Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lunch Date with Tina Folsom & Friends with a Ebook Giveaway

                  Right to Left: Sue Brenan, Tina Folsom , Lindsey Hutchison (me), Lenni Chan

We all dream of hanging out with one of our favorite authors, this dream became a reality for me. Not only did I get to meet one of my favorite authors, Tina Folsom, *insert fan girl squeal here*, but my lovely friend Sue Brennan from Australia was in the San Francisco area. As she is also a big fan, she was with us as well. *insert giddy laugh* You would think I would be over the excitement since its been two weeks, but No, I remember it like yesterday. I have to thank my friend Lenni, for coming with me and joining us. She is new to the romance book world, but I will work on that. Sue, Lenni and I met beforehand to grab up some pics, talking animatedly about the lunch to come, and how excited we were to finally meet Tina Folsom. So the moment we stepped into The Slanted Door, a restaurant Tina picked out, we were super excited to see her. She was there waiting, with her new beautiful blonde hair and gorgeous smile, just as pleased to see us. As we were seated, I sat back and took it all in. It’s not often I am with people I chat with daily on Facebook and admire. I mean seriously, here was one of my best online friends from “Oz” and an author I admire, who was on my blog before. I think I was stuck on Cloud Nine for some of the conversation initially. We all picked the food we would like to test and sat there for a moment. No, not just talking about books, though there was some of that. We made some crude comments about guys. Let’s face it, we aren’t shy to talk about men. We talked about books to check out and we did talk about Tina's books.   As if we would pass up the opportunity. Tina is down to earth, super funny, and a sweetheart. I can say she was the high point of the girls (Sue, Lenni and I) day. Probably even our month or hell, our year. I admit, she is in my top 10. As in top 10 most awesome moments of my life. Though that number may increase with time, Tina will stay on it.  Plus, you can’t go wrong with a sunny, January afternoon in San Francisco chilling at the Ferry building, with good food and even greater company. We did do the fan girl thing and took tons of pics with Tina. Did I mention Tina was awesome enough to give us a book? Oh yeah she did and we took pics of us to post online everywhere we went with her book and *cough* Jimmy. Did I mention Tina said I could be on the next cover? Preferably under Jimmy I told her and I would work for free. She laughed, but I think she is considering it. (No, not really, only in my dreams) If I hadn’t loved her before having lunch with her and my other amazing women, I can’t help to have more love for the work she does and more admiration. In honor of meeting Tina and sharing this with you I am thinking it is giveaway time. I will do an eBook giveaway plus I have a set of bookmarks to go with it. Just follow the rules below.

Ok now for the giveaway:

As stated above this is a eBook giveaway with a set of bookmarks! 

Winner's Choice of Tina Folsom's eBook's

You must leave a comment on this post saying if you have read Tina's books and which one you love or that you will be a new reader.

You must be a follower of this blog
(click the follow button on the top right hand side) 

You must leave a valid email address so i know how to contact the winner

Giveaway will go from 1/31 - 2/4 winner picked on 2/5

If you would like you can follow Tina Folsom by liking her Author Facebook Page


Sue B. said...

Oh my sweet Lindsey - it was so much fun to spend that very special time with you! I agree with everything you have posted here, a truly memorable time for me too. As a long time fan of Tina Folsom's amazing books it WAS a dream come true to meet her in the beautiful city of San Francisco. A moment in time I will cherish forever. I happen to love all of Tina's books but if you put me on a stretch rack and made me confess to my favourite I think I would have to say Amaury's Hellion from the Scanguards Vampire series.

Deena said...

Thrilled for you ladies that you got to meet Tina and each other! I must admit to not having read her work, but that just means I can sit down with them, one after the other. :)

heather Roesberry said...
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heather Roesberry said...

Thats so amazing that you and Sue got to meet Tina. She is so amazing. I just love her books like crazy. but I have to pick Amaury's Hellion has my favotite but Zane's Redemption is not far behind.

I forgot to leave my email. hehehehe!


Unknown said...

Wow! Tina is a new to me author - how have I overlooked her?!? Thank you ladies for bringing her to my attention!!!
I have "liked" her facebook page, and I have been a follower and email subscriber of yours for awhile (robertsongena@hotmail.com - GFC follower robertsongena)

Thank you so much for the giveaway chance! I have some books to look up!!

Gena Robertson

Tawnya Peltonen said...

I've not yet read any of Tina's books but I plan on checking them out now! I'm always looking for new (to me) authors to read. Thanks for the chance to win!


Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

I was so lucky to come across Tina's work! I almost missed out. Thank goodness a friend introduced her to me!

riverinaromantic AT aol DOT com

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

I forgot to say that Amaury I my favorite Tina Folsom character!

riverinaromantic AT aol DOT com

Romance Reader Enthusiast said...

I have yet to read any of Tina's work. This is a busy time for me with all the reviews I have to complete but I'm hoping to have some down time in order to catch up on all these new authors that I'm discovering.

Denise Z said...

It sounds like you had an awesome time and I am green with envy. I would have loved to join in and be there. I have not read any of Tina's books yet but certainly look forward to it. Thank you for sharing with us and for this lovely giveaway opportunity.

Katrina W said...

Great pics !! girls looks like u had lots of fun ! Ive only read Tinas first book In the vanguard series.. I need to catch up and read book two etc !! thanks for the giveaway !!!



Pimpin' Reads said...

Love the pics. It's always nice to get together.
I would be a newbie. Sorry I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of them yet.
Thanks to you Lindsey. Great post. BTW

Kristina's Books & More said...

I am new to Tina's books! Love the cover to the book y'all are holding! I went and liked her page!

Thanks for the giveaway!