Monday, April 4, 2011

3, 2, 1 Launch Party!

Happy Monday Everybody,

Here's hoping everyone had a great weekend. I had an awesome one.

The NWHRWA annual Lone Star Contest is now open for entries! There's an early bird discount for those who are interested. So come on and check out NWHRWA Lone Star Contest page. There's some really great final judges, so come check it out.

As I mentioned last week, Friday was Christie Craig (C.C. Hunter) launch party for her YA book, Born At Midnight, book one in her new Shadow Falls series.

Even if you couldn't make it to the launch party at Katy Budget Books, I thought I'd provide you, my readers, with a taste of it, so you can get a little taste of what it was like (a lot of fun). I don't have a lot of pictures, but here they are:

Christie (C.C.) answering questions

More of Christie (C.C.) answering a question.
Christie (C.C.) signing copies of Born At Midnight

Christie (C.C.'s) cake--it looks just like the cover of Born At Midnight (isn't it gorgeous?)

Triple "threat"! From left to right:  Bethany Averie (me), Kerrelyn Sparks (author of Love At Stake series and For Love Or Country) and Christie Craig (C.C. Hunter).

Anyway it was fun and hope you all get to attend a book launch party one day :-)

Have A Merry Monday!


Melissa said...

Sounds like it was a great book launch! Bummed I couldn't make it. Thanks for sharing the pictures, Bethany! :)

Susan M said...

Great pictures. It was a fun party and I was impressed with how many of our north Houston members showed up. That's what makes our chapter rock - we support each other. You're a prime example of that, Bethany.

Nancy Kay Bowden said...

Thanks for sharing photos!

Anonymous said...

Looks like it was fun and successful. Thanks so much for sharing, Bethany. It was greatly appreciated by those of us who couldn't (but wanted to) attend.


Bethany said...


Thank you for dropping by. It was fun (althought I missed the first part of it, I came in at the tail end of her Q&A). Glad you like the pictures :-)

Bethany said...

Susan M.,

Awww, thanks! And you thank you for dropping by :-)

Bethany said...


Thank you for dropping by my blog and I'm glad you like the pictures :-)

Bethany said...


Thank you for dropping by. I'm glad I was able to bring you a little piece of the action :-)

Stacey Purcell said...

So sorry I missedd all the fun. My son qualified for a district track meet on Friday night. I know Christie will publish many more books so I'm hoping that means many more parties!

Bethany said...


Thank you for dropping by. You had a good reason for missing the party. Maybe you'll make it to the next one :-)

Tonette said...

Since I am like a thousand miles away, I could not make it, but thanks for sharing.No, I have not been to a launch party, but I am looking forward to doing so...I love signings and readings...launchings seem even more exciting!
Thanks for 'including' us, Bethany.

Bethany said...


Glad you were able to stop by on here. That was my first launch party. We really did have a good time. It's always fun to hang out with Christie Craig (she's great fun and one awesome person/writer). I've been to one book signing so far and that was one of Kerrelyn Sparks'. She's real sweet and her LOVE AT STAKE series is fun :-)