Monday, February 14, 2011

Embrace Books Has Launched!!!

It's just after midnight here in the UK and is now February 14th 2011, which means it's Embrace Books launch day!

Now all those pre-purchased Amazon Kindle titles will be whizzing through cyberspace on their way to - hopefully! - hundreds of eagerly waiting Kindles and ereaders around the world.

So please come in, we've been waiting for you to drop by. Take a drink, whatever you feel like, and start chatting. Tell us what you're drinking, what you're wearing, which Embrace titles you're after or have already bought.



I'm on the champagne cocktails, and can hardly walk in these incredibly high heels. Mind the balloons and streamers ... !!

It's the first few moments of Valentine's Day. And Embrace Books is live!

72 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!!! Big ups to all Embrace authors and wishing you all the best for your launch. I've wearing a sexy red sheath that shows off nicely the body I've also borrowed (thank you Jessica Alba) for the occasion. David Gandy did beg for an invite but sadly I had to turn him down in favour of my muse Hoo, the blue octopus. He's sitting in my new Louis Vuitton clutch and, ladies, his dance card is free so do let me know if you'd like a whirl with him. As far as eating goes, well, eating's cheating down where I come from, so I'll settle for a glass of sparkling pink champagne.
    Bottoms up everyone!

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  2. Woo hoo! It's just after eight here on the US east coast and I'm wearing *cringe* a hairnet as I finish up my Valentine's baking. I promise to look more glamourous tomorrow! My husband picked me a out a dress for our Valentine's Day date (and although my hairnet matches it, I will NOT be wearing it!). ;)

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  3. Congratulations from the Big Apple. Romance forever!

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  4. Woohoo! Just wanted to swing by, give hugs and make a toast.

    I'm thrilled to be a part of Embrace, and may we all have many sales and a bright future!

    It's just about bed time for me, and not quite Valentine's Day yet, but I'll be back tomorrow to celebrate! Don't have too much fun without me... LOL

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  5. Morning all! I've got my black crystal-encrusted bodycon frock on and my best red silk knickers. Just mixing up a fresh jug of Bloody Mary to go with the full English breakfast I'm cooking up for you all.

    And Jackie, it's a good job you had to turn Dave down - I haven't ironed his pants!

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  6. Hi everyone! It's late afternoon here in Australia and I'm about to slip into that little black evening frock. Hard to part with the ughs though, it's quite cool here. I've put in a busy day promoting and look forward to a glass of sherry. If you have a chance at this busy time, please stop by http//www.historicalbellesandbeaus.blogspot.com and comment on your favourite love poem for a chance to win an e-book copy of The Reluctant Marquess!

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  7. Has anyone seen my humungous and unneccesarily large bottle of Jo Malone lying around the place?

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  8. Ooofff!

    I think ... I may have just sat on it, Rachel.

    Hic!!

    Is it morning yet? Damn these heels.

    Hope everyone's having a FABULOUS launch day. Woot-woot!

    Speak up, dearest readers at the party, and tell us who you are, what kind of romance you love to read, who you're groping in the dark corner under the potted palm ...

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  9. Hello Ladies.

    So excited that launch day has arrived - and very delighted to be part of it all!

    I'm wearing a feather boa and strutting heels! The chandelier tiara completes the look. I've even brought a big tray of Hotel Chocolat's finest for later. Oh ... thought I'd let Mr Gerard James Butler tag along too (in his kilt no less). After his appearance at the film awards he was in the mood to party! T'would be rude not to let him come when he so often inspires my writing!

    So ... shall I crank up some tunes? I'll take one of those Bloody Marys with extra ice! So nice to see you all here looking so sparkly!

    Judy x

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  10. Many congratulations to all at Embrace - wishing you a Happy Launch Day!

    I'm drinking coffee and wearing workout gear, but it is mid-morning. Sparkliness will come later.

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  11. I do so love parties. Congrats and good luck on launch. Who's for more champagne? Me, me, me.

    Kit

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  12. Happy Launch Day to all Embrace Books authors!

    Lovely to see so many ladies - and their handsome sidekicks - all dressed up for the occasion. Enjoy that bubbly!

    Now off to check out the exciting new historicals.

    Cheers!

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  13. Have a fantabulous Embrace Romance Launch Party!

    What am I wearing? Hmm, the day's still very young (it's not yet 11am), and I'm still in the nightdress time zone.

    But it is St. Valentine's Day, so it's a nightdress for a day that drips romance and - I hope - will see the arrival of a mega box of chocolates. I'll leave the fine points to your imagination.

    Have fun!

    Liz x

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  14. A white lacy nightdress, I hope, Liz - as befits a romance heroine, lol.

