Friday, November 8, 2013

Lexa and Julie's Blog Hop!

I am skipping my Friday Faves today because I am excited to announce my first ever blog hop!

The brilliant Lexa Cain suggested that she and I host a blog hop together to celebrate our book releases in December. My The Ghosts of Aquinnah will be released on Thursday, December 5 and Lexa's Soul Cutter will be released the next day on Friday, December 6. Lexa came up with the idea and the art work and I am thrilled to be able to hop on board and host with her.

So here are the details on our hop:

To celebrate the launch of their books
Soul Cutter and The Ghosts of Aquinnah
Lexa and Julie invite you to a
Blog-hop and Giveaway

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Beaches of Hawaii? Slopes of Vail? Cancun, Paris, or Rome?
Where is your Dream Destination?

On Dec 5 or 6, post about your Dream Destination
(with blog-hop badge and links to Lexa and Julie's blogs)
Go to Lexa and Julie’s blog to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway
and from Dec 5 - 8, use the Linky tool to visit the other bloggers
to see the wonderful places they want to visit.

Prizes to be announced.

 Anyone who’d like to donate a prize, please contact:
Lexa:  or  Julie:

We are still working out the details on prizes but we will definitely be giving away copies of our books. And if anyone would like to donate copies of their ebooks to include as prizes we would be thrilled to help spread the word about your work.

To participate in the hop please sign up on the Linky List at the bottom of this post. We hope you'll celebrate with us!

And speaking of celebrations, for this week's Celebrate the Small Things hop I'm celebrating the blog hop! I am super-excited about hosting a hop for the first time. But I also have a few other things:

1) I won books in giveaways hosted by E.J. Wesley and Yolanda Renee. So fun! I won a paperback copy of the Death by Drive-In Anthology from E.J.'s Coffin Hop and an ebook copy of Sunrise by Kody Boye from a giveaway on Yolanda's site. Very cool surprises to get in my email. :)

2) I am so grateful for all the encouraging and wonderful comments left on my IWSG blog post this week. If I didn't already know how lucky I was to be part of such a kind and supportive group of people that would definitely have convinced me. Thanks to all!

3) It's Friday and the weekend is here. Enough said! 

Happy weekend, all. :)


  1. Already signed up!
    I got a lot of really great IWSG comments as well. Such an awesome bunch of writers.

  2. Great idea! I'll be on hiatus then, but I'll schedule an announcement for the 5th. Good luck with the fest. :)

  3. ooo right up my alley! All signed up. :) This will be fun!!

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  5. Lovely hop that those two have cooked up! Will hop on it! Congrats on winning the book, Julie.

  6. Sounds like fun! I'll have to do some thinking... :)

    Have a great weekend!

  7. Yay! Sounds like a cool hop! Congrats on the upcoming releases.

  8. Yay! I love free books! Can't wait for the bloghop!

  9. I want to jump in, but I just realized I might be in my dream destination during the hop--without an internet connection. The hubby want to take me on a last minute cruise. Woot, woot!

  10. Here I told myself "no more blogfests until 2014" and then . . . you have to make one that I can't resist! I even have an idea for it.
    So I'm signing up.
    Plus, I think it's a great way to celebrate your book release.
    Please count a e-copy of Champion in the Darkness as one of your giveaway prizes!

  11. Oh, and wonderful celebrations! :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  12. @Alex, it really is. Thanks for signing up!

    @Cathy, thanks for participating! And I have to give Lexa all the credit for the idea.

    @Melissa, oh, thanks, I appreciate it!

    @Sia, thanks!

    @Pk, yay, thank you!

    @Lee, glad you're on board. Thanks!

    @Dana, you too! And thanks for joining in. :)

    @Dani, thank you!

    @Ashley, it's such fun to get them. Thanks so much.

    @Crystal, oh, how cool! I hope you have a great time and I will look forward to reading about it when you get back. :)

    @Tyrean, oh, thanks for offering your ebook, we appreciate it! And I'm glad you're taking part, thanks so much. I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well.

  13. Sounds like a fun idea for a bloghop! Congrats on winning some great books Julie!


  14. Hi Julie .. what great fun - to be thinking of a holiday venue in the sun ... I'll be popping on by to see everyone's entries ...

    I'm away myself that weekend with my goddaughter looking at the new Birmingham library .. which will be very very interesting .. and good to see said child!!!

    Cheers and good luck for the launch of the book - Hilary

  15. @Julie, thanks!

    @Hilary, oh, sounds like you will have a great time. Enjoy! Thanks so much for your good luck wishes.

  16. I'm trying to hide more than hop through the end of the year. I probably should go to some deserted place with no internet, but I don't know if I could stand that.

    Have fun with the blog hop.

