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 beer. So 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.