Saturday, September 21, 2013

Making New Friends: DC Metro M/M Romance Group

Little Lion Man and I took a trip to Alexandria, VA today to make new friends and see some great "old" friends from GRL 2011! Can anyone tell me why it's referred to as Crystal City? It should be named Conundrum City. What an weird, wonderful, wacky place!

Things we saw on our trip to Virginia: 
Beautiful old buildings. And some ugly ones. Lots of 1970s!
Guy strapping a dead deer to his car roof. No joke. Is this a Virginia thing? Stealing roadkill?
Romance writers friends. SO MANY FRIENDS!
I'm the one with a baby on her head. :)
Picture by Andrew Q Gordon!
http://andrewqgordon.com/2013/09/21/brunch-with-friends/

Plus,
Freddie's Fabulous Beach Buffet!
Another from Andy, what a great building!
http://andrewqgordon.com/2013/09/21/brunch-with-friends/

My publisher from ZLoose Id, Treva <3
A Basic Training Grunt Ken Doll!
The Washington Monument ensconced in condom-like blue scaffolding!
A pancetta and mozzarella donut sandwich (ZOMG! SO GOOOOOOOOD!)
A dog in a carrier exactly like Little Lion Man's 0_0
And Marine One flying over the freeway. 

Little Lion Man had a great time visiting the ladies and gents and getting passed around :)
LLM sweet-talkin' JJ. She's gonna eat him up with that fork!

Virginia is fascinating and I consider this a busy, well-rounded day!

So what did you or will you do this weekend?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A very important book related question! Via Laini Taylor and Ziri :o)

So this was on Laini Taylor's blog today:

http://lucky-ziri.tumblr.com/post/60951542480/seeking-permission-to-take-the-entire-dosab
Laini Taylor's blog: Lucky Ziri :-)

Have you read Daughter of Smoke and Bone? No? WTF are you waiting for?! Get. On. It! Such a great book and there is another book that recently came out that I'm sure is just as good and a third in the series planned I believe. I am waiting until the third book is out before I dig in since I'm not patient enough. It's such a great book though that I'm sure all of them are fantastic.

This post begs the question though, "Who would you kidnap from the author to keep the character safe, alive, uninjured, unmolested, or just safe under your pillow?"
What do you guys think? Would you be on Raffe's side fighting? Could you stand up to the senator for Clint? Help Claire get away from Frank? Would you keep Aaron under your pillow? Hide Jake in a kennel? Put Charlotte on life support? Get Jane out of those Moores and into your happy home? Tell Bear and Otter all about the rough waters? Smuggle Katniss out of the Capital? Who would you keep safe from the big, bad author person?