Friday, September 25, 2015

Celebrate: Better now & Lots of Giveaways!


This week I'm celebrating:
1)  A return to health!  Though I'm not quite ready for dancing with the happy penguin above, I'm feeling a lot better.  My thanks to all those who left comments, sent emails, and tweeted me with well wishes.  You guys rock!
2)  Before I got sick, I finished the last 6 chapters of my novel and this week I revised 3 of them.  Only 3 more to go!  (And then several full revisions...)
3)  October Frights Blog Hop. For this hop, I'll be posting on Oct 1st and I'll be giving away A SET OF ALL MY BOOKS to 10 LUCKY WINNERS!  Stop by between Oct 1 -10 and enter via rafflecopter.
4)  To make up for not posting a giveaway list last week, I've posted a bunch of giveaways this week! :) 

** THE CTST LINKY LIST HAS BEEN CHANGED. Update your blog rolls if you have one. **
Change of Blog Address for blog rolls:
Mere Joyce is now at: merejoyce.com/blog
People who haven’t posted for CTST in over 2 months and were removed from the Linky List:
Kim Graff of http://www.kimgraff.com/blog
Jeff Chapman of http://jeffchapmanwriter.blogspot.com
My Write Spot (Donna B McNichol) at http://dbmcnicol.blogspot.com
Just Get It Written at https://mscoffeehouse.wordpress.com
Kathleen S Allen at https://kathleensallen.wordpress.com
Curious as a Cathy at http://curiousasacathy.com
Teresa L Morse at https://teresalmorse.wordpress.com
Catherine Ensley at http://catherineensley.com/blog
Carol Anne Carr at http://caroleannecarr.blogspot.com
Sandy’s Space at http://4ccccs.blogspot.com
Peace, Love & Books (Karla Gomez) at http://gomezkarla.blogspot.com RE-SIGNED UP
Silver Oak Chronicles (Julie Abner-Abeita/Jewel Abeita) at http://silveroakchronicles.blogspot.com

(Anyone can sign up again.  Just write an email to: laura.6eg@gmail.com)

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 Friday Freebies posts -
  • Free short stories, novellas, and novels
  • Giveaways for books and swag
  • Free services for authors


Here are Foxy's suggestions for Sept 25, 2015:


Free 2 MG Comedy/Horror Novels – Win Scott Craven’s 2 Middle Grade novels, Dead Jed: Adventures of a Middle School Zombie (Book 1) and Dead Jed: Dawn of the Jed (Book 2). Jed is a “cardiovascularly-challenged” kid in this hilarious series. It's been described as “Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets Shaun of the Dead.”  Enter via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. Few entries = good chance to win. I even entered! (ends Oct 1)

HUGE GIVEAWAY!! Free Gift Cards & Romance Novels & Your Choice of Books – On the Rockin’ Reads Blog Hop there are 77 blogs giving away books, gift cards, and special deals. (example: Mythical Books blog is giving away “Your Choice” of any books you want for $20 --> HERE). For the linky list to all 77 participating blogs, go to The Herd Hops blog. (ends Sept 30)

Free Historical Fantasy Novel & Swag – win the New Adult novel The Heartbeat Thief by Ash Krafton about a young Victorian-era woman who must steal heartbeats via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends Sept 30)

Free 3 Horror Novels – To celebrate the release of The End is Now by Connor Titus there’s a giveaway with multiple winners of that book, the audiobook, and two other horror novels via rafflecopter on Juniper Grove Book Solutions blog. (ends Oct 7)

Free Military Romance Novel – Win Beyond the Call of Duty (Wings of Gold series) by Tracy Tappan about a Air Force pilot and female DEA agent joining forces to fight a drug lord in South America. Enter via form on the Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends Sept 30)

Free Romance Novel – Win Burke’s Surrender (Harmon Heritage series) by Dora Hiers about a man trying to woo an emotionally scarred co-worker on a wilderness trip via entry form on the Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends Oct 8)

Free 3 Romance Novels of Your Choice – To celebrate the release of Finding Gabriel (Historical Romance) by Rachel L. Demeter, she’s giving away 3 books of your choice from Momentum Books. Enter via form on the Romance Novel Giveaways blog. Hurry! (ends Sept 26)

Last Chance to Win 5 Free Novels - TB Markinson's giveaway is almost over.  Enter to win 5 free novels: Foxwick and Their Neighbors by Cherie Reich, A Change of Mind & Other Stories by Nick Wilford, Avalon by Vanessa Morgan, Dangled Carat by Hilary Grossman, Confessions of a Paris Party Girl by Vicki LeSage.  For the link to the rafflecopter, go to TB Markinson’s blog. (ends Sept 30)



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

38 comments:

Suzanne Furness said...

