One signing down, hopefully a million to go.

Do you ever have those moments late at night when you are feeling particularly emotional or artistic and you write a mind-blowing letter to someone that you know is either going to change the world or make them love you so much harder?  But then the next day you wake up and re-read it and you think, “What the hell was I thinking?  This is a pile of mushy, embarrassing shit!!!”

That’s how I feel about the horribly long blog post I just deleted from my drafts.  So, I decided to summarize it for you, in order to save lives.

1) Georgia will make you sweat your balls off, even if you don’t have balls.

2) Liz Reinhardt and Abbi Glines are two of the funniest people to hang out with, but hanging out with them while their husbands are with them somehow makes them even greater.

3) Liz Reinhardt loves to make out.

4) Rebecca Donovan is perfect.  So amazingly perfect I had to punch her in the face a couple of times just to make myself feel better.  I’m so glad I stalked her this summer and forced her to be my friend.

  • 5) I love readers/fans/bloggers and everyone else that loves reading as much as I love writing.  This was my first signing and I was paranoid that no one would show up, but I was pleasantly surprised.  So excited for Chicago and Connecticut now, and everything else beyond that.  Thank you to each and every one of you who got out in that humidity, walked miles to our booth and even went through pure hell getting there.  Just check out this blog to see what I mean.

6) I realize how important networking is in this industry, but what I didn’t realize was what I would get out of it in return: Friends.  Really great friends.  Friends who drink on the job with you…

Friends who aren’t too good to pose with other friends books at Target with you:

Friends who aren’t afraid to be mushy…

Oh, btw…I have an extra kindle fire sitting at home, waiting to be given away.  I’d like to give some love to my bloggers today, so post in comments what your blog site is or what your favorite blog site is so we can share some followers and you can be entered to win the fire.  Here are six to get you started.

www.flyingonsilverwings.com

http://globugneedsabook.blogspot.com/    

www.autumnreview.com

www.toughcriticbookreviews.blogspot.com

www.maryse.net

www.romanticreadingescapes.com

It was great.  Just great.  Now I’m sitting at the airport, hoping Jason Castro sits next to me again on the flight home.  This time I’ll ask for his autograph, or at least inconspicuously touch his hair.

140 thoughts on “One signing down, hopefully a million to go.

  1. I love http://www.maryse.net... hopefully soon, I will have my own blog up and running. I am a pile of nerves getting it together.. Congrats on your book signing. I am hoping you are able to make you way out west to good old Sacramento, Ca or even San Francisco, Ca..

  2. Congrats on your first signing…hopefully you’ll make your rounds to NYC. I enjoy reading your blog and Tammara Webber’s: tammarawebber.com, because this summer I’ve become a fan of your books! Now please…..go write some more!

  3. I so wish I could have been in Ga this weekend! It seems that all my favorite Authors were there. I don’t have a blog yet but would really like 2 get one set up. But I do enjoy http://www.maryse.net and www. Romanticreadingescapes.com. I have found a lot. Of the best reads this summer on them. And by the way I’m dieing to read Will’s Story and Fall Together! Wish you lots of luck and a million more book signing! Hopefully one in Florence AL!

  4. So excited for you! Looks like so much fun! :) I like http://www.maryse.net. I need an extra push to even think about starting a blog of my own. And I have no idea what that push would be! Congratulations on all you’ve accomplished and the endeavors you’re setting for yourself.

  5. Are you saying that you sat next to Jason Castro and DIDN’T touch his hair?!? You are a stronger woman than I…..I probably would have been escorted to a new seat or restrained my an air marshal. He is butterflying beautiful and such a great musician!

    Congrats on your book signing!! Hugs and kisses!!

  6. Looks like Georgia was a bunch of fun wish I could have gone but I’m in NC. I’m not really much of a blogger or looking at blogs but I just started and it just so happens to be Ms. Colleen Hoover’s blog. After reading the books I just had to follow you on your blog and it’s a great way to getting to know you! Maybe by next year I will be inspired enough to start my own blog!

  7. OMG! Thanks so much for the shout-out!! You are butterflying amazing! :) Getting to meet you and all the other gals has been the highlight of my blogging “career”!

    Obviously I spend most of my life on Silver Wings Reviews (so much so that sometimes I forget to feed the family!!). http://www.flyingonsilverwings.blogspot.com

    When I’m not there I’m stalking The Story Siren: http://www.thestorysiren.com/, Jean Book Nerd: http://www.jeanbooknerd.com/ and Bewitched Bookworms: http://bewitchedbookworms.com/

  8. I actually don’t have a favorite blog but if Katy’s blog from the Lux novels, written by Jennifer L. Armentrout were real…. That would be my favorite. =)

  9. Haha, the heat really was awful. It’s the main reason I want to move back west after college. But it was great meeting you all and getting my signed copy of Slammed :) I meant to ask, but completely forgot to, did you write the poems you used in the books yourself? Safe trip!

  10. Dont guess I really have a fav blog , But while sittin outside with the kids on this HOT HOT Monday, I felt like my balls were sweatin off, even though i dont have any either :) Glad you had a BEMAZING Time at Your book sigining, LET ME KNOW IF YOU EVER COME TO TULSA :)

  11. I started a blog on Friday because of how much I love to talk about my favorite books but can’t talk to people because they haven’t finished them yet!!

  12. One of my favorite blogs right now is mamalaughlin.com. She cracks me up and inspires me to get my workout in, even when I don’t want to….which is always.

  13. Wish I were there. I kind of have an idea about that whole GA humidity thing, considering I live in Bama. You get used to it!…..or die miserably. I really dig Miss Mollie.

