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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Snacking with RITZ and RITZ Crisp & Thins Game Day Sweepstakes

This post was sponsored by RITZ as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Got all your snacks ready for the big game? The way the team in Foxborough are playing lately, we're lucky to be able to root for the home team quite frequently. That wasn't always the case. When I was growing up, it was totally the opposite, where they were the team to get three to five wins per season, if they were lucky.
One of our favorite snacks to get is RITZ Crisp & Thins. They're great with a dip, but with all the different flavors available, you don't need one. In fact, if you buy theym now at Walmart, you get 75¢ cash back through the RITZ Crisp & Thins at Walmart with ibotta app on your phone.

The Singular Adventures of Jefferson Ball Book Blast and Giveaway

Does the cover graphics make you think of a young adult scifi fantasy novel? Check out the title then enter to win an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide thru 3/1. Good luck. It looks like Amazon shows a different cover fot the book.

The Singular Adventures of Jefferson Ball
by David Perlmutter
Genre: YA SciFi Fantasy

There never was a heroine like Jefferson Ball. And, thankfully, there may never be.

She is, simply, the most powerful humanized female dog in a universe full of them. Faster, stronger, more attractive to boys. Unbeatable as a lover. Unfortunately, her brains are not up to this quality, but don’t tell her that.
About the only one who can is Major Hamilton Pomeranian, the diminutive ex-soldier who is Jeff’s best friend and conscience. When she gets too big for her limited clothing, Hamilton tells her what for. And it’s usually only after that point that they are able to escape from whatever convoluted situation they find themselves in.
This potential collection will have readers both laughing and awestruck at the events that happen. And, hopefully, you will be one of them.

Dragon Mage Academy Book Blast and Giveaway

We have a young adult fantasy series here and a giveawy for some cool dragon swag. Looks like something I would have read when younger. I believe giveaway is US only since hard goods have to be shipped. Open through 3/1. Good luck.

Princess of Dragons
Dragon Mage Academy Book 1
by Cordelia Castel
Genre: YA Fantasy

A disguised princess. A murder most malicious. A dragon condemned to death.

Desperate to escape a forced marriage, seventeen-year-old Princess Alba disguises herself to join the all-male Dragon Mage Academy.

Her plans go wrong when a dragon accused of murder forms a telepathic link: the deepest possible bond between dragon and rider. 

And it can only mean one thing:

If the dragon is executed, Alba will die.

With her fate intertwined with that of the condemned dragon, Alba must prove its innocence to save both their lives.

But can she achieve this before the Academy’s rigorous regime breaks Alba’s spirit?

If you like Eragon and Dragon Riders of Pern, you will love this page-turning fantasy adventure!

Outcasts Assassin Book Blast and Excerpt

For mature audiences only is the next book Outasts Assassin. It is book four of a sci-fi romance series that is best when read in order. Don't miss the book extra

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Outcasts Book 4
Sci-fi Romance
Publisher: Anything-but-Ordinary Books
Published: January 2019

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Torrin’s simple mission is seriously complicated when he finds Arrista, a lovely Sarronti female, in need of rescue. The Sarronti resent the Outcasts and continually sabotage their efforts to build a settlement on the primitive planet. But Arrista isn’t just any Sarronti. She’s the personal servant of one of the most powerful Sarronti. The information Arrista can provide would be vitally important to the Outcasts, so Torrin is ordered to use their mutual attraction to question her.

Arrista has been taught to fear and mistrust the savage Outcasts, so why does she find Torrin so fascinating, so desirable? It’s not just his muscular body and rugged features. He is kinder and more protective than any male she has ever known. She is drawn to him by a force so compelling it leaves her no choice but surrender. She wants him, needs him, but can she trust him not to break her heart?

