, huge, huge congratulations to you for the release of book #2 AND for turning your third book in. What a fabulous Monday!

Christie, you have to first promise not to beat me up when you see me in July. Do you promise? Yes?

OK. (deep breath)

I'm so very, very sorry, but I haven't read Every Night I’m Yours, nor Every Time We Kiss yet. It's on my to-buy list, but (nose to the desk) I haven't gotten around to it.

But now I will. I will.

Keira Soleore said...

Phew! Correct name. Correct profile pic. Good to go.

Dina said...

Sorry I'm late to your Party Chrisite, I was sick yesterday. :(

Congrats on your realease.

Please enter me in either of your prizes, lol. I'm so behind on my books, it's sad. :(

Kammie said...

Hope I'm not too late. Congratulations on your release! I haven't read either of your stories.