  14. Oh my BUTTERFLYING goodness!!! Thank you so much for listing my blog. I was thrilled to meet you and get the paperback copies of your books. Thank you for being so generous. I’ll let you know when my blog is having its giveaway of your Best Selling books :)

  15. Colleen,

    Your posts always make me smile! I’d love to come visit you when you’re in CT. What event will you be attending? I’ll bring Colleen Hoover groupies. I just converted another friend to Team Will Cooper today!

    I love these blogs (sorry I couldn’t pick just one):
    http://www.twimom227.com/ – That’s What I’m Talking About
    http://totallybookedblog.com/ – Totally Booked Blog
    http://romance-around-the-corner.blogspot.com/ – Romance Around the Corner
    http://www.alittlebitofrnrreviews.com/ – A Little Bit of R&R

    And I’ll be sure to post my reviews of both books on a new blog which will be launching soon: http://thebookasylum.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. My TBR list has grown exponentially since discovering the TotallyBooked blog! Love the ladies, their humor, reviews, and recommendations!

  17. I just joined Romantic Reading Escape blog/fb page and I love it. They always have news on new books coming out, which helps guide me on the next book to buy/read.

  18. I was just going to buy Abbi Glines “Existence” series and you get to hang out with her?!? Lucky! I wish I lived closer to the signing cities. I’m out in the boonies in New Mexico.

    My favorite blog site is http://midnightbloomreads.blogspot.com/ . She’s a wonderful Canadian blogger and she primarily blogs about YA books with the occasional adult book thrown in there.

  19. My favorite blog is definitely http://www.maryse.net. I love you and I am so upset that I couldn’t come see you guys in Georgia. I really hope that one day I can meet you all. That would really be amazing. Thank you for this opportunity … Bye!

  20. I know these comments are supposed to be about blogs we like to view but it’s an emergency and have to say or write certain things. I usually don’t stop by to comment because I feel like I don’t make sense. Lol. But I wanted to let you know that I LOVE your books! I think I’ve read each one more than 20 times and everytime I read them I feel the same emotions! I check your blog more than 10 times a day! Freak right! Lol but Im always checking for updates and news! I hope I get to read the third will story!! I’m very excited!!!!! Us as readers appreciate writers like you because you give us stories that make us feel like we were with the characters in the scenes and it’s an awesome feeling! Im very excited to read all your upcoming books! Thank you for your books and for your time!

  21. Hi!

    I’m so jealous of the people in the US that get to meet you and the other authors! <3 Looks like you had lots of fun! I love Liz Reinhardt and Abbi Glines too, they write amazing books and they are seem like great, fun people too!:D I hope you'll have a blast at your future events as well.

    Best of luck with your new releases!

    I blog at http://deeas-journal.blogspot.com and I love to follow http://bewitchedbookworms.com/ and http://aestasbookblog.com/.
    They both share my love for your books and anything New Adult and Contemporary Romance. :D

  22. I’m so excited to see you in Chicago!!! I hope the weather will be better for you than Georgia! Although, it has been kind of unseasonably hot up here. Of course you are going to be in a hotel, so I would hope they would have air conditioning. As far as blog spots are concerned, I love Julie Kagawa’s blog @ juliekagawa.blogspot.com. She is an amazing writer and such a down to earth person and she makes me laugh. See you on Sept 29th!!!!

  23. Actually yours is my favorite blog. It’s one of the few I read. I do read Debra Webb’s on Goodreads. Love her FoE books. I want to start a blog but wordpress and I didn’t seem to mesh. Or more likely I didn’t understand what the hell I was doing!!!!

  24. well kinda new to all this reading blog stuff.. but since being on GoodReads I have started following a lot of my fav authors (Colleen one of them) and was introduced to the following blog which I love, its a combo blog among a few authors regarding YA

    http://fortheloveofcontemporary.blogspot.com/

    GREAT reads recommendations/reviews and just overall enjoyable

  25. give my suezinohio.blogspot.com a glance…..
    I’ve just started to follow yours! Tara Sivec is my cousin and fellow partner/slut in crime. She is going to help me write my books. I have 3 inside of me dying to come out.

  26. I’m not much on blogging, but I love time to tymes blog. always new things. i read it cause it posts notices on my facebook. I also read alot of your blog as well. I probably dont fit the criteria to win but I love your books and will buy every one you write anyways!!

  27. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your books and blog. I only follow yours and tammarawebber.com. because I have sadly become a book groupie or is it groupy, either way, it’s sad. LOL!!!!

  28. My fave blog to read is yours… Mostly bc it makes me laugh… And a girl from high school, Britney, bc she moved to Canada and has this perfectly cute little life. As I’m on my phone I can’t tell you the addresses lol and my blog isn’t exciting (mostly bc I forget to write except like every 4 months or so)

  29. http://Www.colecrews.blogspot.com and http://www.imwithmiller.com
    Hi Colleen! I first started following this blog about 18 months ago when I was forwarded a prayer request from a friend. I had planned to only visit once or twice for updates on the baby boy I was praying for. However, there was something about his mom and the way she told their story that drew me in. I felt as though I knew Miller and found myself with tears and so much emotion. Miller passed away and since then, they have started a foundation to raise awareness and money to find a cure for SMA. Her blog has done and will continue to touch the lives of strangers (like me) and those affected by SMA. Out of unmeasurable sadness, immense good has come. I would highly recommend you checking out her blog, but be prepared because just like your books, once you start reading it is impossible to stop.

    Thank you for the chance to win!
    Ashley Rasmussen

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