ApollyCon Highlights and Giveaway!
When Kelly told me a few months ago that ApollyCon would be held in our hometown of Philadelphia, I jumped at the chance to not only fly home to my favorite city but to also indulge my fan girl tendencies. With a line-up that included, Wendy Higgins, Cora Carmack, Jeaniene Frost and of course the guest of honor, Jennifer L. Armentrout, there was no way BookCrushin was missing out.
At 9:15 sharp, Kelly and I lined up with other die hard fans and made our way through the B&N bookstore where we snatched up tons of books to get signed. When we entered the conference we were able to make our way around and talk with such authors as Megan Erickson, Rachel Hollis, and Susan Dennard. The line to see Cora Carmack was long and I was sweating not being able to talk to her before they broke for lunch but the ever gracious Cora, made an exception, and signed all of our books cutting into her own lunch time.
We happily got back in line during the public signing and decided to divide and conquer the other half of the room. Kelly waited in line to speak to the guest of honor, who had a line that wrapped around the conference room. Although, I think that had a little something to do with Drew Leighty, aka Seth the cover model from The Return (fans self).
With Kelly in line to see Jennifer, I was able to make may way over to meet some of my faves, such as Jay Crownover (who is hilarious), Katy McGarry (who may or may not have given me some intel on a certain favorite character of mine), and Sarah J. Maas (who is one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever seen up close).
At 4pm, I get a frantic text from Kelly that she is only 5 people away from Jennifer, so I hauled ass across the conference room and finally got to meet her in person! After signing for hours, she was as funny and as humble as can be.
Before we left we both found out that we had each separately won ARCs from the raffles. Kelly won her grail ARC–A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas and I had won Asa (Marked Men #6) by Jay Crownover, SQUEEE.
At 7pm it was back to the hotel to partake in the after party. Getting to see so many fans dressed up in their ApollyCon finery was a real treat. The DJ put on some amazing tunes, and we spent the better part of the night shaking what our mama’s gave us.
Getting to hang out with real fans and the authors whose words give us so much joy was an awesome experience.
With that said, we can’t wait to share the wealth with all of you! Read on for the first of a few prize packs we will be giving away over the next week.
Fill out the rafflecopter for a chance to win your choice of 1 book from our ApollyCon stash & swag! Open Internationally! Swag will be random. All entries will be verified any fraudulent entries will disqualify the entrant.
Here is our stash pile:
On the left all the books are signed. The middle are cd audiobooks with signed covers. The right are all the freebies we got at the very end so there was no way to get them signed (Throne of Glass) but they are happily up for grabs! Remember the winner gets their choice of one book pictured!