Friday, October 10, 2014

Celebrate: Autumn & Freebies

Celebrating the colors of fall 

It's the glorious month of October!  The temperature's cool, school has settled down for teachers and students alike, and Nature's wearing her prettiest reds and golds.

I love autumn! The cooler weather gives me more energy than I've had all summer.  I feel like I can even think more clearly.  My projects are progressing faster now, and my CPs have caught the fall spirit and are writing faster too!

Do you feel an energy boost in fall?




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 Oct 10, 2014:

Two Giveaways: 1 signed copy of HOT FLASHES AND COLD LEMONADE by Susan Swiderski and 1 copy of OLD BROADS WAXING POETIC, at Carol Kilgore’s Contest Page. (until Oct 31)  

Editing Giveaways of 2 queries, 1 long and 1 short synopsis by Wild Things Editorial Services. Read the rules and enter the rafflecopter on Kim Graff’s Blog (Move fast! Ends midnight Sunday Oct 12)

Free Novella "Edward, Con Extraordinaire" by Inge H. Borg about Edward, a roguish con-man, is free on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Smashwords.

Two Free eBooks from zombie novel author extraordinaire, Rhiannon Frater. Read the excellent guest post and enter the rafflecopter giveaway on My Book Addiction. (Ends Oct 23)


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



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! 


44 comments:

Kim Graff said...

Thanks so much for the shout out, Lexa!! I love October, as you probably could guess :) Fall colors are amazing and horror galore.

Glad to hear your project is coming along!

Kate Larkindale said...

You're heading into cooler weather with fall just as we're heading into the warmer weather of spring. I love those in-between months when it's not broiling hot or freezing cold.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Yes, I love Fall and all the gorgeous leaves. Loved the picture you posted.

Gina Stoneheart said...

I love your Foxy's Freebies!
Fall is my favorite time of the year. Like yourself, I feel like I can think more clearly, especially when the new sky awakens each morning while I'm writing. Now I have even more inspiration with my new black kitty who sits in the window against the horizon. Beautiful=)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The cooler weather gives me a lot more energy. Too hot to go outside and do anything in the summer.

Inge H. Borg said...

Thanks for letting EDWARD roam free around Cairo. But please, be careful - he's a wily charmer with bad things in mind. After all, he is a Con Extraordinaire.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Fall is my favorite season. Here in Western New York the colors and sights are gorgeous!!!

mshatch said...

I don't much like the falling temperatures - or the thought of winter coming - but it is quite beautiful here with the leaves all orange and gold, plus, it's Pumpkinfest :)

Marilyn Parel said...

After Summer in Miami, I welcome the Fall with open arms.

Birgit said...

Oh yes I have much more energy now. Summer makes me dopey...well, more dopey than usual:) The colours are beautiful here. I saw this amazing tree comeing to work-so beautiful. It has been so lovely mu hubby and I still have not turned on our heat

Michelle Wallace said...

Who can resist a freebie? Thanks Foxy!
I love that photo...it always reminds me of one of my favourite songs - Autumn Leaves.

Lori L MacLaughlin said...

I have so much more energy in the fall. The crisp air is invigorating!

Catherine Stine said...

I LOVE fall, love Halloween, love picking apples and buying my pumpkin. All of it! Plus, hey, this year I have a YA horror (Dorianna) launching right before Halloween, so it's extra invigorating.

Misha Gericke said...

I love Autumn, but right now it's starting to heat up where I live. And heat almost always makes me lethargic.

Loni Townsend said...

Hehe, I go into hibernation mode when it gets colder. I'd rather sleep than do anything. Hopefully it won't get too chilly, so I keep my motivation to write.

Shah Wharton said...

Oh I do love Autumn in UK and I'll be there Wednesday - for good! Very exciting. :)

Glad to hear about your project, Lexa. X

shahwharton.com

Carol Kilgore said...

