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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Back to School Family Night Giveaway

Ovation Brands’ portfolio of restaurants - Old Country Buffet, Ryan’s, and Hometown Buffet - and Furr’s Fresh Buffet are rolling out a new Back to School Family Night series geared towards making the transition of heading back to school fun and easy for kids.

Every Thursday, beginning this past August 22nd, restaurants will be focusing on families, food and fun through educational and engaging activities. The program will offer tips on how to navigate the school year, from first day (or even first week) jitters, to staying organized, to eating healthy meals in order to keep minds sharp and bodies fit. The seven-week program is focused on making school a positive experience, while offering helpful suggestions for staying on the right track for success. Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., kids may participate in different interactive and educational activities in Ovation Brands’ restaurants and Furr’s Fresh Buffet locations. PLUS, kids eat for $1.99 from 4 p.m. to close with the purchase of a regular-priced adult or senior meal.

Tips For Making Your Home More Comfortable & Cozy

You spend a lot of time in and around your home on a regular basis. Therefore, it makes sense that you have the desire to want to make it more comfortable and cozy overall.

When you do, you’ll want to be home more and will feel more relaxed in your own space. There are a few tips that will help you to achieve this goal and ensure your home is nothing less than snug and pleasant to be in. What’s most important is that you pay attention to the details and be willing to make a few improvements here and there, if you want it to be more comfortable and cozy.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Hybrid Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have an interesting sci-fi horror/romance novel you don't want to miss. Then be sure to enter to win the Amazon gift card giveaway. Open worldwide, you have through 9/19 to enter. Good luck.

Hybrid: Adapt or Die 
by Rebecca Henry
Genre: SciFi Horror, Romance 

Agent Van of the CIA is sent to an Australian underground military surveillance base called Pine Gap. Agent Van finds himself thrown in a conspiracy cover up of an ancient alien race known as species X. He falls in love with Annika, a mysterious and uncommon woman who displays unusual abilities, leading Van to question her own origin. Mystery and horror explode around Agent Van during a cave diving exhibition to search for a lost colleague referred to as Agent One. The only clue for Agent Van and his team is a cryptic message carved on a wall inside the bleak cave that reads “Agent One is gone. No more Agent One.” Terror arrives as the agents are trapped inside the ominous cave. Agent Van soon learns that there is more to Pine Gap than Species X.

Pianist in a Bordello Book Blast

Seeing Washington's head on the body of a dancer standing on a piano looks like historial fiction/satire, and you won't be disappointed. Enjoy what author Mike C. Erickson has to share.


Historical Fiction & Satire

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What would happen if a politician decided to tell the truth—the whole truth?

Richard Youngblood, aspiring Congressman, is about to find out. He’s running on a platform of honesty and transparency—and against the advice of his friends and advisers he’s decided to start with himself. His autobiography will lay his entire life bare before voters just days before the election.

And what a life he’s had. Born in a commune and named Richard Milhous Nixon Youngblood as an angry shot at his absent father, Richard grows up in the spotlight, the son of an enigmatic fugitive and the grandson of a Republican senator. He’s kidnapped and rescued, kicked out of college for a prank involving turkeys, arrested in Hawaii while trying to deliver secrets to the CIA…Dick Nixon Youngblood’s ready to tell all.

He’ll even tell his readers about the Amandas—three women who share a name but not much else, and who each have helped shape and define the man he’s become.

Are voters really ready for the whole truth?

Are you?

Pianist in a Bordello is a hilarious political romp through the last four decades of American history, from a narrator who is full of surprises.

Moon Luv Skin Care Giveaway

Here we have a giveaway open to residents of the US and Canada. What can you win? Well, there will be two winners, and each gets their own small bottles of a body polish and bath soak. You have through 9/19 to enter. Good luck.

Look & Feel Your Best Giveaway

Welcome to the Look & Feel Your Best Giveaway!

A woman's beauty comes directly from her confidence & smile. The best way to stay confident & happy is to feel your best and look your best. We at Moon Luv, feel as though we, women need to get in touch & stay in touch with our inner feminine mystique.

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

2 Winners

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Prize:

Easy Ways of Converting Your Gift Cards into Cash

Sometimes we find ourselves winning or receiving gift cards to use at select stores. Certainly, on this site, you can earn yourself giveaway entries with prizes sometimes coming in the form of gift cards. The thing with gift cards, however, is that its not always the case that we want to use them at select shops. Sometimes, instead of being forced to shop at place A, we would rather do our shopping at shop B. due to terms and conditions guiding the use of gift cards. However, this will not be possible.

