#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


She’s Baaaack!

Home from Las Vegas late last night–I swear, I slept like a dead woman.

Over the next few days, I’ll tell you all about my wonderful experience down in Glitter Gulch–there is a LOT to say! Before I go any further, though, I have folks to thank. The wonderworkers at Paris Las Vegas did everything they could to make this old cowgirl feel like a queen. I had a beautiful suite and many other perks, and truly excellent meals. So my heartiest thanks to Christie and your fabulous crew for an experience I will NEVER forget. For heaven’s sake, I even had my name up on the Bally’s sign out on Las Vegas Blvd! Yes, there will be pictures, here and on Twitter. (And I will be telling you more about the two events I did at this gorgeous hotel.)

Michelle Renaud and Diana Mosher from my merely magnificent publishers, Harlequin, hit the ground running, like storm troopers. There was no need they didn’t anticipate, and just being in their company was a lot of fun. They squired me around in limos, along with my niece/assistant, Jen, who was super efficient as always, and took us to some terrfic restaurants. The first was called Switch, and it’s in the new Encore Hotel. Well, let me just tell you. I’m a country girl, and I was impressed! Every twenty minutes, the walls and even the ceilings change. Had me gaping, and thinking, as country girls will, “Well, golleeeeeee!” We visited Carnevino the next night, at the Palazzo. Again, an unforgetable experience.

We managed to hit Cowboy Christmas yesterday, for a couple of hours. Just long enough to put the usual dent in my bank account. :)

It was a flying trip, with practically zero free time, and I didn’t go to the rodeo, as I usually do, nor did I see Steve Miller, Flint Rassmussen, and most of my other NFR buddies. It was just one of those crazy years.

I bought some great stuff at Cowboy Christmas. Watch for pix on this blog and on Twitter, and I’m working on getting some prizes from Maverick Rose up on the website soon. I go straight to their booth every year (okay, right after I stop by Montana Silversmiths to say hi to my pals there), to see what’s new.

Today, I’m mostly planning to recover and do some Christmasy stuff.

There is only one thing that could have been better than being in on the celebrations down in the desert, and that’s being home.

More tomorrow.

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