Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Cant make the con but wanna meet the authors? AAD has a booksigning that is open to the public! To include the following authors:
Joey W. Hill
Eliza Gayle
Erin McCarthy
Adrian Phoenix
Kelly Gay
Theresa Meyers
Diana Rowland
Suzanne Johnson
Kristen Painter
Jaye Wells
Philippa Balantine
Judi Fennell
Alexandra Ivy
Allison Pang
Shayla Black
Mari Freeman
Darynda Jones
Nicole Peeler
Amanda Carlson
Jeaniene Frost
Stephanie Julian
Katie Reus
Dakota Cassidy
Erin Kellison
Jessa Slade
Manda Collins
Lia Habel
Jade Lee
Sasha White
Carolyn Crane
Jess Haines
Kelly Meding
Virna DePaul
Mark Henry
Tee Morris
Cynthia Eden
Leanna Renee Hieber
Pamela Palmer
Louisa Bacio
Cat Grant
Lacie Nation
Mia Watts
Abigail Barnette
Bronwyn Green
Kris Norris
Beth Williamson
Tilly Greene
Sophie Oak
L.A. Witt
Boone Brux
Andrew Grey
S.A. Price
Melanie Card
Jessica Jarman
PJ Schnyder
Diana Castilleja
Cat Johnson
Melissa Schroeder
Kris Cook
Samantha Kane
Teresa D'Amario
Stacey Kennedy
Damon Suede
Jae Lynne Davies
Pearl Love
Sandy Sullivan
Li & De Beaumont
Robyn Mackenzie Ariel Tachna
Delilah Devlin
Lissa Matthews
Julia Talbot
Gayle Donnelly
T.J. Michaels
B.A. Tortuga 


AND FOR YOU YA LOVERS: 1pm: YA reading and early signing with Lia Hable, Danny Marks, Kelly Keaton, Darynda Jones and more! This is ALSO a open to the public event.

SPREAD THE WORD! There might even be some special goodies about!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

2 weeks! My stance and info ahead...

yes, it has been a long while since I have blogged here. I have been up to my ass in final details for this year that have rendered me incapable of doing anything else. NOLA has been quite possibly the hardest year to handle so far, and thats saying something when Philly was such a clusterfuck of epic proportions.

So, we at AAD headquarters (IE: Stella's library) are getting ready for chaos and mayhem. Boxes are everywhere, promo is being packed, Books are being sent with other people driving (thank you again Lissa Matthews and Carolline Greene!) and I am in a total personal state of disarray. This year has big shoes to fill... and Im hoping we can do it.

Every year I walk into AAD and sigh, and the week of it is the most stressful of the year for me. 11 months of planning, changing shit and making shit right, all come down to 4 days of insanity, and I always pray its done right.

Do things get forgotten? Sure. Shit happens? obviously, its Murphy's Law. But what people need to understand is that none of it is intentional. But yes, Haters gon' hate, and some people cant be happy with anything. I don't do this for those people. And while it will upset me people aren't having a good time, in the long run its not about YOU. Please remember that at AAD the squeaky wheel doesn't get the grease... because the squeaky wheel is one of many, and the needs of many outweigh the usually very selfish needs of the few. 

Now that I have said my peace, I will just put some reminders up for those who have attended before and those coming for the first time:

~If you plan to do a special thing for an author, especially if its for a small amount of people, please dont do it at a full con event. Come to one of the staff and tell them what you plan. they will then give you a place to do it and even get the author there for you. Why? because much like in school, if you dont have enough for the ENTIRE class, dont flaunt what you have. If you have, say a cake or a special bottle of booze to share with an author, dont do it in a dinner or event because there isnt enough for everyone. it doesnt make you look cool, it makes you look like you want attention for doing what you are doing.

~Please note where you are putting your tickets for the raffle baskets. If you win, you win. Do not go nuts when you win (in a negative sense) because others that didn't win would love what you have gotten.

~Please do not try to sneak people in. We have people checking badges at the doors. AAD is for paying attendees only. If you wish to hangout with others, do so at the bar, your room or outside the hotel.

~Please please please be nice. No bashing, no bitching and certainly no snottiness. This is a fun event, and I (Stella) nor the staff deal with mean girl antics. I would hate to have someone's experience ruined because someone cant just be nice.

Please understand that this is in now way meant to sound like bitching to you all. My frank way of speaking and inability to sugar coat things gets in the way a lot of the time, but Know that I say all of this with the best of intentions to assure that everyone has a good time and has fond memories. If you are offended by how I presented these things, I am sorry for that, but know that these things needed to be said, and as I am the one in charge, I had to say them.

I really cant wait for this year's event, and to meet so many awesome people coming from all over the globe to enjoy what the convention has to offer. NOLA is a Magical city, full of mystery, beauty and some amazing locations. I hope the con and the trip to the Crescent City will be one you will remember for years to come!

2 weeks everyone! Hope you are ready for the awesome we have in store for you!

Friday, July 13, 2012


I decided to come up with something special for AAD and here it is. All three of my Harmless Military Romances will be in one BIG ANTHOLOGY. I have no plans on putting this into wide distribution so the only place to get it is at the AAD bookfair. It includes: Infatuation, Possession, and Surrender!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Attention Bookie Awards Nominees!

As AAD NOLA draws near, I'd like to address the matter of the Bookie Awards for all nominees who are ATTENDING the con. For this year's ceremony, we'd like to ask all attending nominees to prepare a 1-2 minute speech in the event you win an award. Remember, your readers nominated YOU in the respective categories, and many of them will likely be present. We all know a few words of thanks go a long way and leave a lasting impression. Let's make this ceremony one to remember.

Again, congratulations and good luck to all of the nominees. See you in NOLA!


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Surrender Now On Sale!

Just in time for some patriotic romance reading on the week of Fourth of July!!!!

BARNES AND NOBLE (coming soon)

To gain the woman he loves, he will have to be the Dom she desires.

Surrender: A Little Harmless Military Romance

Navy Seal Malachai Dupree has everything a man could want. Well, not everything. The one woman he wants is the one he thinks he can’t have. In his opinion young widow Amanda Forrester is too innocent for his Dominant needs, so he plays the role of supportive friend even if it kills him.

Amanda is tired of being treated as if she were fragile. She might have been through a rough patch losing her husband in the line of duty, but she is not a wimp. Through the last few months, the feelings she has for Mal are more than just friendly. She is more than ready to be the woman he needs in and out of the bedroom. 

One night she pushes him too far and the result is more than either of them ever expected. Mal wants forever, but after losing one husband to the service, commitment is just not in Amanda’s vocabulary. What Amanda doesn’t realize is that Mal is one Seal who isn’t backing down until he gets exactly what he wants: Amanda’s total submission.

WARNING, the following book contains: Sexy Navy Seals, a stubborn woman, and of course, a little submission. This book has one of those hot Duprees, so you know that you will need a glass of water to cool off. Every Addict will tell you that reading a Harmless book is anything BUT harmless—so read at your own risk.