GRL recap, including the answer to the most asked question, & a giveaway

Wow. Another GRL has come and gone. Up to now, I’ve attended every official GRL since New Orleans (even though I was only there unofficially in Atlanta for a couple of days). This was my second time attending as a featured author, and with the resort being only about forty minutes from my house, I had the convenience of being able to drive there and bring as much luggage as I wanted. I definitely took advantage of that. 😛

I had so much fun catching up with old friends, making new ones. I roomed with two of my Chicago m/m book club peeps, Sue and Lexi Ander. I also spent a lot of time with Jason Mitchell, his husband David, and the fabulous Crissy Morris, none of whom I’d met in person before, plus my lovely Jayden Brooks, who is one of my best friends. It was a total blast. They’re all such good, fun people, and I already miss seeing them all. That’s always the downside of GRL—parting ways at the end.


Me and Lexi Ander

I was super nervous about my Q&A, as it was my first panel ever, but it went well and people in the audience told me that my nervousness didn’t come across, so yay! I had the honor of sharing that Q&A spot with Cheryl Dragon and Marie Sexton, two awesome ladies. ❤


Q&A Panel

I also had a spot in one of the author lounges and of course the big signing on Saturday. Thanks so much to everyone who stopped at my table during those events. It was so great getting to put faces to names, and I’ll never get over readers wanting me to sign for them. It’s thrilling, exciting, and humbling all at once.



The question I got asked most at my spotlights? Will there be another book following The Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek and, if so, when is it coming?

Short answer: Yes, there will be another book, but we don’t currently have an ETA.

Longer answer: Timing wise, it hasn’t worked out for Xara and me to work on Ty’s book. Either I was busy or she was or we tried and it just wasn’t vibing for whatever reason. We do have it entirely outlined, and we will be trying to work on it soon. Once we have it turned in and have an idea of a release date, rest assured we will share that information all over the place. And just so you guys know, we’re thrilled so many people expressed interest in more books in the Clumsy Cupid universe. Party Boy was a lot of fun to write, and I’m sure the rest of them will be too. 🙂

In addition to all my author-related activities, I also took time to fangirl my favorites during the retreat. I’m as much of a reader as a writer, and I got a nice haul of books and some great swag. Nearly all of the books in this picture are signed, save for one author I didn’t manage to track down. There are some of my faves in this bunch, and some books I’ve never read before and look forward to diving into.


GRL is such a great experience and it really does feel like a family reunion every year. I’ve never been to any other convention that felt quite like this one, and I’m really happy I got to attend this year. For those who haven’t heard, next year will be somewhere in San Diego. Stay tuned for further details from the GRL organizers in the late winter/early spring.

And now… time for a giveaway!

A lot of people couldn’t make it to GRL, and this giveaway is for them!

The prize: Winner’s choice of one of the paperbacks pictured below, plus all of the swag.

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To enter, simply comment on this post and tell me which gay romance book or series you’d love to see turned into a movie.

Closes: Mon, 10/27/14 @ 11PM CDT


For extra entries, you can do any or all of the following:

-Spread the word about this contest (tweet, reblog, put it on Facebook, put it on Tumblr). Just leave a link to said post about it in your comment.

-Like my official Facebook author page (But be sure I know what name you “liked” it under.)

-Follow me on Twitter and/or add me as a favorite on Goodreads.


Disclaimer: This contest is open to adults age 18 and up. Your comment confirms that you are of legal age. Contest open worldwide. 


About Piper Vaughn

Piper Vaughn wrote her first love story at eleven and never looked back. Since then, she’s known that writing in some form was exactly what she wanted to do. A reader at the core, Piper loves nothing more than getting lost in a great book—fantasy, young adult, romance, sci-fi, she loves them all! As a bisexual and Latinx person, Piper takes great pride in her heritage. She grew up in an ethnically diverse neighborhood and strives to put faces and characters of every ethnicity in her stories, so her fictional worlds are as colorful as the real one. Above all, she believes that everyone needs a little true love in their life … even if it’s only in a book.

Posted on October 20, 2014, in gay rom lit, giveaways, piper vaughn and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 47 Comments.

