Monday, August 9, 2010

Party on the Ninth ~ Welcome Juniper!

Today we're officially welcoming Juniper Bell to the NNN fold. As you might imagine, when it came to choosing our new number nine, we put a great deal of thought and careful consideration into our decision...
It was important to us that our new member be someone who could fit in, who could handle all her new responsibilities--as well as all the craziness that goes on around here. After all, this was someone with whom we were going to be sharing our virtual hot tub and winery...

                                             ...our waiter, our wine maker...                                                                                     



...and our neverending tequila bar.
(Click here and have another round on us!)

Not to mention all the super secret details of our sooper seekrit projekt, which we'll reveal right here a month from now (September 9th) at our next "Party on the Ninth".

But, that's next month. Today, in honor of Juniper's arrival, we'll be giving away one copy of each of her books and some truly luscious chocolate. For details on how to win...well, we'll let her tell you about that. Just keep reading.
Now, before our guest of honor takes center stage, let us just say this:
Juniper, we're all thrilled to have you on board. We can see by your icon that you've successfully located our "Laptop and Lingerie" closet and made yourself at home. If you need anything else, our valet is standing by to assist you in any way possible...



Hello and thanks for coming to the party! I’ve been having a private party of my own ever since I was invited to join the Naughty Nine. I love this group. Writing is a lonely occupation. It sure helps to have some company, especially when they make you laugh so hard you nearly short out your computer.
So here’s a little about me. Like the other Naughty Nine, I’m published with Samhain Publishing, as well as Ellora’s Cave and Liquid Silver Books. I write naughty, I admit it, and for some reason each book keeps getting naughtier. (Somebody stop me!) At the moment I’m working on a sequel to “Training the Receptionist,” called “Restraining the Receptionist,” and a series of red-hot contemporaries set in Alaska.
 Oh, I suppose I should mention that’s where I live – Alaska.   My town is known as the Halibut Capital of the World. Some of the Deadliest Catch fishermen can be spotted at the Laundromat and the video store on occasion. The winters are long and hard and very conducive to writing escapist fiction. On a personal level, I’m engaged to be married to my sweetie. New Year’s Eve will be my last day as a single woman. One of these days we have to start planning the wedding. We’re both the kind of people who leave things to the last minute. Hmm, maybe that’s why we’re getting married on the last day of the year.
Obviously I have a lot to celebrate. And when I say “celebrate,” what I really mean is “give away chocolate.” See, I need some help here. I need to know what I’m getting into with these Nine Naughty ladies. If you leave me a comment telling me something I ought to know about the Nine Naughty Novelists – something good, something naughty, something juicy, something about all of them or one of them, true or completely fabricated – we’ll put you in a drawing for some fabulous Vosges Chocolate as well as a copy of one of my books. 
So let’s party like it’s 19 Naughty 9! (I’m proposing that as our theme song … Yes? No? Cute? Lame?)
 Juniper Bell

Until we can convince His Purple Highness to re-write the lyrics, I guess this will have to do. Now, what's a party without presents, right? Well, that's what we thought. So before we turn things over to all you lovely readers (remember post your comments to Juniper to be entered in our drawing!) we've each assembled some goodies to help Juniper fit in...

First up,  is Skylar Kade who says,"Here, Juniper, is your very own paddle!   This will be invaluable when, say, Erin wants to make another poll, PG rants against boxed wine, or the super seekrit project is being unruly!"

From Meg Benjamin is a Duross and Langel Kama Sutra gift box containing chocolate soap heart, massage oil, massage gel, bath salts, and mood candle. "Because after a hard day of writing, who doesn't want to, well, relax."



Next, Kate Davies says: "With our email conversations, something else time-wise has got to go. Here's a little help around the house so you can stay on top of things!" http://www.merrymaids.com/ 

Sydney Somers also thought you could use some assistance, or as she puts it, "Someone to do the cleaning and someone to tackle the manual labor so Juniper can concentrate on...writing. Yeah, writing."



