Friday, October 21, 2016

Celebrate: Veggies & Giveaways

This week I'm celebrating:
1) Like my beaver friend above, I'm trying to eat more veggies on my diet. They aren't very appetizing. :P  But then I thought -- "Wait! Guacamole and salsa are made of vegetables, and they're yummy!" So I made some ... and then I ate them with tortilla chips.  But don't worry, I ate the corn kind not the flour ones.  After all, corn is a vegetable... ;)
2) Library Journal's starred review of Bloodwalker was published last Saturday! My publisher sent me a jpg of the magazine page, and I transcribed it. You can read it HERE.  
3) I'm thrilled to announce that my publisher, Freedom Fox Press/Dancing Lemur Press L.L.C., has released a new book -- Cling to God by Lynda R. Young.  Congrats to Lynda!!!

Cling to God: A Daily Devotional
by Lynda R Young

Cling to God in the chaos of life…

Cling to God is a book of devotionals for every day of the year. The aim is to encourage Christians in their faith, to help them think about their beliefs and learn more about God. The devotions are short and inspirational so that people with busy lifestyles will still be able to spend time with the Lord each day. It will appeal to a wide Christian audience, to those new in their faith as well as those matured beyond milk and honey.

Author Bio: Lynda R. Young, a Christian first, writes devotionals, articles, and speculative short stories. In her spare time she is also an editor, game developer, artist, and dabbles in photography and all things creative. She lives in Australia with her sweetheart of a husband. You can find her here:
Blog    Twitter    Facebook    Goodreads

Removed from the Celebrate list – Update your blog rolls
Sharon Himsl: Shells, Tales, and Sails (

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 Oct 21, 2016:

Free $25 Amazon Gift Card and Horror eBook – Win The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak, about a woman trying to survive a zombie apocalypse with her sword and psychic powers. The author is giving away an ebook and a $25 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the My Book Addiction blog. (ends Oct 25)

Free $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash – To celebrate the release of The Sapphire Blade by Dorine White, about a boy’s adventures in London and Alexandria where he must solve the puzzle of Cleopatra’s gemstones, the author is giving away a $25 Amazon card or Paypal cash via rafflecopter on the My Creatively Random Life blog.  (ends Oct 30)

Free $75 Amazon or B&N Gift Card – To celebrate the release of A Wedding at Meadows Shore (Romance) by Eva Charles, about a headstrong woman managing a domestic violence agency and the insufferably arrogant playboy she is determined to change, the author is giving away a $75 Amazon or B&N card via rafflecopter on the Romance Novel Giveaway blog. (ends January 20)

Free $100 Amazon Gift Card and 19 MG Paperbacks – Win 1 of 14 paperbacks, a bundle of 5 paperbacks, or a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Enter via rafflecopter on the Ripley Patton blog. (ends Nov 2)

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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