Monday, June 11, 2012

Mama "MEA CULPA" + Never Surrender Blogfest!

Okay, a couple of things today. My good friend and critique partner, Christine Fonseca, has a new short story out today. MEA CULPA follows LACRIMOSA and DIES IRAE.

Here's a bit more about it: Everything has a price, especially duty. And love. 

Azza's attacks are always deadly...always. But that was before Nesy. And before Mikayel and Zane. Now, death has a new enemy. But, what's the cost for saving a life? 

MEA CULPA follows one angel's quest to save his best friend.

Oooh, intriguing. You can add MEA CULPA to your Goodreads list here. And you guys! It's FREE -- so download and enjoy today!

Never Surrender Blogfest!

So this week is the Never Surrender blogfest. All you have to do is blog about a time you didn't surrender. Trained for a marathon? Queried agents? Had to study for an entrance exam? I'm looking for inspirational stories that you have experienced. Hard things you've accomplished because you didn't give up. I want to be inspired by you!

Anyone who blogs this week for the theme can enter to win one of three $15 B&N gift cards using the Rafflecopter widget below. Everyone who blogs this week will receive a SURRENDER swag package.

Don’t blog? Put the cover of Surrender up on your FB wall, or pin it on Pinterest, or change your twitter avatar to the cover. Use the words “Never Surrender” somewhere to go with the picture, and link back to this post.

Sign up in this form to make sure you get the swag package. Elana will visit each blog to read your inspirational "never surrender" moments. Sign your blog up to participate in the Never Surrender blogfest linklist below. 

You can see some examples of some fabulous Never Surrender blogfest excerpts at Beth Revis's blog, Donna Weaver's blog, Alex Kahler vlogs his never surrender moment, and Theresa Milstein's blog

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And there's a whole new SURRENDER blog tour this week too! Be sure to get to all the blogs and comment so you can win one of those $15 gift cards to Barnes and Noble. The whole weekly schedule is here, and today's posts include:


Karen Baldwin said...

I've not been in the blogosphere much here's a belated CONGRATS on SURRENDER! And MEA CULPA sounds like a great story. I'm still thinking about your blogfest.

Stina said...

Love the cover and the story sounds great.

Now to check out the blogfest. Thanks for organizing it, Elana. :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Excited to read all the Blogfest posts. Already read a few today. They're all inspiring. Mine will be posted on Friday.

Matthew MacNish said...

Dang. That's one hot angel.

Kelly Hashway said...

Mea Culpa is on my Kindle right now!

Angela Brown said...

Yay for Christine's MEA CULPA. I'm excited about the blogfest. Did my #writemotivation update today so my post will be up tomorrow for Never Surrender.

Christine Fonseca said...

Yay for the blogfest. My post will be up on Weds. And yay for the shout out. Thanks!

S.A. Larsenッ said...

Great blogfest! I've seen it all over cyberspace this morning. Sorry I missed signing up. I can't sign up now because I'm already booked for the rest of the week. ;(

And to Christine - YAY!! Congrats!

storyqueen said...

I didn't even know about this one yet! Christine certainly is a font of ideas...and she can get them down on paper speedily.

Love the cover, too.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And I've been reading Never Surrender entries all morning!

Barbara Watson said...

Intriguing short story premise!

I'm excited about the Never Surrender blogfest! I've read a few this morning; mine will 'air' on Thursday.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I have always wondered what an angel's perspective would be like. Their lives span so far, their eyes have taken in so much, their very natures different from ours.

I hope your NEVER SURRENDER blogfest is a great success. I did my small part. Have a lovely week and skyrocket sales, Roland

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Elana, Peggy sent me over here ... I enjoyed your interview very much! Happy to see all the great things that you are up to on your blog and with your writing.

Kathy M.

Taffy said...

Sounds good! Congrats to Christine!
Psst! The download link doesn't work.

S.P. Bowers said...

I signed up, can't wait to read everyone's entries!

Liesel K. Hill said...

Great! The short story sounds awesome so I'll check it out. I, too, am excited for the blogfest! (Sorry, not a very original comment, but wanted to put my two cents in!) :D

Jemi Fraser said...

I'm loving all the Never Surrending going on all around the bloggy-verse! It's awesome! :)

Unknown said...

Congratulations on the release of SURRENDER! (Ahem, for last week!) It was actually quite difficult to pick something to blog about for Never Surrender, but I managed :-) What a great blogfest idea!

Carrie-Anne said...

My post will be up on Wednesday morning. Since I have several posts scheduled for Wednesday, I'll have a link at the top of the newest post to get to my post for the blogfest.

Congratulations on your release!

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