While it all seems doom and gloom, today, we have some positive news for you! The news is that its possible for you to convert your gift cards into cash! Yes, you heard that right. Eager to learn how, we'll continue reading.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Puppet Master Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have the latest thriller from bestselling author Ronald S. Barak. Along with that you have a giveaway for an ebook copy and an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 9/20 to enter. Good luck.
The Puppet Master
by Ronald S. Barak
Genre: Thriller, Suspense 


What would YOU do if they took everything you had, your family, your home, your business, your dignity, even—perhaps—your sanity?
S. Barak's latest, The Puppet Master, prequel to The Amendment Killer, and the second in the Brooks/Lotello Thriller Series, is a gripping story of a political system gone awry—and those who feel compelled to fix it. “Have you ever killed anyone? I have. I’ll do it again. If I need to.” Three prominent political leaders in Washington, D.C., murdered in as many days.

Not a plausible story premise? What about the real world villain who recently mailed a series of pipe bombs to a number of prominent political figures? Ripped from the headlines? Barak gives new meaning to the word "timely." The Puppet Master isn't ripped from the headlines; written first, it forecast the headlines that followed!

The Puppet Master begins with a bang. Literally. Three of them. Not a page wasted. Capitol Hill panics. Who will be next? Others whisper that our political leaders are only getting what they deserve. Anxious to see who will be next. And why.

Crafty D.C. homicide detective Frank Lotello is tasked to find the killer. Cliff Norman, a local businessman with ample motive, is arrested. Politicians breathe a sigh of relief. However, when Lotello discovers a disturbing White House connection, he suspects Norman may not be what he appears to be. Things may not be what they appear to be.

Norman's trial commences in the courtroom of savvy D.C. trial court judge Cyrus Brooks. An angry nation rallies behind Norman. The jury debates whether Norman's actions may be legally justified by a rampant abuse of political trust, and threatens to unravel the very fabric of our dysfunctional government.

In an unprecedented and questionable manner that may destroy their respective careers, Lotello quietly approaches Brooks and they form a secret alliance to uncover the truth in this classic whodunnit mystery. Before it's too late.

Blurring fiction and reality, The Puppet Master will have you dangling from the first page to the very last.

The Descendants Series Book Blast and Giveaway

Don't be afraid of this dark fantasy book from author Destiny Hawkins. Check out the first two books below then be sure to enter the multi-winner giveaway for an Amazon gift card and signed book copies. Open worldwide through 8/25. Good luck.

The Descendants
The Descendants Series Book 1
by Destiny Hawkins
Genre: Dark Fantasy 

Fail the tests and become a slave. Display defectiveness and be put to death. 


Monroe Academy was built to separate the weak from the strong. Pass the biyearly leveling and be released into society upon graduation. Fail to be promoted and be stripped of rank and forced into servitude.

That was a rule that applied to all but Rayah Bardeau. A student of Monroe Academy, branded as a Null because of her absence of Lighter energy. With her mother standing as a slave in her place, Rayah was given until the age of twenty to make level six, but at nineteen-years-old and with only eight months until her twentieth birthday, she was only a mere level one. The same level she’s been since she was ten.

With the stress of her upcoming test, the loss of a friend, and the constant wrongdoings towards her, Rayah could only dream of escaping from Lytonia, and escape she did. Only, when she awakened in her dorm, she couldn’t distinguish if she had only dreamt of meeting Soren, a wild and adventurous defect in the Wild Lands, or if she had somehow used her Lighter Form to get there. 

But only the elite ― the most powerful of Lighters ― could tap into their Lighter Forms. Right?

And what was the dark energy she used when she and Soren were attacked by Depleters? Was Rayah really as powerless as she thought? Was she a defect? And if she used dark energy, could she call herself a Lighter at all?

Hopey Blitz Book Blast

Now is the time to check out this inspirational memoir from author Hope Mueller. On sale for just 99¢. Enjoy this latest release.



Inspirational Memoir
Publisher: Inspire-Books
Release Date eBook: August 22, 2019
Release Date Paperback: October 1, 2019

$0.99 SALE

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Hopey chronicles the story of a courageous girl in a '70s Southern Indiana commune, complete with flowers for dinner, a ball of acid in the freezer, and orgies on the living room floor. The chaos of her formative years, which are littered with violent episodes, periods of hunger and assaults, leads Hope to set off on her own at the age of fifteen.

Written as intense past moments, reflective chapters, and flash-forwards, these three voices come together to transcend time and connect the past and the present. Honest and raw, with no request for empathy or complaint, the book is a celebration of the human spirit and an exhilarating read. Hopey is a reminder that we can love, we can believe, and we, too, can be successful beyond all expectations—if we only dare to hope.

Milestone Trilogy Book Blast

Was Michael Jackson a fan of this book trilogy genre? That's right, three books here. Discover what author Carl Lakeland has in store for you. Enjoy.

