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Saturday, April 20, 2019

My Garden Box Giveaway

Here's something a bit different to try to win and grow. Open to US residents only through 5/11. Good luck.
My Garden Box Giveaway at Mommy's Playbook

Yay! It's a Giveaway! One lucky reader will receive a one month subscription to My Garden Box! My Garden box is a monthly subscription service for gardening enthusiast created by 4th generation nursery growers. They package their love for plants into every box. Each My Garden Box is designed as if the creators were receiving it too. My Garden Box makes a wonderful gift for a loved one or for yourself! They offer month-to-month and prepaid plans for up to one year.

Spring $100 Amazon/PayPal Giveaway

You know you want to win this giveaway. Winner has their choice between a $100 Amazon gift card or $100 PayPal cash. Which would you pick? Open worldwide through 5/16. Good luck.

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GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Prize: $100 PayPal Cash or Amazon Gift Card

Hosted & Sponsored by: Home Jobs By Mom

Rules: Use the Giveaway Tools form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 05/16 and is open worldwide. Entrants must be 18 years old to enter. Winner will be notified via email.

Cut Reality Book Blast and Giveaway

Do you love a psychological thriller? What about reality TV? Do be sure to check out author Zach Hacker's debut novel then be sure to enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 5/16 to enter. Good luck.

Cut Reality
by Zack Hacker
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Suspense

When the specter of death comes to reality TV, who's to blame?

After a reality television competitor dies during filming, it sends the cast reeling. Follow Jason Debord as he takes on the role of amateur detective to gain clarity into the death of a reality TV co-star and ends up uncovering criminal conspiracy.
When Jason returned home from competing on Beached, he'd lost weight, couldn't sleep, and felt more alone than ever. But he expected those changes. Jason had no way to predict that one of his fellow competitors would fling himself from a cliff. Unless he didn't. Jason can't believe it, but the network presents coverage of the alleged suicide to the world.
Seeing motive in every crew member's movements, Jason compiles evidence of conspiracy, only to be met with resistance from the cast and network alike. He persists only through the support of his developing relationship with Blake, a psychologist who observes alarming similarities between her patient and her partner. Events in Cut Reality have a variety of interpretations. Ultimately, Jason has to decide while under the watchful eye of the public: is his understanding too coincidental to be believed, or so shocking because it's his new reality.
Zack Hacker's debut novel will please fans of reality television and psychological thrillers alike. If you enjoy Survivor, Big Brother, The Amazing Race, MTV's The Challenge, or other works of character-driven suspense, don't miss this highly anticipated release.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Cinco De Mayo Mexican Hot Cocoa Giveaway

Something besides tea and coffee in K-cups from Brooklyn Bean Roastery. Hot Cocoa is thie prize for this giveaway. Open through 5/5.
If you enjoy Mexican Chocolate, you've got to enter to #WIN some #Mexican Hot Cocoa for your #Fiesta before this #Giveaway ends on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) #CincodeMayo #Mexico #HotCocoa #Chocolate #Win #Winit #Contest
Here at Sweet Southern Savings, we love hot cocoa, Mexico, celebrations. And, Cinco de Mayo is always a day of fun, ethnic food, drinks, and festivities. While I'm not fluent in Spanish or Mexican traditions, my sweetheart is. So, I often look to him to interpret and explain their culture and celebrations to me. Cinco de Mayo literally means May 5th in Spanish. It commemorates the victory of the Mexican army against French forces during the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, and is celebrated more in the U.S. than in Mexico. Visit this Planning a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta? post for more about this day, some great Cinco de Mayo printables, and fiesta ideas. Plus, don't miss all the great Mexican recipes we've compiled for you on the linky.

We also love Mexican Chocolate. Mexican chocolates are known for the different spices like cinnamon and chilies that are added to them to create intense tastes. Those flavors make Brooklyn Bean Roastery's gourmet Mexican Hot Chocolate, unlike anything you've tasted before. It's Sweet! It's Spicy! It's Delicioso!
Mexican Hot Cocoa Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Drink Recipe - If you enjoy Mexican Chocolate, you've got to enter to #WIN some #Mexican Hot Cocoa for your #Fiesta before this #Giveaway ends on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) #CincodeMayo #Mexico #HotCocoa #Chocolate #Win #Winit #Contest

The Good Inside Me Book Blast and Giveaway

Check out this paranormal romance for the young adults in your life. Then, enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 5/14 to enter. Good luck.

