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Around the World: 2012 GRL in Albuquerque

First of all, what probably everyone is waiting for, the winners of the final giveaway for the 2012 GRL. And the giveway goes to...

1 Prize, 100 ebooks... live_laugh_love!

2 Prize, eCupid DVD... Karen Johnson!

3 Prize, Is It Just Me? DVD... Ryan Field!

And now some highlights of this convention. Very happy to had the chance to know better Helen Beattie, Tracy Ward and Amy DiMartino (and Jared/Jacob), you made these days special; enchanted to shared some touring with Geoff Knight and his mom Cheryl, you are both so sweet and kind; glad I had the chance to chat with Venona Keyes, who shared with me, Helen, Geoff and his mom our escapade from the crazy crowd in the timeless Acoma Pueblo; KC Burn and her silent husband were wonderful companion on our trips to Santa Fe and Albuquerque; I think I bored to death Jeff Adams and his husband but they were always with a smile for everyone; meeting B.G. Thomas, Edmond Manning and Mike Murphy was delightful; chatting with Andrew Grey and his partner was so sweet and brought back good memories when I was still able to read all Gay Romances out there; even if for little time, talking with Eric Arvin, Barry Brennessel and his husband was an highlight of this convention; a sweet arrivederci to my breakfast companions, J.P. Barnaby and Rowan Speedwell; very grateful to Ethan Day, Heidi Cullinan and Damon Suede, that, other than organizing a perfect convention, were always very ready with a smile and a hug.

In a few weeks I maybe will announce a news regarding next year GRL that will be in... ATLANTA!

And now enjoy the pictures, but be careful, there are more than 100!

Ethan Day, me, Amy DiMartino, Helen Beattie, EM Lynley, KC Burn and her husband at the end of our tour of Santa Fe

Jared, KC Burn, Amy DiMartino, Helen Beattie, Tracy Ward, Dolorianne and Ethan Day at the end of our tour of Albuquerque

Cherie Noel, Amy DiMartino and Ethan Day

Dolorianne and Amy

Stephani Hecht and V.J. Summers

Geoffrey Knight and Jackie Nacht

Sadonna Swann and Clare London

Damon Suede and Charlie Cochet

Damon Suede (and his kilt...)

Kiernan Kelly ( )

KC Burn (

JP Bowie ( )

Carol Lynne ( )

Ethan Day ( )

Geoffrey Knight (and he was not faking that pose...) ( )

Hayley B. James (

Shira Anthony (

Venona Keyes (

T.C. Blue ( )

Edmond Manning (

Marshall Thornton ( )

Rhys Ford (

Jacob Flores

EM Lynley ( )

Cat Grant ( )

N.J. Nielsen ( and Erica Pike (

A.R. Moler ( )

Karenna Colcroft (

Lex Valentine ( )

Devon Rhodes ( )

T.A. Chase ( )

Andrew Grey ( )

Vicktor Alexander (

Marie Sexton ( )

Heidi Cullinan ( )

Zahra Owens ( )

Damon Suede ( )

Deanna Wadsworth

Allison Cassatta ( )

AKM Miles ( )

Jeff Erno ( )

K-lee Klein (

Marguerite Labbe ( )

Amy Lane ( )

Willian Cooper (

Kate McMurray ( )

Ellis Carrington ( )

Rowan Speedwell ( )

J. P. Barnaby (

Shannon West (

Patricia Logan ( )

Christopher Koehler (

Z.A. Maxfield ( )

Laura Harner (

Isabelle Rowan ( )

Jana Downs (

Leontii Holender (

Gabrielle Evans ( and Jason

Daniel Kaine (

Ethan Stone ( )

Silvia Violet (

Hank Edwards ( )

Taylor V. Donovan (

L.C. Chase (

M.J. O'Shea ( )

Anne Tenino ( )

Sara York (

Timothy McGivney ( )

Trina Lane (

Simone Anderson (

Xara X. Xanakas (

Piper Vaughn (

Lissa Kasey (

Anel Viz ( )

JR Boyd

Angel Martinez ( )

Poppy Dennison (

Shae Connor (

Kerry Freeman (

Scotty Cade ( )

Brita Addams ( )

Abigail Roux ( )

Louisa Bacio (

Robert Moore

Tara Lain ( )

Aleksandr Voinov

Lori Toland ( )

Charlie Richards ( )

Lynn Lorenz ( )

Amber Kell ( )

Stephani Hecht ( )

Jambrea Jo Jones ( )

Vivien Dean ( )

Carolyn Gray ( ) and Elyan Smith

Jonathan Treadway

Elizabeth Silver ( )

Viki Lyn ( )

Eric Arvin ( )

TJ Klune (

Kim Fielding (

L. A. Witt ( )

Charlie Cochet (

S.A. Garcia (

Mercy Celeste ( )

Mike Murphy (

Michele L. Montgomery ( )

Belinda McBride ( )

James Buchanan ( )

Jade Buchanan ( )

Ally Blue ( )

Clancy Nacht ( )

Cherie Noel (

PD Singer (Pam) ( )

Eden Winters (

Z. Allora (

Jamie Fessenden (

Barry Brennessel ( )

Ana Bosch (

BA Tortuga ( )

Julia Talbot ( )

Rick R. Reed ( )

SJD Peterson ( )

Devon Rhodes and Ariel Tachna ( )

Brenna Lyons (

Brien Michaels (

TA Webb

Lara Brukz (

Laura Baumbach ( )

Kris Jacen

Thursday Euclid

Val Kovalin ( )

Jet Mykles ( ) and Kimberly Gardner ( )

Kaje Harper

BG Thomas

Lorraine Ulrich (

Sue Brown (

Andrew Grey

Carter Quinn and Marie Sexton

Will and Jeff Adams

Helen Beattie ( and Tracy Ward

Ally Blue, Jared and Kris Jacen

D.H. Starr ( )

