7/3/12

Welcome to the Goddess Lounge Book Party!

Well, Hello!  Welcome to the book party.  You look marvelous.  Have you lost weight?  You have?  Then I'll just have to steer you clear of my secret boyfriend Colin Firth.  He's in the kitchen fighting with my other secret boyfriend, Ewan McGregor, over who will get to play the male lead in the film adaptation of The Goddess Lounge.

I told them, "Colin, Ewan, relax, there are two dynamic male characters in the book.  You can each play one."

But they know as well as I do that only one of them can play the hero.  Plus, the really great roles go to the ladies--and, "no," I said to Ewan--"You are not wearing a dress!"  Sigh.  I'm just going to let the Hollywood people figure it out.  I am a creative.  I can't handle all this jealous, negative energy.

Anyway, I'm so glad you came.  Can I get you a shrimp on a little stick?  How about a drink?  We're serving Venus Nipples.  Here's how you make it: You take a fluted champagne glass, drop a marachino cherry in it and then fill it with sparkling wine.  Delicious! (But don't let Colin or Ewan have anymore,  they get so CRAZY--and I do have a husband, after all.)

What? You want to know where my creative inspiration comes from?  How I came up with such a fabulous character like Penne Armour, who tries so hard to be a good mother while negotiating work, family, dogs, traffic, and run ins with mean, high-end one-eyed sales clerks?  Oh, darling, what can I say?  I try to let my MUSE take over and simply let the story unfold.  It's exhausting, but then, so much of life is.

You want me to sign your copy of The Goddess Lounge?  Sweetheart, hand me a pen!  What?  You want me to sign five copies so you can give The Goddess Lounge to your friends, family, neighbors, and book club?  Of course, of course.  Anything for YOU.

Now available: The Goddess Lounge
In paperback
Kindle

And coming soon to Nook and iBooks.  



25 comments:

Susan Campisi said...

What a great party! I can't wait to drink Venus Nipples while ogling Ewan and Colin and to have you sign many copies of The Goddess Lounge. Yay, Margaret! I'm so happy to celebrate with you.

And love the dress. You look fabulous.

Addey said...

Awesome! So glad I could make the party. :-) I'm (im)patiently waiting on the Nook version. Of course, I may end up buying a paperback one as well... just because.

Everything looks so stunning!

Rois said...

Cocktails for breakfast,perfect way to start a new day.

Love your dress too,you look smashing.

Desiree said...

I just bought my copy and am creating the perfect menu--

Jean Spitzer said...

A signature cocktail is a great idea. Cheers!

Jean Spitzer said...

Just ordered the paperback. Double cheers!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

Yay Margaret!

So proud of you. You made it happen - sleepless nights and all. Now if only Desiree would have her book made into a paperback. I'm just not ready to make the kindle leap.

Pasadena Adjacent said...

have you lost weight?
*wink*

Margaret said...

Thanks for coming, everyone. Although, Des, I would appreciate if it you stopped hogging Ewan.

PA: I don't think I've lost weight. Maybe it's all the throwing up!

Katie said...

I'll order your book (I can't wait to read it!) and will be right over to attend your fabulous party! And don't worry, I'll bring my secret boyfriend Rufus Sewell so maybe that will distract a few women from Colin and Ewan. More cheers to you!

Margaret said...

Ok. I had to Google Rufus. I didn't know him by name, but I recognize him from many things. He just might do, Katie. He just might do. Offer him a Venus's Nipple.

Cafe Pasadena said...

Your secret boyfriends can play the male leads and hero, and the gals can have the best roles. No problem. This dog will be happy to play whatever role is left - the lover. I'll be satisfied with that.

Bellis said...

Can I get the book from you direct or do you want to go through Bat Books? How about an assignation in a coffee shop somewhere? Then I can watch you sign it.

You look great in that dress!

I loved Rufus Sewell in the art film, "Carrington." A must-see.

Katie said...

Margaret I'm positively blushing at the thought of offering Rufus a Venus's Nipple! Bellis thanks for the suggestion of Carrington; just added it to my queue. Rufus was hysterical in 1995's Cold Comfort Farm, and I highly suggest watching a much sexier Rufus in 3 episodes of Zen, available for free for a few more weeks at PBS.org. But enough about Rufus, we're here to celebrate Margaret and all us goddesses!

altadenahiker said...

You are delicious! Is there nothing you can't do? Write and point your toe. Juggle lovers. Entice a Brit and a Scot. Publish and publicize.

Cafe Pasadena said...

You need to have an eBook signing & discussion at a local bookshop. I hope that's in the works. If not, you can start by asking.

Margaret said...

The Nook version is up!

Ms M said...

A wonderful party! Way to celebrate!
And I've already begun my "trip" with Penne. Your writing has a delicious sense of humor. Looking forward to continuing the journey. :-)

TheChieftess said...

I'll have a Venus Nipple!!! and a shrimp stick sounds wonderful...but really, where're Colin and Ewan???

I just bought my copy...if you're sending it out...would you autograph the one destined for Mammoth Lakes?!!!

Shell Sherree said...

Not just a published author but a mixologist as well? Is there no end to your talents, Margaret. May I say, "Woohooooo!" Now, if I can finally decide whether to acquire the paperback or the techno-gizmo version...

Alison said...

I've obviously arrived too late for Colin and Ewan(but then, they are both heavily in demand I believe!) am off to order a copy!
Alison xx

Petrea Burchard said...

I'm kind of hung over now but I had an aspirin and I drank a lot of water and I've ordered my paperback copy so I can get it autographed. This is a fun party! I hope it goes on and on.

Bellis said...

I can't attend the signing party (boo hoo) so I'm orderign the Kindle version. You're on Amazon!! And some sellers are charging $54 for the paperback. Speculators!

Petrea Burchard said...

That's amazing! Wow, that tells me something. I know some people buy first editions and get them signed by the author, then sell them to collectors. I wonder if these people have bought the first edition and are upping the price in hopes the first edition will be valuable.

Which duh.

Margaret said...

Speculators? That just doesn't even make sense to me. Thank you all for your good wishes and support. I really appreciate it.