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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry!

Happy Wednesday All,

For those of you who haven't "liked" my Facebook Author page, here's what you're missing:

I'm giving away a Kindle copy of Astral Love. The giveaway ends
tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 30th). You still have time to head over to my Facebook Author Page to check out the details of the giveaway and enter!

Have A Wonderfully Whimsical Wednesday!

Monday, October 27, 2014

ASTRAL LOVE Is Now Available...

Happy Monday (or Tuesday, since it's already evening time on Monday),

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was pretty nice. Offspring had something on Saturday morning, so we went to that, then relaxed (slept) in the afternoon. Church on Sunday, then visit with one of my in-laws. Then, during the day on Sunday got email from publisher saying my novel would be out this week after all! I was so excited.

Well...I'm even more excited, because I got such a wonderful surprise today! I found out that Immortal Dreams Book Two: Astral Love is actually available NOW!

Yes, you can get it on Amazon Kindle!

Immortal Dreams Book One: Divine Love is also available on Amazon Kindle.

Hope you all enjoy them! I'm working on writing Book Three!

Note:  Tomorrow (Oct. 28th) author C.C. Hunter's Eternal will be available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Have A Marvelously Merry Monday & Tantalizingly Terrific Tuesday!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Are You Ready For More Della?

Happy Friday All,

There is a ton going on in the Averie Household (both real life and writing life) including an upcoming release of mine, but I did want to give you all a little taste of what a fellow writer friend of mine has cooking and that's my pal and awesome writer, C.C. Hunter!

Those of you who are fans of the Shadow Falls series will remember she's taken on a new challenge in writing sassy vampire, Della Tsang's stories in Shadow Falls After Dark, Reborn.

But that wasn't the end of the story. The story continues in Eternal...

Life of a teenager is never simple. And when you're a vampire reborn  dealing with family drama, boys, and your dream job (which just happens to be filled with danger) your plate is full. Add a ghost demanding you find a girl named Natasha who may or may
not be alive, you get Della's life.

Della finds it hard to balance out her regular life, but her love life isn't any better. Then comes the bomb from Steve, which throws her into an emotional turmoil.

But waiting in the wings is her partner on the case, Chase, and Chase is definitely interested, and Della can't deny there's a certain level of interest on her end, too.

However, she has more than romance, or whatever is between her and Chase on her mind. Namely figuring out who Natasha is, keeping Burnett from having a coronary about her plans, and saying a final goodbye to her cousin, Chan.

Add hunting down a lead, and a ticking clock and you got yourself knee-deep in one action-filled adventure.

Eternal hits the shelves on October 28, 2014.

Have A Fang-tastically Fabulous Friday!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Announcing The Birthday Giveaway WINNER...

Happy Monday All,

Sorry for posting this blog post so late in the day. I had a very hectic weekend--had to finish up my 2nd round edits of Immortal Dreams Book Two, Astral Love, and Sunday was booked solid. Today I took some time to recuperate a little bit from all the busyness. (I'm actually still recuperating, but I've had things to do today, so I'm doing those things as well--which also means I need to get going on finishing writing Immortal Dreams Book Three!)

The winner of my birthday giveaway and recipient of a copy of Immortal Dreams Book One, Divine Love, is ROBIN! So congratulations to Robin and your entry about the original movie of Clash of The Titans. I've sent Robin an email with information on how to claim the prize.

Thank you to everyone who participated--I truly appreciate it. Thank you also for the lovely birthday wishes, that was sweet of
everyone. I had a good birthday week and so far being the new number (age) I am has been a good experience. I hope to have a great year as this age.

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a good start to their work week! I wish you all the best.

Have A Marvelously Magical Monday!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

It's My Birthday, So I'm Doing A Giveaway...

Happy Wednesday Everybody,

Also, happy my birthday to you all! It's a beautiful, sunshiny day outside. Weather report says it's 75 degrees out (I wish that was 65 degrees or lower--but not bitter cold; and no snow or ice. LOL) but the weather doesn't listen to me. (How rude, LOL!)

PLEASE NOTE AS OF 10/17/2014 10:00 PM Central Standard Time this contest is now CLOSED. I am NOT accepting any more entries. Thank you!

