Friday, May 19, 2017

Celebrate: Sour Stomach Cure & Giveaways

Last Saturday, I apparently ate something that was past its expire date and full of germs (bacteria? microbes? ALIENS??). It freaked out my stomach. The result was ... icky. Really, really icky, like I became best friends with a bucket for a couple of days there.

Luckily, my bucket and I parted ways about midweek. During my war with my stomach, only one thing went down and stayed. My sour stomach cure was:


Yes, vanilla ice cream. The cold and creamy consistency did a lot to settle my stomach. My husband said I was being childish, but he went to the store and got more when I asked. (And when it comes to being sick, aren't most of us just big babies anyway?)

So this week, I'm celebrating Vanilla Ice Cream!

Do you have a special "cure" when you get sick that might sound strange to others?

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)

New Release from
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
MY LIFE AT SWEETBRIER


Blurb:
What if you grew up on a horse farm and your single passion was to become a champion horseback rider? The problem is, you were born with a disability. Doctors tell your parents you’ll never walk, let alone ride. What will happen next? What does her dad do that changes her life? Will a failed racehorse and a handicapped girl become a winning team? This is the author’s true story of her journey. Even if Deanie prevails, will she find exactly the right horse to help her win?  

Buy at:  

Author Bio:
        Deanie Humphrys-Dunne is an award-winning children’s author. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children’s Literature and has been featured on several author websites. Her books have won a number of awards and recognition including; The Feathered Quill silver medal, The Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention, Center for Literacy and Primary Poetry Award Finalist, Reader’s Favorite silver medal, and The AuthorsShow.com “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading.”
        Her story, My Life at Sweetbrier, is a captivating book that teaches children life lessons such as perseverance and setting goals. Deanie believes children should be inspired to reach for their dreams because you may accomplish more than you imagined. You may even overcome the odds, like she did.
FIND DEANIE HERE:


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 May 19, 2017:

Free Texas Romance Paperback – Win Texas Fire by Gerry Bartlett, about a billionaire’s spoiled daughter who gets a shock when she finds his will has a string attached—she must work on one of his oil rigs for an entire year or she’s disinherited. Will the tough as nails foreman help her or ruin her chances? Enter via rafflecopter on the Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends June 15)


Free Vampire Thriller eBook – Win 1 of 3 ecopies of Once Bitten, Twice Die by Antony J. Stanton, about the failure of a new drug leading to crazy and enraged patients and a secret clan of ancient vampires who must fight the patients for their own survival. The author is giving away 3 ebooks via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. Very Few Entries = Great chance to win! Enter FAST, ends May 20!


Free 2 Signed YA Contemporary Paperbacks – Win 2 books by Jennifer Gold: The Undiscovered Country, about a girl who joins a volunteer program and goes to South America to try to get over the pain of her mother’s death, and On The Spectrum, about a girl with an unhealthy obsession with living “clean” and her summer in Paris with her young brother who’s on the autism spectrum and what he teaches her about life and love. Enter via rafflecopter on the YA Books Central blog. (US/Can only; ends May 26)


Free $25 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Rook (YA Fantasy) by USA Today bestselling author JC Andrijeski, about an alternative history, psychic warfare, and the one girl who can stop it, the author is giving away a $25 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the My Book Addiction blog. (ends May 25)


Free $25 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of The Quiet Type (Serial Killer Thriller) by Sarah Prescott, about a darkly twisted wife and her husband who’s becoming too suspicious of her, the author is giving away a $25 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the Mythical Books blog. (ends May 25)


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

Friday, May 12, 2017

Celebrate: Snowman Tour & Giveaways

This week I'm celebrating generous authors and reviewers:

1) I was a Guest Author at Mary Ann Poll's Facebook book release party, met a bunch of fun people, and at the end I was one of the lucky ones who'd won an ebook from her.  Yay!
2) On Twitter, a book-blogger tweeted me about reviewing BLOODWALKER. However, he wanted an audiobook and I'd given away the promo codes already. Luckily, the book's narrator was linked into our tweets and he popped up saying he had a code for it. So the book-blogger got a code for the audiobook, and the narrator got my gratitude! Double yay!

Have you ever asked for a book or a product for free from a stranger in exchange for a review?

Returning Celebrate Member – Update Your Blog Rolls:
Our Prime Years (Donna McNichol) http://ourprimeyears.blogspot.com
Welcome back, Donna!

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:



Grab the Linky html-code here:


** 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)

NEW RELEASE FROM 
YOLANDA RENEE
AND A GIVEAWAY!

It takes a true artist to pursue his victims in the art of seduction, and Stowy Jenkins is no exception, especially with blood as his medium.

Stowy Jenkins, aka, Stone, and as Alaskans refer to him, the Snowman, is a true artist. His muse, Gigi, is the ultimate inspiration for his painting. Her rejection inspires him to use a very unusual medium…blood.
While art may be his passion, the taste for blood is his obsession, and multiple murders, the result.
Rookie, Detective Steven Quaid, is no fan of the Snowman’s murderous exhibitions. A twisted and deadly relationship bond the two men and neither knows who will come out of it alive.

