April 24, 2013

#C4LiftFest Re-Cap and a G!veaway of a Box of Books!


Hey guys! 

We had such a fantastic, awesome, unbelievable, unforgettable time at C4Litfest over the weekend!

It’s the first  year that this even has taken place, and it was such an amazing experience for both me and Gabby!

We were asked by the amazing Rhiannon Paille to participate and to speak at a few of the venues and we were so stoked!

But as the big weekend approached, I was a nervous wreck. Gabby, on the other hand, was over the moon!


DAY #1

So, for Day #1, it was set up day! As part of our display on our table, we made these pretty wicked SWAG boards!



As we’re setting up, Gabby starts to get excited voice and says “Guess who’s table is beside ours???!!”


Commence fan-girl moment…

Kelley came to our table and was very neighbourly! She and Gabby talked about The 5th Wave (!!),  and Kelley and I talked a little bit about the New Adult genre!

I think the actual words going on in my head were “OMG…Kelley Armstrong is actually talking to me! We are having a conversation…right now!” (See…fan-girl moments)

The event went underway, and we were truly surprised by how many people approached us to talk about blogging!

We had 2 speaking events for this day which included:

What Is Book Blogging?  and Book Recommendations.

Both went very well, I’d like to think. lol But very fun nonetheless!

No pics of these because…we were speaking! Yay!

Day #2


Day 2 was a more easy going day for us. We had one speaking event where we talked about How to Start A Book Blog!

It was a wonderful turnout, and we had so much to say that time nearly ran out!   eeep!

Kelley had quite a turn out on Sunday for her signing:


My most fan-girly moment?

Ummmm… THIS!


A signed ARC of OMENS, her new book coming out in August!

Kelley also gave Gabby a signed copy of Loki’s Wolves!

And she signed all our books of hers we had, as well as books for a friend!

signed KA


Kelley was so sweet and amazing, and so easy to talk to. Truly, a memorable author moment!

We also got a chance to meet some very awesome local authors during the event (some for the first time)! 

Check some of them out!


Rhiannon Paille (she set this whole thing up!) Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


G.M.B Chomichuk

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


S.M. Beiko

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


Chadwick Ginther

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


Shaylynn Wilbon

Twitter | Goodreads


Susan Rocan

Website | Twitter | Goodreads


A.P. Fuchs

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

There so many others that we didn’t get a chance to chat with as they were participating in their own speaking event, but everyone was amazing!  And very welcoming! =D


Complete the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win a box of books! Some of  the books include ones from the authors listed above, as well as some other goodies! There are more books in the box!  Ooooo…a surprise!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Box of Books Giveaway!


  1. Natalie Cleary

    That sounds awesome and to be next to Kelley Armstrong is just wow!!!

  2. Melissa Robles

    Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaway and for making it international! <3

  3. Mimi Smith

    Thanks for the giveaway and making it international.

  4. Sophia Rose

    I’d be nervous too, but it looked like you had a lot of fun to balance it out. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  5. cody

    Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway and for always bringing such great reviews to your readers!

  6. Brynna

    Oh jeez it sounds like you had a blast! (And I’m kind of jealous). SO MANY AWESOME PEOPLE. Also, thanks for the giveaway, the prize looks AWESOME! There are definitely a few books in the pack that I’m drooling over.

  7. Great giveaway! Oh ma gosh :) I’d love to get my hands on these.

  8. SweetMarie83

    This sounds like so much fun, you guys! How cool that you got to talk about book blogging. I would LOVE to meet Kelley Armstrong, as well as Rhiannon since we’ve been chatting online for a couple of years. Glad you had fun!

    ~Marie @ Ramblings of a Daydreamer

  9. Bonnie Hilligoss

    Wow, I would have loved to have been at the LitFest, and your pictures are great! Thank you for the info and the amazing giveaway!!

  10. Heather C.

    Super jealous!! Looks like you had so much fun! Your swag bored looks amazing!!!

  11. Looks like y’all have a fantastic time. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  12. Crystal

    thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  13. Emma

    Thanks for the giveaway. and great reviews.

  14. hippolein

    Thanks for the possibility to enter!

  15. Cassi

    Thanks! I would love some new books!!!

  16. krsz

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Meghan Stith

    I’ve been dying to read Surrender! What a great giveaway and it looks like you had fun at the festival.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  18. Alicia Batista

    This is an AMAZING giveaway! I LOVE your blog too, I’m ALWAYS here! :)

  19. sarah p

    This sounds like such an amazing experience!! Very nerve wracking to be a speaker, but also such an honour :) Congrats!! Thanks for a great giveaway!

  20. Diamond cronen

    I’m a new follower! Love your blog and this giveaway is seriously amazingggg! I love the box of books idea!

  21. Chelsea B.

    Thank you SO MUCH for the fantabulous giveaway!

  22. sarah K.

    Thanks for such a great giveaway.

  23. Tiffany

    What a fab giveaway! Very generous of you not to keep them all for yourself. :) Would be hard to do!

