Things that are on my desk. A little notepad where I record page and word counts as we work through each chapter. A massive planner where I write down our schedule. A couple of pens. Some lotion, because sometimes my hands feel dry. A copy of Magic Rises because we need it as reference for Hugh book. A copy of White Hot…
Apparently, Avon’s publicity team pushed a small print run ahead of time and rumor is, that if you are attending Romantic Times Convention in Atlanta and going to Avon Spectacle of Lights event, you may be able to snag a signed copy. I will also bring one with us, so if you find us as we wander about and I still have it, it’s yours.
I am counting down the days…It will appear in my ereader the day before a flight and long conference. So excited.
Whoever gets to go to Romantic Times Convention and gets a copy is a lucky duck indeed!
Jealous. Really jealous.
Thirded….yep it’s totally a word
Unanimous, I think
Oh yeah, and talk about cold. The rest of us just have to drool and dream.
Manic is the word actually. I keep trying not to think about the date and then I read the blog and so I get MANIC!
It’s official. I don’t care about my student loans, exams, homework… I am flying to America.
Yup. I, too, have suddenly developed this insane urge to buy plane tickets to Atlanta.
I can’t wait to read this book.
If you guys have a spot in your luggage… I’m tiny maybe I can fit in T-T !!!!
aaack. it’s RIGHT THERE. I can see it… *insert gif of cat frantically pawing at computer screen*
Yea, I can totally see that.
$10 says you don’t get one foot through the door before someone is there asking for your copy of White Hot.
This so totally a sucker bet. I think BDH fans will be staking out the front entrance.
Enjoy it whoever gets it and be kind to those of us among the jealous masses.
And the back entrance, and the fire escapes, and the loading dock… 😉
Man, if I had a long-range drone with a gripper attachment…
I would watch for their car. They wouldn’t get to the front door!! Sigh.
At this rate, the AuthorLords will be getting restraining orders against us all!
Actually I was joking. Just venting a little. I really, really want this book, but that doesn’t translate to stalking. I can wait.
If I didn’t have a final exam to give and a proposal to write I would drive down to Atlanta TONIGHT
ahhhh~! I wanna go I wanna go~~
so jealous of everyone who gets to go–hope you guys all have fun!
Have fun Ilona, Gordon and all the fans.
Let us know how much fun it was, so we can be jealous…(sniff, sigh)
I seriously considered driving down to Atlanta. Then reason kicked in. And was promptly kicked out. Thank you Ilona for setting heart and mind at war with 2 short sentences. I could hate you if I didn’t love you guys so much!
PS. Thank you for thinking of your fans even if if you are in the process of instigating a riot. 🙂
Perhaps they should consider personal security…
I used to do personal security. I might be willing to do it again for the small fee of an advance copy of a book.
/sigh, I wish. Reality is that I have to be at work and I am to responsible to call in sick for a couple of days to sneak to Atlanta. But yes, I really did used to do bodyguard work.
[White Hot] gimme, Gimme, GIMME!…sorry, lost control for a moment. Lol.
Hv a great time at RTCon! Wish I was there.
Ha. Equzol to the rescue. But work first!
I have just spent the last 10 minutes talking myself out of getting a flight from Spain to Atlanta …. my sane (?) side won…barely…. the other side of me is seriously ticked off! 🙂
I’m seriously considering it lots of time. You can get cheap tickets and you only live one. But then reality kicks in.
I might very well decide to come meet them anyway, the Atlantic ocean be damned!
We have been waiting for so loooooonng!! May 30th can’t get here soon enough!
Looking forward to seeing you on this side of the pond…safe travels
arghghggh- any chance of borrowing some of Hugh’s water to manage a teleport???
No chance of convention attending for this poor Brit (hand on forehead, weeping over the laptop and the unfinshed conference paper ….)
Have a fabulous time, xx
Oh you lucky, lucky ducks who can make it. What a lovely treat for you!
Dang, I wish I was in Atlanta!
Another Brit with no chance of getting my hands on that copy of White Hot ?
Hope you both have a great time at RT – travel safely ?
Patricia Schlorke says
It’s an approximate 12 hour trip by car from Fort Worth to Atlanta. My friend and her husband live in Decatur. Hmmmm…..if I wasn’t neck deep in work, and I had a ticket to the conference……road trip!
To those who go have loads of fun.
I live in Fort Worth and you can never have too many friends. We could get to know each other on the drive. What do you think?
The releases are coming so swiftly!!!! And yet feels so slow as my excitement builds hahah
Ooo, someone will be so lucky!!!
