Friday, August 26, 2011

Registration opens SOON!!!!

Well us here at AAD central are working out asses off to get everything set for registration to open September 6th. Registration will be open at 3pm EST on Sept. 6th.

Registration is $190 and includes 3 lunches (because we are going to be leaving the majority of the night time for partying and exploring NOLA), One dinner and one light breakfast on Sunday morning.

We will have a Welcome event On WED night (so that means get in early to get the party going!)

AAD will run in 2012 from Wed at 7pm to Sunday at Noon.

Reservations will also open on the 6th. rooms are $119 a night Double Occupancy. We have the ability it have the price for the con 3 days before and 3 days after... so that gives you a total of 9 days on the con price to be in NOLA on bourbon st and rocking the Big Easy!

So who is excited? Dont forget to join the AAD FORUM and join in with the Book club, conversations and contests!

CHeck the website On the 6th for all the info!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Help us decide where AAd 2014 will be!

So You all know AAD is in NOLA on 2012...

What you dont know is AAD 2013 is going to be in Savannah GA... and more on that soon...

But we are planning out 2014 now... and we need your help deciding!

So Please... where would you rather AAD 2014 be?

Help us by VOTING HERE!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Final Blogger list for 2012...

Ok the full blogger list is as follows, and congrats to all the amazing bloggers that were accepted!

Mandi Schreiner, Smexy Books
Laurie garrison, bitten by paranormal romance
Jen Kimball, That's What I'm Talking About
Larissa Benoliel, Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life
Rachel Rivera, Parajunkee
Jackie Morgan, Literary Escapism
Felicia Sparks, Geeky Bloggers Book Blog
Lexie Cenni, Poisoned Rationality
JoJo, JoJos Book Corner
Bobby D Whitney, BookWenches Reviews
Jen Martin, Red Hot Books
Pam Spaz Web Elliott, Wicked Little Pixie
Damaris Cardinali, Good Choice Reading
Julie W, Yummy Men and Kick Ass Chicks
Tori, The Book Faery
Emily, What Book is that?
Patti, Book Addict
Ali F, Simply Ali
Susan C, My Vamp Fiction
Elle C, Limecello- A little bit tart, a little bit sweet

So congrats and make sure you join the Forum so we can get you set up as an official blogger!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

With 2011 over... 2012 is on the way!

Thank you so much to everyone that attended and had a good time! We know there were lots of issues with the hotel, and we are pursuing levels of action to deal with them and we need your help to ensure no one has to deal with any of this in the future. So if you have ANY grievances about the HOTEL and their treatment of you or the con, PLEASE fill out this FORM to help us build up detailed list of all the issues we have had to deal with.

Next... with 2012 on the way, we are would like YOU to give us feedback via this FORM on what we could make better and what you would like to see via panels, workshops and events. Please remember, AAD is only doing ONE masquerade ball next year so the attendees will have more time to explore the Big Easy.

In September I'll be going to see our 2013 property to work with the hotel to make sure nothing like this happens again. We are REALLY REALLY sorry about all the issues people had to endure on the hotels part, and we, meaning myself and all the staff are sorry that a lot of the programming got shifted to and fro. Luckily we dont have that problem next year as we have all the rooms available for the convention and are the ONLY EVENT in the hotel for the duration of the convention.

Truth is, no con is without its share of issues and problems. Nothing ever runs smoothly, no matter how much both sides think they are on the same page. I can only thank my amazing staff this year for making sure things worked the best they could. Thank you all again for helping to make this year a success, and I hope that we will see you in NOLA!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bookie Awards Winners!

The first annual Authors After Dark Bookie Awards was a HUGE success!

I'd like to take a moment to thank the authors and bloggers who presented awards during the ceremony. You ladies ROCK!

