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Tuesday, 6 April 2010


Hiya peeps! Just got back from eastercon and got a few goodies!! Righty yo! It was marvellous seeing some of my favourite authors! And a few embarassing moments :( , christ I couldn't believe the social faux pas I committed there!! I'm thinking, I shouldn't go to these events ever again... good thing Stephen Deas is so understanding... so there I was an over eager fan qeueing up to get my books signed... then it was finally my turn!! I ask Mr. Deas to kindly sign my copy of The Adamantine Palace, so he opens the book up to the title page, and guess what? It was already signed! I bought a book which he already signed!! I should have checked whether the copy I bought was a signed copy or not! Oh. My. God. !!! So I said sorry and beat a quick and hasty retreat... I so need to go home!! Mr. Deas was ever so nice about it, he just smiled and said something pacifying which I couldn't remember anymore. In my embarassment I forgot to get my copy of The King Of The Crags signed!! Can somebody please shoot me!

I did get my copy of Excession signed by Ian Banks... **squeeee**... and along with a whole boatload of books which I got signed by the authors! Yay!!!

Now it's time to share... the talented Mr. Joe Abercrombie signed for me the whole First Law trilogy! One lucky blog reader is going to take home the signed copy of The Blade Itself* (Book 1 of the First Law trilogy) for free!! All you have to do is say so in your comment that you want it. Easy peasy! But please leave a way for me to contact you in case you win or come back on May 17. This giveaway will run until May 16 and winner to be announced on May 17. Open worldwide. Eastercon is exhausting!

*Please note that the picture of The Blade Itself above may not be the same cover that you are getting in the giveaway. Above pic is stock image.
Amendments: Several changes to wordings has been made since post became live. Questions? Email me.


buddyt said...

Oh dear ! I can imagine it must have left you rather red faced. But never mind, I am sure we have all had something similar happen to us at one time or another.

You don't say, but is the giveaway open worldwide ?

If so, please enter me.
Thank you.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Cherry said...

Oh, yeah, open worldwide! Will ship to any address in the world, so long as reacheable by postman ;)

Unknown said...

Aww Cherry, don't beat yourself up, I can just imagine myself quite capable of committing the same blunder *blushes* At least he was very nice about it! :-)

Thanks for your offer, would be interested, please enter me :-)

stella.exlibris (at) gmail DOT com

bianca_riot said...

I would love to win, sounds like you had fun!!!


Cherry said...

Stella: Yes, Deas is a nice man, I have to say.

bianca_riot: I did have fun :) and I will put up a pic of my horde when I get around to acutally taking pictures...

host said...

What kind of exciting trip this would be if you didn't ahave a funny story to tell! I'm happy you had a great time.
Please count me in the giveaway - thanks for thinking about us internationals!

Reading said...

I would love to win. Thanks for the chance. Sounds like all in all Eastercon was fun. Is the book worth more if its signed twice??LOL

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Tales of Whimsy said...

How cool.
You are SO giving!
I've never heard of this author/book.

Kelsy Alexandra said...

Please enter me for this awesome contest!!!!



fredamans said...

Awesome!!! I would love to win!!


tetewa said...

This would be a new author for me, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com

Anonymous said...

pmg! its so easy ^^ thanks for give us the opening of that awesome serie^^

Thanks for make it international :D

Elizabeth R.

Jackeline R. said...

I really want to read it! :)

Gosh you do the coolest things! So green right now lol


Manders said...

Would love to get this book!



Stacey Brucale said...

I would love to read this!


Unknown said...

I would love one! This would be a new author for me. I am so jealous of your convention trip! Thanks for sharing.

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Thuy said...

Hi Cherry,

I would have been so embarrassed if that had happened to me. At least you had fun and memories :)

Please enter me too.

Much Thanks!

vision.nguyen AT gmail DOT com

mariska said...

I want IT ! I Want IT !

you are so generous, Cherry.

uniquas at ymail dot com

Martha Lawson said...

If I got to go to something like that, I'd probably do the same thing!! Please enter me for this. It sounds awesome.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Stephen Deas said...

It has been said to me on more than one occasion that the rare copies of The Adamantine Palace are the ones that I *haven't* signed... ;-)

Cherry said...

*Cherry is speechless*

Cherry said...

After I picked my jaw up from the floor, I have to say that I am astounded by the awesomeness of Mr. Deas' radar to have spotted my Little Miss Nobody blog post... thank you for being nice to an over eager fan, Mr. Deas!!

To everybody - all your names are in the pot!

Reeni said...

That sounds like something I would do! I would be star struck. I would love to win the book!

EVA SB said...

Yes please. I would love this book.


Giada M. said...

How I wish I could be there, too!*O* What a GREAT giveaway! And thank you sooooo much for making it international!^O^

Giada M

fabgiada @ gmail.com

Bryce L. said...

I wants it too. :) Thanks Cherry.


Carol M said...

I want it! Thank you for the giveaway!
mittens0831 at aol dot com

Annie said...

Yes!!! Please sign me in!!! I WANT THEM!!!



Lindsay Frost said...

I would LOVE to win this!
Thanks! :D:D:D



J said...

I would KILL to win this! XD. JUst kiddin'. But really, I wanna win this! =))


J said...

Please ENter me. I wanna win this! :))

Thanks a lot :)

Aimee said...

I want it :)
That sounds exactly like something I would do; don't feel too badly over it. At least he was nice about it.


grace said...

Great giveaway! I would so love the chance to win this..thanks so much! ^_^

vesipisaroita [at] gmail [dot] com

Tonya Dean said...

I would love to win. Looks like a great book.


Darlyn said...

this is a great one!sign me in!


Unknown said...

I'm so glad I have someone to revel in my embarrassment with! ♥ Thanks for sharing your moment with me :o) It feels nice to not be alone!

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