It’s day three of my Spooktacular Halloween Bash. Today I welcome author Laura Stamps to the blog.
When Yvonne asked me to do a guest blog post for her Halloween event the first thing that came to mind was the one and only time I did a book signing on Halloween. It later became a chapter in the first book in my "Memoir Series" called "Being Naughty: The Life & Times of an Erotica Novelist."
Anyway, I had been doing a series of book signings at my local Waldenbooks in 2008 with a vampire novelist from Charleston, SC. We did our first one in July, and she had so much fun she thought we should do more together. And we did. And we had a blast. She's kinda shy, so she loved how I would jump people in the mall with my oversexed self (okay, I'm not timid *lol*). If they weren't into erotica I would send them to her table for her horror-type vamp books.
It was her idea to do the Halloween book signing, and it would be my first on a Friday night. She had told me Friday nights are best for her, and I thought I'd give it a shot. I'd always done book signings on Saturday afternoons cause that's when the lusty ladies come out to do their shopping. But who knows? Maybe Friday night would also be a good one for me and my books.
Unfortunately, she backed out on me at the last minute. In fact, she didn't even tell me she couldn't come up from Charleston to do the book signing. The manager of Waldenbooks told me. Bummer, cause I would have cancelled it. That night was also the hand fasting (wedding) of one of my Pagan friends in Columbia. It was a costume hand fasting, and I really wanted to go. But I had promised the vamp author I would do this book signing. By the time I found out she'd cancelled on me I'd already sent promo out to all my local fans, so I couldn't back out. Argh!
BTW, when you read this chapter you should know before I married Wes on my blog I was married to a man I called the "Uber." That's cause he's an irritating Uber Alpha. Shortly after this Halloween fiasco I divorced the Uber and married Wes, my current husband. *lusty grin*
Okay, here's that Halloween chapter from "Being Naughty." Enjoy!
The Queen of Sex
Halloween is actually the last Sabbat in the Wiccan year. Pagans call it Samhain, and it’s also the last day of our year.
Having said that, I hope you had a good one because my Samhain was totally insane!
As you know, the vampire author from Charleston couldn't do the book signing with me last night at Waldenbooks, because she's vacationing in Mexico at the moment.
So I decided not to dress up in my "Sexy Witch" costume. Turns out I never could find a shirt to look good under that sheer black babydoll lingerie. Some things are just meant to be worn commando, I guess. And that babydoll is definitely one of them.
So I threw a pink girly shirt, dark jeans, and boots, and headed out to the bookstore. Ya know, my usual book signing outfit.
Columbiana Mall doesn't do Halloween for the kids, but much to the merchants' surprise they did last night. Suddenly by 5:30 little goblins and ghosties were pouring into the bookstore for candy.
By then I'd already realized my book buyers and fans are NOT the Friday night crowd. Good thing to know, because I much prefer Saturday afternoon book signings anyway.
Yeah, that also means I cancelled the book signing next Friday night (also set up by the vampire author) on November 7. She can't come, and I won't be there either now.
Anyway, after the kids invaded the bookstore, I called it a night and left really early, like before 6:00pm. Then I buzzed the Uber's Blackberry and told him to take me out to dinner.
When we finish eating, Penny, one of the servers and a big fan of my novels gives me a hug and says, "I told my friend the other day I know a famous person." Then she points to me and exclaims, "The Queen of Sex!"
I start laughing, but the Uber rolls his eyes and moans like Oh-no-not-again.
My other name in Columbia is "Porn Laura." He's not fond of that one either.
I hustle him out of the restaurant into the parking lot, and as we walk to our car, he kids me about being the "Queen of Sex" now.
I look up at the clear, dark sky and the waxing moon and say, "This day has been so bizarre, you know what I really want?"
"SEX!” I shout. “I need it!!"
He grins and squeezes my hand. "You're a wild little thing, aren't you?"
Two hours later I'm lying flat on my back in bed so sexually satisfied I can barely keep my eyes open. All I can do is purr.
Yeah, Penny got it right. Somehow, someway, book signings always end on a lusty note for the "Queen of Sex."
Laura Stamps is an award-winning paranormal erotica novelist, whose daily blog is wickedly naughty. Her work has been published in over a thousand magazines, literary journals, and anthologies worldwide. The recipient of a Pulitzer Prize nomination and seven Pushcart Award nominations, she is the author of more than 52 books. A Wiccan Faery Witch, empath, and psychic, Laura enjoys writing novels about contemporary pagans living in the Deep South. Because she portrays pagans realistically, her novels are full of real spells, chants, and rituals. You'll also find romance and HOT sex in her books. Why? Because she's totally oversexed and loves it! Currently, Laura lives in Columbia, South Carolina, with her yummy husband Wes (oh, how she loves his long blonde hair! *lusty grin*) in an antebellum-style house. Beyond her backyard lies a state forest, which just happens to be full of faeries.
Find out more about Laura by visiting her websites http://www.avampskiss.blogspot.com and http://www.erotica-laurastamps.blogspot.com
Laura is giving away an ebook copy of her book, A Vampire's Kiss. The contest will end on Oct 30. To enter the contest, you must
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Spook you tomorrow when author Brita Addams visits the blog with a chance to win ebook copies of her Sapphire Series.