Monday, April 15, 2013

Signed Book Giveaway Hop


Hi everyone and thanks for stopping for by our blog. We are thrilled to be participating in the Signed Book Giveaway Hop which runs from now to April 22nd. This hop, hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Wholly Books, is all about books signed by the author. There are over eighty blogs participating in this hop and the list can be found here.

We are lucky to live close to Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, New York. They have a special group called the Hudson Valley YA Society which holds monthly special events at the bookstore (the events we've attended). The featured authors all write YA and we try to attend these events whenever we can. Last month we saw and met YA author Megan Miranda and you can see her (in the picture below) autographing our three books. We have an ARC of Fracture which she signed and we are giving it away to one lucky reader (sorry, US residents only).


Fracture (Fracture #1) by Megan Miranda
YA paranormal*Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by Walker Childrens

Eleven minutes passed before Delaney Maxwell was pulled from the icy waters of a Maine lake by her best friend Decker Phillips. By then her heart had stopped beating. Her brain had stopped working. She was dead. And yet she somehow defied medical precedent to come back seemingly fine. Everyone wants Delaney to be all right, but she knows she's far from normal. Pulled by strange sensations she can't control or explain, Delaney finds herself drawn to the dying. Is her altered brain now predicting death, or causing it?

Then Delaney meets Troy Varga, who recently emerged from a coma with similar abilities. At first she's reassured to find someone who understands the strangeness of her new existence, but Delaney soon discovers that Troy's motives aren't quite what she thought. Is their gift a miracle, a freak of nature-or something much more frightening?

For fans of best-sellers like Before I Fall and If I Stay, this is a fascinating and heart-rending story about love and friendship and the fine line between life and death.
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74 comments:

  1. There is one local event every year that I just started going to last year. About 30 YA/MG authors attend, which is totally awesome! There isn't really any other signings nearby during the year but I'm thankful I get to attend the one event. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. i will love to meet jennifer l.a .. is the author of the lux serie .. is my favorite .. jiji
    almendra in the rafflecopter

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  3. I'd love to meet Brodi Ashton. And where I live, nothing happens. :(

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  4. I would love to meet Megan Miranda because I love her books. Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

    tinabrownsv(at)aol(dot)com.

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  5. I have never attended an author event. But I would love to meet Janet Evanovich. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  6. I have not yet met any authors. I would love to meet Madeline Hunter or Stephanie Laurens. Thanks for giveaway!!

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  7. I live in a rural area so there are no author events near me. Heck, there isn't even a bookstore near me. But I would love to meet JR Ward, Christine Feehan, and Sherrilyn Kenyon.

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  8. I would love to meet Jude Deveraux! I love her books! They are what I started out reading when I first discovered my love for books. Thanks for this giveaway!

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  9. I'm not entering but I wanted to say how awesome coming across this blog was. I was actually at that event! I road-tripped up there for her :)

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  10. I really want to go to BEA this year and hopefully meat Jennifer L Armentrout and Rick Riordan. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. I'd love to meat J.R. Ward. Thanks.

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  12. I would love to meet Kim Harrison, JK Rowling, Stephen King, or Cassandra Clare!

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  13. I'd like to meet Rachel Caine and get her autograph! Plus, Melinda Metz & Nancy Holder, too =D

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  15. I just recently went to my first book signing in Cary, NC to see my favorite author Jeaniene Frost. It was pretty awesome! I hope I get to see her again!

    Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!

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  16. I would looooove to meet J.K. Rowling.

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  17. It would LOVE to meet Richelle Mead!! I LOVE her Vampire Academy Series. If she could sign my book series I would totally be in Heaven!! Thank you SO MUCH for having such a GENEROUS giveaway!!

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  18. I would die from happiness if I ever met Megan Whalen Turner. I'd fall flat on the floor and never move out of sheer joy.

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  19. I've never actually had the chance to go to an author book signing. I'd love to though! Like, really love to! They don't often come to Connecticut and it's very difficult for me to travel with a toddler. There are so many authors I'd love to attend a signing for. Thanks for taking part in this hop! :)

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  20. I haven't been able to attend an author event but I would love to meet Kimberly Derting, Jessica Shirvington, and Jessica Sorenson.

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  21. I've only been to one author event. My college hosted Gail Carson Levine once, and she was so amazingly sweet and funny and just... AMAZING!

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  22. I attended Richelle Mead signing event. I would love to meet Christine Feehan and C.J. Roberts! Love them!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. I'd love to meet Jeaniene Frost!
    Rafflecopter Name: April Simms

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  24. BEA was awesome! Meeting Maureen Johnson and having her recognize my Twitter name was cool! I'd also love to meet Dean Koontz or Stephen King.

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  25. I've have never been to any author event :(. I would love to met Karice Bolton. I've spoken with her over twitter and fb and she is so sweet. She really cares about her readers. She is just awesome. If you haven't read any of her books you should. They are great.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    Ryver

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  26. I haven't been to any author events yet but would love to meet any of my favorite new adult or YA authors. They are all great! Thanks!

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  27. i live in the middle of mountains, in the rainforst of WA state, and more than 2 hours to the city, and not many events come my way, and getting to them would be hard anyway, if I could meet either Jennifer L Armentrout or Cassandra Clare that would be great, also would love to meet Stephanie Meyers too. :) Thanks for the great giveaway

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  28. I hven't had the privilege to attend any author events yet but hopefully soon in the future :) i would love to meet Jennifer Armentrout! ugh she is just amazing :)

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  29. omg i always wanted to read this booook!i hear good things about it.

