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Thursday, July 18, 2013

RWA - Wednesday Night Wrap-Up

It's Midnight and I'm just now starting to slow down.  I've nabbed a comfy chair in the lobby (no internet in our room), have my shoes off and feet propped up on a cushy ottoman.  I'm sharing this cozy corner with a Harlequin Kimani author but I don't think he minds the airing out of the feet as he's barefoot too!  :)



Jude Deveraux & PJ
The Literacy Signing was a huge success.  We won't hear the amount of money raised for a while but the lines were long and people were buying lots of books.  I had a blast visiting all the tables, buying books and snapping photos of authors. Just as the signing was starting, one of my friends mentioned that Jude Deveraux was there.  Jude-freakin'- Deveraux!  I headed straight for her table. I've been reading her books forever. A Knight in Shining Armor and Sweet Liar are on my all-time favorites list.  She was an absolute doll. Signed a copy of True Love for me. I think I managed to speak coherently to her... but just barely.  I mean, she is, after all, Jude Deveraux!




I had a chance to chat with Heather Snow at the Literacy Signing.  She's such a sweet lady and writes awesome historical romances with smart heroines. Love her heroines!  Her book, Sweet Madness, is one of my favorite books of 2013.  I may have mentioned that before but it bears repeating.







Andrea and a group of readers who drove into town for the Literacy Signing









Here are some shots from the Literacy Signing.  More to come later!


Jennifer McQuiston & PJ

Julie Anne Long


Elizabeth Hoyt






Excited for Terri Osburn who was signing for the first time!









Had a good time this afternoon at the Goddess Blog party.  Delicious spread and great company!  Here are a few random shots from the party.


Sabrina Jeffries



















PJ & Reader pal, Ruth


Louisa Cornell, Susan Sey & Joan Kayse


That's it for today.  Tomorrow's schedule is packed so I probably won't have a chance to post until
late.  My camera is charged and ready to go so, hopefully I'll have lots more pictures to share!

Are you a Jude Deveraux fan?  Tell me about your favorite Deveraux book and why you like it.  I have a signed hardcover copy of True Love for one randomly chosen person who leaves a comment! (U.S. addresses only please)








26 comments:

  1. I loved Jude's historicals. My favorite was "The Raider."

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  2. I have read many of her books and enjoyed them all. I would have to dig through the shelved books to see what I have read and which I liked best.

    I have had A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR on my shelf for years. I know it is special and have been waiting for just the right time to read it. I think it is time to stop waiting. I have always heard such good things about it and it is just the type of storyline I enjoy.

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  3. I too think Knight in Shining Armour was one of my first books and I have loved them all since.

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  4. Hi PJ

    Loving these pics :) I am very very fond of Jude Deveraux's Velevet series my Mum and I read them many years ago and I still have the copies

    Have Fun
    Helen

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  5. An Angel for Emily - gave me the warm and fuzzies. It is on my keeper shelf.

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  6. Great photos, PJ! I would have babbled like a loon if I had met Jude Deveraux. A Knight in Shining Armor is one of my all time favorites!!!

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  7. The Black Lyon was my favorite book. It was the I began with and who couldn't fall for a handsome protector who is willing to do anything to win you and keep your safe!

    Melissa
    daringzoey@yahoo.com

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  8. My favorite book is TWIN OF ICE. I like how Kane melts Houston's ladylike exterior. He allows her to break out of her prim role and have fun. Twin switching, twin rivalry, humor this book has them all. I like Houston so much better than her twin Blair. I like Kane better than stuffy Leander too.

    I would love to read TRUE LOVE!

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  9. My favorite book is Return to Summerhouse. Delightful and special. Thanks and love the photos.

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  10. The Mulberry Tree is my ultimate favorite which I savored. True Love would be a treasure. many thanks.

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  11. I love them all, but True Love really touched me a great deal. I love the Velvet series too. Great picture of Sabrina she is one of the ones I wanted to meet if I had got to go.

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  12. Wonderful photos, PJ! I especially love seeing some of my favorite people. :)

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  13. PJ and Andrea,thank you so much for sharing about your experience! Oooh, what fun!! I have never read a JD book. Gasp, I know.....

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  14. There's Terri!! Yay!!

    I loved Sweet Liar. It's still my favorite. Her newest seems like it might be kinda similar and makes me wanna check it out.

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  15. I am loving all the pictures!! Sorry, to say I haven't seemed to have read her yet - I know!! I just can't keep up it seems lol.

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  16. We have a lot in common, PJ, including the fact that AKISA and SWEET LIAR are among my favorite Jude Deveraux books.

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  17. Great photos. With how busy the authors must be, it's nice that they take the time to pose.

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  18. I don't have a favorite Deveraux book yet! Maybe it will be your copy of True Love!

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  19. Aloha, PJ! Great pics ... I am living vicariously through social media on the scene! My favorite JD book is the first I read - KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR. In fact, I went in search of the church in England where the heroine meets the hero for the first time!

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  20. I have only read a couple of her books and really enjoyed them. I can't remember the names of the right now. I know this is sad but when you read a lot its hard to remember the names of the books.

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  21. Thank you PJ and Andrea for posting and sharing RWA pictures, it's fun following the events via your postings. Sadly, I don't have a JD favourite yet either.

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  22. A Knight In Shining Armor is my all time favorite. It was the first book of hers I read. I haven't read a bad JD book yet and look forward to True Love

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  23. I love A Knight in Shining Armor! I like the time travel aspect and especially loved Dougless and Nicholas. And the ending made me cry. So sweet!

    Marcy Shuler
    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  24. Lovely photos!! Thanks from someone who can't get there!! A Knight In Shining Armor is one of my very favorites of JD... But I don't think I've read one of hers that I didn't love.

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  25. Love the pics! I have a feeling my favorite JD books is going to be True Love.

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  26. Lots of great pictures. Love Sabrina Jeffries. I have read a few of Jude Devereaux books, but nothing comes to mind right at this moment.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

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