I had a fantastic time! Sherrilyn Kenyon is so sweet and beautiful. I was so nervous when I walked up to her at the signing. I think she seen the scared rabbit look in my eyes because the first thing she did was open her arms and told me "Come to here!" She gave me the biggest hug. Sherrilyn Kenyon is AWESOME!
I met up with Heather Long for the signing. I met her through Twitter, so I wasn't too clueless thanks to her. I had fun sitting with her and chatting with her daughter. Heather is also having a give away on her blog for an autographed copy of Bad Moon Rising. Woohoo! Double your chances!
There were people from all age groups and walks of live at the signing, I'd say over 200 people showed up. Very interesting mixture of fine folks. There were just a handful of girls, who dressed up Simi-like, not as many as I thought would. It was fun watching some of the guys getting rawdy about winning the Dark-Hunter merchandise throughout the signing, especially the shirts. Don't see that everyday.
Sherrilyn started out with a Q&A session, I should've wrote down what was said but it didn't occur to me to do so. I was too in awe of the moment to think logically. She answered questions for both the Dark-Hunter series and the Lords of Avalon series but since I haven't read any of the Lords of Avalon books those Q&As went over me head. Here is what I remember:
EDITED: This Q&A contains spoilers if you have read this series or your not up to date with all the books.
Does Sherrilyn see the Dark-Hunter series ending?
No. She will keep writing the books for as long the editors will let her. Even though she does know how the series ends, when the time does come.
Will Simi ever get her own book and find her guy?
Yes and Yes. We've already met him in Dream Warrior. - But remember Sherrilyn introduces a lot of new characters in this book. So your guess is as good as mine.
Why does Simi like barbecue sauce so much?
Sherrilyn joked about one of her brothers who puts barbecue sauce on everything. This is who she got the trait from for Simi.
Will Ash and Tori every have any children?
Yep! With a little help. - Reading between the lines from one of the gods.
Will she expand on Kyrian and Amanda's baby Marissa in future novels?
Yes, after she's grown up.
Will there be more about Nick Gautier outside of the Chronicles of Nick?
Yes, in the upcoming Dark-Hunter books.
Will Nick and Ash ever be friends again?
Sherrilyn wouldn't answer this question. She said jokingly that the answer would give too much away and then who would buy the book?
Does she ever get writer's block and what does she do when this happens?
Sherrilyn said she never gets writer's block, that she always has a story going in her mind.
How long does it take her to write a book? <- Heather asked this question She said it only took her 3 weeks to write Fantasy Lover. But on average it takes her 3 to 6 months to write a book.
Does she have to write proposals for her books?
No, not anymore, her editors give her free rein.
What about the Nevermore series?
The first book is to release next year around October. - I've been looking forward to this new series, the intro is very enticing.
Okay, that's all I can think of right now. I'm pretty tired and I'm typing this at 1:30 in morning. So not responsible for typos. [sleepy grin] Thank goodness, I had the foresight to take off work tomorrow - I mean today. I knew I would be wiped out. But it was all worth it!
Dianna Love was also there doing the raffle for prizes throughout the signing. Dianna wrote Phantom in the Night with Sherrilyn. Dianna has a great sense of humor, she helped make the time pass by. All in all, for a first signing, I felt it went pretty darn well. I'm very happy that I went to Bad Moon Rising Book Tour.
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