Monday, November 14, 2011

Something Spectacular

Something spectacular is brewing and coming soon to some blogs near you and you can participate! It's been cooking for a month or so now and I am so excited to be hosting this event along with a couple of my blogging friends. Now presenting: *trumpet fanfare*

December 5th - December 10th

Myself, Lynn from Bringing the Epic and Jen from What's On the Bookshelf are hosting a blog hop to celebrate authors! 

One day while chatting on Twitter we realized that many of us coo, swoon and drool over books and their characters (steamy, sexy boys and men, yes?) but rarely get to extol the greatness of the authors behind our favorites. Do you find yourself saying: "This book was great!" "I loved these characters!" "I want [insert girl name here] to be my best friend." Behind all of that was an author that created that world for us. The time has come to honor those authors. 

Do you have an author that you will read no matter the genre they write for us? Is there an author you just can't live without attending at least one of their signings or readings? Which author's books do you count the seconds, minutes, hours, & days until their next book is released? Join the blog hop and share your love & admiration with us in December.

Here's how to participate:
1. Sign up with the linky below. (Won't be active for a few days so make sure you keep checking back).
2. Pick your favorite author (or authors).
3. Pick a question (or questions) from the below list and answer them during the Hug An Author Blog Hop.
  • If you could ask your favorite author anything what would it be?
  • Which one of your favorite author's books is the one that made them your favorite?
  • What advice would you give to an aspiring author for their future fans on how to reach a reader?
  • Who was your favorite author when you were a child? A teen? During your 20s? Now as an adult?
  • If you could pick 3 authors to have a meal with, which author would you choose for
    And why?
  • Which author inspired you? Made you cry? Made you laugh til your sides split? Writes the closest to the way you speak?
4. If you want to give away a book or swag from your favorite author feel free, but it's not required.
5. Grab the button and spread the word.

6. Come back here and see our answers to the questions. Visit your fellow participants as well.

Jen, Lynn and I will be hosting blogger/author interviews throughout the week as well. If you are interested in participating please email us and we'll send you the interview questions.

You can reach me at mavso29 at hotmail dot com. Use the subject line "Blogger/Reader interview"

We can't wait to share with you and hear all about your favorite author sightings, stories, and fan girl and boy moments! Don't forget to sign-up :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hangout with Jeri Smith-Ready, 11/14/11 @ 8 P.M. CST

Wooooo Hoooooo! Monday, 11/14/11 is almost here!

Wanna know why 
Fictitious DeliciousLiving-FictitiouslyWhat’s on the Bookshelf, and And Many to Read Before I Sleep are smiling from ear to ear and flipping cart wheels? Do you? *drum roll…………………………………….*

Jeri Smith-Ready will be video chatting with us live on Google+ hangout at 8pm CST about the FANGtabulous WVMP Radio Series!!! Jen D. from What’s on the Bookshelf will be hosting this radical event from 8pm – 9pm CST.  

If you do not have a Google+ account, set one up immediately so you can join in on the fun! Jen D. from What’s on the Bookshelf will be sending all who participate a hangout invite. We ask you to log on 15 minutes early (7:45pm CST) and to have your microphones muted and camera’s off, but volume turned up. Jeri and Jen D. will be the only one’s live and the rest of us will be using the chat feature to type in questions and/or comments.   

If you were a WVMP read alonger, we have your email address. For those who didn’t participate in the read along, please leave a comment below with your email address. All participants will receive an email from Marissa (And Many to Read Before I Sleep) with more formal instructions on attending. 

Don’t forget to enter the Ultimate Feed the Need Giveaway hosted by the blogs mentioned above. Giveaway ends at 11:59pm on Sunday, 11/13/11. 

Remember, WVMP Radio Series is an adult read. Topics discussed could stun young ears. Hell, we may even shock ourselves…… NAH!!!! 

Thanks everybody and we look forward to seeing you at the chat on Monday! 

Jen S. & Amy- Fictitious Delicious 
Kimberly & Britney- Living-Fictitiously 
Jen D.- What’s on the Bookshelf 
Marissa- And Many to Read Before I Sleep

Monday, November 7, 2011

WVMP Read-Along Wrap-Up & Giveaway

First of all, as your hosts, we would all like to give a HUGE Thank You to all of you who joined us for the WVMP Read-Along in October. We truly enjoyed sharing these wonderful books with you all, and we hope you enjoyed it too. Thank you also to all of you who participated in the discussions for each book. We have sent out all the bookmarks and buttons to our giveaway winners. Jeri Smith-Ready is a very talented woman, and I think we can all appreciate her hard work. Especially on the #intheshower scene! 
And how about that fabulous chat with Shane and Ciara? Wow! They were so kind to join us and answer some of our questions. They were both very good sports about some of the rather outrageous inquiries. 
Now for a couple of announcements:
  • We have had to postpone the live Google+ chat with Jeri due to her deadline; however, we now have that chat all lined up for you.  The chat will take place on Monday, November 14th at 8 PM CST (9 PM EST). So come join us, and bring your questions for Jeri!

  • We are also starting the final giveaway. The giveaway will run from Monday, Nov. 7th until Sunday, Nov. 13th at 11:59 PM EST. Entering is easy. Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below, and answer all the WVMP questions. All participants who were ORIGINALLY signed up for the Read-Along will receive extra entries. The winner will receive the following:
    • WVMP Tote Bag from Fictitious Delicious
    • WVMP Coffee Mug from What's on the Bookshelf
    • ETERNAL: Love stories with Bite from Living Fictitiously
    • $15 iTunes Gift Card from And many to read before I sleep
Jen Duffey from What's on the Bookshelf 
Amy and Jen from Fictitious Delicious
Britney and Kimberly from Living Fictitiously
Marissa from And many to read before I sleep