Tuesday, September 9, 2014

All the happy emojis and more from our final stop on the Fall in LoveTour

Can we just say... to you guys? Does that show up on the internet? It's all the emoji love in the world. 

Our last stop on the Fall in Love tour at the St. Charles County Library with Left Bank Books was simply fantastic. Our biggest crowd. So many tees. New tattoos. Thank you, thank you. 

The ladies being introduced...

What a crowd! 

We'll let all the tweeting speak for itself and just share some of our photo highlights from last night. And if you have more memories to share from our whole tour, please tag us on twitter @atriaindies or on Instagram @atriabooks. And of course there are the #hashtags. #fallinlovetour #atriaindies #besttourever (wait, I added that last one in today, but it's true!). 

This way to book signing fun!
Standard. But then...

Things got a little inappropriate....

Awesome "I <3 the Trifecta" shirts

One of our most creative WeBLiCH shirts!

Here's Colleen assisting Abbi.
This boy is a huge fan of SLAMMED by Colleen Hoover. So cool!

From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for taking the time to come out and visit with us on this tour. We do it for the love of the books, and that's what makes this so special for everyone involved. We couldn't do it without you, the fans, and we hope you'll follow along on the rest of our adventures in the weeks, months and years to come. 


Monday, September 8, 2014

Guts of the bus. Guest blog by Colleen Hoover.

Colleen Hoover here, guest blogging from the Fall In Love tour bus at sixty miles per hour.  We've had a lot of requests for videos from inside the bus, so I took it upon myself to film a very high-quality, professional video, detailing everything from the bus crew to the miniscule amount of Diet Pepsi remaining in the refrigerator.  Enjoy! - CH

Post by Colleen Hoover.

Oh, also. Come to our last stop on the Fall in Love Tour tonight at 7PM at the St. Charles County Library (in conjunction with Left Bank Books). See ya there!!

Literally Falling In Love on the Fall in Love Tour

Or maybe they were in love already, but the Fall in Love Tour made it officially official. We are so, so pleased to report that last night at our signing in Chicagoland at the Skokie School (and sponsored by The Book Stall), a beautiful couple got engaged!! Here's how it went down....

Reader (we've just learned her name is Melissa!!): This is the best night of my life! I'm so excited.

Publicist Ariele (noticing a man standing next to her -- not typical at a romance signing!): Not THE most exciting! You're married!

Melissa (holding up ring finger): Uhhh, no I'm not.

Ariele (hangs head in shame, but to dude): Come on, buddy!

Melissa: YAAAAAA.

Melissa proceeds up to the podium to say hi to Jamie, Abbi, Colleen. Ariele gently suggests that Jamie, Abbi, Colleen should harass said dude and tell him to propose.

Colleen: Dude, ya'll should get engaged. You should propose...like right now.

Dude: Yeah?

Jamie, Abbi, Colleen: Yeah.

Dude: Ok.


Melissa, we hope you're reading this right now. Because we got a lotttt of pics. And sorry that they're all on the internet now, but the moment was too amazing not to share.


So Chicago, we had a blast with you! Thank you for coming out, waiting for our bus, taking awesome selfies with our bus, and asking some great questions. 

We'll always remember you as our first book signing proposal! Oh! And the night we met Fred. :)


Sunday, September 7, 2014

Indianapolis Books A Million: Crazy Faces and Super Fun Fans

Our first event of the day was amazeballs! Indy fans, you were amazing sports, taking crazy face photos with us and generally being totally cool. Lots of amazing hair passed through our line today, too. Is there something in the water in Indiana that makes you have killer tresses?

At any rate, the crowd was big. Like 185 people big.
Jamie, Abbi and Colleen made weird faces for their photos.

And you guys made MORE awesome shirts.

Plus some whole families got in on the action. #KeepingThingsInteresting

Twas a blast. Can't wait for more fun tonight in Chicago. See ya'll there, 7PM sharp!

P.S. Have you seen our official sponsor's blog post today? Amber at Me, My Shelf and I asked our authors a pretty crazy question, and the answers will make you belly laugh. It's a doozy!

Dayton, Ohio and the case of the protruding tree

Sunday, September 7th. 1:00PM. We arrive at Books & Co in Dayton, Ohio, ready and raring to get our video interview on. But a tree adjacent to our designated bus parking spot has other ideas...

It wants to scratch the wrap off our bus. We persevere nonetheless, and look good doing it.

Ted, the videographer, comes on board and Jamie, Abbi and Colleen look cute answering his questions. Video TK!

And finally, the pièce de résistance, the actual event! Great questions from some of our most dedicated fans, more fun fan-made tees, and lots and lots of books to sign.

Three hours later, we finally got on the road to Indianapolis, Indiana. We made it safe and sound, and even got to sample the "local cuisine" at P.F. Chang's, apparently Colleen Hoover's fave.

So that was our day! Hope you Dayton fans had a blast, Indy and Chicago, see you later!!

Saturday, September 6, 2014