It’s a Black & Blue Party!


(in a good way)

I’m still smarting over my absence from the RWA National Conference in New York this week, especially since tonight would be “party night” pretty much across the board.  Kensington’s party, St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan’s party, & most especially Harlequin’s legendary Black & White Party held for its authors at the Waldorf.  All of which I would be attending if I were there. :crying

So I need to compensate.  I need to do something to alleviate this crushing disappointment weighting me down.

Which is why I’m throwing a Black & Blue Party!

A.)  Because black & blue are the colors of depression, which I haz.

B.)  Because this is The Dungeon, for heaven’s sake—beatings & bruises are par for the course.

C.)  Because I’m covered in bruises from banging my head against my desk really hard for missing what is sure to be the best time ever!

& D.)  Because it’s a nice counterpart, I think, to Harlequin’s Black & White Party—for all the reasons mentioned above.

Those of us who are homebound & RWA-less are going to make our own fun, right?  Hell to the yes!

First, you need a dress.  Here’s mine:

Next, we need super-hot shoes:

And drinks! We can’t forget the beverages:

We are also serving a very special dessert in honor of our very own Darling Jessica‘s birthday today.  Happy Birthday, Jessica…this one’s for you!  (But you do have to share. :eats )

All right, I’m ready to party!  Now it’s your turn…

What are you wearing?

And what should we listen to?  Can you think of any great music that would qualify as (or cause us to be) “black & blue”?

Give me a blow-by-blow (get it? “blow-by-blow”…bruises *snicker*) of your look for today’s Black & Blue Party, & then let me know what your plans are for the party.  Hoping to rub elbows with the rich & famous?  Meet Mr. Right?  Be a sad & lonely wallflower?  Or simply avoid walking out of the restroom with toilet paper sticking out of the waistband of your dress? :bart


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  1. Jane says:

    NYC wishes you were here. :bees I love blue and black. I’ll keep it simple and wear a black sheath dress with a blue satin sash and some killer Jimmy Choo heels. We could listen to some depressing songs from Morrissey/The Smiths(who I love.) I’ll lay low until I’ve had a few drinks. :drinkme

    • Heidi says:

      Ohmigosh, that’s right…you’re *in* NYC, aren’t you, Jane? Well, dang it all. :angrychick

      So did you attend the gigantic Literacy Autographing Tuesday night? Did you have fun? Did you miss me? Somebody say they missed me. :scared

  2. Jeff Rivera says:

    I wasn’t able to go to RWA too but like you i’m compensating for it in my own little way and you just gave me a nice idea of how to do it ! Thanks! :claphat

  3. Jessica Lemmon says:

    Thank you *air kiss* …oh, wait, I don’t air kiss. But, thank you for the b-day wishes all the same! :eyelashes

    I’ll be dancing at the party, so I’ll need a dress that I can move in. :getdown Probably something short and flirty with a flouncy little skirt. And those heels – Heidi, you are brave! I will opt for something safer – like a wedge heel.

    I’ll encourage you all to dance, too and while I’ll enjoy being noticed by Mr. July (is he here yet?), I’ll leave taking him home to one of you…


  4. Pamela Cayne says:

    OMG, those shoes!!! But, to show what a friend of the dungeon I am, I would give a pair of equally awesome stilettos to Jessica for her birthday. It would only be fair after I steal Hugh away from her. :naughty

  5. Heidi says:

    So glad y’all like the shoes. In reality, I’d break my neck in those after the first step, but this is virtual reality & The Dungeon is *my* playground, so I can wear whatever I want.

    Here were some runner-ups…& I’m happy to share if anybody wants to lay claim to them!

  6. Jessica Lemmon says:

    …um, hmm… little help? You don’t mind if I borrow your dungeon for a wee bit do you, Heidi?


    • Heidi says:

      Not at all. The Rack has been in dire need of a fine hunk of man meat just like that. Thank you, ma’am, may I have another? :mistress

  7. carole says:

    Happy birthday Jessica! I love to wear black and I’m not depressed,I’m wearing my black skirt with a cowboy type shirt and my blue cowboy boots-I’m a country girl at heart but likes to party! George strait has a new song out thats a good dance song,called Ready for a Goodtime-always ready for a good party and have fun….my drink is my own cranberry juice with vodka and a lime. Party!!!!!

  8. kaisquared says:


    Well, I cannot send a pic of my outfit, but it starts with black fishnet tights and a blue velvet bustier and keeps going with 5 inch shiny blue stiletto heels with ribbons that lace up over the ankles. I almost forgot my black tulle skirt, and my tiara of course, and a tasteful black leather flogger to accessorize properly for the Dungeon. I will let others pick the playlist ( I may suggest Back In Black) but I will quench my thirst with a Black Russian, and nibble on Hugh, I mean nibble chocolate-covered strawberries off of Hugh, who has volunteered to be my buffet…. I may share…..not!

  9. Laura J. says:

    *hic* Okay so it’s time to get my barely there bikini bathing suit clad body (blue and black of course) out of the hot tub and mingle.

    Happy Birthday Jessica!!!!!! Hope you are having a great day!!!

    Heidi, I know NYC isn’t the same without you, but thanks for throwing this party and hanging with us!! (Hollie has kindly volunteered to clean up after the party!! Confetti time!!!!! WOOT! WOOT!!)

    Okay mingling over…move over Bradley, Zak, Gerard…et al, back to the hot tub.

  10. Heidi says:

    I so wish I’d taken a pic of the bruise I was sporting last week to show off at the party. It was huge. And black. Really, really black, with just a touch of blue around the edges. Hurt like a &^%$#! But it would have gone perfectly with my outfit. :wink

  11. Lisa Hendrix says:

    I’m going to go for comfort – black jeans, black T, black boots, and super-sparkly sapphire earrings. And I’m here to *dance* :chick

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