I know it's customary for the birthday person to receive gifts on his/her birthday, however, since it's MY day I'm going to shake things up a bit. I'm going to GIVE something away to you, my darling readers, instead!

Please read the details below VERY CAREFULLY! I repeat
VERY CAREFULLY. I'm emphasizing "very carefully" because if you're anything like me, you embarrassingly misread something in a giveaway rules section and ended up feeling stupid that you didn't read them carefully, so I'm trying to spare you all that embarrassment by emphasizing the READ VERY CAREFULLY.


Here are the details:

The giveaway is open to USA Citizens ONLY. The times on the giveaway are CENTRAL STANDARD TIME, so even if it's 3pm on Thursday in one place, if it's not 3pm Thursday Central Standard Time, then it's not 3pm Thursday for the giveaway. Make sense?

So here's how to enter:

1.  LEAVE A COMMENT in the comment section. NOTE: ALL COMMENTS COME TO ME BEFORE THEY APPEAR ON THE BLOG. I have to approve them. This is because there have been problems with commenting in the past and this has made those problems less of an issue. If you don't see your comment right away, it's because I haven't gotten to it. If you don't see it an hour before the contest ends, email me.

COMMENTS FOR ENTRY:  Your comment MUST contain the following:  Your FIRST name,  your email address and the answer to the giveaway question (which will be posted at the end of this post). If you miss ANY of these, I can't count your entry. ***No profanity or sexually explicit comments, please. I don't have a warning page on this blog. If you include any of those (even as a joke) I will delete your post and disqualify you from the contest.***

2.  ALL ENTRIES MUST BE IN BEFORE 10:00 PM CENTRAL STANDARD TIME FRIDAY, October 17, 2014 (after 10 PM on Oct. 17th I will close the contest and will NOT accept any more entries). There will be ONE winner. The winner will be announced on Monday, October 20th.


BLURB:  Laney Alberts should be enjoying her senior year of high school. Instead, she’s mourning the death of her beloved father—her hero. Even after a year without him, she still feels directionless. 

Things take a complete one-eighty when she literally walks into Jason Magnus, the hot, new guy at school. He’s different from anyone she has ever met, and intrigues her in ways she never guessed possible. 

But, there’s more to Jason than Laney realizes. Before she knows what’s happening, she’s thrown into the world of Immortals. To prevent a goddess bent on world domination from destroying both the human and Immortal worlds, Laney and Jason must embrace the Fates’ destiny for them. 

Human and Immortal collide in this, the first of the Immortal Dreams Trilogy.

*If you don't have a Kindle, please email me, and we'll see if we can work something out. (Again, this giveaway is open to USA Citizens ONLY).

****HERE'S THE GIVEAWAY QUESTION (the question you MUST answer in the comments in order to enter):
Which myth (whether Greek, Roman, African, whatever mythology you go for) is your favorite and WHY? It can be an American Legend, but it has to NOT be TRUE (that means it has to be FICTION).  (Note: If the reality or non-reality of the story has yet to be dis-proven that's different--however, NO CONSPIRACY THEORIES!) NOTE:  Please give a brief overview what the myth is about. Thanks!****

So that's it:  Your first name, your email address, and the answer to the above question in the comment section of THIS post is all you need to do to enter.

Have A Wonderfully Whimsical Wednesday!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Birthday Week, ASTRAL LOVE, New Releases & More...

Happy Monday Everybody,

It's my birthday week...did you know that? And yes, I may be over 30, but I STILL get excited about my birthday (which is Wednesday, the 15th). I'm hoping to do something special for my readers that day, but we'll see.

There is A LOT going on in my life. Currently working on 2nd
round edit read through for my publisher on Book Two in the Immortal Dreams Trilogy, Astral Love, which is supposed to release on October 28th. So yes, there's a lot of "I need to get this done!" going on in my head. I'm excited about the Trilogy continuing and hoping that my readers enjoy this next installment. It took me on quite an adventure.

On October 4th I attended my chapter's Lone Star Writer's
On left: My editor from my publishing house
On right: Me (Bethany Averie)
Conference, which happens every year. I had a lot of fun. My editor was in town and so I got to spend some time chatting with her, talking about my progress and everything that's been going on. She was very kind about everything and encouraging, which was wonderful.

