Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Signed Goodies from the Underground!

****WINNER ALERT!!**** Congratulations to Amy J - Book Addict for winning a signed copy of Juliana Stone's HIS DARKEST HUNGER, to Jacqueline C. (post #64) for winning a signed copy of Kathryn Smith's BEFORE I WAKE, and to Alicia 0605 for winning a signed copy of Jocelynn Drake's DAWNBREAKER!  Thanks for sharing your karaoke choices - wish we could all hang out together and sing them at the same time!  Amy, Jacqueline, and Alicia, contact us at booksthatgobump@gmail to claim your books!

Ok, boys and ghouls, I promised you some signed goodies from some of the authors here in the Underground, gathered while we were attending the recent RWA conference in Orlando. Here are a few of us yakking it up (l to r) Juliana Stone, Pamela Palmer, Terri Garey (me), Jocelynn Drake and Joss Ware) before heading off to some of our various signings and workshops.

Lest you think it was all work and no play, however, here's a shot from the workshop we paneled on the cross-genre aspects of Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy and Sci-Fi Fantasy.  (Don't we look official?)  This motley crew, from left to right, is Juliana, Terri, Joss, Jeaniene Frost, Kelley Armstrong and C.L. Wilson.
Of course, it would be lying to say we had NO fun, as evidenced by this shot of Joss Ware, rocking out to Madonna's Material Girl during Karaoke night (I would've taken more pictures, but I was too busy singing along!) 
At any rate, in between the work and the play, I made a point to snag some signed books during the conference, specifically to give away to those of you who lurk in the Supernatural Underground!
 
First up is a signed copy of HIS DARKEST HUNGER by Juliana Stone,

and a signed copy of DAWNBREAKER by Jocelynn Drake,

 and a signed copy of BEFORE I WAKE by Kathryn Smith!

Yep, three giveaways today, and more to come (I feel like Jack Skellington in the Nightmare Before Christmas!)

So tell me, for a chance to win one of these autographed books, if you were going to Karaoke your heart out with your best ghoulfriends, what song would you choose?  (You're allowed to state your preference of books in your comment, but I can't promise that will be what you get if you win.)

72 comments:

Cassay said...

Looks like you guys had fun!!! My song choice would be anything by the Spice Girls. I'm such a nerd!

April said...

It might be cheesy but its a classic - Shout! its a great way to get everyone up and dancin!
April
aprilfunshowers@gmail.com

Beverly said...

Thanks for hosting - I would sing Hit me with your best shot! Will the 80's never die.
bevsharp@desch.org

Michelle Greathouse said...

I can't carry a tune in a bucket - but I would pick Dancing Queen by Abba. :)

Michelle

kweenmg at yahoo dot com

CrystalGB said...

I would choose "I Will Survive." Thanks for the great giveaway.

Dorthy said...

You guys look like you had an awesome time! as far a singing...ummm Usually i just cheer them on LOL
Lets see last time we all did Karaoke I think I joined in on Yellow Submarine by the Beetles. It was great with all us up there trying to remember the words. LOL So that's what I'd pick.

Roger said...

"I'm Sorry" by Brenda Lee.

[as you all say - What / Who]

Roger

Danielle said...

Looks like a lot of fun and I live so close to Orlando but didn't get to go :(
The song I would have picked is Before he Cheats by Carrie Underwood.

Cath's Chatter said...

lol....according to my 12 year old i dont sing i torture cats!!!!!

any eighties madonna song would do it for me but i'd probably sing Lady Gaga's poker face:):):)
(12yr old groaning loudly and rolling her eyes!!)

no preference on the book, thanks for the chance.
Cath

Bella said...

I'd have to say there's nothing like Abba to sing along to, hehe :)

bella-on-toast@hotmail.com

Nicole said...

Girls Just Want to Have Fun (I'll second the comment about the 80s not dying lol!)

If possible, I'd love Dawnbreaker if I were to be so lucky to win ;).

susied said...

Eat the Rich by Aerosmith. (I just love Aerosmith!)

Terri Garey said...

You should've heard the crowd during "Love Shack" by the B52's!! Everyone in the place was rockin' their hearts out!

And no, the 80's will never die, which is fine with me! :-)

I believe Juliana sang something by Journey, but I missed it! :-(

Meredith said...

I Feel Like a Woman (Shania Twain, I think?) ...well, if those ghoulfriends are female ghoulfriends. lol!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

van_pham said...

Anything with The Beatles :)

Alicia0605 said...

They would light me on fire and throw me out of a karaoke place!! But I guess before they threw me out I would have to try to sing Sympathy for the Devil by Guns N Roses!!!

aliciahall0605(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

I would love to win Jocelynn Drakes book. I love her series but I dont have any signed copies yet!

mpyff said...

