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!

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