Note to Readers: This book contains detailed descriptions of sizzling passion only suitable for mature readers. Certain plot elements carry on from book to book. Though Assassin can be read as a standalone, it’s more fun to read the series in order.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Diamond Veneer Heart Simulated Diamond Ring Giveaway

If you forget to get that Valentine's Day present... this could be the giveaway for you as it ends the day after. Open to US residents only, you have through 2/15 to enter. Good luck.
Heart Simulated Diamond Ring from Diamond Veneer #ValentinesDay #BestGiftsforHer
Win a Heart Simulated Diamond Ring!
Sponsored By Diamond Veneer
Hosted By: Mommy’s Playbook

Diamond Veneer's Heart Simulated Diamond Ring! This heart-shaped ring looks beautiful and stunning. It is electroplated in sterling silver platinum, and assures durability and corrosion resistance. It boasts finest quality simulated diamond and matches the splendor of any occasion superbly. The heart shape of this ring makes it extra special for Valentine's Day. Wear your heart on your fingers instead of your sleeve!

Village Naturals Aromatherapy Giveaways

The Valentine's Day related giveaways keep coming. This one is open to US residents only and ends on 2/14. Good luck.

Enter to win Limited Edition Aromatherapy Bath and Beauty Products from Village Naturals®! One lucky winner will receive Village Naturals Aromatherapy Iceland Bath Soak, Aromatherapy Fiji Bath Soak, Therapy Cold & Allergy Bath Soak Packet, and Therapy Cold & Allergy Shower Bomb! Learn more about these amazing aromatherapy bath and beauty products below!
  • Clean, fresh scent of lemon, moss, snow and eucalyptus
  • Naturally derived, gluten & cruelty free
  • Contains NO phthalates, parabens, MEA, DEA or TEA
  • Epsom, Camelina Oil, Icelandic Moss, Shimmering Mica
Village Naturals Aromatherapy Iceland Bath Soak is for those who wish to escape into the bath, away from the noise and stress of modern life, and treat their skin and senses to an exotic voyage. Add one cup to warm running water, taking note of the gentle shimmer that looks like morning sunlight reflecting off of cracked ice. Relax by breathing slowly to recharge your power. The fragrance carries the aroma of wind rushing up the Alps, lifting notes of snow, mountain flower, and fresh moss, greeting you with a cool burst. Breathing in the aroma of Iceland reminds you that you are strong and cannot be knocked down.
Village Naturals Aromatherapy Fiji Bath Soak #VillageNaturals #Aromatherapy

Painting With Words Book Blast

What do you think of poetry books? Here's a new one from spiritual warrior, author Dr. Ian Prattis. Enjoy.

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Painting With Words: Poetry for a New Era
Publisher: Manor House Publishing
Published: November 2018

This collection of poems features six thematically distinct parts, displaying a full spectrum of human emotions, capturing the shared aspects of our experience. Each poem reflects how deeply the author has traveled into his personal experience to process its meaning. His poetry is incisive and devoid of redundant imagery that might obscure the truth, both the poetic and human one.

"With the multi-layered quality of the poems, Prattis takes the reader through the immensities of joy and pain, through the infinite and the mysterious. He dissects the dissonance of the modern world with the scalpel of his poetic musings, and describes the interflow between the human soul and the spirit of earth, paving his quest for spiritual evolution and higher meaning. Prattis’ poetry is a poetic narrative of our basest attributes as a species, our greed, and propensity toward savage violence, as well as our ability to love beyond the telling power of words. His verses awaken the sense of the infinite within us surging our hearts with the power of their message. They restore the possibility of the ancient dialogue between humans and nature, and most of all they restore a sense of optimism." Jana Begovic - Foreword

Love, Brave, and Beautiful by Stacy McAnulty 3-Book Giveaway

Critically acclaimed children’s author Stacy McAnulty follows up her Brave and
Beautiful titles with Love (12/4/2018; Running Press Kids; ISBN: 978-0-7624-6212-4; Hardcover $17.99; Ages 3-8; 32 pages), continuing to share a message of diversity, inclusivity, and compassion that is more needed now than ever. And.... here's your chance to win the trio of books.

