Friday, July 8, 2016

Celebrate: Card Deck Giveaway & More Giveaways

This week I'm celebrating a generous and fun offer from my publisher -- a giveaway of a Bloodwalker card deck from Dancing Lemur Press!

Just put your contact email in the rafflecopter below as a "Free Entry" to be entered to win.  If you want to increase your chances, do the tasks listed.

The contest ends midnight Wednesday, July 20. Winner announced on Friday, July 22.  Dancing Lemur Press will contact you for a mailing address and ship the card deck to you. Open to US residents only. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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 July 8, 2016:

Free Online Short Story – Celebrate’s own D.A. Cairns of Square Pegs blog has posted a short story, called “The Darkness of Light,” part of the new Square Pegs Ezine he runs and edits and has opened to submissions. Read D.A.Cairns’s new short story “The Darkness of Light.”  Check out the Submission Policy for his ezine HERE.


Free Paranormal Thriller eBook – Win a Kindle copy of Shadowed by Ken Hughes, about a guy with enhanced senses hiding in poverty to protect himself but learns you can’t hide forever, sometimes you have to fight. The author is giving away Kindle copies to 2 winners via rafflecopter on Mythical Books blog. (end July 13)


Free SciFi/Fantasy eBooks – 20 people will win the ebook Children of Swan by Coral Walker, about two siblings chasing their mom and dad, to another planet where they are secretly Prince and Princess, and being captured by enemies of the royal court. The author is giving away 20 digital copies via rafflecopter on Mythical Books blog. (Few entries = Good chance to win! ends Aug 1)


Free $20 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Welcome to Sortilege Falls by Libby Heily, about a town where nothing is as it seems and new arrival Grape befriends some beautiful models only to have them fall ill with an incurable disease. Can she solve the mystery and save the girls? The author is giving away a $20 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends July 25)


Free $50 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of In the Absence of You by Sunniva Dee, about a star-crossed romance forbidden by differing cultures between a hot young rock star and the girl who helped him forget his broken heart, the author is giving away a $50 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends July 12)


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

41 comments:

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Too bad I'm international but this giveaway deck sounds great and spooky. Thanks for taking the time to share these freebies Lexa and enjoy your weekend.

Yolanda Renée said...

Those are so very very cool! Love it!

Happy Friday, Lexa!

Laura Clipson said...

Giveaways are always something to celebrate, have a great weekend! :)

dolorah said...

The deck of cards is a cool publicity idea.

JeffO said...

Nice!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your cards look sharp! Wish I could win my own deck.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Good luck to everyone!

Sue Bursztynski said...

Most impressive! I've had bookmarks and posters for my books, but never a deck of cards! I remember when my novel Wolfborn was about yo come out, but too late for the World SF Convention, which was in Melbourne that year. I pleaded with my publisher to give me a chance to promote it. They came through with the first set of bookmarks(designed by the intern, as the publicist was on vacation)and sons pistes be photocopied first chapters that I could take to the con. And that was very impressive considering how little time they had and the intern dud a very good bookmark - only the font was changed when the professionals came back. But a deck of cards? Your publisher is really looking after you! Well done!

Sue Bursztynski said...

Wow, talk about typos! That's "some posters and photocopied first chapters."

Nissa Annakindt said...

Talking about free stuff-- my friend Robert Mullin has a (permanently) free ebook available at https://www.amazon.com/Blood-Wells-Worlds-Robert-Mullin-ebook/dp/B01C5EBJ1W

It's a great story about a lady gladiator on a strange world. I loved it a lot and can't wait to review it. (I hope a few more people download it and read & review it because that would really encourage Robert a lot.)

Some of the small things I'm celebrating this week is a litter of 6 barn kittens. Their very young mama had a litter of 5 in spring that all died. This time all the kittens are healthy and mama was willing to have her babies in the house so I can help her take care of them. (Anyone want a kitten?) Since the kittens are all black or grey I know that the daddy was my 3-legged tomcat (who is going in for surgery soon.)

Birgit said...

Those playing cards are cool! Great idea to showcase your book. Have a great weekend!

Dr. Theda said...

