Thursday, September 15, 2011

Simone Elkeles Author Event and Chain Reaction Giveaway

On Monday night I was lucky enough to go to my favorite independent bookstore and hear Simone Elkeles discuss her novels and everything surrounding the writing processes. 

 If you've met her you know how wonderfully fabulous she is and if you haven't well let me tell you she completely and utterly is.  She's hilarious.  She actually found Alexander F. Rodriguez (from Katy Perry's Hot N Cold music video) on facebook and emailed him to ask if he'd be in her book trailer!  You gotta love a girl with guts.  As the event continued, she went on to gush about Alex and Giancarlo Vidrio, and Gabriel Chavarria (from Freedom Writers) at one point calling Alex her new religion.  She literally compared him to Jesus saying he can do anything from water skiing to surfing.  Alexander F. Rodriquez is her perfect Alex as are each of the guys she chose to portray her characters in the book trailers.  Any chicka who can write the hottest guys and the steamiest love scenes and then find gorgeous actors to play them in her videos is my kinda gal.  Woot woot! Check out these hotties in the book trailer for Chain Reactions.

Anyway, I had the most amazing time.  I seriously think this is one of the best author events I've ever been to.  She treated it more like a casual chat with your besties than some prestigious event.  And while I was there to get my books signed, I thought I would share the love and had her sign a copy of Chain Reaction for one lucky winner!!  Also she had these posters of the Perfect Chemistry Series Hotties (she brought them for us because she daughter pointed out that you can see a little too much of Alex than is appropriate for schools) and I had her sign some too.

So to wrap that all up I'm giving away two prizes.  The first winner gets a SIGNED copy of Chain Reaction and a SIGNED poster of the Perfect Chemistry Series Hotties and the second winner will get a SIGNED poster of the Perfect Chemistry Series Hotties!     

Giveaway Rules:
The contest runs until Thursday September 22nd, 2011 at 11:59pm (CST)
You must be 13 years of age or older to enter
You must fill out this FORM!
This contest is only open all readers both US and International
Winners must contact me within 3 days of receiving the email or new winners will be chosen
**I am not responsible for any lost or damaged items.  (I haven't had any lost or damaged and I really hope that none will be)
Good Luck and if you haven't check out Simone Elkele's Perfect Chemistry Series or her other book trailers go do it...seriously now (well after you fill out the form to win)!


  1. Nice. I love when an author is so excited about her work it makes me excited to read what she has written. Thanks for thinking of us.

  2. Thank you for the great giveaway!!!

  3. Oh look at that poster! Thanks for the amazing giveaway :)

  4. Thank you for the amazing chance! I haven't read anything by Simone Elkeles, but I've heard really great things about her books! :)

  5. ZOMG, Lisa! I'm sooooo totally jelly. Simone Elkeles sounds awesome. And who knew we shared religions! Alex is my everything. LOL

    Thanks so much for the giveaway. I'd die if I won that poster!

  6. You're so lucky you got to go! I didn't know that she asked some half famous people to be in the trailer but I did see the trailer before and thought it was cool. I read Perfect Chemistry and loved it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Wow, I love this series so much. And Alex is sooo damn sexy.

  8. That seriously must have been gutsy to do that - absolutely freaking awesome! kudos to her!

  9. Awesome giveaway!! I came late to the Perffect Chemistry party and I'm SO excited to read Chain Reaction!


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