Friday, November 27, 2015

Celebrate: Done & Tons of Giveaways!

This week I'm celebrating:
1) I'm finally done with revisions of Bloodwalker!  Yay!  (It now goes out to a final CP and a few betas.)
2) I promise, no more squawking about the book -- for a while anyway.  But I may have a Vote For The Cover poll in January, and I hope to release it in March. :)
3) To celebrate my accomplishment, I've found tons of giveaways for you!! (bottom of post)

When you finish a big project, do you do anything special to celebrate?

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 Nov 27, 2015:

Free YA Contemp Novel – Win Traffick by NY Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins. This book is a sequel to her bestseller Tricks, about teen prostitution. Enter via rafflecopter on the YA Books Central blog. (ends Dec 5)

Free YA Comedy Novel – Win The Greatest Zombie Movie Ever by Jeff Strand. No zombies, just a group of kids trying to make a movie for YouTube and failing miserably and hilariously. Enter via rafflecopter on YA Books Central blog. (ends Dec 5)

Free YA SciFi Novel – Win 1 of 5 paperback copies (US) of Zodiac by Romina Russell via rafflecopter on the YA Books Central blog. (ends Dec 6)

Free YA Urban Fantasy Novel – Win 1 of 2 signed paperback copies of The Other Inheritance by Rebecca Jaycox about alternate worlds and a girl with special powers via rafflecopter on YA Books Central blog. (ends Dec 6)

Free YA SciFi Dystopian Novel – Win 1 paperback copy (US) or 1 ebook (INT) of Sugar Skulls by Lisa Mantchev & Glenn Dallas about a futuristic society where everyone lives “on the grid” until 2 teens breakaway, endangering their lives, via rafflecopter on YA Books Central blog. (ends Dec 6) 

Free 2 YA Steampunk Novels – Win 1 of 3 sets of The Inventor’s Secret and The Conjurer’s Riddle by NY Times bestselling author Andrea Cremer about teens fighting the evil Empire’s Machineworks via rafflecopter on YA Books Central blog. (ends Dec 6)

Free YA Contemp/Romance Novel – Win 1 of 5 copies (US) of For the Record by Charlotte Huang about an Australian girl who becomes a rock star and an even bigger international sensation when a super-star shows interest in her, but she has secret feelings for her bass player, via rafflecopter on YA Book Central blog. (ends Dec 6)

Free Trilogy of YA Paranormal/Mythos Novels – Win all three books of the Blooming Goddess trilogy (YA Paranormal/Mythology) by Tellulah Darling who’s giving away 1 signed paperback set and 3 ebook sets via rafflecopter on the YA Books Central blog. (ends Dec 3)

Free Mystery Novel – Win Front Runner: A Dick Francis Novel by Felix Francis, part of the very popular series of horse racing murder-mysteries by ex-UK jockey Dick Francis, enter via email instructions on Red Carpet Crash site (ends Dec 4)

Free Romance eBook – Win Love is an Action by Bry Foster about a college girl falling for a hot but infuriating French man who’s determined to prove her scientific brain doesn’t know everything, especially about love. Enter via Entry Form on Romance Novel Giveaway blog. (ends Dec 12) 

Free Cook Book – Win Best of Bridge Home Cooking, 250 recipes for all types of food, via entry form on the Pawsitive Living blog. (ends Dec 2)

Free Woman’s Fiction Novel – Win The Second Sister by Marie Bostwick about a successful woman forced to return to her small hometown to fulfill the strange conditions of her sister’s will and learns more about life than she thought possible. Enter via Entry Form on the Fresh Fiction blog. (ends Dec 1) (You’ll be put on their mailing list but you can opt out any time.)

Free Regency Romance Anthology – Win  A Gentleman For All Seasons, an anthology of 4 Regency Romance novels by authors Shana Galen, Kate Noble, Vanessa Kelly and Theresa Romain. Enter via Entry Form on the Fresh Fiction blog. (ends Dec 1) (You’ll be put on their mailing list but you can opt out any time.)

Free $15 Starbucks Card or a Mystery/Romance novel or an audio book – Win your choice of 3 prizes:  That Night on Thistle Lane by NY Times bestselling author Carla Neggers, an audio book of her Echo Lake, or a $15 Starbucks card. Enter via Entry Form on the Carla Neggers blog. (ends Nov 30) (You’ll be put on her mailing list but you can opt out any time.)

Free $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Only Wheat Not White by Varsha Dixit, a diverse romance about an Indian girl falling for a white nightclub owner, the author is giving away a $50 Amazon or B&N card. Enter via Entry Form on the Romance Novel Giveaway blog. (ends Dec 18)

Free Kindle Fire, $5 Amazon Card, 3 Novels – Win a signed paperback or ebook of Love Me Like That by Renee Kennedy, about a Southern spitfire who can’t decide between her heart or her head, an ARC copy of Love Me Without Regret by Renee Kennedy, a Kindle Fire, a $5 Amazon card, or  winner’s choice of any ebook from authors Kay Lindy, Kris Hack or Maggie Adams via rafflecopter on Romance Novel Giveaway blog. (ends Dec 20)

Free Kindle Fire, $100 Amazon Card, Signed Novel Copy – To celebrate the release of The Second Chance (romance) by Aubrey Parker, she’s giving away 2 Kindle Fire devices, $100 Amazon card, and 3 signed paperback copies of her novel via rafflecopter on My Book Addiction blog. (ends Dec 3)

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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)


T.F. Walsh said...

You've done so much in such a short time... Huge congrats. I'm so excited and proud of you. You might get some time off to relax and spoil yourself:)

Cathy Keaton said...