Clare London and Amy DiMartino

Geoff's mom, Cheryl, and Venona Keyes talking with Harley Davidson bikers on the road

Geoffrey Knight and his mom


Geoffrey Knight and his mom and Helen Beattie

The Last Dinner: JP Barnaby, Lynn, Kiernan Kelly and her husband, Dolorianne

Rowan Speedwell, Sara York and Amy DiMartino

Amy DiMartino, Geoff's mom and Jonathan Treadway

Ethan Day, Geoffrey Knight, Poppy Dennison and Lara Brukz

Jason, Jared and JP Barnaby

These authors were at the convention but I hadn't had the change to take a picture of them:

AC Katt ( )
B.J. Hayes
Bailey Bradford ( )
CR Guiliano
DC Juris ( )
Em Woods (
Jessica Freely ( )
JM Cartwright ( )
Joyee Flynn ( )
K. Piet ( )
Kit Sands
Treva Harte ( )

Link to the FB album (with comments from authors ;-) ):



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Oct. 22nd, 2012 05:55 am (UTC)
Congrats winners! :D 200 ebooks wow! I wonder how long it will take you to read all those, lol ^_^

Those are awesome pictures of all the authors! Thanks for sharing :)

Edited at 2012-10-22 06:04 am (UTC)
Oct. 22nd, 2012 06:39 am (UTC)
I think I missed only 2 or 3 registered authors...
Oct. 22nd, 2012 06:34 am (UTC)
what great photos :) everyone looks awesome!! Is that Jason the one from GoodReads?? He's so adorable!
Oct. 22nd, 2012 06:38 am (UTC)
No, I don't think so, this Jason is a friend of Gabrielle Evans and he accompanied her to the convention.
Oct. 22nd, 2012 07:23 am (UTC)
How nice to see some of my favourite auhors, thankyou for the photos.
Oct. 22nd, 2012 01:18 pm (UTC)
More than welcome!
Oct. 22nd, 2012 07:30 am (UTC)
Thanks for all the photo's. It's really nice to put faces to names.
Oct. 22nd, 2012 01:21 pm (UTC)
That was my same thinking ;-)
Oct. 22nd, 2012 08:29 am (UTC)

Thank you for putting up all those pics. I had never seen some of the authors on a photo, and of some others I knew only the standard pic on their books. Your photos look better, probably also because many of them are taken in a more natural pose.

I'm glad that you had a great time!

Be well!


Oct. 22nd, 2012 01:22 pm (UTC)
I think most of them were pretty good, id love to have a second chance for some of them with closed eyes, maybe next year...
Oct. 22nd, 2012 08:35 am (UTC)
Yes, I agree, it's wonderful to put faces to names. Thanks for posting all of these. Seems like you had a pretty good time.
Oct. 22nd, 2012 01:23 pm (UTC)
It was nice, yes, but now im really tired lol
Oct. 22nd, 2012 09:11 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting those. It's great to put a face on some of our favorite authors!!!
and I hope it's ok to say that you seem like you've lost a lot of weight in the past few months.
You look great!
Oct. 22nd, 2012 01:24 pm (UTC)
Actually i think that during the convention i put some more, but yes, i tried to loose weight and i will continue as soon as im back home
Oct. 22nd, 2012 09:17 am (UTC)
What fabulous pictures, thanks for sharing them. Everyone looks so relaxed. :)

And congrats to the giveaway winners!

Edited at 2012-10-22 09:18 am (UTC)
Oct. 22nd, 2012 01:25 pm (UTC)
You are right they all seemed to be happy and relaxed
Oct. 22nd, 2012 11:18 am (UTC)
Congratulations to all the winners.

Thanks for sharing your brilliant pictures. so good to be able to put a face to a name. :)

You look wonderful.

Oct. 22nd, 2012 01:26 pm (UTC)
I tried to take a good shot of everyone, where i could, with some artistic flavor (poppy and the lollipop...)
Oct. 22nd, 2012 11:54 am (UTC)
Thank you for sharing, it's nice to have faces to go with the names.
Oct. 22nd, 2012 01:26 pm (UTC)
You are welcome!
Oct. 22nd, 2012 12:52 pm (UTC)
Looks like an amazing event - and so great to see faces to go with the names I know so well! Thanks for sharing them.

And congrats to the winners!

Anna x
Oct. 22nd, 2012 01:27 pm (UTC)
Some of this authors are notorious indeed ;-)
Oct. 22nd, 2012 02:40 pm (UTC)
Gosh! So many authors in one place and it looks like you had a good time. I've read a lot of m/m books but I only know 6 of those authors.
Oct. 23rd, 2012 01:00 am (UTC)
now you can browse some more... ;-)
Oct. 22nd, 2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Holy cow! What a posting and it's really nice to have faces to go with names. :DDD

I had to laugh when I first saw your very first image, I kept thinking.... that looks like downtown not Albuquerque and lo and beholden, it was! LOL!
Oct. 23rd, 2012 01:00 am (UTC)
yes, we were in Albuquerque and visited Santa Fe and Acoma Pueblo too
Oct. 23rd, 2012 12:08 am (UTC)
What a terrific post! So many great-looking, talented people all in the same place. Must have been a wonderful time. :)

And thanks for all of the giveaways!
Oct. 23rd, 2012 12:59 am (UTC)
indeed this year was really terrific, so many authors you hadn't the time to chat with one that one other was already available LOL
Oct. 23rd, 2012 01:22 am (UTC)
Wow, you managed to get so many photos! :) It was great to get to talk to you.
Oct. 23rd, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
I chose the booksigning so they were all there and stay put LOL my pleasure too, year after year we manage to exchange some more words!
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