Friday, May 8, 2015

Celebrate: Favorite Summer Vacation Blog Hop & Freebies

Is your favorite vacation spot 
a sunny beach, a bright city
or a secluded cabin

A romantic getaway

or a place you loved as a child?  

We want to see it 
and know why it's your favorite!

Join this fun Summer Vacation Hop!

1) Sign up on the Linky list below.

2) On Saturday May 30, put up a post "My Favorite Vacation Spot" and tell everyone about it!

3) Link to the 6 Blog Hop Co-hosts: 
Lexa Cain:
Melanie Karsak:
T.F. Walsh:
Vanessa Morgan:
Jolie Du Pre:
Stuart R. West:

4) On May 30-31, visit the other blogs and see where their favorite getaways are!

Special Giveaways 
Summer Reads that Thrill & Chill
There will be a giveaway featuring 
6 exciting novels on the Co-hosts blogs!

Midway: The Harvesting Series Book 1.5 by bestselling author Melanie Karsak
~ Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for the beginning of the end. Join Cricket in this unique zombie apocalypse series. It's all fun and games until someone ends up undead!

Cloaked in Fur by T.F. Walsh 
~ Cloaked in Fur sees rebellious Daciana cast into a life-threatening adventure against her will to uncover who is killing her friends before the predator sets its sights on her.

Drowned Sorrow by Vanessa Morgan 
~ If Jaws kept you away from the ocean, Drowned Sorrow will keep you away from any water. Discover this chilling story of a remote village where water has become a supernatural element that can think, move, and kill.

Benton (Vol. 1) by Jolie Du Pre 
~ There's no place to go, no way to escape the zombies until Jennifer meets a young man who says he can lead her to safety at his family's ranch. The catch is that Jennifer has to trust him with her life - and maybe even her heart.

Zombie Rapture by Stuart R. West 
~ Someone failed to tell the dead they’re not in Heaven. Hunter intends to right that wrong.

Soul Cutter by Lexa Cain
~ A teenage skeptic goes to Egypt and discovers the supernatural she scorns is all too real. The legendary Soul Cutter is hunting again.

Favorite Summer Vacation Spot Sign-up:

In addition to celebrating the new blog hop, I've been blogging for three years now and this is my 200th post! :)

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

Celebrate The Small Things Sign-Up Linky:

Grab the Linky html-code here:

 Celebrate the Small ThingsTo be part of this blog hop, all you have to do is visit the Celebrate page on Lexa's Blog for the rules, 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 May 8, 2015:

Five Free Fabulous eBooks – Win all five of these fabulous books: The Great Time Lock Disaster by C. Lee McKenzie, Hurricane Crimes by Chrys Fey, The Six Train to Wisconsin by Kourtney Heintz, Broken Branch Falls by Tara Tyler, and 52 Likes by Medeia Sharif. Enter on the rafflecopter on TB Markinson’s blog – click the “Rafflecopter giveaway” link near the top. (ends May 30)

Free YA Fantasy Novel – win Fabled by Vanessa Eccles via rafflecopter on the YA Asylum blog. (ends May 28)

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)


Dr. Theda said...

My favorite vacation spot .. became "cursed" ... and is now a rock quarry...(Land of Oz ,Beech Mountain , ) ....the other place at the Outer Banks was destroyed a storm a couple of weeks later....

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Hi Lexa! The bloghop sounds fun; I'll check the schedule and get back to you! The co-hosts are giving away free novels - what a novel idea, (smile). Congratulations on 200 posts! I hope you've recovered from A-Z.

M.R. R. said...

Congrats on making 200 posts.

Kate Larkindale said...

200 posts! Now that's something to celebrate!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bummer I don't post on the weekends... Sounds like a great idea for a blogfest though.

Marilyn Parel said...

Just joined the vacation spot blog hop. Sounds like fun. A BIG congrats on your 200th post. I'll get there one day. Enjoy the weekend.

Shah Wharton said...

So joining the vacation spot meme. And wow, some great books! I've read two - yours and Vanessa's. :) Both awesome.

Happy weekend. My next Celebration post will be next week due to blog maintenance. I asked my TechGuy to take a look at my commenting issue. Someone has an issue no matter which system I use it seems. GRR!!! X

mshatch said...

I'll have to think about the favorite vacation bloghop, though it will be hard to choose...

Mere Joyce said...

Congrats on 200th posts!

That summer bloghop has me fantasizing about summer getaways now, and it hasn't even started!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

The island of Santorini, in Greece. If there is a heaven, it must look like that.

