Giveaway – Shameless Book Convention Goodies!

20171105_042259So, for the second year in a row, a few of us ladies here at Nice Ladies, Naughty  Books ventured to the Shameless Book Convention in Orlando.  This event is only a few hours from our homes so we treat it as a girls weekend….full of lots of fun with friends, tons of authors, and so many books it boggles the mind.

We had a great time meeting some of our favorite authors.  We had and even better time meeting some brand new authors as well.

And….I brought back goodies for all of you that I’m giving away!

 

So, want to see my favorite picture from the convention.  It’s this one…..

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Trust me when I tell you, that’s a complete coincidence.  Vashti would never knowingly put her hand there.  It just sorta….slid down the poster.  I think there was some type of slick oil applied to the cardboard.  Strange….but yes, I still giggle each time I look at this picture.

 

This year was a big deal for me as I got to finally meet the one and only Chelle Bliss!  She is such an amazing author and I’m so privileged to call her my friend.  Meeting her was my big “wish list” item this weekend.  See….I got to check that one off my box!  She is absolutely the sweetest soul…EVER!!! Robyn even waited in line to get an autograph and meet all the awesomeness that Ms. Bliss (Mr. Bliss is pretty fantastic too).

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Next up, I had to catch up with my girl, Mari.  If you have followed my blog you know that Ms. Carr was my first and only fangirl moment in all the years of going to conventions.  Every time I see her, I get goosebumps.  And that she remembers my face each time I see her…yep. She is awesome!  This year she was accompanied by her lovely daughter, who is just as beautiful as her momma.  It is always wonderful to catch up with her.

The girls and I spent a long and exhilarating day meeting all of our favorites.  Some things we learned this year:

  1. My cell phone should be attached to my body with some type of permanent device.  Thank goodness by girls were with me because…I’d still be looking for it.
  2. The VIP pass was totally worth it.  I shall never go to another convention without purchasing that little gem.  It made a huge difference!
  3. I love the other ladies….but we need GPS tracking devices or pretty leashes.  We kept losing each other.  There are some pictures of all of us together but yeah..again, we need GPS tracking.
  4. It’s possible to laugh for 48 consecutive hours.  Seriously, we had such an amazing time.
  5. Vashti is the biggest flirt I know…I want to be her when I grow up.  You don’t even know she’s doing it.  TV not working right….Vashti gets us free breakfast (I’m still convinced this man came to our room 5 different times to fix our problem just because Vashti was sitting so pretty and looking so innocent…or it could’ve been her underwear sitting on the bed we didn’t notice until after the fact).  Want more cookies….Vashti is your go-to girl.  She can bat those eyelashes and you can get anything.
  6. Robyn is crazy.  Girl likes to drive.  Everywhere.  With a smile.  In Orlando.  Doesn’t she deserve a medal?
  7. Diana is the most patient person I know.  I probably killed her in our bed.  Really…I’m sure I beat her to death with my constant pillow flinging.  And my tossing and turning.
  8. Authors are generous and amazing.  Truly.  So many contributed to the giveaway….and so many were lovely to talk to.

Here are some more pictures.

 

There you have it!!  We had such a great time. I highly recommend this convention if you are a lover of all thing books.  It is run flawlessly and a wonderful time is had by all.  I brought back so many goodies!  Paperback books, lots of promo and paraphernalia, and there is even a Kindle Fire included in this giveaway!  All of this comes in a tote signed by majority of the authors in attendance.  You can enter here:

Shameless Book Convention Giveaway

Hope to see you all next year!

Love,

Christina, Robyn, Vashti, and Diana

 

Review – The Outpost by Devney Perry

Review:

I gotta hand it to Ms. Perry…she definitely knows how to suck her readers in and keep them on the edge of their seats!  The Outpost, the 4th book in the Jamison Valley Series gives us the story of Beau and Sabrina.  Their story picks up where The Lucky Heart ended and I have to admit, I fell head over heels in LUV with Beau.  This man gives…and gives, and gives, and gives and is still a total bada** in a very alpha male way.  The way he treats Sabrina, with patience and understanding while still using a firm hand, is absolutely swoon worthy.  He takes care of her, befriends her, and becomes her confidant, all the while falling deeply in love with her.  Sabrina….ok, I have to be honest.  She took a little bit for me to warm up to.  But, once you looked past her overwhelming ambition and what appears to be snobbery, you find she has a heart of gold and is very tenderhearted.  From the moment she meets Beau, she is in lust but while running for her life she thinks the most he will ever want from her is friendship.  She could not be more wrong.  The push and pull between these two is phenomenal, as is their chemistry, and it isn’t long before they find themselves unable to withstand the inferno their chemistry creates.  It’s wonderful…both sensual and erotic.  I couldn’t get enough.  This book has a different tone than the other books as it takes place over many, many months and the hero and heroine are not up in each others lives 24/7.  This  does not detract from the romance but instead, enhances it and makes it richer and fuller.  We see Sabrina battle her demons and we see Beau realize he will move heaven and earth to be everything Sabrina needs him to be.  There is danger and intrigue and, of course, appearances by characters in previous books of the series (I love catching up on past characters).  Overall, this was a moving and emotional story with an engaging plot, well written characters, and a wonderful love story (and an Epilogue….I love, love, love those).  I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.  Ms. Devney just gets better and better and I am one reader who is hooked!  5 stars.

 

The Outpost by Devney Perry is out now! Check out our blog tour post and be the first to read this sexy new romance from Devney—grab your copy today!

Title: The Outpost

Author: Devney Perry

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About The Outpost:

Trapped in his tiny mountain cabin, she didn’t expect to fall for his big heart.

Exposing a prominent criminal family with an investigative news report didn’t exactly work out the way Sabrina had hoped. Instead of basking in the glory of her article’s success, she’s on the run from a powerful man who wants her dead. To stay safe, she’s forced to trade one bad situation for another. Stuck in the Montana wilderness, she’s secluded from anything resembling civilization or the modern-day world. The only good thing about her situation is the gorgeous mountain man assigned to protect her. Too bad he isn’t the slightest bit interested in a city girl like her.

Beau likes his life quiet and simple. Give him a peaceful day hiking in the woods with his dog, and he’s a happy man. He has no use for large crowds, noisy cities or dramatic women. So when a hotshot reporter rolls into town, dragging her big-time problems with her, he should have run for the hills. Instead, he volunteered to keep her safe. Bringing her into his world won’t be easy, but if he can convince her that Montana isn’t as terrifying as she believes, they might just be the perfect match.

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About the Author:

Devney lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories.

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