More Photos From Kresley Cole’s Lothaire Signing (with Paul Marron) PLUS Another Signed Book Giveaway!

by Maryse on January 18, 2012 · 64 comments

in Cover Models, Editorial, Kresley Cole

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*

Maryse & Penny

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:

Kresley describing her upcoming YA series

“Who is her favorite character? – Obvious!

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!!).

And while you’re here, if you haven’t already joined me (actually “us”, ’cause we’re a big group now) on Facebook and Twitter, whatcha waiting’ for?!

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{ 64 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelli January 18, 2012 at 11:35 AM

Jealous!!! :) . Would LOVE a signed copy of the book! Thanks for the pictures, funny tid bits and for starting this give away! I’m new around here but love love love the site and find myself spending a lot of time not only catching new posts but digging through old ones – a very awesome way to pass some time and get new reading recommendations =)

Marylyn Vong January 18, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Ekkk! I really wished more book authors have signing near Nebraska! I would love to meet Kresley Cole and Gena Showalter! :)

Jeannie Smith January 18, 2012 at 11:38 AM

I wish she had a book signing near where I live!!! But at least I get to live vicariously through your blog. Great pictures too. I hope I win – I am a huge Kresley Cole fan and this looks like a great book…

Doris L January 18, 2012 at 11:49 AM

Reading Lothaire now, its so good. Great pictures!

Julie January 18, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Definately have to read this series now! I’m really interested to hear what the new YA series will be like, Maryse, sis you hear what she said about it? ….He’s Beautiful!!!

Barbara G January 18, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Fantastic! I have not read Kresley Cole before…

Jasmine January 18, 2012 at 12:04 PM

These are awesome pics! You’re so lucky :) :):)

rayna January 18, 2012 at 12:10 PM

love the pics! i woulda dropped all those books the minute i looked up into his eyes and he smiled at me,lol! ;-)

Heather Streible January 18, 2012 at 12:12 PM

I have not read any Kresley Cole books before but I’m going to start tonight!

Yvette January 18, 2012 at 12:19 PM

I am getting on the bandwagon too:) I have been following your blog for approx. a year now and have been meaning to add my thanks like all the rest of us who needed some direction after Twilight:) You and your pages have been so much help, and I thank you!
On another note, I have been saving my BBD series just so I have something awesome to read going by all of your reviews and everyone else’s but I made the mistake of picking one up to read, then read another and after the third one and Z, had to step away and save the rest so I have something to look forward too:) But I don’t know how long my resolve will last as they were so good.
I keep trying new authors on my own and your suggestions too trying to find a good supply of reading material for myself and my mom, who besides being my best friend is my partner in crime when it comes to reading and crochet:)
Thanks again for all you do!


Angi Johnson January 18, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Woul LOVE to win a signed copy!!!!! <3 Lothaire <3

SandraE January 18, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Long time reader first time poster :) But I had to post on here since I love this series and Paul is seriously HOT !! Would love to have a book he actually touched lol Keeping my fingers crossed ;)

Traci Bedard January 18, 2012 at 12:34 PM

So jealous that you got to meet Kresley Cole and Lothaire! Love the pictures you’ve been posting. I demolished the book in one sitting. It was amazing! I had to keep flipping back to the cover throughout to admire the pic of Lothaire, LOL.
I would LOVE to win a signed copy of the book so I’ll be keeping my fingers and maybe even toes crossed. Anything to increase my chances. :-) Love your blog!

DebLI January 18, 2012 at 12:35 PM

I have 4 more books in the series before I get to Lothaire. Can’t wait!

Lauren January 18, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Loved the book on audio! Even if some parts made me blush really bad :)

Christine January 18, 2012 at 12:50 PM

I love this series!!! Your photos are great, so jealous!!!

Jessica Hodnett January 18, 2012 at 12:51 PM

Love your posts on the book signing! You are so funny and genuine and detailed to the point where we feel like we were with you. I’m so thankful I found your blog! And hopefully I can win this book! I’m new to this series and it sucked me in quickly.

Becky K. January 18, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Pick me, pick me! :)

Chasity McWhirter January 18, 2012 at 12:56 PM

AWESOME! Looks like so much fun! You’re such a hoot!! Can’t wait to read the book!

