Friday, March 3, 2017

Celebrate: Keep On Keeping On & Giveaways!

Most weeks I have specific things to celebrate. This week, nothing much happened... It was a ho-hum week. The only thing different is we got a new doorbell. (Exciting, right?) But I wrote a bit, reviewed some, cooked some, cleaned a little, and basically lived a normal life -- and that's good enough for me!

I want to give a shout out to a CP with, and I quote, "an AWFUL cold." So these are for Kim, but you'll get a chuckle out of them, too.







Has your winter been healthy or not so much?


Saturday is the last day to enter the rafflecopter to win a copy of the Audiobook of BLOODWALKER. Enter below.

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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 March 3, 2017:


Free Signed YA Fantasy Novel – Win Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas, about a girl who’s 23rd in line for the crown until the king and all his court are poisoned; then she finds herself queen, surrounded by untrustworthy advisers and others who want to blame the poisoning on her. She must decide how far she is willing to go to keep the crown. Enter via rafflecopter on the YA Books Central blog. (ends March 7)


Free 5 Dystopian Novels – To celebrate the release of The Walls are Closing In by Jacqui Castle, the author is offering a 5-novel dystopian book bundle, which includes: 1984 by George Orwell, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, and Divergent by Veronica Roth. Enter by doing tasks on an Entry Form on the Gleam blog. (ends April 12)


Free 1 Fantasy Novel, 4 Fantasy Novel Box Set, & 1 Fantasy Coloring Book (for Canadians only) – Win Enchanted by Alethea Kontie, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles (4 novel box set) by Patricia C. Wrede, and Color Me Enchanted by Masha D’yans and Gala Lazuli. Enter on the Entry Form on the Pawsitive Living blog. (ends March 10)


Free 9 Chances for the Book of Your Choice – 9 separate blogs with different rafflecopters are each offering you the book of your choice (under $18). They can be new releases or old as long as you live in a country that Book Depository ships to. Enter via rafflecopter at The Book Date blog. Below the rafflecopter is a linky with 8 other blogs with different rafflecopters that you can enter, too. Go forth and enter all 9!! (ends March 15) 


Free $25 Amazon Card, Signed Fantasy Novel, Stuffed White Tiger – To celebrate the release of Emerge Beyond Circles by John Geers, about two couples whose destinies are entwined with an ancient Siberian witch. The author’s giving away a $25 Amazon card, a signed paperback of the novel, and a stuffed white tiger. Enter on the John Geers blog. (ends Mar 10)

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

40 comments:

Ann V. Friend said...

Let's just say not so much and getting better. I like the get well quotes! (smile) Enjoy your day and weekend Lexa! Blessings!

messymimi said...

Sometimes not having much happen is a good thing. Happy Friday!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Average weeks happen. Better than a bad week.
My wife and I haven't caught anything this year. We usually don't get sick.

Cathy Keaton said...

The cat puns! I love them.... :D

Natalie Aguirre said...

Yes, sometimes just having a normal week is good. We need to appreciate the basics in life more.

JeffO said...

Had some days here and there where I wasn't feeling well, but no flat-out, actual get me to the doctor kinds of illnesses, thankfully. Not even a real cold, now that I think about it. Enjoy your weekend!

The Cynical Sailor said...

Overall, we've been healthy this winter. I did have a cold that knocked me down for a few days, but nothing serious.

Unknown said...

Sometimes "normal" is O.K. So enjoy the norm.

Tamara Narayan said...

Compared to last year, we have been healthy--knock on wood. Last year I had pneumonia twice (caught it from my daughter). It was awful. Had to enter the contest with the tiger--I'm totally addicted to stuffed animals.

Stacy Uncorked said...

Like John mentioned, I'd rather have a ho-hum week vs. a bad week. :) LOVED the get well doohickeys - they made me giggle!

Thanks for allowing me to join in the fun! Have a great weekend! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Considering my kitty barfed in the hallway this morning, I think she needs a purramedic.

Kate Larkindale said...

Sometimes average weeks are just what you need, so celebrating them is no bad thing. Thankfully I haven't been sick yet this year, but with autumn just around the corner, I'm sure it won't be long before the first cold of the season.

Nissa Annakindt said...

I love the picture of the gray kitten with the knit blanket. Makes me think of my kitty Simon who had a bad infection from a cat fight. But he's better now after a vet visit and a week or more of being the only kitty who got to sleep with me at night.

Nissa
http://myantimatterlife.wordpress.com

Andrew Leon said...

Normal life? What's that?

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

Hope your friend is better soon.I'm sure those adorable pictures will cheer her up. Happy weekend.

Birgit said...

