Monday, August 8, 2011

Wolfsbane Release Party Recap and a Giveaway!

In fall of 2010, Nightshade by Andrea Cremer was one of the most popular books in the blogosphere. After the huge cliffhanger that Nightshade ended on, I was ready to get more of Andrea’s fabulous books. Thankfully on Friday July 29th I had the chance to attend the release party for Wolfsbane, where I was able to get a few books signed, talk to lots of awesome bloggers and gush to Andrea about her books.

Before the event, I met up with lots of bloggers such as Alison of Alison Can Read, Brittany from Looksie Lovitz, Mariya from Mystifying Paranormal Reviews and Jill from The O.W.L. Pretty soon it was time to head over to Red Balloon Bookshop where the event was being held! Once there, we also ran into some girls from Fictitious Delicious. We passed the time before the event chatting and talking books.

Eventually, it was time for Andrea to get up and speak. She told us about how Shay’s birthday was coming up, and read a very brief passage aloud from Wolfsbane. I was only about a hundred pages into my ARC at the time and hadn’t gotten to the part she was reading from yet, so it was a great incentive for me to keep reading. After that, Andrea took questions from the audience. She told us about her drafting process, such as the fact that once she gets a story idea into her head, it consumes her and she’s able to draft very quickly. After that she spends quite a bit of time revising. Andrea also mentioned that she will probably be going on a European tour this fall to France and Italy (I want to go to France and Italy!) and that she’ll likely go on a full tour once Bloodrose releases in February. How awesome is that? After that, it was time to get our books signed! Plus, there was an awesome cake that I couldn’t resist.

In addition to getting my ARC of Wolfsbane signed, I picked up a hardcover and a Nightshade paperback. If you haven’t already read Wolfsbane, be warned--it’s even better than Nightshade (my review of Wolfsbane is not up yet, but it will be soon). Since I want you all to be able to read this series if you haven’t already, I’m offering up signed copies of a Nightshade paperback and Wolfsbane in hardcover for giveaway! Interested? Just check out the rules and fill out the form below.

*One winner will receive a signed paperback of Nightshade and a signed hardcover of Wolfsbane, both by Andrea Cremer.
*Open to U.S. readers only.
*The giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on Sunday August 14th.
*There are no extra entries for tweeting or blogging about this giveaway, but I'd be very appreciative if you did so.

5 comments:

  1. Oh wow so much fun! And so many bloggers at one place! I haven't gotten around to reading Wolfsbane yet but I have heard a lot of reviews saying that the series gets even better.

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  2. I have not read these books, but they are on the top of my TBR pile! Thanks for the chance to win, and I'm so happy you got to meet Andrea Cremer!

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  3. This looks like it was so much fun! One of these days I really need to make the drive up and come to signing with y'all :)

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  4. Awesome! I get so bummed when I see so many people going to author signings and I can't make it.

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