This past Friday, I accompanied Christine to the Sherrilyn Kenyon signing at Borders at Columbus Circle in NYC. The spooky thing was, there was an actual tornado warning in Manhattan! But by the time 6:30pm rolled around, the warning was over and we only had to put up with some annoying rain.
Originally the signing was supposed to start at 7pm, but was moved to 6pm, so Christine and I missed Sherrilyn's talk. :( There were over 200 people waiting for their Acheron and other Kenyon books to be signed, along with some cool raffles for giveaways. Sherrilyn would not leave till every one's book was signed, even as the store was closing! Christine and I headed out a little after 10pm and Sherrilyn was still signing book, going on 5 hours! I am in awe of Sherrilyn's dedication to her fans and the love she has for her readers is amazing.
There were also some other people there you may recognize. The Rebels of Romance and Dorchester authors, Liz Maverick (her new book, Irreversible comes out in October) and Marianne Mancusi (her new book, Razor Girl comes out in September) were there to lend their support. Also, Sara Lindsey, who will have her first historical romance for Signet Eclipse published next fall was there along with 2007 bookseller of the year, Stacey Agdern.
Christine and Sherrilyn ( Aren't they cute together?)
Me and Christine modeling the actual leather coat worn by Acheron! Don't we look sexy?
This is Dianna Love who was Sherrilyn's MC for the night and co-wrote an awesome book with Sherrilyn called Phantom in the Night, that came out a few months ago. Dianna has an anthology coming out in December called Dead After Dark that includes, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Susan Squires and JR Ward! Dianna kept the crowd going and had incredible energy. By the time this picture was taken my energy levels were low. For some reason I think I look like a giraffe here.
In other news I am cat sitting my sister's two cats while she is away in Florida visiting Mickey. (HELP!) Sixx is about a year old and Nico is only a month old. They are driving my insane and I still have them for a week. Nico, the baby and is so very needy. He won't let me eat, sleep or read! But at least they have great taste in books, especially Sixx ;D. Any advice on how to handle two overstimulated and lovable cats?