Friday, January 30, 2015

Celebrating: Breakfast Danish & Freebies!


Today I'm celebrating:
1) I finished Ch 6, and then got wild and crazy and jumped to writing Ch 8!  I've never written chapters out of order before.  It's kinda scary...
2) My wondrous CPs have accepted my apology for not keeping up with critiques. I just wanna finish Ch 8 while my muse is alive and kicking!
3) It's time to admit that my favorite way to start my writing day is with a cup of coffee and a Cinnamon Danish with raisins.  I love those things!  Sometimes I don't have any and have to resort to oatmeal with raisins -- probably better for me but not as fun.

Do you have a favorite breakfast food?  Have you ever written chapters out of order?

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

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 Celebrate the Small ThingsTo be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is put your name on the linky list on Lexa's Blog, 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 Jan 30, 2015:

Free Audio Short Story On Audible – Get your FREE audio copy of the short story “Last Request” by Jeff Chapman NOW!  Just go to this link --> Contact Form on Jeff Chapman’s blog <-- and request the coupon codes for Audible "Last Request."
My review of "Last Request" on Amazon: 

(5 stars) Charming and Creepy Gothic Tale

I don’t read historical fiction very often, but I’m so glad I read this one! The premise captured me from the first instant. Why on earth would someone want his head cut off? Little by little, the puzzle unravels, and it all starts to make sense.


There were so many things I loved about this story. The main character is as sweet as she is brave. Even though she must defy the customs of the time and endanger herself, she's so ethical and loyal that she doesn't back down from her duty. All the characters are vibrant, quirky-but-realistic people who made me feel right at home. I could have read an entire novel featuring these characters and enjoyed every minute. The most delightful thing was the attention paid to the time period. All the details -- the dress, morals, and mode of speech -- were perfect. Even the settings were perfect, from drawing rooms, to servants’ quarters, to an eerie cemetery. This is a soft-toned horror story, shaded in velvety hues, like the sepia prints of the Victorian Gothic time period. Everything blends perfectly to create a wonderful reading experience. I can’t wait to read more by this author!

Free Epic Historical Novel - Win 1 of 5 hardcover copies of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (St. Martin's Press). Enter your email in the entry box on the BookBrowse blog. (US residents only - ends Feb 2)

Free YA Thriller Novel - Win a hardcover copy of Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein (author of Code Name Verity) released by Disney Hyperion. Giveaway via Rafflecopter on The Reading Date blog. (US residents only - ends Feb 4)


Free $5 Amazon Gift Card and set of NA Contemp Romance eBooks - Win  $5 Amazon card and a set of 3 ebooks from the Love Me Not series by S.R. Grey via Rafflecopter on the My Book Addiction blog. (ends Feb 4)


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

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