Friday, September 30, 2016

Celebrate: Salads & Giveaways

You know you may have gained
a little too much weight when...



This week I'm celebrating:
1) I spent most of the summer inside, hiding from the heat in the air-conditioning, and sitting at my laptop.  It resulted in some weight gain... Now that it's cooler, I realize I have to change some things.
2) I'm going out for walks almost every day. I'm buying more vegetables, making salads, and cutting down on bread and sweets. 
3) I hope to be able to scratch my chin with my foot soon. 

Do you have a special tactic for keeping your weight in check?

My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

Celebrate The Small Things Linky:



Grab the Linky html-code here:


** To see who’s posted for the hop look at my Celebrate The Small Things Blog Roll, left sidebar bottom **


 Celebrate the Small ThingsTo be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is visit the Celebrate page on Lexa's Blog for the rules, and then post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! (Originated by VikLit)



Foxy's Friday Freebies!

Foxy has been nosing around the net
When she finds great FREE STUFF, she'll feature it on Friday Freebies posts -
  • Free short stories, novellas, and novels
  • Giveaways for books and swag
  • Free services for authors


Here are Foxy's suggestions for Sept 30, 2016:

Free Signed ARC Copy of YA Christian/Mystery Novel – Win Snowbirds by Crissa-Jean Chappell, about Amish Lucy excited to spend time with her Amish “Snowbird” friend, Alice, who comes to Florida every year for the winter, except this year Alice is doing Rumspringa and drags Lucy from party to party—until Alice vanishes without a trace. The author is giving away a signed copy of the novel via rafflecopter on the YA Books Central blog. (ends Oct 5)


Free Signed YA SF/F Novel – To celebrate the release of Emerge: Judgment (Book 2 in the Emerge series), about a clairvoyant teen who needs to control her powers to rescue a friend from the evil Coalition, author Melissa A. Craven is giving away a signed copy of the first book in the series, Emerge: The Awakening via rafflecopter on the YA Books Central blog. (ends Oct 6)


Free YA Contemp/Romance Novel – Win The Possibility of Somewhere by Julia Day, about the bitter competition for valedictorian and a full-ride scholarship between rich arrogant Indian-Asian Ash and Eden, the poor hard-working student who needs the scholarship desperately. When forced to work together, sparks fly—of both anger and romance. The author is offering the novel via rafflecopter on the YA Books Central blog. (US only; ends Oct 7)


Free $25 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Melting Steel (Romance) by C.M. Seabrook, about a woman whose heartbreaking past may keep her from giving a chance to the arrogant but sexy man who wants to save her and claim her heart, the author is giving away a $25 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends Oct 10)


Free $40 Amazon or B&N Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Confessions of Us (Romance) by Alexandra Forry, about a woman who gets mixed up with the mafia and finds herself surrounded by lies, deceit and danger, the author is giving away a $40 Amazon or B&N card via rafflecopter on the Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends Oct 7)


For Foxy's other Freebies, go to the Freebie page.

If anyone has a FREE short story (for download or online at a free ezine), novella, novel, special giveaway, or author service, please let Foxy know so she can plug you here!  Write to: laura.6eg(at)gmail.com

Friday, September 23, 2016

Celebrate: Keeping Up & Giveaway

Just when you think you're done, 
another chore pops up.

This week I'm celebrating:
1) I finally got all my interviews and guest posts written.  Yay!  Just as I sent the last one off this morning, my publisher forwarded a new interview request to me.  *sigh*  But that's OK. I'm getting pretty good at them now!
2) Things are going better than last week -- I'm up to date with my chores, my to-do list, and all book launch responsibilities.  "Houston, we are go for launch!"
3) I'm looking forward to a few days of rest after my "rocket ship" takes off on October 4th.  
4) Maybe I'll treat myself to a cake or go out to dinner at a Mexican restaurant. Hmm...what sounds good?

If you launched a book, would you do anything special to celebrate?

My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

Celebrate The Small Things Linky:



Grab the Linky html-code here:


** To see who’s posted for the hop look at my Celebrate The Small Things Blog Roll, left sidebar bottom **


 Celebrate the Small ThingsTo be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is visit the Celebrate page on Lexa's Blog for the rules, and then post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! (Originated by VikLit)



Foxy's Friday Freebies!

Foxy has been nosing around the net
When she finds great FREE STUFF, she'll feature it on Friday Freebies posts -
  • Free short stories, novellas, and novels
  • Giveaways for books and swag
  • Free services for authors


Here are Foxy's suggestions for Sept 23, 2016:

Get free books in these categories: 
Contemporary
Contemporary Romance
Crime
Fantasy
Historical Romance
Horror
Mystery 
New Adult
Paranormal
Paranormal Romance
Romance
Science Fiction
Teen and Young Adult
Thrillers
Western Romance

Instafreebie is a great site for ebook giveaways. Authors provide their books in epub, mobi, or PDF format and allow people to download them while automatically signing them up to the author’s newsletter.  

All you have to do to get the free book is click the book’s cover which will take you to the “Claim” page. Fill in your name, your email address, and check the box for the book format you want. Then hit “Claim Your Book.” 

An email will immediately be sent to you with the ebook attached. Just download it or forward it to Kindle.

Every few days you’ll get an email from Instafreebie with new offers of free books.

You’ll also get the newsletter of the author whose book you downloaded. You can unsubscribe at any time.

I’m a dedicated freebie hunter and I’ve never seen such an easy-to-use site. I’ve gotten about 12 novels, novellas, and short stories from them. I have lots to read now. Woohoo!

