This weekend was a great weekend. I went to two book signings. On Friday, Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love were in the Orlando area to promote Alterant, which came out this past Tuesday. And today, Kristen Painter was out near the beach to promote Blood Rights, which also came out this past Tuesday. (I really enjoyed it!)
I didn't include a picture of my signed copy of Blood Trinity because the authors signed on different pages, which would make it difficult to photograph.
The Sherrilyn Kenyon & Dianna Love signing was packed. We showed up a tiny bit late because dinner ran longer than planned. They did about 45 minutes of Q&A, and tossed t-shirts to those asking questions. There were a lot about Kenyon's tv and movie deals. It was fun to hear them talk about their books. The line for the sign was epic, and I was near the end. The authors took the time to chat and take pictures with everyone, although I forgot my camera. I was surprised there wasn't a limit on how many books you could bring to get signed since I've heard of some authors and bookstores setting limits. I only brought Blood Trinity and then purchased Alterant. I started reading Blood Trinity in line, and although it's a bit too early in the story to judge, I'm enjoying it so far.
I love the message she signed! In case you can't read it, it says Suck it up!
The Kristen Painter signing included three other local authors from different genres. Kristen recognized me from my blog picture as I was walking up. You have no idea how giddy that made me. I had to force myself not to do my crazy-happy-seal-clap. We chatted for a little bit, not all of it book related. There were definitely some pictures of cats shared. Lol. Although we haven't made definitive plans yet, Kristen will probably be dropping by the blog in the future. And I found out that I have another doppleganger. Kristen introduced me to a friend who swears she saw me at another signing. (I believe it was author Roxanne St. Claire, another local author... I apologize, but I'm bad with names when I'm nervous...) That's the third time I've heard of a possible doppleganger of mine. And I remembered my camera! All in all, it was a great afternoon! (Although my mom does not understand driving for an hour to meet an author for 20 minutes... She'll never understand my craziness when it comes to books and stuff...)
Orbit sent Kristen with a tall banner with her cover on it to sit behind her. It was definitely eye catching, although we stood in front of it.