Another awesome event by the #RARE team!!
This was my second #RARE signing, the first being in Edinburgh last year, and this years event was just as awesome!! Well organised, great authors, lovely hotel – I can heartily recommend you attend any of these #RARE events – I’m already booked in for #RARE18 London and #RAREROMA!
So, this is me in my specially made Blog tshirt, with most of the major PR companies I blog for on the back!
My daughter and I landed on the Friday morning and met up with Sophie Broughton (from Bookalicious Babes Blog) and her friend Sam for a whistle-stop tour of Berlin before the main event :
We then had a meet up planned in a Beer Garden where the pre-registration was taking place later, for all of Author Lauren Rowe‘s #LoveMonkeys that were attending #RARE17. This was a lovely chance to get to meet everyone in a nice relaxed setting, and to meet and chat with Lauren, who is just one of the nicest people you will ever meet. I love her dearly!!
So, its the morning of the signing, we’re up and ready and raring to go, with a decent amount of books to be signed and plans to visit as many Authors as we have time for.
Just to say – I picked up an awful lot of stuff to giveaway!!! We’re talking signed books, swag, photos, an autograph book and a signed canvas!! So keep you’re eyes peeled for these giveaways in future blogs!!!
Here’s an alphabetical list of the Authors I managed to get round and see :
It was lovely to meet Celia and Mr Aaron as well!! First time meeting Celia at a signing. I had won a signed book of The Bad Guy from her the previous week so was lovely to meet her in person!
FB Group: Celia Aaron’s Acquisitions
Another first for me seeing Katie, she was lovely!
FB Group: Ashley’s Angels
This is the second time I’ve met Jana, first was at #RARE16 in Edinburgh. She is just as funny in real life as the books she writes, shes a love!! It’s always a pleasure to read Jana’s ARC’s, you know you’re in for a good read!
First time meeting Natasha, and she was great to talk to!
FB Group: Natasha Boyd’s Readers
First time meeting Catherine – we were lucky enough to be able to spend some time with her and Lauren Rowe on the Friday night, and what a fab person she is!
FB Group: Chatty Cathy’s
First time meeting Ruth, but had not long done a review of In The Heir, so it was really nice to get to meet her.
First time meeting Audrey, she was lovely!
First time meeting Ruth, she was lovely to talk to.
This is the second time I’ve met Alice, the first one was at #RARE16 in Edinburgh, so nice!
This is the second time I’ve met LH, she’s lovely.
FB Group: LH Cosway’s Blue Queens
First time meeting Cara, she was really nice.
First time meeting Karina, great to talk to!
First time meeting AM, but she was lovely to talk to.
This is the second time I’ve met Emma with her lovely husband Darryl. We stayed at the same hotel as them so managed to spend a bit of time chatting with them. They are a lovely couple!! Being on Emma’s ARC team is fab, you know you’re in for a real treat with her books!
FB Group: Emma Hart’s Hartbreakers
First time meeting Staci, such a lovely person!
First time meeting Monica, lovely to talk to.
First time meeting Lesley, she was fab – Carnage is definitely on my TBR list Keri Roberts!!
FB Group: Lesley Jones Book Bar
First time meeting Terri, she was really nice.
First time meeting LP, she was lovely.
First time meeting SM, she was really nice, loved her green hair!
FB Group: The iLumettanati Library
First time meeting Natasha, she was lovely to talk to.
I’ve met Jodi several times now and she is always such a sweetheart!! I was that busy talking and catching up with her I forgot to take a photo with her!!! The airplane had lost her luggage so she was in a bit of a pickle. She’d had to choose between bringing knickers to wear or ARC’s of All I Am: Drew’s Story – argh!!! Knickers was the wrong choice Jodi lol !!! Jesse out of This Man is one of my all time favourite book boyfriends!
Second time of meeting Meghan, who is just so nice to talk to! Again its a pleasure when I get to read her ARC’s, the books are always fabulous!
FB Group: Meghan March’s Runaway Readers
First time meeting JJ, she was really nice.
FB Group: JJ’s Ruthless Street Queens
First time meeting Raine, she was just lovely!
FB Group: Raine Miller Romance Readers
First time meeting Liv, a pleasure to talk to!
First time meeting Cat, she was just so nice!
FB Group: Cat Porter’s Cat Calls
This must be my second or even third time meeting Jo, I have quite a collection of her signed books now!! Again she’s really nice and I love getting her ARC’s through, the men she writes about are just yum!
FB Group: Jo’s Ravens (Readers Group)
My second time meeting BB, she’s a lovely person!
FB Group: Reiderville
My second time meeting Claire, she is so nice to talk to!
FB Group: Claire C Riley (Author) Fans
This is my second time meeting Lauren, whom I adore!! You couldn’t ask to meet a nicer person than Lauren. I love receiving Lauren’s ARC’s, her writing is just fabulous. Her Club Series is one of my all time favourite reads ever!!! #LoveMonkeys
FB Group: Lauren Rowe Books
First time meeting Emma, but I’d just read an ARC of Sugar & Gold, so it was lovely to meet her!
FB Group: Emma’s Entourage
My second time meeting Harper, with our hair colours we stood out a wee bit!! She is just lovely to talk to.
FB Group: Harper Sloan’s Alpha Babes
First time meeting Kandi, she was just lovely!
FB Group: Kandiland
First time meeting Katherine, she was really nice.
My second or even third time of meeting Jade, she’s always lovely to talk to, and when her ARC’s come through you know you’re going to get something dirty!!
FB Group: Jade West’s Dirty Readers
My second time meeting Clarissa and her now hubby!! She is always a pleasure to talk to about dirty books!
FB Group: Fan Club Clarissa Wild
My second time meeting Suzanne, who is just wonderful with a wicked sense of humour!! Lovely to meet her again.
My first time meeting Mariana, who was lovely!
First time meeting her and she was just lovely to talk to.
FB Group: A. Zavarelli’s Femme Fatales
So, an awesome time was had by all!!! There were hardly any queues, no ticketing system was needed, and it was a chilled out and relaxing affair, no pushing or shoving or overcrowding – the best signing I’ve been to yet!!
Model – Jake Wilson
I even managed to get a photo with Jake whilst I was there!! He came with Meghan March and was wandering round while she was doing her stuff. He was lovely to talk to and we had a few minutes chatting and a quick pic!
Men of #RARE – Stuart Reardon, Jase Dean & Franggy Yanez-Fracrox
This was my second time meeting the Men of #RARE, they were also at Edinburgh last year, and as usual it was lovely to have them there and chat with them, they are all so lovely to talk to!!
I have got A LOT of stuff that will be being given away in the coming months from #RARE17 in Berlin!!
These include signed books by the Authors.
An Autograph book and a canvas signed by the Authors.
2 Tote bags full of all sorts of swag, again some signed by the Authors.
2 signed photographs of the Men of #RARE
Here they are doing the signing!!
These are the signings I’m off to next:
Four Brits Book Fest ~ November 11th 2017 ~ Manchester, UK
#RARE18 London Calling ~ February 24th 2018 ~ London, UK
#RAREROMA ~ June 23rd 2018 ~ Rome, Italy.
Maybe I’ll see you at some of these Events??
Thanks for reading and keep an eye out for those future Giveaways!! I will be posting them here on my Blog and over on my FB Blog page https://facebook.com/allthingsdarkanddirty