Friday, July 1, 2016

Celebrate: TGIF! & Giveaways

This week I'm celebrating:
1) It's Friday! TGIF! Woohoo!
2) My air-conditioner has been limping along, barely keeping my writing room cool although it's set on its lowest degree. I figured it was leaking Freon (a problem it had after it was first installed).  My husband was just on the point of calling the repairmen when he asked me:

HIM: When was the last time you cleaned the filters?
ME: Uh...filters? 
HIM: You know, the ones where you lift the top of the machine and take them out.
ME: Umm, but that machine is really high on the wall. I can't reach it like the window one we have in the living room. And besides this is a split one. Doesn't that mean only the fan portion is here and there are filters on the main part of it on the outside wall of the apartment?
HIM: No, they're on the inside part. Are you telling me you've never cleaned the filters? In the FIVE YEARS we've had it?
ME *sheepishly*: Noooo...

So guess what happened when I finally got on a chair and lifted the cover?  I found the filthiest, most dust-covered filters known to man. 

Now, the newly cleaned filters are back in and my room is colder than an igloo. LOL!

Am I the only one who has forgotten to clean the filters in their air-conditioner?

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 1, 2016:

Free YA Contemp eBook – Download Sudden Secrets by the amazing YA writer, C. Lee McKenzie. "One death. One secret. Then two. Add small town bigotry and you have Sudden Secrets." The book is free when you sign up for Lee’s newsletter. I already get her newsletters, and she always has great info about places she’s visited, her books, and how to market effectively. Get Sudden Secrets HERE (scroll to bottom of the page) (ends July 4)

Free Signed YA Dystopian/SF/Thriller Trilogy – Win the Legacy Trilogy by Ellery Kane, that takes place in San Francisco in the year 2041 where the populace is kept quiet and cooperative by a mood-altering drug and a military group called The Guardians. A teen, whose psychologist mother is one of the ones giving people the drug, joins a rebel force seeking to free the people. The author is giving away a signed copy of the entire Legacy trilogy via rafflecopter  on the My Book Addiction blog. (ends July 7)

Free Signed ARC of the MG Contemp – Win I Am Drums by Mike Grosso, about a Middle School girl who wants to play the drums but can’t afford a set, nor can her school, nor can her parents, but she’s determined to find a way. The author is giving away a signed ARC of the novel. Enter via rafflecopter on My Book Addiction blog. (ends July 10)

Free $35 & $20 Amazon gift cards and 2 Paranormal Novels – To celebrate the release of Phantom Embrace (of the Immortal Guardians series) by Dianne Duvall, about an immortal who can see spirits and is falling in love with one although it can only lead to heartbreak. The author is giving away a $35 and a $20 Amazon card, plus two signed books in the series, Night Unbound and Shadows Strike, via rafflecopter on the Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends July 4)

Free $50 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Gypsy Love by Angela McPherson and Lynn Vroman, about an immortal seeking revenge against the gypsy family that cursed him and the beautiful doctor of the clan who sees him in her dreams, the authors are giving away a $50 Amazon card via rafflecopter on Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends July 6)

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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