Signing Notes, Cupcakes and Winner: Magic Slays

So the signing on Sunday with Ben Aaronovitch! I had a fantastic time, the staff at Waterstone's Covent Garden were extremely well organised and corralled us in the window display so we couldn't escape had everything all set up for us: Sharpies, tea (me), diet coke (Ben), table, chairs, and of course, the most important, plenty of wonderful books* ready to sign for willing victims bribed with sweeties happy readers!

Here's Ben and I showing off our books! Please note I have one more than Ben . . . *gets competitive*, though Ben's photographic stance is much more practiced than mine; you can see both his books in full, and read the titles! (I was going for the artistic effect! Note to self: stick with plain and simple in future! *g*)
Thanks to Neil C Ford for the picture

Ben is a pleasure to sign with, and a very witty guy (though, if you've read his books, you'll already know that :-D) - and despite my rabid jealousy over him being a Sunday Times Bestselling Author, signing more books than me, and my frequent threats to summarily despatch him to the fiery pits of author hell with one of my Spellcrackers pencils much chat and fun was had by all. It was brilliant to see some familiar faces - *waves* at Neil, Michelle, Liz, Mark, Marc, and others (you know who you are :-)), and exciting to meet lovely new readers! Thanks so much to all of you for coming, and thanks to Waterstone's for being wonderful bookshop hosts!

And a huge thank you to the awesome Jackie, (visit her website to see more Fabulous Cakes she's made!) who is an absolute star and made us these super scrumptious cupcakes for us! With miniature copies of our actual books as decorations! Wow!!! Jackie, You Rock, Lady!!
Click to embiggen and see the cupcake fabulousness in all its glorious detail.
A close up!

*I know I'm being shameless here, calling my own books wonderful, though Ben had books there too, and his really are wonderful :-D


Awesome Author Carolyn Crane has a giveaway where you can win your choice of some fabulous books (inc.The Sweet Scent of Blood or The Cold Kiss of Death! Yay!) so why not hop on over and enter! (Int. Ends May 14th)

Winner of Magic Slays

Thanks to everyone who left comments about their favourite part of a wedding - some of you even shared my enjoyment of the cake, toast and bubbly bit *g*

And now for the winner of  Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, Book 5) UK by Ilona Andrews! has spoken . . .

and the winner is


Who said...

When my aunt got married, an orange tabby cat jumped on the train of her dress and played with the flowers that the flower-girl dropped. We always joke around that the cat was trying to steal the bride because she was so pretty. :D

I think my favorite part of weddings (at least in this case) is the infectious laughter. Everyone is happy and smiling. The little things that make a wedding unique really bring out the joy of the occasion. 

Congratulations Deb! An email is on its way to you!

What's Happening Next!

Thanks again to everyone for entering this giveaway, and all the other celebratory giveaways! (And especially for buying my new books!) I hope you all had fun, and look out for more some time in the future! Until then, normal blogging will be resumed, which translates as - The Deadline of Doom is Looming, so I'm chained to my laptop in the Writing Cave, so posting will hopefully be weekly, but is likely to be a bit more intermittent than that, while I spend time torturing my characters in order to fully live up to my Evil Author persona. *g*


Anonymous said...

Sunday was an absolute hoot. We must not leave so long next time.

- Neil.

Suzanne McLeod said...

Neil: It was! And great to see you, and yes, we must not leave it so long next time! {hugs} xx

Undercover Cupcake said...

Those cupcakes are awesome! And of course I'm glad to hear you had such a great time. :D

Suzanne McLeod said...

They were awesome; great sponge too, tasty and moist! Love your name *g*, and that's a wonderful looking cake on your blog :-D

Deb said...

Thank you Suzanne! I'm so looking forward to the book. And those cupcakes look DELICIOUS. And the book covers! My mind is officially blown.

Suzanne McLeod said...

The cakes were totally yummy! Book's on its way to you! Enjoy! :-D

Anonymous said...

Those cupcakes are Awesome :)

Jacqueline Mckinson said...

So lovely to meet you on Sunday. It was my pleasure to bake for you, as I am a huge fan!
Thank you for the lovely comments about the cupcakes,it warms the heart:-)
Hayden, Rosa & Rayhanna love their Spellcrackers pencils!

Suzanne McLeod said...

Cassie: Those cupcakes were Awesome!! Sadly, they disappeared astonishingly quickly *g*

Jackie: So lovely to meet you too! The cupcakes were wonderful, thank you again! And glad Hayden, Rosa and Rayhanna like the pencils :-)

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