Thriller
Date Published: July 2019

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2019 Book Excellence Awards Winner - The Lost Ones - Adventure

2018 Book Excellence Awards Finalist - Eagle Shield - Thriller

2018 Readers' Favourite Honours - Eagle Shield - Thriller

2018 International Book Awards Finalist - Eagle Shield - Thriller



The long-awaited award-winning series is finally here.

New never before released chapters and bonus content.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Memoirs of a False Messiah Book Blast and Giveaway

If you're a fan of women's fiction, Memoirs of a False Messiah just might be for you. Explore the book's description before entering to win the Amazon gift card giveaway below. You have through 9/20 to enter. Good luck.

Memoirs of a False Messiah
by Pamela Becker
Genre: Women's Fiction
MiMi knows she is meant for something greater. She has a God-given mission. This belief, together with tragedy, moves her from the mixed-religion home of her early childhood to Orthodox Judaism in her teens, to the establishment and development of her cult in the Israeli desert. MiMi draws from the women in her life, in the Bible, and in other ancient texts, weaving modern and biblical dilemmas, as she shapes a truly unique place for her followers and herself. When her life and utopian community grow more turbulent and even violent, she questions her mission.



Deeply affecting and thought-provoking, Memoirs of a False Messiah is the richly told story of a woman's struggle to find her place in a world reluctant to accept her.

Shoes on the Stairs Book Blast, Interview, and Giveaway

Here's the latest title from author Jan Steele. Want to know more about her? We have our own interview with her. Then, be sure to enter the giveaway for an Amazon gift card or PayPal cash. Open worldwide through 9/20. Good luck.
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Women's Fiction
Date Published: 7/27/2019
Publisher: Acorn Publishing

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Claire Blackwell can’t find that damn white light. Thanks to a mishap at an intersection, she’s dead and stuck somewhere between Heaven and what seems like Hell as she is forced to watch her husband and children unravel without her. While she struggles to find answers for her limbo state, her family begins to see her, offering what she believes, is a gift of second chances.

As she navigates through this new, untouchable world and the challenges it creates, she is forced to face some sad and potentially dangerous truths. Determined, she works to mend her relationship with her family, but her stubborn teenage son refuses to acknowledge her, and when tensions escalate with his long-time bully, her inability to control the physical world around her leaves her fearing for her family’s safety. With her time running out, she must find a way to save them before the progress she has made is lost and she fades from this world forever.

Running From Dust Book Blast and Giveaway

I'm growing to like Psychological Paranormal Thriller books. What about you? You also get a giveaway for an Amazon gift card here. Open worldwide through 9/16. Good luck.

Running From Dust
by Jess Whitby
Genre: Psychological Paranormal Thriller


"I could not put this book down." 5 Stars - Goodreads Reviewer


"An attention grabbing psychological thriller." 5 Stars - Goodreads Reviewer

Jude Craig is a level-headed teacher in a Yorkshire secondary school. Within a matter of days her professional and personal life is shattered by a series of strange events in her house. What starts with the sound of papers fluttering to the floor quickly escalates to her discovering that someone has been in the house whilst she is sleeping.

When Jude is driven out of her job and home she is forced to discover whether she is being haunted, stalked by a pupil, or the terrifying possibility that she is losing her mind.

A Roman Death Book Blast and Excerpt

Here we have a new historical thriller from publisher Black Quill Press. Also, don't miss the excerpt from author Joan O'Hagan. Enjoy.

Historical Thriller
Publisher: Black Quill Press

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Skullduggery and scheming in Ancient Rome on the eve of Caesar's assassination.

Historical thriller set in Ancient Rome. In 45 BC, Julius Caesar is at the height of his power. Lucius Scaurus, the young, good-looking fiancĂ© of a high-society girl is poisoned at the couple's own pre-wedding banquet. In the trial that follows, Roman society is shocked when the girl's mother, Helvia, is accused of not only of murder, but of incest. Cicero comes to Helvia's defence, but the killer's identity remains a mystery until the final twist – or two.

Back To School Fun For Little Ones Giveaway

This looks like a great giveaway to sock away the prizes until Christmas if you were to win. Open to US residents only, you have through 9/5 to enter. Good luck.

Welcome to the Back To School Fun For Little Ones Giveaway

Total 2 winners
1 winner for each DVD

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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This giveaway’s Sponsor is:

Woke Up Dead Book Blast

Here's a very colorful cover for a humorous book coming out in September. What do you think would happen if you woke up at your funeral? Enjoy.

Fiction / Humor
Date Published: August 27, 2019

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Hope Allison McKinley died. Or, at least everyone thought she did. When she suddenly wakes up in the middle of her own funeral - to the shock of all her loved ones - that is just the beginning of her problems.

Reawakened, Hope now sees what everyone really thought of her. The casket is cheap, the flowers suck, and she’s wearing an outfit she wouldn’t be caught dead in! It’s her worst nightmare come true and all hell is about to break loose.

