Friday, March 18, 2016

Celebrate: Under a Purple Moon & Giveaways!

This week, I'm sort of celebrating:
1) The dentist finished the root canal (maybe), and on Sunday I go back for him to start the crown procedure (I think). Not really sure why it's taking so many trips and costing more than I thought. I think the lack of clarity is due to him explaining things to me while I'm on pain meds...
2) I've succeeded in getting my rights to SOUL CUTTER back from the publisher. (yay!) It's now no longer on vendor sites and cannot be purchased. (yay?) Due to legal issues/contracts, I can't put it back out until September. (I think) But when I do, it'll have an awesome new cover and be less expensive than it was before! (definite YAY for that!)
3) The U.S. presidential campaigns.  Seriously -- what is up with those?  It's like watching a terrible car crash in slow motion.  

The one thing I'm sure I'm celebrating is Beverly Stowe McClure's new book!

No Love in the Garden of Eden...
        Eden Rose has learned to deal with her mother’s criticism that she can do nothing right. What she can’t deal with are the arguments between her parents. To escape their angry words, she finds refuge in an old abandoned house. She always returns home, hoping her mother will love her one day, even though Eden’s not sure what the word love means. 
        Three other teens with problems also hang out at the Old House. Meeting Murphy, Toby, and Josh changes Eden’s world, and she begins to have faith in herself. Perhaps she can do something right, after all. 
        Thanks to the boys, she begins to understand the meaning of love. But will it be enough to save her broken home life?


Put the book on your Goodreads "I Want To Read" list.


Most days, you'll find Beverly at her computer writing stories young voices whisper in her ear. When she's not writing, she plays the piano. Her cats don't appreciate good music and run and hide when she tickles the ivories. She's sometimes called the "bug lady." She's not telling why.

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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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 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 March 18, 2016:

Free Adult Coloring Book -  Win a copy of Tropical Travel Patterns by Jaimie Horan, touted as a great stress reliever, coloring books for adults are now all the rage. Enter via Entry Form on Deals Among Us blog. (ends Apr 10)

Free Signed Hardcover YA Historical Novel – Win Nora & Kettle by Lauren Nicolle Taylor, about how the aftermath of WWII affect the troubled lives of a Japanese-American teen boy and a girl whose father is a civil rights lawyer by day but abusive at night. Enter via rafflecopter on Mythical Books blog. (ends Mar 21)
Free Signed Paperback Dark-Romance – Win Killer by Heather C. Leigh, about a man and woman lost in a whirlwind of past traumas and tragedies who get a chance to heal if they can learn to trust each other. Enter via rafflecopter on Mythical Books blog. (ends Mar 21)
Free Historical Romance Novel or Contemp/Romance/Women’s Fiction Novel – Win Blood Rose Angel (Historical Romance) by Liza Perrat or In Another Life (Contemp/Romance/Women’s Fic) by Julie Christine Johnson. Enter via Entry Form on the France Book Tours blog. (ends Apr 1)

Free YA Sci-Fi Hardcover Novel – Win The Secrets of Solace by Jaleigh Johnson (Delacorte/Random House), about a girl living on a war torn planet whose shocking discovery of a flying ship may turn the tide of war and perhaps the entire world of Solace, via Entry Form on the Children’s Book Review blog. (ends Apr 11)

Free $25 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of The Rise of Genesis (Sci-Fi/Paranormal) by M.R. Merrick, about a man with supernatural powers who’s captured by the dangerous government organization he’s been fighting all his life, the author is giving away a $25 Amazon card via rafflecopter on Mythical Books blog. (ends Mar 29)

Free $25 B&N Plus $25 iTunes Gift Cards – To celebrate the release of Dreadlands: Wolf Moon (YA Historical Fantasy) by Jaimie Engle, about a Viking boy who must get his sister to safety across the glaciers with a pack of skin-shifting arctic wolves on their trail, the author is giving away 2 gift cards, $25 to B&N and $25 to iTunes via rafflecopter on Mythical Books blog. (ends Apr 25)

Free Kindle Fire or Kindle PaperWhite or Kobo Glo – To celebrate the release of Liquid Cool (Sci-Fi/Cyberpunk/Detective) by Austin Dragon, he’s giving 2 winners their choice of one of the 3 devices listed, plus the chance to receive other Sci-Fi Cyberpunk fiction novellas, including These Mean Streets, Metal Flesh, Thy Kingdom Fall, Stars and Scorpions, and  Rising Leviathan. Enter via Entry Form on the Austin Dragon blog. (ends Mar 24)

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)
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