The Good Inside Me
by Barbara Russell
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance 

Dragons, short-tempered archdemons, and hysterical damned souls—Shax is used to dealing with all that. He’s a young fire demon and lives in Hell, after all. What he’s not used to is being possessed by a human. A very good human and a pretty girl at that: sixteen-year-old Tolis. Despite still having control of his body most of the time, Shax can hear Tolis’s voice inside his head and feels what she feels constantly.

Shax’s mentor claims that Tolis hides an ancient, powerful grimoire, a book of spells, and proposes a deal: if Shax finds it, he’ll help Shax get work as a dragon keeper—Shax’s dream job. Tolis swears she doesn’t have the grimoire and asks Shax to help her father, whose soul is turning evil by the minute. Unless Tolis does something, her dad’s soul will end in Hell. Hoping to convince her to give him the grimoire, and not because Shax cares about the man’s soul, he agrees to help.
Goodness is overrated. Since Shax decided to help Tolis, his life has turned into a hurdle race. Thugs chase him, the scientists in Hell want to prod and examine the first possessed demon in history, and he can’t find the darn grimoire.

And the worst part? Due to the unavoidable presence of Tolis, who keeps intruding into his evil thoughts, Shax discovers an almost decent side of himself. In no time at all, he catches himself doing actual good deeds. Is he becoming—yuck—good?

Easter Gifts for Grownups

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

We all know that kids love Easter baskets, but don't adults deserve Easter goodies too? We've put together a custom gift guide filled with fun Easter gift ideas that'd be perfect for an adult Easter basket (from brands like Banana Republic, Macy's, Target & more)!

THiNK OUTSiDE Quarterly Subscription Giveaway

Tired of the kids spending too much time in front of their screens? This just might be the prize to try to win. Open to US residents only, you have through 5/10 to enter. Good luck.
Enter to Win a THiNK OUTSiDE Quarterly Subscription #THiNKOUTSiDE #EntertoWin
THiNK OUTSiDE Boxes are a monthly subscription service focused on outdoor exploration AND a year-long curriculum. The service provides quality, useful gear along with very thoughtful activities and educational information that encourage kids to get outside and play. It is not just about the gear or the information, but using both in tandem to become more skilled in outdoor life, while encouraging family involvement. The monthly themed boxes promote character building while instilling confidence, independence, and empathy.
FACT: Today's children are spending an average of 4-7 MINUTES
of unstructured play outside, and 7.5 HOURS in front of devices!
THiNK OUTSiDE service follows a standard annual schedule that ensures learning is seasonally appropriate. Every month has a new theme covering everything from first aid and outdoor nutrition to nighttime discovery and building shelters. Your first box, the Intro box, sets the foundation for your year of learning #THiNKOUTSiDE
THiNK OUTSiDE is a 2019 Parent’s Choice Silver Award recipient!

You Say Goodbye Book Blast

If you're up for a good murder mystery, you've come to the right place. Check out the latest book by author Keith Steinbaum. Seems to have an interesting mix of characters.

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Murder Mystery
Date Published: February 2019
Publisher: Black Opal Books

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After a temperamental meltdown on stage, Sean Hightower, a regretful and resentful “one-hit wonder” rock musician hoping for a comeback, returns to his girlfriend’s condo seeking comfort from the woman he loves. But after letting himself in, he discovers her naked body on the bed, murdered from a bullet to the head. When the police detective arrives and sees the two taped pieces of paper on the wall with the word, “hello,” on one and “goodbye,” on the other, he realizes that the renowned serial killer, The Beatles Song Murderer, has struck again. In the days that follow, he reaches another conclusion—the Beatles Song Murderer is probably somebody Sean knows. Now the detective needs Sean’s help to find the killer.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Scorpion's Lullaby Book Blast and Giveaway

We have book one of a young adult fantasy series from author Juliet Vane. Check out the book and its prequel. Then, enter to win one of three prizes in the related giveaway. I think they're all open WW. You have through 5/16 to enter. Good luck.

The Scorpion's Lullaby
Luminous Lands Book 1
by Juliet Vane
Genre: YA Fantasy

Be ruthless. Be rich. Live like gods.


Joella’s band of thieves lives deep in the jungle. Riding on giant scorpion dragons, they search the beautiful landscape for villages and caravans to rob.

But dangerous mists thread through the jungle’s undergrowth. One touch transforms its victims into mindless, murderous shells of their former selves.

When the mists interrupt a routine raid, Joella becomes separated from her people. She’s alone except for a stolen book of legends and Marc, a religious disciple dedicated to pacifism and preserving the ways of the old goddess.

Searching for their tribes, Joella and Marc brave mist-infected beasts, deceitful clans, and the sweltering days and freezing nights of their beloved jungle.

