Thursday, June 5, 2014

BookBuzz, BEA & Giveaway




I had the pleasure of attending BookBuzz last week in New York City.  For those of you who are not familiar, BookBuzz is an event that allows readers to meet some of the hottest names in women’s fiction and is put together by Francine LaSala, Samantha Stroh Bailey and Meredith Schorr.  What excited me the most about attending was finally being able to meet several of the women that have become my close friends through our shared love of books.  It was a laid back atmosphere with old friends, new friends, books, food and drinks.  What was originally scheduled as a two hour event became more of a five hour party!  The time just flew by and we were all sad when it ended.  It’s an event that I won’t soon forget and look forward to attending next year!  And, of course, I made sure to pick up some books to giveaway here at Book Mama Blog!

The next day I attended BEA (BookExpo America).  Being my first time attending, I had no clue what to expect!  There were rows upon rows of everything books!  As a self-proclaimed book nerd (and lover of free things), I was beyond excited to snag a bunch of free books and swag!  When I say a bunch, it was literally two duffle bags full!  But don’t fret!  I am good at sharing and will be giving some of it away to you lucky people!

Another highlight of my time at BEA was when I was casually strolling along and what do I see?  Some larger than life, muscle clad, male romance book cover models.  Now, what kind of blogger would I be if I didn’t stop by, say hello and ask to take some pictures?  Of course this was not for my own pleasure but for the sake of the blog.  Okay, who am I kidding?  I was 100% thinking of myself and myself only when I stopped by their booth!  However, I am in the works of possibly having one of the alpha hunks stop by the blog and say hello!  And, who knows, we may just have a giveaway along with it!

Overall, my time in NYC for BookBuzz and BEA was a huge success.  It was a great time with amazing people.  I can’t express enough how much I love being a book blogger.  The people I’ve met are amazing, I have developed lifelong friendships and I love being able to share it all with you!



BookBuzz/BEA Giveaway!!!
Enter to win a bunch of books and swag from BookBuzz and BEA
(Open Internationally!!!)

Included are: Pecan Pie and Deadly Lies by Nancy Naigle (signed)
Finding Lucas by Samantha Stroh Bailey (signed)
A Kind of Mad Courage (Anthology) signed by KC Wilder, Samantha Stroh Bailey, Francine LaSala, Sheryn MacMunn, Julie Valerie and Diana Shafter Gliedman.
Between by Megan Whitmer (signed)
Love Struck by Chantel Guertin
This Is How I’d Love You by Hazel Woods
Paper Airplanes by Dawn O’Porter
The Fire Artist by Daisy Whitney
Plus a bunch of fun swag!!!





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43 comments:

  1. Yes I would read an interview from a male romance book cover model. It would probably be an interesting read.

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  2. Why sure! A male would bring a different twist to things.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  3. I would love to win those books! So interesting!!

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  4. It would be interesting to hear what they have to say. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

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  5. I would like to read that interview.

    THanks for the chance to win!

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  6. heck yeah i would love to see that

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  7. Yes I think it would be an interesting interview.

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  8. Yes, I would be very interested in reading an interview with with a male romance book cover model.

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  9. Yes, that would be interesting. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Yes,I would love to read that interview :D
    Thank you for the amazing opportunity! :)

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  11. It would be really great to read an interview with a male model for romance book covers. I'm interested in how they came to get a job like that, if they were, or still are, a clothes model too, and if their friends envy them. :-)

    You are so very lucky to have been at BEA! I would love to have that opportunity some day. Thanks ever so much for snagging all of those delicious books and fabulous swag to share with your followers. I'd love to be a winner!!

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  12. I would love to read that interview! I'm sure it will be very interesting!
    Thank you for the fab giveaway opportunity!

    Happy Reading, M. xx

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  13. Yes, that would be awesome. Of course include photos!!! LOL

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  14. I love your blog! You have the best features and giveaways! Would I like to see an interview with one of those hunky guys? You bet I would! I will keep my fingers and toes crossed that it happens and that you do a giveaway as well. If I can't have one of them, it would be nice to at least be able to stare at a picture of them!

    Hope W.

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  15. Yes, yes, yes! I definitely hope you do an interview with a male cover model. I haven't seen any other book blog do that before and it would be so fun to read (and look at photos of them). Hopefully you can do it sooner than later. Would love the eye candy!

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  16. Yes, would love to see an interview done with a male cover model!!

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  17. You look like you're having a horrible time in the picture with the two guys. Thank you for taking one for the team in the name of Book Mama Blog. ;) Next time, maybe I can go in your place! :D

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  18. I think that this interview would prove to be "very interesting"! Thanks for a great giveaway.
    Connie

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  19. Heck yea! Bring on the interview with those models. And, be sure to include more pictures. I enjoyed hearing about your adventures from the weekend. It's a dream of mine to be able to meet all of my favorite authors and friends that I have met online.

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  20. I don't read romance novels but I wouldn't mind seeing this!

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  21. Yes! I would love to read an interview from another perspective like that!

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  22. I'm sure reading an interview w/the male cover models would be fun and enlightening. I'm sure it's not all fun and games, it would be interesting to read about their schedules and what they enjoy in life.

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  23. Why not? Would be an interesting read from a male perspective.

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  24. I think it would be an interesting twist. Absolutely!

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  25. Yes definitely would be a great interview :)

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  26. Sure, that would be interesting. You certainly looked comfortable in the picture with them.

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  27. Glad you had such an amazing time too. I'm still going through withdrawal!

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  28. Sure. Pictures would be nice too!!

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  29. That would be a fun post thank you!!

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  30. Why not? It would be interesting to read their perspective.

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  31. Sure....curious as to motivation. :)

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  32. The interview sounds like fun!

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  33. An interview with a male romance model could be interesting.

    bluedawn95864 at gmail dot com

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  34. Yes, I would definitely read an interview with a male model. I never used to pay attention to covers (now I do). So I'd never considered whether a cover was a photo or painting / drawing. It would be interesting to get a model's perspective on the covers.

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  35. Sure, I'd definitely read a Book Mama Blog post featuring an interview from a male romance book cover model. I'd be interested to learn what connections led to his finding this particular niche and what other types of print work he's currently doing. I'm also curious how he works to build his following.

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