Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Come Par-tay with The Naughty Nine!

As you may have noticed (you did read our round-up post on Monday, didn't you?) we've been working pretty hard all summer. We still wanted to party, but none of us had the time to plan something like that. 

Luckily, we have awesome characters, some of whom were more than happy to step in and help us out.  So, now it's time to party with the Naughty Nine--and friends. And, of course, as always YOU'RE invited to join in the fun!

First to volunteer her services was Tess Bonham, professional party planner from Kate Davies aptly titled, Life of the Party. Tess thought it would be fun to make Margarita cupcakes. We couldn't agree more! 

She also came up with some innovative decorating ideas, such as reusing household items like mason jars in unusual ways like these HERE  A checkered tablecloth, some fresh flowers, and lots of food and drink, and our party is ready to go!

Tristan Callaghan, Sydney Somer's sexy shape-shifter from Primal Hunger, is also the co-owner of  the bar Pendragon. He's offered his bartending services. No doubt he'll have his work cut out for him with this crew!

And, speaking of drinks, the special of the day is Amanda's Favorite Mojitos. The recipe (which can be found HERE) comes courtesy of Amanda Dixon, heroine of Erin Nicholas' new story, She's the One

Sadly, Juniper Bell couldn't make it because she's stuck in Regency England until MY THREE MASTERS comes out. Her friend Jennifer Bernard is attending in her place, however, and bringing some of the sexy Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel.

They'll be manning the grill and providing fire protection ... oh, and offering a little off-the-cuff entertainment as needed.   And when all that hot, sweaty work is done, well we're sure they'll find some way to cool off. Jump in, the water's fine (and so are the men!)
They're also bringing a few cases of Fireman's Brew beerSo drink up...responsibly, of course.

Matt, Corey and Dylan from Kelly Jamieson's With Strings Attached and Slammed are also coming to the party. Matt’s bringing beer (Riptide Red Ale--yum!) from his brew pub Laguna Dorada. Corey’s bringing handcrafted chocolates from her chocolate shop Decadent Indulgence. And Dylan is giving surfing lessons at the beach.

Keilor, from Skylar Kade's Heat Up the Night, is the head chef at Parthenon, the hottest new restaurant in Las Vegas. 

Mediterranean cuisine is his specialty, so he's bringing spanakopita--his Yiayia's recipe--and grilling lamb skewers.

Joining Keilor in the kitchen today is none other than Joe LaBlanc, sexy head chef of The Rose, from Meg Benjamin's Konigsburg, TX series. Joe is the hero of Fearless Love, of course, but he also appears in Don't Forget Me. He'll be whipping up some spaghetti with anchovies (excerpt HERE)

Sinead Quinn and Adam Sasso from Touch of a Vanished Hand (book 5 in PG Forte's Oberon series) planned to be here, but they seem to have gotten a bit...er, distracted. But they did send dessert, one of Sinead's famous peach galettes (recipe and excerpt here) and a couple of bottles of Adam's award winning pinot noir.

 So how do YOU join in? Easy peasy. Just leave a comment below telling us what you'd bring to the party (or which of our characters you'd like to see host future parties!) any day between now and Saturday and you'll be entered to win a $50 gift certificate.


flchen1 said...

How VERY fun! I think I'll ask a bunch of masseurs to drop by to help us get rid of all those pesky kinks ;) And maybe a bevy of technicians to give us the mani-pedis of our dreams after...

I love seeing all the character hosts! Delightful to run into all of them here as well!

Kim B said...

OMG! Love it! Let's see, what would I bring to the party. With this group, I think if I brought nine different types of wine, I'd be the guest of honor.

What characters would I like to see??

Kelly's - Though I would love to have Dylan (Slammed) again, I think my heart belongs to the Heller boys and I think I would like to have Logan (One Man Advantage) there, just because. :)

PG's - Wow, this is hard. I love Dan, but I am thinking pasta would be good so I am going with Nick (Oberon Series).

