When I announced the publication of In Hot Pursuit, the first question anyone asked me was, “So when are you having a party?” My circle of friends needs little excuse to get together! 😉
I finally had a little private book party last night at Madame X, which is a really great bar, should you find yourself in the New York area and in need of libations. They’re no strangers to romance writers, either; they host Lady Jane’s Salon on the first Monday of every month. (I’ve never been, because I only just discovered it exists, but now I think I might check it out!) The lounge has these big red couches and, as a friend observed, it’s got kind of a bordello vibe.
So, some friends and fellow writers group members came to celebrate. We had cocktails and snacks and I read a little bit from the novel. It’s a little strange reading a story told from a first-person male POV when you are a lady wearing a dress, but I persevered. I do contend that my North Jersey accent made it all the more authentic; Noah is from the New York area, after all. It was fun, kind of the frosting flower on top of the cake that has been this whole process.