  1. Would love more too see the following series on TV like HBO: your “The Luckiest” series, Mary Calmes “Matter of Time”, Rhys Ford “Dirty” series, Josh Lanyon “Dangerous Ground” series, & Abigail Roux “Cut & Run” series. 😀

  2. I would love to see Mary Calmes’ change of heart series get turned in to a movie.

  3. I just have to say it was a pleasure meeting and spending time with you too! Cut & Run would be my first choice just for the witty dialogue and of course Ty and Zane *drool*.

  4. Cut & Run! Gah! Can you even imagine?

  5. I love period pieces and crime stories, so I would love to see the Widdershins series as a tv series on BBC say.

  6. I would love to see Wanting turned into a movie! The perfect love story ❤

  7. Sounds like a fab weekend! Thanks for sharing 😃

  8. Also – Moonlight Becomes You would be amazing to see on the big screen (I have a weakness for rockers). Damon Suede’s Hot Head would be sizzling, too (plus easy to cast with the existence of Seth Fornea!) and would nicely assuage my weakness for largegiginger men in kilts 😉

  9. I would love to See the Cut and Run series or the Andrien English series brought to he screen.

  10. OMG, I have so many books I’d love to see on screen, I wouldn’t even know where to start … Cut & Run, MJ O’Shea Catch My Breath, Kaje Harper Love Lessons, Rhys Ford Cole McGinnis, Sean Kennedy Tigers & Devils, AJ Rose Power Exchange, Tj Klune Tell Me It’s Real, Jane Seville Zero At The Bone, Zathyn Priest The Curtis Reincarnation … and so on, and so on …. sighhhhhhh

  11. What series wouldn’t I love to see? I would love to see Cut & Run by Abigail Roux and the Holmes & Moriarity or Adrien English books by Josh Lanyon, Power Exchange by AJ Rose, KC Wells Collars & Cuffs and of course Lucky Moon!

    I’m also following as Debra E on Twitter and Goodreads and Debra Edwards on Facebook.

  12. Ohhhhh. I think the party boy’s guide to dating a geek would look spectacular on the big screen. Why? Because I’m a sucker for geeks :D.

    Tweeted this on Twitter:

    Already a fan of you on Goodreads as Alessandra Ebulu

    Follow you on Twitter with my twitter handle chocowithcurves

    Liked your page on Facebook as Sandra Ebulu.

  13. I’d love to see Eden Winters’ DIVERSION series, or Damon Suede’s HOT HEAD. Clare London’s SAY A LITTLE PRAYER would be fun, and so would Ethan Stone’s BARTENDER, P.I.

  14. Would love to see some Amy Lane on the big or small screen Johnnies or Promises would be amazing ! Glad you had a great time, and thanks for the awesome contest!

  15. Sounds like a good time was had by all. Hopefully next year.

  16. I love the paranormal so I’d be partial to seeing Megan Derr’s Dance with the Devil series on the screen. Witches, dragons, demons, all sorts of things to Iove.

  17. Lucky Moon, A Matter of Time, Cole McGuinness, Beneath the Stain and Sinner’s series.

  18. I’d love to see S.E. Jakes’ “Hell or Highwater” series on the big screen…or small screen since TV is typically better than movies these days.

    Tweeted about contest –

    Liked FB page as Jessica P***o (let me know if you need the letters unstarred)

    Am a Fan/Follow reviews on Goodreads as “Calila”

    And finally, I also follow on twitter as @calila1988.

  19. I would love to see Try & Take (temptation series) by Ella Frank made into movies

  20. Jordan L Hawk’s Whyborne & Griffin series would be great. Also Joanna Chambers’ Enlightenment trilogy. I liked your facebook page as Toni Aquilante and follow you on twitter as @amaquilante. GRL looks like it was so much fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. I would love to see A Party Boy’s Guide to Dating a Geek!

  22. Sound and looked like you had an awesome time too 🙂

    Im not great at these things mostly because the movies never stand up to the book, so i dont end up watching them, but id probably swing with something more fantsy based as i dont read them. But ive no clue what one thatd be

  23. I would love Josh Lanyon’s “Holmes & Moriarty” series to be turned into movies. Or Charlie Richards “Wolves of Stone Ridge.”

  24. From all the pics I’ve seen it looks like it was agreat time!! I’d love to see Cut & Run as a movie/series and so many others I couldn’t even name. Lol.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. I have to agree on the Cut and Run series. But I could also go for One Small Thing as a movie. Thanks for the contest glad to hear you had a good time.