Colby January 18, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Cant wait to see the pictures of the little girl. I love all of the ones you’ve posted so far. :-)

Brandie January 18, 2012 at 1:32 PM

So fun!!!! I ahven’t read anything by this author yet so it would be such a treat to win. I am loving your blog and meeting other’s who love books like I do♥

Erin Janus January 18, 2012 at 1:38 PM

I loved Lothaire!!! I don’t live close enough to attend a signing (but I did contemplate flying down for this one). Thank you for posting all the pictures, at least I can live vicariously through you. Love your blog too, I have found a lot of new good books from it!! TY

Laycie January 18, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Think I prefer him with dark hair :)

Rebecca January 18, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Pick me! Pick me! I never have enough books!

Rebecca January 18, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Pick me!! Love the pictures!! Sounds like it was a fun time!

Rebecca Espinoza January 18, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Oh, I left the comment above and realized there were 2 Rebeccas, so I added my last name! Yay, I hope I win!!

Shavaun January 18, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Thank you for posting the videos and pictures! He did have a clever answer! haha I’m going to keep my fingers crossed and hope I win! Thanks!!

Karen January 18, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Thanks for sharing your fun and for a chance to win. I love this series and have been looking forward to this book!

Franceis January 18, 2012 at 3:40 PM

OMG you are so lucky to meet both of them! How I wished we also have a book-signing near our city too. I wanna meet Kresley and of course Paul Marron! He reminds me of David Beckham. But he’s hotter, ;)

Dena January 18, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Every time I read one of these booksigning posts I find myself grinning from ear to ear– I so wish I could see Paul (and Kresley Cole) in person–that man is HOT! and seems so nice–constantly smiling–Love that! Thanks for sharing your fun times with us.

Sali Benbow-powers January 18, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Omg omg omg please tell me that this 1 is open to us international fan ??? ……….pls pls pls pls :) ok so now I’m pouting & groveling ……..but I’m good with that …I’m not above groveling lol
Cheers mate ;)

Tracy January 18, 2012 at 4:32 PM

I love this series!! Pick me please!!

Janie January 18, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Oh! Pick me!

Ally Dobson January 18, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Oh I am so jealous you got the chance to meet them! I live right outside Atlanta and am always looking for any books signings going on around here! I would LOVE a signed copy of Lothaire!!

Susie Branum January 18, 2012 at 4:55 PM

I’m going to have to re-read the series as soon as I get a copy of Lothaire, so hopefully I will win this time!!

Rene Donovan January 18, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Dear Maryse,
I am really enjoying your blog and all the updates on Lothaire. I read it way to fast. I guess I’ll have to read again, inbetween all the Bad Boy Rock Star books you recommend. I barely have time to eat work or sleep. I hope Amazon, e tc are taking care of you for all the Kindle orders that come their way due to your fabulous blog. I think I’m in love with Kellan (I haven’t had stomach butterflies like this since I met me husband) and Lothaire, as long as he looks like Paul Marron!
Thanks again

Rene Donovan January 18, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Okay I forgot to say pick me. : ) That’s the problem with having your books on kindle….nothng to sign and look at. I love dreamy inscriptions. Sigh!

Rene Donovan

Jessica January 18, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I’m reading Lotaire now, am at 73% and loving it! I hope I win!

patricia January 18, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Omg.,I am reading Mr.Black…….(#1.should I be.concerend that I am so feeling him?)

Sherry ;) January 18, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Just LOVE you~That’s all!! :D

Marcie Mendez January 18, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Please…please …please pick me, I never win anything.(pout)

Jessica January 18, 2012 at 7:23 PM

I would love a copy and you are so lucky to have met Kresley and Paul, he is by far my favorite cover model, he is delicious!!!

Aestas January 18, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Haha I notice the weirdest things but in that first picture with Paul that you posted from the top, the expression on the face of the guy on the far left as he looks at Paul just kills me lol :p

Tammie January 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I would love to win….Your Blog is the BEST!!!!!

Jessica January 18, 2012 at 8:05 PM

I love this series and would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for all the time you put into this blog its great to hear from people who love the same types of books as I do.

