Books: The Cheapest Vacation You Can Buy

{July 4, 2014}   {Giveaway} Win a Signed Hardcover of Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater, plus an Exclusive Signed Book Wrapper, and Some Amazing Swag

Yesterday, I went to a signing at The Children’s Bookstore in Baltimore to see the amazing Maggie Stiefvater. As she drives cross country on her Sinner Tour, complete with exclusive Sinner book wrappers drawn by Maggie herself, which Scholastic then printed up specifically for this tour, Maggie is stopping in 16 cities to speak and sign books.  I was lucky enough that she came close to me, and so I drove out to Baltimore with some friends specifically to purchase two copies of Sinner because I covet the book wrappers–I mean, who wouldn’t?  Look at it:

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Yeah, that is amazing!  And as it wraps around the hardcover, I knew I HAD to have it.  And of course, I knew I HAD to pick up one for a giveaway, too, because I love you guys and I wanted you to have the opportunity to have one as well.

But anyway, I digress.  The signing was full of strange fun, beginning when Maggie pulled up to The Children’s Bookstore just a few minutes prior to 4pm, where she, and we, witnessed the bookseller being run over by a woman in an SUV who REFUSED to park somewhere else and told the bookseller that The Children’s Bookstore couldn’t hold the spot for the author coming to sign.  Yeah… that woman wasn’t let into the store.  But again, I digress.  Maggie did eventually get a parking spot because a dedicated fan moved her own car for her, and Maggie was able to park her beautiful muscle car, Loki, and come inside for the signing–she got out of her car all rocker chick, carrying her skateboard, and it was just perfect.

Once Maggie was inside, we all crammed ourselves into the teeny tiny little shop with no air conditioning (I don’t think this store had any idea of the magnitude of people Maggie’s presences would bring), where Maggie had to stand on a table to be seen by everyone, and we listened to her speak for upwards of 45 minutes, regaling us with stories of her own band, her car, writing, and life in general. It was humorous, but hot.

Maggie Signing

And then, there was the signing.  As chaotic and hot as it was, I did get to meet two really awesome people while waiting in line: Ashley from Books by Migs and Sarah Whitsted (seriously, these two ladies are gems, check out their blogs and like them on social media), and we chatted about everything under the sun, but mainly books.  And of course, Maggie was a sweetheart when I finally got to her table, where she signed all my books, two book wrappers, and some bookmarks for me as well.

And now, I’m paying it forward.  I have a hardcover of Sinner up for grabs, as well as the signed book wrapper, a signed Sinner bookmark, and TONS of other awesome swag for giveaway.  But first, check out how awesome Sinner looks when it’s wrapped up…

Book Wrapper

What you see above is actually the physical copy of the novel I’m giving away, and what you see below is EVERYTHING the winner of this massive giveaway is going to win:

What You Win

And breathe…

Here’s a detailed list of everything you can win:

What you’ll win:

  • Signed Hardcover of Sinner by Maggie Stievfater
  • Signed Book Wrapper of Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Captivate Coaster signed by Amy Miles
  • UtopYA 2014 Pen from Amber Garr
  • Wildflower Seed Packet signed by Elizabeth Sharp
  • “Love” Bangle


Signed Bookmarks from:

  • Maggie Stiefvater—Sinner
  • Brenda Pandos—Everblue
  • Georgia Cates—Beauty From Pain
  • Jennifer L. Armentrout—White Hot Kiss
  • Bella Roccaforte—The Ink Series
  • Michelle N. Files—Soul Survivor
  • Katja Millay—The Sea of Tranquility
  • Dani Hart—A Firefighter’s Flame
  • Kristie Cook—Power
  • Kristie Cook—The Space Between
  • Jon Messenger—Water Shaper
  • Paulina Ulrich—Chosen
  • Casey Peeler—No Turning Back
  • C.L. Foster—Light and Shadows Collide
  • Becca Vincenza–Damaged

Bookmarks from:

  • Tiffany King—Jordyn: The Final Battle
  • Megan Curd—Steel Lily
  • Marata Eros

Magnets from:

  • Elizabeth Kirke—Snow Bound
  • Raine Thomas—Becoming
  • Michelle N. Files
  • Elizabeth Kirke—Carved in Cherry
  • Shana—A Book Vacation Reviews
  • Dancing with Deception Bottle Cap
  • Hollie Westring—Sage Springs Series
  • M.R. Merrick—The Protector Series
  • Miranda Kavi—Rue and Rive (signed)

Cards from:

  • Kelly Lynne—Celestina Silvenfare
  • Tiffany King—Forgotten Souls
  • Marata Eros

Temporary Tattoos:

  • Mustache
  • Alien
  • Alien Mermaid from Amber Garr
  • Girl’s Face
  • Heart (and a poker chip from Mindy Ruiz)


  • 5 from Casey L. Bond
  • Smiley face
  • Girl with red hair
  • “Observe my Brill Skills”
  • “Keep Calm and Read a Bethany Lopez Novel”


  • Jordyn by Tiffany King
  • Chosen by Paulina Ulrich (signed)

Free Ebook code:

  • Soul Survivor by Michelle N. Files

 Rubber Bracelets:

  • “I’ve Been Tijaned
  • Cambria Herbert—”Heaven and Hell Series
  • C.L. Foster—”Ninja in Training
  • Cynthia Shepp—”Save a Book. Get an Editor
  • “Save 2nd Base
  • Dani Hart—”The Life of Arie
  • Dani Hart—”A Firefighter’s Flame”

Signed Trading Cards:

  • Wishing for Someday Soon by Tiffany King
  • Creatura by Nelly Cab
  • The Sin Trilogy by Georgia Cates
  • Meant to Be by Tiffany King


  • Book charm—Orenda by Ruth Silver
  • Bottle cap charm—Dark Reflections by Elizabeth Sharp
  • Bottle Keychain from Dani Hart


To enter you must:

-Be 18 years or older (or have parent/guardian permission)

-Fill in the mandatory questions on rafflecopter (extra entries optional)

Click here to go to the Rafflecopter Entry Form!

