Many of you may have seen Kimber Chin on my blog before. She and JK Coi (last Wednesday’s guest) got together and wrote a cross-genre fiction short story. But she’s also a regular blogger on Romancing the Blog, amongst many other sites. Kimber is one of the nicest ladies I’ve had the privilege to meet, and naturally enough she’s a member of the Toronto Romance Writers, another group of fantastically supportive ladies.


First off, a big birthday woo hoo to Leah! Thank you so much for inviting me to your party. I’m honored.

Though, frankly, I’d be having a little more fun right now if I hadn’t been invited. If I had stormed the blog firewalls and crashed your party instead. I love crashing parties. I figure anyone can receive an invite to a function. All that requires is a smooth story. It takes real finesse to go to a party without an invite.

Although I’ve always showed up where I didn’t belong (when I was a toddler, it would drive my Mom crazy), I took party crashing to a whole other level at university. I’d convince a bunch of buddies (usually female, females have an easier time of it) into attending whatever big party was buzzed about that weekend.

‘Course it isn’t enough to simply crash a party. I like having a created identity to go with it. As a finance gal, I’d attend engineering parties (they had the best parties) and be a biology major. I’d be interested in the reproduction habits of the earthworm (one of the few critters that are asexual). I could talk for hours about earthworms, mixing real facts and some fiction (earthworms were revered by Peruvian natives). If asked, I was invited by Mike. ‘Mike’s a great guy, isn’t he?’ Everyone knows at least one Mike. I’d tell them stories about how Mike got drunk and stole all the toilet paper from residence. Mike’s everywhere must have hated me.

I thought my party crashing days were done when I met my hubby. He seems so proper (well, he does have that wicked glint in his eye). Nope. My hubby is so confident that he simply assumes any party will be bettered by his presence. He doesn’t bother making up a story and the gatekeepers don’t ask him for tickets or information. He simply walks into the room (like ‘ta-dum, I have arrived’) and starts talking to people.

That’s one of the reasons I haven’t yet been to a big writing conference like RWA or Romantic Times. My hubby has told me that he will convince Nora Roberts to give me a cover quote for one of my books. He doesn’t make false threats. I know he’ll do it. And he’ll crash every single party that nice lady attends until she agrees. So if you see a handsome Asian fellow harassing Nora Roberts, please don’t call the police. That’s my hubby.

Have you ever crashed a party? If you could crash any party, which party would that be?

Every month, Kimber Chin gives away her favorite romance eBook on . One lucky commenter will win June’s choice AND a copy of Selling Forever, Kimber Chin’s latest release.


I’m giving away an e-copy of Kimber’s novel “Invisible” AND her Selling Forever today, so if you go over to her website and comment there too, that’s two chances to win!

Don’t forget to answer Kimber’s question – have you ever crashed a party? Or is there one you’d love to crash?

Kimber Chin’s a Party Crasher
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46 thoughts on “Kimber Chin’s a Party Crasher

  • July 16, 2009 at 4:18 am

    Woo hoo!
    Thanks for having me over today! I love, love, love parties!

    Where are my fellow party crashers?

  • July 16, 2009 at 4:41 am

    Yeah Kimber!
    I think if I could crash a party today it would be at RWA Nationals! πŸ™‚

    And I think your hubby has the right idea.

  • July 16, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Yes, I have crashed parties in my long and ignomious past. The most interesting was when I was in high school as a lowly freshman, I crashed the senior after prom party, and had a great time (until I was asked which senior was my "date". Funny thing was, even though I was a frosh, my friends were all at the party, 'cause I never hung around kids my age. Anyway, just before I got my butt booted out, this friend Steve from my neighborhood came over and told them I was his date for the evening. We didn't find out until years later that Steve's real "date" was James, so I helped him, too. Keep in mind, I graduated in the sixties, so you see how that was.
    Don't enter me as I already have Invisible and Selling Forever.

  • July 16, 2009 at 4:46 am

    I hear you, J.K.
    Although I'm swamped work-wise, I have serious conference envy!

  • July 16, 2009 at 4:50 am

    Nancy G,
    Oh, boy, you and I could crash some great parties together!
    Good for you for helping our man Steve out!

    Oh, and if you win (and Leah, please enter my bud Nancy G), I'll sub some other romance reads. Just read a few that I think Nancy would like (there are some wonderful reads out there).

