Thursday, November 2, 2017

Great Lakes Book Bash 2017


Last weekend I had the most amazing time at Great Lakes Book Bash in Kalamazoo, MI.  It was so nice to see many of my favorite authors and meet so many new authors.  I was lucky enough to bring home a pretty nice book haul.  (Photo from left to right: Cassie Shively, Author Misty Provencher, Me, Better Barber)

 This will be the first post in a series of posts, introducing you to each of the authors I met and hopefully introduce you to a few new ones.    I will leave a link for each of them, so you can check them out. 

Each author was very friendly and full of excitement to share their hard work.  I am so excited to begin reading their books.
 Giveaway:
Comment below for a chance to win a mystery bag with a paperback and goodies from this event.  Let me know what you would like to see more of on future blog posts.



Meet author Rachael Brownell.  She was our gracious hostess for GLBB and did such a phenomenal job.  Her work includes one of my favorite ugly cry Contemporary Romances, Jumping Puddles .  I cannot express how much I love this book and sincerely think it is one of the best books I have read to date.

She has many others, including Saving Bliss, which I waited over a year to read.  It was worth the wait!  To check out Rachael's work, head over to Amazon and Facebook .






Author Stacey Rourke was absolutely adorable wearing her hubby's Chewbacca slippers due to an incident with a bird bath.  Even in pain she was gracious and full of enthusiasm.  She has a new book Veiled,  which is being released on November 7th.  I cannot wait to sink my teeth into that baby. 

If you haven't read her Gryphon Series, you need to.  It is so good.  Luckily book 1 is FREE on Amazon

Also, Stacey hosts the event Once Upon A Book in Frankenmuth, MI in August.  It's a great family friendly event.  For more info, go HERE .





Meet authors Jo Michaels & Tia Silverthorne Bach.  Both are a part of the Ferocious 5.  A lovely group of authors that each year puts out some amazing collaborative work, including this years Frayed Fairy Tales.
It's a unique spin on many of the happily ever after stories we have grown up with.  Check out their work on Amazon .





Jo Michaels is one of the hardest working authors I know.  She has an imagination like no other and it really shows in her work. I love all her books, but I do have a favorite series of hers though that has stayed with me even a year later, The Mystic Series. I would advise having a box of tissues while reading. This series will grab your heart and squeeze while you beg for more.

 To check out Jo's work go to her Amazon author page or find her on Facebook .






Last but not least, Tia Silverthorne Bach.  A kind hearted and wonderful person.  Her Tala Prophecy series still gives me goosebumps.  I started the series and fell in love with the way her characters felt so real, with honest reactions and feelings.  What I loved most was the compassion I felt for the main character and this stemmed from Tia's expertise writing style.

To find out more about Tala's Prophecy and Tia's other work, go to her Amazon author page or her Facebook page.



Don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY, and watch for more posts from GLBB.

13 comments:

  1. OMG, this is awesome, thank you for this wonderful chance <3 I wouldn't change a thing. But I do always enjoy to read reviews.

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    1. Thank you so much. I plan to get back to my roots and post more reviews. I appreciate your input.

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  2. ***NOT ENTERING***
    Thank you for the awesome post and the mention. You're always so excited about books and life, and you're the smiling face full of excitement I look forward to at events. Miss you already! <3

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  3. I wish we had more events locally here. They have the really big ones in Columbus on occasion but they are pricey to go to. I like the smaller ones, not a fan of crowds. I love playlists so posts with playlists are a plus for me.

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    1. Thank you, I will see what I can do to accommodate you. I love seeing where the authors get their inspiration.

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  4. Thanks for sharing I look forward to more about your experience at GLBB and the authors you met!

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    1. Thank you! I'm working on getting a post per week until I have them all spotlighted.

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  5. Fantastic post! Jo shared it on Facebook and it's been great to see all of the pictures. Looks like everyone just had a lovely time.

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    1. Thank you. It was a great time. It always seems to fly by so fast.

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  6. Love your blog, Tina! Your enthusiasm and energy filled the room both days! I’m happy to say I met each of these awesome authors and can’t wait to read them! I’m a follower here for sure...well done!

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  7. Thank you so much. It was such a great event and knowing these authors is an honor. So glad you enjoyed the con and my post. ❤

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  8. I will be picking a winner tomorrow!

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