CANDY COVERED BOOKS

From book signings, passage readings, even small lectures, Author Events are the best place to chat up the authors of your favorite books- in person. Contests may appear on this Events page, time to time, as well!

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Upcoming Events!



  • Congratulations to the Odd Mom Out Contest winners: Flisha, Heidi and Lisa!

    December '07:

    Now's your chance for another Sweet Contest!

    Enter to win a copy of Jane Porter's Odd Mom Out!

    Odd Mom Out by Jane Porter Simply email us within the month of December with your first name and desire to win the contest and we will announce the winner(s) next month!

    Now, the rules of the game are such:

    1) Email us with your first name and desire to enter the contest, within the month of December, through our online form!
    2) Only guess once, as duplicated entries will only be counted as one.
    3) You must be 18 years old to enter and to qualify to win.
    4) Winners will be randomly chosen.
    5) Candy Covered Books will inform the winner through email and send them their new sweet prize!
    6) Email address, full names, and addresses will still remain strictly confidential, as always
    7) The winner's first name will be announced back here next month!
    8) If you do not respond to the email requesting your address within 3 months, you will not receive your prize.

    And that's that!

  • Congratulations to the Flirting with Forty Contest winners: Lisa, Mary and Julie!

    November '07:

    Now's your chance for a Sweet Contest!

    Enter to win a t-shirt, candies and a copy of Jane Porter's Flirting with Forty!

    Flirting with Forty by Jane Porter Simply email us within the month of November with your name and desire to win the contest and we will announce the winner(s) next month! Flirting with Forty by Jane Porter

    Now, the rules of the game are such:

    1) Email us with your first name and desire to enter the contest, within the month of November, through our online form!
    2) Only guess once, as duplicated entries will only be counted as one.
    3) You must be 18 years old to enter and to qualify to win.
    4) Winners will be randomly chosen.
    5) Candy Covered Books will inform the winner through email and send them their new sweet prize!
    6) Email address, full names, and addresses will still remain strictly confidential, as always
    7) The winner's first name will be announced back here next month!
    8) If you do not respond to the email requesting your address within 3 months, you will not receive your prize.

    And that's that!

  • Thursday, November 8th, 2007 @ 7:00–8:30 PM:
    Reading/ Book Signing
    Switchcraft! by Mary Castillo
    Bay Books
    1029 Orange Avenue
    Coronado, CA 92118
    (619) 435-0070
    Mary will return to one of her favorite independent
    bookstores to read from and sign Switchcraft!



    Past Events:



  • Thursday, Oct. 18th, 2007 @ 7-8:30 PM:
    Ladies Night Out/ Reading/ Book Signing with Mary Castillo
    Switchcraft! by Mary Castillo
    Calacas
    3374 S. Bristol Street
    Santa Ana, CA 92704
    (714) 662-2002
    Mary will brings treats and prizes as well as read from and
    sign copies of her new book, Switchcraft!
  • Monday, Oct. 1st 2007:
    Winners of September 2007 Caprice Crane's FORGET ABOUT IT Contest
    - Monica and Chella! We counted the book appearing in Caprice's own movie- 33X!!!
    Cheers.
  • September '07:

    Now's your chance for a Sweet Contest!

    Enter to win a t-shirt and a copy of Caprice Crane's FORGET ABOUT IT!

    FORGET ABOUT IT by Caprice Crane For your chance to win- watch Caprice's own movie and count how many times the book appears! Email us your count and we will annouce the winner(s) next month! FORGET ABOUT IT by Caprice Crane

    Now, the rules of the game are such:

    1) watch Caprice's own movie and count how many times the book appears!
    2) Submit your count, within the month of September, through our online form!
    3) Only guess once, as duplicated entries will only be counted as one.
    4) You must be 18 years old to enter and to qualify to win.
    5) Two winners will be randomly chosen from the correct responses (+/- 5).
    7) Candy Covered Books will inform the winner through email and send them their new sweet prize!
    8) Email address, full names, and addresses will still remain strictly confidential, as always
    9) The answer to the game and winner's first name will be announced back here next month!
    10) If you do not respond to the email requesting your address within 3 months, you will not receive your prize.

    And that's that!

  • Wednesday, May 2, 2007 @ 7 PM:
    Reading
    SCOT ON THE ROCKS by Brenda Janowitz
    Barnes and Noble
    Chelsea NYC (Sixth Ave. at 22nd St)
  • Thursday, June 28, 2007 @ 8:30 PM:
    After party for
    Scot on the Rocks Book Signing
    TBar
    117 S. 12th Street
    PHILADELPHIA, PA

  • Wednesday, May 2, 2007 @ 7 PM:
    Reading
    SCOT ON THE ROCKS by Brenda Janowitz
    Barnes and Noble
    Chelsea NYC (Sixth Ave. at 22nd St)
  • Wednesday, May 2, 2007 @ 7 PM:
    Reading
    SCOT ON THE ROCKS by Brenda Janowitz
    Barnes and Noble
    Chelsea NYC (Sixth Ave. at 22nd St)
  • Saturday, April 21, 2007:
    Jennifer Colt
    Mysterious Galaxy Books, San Diego (4:00 pm)
    7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
    Suite #302
    San Diego, CA 92111
    Phone: 828.268.4747
    mgbooks@mystgalaxy.com

