Readers, you're well aware how we spend a lot of time anxiously awaiting the next Fever book and try to live life as normally as possible while we count down the days to release day.
|That is definitely how we |
feel between books.
This year, we had even more of a reason to look forward to release day, and we had one hell of an extended weekend. Words cannot describe how amazing it was, but I'll try.
You guys know Karen Marie Moning's Fever series is what bonded most of us for life, so it's not exactly a surprise that we would do everything in our power to somehow make it to the book launches in New Orleans. Head Wench Barb made it for the ICED bash, and this year, a few more of us joined her.
Click through to read just a few highlights from our amazing trip till we do an in depth post!
We got to New Orleans on Saturday, Barb from NC, Anne from Chicago, Amanda from Baltimore, Natalie from Wisconsin, and me from Dubai, then MD, and the magic was palpable. My favorite thing, there were Maniacs EVERYWHERE. Fever fans had taken over the city, and it was a sight to behold. If you haven't read the books, just think... these are the kinds of books that would fill a city with it's readers for a book launch. THAT is the kind of passion they inspire. And if that doesn't convince you, well, nothing will.
We had an amazing ghost tour that first night, with a lovely bunch of Maniacs. The tour guide was great, the weather was nice, and the city was unforgettable. We got beads thrown on us, we laughed, we walked, we drank in the city's personality, laughed at the very dramatic ghost stories, and took lots of pictures.
|(Picture from Natalie's phone)|
|(Picture from Zee's phone)|
We joined a group of KICK ASS Maniacs who were just the greatest! A group of 12 women that worked together, nobody rubbed each other the wrong way, we all hung in there till the end, and enjoyed the hell out of it even when tired and hungry! We came together as strangers and left as friends. (Mad props to Captain Joy and Sam for being awesome!)
After that was An Evening at Chester's hosted by Random House. And as you can imagine, it was AMAZING. We went as Saucy Pirate Wenches! An electric atmosphere, fun party goers in some pretty creative costumes, yummy desserts, amazing music, and the goddess KMM herself made it one hell of a party.
|From the Wenches' instagram.|
The climax of the night, of course, was meeting Karen, who looked absolutely breathtaking by the way. She was beautiful, radiant, gracious, and just wonderful. You can just see how freaking ecstatic we are in the pic with her! Just basking in her wonderful presence was exhilarating!
|From Zee's phone.|
|We'll always love her.|
|From Karen Marie Moning's FB page.|