Last year, I read a book (Friends with Benefits) from a brand spankin’ new author, CC Wood. She was so new, I added her book to Goodreads after I fell in love with it. After a while we became friendlier. Then I read Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec, and decided I was going to
stalk her meet her or die trying (see my review). After Scandal from Scandalicious Book Reviews and I worked together on an interview with Tara, we bonded, and then CC, Ricki, Kerry, Scandal and I began messaging each other every day. At that point, I brought up the idea of a professional author/reader shmoozefest event in February. It was early October, but not really enough time to get an event together, and I had no clue how to get an event planner for a place 3 hours away from me. So the girls convinced me to go lower key for this year, and make it a gathering so we could lure CC and Tara into our trap hang out with our favorite authors.
I had an obsession with finding a resort with a 4 bedroom condo so we could all stay together. Ricki lives there and found Westgate Lakes Resort. It may be stuck in the 80s, but we were able to be together. Then we all asked a few more of our favorite authors, and it spiraled from there. I had never been to a signing, I had no clue what to do, but had to step up and plan. Ricki’s husband knew of Houlihans, so she sent me the info and we worked on the menu and price thinking it would be about 35-40 people. The snowball rolled. As more people signed on, I had to sign a contract for a hotel group rate, then I, (actually, my amazing husband) made t-shirts, custom swag bags, signing books and more. The snowball started getting big now (I said ball) The last few months have been all about me arranging with authors, readers, restaurants, printers, hotels and more. Fielding about 50-100 e-mails a day, this got huge!
Finally, it was Valentines Day, and I was driving the 3.5 hours the next day to pick up Tara Sivec and CC Wood at the airport. I was running around till 3am, and still had to give my husband some VD nookie…..3 hours later, I was packing up the car for O-town. Starting the weekend with this crowd completely exhausted was crazy. So I got to the airport with 15 minutes to spare before CC arrived. When I saw this while waiting, I knew it was a sign of things to come.
So I grabbed CC, and circled around a few more time with CC, too chicken to hold up my carefully crafted “Slutbag McFuckstick” airport sign for Tara. The second Tara squeezed into my car with her “Bag of Smut”, hilarity ensued, and we were laughing so much we missed “that bitch LaTurna’s” navigation commands. When we finally found the hotel, guard man Carlos was waiting. Bald and buff, we couldn’t help but offer to show him Tara’s Vagina. Let’s just say Carlos liked us the rest of the trip…A LOT, if his air humping and kiss blowing were any indication. As we arrived in the condo, we are greeted by Shannon and 5 trays of chocolate penises.
I guess she took “wicked” seriously! The bar was filled with every alcohol possible and we were already ready to party. Then Ricki shows up with Scandal from Scandalicious book Reviews (I gotta say, I have texted with Scandal and Ricki daily for months, but had no fucking clue who they were for a minute when they walked in). They had driven in with Raine Miller and Katie Ashley (I’m so jealous, I wanted to pick up everyone so I could have them in my car…and never wash my seats again (seriously)). Then Buffy (Tara’s BFF and Liz from the books) shows up…and the shit goes downhill from there. Let me tell you…these two together were like the Chocolate Lovers books on crack. I have to tell you, I was nervous they would go off and do their own thing and not want to hang with us, but I was wrong, they were so fucking awesome and down to earth I wanted to hump them both, and they would totally hump me right back (and they did, a LOT).
A few authors stopped by with swag right when we got there. Katie Ashley, Raine Miller and Sarah Ross. I’ve never met any of them, and they were so normal! (I was totally intimidated though). I was nervous about Sarah the most. She is a YA writer who I haven’t read yet. She seems so sweet and innocent, I was afraid we would corrupt her forever, but she ended up being totally cool. Katie is totally Emma…sweet and squeaky clean with a great sense of humor. And Raine…I love that woman, she’s only a couple of years older than me, but seems so wise and mature, you just want to soak up all of her knowledge.
Next, we get to the dinner (late) at the Smokehouse and there is a bar full of people. I have a big mouth, but I’m weirdly shy one on one, so I forced myself to introduce myself to everyone. Especially the amazing Kimberly Flynn Sutherland , who gave me an awesome Fifty Shades of Grey bracelet. By this time I was so exhausted (remember 3 hours sleep and 4 hours driving) I couldn’t sit down and chat with the authors I was dying to meet, I had to meet everyone else too. I only remembered to take 2 photos.