I wish your desk was my desk
i wish my desk was that neat……
Agreed. Right now I’m trying to find my desk, hidden under so many folders. Lol
Cat Lauria says
Oh my god, I’m going to brave one of the RT spectacles for the chance to get this book, cross your fingers for me.
Good luck Cat. Fight the good fight and just squeeze past Julia Quinn et. al. and GET THAT COPY!!!
I wish I was going to Atlanta so I could get an early copy of White Hot. I’m sure the book will be amazing. May 30th can’t come soon enough for me.
AAAARRRGggghhhhhh, so so cruel. I must hang on until May 30. I MUST. I cannot go to Atlanta in search of precious little copies of White Heat…….. no no no I wanna copy now!!
I think it is so cool that you are going to carry that book with you just to hand it off to the first person who asks for it. I live in California, a really pretty part of it, and have never really envied other parts of the country. Lately, however, with all the events you two hit, I’m starting to think about this…
Is your desk always that clean/tidy? If my desk ever got that clean it might induce a panic attack. Do you do all you notes and drafts on computer, or do you use paper and pen/cil at all for working up ideas and drafts?
Thank you for showing your desk, and good luck to whoever gets those early copies.
Ditto for both the California and the envy. I keep hoping that a flying horse will land in my back yard so I wouldn’t be tempted to buy plane tickets.
I can’t wait for release day. If I didn’t move around so much I’d have print and e book copies of all your books. That’s how much I love them. Thank you for writing strong, sensible heroines who don’t make me want to throw my reader against the wall. Your heroines are always bosses, I don’t have enough words to express how freeing it is to read female characters who don’t drop IQ points to drive a book’s plot.
Noticed that Rogan is shirtless…… *evil grin* Thought that you had had a word and he would be wearing a white t-shirt? Or am I getting confused with the something else?
Wildfire is the book that he gets to wear a shirt for.
Oh of course, getting my books mixed up. Thanks Kelticat.
Ahem…can’t believe no one noticed/mentioned it, but…blossom? 😀
Also, not even getting my hopes up about going to the event and snatching myself WH earlier, gonna wait right here in Europe for my pre-ordered kindle ^^
kylie j says
where was blossom??
Ha! Good eye Gundega. Right above the picture of Kate.
The bottle of lotion to the right of the monitor in the picture is called, in small letters japanese cherry, in big letters, BLOSSOM.
I thought it was a bottle of antacid tablets…
How about little snipet for the rest of us that is living on different continent ?
Pretty please ?
kylie j says
i second that, plane ride from Australia to Atlanta, probably a bit of a stretch, if only I could, big sigh
Aaaargh!!! So jealous! Wish I could go! Must plan & go next time. ?
It would be so cool if you guys could fly down to Australia (*cough* Melbourne *cough*), so I could finally meet two of my favourite authors @_@ Praying for a day when you both visit for a convention or I am able to attend one in the states x)
I am so tempted to get another copy of all my Kate books (donated my set to the library before I moved to pursue my studies), I still have them on my kindle though! That White Hot paperback looks so GOOD! I really want a paper copy D: Damn it technology…. I miss the new book smell & the feel of paper… and yes the stupid paper cuts also.
No No, Brisbane 🙂 🙂
I propose a world tour
Twenty-five days, but whose counting?
Off Topic – @ Ilona – Have you watched Bahubali ?If not you can give it a try.The Bollywood songs are awesome.
Damietta Armstrong says
About now, I’m pretty sure I can hear Ilona giggling at all the frantic, semi-hysterical howling…and Gordon is rolling his eyes, saying “Woman, just WHAT have you started?”
Have you ever watched Charlie and The Chocolate factory? I wish to be able to put my hand through the screen like that ?
Sees the blog, actively searches flights from the UK…. Considers this may be a tad ridiculous but still earmarks the cheapest flight. Has coffee and reality sets in.
You are a MEANIE setting my little heart a flutter with possibility until the cold cruel world steps in.
Have an amazing time and congrats to all who get their mitts on a copy at the RT!
I want to know more about the lucky person who got the book! Did they dress up…Curran or Kate? Do they follow this blog? Can we Facebook stalk them to get pre-release snippets? (Ok so that is creepy). But TWENTY THREE DAYS people!
Debbie C says
I will just say they are even nicer than I could have imagined! And the book is AMAZING!!!
Hope you enjoyed RT and that you didn’t come home to unexpected tattoos. Rest up so that you can tease the book devouring horde later with snippets of Hugh, Nevada, Dina, and Kate.
“…didn’t come home to unexpected tattoos”
Are you talking about unexpected tattoos on the kids or on Ilona and Gordon? 😛
I can’t believe we’re at 20 days. I’m so ready.