October 2, 2013

Harlequin Teen Preview Event Recap + Giveaway!

So. My Tuesday (AKA yesterday) was pretty eventful.

I started the day off with gum surgery (BOOOOO). Long story short, I had an impacted wisdom tooth, it ruined the tooth in front of it and I needed a root canal. But I needed gum surgery to make room for the crown that goes on top of the root-canaled tooth. So. That sucked. But it wasn't terrible because, as it turns out, sometimes the world lets you have a nice periodontist. And I got to learn what a periodontist does (because I totally didn't know that before I had to go see one).

So. Like I said. That sucked (BOOOOO). But it was minimally invasive and I really, really felt fine, so I decided to go to the Harlequin Teen Preview event I'd been invited to a couple of weeks ago. I RSVPed yes and everything, so I figured I'd put in the effort. 

I was rewarded for my efforts.


First of all, Jennifer L. Armentrout and Julie Kagawa were there. They each took a little time to talk about their books and it was absolutely adorable. (Later that night I also got to chat with Jennifer a little bit and she's so just so sweet.)

After we heard about the books that've been published or are about to be published, Julie Kagawa unveiled the secret project she's been working on.

Are you ready? (Yes, I know it was announced this morning, but maybe I'm telling you for the first time and that's enough for me.)


THE TALON SAGA is about dragons that can turn into people. In contemporary times. It sounds pretty freaking cool.

I could try and explain more of the plot, but I'd probably mess it up like crazy and there's no need for that. So instead, I'll leave you with a picture of the little figurines the enormously talented Julie Kagawa made and brought to the event.

This is what the dragons in the book look like. Their names are Ember and Cobalt. I want them.
Obviously, at the end of the event, there were awesome goodie bags, but we were also encouraged to take books from the display tables to giveaway on our blogs, if we have one. And since I do have one and I know my readers would love a chance to get their hands on some awesome reads, I grabbed a second set of books.

Now, originally this giveaway consisted of just the 5 books I got at the Harlequin party. But then I went to my friend Charlee's and she had ARCs of Dare You To and The Eternity Cure she wanted to get rid of. Given the fact that I'm currently hosting a Harlequin giveaway, I took them and added them to the stack.

So. Instead of this giveaway looking like this:


It now looks like this: 

Thanks Charlee!
Moral of the story, my Tuesday was a mixed bag of really hateful things and really fantastic things. And I have really cool friends. But that's two positives and one negative, so I'll stick with the good stuff.

And now, onto the good news for all of YOU. 

GIVEAWAY RULES

~ To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter form below. DO NOT enter using the comments.
~ You must be 18 years or older or have a guardian's permission to enter.
~ The winners will be chosen randomly. Once chosen, the winners will be emailed. They will then have 48 HOURS to respond, otherwise another winner will be chosen.
~ The giveaway is US ONLY.
~ I reserve the right to disqualify anyone who tries to cheat the system. I WILL be checking the winning entry.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have you entered? Are you excited for all of the books? Which one are you the MOST excited for? Let me know in the comments below!

59 comments:

  1. I am soo excited for White Hot Kiss!! I love JLA :) thank you for this awesome giveaway

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  2. Crash Into You & Pawn, can't wait!

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  3. GAHHHH!!!! I am so excited! I which I could go to these events - if they had any in my area. I have an ARC of Crash Into You, I haven't read any of Julie's books, I have an ARC and eARC of Through the Zombie Glass... so I'm definitely most excited about Pawn and White Hot Kiss. Definitely White Hot Kiss! :D

    Thank you so much! <3

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  4. I am most excited for White Hot Kiss. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

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  5. The Iron Traitor and Crash Into You! Thank you so much!

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  6. That sounds like an awesome event! All of those books look so good! Really excited about Pawn!

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  7. Bummer for being INT :( but it looks like a great event! Very excited about Kagawa's new project :D

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  8. Definitely Crash Into You and Pawn!! So cool that you got to go to the event! Glad you had a great time and thanks for the giveaway!! <3

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  9. This sounds like it was such a fun event! I'm so jealous you got to meet JLA, she's one of my favorites!! On a related note... I'm most excited for White Hot Kiss! =)

    Also, I'm finishing up my last year in dental school and now exactly what you had to get done. =) I also don't like going to the dentist either, haha!

