Friday, March 10, 2017

Celebrate: My Rose Glasses & Giveaways!

This week, I'm celebrating new glasses! You know those weirdos who're always putting off doctors visits? Well, I'm one -- and that includes dentists and optometrists. I've needed new glasses for about 4 years and every year my vision, particularly on my laptop, got worse. Finally I went, got the prescription, and now I have the glasses! They're rose colored. My new rose-colored glasses to make my world more beautiful!

Do you tend to put off doctors appointments? How about eyesight? Glasses, contacts, or are you a lucky 20/20 person?

New Release & Giveaway
from Cathrina Constatine!


      Peace demonstrations, sit-ins, and burning the U.S. flag following the escalation of the Vietnam War are leading to a catalyst known to the world as the Sixties, and a musical revolution, flower power, hippies, marijuana, and drugs are carrying the generations—young and old—into a new decade. All the while sixteen-year-old Mary Monroe is caught between being an innocent good girl and an autumn of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll.
      When her brother offers a solution to her dilemma in the form of a little pill, Mary ignores the rumba in her brain and takes a walk on the wild side. Plunged into popularity and a life she’s only imagined, she meets Michael Covington, the hot newcomer, and she’s instantly drawn in by his less than flawless exterior and bad boy sex appeal. Caught up in the danger and excitement as they drift from party to party, into underground fight clubs, and through a series of drug and alcohol fueled adventures, Mary follows her new crush into a world where young girls are never truly safe from the predators lurking in the shadows and young men are hiding from the harsh reality of war.
      Feeling buzzed and as if her life is spinning out of control, Mary is assaulted by an unknown man at a party, and she’s left questioning if the enigmatic Michael is truly her hero or if he is the face behind the terrible attack. With every piece of information Mary learns about Michael, her doubts grow deeper, but with every minute she spends in his presence, so does her love.
      With the war and her fear threatening to separate Mary and Michael forever, only the death of a friend, a crushing confession, and her own sensibilities can carry her over the threshold between adolescence and adulthood.


Cathrina Constantine is the Best Selling author of Don’t Forget To Breathe. Her book won Readers’ Favorite International Book Award for 2015 and The Literary Classics Seal of Approval and Literary Classics Gold Award. Her Paranormal Fantasy, Wickedly They Come has been awarded the 5 Star Seal from Reader’s Favorite. Tallas from her dystopian series received Literary Classics Silver Award and Literary Classics Seal of Approval.

Cathrina resides in Western New York with her husband, five children, two Labrador Retrievers and her cat, Bones. When not attached to her computer, she likes to take long walks in the woods with her dogs, drink way too much coffee, and is an avid movie watcher. She loves music and doesn’t need a dance floor to shake a leg.

Author links: 
Blog     Goodreads       Facebook      Twitter       Amazon Author 

International offer for a $25 Amazon Card
and 3 copies of the ebook

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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 March 10, 2017:

Free Download of Comedy Short Story – Celebrate’s own Julia Thorley has a free short story out called “Briefs Encounter.” I read it, adored it, and gave it 5-stars! I guarantee lots of chuckles as you read this short tale about a woman being thrust into an embarrassing close encounter with an aggressive escalator and a man who may be too busy laughing to be her savior! 
Download now for FREE -- Judy Thorley's “Briefs Encounter” on Smashwords

Free Download of YA Contemp Novel – Download Sliding on the Edge by C. Lee McKenzie, about a teen girl destined to be a nobody until she winds up on a California horse ranch with a grandmother she's never known and meets Magic, a doomed horse that "understands" her isolation and her secret desire to destroy herself.
Download Sliding on the Edge FREE here:

Free Signed Scottish Medieval Romance Novel – Win The Beauty by New York Times bestselling author Claire Delacroix, about a woman helping an injured warrior to regain his family home. Enter via Entry Form on the Deborah Cooke blog. (ends March 30)

Free Mystery Thriller Paperback – Win The Madonna of Notre Dame by Alexis Ragougneau, about the murder of a beautiful nun in Notre Dame cathedral and the detectives trying to solve the case. Enter via Entry Form on the France Book Tours blog. (US only; ends March 30)

Free Superstition Mystery Large-Print Hardback – Win Unlucky Charms by Linda O. Johnston, about a dog boutique owner who hopes her new line of good-luck doggy toys will be a hit, especially the stuffed rabbits with extra-large feet when several local shops—including hers—are ransacked and vandalized with spilled salt and other unlucky charms. Enter via Entry Form on the Linda O. Johnston blog. (ends Mar 30)

Free Kindle Fire, 50 Romance Novels or 10 eBook Bundle – Win a fantastic 50 book bundle of paperbacks from some of the hottest romance authors around, a Kindle Fire, or an ebook bundle of 10 of bestselling romance books. Enter via Entry Form on the Pick Me Romance blog. (US only; ends March 31)

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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