In Woke Up Dead, Hope is faced with the enormous task of putting her death behind her and rebuilding her life. Having to overcome being a YouTube sensation and being shunned by her family, she slowly comes to realize that this is going to be a long, difficult, frustrating road.

If you ever wondered what would happen if you Woke Up Dead, let Hope Allison McKinley walk you through the trials and tribulations in a story that will have you dying to read more.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Fable Ranger Series Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's a mid-grade fantasy series for you to pass along. Check out the series then be sure to enter to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide through 9/16. Good luck.

Summons
Fable Ranger Book 1
by A.L. Brown
Genre: MG Fantasy, Fairy Tale Mashup
Take care what you wish for. You just might get it.


Twelve-year-old Casey doesn’t think life could get any more unfair. Plans for her special basketball tournament are tossed aside by her sister’s wedding plans. She even has to be a bridesmaid now, with all the lace and silk and—oh, the horror! All she wants is an escape, but she never imagined she’d be swept away to a world of Mother Goose rhymes, fairy tales, stories of Arabian Nights, and oh, by the way, all but one fairy godmother has been kidnapped.

Casey learns she’s been summoned as the Fable Ranger to lead the search and rescue of the missing wish-makers. But she’s not the hero they want. In the world of fairy tales, damsels aren’t meant to swoop in and save the day.

Now all Casey wants is to go home, but the veil between worlds is on lockdown. Taking fate into her own hands, she embarks on an airship flight to find the phoenix tears that can open her way home. Her journey would’ve gone as smooth as the perfect layup if it weren’t for that pesky bounty the evil Dovetail has placed on her head. But if Casey fails, the Arabian Nights will disappear forever—and leave her trapped in a world unraveling one fairy tale at a time.

Steeped Coffee Giveaway

Be sure to check out the review for the giveaway prize. Then... be sure to enter to win it. Open to US residents only, you have through 9/9 to enter. Good luck.
Steeped Coffee Giveaway Ends 9/9

Welcome to the Steeped Coffee 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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This giveaway’s Sponsor is:

Lion Shifters Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's a book series that is well on its way to being a trilogy of trilogies. The prequel is book number six in the series. Six winners in the giveaway, too. One an Amazon gift card and five winners of some swag. Open worldwide for Amazon gift card and the rest, you have through 9/15 to enter. Good luck.  

A Lion's Cage
Lion Shifters Prequel
by Ella Wilde
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Clean Paranormal Romance 

Shifts happen. Hearts change. Africa awaits.

Life as a slave in the fight pits of Kenya is vicious and brutally short, and no one knows this better than lion shifter Lazarus Kiprop. As a prized champion, he lives with blood on his hands and guilt in his heart. He's survived longer than most, at a cost. With no end in sight, Lazarus has given up on ever seeing another sunrise. The last thing he needs is a vampire youngling taunting him with impossible promises of freedom.


A newly made vampire, Willow has gaping holes in her memory and a burning desire for revenge. With less than a week before her new master arrives to claim her, she’s determined to find a way out of captivity. And if the leather-clad guy in the cell next door doesn’t believe it’s possible? That’s too bad, because she’s going, with or without him. But while Willow may be able to escape her cage, will she be able to escape her heart?

A Lion’s Cage” is the prequel to “The Lion Shifters” series.

Escape to a land where everything is possible. Start your adventure today!

Cracked Mirror, Clear Reflection Book Blast

Need a little help with your life? Here's a self-help title from author Julie Barbera. Sometimes we just need a little push.



Christian Self-Help; Self-Help Personal Growth
Date Published: Sept. 6, 2019

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A pursuit for perfection may drive you to do more, have more and be more—but at what cost?

In Cracked Mirror, Clear Reflection, author and life coach Julie Barbera invites you on a journey from fear and doubt to discover your confidence. After struggling with an illusion of whom and what she should be, clear reflections in her cracked mirror gave her the courage to take a chance.

Freedom is on the other side of expectations—freedom from a feeling of not being good enough, fear of what others think and a need to be perfect to begin new projects. You will learn how to do what you love, love what you do and live a life of purpose. You can become who God has called you to be.

Perfection is an illusion. Despite the cracks, your reflection can be clear. When you look in the mirror, in weaknesses you may find your greatest strengths—and this is the clearest reflection of all. 

Monday, August 19, 2019

Mi Electric Scooter Giveaway

Enter to win a Mi Electric Scooter. #Giveaway ends 9/15/19
In all my time sweeping, I've yet to win a car, motorcycle, or any other form of transportation. Not even a set of rollerblades. So, perhaps it is time to try to win a scooter. And the folks at Transportation Evolved just happen to be giving away a $400 Mi Electric Scooter. Open to continental US residents only, you have through 9/15 to enter to win.