  24. Tiffany

    What a fab giveaway! Very generous of you not to keep them all for yourself. :) Would be hard to do!

  25. Brianna

    I’m beyond excited too see what’s all in there!!!

    *happy dance*

  26. Len D.

    Thanks for the giveaway! It’s always awesome to get to meet authors! :)

  27. Amber Terry

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!! All the books look awesome :)

  28. Ashfa

    Looks like you had a blast! Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Tina

    Looks like you had a great time! Thank you so much for your generous giveaway!!!

  30. Kelley Johnsen

    Thank you for this awesome giveaway! I added a couple new books to my TBR list from here. Thanks!

  31. Brianna

    Thanks for the giveaway

  32. Jeanz

    Wow the convention you went to looked great. I live in the UK and anything like that going on is usually in London too far away for my and my daughter, plus we wouldn’t both be able to go as I am a full time carer to my elderly disabled mother. I love signed books, they are definitely something treasured in my home!
    Thanks for such a fantastic Giveaway as well as your informative blog too!

  33. Kristia

    wow you are so lucky! Thank you for the amazing giveaway :)

  34. Lacey

    Um, hi?? Um, I’m glad it’s warming up and this semester is almost over…and uh, yeah thanks ; )

  35. Sounds like an awesome weekend! I’m glad you both had so much fun! :D

    Thanks so much for the awesomesauce giveaway! :D You guys rock sockz! lol ;p (weirdo moment…)

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair

  36. Susan Rocan

    Sorry I was a little slow in checking out your site. Loved the re-cap of the weekend. It was fun meeting you both! :)

  37. Chapter by Chapter

    No need to apologize at all Susan! It was fantastic meeting and talking to you! I hope u gained some new subscribers. =)

  38. A.P. Fuchs

    Such a great weekend. Really nice meeting you two ladies. Thanks for posting this recap. Hope to see you both next year.

  39. Chapter by Chapter

    It was really great meeting u too! Hopefully we can be a part of it next year also.

  40. Christine

    What an awesome event! I wish I could go to one like it–hopefully one will come to Phoenix soon :)

  41. Cassandra Loskot

    Thank you :) Some day I’m going to have to go to something like this to meet authors :)


  42. Tiffany Drew

    You. Are. Awesome. Thank you!!!

  43. Bea T.

    Thanks for the giveaway:)

  44. nurmawati djuhawan

    i am so jealous u meet many authors…
    but still thx 4 the giveaway :)

  45. Lisa Vazquezanzua

    WOW!! You guys are SO LUCKY!! I’m so happy that you two had so much fun!! And great pictures!! I’m so jealous I wish I could go to an event like that:( Thank you so much for this very generous giveaway!!! Awesome books for the giveaway! *crossing fingers*:)

  46. Brooke

    The button doesn’t seem to be working. I added it to my site, but it won’t show up. Are you sure the code is right?

  47. Chapter by Chapter

    Hi Brooke! Thanks for bringing this to our attention :) I’ve re-coded it and it should work now. <3

  48. Brooke

    Awesome! I’ll copy and paste now :)

  49. Jolene A

    Thanks for the great giveaway and chance to win

  50. Jamie (Jay)

    Great Giveaway. Love the backstory and pictures too!

  51. This event looks like it was so much fun! Thanks for sharing your experiences with us and thank you for the giveaway.

  52. Wayne Lecoy

    I entered your giveaway.
    It would be great to win a Box of Books!
    I enjoy reading and discovering new authors.
    It looks like you had a awesome time at C4Litfest.
    Thank you for the amazing giveaway !!!!!!!!!

  53. Angela C.

    Omg, you guys are so lucky! I want to go to an event so badly! D:

    By the way, I accidentally put in something else for the follow by email entry. I meant to put in “” So much for using copy and paste. ><

  54. Sarah

    I wish I could have been there! What great books, thank you very much for the chance to win :)

  55. Nikki O

    Congrats on the event! It sounded like such fun. And meeting authors. I am so jealous.

  56. Christine

    I love book events! Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  57. Laura

    Amazing giveaway! glad to hear you guys had fun!

  58. Mary G Loki

    Did you know the same force its take for you to bit a carrot is the same to bite off a human finger? lol Though Id add something besides TY for the giveaway! :D

  59. Lmao I did not know that! Awesome comment!

  60. Riz Bulatao

    This giveaway is a Wow! Lots of books! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I wish I win. Geez… the hardback copies of Tiger Saga are included right? *swoon*

    -Riz B.

  61. Alyssa

    Great giveaway! You ladies are very lucky to have gone to that!

  62. Lacey G.

    Great Giveaway! Wow! :) Thank you!

  63. Holly Calhoun

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway:)

  64. Ellie

    wow! Looks like tons of fun! I’m so jealous! Whats a great giveaway, especially siege and storm!

