Friday, August 28, 2015

Celebrate: Respite & Giveaways!


This week I'm celebrating:
I'm giving my thanks to whoever lowered the temp on the planetary oven.  Now Egypt is only baking, not burning, and everyone's grateful for the respite!

Vacation over?  Kids back in school? Are you ready for summer to end or would you like it to last a little longer?

My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

Celebrate The Small Things Linky:



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** To see who’s posted for the hop look at my Celebrate The Small Things Blog Roll, left sidebar bottom **


 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 Aug 28, 2015:

A Set of 12 FREE SF/F Novels – The set of 12 novels are completely FREE to download. For more info on the authors and books plus the links to the vendors where you can download, go to Catherine Stine's Idea City blog. Go get your FREE set of 12 novels NOW – I have!! 

Free Collection of Short Stories – Celebrate’s own L.G. Keltner (Writing Off the Edge) is offering her collection of Sci-Fi stories for free. I’ve read it and was very entertained! To get your free ebook go to Smashwords.

Free YA Contemp Novel, $25 Amazon Gift Card, and Another Free eBook – Congrats to Medeia Sharif who's released a new book! It's called Hot Pink in the City. To celebrate, she’s giving away that book, a $25 Amazon card, and winner’s choice of any of her other ebooks. Enter via rafflecopter on Beverly Stowe McClure blog. (ends Sept 5)


Free With Restrictions:

Free Sci-Fi Dystopian Novella – L.G. Keltner is offering her novella, Silent Soliloquy, for free if you agree to review it and do a bit of promo for it. For the offer and her rules and restrictions go to the Writing Off the Edge blog.

Free Sci-Fi Short Story – Alex Cavanaugh is offering his new short story “Dragon’s Destiny” for free. It’s a post-quel to his novel Dragon of the Stars and is only available to those who’ve read the novel. For the offer, rules and regulations, go to Alex J. Cavanaugh blog.


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

44 comments:

Heather R. Holden said...

LOL, glad things have cooled off for you, if only a tiny bit! ;)

Suzanne Furness said...

Glad you've cooled off a little! Summer has gone way to fast for me. Back to the day job next week :)

Sue Bursztynski said...

Opposite side of the world! Here it's getting in for spring, the dates are getting longer and I've seen to first jonquils in my mother's garden. :-)

Cathy Keaton said...

You're lucky to get some cooling relief. Things have only gotten hotter and drier where I live! Have a great weekend. :)

Kate Larkindale said...

Glad things have cooled off a little. I know how much you hate the heat. I'm kind of in the opposite position right now; I'm so over winter. It's starting to feel way too long. And I don't even like summer that much!

T.F. Walsh said...

Enjoy the cooler temperatures and let's hope they last. It's been pouring rain here for the past week. I could do with a bit of sunshine:)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

We cooled down here as well!
Thanks for mentioning Dragon's Destiny.

Linda Kay said...

Still hot in Texas, but next week is supposed to go down to the low 90s. I do love summer, but fall is just around the corner.

Leandra Wallace said...

Yeah, I can only imagine what the heat must be like in Egypt. Think I'll just stick w/my good ol' humidity over here. =)

Nissa Annakindt said...

It's cooler here in upper Michigan as well. Which is nice since we have some visiting nuns at our parish that are making visits to people in our parish and we don't want them to melt in the heat!
It's nice to be able to do this blog hop and visit some new blogs.

Nissa
http://myantimatterlife.wordpress.com

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

I just read Medeia's book and loved it! and yay for baking...way better than burning :) lol I hope soon it'll just be a light simmer!

Rachna Chhabria said...

I want to read Dragon's Destiny. It sounds super interesting!

Julia Thorley said...

I keep hearing people say, 'Have you had a good summer?' as though it's an entity like Christmas or a birthday. For those of us who haven't had any time off for months, this is extremely annoying! I'm glad the temperature has dropped for you to something slightly more manageable - I had to dig out some socks this morning. *Sigh*

Birgit said...

This week has been around 22 C and I love it! Unfortunately, next week back the scorching heat. I enjoy cooler weather so i will be happy and I only have fur babies so they don't go to school but some need training! The water gun has come out on our newest pussy cat.

L.G. Keltner said...

I'm glad you're not burning. For me, it's been raining so hard all day that I nearly got swept away by a miniature river in front of my house when I was getting the kids out the door for school. Weather sure can keep us on our toes, can't it?

