Julie Kagawa Signing!!

Hey all! So as you may know now, I made yet another road trip up to Naperville, but this time it was to meet the ultra-awesome JULIE KAGAWA!!

Now I did meet her once before in Ohio...like in 2010 I think at a multi-author signing. That was when we were up to just The Iron Queen, so there have been a LOT of books since then that have just been begging to be signed and match each other! LOL

This time though, one of my friends wanted to come along and it made the drive sooo much easier and enjoyable almost having someone along!

But it was a LOT of fun! I always enjoy meeting authors! And at Anderson's Bookshop...it's like a reader's heaven! There are a LOT of SIGNED books there! It's hard to not go crazy and buy everything you see!


 Julie is just one of those awesome authors! I happened upon her books when I won the first 2 Iron Fey books from Harlequin Teen just as they were getting their new Teen line out there! (My prize also included Gena Showalter's first 2 Intertwined books which is AWESOME series that you all MUST BUY!)
She also left her mark at Anderson's as all authors do, but in a truly unique way!

And I had myself a geek moment...I'd been planning this trip for a loooong time. I even tweeted to Julie wondering if she would be coming to St. Louis since she was so close in Naperville and at that time she didn't even know her tour schedule was taking her to Naperville! So I thought, better just plan for Naperville!

Anyway, while at the mall I passed Build a Bear and saw that you could build your own Toothless. And when I saw it, I thought...Julie would LOVE that! I had to build it for her (any myself!). So I did! And then brought it too her! Which she loved it! Because TOOTHLESS!!! He's sooo cute!

My friend and I had an amazing time! I got all my books signed, which there were a LOT! Thankfully I bought 2 line tickets and were numbers 2 & 3! Heehee! Yay near first! So naturally that means...I have an EXTRA SIGNED copy of Talon!! And you know what that means...GIVEAWAY TIME!

But first...check out the sight my friend and I saw when we left the bookstore:


It was really pretty seeing all the Christmas lights up on the tree! There were a LOT! You practically didn't need the lamposts lit on the sidewalk!


Okay giveaway time! Now as usual, I have to keep this to US only! Very sorry about that peeps! BUT! As a bonus I decided I will giveaway my ARC copy too! I won this earlier this year and it was signed and mistakeningly personalized to Jennifer. It was just gently read and a smidge travel worn from the mail, but I will give that away as well!

The first place winner will get the Hardcover copy of Talon and the second place winner will get my old ARC! Sound good? Enter away!



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13 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of Julie's books yet, but I'm really looking forward to reading them.

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  2. Julie's dragon is ADORABLE, I want! And I love the picture of the two of you, you look so happy Jessica!

    That's too bad that they messed up your name though! ):

    AND YES CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. I live for downtown lights more than anything, I'll have to go check out Naperville's.

    (AND WHOA, DID RAFFLECOPTER GET A FACELIFT?)

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

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  3. Oooh gosh. I am sooo jealous. Can't believe you did meet her. AWESOME!!!
    And she sounds really sweet.

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  4. I have yet to read any of her books. They do sound interesting, and I hope to meet her one day too!

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  5. I discovered Julie thru her Iron Fey series... It's absolutely awesome! I loved it! Thanks for the chance to win a print copy...

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  6. I've read her Iron Fey series and The Blood of Eden series and I freaking love them both! I've been trying to get my hands on Talon for a long time now but I haven't been able to. I've heard so many good things about this book that I can't simply wait to read it :-D thank you for this awesome giveaway and for the opportunity to win this amazing book!

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  7. I haven't read any, but this one looks SO good. Both in synopsis and cover :D

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  8. I've only read the Iron Fey series, all of the books from the series are my favorite! I haven't read any of her other books, but I really want to read Talon! ;) I love your picture btw. :D

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  9. I have already read Talon, and I loved it! I am trying to win a copy of my own :)

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  10. I want to read this so badly!! I haven't yet read a book by her but they all seem so good!! I wanna raed them all and I've heard nothing but good things about most of them!

    ~Fari
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  11. I haven't read any of Julie's books, but I really wanted to get Talon. It's just that I'm on a major book buying ban after I went crazy at one of Gena Showalter's signings D:

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

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  12. I have read Julie Kagawa's Blood of Eden series and the Iron Fey series! I love all her books! I know Talon is going to be another amazing read! Thank you for this amazing chance! :)

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