Friday, April 3, 2015

Celebrate: Zombie Party & Freebies

Celebrate!
If zombies could dance, they'd be getting down to celebrate the publication of "Biggun" my zombie short story!  Woohoo! 
Check it out - it's in the right sidebar ---> 

I was upset to learn Amazon-Kindle won't do bank transfers to Egypt.  Bulgaria and Latvia are on their list, but Egypt?  Uh-uh.  No way to pub with them.  Luckily my super-wonderful CP, Kate Larkindale at Fiction + Film, did me a HUGE favor and I was able to publish on Smashwords.  Smashwords offers books in epub, Kindle mobi, PDF, HTML, and a bunch of other versions.
Only $0.99
Horror lovers, get your copy now!


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 April 3, 2015:

Free Online-Published Poem – Celebrate’s own Jamie Dement (Caring for My Veteran) offers her poem “Pieces” on the O-Dark-Thirty site. I've read it, and it's a heart-wrenching and beautiful poem!

Free New Adult Dystopian eBook – Win an ebook copy of The Dead Days Journal by Sandra R. Campbell vie rafflecopter on My Book Addiction blog. (ends Apr 24)



Free $20 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Such a Secret Place (YA Fantasy) by Cortney Pearson she’s giving away a $20 Amazon gift card via rafflecopter on My Book Addiction blog. (ends Apr 10)


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

48 comments:

Heather R. Holden said...

Congrats on your short story publication! It sounds wonderfully dark... :)

But wow, shame on Amazon. Thank goodness you can get compensated through Smashwords!

T.F. Walsh said...

Huge congrats on Biggun. Already devoured it:)

Nick Wilford said...

Congrats! Too bad about Amazon. I thought they had infiltrated every corner of the globe.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations! That works for me - I can get the ePub version for my iPad.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on your story. Glad you figured how to get around Amazon.

Marilyn Parel said...

Good on you for going around Amazon. Congrats!

JeffO said...

Congrats! I hope it does well.

Medeia Sharif said...

Creepy cover...love it. I can't wait to read it.

Julia said...

Congrats on the story. Have a good weekend.

Angela Yuriko Smith said...

Congratulations! That is something to celebrate! Wooot-wooot!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Congratulations, Lexa. That's a spooky cover. Best of luck to you.

Bish Denham said...

Congratulations, Lexa! So nice of your friend to help you out.

Lady Jai said...

Congratulations on publication and getting Smashwords up. I never thought Amazon wasn't able to operate in places. Lol
thanks for featurig my poem. Hope it gets expoaure and people like it. <3
Jamie Dement ( LadyJai )
http://caringforaveteran.wordpress.com

Mere Joyce said...

Ooh, looks like a great horror read! Glad you were able to get a friend to help you out with putting it up, =)

lorilmaclaughlin.com said...

What a creepy cover! Congrats on getting your short story out. I'm amazed Amazon doesn't do Egypt.

Linda Kay said...

Congratulations on your new book! Have a blessed Easter weekend.

L.G. Smith said...

Congrats! And weird about Amazon not being Egypt-friendly. What's up with that?

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Sound scary - congratulation, Lexa!
Happy weekend.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congrats on your publication and hooray for awesome friends who help!

Caffe Maggieato said...

Congrats Lexa! Sorry to hear about Amazon not making transfers to Egypt. Gotta admit, that's surprising! Glad to hear you got it all sorted out with the help of your wonderful CP!

Peaches D. Ledwidge said...

Sorry about the Kindle "thingy."

Congrats with success on using Smashword.

LD Masterson said...

Whoa, I didn't think there was anyplace Amazon didn't do business. Pooh on them. Glad you got it done with Smashwords.

Ultra-creepy cover.

T. Drecker said...

Congratulations! I'm sure the zombies are dancing somewhere...well, more or less. Amazon can be so frustrating, but it looks like you found a way to ease around them. Good for you!

Sharon Marie Himsl said...

Congrats, Lexa. Don't know what the problem is with Amazon. Nice of Kate to step in and help!

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Congratulations, Lexa :)

Stephen Hayes said...

How cool that you got your Zombie story published. Congratulations.

Kate Larkindale said...

It's no problem! I'm just glad you get to have your story out there because it's awesome!

Kim Graff said...

That is SO WEIRD that Amazon doesn't do Kindle publish with Egypt. It sucks that that's the case too. But yay that you were able to publish Biggun anyway!! That's so awesome. Zombies would totally be dancing over this :)

cleemckenzie said...

A Zombie short, heh? Do Zombies dance? I'm trying to get an image of that in my head. Congrats on the publication. You can dance. That I know.

Birgit said...

Congrats on the short story!! I wonder, when zombies dance do one of their limbs fall off? I am surprised about Amazon-doesn't make sense to me

Claudia H. Blanton said...

oh, I love horror stories, as soon as I have a free minute, I will have to grab this one - looks like we have something similar to celebrate this week! Blessings!

DMS said...

Sorry to hear that Amazon won't work for you- but awesome that you found another venue to get your book out there! Yeah for Smashwords and your CP. :) Love the cover by the way- super creepy. I don't have an ereader- but I will spread the word. Good luck!
~Jess

messymimi said...

Congratulations! And boo to Amazon.

WallCat said...

Congrats ont he short story. Looks really cool.

TheCyborgMom said...

Congrats on your short story! Bummer about Amazon, but Yay! for Smashwords! Enjoy the weekend Lexa!

Jolie du Pre said...

Hey Lexa,

I'm a big Amazon and Amazon Kindle fan. So I'll deal with the restrictions as an author when it comes to publishing with them. ~~~~~ Congrats on your recent publication(s). ~~~~~ I joined the blog hop. It's a big commitment to post every Friday, but your hop is a positive hop, and I want to encourage positive things in my life. Thanks!

Precious Monsters

Jeff Chapman said...

Congrats on the story pub. Great cover.

Elizabeth Varadan, Author said...

Congratulations on your story publication. You have great things on your site, by the way. Hope you've been enjoying the week-end.

Beverly Fox said...

Congrats lexa!!!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Congrats on the new book published! Now, that's reason to celebrate! :D Get your Zombie self over to my place to hear this morning's tune for a little dance. lol Again, congrats, Lexa!

Vanessa Morgan said...

Congratulations on the new release. I just tweeted about it.

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations! Yay for zombies! :) Have a great week.

Annie said...

Yay zombies! Congrats, Lexa! Love the title. :)

Julie Flanders said...

The cover for Biggun is soooo creepy! Heading off to get my copy now. Congrats!

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

yay, congrats! so exciting :)

Kirsten said...

Congratulations on the book being published. Very exciting and worthy of a celebration or two. :-)

Carol Kilgore said...

Rats. Sorry to hear KDP is a no-go for you. Wishing you huge cauldrons of good luck. I love the title!

Catherine Stine said...

Congrats on your short story! I can't seem to finish much of anything these days...
Yeah, it sucks that Amazon won't deal with Egypt. Shame on you, Amazon!

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