Monday, September 14, 2009

Alicia Says: Lili St. Crow and Richelle Mead Signing + Giveaway






Lili St. Crow and Richelle Mead signing!!

So over a week ago, I met Richelle Mead and Lili St. Crow for their Not Your Mother’s Book Club event. It was at Books Inc. in Palo Alto. Right before the event I met Nancy (The Ravenous Reader) and Heidi R Kling (author of SEA-comes out next year -, and a tenner!) I gav e them both Sprinkles cupcakes. Side note: they are the best cupcakes ever!! Seriously, you should tell me if you go to the events because I’ll get you one too.

There were around 130 people there I think. When Richelle and Lili walked in, some girls started screaming, which was nice, but mainly annoying. Surprisingly, there was also a whole group of guys there. I barely ever see guys at signings, so I was shocked. They were also very enthusiastic and I’m pretty sure they had a crush on Richelle. They both read from a section of their books. Richelle read from around the end of chapter 1 to some of chapter 2 and Lili read from somewhere in the middle. I don’t remember what it was because I kinda forgot, and never wrote down any notes to remind myself. After they read—I think they both read for about 10 mins, I could be wrong—there was a q&a. the questions were mainly for Richelle, but there were also some for Lili.

After that was the signing. Luckily Nancy and her friends sat in the front, so when they got in line, I went with them. I got all of my Vampire Academy books signed by Richelle. Lili signed Strange Angels and The Eternal Kiss (she had a short story in it). After that we left and got something to eat.

Random things:

Apparently when Lili gets drunk she starts talking in a British accent.
Once Lili went to a party at Richelle’s house (think that’s what they said) and had too much to drink, so she talked with a British accent and then walked around with someone’s baby.
Richelle and Lili are both funny.
Richelle seemed shy, while Lili seemed more outgoing.
There was a question about whether Victor Dashkov would be in the next V.A. book, and Richelle said if you read the book you would know.
Both of them didn’t base their characters on anyone they knew.

--uhhh, can’t remember the other questions—

I talked to Lili more than Richelle.

When I got to Richelle I was kinda star struck, so I didn’t really talk (embarrassing).
Lili said there are two versions of the short story in The Eternal Kiss—the other one is not out.
There should be 6 Strange Angel books. (I think—I might be wrong, so don’t quote me!)
The romance in Lili’s books will start up; the story just needs to get to a certain place first.
Richelle said that Spirit Bound was actually the last book, but she split it in half.

The cover for S.B. is totally gorgeous according to Richelle.

She hated the covers for the V.A. series, and was glad they were changed.

I think that’s it. Knowing me I left something out. The event was super fun and I loved meeting the authors and Heidi and Nancy.

-Alicia

Contest time!!

I have ONE signed copy of Blood Promise: Richelle Mead and ONE signed copy of Strange Angels: Lili St. Crow. The books also come with a postcard for the book and there are V.A. tattoos.

To enter—leave a comment about your favorite supernatural being. Also pick which book you prefer.

Open—U.S. only, sorry everyone else.

Ends—October 1

Prize- Two winners!

49 comments:

Stephanie said...

Fun I hear great things about sprinkles cupcakes. Unfortunately they do not have them here in Illinois. as for my favorite supernatural being I guess I am on the band wagon with eveyone and vampires. I was never big on them but not totally hooked on twilight and True Blood.

Addicted Book Reader said...

I really like faeries and vampires! Awesome contest, thanks : D
Adrienne
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trishalynn0708 said...

I really like vampires and am now really getting into Zombies. :)

I would like to be entered for Blood Promise

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Dani. said...

I have a love for many different supernatural beings, but overall I'm Team Vampire. :)

Oh yeah, I would like to be entered Strange Angels.

Dani.
lightningstreak123@comcast.net

Kelsey said...

Wow sounds fun! I love author signings(:

My favorite supernatural beings are faeries.

I would prefer Blood Promise.

Kelsey
kelseythebookscout@gmail.com

Orchid said...

My overall favorite supernatural being would have to be vampires. I know it's a bit cliché, but that's what I like. :)
I would love to win Strange Angels

hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

Faye said...

awesome, i wish saw richelle mead, i would have probably been quite too*shy*

i refer Blood Promise

my fav supernatural being is a werewolf *they tend 2 be cute and well...alive*

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Sara said...

