Erin Summerill and Kathryn Purdie Event Highlights and Giveaway!

The first thing I have to say about both of these authors is that they are incredible people as well as authors and so much frigging FUN to be around! If you ever have the opportunity to meet either one of them, do it! They are hilarious, personable, and just so darn sweet.

Tonight’s event for Erin Summerill‘s new book Ever the Hunted (BUY IT NOW) was hosted, as usual, by our lovely local indie bookshop The King’s English!

And in case you missed the news this week Kathryn Purdie‘s Burning Glass is officially a #1 New York Times Bestseller!!!!!! (BUY IT NOW)!

The second books in both of these wonderful new fantasy series come out later this year! And I, for one, CANNOT wait to get my bookish hands on them!


Ever The Hunted by Erin Summerill

28114396Seventeen year-old Britta Flannery is at ease only in the woods with her dagger and bow. She spends her days tracking criminals alongside her father, the legendary bounty hunter for the King of Malam—that is, until her father is murdered. Now outcast and alone and having no rights to her father’s land or inheritance, she seeks refuge where she feels most safe: the Ever Woods. When Britta is caught poaching by the royal guard, instead of facing the noose she is offered a deal: her freedom in exchange for her father’s killer.

However, it’s not so simple.

The alleged killer is none other than Cohen McKay, her father’s former apprentice. The only friend she’s ever known. The boy she once loved who broke her heart. She must go on a dangerous quest in a world of warring kingdoms, mad kings, and dark magic to find the real killer. But Britta wields more power than she knows. And soon she will learn what has always made her different will make her a daunting and dangerous force.

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Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie

23677316Sonya was born with the rare gift to feel what those around her feel—both physically and emotionally—a gift she’s kept hidden from the empire for seventeen long years. After a reckless mistake wipes out all the other girls with similar abilities, Sonya is hauled off to the palace and forced to serve the emperor as his sovereign Auraseer.

Tasked with sensing the intentions of would-be assassins, Sonya is under constant pressure to protect the emperor. But Sonya’s power is untamed and reckless, and she can’t always decipher when other people’s impulses end and her own begin. In a palace full of warring emotions and looming darkness, Sonya fears that the biggest danger to the empire may be herself.

As she struggles to wrangle her abilities, Sonya seeks refuge in her tenuous alliances with the charming-yet-volatile Emperor Valko and his idealistic younger brother, Anton, the crown prince. But when threats of revolution pit the two brothers against each other, Sonya must choose which brother to trust—and which to betray.

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Giveaway Time!!!

This giveaway has ended. Thanks so much to those who participated!

I love both of these books and authors so much, I had to get an extra SIGNED copy of each book to share with one of you! Enter the giveaway below by 01/31/2017 to win! U.S. only. Enter below and best of luck!

Click this link to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway for BOTH of these SIGNED books!


Of course the BEST PART of the night for me was that this amazing group of local authors and writers actually invited me to go eat dinner with them before the event, and it was basically the best time ever! So thank you, all of you, for being so awesome!

24 Comments Add yours

  1. Tiana says:

    This is an awesome giveaway from a wonderful event! It’s so cool you got to meet and speak with these authors!

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    1. YAandWine says:

      It was AMAZING. I’ve got the best local authors here. 😊

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  2. Wow, seems like a wonderful meet and greet, and you even got to eat dinner with them !

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Thank you! It REALLY was!

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  3. Mandy says:

    Lovely post, and I always love reading about your author events. How cool to go to dinner with them! they seem to nice! Another great post! 😀 (p.s. I’m living vicariously through you in these events 😄 )

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    1. YAandWine says:

      LOL! Thank you!!! It was an INCREDIBLE night. So lucky to have the local authors and bookshop that I do here.

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    2. YAandWine says:

      If you ever feel like a trip to UT, come visit and go to some of their amazing events! 📚📚📚

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  4. ezinwanyi13 says:

    I love the covers. So nice to have artistic civets

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    1. YAandWine says:

      They are both GORGEOUS books.

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  5. TeacherofYA says:

    Omg!!! How awesome! I loved Ever the Hunted but only have it as a galley! But to have both physical books SIGNED?? I think I died a little. 😍😍😍
    I’m so glad you got to meet them. I’m excited to meet Susan Dennard and all the others this weekend, but I can’t even afford to buy their books. I’m going just to meet them, lol! I wish ebooks could turn into physical books so that they could be signed!! 🤔😉

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    1. YAandWine says:

      You’re going to have the BEST time! Take a tote bag for them to sign, or even have them sign your ereader! AND get pics with all of them and post! Can’t wait to see how much fun you have!

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      1. TeacherofYA says:

        How can they sign my ereader? Cause that would be cool!!

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      2. YAandWine says:

        Well it depends on what you’re reading on I guess, but my friends just had authors sign either the back of it or the cover they had for theirs.

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      3. TeacherofYA says:

        Omg! What a good idea! I have a book cover for the HP book of spells for my iPad…and there’s a place inside the cover that would work and is meant for personalizing (I didn’t get it bc it made the cost more than it already was, and $50 is a lot for me to spend already…so the space is blank! I could have them sign the inside like a book! I’m also going to bring my Instax camera so I can take instant pics for them to sign! Yay!

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      4. YAandWine says:

        Yay! Can’t wait to see your pics!

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      5. TeacherofYA says:

        I can’t wait for tomorrow!!

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  6. Awesome giveaway! I’m so glad you were able to meet them in person!💁🏻

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Thank you! Me too! They are just the nicest and most fun group of authors.

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  7. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again– I am so envious of the author events held at your bookstore! This looks like it was amazing! I haven’t read either book yet, since I’m waiting for more of the books in the series to be released, but I can’t wait to read both of these books!

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Oh, you should definitely check them out! And enter the giveaway if you haven’t already, since you haven’t read them! I LOVE these authors!

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      1. Giveaway entered. 🙂 Thanks for providing the opportunity!

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  8. Aditi Nichani says:

    It is SO AWESOME of you to give away these WONDERFUL Books!
    I entered from India, but I have a US Address to mail to, if I win!

    Thanks SO SO MUCH! I LOVE YOUR BLOG.

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    1. YAandWine says:

      Thank you so much and best of luck!

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