For those of you who weren't able to attend the event in Philly, the winners are as follows:

Anthology of the Year:  Burning Up by Angela Knight, Nalini Singh, Virginia Kantra, and Meljean Brook
Publisher of the year:  Samhain Publishing
Cross Genre Novel:  The Wolf Next Door by Lydia Dare
Most Accessible Author:  Larissa Ione
Erotic Romance Novel:  Wicked Enchantment by Anya Bast
Reader voted star of tomorrow:  Lara Adrian
Contemporary short story of the year:  A Damsel Without A Dress by Rita Sawyer
Erotic short story of the year:  Making the Man by Yvette Hines
E-book only novel of the year:  Slave To Pleasure, Eliza Gayle
Online Community of the year:  Midnight Breeds Forum
Fantasy Short Story of the year:  Here There Be Monsters, Meljean Brook
Western Romance Novel:  Unridden, Cat Johnson
Biggest Friend to Romance:  Stella Price
Steampunk Short story:  Here There Be Monsters, Meljean Brook
Debut Author:  Lydia Dare
Werewolf Novel:  Sin Undone by Larissa Ione
Author of the Year:  Joey W. Hill
Demon Book of the Year:  Kresley Cole, Demon from the Dark
Lifetime Achievement Award:  Sherrilyn Kenyon
Vampire Book of the Year: J.R. Ward, Lover Mine
Western Romance Short Story of the Year:  Cheryl St. John, Christmas in Red Willow
Paranormal Menage of the Year:  Joey W. Hill, Vampire Trinity
BDSM Short Story of the Year:  Joey W. Hill, Honor Bound
MC/IR Novel of the Year:  Lena Matthews, Better to Eat you With
Series of the Year: J.R. Ward, Black Dagger Brotherhood
Vampire Short Story of the Year: Laurell K. Hamilton, Flirt
Author Website of the Year:  Sherrilyn Kenyon
Shifter Story of the Year:  Laurell K. Hamilton, Flirt
M/M Book of the Year: Joey W. Hill, Vampire Trinity
SciFi Book of the Year:  Ava Gray, Skin Tight
Shifter Non-Wolf Book of the Year:  Beast behaving badly Shelly Laurenston
Blog of the Year:  Smart Bitches trashy books
E-book Only Short Story of the Year:  A Slave to Her Passions by: Jessica Coulter
Historical Romance of the Year:  Forbidden Highlander by Donna Grant
Romantic Suspense Book of the Year:  The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks
Steampunk Book of the Year:   Steamed by Katie MacAlister
Demon Short Story of the Year:  The Darkest Angel by Gena Showalter
Erotica Novel of the Year:  Joey W. Hill, Vampire Trinity
Fantasy Novel of the Year:  Sherrilyn Kenyon, Born of Ice
Paranormal Short Story of the Year:  The Phoenix Project, Jacquelyn Frank
Single Author Anthology of the Year:  Tempted by Lori

Want to make the 2012 ceremony in NOLA even more special by nominating your favorites in the above categories? Well, you're in luck! The Bookie Awards ballot is now LIVE! Once you've completed the ballot, simply click submit to record your votes. The nomination polls will open at a later date, once the votes have been tallied.

To access the ballot click HERE.

NOTE: Books and authors nominated must be published between August 2010 - August 2011 to be considered for an award.

Voting closes on September 15th!

Jae Lynne Davies

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

2012 Blogger Acceptance

Well this is the list, though its not the full list we are still waiting on emails from several. if this is you, PLEASE contact us by the 31st and you will be added. If not, the list will remain as it is here.

Mandi Schreiner, Smexy Books
Laurie garrison, bitten by paranormal romance
Jen Kimball, That's What I'm Talking About
Larissa Benoliel, Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life
Rachel Rivera, Parajunkee
Jackie Morgan, Literary Escapism
Felicia Sparks, Geeky Bloggers Book Blog
Lexie Cenni, Poisoned Rationality
JoJo, JoJos Book Corner
Bobby D Whitney, BookWenches Reviews
Jen Martin, Red Hot Books
Pam Spaz Web Elliott, Wicked Little Pixie
Damaris Cardinali, Good Choice Reading

we have 7 spots left. Check your emails... Bet you missed the acceptance email! Congrats to the bloggers and DONT FORGET to join the AAD Forum!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Up for some fun today?!?

Are you in or near Philadelphia?

Then come to the Doubletree Hotel [237 South Broad Street, Philadelphia] today!

