So Friday night while perusing twitter, I saw a retweet of this tweet from Julie Kagawa and immediately was like, CINCI, WHAT THE WHAT?! So I clicked, realized it was Saturday at 1, and decided to go! This is the first time I’ve heard of anything awesome coming to Ohio. I got to see Julie again, as well as meeting Mindee Arnett, Aprilynn Pike, Liz Coley, Kristina McBride, and Saundra Mitchell. I learned some cool stuff like how they feel about reviews (of course they hate the negative ones, and most of them avoid reading them all together), who their favorite characters to write are (Julie said Ash & GRIM – :D – and more recently, Jackal!), and movie rights. I asked a question to win a prize – and while I wanted Julie’s little clay dragon MORE THAN LIFE ITSELF, Saundra demanded that only the authors choose what to give, and the audience had no say in it (I practically begged for the dragon, it was embarrassing). So, I got Defy the Dark. *le sigh* Then, because everyone wanted it, they did a raffle for it as well as a mini clay Allie (Immortal Rules). I did not win either of those raffles. Not gonna lie, I was very disappointed. But it was still totally awesome to see Julie again! AND she drew me an adorable Grim (which Saundra drew over, so I had to go back and get another non-messed up one). Also, I got the chance to redeem myself – I brought the copies I had previously and forgot to bring to the Memphis signing (learn about that debacle HERE). So, the second giveaway in that recap post is now for a complete SIGNED Iron Fey series :)
From the YA Beach Blast signing:
LOTS of signed swag!
The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
Earthbound by Aprilynn Pike
Pretty Girl-13 by Liz Coley
Defy the Dark anthology
From Nikki @ Fiction Freak:
Linked by Imogen Howson
Splintered by A.G. Howard, signed, and key necklace
Lots of signed swag from BEA
THANK YOU Nikki!!!!! <3
From Eileen @ Singing & Reading in the Rain:
The 100 by Kass Morgan
Rebel Heart by Moira Young
An epic Leeny letter with a poem she wrote for me!
THANK YOU Leeny!!!! <3
From Grace @ Books of Love:
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
THANK YOU Grace!!!! <3
False Memory by Dan Krokos
Starling by Lesley Livingston
Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh
One by Leigh Ann Kopans
Antithesis by Kacey Vanderkarr
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner
White Space by Ilsa J. Bick
Find Me by Romily Bernard
Up for grabs: A SIGNED copy of The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett & signed swag
(One winner – US only. As this is out of my own pocket, you must be a follower to enter.)
What’s in your mailbox, loverlies? Link me up!
So much signed goodness! I really need to keep an eye out for author signings! I live in the middle of nowhere though, so I’d have to travel quite a bit to even get to a bookstore…
Look at all the goodies! I always have trouble finding out about big group author signings like that… any tips?
All I have left to say is
HOLY EFFING CRAP YOU MET JULIE AGAIN? AND MINDEE AND APRILYNNE PIKE AND LIZ COLEY? AND YOU GOT DEFY THE DARK? YOU’RE KILLING ME DUDE. AND ALL THE SIGNED SWAG! And enjoy Linked~ And the obviously gorgeous moth Anita drew for ya ;D
OH dear… Antithesis. BLEH. But so many awesome pretties!
Happy reading, Jessi! <33
Am totally jealous. I want THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR and DEFY THE DARK so flippin’ bad and I’m on book lockdown until I finish edits. And Ilsa Bick has a new novel?! Gah!! Am SO preordering that.
Hope you enjoy FIND ME!
Soooo many signed pretties! It’s so awesome that you got to meet Julie again! And it’s pretty awesome that you’re giving all those signed books away. :)
DANG GIRL. That’s a beautiful sight there! I hope you LOVE all the books! That’s so cool to have met Julie twice now!!!! She sounds so cool! I can’t wait to read Iron King this week for the Readathon! Happy Reading!!
I’m so jealous you got to meet so many amazing authors! I’m reading The Iron Daughter at the moment and loved The Immortal Rules so can’t believe you’ve gotten to meet Julie twice now! This is a downside of living in the UK :(
Oh, what a great haul Jessi! I have a weakness for signed books <3 Happy reading!
I looked up The Nightmare Affair on Goodreads and it looks so good. :)
What awesome spoils! Very jealous :-)
I loooooved The Nightmare Affair and actually had my own giveaway with a signed copy of the book but it wouldn’t be kosher for me to enter my own giveaway :-) So glad you have one that I can enter hehe. Can’t wait to get my hands on The Nightmare Dilemma too! :-)
I have never met an author I have read a book from in person. All the books you have look awesome! I’m jealous.