This contest is open internationally and will end at 12:01am EST on August 10th. The winner will receive email notification! Please read my giveaway policy and leave me a comment!


And, check out the dates for the rest of the Sinner tour–Maggie may be coming to a city near you this July:

7/5: Pittsburgh, PA

7/7: Chicago/ Naperville, IL

7/8: Chicago, IL

7/8: Milwaukee, WI

7/9: Madison, WI

7/10: Iowa City, IA

7/11: Omaha, NE

7/14: Denver, CO

7/19: Salt Lake City, UT

7/21: Reno, NV

7/23: San Francisco, CA

7/24: San Francisco/ Menlo Park, CA

7/28: Los Angeles, CA

7/29: Los Angeles/ Montrose, CA

Full details here on her website.


And don’t forget to enter my other epic giveaways:

Win a Signed Paperback of The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay plus tons of signed swag–ENDS August 17



 Win a Signed Paperback of The Mechanic by Tim O’Rourke–ENDS August 20

The Mechanic


I saw Maggie S last year, and my goodness, that woman is a powerhouse, a force of nature. And you are a doll for putting this on! Fingers crossed for the win. Want, want, want, all those goodies! Cheers!

Kara says:

Look forward to reading. The event looked fun! Sadly, she’s no where near my area, haha. Anyway, thanks!

Lexi says:

Thank you for this amazing chance! I wish I could meet Maggie too but sadly it won’t happen any time soon :(

Nanette says:

Thank you for doing the giveaway. So awesome

mikilectureaventure says:

fabulous giveaway! i will share it with some other books lovers
thank you

Sarah Lieurance says:

Wow. What an awesome giveaway. I haven’t read any of the author’s books but what a great introduction into her books. Looks like there are several I now want to read. Must add to my TBR list. Thank you for the opportunity.

Rachel Luciani says:

thanks for putting up this cool giveaway!!! LOVE Maggie! LOVED the Shiver trilogy!!!

Casey B. says:

Wow that is an incredible design! Very beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win it!

Ryan A. says:

This is really nice, thanks for the opportunity =D

Paloma Virella says:

Thank you so much for having this giveaway, I really want to read the Sea of Tranquility but since there aren’t barely any bookstores over here its hard to find this book!

angelina says:

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Rachelle says:

The Sea of Tranquility is the best book ever! I love this booksso much! I tell all my book friends about it and I love when they read it and tell me how amazing it was :) Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I love The Sea of Tranquility…BEST.BOOK.EVER!!

Erica D. says:

This is such a cool giveaway! I was dreading it when I saw it because I never thought that it would be int. But it is and that’s the coolest thing EVER! Anyways I hope I win because well I don’t have twitter or goodreads or any other of the things so I don’t think that I’ll have a chance… but fingers crossed! Anyways thanks for this amazingness!

Lori Hopkins says:

This is an awesome giveaway! Wish I lived somewhere authors visited like this! What an opportunity!

Irma Jurejevčič says:

Thoughtful comment is so hard right now… I mean… WHAT?! This is an epic giveaway! Thanks.

Francesca V says:

This is an incredible giveaway.
It’s great to see Maggie going from strength to strength in every creative pursuit and just how much people are dedicated to her work like yourself. Thank you.

Suz Reads says:

I love Maggie Stiefvater’s books and can’t wait to read this one! I recently listened to the audiobook of The Scorpio Races and thought the writing, story and characters were amazing! Thanks for this awesome giveaway – I would love to win!

Thank you for the chance of winning! Looking forward to read the book. :)

Amazing giveaway!!! :) Thank you for the opportunity!

Caitlin says:

Thank you for the giveaway! I really wish I could’ve ordered a copy from The Fountain Bookstore but I don’t have money :( I am so in love with the book wrapper though.

This is beyond fantastic! What a completely unbelievable giveaway. I’m so glad you were able to see Maggie in person; I wish I lived in an area authors came close to…what fun it would be. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

You are most welcome! :)

Ashley says:

It was lovely meeting you too! I had a blast, except for the heat. Wow. It was horrible.

Yeah, that heat was ridiculous! I would expect a place that handles signings to be better equipped, but… live and learn. :) At least we have some fun memories. :D

I love Maggie’s Raven Cycle series! I haven’t read this series yet, but I’m looking forward to it.

kitkatvt says:

I love Maggie’s books, will be reading Sinner soon. I’m excited that the signing went well even with the parking drama.

Wow, you’re so lucky to meet her. I wish I was there too.
Thanks for grabbing another copy of Sinner, hope I would win.

Abbie says:

This is so cool! I’ve been so looking forward to reading this. Thanks for doing the giveaway! I love Maggie’s books!

love all of maggies books and cant wait to read this one

chloealib says:

What a wonderful gift to give to someone!! Wonderful idea xxx

WOW !!! Hope one day I can meet her.
She seems amazing !!!
Thank you for the chance to win all of those goodies.

Oh Kay!!! That is, indeed, the most beautiful book cover….. and it would make an amazing quilt, wouldn’t it? Thanks for all this wonderful information!!

ameliazane says:

Thank you for such an awesome giveaway. Maggie sounds so cool. I wish I could see her in person.

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