Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fun Times In Dallas!

Congratulations to Amy of Virginia who won the signed copy of Forbidden Nights with a Vampire! Thank you all for the comments! Please come back next month on the 25th for my next giveaway! Happy reading!

This last Sunday, I had the pleasure of being invited to the American Library Association's midwinter meeting at the Dallas Convention Center. Not only did I get to meet wonderful librarians from all over the country, but I met lots of readers, too. The highlight of the event (at least for me!) was the booksigning at the HarperCollins booth where a looooong line of readers and librarians received an advanced copy of Phineas' book. Yes, they received Wanted: Undead or Alive two months early!

I'd like to thank HarperCollins for printing all those advanced copies and giving them away. How cool is that? I'd also like to thank all the fabulous people who came to the signing. They drove from all over Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Some drove four hours so they could get their hands on Phineas. I'm including some of their photos here. Thank you!!

The secret is out. Phineas is falling for that sassy werewolf, Brynley! Unfortunately, I don't have any advanced copies of Phineas' book to give away. So today, I will give away a signed copy of Forbidden Nights with a Vampire which stars another vampire/werewolf couple, Phil and Vanda! Just leave a comment about your favorite Love at Stake couple for a chance to win. International entries are welcome. Good luck!

76 comments:

Helen Lowe said...

Kerrelyn, Dallas sounds like great fun--and fabulous HC got Phineas's book out early.:)

Mary Geffros said...

I actually love all the Love at Stake couples and can't wait to read about Phineas & Brynley. :-)

Wyntir said...

Well, there I am with my book in hand. :P I had such a great time meeting you in person Kerrelyn.

Phineas and Brynley are so great together.

It would be awesome to win Phil and Vanda's book. I have all your books on my Nook and am starting to collect them in paperback, so I can physically have them, and be able to share how awesome they are.

Angie
angistar@verizon.net

Lynne said...

Phineas is an awesome character and also funny! Can't wait to read his story and would love to win a copy of
Forbidden Nights with a vampire

so Cool!

fingershankins@yahoo.com

JenniferJaseJacobs said...

I think the 2 in this book are my favorite. Vanda has an interesting background and Phil is just overall loveable. it would be awesome to have a signed copy. I would take my other copy and introduce this series to a friend :)

libby said...

I love Ian and toni!! Cant wait for Dr.Fang to fall for someone.

Cerstin Wagner said...

My favourite couple is Connor and his angel so far. Ian and his mate are fabulous as well. Gregori and Abi are sweeet too... Actually I have no favourite couple. They are all great.
I'm very happy you had a fantastic time at the book signings. If I would live in the USA, I know I would have joined you.
Can't wait to read Phineas book. I'll download it when it is available. First we can read the German translation of Phil and Vanda next week. On 1. Feb. it will be available here in Germany.

julie said...

I love the Love at Stake series all the characters are funny! I have got my cousin and sister reading them! I'd love to meet you Kerrelyn!!

Kristina Parmenter said...

I have to agree with the above commenter. All of the Love at Stake couples are wonderful :0 They all have their reasons to be favorites :)

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

kristinaparmenter51(at)gmail(dot)com

Sheila said...

Angus and Emma.
Five hundred years and he needed some loving.
Is he the kilted Nero who kept checking if his vitals were still there every he jumped.
Sexy and on a kilt yummy

sharon duplantis said...

Ian and Toni

Mineliz said...

Well I have a REALLY soft spot for Scottish men so I LOVE Angus and Emma, and Robby and Olivia. I mean can you say AYE? *shivers*

WildAboutBones said...

Ya know I couldn't pick a favorite if I tried. Each story made each couple special in their own way.
Can't wait to read about Dr. Love and the werewolf - hysterical just thinking about it.
I'd love to win!
WildAboutBones at gmail dot com

Meljprincess said...

I agree with the other posters that all the couples are wonderful. But Toni and Ian get my vote as the best! I love that book, (ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A VAMPIRE) It's just brill!

Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

Lucy D. said...