  • July 16, 2009 at 4:53 am

    Do not enter me, I have already read both πŸ™‚
    Hi Kimber, great question. sadly I am no party crusher, but hm, maybe I would like to crush some mega stars party to see what it's like

  • July 16, 2009 at 4:58 am

    The biggest star party I've crashed, Blodeuedd, is the world premiere of Almost Famous. I had a giggle at that one. The hubby got miffed with Sarah Jessica Parker because she was talking too much in the buffet line and going too slow (not that she eats much). Don't get in between a hungry man and food, no matter how good looking you are.

    Blodeuedd, if you win, I'll sub in another prize. Just finished reading a couple great, great romance eBooks that I think you might enjoy.

  • July 16, 2009 at 5:16 am

    Hi! I agree with Leah, Ms Chin is one of the nicest persons I have had a privilege to know!!!!
    I love your books Kimber and today’s post brought a smile to my face for the first time today πŸ™‚

    And don't count me in today, please, because I've already read both – curtsey of Ms Chin.
    Have a great day!

  • July 16, 2009 at 5:23 am

    Awww… Frana, you are such a sweetie!

    Everyone, especially you, are included in today's contest because I have SO many great romance reads I'd love to share. I read Marriage Proposal by Kelly Kirch a couple days ago. What a wonderful Regency!

  • July 16, 2009 at 5:28 am

    Hi πŸ™‚
    Thanks for having the terrific author Kimber Chin on your blog.
    If I could crash any party I would've crashed Obama's inaugerration party.
    It sounds like your husband is an awesome man.
    Love from Canada

  • July 16, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Oh, that would have been a great one, RKCharron!
    I think Obama would be a cool person to yap with. I'm not savvy about politics but the things he talks about – fascinating!
    Mucho love right back at ya!
    And thanks for dropping by!

  • July 16, 2009 at 6:19 am

    I've gate-crashed some parties in my youth…which was some time ago…hehe!!

    I'd love to gate-crash one of those big romance conferences over there in the States…whoohoo!!!!!

    Or a premiere party where Gerry Butler is the star!!! Double whoohoo….lol!!!

    I have a copy of Invisible, just to let you know. πŸ™‚

    Enjoyed your post!!


  • July 16, 2009 at 6:36 am

    Hi Valerie! So, so happy to see you here! It isn't a party without you!

    No problem, I'll swap in another great romance read for Invisible (there are some wonderful ones out right now).

    Gerry Butler looks like a hoot! I was trying to get a good photo of him (in Commons) for the blog and almost every photo, he was making a funny face. Totally cracked me up!

  • July 16, 2009 at 6:43 am

    I see you are right Leah Ms. Chin is crashing your party. *GRINS* She sounds like a fun party crasher though.

  • July 16, 2009 at 6:50 am

    Oh man I have to meet your hubby he sounds like a hoot!!

    And you knows I love you. πŸ˜€

  • July 16, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Oh a party to crash.

    I don't know, I'm not a party crasher.

    Probably a party at Romantic Times or Nationals.

  • July 16, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Nope, I'm not a party crasher.

  • July 16, 2009 at 8:36 am

    I've never crashed a party (too much of the "good girl" thing going on, I think!) but maybe would like to try it someday πŸ˜‰ Don't enter me please, because I read and loved Invisible already–Kimber's a talented storyteller!

  • July 16, 2009 at 9:06 am

    I'm so happy to see you crashing the party here Kimber! And I love your post. Especially love reading about your hubby! You gotta love him for being willing to go after Nora Roberts for you.
    If I could crash a party I'd want it to be a big writer/author convention party. I've unfortunately not yet been to one of those and would so love to see and talk with the authors I enjoy. Have I crashed a party? Yes actually. I crashed a back-stage party at this concert I attended for the Four Tops and the Marvelettes. My aunt thought our family could go out the back way to get out to the parking lot but we wandered into the back-stage musican party instead. I know I should have left but my whole family was so starry eyed over the musicians that we stopped to get some autographs and a photo or two. I'm sure these people were wondering who the heck we were. LOL I had fun.

  • July 16, 2009 at 9:29 am

    I've never crashed a party. I'm too much of a rule follower. Plus, I'm waaay too shy to crash a party if there were people there that I didn't know. How sad is that? Boo hoo, poor me, LOL.

  • July 16, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Show me a party and I'm there!
    Tee hee!
    So glad you could make it!

  • July 16, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Awww… Amy, you are a sweetheart!
    And I know my hubby would love to meet you also!

    Oh, I'd like to crash one of those dress up balls at RT, that would be fun

  • July 16, 2009 at 10:13 am

    Minna, I'm going to convince you to walk on the wild side someday!
    Thanks for dropping by!