For Foxy's other Freebies, go to the Freebie page.

If anyone has a FREE short story (for download or online at a free ezine), novella, novel, special giveaway, or author service, please let Foxy know so she can plug you here!  Write to: laura.6eg(at)gmail.com

Friday, September 16, 2016

Celebrate: Sheri's Motley Education & Giveaways

A Day at the Spa
I need a spa day!

This week I'm celebrating:
1) Release activities are cranking up and I'm falling behind on my to-do list.  Ack!  However, I'm still managing to keep promises I made to post other writers' releases or cover reveals -- like the one below for Sheri Larsen! 
2) While I'm being good with doing things for others, I'm struggling to write my own guest posts and interviews (those things are harder than they look!).  But at least if I let the blog owners know I'll be late, they're very gracious in granting me more time.
3) My Thunderclap is fully supported!  I'm so grateful to everyone who signed up.  I wouldn't be anywhere with all this release stuff if it weren't for your generous help.  Thank you!

Cover Reveal
and Giveaway!

Motley Education 
(Book One: The URD Saga)
by S.A. Larsen
Release Date: October 10, 2016
Blurb:
       Forget having a lively after school social life, Ebony Charmed is fighting to keep the entire Afterlife alive.
       Ebony’s less-than-average spirit tracking abilities are ruining more than sixth grade at Motley Junior High: School for the Psychically & Celestially gifted. Her parents argue so much her dad moved out. And, even though he’s scared of his own shadow and insists on bringing his slimy, legless lizard everywhere they go, Ebony wouldn’t survive without her best friend, Fleishman. 
       When Ebony’s Deadly Creatures & Relics’ project goes missing, she learns her missing project is one of the keys to saving the spirit world. Now Ebony and Fleishman must battle beasts from Norse Mythology to retrieve her project before spirits are lost, the Well of Urd dries up, and Ebony loses all hope of reuniting her family. But someone lies in wait, and he has other plans...including creating a new world of spirits without them in it.

Motley Education has been aligned with Core Standards for grades 4-7. A guide will be available on the author’s website to download for FREE after the book’s release date. 

S.A. LARSEN is the author of Motley Education, the first book in a middle grade fantasy-adventure series. Her work has appeared in numerous local publications and young adult anthologies Gears of Brass and Under A Brass Moon by Curiosity Quills Press. Look for her debut young adult novel, Marked Beauty, set for release in 2017. Find her in the land of lobsters, snowy winters, and the occasional Eh’ya with her husband of over twenty years, four children, a playful pooch, and two kittens.
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My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

Celebrate The Small Things Linky:



Grab the Linky html-code here:


** To see who’s posted for the hop look at my Celebrate The Small Things Blog Roll, left sidebar bottom **


 Celebrate the Small ThingsTo be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is visit the Celebrate page on Lexa's Blog for the rules, and then post every Friday about something you're grateful  for that week.  It can be about writing or family or school or general life.  This is the funnest and easiest blog hop ever! (Originated by VikLit)



Foxy's Friday Freebies!

Foxy has been nosing around the net
When she finds great FREE STUFF, she'll feature it on Friday Freebies posts -
  • Free short stories, novellas, and novels
  • Giveaways for books and swag
  • Free services for authors


Here are Foxy's suggestions for Sept 16, 2016:

Free $25 AMEX Gift Card, $25 Sephora Gift Card, Signed Thriller Novel & Swag – Celebrate’s own Yvonne Ventresca has a thrilling new book coming out on October 4 called Black Flowers, White Lies, about a girl whose father’s death is raising questions and sparking strange occurrences. Yvonne is giving away a signed copy of the book, 2 gift cards, and a rustic chalk board.  Enter via rafflecopter on the Jen Halligan PR blog. (ends Oct 8) 

Free SF/F Historical Time-Travel Novel – Win Timeless by Crystal Collier, about a young woman who must travel back to the 13th century to defeat dangerous enemies before they have a chance to wreak havoc on the future. Enter via rafflecopter on the Alexia Chamberlynn blog. (ends Sept 18)


Free $10 Amazon Gift Card – Delightful blogger and generous friend, Beverly Stowe McClure is having a virtual tour for her book Under a Purple Moon, about a high school girl with a difficult family life seeking friendship and support from other kids hiding out in an abandoned house. She’s giving away a $10 Amazon card via rafflecopter on The Reading Addict blog. (ends Sept 23)

Free $15 Amazon Gift Card and Signed YA Horror Paperback – To celebrate the release of Raising Mary: Frankenstein by Ace Antonio Hall, about high school senior, Sylva Slasher, who can raise the dead for criminal investigations—or parties!—the author is giving away a $15 Amazon card along with a signed copy of his novel Confessions of Sylva Slasher via rafflecopter on the Juniper Grove Book Solutions blog. (ends Sept 18)

Free $50 Sephora Card and Signed Erotic Romance Novel – To celebrate the release of Confessed by Nicola Rendell, the “dirty, sexy, funny” story of an heiress and the hot man who plans to rob her. The author is giving away a $50 Sephora card along with two signed copies of the book. To enter, scroll down to the Author’s Bio and click the rafflecopter link on the Eskie Mama Reads blog. (ends Oct 8)


For Foxy's other Freebies, go to the Freebie page.

If anyone has a FREE short story (for download or online at a free ezine), novella, novel, special giveaway, or author service, please let Foxy know so she can plug you here!  Write to: laura.6eg(at)gmail.com

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