Friday, June 5, 2015

Celebrate: The Hard Part & T.B.Markinson's June Giveaway

We have a lot of wonderful people on the Celebrate the Small Things hop! Each week, I love visiting everyone’s blogs and hearing about their accomplishments and what they’re grateful for!

Naturally, some people don’t always have time to post every week.  That’s okay. It’s a blog hop for fun, and I try to keep it that way. 

April and May are especially busy because so many participate in the A-Z Challenge daily posts, and you have to be a super-blogger to try to keep another blog hop going during the A-Z.  And by May, some people are collapsed on their couches or have unplugged their computer or are hiding in their closets mumbling to themselves.  Many need a blogging break.

I like to give bloggers the benefit of the doubt and don’t take anyone’s name off the list until they’ve missed an entire two months of posts.

I began culling the list this week and will continue next week. If a name disappears, it’s just in the interest of efficiency, so people don’t have to click around to blogs that haven't been active in a while and who can’t return comments. 

Anyone can get back on the list at anytime—just write to me and ask. :)

Do you think this is fair? Should I wait longer than 2 months? 

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 Linky:

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 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

This week's Freebies are a special giveaway for the month of June.  Here are the details from T.B. Markinson:

Each month, I plan to giveaway awesome books by wonderful authors and a $5 Amazon Gift Card. It’s my way of saying thank you to all my followers and fans. Some may wonder why I’m giving books away that aren’t mine. The answer is simple: I love to read and I love to help fellow authors promote their books.

The giveaway is easy to enter. Just click on this link to enter: Rafflecopter giveaway.  At the end of the month, one winner will be selected randomly and will receive an ebook copy of all the books below. Good luck!

Here are the incredible books for June’s Giveaway.

30 SECONDS by Chrys Fey
        When Officer Blake Herro agreed to go undercover in the Mob, he thought he understood the risks. But he's made mistakes and now an innocent woman has become their target. He's determined to protect her at all costs.
        The Mob's death threat turns Dr. Dani Hart's life upside down, but there is one danger she doesn’t anticipate. As she's dodging bullets, she's falling in love with Blake. With danger all around them, will she and Blake survive and have a happy ending, or will the Mob make good on their threat?

Ebook Formats Available: Mobi and PDF
Book Links: Amazon US /Amazon UK / NOOK / KOBO / Goodreads
Where to find Chrys Fey: Facebook / Blog / Website / Goodreads

SOUL CUTTER by Lexa Cain
        The Soul Cutter is hunting again.
        Seventeen-year-old Élan spends her free time videoing psychic scams and outing them online. Skepticism makes life safe—all the ghosts Élan encounters are fakes. When her estranged mother disappears from a film shoot in Egypt, Élan puts her medium-busting activities on hold and joins the search.
        In Egypt, the superstitious film crew sucks at finding her mom. When a hotel guest is killed, whispers start—the locals think their legendary Soul Cutter has come back from the dead. Élan's only ally is Ramsey, a film-crew intern, but he’s arrogant, stubborn—and hiding dangerous secrets.
        When Élan discovers the Soul Cutter is no scam, she finds herself locked in a deadly battle against a supernatural killer with more than her mother’s life at stake. Élan is fighting for her very soul.

Ebook Formats Available: Epub, Mobi, PDF
Where to find Lexa Cain: Lexa's Blog / Facebook Author / GR-Author / GR-Book

POP TRAVEL by Tara Tyler
POP TRAVEL is the way to go! (at your own risk) In 2080, technology has gone too far for J.L. Cooper. He is happily hidden in his simple, secluded life as a private detective in a small town, far from any pop travel laser teleportation stations. Until he takes on a client who insists pop travel made his fiancé disappear. When Cooper investigates, he finds evidence of pop travel's deadly flaw, sparking a series of murders, attempts on his life, and threats to his brother. He'd like to pass off the evidence but knows he's being watched and can't trust anyone. And who would believe him? The only way he can save his brother is to fool his observers while looking for a way to expose the problem. He decides to go to the source and confront the Creator of pop travel. On his way, Cooper meets Southern siren, Geri Harper (an undercover FBI agent) who tags along despite his protests. When they reach the Creator, he has plans of his own and leads them on a wild detour.
Ebook Formats Available: Kindle, Nook, Kobo
Book Links: Amazon / B&N
Where to find Tara Tyler: Blog / Facebook / Goodreads

        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.
        She'll do whatever it takes to stop the creature responsible. The police and her boyfriend, Inspector Connell Lonescu, are starting to question her involvement in the murders, which endangers her pack's secret existence. But when her alpha kidnaps Connell, revealing the awful truth about the creature and its connection to the pack, Daciana must choose between saving the man she loves and saving her pack family from certain death.
Ebook Formats Available: Mobi, Epub
Book Links: Amazon / Amazon UK / Barnes and Noble / iTunes / Romance Books
Where to find T.F.Walsh: Website / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads / Amazon

OF BLOOD AND SORROW by Christine Rains
        Erin Driscol works the perfect job consoling fellow demons by feeding off their grief at Putzkammer & Sons Funeral Home.
        When fledgling vampire Nicolas Reese comes to Erin for help, she learns the truth behind the legends and hides him from his sire and the vampire hunters who seek him. But when the Putzkammers begin to die one by one, Erin is caught between her act of kindness and the need to save her adopted family. Only by facing her own personal demons can she stop the slaughter and still rescue Nicolas from his dark fate.
Ebook Formats Available: Mobi, Epub
Book Links: Amazon / B&N / Kobo / Smashwords
Where to find Christine Rains: Website / Blog / Facebook

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)
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