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Saturday, April 13, 2019

The Crown of Stones Book Blast and Giveaway

Another trilogy coming your way here. This time of the epic fantasy variety. Check out the book then be sure to enter the giveaway with two dwinners this time. Open worldwide for the Amazon gift card prize, and US only for the swag 

Magic-Price
The Crown of Stones Book 1
by C.L. Schneider
Genre: Epic Fantasy


Ian Troy is one of the Shinree, a fallen people with an inherent addiction to magic. Scorned and reviled for the deadly side of their spells, the Shinree are bred as slaves. Their magic is suppressed by drugs and used only as it serves the purposes of the other races.

Descended from a long line of soldiers, Ian is conscripted into the Rellan army and made to fight in their longstanding conflict against the ruthless Langorian invaders. The downfall of Rella imminent, Ian goes against orders and turns to the Crown of Stones, an ancient Shinree relic of untold power. Ignorant of its true purpose, Ian uses the crown to end the war, and pays a terrible price.
A decade later, still tortured by the aftermath of that day, Ian lives as a bounty hunter in self-imposed exile. Having renounced his magical heritage, he curbs his obsession with a steady stream of wine and regret. He struggles to put it all behind him, until a fateful encounter with a pretty assassin brings Ian’s past crashing into the present.
Targeted by a rogue Shinree, and a ruthless old enemy, Ian is forced to use magic again. His deadly addiction is rekindled and his life of isolation is brought to a swift end. With the land he gave up everything to protect once more in jeopardy, and his people’s future at stake, Ian becomes embroiled in a violent race for control of the Crown of Stones. To save the realms and those he cares for, Ian must embrace the thing he fears most: his own power.

Tick Cooper Book Blast and Excerpt

Here we have a young adult / adult historical fiction novel from author John Vance. There is an excerpt included below. I'm checking to see where the paragraph breaks are supposed to be as they somehow didn't come across okay.


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YA & Adult Historical Fiction
Publisher: Black Opal Books

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“I swear by everything I ever owned that my adventure will be the honest truth—even if I had to tell a few lies along the way to get to the meaning of that truth.” So promises Tick Cooper, a twelve year old Ohio boy who’s about to accompany his Uncle Ned down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to New Orleans. It’s the autumn of 1860, right before the election that will send Abraham Lincoln to the White House. With his mother deceased and his father having deserted him for the chance of gold in California, Tick has been most fortunate to receive the care and love of his father’s older brother and his wife—Aunt Clara. Although she has recently passed away, she and Uncle Ned have educated the boy about living a good and proper life. But Tick hasn’t had much of a chance to put what he’s learned into practice—nor to face the moral challenges every young person will face as he or she grows up. But the river journey will provide plenty of those experiences and tests of character. Yet, reaching New Orleans does not conclude the lessons and challenges, for there Tick witnesses a slave auction, and on the block is a thirteen-year-old freed black girl named Clarissa, whom Tick had briefly met in Ohio. Now Tick faces his most significant challenge. Can he help get Clarissa back to Ohio all the way from New Orleans?

PAW Patrol: Ultimate Rescue DVD #Giveaway

Here's the latest DVD from the famed PAW Patrol. Open to US residents only, you have through 4/30 to enter. Good luck.
PAW Patrol Ultimate Rescue DVD Giveaway

Welcome to the PAW Patrol Ultimate Rescue #DVD Giveaway!

1 winner

Host that put together this giveaway is SaraLee’s Deals Steals and Giveaways

My co-host for this giveaway is Michigan Saving and More
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Friday, April 12, 2019

Welch’s Easter Fruit Snack Giveaway

Fans of Welch's will love the Easter-shaped fruit snacks. Open to US residents, you have through 4/21 to enter. Good luck.
Welchs Easter Fruit Snack Giveaway

Welcome to the Welch’s® Easter Fruit Snack Giveaway!

3 Winners

This giveaway is part of our Spring/Easter Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
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The Great Devil War Book Blast and Giveaway

I love that the gift card values associated with these book blasts are going up. $50 Amazon gift card for this young adult dark fantasy. Open worldwide through 5/5. Good luck.

The Devil's Apprentice
The Great Devil War I
by Kenneth B. Andersen
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy

Multi-award winning series, published in more than 10 countries, movie rights optioned!


