So I was at my first ever book signing. It was the LD Con Nashville with Donna Grant and Lisa Renee Jones. Unfortunately we missed Lisa because she was sick and couldn't make it to the event. Still it was fun with Donna, her dragons and the rest of the awesome ladies who went to the Con. Sorry the photos aren't that good, I just took these from my phone so they suck a little.
I was lucky enough to be one of the chosen 6 attendees who got invited by Donna for lunch. We met at Darfon's and it was very relaxed, very interactive and everyone at the table had something funny or interesting to share. I had a great time simply from meeting these women and from laughing so much! I think I just got inducted as one of Donna's Glow in the Dark Bitches. It's an honor LOL.
It was a small event but what it lacked in attendance more than made up for how personal it became and how everyone mingled really well and by the end of the event everybody was just chit chatting about a bunch of stuff from dragons, Scotsmen, whiskey, cupcakes, books and more book stuff.
My favorite part aside from the freebies, games, giveaways and other stuff
are the people I met! I have a better appreciation for fandom, it feels so good to talk to people who shares the same passion or hobby as I do. I don't feel like such a geek and I don't have to elaborate or justify my book obsession with them. They totally get it! Ha!
So I met these awesome bloggers!
Vanessa the The Jeep Diva
Lori of Mama Bear's Romantic Reads
Melissa of and she's also Donna's "rock"
And I was lucky enough to cross paths with these two.
Josette, who drove for 13 hours from Ohio, and a hardcore Donna fan. This girl is so sweet! She intentionally missed out on J.R. Ward's book signing in Ohio for Donna's. A little gossip, she shared that Ms. Ward's signing is packed that it's like a live virtual signing. You can't even greet her or have your picture taken. A bummer but I guess that's the price for famedom!
Donette, a fellow Tennessean from Knoxville. She girl is mothafrackin awesome! I will never forget the Red Coffin! She's so funny, she reminds me so much of Janeane Garofalo.
I wasn't able to take a picture with the two Cindy's who drove with Donette from Knoxville on a rental car ridden with werewolf fur. I had a laughtastic time with them!
The events were really cool and intimate given that there were only about 20+ of us who made it to the event because it was Easter Sunday the next so it conflicted with people's plans. But Donna and Melissa made it so worth out while to spend an afternoon with them. There were games, whiskey shots, cupcake design and a forum.
It was a great experience for me and I'm sure it won't be my last.
I will be giving away sets of swags. These are a combo of trading cards, bookmarks and Lisa Renee Jones' booklet.
This is open internationally.
Just fill out the rafflecopter form and be on your merry way.
Contest ends April 8.