15 December 2011

Tis the Season!

First of all, hope everyone's having a fantastic holiday season! I know this is the high-stress time of year, when everyone's frantically scurrying around, trying to find that perfect gift for friends, family, and/or that someone special. For your sanity, and for that of your family, friends, and someone special, please take the time out to enjoy the season, because believe me, those same people you're with now may not be around this time next year. Love them while you can.

Second of all, I want to go ahead and let y'all know about some changes coming up. My dear friend Landra at Rise of the Slush and I are starting a review blog at the beginning of the year for books published through a small press or self-published. We're covering EVERYTHING (including YA) as long as it's through a small press or self-pubbed, so keep your eyes open. It's called Indie Books R Us for right now because I suck hardcore at titles, but I'd love it if you guys checked in every-so-often. Landra's already a highly-experienced reviewer and I just like excuses to read. However, this means I'll be blogging even less frequently here (like the 2-3 times a week I manage are really that tough), but I hope to see some familiar names over there :)

Third of all, I'd like to share with you a website that I found via The Bloggess. It's called Wish Upon a Hero and it's an effortless way to change someone's life in time for Christmas. There are a lot of families who won't be able to provide for their families during the holiday season due to unemployment, cutbacks at work, illness, or a variety of other seasons, and this website allows you to chip in to whomever you want. It's. Freaking. Awesome.

I think that's everything. Anyone got some good news to share????


Jack LaBloom said...

Count me in, Lexcade. I'll be checking out the new site and reading the reviews.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season.

Pippa Jay said...

Oooo, a review site? Cool! Mind if I add you to my list of review sites on my blog once you're up and running?
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you. :)

lexcade said...

Thanks, guys! Landra and I are very excited :)

Pippa, that would ROCK! Thank you so much!!!! I'll let you know when we're up and running :)

Landra said...

Yay to us! And Merry Christmas to you too Lexcade. Super excited about the review site. *cracks knuckles* Ready to get busy :)

Pippa you're awesome, in case no one told you that today!

Eliza Tilton said...

love that blog name!

Phoenix Sullivan said...

Am I too late? Did you take down the site till it's really live? The link is dead :o(.

You KNOW I'm excited for you and Landra! Can't wait to see what you come up with. Anytime you'd like a FLOOD -- and I mean of biblical proportion -- of subs for review, just let me know. One mention on one particular forum I frequent will keep you drowning in indie books for 2 years or more. Seriously.

Trust me, you'll need to have some solid guidelines in place for what books you'll accept for review -- if you even open up to unsolicited subs. Let me know if you'd like me to post out your link when you're ready :o)

lexcade said...

...it'd probably help to put in the correct link... it's indiebooksrus.wordpress.com *sigh*

Landra and I haven't talked about guidelines...but that would help considerably.

I appreciate the offer. I'm sure it'll be a good way to get us started at least, once we get guidelines set up. Thank you so much for your help and support, Phoenix!

Phoenix Sullivan said...

Ooh, look. Pretties! <:o)

Pippa Jay said...

@lexcade - you're welcome. :)
@Landra - ty very much! :)