Sunday, February 27, 2011

Haven Launch

Today was the launch party for Haven by Kristi Cook at The Voracious Reader.  The store was packed!  Goodies were served (petit fours, punch, even sushi!), swag given out and the bookstore had the same welcoming atmosphere that I remembered from last time.  If you are ever in Larchmont, NY, I urge you to visit.  

I was happy to see a few faces I recognized, Maria from The Serpentine Library, and Demaris brought more of her pals from Good Choice Reading.  

After Kristi chatted with people, she read an excerpt from Haven.  She made sure to thank her family, her editor Jennifer Klonsky from Simon Pulse, and the bloggers who attended from all over.  Kristi mentioned that bloggers were her cheerleaders and really appreciated them.  We appreciate you too Kristi!  Writers who are so approachable are important for many reasons.  So please keep writing!  I haven't read Haven yet, but I've been hearing positive feedback.  I'm looking forward to it for several reasons, one of them being that it takes place in the Hudson Valley!

Scroll down for a few pictures and giveaway.

Kristi and me.

Good Choice Reading Bloggers with Kristi Cooke

To Celebrate Kristi's launch, I'm giving away a signed copy of her book Haven.

To Enter:
  • Please tell me if you could have one psychic ability what would it be?
    • See my contest policy HERE
    • US Residents only. (If you live outside the US and are willing to pay for your own shipping you may enter-I will accept Paypal only.) 
    • Contest ends Thursday, March 3, 2011 (EST). {Added 3/3/11: I just realized I didn't put a time!  This contest will end at midnight.}
    • Please leave you e-mail address in your comment.  No comment = no entry.
    • If I cannot contact the winner within 72 hours the next winner will be chosen. 
    Extra Entries:
    +2 for old followers. 
    +1 for new followers.

    Winners will be chosen by


    Midnyte Reader said...

    I think I'll start. If I could have one psychic ability it would be to either read minds or see the future. I'm sure both of those would have consequences, but I could also seeing them having the most potential to be helpful.

    Unknown said...

    Awesome! I've been wanting to read Haven!

    If I had one psychic ability, I would probably go with being able to move things with my mind. That could come in handy!

    Thanks for having the contest!!

    nyelekli (at) yahoo (dot) com

    Unknown said...

    My bad, I forgot the "+1 for new follower" part.. haha! :]

    Paranormal Night Owls said...

    I'm totally jealous of you guys. Your so lucky to have been able to meet Kristi Cook. She's super kind :D

    I cannot enter this giveaway because I'm not in the U.S but I thought it would be fun to leave a comment and show my support.

    Alex Bennett from Electrifying Reviews said...

    I would want to have telekinesis. It would make life so much easier!

    +1: New follower!

    alexreadsbooks at gmail dot com

    April X said...

    Thanks for the giveaway :D The Haven Launch looks like it was fun! If I could have a psychic power, I would love to be able to read people's minds, or be an empath :)

    +2 old follower

    TisforTonya said...

    I really like the idea of having the ability to calm other people's (and my own) emotions... maybe it's just that I have 5 children and it gets a little tense?

    I need this book... like NEED this book - my daughter's name is Haven - so I'll just wait a few days to order I guess - just in case :)

    +1 for a new follower :)

    Angelique said...

    You get to go to all the cool events, I'm so jealous!!

    Psychic ability huh??? Can I be like Samantha on Bewitched and do the nose twitch thing to clean my house?? I want THAT ability =)

    +2 I'm old. Literally

    Missie, The Unread Reader said...

    So freaking awesome Pam! The pictures are great! And you are so cool to attend these events then offer giveaways! Love you!

    I'd hate to be able to read minds, but I wouldn't mind being able to use glamour to manipulate people into believing I have perfect hair and makeup all the time without any effort. Does that count?

    Old follower. :D

    Anonymous said...

    The pictures are great - wow, you're fast putting them up! Thanks so much for taking so many pictures of Kristi and me and my daughter at the launch party. It was so much fun, and Kristi was wonderful! Plus the book is so pretty!! How lucky that you were all able to meet!

    Hope to put the pictures you took on my blog soon. :-)

    p.s. don't count me in the giveaway since I bought my own copy today. But man, I would love the ability to read the future. For planning purposes, of course. ;-)

    As I Lay Bleeding said...

    +2 old follower

    I'm all about moving/manipulating things with my mind... oh yea.

    Midnyte Reader said...

    I'm loving all these answers.
    Calming people is such a nice power, I feel guilty I wasn't so altruistic as to say that.
    Telekinesis would come in very handy and seeing the future. For planning purposes only of course.
    @Ang-I wanted Samantha to be my mother...*so* bad!
    @Missie-Your answer is genius. And hysterical.

    Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

    I want the powers that Stephen King's Carrie had- which I guess is mainly telekinesis, but that horror babe could do just about anything. I would use my powers for good though... mostly.

    +2 Old Follower


    latishajean said...

    Thank you so much what a great giveaway book sounds so good! I would love to read minds I think that would be neat :)
    +1 GFC follower/latishajean

    Anonymous said...

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

    I think if I had a psychic ability, I would be able to manipulate other people's minds. Not necessarily reading them, but manipulating them into doing what I order them to do. Mwahahaha, I'm evil! XD

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