Saturday from 2-5:00pm at the Authors After Dark event there's a big booksigning open to the public and then, starting at 8:30, you can come into the Victorian Steampunk Ball for a $20 charge at the door.  The Olde City Sideshow are the band, there's photos, another signing, vendors, psychics and an Absinthe Party to check out as well.

A great way to spend a Saturday - hope to see you there!

Tilly Greene
Scorching romances full of twists, turns and ties.

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Do you know the Green Fairy?

Still Life with Absinthe
by Vincent Van Gogh, 1887
hanging in the Van Gogh Museum
Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
In historical literature it was called "la fée verte", the "green fairy" by the French, but it's more commonly known as Absinthe

While the spirit originated in Switzerland, it's popularity as an alcoholic drink was achieved on the heels of French artists and writers, which helped the opposition strive to ban its consumption.  Even though it did not contain the hallucinogenic properties reported to possess, the United States took it off the shelves by 1915, but 2007 saw it once again legal.

Augusta Li and Eon DeBeaumont are hosting an Absinthe Tasting table at the Steampunk Ball in Symphony on Saturday at 9:00pm.

See you there!

Tilly Greene
Scorching romances full of twists, turns and ties.

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Monday, August 1, 2011

Three sisters, Their Fated Mates, Journey of Love, Redemption & War

We are just a week and half away from AAD Conference. I’m so excited to be attending as an author this year and introduce my debut novel , Soul Reborn from Crescent Moon Press.

What makes SOUL REBORN different from the usual paranormal romance? It is based on Egyptian Mythos in present day. Who doesn’t love a hot soulless underworld god, an undead army and a malevolent goddess that just won’t die?

In come the Carrigan sisters, Lilly, Kit and Kendra. Lilly is the Commander of the Nehebkau huntresses and is humanities last defense against the goddesses’ revens. What are revens you ask? Revens are cursed humans created when the goddess was released from her tomb. They crave the blood and flesh of their previous form. Asar, the god of the underworld, knows the goddess all too well, as she cut his soul from his chest leaving him with an empty shell of hatred and the all consuming desire for revenge. Asar has no problem using Lilly to get what he wants, but his desire for her is a serious distraction from his pursuit of vengeance.

I welcome you to delve in the dark and mysterious realm of the Egyptian underworld. These gods are benevolent, but by no means saints. The Carrigan sisters have awakened their most primal desires and are the key to their salvation. The fate of the world hangs in the balance. Failure is not an option.

I would love to meet new readers and authors. I’ll be in the Egyptian Goddess costume at the Mythos Ball. One lucky winner will have the key to unlock the Egyptian Chest with fabulous grand prize.

MY AAD schedule, please stop by and say hello. Prizes abound!

E-Book Authors
Light Paranormal
Blogger Sleep Over
Spontaneously Paranormal
Food and Clothing in Romance
Mythos Ball - ** featured author**
Book Signing – Crescent Moon Press Table

Follow three sisters and their fated mates on a journey of love, redemption and war.

Soul Reborn reviews:

RT Book Reviews: 4 stars/Scorcher, “Murray’s debut effort is an ambitious undertaking …” review by Karen Sweeny-Justice.
Read more here: RT Review of Soul Reborn

Bitten by Paranormal Romance: 5 alpha howls/Hot, “I was blown away by this book and I cannot wait to read the rest of the books in this series.” Review by Ollie
Read more here: BPR's review of Soul Reborn

Asar, the Egyptian God of the Underworld, has been tortured and left soulless by a malevolent goddess, relegating him to consume the very thing he was commissioned to protect. Human souls. Now an empty shell of hatred, Asar vows to kill the goddess and anyone involved in her release, but fate crosses his path with a beautiful blonde huntress who has a soul too sweet to ignore.
Lilly, fearless commander of the Nehebkau huntresses, is the only thing standing in the way of the goddess' undead army unleashing hell on earth. But Lilly has a secret—one she is willing to sell her soul to keep. If the Underworld god discovers her role in the dig that released the goddess, she will lose everything, including his heart.