Friday, May 13, 2016

Celebrate: Cloaked in Blood & Lots of Giveaways!

This week I'm celebrating:
1) Publisher edits on BLOODWALKER were completed last week, but could I leave well enough alone?  No.  Especially when the publisher told me to do a final read through and revise anything I wanted to.  (It's writers' little secret that they'd never stop editing if they could. Never!!) So 5 days later, I finished my edits. ...need sleep...
2) Hubby was sick all week, so guess who had to go shopping, get medicine, and do all the chores and cooking?  But now he's on the mend, and I should get some help soon.  :)
3) I'm so proud of my fabulous CP, T.F. Walsh, who has just released the 3rd novel in her Wulfkin Legacy series. Woohoo! 

Cloaked in Blood  by T.F. Walsh 
(The Wulfkin Legacy #3) 
Published by: Crimson Romance
Publication date: May 9th 2016 
Genres: Adult, Paranormal
        The daughter of a sultan alpha, Selena Kurt agrees to an arranged wulfkin mating to protect her sister from a dangerous alpha from the enemy clan. To her surprise, her match is Marcin Ulf, the next in line for the Hungarian throne . . . and the wulfkin who broke her heart years ago.
         Marcin is just as shocked to learn he'll be matched to the enemy's daughter and the woman he's never forgotten. Before they can be paired, however, they're drawn into a tournament where Marcin will compete to free his estranged imprisoned brother, while Selena battles for the life of another wulfkin alpha. Both intend to seize this chance to save those they're fighting for - even if it means facing off with one another just as their romance rekindles.
        Will tribe loyalty triumph, or will they realize they're better off as a team before it's too late?

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Cloaked in Blood is the book 3 in the Wulfkin Legacy series, but can be read a stand-alone-book.

Wulfkin Legacy Series:
Cloaked (prequel to #1) – Out now
Cloaked in Fur (Book #1) – Out now
Cloaked in Secrecy (Book #2) – Out now
Cloaked in Blood (Book #3) – Out now
Cloaked in Christmas – End of 2016

T.F. Walsh emigrated from Romania to Australia at the age of eight and now lives in a regional city south of Sydney with her husband. Growing up hearing dark fairytales, she's always had a passion for reading and writing horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult stories. She balances all the dark with light fluffy stuff like baking and traveling.

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(3 months without a Celebrate post)
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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 May 13, 2016:

Free YA Contemporary Thriller Novel – Win 1 of 5 copies of Look Past by Eric Devine, about a transgender male whose girlfriend is brutally murdered and the killer who’s determined to make him regret his decision to change sexes, the author is giving away the novel via rafflecopter on the YA Books Central blog. (ends May 20)

Free YA SciFi Historical Romance Novel – Win The Guardian by Elizabetta Holcomb, about a Duke in 1312 who will be crucial to the future and the 21st Century girl sent back through time to become his Duchess and protect him from his enemies, the author is giving away the novel via rafflecopter on YA Books Central blog. (ends May 21)

Free YA Dark Paranormal Novel – Win Invision by Sherrilyn Kenyon (NY Times bestselling author), about a the son of a demon overlord tasked with bringing about the end of the world, but all he wants to do is get into a good college, the author is giving away the novel via rafflecopter on the YA Books Central blog. (ends May 25)

Free $10 Amazon Gift Card - To celebrate the release of Run by H.G. Lynch, a Paranormal Romance about a hunted witch who finds sanctuary with a pack of werewolf shifters, but both the alpha and his brother want to claim her for their own, the author is giving away a $10 Amazon card via rafflecopter on Juniper Grove Book Solutions blog. (ends May 22)
Free $10 Amazon Gift Card - To celebrate the release of True Born (YA Dystopian SciFi) by L.E. Sterling, about a future where radiation has damaged the Earth, creating separate levels of survivors between those who struggle to fix their DNA and the few who are immune, the author is giving away a $10 Amazon card via rafflecopter on My Book Addiction blog. (ends May 23)

Free $20 Amazon Gift Card – To celebrate the release of Eerie by C.M. McCoy, about a young woman hiding out at a spooky university to evade an ancient beast sworn to kill her, the author is giving away a $20 Amazon card via rafflecopter on Juniper Grove Book Solutions blog. (ends May 30)

Free $50 Amazon Gift Card - To celebrate the release of Everafter (Paranormal Romance) by M. Lathan, about a young woman dying of cancer who is changed into an immortal being who can control life and death with a single touch, the author is giving away a $50 Amazon card via rafflecopter on My Book Addiction blog. (ends May 18)

For Foxy's other Freebies, go to the Freebie page.

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T.F. Walsh said...

Super excited to be on your blog.. thank you for being so amazing:)

Huge congrats on getting your edits completed. I bet it feels so good.

Sue Bursztynski said...

Ack! I have a tendency to keep editing and editing until I'm sick of the thing, then I submit it! And if it's accepted, it gets editedsome more, of course. There's always something I didn't notice and maybe just as well when someone else does; I've had stuff that I didn't notice - and neither did my publishers! - till AFTER it was published!

Kate Larkindale said...

Yay for finishing edits! And congrats to Tania on her new release.

