Follow Friday Four Fill in fun Blog hop – week 150 (plus a lot more)

Follow Friday Four Fill in fun Blog hop – week 150 (plus a lot more)

TGIF! AND HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!

There is a lot going on here today… Of course there is the Friday Blog Hop. But I am also participating in the Spread Some Indie Love blog hop. And… today is the last day to enter the MASSIVE Valentine’s Day Book / Ebook Giveaway. And another giveaway!!!

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First the fill-in’s – Okay, you know the deal – Each week, I list four statements with a blank for you to fill in on your own blogs. If you want to join the fun and come up with four fill in’s of your own, please email them to me hilary@feelingbeachie.com .

If I use them, I will add you as co-host to the hop! This week there are two co-hosts is Gilligan & MaryAnn from Gilligan & MaryAnn’s Desert Island (first two) and T.B. MARKINSON from Making your Mark (second two).

 

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The statements:

  1. Valentines is   day of the year for ________/li>
  2. Since Valentines is a sign of ______ I_________
  3. ____ with ____ is a great way to _____
  4.  Sometimes I ____ when I ____

My Answers:

  1. Valentines is A SAD day of the year for MANY PEOPLE BECAUSE REAL LIFE NEVER LIVES UP TO THE BOOKS / MOVIES
  2. Since Valentines is a sign of LOVE I THINK BACK TO MY CHILDHOOD WHERE I WOULD DRAW HEARTS ALL OVER MY NOTEBOOKS
  3. CURLING UP BY A FIRE with THE ONE YOU LOVE is a great way to SPEND AN EVENING
  4.  Sometimes I GET MY BEST THINKING DONE when I AM IN THE SHOWER

Before we link up – Let’s spread some indie love….and what better way to do it is introduce you to one of today’s co-hosts: TB. Markinson!
I first “met” TB this summer through Beth Ann Chiles, of It’s Just Life. Beth Ann thought that we would hit it off since we were both publishing our first books, and man, was she right! TB and I formed a fast friendship. Barely a day goes by without us emailing one another. At first we just discussed the writing and publishing process. It was wonderful to have a friend to bounce ideas off who understood exactly what I was going through. But then something happened…. We stopped just discussing reviews, rankings, blog tours and Good Reads. We starting opening up to each other and sharing about our other lives. The lives that don’t involve books. And when we did we realized how similar we both were… I think that is what is so special about Indie Authors. It is so much easier to see them as real people. They are so willing to open their hearts to readers and give help and assistance to other authors. TB is a great example of this. Her blog, Making My Mark’s focus is to highlight Indie Authors. She does reviews, she hosts author interviews, and she frequently has guest posts. I have found so many new authors through TB, and I blame her for the unrealistic size of my to be read list… speaking of books that need to be read – here are TB’s books: TB Books A Woman Lost: Available on Kindle $2.99 Elizabeth “Lizzie” Petrie has it all. She’s rich, beautiful, intelligent, and successful. None of this matters to her mom. Les-Bi-An. That’s all her mom sees. Even though Lizzie insists her mom’s antagonism does not bother her, Lizzie distances herself from her entire family. When her brother, Peter, calls her out of the blue to announce he’s getting married, Lizzie’s entire life changes drastically. Peter’s fiancée wants to bring the lesbian outcast back into the family. Will this desire cause Lizzie to lose everything dear to her? Sarah, Lizzie’s girlfriend, is ecstatic about this change in Lizzie’s personal life. Sarah, the hopeless romantic, wants it all, including settling down with the fiercely independent Lizzie. Can Lizzie be tamed? And can she survive her family and all of their secrets? Marionette Available on Kindle $2.99 Paige Alexander is seventeen and has her whole life in front of her. One day her girlfriend comes home to discover that Paige has slit her wrists. Paige isn’t insane, but she acts like she is. Why? After the incident, Paige agrees to go to therapy to appease her girlfriend, Jess. However, Paige doesn’t believe that therapy will help her. She believes she’s beyond help. Paige doesn’t want to find herself and she doesn’t want to relive her painful past in order to come to terms with it. What Paige wants is control over her life, which she hasn’t had since her birth. During her childhood, Paige is blamed for a family tragedy, when in fact, her twin sister, Abbie was responsible. Abbie doesn’t come forward and Paige becomes the pariah of the family. To add to Paige’s woes, while attending a college in a small town in Colorado, the residents are in the midst of debating whether or not gays and lesbians should have equal rights. Tension is high and there’s a threat of violence. She isn’t out of the closet and pretends to be straight at school since she fears what will happen if her parents find out she’s a lesbian. Will she end up dead like her best friend, Alex? LINKY FOR THE FRIDAY BLOG HOP

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Hilary Grossman

Hilary Grossman is the author of Plan Bea and Dangled Carat. By day, she works in the booze biz. By night she hangs out with her "characters." She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She's been known to walk into walls and fall up stairs. She only eats spicy foods and is obsessed with her cat, Lucy. She loves to find humor in everyday life. She likens life to a game of dodge ball - she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. She lives on the beach in Long Island. To find out more of what Hilary is up to check out her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HilaryGrossmanAuthor

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34 thoughts on “Follow Friday Four Fill in fun Blog hop – week 150 (plus a lot more)

  1. I was always the odd one out in my early school days, pretty much getting ignored on that day, so it ended up leaving a pretty permanent impression, and it’s a day I’d rather not deal with.

  2. I always get my first ideas in the shower and as soon as I’m out – poof – they are gone! But Beth Ann came to the rescue and sent me a shower note pad!!! 🙂 Happy Valentine’s Day!

  3. It really is sad that people get over blown expectations, or think they have to go BIG — when really all you have to do is tell your loved ones how much you love them. Thoughtful gifts are always the best.

    Happy Love Day! <3

    1. RoryBore – I know…. I also hate that people need a “day” to show affection… Show your loved ones you love them everyday…

  4. I remember drawing a heart with an arrow stuck through it and jotting our names (R+C=4ever) on it. In fact, I still have a notebook from high school with some of this doodle artwork on the cover. lol Happy Valentine’s Day and thanks for hosting the fun!

  5. I usually come up with my best ideas when I’m sleeping! Imagine me trying to wake up and search for a notebook or my phone so I can jot it down or else forget it!

  6. My daughter used to call it “Hit by a bus day” because she never seemed to have a boyfriend. We have never done much except when the kids were in school and it was usually cookies or fudge.

  7. To me I think every day should be Valentine’s Day with couples vs one day where we may feel obligated to go overboard. 365 days/year…keep it spicey, romantic and special always! Happy V-Day to you, your honey and Lucy, Hilary! 🙂

  8. Hilary
    thank you for making me one of the CO-host your awesome
    Yes a sad day when you can’t be with the one you love also ;( I also remember making my book
    covers in school out of brown paper bags so i could doodle on them and most days they always
    had pretty little hearts all over them Happy weekend and hope your next week is great, see you next week

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