  • July 16, 2009 at 10:15 am

    flchen, everyone is included in the draw.
    I just finished a great romance from Amy Corwin five minutes ago. Delicious!
    It might be something you'd like!

  • July 16, 2009 at 10:17 am

    LadyVampire2U, gotta love those backstage passes! LOL
    Wowsers, you and I could get into some trouble together!

  • July 16, 2009 at 10:18 am

    I'm going to crash a party with you and only tell you afterwards, how about that? LOL
    You are only ever unwelcome at a party if you don't make it better by your attendance (or so says the hubby)
    I know any party would be better with you there!

  • July 16, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Hi Kimber,
    Congrats on the new release. I would love to crash those Oscar after parties. I would love to be sipping champagne with George Clooney and Clive Owen.

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

  • July 16, 2009 at 11:10 am

    I've never crashed a party before but then again i'm not that big a party person (at least not yet). So i don't know of any parties that i would of like to of crashed.
    lexeetoste at

  • July 16, 2009 at 11:19 am

    I have to confess I've never crashed a party either. Not that I go to many parties. I definitely would love to crash any of the parties at Nationals this week.

  • July 16, 2009 at 11:36 am

    I feel like I am crashing a party right now… I see a few of my friends here!! YAYAY!! Hey Frana, Blodeuedd, LadyVampire2u and of course Ms. Chin!!!! YAYAYAY
    Unfortunely, I have never crashed a party!!!
    But I would love to crash the RWA's; I mean who wouldn't!!!

    Please do not enter me for I have already read Invisible and have Selling Forever!!! Kimber's books are just wonderful!!!

    I am just so excited to see this side of the blog-o-sphere where my friends are… and one of my fave authors!!!!

    Still waiting on more of the Rookie's story!!!

    Hope everyone has a great day!

  • July 16, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Have never crashed a party and probably never will. I am so not a party goer.

  • July 16, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    It's been forever since I crashed a party… my current hubs does not like to socialize verra much and since we were married some 22 years ago my parties and friends have dwindled…. sooo getting tired of that…. anyway the book sounds delish and tell your handsome hubby to go for it… you never know.

  • July 16, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Have never crashed a party but would love to go to a movie preview or Oscar after party.

    I have all the stories on my TBR pile and love the blog. Kimber's short stories have so much detail I always feel the connection between the characters even if only 5 minutes has been highlighted.

  • July 16, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Oh, yes, Jane, George Clooney, he looks like he'd be a lot of fun, doesn't he?

  • July 16, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    So happy you could make it!
    Well, you're at this party, aren't you? Woo hoo!

  • July 16, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    You are SUCH a sweetie!
    I'm entering you because I have SO many great novels I'd like to share with you.

  • July 16, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Sounds like you and I need to go to a party.
    Or to the movies.
    Can you believe I haven't seen the new Transformers yet?

  • July 16, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    It is difficult to see people, isn't it? I had a bunch of friends that don't like the internet or email and they've drifted away a bit. I'm SO not a phone person.

  • July 16, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    lindseye, I would LOVE to go to an Oscar party.

    What I found funny about the movie premiere party though was for the actors, it was just another work party, like going to one of my hubby's holiday parties. LOL Very interesting.

  • July 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Yeah…..I have never crashed a party. I actually…well..I don't do parties. I am more of an intimate gathering type gal πŸ˜‰

  • July 16, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    I declare an impromptu party right now. Today is Natasha's birthday. Woohoo!

  • July 16, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    *grin* I should send hubby out for mix πŸ˜‰

  • July 16, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Woo hoo Natasha!
    Virtual cake for everyone!

  • July 16, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Hi Kimber. It sounds like you were the one to know if someone wanted to get into a party. I have never crashed a party. Sadly, I never knew where the parties were. The only parties I ever went to were those where I was invited by either the person throwing it or by a friend who was attending.

    I think if I were to crash a party it would have to be one where I'd be able to meet the members of the US national volleyball team.

  • July 17, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Hey, Kimber

    I've just heard from Ellen Bunch that she's trapped in Yahell and is unable to leave comments. So here's what she had to add …

    "My sister-in-law Peaches and I spent four years while living in Southern California regularly crashing weddings, huge weddings, at least once a month, more often if I could talk her into it. People don't ask questions if you act like you belong there and are circulating the place and talking to everyone. It was a blast."

  • July 17, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Sounds silly, but I am commenting to see if there was a problem with leaving a comment. You brought that up on twitter. πŸ™‚

    Great cover on Kimber's book!

    Okay back to work. πŸ™‚

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