Author Event: Richelle Mead and Giveaway!

Yesterday Richelle Mead was at the Mysterious Galaxy bookstore in San Deigo. I had been debating on whether to go to this signing or not. Only because I had the priviledge of meeting Richelle when she was on tour to promote Golden Lily. But after a short delibration (and by short I mean less than 5 min) with my self I decided to go. I love Richelle Mead's books and I am excited to read Gameboard of Gods.

Vivian and I left LA at 1pm to head down to San Deigo. Our other usual partner in crime Amber couldn't make it due to work. But I was able to take a few of her books with me to get signed for her. It took us a little more than 2 hours to get down there. We hit some traffic and made a couple of wrong turns. (Amber is nick named MAPQUEST for  a reason). But we got there with a few hours to spare. After checking in to the bookstore to get our books, we decided to head to Souplantation for dinner which has become our tradition when we go down to San Diego. On the way there we saw Stacee at Starbucks and stopped by to say Hi! She was gracious enough to save us seats inside the bookstore while we went to go get dinner. So thanks to Stacee we had front row seats!

About an hour before the signing it quickly became a packed house!!!

Richelle herself showed up about a half an hour before the signing and I believe became startled with the mass amount of people and went into the office before the signing actually began. 

At 7 o'clock at the dot she came back up to the podium to start. She usually reads a fight scene from the book, but I am guessing from the amount of people showed up. She wanted to save more time for some Q&A and to actually get everyone's books signed. 


But she began telling us about her inspiration behind the Gameboard of Gods had stemmed from when she was getting her Masters in Comparative religion. What would happen to the world if you took Spirituality out completely. Would people strive to get it back? This book takes place 100 years into the future. The main thing she loves doing in her writing is throwing in Juxtapositions. Dimitri and Rose, Georgina and Seth, Sydney and Adrian, and now Mae and Justin (her two protagonists from Gameboard of Gods). 

There was a lot of Vampire Academy movie talk, a lot of Bloodlines talk, and even some questions regarding Dr. Who. Unfortunately my recorder was having issues yesterday, but Stacee has a great recap on her blog so if you want to see more Q&A's you can go to her page.

When it was out turn to meet her, she was only doing 1 personalization per fan. I mentioned that I was getting the Amber's book personalized since she couldn't be there. And Richelle offered to do an extra personlization for me. 




Now on to the good stuff! So after getting a great deal on Gameboard of Gods (thank you to Barnes and Noble Member savings) I had some money left so I decided to do not 1 but 2 prizes for this giveaway!  And here they are!



They also had some awesome swag there too. There were Sampler books that contained the 1st chapter of Indigo Spell, Vampire Academy and the Gameboard of Gods. I was able to take a couple extra for you guys! They also were giving out a free Vampire Academy keychain with each purchase. So I have one to giveaway! 


Okay guys! That's it for now! Happy Entering and Good Luck! :)



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78 comments :

  1. Ok, I think I'm the first one on entering the giveaway! yeey!! I'm so happy for you! I'm really glad you met Rachelle Mead and that you had fun in San Diego ^^
    Neither of us read any books of Rachelle Mead (don't know why!) that's is why we cannot answer the question proposed, but it'd be a good time to start reading her books! hehe
    Like always, thank you for this amazing giveaway =) you rock!

    Patricia from The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club

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  2. I've yet to read anything by Rachelle Mead but I'll be reading the Vampire Academy series in July or August. My sister loves them and I want to read them before the movie comes out. :)

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  3. I love Richelle Mead! My favorite character will probably have to be Carter from the "Succubus Blues" series! All her series' are amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Sydney and Adrian are my favorites! I love how smart and badass Sydney is, and I love Adrian's humor and how protective he is of those he cares about. They make such a great team! <3

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Adrian is definitely my favourite character! Sweet and kind and witty and badass at the same time:)

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  6. Two favorites, one for each giveaway: I love Adrian because he's...well, Adrian! Rose is probably my favorite ya protagonist ever. I love how loyal she is! Also, she's a complete bamf.

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  7. I wished i could have gone :). Sorry you got lost but see now you know you can make it without me lol

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  8. ADRIAN!! He's so sexy and funny :)

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  9. I would like to thank you for such an increadible giveaway! I adore Richelle Mead and love Succubus and also Iron Crowned.
    My favorite character would have to be Eugenie, although i adore the Vampire Academy novels too.

    It would be such a real treat to read something new and exciting by one of my top authors. x

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  10. Thank you so much for this giveaway! My favourite Richelle Mead character is Georgina Kincaid from the Succubus series. She's got a wit about her :

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  11. Great Give-away. I love going to book signings, they're so much fun

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  12. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!

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  13. I havent read anything from Richelle Mead just yet, so now im without a good answer, hope to change that this summmer!

