Saturday, June 20, 2015

Recap + Giveaway: Sexy in the City Toronto Author Event

Hello loves! I went to my first big author event last Saturday and boy did I have a blast :D It was incredibly overwhelming, but thank goodness I was able to meet up with Patty from Bookish Wanderlove so I wasn't alone in my fangirling! I'll be recapping my experience at Sexy in the City Toronto in this post and share some photos. Don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end for some ebooks and awesome swag :)


So this was my first time taking the greyhound bus to Toronto alone. It really did feel like I was on some epic adventure haha. Toronto has street performers/artist, you guys, and they were so talented!! I wish I had taken a photo of them. The venue for SITC was gorgeous. If only the lighting had been brighter, but I guess the dimness added to the ambiance of the ballroom. 

I didn't realize how exhausting an author event could be? And we didn't even make it to all the tables! Patty and I arrived early so we sat outside the doorway and I spotted KA Tucker right away *heart eyes*. She was the first table I ran went to.  I tried to play it cool, I really did, but pretty sure I failed. Same with Helena Hunting who was so wonderful and witty. We also met the very sweet Jen from Tangled in Books. Her love of Cora Carmack has convinced me to start her Rusk University series. I can't wait to dive in! Cora was so endearing and funny when we spoke with her. I got to meet Jean Kelso in person. She's such a sweetheart!! I knew of her before she became and author because of our shared love of the Addicted series heheh. I really need to start One Simple Memory soon. It's been sitting in my kindle library for a while now ahhhh. Alice C. Hart was a hoot. I don't remember how it started but we had the longest discussion about dark erotic romance novels starting with Bang by EK Blair lol. It was such a blast meeting so many new (to me) authors: CJ Wells, RC Stephens, Cori Williams, Dawn Martens, Cara Addison, Susan Cairns, Shawnté Borris, Angela Ford, Marianne MaguireHarlow Stone, Nashoda Rose, Livia Jamerlan, Freya Barker, Ren Alexander, Tricia Daniels, Kayleigh Malcolm, JM Walker, SR GreyDouglas J. McLeod, Adriane Leigh, Deborah Cooke, Elisabeth Grace, and Kahlen Aymes. I really hope that I'll get the chance to meet the ones we missed at another signing! My arms were sore by the time I was on the greyhound back home haa.

        
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I received so much swag during the event, I wanted to share it with you guys! 
Plus, I've passed 300 followers on my instagram and twitter accounts so WHOOOOP *dances*
**Open internationally. I'll be checking for any discrepancies, so please don't cheat!
And if you're under 18, please get permission before entering (you'll have to give me your mailing address if you win)**

Swag Pack #1:
- C.J. Wells' The Perfect Plan Series tote
-  'Team Dylan; Future Mrs. Priestley' t-shirt from R.C. Stephen's Twisted Series
- Swag: pens, notebook, buttons, lip balm, magnets, stickers, temporary tattoos, bracelet, bookmarks (many are signed)
+ Winner's choice ebook(s) up to $5.99 USD from any author(s) on the SITC author list

Swag Pack #2:
- Signed tote from Shawnté Borris
- Swag: pens, lip balms, button, stickers, temporary tattoos, magnets, bookmarks (many are signed)

15 comments:

  1. I've only read one Cora book, but totes want to start reading PUCKED soon because it sounds awesome possum.

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    1. SIL YOU'VE GOT TO READ CLIPPED WINGS. I loved Hayden so much.

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    2. OMG OKAY YES I WILL DO THIS THEN !!

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  2. Same as Silvana, I have only read one Cora book. I have been wanting to read PUCKED; it sounds good and I have read really good reviews!!

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    1. I've heard PUCKED was hilarious and sexy hehe. My fingers are crossed for you, Bethany!

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  3. I LOVE KA Tucker for sure!! :) But would also recommend Nashoda Rose :) My blog partner has been begging me to read her Asunder series! Thanks for the awesome giveaway girlie!! ♥

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    1. Nashoda was such a sweetheart too. I've added her Asunder series, you can never have too many dark romances hehe ;)

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  4. I also only read books by Helena Hunting and K.A. Tucker!

    Betul E.

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    1. Yay, Betul!! Their books are soooooo good :D

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  5. I´m not but I want to read some of their books :)

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    1. I highly recommend K.A. Tucker! She has a contemporary romance series that I really enjoyed and a new kind of romantic suspense series many of my friends love. :)

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  6. I've only read Cora's books but I've had K.A.Tucker's books in my TBR forever!
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway Jae!

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    1. I can't wait to start Cora's Rusk series! Mishma, you've got to bump up her books, I really really REALLY enjoyed them (especially the last one Five Ways to Fall). I hope you do too <3

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  7. Yay I am so excited for you! I am glad you had a good time. I hope to go on my first Author Even soon. It sounds like so much fun!

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    1. I hope you do because they really are and it's such a wonderful way to meet new authors in person and hear about their books from them :D

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