2016 Book Event Books and the City Holly Hepburn Isabelle Broom Juliet Ashton Paige Toon Penny Parkes Simon & Schuster
Spring Blogger Event at Books and the City
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Spring Blogger Event at the Books and the City HQ, which, as you can image, was a total blast. When we first arrived, the lovely SJ welcomed us all and offered us something to drink and some fantastic nibbles. I got chatting to some bloggers and soon we were called to the conference room. There, Clare Hey, editor to the stars, introduced us to these four fantastic authors: Juliet Ashton, Holly Hepburn, Paige Toon and Penny Parkes.
Each author read an extract of their latest book and talked a bit about the "behind the scenes" of their writing process. And then Clare Hey conducted a little interview with them. We found out some secrets and discussed sexy doctors and hot blacksmiths, that's what I call a great chat! The books they presented were:
These Days of Ours by Juliet Ashton. I've heard great things about this book and the bit that Juliet read left me wanting to pick it immediately. This is supposed to be a very emotional read with a twist or two along the way, my kind of read!
Summer at the Star and Sixpence by Holly Hepburn. This is the third installment in the Star and Sixpence Series. I've read the first two and really enjoyed the small town atmosphere. After hearing Holly's teasers, I know what I'll be reading this weekend!
The One We Fell in Love With by Paige Toon. Before the event, we knew almost nothing about Paige's new book. So I felt very privileged to hear her talk about it and reveal some details. It certainly sounded amazing and as soon as I got back to my hotel, I couldn't resist reading the first couple of chapters... this is going to be big!
Out of Practice by Penny Parkes. Penny's debut is all about sexy doctors and did I mention sexy doctors? Yes, there are sexy doctors and it sounded like another amazing read. So looking forward to diving in!
After this fun and entertaining chat, we were offered some bubbles and delicious cupcakes (which not only looked amazing, they were actually out of this world good). And then, it was time to get our goody bags (!!!) and meet the authors. Author Georgia Clarke, who publishes The Regulars in August, also joined us and we got all our books signed. They were all so fun and lovely and it was a pleasure to meet them all.
Afterwards, we had some more bubbles and cupcakes and I had some time to chat with bloggers, authors and lovely bookish people. Also, I got to meet talented author Isabelle Broom, and told her how much I loved her debut My Map of You, which is out next month. So all in all, a fantastic bookish evening!