I'm in NY. When told my husband I needed to run to Dallas to get a signed ARC of Phineas's book, he just didn't understand. Men...

i_luv_sheep11 said...

My favourite are Emma and Angus <3 That was the first book I read of the series and I always go back and read it. It is definitely the most worn haha

Love this series xx

Julie S said...

I've only read the first few in the series so far, but my favorite couple has to be Roman and Shanna!
juliecookies(at)gmail.com

Shelley B said...

I love Simone and Gregori from Sexiest Vampire Alive. I want to read more of them.
srbagby 50 at gmail dot com

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Jessica_xraychick said...

I had a blast driving the four hours to meet Kerrelyn Sparks in Dallas! *smiles and looks at the OU bag attached to my shoulder* This was my first convention and book signing and all I have to say is WOW! Can't wait to do this again!
Anyway, I have to say my fave couple would be Toni and Ian. I just love how she gave him a hard time with writing on his clothes in his death sleep and him scaring the bejeezus out of her when he took the stay awake drug just to spend some time with her. And his proposal- on the roof while delivering Xmas gifts?! It was very sweet and I just loved it!

janhvi said...

I can't wait for Phineas's book.I love all the couples but if I had to pick it would be Ian and Toni.

Janhvi
justjanhvi at gmail dot com

griffom said...

CONNOR IS ALWAYS MY FAVORITE BUT I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO PHINEAS STORY THIS SHOULD BE GOOD. I HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING YOUR STAY IN DALLAS

Anonymous said...

kerrelyn i love all the couples so far. but connor and his angel are my favorite. i can't pick a favorite book cause i love them all. this is a series that i could NEVER get enough of reading. you are awesome. a wonderful writer. keep up the great work. sincerely
trisha rupert
trupert00@comcast.net

Toni said...

I have to agree that all of the Love at Stake books are great! And I also have to agree that All I Want for Christmas is a Vampire has to be my favorite. I loved Ian and Toni's story.

When are you coming back to Florida?


tdaly02@gmail.com

Heather said...

I just cannot pick one couple!!! LOVE them all in their own way!!!!! Can't wait for the next book!!!!!!! : )

NoraA said...

My favorite couple in the series is Emma and Angus. I loved the book and have read the whole series so far.

I would love to win that copy of Forbidden Nights with a Vampire.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love all the Love at Stake books that I have read so far...I would so love to meet you in person one day.

Any chance you would be coming to the Philadelphia, PA or Baltimore, MD area?

Thank you for the opportunity to win one of your books.

Virginia
Unicorndragon@verizon.net

Cylver said...

My favorite LaS couple has to be Toni and Ian. How can anyone not love Mr. Hot Hot Studmuffin? And Toni is perfect for him!
Thanks for the giveaway!

syltim@aol.com

Anonymous said...

The "Love At Stakes" series is one of my favorites. You never let us down. Can not WAIT for the next book. (Giddy w/ excitement) *Smiles*
Dawn Jackson

Dawn said...

The "Love At Stakes" series is one of my favorites. You never let us down. Can not WAIT for the next book. (Giddy w/ excitement) *Smiles*
Dawn Jackson

alainala said...

i wish i could go to some of these signings... unfortunately nobody willingly comes to the middle of nowhere Saskatchewan.. lol.. thanks for sharing the photos of the experience!!my fav couple so far.. is the uber sexy carlos!! and caitlyn from eat prey love.. i love the shifters!

alainala AT hotmail DOT ca

Jennifer Lopez said...

I'm in love with Carlos, there is something about a panther that is wow, I was happy when he fell in love with caitlyn. An unexpected love, I got nervous when they were waiting for her to go thru her transformation, can't wait to read phineas book so excited!

Adaiah said...

Hi Kerrelyn, it sounds like you had a blast in Dallas. My heart belongs to Angus McKay and his take no prisoner mate Emma.

June M. said...