So glad you are feeling better. Well done on the writing this week. Hope you have a great weekend.

Laura Clipson said...

Glad you're feeling better! Have a great weekend :)

M.R. R. said...

Good to hear you're feeling better. And thanks for keeping us updated on the list.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Glad you're feeling better!
Three more chapters to go. You can do it.
And the fun of purging the list... Especially when it's spam. (Thanks again for catching that.)

Marilyn Parel said...

Missed you guys last week. Glad you're feeling better.

JeffO said...

Here's to good health! Enjoy your weekend!

T. Drecker said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better! And to think you got so much done on the writing front even when not at 100%. Impressive :) That giveaway sounds amazing!

Melissa said...

I'm glad you're feeling better.
And yea on the writing progress.

That's a generous giveaway!

There's one on my blog today that's coming to an end. :)

Cathrina Constantine said...

YAY for better health. Hope you have happy, happy feet by tomorrow, though!!! I entered into the October Fright Hop too. Looks Spooky....!!!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

We don't realize how good it is to feel good until we feel bad. I am glad you are feeling better and are getting on with the tasks on hand.

Dixie@dcrelief said...

I'm so happy you're better. Take it easy though... 3 more chapters... wow!

Loni Townsend said...

Glad you're feeling better. Best of luck with those three other chapters!

lorilmaclaughlin.com said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better! Thanks for the list of all the Freebies. That's great that you got so much writing and revising done. Have a good weekend!

Birgit said...

I am so glad you are feeling better and it must have put a smile on your face when you realized you have only 3 more chapters to go. I recall your fears and anxiety near the beginning of the journey-look at you go! Congrats!!

Karla Gomez said...

woo! Glad I caught my name as being removed.
Hadn't realized it'd been two months since I last posted.
Hope you don't mind I put up my post a while ago (have sent you an email to sign up again).
And am glad you're doing much better. Health is for sure important :D

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

so glad you're feeling better!! xoxo

Yvonne Van Dalen said...

Sorry I've been absent the last few weeks. I'm glad I checked in tonight and hope you feel better soon as well. Have a relaxing weekend :)

Kate Larkindale said...

Glad you're feeling better and racing through those chapter revisions. I will be reading those two new ones over the weekend....

messymimi said...

Hooray for a return of health! Congratulations on all the work you are doing!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Yea for feeling better. Take care of yourself now. Congratulations on finishing your story and good luck with the revisions. Soon it will be ready to venture into the world. Exciting, yes.

Ash Krafton | @ashkrafton said...

Thanks for mentioning The Heartbeat Thief, Lexi! Good luck to everyone who gets the chance to enter the giveaway...

Stephen Hayes said...

So glad to hear you're feeling better. Hopefully, you'll soon be back to your old self.

S.K. Anthony said...

I'm glad you are feeling better. Yay for the writing this week! Hope you have a great weekend :)

T.F. Walsh said...

Glad to hear you're feeling much better, and fantastic work on your writing. Big celebration there. Wow... so many goodies on your post today:)

Kim Lajevardi said...

Glad you're feeling better. You have to post pictures when you're back to penguin dancing. :) can't wait to read the rest of the book.

Cathy Keaton said...

Congrats on feeling better! I know what it's like to feel so sick and unable to do anything. It's great to finally get a handle on your health. ;)

Medeia Sharif said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. Happy writing.

Rhonda Albom said...

Glad to read you are feeling better and got so much of your book written.

Aura Eadon said...

Yay, you healed, it's brilliant. Your words are smiling through this post. I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Annie said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better! Man alive, that's a lot of giveaways!

Heather R. Holden said...

Hurry for feeling better! Hope the rest of your revisions for this novel go smoothly... :)

L.G. Keltner said...

I'm glad you're feeling better! My son was able to go back to school yesterday, so I'm happy about that.

cleemckenzie said...

Here's to being well and staying that way. Now back to the keyboard and away you go!

alexia said...

That's the second Happy Feet pic I've seen today on a blog! Glad you're feeling better. The October Frights blog hop sounds fun!

Sharon Marie Himsl said...

Hi Lexa. Was sorry to hear you've been sick. Sure hope you are all better now. Great news and progress concerning your novel. Take care!

Crystal Collier said...

Yay for being healthy! We're working on that one here. I'm great, but 3 of the kids are hacking. Here's hoping I can avoid that one.

DMS said...

Yeah! You are feeling better- that is wonderful news. :) You have quite the amazing giveaway coming up on your blog. Wow! Stay well!
~Jess

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

So happy you're feeling much better! And you got tons of things done on your book! That's definitely something to cheer about!
Happy weekend.

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