Congrats on finishing up your book! That's really great. I hope I'll be making such an announcement next year.

Rhonda Albom said...

Big Congrats! How exciting. Agree with TF. Walsh - you deserve a break.

JeffO said...

Congrats on finishing! Usually, I collapse back in my chair and say, "Thank God THAT'S over!" Though it should technically be "that part's over", since there's almost always a next step. Enjoy the weekend!

Cathrina Constantine said...

Congratulations!!!!! Enjoy your weekend.

T. Drecker said...

Congrats on getting done!!! You were amazing fast. Can't wait to see your cover :)
And whoa! Talk about a ton of giveaways.

Kate Larkindale said...

Congratulations on getting finished! You can send it to me whenever you want.... I tend to celebrate finishing by taking a break for a week or so before moving on to the next project.

What a lot of giveaways!

Anonymous said...

Awesome work. I can't wait to see the cover. I sometimes go to my favorite restaurant if I want to celebrate.

M.R. R. said...

Good to hear you've gotten so much done. And there are some pretty interesting giveaways this week.

Aura Eadon said...

Congratulations on finishing the editing. Hope everything goes smoothly from this point onwards. And as ever thank you for the giveaways.

Sue Bursztynski said...

What an unselfish way to celebrate completion! I merely go out for dinner, sometimes with a friend, to save myself having to cook for one night; if I'm alone, I allow myself to read over dinner, something I had no time for before.

For a huge celebration, I have been known to take out my family for a high tea at Melbourne's Windsor Hotel, where they seat you at a table with a pristine cloth and a crammed cake stand with both sweet and savoury treats and a bottomless cup of coffee or tea. On weekends you also get to follow this up with a groaning buffet of sweet things(wasted on me, I'm afraid, I have a tendency to finish with fruit salad and maybe a scoop of vanilla ice cream, after that laden stand of goodies!) They ask you what you're celebrating and give a special cupcake to the person being honoured. That is MY way of celebrating!

Stephen Hayes said...

Completing another novel is quite an accomplishment. i hope you manged to celebrate Thanksgiving although there might not be turkeys where you are. Take care.

messymimi said...

Congratulations! My treat when i actually do something is often a cup of coffee from a coffee place, instead of making my own. Yes, i know, big spender, big celebrater!

Tanya Miranda said...

Congrats on finishing revisions. It's no small feat. I do a quick snoopy dance before moving on to the next task: marketing and promotions. Oh. Joy.

Good luck!!! :-D

Ann V. Friend said...

Congratulations Lexa! Enjoy your weekend!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Yay for finished edits. Good for you. Now celebrate.
When I "finish" edits, I usually work on another story that I've been neglecting. The cats and I might play a game of roll the ball, other than that, we just do our usual thing. Cats sleep. I type.
And that's a lot of giveaways. Thanks. Have a nice weekend.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Lexa, congrats on the revision completion of Bloodwalker! I know that's a good feeling. I can't wait to see what book covers you come up with to go with your newest story. Let me know, if I can do anything to help in promoting your work. I'm enjoying my little break over Thanksgiving. Life's blessings are best spent with some down time to simply relax and soak it all up. Thanks for stopping by and I plan to be back on track next week.

DA Cairns said...

Nice work Lexa. When I finish a project, I just start another one. I'm holding my celebrations fro when I finally crack some serious sales. I'm currently nearing the end of the first draft of what will be novel number 5. I've been working on it for a year now. Good luck with Bloodwalker.

mshatch said...

Congratulations! Usually if I finish a big project I reward myself with some time off and some binge watching of the many shows I'm trying to catch up on before I hear/see any more spoilers!

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Congratulations on finishing your book! Usually after completing a big project, I feel a little sad. I hate saying good-bye to my fictional friends.

Sharon Himsl said...

That's great, Lexa, and so fast too. Enjoy your celebration and best wishes for its success!

Kim Lajevardi said...

Yay! When I finished SW (or thought I did), I cleaned my office. Not really a celebration, but it was more of a cleansing to prepare for the new project. You should do something fun. Next time I finish I want to do something fun.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Congrats on finishing your book! Now, give yourself an early Christmas present and relax for a few days. :-)

Suzanne Furness said...

Congrats on finishing the revisions. Mine are taking longer I'm afraid - never mind I'll keep going! Enjoy the post revision glow, I look forward to hearing about your cover in the new year.

L.G. Keltner said...

Yay for finishing the book! That's always exciting!

Yolanda Renee said...

I read Soul Cutter this weekend, and loved it! Posted reviews on Amazon, and Goodreads.
Job well done!

Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! said...

Hi human, Lexa,

Yay and arf, I have arrived! :)

Sure are spoiled for links on your site, my amazing human friend.

Hearty congrats on finishing your revisions. Around of appaws from me!

Consider your pawst shared because I'm such a pawesome dog.

Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses,

Penny xx

DMS said...

Woot woot! Congratulations on finishing your revisions. Great for you and awesome for us that you found so many giveaways! :) Thanks!

Denise Covey said...

Congratulations Lexa in your accomplishments. Hope you don't have too much editing to do once you get your ms back from your betas. What a mountain of giveaways! You rock! :-)

Heather R. Holden said...

Congrats on wrapping up your revisions! That's awesome! ~\o/~

And oh, a cover-voting poll sounds like a lot of fun. Looking forward to it! :)

Misha Gericke said...

Congrats on getting so much done! :-D

Munir said...

WOW what an achievement ! Congratulations.
Such an uplifting post. I certainly gained a lot of strength from this one. Thanks !

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

Congratulations Jessica and Stephanie! Best wishes on your new book!
Glad you're making big strides at getting stuff done, Lexa! Definitely something to celebrate!

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