Bob Mayer and Jen Talty did a wonderful job with their presentations, and Bob presented an interesting idea on how to set up goal and motivation for the protagonist and antagonist. A different way of looking at things.

The Make-Your-Own Sundae Bar, which was a new thing this year, was a big hit! Many people exclaimed how excited they were
that there was Blue Bell Ice Cream available (a well-known brand of ice cream in Texas--with its headquarters here in the Lone Star State). I did, in fact, indulge in one with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. Yum. (Sorry no pictures of that!)

Also, I will be posting my review of an upcoming October release...I don't know if it'll be before or after the novel comes out, but it's a C.C. Hunter novel--take a guess which one...it's a surprise.

I know it's only October, but I'm one of those goofy people who is looking forward to Christmas. In fact, I actually have to start my shopping early--well, hopefully get to this year, there's A LOT going on, as I've said, so we'll see how early a jump I get. Generally I start in September.

Offspring has Halloween costume, so we're all set for the big October Holiday. Offspring is very excited because once again there is Trick-Or-Treating with some cousins, so lots of excitement there.

Pal of mine, author SC Montgomery has a debut YA out, Lines In The Sand, which you can find on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for your reading pleasure.

Also, another author friend of mine, Judythe Morgan, has a new novel out, Claiming Annie's Heart. You can find it on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Have A Merrily Marvelous Monday!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Ghouls, Mystery, & Scrapbooking...

Happy Thursday All,

I'm a bit late posting this blog post--make that about 2 days late. I meant to post this on the release day or the day before, but I've been so swamped lately that the days "got away from me" so to speak.

On October 7th author Laura Childs released a new novel, so today I thought I'd give you all a peek into it...

Carmela and Ava are snooping out a brand-new mystery in Laura Childs' newest Scrapbooking mystery.

Ghouls, vampires, and zombies are on the loose as New Orleans gears up for Halloween and Carmela's October holiday calendar is jam packed with invitations featuring all things haunting. But the fun of the season takes a somber turn when her business neighbor, Marcus Joubert, falls out of a cabinet and into Carmela's frightened arms. The worst part is the owner of Oddities is dead.

Murder and thievery hang in the air as Carmela and her best bud, Ava, try to track
down the killer and the stolen mysterious death mask. But, who is innocent and who is guilty? And will Carmela and Ava even live to see justice served, or will the creeptastic threats and warnings thrown their direction signal this as their last All Hallow's Eve?

Find out in Gossamer Ghost, now available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Have A Thrillingly Tantalizing Thursday!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It's October! Time For Updates...

Happy Wednesday All,

Also, a very happy October to everybody! October is one of my favorite months. Okay, I'm going to come across as biased, but my birthday is in October and I've always loved my birthday--yeah, I'm over 30, but who cares? It's my special day and I get to celebrate it...even though this year it's on a Wednesday (not today, a different Wednesday). But never mind! I will be celebrating!

Currently I'm gearing up for the NWHRWA Lone Star Writer's Conference, which is featuring keynote speaker Bob Mayer, and special guest, Jen Talty. I always look forward to the NWHRWA conference. It's an opportunity to hang out with all my writing pals and meet new ones. Also, this year, my publisher is coming down, so it'll be a new (and I'm thinking fun) experience to see my publisher as one of their authors rather than someone who they didn't know.

Another way I'm celebrating is by being a guest on author Anne B.
Cole's blog. I'm talking about 5 secrets of Divine Love, plus much, much more...so I hope you all will visit me there.

The other thing is, Astral Love is supposed to release this month. I'm hoping it still will, I haven't heard back from my publisher on an exact date, but I'll let you all know. A friend of mine is especially looking forward to the release of this book--not only because she loved Divine Love, and is ready for Book Two, but because Astral Love is dedicated to her! You'll have to wait until the release to find out who and what I say about her.

I'm working on writing Book Three of my Immortal Dreams
Trilogy. I'll be doing a cover reveal soon I imagine. I haven't figured out exactly when I'll do that, but I believe before December. I love all my covers, but this one...well, I'll explain when I do the reveal.

Meanwhile, be sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date with everything.

Hope you all have a oh-so-outstanding October!

Have A Wonderfully Whimsical Wednesday!