Friday, May 22, 2015

Celebrate: Repairmen, Favorite Vacation Spot Hop & Freebies

My laptop crashed.
Sent it off to the repairmen.
Bummed.


I stole borrowed hubby's laptop, so I can get online, but all my regular tool-bar addresses and links aren't on his. I never realized that without my password auto-fill-ins I have no idea what my passwords are!  Ack!  

You can all cheer me up A LOT by signing up for the "Your Favorite Summer Vacation Spot" blog hop if you haven't already. It's gonna be a lot of fun!! And I really want to see where people love to go on their vacations!  (Sign up below the CTSM linky)

My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Katie @ TheCyborgMom

Celebrate The Small Things Linky:



Grab the Linky html-code here:



 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)



Is your favorite vacation spot 
a sunny beach, a bright city
or a secluded cabin

A romantic getaway

or a place you loved as a child?  

We want to see it 
and know why it's your favorite!

Join this fun Summer Vacation Hop!

1) Sign up on the Linky list below.

2) On Saturday May 30, put up a post "My Favorite Vacation Spot" and tell everyone about it!

3) Link to the 6 Blog Hop Co-hosts: 
Lexa Cain: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/
Melanie Karsak: http://www.melaniekarsak.com/
T.F. Walsh: http://www.tfwalsh.com/blog/
Vanessa Morgan: http://vanessa-morgan.blogspot.com/
Jolie Du Pre: http://www.preciousmonsters.com/
Stuart R. West: http://stuartrwest.blogspot.com/

4) On May 30-31, visit the other blogs and see where their favorite getaways are!

Special Giveaways! 
Summer Reads that Thrill & Chill
There will be a giveaway featuring 
6 exciting novels on the Co-hosts blogs!

Favorite Summer Vacation Spot Sign-up:



Foxy's Friday Freebies!

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

Here are Foxy's suggestions for May 22, 2015:

Free SF/Action Adventure eBook – Milo James Fowler has a collection of 15 hilarious starfaring adventures featuring  Captain Bartholomew Quasar and the crew of the Effervescent Magnitude for FREE on Milo James Fowler blog. Get it now!


$25, $10, $5 Free Amazon Gift Cards, 1 Signed Novel, & 8 eBooks! – To celebrate the release of Kinda Maybe (NA Contemp Romance) by Elise Daniels, she’s giving away $25 Amazon card, $10 Amazon card, $5 Amazon card, signed copy of Kinda Maybe by Elise Daniels, 2 ebooks of Kinda Maybe, 2 ebooks of Awake by Elise Daniels, 2 ebooks of Beautiful Ruin by Alison Foster, $3.99 ebook of choice, $2.99 ebook of choice, via rafflecopter on My Book Addition blog. (ends May 26)

Free First Page Critiques -- Three fabulous and talented published authors are willing to critique YOUR FIRST PAGE FOR FREE!  Dianne Salerni (author of The Eighth Day series, HarperCollins 2014) and Marcy Hatch (author of West of Paradise, WiDo 2014) and Krystalyn Drown (Legasea, Curiosity Quills 2013) will post your WIP's first page (350-400 words) and offer their impressions as will their readers/commenters.  That's AWESOME feedback and super-helpful for any aspiring author!  For rules and mailing address go read the side bar on any of their blogs. Openings still available in June and July!


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, May 15, 2015

Celebrate: The Mission, Vacation Blog Hop & Freebies

I've got something GREAT to celebrate this week. I published a new short story!

It's about two 13-year-old boys who can't resist going where they shouldn't.  It's scary -- but not too scary.  No violence or gore.  Just two adorable kids, lots of thrills, and edge-of-your-seat action! 


Something is waiting for Cody and Luke at the Mission.  And it doesn’t want them to leave.  Ever.

As in Stephen King’s It and Dan Simmons’s Summer of Night, curiosity is what lures kids down a dark path and pits them against their town’s most deadly secret.


The Mission sits in the desert like a crumbling tomb, silent and cold … but not empty. It plays host to a rising evil, one that wants victims. And it’s used to getting what it wants.

Cody and Luke are looking for adventure and thrills when they ride out to visit the place on a dare. Before the night is over, they’ll learn how far their friendship can stretch, and if they’re strong enough to survive the terrifying danger that waits for them. 

BUY for $.99 on Smashwords:



My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Katie @ TheCyborgMom

Celebrate The Small Things Linky:



Grab the Linky html-code here:



 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)



Is your favorite vacation spot 
a sunny beach, a bright city
or a secluded cabin

A romantic getaway

or a place you loved as a child?  

We want to see it 
and know why it's your favorite!

Join this fun Summer Vacation Hop!

1) Sign up on the Linky list below.

