Thursday, February 4, 2016

Three Good Reasons to Attend a Facebook Party

by Maureen L. Bonatch

  No Time Restrictions

If you attend a real, human, face-to-face party being fashionably late can be awkward, especially if you’re not one who revels in the spotlight. When you’re creeping in making excuses about traffic or the kids when in reality the jeans you planned to wear wouldn’t zip after holiday indulgences, forcing you to spend an extra twenty minutes looking for an alternative outfit.

But if you’re heading to a Facebook party, nobody has to know. You can slide in and say hello and then finish making dinner while perusing the updates on your screen. Or you can claim you’d been lurking the entire time, just waiting for a chance to introduce yourself, when in reality you got carried away binge-watching your favorite show. Psst! No worries- no one will be the wiser!

Usually they last over a time span and you can check in throughout the day, or sometimes even a day or more later. If it’s a group event and you want to chat with a specific author, be sure to check out their featured time- and the time zone of the party! You are literally partying with people all over the world.

No Worries About Dress Code Etiquette

Is this too dressy? Too casual? Or…gasp…what if someone is wearing the same outfit? Nope, it’s more along the lines of do I wear pajamas or sweatpants because it’s in the comfort of your own home or wherever in the world you want to be.


Where are my losers? Seriously—my hand is waving in the air right now. What I mean is where are the people who never seem to win anything? Well, now is your time to shine and toss that bad losing mojo out the window!

It’s almost guaranteed there is some kind of prize, and if it’s a multi-author event, many prizes. Often you can win just for showing up! Even better yet-the games are fun! Believe me, I’d never thought I’d say those words because I don’t play online, or much of any, games. These are more like conversation starters, posting pictures of sexy dresses, hot guys or cute animals- you name it! You get a chance to meet new authors or check out your favorite authors newest releases.

Still Wondering What a Facebook Party is all About?

Pop over and check out the last one I participated in.

Here’s a  post of mine during the party

How about another one?

Still curious? Here's one more.

You can find out all about Facebook Parties on Pinterest 

 Wanna Crash a Party?

No worries- I’m inviting you right now to the Candy Hearts Romance Valentine Party on February 11th from 6  p.m until 1 p.m. EST! 

You’ll find me (at 7:30 p.m. EST- check the time zone peeps!) and 27 other authors—you heard me correctly—27 authors!

Check them all out Here!

Invite your friends- there’s none of that awkward, “I can’t mention this to so and so cause I don’t know if she was invited.” The more the merrier!

Will I See You There?

   What if your memories hadn't been made yet?


 The car accident totaled Sabrina Post’s convertible and reinvented her memories. She can't recall dumping Cole Dawson ten years ago. What her new clairvoyant visions tell Sabrina is he’s her husband. Any practical girl would question her sanity. But if Sabrina wants to make this imaginary future a reality, she'll have to regain Cole’s trust and eliminate her rival, the coffee shop waitress who’s pegged Cole as husband #4. 

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About the Author:

Maureen writes stories in the beautiful state of Pennsylvania that boast laughter, light suspense and something magical in the hope of sharing her love of finding the extraordinary in the ordinary world. She writes Paranormal Romance and Fantasy.

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Diane Burton said...

Fun post, Maureen. I love FB parties for the same reasons you listed--esp. what to wear. LOL Have fun and I'll see you on the 11th.

Maureen said...

Thanks Diane! Can't wait to see you then!

Alicia Dean said...

Love this explanation. How could anyone resist? :) Sounds like a great time. I will plan to be there.

Maureen said...

Thanks Alicia!

Tamara Narayan said...

I really should join FB one of these days. I'm missing out.

Maureen said...

Thanks for stopping be Tamara! Hope to see you on FB sometime.