Gloria Bidmead January 18, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Your pictures are awesome! Looks like it was a great time :) I would love to win!

Megan Hansen January 18, 2012 at 8:19 PM

I would not kick that man out of my bed! I am so jealous! I would love to win a copy! I am so ready to re-read the series before I read this one!

Stacy January 18, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Thank you for all the time you have spent including all of us in your “Lothaire” day! Of course, we all wish we could have been there with you but we weren’t so now we get to see all your photos and videos! You are so beautiful and your hair, omg so long! Thank you so much for this opportunity to win a signed copy of Lothaire. I hope Kresley Cole gives us Nix’s story soon. She is so crazy, funny! I love what comes out of her mouth!

Kathryn Hughett January 18, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Thank you so much for helping me vicariously experience this most excellent adventure. This week my poor hubby has had to deal with me going on and on about Paul Marron and hasn’t winced yet. (My guy can be such a saint sometimes.) Anyhow, I found a video on Youtube that is an extended montage of all of Pauls photo shoots and book covers. (sigh)

Nat January 18, 2012 at 8:57 PM

I would love, love, love to have it!!! I’ve been reading your posts about the kresley cole signing, thanks for that and for the giveaway too!

melissa johnson January 18, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Love your account of the signing! I love going to book signings! Love your blog.

Rita January 18, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Looks like I need to read this series, especially with Gorgeous there on the cover…….

Jurisha January 18, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Great pics! Its so awesome to see someone as excited as I would be in the same experience! Thanks for sharing.

leslie January 18, 2012 at 10:46 PM

nice pics. i would be all red around those eye candies.

Jennifer January 18, 2012 at 11:40 PM

So enjoyed looking at the photos from your meeting!… not to mention the book itself! Love your website, check it daily! Love, Love, LOVE Paul Marron.. Kresley Cole, and SOooo jealous you got to meet them! :) Thanks so much for all of your hard work keeping us informed :)

Krystal January 19, 2012 at 2:02 AM

love ur blog!! making my life as a stay at home mom awesome!!

Ashley January 19, 2012 at 9:43 AM

I know what I’ll be reading next! After Fifty Shades of Freed, of course ;)

Tiffani Rice January 19, 2012 at 2:53 PM

So jealous of your meeting!!!! Finger’s Crosses for the giveaway!!!

kimberly January 19, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Just found your blog and i love it. Nice to find someone who gets excited about these books like me. I read two at a time always !!

Maryse January 19, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Kelli – Thank you so much for hanging out with me on the blog ;)
Marylyn and Jeannie – *hug*
Doris & Jasmine – Thank you. I love the pictures too!!
Julie – her new series will be about teens and tarot cards… and I think death? LOL! Sounds cool!
Barbara & heather – you’ll LOVE her. I have loved almost every one of her books equally. Hard to choose a favorite male, but I think it’ll be one of the demon brothers, oh. And Lothaire. Of course. ;)
Rayna – Tee hee!!
Yvette – Thank you SO much!! I adore the BDB too, and feel your pain about trying to savor them. I read them all in one week. No stopping for me. My mom and I are book buds, too!
Angie – Ditto!!
Sandra – so glad you posted. Join in anytime!
Traci- Was easy to keep him in the “Lothaire” picture, once I met him. He personified him wonderfully.
DebL – which one has been your favorite so far?

Megan @ Riverina Romantics January 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

I’ve just recently became aware of your blog because of your posts on the signing. They’ve been so fun to read! The small details you’ve put into your posts made me feel like I was experiencing the event myself.

Johanna January 19, 2012 at 6:17 PM

I would love to go to a book signing some day! Looks like this one was awesome! I might of swooned if I met Paul Marron though! LOL! Thanks for sharing with us today!

Rene Donovan January 20, 2012 at 10:07 AM

I would love to be the lucky person to win the signed copy of Lothaire. Again, I can’t get a signature on my kindle. My girlfirend who was also reading the book and I had a laugh about the way I was reading it. I had the picture of the cover open on my iPhone while I was reading it on my Kindle, so i could look at the picture and dream. Sigh. Paul is all that.
Thanks maryse! — Rene

Megan Hansen January 20, 2012 at 5:29 PM

I would love a copy! I am sooo excited to read this book!

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