Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Book Launch for RENEGADE

Last night my friends, Larissa, Tara, Liz and I headed to downtown Orlando to attend Jessica Souders' book launch for RENEGADE. Jess had her launch in a cool, high-rise, open-spaced office area. This was one of the locations that inspired the setting for RENEGADE.


There were stacks of yummy food and these adorable cupcakes!

We jumped in line and got the last of the books she had. Jess signed them with her tagline, "Never forget". I even got an extra autographed copy for you guys to give away at the end of this post!

Then we decided to make Jess cry by giving her an engraved bookmark with her book's cover on it and the famous line from her book.
 Jess and Me!

Jess read a portion of the first chapter. Very moving. 

Group shot!


We had such a fun time hanging out and celebrating Jess' big day. I won't ever forget when she first got her editorial letter and later reading her revisions of RENEGADE. Last night was so exciting to see it all come together into a beautiful book to hold.

If you haven't read RENEGADE, I highly recommend it. It's full of action, mystery and romance. And if you haven't, then enter my contest below. I'm giving away an autographed copy and swag (bookmark, pins and a magnet). Just enter the form by Nov. 24th!

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18 comments:

Tez Miller said...

Until I grow gills, I don't think I culd survive in an underwater city ;-)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

That's sounds like a cool book launch party. Can I have a cupcake, please? :D

Lydia Kang said...

I'm itching to go to a book launch. Haven't been to one for a long, long time! Thanks for the giveaway!

Matthew MacNish said...

So awesome! Looks like you guys had a wonderful time.

mackenzilee said...

I would totally live in an underwater city if I could breathe down there :)
This looks like an awesome event - congrats Jess!

Tara Gallina said...

Great pics Christy. I had so much fun. Love when we all get together!

Vijaya said...

Congratulations to Jess, and how wonderful that you were able to be together to celebrate!!! Great pictures.

Akoss said...

I don't know how to swim so living in an underwater city might be the death of me.

Christina Farley said...

Hahah- these answers are cracking me up.

And yes, I'll cyber-space you a cupcake Stina. They were heavenly and chocolate too!

Lydia- book launches are so much fun. Yours will be here before we know it!

Tara- yes! We always have such great times.

Karen Strong said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. Those cupcakes look so yummy.

I have RENEGADE on my TBR list.

Llehn said...

Um, I can't swim so I don't think it's a good idea to live underwater :D

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Barbara Watson said...

What an awesome thing to celebrate. Other writers are the ones who can understand just how much hard this journey was and what a big deal it truly is.

Julie Jarnagin said...

Looks like fun! ...and I love your dress. :)

Marcia said...

Looks like a great celebration. Congrats to Jess.

Kristen Lippert-Martin said...

I'm just here for the cupcake pictures. ;)

Sure, I'd live in an underwater city. Especially if the alternative was living on land with what's left of the ragtag species known as humanity, which has turned to cannibalism.

nutschell said...

Congrats to Jessica! Love the pictures! It sounds like it was a event.
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Talli Roland said...

Looks like a fantastic launch! And yum, those cupcakes look delicious.

Ruth Schiffmann said...

Looks like an exciting launch party. Congrats to Jess!