The One Where the Wenches Become Maniacs Who Take Over New Orleans
In October of 2013 Guest Wench Jennifer and I journeyed to New Orleans to Party with the Moning Maniacs to celebrate the release of Iced. We had such an amazing time that we've been looking forward to the next release party ever since. Well, this month was finally the next release party in NOLA, and while Jennifer wasn't able to make it (next time!) Zee, Anne, Amanda, and Natalie joined me and and we partied with the Maniacs. It was an amazing time, capped off with meeting the goddess Karen Marie Moning and having a few minutes to chat Fever with her.
Come with me through the jump and I'll share some of the highlights of the best weekend ever!
|The "Sultan's Palace"--creepy story!|
It was a whirlwind weekend in NOLA, which began with a ghost tour with the Maniacs and our fabulous tour guide, Thomas.
|Ghost Tour Maniacs|
|A day of traveling and a little rain and we're still smiling!|
|Thank you, Dee's!|
|Go Team Purple!|
|Wenches on the Red Carpet|
ready for An Evening at Chesters. Team KMM hosts a costume party and invites us to bring our best Mac, Dani, Seelie, Unseeelie, or whatever fun costume you want. Being Saucy Wenches we decided that a group pirate theme was appropriate. Getting ready was a group effort, with mad props to Zee for her hair and makeup help, with an assist on makeup from me. Although we were fashionably late, we looked our piratey fiercest, and had a blast.
Drinks, dancing, desserts, and amazing Fever-themed costumes all ensured that the party was a rockin' good time (the DJ had so much fun with the Maniacs that he continued playing for an hour after the official end time!). But we were most excited to get a photo op with the Goddess herself.
The Wenches' after-party consisted of a pizza party in the room, with the best damned Domino's pizza I've ever had! We were super hungry. Lots of laughter and conversation capped off our busy day. The next day was time for the main reason that Fever fans need to attend a KMM release event: the book signing. More on that in a moment.
Amanda and I were the good Samaritans of the group and rolled out of bed at 7 a.m. to get in line when Octavia Books started passing out The Preciouses at 9:00. And I'm so glad we did, because there were only 20 people in front of us! If Team KMM runs the signing this way next time (and I certainly hope they do!) this is definitely the way to go. We got the books for the whole group, went back up and rolled Anne and Zee out of bed (I think they still owe us one!), grabbed some breakfast, and got back in line to get our books signed.
|Those are the happy faces of Wenches on a KMM High|
|Zee got a really cool shot of Jackson Square!|
|One more selfie session before the talk|
|It got a little silly :)|
And on that note, we wrapped up another amazing Wench get-together, another Fever release in NOLA. It's an experience that I will carry with me forever, I'm so excited about the new friendships formed (shout out to Jennifer, Joy, Sam, Jackie, and Kelly!), and I cannot wait to do it again. We know that Feversong will be out about the same time next year, and I really hope that the release party is in New Orleans. I don't think I will ever get enough New Orleans, and I am definitely addicted to the KMM High. So, until next time.
**All photos taken by and property of The Saucy Wenches