Two months ago an author named Chandler Baker posted on Twitter that she was sending swag to people, of course, I had to see if she also would send it to Europe, and apparently she did! Yesterday the mailbox had a lovely envelope from the US. At first I was confused (it has been almost 2 months since that twitter message), but when I opened it I was happy, surprised and excited. Yes, one could say I even danced through the house. 😉
So hereby, I received a booklet (with excerpt for her upcoming book), a bookmark, a sticker with a lovely note on the back, and they were signed! Thanks so very much Chandler Baker, I can’t wait for the book to come out. Thanks so much for sending me this lovely swag, I am so happy!
First of all happy weekend to everyone! May your weekend be filled with books.
Second: A week ago on Twitter there was an author who gave away swag (bookmarks/postcards/signed stuff), and of course, since I have no other means to get signed stuff I raised my hand. And just this week I got the gorgeous swag.
As you can see, a lot of cool swag. 2 postcards, one signed and the other one to give away. Then a bunch of YA Interrobang bookmarks with awesome quote! And last a little card with the name of the book/author name and if you flip it over you have all her social media information and a picture of her.
Now about the book, since I want to do some promoting for this sweet author who sent me all this (and this is all my thing, nothing arranged with her).
Right fairy tale. Wrong guy.
Happily Ever After only happens with the right guy. It’s a tiny but important detail most fairy tales choose to leave out. But what happens when the princess rides off into the sunset with Prince Charming, only to discover he’s not so charming, after all?
Bianca Sullivan thinks she’s a pretty average girl. Sure, her brother may be the super-stud captain of the football team, but that’s her only claim to fame –- until her friends’ social experiment turns her into the new It girl of the Sophomore class, and she captures the attention of the most popular guy in her grade. Ecstatic to introduce the world to her first boyfriend, she’s trying to enjoy being wooed by the ultimate heartthrob. But no one’s ever told her what to do when her friends hate her boyfriend and Prince Charming starts acting like a control-freaky misogynist. And as if deciding whether to trust Prince Charming, her friends, or her own instincts wasn’t hard enough, being around her brother’s best friend is making her head all fuzzy, too. Oh, if only love was as simple as fairy tales make it out to be….
Doesn’t that just sound like awesome? Happily Ever After? Not so good Prince Charming? I am really curious as to how the book will play out and how Bianca will go on with this relationship. And did I mention the absolutely gorgeous cover. That dress. <3 <3 I would love to have such a dress. I will be sure to read the book soon and I will write a review about it.
Gretchen McNeil (You know the wonderful writer of Ten, Possession and 3:59, and her soon to come awesome Don’t Get Mad series), was handing out badges on her site/blog to a certain select number of people.
After everything closed and it was over, I got a lovely mail from Gretchen McNeil about it, and she asked me for my address! Now this was 3 weeks ago, and on Saturday my mailman brought me the lovely small package containing the badge!
Like I already said on Gretchen McNeil’s blog, I will be wearing this badge every day, everywhere I will go, to promote her new (and also older) books, to tell people about her awesome upcoming new series.
Here is the lovely badge (it is truly gorgeous):
Now I have already worn the button to the library and groceries, to my work and some other places. 🙂
I would love to thank Gretchen McNeil for picking me for the badge, I will wear it with pride.
To everyone else: Please pre-order or check out her new book:
Goodreads <- Some information on her new series/book
As most of you know, I went to Animecon 2014 last weekend. While there, I was browsing the dealer room, and found these super adorable and cute little bookmarks. I will need to fix them a bit, since the clip (that is supposed to go over the page) is really tight and it takes effort to put it over a page without damaging the book. And I hate damaging my books (even library books are precious).
Here are the pictures (also of the clip):
I have started using Twitter since April/May, and wow, it is pretty darn great if I have to be honest.
Thanks to that I can chat with authors, let them know about my reviews and ratings and I can also at times compete or participate in competitions/giveaways. So far I have gotten 2 bookmarks, and one postcard, both signed by the respective author. And that makes me super happy, since there is only a small chance for these awesome authors to come to my country and sign books. Now I have 2 autographs and that in one month time, it is truly amazing what social media can do. 🙂
So showing off my swag, first up:
Liz Fichera who wrote the awesome book Hooked and it’s sequel Played. I received these wonderful bookmarks with autograph!
The next wonderful author is Gretchen McNeil, author of the awesome book Ten, but also other books: Possess, 3:59, and her upcoming (and I am really excited about it) new series Don’t Get Mad, with as first book Get Even (comes out September 16 2014, so be sure to pre-order it if you have a chance). I won this awesome postcard with autograph. 🙂
Thanks to both Gretchen McNeil and Liz Fichera for the awesome goodies!