Lunch actually happened about three weeks ago, however I had hoped to read her latest book BEFORE I posted about the lunch. The thing is, I haven’t quite been able to make the time for relaxing and reading it! Still – I wanted to go ahead and post these photos and GUSH about the darling Thea Harrison because she. is. awesome. Also because I am giving away some of her books!!
So here’s the background: one day I got a message on twitter. Very casual, just something about “how would you like to go to lunch on my release day to celebrate my new book Serpent’s Kiss?” kind of thing. I think I screamed. a lot. and replied something like yes YES yes. You needn’t ask! a million times yes!
It’s no secret that I LOVE reading, and the idea of spending part of her release day with an author I love sent me right over the edge into bliss-land. It was such a COOL thing – that this author was reaching out to Bay Area fans to join her for a lunch – I was geeked out. It never occurred to me to be nervous about meeting other fans and going in knowing nobody because, hello, they’re also fans of Thea so they MUST be awesome!!
Guess what? I was right. Lovely ladies and a great lunch at PF Chang’s in Emeryville + 2hrs later and I had lots of new reading recs and a big smile. Even cooler? Thea gave us each a copy of her new book. Signed. *I die*
So while I can’t give it the official *stamp* of May Flaum approval because I’ve yet to read it, I will tell you I *LOVED* her first two books and I expect no less from this one. In fact, I was so excited that I went out and purchased her first book in this series (Dragon Bound) *AND* this new book (Serpent’s Kiss) and had her autograph them… FOR YOU.
Yeah that’s right. I went down to Barnes & Noble where I informed the employees that I was meeting the author for lunch and therefore NEEDED to buy some books for her to sign to share with my blog readers. Yeah I was that girl. I even took the above photo outside the store as I happy danced my way back down to the lunch spot.
If you would like to win them – just leave a comment here. Winner will be drawn on 11/1. *note* if you’ve already got/read the first book and just want the latest – let me know! Then I will draw another winner for that one… otherwise – winner will get both. GOOD LUCK!!!
To read more about these books here is a link to Thea’s website: http://www.theaharrison.com and here are links to the three books out (so far) in this series.