We have a doorbell that doesn't work! It's new too but never really worked well. Glad you have one and probably more reliable than ours. I have, so far, avoided the usual illnesses but I am loving the pics you showed

Stephen Hayes said...

In answer to your question, I've been well all winter but now I'm fighting a cold. Take care.

Kim Lajevardi said...

Those are awesome! Thanks for the laughs and the well wishes. ❤

Normal weeks are glorious. Too many of hem are definitely not normal. 😉

Dr. Theda said...

Dear Lady Lexa... we have very little and with health issues... We do enjoy the little things ... there may not be much , so, we really cherish what little there is to be had ... Living with-out makes you savor Whatever you have... A pleasant weekend to you and yours ... and a get well soon to your Friend.... and Hello from Marshville...

Maria Perry Mohan said...

Wow, plenty of free stuff here. I also have a very simple life and sort of enjoy small things like cooking something nice, getting a half an hour to write, that sort of thing, but cleaning? Oh, I hate that. It has to be done, however.

Sharon Himsl said...

I can relate to the doorbell. Hubby wanted
two new ones and I still get them confused. Have a restful weekend!

Rhonda Albom said...

I got a new door bell too. Only mine is exciting. It plays circus music every time someone rings.

Patricia Lynne said...

I'm currently sick so I'm eagerly waiting for it to pass. On my days off too! But the boss is glad for that because yesterday we had a few employees out sick already.

T. Drecker said...

The ho-hum week seems to be going around. I only put flowers on my celebration because not much happened here either. A door bell is pretty neat! Hope Kim feels better. We've actually had a pretty healthy winter. Wow.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Lexa, Celebrating a ho-hum week isn't bad. I love the giggles! DD #2 has the flu and isn't feeling too well right now so I may send her one of these pix. It's sure to make her smile! I haven't been sick, sick just sick of allergy flare-ups which have bothered me since last fall. I'd rather be sick sick once in a while instead of suffering through allergies every day for weeks and months on end. It's just crazy! Have a good weekend, my friend!

DMS said...

I have been sick on and off since right before the new year. Colds, sinus pain, an assortment of things. Hoping once spring gets here all will be better. :)

The kitty in the Kleenex is so darn cute. :)

Have a great weekend and week!
~Jess

J.H. Moncrieff said...

Aside from jet lag, my winter has been quite healthy...and I try not to complain about jet lag too much, lest someone shoot me. :)

Hope your CP feels better soon!

Patsy said...

I don't mind 'ho hum' weeks where nothing particularly exciting happens as a break between more frantic times.

Yvonne Ventresca said...

Hooray for new doorbells and I hope your CP feels better!

SENCO Cat Herder said...

Sometimes having a normal week can be a very welcome relief and certainly something to celebrate! Here's to Ho Hum :) As for Winter Wellness, I think being out of a classroom has certainly been good for my health - I've been fighting fit all winter except for a few evenings feel rather tired on the sofa. I think that's more to do with it being so dark at night through the winter months so looking forward to spring coming soon :)
Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

Julia Thorley said...

There's nothing wrong with celebrating the mundane. We all know a lot of what's posted online is nonsense, so I'll happily celebrate 'Hey, I'm normal!'

H.R. Sinclair, Southpaw said...

Aw, what a sweet get well post.

cleemckenzie said...

Sorry about being sick. Hope by this time you're out from under the covers and back to your usual energetic self. Congrats to the winners of Bloodwalker.

Libby Heily Author said...

Sometimes just having a normal life for a few days is amazing. Sorry I missed the giveaway for the audiobook!

L.G. Keltner said...

This winter started out with everyone in our house being ill. Now everyone seems healthy. Maybe I shouldn't say that though. I might be inviting bad luck.

Ho-hum weeks happen. I'd rather have that than disaster, anyway. I hope this week is a good one!

LD Masterson said...

Love the get-well kitties.

Enjoy the ho-hum weeks. They give you time to re-charge.

Jenny Baranick said...

Hope your doorbell "rings" you lots of happiness. Sorry--the feline pun made me do it.

klahanie said...

Hey Lexa,

Loads of info and a bit of a chuckle. Heck, even a certain Jack Russell dog liked the cat captions.

You got a new doorbell and I got a new knob. Moving swiftly on...have fun, even with a ho-hum week.

Gary :)

Crystal Collier said...

Hey, a new doorbell is an exciting thing. =)

We just had our run of sickness. Actually, my hubby is still in the midst of it and I'm hoping everyone else is past. Too many visits to the doctor... Glad to be on the tail end. Hope you're over it for good.

Theresa Milstein said...

Aw, these kitten pictures are perfect for a sick friend! Everyone's been getting sick.

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