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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Run For Your Life Trilogy Book Blast and Giveaway

Two winners for the giveaway associated with this young adult action/adventure trilogy. See what Pamela Beason has to say then be sure to enter giveaway through 6/6. Good luck.

Race With Danger
Run for Your Life Trilogy Book 1
by Pamela Beason
Genre: YA Suspense, Action, Adventure

Champion runner Tanzania Grey, 17, has to win the Verde Island Endurance Race's million-dollar prize to save the life of her friend Bailey. The treacherous five-day race traverses a remote volcanic island that's home to beasts that slither, fly, swim, and slink through the jungle. But the wildlife turns out to be the least of Tana's problems when she draws the name of Sebastian Callendro as her partner. Sebastian's personal life has put him in the national spotlight, and his nosy followers are the kind Tana can't afford. Her name isn't really Tanzania, and everything else in her biography is invented, too. She’s been running for three years─from the men who murdered her parents. If her cover is blown, she could be next.

Linda Bennett Pennell Book Blast and Giveaway

Highlighting an author here instead of specific books. Explore the Historical, Contemporary Suspense novels then enter the giveaway for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide through 6/6. Good luck.

Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel
by Linda Bennett Pennell
Genre: Historical, Contemporary Suspense 

Al Capone at the Blanche Hotel tells a story of lives unfolding in different centuries, but linked and irrevocably altered by a series of murders in 1930.

Lake City, Florida, June, 1930: Al Capone checks in for an unusually long stay at the Blanche Hotel, a nice enough joint for an insignificant little whistle stop. The following night, young Jack Blevins witnesses a body being dumped heralding the summer of violence to come. One-by-one, people controlling county vice activities swing from KKK ropes. No moonshine distributor, gaming operator, or brothel madam, black or white, is safe from the Klan's self-righteous vigilantism. Jack's older sister Meg, a waitress at the Blanche, and her fiancé, a sheriff's deputy, discover reasons to believe the lynchings are cover for a much larger ambition than simply ridding the county of vice. Someone, possibly backed by Capone, has secret plans for filling the voids created by the killings. But as the body count grows and crosses burn, they come to realize this knowledge may get all of them killed.

Gainesville, Florida, August, 2011: Liz Reams, an up and coming young academic specializing in the history of American crime, impulsively moves across the continent to follow a man who convinces her of his devotion yet refuses to say the three simple words “I love you”. Despite the entreaties of friends and family, she is attracted to edginess and a certain type of glamour in her men, both living and historical. Her personal life is an emotional roller coaster, but her career options suddenly blossom beyond all expectation, creating a very different type of stress. To deal with it all, Liz loses herself in her professional passion, original research into the life and times of her favorite bad boy, Al Capone. What she discovers about 1930's summer of violence, and herself in the process, leaves her reeling at first and then changed forever.

John Boos Reversible Maple Chopping Block Giveaway

Check out the latest in chopping block giveaways. Open to US residents only through 6/17. Good luck.

John Boos Co. Reversible Maple Chopping Block Giveaway! $200 RV ~ Ends 6/17 @JohnBoosCo @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the John Boos Co. Reversible Maple Chopping Block Giveaway!

1 Winner ~ $200 RV

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Matching Configurations Book Blast

Here's book three in the Quantum Roots series by author Kyle Keyes. It is a bit of fiction, light sci-fi, and satire, all mixed in. Enjoy.

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Fiction, Light Sci-fi, Satire
Date Published: March 2019

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Olan Chapman returns in this third edition of Quantum Roots, as Calvin Cannonball Cooper, a vigilante from yesteryear who uses powder guns, throwing knives and cannonballs to neutralize the bad guys of today's society.

History books fail to mention Calvin Cooper, but this defender of the weak and  helpless, went down with Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett and William B.Travis in that 1836 slaughter we remember as The Alamo.

Acknowledged or not, Cooper lives again each time Olan Chapman dons a cavalry outfit, found in a New England attic overlooking the sea.

Matching Configurations is based on a belief that any quark assembly that spins through a series of worm holes, must format with a matching configuration triggered from this side of the Time Wall.

Lucyd LOUD Bluetooth Enabled Eyewear Giveaway!

I'm waiting to try these out myself but here's a chance to win some Bluetooth-enabled eyewear. Sounds interesting as I wear prescription glasses. You can get them w/o the script lens, too. Open to US residents only through 6/14. Good luck.