Illustrated with a diverse cast of characters, McAnulty’s uplifting story shows that love can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. The contrast between the text and Joanne Lew-Vriethoff’s colorful art turns stereotypes on their heads as “Love calls for bouquets of flowers” accompanies an image of a young boy giving a hand-picked bundle to his sick grandfather, and “designer greeting cards” shows a little boy painstakingly drawing a card by hand. All kinds love are celebrated within these pages, and all are treated equally: a family with two moms, a military mom overseas, a child learning sign language to communicate with their friend, adopted siblings, new babies, beloved pets, and all faiths and ethnicities.

Gluten Free Cooking With Pereg Giveaway

For those special people out there.... Giveaway is US only and ends on 2/18. Good luck.
Gluten Free Cooking With Pereg Giveaway

Welcome to the Gluten Free Cooking With Pereg Giveaway!

1 winner

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

My co-host for this giveaway are Michigan Saving and More
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Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Unlounging Book Blast, Guest Post, and Giveaway

Check out this literary/humor book and read the first chapter excerpt. Then, be sure to enter the giveaway to win a copy of the book. Ends 2/15. Good luck.

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Literary / Humor
Date Published: December 2017
Publisher: Cur Dog Press

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Not yet thirty, and already Selraybob is beaten down and washed up. He spends his days on his lounger, drinking quarts of beer and talking to his buddy Herm on the phone. Until, during his wife’s long overdue kiss-off speech, he notices two clocks. They’re seven minutes off. And he has an epiphany. Time, he decides, is a count. It’s only a count.

Einstein was wrong.

And life on the lounger will never be the same.

Zoku Stay Hydrated & More Giveaway

Drink up and stay hydrated with your new water bottles if you win. Open to US residents only, you have through 2/14 to enter. Good luck.

Welcome to The Zoku Stay Hydrated & More Giveaway ($90 TRV)!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Valentine's Day 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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WOPET Automatic Pet Food Dispenser Giveaway

TIred of feeding your pet all the time? Here's a chance to automate the process. Open to US residents only, you have through 2/28 to enter. Good luck.

Enter to #WIN a WOPET Automatic Pet Food Dispenser for your Cat or Dog when this #giveaway ends 2/28. #PetFeeder

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Are you ready to make sure that your pet is feed on time every time? Want this convenience for FREE? If you said YES to both questions! You're in luck! Thanks to this awesome sponsor ONE lucky reader is going to get the opportunity to do just that! Enter on the widget below for your chance to win. Remember the more entries you do the better your chances are!

Enter to #WIN a WOPET Automatic Pet Food Dispenser for your Cat or Dog when this #giveaway ends 2/28. #PetFeeder

Dear You Book Blast and Giveaway

Our next book blast brings us to a biography of author Derra Nicole Sabo. Along with that, we have a giveaway for a Starbucks gift card. I believe open worldwide, you have through 2/28 to enter. Good luck.

Dear You
by Derra Nicole Sabo
Genre: Biography

Dear You is a lovely invitation into Derra Nicole Sabo's world.

A wonderful opportunity borne out of a complex and challenging experience, to recall the good times with loved ones, the chance to express the rarely spoken profound specifics of what binds friends and family together.

Derra Sabo shares a bit of her world with you in this delightful memoir filled with "letters" to family and friends. Overcoming challenges by simply living life; Derra shares her experiences here in hopes of helping the reader gain an appreciation for life as it happens. 

This is a heart-warming collection of letters to loved ones that explores the wonder, frailty and extraordinary qualities of friendship, family, love and life.

Saving Paludis Book Blast and Excerpt

I think the cover makes this pretty obviously a sci-fi book. Check out the title and read the excerpt from British author Clayton Graham. Enjoy this finalist in the Readers' Favorite 2018 International Book Awards.

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Science Fiction
Date Published: June 2018
Publisher: Publicious Pty Ltd

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Finalist in the Readers’ Favorite 2018 International Book Awards

An alien revolution centuries in the making will change mankind’s future forever …

Police agent Stefan Lattanzis never expected his planet to become a battlefield, nor Earth for that matter. But when scientists from Paludis share a technological breakthrough with Earth authorities, peace escalates to the brink of war in a hurry. It doesn’t help that the local aliens have a dangerous and mystifying agenda of their own. Meanwhile, a desperate human cult has its own plans to exploit the powerful new technology…

To keep his homeworld alive, Stefan must team with two strangers, a botanist, and a mysterious seer. As embattled factions vie for control of the universe, the trio must trust in each other to keep the new technology from ripping time and space apart.

