Friday, October 9, 2015

Celebrate: Internet Fairies & Giveaways!

GIVEAWAY! 
10 eBook Bundles of all 4 of my books to 10 lucky winners!
Go to my blog post here:
--> October Frights Blog Hop <--



Celebrate the Small Things


This week I'm celebrating:
1)  I can comment on WordPress blogs again!  For almost a week, Wordpress refused to let me comment, refused to recognize my acct, and wouldn't let me open a new acct. But yesterday all of a sudden, it recognized me again. I have no idea why it changed.  Must be internet fairies sprinkling magic dust over my net connections ...
2)  I really enjoyed the Insecure Writers Support Group hop on Wednesday.  It's so good to hear about other writers who're experiencing the same doubts and fears I am. IWSG always makes me feel better.  :)
3)  I'm glad to see there've been a bunch of people entering my October Frights hop giveaway!  The giveaway runs through Sunday, so there's still time to enter. If you want a chance to win my novel and 3 short stories, just click on the link at the top and enter the rafflecopter!

Are you participating in the IWSG hop?  What's your favorite part of it?  Venting about your worries?  Reading about others' insecurities?  Getting or giving advice?


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 Oct 9, 2015:

Free Five Novels - The incomparable TB Markinson is offering a great October Giveaway! Win Close to Destiny by Adria J. Cimino, Minutes Before Sunset (Book 1 of The Timely Death Trilogy) by Shannon A. Thompson, Entanglement by Katie Rose Guest Pryal, Confessions of a Paris Potty Trainer by Vicki Lesage, and Once upon a Nightmare: A Collection by Cherie Reich. To find out more and enter the rafflecopter giveaway, go to TB Markinson blog. (ends Oct 31)


Free 3 Zombie Horror Novels – Win all 3 novels in the In the Time of the Dead trilogy by David Monette: The Zombie Axiom, The Warring Dead, and The Eternal Undead via rafflecopter on Mythical Books blog. (ends Nov 4)


Free Romantic Suspense eBook – Win Don’t Make Me Beautiful by Elle Casey about an abused and scarred woman who’s afraid to leave her home. The book will appeal to fans of “Sleeping With the Enemy.” Enter via rafflecopter on Mythical Books blog. (ends Oct 27)


Free Cozy Mystery Novel – Win Montmartre Mysteries by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen about a winemaker detective solving a murder in Paris. Enter via Entry Form on the France Book Tours blog. (end Nov 1)


Free Historical Fiction Novel – Win In the Shade of Almond Trees by Dominique Marny about a feisty young woman trying to keep the family olive farm from creditors in the chaotic aftermath of WWI. Enter via Entry Form on the France Book Tours blog. (ends Nov 1)


Free Young Adult Fantasy Series  - Win 2 ebooks, My Sister’s Reaper and My Tethered Soul by Dorothy Dreyer, about a girl who brings her sister back to life and must battle a Reaper to keep her alive. But her sister isn’t the same as before. Is keeping her alive really the right thing to do? Enter via rafflecopter on Mythical Books blog. (ends Oct 16)


Free $50 Amazon Card or Paypal Cash – To celebrate the release of See You Soon Broadway (romance) by Melissa Baldwin, she’s giving away a $50 Amazon card or Paypal cash via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends Oct 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

37 comments:

Cherdo said...

Yay! I actually squeezed out a post for the "Celebrate" blog hop. Sorry about my absence, but my hands have been full with my son's accident. It will get back to normal some day!

Suzanne Furness said...

Glad to hear the internet fairies have visited and you can comment again. Happy weekend :)

Kate Larkindale said...

The internet fairies are capricious and weird, but we have to love them.... It's good to know you're not alone with all the crap. That's why these blog hops are so valuable.

JeffO said...

Glad you got your WordPress powers back--have a great weekend!

Laura Clipson said...

I love IWSG, it really does help when you're feeling insecure about your writing. It's nice to know we're not alone :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Awesome you have Wordpress access again!
Really glad you enjoy IWSG post day so much. I like to hear that.
I need to visit Mythical Books blog.

Jackie said...

IWSG is a great community! :)
So glad wordpress is working again for you!

T. Drecker said...

Yay to the net being nice to you again!
IWSG is amazing. Can't imagine where I'd go with all those thoughts, insecurities and stuff without it.

Heather R. Holden said...

So many great things to celebrate! Glad WordPress finally stopped being so finicky for you! (For now, at least. LOL.) Hurray for internet fairies! ;)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

While it's great the Wordpres situation corrected itself, I'm sure it's frustrating not knowing how it happened. My computer will mess up and all my husband has to do it touch it and it miraculously fixes itself. And I have no idea how!

