Friday, February 12, 2016

Celebrate: Big Thanks to Lynda & Lots of Giveaways!


This has been a good week for me!  I'm celebrating:
1)  In response to my IWSG "Cover Fear" post, Lynda Young (WIP It blog) did such a kind thing -- she offered to look at my covers and give me some professional feedback on the art.  She even offered suggestions and examples.  She was loads of help. Huge thanks to Lynda!
2)  I've tested one poll app, which only accepted 3 of 4 CP's test votes.  Uh-oh.  Time to try out a new app -- but better I discovered it by testing now rather than when the cover poll goes live at the end of the month.
3)  In the past few months I've noticed that several of my loyal blog visitors and blog hop members have bought and reviewed some of my ebooks, even though I wasn't promo-ing or yelling "Buy it!" from the rooftop (which would be a bad idea anyway since I'm scared of heights. LOL!).  I'm pleased and so touched to be surrounded by supportive and generous people!!
4) To make up for no giveaways last week, I found a bunch for you this week!  :) 

Have you ever published something on your blog only to discover later that the app or links or images were messed up?  Did you rush back to fix it or take a C'est la Vie attitude?


New Celebrate member – Update Your Blog Rolls
As The Fates Would Have It (Ravyne Hawke) https://asthefateswouldhaveit.wordpress.com/
Welcome Ravyne!

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 Feb 12, 2016:

Free 5 Novels – the fabulous TB Markinson is sponsoring a new giveaway for the month of February and you can win all 5 of these books, Looking for Love by Ashelyn Drake, Getting Back by Cindy Rizzo, Cloaked by TF Walsh, The Ghosts of Aquinnah by Julie Flanders, and Invoking Nonna by Sage Adderley. Find the link to the rafflecopter giveaway on Making My Mark blog. (ends Feb 29)

Free Thriller eBook Download on AmazonTB Markinson’s Claudia Must Die is now FREE ON AMAZON. Get this exciting thriller—but HURRY! The free download ends on Sunday Feb 14. Download your free copy here: Amazon (US) or Amazon (UK)




Free YA Fantasy Paperback – Win Earth’s End (Book 3 in the Air Awakens series) by Elise Kova, about a servant forced to fight in a war to win her freedom and save the lives of those she loves, Giveaway includes paperback, ebook, and swag via rafflecopter on Mythical Books blog. (ends Feb 23)

Free YA Paranormal Romance eBook – Win Crossing the Barrier by Martine Lewis, about a high school athlete who falls in love with a band member who’s an empath but can no longer shield herself from the destructive emotions around her, via rafflecopter on Mythical Books blog. (ends Feb 17)

Free $15 Amazon Gift Card, Signed Bookmark, Custom Playing Cards – To celebrate her Villain’s Academy Trilogy including the first book, King of Bad (YA Fantasy) author Kai Strand is giving away a $15 Amazon card and swag via rafflecopter on Mythical Books blog. Few entries = good chance to win, but hurry ‘coz it ends soon! (ends Feb 14)

Free $25 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Elysium Dreams (Horror) by Hadena James about a serial killer stalking his human prey in the wilds of Alaska, the author is giving away a $25 Amazon card via rafflecopter on Mythical Books blog. (ends March 30)

Free $25 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of The Proving (Sci-Fi) by Ken Brosky, about a planet invaded by specters that devour humans who venture outside their protected cities, the author is giving away a $25 Amazon card via rafflecopter on Mythical Books blog. (ends Feb 22)


Free $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash – To celebrate the release of Pimpernel (Secret Agent/Suspense) by Sheralyn Pratt, about a secret agent trying to dismantle a financial scam in Las Vegas, the author is giving away a $25 Amazon card or $25 Paypal cash via rafflecopter on Mythical Books blog. (ends Feb 28)
Free $50 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Into the Fire (Erotica) by E.L. Todd, Amazon bestselling author of Romance and Erotica, the author is giving away a $50 Amazon card via rafflecopter on Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends Feb 14)

Free $100 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Love’s Timeless Melody (Paranormal Romance) by Cindy Irish, about a successful pop-star pulled into a supernatural mystery involving an American medium and Stonehenge, the author is giving away a $100 Amazon card via rafflecopter on Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends Feb 14)


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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