  65. Amber Hsu

    I’ve always wanted to go to one of these events! You’re so lucky… Kelly Armstrong is one of my favorite authors~ I’ve never had the chance to meet her. Thanks for the giveaway!

  66. kchorak

    Thanks for such an awesome giveaway. It looks like there are some great books in the box.

  67. Jennifer Crawford

    A BOX of books?? How exciting is THAT?? Thanks for the giveaway!

  68. Karen H in NC

    What an amazing box of books! Would love to win this giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

  69. Livvvy75

    You’re so lucky! I would love to meet Kelley Armstrong! I like your review of The Summer Prince by the way. Great giveaway! A whole BOX of books!!!!

  70. Anasheh

    This looks like such an awesome event! I hope to be able to attend to something like this one day!

  71. starryeyedjen

    You guys are so lucky! I haven’t been able to attend a festival/conference this year. :( But that box of books would more than make up for it. :P Looks like y’all had fun!

  72. may

    Oh wow… I want to go! Love Kelley Armstrong too so I can relate to your shock!

  73. Sofia T.

    Wow!Great Giveaway…Thanks for making it INT!

  74. Kellani

    Thank you for your giveaway!

  75. Anasheh Satoorian

    This is so awesome! I really would like to attend an event like this in the future! Hope you ladies had fun!

  76. Holly Letson

    Wow! It must have been awesome being right next to Kelley Armstrong.

  77. Catherine Siborutorop

    Awesome giveaway! Thank you :D

  78. Jennifer Crump

    Thanks for the contest!

  79. bn100

    Nice pics

  80. kim heimbuch

    What a great blog entry!

  81. Ana

    OMG OMG this giveaway is simly AH-MAZING!!! Would love love love to win:) Thank you !!!

  82. Celine

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway! Hoping that I can win since I have never won a giveaway. REALLY REALLY THANK YOU! And I’m a huge fan of Colleen Houck (pretty much one of the reasons why I want to win this giveaway). Thank you again! :)

  83. Aly P

    You must have had so much fun! I envy you. Thanks for the chance to win

  84. It looks like you had such a great time!!! I wish they had more events by me, in Arizona. We get left out a lot. Oh, well. :)

  85. Kathy L.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  86. Gaby

    Thanks for the giveaway!! You seem to had so much fun :)

  87. Janhvi

    Thank you for the super duper awesome int giveaway!

  88. Wendy Collard

    Great giveaway, thanks for the chance x

  89. Jodi Carmichael

    Awesome contest and it was great to meet you at C4! Every time I read one of your reviews I have to add another book to my “to read” pile!

    Well done.


  90. Chapter by Chapter

    Thanks Jodi! It was awesome meeting you too! I wish there was more time to sit and talk with you and take a pic! Of course we decided to start takin pics with authors while you’re all at speaking events… =/ doh!

  91. Jodi Carmichael

    No worries. :) It was great meeting you and having you partake in the Q & A part of my presentation was a definite highlight of the weekend for me. You added depth for the new authors.

  92. Christina

    Wow, this is freaking amazing! I’m so jealous you got to meet all of these cool authors. Thanks again for the great giveaway.

  93. Anubha

    Wow that would have been one hell of a experience :)
    Thank you for the awesome giveaway… :D

  94. Raina

    I’ll admit it—I’m a little envious. I never get to experience events such as these because they’re never near WI. They seem like a wonderful experience, and it sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  95. Amairany

    I envy all of you that can go there :c, but thanks for sharing the photos, maybe one day…

  96. Chantelle I.

    Wow! Thanks so much for making this international, definitely makes not being able to go to BEA a little less painful :)

  97. Pragya

    Wow, you had so much fun! Thanks for making this International. :)

  98. Thanks so much for the giveaway! And making it international! Such a great selection of books :)

  99. Nat

    How cool. I wish I could have been there. It’s very nice of you to make the giveaway international.

  100. Amy Garnet

    Thanks for the giveaway!! This would be so cool for summer at the beach!!
    Good luck everyone!!

  101. Alyssa Llanes

    You’re so lucky to meet Kelley Armstrong.

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  104. Cohlina

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

  105. Krutula

    Amazing giveaway! Thanks!

  106. Leah

    Awesome giveaway! Thank you :).

  107. This is such an awesome giveaway guys! And INT, that is so generous of you.

  108. Shannon Thackrah

    Wow! Such an amazing giveaway. Thank you. I’m so excited for all of the books :)

  109. Heather

    Great giveaway! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  110. Elijah Herrera

    Thank you so much for this amazing giveway! Thank you for making it international! :)

  111. Brooke Bumgardner

    Sounds like an awesome event! I wish there were things like that here. :) Looks like you two had a great time!!

  112. Kamla L.

    The C4LitFest sounds like quite a phenomenal event. Looks like you had a blast. I would loved to have been there. Hopefully, you guys are going again next year and I can live vicariously through you when you blog about it.

  113. Celine

    Wow!! So many authors! I wish went there :( Too bad I’m like a thousand miles away

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