There were like 8 more tables but I was too busy to snap photos. After dinner, everyone came back to our room to stuff swag bags. This was a nightmare. 100 swag bags that don’t stand are not easy to fill. And they spread…..everywhere. We had the beautiful RK Lilley on our couch, and “don’t be a dick” Abbie was an RK hog, but we love her anyway. Though swag was everywhere, we all drank, a lot, and Tara began the running man. (Click below to see)
and then we watched Pitch Perfect and sang along in our PJs.
We also fought to have RK pose for the cover of In Flight. (She is so totally Bianca. Gorgeous, quiet, did I say gorgeous? She is soft spoken, but makes you want to listen. Unfortunately all the girls in the room were so friggin loud I couldn’t hear much)
RK stayed in our room till like after 2! How cool is that? (And she stayed perfectly gorgeous the whole time). As far as Red Wings go….RK has the right attitude–there is no way she is giving up great sex for 5-7 days of the month.
My roommate (in a very strange room with a bathtub and shower RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE) was Scandal. Now–I just need to give you a little background. Scandal’s ass is EXIT ONLY. She has made it clear on numerous occasions. We have been threatening her for months to change that. She was scared she was going to be ass raped in her sleep, and she had to share a bed with me….mwahahahaha…..but I left her alone (for the first night) and we gushed about all the authors we met until after 4. (Sleep? Nah, who needs it?)
This concludes Day One Recap. I have 6 gifts of swag to send out to six winners. There will be three posts all together, so two winners per post.
Buffy spidermanned me often, to win swag, you need to comment your take on what being “spidermanned” is. If you learned it this weekend, you are not eligible to win, so don’t give it away!
Looks and sounds like you all had a great weekend! 🙂
Ana's Attic says
Come next year!
Julie K says
Love the trip update!!
Spidermanned……like the ‘web swinger’….swinging and splaying out on your body!!
If not – cannot wait to hear!
Ana's Attic says
Erin Hill says
OMG, that sounds like a freakin blast!
Ana's Attic says
Just wait for 2 & 3. It gets better.
Heather @ Red Headed Bookworm says
Spidermanned…..I’ve heard it used a couple of different ways…1 I don’t think is possible assuming Buffy is NOT a man LOL>…… So, I’m going to say getting drawn on while you were passed out! Thanks for the awesome recap. Sounds like so much fun.
Ana's Attic says
Believe me, we thought of drawing little penises on people’s faces, but we all love each other too much to do that. We did other things though….
grabbed and pulled toward the person doing the spidermanning?
Trisha R says
Thanks for the giveaway!! I looks and sounds like you had loads of fun. 🙂
Elise low says
Air humping someone from behind?? Hell there is really no telling with y’all. Lol. I sure hope to make it next year!!
Spidermanning??? um…getting hit with silly string or playing tricks on each other??? I am totally there next year!!
I sooooo wish I could have gone. Love all the details.
SO Epic! Can’t wait for next year!! <3
Spiderman: When I guy literally throws his load at you “spider-man ” style. ( I’m crying i’m laughing so hard right now)
Brandy Rypma says
During a blow job a guy pulls out near climax and flings his jizz in your face like Spidey slings his webs.
Looks like u had a blast, spidermanning sounds like something with silly string
Spiderman is when jizz gets tossed in your face Peter Parker style. Not as pretty as a pearl necklace that is for sure 😉
I totally would have held up that sign at the airport!!! What an awesome group to hang with. All authors I have grown to admire for the characters they brought in to my life.
Spidermanning is when you are so drunk you have to cling to a wall or a person to get around..LOVED this blog post I cant wait for the next two really because I am dying to know what other crazy shit Tara Sivec did lol
Hmmm – I am thinking it means grabbing you but probably in very inappropriate (or appropriate with this group) places. Sounds like a VERY good time was had by all. I need to know when the next one is because I can always use a good roadtrip & Florida is not that far away.
Abbie D. says
Now you got me responding to the word Dick now… hahahah
Buffy McVodka Ellis says
I love this!!! Miss you!!!!! Mmmmmm Bradley Cooper
Ana's Attic says
Um, attempted to kiss you upside down (as a joke)? I have no idea!
