Monday, December 8, 2008
Laura's New Website Soiree!
Welcome to the party! Have you checked out the site? I feel like I've been keeping my surprise party a secret from all of you for forever. My site's been up for about a week now and a couple folks have mentioned it--quietly. But I wanted to have a special event to launch it because I'm so wildly excited. My friends at abeedle.com did an amazing job on the site last year for the launch of Isabella Moon, but they've really outdone themselves for Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts--especially on the terrifying trailer!
So--if you've already been by the site, it's time to put on some music and get the party started. The brilliant Maggie Daniel Caldwell of AptosMultimedia has put together a terrific playlist:
CALLING MR. LONELY HEARTS PARTY PLAYLIST:
Woke Up This Morning - The Hit Crew
She Got the Devil in Her - Buddy Guy
Mr. Bad Example - Waren Zevon
Little Ghost - The White Stripes
Conjure of Sacrifice - Edward Shearmur
People Are Strange - The Doors
Baby's on Fire - Brian Eno
Devil Inside - INXS
Witchy Woman - The Eagles
Sympathy For the Devil - Rolling Stones
Devil Get My Woman - Skip James
I've got Sympathy for the Devil on already!
Then mix yourself the tasty adult beverage my favorite sultry poet and uber-blogger Michelle Brooks concocted just for us: (21 and over only, please!)
THE LONELY HEART
orange wedge for rim
cocoa for rim
1 1/4 oz vodka
1/2 oz creme de cacao
Chocolate candy for garnish
wedge orange over rim and coat rim in cocoa/ strain vodka and creme de cacoa over ice in cocktail shaker/ drop candy in the finished drink to sink to the bottom
I know I really should have had this party catered, but I was so freaked out by the fact that I sound an awful lot like Martha Stewart in the video, that I just couldn't even pick up the phone! If I had, I probably would've ordered up some California Maki from my favorite sushi place in St. Louis, some smoked salmon, capers and chevre on cute little pumpernickel squares, and individual chocolate truffle tarts.
Enjoy, my dears! It's lovely to see you here. I hope I'll get to visit with many of you during my wide-ranging tour in January. (Pray for good weather--I'm driving much of it!) Have I mentioned that the books come out December 30th?!
Let me know what you think of the site. If you comment here, you'll be eligible for fabulous prizes: Barnes & Noble gift cards, signed copies of CALLING MR. LONELY HEARTS and ISABELLA MOON, that $100 Victoria's Secret Gift Certificate, and a free Calling Mr. Lonely Hearts magnet for every designated driver who requests one! I'll announce the winners on Wednesday. (Sorry, I can only ship within the U.S.)
Thanks for coming!
(And you know that YouTube had to forever immortalize me with my eyes closed!)
UPDATE! In a harrowing test of my incredibly slender HTML skills, I managed to update my site with a newsletter email address on the CONTACT page. And, if I'm really tricky, you should be able to sign up by clicking on this link: firstname.lastname@example.org which case you might get a newsletter from me every few months. If I'm feeling industrious. (There will always be a giveaway, too!)