Last night was the final tour stop for YA authors Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia’s Beautiful Darkness Book Tour at Utah Indie bookstore The King’s English. Kami and Margie were full of Southern Hospitality even though they herald from L.A.
If you want a good laugh, tune in and watch their previous blog T.V. coverage of the tour. They have fun bantering back & forth. (Frequently MStohl breaks into random song) Kami revealed she likes to think of new ways to kill off her characters, so you can bet not everyone survives the four book series. She is a Black Sabbath type of girl while Margaret prefers Glee.
The two have already planned out the entire series via grape smelly marker on a white board. Interestingly, the original idea for Beautiful Creatures came after hearing a group of teens complain about what they saw in YA fiction and what they wanted to see change.
YA contemp author Emily Wing Smith
hosted the first Q&A session and introduced her upcoming book
“Back When You Were Easier To Love” to be released April 28, 2010 by Dutton.
Brodi Ashton, author or the upcoming Ever’neath series mediated the Q&A speed round where questions were taken by blog TV participants online as well as live participants. In the audienc fieilding questions was Bree Despain, author of The Dark Divine.
Fellow Utah Book Bloggers Emily’s Reading Room were there with their Literati group.
I got to see some of my fun and favorite TwilightMOMS
Lisa- founder of Twilight MOMS, me, Jenny and Tara
and I spent my days before hand collecting meaningful junk for gift necklaces.
Here’s where you all come in…
Here’s where you all come in…
Kami and Margaret were generous with their swag and we are giving some away. Our prize pack includes a Beautiful Darkness bookmark, a pin from the authors and one of my handmade necklaces.
Simply comment below to be entered to win.
Contest ends November 21, 201o and is open internationally.
So great you got to meet them! It must have been so awesome and you got to meet other authors as well!
I would love to win the prize pack! Please enter me!
Sweet Lady Jess
You lucky ducks! You dolls look like you had a lot of fun! Best series ever! Love it!
Thanks for this chance to win some swag!
I also got to meet Kami and Margi this week but the signing I went to was in Colorado. It was so much fun.
I would love to be entered to win that beautiful necklace!
Sounds like it was a lot of fun!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com
I would love to win
Great giveaway! Those necklaces are beautiufl (such a good idea!) I would love to be entered to win! I love the series and I was so bummed that their tour was too far away for me. Oh well, maybe book #3 will come my way.
(Check out my Beautiful Darkness review and giveaway -> http://www.ilikethesebooks.blospot.com)
OK, so this bookstore sounds Fabulous. They always seem to have great author signings. Where exactly in Salt Lake is it?
I would have loved to have been there. Please enter me in your giveaway.
seriousreader at live dot com
Hahah! Sharpie on the necklace!!
shadowxkissed at gmail dot com
I really like the necklace; thanks for the giveaways!
Cass (Words on Paper)
How awesome that you got to meet them! I think they make a great team. And all the other authors!!
Thanks for the giveaway.
cc932005 at hotmail dot com
Awesome giveaway! I absolutely loved beautiful darkness!
ako4eggs at comcast dot net
Thanks for the awesome giveaway! So jealous that you got to meet them!
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You always find awesome books for us and beautiful prizes. Thank you and keep’em coming!
dikatzen at yahoo dot fr
Great prizes. I’m glad you all gotta go!
I really want to read that book and I would love to enter to the giveaway 🙂
Thanks for the giveaway 😀 Love the necklace!
I love the necklace! Thank your for this giveaway.
Awesome giveaway! The necklace is so pretty!
d.septer at insightbb.com
*bounces* Please count me in!! 😀
isabookwhore at gmail dot com
The Itzel Library
The necklace is georgeous! Count me, please!
Thanks for the chance.
Damla (Sweepstake Lover)
Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
annabell_lee_dk (at) yahoo.com
Thanks for the giveaway. This looks like a good read. Might be checking my local bookstore for this book. Thanks!
khrisocubillo at yahoo dot com
great giveaway, thanks for the chance.
jhbalvin at gmail dot com
hope you had fun. 🙂 thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
Thanks for the chance!
spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com
I’m soooo jealous! LOL
Thanks for the giveaway!
spettolij AT gmail DOT com
someone in jogja city
a Beautiful Darkness bookmark, a pin from Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia, and one your handmade necklaces–>thats enough for me 🙂 get ready to b beautiful bookworm yey!
tx to open international
wulanseries at gmail dot com
OH I’d love to win this!
What an awesome contest!
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Oh thank you! Count me in 😀
feeyonachan at gmail dot com
I love necklaces! Please enter me! =)
Thanks for that beautiful internationnal contest (I’m Frecnh ^^) !
I really would like to win a swag of the saga. I just hope 🙂
i really want to read this book! and i hope to win something too! 🙂
i LOVE your blog! Thanks for being so generous. I enjoyed reading Beautiful Creatures and I haven’t read Beautiful Darkness so I’d really love to win. Thanks for the giveaways!!
I’d love to win these! Thank you so much for this giveaway!
aikychien at yahoo dot com
Thanks for the chance! I need to get Beautiful Darkness!
twilightforever.edward at gmail dot com
Mary not so Contrary
So jelous!! I tried to convince my mom to go but she wouldn’t go to this one for me. Looks like you had a blast though! So fun for you!!
This is an amazing giveaway! I would love to win.
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com
You all are so lucky!
Please enter my into your giveaway.
Would LOVE this one! count me in! Thanks for hosting ♥
The necklace looks so unique!
Love, Kami and Margaret to the point that I wished they were my mothers. LOL, no really ADOPT me. I supper crazy over Beautiful Creatures, and Beautiful Darkness. Love you guys, and cool contest.
I am DYING to read this! I loved BC so I can’t wait for more! I think Kani and Margaret make a great team 😛
Thank you for the giveaway!
entrelibros_blog at hotmail.com
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thanks for this chance.
ale84.vercelli at hotmail dot it
I would love to win this one! Great giveaway!
Another great giveaway. Thanks. 🙂
cjmfnobrega AT gmail DOT com
I would love to win this amazing swag , since Beautiful Darkness is an aswome book .
raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com
What A great Giveaway!! I just finished reading Beauitful Creatures!! Would LOVE to win this!!
Made it just in time. PHEW. What a great book singing to attend. Please enter me into your giveaway… looks awesome.
I’ve really been wanting this book! Thanks for the giveaway
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