Friday, July 4, 2014

Celebrate: Fireworks & Freebies


This week I'm celebrating:
1) Happy Canada Day (belated) for all my Canadian friends, including my publisher and editor (Lea Schizas & Christine Speakman) at MuseItUp!
2) Happy Independence Day for all my American friends!
3) Happy Ramadan for my Muslim friends!
4) In case some of you don't fall into any of those categories -- I'm wishing you a Happy Weekend!




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:

Free Query Critiques by Kim Graff (editor, cover designer, & agent intern)
Free First Page Critiques by Dianne Salerni (author of The Eighth Day series, HarperCollins 2014) and Marcy Hatch (author of West of Paradise, WiDo 2014). Edit: Dianne says 3 spots are open for August!
Free Book Badges, Banners, and Countdowns at Ben Ellis Graphics
Free Book Giveaways from Toni Lesatz at My Book Addiction. (Contemp, Fantasy, and Horror book giveaways every week. See the current giveaway list on her sidebar.)
Free Copyright-Expired Books at Black Mask Free eBooks. (They're dated, but they're a fun change of pace and great if you're researching historical modes of speech and style.)


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




This post is part of VikLit's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. To be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is follow the link and put your name on the Mr.Linky list, and then be sure to 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! 


48 comments:

Kate Larkindale said...

Lots of celebrations this week! And what a good idea to have the freebies....

JeffO said...

Thank you, Lexa, enjoy your weekend!

Rhonda Albom said...

I hope you are having a wonderful week as well. Cheerful post :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

They're dated but a fun change of pace - well put!
Have a great weekend!

Winter Moon said...

I love a celebration! Enjoy :)

Have a perfect weekend <3

Vanessa Morgan said...

A lot of things to celebrate this weekend :)

mshatch said...

Thanks a bunch Lexa :)

Toni Lesatz said...

Thanks, Lexa! Have a fabulous weekend :)

Lady Lilith said...

Happy fourth of july.
Thank you Foxy for all your help.

L.G. Smith said...

Have a great weekend. Everyone at my house is working this holiday, so I plan to get some good writing time in. :)

messymimi said...

A blessed and beautiful weekend to you!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Thanks for the mention, Lexa!

For anybody who is interested, I have three spots open in August for a first page critique!

lifepostbrainhemorrhage said...

This is such a great post. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for the freebie information Foxy! Eva

Stephen Hayes said...

Thanks for sharing these free give-a-ways with us. Happy Fourth of July to you.

Nana Prah said...

Wonderful post. I'm checking out some of the free links you suggested. Thanks.

Mere Joyce said...

Happy celebrations to everyone!

That's a neat site for the eBooks. A lot of time the copyright-free books are classics, so it's fun to see something different.

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Lexa,
I didn't realize you wrote for Muse. So do I.
Happy Holiday and weekend.

Cathy Keaton said...

People all over the world have lots to celebrate! Have a great day, Lexa. ;)

klahanie said...

Hey Lexa,

We're talking some major celebrations.A happy weekend to everybody and a big celebration on Saturday.

You mention a fox and a Frisbee? Oops, sorry, very nice about those freebies :)

Gary

TheCyborgMom said...

Hope you have a great weekend too! Yesterday was the perfect day...about 75 degrees...sunny...slight breeze...and then a clear, cool night for fireworks. If only everyday was that nice!
~Katie

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

Happy weekend to you too, Lexa.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Happy Weekend, Lexa!

L.G. Keltner said...

My family and I had a pretty good Independence Day celebration. Tomorrow is also my husband's birthday, so we're having a pretty busy weekend.

T.F. Walsh said...

I sure am enjoying the weekend... taking it easy...:) Yay. Loving the Foxy's Friday Freebies... will have to send you some items:) Can't wait to check it out every Friday.

Gothic Flamingo said...

Hope you're having a great weekend too Lexa! Thanks for sharing those foxy freebie links, really interesting stuff there!

Shah Wharton said...

Happy, happy, celebrations. :) Ramadan has taken over Dubai - I'm not a fan of the restrictions, I admit. But as a guest here, I get through the month indoors, respectfully :)

Great freebies too. X

Robin said...

Hey Lexa, Just wanted to let you know that I dedicated something to you on the HERE'S TO YOU post.

Lara Lacombe said...

Hope you have a nice weekend as well! :)

Stephanie Faris said...

I love that you covered everyone. A lot happened this weekend all over the world!

Gina Stoneheart said...

Wow, Lexa... lots of celebrations this weekend! We had a lovely time with our friends and family for the 4th of July. It was nice to take a break from everything, including the day job, to relax and celebrate the holiday. I had a stomach bug yesterday though but am feeling much better.
And I'm loving the freebies! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

Medeia Sharif said...

Such an amazing week and weekend for so many people. :)

Jessica Lawson said...

Hope you had a happy celebration week! Thanks for all of the free stuff links :)

Ms Misantropia said...

Gotta love free stuff!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Freebies are always nice. Hope you had a great weekend, Lexa!

cleemckenzie said...

My weekend was great. Yours? Love free stuff, so must check this out.

Kim Lajevardi said...

So much going on this week. Great first Friday Freebies!

Ava Quinn said...

LOL! I read and tweeted your post two days ago, but forgot to comment! So here I am, two days late and a bunch of dollars short. ;D

Great celebrations and awesome freebies!

Kelly Steel said...

Wow! Lots to celebrate this week! Thanks!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Belated happy weekend to you, Lexa.
Thanks for offering all the freebies, and a lovely photo of fireworks.

Christine Rains said...

Lots of great things to celebrate, and thanks for the links for the freebies! Have a terrific week. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

I may have celebrated too much. Getting back in the groove this week hasn't been easy - plus we're having our house painted.

DMS said...

Happy Day to you! Hope whatever you might be celebrating is fun. :) Each day is a gift and we have so much to celebrate.

Thanks for the freebies!
~Jess

M Pax said...

Hope you had a great weekend. Lots of free and lots of celebrating.

Michelle Wallace said...

Who can resist a freebie? Or fireworks? Lovely display!
And happy (X3) to everybody celebrating one of these...

LD Masterson said...

I'm a little late getting here but I hope you had a happy Fourth.

Zoe Byrd said...

Im pretty late as well... thanks for the freebies... I submitted a first page . We will see ! THanks again, Lexa. Be well!

Birgit said...

Thank you-a week later, from this crazy Canuck! I went with my best friend to Indianna Penn to Jimmy Stewart's hometown and to see his museum and then we went to Jamestown NY to visit Lucille Ball's museum and home-it was a lot of fun

Jocelyn Rish said...

Foxy is doing an excellent job at ferreting out the freebies! :-)