Lucyd LOUD Bluetooth Enabled Eyewear Giveaway! #lucydloud @SMGurusNetwork

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1 Winner

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Teach Them To Read Giveaway

Do you have a child who is just learning to read? Here's a system from hand2mind that just might help. Open to continental US residents only, you have through 5/27 to enter. Good luck.
Teach Them To Read Giveaway

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1 Winner

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Dawn of the Hunters Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have a sci-fi space opera for you to explore space the final frontier. It is book three of a trilogy. Explore all three then enter to win an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 6/7 to enter. Good luck.

Dawn of the Hunters
Hunters of Infinity #3
by Ryan Wieser
Genre: Space Opera, SciFi
Pub Date: 5/7/19

Even the Hunters of Infinity are splintered when faced with the greatest battle in the Daharian galaxy’s history . . .

Jessop has proven herself to be an unstoppable force from Aranthol to Azgul, inarguably the fiercest warrior the Hunters have ever seen. And her abilities only seem to strengthen as her rage grows. With the two men she holds dear by her side—one good-souled, one with a treacherous past, and both deadly with a sword—she prepares to enter the most important fight of her life, with the most personal stakes yet . . .

Armies are divided and reforged, and battle lines are drawn. Blind loyalty drives some while others are sworn to protect the galaxy at all costs.

Bonds will be tested.

Lives will be lost.

Consequences will be devastating.

“This thrilling, action-packed debut ties together strong characters with a building story line that will have readers clamoring for the next volume in this new series.” —Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW, on The Glass Blade

Strange Blood Book Blast and Giveaway

Wow, what a cover. In case you couldn't guess from the cover, this is a horror book. Actually, it is a book of essays related to vampires. Read on to learn more about title then be sure to enter the giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide through 6/4. Good luck.

Strange Blood
71 Essays on Offbeat and Underrated Vampire Movies
Edited by Vanessa Morgan
Genre: Horror

This is an overview of the most offbeat and underrated vampire movies spanning nine decades and 23 countries.

Strange Blood encompasses well-known hits as well as obscurities that differ from your standard fang fare by turning genre conventions on their head. Here, vampires come in the form of cars, pets, aliens, mechanical objects, gorillas, or floating heads. And when they do look like a demonic monster or an aristocratic Count or Countess, they break the mold in terms of imagery, style, or setting. Leading horror writers, filmmakers, actors, distributors, academics, and programmers present their favorite vampire films through in-depth essays, providing background information, analysis, and trivia regarding the various films. Some of these stories are hilarious, some are terrifying, some are touching, and some are just plain weird. Not all of these movies line up with the critical consensus, yet they have one thing in common: they are unlike anything you've ever seen in the world of vampires. Just when you thought that the children of the night had become a tired trope, it turns out they have quite a diverse inventory after all.

Along the Waterways Book Blast

Here we have the second book in the Dreamtime Mysteries trilogy by author Jenni Barnett. It is historical fiction with a bit of fantasy thrown in.

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Historical/Fantasy Fiction
Published: October 2018
Publisher: Xlibris

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Along the Waterways is book two of the Dreamtime Mysteries trilogy. Anthropology student, Rex Graham, is presented with a second set of ancestral paintings encoded with clues about the forgotten legends that formed the Dreamtime legends of his people. Rex revisits a sacred tree in his native territory: the resting place of his deceased grandmother, where the atmosphere of the bush has a hypnotic effect on his mind.  After falling asleep, the bush springs to life and ‘Gran Yan’ shares more history with the Australian bush about a bygone era of indigenous peoples: their journeys, adventures, social gatherings and way of life.

The Booran people, territorial owners of the region, returned to their homeland many generations after journeying to the desert in the wake of catastrophic wild-fires, guided by their migrating bird totem, the pelican.

Following their return to Yaraan Grove, the first-born child was named after the great eagle, Mullawaa that guided them home. The boy proved gifted beyond the people's understanding, and his innovative projects proved unacceptable to their tradition-bound culture. Fearing the youth would anger their earth-mother and punish them with more droughts, they called upon Mullawanda to utilise inventive gifts to rediscover lost skills due to their time spent in the desert, and concentrate on practical needs such as boat-building.  Defying the elders, the youthful adventurer landed himself in unexpected situations and encounters with some unique communities.    Some unsolved mysteries that were raised in book one unfold, as Gran Yan shares the stories. Action, suspense, intrigue and a dabble of romance add flavour to the story, along with the unique inclusion of illustrations created by the author, together with her front and back cover paintings.

The book is divided into seven parts and includes a glossary of indigenous languages, index of characters and their tribal groups, plus a bibliography of cultural research.