    But maybe one that's slit right up the thigh?!

    Pass the ostrich feather. I feel a Victorian orgy coming on ....

    Jx

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  15. Good to see you here, Kit.

    Tell all your friends on Twitter to come over here too, by the way. I've got a bet on how many twitterers we can squeeze onto this sofa ...

    Jx

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  16. I just popped in to say congratulations, and as a crime writer, naturally wearing sequin encrusted trench coat with collar turned up. And a trilby, of course.

    No escort - it goes with the territory...

    Have a great time.

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  17. Congratulations to the fab Embrace authors on launch day. I'm wearing my best sparkly dress, killer heels and raising a glass of Bucks Fizz to you all. (Okay, I'm in my pyjamas but I shall sparkle later).

    Happy Valentine's Day x

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  18. I'll be your escort, Lesley. No time like a romance launch party to try a bit of the other. ;-)

    CONGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Jump in the conga line, Jude!

    Ooops, whose foot was that?

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  20. Good morning all! As it's still breakfast time here in Regency England, I think I will slink in wearing my nightrail trimmed with finest Bedfordshire lace and have a steaming hot cup of chocolate followed by ham and eggs. If I may borrow him from my heroine awhile my escort is Captain Anthony Dorrell, lately back from the Pennisula where he endured fantastic adventures not least meeting the love of his life who happened to be in his army company in disguise as a soldier.

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  21. Congratulations to Embrace and all those wonderful authors! :)

    R

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  22. Congratulations on your launch day!

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  23. As it's a virtual party I can wear what I like! So I'm in a slinky black dress and a pair of gorgeous heels (and not falling over) and - oh, sorry, I think I just spotted Alexander Skarsgard over there. Sorry girls...

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  24. Hi everyone! I've brought some tayto crisps to have with the sausage rolls, and I'm wearing my red silk jumpsuit especially for the occasion, with my sparkly tiara!
    Ooh, there are some lovely waiters here, filling up the champagne glasses, is that Gilles Marini waving? 'I'd love one, Gilles!'
    Lovely party!

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  25. I'm shure I shaw David Gandy over there ... hic

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  26. Heyyyyyyy!

    Someone pinched my bum! Was that ... could it be ... Hugh Laurie?!

    You disgraceful, arrogant ... oh, come over here and look sexy and brooding, all is forgiven. But hands off the bum, mister!!

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  27. Congratulations to Embrace! I have now squeezed into the borrowed gold frock, though if I try to sit on your sofa I'll probably burst out of the seams - best join the conga line instead.

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  28. Why hasn't anyone pinched my bum yet?! *pained look*. It's big enough ...

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  29. Many Congratulations! I'm feeling very small in my trainers with all of you wearing those killer heels. Next time I'll bring a stool with me. One to climb on, that is.

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  30. EEK is that a policeman knocking on the door? Grab his truncheon quick!

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  31. OMG, the police at the door - don't worry, it's only a strip-a-gram; who ordered HIM?!? - and now Sarah's talking about stools, and the conga's getting longa and longa.

    This party is degenerating swiftly into drunken chaos. They don't hold such wild parties over at HMB, you know, girls. Wey-heyyy!

    Is that Rachel swinging from the chandelier?

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  32. Congrats Embrace and all your lovely new authors, especially Sally Minx!!! Here's to a bright, prosperous future to all of you!!

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  33. Er, those were my best knickers actually, Andreas ...

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  34. Someone's just said Lucas North is heading for the garden shed!

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  35. Congrats to all the authors, and happy launch day!

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  36. Did someone say bum pinching? I was too busy eating chocolates and oggling but I'm back now!

    Judy (perplexed but ever hopeful!)

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  37. Maybe the next book should be Author Behaving Badly ... now's the time for the research! jx

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  38. As no one's put any music on yet maybe we can have a little bop to this? Pretty please...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOFps_Naytg

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  39. It went beyond bums before lunch, Judy! Someone's lost a pair of very expensive knickers!

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  40. Thanks Maya and Kate for swinging by. Don't be strangers, come in and look at this policeman's truncheon. Isn't it impressive?

    And we have a delicious home-made punch over here. A bit alcoholic, mind you. But it's all good fun!

    "Let's all do the Conga! Let's all do the Conga! Ayyy-ayyy-ayyy-ya! Ayyy-ayyy-ayyy-ya!"

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  41. I'm over here, Maya... Gilles was just showing me his sandwich...

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  42. Hey, everyone, watch Kate's suggestion of a FAB YouTube version of

    It's Raining Men!

