September 21, 2011

Meeting with Author Rachel Hawkins + Giveaway!

Hi everyone!

On Friday, September 16th, Wanda and I visited The Voracious Reader in Larchmont, NY because author Rachel Hawkins would be there talking about her series, Hex Hall. I am huge fan and just recently Wanda read and loved Hex Hall. It's a really good series and I think everyone of all ages can read it.

Rachel talked about her home town, writing the series, her characters and what she is working on next. Afterward she signed a couple of books and took some pictures. Rachel is working on a spin off series with some new characters. I am really excited to read it. After meeting Rachel, I can honestly say that her main character Sophie, is exactly like her. She was so funny and had all of us cracking up in our seats. I am really happy we got the chance to meet her. The Voracious Reader is always having great events and what I like best about it is, the events are not rushed and you get personal time with the authors. They also have a great staff and the owner always has some kind of goodies to go along with the event. If you're ever in Larchmont or even New Rochelle, stop by The Voracious Reader. We love that bookstore!

Here are a couple of photos from the event...

 Cell phone photos don't really come out great, but I never learn lol.

Wanda, Rachel Hawkins and I
Even though I am holding SPELL BOUND in my hands, it really was just the cover on HEX HALL. LOL I wish I had Spell Bound! lol

Wanda and I chipped in together and got a copy of Hex Hall, and a Demon Glass bag to giveaway to one lucky follower. They are both signed by Rachel Hawkins.

ONE PERSON will WIN a signed copy of Hex Hall (paperback) and a signed bag of Demon Glass.

This giveaway is **US ONLY - If you are outside the US and are willing to cover your own shipping cost, you are more than welcome to enter.
Contest Ends Sunday, 9/25. 
Winner will be chosen by

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment with your NAME and EMAIL address, and answer the follow question:

If you could be a witch, but only have one power, what power would you choose and why? 

Please DO NOT forget to leave your NAME and E-MAIL. If you have a BLOG, feel free to leave that as well, but not a must.

We would really appreciate it if you spread the word about this giveaway, but it is not a must, nor would you get any extra entries. We want to make this a fun giveaway :-)

Cannot wait to hear everyone's response. Good Luck! :-)


  1. I would want to be able to heal people!


  2. Wow that looks like such a cute event.

    If I were a witch I would LOVE telekenesis. That's the one power I've wanted since I was little.

    Amber Elise
    amber.hrkns at gmail dot com

    Thanks! <3

  3. Of course I am not entering, but if I were ever a witch, I would want to be just like Piper from Charmed. She had the best powers! LOL

  4. I would want to have the ability to heal myself and others if I were a witch :D


  5. Sounds like it was a great event! I always end up using my cell phone at events, I think it's a lesson we never learn.

    One power....well I think I'd really want to fly on a broom. I don't think that qualifies as a power but it sure sounds fun. :D


  6. I would want to be able to do teleportation. LOL It'll make traveling so much easier.
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  7. I'd want the power to control the weather, that way I could travel around and change the weather to make areas better or safer and save people from disasters. =)

    Valerie Long (Scorpio1974 on GFC)

  8. If I could have a witch power it would be to transfigure things into other things. I would be really convenient at times when you really need a pair of scissors but all you have are your car keys to open something.

    Great Giveaway! I really hope to win!

    Michelle (@OBoyledBooks)

    OBoyledBooks at gmail dot com

    My Book Review Blog:

  9. I would want to be a healer.

    So cool about getting to meet Rachel. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Crystal (Crystal on GFC)
    My Reading Room Blog

  10. GFC: Arianne Cruz
    If I was a witch, I would choose the power to heal. It's cliche but there's so much going on in the world today, having a disease should be one less thing to worry about.

    P.S. I don't know if you've gotten my tweets but I received (Anna Dressed in Blood) last week.

  11. I want to fly. I've wanted to fly since I was a little girl. I used to think that everyone secretly could, and all I had to do was figure out how. By the way, awesome giveaway! I love Rachel Hawkins! I'm from Alabama too. :)

    jlnaccari (at) gmail (dot) com

  12. Thanks for doing this post so we can share the experience with you, i would of loved to meet rachel she seems epic.

    I would love to of a baby and now school age son its hard to get everything done in the morning! I would love to be able to get to the school in the blink of an eye :) no tardies!

    mel91284 at yahoo dot com

    FB, GFC and twitter follower!

  13. I think I'd like to fly or make myself invisible if I were a witch.



  14. Easy question! I would want the power of telekinesis so I could clean house. I hate cleaning house! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. I would love the power of teleportation!
    GFC- audreyclair

  16. What a great giveaway. Looks like you ladies had fun :)! I am the same way with my cell phone and taking pics lol.

    I would like the ability to take away pain - physical, emotional, etc.

    gfc follower - pams00

    pams00 @

  17. Not entering the contest, but I'm glad I dropped by. I read Hex Hall and Demonglass and will definitely try to get my hands on Spell Bound. Thanks!

