Monday, April 28, 2008

Romance Slam Jam (and the mini swag bag)


On Thursday, I’m headed to Chicago to the annual Romance Slam Jam. I love this conference – actually it’s more than a conference – it’s an experience! And it’s a gathering where black romance gets the large helping of love and respect it deserves. The organizers have been working for over a year, and have pulled out all the stops. I know it will be fabulous!
This year I’ll be on the other side of table. Instead of scooping them up, I’ll be handing out goodies. Check out this little bag. It includes a bookmark and sample of Ayo’s fragrant, luxurious cream. She loves to cook, eat and drink, so there’s a pretty postcard with a recipe from the first meal she cooked for Bilal. And then there’s that drink she enjoyed on Paradise Island (watch out, Miami Vice)!
Of course, there’s the CD. Both Ayo and Bilal are music lovers, and while writing the story, I decided it would be good to share their favorites with readers. One frequent visitor to my blog suggested that it would be a good companion to the book. I agree. From Dusk to Dawn – The Mix is definitely a musical journey through the love story of Ayo and Bilal. Some songs speak to Ayo’s realization that love is here at last. Others are the couple’s favorites – the songs to which they work and play. Others reveal pain, insecurity, determination and most of all, a deep and abiding love. Isn’t that what romance is all about?
And speaking of appreciation, thanks so much for your comments on the first chapter. Wait ‘til you get to Chapter Three!

11 comments:

Yasmin said...

Nice...there are going to be lucky folks at RSJ and I know you're going to have fun and network, network, network...hehe...but have LOTS OF FUN!
xoxo

Dera Williams said...

Show em' what you got Niambi. YGG

Book Manaic said...

Awww Man... I wish I was going. Niambi, you are giving it to them with both barrell... fragence, music and book mark.. they better give you MAD Love at the RSJ or I'll have to come get em (and scoop up the goodies for myself) :-) Have Fun Sis!!

'cilla

JC Martin said...

Have some fun for me, you, and a few others too.

Beverly said...

Wow - You are going to make a great conference even better.

Now I am not even going to mind staying up most of the night (which you know does not work for us morning folks) finishing my work so I can go.

I look forward to seeing you again.

Niambi Brown Davis said...

Hey, everyone: thanks so much for stopping by and for definitely showing the love :) I'm jammed right now, getting ready for the Slam (lol), but I will be back with a full report on the RSJ experience!

Anonymous said...

Have fun at the RSJ! Sounds like lots of fun and your goodies are NICE!

Darnetta

Carleen Brice said...

Hey Niambi, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm adding you to my blog roll. Enjoy Chi Town! :-)

Edwina P. said...

Niambi,
Have a ball @ RSJ. And it sounds like conference-goers will really get the full "Niambi experience". Wish I could be there!

Anonymous said...

Ummm do book reviewers get one of those swag bags? LOL

Girl; you are busting it out! I am so proud!

Idrissa

Yasmin said...

I heard that about the swag bags...have any left. QQ.