My favorite supernatural being? That's a hard one! I really like vampires, but I'm a bit of a sucker for ghosts too!

I'd prefer a copy of Blood Promise, as I already own Strange Angels! :)

Thanks for the contest!
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MJ said...

I'm kinda tame..I like fairies!!

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barbrafl said...

I'm really in to werewolves, because of SHIVER, and in to ghosts because of SWOON, though he wasn't exactly a ghost, lol :)

I would love to enter to win a signed copy of STRANGE ANGELS, I loved that book :)

Thanks for the contest.
barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Blogging YA said...

Right now, my favorite supernatural being is the the selkie. I think they should be the new vampires.

And I'd like to be entered to win Strange Angels, as I already have a copy of Blood promise.

Kate said...

My favorite would probably have to be faeries. They can be really cute or evil.. that is such a great contrast.

I would like to win Blood Promise since I just bought Strange Angels not too long ago.

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The_Book_Queen said...

Oh, sounds like you had a great time-- I'm jealous! I'd love to meet Richelle, and Lili sounds great too, though I haven't had a chance to read her books yet!

My favorite.. it would have to be a shapeshifter-- (almost) any animal, not just limited like a werewolf.

I'd love to try Lili's book, since I've already got Blood Promise (loved it!), so please only enter me for Strange Angels!

Enjoy,
TBQ

Morning Glow said...

Vampires, definitely! Though weres are next on the list.. followed by faeries, zombies, etc.. jeez!

I think I would have to go with "Blood Promise"

Thanks!
Morning Glow
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Flip The Page! Book Reviews said...

I'd like to enter for Strange Angels!

For some reason i really have a thing for werewolves! I know everyone likes vampires because their supposed to be sexy and stuff but something about the book Shiver just made me fall in love with them! Even before that too!

Christina
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Van P. said...

My favorite supernatural being would be shapeshifters!

I'd like to enter for Strange Angels.


thanks
van

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elnice said...

Wow, how exciting. I literally have to drive 5 hours to get to a signing. Right now, I still perfer vamps but I am branching out more.
I would love either but how about STRANGE ANGELS.
thanks for sharing the love!
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celi.a said...

A couple of years ago I would've said vampires without even thinking it through. Now, though... definitely ANGELS. Nalini Singh has cooked up a new series w/angels, and I love it SO much!
Which makes it easier to understand why, when I'm given a choice, I'll go for the book entitled Strange Angels. :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

celialarsen(at)gmail(dot)com

donnas said...

My favorite is vampires. I know thats the popular answer. But while I like reading about all paranormal creatures I like them the most.

I would like to enter for Strange Angels.

Thanks!
bacchus76 at myself dot com

etirv said...

Vampires!

Blood Promise please!

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Jenn-ay said...

I love vampires, but I also love fairies...tough choice.

And I would love Blood Promise!!!

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YA Vampire Books said...

I have to say vampires, I read so many great books about vampires! (And duh, I have a blog about it ;))

You're forcing me to choose between Strange Angels and Blood Promise?! Gah, I want both! ;) haha But okay, I'll go with Blood Promise

Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

sara
sosarora_11(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

Kim said...

I'd like to win Blood Promise!
My favorite supernatural being is Jericho from the Fever series though we still don't know exactly "what" he is!

Kim

bookbutterfly9@gmail.com

Trista said...

I would say my favorite would be vampires and I agree with Kim....whatever Jericho is from the Fever series! :)

I would love to win Strange Angels!

Trista.Stephens@fnf.com

GirlwiththeBraids said...

My favorite supernatural beings are vampires of course! (from the book Twilight, if anyone's heard of it ;)

-ReadingToMyself(at)yahoo(dot)com

Debbie's World of Books said...

No need to enter me since I already have both books. Just wanted to say I didn't know you were in the Bay Area! I was at the same signing :) I was surprised to at the guys who were there. This was a much crazier signing than when Richelle was at Kepler's.

holdenj said...

I would love to win Blood Promise!

My favorite beings right now are fairies. I think the undead need a break once in a while!

