Getting to Know You Giveaway Hop (INT)

getting-to-know-youHi! I’m Kristen and I run My Friends Are Fiction. I’ve had this blog up and running for nearly two years and have found this experience to be amazing.

When I started I had no clue that I’d make such wonderful and close friends within the community. If we’ve not gotten to know each other yet I want to! Leave me a link to your blog so I can drop by and visit.

I’d say my favorite feature here on the blog would be the Lego Book Covers. My husband and I team up and make our favorite covers Lego-fied (no clue the correct term for this). Regardless, we use our love of Lego (did you know the plural of Lego is Lego?) to make some really fun recreations. Here are a few that we’ve done…

KissOfDeception320thewinnerscurse320fin LegoStillBlue320

If you’d like to see more you can here. We have a few we’re working on now the next being based on Ensnared by A.G. Howard. Beyond the Lego obsession I really enjoy interviewing authors as well as the cover artists/designers.

In my personal life I’m a stay-at-home mom and wife. Prior to staying home with the kiddo I worked as a marketing coordinator. The job that was the most interesting (and my first) was at ADV Films, an anime dubbing company. Not only was the environment incredibly fun and laid back I met my husband there. You can learn more about me (if you feel so inclined) in this post I did- 20 Things About Me

Now to books! I gravitate to fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction and pretty much anything that doesn’t take place in our current world. Some of my favorite books are anything by Marie Rutkoski, Sarah J. Maas, A.G. Howard, Kendare Blake, Mary E Pearson…and the list can go on and on.

I couldn’t decide on which book I’d like to include as my giveaway so I figured I’d let you choose from three of my most coveted 2015 releases. This will be a pre-order and international (if Book Depository ships to your location).

You may choose a pre-order of one of the below…

 A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1)An Ember in the AshesRed Queen (Red Queen, #1)

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir or Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

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I’ve also got a few other giveaways going right now. Click on the image to visit the giveaway.


US Giveaway for A Thousand Pieces of You and International Giveaway for Angelfall/World After Temporary Tattoos.

Twitter Giveaway for a pre-order of Princess of Thorns. Click here to enter.


    • says

      I know! I couldn’t answer it myself :-/ I want ALL the 2015 releases equally. There are so many amazing choices and it feels like there are more fantasy this next year which makes me beyond thrilled. 🙂

  1. says

    I’m beyond excited about A Court of Thorns and Roses because SARAH J FREAKING MAAS!!! And I’m also extremely excited about An Ember in the Ashes, and even more since you spoke so highly of it!
    But, I’d choose Red Queen if I won cause the other two I already have preordered!

    BTW, I cannot wait to see the Lego-fied cover of Ensnared!! Thank you for making the giveaway international!

  2. says

    Hiiii Kristen. <3 I love this post so much. And I love getting to know new things about you 😀 Though I knew a lot of this already, hih (A) And ack. I love all your lego covers so much 😀 You guys are amazing. <3 Sigh. And oh. Just thank you so so much for this amazing giveaway 😀 You are amazing. I would love to win Red Queen, I think ;p but most excited about An Ember in the Ashes. <3 though I am excited about all three books. Hmph. I want them all, hah 😀 Thank you for sharing. <3

  3. says

    The Lego-fied covers look awesome! I’m in the midst of the ToG series and I’m already looking forward to her new book/series. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Jessica says

    Oh god, usually I’d say Red Queen since I’ve been looking forward to that for a while now. But I just read the synopsis for A Court of Thorns and Roses and wow, that one. It sounds so amazing, and I’m a sucker for a fairytale retelling.

  5. says

    A Court of Thorn and Roses!!!! AGH! I am in super duper deep love with the Throne of Glass series so I feel like anything Sarah writes will be amazing and I must have it. EEEP. I’m a fangirl for Sarah and her epic writing and characters. So good.

  6. says

    I can’t pick one!!!! I’m torn between Red Queen and A Court of Thorns and Roses. Both seem awesome 🙂
    PS I love your Lego covers! My boyfriend and I also collect Lego, so I love following your blog and seeing what Lego stuff you have going on.

  7. says

    I am looking forward to Red Queen 🙂 though I haven’t actually looked into the other two books, I will have to do that now!
    Thanks for the giveaway x

  8. says

    Oh my god your Lego cover art is GENIUS. Like seriously. Super genius. I frelling love them! And it is crazy cool you used to work with an anime dubbing company. Fruits Basket was actually my very first anime (I don’t count Inuyasha. Just because it was the first one I discovered, does not mean that watching a few episodes of it counts for anything. I REFUSE TO ACKNOWLEDGE IT) and one of my very first mangas. It remains one of my all time favourites 🙂

    AND HOLY MOTHER OF SIN A Court of Thorns and Roses?! Count me in!!

  9. Emmah says

    A Court Of Thorns and Roses, definitely! I’ve just recently discovered Sarah J Maas’ writing and she’s SO good!

  10. says

    I think I would go with the majority on this one and say A Court of Thorns and Roses – the cover is gorgeous + Sarah J. Maas is a really cool writer!
    Thanks for hosting the giveaway, it’s always nice to get some personal tidbits about the bloggers!

  11. says

    This is a cool blog hop. I like the idea of getting to know people from other blogs. I love your lego covers by the way.

