Book world adventures – Autumn 2018 edition

Hello and welcome!

As I posted about these in September and October, I attended two books signings this fall. It will be a long post but bear with me, it will be worth it.

In September there was Ignite Your Soul Author Event in London, ON Canada.

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Love their slogan: Real books. Real People. Real community. Come ignite your soul with us!

I was a PA for the day for M. A. Abraham but also got to mingle with the other authors, bloggers and readers. Here is my haul.

books bought
swag collected

This year it was the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex who was the recipient of the silent auctions proceeds. The authors, bloggers donated some great prizes to bid on. I bid on two and won one, which is not too bad.

After the signing, the VIP guests attended the Autumn Harvest Dinner After Party where the buffet dinner was delicious, there was dancing with DJ entertainment and photo booth to goof around in, I got to use the spanking paddle on a few friends LOL the night ended with tears rolling down my face and holding my stomach from so much laughter. Yeah I am looking at you Tricia and Angie … I am still waiting for the demonstration on how to eat the tiramisu properly 😛

All in all it was a good event and we had a good time, kudos to authors
Crystal St. Clair & Erin Cristofoli and their awesome team of volunteers, looking forward to next signing happening in 2020. Check out the website for more info.

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In October there was a brand new 2-day event, KaLiCon held in Belleville, ON Canada

It went beyond expectations and thanks to Kali Willows and Kacey Hammell, along with their amazing team, the event was a great success. Friday schedule was packed. There was the Elven Games I got to put together with M. A. Abraham where we had musical chairs, musical toys (a variation of musical chairs for those with mobility issues), puzzles, crafts, frog games, bow & arrows, also pin-the-tail-on-the-dragon, also games involving balloons, spoons and knees too 😀

There was the Author-Sponsored Luncheon, then Author Speed Dating (chat with the author for 5 minutes then move to the next one), then Cider Sampling with Kayleigh Malcolm. I have to say I never really liked cider before, now I certainly do. Later on was the VIP Cocktail Party where we got to try some yummy cocktails. I tried the KALICON DRAGON and BOOK WHORE… YUM … got to keep the menu sign YAY

We also had virtual signings from authors who could not be at the event and we chatted over video link. Lots of prizes were won, I did too, got a dragon eye necklace from Kali Willows.

On Saturday morning there was the Guess Whose Line is It, where there were lines read from various books and who guessed right won the book. I won Clone – Book of Eva by Paxton Summers got to keep the board and signed too. Also won a t-shirt from her.

Again, I was assisting M. A. Abraham at the signing but also got to sneak out and check out the other tables, meeting new authors along with hugging my faves. My haul is smaller this time 😉

books bought
books won or gifted to me
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The silent auction was a resounding success, with the generous donations from authors, bloggers and a few local companies.  My contribution was this necklace I made using aventurine, chalcedony, corralium, turquoise and 925 silver. The chosen charity was the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.

The plans are already in place for next year, I will be there helping M.A. again, plotting the Elven Games. Make sure you reserve your spot as soon as possible, go to the website for more info.

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Now to the best part… because it is my birthday tomorrow and you are all amazing and I love sharing my loot with you, there are two parcels, each containing:

  • two signed books chosen at random from the ones below. I purchased a copy of the Word Search for Warriors from C. A. King then got thinking, it is for a great cause, so I bought another one to share with you. Shaded by Love – Coloring Book was gifted by Kerri Anne, Clone – Book of Eva was gifted by Paxton Summers and Essence Derived was gifted by Carey Decevito specifically for this giveaway.
  • swag
  • VIP bags from both events
  • a tote bag from me, also this fan made by me

Sexy Mr. Random will pick the 2 winners, after 3pm EST on Monday, November 26, 2017, from the comments. Open internationally! GOOD LUCK!

Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

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Ignite Your Soul Author Event 2018

Hello and welcome!

It is that time of the year when I am getting ready to attend a book signing I’ve been attending for the last few years now. Amazing event, small, intimate and what I like about it is that I can spend time with each author and find out what’s what.

IGNITE YOUR SOUL Author Event 2018
in London, Ontario, Canada!

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Love their slogan:

Real books. Real People. Real community. Come ignite your soul with us!

This year is going to be even more amazing, M. A. Abraham will be attending as a signing author along with some fabulous authors, some returning and some new ones too. Before I went as a reader and blogger making small contributions to the registration bags and baskets with books and swag donated by authors. Remember my post last year? Or my post from the year before?

This year I will be helping out Ms. Abraham at her table and sneaking out from time to time to feed my book hoarding addiction 😉

So here is the info….

September 29, 2018

DoubleTree by Hilton

300 King Street, London, Ontario, Canada

Every year a charity organization is chosen to have the fundraising for and this year Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex is the recipient of the silent auctions proceeds. The authors, bloggers are donating great prizes to bid on.

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I will be selling my one-of-a-kind hand-made beaded bracelets adorned with the purple ribbon charms with proceeds going to the same.

Many genres to choose from, so join us for another fabulous Canadian book signing convention! Here are a few of the titles that will be available for purchase.

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For the VIP guests there will be the Autumn Harvest Dinner After Party too with a delicious buffet dinner, DJ entertainment and photo booth to goof around in.

Check out the website for more info, for a list of the authors attending and if you have any questions you can contact the organizers on the site or the event Facebook page.

Here is the link for ticket purchase form.

I hope to see you there, if you do, stop by the table and get some swag and a hug too… just ask those who got one, they say I give the best hugs 😀 or if you see me walking around, stop me and say hello… I’ll be the one of the two (the taller one 😛 ) with Elven tiara and ears 😉

Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

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