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The Swag King

Not only do I love book swag, I am also very impulsive – that translates into a lot of different items being purchased to promote my novels – most of which I use as giveaways or in raffles. I pride myself on having some of the most unique ideas, including: live trees, vampire fangs and fortune-telling fish. I’ve even been called the fortune-telling fish author. I may have let that swell my ego a bit – crowning myself as the self-proclaimed Queen of Swag!

After attending Ignite Your Soul, in London, Ontario, I can officially say I have been dethroned. There I was, all set up with my bookmarks and each adorned with a tassel – my face glowing amidst my offerings for the book readers and bloggers who were lined-up waiting to burst through the doors. With the few minutes left before that happened, I took a stroll to see what the other authors were giving away.

Wow! This group had it going on! It was unbelievable. One author stood out far above the others, though. I bow down to the new King of Swag, R.K. Gleason.

As I approached his table the first thing that caught my eye was a pedestal style bowl being supported by tentacles – filled to the brim with purple and green cake pops; all individually wrapped. Around the base were glow-in-the-dark tentacle necklaces. Scattered in neat piles across the table were magnets, bookmarks and postcards for all five of his books. He added in a cup of finger tentacles to complete the look. Another author kindly filled me in with the information that an octopus is his thing.

If you are wondering if swag works – I can tell you it does. I bought the first three books in his series; The True Death, The Vengeful Death and The New Death – without knowing a thing about them. I can’t wait for the surprises I will have while reading!

I admit I didn’t have an opportunity to see everyone’s swag, but there are a few that stood out to me that also deserve to be mentioned:

* Amy Ruttan’s flat doctor bookmark. Who doesn’t like a bit of eye candy while reading romance? This bookmark is even shaped like a male doctor!

* S.J. Maylee’s sleep masks. I am loving wearing the one she gave me. It was, however, a button that read Reading is Sexy that sold me on trying one of her books.

* Jean Kelso’s homemade key-chains amazed me. Writing isn’t her only talent. They are fabulous!

* Friends to the End Book Blog’s Book worms made me smile. Two individually packaged and tagged gummy worms made a great giveaway.

I may have lost my crown this year, but the game is afoot! Take notice authors, next year I plan to take it back! Game On.

Published by C. A. King

C. A. King

C.A. King was born and raised in Halton County. She currently resides in Ontario, Canada with her two sons.

After the loss of her loving parents and husband, Ms. King was devastated. Confronted with depression, she decided to do a bit of soul searching. It was during this time that writing became her passion. She found she was able to redirect her emotions through her writing and in 2014 decided to publish some of her works.

2 thoughts on “The Swag King”

  1. S.J. Maylee says:

    Aw! Thanks for the mention and the support. I always wonder how my swag works. 🙂 Happy Reading and it was wonderful meeting you.

    1. Books & Quills Magazine
      Books & Quills Magazine says:

      You’re most welcome!

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