A Link Feast

Alright, I am going to attempt this link feast via iPhone. I am in a season of my life (until August) with limited Internet data, but I’m not going to let that stop me. Ha! So here are some really awesome things this past week or so, and some really cool stuff coming up.

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Lisa Tawn Bergren is hosting a Christian Fiction Scavenger Hunt with a grand prize of  iPad mini loaded with 30 ebooks! Including speculative fiction authors: Anne Elisabeth Stengl, R. J. Larson, Jill Williamson, and John Otte. How cool is that? So mark your calendars, it begins May 17th and goes through the weekend.

The other day I stumbled upon a link from my writerly friend from down under (one of the places I would love to travel, thanks to Crocodile Dundee & Man from Snowy River). Debbie Johansson discusses The Writer’s Legacy on her blog, and it really has me thinking. Check it out!

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Speaking of traveling, Lesley Carter of the Bucket List Publications recently posted about their travels to Petra!!! Must go on my bucket list as well. The hidden city of Petra inspired one of my dwarven cities. 🙂

Well, that was way too much trouble via phone. Ha! So I had to hit a wifi spot. Thanks to my friends for putting up with me. Ha! My phone wouldn’t let me hyperlink the links within the text. Now what would be the point of a link feast without links to click on, duh!

If Twitter is overwhelming or you’re caught up in the number game, check out Kristen Lamb’s post on I LOST THREE Followers–Twitter Tips To Keep From Going Crazy. She has wealth of information on anything social media, and with WANA International, there are classes to help you learn the ropes of connecting in cyberspace.

I wanted to give a little shout out to the semi-finalist over at the ACFW’s Genesis contest. If you like historical romance, keep an eye out for  Gabrielle Meyer. I have a feeling she’s going to take the world of books by storm. She’s already landed an agent, has an awesome blog and a big heart. I couldn’t be more happy for her! 🙂

I recently connected with Ralene Burke via cyberspace, and she has also made it to the semi-finals in the speculative fiction category. Very cool stuff, and very excited for her!

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Back in January, Fantasy-Faction did an exclusive cover reveal for The Oathbreaker’s Shadow by Amy McCulloch and the story sounds intriguing. And isn’t that an awesome cover? Well, I just happen to stumble upon The Great Big The Oathbreaker’s Shadow Preorder Giveaway. Unfortunately, its not available for US residents, yet. But if you’re in the UK or the Commonwealth countries, check it out!

Armored Hearts

Monday, I interviewed authors Melissa Turner Lee and Pauline Creeden, and we talked about how two different authors worked together to create a fantasy steampunk story. Armored Hearts ebooks are on sale for $.99 through the month of May in celebrating its release. Don’t forget the $100 Amazon gift card giveaway! 

Well, that’s it for now, if you have some awesome newsy events or giveaways going on, please share in the links below. Have a great weekend!

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A Link Feast

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Lots of cools things happening around here, and I couldn’t wait until Friday to share these links with you. You might miss out on a great opportunity to discover a new favorite book or something. 🙂 So feast your eyes on this:

The first, and quite exciting link to share with you all, is Robert Mullin’s interview and giveaway over at Anne Elisabeth Stengl’s blog. You might have heard me mention Robert Mullin and his debut novel, Bid the Gods Arise. Love it. I did a review earlier, and you can find it here. Stop by Ms. Stengl’s blog and enter a chance to win a paperback copy of Bid the Gods Arise. Did you know Robert Mullin is a cryptozooligist? 

Would you like to win a $20 Amazon giftcard? Spirit-filled Kindle is doing a Read for Review Giveaway. There’s a selection of books to review for free,and no matter the star rating you give it, you’re entered in to win. Check it out!

AltWit Press is jumping on board with the Shower of Books Giveaway Blog Hop, for a chance to win some cool prizes, like an ebook copy of my short story Desert Rose, along with The Wishing Well Curse, a devotional and $5 giftcard. You can even swing by Lynn Donovan’s blog for an extra chance to win an ebook copy of her debut novel, The Wishing Well Curse. There are over 190 bloggers participating. Ends April 30th!

Speaking of AltWit Press, Armored Hearts is coming soon. Like tomorrow! Anyways, they are looking for reviewers, bloggers to read an advanced reader copy to leave reviews and help celebrate. All for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. How cool is that? Stop by their Facebook book launch event and tell them I sent ya. 🙂

Lots of people talking about Dove’s beauty compaign. C.L. Dyck has a great post on Real Beauty and what I’ve learned as a chubby chick. And a second post on What did Dove sell me, anyway?

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The Wishing Well Curse is on sale for $.99 until Tuesday! You can find my review here.

Jess Witkins talked about How to Host a Wine Tasting? How cool is that? If you don’t like wine, you can substitute for something else. I’m thinking of a chocolate tasting…or a cheese tasting. Yum!

How about Red Velvet At Home? Yes please! Joanna Aislinn shares some recipes with us. I’ve been seeing these around, I’m thinking I need to try some. 🙂

Kristen Lamb, the social media jedi, posted Friday that she is  Opening the Floor–Ask an Expert! What do YOU want to know more about? Her blog is treasure trove of goodies on topics ranging from social media to writing to life. Awesome stuff. So here’s your opportunity to ask a question. Check it out!

Lisa Hall-Wilson, social media instructor over at WANA International, shared with us about having a Facebook page over at Gene Lempp’s blog: Did Facebook Change Something? 5 Tips For Page Owners to “It’s All Good.” If you have a Facebook page or are thinking about having one, she is the lady to talk to. Her classes are awesome, so check them out if you get a chance.

Whew, that’s quite a line-up! Do you have something cool to share? Post it in the comments below! Hope you all have a great week!

Giveaways & More

Hey, how’s y’all’s week been? Lots of cool things to share with you today, but I’m thinking we need a cool name for our link gathering of bookish newsy things and giveaways. Any suggestions?

This week Morgan L. Busse shared with us about Bad Boy Characters, and I thought you might like to know that she is running a giveaway on Goodreads for Son of Truth, book two in Follower of The Word series. Giveaway ends on May 17, 2013.

Pauline Creeden did a cover reveal of her novel coming this fall called Sanctuary. The apocalyptic, alien story has me intrigued. Can’t wait to read it.

The other day I stumbled upon a blog that had this really cool idea, and I was like why didn’t I think of that?! Author Alex Laybourne started Story Cube Monday on his blog, where he rolls the story cubes and everyone tries to come up with a story using all those items. Check it out, write for fun, and submit your story.

Some exciting things coming up! Mark your calendars for July 1st. Three fantasy authors are teaming up to celebrate their books’ release day with a party on Facebook. Check it out and RSVP.

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And why, you ask me, am I letting you all know so early? To give y’all a chance to read the previous books in the series. 🙂

R. J. Larson: Prophet, Judge, & now King

Patrick W. Carr: A Cast of Stones & now A Hero’s Lot

Anne Elisabeth Stengl: Heartless, Veiled Rose, Moonblood, Starflower, & now Dragonwitch

Now isn’t that an awesome line-up?

What about you? What must-read book are you waiting on? Post a link in the comments below!

Have a great weekend!