Friday, November 7, 2014

Celebrate: Wickedly They Dream & Lots of Friday Freebies!

This week I'm celebrating:
Outlining a new novel!  It's a horror/thriller I've been thinking about for nine months.  It means going back to what I love writing and not worrying about the market. It may be a cliche, but follow your passion 'cause life is too short to force yourself to wear shoes that don't fit! 

Anyone else trunked a half-finished WIP to start something new and shiny you're passionate about?



Wickedly They Dream
Paranormal Thriller/Fantasy 
Published by Black Opal Books

Blurb:
After Seeley is possessed by an evil wraith, Jordan must dig deeper into the Satanic realm. Against Markus’s direct orders, she offers herself, body and soul in a blood covenant to rescue Seeley from the clutches of hell. Jordan assumes her guardian angel will not leave her to fight alone. But there’s trouble in paradise, and Markus has been reassigned. Can Jordan defeat both her internal and external demons to win him back? Or is he gone for good this time?
Buy Links:
Now only 99 cents!


Bio:
Author Cathrina Constantine resides in Western New York. When not with her family, you'll find her in the forest behind her house walking the dogs and conjuring a new tale.

You can find Cathy here:






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 Nov 7, 2014:

Free Dark Fantasy Novel - Moonless by Crystal Collier is free to download TODAY ONLY (11/7) on Amazon.

Free Sci-Fi Short Story – “Man Overboard” by Nigel G. Mitchell, about an interstellar fisherman whose son gets lost in another dimension, is free for download at Amazon, Kobo, and Smashwords.

Free Critique on Blurbs, Queries or Pitches – The amazing P.K. Hrezo (author of Butterman Time Travel, Inc. and Diary of a Teenage Time Traveler) is generously offering to help writers polish their back-cover blurbs, queries, and pitches.  Email her at pakazo77(at)gmail.com. She’s also launching an editorial service and offers to critique an author’s first five pages as a free sample.  See her new page for all the info, Story Scientist.


Novel Giveaway/Contest  -- one signed copy of PERFECT VICTIM, a Paula Mitchell, P.I., Mystery by Jan Christensen plus a bookmark handmade by the author.  Enter by answering a fun & easy question  at Carol Kilgore’s Contest Page. (until Nov 30)

$20 Amazon Giveaway/Contest – win a $20 Amazon Gift Certificate by answering a question about Jeff Chapman’s "Last Request" short story ($1.49 on Amazon) See details on Jeff Chapman’s blog. (ends Nov 30)


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! 


45 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Cathrina!
A horror-thriller? I like those. Write it anyway, Lexa.

Winter Moon said...

Ooh, a horror/thriller does sound exciting!

"Life is too short to force yourself to wear shoes that don't fit!" Ha! Never a truer word! :D

Have a perfect weekend! :)

Marilyn Parel said...

Can't wait for the new horror thriller. You, my dear, are a wise lady. Got to stop wearing those shoes that don't fit!

Cathrina Constantine said...

We can't worry about the market and who's reading what or whats selling 'cause in a few months all will change. Lexa, write what you love!!! Thank you for hosting me today. Your Blog looks fantastic!!!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Outlining a new novel - you go Lexa!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Congratulations, Cathrina! Hope you have huge success. Love the cover. Yes, Lexa, write what you love. The passion will come through that way.

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

huge congrats to Cathrina!! wonderful cover. And absolutely, Lexa, I have definitely dropped a WIP to focus on something I care a lot about, even if it's not a popular genre. So important! :)

Vanessa Morgan said...

Cathrina's book sounds great. And how nice you've started a new book.

Catherine Stine said...

Congrats to Cathrina.
Oh, yes, I am LOVING the horror/thriller genre right now! Good luck with it.

Kate Larkindale said...

Yay for a new book you love! I can't wait to start reading it.

Stephen Hayes said...

Good for you. Besides, writing is so much more rewarding than marketing, don't you think?

Lori L MacLaughlin said...