80s are always a good choice :) we usually do Copa Cabana :)

Maree Anderson said...

OMG, looks like you had a blast! Soooo wish I could have made it to RWA Orlando. Maybe next year. Provided the NZ/US exchange rate improves, LOL.

Karaoke song? "How To Save A Life" by The Fray.
Or an 80s rock ballad -- Pat Benatar or Meatloaf. Oh yeah!

Danielle said...

oh I just don't know what I would sing :)I think I'm gna say Adam Lambert with Strut, it is defintly one of my favs!!!

books wise, I will take what I can get :) but if i got to pick, I will go with His Darkest Hunger.

Thanks

elaing8 said...

I'd rock out to Burn it to the Ground by Nickelback :)

Melissa said...

Easy an Evanescence song. Probably "Call Me When You're Sober". I belted that out one time when I was helping my mom do errands and I was waiting for her in my car. I thought I was alone, but no... had an audience. At least I was in tune that day. ;)

Oh, and I'd like any but Juliana's book. I already have a signed copy. :)

jeanette8042 said...

I'd probably choose Britt Nicole's Good Day! I would love Juliana's book His Darkest Hunger.

Sullivan McPig said...

Meatloaf's Paradise by the dashboardlights. I have actually sung it once with my best friend at a karaoke bar and it's fun, but quite challenging, especially the end of the song, you need a lot of lung capacity

kjovus said...

I would sing "ghouls" just wanna have fun! ;)
kjovus(at)gmail(dot)com

s7anna said...

I'd sing "Walking Away" by Craig David.

Shannon B said...

The poor audience would have bleeding ears if I were singing, but I would probably sing Lay Me Down by the Dirty Heads...I can NOT get that song out of my head!

Jackie Uhrmacher said...

"Girl with One Eye" by Florence and the Machine. Totally. I sing it in the car, much to my son's chagrin. : )

Orchid said...

Me and Karaoke, not likely to happen, but if I had to I would probably do Fist City by Loretta Lynn.

hauntingorchid (at) aol (dot) com

Terri Garey said...

Now I have to go Google some of these songs...

Crystal said...

Thanks for the pics! The signing was awesome and it looks like you guys had fun at karaoke! I wish I could of got a sitter for that night.
I would sing I Love Rock n Roll and prob would of cleared out the place with it. LoL
And I agree, the 80's will never die!

throuthehaze said...

I would sing Black Heart Inertia by Incubus :)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

A Simple Love of Reading said...

I would love to win any of these books! I haven't had the chance to read any of them yet, but they are on my TBR pile! Karaoke song of choice...hmmm....I definitely have to go with Madonna! Maybe a little Lucky Star or Holiday, I can't seem to decide between them! HAHA!

nymfaux said...

Yea!!!! Glad you had so much fun!!!!

Of course I don't know how I could choose just one of the books--They all look amazing--I'd be happy with any of them!!!!

As for karioke....My girls are all kind of These Boots Were Made for Walking/Before He Cheats kind of girls, with some Grease thrown in :)

Barbara E. said...

I would attempt to sing Mercy by Duffy - I say attempt because I'm a terrible singer.

They're all fantastic books and I'd love to win any of them - except I already have Dawnbreaker.

Patricia Lynne said...

I'd do My Life would suck without you by Kelly Clarkston and I'd get one of my best friends to sing with me (but only because I know my bf would refuse to get up on stage w/ me, I'd have to threaten his computers or something!)

ps I would love His Darkest Hunger if I won. lol

RosieC said...

Excellent contest. Thank you!

Verging on cliché, I have to say Sweet Home Alabama. And there's no supposing here. This has happened.

TracyW said...

Thanks for the contest! I would sing Girls Just Want to Have Fun.

mariska said...

I love Back Street boys, Shape Of My Heart will be our choice. Coz WE had sang this song couple times when we went to karaoke !

ferretvamp14 said...

Don't Stop Believin' by Journey with emphasis on the Glee Cast version! Thanks for the giveaway!

SaraC said...

Living on a Prayer is just so much darn fun!

Terri Garey said...

Incubus! Oh, how I love Incubus, but nobody would know DRIVE.

I was told by someone in the karaoke know, that the best way to get people into what you're singing is if they can sing along.

So all of you who've picked "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"? You and me, ladies... you and me! :-)

Nicole said...

I would sing Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cindi Lauper! <3 a good 80s tune!!

Reading Angel said...

I will Survive by Gloria Gayner!

Or, Girls Lie Too by Terri Clark.

Thanks
dukesangel002 AT yahoo DOT com

Michelle said...

