Yesterday was Boas and Tiaras! I am going to start by saying a huge Thank You to DFWTea and Fresh Fiction for putting on this amazing event. It was a ton of fun filled with tiaras, boas, authors, and the most amazing readers ever. I love meeting authors but it is getting to chat with other readers that really makes these events worth going too. We just get each others love of the alpha hero, the kick butt heroin, and how we can get lost in a book to the point where we really care what happens to the characters in these stories. Plus, I always come out of the events adding to my TBR list which honestly probably doesn’t need to get longer but I gave up long ago trying to reign it in! This wrap-up I am going to do a little different because I want to show what impact these events have on readers.
Let’s talk SWAG of which there was a pluthera! I sat at Dianna Love’s table because I adore her. You could sit at any author’s table that you choose so you got to have some fun time with your favorite authors. Plus, you get to talk to other fans of theirs and lets just say it is a ton of fun. Each seat had a bag created by the hosts, a bag from the author, and a HC of Nalini’s new book!
From Diana I received the Bellador Shirt which is super exciting because I won the other shirt last time they were in town so I have a full set! Also in the bag: a signed copy of Blood Trinity and some yummy chocolate 🙂 I was in heaven!
From Nalini: Everyone had a copy of Kiss of Snow! AWESOME
From the Sponsors: Bookmarks from Colleen Gleason, Kay Thomas, Lucy Monroe, Michelle Bardsley, Lee Strobel, Julia Quinn, Lori Foster, Julie James, Debbie Mazzuca, Kari Lee Townsend, Margaret Mallory, and Rachel Caine (which was very neat includes a code to get secret content); Bookplates from Julianne MacLean, Deborah Cooke, and Michelle Bardsley (which were super cute and postcard size); Magnets from Julia Quinn, Honorary Member cards from Michelle Bardsley; Poker Chip (which I think is brilliant) from Vicki Pettersson; Romance Trading Cards from Shayla Black, Karin Tabke, Sylvia Day, Cathryn Fox, Shiloh Walker, Beth Williamson, Nikki Duncan, and Mackenzie McKade; Books from Sandra Hill and Sophie Jordan.
Book Signing: We were able to visit each author’s table and get them to sign books! As you can see, I went a different route to get them to sign my Kindle Cover. It was so much fun!
The Authors (I did not get pictures of everyone that turned out):
(links to their websites and a list of what I bought)
(I already have all her books and love them)
(I already have all her books and Broken Heart is fun)
(Pre-Ordered Burning Down the Spouse)
(My sister sat at her table and I believe is buying every book she has LOL)
(I already had her historical series–love my historicals)
(She has a new fan girl! Will be buying her backlist on the Cowboys and Werewolves! However, I had to buy this book immediately: Nerd in Shining Armor)
(I have most of her books–she was fun)
(I just finished her latest: Just Like Heaven)
(Counting down to her new Mortuary Series–she will start a new trend you just watch)
(She has a new fan girl! I bought the Psy-Changling series and have finished book 1)
(I have her books and we all know I *heart* the Curuther Sisters)
(the best table at the event)
(whom I love, sat at her table, and my sister did grab a picture of us! I pre-ordered Alterant)
Now to the authors whose pictures did not turn out 🙁
(Whom I never get a good picture of and she is just to cute for words. Yesterday, I loved her outfit! I have all of Rosemary’s books but Texas Gothic is coming)
The Steaming Videos from the Event:
This was a fantastic event once again this year! Can’t wait till next Year!
Watch live streaming video
(that is my voice you here handing out questions from off camera)
Behind the scenes photo
(at 36:12 yes that is me, feel free to skip that part)