Friday, December 30, 2016

Celebrate: New Year & Giveaways

It's not quite New Year's yet, but I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year since I don't post on Sundays.

I'm thankful I was lucky in 2016, having a great new publisher and releasing one novel (Bloodwalker) to solid reviews and re-releasing another novel (Soul Cutter) a YA originally pubbed in 2013. I have another two coming in 2017, I hope! I'll definitely release my Alaskan thriller (Coldest Night) and will try to get my Paris thriller/mystery (Paris Underworld) out in 2017 too, though it may be 2018 before that one is officially released. (I have to learn to limit my social media time in 2017 otherwise nothing will be released! Ack!)

A number of friends haven't had a very good 2016, to them I wish a much better 2017!!



Do you spend too much time on social media? What do you do to limit your time there so you can get other things done? 

My kind and wonderful co-hosts of Celebrate the Small Things are:
L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge
Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

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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 Dec 30, 2016:

Free 11 Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy eBooks – Win 11 books including Cloaked in Fur and Cloaked in Christmas by Celebrate’s own T.F. Walsh plus the entire Zyan Star 4-book series by A.A. Chamberlynn. The winners will receive Book Funnel download links for the books. Enter via rafflecopter on Fantasy Book Giveaways blog. (ENDS DEC 31)


Free Books, Some on Sale, All Genres—Celebrate’s own Patricia Lynn and 17 other authors are offering a special ONE DAY ONLY giveaway and sale on January 1st. Visit the linky list of the 18 authors who’re giving their books away or putting their books on sale on Jan 1 on the Story Dam blog. (One Day Only—January 1st).


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

28 comments:

JeffO said...

Looks like you're well on the way to making 2017 a good one--Happy New Year, Lexa!

Blogger and Facebook are pretty much the only forms of social media I'm on. Since I blog once a week and don't follow a huge number of blogs, that's kind of self-limiting, and since I've been enjoying Facebook less and less as 2016 has gone on (and never liked it all that much to begin with!), it's pretty easy to not spend hours and hours there.

Unknown said...

Have a Healthy and Happy New Year, Lexa.


Marilyn @ onbecomingawriter.com

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I just wish there were ten of me.

Happy New Year! 2016 was a good year for me but I hope 2017 is better for all of us.

The Cynical Sailor said...

Happy New Year Lexa! Sounds like 2016 treated you well and I'm sure 2017 will do the same :-)

Nissa Annakindt said...

For the past few months I haven't been spending ENOUGH time on social media. As a person with Asperger Syndrome, social media is the only way I have of making friends, and staying off social media means I have no social contacts whatsoever, other than my mother. It makes me lonely and depressed.

But I'm getting back into the swing of things and have blogged three days in a row and checked my Facebook page for the same number of days. It seems like my social media friends still remember who I am.

Nissa from
http://myantimatterlife.wordpress.com

Patricia Lynne said...

Good luck with all your upcoming releases.
My hope is 2017 has less time spent in hospitals and more in front of the computer writing.

Suzanne Furness said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year too, Lexa. I limit my time by taking short breaks away from blogging/twitter a week here or there helps me re-focus. I've never got into Facebook. I'm hoping to get stuck into writing in the new year so may have to limit some time online!

Kate Larkindale said...

Happy New Year Lexa! Looks like 2017 is going to be busy for you. Good luck with your releases and may the book sales keep growing.

messymimi said...

Congratulations on the books this year, and i hope you get the next two out soon! Happy New Year!

T. Drecker said...

Have a very Happy New Year! You had a great year and here's wishing you that it will carry on.

Ann V. Friend said...

Have a blessed and Happy New Year!!

Patricia said...

Sounds like you have a busy year ahead of you. Congrats on the books! The only "social media" I do is writing and reading blogs. That's enough! I am going to try to be more disciplined and keep my online time reasonable.

Happy New Year, Lexa. See you next year.

Denise Covey said...

Happy New Year, Lexa! We'd get a lot more writing done without social media for sure. We all need to step back and consider slowing down if it means more words written.

Weekend-Windup said...

Wish you and your family a happy New Year 2017. Let this year be a happy one:)

Julia Thorley said...

I think we're all hoping that 2017 will be a better year, Lexa. Thanks for sharing all your news over the last 12 months, and I'm looking forward to reading more.

Heather R. Holden said...

Happy New Year! How exciting that you plan to release two novels in a single year. I don't think I could ever be that ambitious, haha. Best of luck with 'em! And LOL, social media is such a time suck, for sure. We'd probably all get heaps more done if that weren't around... XD

Cathy Kennedy said...

Lexa, Happy New Year to you, my friend! I hope 2017 brings you many good blessings your way. I believe this new year holds a bright future. I'm looking forward to another year of continuing our friendship. God bless! ;)

Cherdo said...

When I'm stressed or have a lot on my plate, I can turn my back on social media. I'm a little more than perturbed that as I age, stress seems to be winning. I don't think I have yet to return to normal after my son's accident and now my Mom is showing signs of dementia (the conversations alone are enough to stress me out...she thinks my long dead father and great grandmother are in the house). Such is life!

Happy New Year, Lexa and God bless!

Cathy Keaton said...

Happy New Year! Glad 2016 treated you well and here's wishing you an even better 2017.

I didn't get a lot of writing done (nor reading), but 2016 was a great year, anyway! I'll just make sure I actually get a lot of writing and reading done in 2017.

cleemckenzie said...

You've had a spectacular year, Lexa and I know 2017 will be even better than the last.

Sherry Ellis said...

Looks like you're off to a great start in 2017! Wishing you continued success!

Julie Flanders said...

Happy New Year to you, Lexa!!! Here's to a wonderful 2017. :)

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Here's to a great, exciting 2017 for you, Lexa, with more new books.
I hope to be better organized with my social media this year. We'll see.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Yay for 2017! Your Quests sound exciting, Lexa. Looking forward to your new works. Happy New Year.

Annie Neugebauer said...

Happy, happy New Year to you, Lexa. I hope it's wonderful!

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Congrats on your upcoming plans! Happy New Year!

DMS said...

Love that 2016 was such a great year for you and it looks like 2017 has a lot of awesome things in store too. Wishing you a happy and healthy year! Happy writing!
~Jess

Rhonda Albom said...

Congratulations on a successful year. A release and re-release is great.

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