We are not one for winning things... our "Luck" does not allow for that...
But we will enter anyway... have a pleasant weekend, dear Lady Lexa...

Heather Sebastian said...

Thanks so much! :)

L.G. Smith said...

Well that's a different sort of giveaway than you usually see. Happy Friday to you! :)

The Cynical Sailor said...

I love the idea of playing cards as a giveaway. Not only a neat idea, but very practical.

cleemckenzie said...

There seems to be a deck of cards trend suddenly. Very nice promo idea!

Julie Flanders said...

What a fun giveaway. Love the cards! I've noticed one or two of these lately and think it's such a creative idea.
Happy weekend, Lexa!

TheCyborgMom said...

Yay for free stuff! Have a great weekend!
~Katie

Stephen Hayes said...

There are so many wonderful books being offered online. I wish I had time to read more of them.

L.G. Keltner said...

That's a good looking card deck! I love it!

Kate Larkindale said...

Love the cards! I wish I could win some, but I'm not in the US. Wonder if I could use my sister's address...

T. Drecker said...

Love the deck of cards! And we never have enough around here. :)

messymimi said...

Very kind of your publisher. Have a great weekend!

T.F. Walsh said...

OMG they are amazing. I love them... been checking this kind of swag out and damn, they are expensive. Your publisher is awesome for doing this:) So wish I could enter.

SENCO Cat Herder said...

Wish I could enter your giveaway as I collect packs of playing cards. My dad used to work for Waddingtons here in the UK who manufactured playing cards as well as board games so he began the collection for me. I just picked up a beautiful card box complete with two vintage packs of US cards recently from a vintage fair - they may be heading over to my son I think when he sees them because they do look exceptionally "cool" and manly!! Thanks again for hosting, Lexa and have a great weekend :) Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

Julia Thorley said...

Shame I can't enter the draw from here in the UK. Mind you, we're in such turmoil here at the moment that this is just one more reason to move!

Kim Lajevardi said...

I entered. My fingers are crossed for the cool cards. Gotta love swag, especially book swag.

Have a great weekend, Lex!

M.J. Sydney said...

I love this deck of cards. Awesome promotion and a beautiful cover!

Tara Tyler R said...

yay for your celebrations! and i entered your giveaway - how cool!

and also wanted to say thanks for your retweets! youre the best!

Libby Heily Author said...

I just entered! And I added Bloodwalker to my TBR!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Your cards look fabulous. Sadly, they're not available in Canada. Off to enter your giveaway.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Lexa, I'm so goofy. In my attempt to combine posts, do return visits, and make blog post repairs I failed to hop over to your place. I'm sharing CTST with my mid-week blog buds during the summer while traffic is slow and I fix things on my site. I just wanted you to know in case you didn't already. Anywho, cool idea with the playing cards with your book cover for a giveaway. Have a good day. I'll see you around, maybe not on the same day, but I'm here! ;)

Julie Waldron said...

My son in law would love these cards!

Tamara Narayan said...

That's a great cover for a set of cards. This is the third set I've signed up for a chance to win.

Loni Townsend said...

Your cards look pretty darn neat. I like the cover you went with. I'm tempted to figure out how to make my own deck now!

Lisa Brown said...

really neat card deck, thanks for the chance :)

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

Oh my, such a trauma when your water tank breaks. The rest of us are sure to appreciate our water when it spurts out whenever we need it. Sorry your plumbing had all those issues, but you did a great job telling the story. Hoep you have a peaceful, uneventful weekend.

Yvonne Ventresca said...

Not sure if my comment went through? Loving the hop so far, Lexa!

barkergirl33 said...

Very cool! I'm excited about the book and the deck of cards, what a great idea. Fingers crossed because I can't wait to read it and be lucky enough to have such a unique deck. Thank you! ( Raine on RC buzzyngabe at yahoo dot com )

Sabrina Joy said...

I love and adore this blog hop! Seeing everyone celebrate something, big or small, is an awesome way of keeping up good feelings! And thank you very much for this giveaway! It is so awesome of you and I also love the freebies you posted. I'm definitely checking them out!

[Whatever U are, be a good one!] said...

Awesome giveaway!
Thank You for the chance

Fiona N

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