Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Breathless Reads Book Signing & Giveaway

From left to right: Morgan Rhodes, Jess Spotswood, Elizabeth Richards, me, Fiona Paul, Beth Revis.

I was so excited when I got the email about the Breathless Reads tour. I LOVE going to author signings and getting the chance to be around other book fans.

The most awesome thing ever!

I had been contacted by Penguin to do an interview with the authors before the event started… Um, can I just stop right here for a moment and say I . Love. Being. A. Book. Blogger! How else would I have ever gotten the chance to stand in in a room to interview 5 amazing authors? Anyway, when the authors arrived at Fiction Addiction they turned to the book store owner and said

“We are supposed to meet with a blogger.”

I can not tell you how excited I was to be that bloggerSmile

This is some of the interview:

Each author was so genuine and nice. I loved that each said they love hearing from fans and that one of the best things about being an author is knowing that others get so excited about and love the work they created.

One thing that Beth Revis said that really stuck with me was:
YA is the beating heart of literature.

I could not agree more. No matter what genre I am reading, I always go back to YA.

I invited myself to tag along with Becca to the Breathless Book Tour at Fiction Addition.  I’m so glad I did!  I so much enjoy these great little, intimate gatherings with authors.  There’s always some great insight to glean:


On trunk books:
There’s a reason they were rejected.  --Elizabeth Richards


On what inspires them:
Everything. –Morgan Rhodes

Music is a huge one.  It can convey a feeling. Books.  --Jessica Spotswood

Art and things that I see.  History and the news. –Elizabeth Richards

Inspired by moving around.  Getting out and being in nature and around people. –Fiona Paul


On ideas:
Ideas sometimes sneak up on you. –Jessica Spotswood

Like when you’re in the shower or doing dishes. –Fiona Paul

There were lots of laughs, revelations, and of course autographing of books!  I am so thankful to Penguin for inviting us, for Fiction Addiction hosting, and the authors for being there!
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The Giveaway

We had so much fun going to this tour stop we want to spread the joy!

First place winner will receive:
One book from one of the authors listed below up to $18.99 from BD.

Second place winner will receive:
Swag bookmarks and a signed tour poster.
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. You go girl!!! I wish I could have been there to see BETH REVIS!!!

  2. OMG!! It looks like so much fun!! I love meeting authors in person...I have had the chance to meet several and to me....they are my celebraties!!!

  3. What an excited author event. I love when multiple authors go on tour together.

  4. I'm get so excited reading these posts. I live vicariously through bloggers who go to these stops. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. I envy you so much... That sounded like a great deal of fun!
    Thanks a lot for the awesome giveaway!

  6. Ooh awesome! So envious that this tour came to your town! I soooo wished that they came to my city but they aren't even coming close to me! :( So far I don't have any signings lined up this year!

    But yes, much envy there! Lovely post!

  7. I would so love to meet these authors! So jealous :)

  8. I am super jealous, but glad you got to go so you could tell us all about it

  9. What a great experience! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Wow! What an experience. Thanks for sharing!

  11. That is a great group of authors all together in one signing. You are lucky to be able to meet them all :D

  12. Wow! This looks like it was so much fun! You're really lucky to have met these amazing authors. Thanks for sharing your experience and pictures with us & for the great giveaway!

  13. How amazing that must have been. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Thanks so much for sharing this & for the giveaway! You are so lucky to get to go to these super events and I'm glad you had a blast! I live in Northern Ireland & nothing exciting ever happens here, lol! :)

  15. It's amazing you got to meet all these authors!I'm kind of jealous :)

  16. Whoa - sounds like you had an amazing time! It must have been a very special day :)

  17. Wow, sounds like you had an awesome time! I'm so jealous, you got to meet all those amazing authors!

  18. This is so awesome I'm glad you had a good time! Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. That looks like so much fun, I so wish I could go to an event like that! And they all seem so nice :)
    Thanks not just for the giveaway but for posting this.

  20. That sounds like a great author event.

  21. This looks soooo amazing! Everyone looks like they are having alot of fun and enjoying being in each others company. I would have total went fangirl crazy!!!

  22. All of these books have been on my TBR list since I first heard about them :) It must have been so amazing to have met all the authors, can only cross my fingers that I should be so lucky someday lol :) Happy you get to share that with us though!! :D
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

  23. You are so lucky that Penguin contacted you personally! I've never been to a book signing, but I'd love to one day. I wish I could've been to this event- it sounds like it was so much fun!

  24. Wow, what an awesome event from Penguin! I met Beth Revis on the Smart Girls Kick It tour last year and she was so nice. She even said she liked my shirt (which means I am a forever fan)!

  25. What a great opportunity and event for you! I don't blame you for being completely excited for being "that Blogger"! These authors are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing the pics, video and this amazing giveaway!

  26. This is a really awesome giveaway!! Swag is fantastic:)

  27. It was so nice to meet you guys at this event! I love your post. I wish we could have heard all the interview but what you got is good stuff!

    I made a recap post too (though not official) and linked back to this post too.


  28. Yay! All my favorite authors together! I wish I could meet Beth Revis!
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!

  29. I'm so jealous! I can't believe you got to meet them all!!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!! :D

  30. You know how many fantastic (to me at least!) ideas that I have had while in the shower singing some tunes? A lot, actually. Some of them really might have been fantastic. Anyway, I am very jealous that you were able to meet these wonderful authors. I live in SC and there are never any good YA authors around. I wish they would show some love to my part of the States. They would like it here, I think. Anyway, thanks for the great post and the great giveaway!

  31. Wow, I so wish that I had been there, great interview, really cool how you made it a video Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. I wish I could have went! I love meeting authors. I used to host book signings back when Waldenbooks was still around. I was the events planner at my store and it was so much fun! Thanks for sharing and the great contest!

  33. It looks like you had lots of fun- I'm jealous! ;)

    Thanks for the awesome recap & giveaway! ♥

  34. Thanks so much for this opportunity. I wish I could have had the chance to go or at least read any of these author's books before. Thanks again for the chance (:

  35. Thanks for the giveaway- interesting blog!

  36. Thank you for this great giveaway, you got to meet some amazing authors. I love the quote from Beth Revis.

  37. I'm envious... I've never met an author I admire in person. They never come to the U.K..
    I'd love to be able to ask them about writing in person as I've been trying my hand in it recently. :)

  38. Aw... you're one lucky lady, Rebecca!
    I wish I could come too. Looks like you guys had so much fun :)

    Anyway, quoting Beth Revis who said "YA is the beating heart of literature" I just want to say that I was introduced to the genre last year and really glad I did :)

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Rebecca!

  39. That is so nice that you got to go see those wonderful authors! I am jealous.

    And thanks for the generous giveaway. I know what I'd pick!

    raffle name: Nikki O

  40. Ahh, I love the round table kind of interview! Must be a fabulous experience to meet up with them all! I want to meet Beth Revis so bad! >.<


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