Friday, March 25, 2016

Celebrate: Cloaked in Secrecy & Giveaways

This week I'm celebrating:
1) After FIVE trips to the dentist to finish ONE freaking root canal (darned infection refused to go away), my dentist and I both needed a break. No crown until May. Whew -- what a relief!
2) I hit 20k on my Alaskan WIP, Coldest Night. That's about a third through. Yay!
3) With no crown until May, I'll be pain free and will probably be able to finish the book in the next 2 months. That's faster than I've ever written before! I'll have to revise it, but I'll still have it done before summer. (And as you see by the image at the top right of my sidebar, I've made a bold promise to publish FOUR books this year!)

My CP of Awsomeness, T.F. Walsh has released her new novel CLOAKED IN SECRECY! I adore this one - it's my favorite of her books so far because it takes place in a circus, and we all know I love those! 
Congrats, Tania!

The Wulfkin Legacy saga continues with this gripping tale of love under extraordinary circumstances.
        Death has followed Alena Novac's circus family for years. When the police arrest her brother for a murder he didn't commit, she has only a week to rescue him before he transforms into his wolf form in prison and exposes their wulfkin existence to the world.
        Enre Ulf, a former member of the Varlac, the fearsome ruling wulfkin clan, plans to infiltrate Alena's circus clan and take out their alpha to save his home in Transylvania. Except he never expected his wolf to claim the alpha's daughter, Alena, as his mate, or feel compelled to save her brother to help protect the secrets of the wulfkin.
        With the police closing in and the blood feud threatening them, Alena and Enre must overcome their pasts to save their packs' futures.

Cloaked in Secrecy is the book #2 in the Wulfkin Legacy series, but can be read a stand-alone book.
Grab Your Copy: Amazon | B&N | Kobo | GoogleplayiTunes

Wulfkin Legacy Series
Cloaked (prequel to #1) – Out now
Cloaked in Fur (Book #1) – Out now
Cloaked in Secrecy (Book #2) – Out now
Cloaked in Blood (Book #3) – May 2016
Cloaked in Christmas – End of 2016

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About The Author
T.F. Walsh emigrated from Romania to Australia at the age of eight and now lives in a regional city south of Sydney with her husband. Growing up hearing dark fairytales, she's always had a passion for reading and writing horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult stories. She balances all the dark with light fluffy stuff like baking and traveling.
Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads | Amazon

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 Mar 25, 2016:

Free YA Contemp/Romance eBook and $5 Amazon Gift Card – Win Under My Skin by Laura Diamond, about a boy who needs a heart transplant and the girl who’s brother dies to give him that chance, via rafflecopter on Leandra Wallace’s blog. (ends Apr 3)
Free Jazz-Age Cozy Mystery eBook – Win Vamps, Villains, and Vaudeville by Ellen Mansoor Collier, about a Roaring 20s society girl, her Prohibition Agent beau, and a murdered actor. Enter via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends Mar 30)

Free $25 Amazon Gift Card and Signed Contemp/Romance eBook – Win Back to Me by Kelly Miles, about an ex-FBI agent searching for the love of his life who abandoned him in the hospital and whose life is in grave danger, and a $25 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends Mar 30)
Free $50 iTunes Gift Card and Signed Romantic Comedy – Win a signed copy of Shopping for a Billionaire’s Wife by Julie Kent along with a $50 iTunes gift card via rafflecopter on the Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends Mar 30)

Free Kindle Paperwhite and $50 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of I’m Gonna Love You by Virna DePaul, about an Irish widower who comes to the US to forget the death of his wife and the sassy risk-taking American girl who makes him worry he may suffer loss all over again, the author is giving away a Kindle Paerwhite and a $50 Amazon card via rafflecopter on Romance Novel Giveaways blog (Hurry! ends Mar 26)

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)


Cathy Keaton said...

Congrats on your progress with your WIP! I wish I was making so much progress on mine right now.

Kate Larkindale said...

Yay for progress on your WIP. And congrats to Tania on her new release.

Yolanda Renée said...

Glad to hear that you're pain free!
And congrats on the WIP - can't wait to read this one!
Cloaked is a great series!

Sue Bursztynski said...

Very impressive progress on your WIP! Do let us know when the current one is ready to go, though - that cover is amazing and must certainly reflect the bookish goodness within.

Anonymous said...

I have to return to the dentist in a few weeks. :( Yay for Tania and for your upcoming books.

Annalisa Crawford said...

I've always had really nice dentists, but I imagine 5 visits would push us both to the edge! Good luck completing the book - 4 books sounds like an interesting challenge!

Melancholy and Menace said...

I'm glad you're pain free, that must be such a relief.
Congratulations on your WIP, I look forward to another brilliant read.
So many fab giveaways, thank you for sharing :)

Denise Covey said...

I had no idea TF Walsh lived in Sydney, just down the road. Her books sound great. Not sure if I have downloaded any, but I'll have to check. Thank you for helping her out Lexa.
It's frustrating sometimes how long it takes to finish a book, then there's the editing and rewrites. All the best between dental visits.