An uneasy alliance grows between them as they read from the book and uncover in its pages the truth of why the jungle has been fraught with evil. They must trust each other to right the wrongs of the past and save themselves, or risk the very landscape they hold so dear.

The Scorpion’s Lullaby is a fast-paced, lyrical fantasy filled with creatures and characters who will take your breath away.



Get your copy of The Scorpion’s Lullaby today to discover the legends propelling the unforgettable tale in this luminous, unique world.


The Cat Who Pawed the Cultist Book Blast and Giveaway

Another young adult book here, this time an urban fantasy series from author Robert Hazelton. Along with the book info is another giveaway with multiple winners, multiple Amazon gift card winners even. Open worldwide, you have through 5/17 to enter. Good luck.

The Cat Who Pawed the Cultist
Sanctum Guardians Book 1
by Robert Hazelton
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Charlotte Barreau has tried to maintain a low key lifestyle but it isn’t easy for a young witch. As a student of the Holstrom Sanctum, she’s studied the intricacies of magic but never had to apply them to anything of importance. Her biggest concerns involve finding a movie she hasn’t seen, spending time with her friend Avery, and passing magical physics.All that changes when she meets a feisty orange cat attempting to foil the plot of a cultist opening a portal to another world. This magical beast comes to her with a calling, a duty to defend our world against denizens of a dangerous realm called the Umbra Oculus. Charlotte finds herself inextricably bound to her new friend, a partner in his crusade.As they begin to investigate, they find themselves dangerously outmatched. Their opponents are fully trained, adult wizards with serious zeal for their work. Even after enlisting the aid of two additional students, they discover they may not be cut out for the task. But with no one else working on the problem, these children and their cat must save the world, even as they risk their very lives in the effort.

Bold Coffee Sampler Giveaway

Here's your second chance to win the bold coffee sampler pack from Two Rivers Coffee. The other bold coffee sampler giveaway also ends on 4/30. US only. Good luck.
Bold Coffee Sampler Giveaway

Welcome to the Bold Coffee Sampler Giveaway!

Sponsored By:

Two Rivers Coffee Co.

Hosted By:

My Silly Little Gang

Co-Hosted By:

Deliciously Savvy

Bold Coffee Sampler Giveaway

1 Lucky Winner Will receive a 40ct single serve box of Bold Coffee Sampler!

Bold Coffee Sampler Giveaway
This sampler box is definitely one of our favorite from Two Rivers Coffee Co.

Don't Lie To Me Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's a mystery/thriller from author Willow Rose that will surely entertain. Along with the book info comes a giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card. Don't miss out. Open worldwide, you have through 5/15 to enter. Good luck.

Don't Lie To Me
Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Book 1
by Willow Rose
Genre: Mystery, Thriller

When twelve-year-old Sophie Williams went on a Girl Scout summer camp, she never returned home.

Three months later, her body is found inside her sleeping bag in the most frequented area of Cocoa Beach, and the town is outraged.
The girl isn't just any child. She's the town's most beloved surf idol, and it was believed that she could be the next Kelly Slater.
As another child, the son of a well-known senator is kidnapped, and the parents receive a disturbing video, FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas — who has just returned to her hometown, divorced and out of a job — plunges into the investigation, breaking her promise to her children not to do police work again.
Local law enforcement, with her old flame Matt Miller in charge, are the ones who ask for her help in a case so unsettling that only she can solve it. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier it becomes for Matt and Eva Rae. Soon, everyone she holds dear is in grave danger as this case hits a little too close to home.
DON’T LIE TO ME is the first book in the Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series and can be read as a standalone.

Bed, Breakfast, and Beyond Book Blitz

We have a travel memoir here from author JoAnn S. Dawson. If you like stories about giraffes and trips to Africa, you've come to the wrong place. Instead, you get horses and a Maryland B&B. Enjoy.

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Memoir, Travel
Publisher: BookBaby

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In September of 1998, Ted and JoAnn Dawson purchased a horse farm in rural Maryland to fulfill their lifelong dream of owning a bed & breakfast. Little did they know what lay ahead! 

Restoring a filthy, dilapidated, nearly condemned Victorian house to a charming and welcoming country inn while raising two rowdy young boys was only the first of their challenges. Dealing with shady former owners, a string of ghostly events, and a wide variety of colorful guests opened their eyes to a whole new world.

With the fortitude and life lessons born of years growing up on a dairy farm, the rare good fortune of choosing the perfect partner in life, and a boatload of humor thrown in to preserve their sanity, they have managed to keep Fairwinds Farm Bed & Breakfast running strong for over twenty years.          

