San Diego Memories – GRL Wrap Up ~ GRL Update by Christine with Giveaway #TeamPrismGRL

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Upon resuming a career 90 miles away from home in August, my attention, time, and energy have been almost exclusively devoted to my “RL” responsibilities. I have been exhausted, trying to adjust to this new schedule and to being so far from home on a daily basis. However, when GRL time came around, I suddenly had time and permission to just be…and to spend an extraordinary 5 days with some of my favorite people on the entire planet. Though I was quieter on the blog and other social media this year than I was last, I enjoyed myself immensely and am incredibly grateful that Lirtle (Andrea) was able to keep everyone updated on our daily shenanigans.
There may have been a little Kraken Rum consumed once again this year.
I have said it before, and I will say it again. The GRL community is more than that. It is family. I have made some of the most beautiful friendships through the m/m romance network, and when I have the opportunity to meet and interact with these wonderful people face to face, it’s like magic happens. This was my second year attending, and I can only say that it was even richer and more vibrant that last year. I saw so many familiar faces and reunited with dear friends I made during my previous GRL adventure.
The PBA swag table looked great!
An additional treat at GRL was the opportunity to connect with authors new to me and to re-connect with established favorites. Each and every one of them–there are too many to name here–were extremely generous and gracious with their time and talent. I adore them and cannot thank them enough for all they contribute to the genre.
With PizzyGirl, Lirtle, and handsome Brandon Witt in our matching pony art t-shirts. Thank you, Catherine Dair!

With the fabulous Andrew Grey

Charlie Cochet is lovely, inside and out!

Luau Fun with TJ Klune and Nicole Dennis
Celebrations of friendships, old and new, were in abundance as we gathered in large groups and small to share our passion for m/m romance and our love for each other. Nowhere else have I found such acceptance for who I am and what I love to read and share with others.
The final celebration on Saturday was bittersweet!
The best thing about GRL, however? Seeing Brandilyn, PizzyGirl, Lirtle, and Paisley once again and meeting Caroline for the first time! I simply adore these wonderful ladies and am constantly amazed at how well we just “click” and have become like family to one another.

Andrea, I can’t thank you enough for enduring late nights, early mornings, and frantic flights to join me on a road trip through the drought-ridden land that is my home state. Ermahgerd, I’m so over it! LOL

Brandilyn, thank you for all you do for us, the blog, and the genre. You constantly floor me with how much you accomplish. Big hugs, and yes, I am going to read the Hat Trick trilogy right away! 😉

Paisley, you are the hostess with the mostest, and I loved hanging out with you, as always. You are a ray of sunshine, my dear!

Katie, you’re my sweet girl who does so much for so many. You are appreciated more than you know.

Caroline, oh, my freakin’ God, I can’t believe we’ve finally met at last! Your energy, sense of humor, and loving spirit are infectious. The Isle of Man must have missed you terribly while you were here with us.

I love you all and will be a #krakenbitch forever!
A loaded swag bag, tons of books, and wonderful memories accompanied us home.
Whether you were able to attend GRL or not, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading the blog, and may you all continue to enjoy good health, happiness, and more books than your shelves can handle.

See you in Kansas City next year…

Love and hugs to all!

Much Love and see you Tomorrow!

Where to find us

The #TeamPrism Reviewers will be blogging, Facebooking, and Tweeting live from GRL as time and inspiration allows.  Be sure to follow us!

Watch for the #TeamPrismGRL and #TeamPrismGRL2015 hashtag on the Blog, Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter

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#TeamPrismGRL Giveaway

Note: Books pictured represent the authors graciously donating titles to the giveaway. They do not necessarily represent the title(s) you will receive. Each pack will have 1 or 2 signed books from one or more attending Authors.

Note: Books pictured represent the authors who graciously donated to this giveaway in 2014. They do not represent the title(s) you will receive. Each pack will have signed book(s) from one or more attending Authors.

Five random commenters on the #TeamPrismGRL2015 posts the week of GRL will win. You can comment on any of all of the following during GRL week (13-20 October) to enter. The more you comment to more entries you have.

      • #TeamPrismGRL or #TeamPrismGRL2015 tagged Blog posts (That includes THIS post)
      • #TeamPrismGRL or #TeamPrismGRL2015 tagged Facebook posts by Prism Reviewers during GRL (14-19 October)
      • #TeamPrismGRL or #TeamPrismGRL2015 tagged posts on Prism Book Alliance Fan Page
      • #TeamPrismGRL or #TeamPrismGRL2015 tagged Tweets (note you must include #TeamPrismGRL or #TeamPrismGRL2015 in your tweet to be eligible)

Five winners will each get a #TeamPrismGRL Prize pack that includes:

    • At least 1 signed copies of M/M Titles (titles and authors TBD)
    • Prism Book Alliance Totebag
    • GRL swag pack
    • $10 Amazon Gift Card.

Brandilyn, Caroline, Christine, Lirtle (Andrea), Paisley, and PizzyGirl (Katie) will all be at GRL2015 in San Diego.  Be sure to find us to say hi!  We will all have Prism Logo’s on our badges!

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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28 thoughts on “San Diego Memories – GRL Wrap Up ~ GRL Update by Christine with Giveaway #TeamPrismGRL

  1. Thank you for another fantastic post & pics of GRL. For those of us who did not get to attend, these are a gift.

    And I love those t-shirts you all had. 🙂

    • Thank you, Suze. GRL is a wonderful opportunity to meet so many people within the community. Thank you for your comment. 🙂

  2. I would really love to be in Kansas next year… I’ve enjoyed every single post you’ve delivered during the GRL. Thank you very much!

    • Thank you, Susana. I hope you get the chance to meet up with everyone in Kansas City next year. Thank you for your comment. 🙂

  3. It was so good to see the GRL event through the eyes of you all. Thank you for sharing your story’s and the great pictures 🙂

  4. I have loved seeing the pics and posts everyday. Thank you for allowing us to experience GRL through you. Hopefully soon it will come to New Orleans!!

  5. Thanks for all the updates and photos, reading these posts are the next best thing to actually being there. Hope to make it to GRL next year.

  6. Darn it sounds so fun and I wish I could make it to GRL one day. Thank you for sharing with all of us who weren’t in attendance!

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