Bloggers Forum with Melissa de la Cruz, Alyson Noel, and Margaret Stohl

September 14, 2013 was another memorable day for me and my fellow book bloggers. Why? Because we got to meet three amazing New York Times Bestselling authors! Who are they?

Presenting…

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The fabulous ladies! Alyson Noel, Melissa de la Cruz, and Margaret Stohl

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Q & A

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With Melissa, Alyson and Margaret ๐Ÿ™‚

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Bloggers unite! ๐Ÿ™‚

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L-R: Maricar of Blackplume, Leslie of Bibliophilekid, Kazhy of My Library in the Making, Me, Sab of Sab The Book Eater, Algel of The Literary Panda, Louisse of The Soul Sisters, Kayla of The Bookish Owl, Lyra of Defiantly Deviant, Precious of Fragments of Life, Kai of Amaterasu Reads, and Dianne of Oops! I Read A Book Again

(Photo from Kate of The Bookaholic Blurbs)

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PH YA Book Bloggers w/ the authors and Chad Dee of National Bookstore

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With Alyson Noel!

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With Melissa de la Cruz!

(Photo from Kate of The Bookaholic Blurbs)

I also had a photo taken with Margaret Stohl but unfortunately, my camera wasn’t able to capture that moment well. The photo was blurred. BOO! ย I have more pictures from the event but they were all unfocused and foggy. UGH. Of all days, why did my camera choose to suck at an important event? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Anyway, I’m glad I still managed to get a few good shots with my camera before it acted up. Thanks to fellow blogger Kate for graciously allowing me to grab some photos from her Facebook page. ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are my signed copies of Icons, Frozen, and Fated which were taken using my phone. Squeeee! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Thank you Chad and JB of National Bookstore for the invite! I had a great time! Till the next bookish event. ๐Ÿ™‚ To my fellow bloggers, I hope to see you again soon!

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Melissa De La Cruz, Alyson Noel and Margaret Stohl Book Signing Events

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Book Signing Events at Ayala Center Cebu and The Podium

Frequently Asked Questions

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When and whereare the book signings?

September 13, 6:00 pm, at the Activity Center of Ayala Center Cebu

September 14, 4:00 pm, at The Podium Atrium

When will the registration be?

Registration opens at 10:00 am on September 13 at the Activity Center of Ayala Center Cebu and at 10:00 am on September 14 at The Podium Atrium. Each guest will be asked to fill out the registration form upon arrival. Separate registrations for each event is required should you wish to attend both events. First come, first served.

ย Is there a limit as to how many people can have their books signed?

We do not have any preset limit.ย  However, should there be an excessive number of people, we reserve the right to limit the number of people who can have their books signed.

ย Is there a registration fee?

No. There is no registration fee.

ย How many books can I have signed?

You may have up to 6 books total signed in any combination (i.e. 3 with Melissa, 2 with Alyson, 1 with Margaret OR 6 with Alyson, 0 with Melissa, 0 with Margaret). Only books purchased from National Book Store, Bestsellers or Powerbooks will be accommodated.

Can I bring old books or other editions of the books?

Yes, as long as the books were purchased from National Book Store, Bestsellers orPowerbooks.

Do I need to buy on-site?

No. You can buy books before or during the events.

Can I have other items signed?

No. Only books will be allowed to be signed by the authors.

Can we have our photo taken with the authors?

Yes, you can have your photo with each author when they sign your book. However, we strictly allow only one photo per person for each author.

How much are the books?

Melissa De La Cruz titles:

BLUE BLOODS 1: BLUE BLOODS (Trade Paperback โ€“ P325)

BLUE BLOODS 2: MASQUERADE (Trade Paperback โ€“ 325)

BLUE BLOODS 3: REVELATIONS (Trade Paperback โ€“ P325)

BLUE BLOODS 4: VAN ALEN LEGACY (Trade Paperback โ€“ P325)

BLUE BLOODS 5: MISGUIDED ANGEL (Trade Paperback โ€“ P285)

BLUE BLOODS 6: LOST IN TIME (Trade Paperback โ€“ P315)