We're still in the 90s here in San Antonio. Fall arrives in South Texas only when it's good and ready.

Thanks for mentioning my monthly contest!

Annie said...

I love October too, as I'm sure you know by now. :) Did you take that photo at the top? It's gorgeous. I'd love to add my book giveaway to this if you don't mind!

L.G. Keltner said...

October is a great month! I hope you have a good weekend!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Fall is a lovely season. The colorful leaves, the cooler air after the hot summer, the excitement of school starting, football and the music of the bands.

Beautiful picture.

Romance Reader said...

Wow! Love your Foxy's freebies! Awesome!

DMS said...

I love fall! The colors and so pretty! I feel more energized during the day, but it is getting darker earlier and I am getting tired earlier too!

Happy writing! Love the picture. :)
~Jess

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

The only problem with fall is that it is too short and it turns into winter too quickly.

Jeff Chapman said...

Fall is a favorite time of the year for me too.

Stephen Hayes said...

Fall is my favorite time of year. I tend to slow down and reflect a bit in anticipation of winter.

cleemckenzie said...

You made me feel very fallish with that picture. So beautiful. In CA we have some color, but not like back east, and this year we're still in summer. Thanks for the links. Very nice.

Heather Holden said...

I love autumn, too! It's easily my favorite season. Not sure it's given me an energy boost, though, heh. Glad to hear you're progressing so well with your own projects!

T.F. Walsh said...

I do love autumn as well... we're going into Spring here and it's getting hot really fast... :)

Julie Flanders said...

I feel the same about fall - it always brings me more energy. My favorite time of year by far.

Milo James Fowler said...

I'm looking forward to fall -- still feels like summer in SoCal. I emailed you & Foxy about Creepy Freebies. =]

dolorah said...

I love fall. Today is cool and breezy. Smells like a fresh start.

Medeia Sharif said...

Thank you for the links.

It's gotten breezy, but it's still warm here. I look forward to Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Vanessa Morgan said...

I always have more energy in the spring and summer. Fall makes me want to be lazy and just cozy up in the couch :-)

Beth Ellyn Summer said...
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Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Who doesn't love Fall. The only problem for some is it means winter is right around the corner. I love Fall because it gives me time to read. Nothing better than sitting in front of an open fireplace, listening to the wood pop while I've got my head in a good book.

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

my google crashed on me three times this morning so this comment may pop up as many times! haha. this is def the first fall I've been enjoying--normally I'm not a fall fan (I'm all about spring/summer!) :)

Kim Lajevardi said...

I love fall as well. I'm happy to hear that you're writing is going well. I don't write faster in fall because work is so busy, but I am inspired by those who do and the wonderful show the Earth puts on. Maybe my winter writing will be spectacular as a result. :)

S.K. Anthony said...

The gorgeous Autumn colors are really inspiring! Glad your projects are moving along, go Lexa!!!!! :D

Crystal Collier said...

Fall looks the same as summer in Florida. *shrugs* I do miss the change of colors, but I suppose that's the price we pay for warm weather.

So many awesome freebies...

Diana Wilder said...

I'm late to the dance, and gazing delightedly at the freebies.

Autumn is my favorite season, and I do love the leaves...

Lara Lacombe said...

Fall is my favorite season--we finally get a break from the summer heat!

Ms Misantropia said...

I have no choice, October is full of parties, birthdays and general craziness over here. I won't notice until November whether or not I really had the energy for it :) But I love it!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I love this time of year! Energy goes way up... and carries me through the massive leaf gathering. The squirrels are out in numbers, so once again it will be interesting to see how many leaf piles survive until I can get to them. All that digging for nuts, Guess they're energized as well. Rake, rake, rake!
I'll might have a look at the bloghop. Sounds like fun!!!

LD Masterson said...

I love fall but I've been so wrapped up in family issues the last couple months that it snuck in without my really enjoying it. Switching over to "Yay! It's fall." mode now.

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