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  14. I think Dmitri and Rose together make up my favorite character. he is what she needs and vice versa. I love Richelle Mead's books! This is such an awesome giveaway opportunity.
    Thank you so so much :)
    Michelle Hofacker

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  15. Adrian is definitely my favorite - no question!

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    1. I forgot to say why. But, really, it's ADRIAN. I mean, come on, do I really have to say why?

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  16. I haven't read any of her books! Oh no! This needs to be fixed, asap!

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  17. Ah, I wish I could've went with you guys! I live in LA, too! I love book adventures ^_^

    Dee @ Dee's Reads

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  18. You are so lucky to have met Richelle. Thank you for the awesome giveaway :)
    Sydney is actually one of my fave Characters, then Adrian. I like Sydney because she is so different to rose and smart and throughout the bloodlines books you can see her change.

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  19. Team Adrian!!!

    I love his attitude and really his whole persona!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for such awesome giveaways!!!!

    It's awesome you got to meet Richelle!

    My email: mrsjtucker2012[at]gmail[dot]com

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  20. I just love Richelle's books!
    Favorite character of all time is Rose! She is strong and courageous, determined, compassionate, kickass, and sassy!
    Also Adrian. He's just on another level. He's so entertaining, and who I look to forward the most in Bloodlines.

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  21. Richelle's books are fantastic and its great to see she is trying a new genre which should be both great and interesting to read :) My favourite character from Richelle's books would have to... Tough decision but its a tie between both Rose and Demetri. I love how Rose is strong and has no feelings when it comes to protecting Lissa but yet she is very emotional and determined when it comes to her love for and gaining Demetri's love. I love Demetri and the way he comes across in the books, so mysterious, professional and lovable. The way he is with Rose both human and strigoi. The way he gives Rose the nickname of Roza. Really I could go on about them both but its best if I stop now :P Great giveway by the way!

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  22. I would have to say Adrian, because she has quick wits and a great sense of humor that makes her fun to read her parts in the book.

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  23. Hey I am a first time visitor and I loved your post, great job. I am also entering the giveaway (fingers crossed) Thanks for sharing and for putting so much thought into your post. Angelia @ http://dixielandcountry.com

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  24. Adrian is my fav. I almost forgot. ;)

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  25. That sounds like so much fun! I'd love to go to an author signing event. I haven't read any of her books yet. This is my final year of school so I haven't been able to read almost at all, but my exams are finished in June so I'm hoping to finally pick up Vampire Academy!

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  26. My favorite character is Christian Ozera from Vampire Academy series.

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  27. My fave is Rose from Vampire Academy! Thank you btw for the chance!

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  28. My favorite character is rose from vampire academy because of her strong personality.Great giveaway!!Thanks-Fatima Tariq.

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  29. I can't just name one character because in truth I love both Dimitri and Rose from Vampire Academy! Rose is such a kick butt heroine and Dimitri well we never need a reason to love a yum-yummy character do we?
    Plus I love Adrian's charm and Sarcasm!

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  30. Gosh, is it possible to even choose? I love them all!

    Angela C.

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  31. Thank you for doing this giveaways My
    Favourite Richelle Mead character will have to Rose, i just think she is just a strong character but then she can be weak at times.

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  32. Thank you for doing this giveaway! I'm a huge fan of Richelle Mead and I've always wanted a signed copy of her books. My favorite Richelle Mead character would have to be Rose Hathaway. She's so strong and she's so perfectly flawed. I also love Adrian because he's just kind and swoon-worthy, but Rose is just better because she's such a sassy badass.

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  33. Unfortunately, I haven't read any of Mead's books yet, but I would like to!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. Definitely Adrian because he is witty, sweet and charming! Thank you so much for the giveaway! :)

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  35. Thank you for this AMAZING giveaway! I LOVE Richelle Mead's books! My fav's are the books from the VA Series. That series ROCKSSSS!!! But of course my fav character would be no other then Rose Hathaway!! She's a Kick-butt Chick.

    My rafflecopter name is different then my comment name: Vannah Batista

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  36. I actually havent read any of her books, yet.. i have a few vampire academy and bloodlines,golden lily, but i havent gotten a chance to read them.. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  37. I have read most of Richelle Meads books and loved them. I like Adrian the best. He pretends to be the rebel, but has a kind heart.

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  38. I actually haven't read any of her books but I am curious on what to find out :)

    Arra
    Style | Reader ♥
    http://arraabella.blogspot.com

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  39. Thanks for the chance of giveaway.....Looking forward in reading books from this author.

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  40. I am a reading nurse too! Check out my blog at http://bsreviewers.blogspot.com we have a giveaway going on too. I would love a follow back.

