Update: I am SO, so sorry for the delay in posting the winner’s information!!! Katie and I were both out of town when this post went live. She thought I’d picked the winner,and I thought she had! My deepest apologies!!!
A random winner was selected, and that person is…kyla whitley. Congrats!
Thanks so much to Cynthia and the ladies at Magical Musings for having me here today!
When this post goes live I will be in lovely New Orleans for the Authors After Dark conference. New Orleans is one of those cities that I never get tired of visiting. There’s so much history and magic there that it’s hard not to love it. And talk about things to do! In addition to the conference which I know will be keeping me busy, there are a few places I hope to visit while there.
The first is Café du Monde. Even though it’s summer, I’m looking forward to having a café au lait. The second place I know I’ll be seeing is The French Quarter. The hotel is right in the middle of it so at least I know that’s off my ‘to do’ list. Third on the list: ghost tours! I’m a big fan of anything supernatural and even though I’ve been multiple times before, taking a ghost tour at night through the French Quarter is kind of awesome. There are so many historic areas and since I’m a geek, I don’t mind getting a history lesson.
I don’t know if there will be time but I’m also hoping to get in some cemetery time. That’s right, I like to visit cemeteries in my spare time (and no, I’m not kidding). In New Orleans, most graves are in above ground vaults and some are more ornate than others. Supposedly the voodoo queen Marie Laveau was buried in St. Louis Cemetery #1 but according to my husband (and many others) that’s just not true. That certainly doesn’t stop people from flocking to see her tomb. All around it there are markings of three XXXs in a row from people hoping she’ll grant them a wish.
The Garden District is also on my list. This covers a lot of ground, but the story I’m currently working on has a few scenes that take place in the Garden District so I’m really hoping to make it. And last, but not least, I hope to hit up Jackson Square on Saturday before the book signing. On weekends there’s so much going on there. Live music, a plethora of artists, psychics and street performers abound.
As I’m typing this blog I’m getting even more geared up to go! I don’t think I could ever narrow down any place as my absolute favorite to visit, but New Orleans definitely ranks up there in the top ten. What about you? Where do you like to visit? Or where do you dream of visiting? One random commenter will be drawn to win a copy of Primal Possession (US only), the upcoming release in my Moon Shifter series.
About Primal Possession:
To protect her, he will unleash the beast within…
As his pack’s second-in-command, lupine shifter Liam Armstrong gives orders and takes what he wants—until he meets red-headed, blue-eyed December McIntyre. Liam knows the human beauty is his intended mate the moment he sees her, but December is far too strong-willed to accept his protection.
December, whose brother is the town sheriff, has every reason to mistrust shifters after one killed her youngest sibling. But the forceful and handsome Liam has gotten under her skin in a way she hadn’t thought possible, and the desire she feels for him is almost too much to bear.
When a radical hate group targets all humans known to sympathize with paranormal beings, December is attacked in her bookstore. Reluctantly, she turns to the only one who can help her: Liam. And he is going to take her to places within herself she never knew existed.
A little about Katie: I’ve been reading romance since a young age—ever since I discovered my mom’s hidden stash. Luckily the addiction stayed with me into adulthood. I write paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense for Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, and NAL/Signet Eclipse. To learn more about me please visit my website, my blog, facebook or find me on twitter @katiereus.