  18. I would've liked to be able to read people's minds and heal the pain.


  19. I'd want to be able to heal people (and myself.) Like Cal :D

  20. I'd also love to have telekinesis. Imagine how clean my house would be if I could just sit there and do it all with my mind! One can only dream...

    GFC follower Tiffany Drew


  21. I would love to be able to have the power of compulsion. I read a lot of paranormal books, and in the books, it always seems like an incredibly useful power to have.

  22. How awesome you got to met her! I would want to be able to heal people. Thanks for the great giveaway.
    Sue B

  23. If I was a witch I would choose know the future. Then I would go and bet of games and pick the powerball! :D

  24. I would choose telekinesis. That why I can finally multitask.

    amys_book_world AT rock DOT com

  25. Transfiguration for sure!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  26. I would want the power to manipulate time.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    adsanders77 at gmail dot com

  27. What a great question! I would definitely want to be able to see the future so I could always know what was coming!
    Colleen Turner

  28. If I was a witch, I'd want to be able to compel people. I would only use it for good of course! And maybe if I wanted a certain thing from a store but I didn't have money... Lol! (I mean, seriously, if you had the power to compel people, you're really telling me you wouldn't compel someone to give you a brand new computer or a car or something?)


  29. I would love to be in touch with nature. Grow a tree here, some roses over there... my own personal garden. lol

  30. I am a follower and email subscriber. If I was a witch, I would want the power to heal people. Please enter me in contest.

  31. Hmmm...I would love to be able to have telekinesis! Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. I love this series- Sophie's voice gets in my head all the time at work to try and get me in trouble!
    One power? I'd want to be able to grow things, a magical green thumb of sorts. Not only lovely, but also very handy, especially when there's so much hunger. And think of the gardens!

  33. One power is hard....I think I would like to be able to stop time/things. Thanks for the giveaway.

    sariahwalters at gmail dot com

  34. I've always wanted telekinesis!

    twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com

  35. I would love to have the power of healing. edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom Krystal L. I love the cover!

  36. If I was a witch with only one power I would want the power to fly I've always wanted to. :) I wish I could meet Rachel Hawkins her books are amazing!


  37. If I was a Witch I would hope my ability would be 'INSTANT GRATIFICATION.' Whatever I wanted would magically appear!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  38. The questions are always hard! If I had one power it would be... to basically disapparate to anywhere I wanted. I live in L.A. and I'd love to avoid the traffic. Thanks for the giveaway!!


  39. If I was a witch, I would love for my ability to be blowing things up. It would be a great offensive and defensive weapon.

    ajiehuang1997 (at) gmail (dot) com

  40. LOVE Rachel Hawkins!!

    If I could be a witch and only have one power, it would be the ability to give people compassion at any given time needed.

    --Christina Wofford

  41. Wow! What an amazing giveaway! I LOVED Hex Hall and Demonglass and can't wait to grab a copy of Spellbound! How lucky you had this opportunity to meet this fabulous author.
    If I were a witch, I would like the ability to read minds. I know that this kind of ability could be a double edged sword but it would still be great to know what people are really thinking.

    Donna @ The Happy Booker
    ahappybooker at gmail dot com

  42. I would lovee to have the power of moving objects with my mind:) i am a lazy person and that would be super cool if i didnt have to go upstairs to get something!! ;)

    Marissa Hoppe

  43. This series is such an amazing set of books, and I cannot wait for Spellbound!! :D I am so very jealous that you got to meet Rachel Hawkins.

    If I could have one power, I think I would love to control nature....make plants grow and do what I wanted and such.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Nicci @ Paper Dreams

  44. Oh wow, only one power.... hmmm.... I guess it depends on if I live in danger. If so, I'd want to be able to have a defensive power like throwing fire balls or something. But if I live in peace, then I would want to be able to be able to borrow any other witches power. That sounds like fun.

    Thanks for the giveaway.



  45. Awe thanks for the chance!!! i"ve been needing to get my hands on these books! Let's see if I was a witch I'd want Paige's powers from the show Charmed. I loved that she was a 'special' kind of a witch. Altho, Piper's was pretty awesome too! :)


  46. If I could only have 1 power then that would be teleportation... then I don't waste sooo much money on gas:) Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. My power as a witch would be to is a type of freedom I dream about. Your cell phone photos look great, btw! Wish I could have been there. Please enter me in the contest.
    Jeanette Blanco: jjcha_cha(AT)ymail(DOT)com

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  49. If I were a witch...I would love the power of divination! Being able to see the future could be very helpful and a really cool gift!!! Thanks for the chance to enter! :)


    *Forgot to add my name ;) Sara Negrete

  50. Thank you so much for this giveaway! I'd love to enter!

    If you could be a witch, but only have one power, what power would you choose and why?