Welcome to a world like no other!

Philip is a good boy, a really good boy, who accidentally gets sent to Hell to become the Devil’s heir. The Devil, Lucifer, is dying and desperately in need of a successor, but there’s been a mistake and Philip is the wrong boy.

Lucifer has no other choice than to begin the difficult task of training Philip in the ways of evil. Philip is terrible at being bad, but when he falls in love with the she-devil Satina and experiences the powerful forces of love and jealousy, the task becomes much easier.

Philip finds both friends and enemies in this odd, gloomy underworld—but who can he trust, when he discovers an evil-minded plot against the dark throne?


The Great Devil War is a gripping and humorous tale about good and evil seen from a different perspective, making the reader laugh and think. It’s filled with biblical and historical characters and set in a world beyond your wildest dreams. Or nightmares …

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Reminded me of the Harry Potter series, as the plot is complex enough to satisfy teenagers and adults (of all ages) … I found it highly compelling and raced through it.” - LoveReading 

A great adventure … The book is a page-turner.” ***** Rosie’s Book Review

Like no other Young Adult book I’ve read … It’s going to attract a huge following.” – Mike Finn’s Fiction

Over 2000 worldwide 5 star reviews of the series!

If you’re a Harry Potter or Percy Jackson fan, you don’t want to miss the ride!

The Other Angel Book Blast

If you're a fan of historical fiction, you're bound to like the latest book from author Ann Covell. I suspect you'll have to live with the UK-English style of book given where the author is from. Enjoy.

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Historical Fiction
Published: February 2019
Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers

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The Other Angel is a dramatic, startling tale of how four young people from diverse backgrounds, each with their own aspirations and values, become unlikely though firm friends. It is an absorbing story that will attract readers as they get to know the characters, whose disparate lives intertwine before the Civil War splits them up. The Gettysburg battle aftermath brings them back together. It is an exciting story filled with breathtaking scenarios of plots, war and espionage, as well as romance and pathos. The story will resonate with readers as it unfolds to an emotion-charged conclusion that will invoke their empathy.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Dying on Edisto Book Blast and Giveaway

$25 Amazon gift card up for grabs, so be sure to enter once you check out book five of The Edisto Island Mysteries. Giveaway is open worldwide, through 5/4. Good luck.

Dying on Edisto
The Edisto Island Mysteries Book 5
by C. Hope Clark
Genre: Cozy Mystery

One death. Two detectives. And unexpected backup.


A Callie Morgan and Carolina Slade crossover! (A standalone mystery)


When a renowned—and now dead—travel blogger washes ashore on the banks of Indigo Plantation, Police Chief Callie Morgan of Edisto Beach agrees to head the investigation as a favor to the county sheriff, whose reasons are as questionable as the death itself.
When death turns to murder and a watchdog from the county makes her investigation difficult, Callie reluctantly turns to Carolina Slade and Wayne Largo, vacationing agents with the Department of Agriculture. Because poison is growing on this plantation, and someone knows how to use it well.
"Page-turning...[and] edge-of-your-seat action...crisp writing and compelling storytelling. This is one you don't want to miss!" —Carolyn Haines, USA Today bestselling author
"Her beloved protagonist, Callie, continues to delight readers as a strong, savvy, and a wee-bit-snarky police chief.”—Julie Cantrell, NY Times and USA Today bestselling author

Beware of Memories Book Blast and Excerpt

In case the cover wasn't a dead giveaway, we have a sci-fi thriller on our hands here. Check it out then be sure to read the excerpt. Enjoy.

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Science Fiction
Date Published: February 2018
Publisher: Double Dragon

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Aliens among us hidden in plain sight locked in a race to save their species from genetic wear-out the Parteans have come to Earth not to destroy but to build. After convincing scientist, Peter Kirby that he has discovered a way for individuals to relive any memory the idea that aliens are friendly is implanted. Some people resist and are eliminated.

Detectives Gardner Poole and Emma Bossart discover the alien ruse, but it is too late to stop the president of the United States from greeting our neighbors from outer space who hover miles above us in their spacecraft.

