Friday, January 22, 2016

Celebrate: They Go in Threes & Giveaways

This week marks the passing of Glenn Frey at age 67, the co-founder (along with Don Henley) of the Eagles, one of the best-selling groups in history. Glenn wrote or co-wrote 107 such fantastic hits as Hotel California, Peaceful Easy Feeling, Take it Easy, Desperado, Lyin’ Eyes, New Kid in Town, and The Heat is On (from Beverly Hills Cop). The Eagles are one of the best groups ever to come out of the US, with beautiful melodies, memorable lyrics, and amazing vocal harmonies. I was a professional singer for many years, and there are few songs to rival the power and the love people have for Hotel California, even in Europe and the Middle East. 

Glenn Frey, Rest in Peace

As I mentioned last week, it's odd how big stars seem to pass away in threes. Bowie, Rikman, and now Frey. All too young and who've left our world a bit dimmer for their passing.

On the good side, the plasterer and painter have come and gone from my apartment. I'm exhausted from doing a huge deep clean of the kitchen (ceramic walls from floor to ceiling that haven't been fully cleaned in ... ahem ... a long time), but as soon as I finish the stove, I've done everything and my kitchen will look like the it's all brand new! Low cost, beautiful ceramic tiles and granite countertops -- one of the great percs of living in Egypt!

My kitchen's not as big or 
beautiful as this one--but it's close!


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

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


Here are Foxy's suggestions for Jan 22, 2016:

Free Contemp/Woman’s Fic Paperback – Win The 6:41 to Paris (a bestseller in France and Germany) by Jean-Phillipe Blondel, about a Parisian women coming face to face with the man who broke her heart 30 years before and spending a train ride with him. Enter via Entry Form on the France Book Tours blog. (US only; ends Jan 31) 

Free Mystery Paperback – Win Late Harvest Havoc by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen, a new book in the long-running wine expert/detective series now a French TV serial, by entering the giveaway via Entry Form on the France Book Tours blog. (ends Jan 31)

Free (4) $5 Amazon Gift Cards – To celebrate the release of A Beauty Dark and Deadly (re-telling of Beauty and the Beast), the author Heather Myers is giving away (4) $5 Amazon cards. Enter via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. Few entries = good chance to win! (ends Jan 27)

Free $15 Gift Card to Any Retailer – To celebrate the release of Sketch (Romance), author Laramie Briscoe is giving away a $15 gift card to any retailer the winner wants. Enter via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends Jan 25)

Free $20 Amazon or B&N Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Desert Heat (Romance/Native Indian Occult), author P.H, Turner is giving away a $20 Amazon or B&N card. Enter via rafflecopter on the Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends Jan 30)

Free $30 Amazon Gift Card - To celebrate the release of A Duchess in Name (Regency Romance), author Amanda Weaver is giving away a $30 Amazon card. Enter via rafflecopter on the Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends Jan 25)


Free $50 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Killer Pursuit (Crime/Thriller), author Jeff Gunhus is giving away a $50 Amazon card. Enter via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends Feb 5)


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
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