Cathrina Constantine said...

Lexa, I totally agree with you about never feeling our mss are edited enough. I could go on for years. So glad you finally finished!!! Sorry to hear of your hubby sickness, but glad he's getting better. Have a nice weekend.

Congrats to T.F.!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Awesome the edits are done! Between that and your husband feeling better, you'll get to enjoy the weekend.
Big congratulations to TF.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Yes, it is always hard to stop the editing. Glad yours is done. And awesome that your husband is feeling better and can help.

Congrats to TF on her book.

JeffO said...

As I go through my current manuscript before resubmitting to my agent, I'm finding a few places where I made at times substantial changes right before sending it to her--places that make me scratch my head and say WTF??? Tinkering is one thing; be careful about going overboard!

messymimi said...

That pup looks the way i feel! Glad your husband is on the mend.

Tonja Drecker said...

Congrats to the last round of edits! Editing monsters are the worst.
Congrats again to TF!

Yolanda Renée said...

Love the cloaked series! Congrats TF!

I do that too, edits come back and it's rewrite time, for the nth time! LOL

Love all the freebies!

PlanetKimberly said...

Congratulations on your edits and to T.F. on her book. Whoo hoo!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Is that what happened? LOL

Cloaked has a hot cover.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats to Walsh on her latest book. Checked her out and decided to get the Cloaked prequel. It was priced at a steal and I'm intrigued to how the introduction will go for this series. Thanks for having her over Lexa. Love the tired dog pic and quote. Good that husband is on the mend and edits are going well. Enjoy your weekend!

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Congratulations to T. F. Sounds intriguing, and what a cover.
Sorry your husband's been sick. Hope he's all well now.
Ha, ha. I had to laugh about your edits. I did the same thing with my story. Sometimes it's best to just let go. :)

Patricia said...

Glad you got the edits done and finalized. Hope your hubs is better and can get back to work. :) Thanks for keeping me on the blogroll while I was awol.

Anonymous said...

I hope you and your husband have a restful weekend. I enjoyed T.F.'s latest book.

Heather R. Holden said...

Congrats on finally wrapping up your edits! I can relate to the urge to edit forever, especially when it comes to my artwork, LOL. Hope you get the sleep you need this weekend!

Anonymous said...

Ha, ha, I'm like that, too. That's part of why it's taking me so long to get Book 2 out. I can't stop editing. Sorry to hear that your husband was sick. I'm glad he's feeling better now. Congrats to T.F.!

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

congrats on all the good news with your book and to your friend for the new book. Glad your husband is feeling better. Have a great week.

Melancholy and Menace said...

I'm glad your husband's feeling better.

Loving the sound of T.F.Walsh's book.

So happy to read that you're getting a lot done.

Have a wonderful weekend ♥ said...

Congrats to TF! And yay for finishing Bloodwalker! Super excited to get my copy when it's released.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Congratulations, Tania! Congratulations to you, Lexa for finishing your last round of edits. A new book is an awesome event!

Ravyne said...

Congrats on finishing your edits, Lexa! And yay for Tonia! I hope you have a more restful week ahead :) ~Lori~

Kelley said...

You've had a harried week! I hope the current one is gentler, and with less blood!

Nissa Annakindt said...

Did not manage to do 'Celebrate'--- had to care for sick kittens, plus my niece was getting married the next day. Beautiful outdoor wedding, only snowed a little.

Lexa, was so glad to see at least SOMEONE on the planet was getting stuff done. I hope one of these days to start doing that more often myself. ;)

cleemckenzie said...

It's hard not to tweak things, isn't it? Right now I'm in the procrastination mode and not sending a manuscript that's supposed to be done. If I send it to my agent, I won't be able to "play" with it for a while. Can I do that? Can I let give this story a rest?

Congrats again to T.F.

Lots of good free stuff! Thanks for posting it as always.

Nicola said...

Congrats on completing your edits, Lexa. Great stuff!! Congratulations to TF! Great post. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful news!

L.G. Keltner said...

Congratulations on getting the edits done! Editing is a lot of work. You deserve some time to rest and relax.

S.A. Larsenッ said...

I totally understand your #1! I did the same thing, and I did it during copy edits. I decided to add a new threat throughout the entire story. Am I stupid or what??? But I truly believe it made the story more cohesive and answered future questions (this will become a middle grade series) that will come up. YAY for you!

Loni Townsend said...

Grats, T.F.!

Woot for getting your edits done...again, Lexa. Hope your hubby is doing better!

alexia said...

You are SO right about the editing thing... which is definitely even more hard if you're your own publisher! LOL.

I'm so stoked for Tania, too!!

Crystal Collier said...

Ooh! Are you ready for all the insanity of release time? (Are we ever?)

Yay for Cloaked in Blood! It's made a strong appearance on the web this month.

Misha Gerrick said...

That's the one thing I miss now that I'm self publishing. I no longer have someone who can pry the manuscript from my hands and tell me I'm done with edits.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

Edits are never done!

I used to avoid reading my published works so as not to see anything I want to change. But occasionally I get asked to READ ALOUD from my books.

I end up wanting to whip out a pencil and make changes ...

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