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  30. I would love to meet Cassandra Clare.

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  31. I went to a book signing with Lenore Appelhans, Victoria Schwab, Megan Shepard, Beth Revis and Megan Spooner. It was especially awesome because both Lenore and Victoria knew who I was!

    If I could meet any author it would be JK Rowling or Suzanne Collins.

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  32. I went to the ATBF2012 and it was super fun! I would love to meet Colleen Houck! :)

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  33. Never attended an author event. I'm afraid to meet my favorite authors in case they don't live up to the expectations I have based on their writing.

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  34. I never have attended an event, but I would love to meet JK Rowling or Christopher Paolini.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  35. I would love to meet Kathleen O'Neil Gear and Michael Gear, I love their books.

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  36. My favorite events were the following:
    1. Lois Lowry
    2. Antony John
    3. Lauren Oliver
    I also got to meet Kendare Blake and Veronica Roth, which was awesome!

    I would love to meet JK Rowling. Thanks so much!!!
    Christina @ Ensconced in YA

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  37. I would love to meet Sherrilyn Kenyon and Christine Feehan. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    bhometchko(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  38. I recently really enjoyed seeing Meg Cabot :)

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  39. I loved going to BEA and meeting all the authors there. I am really lucky in that I have had a chance to meet so many of my favorite authors.

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  40. I haven't ever gone to a literary function, but I so want to go to RT. Thanks for the giveaway

    Val
    lastnerve2000 at gmail dot com

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  41. I would LOVE to meet JK Rowling

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  42. I would love to meet many authors WOW that is a difficult one.
    I think off hand I would like to meet G.G. Vandegrift. The last author event has been so long I forgot who they were.

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  43. I have TONS of authors I'd LOVE to meet,lol. JR Ward is at the top of that list, along with Rachelle Mead and Cassandra Clare and Lara Adrian.

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  44. I would love to meet Kiera Cass.
    Thanks!

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  45. There are a lot of authors I would love to meet, like Richelle Mead and Jennifer L. Armentrout if they ever come to LA. This weekend I'm going to the LA Times Festival of Books and I'm really looking forward to meeting some of my favorite authors!

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  46. I am signed up for Book Bash in Orlando and I am sure it will surpass all my expectations. I can't wait.

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  47. I've never been to an author event, but if I could pick I would proubly pick the author of the Vampire Achademy. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  48. I have never met an author, but I'd love to meet Veronica Roth or Suzanne Collins

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  49. I haven't met an author... YET! but I would love to meet Sarah Dessen! Love her! Hopefully her june tour will bring her close to Valencia, C.A.

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  50. I have never attended and author event. I would like to meet Glen Beck
    Thank you for the giveaway Our family would really like to read this book.

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  51. i've never been to an event. there are so many authors i would love to meet i can't name just one

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  52. I have not been to an author event yet, but I am going to UtopYA in June. I would love to meet Lacey Weatherford.
    frogluv3r_tina33(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. I'd love to meet Meg Cabot
    (Or practically any other author I've read a book by) :D

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  54. Unfortunately, I have never attended an author event, but I would love to meet Stephen King. Thank you for joining this great hop!
    Bonnie Hilligoss - bonhill@speakeasy.net

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  55. There's a lot of authors that I want to meet a couple of them are Jayne Ann Krentz and Sherrilyn Kenyon.

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  56. I haven't been to an author event, but I would definitely want to meet Michelle Hodkin, Veronica Roth, or Leigh Bardugo.

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  57. never been to one, not sure who i'd want to go to - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  58. I would like to meet James Patterson.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

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  59. I haven't been to any event but would love to go want to go to RT one of these years would be awesome and who would like to meet way to many authors to mention ashlyn chase would be the one id want to meet

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  60. My favorite event was one I just attended a few weeks ago, because 6 great authors were there: Beth Revis, Marie Lu, Marissa Meyer, Meghan Shepherd, Victoria Schwab, and Carrie Ryan. I'd love to meet Julie Kagawa!

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  61. I loved meeting l. divine. She was so sweet and full of life. I can't say who else I'd like to meet right now, I'm just grateful when I met an author.

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  62. Never got a chance to go to a book signing but i'd love to go to one of Dakota Cassidy's or Molly Harper's

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  63. I met Richelle Mead for her release on Last Sacrifice, but I would love to meet Colleen Hooveer

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  64. I have never attended an author event, so I haven't met any (famous) authors. I would love to meet Kathy Reichs and Liz Crowe!

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  65. My favourite event would have to be Richelle Mead's signing, it's the first ever signing I've attended so it holds a special place in my heart despite the fact I was so lonely as I went alone :(

    I'd love to meet JK Rowling and have my box set signed by her :D

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  66. I would love to meet Veronica Roth - I just signed up to follow. Amy

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  67. I attended a Marissa Meyer event over a month ago when she came to my town, I loved meeting her!!

    Jolene A

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  68. I would love to meet Shayla Black, Eloisa James and John Grisham

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  69. I got to meet Richelle Mead which was really excited. I am going to the RT Convention in Kansas City in a couple weeks though and can't wait to meet Sarah Rees Brennan!

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  70. no I haven't but I would love to meet nora Roberts or dean koontz

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