Ava Quinn said...

Yay for internet fairies! It's awesome when they work FOR you. Have a great weekend!

lorilmaclaughlin.com said...

Love the idea of internet fairies. Glad Wordpress is working for you again. IWSG is a wonderful resource for helpful information and advice. As a support group, you can't beat it. Enjoy your weekend!

Robert Bennett said...

Trying to enter the giveaway but I'm not seeing how to. Any help?

Stephen Hayes said...

I know several people who have had problems with Wordpress. Glad it's now working for you.

messymimi said...

Hooray for access again! The fact is, even the people who run the equipment don't know why it malfunctions like that sometimes, i'm sure. They pretend to, with long sounding words that make you think they have it all in hand, but they are really just turning it off and turning it back on again like we do and hoping the best!

Aura Eadon said...

Yay for internet fairies and thank you so much for arranging giveaways. HOpe the coming weekend is amazing for you.

lifepostbrainhemorrhage said...

Definitely love the IWSG for all the reasons you mentioned. I definitely entered the drawings.. :D And am totally stoked that your WP issues are resolved.

I always love your Friday Freebies. :p As always, thank you for hosting! Love you, girl!

Claudia H. Blanton said...

you could not comment? Weird, well wordpress does have its moments sometimes. Glad to hear you enjoy the insecure writers group, good for you! Have a great weekend

Murees Dupé said...

Thank goodness for those internet fairies. It must have been so frustrating for you. It is definitely comforting knowing that other writers have similar insecurities, but make things work. Have a great weekend.

M.R. R. said...

Yay for internet fairies and supportive people.

Lara Lacombe said...

Glad the internet is behaving for you again! :)

Patricia said...

What a bother when techie stuff goes wrong. Good to hear it got itself right for you.

Yolanda Renee said...

Hey, Lexa, congrats on all the visits for the IWSG!
I love being able to vent, support, and share! It's all good!

My latest When Zombies Attack will be free on Amazon from October 19 through the 21st. Will you list it on your blog, or is there another way for me to go about this? let me know!

L.G. Keltner said...

I've had trouble commenting on Wordpress blogs in the past. Have a great weekend!

Kim Lajevardi said...

Ii'm so glad that you can easily comment on Wordpress blogs again. I, like you, like hearing about other writer's doubts on the IWSG bloghop. It makes me realize that I'm not only in ping-pounding emotions about my writing.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Lex, I had issues with my blog for nearly a week, too. Comments disappeared, I couldn't comment on the comments, and at times my URL couldn't be found. It turned out the culprit had to do with upgrading to the newest WP version that caused things to go haywire. I'm just happy to be back again. This is my first time in awhile to celebrate with y'all. If you want to stop by, then I'd love to each and everyone of you!
Have an awesome weekend,
Curious as a Cathy

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Wordpress did the exact same thing to me. I wonder why. But it's okay this week. Knock on wood. There are so many awesome book covers. Very reassuring that it will always be that way, artists will come up with better and better covers.

Beth Ellyn Summer said...

so glad you (or the fairies!) worked it out :) and I love following along with IWSG posts. I find myself constantly feeling the exact same way, and it's such an amazing thing to not feel lonely with our thoughts in this biz!

Michelle Wallace said...

Have you tried commenting on my blog again?
Still not working?

Medeia Sharif said...

Those internet fairies are real. One day you can't do something and the next day you can. It's always great to read IWSG posts and relate to them in a big way.

Winter Moon said...

Good to hear that everything's back to normal again.

I hope you had a great weekend ♥

Dani said...

Sometimes Wordpress and Tumbler annoy me. I can comment on some and not on others. I love it when technology wants to play nice!
You feature some many awesome things on your blog, no wonder everyone wants to sign-up!

TBM said...

Yippie! The Internet fairies have actually done some good. Thanks so much for plugging my giveaway and best of luck with yours.

Jay Noel said...

Weird how you couldn't comment on WP blogs.

I love IWSG too. It's comforting to get positive feedback when I"m sharing how insecure I'm feeling.

J.H. Moncrieff said...

I love connecting with the other authors in IWSG. It's a fantastic community. I always feel better afterwards too.

Rhonda Albom said...

Welcome back to commenting again. How odd that it stopped working and then just started up again. Glad it's resolved. I also enjoy IWSG.

Shah Wharton said...

Finally, you can comment. Thse peskey fairies!

Thanks for another great lineup of freebies!

shahwharton.com

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