  • Saturday, April 15, 2007:
    On this date, TWENTY-FIVE copies of The Vampire of Venice Beach
    will be given away to the lucky winners of a random
    drawing on that date. Visit JenniferColt.com for more details!
  • Saturday, April 7, 2007:
    Jennifer Colt
    The Mystery Bookstore, Westwood (6:00 pm)
    1036-C Broxton Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90024
    Phone: 310.209.0415
    orders@mystery-bookstore.com
  • Tuesday, March 27, 2007:
    Bar Martignetti NYC (6:30-8:30 pm)
    Mediabistro cordially invites you to celebrate
    the release of SCOT ON THE ROCKS
    by Brenda Janowitz
    RSVP a MUST!
  • Thursday, March 15, 2007:
    On this date, TWENTY-FIVE copies of The Mangler of Malibu Canyon
    will be given away to the lucky winners of a
    random drawing on that date. Visit JenniferColt.com for more details!
  • Thursday, February 15, 2007:
    On this date, TWENTY-FIVE copies of The Butcher of Beverly Hills
    will be given away to the lucky winners of a random
    drawing on that date. Visit JenniferColt.com for more details!
  • Friday, July 7th, 2006 @ 7:00pm
    Reading/Q&A/Signing:
    Reading/Q&A/Signing with Emily Giffin
    Author Emily Giffin (Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof).
    Meet the best-selling author of Something Borrowed and Something Blue when she signs copies of her latest book, Baby Proof. Fans of love and relationship fiction will not want to miss this amazing author.
    Barnes & Noble
    616 Preston Royal Shopping Center
    Dallas, TX 75230
  • Wednesday, June 28, 2006 @ 7-8:30pm
    Reading:
    Chick Lit Book Group at the Cambridge (MA) Public Library
    Julie Powell (Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes,
    1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job,
    & Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living)
    The hysterical true story of Julie’s determination to “master the art of [Julia Childs’] French cooking” in one year!
    Cambridge Public Library, 359 Broadway, Cambridge, MA.
    For More Info Contact: Lyndsay Forbes, Main Library (617-349-4044; lforbes@cambridgema.gov)
    or Kelly Linehan, Main Library (617-349-4032; klinehan@cambridgema.gov).
  • Thursday, June 22, 2006 @ 6:30-8pm
    Reading:
    Meet Emily Giffin, author of our September book club choices.
    Ms. Giffin will read from her new book Baby Proof.
    You don’t want to miss this fabulous new book just in time for summer!
    Check out the first chapter!
    Cambridge Public Library, 359 Broadway, Cambridge, MA.
    For More Info Contact: Lyndsay Forbes, Main Library (617-349-4044; lforbes@cambridgema.gov)
    or Kelly Linehan, Main Library (617-349-4032; klinehan@cambridgema.gov).
  • Saturday June 17, 2006 @ 2PM
    Signing:
    Author Candy Calvert (DRESSED TO KEEL)
    Border's, Laguna Blvd. Elk Grove, CA.
  • Saturday June 10, 2006 @ 1PM
    Dual Signing:
    Authors Candy Calvert (DRESSED TO KEEL) and Karen MacInerney (MURDER ON THE ROCKS)
    Barnes & Noble, San Antonio. I-10 and DeZavala.
  • Saturday May 27, 2006 @ 4:30pm
    Book discussion/signing event:
    Midnight Ink Chick Lit mystery
    Authors Candy Calvert (DRESSED TO KEEL) and Karen MacInerney (MURDER ON THE ROCKS)
    at Murder by the Book, Houston Texas.
    Official Link.
  • Saturday May 13, 2006 @ 2-4 p.m.
    Book Signing:
    Author Shanna Swendson (Once Upon Stilettos) Ballantine Books, 2006
    Borders Books and Music
    Westgate Marketplace 4477 South Lamar Austin, Texas
    Official Site.
  • Saturday May 13, 2006 @
    Luncheon and Signing:
    Author Melanie Lynne Hauser (Confessions of Super Mom) Pub-Dutton/Penguin, Fall 2005
    Mother's Day Luncheon and Signing Poisoned Pen Central
    215 E. Grant St. Phoenix, AZ 85004
    Official Site.
  • Wednesday May 10, 2006 @ 6:30PM
    Panelist/Signing:
    Guest Author Series Bloomingdale Public Library (Chicagoland) Author Melanie Lynne Hauser (Confessions of Super Mom) Pub-Dutton/Penguin, Fall 2005
    Official Site.
  • Thursday, April 27, 2006 @ 7:00PM
    Signing:
    Friends of the Library Guest Author Series St. Louis County Public Library
    Author Melanie Lynne Hauser (Confessions of Super Mom)
    Pub-Dutton/Penguin, Fall 2005
    Official Site.
  • Saturday April 8, 2006 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Signing:
    Author Berta Platas (Cinderella Lopez)
    Barnes & Noble
    The Forum
    Norcross, Georgia
    Official Site
  • Saturday April 8, 2006 @ 1:30 PM
    Signing:
    Author Candy Calvert (DRESSED TO KEEL)
    The Merritt Conference Hilton San Antonio Airport San Antonio, Texas.
  • Wednesday March 22nd - Sunday March 26, 2006
    Panelist/Signing:
    Virginia Festival of the Book
    Author Melanie Lynne Hauser (Confessions of Super Mom) Pub-Dutton/Penguin, Fall 2005
    Official Site.
  • Sunday March 19, 2006 @ 4 p.m.
    Book Signing and Panel
    Heels (Manolos) and Heels (Men): Books with Great Shoes and Naughty Guys
    Author Mary Castillo (In Between Men!) will appear on a panel with fellow authors, Josie Brown (True Hollywood Lies) and Sonia Singh (Bollywood Confidential).
    Book signing to follow panel.
    Barnes & Noble, Torrance, CA
    Del Amo Fashion Center
    21500 Hawthorne Blvd.
    Torrance, CA 90503
  • Fictionista Book Tour 2005
    Schedule

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