Congrats again to Cathrina! Lexa, have fun with your new book! "Write what you love" -- words to live by.

Birgit said...

Write what you love and the passion spills forth! Thriller/horror sounds very neat. Congrats to Catrina

JeffO said...

Good for you on the new outline--have fun with it!

T.F. Walsh said...

Oh yeah, I've dumped a half written book... for the best. Gotta write what you love... plus you do horror so well:) Can't wait to read your new book.

Mary Preston said...

I'm looking forward to this.

Rhonda Albom said...

Congratulations. And thanks for the giveaway.

Ava Quinn said...

Follow your passion, Lexa! Thanks for the freebies!

Great new book, Cathrina!

Cherdo said...

I didn't get enough horror/thriller reading in October, so I'm thankful, Cathrina!

Love that cover art, by the way.

Sarah E. Albom said...

Wickedly They Dream sounds really cool, I love the blurb and the title page.

dolorah said...

I like the Wickedly concept. And I'm all for horror/thriller stories. Haven't read any this halloween, but hope to remedy that in the coming year.

mshatch said...

Great cover! And I totally agree that life is too short.

Michelle Wallace said...

I love my denim, and Cathrina's denim-clad cover image is SMOKING!
Thanks for the freebies!

D Biswas said...

That cover's gorgeous! I've been missing for a while, but hope to come back to blogging full steam and visiting you more often!

Milo James Fowler said...

So many freebies, so little time. I'm still getting caught up on all those Creepy Freebies! Good luck on the new project; may the words flow...

DMS said...

Cathy's book sounds very interesting. What a fabulous cover too! Wishing her the best of luck and thanks for the awesome giveaway. :)

Lexa- So happy for you that you are going back to writing what you love. I just heard an author speak yesterday about how writing for the market doesn't work for her- she needs to write what she wants to write even when people have told her that what she wants to write won't sell because that is when her writing is the best. :)

Best of luck with the new project.
~Jess

L.G. Keltner said...

Outlining a new project is always an exciting time!

Christine Rains said...

Congrats to Cathrina! And good luck with your new novel. Thanks for the freebies! :)

Medeia Sharif said...

Congrats to Cathrina.

I love planning a new novel. I follow my gut, always.

James Phillips said...

Keep up the good work! come follow me!

My blog: Make It Up or Funny!

Annie said...

"Life is too short to force yourself to wear shoes that don't fit." Amen! I'm happy to hear you're starting something new that you're excited about. Good luck with it!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I trunked a historical novel that wasn't working out -- after writing 50,000 words of it -- to start the first draft of book that would become THE EIGHTH DAY. And I'm glad I did!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Love the Freebie page. What an awesome idea!

Carol Kilgore said...

I have chunked a manuscript before. It felt so good! Thanks for the Freebie mention about my website contest.

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I have two or three stories that I started, some of them years ago, but got side tracked with new ideas, so they sit there waiting, perhaps forever. Write what is close to your heart.

A beautiful cover Cathrina and sounds like a wonderful story. Congratulations.

Sherry Ellis said...

How cool that you're working on a new novel! Best of luck with it!

Morgan said...

Cathrina rocks!!! Perfect highlight, Lexa! :)

Mark Murata said...

I have a start of a novel on Athena that I may revise and publish online as a series of short stories

Day Laughs Night Cries said...

I like Winter Moon's comment.

"Go for it."

Gina Gao said...

This sounds so amazing, and the cover is amazing.

www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

Crystal Collier said...
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Crystal Collier said...

Did I tell you a HUGE thank you for the freebie mention? If not, thank you!

I hope Wickedly They Dream is doing awesome, sales wise, and that Cathy getting some amazing feedback.

Unleashing the Dreamworld

Loni Townsend said...

So happy to hear you're following your passions and working on another story. Woot!

Kim Lajevardi said...

New and shiny are always fun. You have to write what your heart and muse want. Congrats to Cathy!

LD Masterson said...

Congratulations to Cathrina.

And go for it, Lexa!

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