Clean Indie Reads Fall Sale Blog Hop

CIR Fall Sale Graphic

Falling leaves. Changing colors. Cooler weather. Well, not right now here in Santa Cruz: it is hot!

Still, fall is in the air, and to celebrate, a wonderful group of authors I belong to, Clean Indie Reads, is having a sale. You can find all the great deals here.

We’re also having a blog hop to help spread the word. So please hop around and check out the authors who are participating. You’ll learn more about them, their books, and you might win a prize!

With the changing season upon us, the bloggers are wondering: Do the changing seasons influence your writing and/or choice of books to read?

For me, the seasons don’t affect my choice of books to read, or what I want to write. Although, when I was working on my middle-grade ghost story, it did help to write during the dark and stormy winter months. Likewise, a portion of my young adult historical romance takes place in the hot Arizona dessert, and when I wrote on equally sweltering days, it helped me imagine what the characters were experiencing.

Please take a moment to read about my books below. Both are on sale for $2.99 from October 5 through October 11.

GIVEAWAY:  If you “like” my Amazon author page  you’ll be entered in a drawing for a $5 Amazon Gift Card. Please put your “like number” and your email address in the comments. If you don’t want to make your email address public, you can friend me on FB and PM your address. The contest will be open until the end of the sale on October 11, and a winner will be announced on October 13. Thanks, and good luck!

And please join the discussion and let us know what you think about writing, reading, and the changing seasons.

My first publications came out in July, 2104, one week apart. The first is a young adult book Yakimali’s Gift.


It takes place in 1775 in Mexico, New Spain. 15-year-old Fernanda Marquina, of Spanish and Pima Indian ancestry, can’t seem to live up to her mother’s expectations or fit into the limited female roles of her culture. After a tragic accident, Fernanda and her family join Juan Bautista de Anza’s historic colonization expedition to California. On the journey, Fernanda will discover not only romance, truths that change the way she sees her ancestry, her family, and herself. You can read an excerpt, view the trailer, and read historical info on my website

Available on Amazon, Barnes & NobleSmashwords, iTunes and Kobo.

The second book is a paranormal ghost story for readers 8+.

Castle Blues Quake Cover_300ppi

In this book, 12-year-old Pepper Connelly moves into a spooky Victorian house and discovers a boy, Corey, hiding in the backyard shed. Without realizing he’s a ghost, she agrees to help him find his grandfather. Earthquakes, haunted house rides, poltergeist activity, and crystal ball readings propel her toward the shocking end of her search, and an understanding of what it means to be a true friend. Find out more about the book on my website

Available in print or ebook on Amazon

About lindacovella

I am an author of fiction and nonfiction for kids and teens.
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21 Responses to Clean Indie Reads Fall Sale Blog Hop

  1. Hi, Linda. Well done! Thanks for kicking this off, organizing it, and modeling how to do it!

    For your AZ Author page’s LIKES: I’m 195 sallyember AT yahoo DOT com (setting an example).

    BTW: you might want to change your AZ Author Central link so that it opens a new window or tab rather than take readers away from this page.

    best to you!

  2. tarafairfield says:

    Appreciate you helping to coordinate this event!

  3. Very nice, Linda! I enjoyed getting to know a little more about you. I also appreciate you organizing this blog hop, it’s been fun and I look forward to following it through the week.

  4. Linda already liked you on Facebook and amazon! I love blog hops!
    Kathy Watts

  5. Linda – I was like number 197. Email is mebram1126 AT gmail DOT com.

  6. Oh, I love blog hops. I’m in. 🙂

  7. Thanks for pulling this all together for us, Linda! Great job! And I’m AZ like 198! Best wishes!

  8. Mari Barnes says:

    Finally here and sorry I’m late! Your books look amazing and I also appreciate learning from your excellent example. Thanks for everything.

  9. Thanks for all your work on this, Linda ! Much appreciated!

  10. D K Stevens says:

    I’ve already liked you on Amazon 🙂
    dkstevensne (at) outlook .com

  11. lindacovella says:

    And the winner is…Zelda Benjamin! Congratulations, Zelda! Please either post your email here or PM me on Facebook. Thanks again to everyone who visited me here and the other bloggers during our Fall Sale and Blog Hop. Stay tuned…there are rumors of a Holiday Sale…:-)

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