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Montessori Toddler Giveaway

Here's an interesting extension to the Montessori approach to education. Check it out then be sure to enter to win before 5/4 runs out. Open to US residents only. Good luck.
The Montessori Toddler Giveaway Event at Mommy's Playbook
You've seen Montessori schools popping up all over major cities in your area, maybe even heard of the Montessori approach discussed in your homeschool groups, but do you know how to implement Montessori techniques in your home everyday? It's more than just educational play at home. And it's more than just a parenting philosophy of love and respect. Learn more below.
The Montessori Toddler is for any parent looking to bring the principles of Montessori education—curiosity, independence, respect—into their daily lives. Written for busy parents who are looking to find more calm in their homes, it’s an inspiring and beautiful guide. #TheMontessoriToddler
The Montessori Toddler is for any parent looking to bring the principles of Montessori education—curiosity, independence, respect—into their daily lives. Written for busy parents who are looking to find more calm in their homes, it’s an inspiring and beautiful guide.

Creative Cafe Frappe Drink Maker Giveaway

All drinks don't come from K-cups, cans, or bottles. Here's your chance to win a Frappe Maker from Creative Cafe. Not familiar with a frappe? Think milkshake. Open to US residents only, you have through 5/3 to try to win. Good luck.
Enter to win the Creative Café Frappe Drink Maker Giveaway. Ends 5/3

Welcome to the Creative Café Frappe Drink Maker Giveaway!

Sponsored By:

RoseArt

Hosted By:

My Silly Little Gang

Co-Hosted By:

Deliciously Savvy

Creative Café Frappe Drink Maker Giveaway

1 Lucky Winner Will receive a Creative Café Frappe Drink Maker!

Creative Café Frappe Drink Maker Giveaway
We really like our Creative Café Frappe Drink Maker! We have so much fun making our own yummy treats.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Scions Book Blast and Giveaway

Check out the latest book in the dark fantasy truly from author James Wolanyk. Then be sure to enter the giveaway for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide through 5/10. Good luck.

Scions
The Scribe Cycle #3
by James Wolanyk
Genre: Dark Fantasy
Pub Date: 4/9/19

Three years have passed since the devastation of Golyna. Anna, once the maker of immortals, continues to fight the evil she unwillingly created through her rune-carving magic. Secreted away in an isolated mountain monastery, she works as a teacher to young scribes, guiding them toward runes that foster peace rather than endless war. So when the tracker who murdered her brother comes to Anna’s redoubt, begging for his eternal runes to be undone, Anna agrees to grant his wish on one condition—that he aid her in rooting out the remnants of Volna, a genocidal regime bent on destruction.

In this brave new world where old foes can become allies, so too can former friends sour into deadly enemies. With the tracker’s help, Anna is propelled into a confrontation with Ramyi, her former apprentice. Grown bitter and disillusioned, Ramyi now wants to lay waste to the world—but not before she completes an apocalyptic ritual that could have dire consequences for all of existence. To stop Ramyi from unleashing chaos, and restore peace to a broken world, Anna must be willing to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Boston Red Sox Star Wars Night Giveaway and Something to Marble At Giveaway Hop

The Boston Red Sox are defending their 2018 World Series win and are currently in last place in the American League East. Okay, it is early in the season and we shouldn't be worried yet. One thing the team does to help drum up support is have theme nights. Typically, the only way to get the item is to buy tickets for the game for the specific day. However... we have a special treat for you where we're giving away one the Star Wars Night themed item, the Millenium Falcon floating over Fenway Park. The ship is on a spring so it rocks kind of like a bobblehead if you were to move it.

Two Rivers Coffee Bold Sampler Pack Giveaway

Coffee crazy and looking to try out some new flavors? Check out the sampler box you can win below from Two Rivers. Giveaway is US only and ends on 4/30. Good luck.
Love your #COFFEE strong? Enter for a chance to #win a box of Two Rivers Coffee's 40 Count Bold Sampler Pack before this #giveaway ends 4/30. TWO #Winit! #Contest #CoffeeLover #Caffeine #CoffeeTime #Sweeps
There’s nothing like a cup of freshly brewed coffee to welcome the day. The irresistible aroma wafting through the air. The bold coffees in this Two Rivers Flavored Coffee Sampler Box are the perfect blend of great roasts that your taste buds will enjoy waking up to.
Find out what we thought of the Bold Variety Box that you can WIN!

Duncan Book Blast and Excerpt

Here's the latest thriller from author Dennis McCort. Stop in and read the excerpt. If you enjoy, be sure to pickup.