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  10. I'm excited about Pawn, Iron Traitor, and even more for Talon Saga! :D

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  11. GOD CAN I SAY THE TALON SAGA. That sounds flippin fantastic! Humans can transform into DRAGONS(hold me please...or not) and in contemporary times...so yeah, I'm pretty excited.

    But, otherwise, I'm also really excited about Pawn and The Iron Traitor, even if I didn't adore the first book as much I thought I would. Pawn just sounds amaze-balls. ;p

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  12. Ahhhhh, Julie Kagawa is a super amazing rockstar! I love love love all her books, but the Iron Fey is especially close to my heart. I have to confess that I DO have Iron Traitor already (thanks Harlequin!), but I'm really just so excited for all the other books! I'm using a Pawn bookmark right now! And I can't wait for Crash Into You.

    I'm supposed to be leaving for NYC tonight, but I was diagnosed with leukemia a few weeks ago, so I had to cancel my trip, otherwise I'd be touring publishing offices ...

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  13. Awww, the gum surgery sounds unpleasant but at least you got to go to an amazing event afterwards. I haven't read any Julie Kagawa books yet (mentally cursing myself) but her new series sounds AMAZING. Even though I can't participate in the giveaway, thanks for sharing with the people who can! :)

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  14. PAWN! *serious serious grabby hands*

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  15. YOU MET JULIE KAGAWA? *dies* She is just so badass. And the dragons! Can't wait for that book to come out. I'm glad that the event made up for the pain you to go through with surgery :)

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    1. Oh and I'm most excited for The Iron Traitor :D

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  16. Eeeeek! I LOVE THOSE BOOKS!!! I already have Zombie Glass. I already read Crash Into You or that would definitely be the one I'm most excited about! Knock those 2 off my choices and I gotta go with White Hot Kiss by J Armentrout! Whaaat Whaaat!! I can't wait to win!!! hahaha

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  17. I'm most excited for White Hot Kiss [=

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  18. I am probably most excited about Pawn, thanks!

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  19. I am super excited for Pawn!! Thanks for the fab giveaway =D

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  20. Definitely Crash Into You! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. :D

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  21. I'm really excited for White Hot Kiss!! And Pawn!!! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  22. What an awesome contest. Always looking for new books to read. I am looking forward to reading White Hot Kiss for sure and of course hands down the Iron Traitor. The Iron Fey series is amazing!

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  23. I want ALL the books!!!! Excited about Pawn especially!!!!

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  24. Crash Into You!!!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. I'm so excited for White Hot Kiss!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  26. I'm excited for them all! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  27. Hi, most excited about The Iron Traitor

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  28. Need free books! I say this because my BFF refers to me as her very own Library. I love sharing my reads, but let's be real I'd love somebody to give me some books =)

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    1. Specifically Through the Zombie Glass... LOVE me some Gena!

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  29. I am most excited about Crash Into You because I adore Katie McGarry's books.

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  30. They all sound great but since I read the first one I am most excited about Through the Zombie Glass!

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  31. I'm soo excited about all of them, especially Through the Zombie Glass.

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  32. White Hot Kiss the most, but excited for all of them!

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  33. I really don't know which one Pawn maybe or White Hot Kiss all of them look really good though.

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  34. I need to pick! I pretty sure everyone in the pile I LOVE! I'm excited for all! Especially Aimee's new series!! But I LOVE & NEED all those books! hahah

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  35. Hmmm, I think I'm most excited about CRASH INTO YOU, maybe? I want to binge read the first three books! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. Crash Into You and Pawn!!! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  37. CRASH INTO YOU, IRON TRAITOR AND ETERNITY CURE! I am so looking forward to all three. Julie Kagawa and Katie McGarry are amazing authors and the other books are super bonuses!

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  38. The Iron Traitor, but really I'm excited for them ALL!

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  39. Awesome giveaway! I can't wait for White Hot Kiss! Thank you so much :)

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  40. I really want to read the iron traitor!!

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  41. So excited for White Hot Kiss! I'll read anythings JLA writes!!

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  42. I'm most excited for The Iron Traitor :)

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  43. I loved Through the Zombieglass and I'm super excited for The Iron Traitor! I still need to read Dare You To though, so that's on the top of my TBR list.

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  44. I REALLY excited for Pawn and Through the Zombie Glass and those Dragon Figurines are SO cute I want them, Sorry about that Root Canal/Gum Surgery :( I need to go to the dentist and I'm dreading it.

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