Kim Harrison – A Perfect Blood Tour Signing Report (Video and Pics)

vampirenovelfan and Kim harrison - A Perfect Blood signing - Your Urban FantasyI couldn’t even sleep in late today. I woke up at 7am and the first thing I thought of was posting about the signing for your guys.  So I guess I’ll start from the top.

Rambling about the commute: I left out around 5pm since the event started at 7pm.  It was raining a bit yesterday so traffic was even more horrendous than usual for the DC Metro area (we’re ranked #1  in the whole country for the worst traffic if you didn’t know).  Normally a 25 minute trip from my usual route was going to take an estimated 2 hours, so I opted for a slightly longer route in hopes to still get there on time.  I-95 traffic was slow but moving until it suddenly turned into a parking lot.  I saw emergency vehicles passing on the shoulder so I figured there was an accident.  I eventually saw everything fairly close ahead and cars were down to one lane to get through.  Since I know fans travel far to her signings (I traveled 3 hours for Black Magic Sanction in 2010 and then flew to San Diego Comic Con last year), I was really concerned that some people wouldn’t make it.

I got even MORE concerned as I finally creeped near the front and the fire truck completely stops traffic starting with ME. While I was hoping those involved in the crash were okay, all I could think about was “it would be just my luck that I would just barely miss getting around all of this.” I tried to take a picture of the truck in front of me with my camera, but thankfully he only wanted to turn around so he wasn’t blocking traffic for very long at all and the accident wasn’t as bad as it could have been. *whew* for all involved.  So I made my way and had no more traffic issues.

The signing: So I arrived at about 6:15pm and got my ticket, #107, a far cry from being FIRST in line for BMS, but it was alright.  I was right that fans travel far.  One set of fans was from Utah! Initially I thought there was going to be a Q&A but when I arrived they said that it was scrapped, however she did do an interview earlier.  I was a little bummed about that because I was going to try to ask as many questions as I could on behalf of you guys. I can understand why it was scrapped though because even though I was #107 there were still a lot of people behind me. The store closed at 9:30pm and I didn’t even get to see her until 9:20! On the plus side, it is very obvious that Kim gets lots of east coast love so hopefully she comes here again because we’ll be here!

I finally got up to her and she started signing the book without really looking up first, but then she did and I told her who I was and she gave me a hug which was too cool for words! I guess it’s hard to forget when someone is blue!  I look different every time I meet Kim so I collected all of our photos together and showed her.

I then went on to ask her a couple of questions. I wanted to ask more but I didn’t want to hog too much time.  However, never fear!  One of our members, Autumn Leaves, is going to her Atlanta signing today and has printed off the questions, so she may be able to report back with some extra news.  A big THANK YOU to Autumn Leaves for doing this!

But as for what I could ask Kim, since two posters were curious about Quen and Ceri’s opinion on Trent/Rachel I asked that one. Basically it seems like Quen and Ceri are on the Trent/Rachel bandwagon.  Also I asked about Rachel’s “romantic” HEA and if we would see it before the very end of the last book.   Kim is adamant that it will be at the end of the last book, so yes, we all have to keep holding our breath until that last page.

I recorded everything here:

Many thanks to Virgina (a new Hollows buddy!) for recording this!

Not everyone had read the book yet, but a lot did and were very giddy with discussion.  Everyone is really looking forward to Million Dollar Baby later this year.

As for the freebies. It’s a temporary tattoo to match Rachel’s new pack ink:

Rachel Morgan Tattoo Design

It’s pretty cool, but the key to Alcatraz from Black Magic Sanction is still my favorite from that tour:

Black Magic Sanction Key to Alcatraz - Kim Harrison signing

It was fantastic to meet Kim yet again! Each experience is different and they’ve all been great.  I also really loved seeing other fans of the Hollows, making new friends, and even meeting Trish, one the members here! I hope you guys enjoyed coming down!  It was so awesome to meet you and so glad you were able to find me!

So yes, another book hath come and gone and we await the next! I hope that I can meet even more of you guys at these events in the future.  It’s worth it!  Below are the pics of my books and my kindle. Yes, she will sign your e-reader ~_^…but nobody is signing my tablet, rofl!

16 responses

  1. cher

    Thanks for posting this Erika.It looks like you had a great time.

    February 25, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    • It’s impossible not to have a ball with fellow Hollows fans.

      February 26, 2012 at 4:21 PM

  2. meredith

    Thanks for posting!!! It looks like you had fun, and Kim seems really nice!!!

    February 25, 2012 at 4:13 PM

    • No problem! And yea, I had a ball. Kim’s fantastic. Always really nice. I was floored that she remember me, lol.

      February 26, 2012 at 4:22 PM

      • Diva

        Hard to forget blue people, lol.

        February 28, 2012 at 12:14 PM

        • LOL yeah I guess so! Not to mention some gushing about how awesome her series is to her face, lol.

          February 28, 2012 at 2:33 PM

  3. It was so great to meet you last night, Erika! And it was an honor to record your quick Q&A with Kim. 🙂

    February 25, 2012 at 7:07 PM

    • Same to you Virginia! Again, I really appreciated you helping me out there! Let’s keep in touch!

      February 26, 2012 at 4:23 PM

  4. Very very cool Erika!!!! 😉

    Francesca

    February 25, 2012 at 7:46 PM

    • Thanks, Frannie! You done reading it yet?

      February 26, 2012 at 4:23 PM

  5. So cool you got to meet her again. She seems like a truly delightful woman.. And I loved that she’s willing to sign e-readers. Hope I get to meet her one day! Thanks for posting all your goodies so we could see!

    February 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

    • She really is Hazel and that’s not always the case depending on the author. At comic con, this one person was saying their e-reader looks like a yearbook with tons of authors’ signatures. I hope you get to meet her one day too. Where do you live?

      February 26, 2012 at 4:32 PM

  6. Lesley

    Are you the “Vampy” I see on kim’s blog all the time? If so we share great taste in authors, given the other books you have listed here! I just signed on to follow your blog, too. 🙂 I just finished the Fever series (OMG superb on audio!) and I can’t wait for the next Ilona Andrews book. I wish I could have stalked (er, visited) Kim on her tour but I just couldn’t get to Ohio that day. Maybe next year. She sounds awesome.

    March 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    • I’m on there, but I’m not “Vampy”. I’m “ErikaT”, lol. Thanks for following though! Make sure to check your spam folder though because wordpress hasn’t notified me yet.

      And yes, Fever as uh-may-zing! I am so glad that the series will be continuing. Spin-offs are great, but I am looking forward to things getting back to Mac and Barrons.

      March 1, 2012 at 11:06 AM

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