    A Faraway View

  17. What a fun idea for a blog hop! I think it's so cool that you and Lexa teamed up for this. I hope you two get lots of participants! :)

  18. What a great blog hop idea! I'm signed up. I reserved the day for next month on my blog. :) Have a terrific weekend.

  19. Oooh! Peeps are signing up! I'm so excited. And one book donation so far. Yippie!

    Congrats on those books you won. Freebies are awesome! :-)

  20. Fantastic idea! It will be a blast :D

    Congratulations on your wins, have fun reading them!

  21. Happy Friday, Julie! And congrats on your book release and blog hop!

  22. Looks like fun. I'd be happy to give away a few e-books of my supernatural thriller Drowned Sorrow.

  23. Yay! I'm all signed up. Should be a fun week of releases. :))

  24. I love the idea, but I'm not sure I feel up to participate right now. All the best with both the blog hop and your book. Lexa's too, of course.

  25. Question - would we be limited to the real world and present time?

  26. Can I post early? I don't plan on posting 5-8. I will be posting the 4th and the 9th. And I'd like to sign up.

    I'd be happy to donate a book. Let me know. :)

    Other writers can be so awesome. The support I got for what happened to me this week was awesome.

  27. Sounds like fun! Okay, so I'll be an optimist ("Why of COURSE, I'll be all ready for Christmas by then...") and sign up for it. Good luck! I hope your first bloghop is a rousing success.

  28. This sounds like a really cool hop!

  29. Sounds like a fun blog hop. And who doesn't love winning books? Happy Friday, Julie!

  30. @Lee, LOL, I know, sometimes I think that but then I know I'd go nuts. Thanks!

    @Heather, thanks! I was so thrilled when Lexa suggested it.

    @Christine, thank you!

    @Lexa, yay! :)

    @SK, thanks, I'm sure I will.

    @Vanessa, okay, great! I'll mark it down, thank you!

    @LG, thanks, I am getting more and more excited.

    @Inger, thank you, I really appreciate it.

    @LD, oh, I don't think there are any limitations. I didn't think about it but really anything you want to come up with would be great.

    @Mary, sure, whenever works for you, I'd love to have you take part. And thanks for the donation offer, I'll be in touch.

    @Susan, LOL, of course you'll be ready. :D Thank you!

    @Gina, thanks!

    @Emily, thanks so much and Happy weekend to you.

  31. @MJ, I'm sorry I missed your comment earlier! Thank you and Happy Friday to you as well. :)

  32. Hi Julie,

    Look at you
    The two of you
    Blog hop together
    No matter the weather
    A dream destination
    From this location
    To your site
    What a delight

    Plain to see
    We like you
    This be true.

    Gary :)

  33. I love the idea of your blog hop, I love travel. My top bucket list destination currently is Jordan.

  34. Looks like loads of fun! Good luck.

  35. Congratulations on winning all of those books.

  36. I've jumped right on board! :) Congrats and have a great week.

  37. @Gary, aww, thanks! Is this poem Penny's work? If so I am once again in awe. :D

    @Rhonda, oh, I know you must love travel from the amazing photos you share. I hope you make it to Jordan.

    @Nick, thanks!

    @Nana, thanks, I'm definitely looking forward to reading them.

    @Shah, yay! I'm glad you're on board. :)

  38. Hi Julie,

    Indeed it was the work of Penny the "pawet" :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

    Penny's alleged human,


  39. Gary, I knew it had to be, her style is unmistakeable. Thanks and I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend as well. :)

  40. Hurrah to winning books and encouragement and hops!

  41. Congratulations, both of you! I'm in!

  42. Way to go! I definitely need to go back to Kauai at some point.

  43. @Vikki, :)

    @Linda, yay! Glad you're on board with us.

    @Milo, oh, I'd love to visit there. Maybe someday.

  44. Hi Julie, I'll post about this on one of my Wednesday posts (probably this Wed)! Sounds fun. Of course, I want to go everywhere. ;)

    The Warrior Muse

  45. Looks so great...I'm all signed up.

  46. This sounds really cool! Just signed up. :D

  47. @Shannon, thanks for sharing it, I really appreciate that!

    @Armchair, I hope so, thanks.

    @TF, yay, thank you!

    @Cecilia, thanks so much, glad you're joining us. :)

  48. I signed up. I'm looking forward to it.

  49. Thank you Medeia! And thanks for your donation, I added it to the list of prizes. :)

  50. Sounds like fun! I'd love to donate an e-book of Murder, Madness & Love and Memories of Murder to a lucky winner! LOL

  51. Thank you so much, Yolanda! I will add your books to our list. :)

  52. It sounds like loads of fun Julie!
    (So sorry I have nothing to donate... not yet... one day...)

  53. Wonderful blog hop idea. I will donate an ebook of my first novel, The Guardian's Wildchild.

  54. @Michelle, I'm sure you will very soon! Thanks!

    @Feather, oh, that's awesome, thank you! Nice to meet you!


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