BLUE BLOODS 7: GATES OF PARADISE (Hardcover โ€“ P589)

BLUE BLOODS: KEYS TO THE REPOSITORY (Trade Paperback โ€“ P325)

BLUE BLOODS: BLOODY VALENTINE (Trade Paperback โ€“ P299)

WITCHES OF EAST END and SERPENT’S KISS BUNDLE (Trade Paperback โ€“ P565)

Alyson Noel titles:

EVERMORE (Trade Paperback โ€“ P395)

BLUE MOON (Trade Paperback โ€“ P395)

SHADOWLAND (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465; Hardcover โ€“ P649)

DARK FLAME (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465; Hardcover โ€“ P675)

NIGHT STAR (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465)

EVERLASTING (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465; Hardcover โ€“ P789)

RADIANCE (Trade Paperback โ€“ P345)

SHIMMER (Trade Paperback โ€“ P345)

DREAMLAND (Trade Paperback โ€“ P345)

WHISPER (Trade Paperback โ€“ P345)

FATED (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465; Hardcover โ€“ P879)

ECHO (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465)

MYSTIC (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465)

KISS & BLOG (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465)

KEEPING SECRETS (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465)

Margaret Stohl titles:

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (Trade Paperback โ€“ P399)

BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS (Trade Paperback โ€“ P399)

BEAUTIFUL CHAOS (Trade Paperback โ€“ P399)

BEAUTIFUL REDEMPTION (Trade Paperback โ€“ P399)

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (Movie Tie-in, Mass Market Paperback โ€“ P325)

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES THREE BOOK BOXED SET (Trade Paperback โ€“ P1,159)

ICONS (Trade Paperback โ€“ P399)

Book Signing Event at the Manila International Book Fair

Frequently Asked Questions

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When and where is the book signing at the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF)?

The MIBF signing will be on Sunday, September 15 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the National Book Store booth. For more information on the MIBF, you can go to http://www.manilabookfair.com.

Do I need a separate ticket to get into the MIBF?

Yes, you will still need a separate ticket to get into the MIBF.

When will the registration be?

Registration for the book signing at the Manila International Book Fair opens at 10:00 am. Only the first 200 registrants will be given a signing slot. Each guest will be asked to fill out the registration form upon arrival. First come, first served.

Is there a registration fee?

No. There is no registration fee.

How many books can I have signed?

You may have up to 6 books total signed in any combination (i.e. 3 with Melissa, 2 with Alyson, 1 with Margaret OR 6 with Alyson, 0 with Melissa, 0 with Margaret). Only books purchased from National Book Store, Bestsellers or Powerbooks will be accommodated.

Can I bring old books or other editions of the books?

Yes, as long as the books were purchased from National Book Store, Bestsellers orPowerbooks.

Do I need to buy on-site?

No. You can buy books before or during the events.

Can I have other items signed?

No. Only books will be allowed to be signed by the authors.

Can we have our photo taken with the author?

Yes, you can have your photo with each author when they sign your book. However, we strictly allow only one photo per person for each author.

How much are the books?

Melissa De La Cruz titles:

BLUE BLOODS 1: BLUE BLOODS (Trade Paperback โ€“ P325)

BLUE BLOODS 2: MASQUERADE (Trade Paperback โ€“ 325)

BLUE BLOODS 3: REVELATIONS (Trade Paperback โ€“ P325)

BLUE BLOODS 4: VAN ALEN LEGACY (Trade Paperback โ€“ P325)

BLUE BLOODS 5: MISGUIDED ANGEL (Trade Paperback โ€“ P285)

BLUE BLOODS 6: LOST IN TIME (Trade Paperback โ€“ P315)

BLUE BLOODS 7: GATES OF PARADISE (Hardcover โ€“ P589)

BLUE BLOODS: KEYS TO THE REPOSITORY (Trade Paperback โ€“ P325)

BLUE BLOODS: BLOODY VALENTINE (Trade Paperback โ€“ P299)

WITCHES OF EAST END and SERPENT’S KISS BUNDLE (Trade Paperback โ€“ P565)

Alyson Noel titles:

EVERMORE (Trade Paperback โ€“ P395)

