Sunday, August 03, 2014

AFTERNOON TEA WITH SARAH ALDERSON/MILA GRAY!


On Saturday, I was very excited to attend an Afternoon Tea with Sarah Alderson aka Mila Gray for the publication of her New Adult novel COME BACK TO ME. This is my very first event as a blogger and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I finally got to meet some lovely bloggers that I've talked to a lot. I felt like I wasn't just a girl behind this blog as they got to see me. I also got my books signed, yay! So here is a little recap of my day!



Jasprit, Donna and ME! 
A lovely drink and CBTM!
At first I was very nervous, I didn't know if people would like me and what the general layout of the day would go. I got at King's Cross for 11 and made my way to the Drink Shop DO, it was a beautiful, vintage little shop. I for one am not a fan of tea, so I myself had a flat white and a scone. The scone was delicious and presentation was to die for. That's when I met these lovely ladies, Donna & Jess from Book Passion for Life and Jasprit from The Reader's Den. I've talked to them over the years of being a blogger, but to finally meet them personally who love to read and blog, especially YA books, I couldn't be happier. We talked about BOOKS obviously; which Sarah Alderson series they liked best, mostly Hunting Lila (and Alex) with a lot for Come Back to Me as well. I felt very welcome and I really enjoyed seeing the ladies behind the blogs as well.

Jess, Donna and I
And the lady of the day is Sarah Alderson.... she was a pleasure and delight to meet. She even knew who I was from talking to her online how amazing is that!!!! I was so overwhelmed by everything, even her editor who was there from PanMacmillan.

                  
Sarah and I!
Sarah signing my books.
Sarah with her latest novel.


Sarah was a lovely, upbeat, energetic and such a friendly character to meet. The conversation was wonderful, we asked her questions, what her favourite boy to write about which is Kit, (yay) I have yet to meet the famous Alex. She loved the finish of her new book Come Back to Me, how her dad thought she writes erotica and whether she was going to write anymore. We even talked about Fifty Shades of Grey and the trailer, the actor casted for Christian Grey, how  clean cut he seems, how great is that!?!? It was a joy and such a laugh and I couldn't stop smiling throughout. What I loved was how we were saying about my blog name and judging a book by it's cover, like her latest YA suspense, Conspiracy Girl. She also has lots planned to write and a new adventure to take. These are my signed books that I got... I went all out and got every one signed. I even got a paperback copy of her Come Back to Me! Which came with a little goody bag.






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I would like to say a massive thank you to the publishers of Macmillan for arranging this. To Sarah for being such a delight to meet and to Donna, Jess and Jasprit for making me feel so welcome and included. I hope to go to many more author events like this one. 

10 comments:

  1. WOW this is so amazing! I have heard so much about Sarah's books but still haven't read any. I do know that Jasprit is a great fan though. I'm so glad you girls enjoyed and that Sarah was really friendly. You look great, Em :)

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    1. YOU MUST THEM! They are AMAZING! And Sarah is just wonderful to meet! Aw thank you Tanja, your so sweet! :)

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  2. Emma, this sounds amazing!! I was meant to have gone, but the event was exactly 2 days after the day I had to go on holiday! I was gutted. :( Still, it makes things a lot better knowing that everyone else had such a great time!! Sarah sounds lovely, and I hope that I get to meet her one day. I think everyone would have been a bit surprised if I had gone, because I'd probably be the youngest there... hahaha! I'm really glad you had fun, and Thank You for sharing your experience with us!

    Rita xx

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    1. Oh no, I would've loved to have met you! Don't worry I think I was the youngest there, but I loved it all the same! I wish you could've come! Hope you enjoyed your holiday though! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  3. Ahh I am so completely jealous that you got the chance to meet Sarah but I am really really glad to hear you had a GREAT time. :D I am not surprised though, Sarah is pretty awesome and I know that Jasprit is a sweet heart.

    Rashika @ The Social Potato

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    1. Hehe! I still can't believe I have done! It was amazing. Not that I'm rubbing it in! Sarah was lovely. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  4. I've yet to attend an author event but am hoping to make it to at least one before the end of the year. It's so exciting that you got to meet both Sarah and Jasprit (isn't she the sweetest?) and thanks for sharing your experience with is, Emma! Gorgeous pics! :D

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    1. They are great! I was the same and when I went after, I'm going to make every effort to try and go too a few more. Jasprit is so nice and so was everyone else. Everything was just so enjoyable. Thanks for stopping, Keertana! :)

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  5. I'm glad you had a great time, Emma! I'm excited about reading Come Back To Me, and think I'll probably pick it up soon. Have heard good things. :) So great that you got to meet Sarah!

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    1. I hope you enjoy Come Back to ME, it's one of my favourite NA books this year! It was brilliant! Thanks for stopping by, Sam! :)

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