Meg - Though I really have a thing for Hank (Bolted), I think I am going with Greta. That girl can cook. She can still bring Hank. I'll keep him company.

Juniper's - Dustin (Doll)can provide the fish. I am sure Greta can come up with something. Maybe a good old fish fry.

Kate's - Tom (Take a Chance on Me) in case I find myself lost in the dark. (Broke my foot at a party once getting lost in the dark - no joke)

Kinsey's - Cade (Yours, Mine, and Howls). If I get cold, he can shift and keep me warm.

Skylar's - David (A Love Worth Living), because he will make sure everyone is fed.

Sydney's - Tristan, Cale, and Cian (Pendragon Gargoyles) because they'll provide the booze.

Erin's - Mac (Just My Type) because he is my book boyfriend AND Marc (Anything You Want) because I love his pie making technique. ;)

BTW - This took me a lot longer to type than I had planned because I went back to check on something and ended up re-reading one of your books. Had to make myself stop. :p

Roxanne Bauserman said...

This party sounds AWESOME!!!! I would definitely bring some good party music! My iPod is loaded with lots of good ol rock n roll and some awesome dance tunes. Nothing gets the party going like music & dancing!! :D

Kathleen O said...

Oh what a great party this is. I would bring the strawberries, chocolate and whipped cream...Nothing says a party like a little bit of fun and sinful desserts to be fed to those hot fireman....

Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...
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Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

You know, I can't eat this anymore but Evil, chocolate chop cookie, peanut pretzel bars were always a hit, and a pitcher of margaritas is bound to make anyone popular. I I can find it I will gladly share the the cookie bar recipe - it is truly the most evil and decadent party food.
Steph AT fangswandsandfairydust DOT Com

MamaMasseyWVU said...

Alright I'm pulling out the big guns for this party.

I'd make a batch of my famous Brandy Alexanders.... Coffee Ice Cream, Brandy and Chocolate Syrup (great for other activities as well)

Followed by a Black Forrest Trifle. Lots of Whipped Cream and sweet black cherries.

I do have to say, I'm sad Juniper couldn't attend but I do LOVE Jennifer's Firemen. I'm very excited about Vader's story coming soon! I wouldn't miss a chance to see him strip down to his boxers. But Conner Dixon's friends might get a little jealous.


Kelsey Summer said...

I'm definitely coming to the party. I'll bring some Sangria and Margaritas.

Skylar Kade said...

Hey Fedora--I like my kinks just where they are!! Thought I will take a massage/mani/pedi, and hopefuly from a sexy masseur--like the guys they had at RT2011. Remember that, Juniper?

This party is really hoppin! I may swoon and have to be caught by one of the strapping young men in attendance.

Shari said...

I would love to come. I love firemen books, hot, hot. I think I will bring some sort of fruity drinks. Nothing better for a hot summer day.

Linda said...

I´ll bring the drunken sing-along LOL or try at least. I can hum? =D
Sounds like an awesome party!
Happy Wednesday!

Kinsey Holley said...

Have I told y'all about when my sister and I lived together in an apartment and the stove caught fire?

I was out with guy friends, she was home alone. Turned on a burner, WHOOSH big flames. She called 911, then put it out w/baking soda. Called 911 back but they told her apartment fires were too dangerous, they're still sending a truck.

5 or 6 firemen showed up - bc yeah, apartment fires can be very dangerous. Somehow she'd had the presence of mind to brush her hair & put on lipstick before they got there.

This was way before texting but she did try to call my big ass circa 1995 car phone but I didn't answer.

When I got home she spent an hour telling me about having 6 big gorgeous hunks in our little bitty kitchen until I finally told her to shut the hell up.

I bet they looked like the guys in the picture. And we live in Houston, mind you - I think our fire dept. was the first one to do a calendar.

My timing has always sucked like that.

Kelly Jamieson said...

You all are bringing AMAZING stuff! Eating, drinking, dancing, what could be better!

Kim, I love your comment!!

Kinsey Holley said...

A friend of mine makes margaritas with beer in them. It's awesome.

