Richelle Mead (blue_succubus) wrote,
Richelle Mead

The Golden Lily Tour, Day 3: Ft. Lauderdale

I usually like to blog the night of my signings, but sometimes, exhaustion defeats even me. I had to get up at 5:45am today to catch a flight to Seattle, so sleep won out over blogging. That means I get to blog on the plane now, with a little Xanax to keep things interesting.

Before I get to Fort Lauderdale, I have a bit of news. The Official Bloodlines Facebook page finally reached 25,000 likes (yay!), which means we get to share something cool. The next book in the Bloodlines series is going to be called The Indigo Spell, and it will be released on February 12, 2013. The Bloodlines page also realeased the opening two paragraphs:f

This wasn’t the first time I’d been pulled out of bed for a crucial mission. It was, however, the first time I’d been subjected to such a personal line of questioning.
"Are you a virgin?"

Intriguing, eh? If you want to read more, Walmart has a special edition of The Golden Lily, which includes the entire first chapter of The Indigo Spell. Here it is sharing some shelf time with Lauren Kate.

You can identify the special edition because it has this gold sticker on it. The blue arrow there is mine, which I've drawn to help you see the sticker.

But, The Indigo Spell is a long ways away, so we're going to go back to focusing on The Golden Lily. Yesterday, I flew into Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Although I didn't have any mojitos or subtitles a la Burn Notice to spice up my trip, I still had a great time. The signing was held at a neat venue, the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art.

The museum had a combo bookstore-cafe area in it, so everyone was able to kick back at tables and enjoy the show.

I was excited to see a lot of familiar faces from my last signing in the area, one from a couple years ago that was held in a Miami church. Last night's signing also saw an unexpected visitor: Mike Preger. Preger Entertainment is the company that's been shopping Vampire Academy in Hollywood (no luck yet - cross your fingers). Mike lives in Miami, so he decided to hop on by and say hello.

The Bloodlines series is generating a lot of love for Adrian (especially after The Golden Lily), but Dimitri's fanbase is still going strong too.

My good camera's battery was out last night, so I used my old one, which is touch and go sometimes. So, some of the people I told might be on the blog didn't have pictures that turned out well enough for posting. Sorry, guys. I take full responsibility for the battery mishap, which was later followed by a memory card mishap.

The museum's unique setting allowed people to hang out and relax while the signing line was going on--so long as they could survive the shark attacks.

I'll be home in Seattle soon, visiting my family for the weekend and doing a signing with my pals at University Books on Saturday, June 16, at 4pm. I hope all of you in the area will come on out for good times!
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