Saving Paludis is an electrifying sci-fi thrill-ride. If you like futuristic technology, alien political intrigue, and high-octane, paranormal action, then you’ll love Clayton Graham’s interstellar adventure!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Dream Doctor Mysteries Book Blast and Giveaway

Check out this latest paranormal mystery series by author J.J. DiBenedetto. As far as the giveaway goes, there are multiple winners involved. Open through 2/25, and be sure to expolore the series. Good luck.

Dream Student
The Dream Doctor Mysteries Prequel
by J.J. DiBenedetto
Genre: Paranormal Mystery

Sara Barnes has her life totally under control. All she has to worry about is college exams, Christmas shopping, applying to medical school--and what to do about the cute freshman who has a crush on her. And everything is going according to plan, until the night she starts dreaming other people's dreams.

It's bad enough that every night is a theater of her friends' and classmates' secret fantasies. Worse yet are the other dreams, the dark ones featuring a strange, terrifying man committing unspeakable crimes.

As the nightmares increase, Sara's life becomes a blur of waking and sleeping, of terror and urgency. Because if she was given this dream-sharing gift for a reason, it must be to stop the killer madman she's come to know all too well. But how can she stop him when she's just a student, and they're only dreams?

Dream Student is the thrilling prequel to the Dream Doctor Mysteries.

Lionsgate Bernie the Dolphin Giveaway

Two winners in this next giveaway. After seeing the title of the DVD, for a minute there I was thinking of the Weekend at Bernies movies from the 80s and 90s. Thankfully, the dolphin is still alive. Open to US residents only, you have through 2/14 to enter. Good luck.
Lionsgate Bernie the Dolphin Giveaway

Welcome to the Lionsgate Bernie the Dolphin Giveaway!

2 Winners

This giveaway is part of our Valentine's Day Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More and SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways

My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy
Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.
This giveaway's Sponsor is:

Red is for Rookie Book Blast and Excerpt

Here's the latest mystery from award winning author Anne Greene. This is either her twenty-third or twenty-fourth book she's authored. After checking out the intro, be sure to read the excerpt if you like suspense novels.

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Mystery, Suspense
Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing, Inc

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Tracking a kidnapper is an unusual assignment for a private investigator. But Matt is Holly’s lifelong friend. During the race to save him, Holly discovers a lot more than she bargained for. Matt’s in love with her.


Holly’s world has never been more dangerous. Her mother’s convinced Holly will end up dead, so she hires a PI to protect Holly. She needs Stryker’s savvy and expertise and is eager for his help, though she risks her heart working with the danger-loving man.


Stryker’s past returns to haunt him. The kidnapper wants revenge. Stryker risks his life Holly. The dangerous race transforms Holly from a Rookie into a seasoned PI. But with the two men turning her life upside down, can Holly take the heat?

Free Boston The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part Preview Tickets

Not to disappoint but everything is awesome and we have free tickets to the Tues, Feb 5 screening at 7pm at the AMC Boston Common. In select theaters on February 8.

The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box office phenomenon that started it all, The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city.  It’s been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are now facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than it can be rebuilt. The battle to defeat the invaders and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet (Chris Pratt), Lucy (Elizabeth Banks), Batman (Will Arnett) and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds, including a strange galaxy where everything is a musical. It will test their courage, creativity and Master Building skills, and reveal just how special they really are.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

For Beau Book Blast and Giveway

My son has taken a liking to historical fiction novels. Of course, the ones I get for him he immediately hates. Here's a giveaway for Barnes and Nobel, too. Open through 2/25. Good luck.

