September 30, 2013

#FierceReads Featuring authors Marissa Meyer, S.A. Bodeen, Leila Sales & Alexandra Coutts! #Giveaway


Hey GCReaders!

On Thursday, September 26th I attended the Fierce Reads event in Paramus, NJ featuring authors Marissa Meyer, S.A. Bodeen, Leila Sales & Alexandra Coutts.

I was there as the featured blogger, and also the event moderator. I cannot lie, I was a super nervous and had no idea what to expect. I've moderated other events before, but never at a Barnes & Noble; especially not one as big as the one in Paramus, NJ. That place is huge!

Anyway, I arrived a little early so that I could video interview the authors and share it right here on Good Choice Reading. Unfortunately, after going over the video I realized it was not good quality and you can barely hear the authors. I am so disappointed because it was such a great interview! Plus, now I have to buy a brand new camera seeing as this one failed me twice now.

But moving forward, I will say that I had a blast and the authors were really nice and were so excited to be there that it rubbed off on me. I mean I was already excited, but seeing them so happy and ready to mingle with readers made it more exciting!

The event was a success and I hope to do this again in the near future!

One thing I do regret? I was so nervous and excited that I totally forgot to take a photo with the authors. :( I know, what was I thinking? *face palm*

Next time, right? LOL!

A HUGE thank you to Macmillan for giving me such an amazing opportunity. Also, the wonderful staff at Barnes & Noble. They went above and beyond.

Here are some photos of that evening...

 Leila Sales and Marissa Meyer signing event poster! 

Alexandra Coutts signing event poster!

They talked a little about their book covers, different genres they like to read, what to expect next, and lots more! 

They even asked readers questions and did little giveaways. 

Leila Sales and S.A. Bodeen chatting with readers and signing books!

After seeing the photos I am even more bummed that I was not able to share the video interview. Such a great night! 

Courtesy of Macmillan we are giving away...

  • Signed copies of CINDER and SCARLET
  • Signed copies of COMPOUND & The Fallout
  • Signed copy of Tumble & Fall

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment below about this post, along with your name and an e-mail address. If you prefer not to share your e-mail, you can leave your twitter and or facebook where we can go ahead and contact you.


  • Must be 13 or older to enter.
  • Will not ship to PO BOX. 
  • Winner will be chosen at Random.
  • Winner will be contacted and has 48 hours to claim prize or else a new winner will be chosen. 
  • This giveaway is open to US ONLY. 

Good luck everyone! 


  1. Uggg I want to win these so bad! Cinder and Scarlet are 2 of my favorite books....and I have yet to get a copy of either :(
    I heard This Song Will Save Your Life is amazing!

    Anyways (enough fangirl excitement)

  2. i love friendly authors who take the time to talk with their fans and meet them! Cinder is one of my favorite books, and I have been dying to read Scarlet!
    Carolyn Marie

  3. This looks like a nice interaction. One day I may actually get to attend something like this. You can tell you guys had a great time.

  4. One of these days someone will come to my town. One day... I actually just went to my first signing about two months ago in Boston. It was a long drive but it was worth it! Thank you!

    Tiffany D.

  5. What a wonderful event and an awesome giveaway. I want to win Scarlett soooo bad!!! thanks for the opportunity.

  6. LOVED This Song Will Save Your Life and would be so excited to get a signed copy! Definitely interested in Tumble & Fall and of course, Cinder and Scarlet are must haves! Thanks :0) sarah(at)

  7. Ah! The event looked awesome. Wish their was stop near where I lived.
    Thanks for the giveaway!


  8. Thanks for the fun post and giveaway! Sounds like this was an awesome event :) Thanks for sharing!!!


  9. That's so awesome! I wish I could have gone! It looks like it was a blast! Thank you for sharing the event!
    Emilia - Dwmillie79(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  10. I am reading my first S. A. Bodeen book right now, The Raft! and I love Marissa Meyer & Leila Sales. I am looking forward to reading Tumble & Fall soon. :) @daphnetrumps

  11. Looks like good times...and awesome giveaway!!!
    Traci Loya

  12. I am so jealous that you got to attend the signing. I live in such a rural area that the chances of a signing happening anywhere near here or next to none. It looks like it was so much fun seeing/hearing the authors. I would love to win these books! Thanks for the chance! adsanders77 at gmail dot com