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  41. My favorite Richelle Mead character is probably Rose Hathaway. She reminds me of my best friend, while Lisa reminds me of myself. She is always sarcastic, and kicks a**, literally we take karate and she beats all the boys lol, and her hair is red like Roses', so definitely Rose. I am very jealous that you got to meet Richelle Mead, she is one of my favorite authors.

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  42. I only read Vampire Academy, so my favourite character is Rose. She's a badass :D

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  43. I haven't had the chance to read any, but I have wanted to for a while, so maybe this giveaway can change that for me!! Fingers crossed :) Thanks so much for this incredible giveaway!!!

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  44. I love Dimitri from the Vampire Academy. Of course, I love him more when he's all evil and stuff. Gotta love the bad boys.

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  45. Hmm, my favorite is Adrian, probably because I am really (scarily) similar to Sydney in personality and yeah... At first I wasn't sure about him and then some things he did were awesome, but I still wasn't sure. But by the 3rd book. Definitely my favorite character! He tries to do good things... I feel bad for Jill though. :) Wow, I am rambling a lot today.

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  46. I really hope I win!
    Richelle Mead is one of my favorite authors.
    My favorite character is Rose Hathaway because she's a badass.

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  47. Rose from VA. I love how she is outgoing and takes no crap from (almost) no-1.

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  48. My favourite character is Lissa because i love how she fights for what she believes in

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  49. My favorite is Rose. She doesn't care what people think of her. She's tough but at the same time carefree. She was one of my favorite mc's of all time.

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  50. This may sound redundant, but I love Rose. She's such a kickass warrior lady, there's no way not to like her. But I also like Christian. He's awesome. And let's not forget Adrian. He is absolutely amazing.

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  51. I don't have a favorite character yet because I haven't had a chance to finish any of her books yet! I just started Bloodlines, but it's still too early to pick a favorite!

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  52. Hi my name is Joanna and I come from Australia.I don't think
    Richelle Mead has been to Australia.I have read VA,All Georgina Kincaid books.The Bloodlines series.There are so many but I think I have read all Of them.I think Its so MAD that you and your friends drove all that way to meet someone so wonderful as Richelle Mead.She is one of my favorite
    writers. Every-time she writes a new book I must have it.I have just sent my hubby to the shop to get me 'Game-board of the Gods'..Anyway I would love to get a signed copy of any of Richelle books.Thank you so much for thinking of other people..

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  53. My favorite character from Richelle Mead's book is Rose Hathaway (Vampire Academy) I like her, she's my favorite and the best heroine of YA fantasy, she Badass and stronger

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  54. I don't have a favorite character because I have never read one of her books. Thanks for this opportunity!

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  55. I really do like Richelle Mead's novels. Although I have only read the Vampire Academy Series, I LOVED THEM. My favorite Richelle Mead character is Dimitri. He is sweet, tough, compassionate and calm all at the same time. Not to mention I love him and I liked his Russian background and his family. Even in the worst of times he was strong.
    Thanks for the awesome Giveaway !!!!

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  56. I will go with Rose. Though I don't love her impulsiveness, she is a great friend!

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  57. Rose is my fave beacuse sge is a badass

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  58. I haven't read any of her books yet so I still doesn't have a clue LOL

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  59. rose and dimitri...they are my fave couple :)

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  60. Adrian, because he has so many different layers and feels like a real person because of it.

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  61. I love Rose because of her strong character.

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  62. I just love Sydney from the bloodlines series because I feel like I can relate to her sometimes, and the fact that she's with Adrian makes it a plus... Lve her novels!

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  63. I love Rose Hathaway the most. She's a badass! :D

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    1. Rose is my favorite!!! ;) Because she's a badass and so coool! :D

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  65. I've been meaning to start reading her books, but right now I don't know any of her characters. So, I can't pick favorites.

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  66. I've been meaning to read the Vampire Academy series, but I haven't been able to get it at my library, so I don't know any of her characters.

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  67. My favorite Richelle Mead character is Rose Hathaway. I always love a badass female lead.

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  68. Dimitri and Rose both! Adrian is a new fav... (obviously I have a hard time choosing... LOL!) Thanks for the contest!

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  69. My favorite character would have to be Dimitri from Vampire Academy, probably because he is Russian and I am half Russian too:D SO I thought that was really cool, and hes gorgeous!...yeah I love Dimitri<3

    P.S: Adrian is also awesome, even though I haven't read Bloodlines, I liked him in VA(:

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  70. Rose...definitely her! She is badass, kickass and pretty much the type of heroine EVERYONE can enjoy and want to be! I simply love her. Her prissy attitude, her snarky and witty remarks....its just who Rose is and why I believe everyone likes her so much! :D That doesn't mean I don't love Richelle Mead's guys...I mean come on Dimitri and Adrian...who doesn't like them!? lol ;p

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    ~ Maida

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