WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT!!! –> Congratulations Ally Dobson! You win my second giveaway of Kresley Cole’s signed Lothaire book (signed by Lothaire and Kresley)!!
I have over 400 pictures from the event (some gorgeous ones of Kresley in all of her beautiful enthusiasm), and will be uploading many of them over the next few days, to my Facebook photos, but thought I’d make a quick “scrapbook” version here, and include some funny tidbits or anecdotes that I remembered from that day!
Oh yeah, like, okay, remember those tour bus pictures?? When Penny left this comment in my first “signing post”, and I figured I better explain, lest y’all get some crazy ideas about what she actually meant:
“Maryse left out that some of the bus molestation pictures actually stopped traffic in front of the mall but no one seemed to mind!”
Hehe. Ahhhh Penny, you have a way with words. Those pictures were taken just a few minutes after we had our books signed (by both) and we were still a little dazed. Somehow I (yes I, I readily admit it was me) had the bright idea to take the pictures on the parking lot side of the tour bus. Meaning, we had to move quickly and avoid cars (or they just… waited). There was even a security vehicle that pulled up right next to us, and I went into panic mode (ruh roh!! We’re gonna get the whole “move along folks” in just a few). But nope. The security guy laughed, pulled out his phone and took a picture, too! LOL! *phew*
But here’s where I got all red-faced! When we were going back into the building, we noticed SMART people on the “safe side” of the bus (the mall sidewalk area) taking pics in front of it too. *blush* I said:
“Oh look, Penny! It looks the same on this side, too, and we can take our time now!”
Hey! Give a girl a break! I just met one of my favorite authors and her vampire!!! Now how often does one get to do that, in one day?
Here are a few pictures from the Question and Answer session:
Oh and Kevin also found the few pictures he took after my momentary “freak-out” (remember when I told you that he wasn’t even looking in my direction while I was getting the books signed, let alone, taking any pictures!). Luckily, it appears that, on the last book left to sign, my “spastic jumping and screeching” caught his attention, and I at least have these! Well, we’re smiling at least, so all is well that ends well!
And just a little tidbit that’ll likely melt your heart (and I do believe we have pictures of both of these moments too). The CUTEST little girl was there, and hugged Kresley and chatted with her, and then when she met with Paul, he crouched down and and spent minutes chatting with her too. Awwwww!!!
Up next: My Lothaire book review (with the last book giveaway from this event).
Now for the giveaway:
For this post, I am giving away ONE signed copy of Lothaire to one randomly selected lucky winner.
How to enter for a chance to win a copy?
Just leave a comment on this post by tomorrow Thursday, January 19 2012 (8pm, USA EST) and shortly after (approx) 9pm EST, I’ll randomly select one lucky winner among all the commenters, and I will list the winner at the top of this post (and attempt to contact you by email).
The winner will be contacted and will have 24hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance.
Here’s a suggestion. If you want to enter to win the book, you may also pre-send me your mailing address, by email, in case you do win (include your twitter name in the email address, too). In a couple of my past giveaways, there were some issues with getting the mailing address on time, so to avoid this, if I pick your name, and I already have your address, then all is good. Sorry for my international readers, this is a open to U.S. residents only (but you’re welcome to comment and join in any time!!).