Friday, October 31, 2014

Celebrate: Happy Halloween & Freebies


Today I'm celebrating:

1) A great book!  Although I love horror, I'm not much into zombie books.  However, for Halloween I was given Monster Nation by David Wellington -- and I love it!  It's got some very original ideas and the author displays his MFA in Creative Writing with excellent prose but no literary pretentiousness.  Note: His novels were originally serialized on his blog and got so much attention a publisher approached him with a deal. Sweet!
2) I may be slowing down a bit and heading in a different direction with my writing - but I'm happier for it and less stressed. :)
3) Happy Halloween!! I hope everyone has a safe, fun, and fabulous time!

What are you doing on Halloween?




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 October 31, 2014:

Creepy Freebies Hop – Win up to 13 books by following the links on the Milo James Fowler's blog. (ACT FAST - ends Nov 1st)

Free Audio Short Story – a horror story “Jack and the Bad Man” by award-winning poet Annie Neugebauer is on Pseudopod. (At the bottom of the post is the MP3 Audio file  - enjoy!)

$10 Amazon Gift Card, 2 Print Books, 8 eBooks are on the rafflecopter on Crystal Collier’s blog. (ends Nov 7)

Free Dark Fantasy Novel - Moonless by Crystal Collier will be FREE on these two dates -- 10/31 and 11/7 -- on Amazon.

Giveaway of Horror Novel – 5 copies of WITHER, a post-apocalyptic novel by Amy Miles, are being given away via rafflecopter on My Book Addiction. (ends Nov 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




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! 


42 comments:

dolorah said...

Happy Halloween Lexa.

Dr. Theda said...

A very Happy Halloween to you and yours dear Lady Lexa....

Natalie Aguirre said...

Happy Halloween! And glad you're less stressed.

JeffO said...

This will be just about the first year I can remember where I don't have to shuttle one kid or another into the nearby Halloween hot spot, and I'm kind of grateful! (My youngest has a big cross country meet tomorrow and is giving it a miss)

Do they 'do' Halloween in Egypt?

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Have a great Halloween, Lexa!
Do you celebrate it there?
And less stress is always good.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Heading in a new direction...interesting! I agree with Alex, less stress is always good. Happy Halloween!

Emma Adams said...

Happy Halloween! ^_^

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I have never enjoyed ring frightened although, I know others like the thrill. I have, though, always enjoyed Halloween because it has always been fun.

I will be cutting out pumpkins, giving out candy and pretzels and then visiting my grandchildren.

Winter Moon said...

Hooray for less stress!

To celebrate this special day, I'll be hollowing pumpkins, watching creepy films, and eating all the sweets before Trick or Treaters arrive.

Happy Halloween! ♥

mshatch said...

Happy Halloween, Lexa, and less stress is always a good thing!

T. Drecker said...

Love the new freebie page! Glad you're less stressed - may the words flow as easily too. I was involuntarily volunteered to head-up a school party today and afterwards, we're spending the evening at the spooky-Halloween zoo.

Julie Flanders said...

I will be curious to learn more about your new direction in writing - yay for less stress.
Happy Halloween, Lexa!

Cherdo said...

Freebies! Sweet!

Don't you just love when you make a decision that makes life easier and more fulfilling? Kudos to you, Lexa.

Happy Halloween!

messymimi said...

Have a happy haunting day!

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

less stress is a good thing! happy Halloween! I'm just handing out candy today--and trying not to eat it :)

cleemckenzie said...

Here's to a less stressed writing track for you, my dear. And enjoy your holiday season to the fullest.

Lori L MacLaughlin said...

Less stress is a wonderful thing. I hope your new direction takes you to exciting places. Happy Halloween! Even if you don't celebrate in Egypt, you can still eat chocolate.

Kate Larkindale said...

Less stress is always something to celebrate! And so is a good book. Happy Halloween! I know it's a holiday you love.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Congrats on the book! Waiting to see where you're headed with the writing.

Spacer Guy said...

Happy Halloween, Lexa I must say you're very resourceful and thanks for letting us in on the great give-aways.

Leandra Wallace said...

That's awesome for David! I love hearing those kind of cool successes. And heck, yeah! for less stress.

Annie said...

Yay! Thanks for sharing my story. Have a happy Halloween, Lexa. :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Hi Lexa,long time no see. Happy Halloween. We're taking the kids bowling.

Stephen Hayes said...

Happy Halloween to someone in the land of mummies.

lifepostbrainhemorrhage said...

Hi Lexa! Thanks for all the wonderful freebies you offer! I love coming to your site! I'm going to have to include it in my weekly celebrations!!

I'm about two thirds done with Soul Cutter, but am about to start NaNo. I'm going to try finishing it within the next few days so I can get in a review while the book will still be fresh in my memory.

Thanks for being a wonderful blog buddy. I appreciate the time you take visiting my blogs and encouraging me! Hugs. Eva

Medeia Sharif said...

Happy Halloween weekend. Happy writing. Less stress sounds good.

Gina Stoneheart said...

Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful freebies, Lexa! And congratulations to David for having a publisher reach out to him. That is HUGE!
Happy Halloween! We have a few parties and will be snuggling up to scary movies all weekend in our downtime=)

Meradeth Houston said...

I hope you had a great Halloween, and it's good to hear that you're less stressed about writing--that's important!

Ava Quinn said...

Happy Halloween, Lexa! Great celebrations and awesome freebies! You rock!

Birgit said...

Happy, After Day Halloween. My hubby and I went out which we haven't done in years. I was Goo from Gumby as the sexy pussy cat and devil were sadly already taken (I wish a zombie would eat all those sexy wannabee's)

Sarah E. Albom said...

Good luck with your writing! For Halloween I tried out LARPing (Live Action Role Playing) for the first time, and had so much fun.

Milo James Fowler said...

MFA without pretentiousness? Sounds good to me! Thanks for plugging Creepy Freebies; everybody seemed to enjoy it again this year.

L.G. Keltner said...

I hope you had a great Halloween!

Kim Lajevardi said...

I hope you had a fabulous Halloween, Lex! Less stress is good, but make sure to keep the writing coming. I'd go through withdrawals if I couldn't read your work. ;)

Ms Misantropia said...

Happy Halloween and Dia de los Muertos, Lexa!

Jay Noel said...

"Slowing down." Ha...what's that? I will be doing some slowing down after NaNo for sure. Need to stop and just enjoy things.

Catherine Stine said...

I dressed up as a witch and went to the Halloween parade in the Village. Lots of great photos. I posted them on my FB page.

TheCyborgMom said...

Happy Halloween to you Lexa! Good luck with the new direction your writing is taking...sometimes change is just what we need to move forward :)
~Katie

Donna McDine said...

Happy Belated Halloween. Hope you enjoyed. Thanks for the list of freebies!

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Lynda R Young said...

#2 makes me super happy for you! I hope you see lots of rewards as a result.

DMS said...

I hope you had a Happy Halloween! I think that it is great that you are feeling less stressed about writing because you might take your writing in another direction. It is important that we listen to ourselves and do what is best for us. Best of luck!
~Jess

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