  13. That looks like it was so much fun! I absolutely love Marissa Meyer.
    Caroline Foxwell

  14. Oh boy, looks like so much fun!! Wish I could have gone too. Thanks for the giveaway!

    lost_in_lit at yahoo dot com

  15. Oh boy! Looks like so much fun! I wish I could have gone too. Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. Thanks for sharing your experience.I think it is totally awesome to have the honor to be there as a featured blogger and the event moderator.
    Candy Smith

  17. A very cool looking event, it must have been fun. There are at least 3 books in that group that I really want, but I won't say which 3. Thanks for the great giveaway, I'd love to win. carlscott(at)prodigy(dot)net(dot)mx

  18. So jealous! There will be a Fierce Reads stop in my town, but unfortunately SA Bodeen won't be there and I really want to meet her! buffywnabe at gmail dot com.

  19. Ah, that looks like such a fun event! I'm dying to read This Song Will Save Your Life!


  20. Looked like alot of fun! I always loved putting together author events when I was working at a bookstore. They really are alot of fun! :)

  21. I wish I could have attended this event! I looks like it was a great time - and I've yet to read any of these books, but Cinder and Scarlet have been on my TBR list forever! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  22. You guys are so lucky that you get events like that near you. I get nothing because I live in boring old Buffalo.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Harman @ Little Bookworm Reviews

  23. the books sound great. would love to read them. angel dearlove

  24. I love going to Author Signings !
    Thank you for the chance to win these amazing books !!

  25. Oh my goodness!!! I am so envious right now because honestly it looks like you had a great time <3 Thank you so much for the generous giveaway and at the moment I can not even describe how excited I am that I have a US address to have things shipped to :)
    t.mahaffy25 (at)

  26. Looks like a fun time.
    I want to read ALL these books so bad!


  27. Sounds like a great event- too bad your camera didn't work! Would love to win this amazing package of books! steph(dot)osborn(at)gmail(dot)com

  28. Wow, it looks like that was a really great event and it wasn't super packed so that everyone had a chance to meet the authors. I love those types of events, they're really fun.

  29. Sorry, I forgot to leave my info:
    Barbara Elness
    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  30. I wish they came near me so I could go. This sounds like so much fun. I have wanted to read several of these for quite sometime. Thanks for the post and pictures.


  31. I wish they came near me so I could go. This sounds like so much fun. I have wanted to read several of these for quite sometime. Thanks for the post and pictures.


  32. I have an ARC of Scarlet and have been dying for a signed finished copy! Looks like you had an amazing time at the signing. Thanks so much for hosting the giveaway :)


  33. Damaris, it WAS a great night and I'm SO glad you took these pics! (This is "my" Barnes!) It was a pleasure meeting you, and Meredith from Pandora's Books, and of course, all the authors. I already knew Leila (she was the initial reason I attended), but hadn't met the others. It was fun all around!

    Good luck to everyone with the contest! If I'm entered, I already have Leila's and Alexandra's books, but certainly wouldn't turn down one of Stephanie's or Marissa's! lol

  34. I'm so jealous! It looks like you had a lot of fun! I'd love to win any of these!

    volta2173 at sbcglobal dot net

  35. I would love to read all of those books. If I was ever at an event such as this I would have a hard time leaving.

  36. It looks like you guys had a great time! And maybe I'm not a little bit jealous. ;-) Thanks for sharing!

    pherlaithiel (at) gmail (dot) com

  37. It looks like it was a lot of fun. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    i_love_books at aol dot com

  38. Looks like it was a lot of fun. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    i_love_books at aol dot com

  39. I loved Cinder and have been dying to read Scarlet. I have never been to a book signing. I really really really want to go to one.
    pa2fl8904 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  40. I wish a fierce reads event was going to be coming near me. They look like they are so much fun to attend. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

    chelle2006 AT aol DOT com

  41. You're so lucky! There are NEVER any author events near me. Thank you for the giveaway.

  42. OMg I bet you were nervous!!!! I wouldn't even know how to act. That's so amazing that you got to do this, thanks for the giveaway!!

