Friday, March 4, 2016

Celebrate: 200K Page Views & Giveaways!


I'm celebrating:
1)  Today or tomorrow, my blog will hit 200,000 page views! I've been watching the numbers climb on the Blogger "Total Pageviews" counter on my left sidebar all week, and I'm pretty excited! The total leaped up this week because I've been plugging my Cover Poll on blog hops, FB, and Twitter and have a lot of additional hits, about 700 (even though only about 80 of them have officially voted).
2) The dentist didn't have to pull my tooth. Yay! I'll be getting a crown. It's a lot more expensive but a lot less painful. 
3) My Cover Poll is doing well. According to SurveyMonkey stats, 82 wonderful people have voted so far, and many have also offered encouraging words and helpful suggestions in the comments. I plan to announce the winner and put up screenshots of the SurveyMonkey totals next Friday, Mar 11.

** If you haven't seen the book covers or voted yet, 
go to the link below! **


Do you keep track of your blog's page/post views, and look curiously at where they're from? Are most of the hits from your home country or others?


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:



Grab the Linky html-code here:


** 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 Mar 4, 2016:

Free YA Thriller/Alternate-Reality/SciFi – Win Burning Midnight by Hugo Award-winning author Will McIntosh, set on a dystopian Earth about two poor teens who find a rare magical sphere and a millionaire who’ll stop at nothing to get it for himself. Giveaway via rafflecopter on YA Books Central blog. (ends Mar 9)


Free YA Fantasy Novel – Win Thief of Lies (a Library Jumpers novel) by Brenda Drake about a girl who jumps between libraries, across time, and into other words to save a boy from an evil wizard. Enter the giveaway via rafflecopter on YA Books Central blog. (ends Mar 15)


Free YA SciFi/Dystopian Adventure, $20 Amazon Gift Card, and Swag Packs – Win Flashfall by Jenny Moyer about two mine workers who find the leaders of their world have been lying to everyone, and a $20 Amazon Card, and swag packs. Enter via rafflecopter on YA Books Central blog.  (ends Mar 10)


Free Signed Crime/Thriller Paperback and Silver Necklace - To celebrate the release of Beautiful Masterpiece (Crime/Thriller) by Gen Ryan, she’s giving away a signed paperback copy of the book and a silver pendent necklace via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends Mar 8)


Free Historical/Paranormal Hardback & $10 Amazon Gift Card - To celebrate the release of The Black Lotus (Historical/Paranormal) by Claire Warner, she’s giving away a hardback copy of the book and a $10 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends Mar 20)


Free $20 Amazon Gift Card - To celebrate the release of Desire in Frost (YA Thriller/Mystery) by Alicia Rades, she’s giving away a $20 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends Mar 27)


Free $25 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Big Mike and Minnie On the Run (comedy romance) by Susan Amanda Kelly, she’s giving away a $25 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. Few entries = Good chance to win! (ends Mar 25)


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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