Friday, February 26, 2016

Celebrate: Wickedly They Dream & Lots of Giveaways!

This week I'm celebrating:
1)  I was doing great with my 1000 words-a-day writing schedule. I had 1ok of COLDEST NIGHT in the bag -- woohoo! -- till I was struck down by an abscessed tooth. My dentist refuses to mess with it until the infection is gone, so now I'm waffling between in-pain-and-can't-write and loopy-on-painkillers-and-can't-write. Ah well... I'm sure I'll get back on schedule next month. :)
2)  The covers for my novel BLOODWALKER are ready to go! They'll be posted here on Monday Feb 29th with a survey/poll so people can choose which TWO they like best. (Sometimes it's hard to choose, so I'm giving everyone two votes.)  I'll make sure to include the link to the post on other blog hops that week (IWSG & Celebrate) so that everyone will get a chance to pick their favorites! 
3) Celebrate's own Cathrina Constantine has re-released a new version of Wickedly They Dream! Read on for more details:

       Jordan hoped her life would change after the fiery death of the devious sorcerer, Asa Trebane. She was wrong. The Black Order of the Cult is gearing up to select a new Supreme Leader, and Lucifer will be judge and jury.
       Seeley, Jordan’s mother, is possessed with a curse, and even the priests can’t find a solution to defeat the evil devouring her. Jordan must dig deeper into the Satanic realm and joins forces with a wicked witch to save her family from the clutches of Hell.
       However, when things go awry with her guardian angel, Markus, Jordan is shrouded in her own longing as she faces the darkness without his light.
       There’s trouble in paradise and souls are at stake as Jordan fights to hold onto a normal teenage life ~ the angel she loves ~ and a family that hangs in peril.


Author Cathrina Constantine resides in Western New York. When not with her family, you'll find her in the forest behind her house walking the dogs and conjuring a new tale.

You can find Cathy here: 

Amazon  Facebook  Goodreads

Regarding toothaches, why do pictures always show people with a bandage tied around their head?  Is that some pain relief thing I don't know about?  Do tell!

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 26, 2016:

Free Guide to Amazon Key-Words – Download a free PDF copy of “Unlock Your Amazon Keywords” published by Bookbaby. This is essential info for all authors about getting their books ranked well on the Amazon search engine. You have to give the publisher your name, email, and address, and they’ll connect you to the page to download the guide at Bookbaby. (Thanks to Michelle Wallace for the link!)

Free New Adult Dystopian eBook – Win Revolution by Jessica Frances, about a human world enslaved by the “Superiors” they invented to serve as their army. Enter via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. Few entries = Good chance to win! (ends Mar 5)
Free Paranormal Urban Fantasy eBook – Win Liar’s Game (Paranormal/UF) by Anna Wolfe about angry witches, lies, and murder plaguing a young man with special powers and an important destiny. Enter via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends Mar 7)
Free Military Romantic-Suspense eBook – Win an ebook of The Asset (Wounded Warrior #1) by Anna Del Mar about a battle-scarred soldier who falls in love with and must protect a woman running from a drug cartel. Enter via rafflecopter on the Mythical Book blog. (ends Mar 20)

Free Regency Romance 4-Paperback Bundle – To celebrate the release of The Rogue by Katharine Ashe, she’s giving away 4 paperback novels: When a Scot Loves a Lady, How to be a Proper Lady, How a Lady Weds a Rogue, and I Loved a Rogue via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (US only; ends Mar 5)
Free YA Mystery/Thriller Book – Win In Place of Never by Julie Anne Lindsay about a girl investigating the death of her sister with the help of a soulful gypsy musician. Enter via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends Mar 5)

Free $20 Amazon or Barnes&Noble Gift Card - To celebrate the release of Getting it Right The Second Time Around (Romance) by Jennifer Frank, the author is giving away a $20 Amazon card or B&N card via rafflecopter on the Romance Novels Giveaway blog. (ends Mar 20)
Free $20 Amazon Gift Card - To celebrate the release of The Healing Frequency (Non-Fiction, Spirituality) by Julio Consiglio, the author is giving away a $20 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends Feb 29)

Free $25 Amazon Gift Card - To celebrate the release of Atone (Contemp Romance) by Beth Yarnall, about a man imprisoned for a crime he didn’t commit and the woman-on-the-run who needs his help, the author is giving away a $25 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the Romace Novels Giveaways blog. (ends Feb 28)
Free $30 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of The Midnight Sea (New Adult Fantasy) by Kat Ross, the author is giving away a $30 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends Mar 5)

Free $100 Amazon Gift Card - To celebrate the release of Deep: Chicago Underground (Romance) by Skye Warren, about the head of a crime syndicate who’s betrayed and needs help from the cute college coed he can’t forget,  the author is giving away a $100 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends Mar 3)

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...

Tooth ache is the worst... really hope it heals soon so you can get it fixed. The funny with badges around their head are funny, but no idea why this implies a sore tooth. Hehe

Suzanne Furness said...

