The time I did a blog hop

The time I did a blog hop

So.  This is my first attempt at a blog hop. The lovely ladies at The Book Hook Up invited me to try one. I love the idea of it and I’ll pretty much jump at any chance to pimp out my favorite books. As soon as I learned that it was a Bad Boy Hop and read the “definition” of a Bad Boy, I was certain of what my giveaway book would be… Because Noah Shaw is the most delicious bad boy there is.  And […]

Posted January 10, 2013 by Stacee in Blog Tours and Hops, Giveaways / 189 Comments

The time there were snacks

The time there were snacks

I don’t know how I found Timeless. I do know that I read it in one sitting [not surprising] and by the time Timekeeper came out, I still remembered the ending [very surprising]. I had met Alexandra previously, so I was quite thrilled to see that she was holding her release party at the Santa Monica BN. We got up that early and bought books before walking around the promenade. We were back up to the events room around 6pm and the […]

Posted January 9, 2013 by Stacee in Giveaways, Signings / 15 Comments

The time it was a contest

The time it was a contest

So. There’s a super secret event that’s not really going to be a secret anymore… Check out the post below to see how you can win an amazing YA author event with Beth Revis, Marie Lu, Marissa Meyer, Victoria Schwab, and Megan Sheppard. Have you ever wished that a big YA book tour would make a stop in your hometown? Well, here’s your chance for that wish to come true! YA2U is a program that features five award-winning and best-selling […]

Posted January 2, 2013 by Stacee in Giveaways / 0 Comments

The time we had 3 hours of sleep

The time we had 3 hours of sleep

When Denis Leary was announced at The Grove, it was a definite. We’ve both been huge fans for a long time. And then we went to a Hurricane Sandy event in Hollywood the night before because there were cast members of Sons of Anarchy attending. We had gotten home after 1:30am only to wake up at 4:30am. Traffic wasn’t bad, which translates to us getting to The Grove at 7:30. So we got some coffee and waited. Somehow, the events […]

Posted December 7, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time there was a candy bar

The time there was a candy bar

I heard about If I Lie from Kassiah, read it in one night and absolutely loved it. The story was heartbreaking and lovely at the same time and had such a strong female character. So, of course I wanted to meet Cory and when her launch party for Touched was announced, I knew I was going. It goes without saying that we were extremely early to MGRB, so we killed time by having coffee. Crystal met us up there and we had […]

Posted November 28, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 0 Comments

The time we met Captain Jack

The time we met Captain Jack

Honestly, I have no idea how I learned about the John Barrowman signing. All I know is that I learned about it and we were going. We got out to Palm Springs just before 4pm [the event start time] and there was a good sized line of people already down the block. I left Hubs at the end of the line and went into the bookstore to buy books. Thankfully, they hadn’t sold out or shut down the line. As […]

Posted November 25, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 2 Comments

The time there was traffic

The time there was traffic

Ellen Hopkins has been an elusive addition to Dear Bully. It seems that I continually miss her signing dates or appearances at ALA. Even after the date at Vroman’s was announced, I wasn’t sure I would be able to get there. But I did. We got up to the store around 6:20, which is late by our standards. There was a small group of people already there; however front row was still available! I bought the new book, checked with […]

Posted November 21, 2012 by Stacee in Signings / 2 Comments