So I was sitting on my couch this evening debating on what I wanted to write tonight – if you know me, you know that I have like a ton of books to review that I have read, but that my motivation/inspiration comes in fits and starts – and right now, its a non-starter (haha). But I wanted to post something (I mean, can’t let you guys think I’ve deserted you). Then I realized that I could write about the Facebook Party that is going on for Avery Flynn’s new release.
I don’t honestly know how long these Facebook release party’s have been around, I just participated in my first one a couple of weeks ago. Basic idea – a bunch of authors/fans get together on Facebook to celebrate the release of an authors new book. Normally it goes for a few hours and authors pop in and out, many of them have their own time period that they answer questions (and party). There are normally lots of giveaways (uhh, yeah, freebies – got to love them) and overall, general shenanigans.
I didn’t think I’d heard of Avery Flynn before (although a perusal of my Goodreads Want to Read list proved me wrong…whoops), but I was intrigued by the description of the book and the cover is seriously hot. I mean someone with an obsession over high heels (yes, i’m a shoe addict and admit it), plus assassins – it sounds like its going to be an awesome book…(it showed up on my kindle this morning and I can’t wait to read it).
But a double bonus of these party’s because having a good excuse to procrastinate online, is finding awesome new authors from those that are participating. Right now, after today’s antics, my to-read list has increased substantially, to include new to me authors like Tracy Brogan; Jerrie Alexander and Kimberly Kincaid. There are many more awesome authors who participated and look for reviews of their books in the future. Plus I also got to hang out with Kelsey Browning again (who incidently was the first facebook party I attended) and who gave me some awesome ideas for upcoming blog items.
And on that note, its time to go back and party some more 😉 Have fun and happy Monday! Oh yeah and Avery Flynn is doing an awesome giveaway on her blog – including a $100 gift certificate to DSW shoes (and I NEED new shoes…well…that’s my story and i’m sticking to it). Click HERE to enter.