Is it when you’re drunk and cling to the wall or another person?
It sounds like you had a GREAT time! I can’t wait to hear more 🙂
Instead of spider monkeying someones ass, you spider man their ass…….wrap them up from behind and hump away. Awesome re-cap and I’m so jealous!
Trinity Higinbotham says
Spidermanned is what goats do to each other when they’re horny.
Ana's Attic says
i love your ass you goat-fucker.
Spidermanning (v) when spoop explodes from your ass cocooning the intended target. It renders them defenseless from rabbit attacks :0)
Amazeballs start to the weekend you ladies had!
Ana's Attic says
I almost choked and dies when I read this. DIED! Fuck you! 😉
LMAO at getting Spidermanned. Does Buffy have man parts that we don’t know about??? 😉 Spidermanning is when a guy comes (ooooh I feel so dirty for saying that on a public blog lol) and then flings it in the girls face while doing the whole Spiderman web slinging stance!! No matter what, he has to stand there bravely afterwards like a real superhero. Ohhhhh you girls are so funny!!!!!!!!
I am SO jealous of you girls!! You definitely had a blast and made some amazing memories!! I just watched Tara’s video and laughed my ass off!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to read days 2 and 3 🙂
One other thing, I was totally looking up Spiderman gifs to put in a review and now I can’t even look at them the same way!!!! hahaha
So wish I could have gone. I hope to come next year! Looks like tons of fun!
Nancy Van Spunky says
Spidermanned must be when you catch someone in your wicked web of sex crazedness. Is that EVEN a WORD?! And then corrupt them which in turn turns on their significant other! Yeah, my hubby loves me since I started reading all this stuff! 😉
Maybe caught in a bind??
Cassandra Hicks says
The first thing that came to mind was jizz in the face web style but I believe Buffy doesn’t have the right equipment lol I loved hearing about the get together. I had Tara’s tweets go straight to my phone and keep laughing 🙂
looks like so much fun!
Amber Detjens says
Here is my comment. 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway and the fun weekend Ana.
Jeannie Platt says
Ok… So totally in aww of your weekend sounds like it was a blast… I can’t wait till September when i get to get all fangirl geeky at my first convention… Ok so i had to look up Spidermanned as i totally pictured something with jumping and walls and hanging upside down lol…(i have to boys lol) Needless to say i was like wow that is funny/gross but if hubby did that to me i think he would be walking funny for a week lol. Thanks for the great post
Sounds like you gals had a great time – just being naughty chicks!!
As for “spidermanned” – I would equate it to getting your freak on in quite some unusual positions and places!!
Bookworm Brandee says
It looks and sounds like y’all had sooo much wicked fun! I’d love to be able to participate – maybe next year! 🙂
Now – onto the meaning of spiderman….hmm, how about “crawling” up the wall while getting wicked?!?
Can’t wait to hear what it actually does mean! 🙂
Molly F. says
Haha, I would totally punch a guy in his face and nuts if he ever spidermanned me. It when a dude stops short of coming while getting head or gettin’ a piece doggy style, comes in his hand and then taps the chick on her shoulder and does the web toss right in her face and hair.
Cassie Hoffman says
Spider-man a sexy position and shooting something out of somewhere 😉 LOL. It looks like you ladies had a blast. I’m planning on attending next year!
June M. says
I had never heard of Spider-manning before this, I think I would have to seriously hurt a guy if he did it to me (let’s just say I don’t think he would be coming anytime soon without A LOT of pain!). I am not sure how she did this to you, maybe by air humping you and then flinging something at you, silly string, shaving cream, whipped cream, etc.
Never heard of spidermanning! Could be totally innocent, or not after hearing about your weekend.
Glad you had a good weekend.
Jessie L says
Ok….I haven’t heard of spidermanning, but I’m going to take a wild shot at it. And I did not read any of the other comments. I picture Buffy doing a spiderman pose on your body. Similar to how we always see spiderman clinging to the side of a building. Thank you for sharing this fun, laugh filled weekend!
Kay H. says
Ok well…..the swag looks great but I’m REALLY wantin’ sum chocolate penis…..juss sayin’.
spidermanning? like groping? lol i’m never heard of it before.
ohhh, I just looked it up on Urban Dictionary :p
Ana's Attic says