  43. Sounds like a fun time!! I wish we had book signings close to where i live. Thanks for the chance.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  44. That looks like it was a great time!! So jealous! I agree with Tabby. Never any author events near me too. The closest one is about an hr away. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  45. This is an amazing giveaway! I can't wait to read these books!
    Danielle Guzzardi

  46. It look's like a super fun event, and a awesome group of books:)

  47. OMG! This is amazing! I would love to win this sooooooo bad. You are so lucky to be able to attend so many events! Anyways, good luck to everyone :D !

    Daisel Tamayo

    daisel (dot) tamayo (at) gmail (dot) com or twitter @daiselita_88

    Xoxo. Daisel

    Ps: Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. That sounds like it was so much fun! Just like most everyone, I wish there were signings where I live too! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway : )

    ame1184 at gmail dot com

  49. Woooooh!!! Looks like you had an amazing time :D You get to go to SO many events....totally jealous! xD Anyways thanks for the fantastic giveaway!
    Happy reading

    nobentspines AT gmail DOT com

  50. Oh. My. God. These are like my favorite authors right there. That looks like SO much fun! I wish I was there. :(

  51. Looks like alot of fun!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  52. It's like something out of an 80's movie! Congrats (and how awesome!) :D
    Bummer about the author interview video....I guess we all just need to show up in person next time.

    bethwade1 at gmail dot com

  53. I love going to events with several authors. One on one is always great also but when there's more than one it's like a party. I haven't attended many with more than one or two but I am looking forward to the next few conventions I'm attending.

    Thanks for this!

    Amy xx
    amydelrosso (at) gmail (dot) com

  54. I am going to my first book event in March, looks like a lot of fun! bigmak207 [at] gmail [dot] com

  55. That is so awesome! I would LOVE to attend the Fierce Reads Events! Your are so lucky to be around all those authors and gorgeous books! Yeah that would a GOOD day! Thank you so much for this amazing and generous giveaway!!!,

  56. I've been hearing about those books everywhere, I am so ready to finally read them!
    Thanks for the giveaway, this is really great!
    (By the way, that event looks so fun, I have got to experience that one day!)

  57. For the record, my name is Joanna Velez

  58. Wow, I wish I could've been there. And it really is such a shame that you didn't have a picture with them! Well, there's always a next time! :)

    jenelleriane at yahoo dot com

  59. Looks like a fun event with great authors! Thanks for the giveaway!


    brookea_2006 at yahoodotcom

  60. Wow, looks like an awesome event! It's so great you got to meet the authors! It's a bummer you forgot to take pictures and the videos had bad quality.

    Twitter: @Bookbrews

  61. I love all the pictures! We don't get many events in my tiny area, so I love when people share their experiences.


  62. This looks like it was so much fun! I live in the middle of nowhere, so I never get to attend any author events. Thanks for sharing your pics & for the amazing giveaway!!



  63. Looks like fun

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  64. Looks like so much fun!! So awesome that you got to go! Sadly I live in Iowa and I'm never close enough to go to events like this! One of my friends got to go on one of their tour stops and said it was a blast! <3

    Kayla DeGroote
    sonic_girl_905 at hotmail dot com

  65. Another awesome event. This looks like it was a lot of fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

  66. I'm so jealous of these awesome events! Whenever one manages to come my way, I always end up not being able to attend--but I'm determined to make the next one :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    teenysez at gmail dot com

  67. You guys are sooo lucky to meet Marissa Meyer. She's one of my favorite authors.
    Thank you guys for the giveaway!!
    Jaybee Diones
    jaybee03diones at yahoo dot com

  68. Awesome giveaway and so many great books! I've heard great things about THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE. Thanks for the giveaway!


  69. All these Fierce Reads books sound fantastic! I wish I could go to an event, but this was the next best thing! Thanks for the giveaway!

    - Eli Weibley
    eliweibley AT gmail DOT com

  70. That was a great event! I've been wanting to read from all of these authors! Thanks for this great giveaway!

    twitter @NookbksNmore

  71. I love events like these, where you can meet and interact with a handful of authors at one time! I would love to have met Marissa Meyer and Leila Sales, so cool! Thanks for the great giveaway :0)


  72. That awkward moment when you realize you entered a giveaway you've already terrible memory apologizes, and you can delete the most recent entry. So sorry :0/

  73. Wow this looks like a lot of fun! I've never gone to a signing, but I'm sure I would have a mini freak out! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

    Kelly M
    Kpoo18 at gmail dot com


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