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Thriller
Date Published: February 2019
Publisher: Gatekeeper Press

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A cunning pederastic serial killer nicknamed “Santa” is making his way up the East Coast from New Orleans to Boston, leaving a trail of young bodies in his wake. Santa covers his tracks along the way by working as an itinerant bass player in a series of jazz combos. At the same time, the Driscoll family – Mark, Julie and their nine-year-old son Nate – who live in an upstate suburb of Syracuse, New York, struggle to come to grips with Mom’s quadriplegia following a horrific auto accident. The suspense builds to a fever pitch as these two plot strands approach each other for the inevitable confrontation. All this tension is heightened by the mystery of Duncan, Nate’s stuffed-toy gorilla, who is not only the boy’s beloved companion but becomes a kind of family totem, and, later on in the story, so much more.

This is a novel not only for readers addicted to thrill rides and maddening suspense, but also those who are curious about the abnormal psychology of the pedophiliac killer. The book gives food for thought as well as a kind of perverse satisfaction for the imagination and senses. It is a thinking reader’s thriller.

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Silver Series Book Blast and Giveaway

The Silver Series of young adult fantasy books is approaching the trilogy of trilogies phase with seven books now available. Check them out then be sure to enter the associated giveaway for one of six individual prizes, including an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 5/12 to enter. Good luck.

Silver
The Silver Series Book 1
by Cheree Alsop
Genre: YA Fantasy

His Father Is Murdered By Werewolf Hunters

After his father is murdered, Jaze and his mother are forced to flee and start new life. On top of adjusting to a new school and trying to make new friends, he must try to stop a killer from striking again.

˃˃˃ A New Pack, A New Love

Moving to a new place is difficult for any teenager. Being a werewolf, Jaze must make peace with the territory’s pack. Falling in love make his new situation even more perilous.

˃˃˃ A Fresh New Werewolf Series

Silver is the first book in a fast paced and exciting series unlike any werewolf books you have read before. It shows that with love, there truly are no limits.

˃˃˃ “All around this book was such an awesome read. If you enjoy books with suspense, fighting, and romance you'll love this one.” Niala- Goodreads Reviewer

Assorted Tea Sampler Giveaway

What do you think about drinking tea made through K-cups? Something just doesn't seem right about it to me, but here's your chance to try it out for free if you haven't yet. Giveaway runs through 5/6. Open to US residents only. Good luck.
Love TEA? Enter for a chance to #win a box of Two Rivers Coffee's 40 Count Assorted #Tea Sampler before this #giveaway ends 5/6. TWO #Winit! #Contest #TeaLover #HotTea #IcedTea #TeaTime #Sweeps
Here at Sweet Southern Savings, we are huge fans of both Prospect and Stash tea. During the winter we each drink at least one cup of hot tea every day for both its warmth and health benefits. However, in the last two weeks, we've planted our garden and have even cut the grass! I must say that in our house there's not much that is more loved than our iced tea. And, Now that the weather is getting warmer it will be our goto refreshment. Second, only to water. That's why when our new variety box arrived we were thrilled to see a few new teas to try. Both Bonsai Tea Co. teas, English Breakfast and Green Tea, were delicious and a pleasure to drink.

The Liberty Box Trilogy Book Blast and Giveaway

Can you say dystopian ten times real fast? Three winners for the giveaway for this trilogy, including an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide for the gift card and I think US only for the other two. You have through 5/10 to enter for both. Good luck.

The Liberty Box
The Liberty Box Trilogy Book 1
by C.A. Gray
Genre: New Adult Dystopian

**Dystopian mind control with metaphysics**


Kate Brandeis has it all: a famous reporter at the age of twenty-four, she’s the face of the Republic of the Americas. She has a loving fiancé and all the success she could wish for. But when she learns of the death of a long-forgotten friend, her investigations unravel her perfect memories, forcing her to face the fact that she’s been living a lie.

Jackson MacNamera, trained from a young age in the art of mind control, returns to the Republic for his mother’s funeral. Within a few hours of his arrival, authorities collect Jackson and take him by force to a room ironically called The Liberty Box, where he must choose between surrendering his thoughts to the new Republic, or fleeing for his freedom.

Kate, bereaved and confused, finds her way to a cave community of refugees, where Jackson seems to offer her an escape from her grief. The two forge an uneasy bond, and in the process Jackson learns that Kate has some insight which may help the hunters in their attempt to free other citizens from the tyranny of the Potentate. Against the expressed wishes of the Council, the hunters plot a series of daring raids, attempting to prove that not only is freedom possible, but that the citizens are not too far gone to desire it. But with the odds so stacked against them, can the refugees succeed in their rescue missions right under the Potentate’s nose?