Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Meeting Authors: Amy Brecount White Book Launch Party (and Giveaway)

I was lucky enough to be invited to Amy Brecount White's book launch party for FORGET-HER-NOTS. I've met authors before at signings and conventions, but this was the first book launch party I've ever been to. It was a nice event located at a museum in DC. It was pretty fancy. Guests were able to wander through the floor and see the art exhibits. There were flowers placed on tables with a blurb about their meanings, in honor of the book. Amy signed books and read an excerpt. It was a wonderful event.



"Something - some new power - is blooming inside Laurel. She can use flowers to do things. Like bringing back lost memories. Or helping friends ace tests. Or making people fall in love.

Laurel suspects her newfound ability has something to do with a family secret, one that her mother meant to share with Laurel when the time was right. But then time ran out.

Clues and signs and secret messages seem to be all around Laurel at Avondale School, where her mother had also boarded as a student. Can Laurel piece together everything quickly enough to control her power, which is growing more potent everyday? Or will she set the stage for the most lovestruck, infamous prom in the history of the school?"

You can read about Amy and her book here: http://www.amybrecountwhite.com/

And in honor of the launch party, I am hosting my first book giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a signed copy of FORGET-HER-NOTS and swag. Second place winner will receive swag. You have until Saturday, March 6, 11:59pm EST to enter. Winners will be posted when I review FORGET-HER-NOTS.

To enter the contest, please leave a comment, answering the following question: What is your favorite flower and why?

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25 comments:

Catie S (Book Bound) said...

My favorite is probably carnations. They were the ones we could put food colloring in the water & make them change colors when I was little. I do like a lot of flowers.

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Sandy said...

I hope you promote this contest as much as you can! Tweet it up the wazoo! I'll help ^_^

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I have a bunch of favourite flowers but I'll try to just give 1 for the moment.

Bachelor Buttons - when I was little my grandmother took me and my siblings to the Botanical Gardens when she came to visit us and it was the first time I had come across Bachelor Buttons. There were just large bunches of them piled together and with so much different colours, I instantly loved them ^_^. I actually kept saying the name (caused I loved it too) and my grandmother bought me a pot of bachelor buttons and my dad or mom planted it in the garden at home. Unfortunately either my dad or the gardener went over it with the lawn mower so its not there any more :(.

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Andrea said...

I love sunflowers. They're so bright and sunny (of course). And I love how they grow so tall.

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Jeff said...

Ironically enough forget-me-nots and I don't really have a reason just liked them since I was a kid

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Sarah said...

My favorite flower most definitely is the tulip. Such beautiful colors and they have always been a good harbinger of things to come when I receive them.

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Jessy said...

My favorite flowers are probably calla lilys because of all the pretty colors and they bloom to be really big.

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InABox said...

My favorite flower is the rose. Roses come in gorgeous shapes and vibrant colors, and they smell wonderful!

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Catie S (Book Bound) said...

Hi its Tegan via Catie, effen google!

Fav flower is a Callie Lily because they just look so Pretty, and I love them, there were the Flower my aunt was going to have at her wedding (it didnt work out) but, Callie's rock. I have a necklace that Tia got me in China and its a Jade Callie Lily.


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Spav said...

My favourite flower is the lily because of all the different colors they have and the way they smell.

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Kelly said...

My favorite flower is the rose because my gradnmother loves them, they come in a variety of colors, and the smell is intoxicating.
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Alessandra said...

I love tulips because of their bright colours and sweet smell. They also remind me of my grandma, who used to grow them in her flowerbeds when I was a child.

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Book Addict Girl said...

My favorite flower are probably orchids. They're beautiful. I looked it up and apparently it stands for love, luxury, beauty and strength. So huh, traits I want too! :D

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Sharli said...

My favorites are gerbera daisies, specially red ones! I love how bold and brilliant they are. They can really brighten up your day :)

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Justine said...

My fave flower would have to be a white rose (It's also my mom's fave). They symbolize purity and peace and I love the colour white :) Simple, but lovely.

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vonze said...

I love roses in general, they're so classic and beautiful and they always brighten my day.

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angie said...

+2 follow your blog
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My favorite flower is the daisy. It reminds me of spring and new beginnings.
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Sara said...

My favorite flower? I've always really liked honeysuckle and snapdragons. But I think Lady Slippers are my favorite! It is just always so exciting when I see one around where I live because there really rare. Once I even saw a blue one!!

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Twisted Fates Cafe said...

Hey! It's Kim :)

Well, TwistedFates is already following your blog, and I already follow you on Twitter!

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crazyforwords said...

I love Babies Breath. Everyone tries telling me they don't count. I beg to differ. I love them.

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Chloe said...

I can't wait to read this! I don't really have a FAVORITE favorite flower, but I do have a soft spot for roses :) So pretty!

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Twisted Fates Cafe said...

haha forgot to answer the question! Sorry! I'm a fan of tulips because every since I can remember those are the flowers that my parents give me after plays and performances. They bring back good memories :)

donnas said...

My favorite are the dual colored roses. I just think they look so cool starting out one color and ending another. Its also one of the few flowers that doesnt set off a huge allergy attack on me.

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Aik said...

I love red roses because they're romantic.

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Name: Aine said...

I love daisies and yellow roses.

Thanks to all who entered. The contest is now closed, and I will post the winners when I post the book review in a few days.

Giveaways won't be a regular thing around here, but I do have a stack of books to giveaway. So stay tuned for reviews, giveaways, and more!

~THE OPTIMISTIC PESSIMIST ~ said...

Hi I love Violets, the are so wild and just come up where ever they want. It is always such a wonder surprise when I discover a new one!
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