2) On Saturday May 30, put up a post "My Favorite Vacation Spot" and tell everyone about it!

3) Link to the 6 Blog Hop Co-hosts: 
Lexa Cain: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/
Melanie Karsak: http://www.melaniekarsak.com/
T.F. Walsh: http://www.tfwalsh.com/blog/
Vanessa Morgan: http://vanessa-morgan.blogspot.com/
Jolie Du Pre: http://www.preciousmonsters.com/
Stuart R. West: http://stuartrwest.blogspot.com/

4) On May 30-31, visit the other blogs and see where their favorite getaways are!

Special Giveaways! 
Summer Reads that Thrill & Chill
There will be a giveaway featuring 
6 exciting novels on the Co-hosts blogs!

Favorite Summer Vacation Spot Sign-up:




Foxy's Friday Freebies!

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


Here are Foxy's suggestions for May 15, 2015:

Free YA Contemp Novel – The wonderful multi-published author C. Lee McKenzie (of Write Game blog) has put her novel Sliding on the Edge for FREE on Smashwords. I’ve read this one and it’s brilliantly-written with an enthralling heroine you’ll root for! Download your free copy today!

Free Short Story – Celebrate’s own Kimberly Robello (of Planet Kimberly) has put up a FREE story --- “La Claire Fontaine” on Wattpad. Go read it!




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, May 8, 2015

Celebrate: Favorite Summer Vacation Blog Hop & Freebies


Is your favorite vacation spot 
a sunny beach, a bright city
or a secluded cabin

A romantic getaway

or a place you loved as a child?  

We want to see it 
and know why it's your favorite!


Join this fun Summer Vacation Hop!

1) Sign up on the Linky list below.

2) On Saturday May 30, put up a post "My Favorite Vacation Spot" and tell everyone about it!

3) Link to the 6 Blog Hop Co-hosts: 
Lexa Cain: http://lexacain.blogspot.com/
Melanie Karsak: http://www.melaniekarsak.com/
T.F. Walsh: http://www.tfwalsh.com/blog/
Vanessa Morgan: http://vanessa-morgan.blogspot.com/
Jolie Du Pre: http://www.preciousmonsters.com/
Stuart R. West: http://stuartrwest.blogspot.com/

4) On May 30-31, visit the other blogs and see where their favorite getaways are!

Special Giveaways 
Summer Reads that Thrill & Chill
There will be a giveaway featuring 
6 exciting novels on the Co-hosts blogs!


Midway: The Harvesting Series Book 1.5 by bestselling author Melanie Karsak
~ Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for the beginning of the end. Join Cricket in this unique zombie apocalypse series. It's all fun and games until someone ends up undead!




Cloaked in Fur by T.F. Walsh 
~ Cloaked in Fur sees rebellious Daciana cast into a life-threatening adventure against her will to uncover who is killing her friends before the predator sets its sights on her.





Drowned Sorrow by Vanessa Morgan 
~ If Jaws kept you away from the ocean, Drowned Sorrow will keep you away from any water. Discover this chilling story of a remote village where water has become a supernatural element that can think, move, and kill.




Benton (Vol. 1) by Jolie Du Pre 
~ There's no place to go, no way to escape the zombies until Jennifer meets a young man who says he can lead her to safety at his family's ranch. The catch is that Jennifer has to trust him with her life - and maybe even her heart.




Zombie Rapture by Stuart R. West 
~ Someone failed to tell the dead they’re not in Heaven. Hunter intends to right that wrong.






Soul Cutter by Lexa Cain
~ A teenage skeptic goes to Egypt and discovers the supernatural she scorns is all too real. The legendary Soul Cutter is hunting again.






Favorite Summer Vacation Spot Sign-up:




In addition to celebrating the new blog hop, I've been blogging for three years now and this is my 200th post! :)

My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Katie @ TheCyborgMom

Celebrate The Small Things Sign-Up Linky:



Grab the Linky html-code here:



 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 Fridays Freebies posts -
  • Free short stories, novellas, and novels
  • Giveaways for books and swag
  • Free services for authors

Here are Foxy's suggestions for May 8, 2015:

Five Free Fabulous eBooks – Win all five of these fabulous books: The Great Time Lock Disaster by C. Lee McKenzie, Hurricane Crimes by Chrys Fey, The Six Train to Wisconsin by Kourtney Heintz, Broken Branch Falls by Tara Tyler, and 52 Likes by Medeia Sharif. Enter on the rafflecopter on TB Markinson’s blog – click the “Rafflecopter giveaway” link near the top. (ends May 30)


Free YA Fantasy Novel – win Fabled by Vanessa Eccles via rafflecopter on the YA Asylum blog. (ends May 28)





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