Oh, I wish I had lived close enough to attend this! I would have LOVED to meet you and get an advanced copy of Dr. Phang's story.
manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

It's hard to pick their all good I can't wait for wanted:undead or alive to come out ^__^ Kerrelyn is a awesome writer ^__^
~Cherie~
gacktfan5@aol.com

Tamsyn said...

I think they are all wonderful. Roman and Shanna maybe?
tamsyn5(at)yahoo(dot)com

Amy Valentini said...

Wow, toss up between Angus/Emma and Gregori/Abigail ... all perfect for each other even if Abby won't dance disco with Gregori! I actually haven't read Phil and Vanda's story so thank you for the giveaway. Hope I get it so I can catch up. Looking forward to Phineas and Brynley's story. [clapping excitedly]

amyvalentini@aol.com

SamiC said...

Loved Shanna & Roman from How To Marry A Millionaire Vampire! Roman losing a fang was hilarious (maybe not so much to him!)

But, have read & loved most of the books. Eagerly await Wanted: Undead or Alive

Anonymous said...

love all your books and would love to win a book sign from u

shannon

sweetgirls1008@yahoo.com

Debbie F said...

Scholar and Gori are my fav's. I have read their story thre times already.

Babz74 said...

I love Be Still My Vampire Heart . Angus and Emma are my favorite couple.

Patsy said...

I haven't read any of the Love At Stake books, so I can't answer the question of my favorite couple. From reading this post, I know I have to read them. This sounds like it would be very good.
mom1248(at)att(dot)net

cecilealfaro30 said...

Ms. Sparks
Forbidden nights with a vampire is my favorite book.. I was so heart felt when I read vanda story that I cried because her story is reminds me alot of myself and my husband is alot like Phil and picked up my broken pieces and mend them together...

cecilealfaro30@yahoo.com

Jamie Alsteen said...

Awesome.....Glad you had a great time...wish I could have been there...always to far away from the signings....Love the series have them all...Would love to win "FNWAV"...I would put it up with my other signed books and pass along the one that is not signed...spreading the word is what it is all about. Oh yeah Kerrelyn I just realized something...you might have already known, but when you abbreviate "Love At Stake Series" you get LASS...thought it was funny becuase of the Scottish Men...thats what they call their women/daughters LASS!

Sue said...

I like Phil and Vanda.

J. Albert said...

i just love all of the couples, but to pick one it would be roman and shanna the best, because it intudces the rest of the couples. I love these books!!

catslady said...

I have to go with Shanna and Roman but it's hard to pick just one couple.

catslady5@aol.com

cholub1968 said...

Have not read any but would love to read them and win this one!
Cindy
cholub1968@aol.com

Lycia said...

Love all your stories, would say Phil and Vanna were the funniest, but Roman and Shanna really touched my heart and I've been hooked every since. Can't wait for Phineas and Brynley story.

Cinda said...

I can't wait to read this! I have loved all the other books in the series!

Anonymous said...

Hi Kerrelyn love your story about Dallas :D. I love Roman n shana and Toni n Ian. Basically love all of your couPles in your series:D. Aretha zhen, aretha_zhen@yahoo.com

Susan Sekinger said...

Olivia and Robbie are my favorite couple. I thought they would never get together but they did and it was cataclysmic. It was my first book I read but definitely not my last. I've loved every one so far. Especially the love doctor. LOL

photoquest said...

I am new to the Vampire reading so i havent read any in the Love at Stakes series yet how ever this is definately on my list of books!! I read just contemporary romance for years so not long ago i decieded to exspand my horizons in reading and Love, Love, Love, Vampires and paranormal reading !!!so glad i decieded to try something different didn't know what i was missing your series sound wonderful!!
photoquest(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Kim said...

Missed the new book from Twitter comments but I wouldn't mind a signed copy of this one. It seems I'm always too late. You ran out of book marks for Gregory's book in NYC last year just prior to my arrival. Oh well.

Barbara E. said...

I love them all, but if I must choose, I'd pick Angus and Emma as favorites.

Barbed1951 at aol dot com

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

They're all awesome! I hate playing favorites but if I have to I think I's pick Angus and Emma. I loved their story!

riverinaromantic AT aol DOT com

Johanna R Jochum said...