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

yay for 200!! This sounds so fun, I've been craving a vacay lately..

Birgit said...

Great to find out what is your favourite. Mine was going to Europe!

joylene said...

Great looking covers. Cloaked in Fur is particularly alluring. Vacation favourite would be here at Cluculz Lake. I am fortunate to live here in the spring and summer, and I give thanks every day. Winter? Not so much. Brrrrrrrr.

L.G. Keltner said...

Congratulations on three years of blogging!

Cathrina Constantine said...

200 is a lot. I wonder how many I've written? Enjoy the weekend.

Stephen Hayes said...

My favorite spot to vacation is Venice, Italy. I've been many times and can't seem to get enough.

Jolie du Pre said...

I'm truly looking forward to the Summer Vacation blog hop!

Precious Monsters

PlanetKimberly said...

Congrats on your new blog hop! It sounds like a lot of fun! I'm going to see if I can carve out some time to write about my favorite summer vacation spot before I actually sign up in case I don't have time to do it. Have a great weekend!

Cathy said...

Way to go on making 200 posts. That's an accomplishment. A bigger one will be to write 200 more and still be excited about it. ;)

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

The vacation hop sounds like fun. I signed up.

klahanie said...

Hey Lexa!

Relax, I'm finally here! :)

Hey, congrats on reaching your 200th post! However, if you've been blogging for three years now, you really should get some sleep, says pedantic Gary!

I'm celebrating how grateful I am to know you, Lexa.

As for the mention of yet more blog hops....HELP, make them STOP! Thank you and have a peaceful weekend.

Gary :)

messymimi said...

Funny, on May 30, we will be leaving for our vacation!

T.F. Walsh said...

Lots to celebrate, especially the exciting new Summer Vacation Blog Hop:)

Anonymous said...

I'm ready for the summer. This looks like a fun hop with a great lineup of books.

Julia said...

Congratulations on the 200th post, and enjoy your new bloghop.

Winter Moon said...

Congratulations on reaching 200 posts. I keep going back and deleting some of mine, so am not even up to 100 yet.

Have a perfect weekend :)

JeffO said...

Congratulations on your milestone!

Kimberly said...

Wow, congratulations on 3 years and 200 posts! That's awesome!

cleemckenzie said...

I joined! Now I have to figure out a favorite vacation spot.

Thanks so much for mentioning The Great Time Lock Disaster. That's very kind.

Have a wonderful weekend. And keep celebrating.

Lara Lacombe said...

Congrats on your 200th post--that's quite a milestone! :)


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thank you.

SENCO Cat Herder said...

Congratulations on your 200th post, Lexa. I think I will be joining in your blog hop as once again it will allow me to visit new blogs and find out what others are up to now that the A to Z Challenge is ended - thanks for setting it up :) Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

LD Masterson said...

Hmm. Interesting blog hop. I'll have to give that some thought. Congratulations on reaching 200 posts.

DMS said...

What a fun hop! I have a booked weekend right around the time of the hop, so I don't think I will be able to put up a post (but I am going to check my calendar). I know that I will love visiting everyone's blogs though. :)

Thanks for sharing about all the contests and freebies.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a fun hop! I'm glad I came across it. And yay on your 200th post. Quite an accomplishment. Congrats and have a great week!

TBM said...

Sounds like a fun blog hop. My problem is my favorite destination is the next place I'm going to. I love the build up of excitement.

Thanks so much for entering my giveaway!

Bish Denham said...

I've signed up for the Vacation Spot Blog Hop! Nice giveaway too!

TheCyborgMom said...

Congratulations on your 200th post!! And the new bloghop sounds fun! My favorite vacation spot is Disneyworld. I'm an overgrown child :)
Katie @TheCyborgMom

blogoratti said...

Great theme and congrats. Favourite vacation spot is Brighton. Best wishes!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Congratulations on 200 posts! Lots of good stuff going on here today :)

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Congratulations on your 200th post! So many bloggers fall by the wayside, so this is a fantastic accomplishment.

Sarah E. Albom said...

Congrats on your 200th blog post! You're doing fabulously :)

Sarah E. Albom said...

Congrats on your 200th blog post! You're doing fabulously :)

Loni Townsend said...

My favorite spot was my grandparent's house. Sure, not quite the vacation getaway, but it had a great tree fort!

Kim Lajevardi said...

Happy 200! I'm all signed up for the hop. Now to think on my favorite. Hmm...

Jocelyn Rish said...

What a fun idea for a blog hop. And congrats on your 200th post!!

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