Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Book Signing & A Giveaway

Well it has been a crazy week around here lately, but in between all the craziness I did manage to make it to Borders in Apex yesterday to see Susan Higginbotham.  I read Hugh and Bess at the end of last year, wrote up my review and somehow it never made it to a post (I have no idea how that happened), so I will be posting that review Tuesday and then I will have my review up for The Stolen Crown (the short version: read it).  I did, however, successfully post my review for The Traitor's Wife last year.  Check it out.

The Stolen Crown: The Secret Marriage that Forever Changed the Fate of EnglandSusan was nice enough to not only sign a copy of The Stolen Crown for me but also a copy to give to one of you (details below).  This was my first book signing and I was so nervous, my husband Mike was laughing at me because it was so obvious.

Susan was really nice and she didn't even laugh at me when I talked.  At one point this is how my side of the conversation went:

You're books are...(me trying to think of a word that makes me sound intelligent) awesome (damn that's not what I was going for).  Thank you for writing them.  (okay Jess stop talking now because you sound like an idiot).

By the way, I was also laughing nervously because I was holding back the excited giggles.

Seriously, I shouldn't be allowed out in public. I felt a little better when we got out the door and I turned to Mike with what I'm sure was an excited goofy grin on my face and he said "I waved to her on the way out and she waved back."  See it wasn't just me that was excited, apparently my excitement rubbed off on Mike and a wave goodbye was all he needed. 

Moral of the story is I have to work on my game face.

Now on to the sweet loot...

Giveaway details:

You can have up to 3 entries:
  • 1 entry just by leaving me a comment on this post with your email address.
  • 1 additional entry if you subscribe to my rss feed or follow me via blogger (new or current subscribers).
  • 1 final entry for blogging about this giveaway (in your sidebar is okay).
Open to entries from US and Canada only.

The deadline to enter is May 2nd.

Good luck!


Susan Higginbotham said...

Enjoyed meeting you, Jess!

nat @book, line, and sinker said...

lol! i love the fact that i'm not the only person reduced to idiocy when meeting authors. it's always reassuring to learn that there are others like me who get tongue-tied.

i haven't read this novel and would love a shot at winning. thanks so much for hosting the giveaway. (and you've reminded me that it's been too long since i've hosted a giveaway on my blog!)

vvb32 reads said...

i get the same way when in the presence of authors. they are such rock stars to us - readers.

love to give this a try although hugh and bess looks good. but you mentioned reading traitor's wife first. eek. lots of books for my tbr pile ;-D

vvb32 at

SpiritPhoenix said...

+1 I'm a follower.


This is a cool giveaway. I'm doing one myself you should stop by. Though my next one (May's) is going to be a book giveaway. So keep your eyes peeled. ;)

Julie S said...

I enjoy your reviews. If only I could be the lucky winner :)

Aubree said...

This is a great giveaway! Sign me up! notyourstar11 at yahoo dot com
I'm also becoming a follower right now!

Rachel said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!

Unknown said...

I remember by first few book signings went much the same way - unintelligent sentences, but me walking away very happy none-the-less. And it is so rewarding when the author drops by after you mention your blog. Congrats.

I have heard so many great things about this book and author, and I haven't yet had the chance to read any of her works. Please enter me for the giveaway. I just became a blogger follower and I posted on my blog sidebar


Shannon said...

I have never had the courage to even approach an author. You're doing much better than I am!

I'm a new follower. =)

Linda said...

Hi Jess - I was directed to your blog by Susan Higginbotham, and I'm pleased to have located you. Besides a chance to win Stolen Crown, I can tell that you like the same kind of books that I read.
I have signed up to follow your blog through google reader.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Marie (MUM) said...

I just came across your blog and am a new follower. :D I've really been wanting to read this book. Please enter me.

+1 comment w/ email
+1 follower

Entries = 2


BloogerDudette said...

Fantastic! You accept Canadian entries! Please sign me up. I would love to receive a copy of this book.

Many thanks for your blog.


Carol M said...

This sounds good! Please enter me! Thank you!

I follow your via your RSS feed.

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