Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Harlequin Summit Blogger 2013 - Guest Author - Rachel Vincent - & Giveaway

Harlequin Summit 2013.

On February 27th Page Flipperz - ( Kat )  was invited to attend the Harlequin Summit where we met author Rachel Vincent, Bloggers from around Australia and also the Publisher  and staff From Harlequin Sydney. 

 At the get together alot was mentioned -  Books were  discussed (( of course ))  -  upcoming books,  we chatted with the author and met the team behind our wonderful books for review.

 I met my fairy Book mother  * Polina  * and some of the staff  from Harlequin , and it was wonderful to finally meet the people behind the emails, tweets and posts.

The Summit was held at Chatswood - Sydney, where we got to meet special guest Rachel Vincent. Rachel Vincent is the author of the Shifters series and the Unbound series, as well as the young adult Soul Screamers series.

Being a fan of Rachel's book I have to say this was an experience I wont forget. I met Rachel, she signed some of my Books including the her last and final instalment of the Soul Screamers series and I also got some signed bookmarks from the Shifter series to give away to my followers.

 (( fan girl moment)) I was even fortunate to also catch with Rachel after the Summit - we chatted with Sassy Book Lovers - Rene and Stacey - about aussie slang -Vegemite and for Rachel to also try Wedges with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce lol.

Rachel Vincent spoke at length about her books, her writing process, the hardest series she found to write and the love she has for her characters and finding it hard to let go but also in a good way.

She mentioned a new series in the works, however we were unable to bribe any hints out of her or get any tidbits or sneek preview into the upcoming new series she is writing.

A new book in her adult series, and also a new book in a new genre. I certainly cant wait to find  out about this new genre she has in the works.  

Harlequin community page has now been launched, which puts together selected information  from social networks.  Every month they will feature a blog , pictures via instagram, goodreads reviews, book extracts and more. Click on the link below that will take you to the site.

Community page

Harlequin gave out all bloggers wonderful goody bags, that contained a usb stick, magnet, books and a fab umbrella that certainly came in use on my holiday In Sydney.

I was lucky enough to meet some wonderful bloggers I have been chatting to via facebook. Novels on the Run, Book'd out and many more.

I met Rene and Stacey from Sassy Book Lovers . for the first time. We ventured out and did a day trip together exploring Sydney, and also got a picture taken with Rachel Vincent.

Kat ( Left,) Rachel Vincent, Rene and Stacey.

Rene, ( left) Stacey - Me.

Overall, The Harlequin Summit was certainly an experience I wont forget. The first time I know of that Harlequin has done anything like this before . And I have to say I look forward to more in the future.

Big Thank you to the staff at Harlequin for organizing such a wonderful event.

Novels on The Run - Have done a fab post with a video from the Summit .. Michelle was a pleasure to meet :)  Feel free to stop over and watch her video.

Thanks for stopping by Page Flipperz.


My Giveaway will be a signed Stray bookmark - Signed by Rachel Vincent , and a copy of Stray sent via the book depository. Just leave me a comment telling me if you have read any of Rachel Vincent's books and where the Harlequin Summit was. Winner chosen by Random Org in a week. Dont forget to leave me your email address So I can contact you ! thanks



Novels On The Run said...

Woot!! It was a fun trip for me and you girls look like you had fun turning into lobsters..hehe!!

Until the next one girls!!!

Mich :D:D

Novels On The Run said...

Ok I am entering this as I got all my Shifters from the library.

Summit was in Sydney - Chatswood


YES!! read all Shifter - Library
Read up to If I Die which I have all the rest were from the library.

Loved Marc and Jace in Shifters...ooo I wanna Jace spinoff!!

I am Team Tod , I really wasn't blocking my ears well when Rachel said the spoilers :)


I have a giveaway coming up shortly I only got my signed items back today from Rachel/Polina woot!

Pavan said...

I (sadly) have never read any of the Shifters series. But I have read AND LOVED Rachel's Soul Screamers series!!! OMG TEAM TOD FOREVER!!

The Summit was in Chatswood, Sydney

It looks like you had so much fun!!

Thanks for the awesome giveaway,


pavankh at hotmail dot com

Erin W. said...

I'm super jealous you got to meet Rachel Vincent! She's one of my favourite, FAVOURITE authors so it sucked that my uni schedule clashed with the summit. Still, I'm glad you had an amazing time over at Sydney! Sounded like a really fun event.

Sassy said...

It was a blast Kat and I hope we can do it again soon. I would love to be entered cause I gave my book to a friend ;-) lol


Texas Book Lover said...

I am hanging my head in shame since I have yet to read a Rachel Vincent book. I know I need to get on the ball. Her books sound absolutely amazing. So did your trip to Chatswood, Sydney for the Summit. What a great experience to have!

Veronika said...

Wow! You're so lucky!!! Rachel is my favorite author and I hope one day I'm gonna meet her, too. I've read all of her books and LOVE them all! I'm dying to read With All My Soul!
Thank you so much for this giveaway and sharing the post!

verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com