BUY ON:    AMAZON     

Author Bio: 
At one time Alaska called to me, and I answered. I learned to sleep under the midnight sun, survive in below zero temperatures, and hike the Mountain Ranges. I've traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and the memories are some of my most valued. The wonders, mysteries and incredible beauty that is Alaska has never left me and thus now influence my writing.

Despite my adventurous spirit, I achieved my educational goals, married, and I have two handsome sons. Writing is now my focus, my newest adventure!

You can connect with me here:
Blog    *     Facebook     *     Twitter     *     Pinterest     *     Email

Yolanda's Books 
& $25 Amazon Gift Card
Giveaway!

* Grand prize - Winner receives a print copy of all four books in the Detective Quaid Series (U.S. and Canada only).
* First place - Winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift certificate.
* Second place - Winner will receive eBook copies of all four books in the Detective Quaid Series.
* There will be 3 runner-up winners and each will win an eBook copy of THE SNOWMAN or one of the other books in the series (winner's choice).
* Giveaway ends June 6, 2017


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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 May 12, 2017:

Free Woman’s Fiction Novel – Win Paris Run Away by Paulita Kinser, about a divorced mom shocked to learn her 17-year-old daughter has run away to Paris with an exchange student, so she hops a plane and joins up with the boy’s father and begins to search – and finds out what living really means. Enter via Entry Form on the France Book Tours blog. (ends June 1)


Free YA Thriller Paperback and $10 Amazon Gift Card– Win Hide From Me by Mary Lindsey, about a young man moving to a small town and finding everyone is hiding secrets, especially the beautiful girl he likes. The author is giving away a $10 Amazon card and an ARC of the novel via rafflecopter on the YA Central Book blog. (ends May 25)


Free $25 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Written in Blood (Thriller) by Alex R. Carver, about a peaceful village becoming the center of murders and the female constable assigned to bring the killer to justice, the author is giving away a $25 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the My Book Addiction blog. (ends May 17)


Free $25 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate Mother’s Day, author Leslie North has put all her box-sets on sale for $0.99 and is giving away a $25 Amazon card. Enter via rafflecopter on the Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends May 17)


Free $65 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Snow: 16 Stories of Forbidden Love by assorted authors, they are giving away a $65 Amazon card via rafflecopter on the Romance Novel Giveaways blog. (ends May 17)


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

Friday, May 5, 2017

Celebrate: Indiana Jane & Giveaways

This week I'm celebrating -- throwing stuff away! 

As you know if you've been reading my posts, I've been shamelessly whining about Spring Cleaning for some weeks. Now that I've finally finished cleaning (YAY!), I realize my writing room is like a garage (or attic). It has a ton of boxes filled with the leftovers from the 2 careers I had before I became a writer (dancer & singer), plus all those things I rarely use (like a sewing machine or suitcases) or never use (like a VHS player and tapes or curtain rods from a different apartment). 

My writing space is half the size it should be because of boxes, and I'm wedged into a little corner. 

Time to go through everything and get rid of as much as possible!

Once I began to organize and decide what to keep, what to giveaway, and what to throw away, I started to feel as if the box stacks grew to gigantic proportions. Soon I might become Indiana Jane and stumble across the Arc of the Covenant!

Using my lazy, snail-speed slow-but-steady approach to work, I hope to be done in a few weeks. 

But if you don't hear from me soon, I may be trapped under the pile. 

Send help!

Do you have a room that's a catchall for all those things you don't know where to put?


New Celebrate Member – Update Your Blog Rolls:
Our Simple Life – http://www.our-simple-life.com/blog
Welcome Marion!

Removed From the Celebrate List – Update Your Blog Rolls:
Two Book Minimum – https://twobookminimum.wordpress.com/

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:



Grab the Linky html-code here:


** 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 May 5, 2017:

Free YA Contemporary Romance – Win 180 Seconds by Jessica Park, about a shy ex-foster child roped into a college experiment to honestly interact with a social media whiz and is shocked by the outcome. Enter the rafflecopter on YA Books Central blog. (US only; ends May 11)


Free YA Science Fiction Novel – Win Defy The Stars by NY Times Bestselling Author Claudia Gray, about an interstellar fighter trying to save her home world when a twist of fate strands her aboard an enemy ship run by an AI who looks human and conceals the secret that can save her planet. Enter via rafflecopter on the YA Books Central blog. (US only; ends May 11)


Free Your Choice of Bestselling Paranormal Author’s Novels – Win any one of Award-winning and NY Times bestselling Paranormal author Linda Howard's books (see her Amazon Author Page). Enter via Entry Form on the Becca Hamilton Books blog. (ends May 15)


Free 10 Bestselling YA Sci-Fi and Fantasy Paperbacks – Win 10 Bestselling YA novels, $150.00 value, including Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Zeus is Dead by Michel G. Munz, The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg, Grave Mistake by Izzy Shows, Ancient Magic by Linsey Hall, Configured by Jenetta Penner, Darkness Brutal by Rachel A Marks, Elementals by Michelle Madow, and The Gender Game by Bella Forrest. Enter via Entry Form on the Maaja Wentz blog. (ends June 1)


Free $75, $25, and $5 Amazon Gift Cards or Paypal Cash – Win one of these Amazon gift cards (1) $75, (1) $25, or (10) $5 or the same amount in Paypal Cash. Enter via rafflecopter on the GKA Giveaways blog. (ends June 14)


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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