Free $50 Gift Card for Chrysler Test Drive

Car sales must be down big time. Probably about five or so years ago, it was really popular for dealers to offer customers gift cards to come in and test drive their cars. It was so popular that in one weekend I raked in like $500. My father happened to be visiting from out of town and drove around with me to all the dealers. He got a big laugh out of it as we had no intention of buying any of the vehicles. Every once in a while I'll see another offer, typically for just a $25 gift card. And... I happened to come across one to test drive a Chrysler Pacifica minivan and its for a $50 gift card.

To get the $50 gift card (Visa, Amazon, or Target) certificate just visit Chrysler's Find a Dealer page and enter your zip code (it could have already prefilled that info with a best guess). Once you've identified the dealer, you must click on the View Dealer Inventory button. When you're on that screen, you'll get a popup window similar to the one above. Fill out the information and get a code. Then print out a form with the code on it to give to the sales rep when you visit. Expect the card in the mail like 4-6 weeks later.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Cursing Book Blast and Giveaway

Author Lynne Murray brings us her latest book Cursing, which starts off the Angie Faust series. Explore the urban fantasy then be sure to enter to win an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 6/7 to enter. Good luck.

Angie Faust Series Book 1
by Lynne Murray
Genre: Urban Fantasy 

The day she killed her boss...

Everything changed.

She never laid a hand on him to take his life. She didn’t have to.

As her boss lies on the floor with a dozen witnesses staring and paramedics working in a futile effort to save him, a mysterious stranger approaches Angie with a bizarre offer.

It’s a job with the ExtraTerrestrial Protection Agency, a secret organization. Can Angie trust a group whose very existence is ultra classified?

She has to decide in a hurry because her newly released power starts drawing attention from life-draining, telepathic, Mindworms and alien scientists obsessed with abducting humans. Most terrifying of all, she’s stalked by one of the most fearsome predators in the galaxy.

If you loved Men in Black or Ilona Andrews’ Innkeeper Chronicles series, buckle up for a wild ride with Angie Faust in Cursing. Get it now!

Eternal Wanderings Book Blast, Excerpt, and Giveaway

Here we have an urban celtic fantasy book from author Danielle Ackley-McPhail. Check out the book, read the excerpt, then enter to win the giveaway. Five winners, open worldwide, ends 6/30. Good luck.

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Urban Fantasy / Celtic Fantasy
Date Published: April 1, 2019

Publisher: eSpec Books (Paper Phoenix Press imprint)

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Mortal. Immortal. Musician. Mage. 

On a journey from the boroughs of New York to the heart of Tir na nÓg, from innocence to the deepest darkest crevices of her soul, Kara O’Keefe found power and strength in the discovery of self. But with that peace came a hard truth. As a bridge connecting many worlds, none of them held a place for her.

She must find her own way, forge her own path.

To honor a vow to Granddame Rose, a matriarch of the Kalderaš Clan, Kara joins the Romani caravan, only to find herself even more of an outsider than before. While she strives for acceptance, and to honor her vow, little does she know she has once more become a lure to an ancient and deadly enemy, drawing danger into the midst of her unsuspecting hosts.

Once savior of the world, Kara must now save herself and the innocents around her.

She has come into her legacy, but where will destiny take her?


Based on the Eternal Cycle Series of Novels:

Yesterday's Dreams

Tomorrow's Memories

Today's Promise


Includes six bonus short stories.

His Red Eminence Book Blast and Giveaway

Do you like historical fiction books? Explore author Laurel A. Rockefeller's latest and then enter to win The Musketeer DVD set and a copy of book. Two winners. I suspect this is US only as it has hard prizes vs. e-goods. Open through 5/30. Good luck.

His Red Eminence
Armand-Jean du Plessis de Richelieu
by Laurel A. Rockefeller
Genre: Historical Fiction

Priest. Lover. Statesman.

From the author of the best-selling “Legendary Women of World History” series ...

Cardinal Armand-Jean du Plessis, duc de Richelieu is one of the most famous -- or infamous politicians of all time. Made a villain in the popular Dumas novel, "The Three Musketeers," the real man was a dedicated public servant loyal to king and country. A man of logic and reason, he transformed how we think about nations and nationality. He secularized wars between countries, patronized the arts for the sake of the public good, founded the first newspaper in France, and created France as the modern country we know today.

Filled with period music, dance, and plenty of romance, "His Red Eminence" transports you back to the court of King Louis XIII in all its vibrant and living color.

Includes eight period songs, plus prayers, a detailed timeline, and extensive bibliography so you can keep learning.