According to Erin, "With this group you'll need plenty of energy to keep up! :)" We don't think she means keep up with handymen, but just in case, she offers this:   http://www.5hourene rgy.com/

Kelly Jamieson says: "Many of the Naughty Nine have a signature wine but here’s one that’s appropriate for the group from Naughty Cellars and a special naughty corkscrew to open it with! Welcome Juniper!"




PG Forte thought you might find some Yuengling Porter helpful when dealing with a certain editor (no, we have no idea who she means) or, if all else fails, a pair of killer heels!
















Of course, there are a few more items that might come in handy, like a portable voting booth for all those polls Erin loves so much...

...a "real French language" dictionary to facilitate communication with Kelly and Sydney (our resident Canucks) or to impress Skylar...


...a  Glitter Text Maker German Grammar Guide to impress Kate (who loves her some  Glitter Text Maker German actors!)



And, just in case you lose your head and start believing Alaska is like...I dunno, the biggest state or something equally silly here's a bumper sticker to help keep you on Kinsey's good side...


Video link (in case you forget).

And, finally, while we're on the subject of Texas--and because you can never have too much good music--here's a concert clip featuring Joe Ely (from Meg's adopted state of Texas) and Bruce Springsteen (a native of PG's home state of New Jersey). 

15 comments:

flchen1 said...

ROFL, Juniper and you eight other naughties! I hope His Purple Highness will see fit to rewrite those famed lyrics for this famed bunch! While we're partying, you already know what a partying group of gals you've fallen in with! I know they all have juicy stories that I don't know the details to yet (although maybe with enough wine, cabana boys, and chocolate, you may be able to loosen some of those lovely lips ;))! I'm sure you already also know what a fun gang this is--they know how to laugh and I'm excited you're one of them now :D

Welcome!!

--Fedora

Jane said...

Welcome Juniper,
The virtual hot tub sounds like fun and so does the tequila. Thanks for letting us party with you.

Jennifer Mathis said...

howdy all I love the naughty corkscrew. lol that's just 2 precious lol

meandi09@yahoo.com

Natalie Dae said...

Yay for Juniper!

Juniper Bell said...

OMG, those gifts are making me LMAO!! The corkscrew is priceless. And I need that cleaning service, although they'd run screaming from my house.

Willa said...

Great to see you joining the group Juniper. Can't wait to see what you have to say.

elaing8 said...

Congrats on becoming the 9th Naughty Novelist.
I'm hoping you'd share the wine and the eye candy you have :)
I could use the handyman and the cook the most.
Looking forward to reading what you have in store for us in your future posts.

Kinsey Holley said...

Whoo hoo! Hi Juniper! Welcome aboard officially.

Just got home from work, going to bed now. I got no -NO, zero, zilch, nana, rien, none - sleep last night. Lay awake from 11 to 6. May have dozed off for 30 minues here and there, I couldn't really say but right now, I'm borderline psycho.

Catch y'all later...

hotcha12 said...

FORGET THE CHOCOLATE, CLEANING AND DRINKS JUST GIVE ME THE HUNKS!!

T said...

I love reading this blog! One of my favorites. You are all wonderful and welcome Juniper! I'm voting for your theme song as well. Glad to have you here.
Hugs, T.
finalcutediting@yahoo.com

*yadkny* said...

Welcome Juniper:)
OMGosh all the pics of the guys are sooo HOT!!! I give my vote on the theme song, you can't go wrong with some old school Prince. If I know anything about the other 8 Naughty Novelists it's that they are all naughty:) You'll have alot of fun here I'm sure.

yadkny@hotmail.com

Tamera Lynn said...

Holy cow, I don't think Ive been to a party this rowdy in years! You Naughty Nine rock the house! Congrats, Juniper, on getting initiated into the elite Naughty Nine. I'll have to stop by and party with you often.

Erin Nicholas said...

Juniper, We're so happy to have you and you are going to have no trouble keeping up! Welcome!
Erin

Beth said...

What a party! Loved the post.
Glad you guys are back up to nine. would hate for you have to change the name.

Natasha Moore said...

Hey Juniper! It was so great to meet you in Orlando! Congrats on your upcoming wedding! And man, I'd love to have that corkscrew :)