    I would say Sarah J. Maas book.

  12. says

    I love SJM with my whole heart so anything she writes I’m excited for. I’m also looking forward to Red Queen! Gotta say that I agree with your sentiments towards genres – though I like dystopias a lot too! Which is hard for my hipster-drawn heart to deal with. Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. jello dela cruz says

    A Court of Thorns and Roses and Red Queen! Wooooow great choice of books!
    Can’t wait to read them all!
    Thanks for the giveaway 😀

  14. erinf1 says

    thank you for such a fun post and giveaway!!! I’d have to say I’m torn between An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir or Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard 🙂

  15. rida zahid says

    I can’t wait for A Court of Thorns and Roses and am also quite pumped for Red Queen! Thanks for the giveaway!!
    The lego covers are awesome 🙂 🙂

  16. Kat V says

    OMG I love the Lego covers! They are amazing! The Red Queen is one I am pumped for because of how good the story sounds and also it’s cover!

  17. Lynn K. says

    All 3 actually, but probably An Ember in the Ashes the most! I LOVE fantasy books. <3
    An anime dubbing company? That is SO cool! I've always liked your lego covers (and wondered how you did it). Did you crop out the letters manually? It always looks so seamless.

  18. Saniya Shaikh says

    All these books look gorgeous and I am excited for all of them; if I had to choose though, I’d pick An Ember In The Ashes 🙂

  19. says

    Aah those lego covers are fabulous!!

    I actually haven’t read Sarah J. Maas’s books yet, so I’m not excited for that one just yet 😉 But I’m massively looking forward to both EMBER IN THE ASHES and THE RED QUEEN! I’ve heard amazing, amazing things about both, and also <3 both Sabaa and Victoria.

  20. Isabel R. says

    A Court of Thorns and Roses. Sarah J. Maas is such a talented writer and I adore Beauty and the Beast retellings 🙂

  21. says

    I am so in love with your Lego covers! My kids think they’re amazing, too! I’m not sure which book in your giveaway I’m most excited about. I think I’m mostly excited to learn about new and amazing sounding books.

  22. Nilun Manivamh says

    That is a super hard question to answer! I mean you can never really go wrong with a Sarah J. Maas novel, but I also love debut novels. So I think it’s between An Ember in the Ashes and Red Queen. I’d have to say An Ember in the Ashes though.

  23. says

    YOU HAD TO GO CHOOSE THREE BOOKS I AM DESPERATE FOR!!! I honestly don’t know which I’d choose. I’m leaning toward An Ember in the Ashes though (because I already know I’ll be buying ACOTAR ASAP and I requested an ARC of Red Queen from Netgalley *fingers crossed*)

  24. says

    Beyond a shadow of a doubt…. I have no idea! All three of these are on my TOP Must-Have list! I think that MAYBE Red Queen might have the edge, but that could change within the hour. It has been awesome getting to know you, and serious kudos to you and your hubby for the amazing Legovers! They are truly awesome, every single one!

  25. says

    ACOTAR DEFINITELY! I mean who isn’t absolutely fangirling over this series yet?! I’ve been freaking out over it when it was still whispers! EEEKK! SJM is my main author! 🙂

  26. says

    Ah it’s so hard to choose but I am going to have to say A Court of Thorn and Roses! I just cant get enough of Sarah J Maas! I really am looking forward to the other two though! Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. Nikki Robinson says

    I’m most excited about a court of thorns and roses! I haven’t read any of sarah j. maas’ other books (shame shame, I know) but they all sound so interesting! thanks for the giveaway!

  28. says

    I am excited for all 3!!! But I would chose Sarah J. Maas A Court of Thorns & Roses! Thanks for the chance! Love your blog – not sure how I haven’t stumbled upon it before now…but yay!

  29. says

    The LEGO covers are so cool and absolutely adorable! I’m most excited for A Court of Thorns and Roses, I haven’t read anything by Sarah J. Maas but this sounds so intriguing. Thank you for the giveaway, enjoy your day. 🙂

  30. Amber says

    That’s a really tough question! I think I’m most excited about The Court of Thorns and Roses. If I win, I’ll pass it on to my friend Brittany at Please Feed the Bookworm!

  31. says

    OMG your lego covers are awseome! I’m going to have to click to see more for sure.

    That is an extremely hard choice but I think I have to go with ACOTAR.

  32. _Sandra_ says

    Is this a trick question?! How can I pick just one? Maybe for teeny-tiny bit more, I’m excited for An Ember in the Ashes. But can I have all 3, pleaseee? 🙂
    Thanks for a giveaway! 🙂

  33. says

    Oh Kristen…you can’t ask a question like that! Although, of the three, Red Queen was the first preorder that I placed, followed by Ember so….BUT that being said, I’m am crazy curious about Maas new book because she’s just an absolute queen! Thank you for the giveaway! <3

  34. sarah k says

    I’m the most excited for A Court Of Thorns and Roses I loved all of Sarah J. Maas books so far and I’m very intrigued by the plot line of this one. I also really like the Lego covers you and husband do too.

  35. Michelle Lee says

    I”m most excited about A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas! I’m dying to read it! Big fan, big fan! Thank you for this amazing giveaway! 🙂

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