It is hard too choose but I love Jean-Luc and Heather! Such a awesome couple! Thanks for sharing with us today!

evjochum[AT]aol[DOT]com

Lori said...

I agree with some of the others, I can't pick a favorite b/c they are all so perfectly matched and adorable together. I love all the couples, each set has their own uniqueness that has me loving them all! Can't wait for the latest couple Phineas and Brynley!
wmeyer@atlanticbb.net

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for Phineas' book!! Love the Love at Stake series!!

Meghan
meghanirene89@yahoo.com

khareen said...

Hello Miss Kerrelyn:

I hope that I was in Dallas Convention, so that I could catch you there. I would love to read Phineas book right now but it was not yet available here...thanks by the way, I just wait for that time. mwuah!

Kharen

JenM said...

I don't have a favorite since I haven't started this series, but I love the idea of a vampire/werewolf pairing, so I'd love to give the book a try.

jen(at)delux(dot)com

Lion said...

Hello! DArn I missed the convention!! Well I do love Phil and Vanda--they add a real sizzle to their romance!

mk said...

Connor and Mareille are my favorite, although it is hard to choose!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the next instalment of Love at Stake!

Although it is a hard decision I have to say Jean-Luc and Heather are my favourite couple!

Evie Kendal

Teresa K. said...

Kerrelyn,

How can you just pick one couple. If I had to pick a couple I would say I love Gregori & Abigale. They just seem to fit. Gregori with his laid back self. Abigale with her devotion for her mom. Gregori is the same way when it come to Radinka.

But I love Ian & Toni and Connor & Mariel. Heck if the truth be told I love them all. I can't help it they all have something different to add. I'm weak I know, lol.

Thank you for sharing your pictures.

Teresa K.
tcwgrlup41(at)yahoo.com

Terry's Crafty Fingers said...

My Favorite has to be the very first book "How to marry a millionaire vampire." I love Roman and Shanna's story. The thought of a vampire having to go to a dentist for a broken fang was so funny to me, but when I read the story I was reeled in and have been reading every book in the series since. Thank you for some great reads.

Ashley Phillips said...

My favorite couple would have to be.... if i had to be picky and choooosey since i love them all, would have to be Roman Draganesti and Shanna Whelan from How to Marry a Millionair Vampire!!! Only because it was the start of your fabtastic series!!! Who would have thought a vampire losing a fang?! Ha-larious! Otherwise this would be a really hard question to answer! :) You are a goddess of vampires Kerrelyn!

margie phillips said...

I have to say that my favorite is the 3rd be still my vampire heart i looov angus and emma , i have to say i just loove all of them if only your books would come out sooner the waiting is exruciating i have all the series and have to wait anticipating the next one absoultly loove the!

Beth said...

I really enjoy the humor as well as the romance in your stories. Best of luck on your new release.

Jeanette J said...

I'd have to say Angus and Emma but it is tough to choose only one couple

Mountain Laurel said...

Can't wait to read your historical coming out and Love ALL of your vampire books. Sure hope I win! Thanks for sharing!
debbifarmer@yahoo.com

orelukjp0 said...

My favorite couple is Shanna and Roman. From the very first book, I fell in love with them and look forward to hearing what they have been up to in subsequent ones. How to Marry A Millionaire Vampire took me to a new world of what if that I've never wanted to leave.

orelukjp0 at gmail dot com

Donna said...

For me it has to be the couple that started it all - Roman and Shanna.

Areej Abdurahim said...

Wow! I loved this story. It's one of my favorites. I was really touched on how Phil proposed to Vanda... I cried, it was so sweet!!! I'm just as excited to read Dr. Phang's story...

Kara Jansen said...

I fell in love with Angus and Emma lol Their story was hilarious and, I can't wait to see how Dr.Phang's story goes :D

Mineliz said...

Well I have a REALLY soft spot for Scottish men so I LOVE Angus and Emma, and Robby and Olivia. I mean can you say AYE? *shivers*