Amy Tonya said...

hmmm I think I would bring some hot fudge, Ice cream, whipped cream, and cherry's. I firefighter sundae I think.... :)

Amy Tonya said...

hmmm I think I would bring some hot fudge, Ice cream, whipped cream, and cherry's. I firefighter sundae I think.... :)

Amy Tonya said...

hmmm I think I would bring some hot fudge, Ice cream, whipped cream, and cherry's. I firefighter sundae I think.... :)

Kim Kernc said...

Sounds like a great party!! I am bringing chocolate.....can't have a party with out chocolate....martini' s, chocolate syrup for dessert on the cute guys... ;)

Elizabeth H. said...

I would totally bring a camera to to take photos of all those delicious firemen!! Maybe start a calendar :)

Kelly Jamieson said...

I wish there was a like button for comments on Blogger. :-)

Erin Nicholas said...

I've never even had them and I'm in the mood for those margarita cupcakes!

fcammer2 said...

I think I'd have to bring some yummy Sangria or Peach Bellinis sounds good too. A nice summertime drink to cool us off with all of those hot men. LOL!

June M. said...

I think I will bring some juicy fresh fruit and cabana boys to feed it to us :) LOL

flchen1 said...

ROFL! Skylar, you can leave THOSE kinks right where they are--in fact, you can work those right into your next story for us ;) And Juniper, don't you have some NEW characters to join the fun today? :D

PG Forte said...

Oh, cabana boys! How did we forget about them?

Margreet Asselbergs said...

Water balloons.......for some up close and personal poolside party games....with those hunky guys of course.

Nothing like a good pig roast!!

An experienced Dom or two? For an outdoor on the spot taste of kink for the curious..... At the very least good for inspiration ;)

Tricia Anderson said...

well lets see i think i would bring baby oil so i could rub the muscles of all those HOT firemen!

Margreet Asselbergs said...


Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots


24-30 Strawberries
Margarita Mix

1 box Strawberry Jell-O
8 ounces tequila, preferably reposado or blanco
6 ounce Cointreau
Salt for garnish

Strawberry Prep:

Cut the bottoms of the strawberry flat to get them to stand upright. When you do so, make sure that you do not cut off so much that there is a hole at the bottom.
Use a huller or apple corer to empty out the strawberry.
Once the strawberries have been emptied, use a towel to pat the outside of the strawberries dry.
Check each strawberry and make sure there is not a hole in the bottom before you start filling.

Margarita Mix

Boil one cup of hot water in a saucepan, then add in Jell-o powder and whisk until powder is completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Set aside. Measure out 1/4 cup of cold water and set aside.
Combine tequila and Cointreau, in cocktail shaker filled with ice. Add liquour mixture to cold water and stir to combine. Then add cold liquour mixture to hot Jell-o mixture and stir to combine.
Pour final Jell-o mix into strawberries and chill overnight. Dip your finger in water or use a moistened brush to wet the edge of the strawberries, dip and rotate the strawberries in salt to rim. Garnish with cut lime triangles to finish.

Liz Woods said...

I'd say massage oil and lubricant for a party hosted by them ssteamy firemen (really like firemen nyum)

Kelly Jamieson said...

OMG Margreet I SO want those jello shots!!

Ahem, Skylar - take note.

Margreet Asselbergs said...

Kelly, they're even more scrumptious if you dip the bottom in dark chocolate. It ensures nothing spills out the bottom either! THAT would be a waste.

Yvonne Simpkins said...

OMG, I bring me to the party so I could enjoy all those fringe benefits. Plus a few bottles of wine and some beer. I'm into liquid refreshment LOL

PG Forte said...

And the winner is: MamaMasseyWVU! Congrats!!

MamaMasseyWVU said...

You all are seriously amazing! Thank you so much!

MamaMasseyWVU said...

You all are seriously amazing! Thank you so much.

MamaMasseyWVU said...

You all are beyond amazing! Thank You... please let me know what you need from me.