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purplg8r said...

For some reason, I have a thing for vampires :) I would love to read Strange Angels!

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Ladytink_534 said...

My favorite supernatural being is vampires hands down. I prefer Strange Angels.

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throuthehaze said...

I love werewolves!
I would love to win Strange Angels

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

tetewa said...

My favorites are vampires, would like to get Blood Promise! tWarner419@aol.com

Margay said...

Vampires are cool, as are shapeshifters, but I really like angels (and demons). Would love a copy of Strange Angels.
Margay

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

I've always had a thing for vampires, but this angel whether they're fallen or not is winning me over.

Love to win a copy of Blood Promise

Amber
justyourtypicalbookblog@hotmail.com

Kimberly B. said...

Hey, one of my closest friends works at that bookstore! It sounds like a really cool signing!
I have a longstanding love for vampires, but I'd really like if someone wrote about one of my favorite creatures from Greek mythology: the dryad!
I'd probably choose Strange Angels, since it's the first in the series! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

Shadowofwonder47 said...

These both sound like awesome books! Please enter me for Strange Angels!!

I like ALL supernatural being but if I had to choose I think I'd pick werewolves. And no, it is not because of Jacob from Twilight and yes, I am serious. LOL. It's because of Derek from The Darkest Powers Series by Kelley Armstrong! And if you havn't read that than: run little girl/boy RUN! YOU SHALL SUFFER MY WRATH!!......ok so maybe mixing hot chocolate into my coffee to give it more boost was a bad idea.

Shadowofwonder47[at]yahoo[dot]com

Shadowofwonder47 said...

These both sound like awesome books! Please enter me for Strange Angels!!

I like ALL supernatural being but if I had to choose I think I'd pick werewolves. And no, it is not because of Jacob from Twilight and yes, I am serious. LOL. It's because of Derek from The Darkest Powers Series by Kelley Armstrong! And if you havn't read that than: run little girl/boy RUN! YOU SHALL SUFFER MY WRATH!!......ok so maybe mixing hot chocolate into my coffee to give it more boost was a bad idea.

Shadowofwonder47[at]yahoo[dot]com

anndrreaaa said...

I love them all! It's a hard choice between werewolves and vamps, but I'll say vampires :]

I prefer Strange Angels, please!

--Andrea [Buried In Books]
http://ireadd.blogspot.com

andrearobbins10@yahoo.com

Lauren said...

My fav supernatural beings are vampires. Also, I would prefer Blood Promise by Richelle Mead.

Lauren
laurenscrammedbookshelf@gmail.com

Limerick said...

I'm at a split between vampires and werewolves. I would say angels, though they are hardly supernatural.

Could I be entered for Strange Angels, please?

Thanks for the contest and that snippet on meeting the authors! :)

Sarah
two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

Beth (BBRB) said...

I'd love to be entered for Blood Promise.

Hmm, I'd say fairies. They're so pretty!

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Cherie J said...

My faves would have to be werewolves and faeries. Would like Blood Promise.

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Misty said...

I have a thing for fairies. And angels, esp. if they are "fallen" ;)
As for which book, it's really a toss up, they both look great. but since I just said angels...Strange Angels it is...

~Misty
mbradenwf@gmail.com

Patti said...
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Patti said...

I can't believe you got to meet Richelle Mead - I'm soooo jealous!! I'd love to win a signed copy of her book, thanks for the opportunity.

For me - my fave supernatural creature would be a toss-up between vampires and werewolves - sexy and sensual vs. alpha males; it's win/win!!

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~The Book Pixie said...

Probably faeries. Hmmm, I would prefer Blood Promise because I already have Strange Angels.

~Briana
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MUM said...

My favorite supernatural creatures are Druids.

I would like to be entered for Strange Angels.

Marie
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Paradox said...

My favorite supernatural creatures are vampires... but not necessarily the Dracula or Twilight varieties.

Blood Promise please!

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natalierenae said...

Hmmm...my favorite supernatural being would probably have to be angels. Or demons. They are fascinating aren't they?

Please enter me for Blood Promise!

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Alexa said...

I love vampires the most out of all of the other paranormal creatures.

I'd love to be entered for Blood Promise!

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