Ouch! Toothache is horrible, I hope the abscess goes down soon so you can get treatment. Take care.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry about your tooth. Write anyway - you might have a stroke of genius while loopy.
Ready to see the covers!

JeffO said...

Tooth pain sucks, definitely one of the worst things you can deal with. Hope it gets better soon!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Hope your tooth feels better soon. Hopefully you can get right back into your writing when you feel better.

SENCO Cat Herder said...

Poor you - toothache is horrible :( I think in answer to your question of why cartoons often show people with toothache with bandages around their heads and chins goes back to medieval times when people would make a poultice and place it on the outside of the cheek nearest to the infected tooth so I suppose they would have to bind it onto their face in some way! Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

Kate Larkindale said...

Oooh! Toothache is not fun! I hope the infection clears up soon so you can get it fixed and get back to work.

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

So sorry about your toothache Cathrina. Hope it's better soon. They are more than annoying. Good job on getting all that work done on your book. Feel better. Thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

That's awful about your toothache. I hope the meds clear it up quickly. Looking forward to seeing your covers! Congrats to Cathrina on her re-release!

Cathy Kennedy said...

Lexa, when I was young my teeth were horrible. I had more than enough of my share of toothaches. One thing I remember my mother doing for me was to have me to place an aspirin on the infected tooth then crushing it to pack the pain-killer directly on the tooth. This seemed to help for awhile or maybe the pain eased because I fell asleep. If you don't have any sensitivity to aspirin then check with your doctor (or use your own discretion) to see if this okay to try. I hope the infection clears up soon, so the dentist can treat the bad tooth. I feel your pain and saying prayers for you. Oh yeah, applying a warm compress on the side of your face with the infected tooth may bring some relief. Have a good weekend, if you can, dear! {{hugs}}

stephen Hayes said...

So sorry to hear about your dental issue. I hope it's resolved soon.

Ravyne said...

Sorry to hear about the tooth ache, Lexa. I hope the antibiotics work quickly and you can deal with the tooth. Good luck with your projects. Looking forward to seeing your covers! ~Lori~

Cathrina Constantine said...

Lexa, THANK YOU!!!!!! And what a surprise to see my book here!!!!!

And I'm so sorry about your abscessed tooth! Those are sooooo painful. I hope it goes away soon so the dentist can take care of it. I have to admit, I despise going to the dentist, but it needs to be done, right? Good Luck, and I hope by next week we read that the pain and tooth is fixed.

I wanted to write 1k a day too, but life is getting in the way. I hope to stick to that goal next week too.

Ann V Friend said...

Sorry Lexa about tooth, been there and it's not fun. I pray you feel better and tooth is dealt with soon. {{hugs}} and drink plenty of fluids. Blessings!!

messymimi said...

Tooth pain is the worst! Hope you are over it soon and can get back to doing what you love.

Tonja Drecker said...

So sorry that you're in pain! Tooth issues are the worst. Hope you're feeling better soon. Can't wait to see the new cover!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

I hope your tooth is better soon. That's no fun. New covers are exciting. Looking forward to seeing yours.
Congratulations on your book, Cathrina.

DMS said...

So sorry to hear about your tooth. That sounds painful. I hope the infection goes away soon! Definitely hard to write in those circumstances.

Sue Bursztynski said...

Ouch! Been there done that with toothache, no fun at all. And yes, I had heard that the scarf around the jaw was to hold on the poultice. More recently than the Middle Ages as well.

Sharon Himsl said...

Nothing worse when it happens than a sore tooth. Sure hope it's better soon!
Exciting your cover is almost ready :)

Sharon Himsl said...

Nothing worse when it happens than a sore tooth. Sure hope it's better soon!
Exciting your cover is almost ready :)

Rhonda Albom said...

Ouch. Sorry about your tooth. I hope the infection clears quickly. Seems unfair he won't help you.

Michelle Wallace said...

Hey Lexa!
I hope you're feeling much better. Sending some positive vibes your way-------WHOOSH-------

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I'd go "loopy on painkillers" as the effects of toothache and an abscess messes your mind up anyway. Loopy sometimes can give you new ideas.

Patricia said...

Dental pain of any kind is a bummer. Hope the infection is gone quickly and the tooth taken care of soon so you can get back to writing. Once again I am AWOL from Celebrating...not that I don't have much to just keeps happening. said...

Sorry about the tooth. :( I hope you can get butt back in chair very soon.

I can't wait to see which cover takes it. :)

Kelley said...

Health stuff (and their medications) really do screw up your ability to focus and sustain thoughts. I've been dealing with that again, as well. I hope you have relief soon, and can get the tooth dealt with!

Ava Quinn said...

Hope your tooth is better, Lexa!

Congrats, Cathrina!

Julie Flanders said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry about your tooth! I hope it is better soon. Can't wait to see your covers tomorrow.
And congrats to Cathrina! Her Wickedly series is wonderful.

L.G. Keltner said...

Sorry to hear about the tooth. Dental pain can be the worst! Congratulations to Cathrina!

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Sorry to hear about your tooth - ouch! Hope you're feeling better soon.

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