BLUE MOON (Trade Paperback โ€“ P395)

SHADOWLAND (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465; Hardcover โ€“ P649)

DARK FLAME (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465; Hardcover โ€“ P675)

NIGHT STAR (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465)

EVERLASTING (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465; Hardcover โ€“ P789)

RADIANCE (Trade Paperback โ€“ P345)

SHIMMER (Trade Paperback โ€“ P345)

DREAMLAND (Trade Paperback โ€“ P345)

WHISPER (Trade Paperback โ€“ P345)

FATED (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465; Hardcover โ€“ P879)

ECHO (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465)

MYSTIC (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465)

KISS & BLOG (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465)

KEEPING SECRETS (Trade Paperback โ€“ P465)

Margaret Stohl titles:

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (Trade Paperback โ€“ P399)

BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS (Trade Paperback โ€“ P399)

BEAUTIFUL CHAOS (Trade Paperback โ€“ P399)

BEAUTIFUL REDEMPTION (Trade Paperback โ€“ P399)

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (Movie Tie-in, Mass Market Paperback โ€“ P325)

BEAUTIFUL CREATURES THREE BOOK BOXED SET (Trade Paperback โ€“ P1,159)

ICONS (Trade Paperback โ€“ P399)

Best Saturday Ever: Kiera Cass in Manila

Last August 3, 2013, I attended my very first author event as a blogger, the Bloggersโ€™ Forum with New York Times Bestselling Author Kiera Cass. The forum was held a few hours before Kieraโ€™s book signing in the afternoon. My stomach fluttered in excitement and nervousness on my way to the venue. Aside from meeting Kiera Cass, it was also my first time to meet my fellow book bloggers. Iโ€™ve only communicated with them via Twitter so it was so awesome to have interacted with them in person. It felt so good to know that there are people who share the same passion for reading as I do.

Kiera lit up the room with her friendly smile and cheerful disposition. My heart did the shimmy, pirouette and the splits (Sounds familiar? Hint: It’s the BEST SONG I’ve EVER added to my writing playlist.) as Kiera walked down the aisle toward the platform! The Selection trilogy is one of my favorite series and meeting its author is an unbelievable moment. We bloggers were given the opportunity to ask questions which Kiera gladly answered.

After the forum, we went to National Bookstore Glorietta 1 for the book signing at 4:00 p.m. The place was packed with fans who patiently waited in line to have their books signed by Kiera. We also met ย bloggers, Algelย and Kayla, as we waited for the signing to start.

The screams of 600+ fans signaled that Kiera has finally arrived. I was so surprised that there were also fanboys of The Selectionย trilogy who shared ย thoughts about the books while in line. Despite the long hours of waiting, everyone still wore huge smiles on their faces. EVERYTHING WAS WORTH THE WAIT.

Book events such as this truly bring bookworms together. Hooray for new friends! ย I look forward to seeing fellow book bloggers again soon! Thank you to JB and Chad of National Bookstore for the invite. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pictures from the forum and the signing:ย 

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(Photo fromย Sab The Book Eater)

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(Photo fromย The Soul Sisters)

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L-R: Chyna ofย Lite-Rate-Ture!, Dianne ofย Oops! I Read A Book Again, Sab of Sab The Book Eater, me, Leslie ofย Bibliophilekid, Dani ofย Book Whales, and Kai ofย Amaterasu Reads

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L-R: Me, Dianne, Maricar ofย Blackplume, Kai, Lyra of Defiantly Deviant, and Leslie

(Photo fromย Sab The Book Eater)

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Kiera and her husband, Callaway

Cute as a button, both of you! (Sounds familiar again?)

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Kiera signing my book!

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It was great meeting you, Kiera!

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The bloggers and some members of The Selection PH with Kiera Cass

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Waiting for the signing to start at National Bookstore Glorietta 1

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With Sab

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With Louisse of The Soul Sisters

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With Kate of The Bookaholic Blurbs

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With Dianne

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With Algel of Books and Cozy Afternoonsย and Kayla ofย The Bookish Owl

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My signed copies of The Selection and The Elite:

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