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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Rachel Caine Event at The Astor and Giveaway!

Last night, I had the amazing opportunity to meet and interview Rachel Caine, author of the Morganville Vampire series. The event was held at the Astor Lounge in Mt. Lawley and was part of Rachel's Bite Club tour around Australia.

Rachel was so friendly and easy to talk to which made my first live interview much more relaxing than I thought it would be. Ask anyone who was around me leading up to the talk and they will tell you I was FREAKING OUT.

Throughout our chat we covered some non-spoilery topics in Bite Club, where the initial idea for Morganville came from, favourite characters, fantasy casting, fan-girl moments, Rachel's writing process and we were even treated to the first few pages of Last Breath which will be released in November.

After the talk, Rachel very graciously signed her books for the audience (with some people carrying all ten to the table) and had happy snap photos with fans, including me.

I personally had an excellent time and have no idea why I was so nervous to begin with. It was a pleasure meeting Rachel, Felicity from the Penguin Paranormal team and fellow Perth bloggers Marissa, Isme and Anna.

I would like to say a massive THANKYOU to Penguin for this opportunity.

My interview with Rachel will follow in a few days. For the time being, you can check out my reviews of the Morganville series...

Glass Houses #1
Morganville series #2-9
Bite Club #10


For those of you who didn't make it to the event or Target signing yesterday, I have a signed copy of Bite Club to give away.

This is open to all Western Australian residents as well as people from South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory and the ACT as Rachel wasn't able to make it to any of those places.

To enter, you must be a follower. Leave your name, state and email address in the comments below and tell me why you couldn't make it to one of the Rachel Caine events.

Competition ends May 10th and the winner will be chosen using random.org


  1. You were incredible! Such an awesome interview and Rachel was almost as amazing as you, haha. :)

    PS, Great idea for a giveaway too!

  2. your interview was amazing, they were really great questions,

  3. Awesomeness! I'm the BTL blogger for her Sydney breakfast. Sooo nervous about interviewing her!! D:

  4. Thanks Elle!

    Thanks Anna! I was so worried I wouldn't have enough questions but it all worked out really well!

    Alice, I'm going to tell you what everyone said to me and I rolled my eyes at them...'You'll be fine!' Haha. Seriously, Rachel is so friendly and easy to talk to. I hope you have a blast :)

  5. Ah I knew you'd be tops :-) Can't wait to read your post about the interview.

  6. I didn't even know about this event!
    Sounds like it was a bunch of fun :)

    Name: Arielle
    State: WA
    email: arielle(.)yeap(@)gmail(.)com

    and i'm a follower :)

  7. It looks like you had a great time. It sounds like you were a great interviewer! Congrats!

  8. Hi Jess!
    It was so great to meet you as well! It was a great event....an honour to meet Rachel and a pleasure to meet both yourself and Felicity (Penguin Australia).
    You did a great job with the event. Well done :)
    Novels On The Run

  9. So jealous that you got to meet Rachel Caine. That is awesome, unfortunetly for me her tour didn't stop in Utah.

    Jessica Liegel

    Thanks for this amazing give away!

  10. I love Rachel Caine Books! Great giveaway. I couldn't make it to one of her events because I'm literally tied down at work, and usually don't go out of state much.
    Thanks for giving me a chance to win!:)



  11. Hmmm, I'm guessing this contest isn't open to Sydney residents seeing as it doesn't say so :(

    I actually had no idea that Rachel was Down Under. I try to keep track of which authors are coming to Oz. I know Cassie Clare is, Kelley Armstrong and Maria V. Snyder are all travel here soon, but no idea about her.

    Still, congrats on meeting her =D


  12. (I realise I'm a bit late but thought I'd still try)

    I live in SA and couldn't make it because I honestly couldn't afford the trip to one of the places she was signing at.

    It sounds like you had a good time at the event, she sounds like a really nice person!

    -Elzar Valdivia



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