    As a procrastinator who does her best work last minute, even though she hates the stress and tries to do it earlier, I'd love the power to freeze or stop time... just for a few seconds. I've been watching Charmed a lot recently and I LOVE that power. Just imagine the anxiety it would spare you!

    Munnaza A.

  51. Thank you very much for the great giveaway!

    If I was a witch the one power I would love to have is to control time. Time seems to be the one thing I either have to much of or not enough.

    Hannah S.
    wolfluvr420 at yahoo dot com

  52. I want the power of teleportation!

    terilhack at gmail dot com

  53. If I were a witch, I'd definitely want the ability to manipulate time. Eh, my answer's not that original, but more time would be super amazing! :)


  54. telekinesis... coolest thing ever

  55. I would Love to be able to freeze time. Think of all the things you could get done=)

  56. If I were a witch I would love the ability of fire (manipulation, generating, the works)... I have always been a pyro =)
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway!!


    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
    TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com

  57. I would love the ability to teleport because it would make traveling so much easier.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Nakoya (alias.known.yo at gmail dot com)

  58. I think I would like to have the power of telekinesis. Oh, that would be so fun!

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  59. I would love to be a shapeshifter! I have always thought that would be the coolest of powers. :) Thank you for sharing!


  60. So fun! I'm jealous.

    If I were a witch, I would want to power to teleport. I think that would be the coolest thing to be able to do.

    findjessyhere at gmail dot com

  61. He power to heal came straight to mi. To save my family and friends and help people.
    Bree j

  62. that is so very cool that you got to meet her. I don't know how you guys do it all the time...all the giveaways. I'd be so broke :( This is an awesome giveaway. I like low key book stores too. Very personal unlike B&N and so forth. If I had one power as a witch it would be mind control or maybe just be able to fly. I think mind control speaks for itself but I'd try not to use it doing bad things. To be able to fly...that would be awesome too. No more traffic ;) Thanks so much for the contest.

  63. What a great giveaway! I love this series and can't wait to get my hands on the next book.
    If I was a witch my power would be time travel. I've always wanted to be able to see how people lived in different times and I think it would be awesome to have the ability to jump from time to time.

    Tanya Maxemow


  64. The event looks like so much fun! And I LOVE that bag! I've been wanting my own copy of Hex Hall and a signed one would be AWESOME!

    If I were a witch I think I'd want to be able to heal. Watching my kids get sick or hurt is hard and if I were able to make them better it would be awesome! Plus I get HORRIBLE headaches, so being able to heal myself of them would be a huge bonus!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    candace_redinger (at) yahoo (dot)com

  65. If I was a witch I'd want to have the power of healing. Since I have 2 kids it would be nice to heal them every time they got sick, and all the other children in the world.

    Stephanie Eckstein

  66. Thanks for the giveaway, girls! I'd definitely love to get my hands on a signed copy of Hex Hall. <3

    If I were a witch, I'd want to be able to make anything that I want appear! Like right now, I want a cookie. And so I'd get an amazing and awesome chocolate chip cookie the size of my head. Totally.

    I love you girls!
    Linda @ Most Important Letter

  67. I'd love to be able to teleport. This series sounds great. Me and my son would love to read this series.

  68. Ooo oooo - witch ...with one power...lets see. I'd want the power to transform things into whatever I wanted? tlabunski **((gmail))**

  69. Hmm, just one ... well, perhaps the ability to travel forward or backward in time. Sure, there are things I would like to be able to go back into the past and change but I think I would just really love to visit time periods long past and/or see what the distant future would be like.

    vanillaorchids69 @

  70. I'd love to have the power to glamor my looks. I'm so glad you had such a nice time at the signing! Thank's for this great giveaway!

    rootml1 AT hotmail DOT com

  71. I would definitely want a healing power! Think how much good you could do with that :)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  72. Oh if I could be a witch I would want the power to control the elements, mainly water. :)

    bookluver1997 AT hotmail DOT com

  73. To control atoms. I then could control everything what i look like, the weather, energy. Mwahahahaha. ;)

    Jennifer K Jovus
    kjovus at gmail dot com

    (Love this series and would scream out loud if I won a signed copy. Thanks for this awesomest contest.

  74. I would choose to transform people or things into whatever I would want.

    savanna ucinski

  75. Awesome giceaway! If I could be a witch with just ONE power, I'd choose telekinisis (don't think I spelled that right), because I'm lazy and instead of getting up I'd just move things with my mind!

  76. I would want the power of healing. Thanks for the giveaway!


  77. Definitely shape shifting, how awesome would that be?!

    Thanks for the giveaway! & I hope you had fun meeting her:D


    -thank you&come again.

  78. Telekinesis would be awesome. Oh, the power to form an invisible force field would be cool too ;) I can't wait to start this series. Thanks for the giveaway!

    linaramz at yahoo dot com


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