JeffO said...

Here's to being pain free! Have a great weekend!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Glad your tooth ordeal is almost over. Wow! You have some amazing goals. Glad the writing is going well.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations to TF!
After all that, you do need a break. Sorry you still have to get the crown. That's a whole fun process itself.

Cathrina Constantine said...

WOW!!! 4 Books this year is amazing!!!

That dentist thing sounds like my life. I once had to get a crown, then there was more pain, the dentist decided it needed a root canal, after the root canal I still had so much pain, I went through the agony of getting the tooth pulled. That's one quick story.

You're making great progress Lexie, Keep it up.

Congrats to Tania, Her books are amazing!!!! And I love the covers!

Suzanne Furness said...

Congrats on the WIP progress and on being pain free. I too am having a crown in May.

Loni Townsend said...

Yay for being pain free soon! I hope you get a lot of writing done!

stephen Hayes said...

How great that you're making such good progress. One of these days your dental work will be completed and the discomfort will only be a fading memory.

Tonja Drecker said...

So sorry to hear about the infection-that is a pain! But yeah to all that writing. I'm totally impressed that you could write that much with all of that going on.
Congrats, T.F.! I really enjoyed book 1 and can't wait to find time to dive into the rest.

Ravyne said...

Congrats on the progress of your WIP, Lexa and for not having to do the crown yet! Have an awesome weekend! ~Lori~

Lori's CtST @ As the Fates Would Have It

DMS said...

Awesome news that you can wait a little bit for the crown. A break sounds very needed!

Congrats on the progress you are making on your WIP. That is fabulous! I am hoping or some writing time this week and I hope to get lots of words down on the computer (I am a slow writer).

Good luck!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Yay on a break from the dentist. What a relief.
Four books this year is exciting. Making a list and checking it twice. So happy for you. It's time you had some good news. Enjoy the writing. said...

Yay for being pain free! Four books is a fantastic goal. You've got this! Congrats to TF!

messymimi said...

Hope your tooth does stay pain free, you do need relief!

Ann V Friend said...

Way to go Lexa! Glad you got relief from the tooth. Congrats on four books! Nice. Have a blessed weekend.

Patricia said...

You have lots to celebrate! Good to hear the dentist is giving you time off for good behavior. How disciplined of you writing so diligently! I love the squirrel!!

Julia Thorley said...

Teeth: surely some inherent design fault here.

SENCO Cat Herder said...

I so hope your dentist woes will soon be over - I really feel for you but as you say you are now pain free so roll on getting down to work and your goals for this year - well done you!! Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Sounds like you've been through dentistry hell. I am shuddering on your behalf. I'm glad you get a break, and good luck finishing your writing goals!

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Cool post; beautiful pics !
Have a blessed Easter :)

L.G. Keltner said...

That is a lot of trips to the dentist! I'd be celebrating a break from that too!

T.F. Walsh said...

Yay... thank you so much for showcasing my latest release:) And four books is fantastic. You can do it. I'm super excited for you.

cleemckenzie said...

Here's to getting that dentist out of your mouth for a while and then for even longer after the infection clears up and the repairs are done. Happy teeth make it so much easier to get those books out.

Congrats to T.F. on her book.

Heather R. Holden said...

Five trips to the dentist? Yikes! Glad you finally have a break from that for a little while. How exciting about your WIP, too! Best of luck wrapping it up! :)

J.H. Moncrieff said...

That sounds like a great book! She certainly has had an interesting life.

I haven't made it to Australia yet, but I LOVE Romania. I'd go back there again in a heartbeat.

Unknown said...

Lots to celebrate! Glad you're getting a break from the dental work--I have an appointment in May that I'm dreading, as I've been quite lax in going to the dentist.

Congrats on your book progress! :)

cheerfuloptimistic said...

Good to hear your dental worries won't be a issue for a while.

Good luck with all those releases.

Carol Riggs said...

That's great progress on your WIP! Congrats. :) How nice that you also get a break from the dentist (those kinds of visits are NO fun *shudder*). Best wishes as you finish up COLDEST NIGHT!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Tooth pain is awful. I'm glad you're feeling better. That's a great word count.

TF's book looks gorgeous ;)

Cathy Kennedy said...

Lexa, Having dental work done is no fun. At least you're pain-free for now and you don't have to go back until May. I know when DH had dental implants done it was a long, involved process. I'm glad that's all behind us. I'm sorry for the late visit. See ya for tomorrow's post soon!

PlanetKimberly said...

Sorry to hear about your root canal. I hear those are painful! I'm cringing! I hope I never have to go through one.

Wow, you are inspiring! Four books in one year! I need to aspire to be more like you! You're amazing!

TheCyborgMom said...

Yay for hitting 20K on your WIP! Boo for so much dental work...I HATE the dentist, endodontist, oral get the drift. Hoping it's smooth sailing from here! Enjoy your weekend!

Annie Neugebauer said...

Wow, four books is ambitious! I love the title of Coldest Night. Awesome. Keep up the hard work, Lexa!

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