by Tawny Weber
*whistling* Yo, Cabana Boys. Over here! Delivery? Oh, the chocolate fountain. Right over there next to the margarita machine, please. And the tootie horns, party hats and...whats that? A riding crop? Oh, that goes to Auntie Cindy. I have no idea how it got in that Cabana Boy's pocket.
Welcome to the Party! I'm so excited to celebrate the releases of not one, but two books. COMING ON STRONG is out in April, GOING DOWN HARD is out in a couple weeks, in May! Woohoooo.
Its like double the fun, right? So we have to have double the wildness at this party... just sayin'. I was ecstatic when my editor told me I'd have back to back releases with these books. They are about two best friends, Belle and Sierra, whose party planning business -Eventfully Yours - brings them not only a fabulous living, but the loves of their lives.
Like any two best friends, Belle and Sierra have a ton in common. But, they are also opposites in many ways. Belle was a daddy's girl, Sierra an orphan. Belle has a thing for CEO's, Sierra falls for a sexy cowboy. Belle's a flirt, Sierra's direct. Belle avoids conflict, Sierra revels in it. And yet, they are both fab friends, and more important for our celebration today - top of the line party planners!! So I asked them to consult on making this a party to remember... here's how it went:
Belle: Hmmm, hot books, wild party. Lets do a sex theme.
Sierra: Oh please, thats all you have on your mind these days. Ever since you did that sex theme for Mitch's resort, you want to integrate condom bouquets into every event.
Belle: Not every. Just the hot ones.
Sierra: Well, from what I've heard, the gals in the (consults clipboard) Lair, they call it, they're about as wild as they come.
Belle: Then maybe glow in the dark...
Sierra interrupts: Okay, you handle the decorations. I'll take care of the buffet. Chocolate for sure, maybe a three tier cake and some petite fours? I'll bring in fresh fruit and cream, too. They want margaritas, champagne and a male dancer on bar, I mean, serving behind the bar. Oh, and cowboy hats. We'll want a lot of cowboy hats.
Belle: You and your cowboy. Tell me, does Reece wear his hat when you... you know?
Sierra grins a naughty grin and laughs
Belle: Cowboy hats it is, then. Although we need some other form of entertainment than the kind of thing you usually get up to with a cowboy hat.
Sierra: Entertainment? Uh oh. That Tawny chick gave me a budget, but she insisted on the chocolate fountain, the open bar, all the Chippendale servers and the fun decorations. The budget just doesn't cover almost-naked guys and entertainment.
Belle: But. But. There has to be entertainment. Let me think.
Sierra: What if...
Belle: What if...
Sierra and Belle together: The Bandita Buddies!!!
Belle: Perfect! We'll ask the Bandits and their Bandita Buddies to perform. Call it Karaoke without limits.
Sierra: Excellent. I've heard there's tremendous talent hanging out in this blog.
So what do you say?
If you were going to get up on stage at this little party and perform, what would you do? You're welcome to bring in props and friends (altho Johnny's staying here at my side). If you're signing, you can bring the band. If you're dancing, you can bring backup dancers. Whatever form of entertainment you'd like, the sky is the limit!!
The Golden Rooster will be stopping in at the end of the day to peck, I mean, pick his favorite performance to win a copy of both books! (and if you already have both, hugs, kisses and another round of margaritas- then you can pick any of my backlist instead)