Friday, November 4, 2016

Celebrate: Thank you & Giveaways

The Only Thing to Fear is --
Ducklings!

This week I'm celebrating:

1) My regular internet connection came back 4 days after the giant rain storm, so I won't have to go to their office and complain. Yay!
2) Even though it might seem I wasted my money paying for another connection when I only needed it for 4 days, there was no way to tell if the regular connection would come back after 4 days or 4 weeks.
3) If it would have happened on a Monday, maybe I wouldn't have freaked out. But it was on a Thursday when I write my Celebrate post! I treasure all the Celebrate The Small Things members and all those who stop by my blog.  I love reading everyone's posts, and I feel like I'd let you down if I disappeared and didn't post or visit.  In Jan 2015, when I took over hosting the Celebrate hop from VikLit, I wrote her: "Unless I'm in the hospital or dead, I promise to post every Friday and do my best to visit other participants." And I've done so every week for almost 2 years -- and no giant rain storm will ever stop me!

My sincere thanks to eveyone who visits my blog. You keep me motivated. You keep me going. You make it a pleasure to be in this blogging community! :)


There are 2 NEW RELEASES this week:



     A murder enveloped in pain and mystery...

     When Canada's retired Minister of National Defense, Leland Warner, is murdered in his home, the case is handed to Corporal Danny Killian, an aboriginal man tortured by his wife's unsolved murder.
     The suspect, 60-year-old Sally Warner, still grieves for the loss of her two sons, dead in a suicide/murder eighteen months earlier. Confused and damaged, she sees in Corporal Killian a friend sympathetic to her grief and suffering and wants more than anything to trust him.
     Danny finds himself with a difficult choice—indict his prime suspect, the dead minister's horribly abused wife or find a way to protect her and risk demotion. Or worse, transfer away from the scene of his wife’s murder and the guilt that haunts him...
Buy:        AMAZON    B&N    KOBO   DANCING LEMUR PRESS


Joylene Nowell Butler is the author of three suspense novels: Dead Witness, Broken But Not Dead, and the steampunk collaboration Break Time

She lives with her husband and their two cats Marbles and Shasta on beautiful Cluculz Lake in central British Columbia. They spend their winters in Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico.
Contact:    BLOG   TWITTER   FACEBOOK    GOODREADS  




      Blake Herro is a cop in the Cleveland Police Force. Ever since he was a child he wanted to do right by the city he loved by cleaning up the streets and protecting its citizens. Red, a notorious mobster, has other plans.
      On a bitter December night, ten police officers are drawn into a trap and killed by Red’s followers. Blake wants to bring down the Mob to avenge his fallen brothers and to prevent other cops from being murdered. Except the only way he can do that is by infiltrating the Mob.
      Every minute he’s with these mobsters he’s in danger. Around every corner lies the threat of coming face to face with a gun. Will he make it out of the Mob alive or will he be their next victim?
Buy:   AMAZON     B&N     KOBO     WILD ROSE PRESS


30 Seconds, the story that follows 30 Seconds Before, is on sale for 99 Cents. Get it at this discount so you can read the entire story from start to finish!
Buy:     AMAZON     B&N     KOBO     WILD ROSE PRESS


Chrys Fey is the author of the Disaster Crimes Series (Hurricane Crimes and Seismic Crimes), as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death. She is an administrator for the Insecure Writer's Support Group and heads their monthly newsletter.
Contact:    WEBSITE     BLOG     FACEBOOK     TWITTER   


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 Nov 4, 2016:

YOU CAN STILL GET THESE 2 FREE DOWNLOADS:

Free Horror Short Story CollectionLAST DAY to download your FREE copy of Celebrate’s own Tamara Narayan’s short story collection “Heart Stopper and Other Stories.” The disappearance of random household items baffles Dallas Radner and his eleven-year-old daughter, Tessa. Ten plastic bags, nine ballpoint pens...what's next? This odd countdown should end on November 1, The Day of the Dead. That's also Tessa's birthday and the one-year anniversary of her surgery, the day her heart stopped on the operating table. Dallas almost lost Tessa then. On this November 1, one thing will vanish forever. Will it be his daughter?
Download the collection FREE from Monday Oct 31 – Friday Nov 4 on Amazon.

Free Download of Time-Travel/Paranormal Romance Novel LAST 2 DAYS to download your FREE copy of MOONLESS (1st book in the Maiden of Time series) by Crystal Collier. A girl in 1768 England is amazed by her transformation into a beauty and horrified by the arrival of murderous wraiths. She must decide whether to escape an arranged marriage and join the man she loves to fight off the dangerous threat. (MOONLESS is free to promote the release of TIMELESS, the 3rd book in the series). 
Download the book FREE from Tues Nov 1 – Saturday Nov 5 on Amazon.



Free MG Comedy/Thriller/Horror Novel – Win a copy of Monsterville by Sarah S. Reida, about a 13-yr-old girl who wants to be a filmmaker and finds a friendly monster to be the star when her sister is taken by not-so-friendly monsters that live Below, she must be brave enough to get her back. The author is giving copies to five winners via rafflecopter on the YA Book Central blog. (ends Nov 10)

Free 2 Signed Paperbacks YA SciFi/Dystopian – To celebrate the release of The Gauntlet (Book 3 in The Cage series) by Meagan Shepherd, about teens who must fight in a competition to earn their freedom from a universe taken over by corrupt humans and dangerous aliens, the author is giving away the first two books in the series, The Cage and The Hunt, via rafflecopter on the YA Books Central blog. (ends Nov 10)

Free $20 Amazon Gift Card and an MG Thriller Novel – Win Curse of the Boggin (The Library series Book 1) by D.J. MacHale, about 13-yr-old Marcus who’s having enough trouble in school without being haunted by a ghost who wants to give him a key to a mysterious library. Enter via rafflecopter on the My Book Addiction blog. (ends Nov 7)

Free $25 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Dangerous Kiss (Erotic Romance) by Crystal Kaswell, about a woman who’s heart was broken by her rock-star ex-boyfriend who finds herself irresistibly drawn to him when he comes back to town, the author is giving away a $25 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the Romance Novel Giveaways blog. Few entries = Good chance to win! (ends Nov 9)


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
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