More Halloween Hop and Tahoe photos

Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop 2015I’m still doing the Halloween hop with Melissa Snark and 60 or so other authors. Thanks to all who have commented. Details below.

The giveaways on the main site are:

(1) $100 Amazon or B&N Gift Card or
(1) $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card or
(1) $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card or
(1) $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

Here is a direct link to the prizes:
Halloween Hop

Comment here on Nicci Carrera Romance to be entered for: a copy of Love Caters All, a copy of Left of the Rising Sun,  or a copy of Dynamic Range, Leanne Cole’s photography magazine. (You can see this in the side bar on her blog.)

I’m trying to decide which of these monochrome photos is best. What do you think?

A black and white image of boulders in Lake Tahoe, Sand Harblr
Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe
A black and white image of boulders in Lake Tahoe, Sand Harblr
Sand Harbor, Lake Tahoe
Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe, a yellow shrub on a granite boulder
Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe

And now for some color. These are also from Sand Harbor, one of my favorite places in the world.

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe

Sand Harbor Lake Tahoe

Thanks, and happy hump day!

#Giveaway Monday

Happy giveaway Monday. Here are some free things I enjoyed this week.

First up, 25 Life Hacks for Eating Better from My Fitness Pal:

http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/25-life-hacks-to-eat-better/?utm_source=mfp&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=weekly20150309&mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRokuaXAZKXonjHpfsXx7%2BgrXaC1lMI%2F0ER3fOvrPUfGjI4DTsBkI%2BSLDwEYGJlv6SgFSrTFMblm0LgLXhM%3D

I’m starting with the first 9 for breaking bad habits. I’m not willing to throw out my box of Peppermint Patty’s though, so I’ll just have to not buy more junk food. I’ll also only use them when I’m traveling, which is why I bought them in the first place. (I always buy a Peppermint Patty at a gas station on the way, so I figured getting a box of them would be a cost savings, but there are downsides to having them in the house.)

Let me know if you are going to try any of these techniques!

Next up, I really enjoyed Amy Rose’s photos of Niagara Falls on her blog, Petals Unfolding:

https://herladypinkrose.wordpress.com/2015/03/02/the-sheer-massiveness-11-images/

I hope you enjoy that visual feast!

Have a great Monday.

Nicci

#Giveaway Monday

Good morning, and happy Monday! I have some free things for you. First off, a copy of my book or one of John Holland’s if you sign up for my newsletter. (Just leave a comment today.) I’ll give away 5 e-books today!  My newsletter will be once a month and will give updates on my writing, an original recipe, and announcements of appearances. There will also be giveaways in the newsletter. If you don’t like romance, no worries, I always offer a copy of one of the books I edited for John Holland as an alternative.

Here is some more stuff that came across my screen last week:

1. A great article on how to use Twitter well: How to be a peep not a pain on Twitter by the brilliant marketing expert Kristen Lamb

2. Leanne Cole shared how to replace a sky in a photograph. Here is a link to her video: http://leannecole.com.au/replacing-the-sky/

And here is a sky of mine that you can use, if you want to try out the technique. (Yes, I’m using it as a background on my blog now.)

Sunset lit clouds
Sunset lit clouds

Happy Giveaway Monday!