Ionlin, the spokesman for the Parteans, regales the assembled government officials with the many advantages of accepting them as allies. These advantages include massive health benefits, technological information and much more. She is very clear that there will be no information regarding interplanetary flight due to Earth’s history of violence.

Overcoming problems of mistrust and misinformation Earth and Parteans agree to an alliance with the stipulation that Earth will keep a watchful eye on our new friends. Unbeknownst to all, there is another player in the game.

Alyssa McCarthy's Magical Missions Series Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's a great middle grade fantasy series for your youngins, Are they ready for the paranormal? Don't miss the giveaway, too. This time you can win a $100 Amazon gift card and a Harry Potter scarf. Open worldwide (at least for the gift card) through 5/8. Good luck.

The Frights of Fiji
Alyssa McCarthy's Magical Missions: Book 1
by Sunayna Prasad
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy 

A world of magic and adventure awaits…


Sent to live with her strict, aloof, and uncaring uncle after her parents are killed in a car accident, twelve-year-old orphan Alyssa McCarthy longs for the life she used to have—one filled with fun and love. Then one stormy night, a message appears in the raindrops on the window that will change everything.

"Your life will never be the same again, as magic will interfere."

Before long, Alyssa is kidnapped by Master Beau, a banished sorcerer with a mysterious connection to her who can only regain his power by weakening hers. Suddenly hurled into a world of wizardry filled with fantastical beasts and marvelous technology beyond her wildest imagination, Alyssa must defeat Master Beau if she ever wants to get home again. But Master Beau will stop at nothing, including using Alyssa’s friends, to ensure he is triumphant.

Originally titled "From Frights to Flaws", this story is the exciting and enchanting first book in the "Magical Missions" series.

Orexi! Book Blast and Giveaway

Hungry for some Greek food? Well, instead of going out for it, you can check out the Orexi! book and cook it at home. Then, enter to win an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 5/9 to enter. Good luck.

Orexi!
Feasting at the Modern Greek Table
by Theo Michaels
Photography by Mowie Kay
Published by Ryland Peters & Small
£16.99 / $19.95

Genre: Cookbook 

In this enticing collection of more than 80 recipes inspired by the flavours of Greece and Cyprus, MasterChef UK’s Theo Michaels pays homage to his family heritage, championing traditional dishes and sharing his own modern cooking.

Presenting a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds, his fresh and delicious food is organized into chapters entitled Meze, Sea, Land, Sun, Fire and Sundowners, evoking the Greek way of life.
You too can eat like a Greek by celebrating simplicity, seasonality, abundance, healthy balance and most importantly, the joy of sociable eating.
Beautiful food sings from these pages: from juicy watermelon, glossy kalamata olives, to fragrant oregano-roasted meats and delicate fish wrapped in vine leaves. Choose a selection of mouth-watering dips and sharing plates to create a Cypriot-style meze; enjoy the freshest fish and seafood, perfectly grilled or fried and served with nothing more than a dusting of salt flakes and a squeeze of lemon juice to season; cook tender yogurt-marinated lamb on skewers over charcoal and wrap it in fluffy homemade pita to experience souvlaki at home; or whip up vibrant vegetable and pulse dishes, from cracked wheat pourgouri to slow-cooked fasolia beans. Finally, make rich Greek desserts the sweet note to end your meal; serve just enough syrup-drenched baklava with a bitter black coffee to satisfy that craving or unwind with an Ouzo Sour or Brandy Sunburn Cocktail.

Spring Break $500 Instagram Giveaway

In a quest for 10,000 Instagram followers, you're to benefit with the latest $500 giveaway. Instead of an Instagram loop giveaway, all you have to do is follow everyone (50) that one particular user is following, and like a post. You can even get bonus entries by tagging them and sharing your spring break plans. Open worldwide through 4/11 @ 9pm MST. Good luck.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Mamma's Moon Book Blast and Giveaway

There's a thriller under the moon tonight. Check it out than be sure to enter the giveaway for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 5/4 to enter. Good luck.