Oooohhh, that's a hard choice. I would either sing Johnny cash-"Folsom prison" or guns n roses- "night train". I guess it would depend on my mood at the time. I would love own any of those books.

tsalvatore said...

I think I would sing I don't care by Fall out boy.

tsalvatore said...

I think I would sing I don't care by Fall out boy.

Casey said...

My best friend and I would probably sing 1985 by Bowling For Soup (since we already know ALL of the lyrics xD).

Erika Lynn said...

Anything by Journey is always karaoke gold!
sportsDOTerikalynnATgmailDOTcom

JenM said...

Any time I really want to belt one out, I always go with Journey. Maybe Lovin, Touchin, Squeezin. That's a great one to sing at full volume.

I'd love any of the books, but I'd especially like to read Before I Wake.

Lucy S said...

Don't Stop Believing by Journey! Epic song!

I'd love for Juliana's novel, but I won't say no to any of them xD

heatwave16 said...

Has to be Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. :) Fabulous song.

I'd love Jocelynn's book, but all are fabulous.

Llehn said...

You give love a bad name :D

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sweet Rachel! said...

My friend Sara and I would definitely sing "Baby Got Back". I don't know why it's just our song.

As for the books, ANY of them would be amazing!

Amjmfox said...

my sister and i always sing friends in low places by Garth Brooks when she comes in from out of town.I would like one of your books Terri! however since that is not an option, Jocelynn Drake is my choice.

Edwin said...

when ever I have a Karokie I just have to sing La Bamba. lol

Juliana Stone said...

I love it! 80's indeed rule my friends! It was a fun night, I did indeed sing Don't Stop Believin by Journey! And the fab Kathryn Smith sang a Meatloaf song, You Took the Words Right out of my Mouth.....it was great!

Joss totally rocked da house!

I was going to sing a Bon Jovi song for my friend Eli but time ran out!

I might post video of my band if I can find a good clip!

Carol L. said...

I'd pick Celebrate by Kool and The Gang. I'd love a copy of His Darkest Hunger by Julia Stone.
Carol L.
Lucky4750@aol.com

Sharon S. said...

I would sing Meredith Brooks song "Bitch" .

I've already read Dawnbreaker (and loved it) so wouldn't mind one of the other two!

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

No karaoke night goes by without me and my girlfriends belting out Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! :-D Such an upbeat and fun song, we always have a blast :-D

I would like to win HIS DARKEST HUNGER by Juliana Stone, this book has been on my wishlist for so long, I'm yearning to read it!

stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

Joss Ware said...

Great post, Terri! Thanks for NOT posting the video of me singing. Heh.

One of the reasons I chose Material Girl is because I knew everyone would sing with me and drown me out. ;-)

Thanks all for your support of the Supernatural Underground!

Llehn said...

Sorry forgot to add that I would love to have a copy of Before I Wake if I should win :D

lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amy J - Book Addict said...

It's sad, but yes I have done this with my friends. We sang: I Feel Like A Woman by Shania Twain! I sounded horrible but we got everyone in the audience to sing with us!

Amy J
djsfoxylady @ gmail.com

Melissa said...

I have always said there is not enough alcohol in the world for me to get up and sing but if there was......it would be Call Me by Shinedown. I probably should pick something well known so everyone would sing a long and drown me out!

Giada M said...

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! I love this song! :D
Thank you for this awesome giveaway!

Giada M.

fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

Jacqueline C. said...

Independent Women by Destiny's Child is a great karaoke song!

ilona said...

As I am a known bad singer, my karaoke choice would be something I couldn't mess up. Like maybe I Talk To The Trees from Paint Your Wagon. After all if Clint Eastwood can get away with it on film, I can in karaoke :D

Sara said...

My best friend April and I love to sing Prince's "Kiss" there's lots of screeching and kissy noises, but if we can't do that nothing, in my opinion, is as funny as a slightly inebriated version of Wilson Phillip's "Hold On".
Good times!

Stephanie G said...

NO ONE would want me to sing but if I had enough to drink I'd want to get on stage with my friends and sing Total Eclipse of the Heart. Love that song.


Stephanie G
sgradel(at)gmail(dot)com

PurpleBudderfly said...

Well, I guess I´d choose "Hit me baby one more time" from Britney Spears. That´s the kind of music I grew up with and even if some people don´t want to admit it: They do know the lyrics. Everyone does ;D

librarypat said...

Good Vibrations, but you can't do it alone.

Wish I could have made it to RWA. Maybe another year.

librarypat AT comcast DOT net

nymfaux said...

congrats to the winners!!!!

Leilani @Leilani Loves Books said...

Hehehe, im thinking Thriller!

I really wish I could have made it but alas, I didnt :(

Psst, today (Friday the 13th) is my bday! So this could be my present!

Thanks ladies!
Leilani