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...
...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.
So let’s party like it’s 19 Naughty 9! (I’m proposing that as our theme song … Yes? No? Cute? Lame?)
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!"
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."
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."
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...
German Grammar Guide to impress Kate (who loves her some 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).