Mamma's Moon
The Hoodoo of Peckerwood Finch
by Jerome Mark Antil
Genre: Thriller 

"Jerome Mark Antil's Mamma's Moon does for Acadiana what Truman Capote did for Tiffany's or Tennessee Williams did for streetcars. This is a novel about a lot of things, including sex, crime, life, and death. But most of all, it's a novel about hope and about love.
Mamma's Moon gives the reader a dramatic and insightful glimpse into the very special world of today's Louisiana French Acadians, whose early tragic history was immortalized by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his classic poem, Evangeline, even before the heartless bayou's more contemporary history was buried deep and forgotten." Tom Hyman (LA Times bestselling author: writer for LIFEmagazine, The Saturday Evening PostArgosyWashington Post Book World and New York Magazine.)
This novel, Mamma's Moon, is a sequel to the novel, One More Last Dance. It stands alone as an entirely self-contained story, but for those of you who may not have read the earlier novel, I include here a brief description of the main characters and of the events that preceded this story.
A bond that can only happen on a dance floor happened in a cafe off Frenchman Street among four unlikely characters: a man who was about to die; his friend, an illiterate Cajun French yardman; and two of the most successful women in New Orleans.
Aging Captain Gabriel Jordan, retired, was given two months to live, three months before he met "Peck"--Boudreau Clemont Finch--a groundskeeper on the back lawn of his hospice on Bayou Carencro, Louisiana. It was at the hospice that Gabe told Peck his dream of seeing the Newport Jazz Festival before he died. They became friends, and Peck offered to help grant his wish by taking him there.
And they began their journey.
It quickly became a journey with complications and setbacks. They saved each other many times, but they were in turn saved by two extraordinary women: Sasha (Michelle Lissette), a real estate agent in New Orleans's posh Garden District, and her best friend, Lily Cup (Lily Cup Lorelei Tarleton), a criminal attorney.
Less than a year before the events in Mamma's Moon, Gabe and Peck wandered into Charlie's Blue Note, a small jazz bar in a side alley just off Frenchman Street, where the music was live and mellow and the dancing warm and sensual.
Here they encountered Sasha and Lily Cup, and amid the music, the dancing, the food, the flirting, and the cigar smoke, the four formed an unusual and lasting friendship that would see them each through a series of crises, disappointments, life-threatening situations, and moments of great joy and satisfaction.

Burton's Solo Book Blast

We have the latest book in the Elder Darrow Mystery Series. Book #3. Check them all out and give them a try. Enjoy.

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An Elder Darrow Mystery, Book 3
Crime Fiction
Publisher: Encircle Publications
Published: October 2018

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When Dan Burton beats up Antoine Bousquet, the clothing designer suspect in the murder of two Chinese seamstresses, he jeopardizes his job as a homicide detective and his life. Bousquet is released without bail because of Burton’s mistake. When Bousquet turns up dead, beaten and tortured, Burton becomes the prime suspect. The department’s Internal Affairs inspectors, Bousquet’s live-in lover, several Russian gangsters, and the kingpin of the Boston underworld are all looking for Burton. But Elder Darrow, his best friend and proprietor of the Esposito bar, hides Burton and helps save his position on the Boston Police Department and rescue him from death. In the process, they expose an evil scheme by which illegal immigrants were effectively enslaved to work in Antoine Bousquet’s sweat shops.

#SpringIntoHomeDepot Giveaway

If you like those giveaways where there are ten $50 gift cards to give away... we have another one for you. This time, the gift cards are for Home Depot. Ten winners will receive a $50 Home Depot gift card. Users enter the giveaway by heading to the Home Depot page on Savings.com and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page. Its that easy. You have through 4/17 to enter. US only. Good luck.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Darkness Falls Book Blast and Giveaway

I'm learning all kinds of big words for the genres of these books. This latest one is a dystopian novel for young adults. Check out the book and the FOUR winner giveaway that goes along with it. US only for the hard goods. Worldwide for the Amazon gift cards. You have through 5/3 to enter. Good luck.


Darkness Falls
Nature's Fury #1
by AE Faulkner
Genre: YA Dystopian

As nature tires of human destruction, two sisters must face a changing environment that stands between them and survival.


When Quinn and Riley set out on a family vacation with their parents, the trip ends before it begins. Mother Nature interferes with their plans, setting off a sequence of events that thrusts the teens into a hostile landscape.

Stranded, with limited supplies, struggling to figure out who they can trust along the way, they must determine how to survive nature's evolving fury.


