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January 05, 2012

Our meeting w/ author Amanda Hocking + Giveaway!

Hey GCReaders!

So last night I got together with both Maria and Wanda and we went to St. Martins Press for a special meet and greet with author, Amanda Hocking. We really didn't know what to expect, but it turned out to be a really good evening. We learned a lot about Hocking's journey from being a self-published author, to signing with a publishing company. She told us a lot about the ups and downs of self-publishing, and the difference now that she is with St. Martins Press. She was really nice and also shared with us how her life has changed.

The people at St. Martins Press were super nice and very accommodating. They had snacks and drinks out for us, and they also gave us all three books in Amanda Hocking's Trylle series. They even gave us an extra set to share with one of our followers. Amanda Hocking signed all of our books, including the set to giveaway.

Here are some photo's from last night. Maria isn't in any because she was the one taking the photos lol.

There were a couple of other bloggers there and it was really nice meeting them and talking to them. I had a blast and as you all know, I loved Switched so this was a nice treat for me. You can find my review here:

And now for the giveaway:

What's up for grab? 

A signed copy of Switched, Torn, and Ascend. All three books in her Trylle series.

How do you enter?

Just simply follow Rafflecopter below. Please make sure to read all instructions and rules before clicking "I DID THIS."

  1. There will be ONE winner. 
  2. US ONLY - Unless you're willing to cover your own shipping cost.
  3. Winner will be chosen by Random. 
  4. Winner will be announced on our Facebook and Twitter page.
  5. You must be 13 or older to enter this giveaway.
  6. Winner must reply to our e-mail with their full mailing address within 48 hours, or a new winner will be chosen. 
Good luck!

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  1. wow, all three books?!! that is awesome!!! :D thank you for the giveaway

  2. This is a fantastic giveaway!! I love Amanda Hocking's books.

  3. I would love the whole series! What a cool way to promote her books! So glad you had the opportunity to meet her. Thank you for a great giveaway!

  4. Wow that is so cool, I have never done this before. I have been to a lot of signings, but nothing like this. So awesome!

  5. Amazing giveaway opportunity! Thank you so much for the chance!!

    Gena Robertson

  6. This is so AWESOME I just actually seen a trailer on TV for Switched and said this is going on my TBR Pile at the top. This is so ah~may~zing thx for this fantastic giveaway. My fingers are deff crossed for this one.

  7. This is such an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. I have my fingers, toes, feet, arms, legs and eyes crossed for this one! Thanks so much!!!


  9. Omg - I about drooled all over my keyboard when I saw this AWESOMEBALLZ giveaway!!! I'm going to bathe in 4-leaf clovers & hope I win lol ;D
    THANK YOU for all your groovy giveaways~

  10. So lucky to have met Amanda Hocking! I'm so jealous! I'm glad you have shared your pics with us and Thank you for having this spectacular giveaway!

  11. I would love to recieve signed copies of this series. I am so excited for Torn. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. i love the trylle trilogy and amanda hocking writes! she is just an awesome author :) would love these books. thanks for the giveaway!

  13. this looked like a fun event! the books sound awesome!

  14. Wow...that is an up close and personal book signing. How cool! I have not been to one like that. I think this series sounds fantastic and would love to read her books. Thanks as always for such a cool giveaway.
    I think I follow you guys all the different email is where I get all the good news ;)

  15. Thanks for the incredible giveaway!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  16. This is a excellent giveaway. Thank you for having this giveaway, and I look forward to reading your blog posts in the future...

    I would love to add these books to my collection!

  17. WoW! All three books. Thanks so much for this generous giveaway! That looked like so much fun and get to meet with the author and publisher.

  18. I first read Amanda Hocking's books on my Nook (big surprise), and I love them. I didn't read the Trylle series at first, but I loved her My Blood Approves books. Then I decided to give her Trylle series a chance, and I LOVE them.

    Pretty sure I read them all in a week. I would LOVE to have the whole series in hard copy.

  19. Wow, all three books. Just like the best christmas present ever. Thanks for the chance to win. GFC follower: Chris Bails. Facebook follower:Chris Bails. Email follower: Chris Bails

  20. OMG! Three books and I can't wait to own them. Although I'm outside the States, I can pay for the shipping. Those books really drool me away. I want those books!

  21. I have read the "My Blood Approves" series and can't wait to devour the "Trylle" series! Hope I win this! I cherish the few autographed books I have!

  22. Sounds like you guys had a really great time. Thanks for this awesome giveaway the books sound great and they have such amazing covers.

  23. This is awesome! I've been anxious to read this series, but haven't the chance to get it yet. I'd love to win this series and finally get to jump into it.

  24. She just came to my area, and I can't believe I missed her :(

  25. great giveaway :)

  26. I read the summary on switched and read the 1st 3 chapters or so on Facebook. I am looking forward to reading the entire series. Can't wait. I'd love a signed copy


  27. She seems like such an awesome (& judging by her tweets, hilarious) lady! What a fantastic giveaway!

  28. I would love an evening like that with almost any author.

  29. That looks like a fabulous evening and look at those gorgeous covers...they are so pretty all together like that! smiles...

  30. I love the Trylle Trilogy; I read it when Amanda Hocking self-published it :} thanks for the giveaway!

  31. What a great giveaway would love to read them heard so many great things about them!
    Thanks for the great giveaway and chance!

  32. That is so neat that you got to meet the author in person and interview her.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  33. Thanks for such a generous giveaway! I've been lusting after this series for so long now. I have read such wonderful reviews about this series. I missed her e-book versions and they are at the price now where I'd prefer to have a physical copy instead.

    Thanks again!

  34. I think it's cool that you got to actually visit St. Martin's Press and meet the author in person! I've been to author signings, but never at their publishing place before. Talk about cool!
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway. =^-^=

  35. Great post! Sounds like a great experience to see an author and be at the publising house! So cool! And thanks for another great giveaway! I've been really wanting to read this series!

  36. Thanks for doing the giveaway! I hope I win, I never win anything!


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