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!
Enter to win a bunch of books and swag from BookBuzz and BEA
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!!!