The Last Day for Rob Rhino Book Blast and Giveaway

Author Kathleen O'Donnell brings us her debut thriller in this latest offering. Check out the title than be sure to enter to win the $50 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 5/2 to enter. Good luck.

The Last Day for Rob Rhino
by Kathleen O'Donnell
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Mystery

Claire’s a rich widow on a mission, who partakes with abandon from the pharmacy stored in her Prada purse. Rob’s an aging, hygiene-challenged porn star and reality show celebrity.

Stuck on the same flight, bound for the same eccentric town, she hates him on sight. She thinks she knows all there is to know about him but is dying to find out more. He’s disinterested but somehow still sees right through her. But they’ve both got big problems. Hers is in the Louis Vuitton carryon in the overhead. His is in his pants.

To Claire’s dismay, Rob turns up everywhere she goes, yet they form the unlikeliest of friendships. He cares for her in ways she’s never known before. He could be the best thing in her life—or the worst.

In a place full of secrets, including their own, they help each other find answers they didn’t even know they were looking for, yet some questions linger. What happened to Rob’s first wife? What happened to Claire’s husband? Will they live through the answers?

The Last Day for Rob Rhino is a dark, tragic, and funny novel about the bonds of family and friendship. If you’d love a Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, or Stieg Larsson novel with a humorous twist, this would be it. 



Magformers NEW Animal Jumble 60 Piece Set Giveaway

If your child is a fan of those magnetic construction sets Magformers, you've come to the right place.They now offer sets with animal heads and here you can win one. Open to US residents only, you have through 4/22 to enter to win. Good luck.

Magformers Animal Jumble 60 Piece Set Giveaway (Ends 4/22) @MAGFORMERSLLC @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to The Magformers Animal Jumble 60 Piece Set Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Spring/Easter Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Deliciously Savvy

Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
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The Last Humans Book Blast and Excerpt

Humans seem to be a popular book title of late.  Check out this post-apocalyptic thriller below, including a rather lengthy excerpt. Hope you enjoy the book(s).


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Post-Apocalyptic Thriller
Published: March 30, 2019
Publisher: Black Opal Books

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The apocalypse kills billions—numbers so large that most survivors’ minds snap shut. Foes of the U.S. have attacked with a bio-engineered contagion that spreads around the world.  One of only a few survivors, Penny Castro, ex-USN diver and L.A. County Sheriff’s deputy, reacts differently. She fights back and creates a life for herself where death is the common denominator. On a forensic dive, she is interrupted. When she surfaces, she finds all her colleagues dead, so she has to battle starvation, thirst, and gangs of feral humans until she ends up in a USAF refugee camp. A post-apocalyptic thriller for our times, Penny’s adventures will entertain and shock you into asking, “Could this really happen?”

Monday, April 8, 2019

End of Summer Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's a coming of age book from author Michael Potts. Along with that, you have a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide through 5/6. Good luck.

End of Summer
by Michael Potts
Genre: Coming of Age

A young boy. An old man. And a journey of the heart.


A middle aged man, Jeffrey Conley, has obsessive interests, including a fascination with death and the process of dying and a fetish for the sound of a woman's heartbeat. His wife, Lisa, encourages him to get help. His psychologist diagnoses him as having Asperger's Syndrome, a mild condition on the Autism spectrum. When his granny dies, Jeffrey returns to Tennessee for her funeral, and then walks the same field he walked with his granddaddy as a child. On that cold, late November day, Jeffrey walks toward The Thicket, an outcropping of trees and vines from the woods adjoining the field that crossed the fence and are invading the field. In that special place he and Granddaddy would sit and talk as Jeffrey swung on vines or sipped cola. The middle aged Jeffrey looks back to that time, to the summer of his ninth year, an idyllic year and a terrible year, a year of joy, a year of loss and grief. Will Jeffrey Conley be able to discover and understand his struggles by this journey back into his past. While remembering Sunday dinners with relatives, hunting rabbits with his granddaddy, or visiting the town square, Jeffrey rediscovers pain and the worst loss of his life. Will he be able to make sense of his life, his past, his obsessions, his faith? Or will he sink into despair, The Thicket becoming a place of pain rather than redemption? That is the fundamental problem of the book.