Saturday, 25 June 2011

Kylie Chan Heaven to Wudang Book signing & Giveaway

On Friday 24th June, the lovely Kylie Chan, author of Dark Heavens and Journey to Wudang trilogies came to Infinitas books in Parramatta to sign copies of her latest book, Heaven to Wudang. 

Heaven to Wudang
is the third book in the Journey to Wudang trilogy and continues the story of Emma, Simone and Xuan Wu which began in Book 1 of Dark Heavens trilogy : White Tiger as they wait for Xuan Wu to return and in the mean time chase down Kitty Kwok and the demon she is allied with.

I have to say.  This was a great thrill for me as this is one of my favourite series and in fact my blog name and user name (Sapphired Dragon) was actually heavily influenced by this series.  I was really into Chinese mythology after reading the first trilogy and wanted something that sounded all mythological but still represented me.  So I took the birthstone 
of my birth month September (Sapphire) and the year in Chinese calendar I was born ( year of the Dragon) and Voila! Realmof the Sapphired Dragon was born :)

Even though the signing was on a Friday, when I arrived at the book shop just before two, there was alreay a number of people already there with their arm load of books ready to be signed and more kept arriving.  There were people ducking in during their lunch break, others had taken annual leave days, sick days or were on holidays from uni.  Ms Chan had also indicated on her website that as she didn't make it down the East Coast all that often,
readers were allowed to bring all their Kylie Chan books to be signed so people literally did have their arms full of all six books to be signed and some not only got the inside front page signed but many also chose to get the covers signed as well which is something I have never seen before.

Speaking of things seen, I just need to mention that pencil case Ms Chan brought to the signing was a tardis pencil case which is pretty cool all by itself.

I too, joined the people getting all six of my books signed (though I didn't get the covers signed) and while we were waiting Ms Chan passed around drawings of the characters which may be used in the graphic novel and confirmed that yes there is indeed one more trilogy to go in the story.

All in all it was an awesome day and I would like to thank Kylie Chan for giving up her time to come and sign fans' books and to Infinitas book shop for organising the signing.

I will also be posting a review once I finish reading my copy in the next few days.

Sapphired Dragon xx

To celebrate the release of this awesome new book, I am giving away a signed copy of Journey to Wudang to one of my followers.  All you need to do is read the rules and fill out the form below.

If you just can't wait and want the book right now ( trust me I can relate :-P) find more information or purchase a copy here:

Goodreads | Book Depository | Boomerang Books

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