  26. I would love to see Cut & Run as a TV or movie series. SE Jakes’ Hell or High Water series would be good too.

  27. I’d love to see both “Training Season” by Leta Blake and “Complementary Colors” by Adrienne Wilder made into movies.

    +1 Twitter – I follow already
    +1 Goodreads – I follow there already too 🙂

  28. It’s hard to pick but I think I’m going to go with Josh Lanyon’s Fair Game and The Border series by SA McAuley.

    Following on Twitter (@VikLi88) and on goodreads as H.B.
    also tweeted it here:

  29. I would pick Andrew Grey’s Bronco’s Boys or Kendall McKenna’s The Tameness of the Wolf.

  30. Michele Blaylock

    One small thing. Love those books!

  31. I’d love to see either of your One Thing books or Charlie Cochet’s THIRDS series into a movie. I absolutely love the characters in both your’s and Charlie’s series. ❤

    I shared on my review page on FB –

    I follow you on twitter under @ladyfae74 and on facebook under Chris Sweeso.
    And on goodreads as

  32. I would really like TJ Klune’s Bear, Otter, and the Kid series turned into a movie or even TA Chase’s Home series. Sounds like you had so much fun at GRL; really hope to go in the next couple years! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!
    Follow on Goodreads as Ale.

  33. I’m so happy that there will eventually be a sequel to The Party Boy’s Guide! Loved that book. your book I’d love to see turned into a movie is One Small Thing. That one would be watched at least once a month, much as the book is a re-read! Keep ’em coming! 🙂

  34. I m jealous. I want this Books

  35. Rhys Ford’s Sinner’s series, Cut &Run of course, and Lanyon’s Holmes &Moriarity would all be awesome movies. Oh and Charlie Cochet’s THIRD Series.

  36. So many books! But I would love to see a film made of Sue Brown’s book ‘The Isle of Where’ its a gentle romantic story and would translate so well as a film or perhaps the action romance Latakia by JF Smith, it has a hostage situation and hot navy seals so plenty of things to keep one interested 🙂

    I enjoyed reading your post about the GRL and thank you for a chance to win a giveaway linked to this wonderful event, maybe one I might be able to go 🙂

    I like you on FB, Goodreads, follow on Twitter (Sula Holland) and have tumbled & twittered this post as well 🙂

  37. A book I would love to see on the big screen, is Always by Kindle Alexander. It’s a absolutely beautiful book that will captivate you. And I would recommend those who enjoy gay romance to read it!

    Now I’m following you on Twitter ( 82ih ), like your author page on Facebook ( Ina H. Tysse ) and your on my favorite author list on Goodreads ( Ina Haugen ).
    So now my fingers are crossed for the swag to travel across the Atlantic! And I definitely know which book I would pick if I won 🙂

  38. I would love to see the party boys guide to dating a geek be made into movie

  39. i love swag!! lol. and the series i would love to see on screen… i have a sexret wish for adrien english to become the first gay jessica fletcher and have a weekly mystery series 😉 (and not just because i am a total lanyon fanboy… but i am)… i also think your (and mj’s) lucky series would make great movies… maybe for tv through here! or something like that.

  40. WOW,,,thats so generous of you. I have a couple of series I’d like to see as movies/series. Mary Calmes Warder series, Kaje Harper-Life Lessons, Lynn Hagen’s Brac Pack, Charlie Cochet Thirds, Charlie Richards-Wolves of Stone Ridge, Stephani Hecht’s Lost shifters. I could go on and on. There are so many great authors with series it’s hard to pick just one. I love geeks in books. I love when the little geeky guy gets the hot guy. I guess it’s my way of say nanner nanner nanner to everyone; Thanks for the chance to win.

  41. I’d love to see my favorite mm series ever, Josh Lanyon’s Adrien English series, turned into a movie.

  42. Hmm, do you think Hollywood is ready for gay porn star heroes? If so I’m saying Johnnies by Amy Lane! 😉
    And of course I follow you on Twitter & Facebook as JulesLovesBooks. And on GR as Juliana.

  43. abi Roux’s Cut & Run; SE Jakes’ Hell And High Water; Rhys Ford’s Sinners Gin; and Mary Calmes’ A Matter Of a Time.

  44. Think I’m too late to enter but with the right casting, Tj Klune’s Bear, Otter & the Kid would be hilarious!

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