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  43. Oh I enjoyed that! Thanks, Kate! Now, where's the loo?

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  44. Congratulations! Love a good party me... did I just hear It's Raining Men? Oh, Bonnie Tyler - Holding Out For A Hero!

    Oh and I'm the sexy girl in the red number, with killer heels, drinking champagne, while being fed strawberries by some gorgeous hunk of a bloke. (if only) when I'm not dancing!

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  45. Huge congrats, you lovely Embrace ladies!! I am so happy to receive an invite to THE event of Valentine's Day!! I am wearing white trousers, a red corset top and killer red Manolo Blahniks...and as for the drink? Champagne, of course, darling -poured by Rupert (Penry Jones) who can often be found alone and crying if I don't take him everywhere with me. Such a chore...

    Off for a dance!

    Rachel x

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  46. Sally Clements' 'Bound To Love' has just jumped over 50,000 places on the Kindle ratings!!!!

    WOOOOO!!!

    I wrote Kidnle first there. Oops, too much champers.

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  47. Aha! Well done, Sally! Looks like we can start to hit the Bollinger now then!

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  48. Kids all safely gathered in. It'll be dark here soon. Then we can start the party properly!!

    Any suggestions for mood music?

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  49. Hello Ladies - room for another one? I'm in a leather cat suit.

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  50. I finally made it, and I brought the whiskey and beer! Sorry if I'm a little tipsy and loud, I got thirsty along the way.

    And don't worry, I'll take care of all the ass-pinching, just be careful, I get a little rough when I'm juiced...

    Is that Johnny Depp in the corner? *wanders off to sexually harass him*

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  51. I just found a tooth on the floor. Has anyone lost one?

    Bon, Johnny Depp's been harassed already. Can't you see his hair is sticking up? Though I'm sure he'll be up for another tumble.

    I need some nuts. Pecan, anyone?

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  52. I can do better than that,Jane. Lemon and coriander cashews and macadamias. Delish. Gosh, I just love nuts ...

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  53. Choc covered Brazil anyone?
    Must admit the highs of the day are taking their toll - can I go languish on a hammock in the boudoir?

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  54. Congratulations!

    I have arrived in my Victorian Prostitute outfit with six shillings stuffed down my corset and a bottle of Hendricks in my hand.

    What have I missed? Is Johnny Depp still here? I want to try my rubbish Cockney accent out on him...

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  55. OOhhh, better watch out for Mr Collins and the alien probe then, Mademoiselle. These streets aren't safe for working gels like yourself since Proxima Books decided to publish Jonathon Pinnock's "Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens". (Another Salt first: launching in September!)

    Judy, you can come and watch some smoochy Valentine's Day films in the den with me and some of the other girls and boys. We're on the champagne cocktails ... fancy one?

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  56. (In case you're confused re the Victorian prostitute/Mrs Darcy thing, it has time travel elements too!)

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  57. I'm still pondering the 'alien probe' - is it any good? Race you to the pile of coats upstairs, Judy! X

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  58. Johnny Depp has left - with me

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  59. You come back here, Baggot! Get her BL Bonita!

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  60. Ah but look over there - Rob Lowe. And he has mojitos!
    Best go warm up the coats pile. Hehe.
    jx

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  61. Just dropping by to say congratulations to all at Embrace Books! I have flapjack down my cleavage, but otherwise all is well :) xxx

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  62. BL comes out of the shadows along the cobblestone path ahead of Mandy trying to drag Johnny away from the party. Johnny looks mortified, but the moment he see's BL he knows Mandy's time has come to a bittersweet end....mwahahahaahahahahah!

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  63. Better not get into the alien probe right now. Or vice versa. Well, you know what I mean. It's a long ... story.

    Look! Look! Look who's just pulled up!!

    THE PIZZA DUDE!

    Okay, who sent out for pizza?

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  64. I think it must have been, Joanna, she's a doctor and she knows it's time for some serious carbs. Hic. I wub you Cannon, d'you know that .. ?

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  65. Duvet. I know- lightweight - but I'll do breakfast in the morning. The works. Black pudding and massive sausages and everything. This has been the best party ever .....

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  66. I've put the kettle on, chums. Last night was a blinder wasn't it? *rubs eyes*

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  67. Any chance of some bacon, Rach?

    My head feels like it's stuffed with cotton wool. Blearh.

    Better get on and blog up a new post for us to ravish. Need a stiff cup of tea first though.

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  68. Bacon on it's way, boss, just crisping up under the grill. How do you like your eggs?. Could you tell Rupert to hurry up in the bathroom as you pass? Ta.

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  69. Definitely scrambled. My brains, that is.

    Onward and upward!

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