Friday, October 21, 2016

Your Presence Is Requested At The Midnight Hour....

Happy Friday All,

Before you go off on your exciting weekend adventures, I've got an official blog book review for you all:

Author C.C. Hunter signing the first Shadow Falls book,
Born At Midnight at an event celebrating
Born At Midnight's release
Fans of C.C. Hunter’s Shadow Falls series-- the long awaited end to the highly imaginative series has arrived in the form of our favorite dyslexic witch's story.

The gang returns for one last adventure in Fallen, Texas. Miranda and her half-sister, Tabitha, visit the house of a fortune-telling witch, only to almost be blown to smithereens. Rushed to the hospital, they find out that while they’re going to live, a strange tattoo has taken up residence on Miranda, and climbs up her arm and covers her, only to disappear at some points and reappear at other times.
Besides that, Miranda is riding the emotional roller coaster that is her family dynamics, romantic highs and lows, and unless she can raise her SAT scores, facing a future without her two best friends, chameleon, Kylie and vampire, Della.

While all this is going on, Shawn the warlock, and Perry the shapeshifter are vying for Miranda’s affections. Shawn, while working with the FRU, works to keep Miranda and her sister safe, and Perry tries his best to spend time with Miranda while walking a dangerous line uncovering the facts of why his parents abandoned him.

Perry finds out is his parents are entrenched in a massive crime organization that the shapeshifter vows to take down. That is, if he can convince a certain FRU agent not take him off the case.

And Shawn? Shawn is having a bad day. A girl, who may or may not be a victim, beats the heck out of him and the poor guy faces the razzing of his fellow agents (namely a certain werewolf sweet on Kylie and Della’s vampire sweetheart).

Life is never boring when you’re a supernatural being.

The action-packed, suspense-filled Midnight Hour--the conclusion to the bestselling series--will hit shelves on October 25th. Preorder by October 24th to get your hands on C.C. Hunter’s special Kylie-Lucas story, Fighting Back. You can preorder at Amazon and also preorder at Barnes & Noble.

Have A Fantastically Fabulous Friday!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Conference, Announcements, & More...

Happy Wednesday, Thursday, or whenever you read this, darling readers!

IMMORTAL DREAMS basket (bag of goodies)
I donated for the conference raffle
Things have been super busy in the Averie Household (although, when are they not?) And also busy in my writing life, too.

This past weekend, I attended the Northwest Houston chapter of Romance Writers of America (NWHRWA--which I am a member of this chapter) Lone Star Writer's Conference.

The conference consisted of being broken up into 2 parts, a morning speaker and an afternoon speaker.

basket I donated for the raffle
Kerrelyn Sparks speaking at
the 2016 Lone Star Writer's Conference
In the morning we had the incredibly talented, NY Times Bestseller, Kerrelyn Sparks (of the Love At Stake series fame). Kerrelyn is someone I know personally and haven't seen in more than a year, so it was great to see her again, catch up, and hear what she had to say. She talked about different hooks, and about the different parts of writing and how to work within each part. She likened writing to the 4 quarters of a football game (the football part goes over my head, I'm not a football fan, but she broke it down nicely, so I wasn't lost). She also said "You're not JUST a writer. You're never JUST anything." she said that instead of comparing yourself to another writer and their successes or whatever they've done, to compete with yourself. To be the best writer, plotter, or whatever part of writing is your strength.

She gave away some copies of her novels, as well as copies of the ARC of her March 2017 release, How To Tame A Beast In Seven Days.

Me & Kerrelyn
at the 2016 Lone Star Writer's Conference
I really enjoy Kerrelyn's writing and speaking. She's so sweet, funny, and generous. She's a great friend, talented author, and very supportive of other authors. So, yeah, I recommend her for speaking or checking out her work. 

I missed the announcement of the Lone Star Writer's Contest finalists, but they should be listed on the website soon if they aren't already (link is near the beginning of this post).

Sandra Beckwith speaking
at the 2016 Lone Star Writer's Conference
In the afternoon, the extremely helpful Sandra Beckwith from Buildbookbuzz.com spoke, and she had a lot of helpful hints and tips for marketing and promoting. Some ideas I've heard, and some of them I hadn't. There are a few I intend to try and see what happens. She says she has a lot of information on her website, so that's good for those who have or haven't heard her speak. If you get a chance to attend any of her workshops, I recommend it.

If you haven't been following me on Facebook, you probably missed my news!

I recently signed a contract with my publisher for a new Immortal Dreams novel. This novel, entitled Perfect Love is Laney's best friend, Hailey's story. (That's right Immortal Dreams fans, I've finally written Hailey's story!) I don't have a release date, yet, but I'll update when I have more information.

C.C. Hunter will have a brand new release THIS MONTH. Miranda's story, which has been highly anticipated, arrives Oct. 25th. This is the last book in the Shadow Falls series It should be quite an exciting finish to an incredibly imaginative and fun series.

Also, those of you who pre-order Midnight Hour will be able to get a brand-new Kylie-Lucas story entitled, Fighting Back, so get those pre-orders in BEFORE the release date! Click here to Pre-Order from Amazon. Click here to Pre-Order from Barnes & Noble. I'll have to do a more in-depth post about this, but right now, go pre-order Midnight Hour. :-)

Anyway, as you can see, there is a lot going on. I'll update more at another time, and give more of a look at C.C. Hunter's Midnight Hour in a different post, but for now, darling readers, (and for my Immortal Dreams fans, Immortals) I wish you the best of the rest of the week and hoping you're having a great start to October!

Have A Wonderfully Whimsical Wednesday!