For Beau
The Sarah Ashdown Story
by Simon Gandossi
Genre: Historical Fiction 

The ground shook with each bomb that fell on London. The night sky lit up, and the sounds of gunfire overwhelmed the city as our brave men fought back. It took so many bombs to fall on this great city to make the Germans realize that England could not be defeated. It took just one bomb to make one woman realize her true destiny.
Sarah Ashdown’s insurmountable guilt and remorse over the death of a young girl sets in motion one of the most unbelievable stories of World War II. An ordinary housewife who defied the odds to become one of the most wanted women in occupied Europe, her story of determination and courage will shock and inspire those who read it.

Voyage of the Lanternfish Book Blast and Excerpt

Check out the latest fantasy book coming from author C. S. Boyack. Then, be sure to read the excerpt below. YOu just might like the book.

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Date Published: January 2019

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An honorable man is mistaken for his disreputable father. Now he's pushed into a political scheme to start a war that will spread across multiple kingdoms. James Cuttler's fiancé is being held captive to ensure he goes through with the plan.

He soon decides his skills are at sea and procures a ship to wage war upon those who disrupted his simple life. He can't do it alone, so he recruits a band of cutthroats to help him. But first, they need guns and munitions to outfit the ship properly. Deception and trickery will only get them so far. Eventually, they're going to have to engage the enemy.

James' goals aren't necessarily the same as his crew. It's a delicate balancing act to collect enough loot to keep his crew happy, while guiding them back to rescue the girl.

Voyage of the Lanternfish is filled with adventure, magic, and monsters. Lots of monsters. Hoist the colors and come along for the ride.

Powered by Mom’s True Evo + Wireless Earphones Giveaway

Here's a giveaway for some wireless earphones. Open to US residents only, you have through 2/10 to enter. Good luck.
Sponsored by: Altec Lansing Hosted by: Powered by Mom

About Altec Lansing True Evo+ Wireless Headphones:

The Altec Lansing True Evo+ Wireless Headphones are good for four hours of straight listening. They can be recharged without having to hook it up to a wall charger (for four full charges). Simply pop them back in their QI Wireless Charging Case and they will be charged up in no time. The True Evo+ Wireless Headphones feature “Just Ask” which allows you to access your Siri or Google Voice Assistant via Bluetooth with just a quick tap. The foam ear cushion makes the earbuds comfortable in your ear and prevents them from slipping out when you are bending, leaning, and twisting when working out, cleaning your home, or just during typical daily life situations.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Powered by Mom’s A Classic Valentine's Floral Gift Giveaway

Planning on getting some flowers for someone on Valentine's Day? Residents of the US and Canada have a chance to win a $75 arrangement from Teleflora. Open through 2/7, and you'll need to use the win for this Valentine's Day if you win. Good luck.
Sponsored by: Teleflora Hosted by: Powered by Mom

About $75 Digital Gift Card:
Just in time for Valentine's day, Teleflora has a huge range of flower arrangements to choose from. Make the day a little bit sweeter with a Valentine’s Day flower delivery! They are always hand-arranged by a local florist.

Chronicles of a Hero Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's a young adult fantasy series that I haven't run across myself yet. The covers look kinda of interesting, especially after that first one. Check them all out, then enter to win a one-of-a-kind prize, among other items, including an Amazon gift card. Ends 2/22. Good luck.

Prelude to a Hero
Chronicles of a Hero Book 1
by Jaime Buckley
Genre: YA Fantasy

Nerd. Introvert. He was the hero they never knew they wanted.

All Wendell hoped for was a decent job, a hot new car and a girlfriend to match.

What he got was the mantle of a legendary hero, the heart of a girl who had no idea who he really was…and a diamond bigger than his fist.

What could possibly go wrong?

Prelude to a Hero is book one in the Chronicles of a Hero series, by Jaime Buckley. If you enjoyed Tiffany Aching, Harry Potter or Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, then you’ll love this humorous, original epic fantasy, packed with magic, mystery and sharp kicks to the funny bone.

"I'm already a HUGE fan of fantasy fiction, this book appealed to me as I felt it would be something new and unique... I wasn't left disappointed!"