Thanks for promoting my books!

Yolanda Renee said...

So glad you're cooling off. We did too, but it's back up next week. The end of summer is always iffy.

Great list of freebies! Good luck to all the authors, LG, Alex, and Medeia!

Ava Quinn said...

Well baking is a little better than burning. I'm split on summer being over, but wth, it's not like I can stop fall from coming. lol!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Happy for you that the temperature has cooled down somewhat. Hope it goes even lower.
Thanks for the link to Medeia's giveaway.
This month and next have a lot of freebie stuff. I ordered the 12 books. That's a lot of reading. So much fun.
Have a great weekend.

T. Drecker said...

Glad you're a bit cooler! It's perfect here right now - mid/upper 70's and sliding into Fall. Great list of books and stories this week.

lorilmaclaughlin.com said...

Glad you've gotten some temperature relief. It has been cooler here, too, this past week, with temps in the 70s. I love it. Have a great weekend!

Stephen Hayes said...

I could use more summer but today it's raining and I hope this helps to put out the fires surrounding us.

Ann V. Friend said...

Enjoy your weekend Lexa (smile)

dolorah said...

I've been enjoying the lessend heat here too. Still warm enough to want the cooler, but not so hot the coolers feels like a warmer :)

Medeia Sharif said...

That's wonderful. I'm waiting for the temps to cool.

Desiree Yearning said...

Hi Lexa,

I'm so with you on celebrating getting relief from the heat! It's been in the 100s and high 90s the last few weeks here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This week it dropped down to the high 80s thank goodness.

Take care and have a lovely week!

Desiree Yearning
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Cherdo said...

I was so ready to see the homeschool kids again, it was crazy. I love those guys.

By the way, awesome oven!

Rhonda Albom said...

LOL - we are still in winter, and while your heat came down ours is coming up to quite nice days. However we are mid-school year.

Michelle Wallace said...

For us, spring starts officially on September 01... but it's already warming up this side of the continent.
Medeia's cover is HOT. Great title too.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

M.R. R. said...

With how freaking high those temperatures were, almost any cool down is a blessing. And air conditioned indoors are rather nice.

JeffO said...

Woke up this morning and found the temperature in the mid-40s. It's starting to look a little autumny out there. While I love the weather, I'm not sure I'm ready for it just yet! Glad you're a little more comfortable over there.

Cathrina Constantine said...

I'm glad it's not burning in Egypt anymore. Buffalo has already hit the Autumn stage with morning temps in the 50's, and rising to 70's. Not bad.

DMS said...

Glad things are getting at least a little cooler for you. Relief from heat is so important. I am not ready for summer to be over, but mostly because I know the days are about to get darker and that snow will be here much sooner than I want (I do like snow, but wish it only snowed for two months instead of possibly 5-6).

Happy weekend!
~Jess

Kim Lajevardi said...

Glad the temperature got turned down, baking is so much better than roasting. :)

I want summer back. Big teacher whine about now. ;)

messymimi said...

We had a spot of cooling off, and i hope it stays that way for us and especially for you!

TBM said...

Glad it's cooled off. I'm not a fan of hot weather at all.

Marilyn Parel said...

Good you've finally got some relief from the heat.

lifepostbrainhemorrhage said...

Glad Egypt is only baking, not roasting. I think? :) Took advantage of some of the freebie offers. You rock as always, Lexa. Thanks again for always being here for me. Love you girl!! (((HUGS))) Eva

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Lexa - I stopped bu to say hello, and I'm glad your weather is better. I'll keep Egypt in my thoughts today (smile).

Lara Lacombe said...

I'm glad things are starting to cool down for you. We're doing the same here in Texas--it's still hot, but not quite as scorching. I'm so ready for fall!

alexia said...

My son went back to school a couple weeks ago, and I'm definitely ready for autumn! It's my fave season :)

Kelley said...

I'm grateful for the cooler weather, too.
Holy cats, was it hot this summer!

Sharon Marie Himsl said...

I'm ready for cooler weather, which has definitely arrived here with a storm over the weekend. The sky is finally clear of smoke today.

cleemckenzie said...

I usually love summer, but this year has been kind of a bummer. I'm ready for cool weather and RAIN!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

The world's temperatures are acting very weird. Hope yours cools off. Thinking of you.

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