Monday, September 6, 2010

Mixed Bag Monday

I've been putting together what I'm going to giveaway for Blogfest coming up in a few days (Sept 10-12) and so far I've come up with two giveaways.  First is a YA giveaway and second is more of an adult reading giveaway that I'll probably find more to add to it. 

This one contains:

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Ash by Malinda Lo
Forget You by Jennifer Echols
The Duff by Kody Keplinger

I think this is a pretty awesome prize pack!!

And it will be open internationally  :)
This one (so far) has Dracula, My Love by Syrie James and What Alice Knew by Paula Marantz Cohen.  It will also be open internationally!
I'd really appreciate any spreading the word around!  Make sure y'all come back to enter!! (Sept. 10)

Yesterday I got to meet some fellow bloggers down in New Orleans.  We had brunch at Court of Two Sisters and then went to a writers workshop at Hotel Monteleone where they were having a book signing. 

If it weren't for it being Southern Decadence Festival and all the gay men about I think we would have been the best looking group there  ;)

I went to the book signing not really anticipating buying anything because I didn't know any of the authors other than Heather Graham and they weren't really to my taste because I don't typically read romance or paranormal, but once I got there a few books caught my eye and the authors were so nice and fun to talk to.

I bought:
The Harrowing by Alexandra Sokoloff (she was super nice!) signed and personalized
What Lies in the Shadow by Tina Wainscott signed and personalized
Control by Kayla Perrin signed and personalized

They were having a raffle for some baskets of books so most of us bought tickets.  One of us had already won a basket so I didn't think the chances of winning a basket was very good, but I won the last basket!  Yay me!!

In it was a bunch of New Orleans souvenirs, a T Shirts, and...

All signed by Allison Chase: Dark Obsession, Most Eagerly Yours, Dark Temptation, and a proof of Outrageously Yours
By Bonnie Vanak:  The Falcon and the Dove, The Panther and the Pyramid, The Tiger and the Tomb, The Sword and the Sheath (that title made me laugh), The Scorpion and the Seducer, The Cobra and the Concubine, The Lady and his Libertine
And there was an anthology called Holiday with a Vampire III

I also got a certificate for copy of The Gentling Box by Lisa Mannetti which will be released on September 30th.

So I came out with a LOT of books!!  I had a really great day.


Bonnie Vanak said...

Hi Autumn,

Glad you are having a good time in NOLA. Heather's conferences are wonderful and I'm sorry I missed it. Regarding my books (The Falcon and the Dove, etc), just wanted to let you know they are Dorchester books, and all new copies and they are all going out of print, so they are becoming rare. You now own the entire set of my Khamsin books, they were a series. Just wanted to pass that info along because they may be worth something someday should you want to sell them instead of reading them, or give them away. :-)

Have a great week!

Bonnie said...

Looks like awesome fun! I would love to meet with fellow bloggers in my area.

Missy Ann said...

Nice prize! I've been reading Smart Bitches Trashy Books tweets all weekend.

Wish I could've been there to to meet them & you (finally in person).

Cecile Smutty Hussy said...

It was a treasure to meet you!!! I had a great time... and you did walk away with a bunch of books!! Lucky you! **big smiles**
Can't wait till we can do it again!!

M.A.D. said...

Mary D

Wow! Looks like you had a super time - you lucky duck lol

I just signed up to follow you in GFC, really excited about the upcoming Blogfest!!!!!

Have a super weekend :D

Laura Massey said...

That's so funny! I was in New Orleans this weekend with two of my college friends. I wish I would have known about the book signings! Though, my friends may not have been nearly as excited as I would have been.

Hannah said...

I'm so glad we were able to meet and enjoy the day together. We must all get together soon, it was entirely too much fun not to.

Patti (@TheLoveJunkee) said...

It was so much fun to meet you - I'm glad you came! Your prize basket is awesome (I was thrilled 2 out of 5 of us won - that's pretty darn good!)

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