Stuff Happens Giveaway

Goliath Games brings us the parenting edition of Stuff Happens, and here's your chance to win it. Three chances actually as there will be three winners. Open to US residents only, you have through 5/27 to enter. Good luck.
Stuff Happens Giveaway 3 winners

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A Bitter Wind Book Blast

3rd generation psychic and mystical author Anita Merrick brings us an interesting read in A Bitter Wind. Beware the Ouija Board. Enjoy.

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Mystical Fantasy/Sci-fi, Occult, Supernatural
Publisher: FriesenPress

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Can time become stuck at NOW or does it just seem that way?

Can the past be changed without creating a paradox?

Does history repeat or is that something we tell ourselves to cover our poor choices?

When Alexander ‘Ramses’ Smith is assigned to decipher the odd hieroglyphs of the Temple of Khnum—all heka (magic) breaks loose. As a teen, his interest was in metaphysical and sharing psychic experiences with a beloved grandmother. When she died, things turned dark when an Ouija Board freed a terrifying entity with red eyes. He thought he was free of it when he shut his psychic gifts down and began a study of Egyptology—But Shezmu was waiting for him in Esna. Lex found others trapped by the time loop: afret (djinni), the ghost of a former archeologist, Dr. Broderick S. Gillwood, the Neteru (Egyptian gods/goddesses) all conspiring against his scientific training and logical mind.

Lex soon realizes there is no choice but to obey the voices in his head and the mysterious ones of an outer sort. He must rely on the intuitive gifts he fought so hard to quash. Realizing he can see and sense what others cannot, Lex runs headlong into a past life that puts him dangerously susceptible to the hidden secrets infused in the stone ruins. He must quickly re-define his understanding of the lines between imagination and reality or lose the battle for his mind with the darkness created by blood sorcery and a destiny (shay) he never expected.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Ella + Mila Nail Polish Kit Giveaway

We're working with Reviews And More By Rosey for this next giveaway here. It is open to US residents only and you have through 5/17 to enter. Good luck. Definitely not something I would ever try to win myself...
Contest sponsored by:Reviews And More By Rosey
ella + mila
ella+mila polishes are vegan and animal cruelty free and here's your chance to win a nail polish kit from them. You can also find a review of their products over at Reviews and More by Rosey.

Vivitar Simply Beautiful Curl and Straighten Styling Iron Giveaway

One winner in this latest giveaway for the Mother's / Father's Day Gift Guide. Open to continental US residents only. You have through 5/22 to enter. Good luck.
Vivitar Simply Beautiful Curl & Straighten Styling Iron Giveaway

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The Reaper Book Blast

Take a break in Paris with author Rob Jung's book The Reaper. Then travel in time to decades later and see how things have changed. Enjoy the thriller / mystery.

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Date Published: Spring 2019
Publisher Hawk Hill Literary

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Against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War and the rise of the Third Reich, powerful and dangerous interests compete for possession of The Reaper, a painting by Spanish artist Joan Miro. The painting disappears in 1937 at the end of the Paris Exposition, leaving the art world and law enforcement authorities with an unsolved mystery.

Decades later, Magnolia Kanaranza—the gorgeous rags-to-riches estranged mother of struggling artist Hamilton Blethen—contrives to atone for abandoning him as a toddler and covertly arranges to have Blethen offered a million dollars to paint a copy of the vanished Reaper. But Hamilton is convinced he is being asked to paint a forgery, which poses an ethical and ultimately dangerous dilemma for the artist whose career is finally becoming established as a gifted painter of the old masters.

Magnolia's scheme takes a violent turn in her rise to power as an international media magnate, and a shattered Blethen is forced to seek answers, and redemption, in the mysterious world of The Reaper.

Buddha Board Giveaway

Here's a new prize for you to try to win. I don't recall seeing this offered anywhere before. Open to US residents only, you have through 5/12 to enter. Good luck.
Enter to Win the Original Buddha Board at Mommy's Playbook! #BuddhaBoard #Art #Painting
Master the art of letting go...

Buddha Board is inspired by the Zen idea of living in the moment. You simply paint on the surface with water and your creation will come to life in bold design. Then, as the water slowly evaporates, your art will magically disappear leaving you with a clean slate and a clear mind, ready to create a whole new masterpiece.

Buddha Board is environmentally friendly - no ink, no paint, no chemicals - and will last for years with proper care. Live for the moment, and enjoy!

Altec Lansing Mini LifeJacket Jolt Speaker Giveaway

Here's an interesting speaker available in the latest giveaway. Open worldwide, you have through 6/12 to enter. Good luck. Two winners.

Altec Lansing Mini LifeJacket Jolt Speaker Giveaway! 2 Winners! Ends 6/12

Welcome to The Altec Lansing Mini LifeJacket Jolt Speaker Giveaway!

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