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Saturday, June 1, 2019

20 Recipes Kids Should Know Giveaway and Blooming Buds Giveaway Hop

I have a twelve year-old son. Unlike most kids his age, he actually likes to eat his veggies, especially carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli. Early on, we let him help out in the kitchen where he could. Nowadays, he'll make himself lots of dishes like grilled cheese, eggs, and pizza bagels, among several others. We even make a mean shepherd's pie, but with turkey instead of lamb. Along the way, he's learned to follow recipes, but more importantly to adjust them when he knows he won't like a particular ingredient, typically removing something spicy.

The author of 20 Recipes Kids Should Know, Esme Washburn, presents her versions of the recipes she thinks kids should know. She's only twelve, so the recipes are both for kids and by kids, or at least kid. The other kid involved is her older sister Calista who did the photograhy. She's 17. Before jumping into making a recipe, the kid chef should follow certain safety precautions as featured in the front of the book, and be sure to get permission from at least one of the parents. They might not quite be ready for Master Chef Juniors, but they should be off on their love of cooking their own food.

June $50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

If you're a fan of Amazon, here's a prize you'll surely love, an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 6/30 to enter. Come back daily for your daily entry options. Good luck.
Enter to #win a $50 Amazon gift card. #Giveaway ends 6/30. Open WW.

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Fire Dept. Coffee Coffee Lovers Bundle Giveaway

Here's some coffee for you to try to win and for a change it isn't K-cups. They even include a mug for the winner, too. Open to continental US residents only, you have through 6/23 to enter. Good luck.

Fire Dept. Coffee Lovers Bundle Giveaway! (1 Winner ~ $59 RV) Ends 6/23 @FireDeptCoffee @SMGurusNetwork

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Less Monday More Summer $500 Cash Giveaway

While I love winning Amazon gift cards, there is one prize I like a lot more (well, two if you count the HGTV dream home....).... Cash. Here's $500 up for grabs for you to have fun with. Open worldwide, you have through 8/15 to enter. Yup, two and a half months open here. Good luck. If you don't like PayPal, you can still get an Amazon gift card instead.

Less Monday More Summer $500 Cash Giveaway. Ends 8/15

Welcome to the Less Monday More Summer $500 Cash Giveaway!

Who doesn't need some extra cash? Imagine winning $500 just in time for back to school or to celebrate whatever you want. The winner of this awesome giveaway will be able to do just that!


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Mondays suck but that doesn't mean you shouldn't enjoy every bit of what summer has to offer. So kick back, relax, and enjoy something cold while entering this giveaway.
Home Jobs By Mom is super excited to of teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to bring to you this cash giveaway event worth $500 PayPal Cash! Take advantage of this wonderful giveaway and enter today!!

Free Crocodile Rock

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Fan of Elton John? Fandango VIPs get a free digital download of Crocodile Rock when you purchase tickets to the 'Rocketman' movie.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Blumhouse and Universal Pictures MA Party Pack Giveaway

It’s 5:00 o’clock somewhere!
Oscar winner Octavia Spencer will send chills down your spine in the new thriller from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Entertainment, MA in theaters May 31! To celebrate, we're giving away a MA Party Prize pack, including a SEXY rhinestone hat (with or without bloodsplatter) and a MA Party Pong game set. Giveaway is quick and ends on just 6/5. Open to US residents only.

Light the Way for Dad Father's Day Giveaway

Here's a trio of prizes for one lucky winner. Giveaway is US only and ends on 6/15. Good luck.
When you have a father you want to recognize or have a person in your life who is a wonderful "Dad" to your kids, you want to have a Father's Day Gift that is practical yet will bring a smile to his face.

Haunted Charlottesville and Surrounding Counties Book Blast and Giveaway

It isn't Halloween but here's what looks like an interesting book of ghost stories from the Charlottesville, Virginia area. Check out the book's info then be sure to enter to win your own signed copy or an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide (Amazon) or US only (signed copy) through 6/30. Good luck.

Haunted Charlottesville and Surrounding Counties
by Susan Schwartz
Genre: Ghost Stories

Charlottesville, Virginia, and its 12 surrounding counties are filled with history and charm. They also hold spirits who aren’t ready to leave their beloved homes or families behind. Visit more than 75 haunting locations with this experiential and historical guide. Shiver your way through haunted graveyards, mansions, parks, private residences, and other locations as you discover the past and learn of current lingering ghosts and the havoc they continue to instigate. Have you ever pondered about the spiritual implications from murders of olde? Think you might like to be pinched by a ghost or have your name called when no one is there? Interested in what a paranormal investigative group might find? Then make plans to explore these strange and frightening locations. Contact information is provided for those places allowing visitations. But when you visit, be ready for a haunting good time!

The Secret Life of Pets 2 - Screening Pass Giveaway, Boston, June 4

If you're in the Boston area, here's your chance to get free passes to the preview screening of the movie The Secret Life of Pets 2. The screening is Tues, June 4 at 7pm at AMC Loews Boston Common.
Illumination’s tenth animated feature, The Secret Life of Pets 2, is the highly anticipated sequel to the 2016 comedic blockbuster that had the biggest opening weekend ever for an original film, animated or otherwise. Packed with Illumination’s signature irreverence and subversive humor, this new chapter explores the emotional lives of our pets, the deep bond between them and the families that love them, and answers the question that has long intrigued every pet owner: What are your pets really doing when you’re not at home?

Mind Games Book Blast

If you're kids like sci-fi and mystery books, here's one that combines both. This looks to be author A.B. Carolan's third book. Say hi to him next time you travel to Donegal, Ireland.

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YA Sci-fi Mystery
Date Published: May 2019
Publisher: Carrick Publishing

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You know A. B. Carolan as the writer of The Secret Lab and The Secret of the Urns. Those novels are sci-fi mysteries for young adults (and adults who are young at heart). In Mind Games, A. B. tells a new story that’s set a bit farther into the future than his first two books. Della Dos Toros is a young girl with psi powers living in the Dark Domes of the planet Sanctuary. Her adopted father doesn’t let her use those powers, but she must do so to find his killer. This story about ESP and androids adds another action-packed novel to the ABC Sci-Fi Mystery series. Available in both print and ebook versions.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Intelligent Lifestyle With Ainope Giveaway

A pair of winners for this giveaway with Ainope. One winner gets Bluetooth earphones and the other a cordless car vac. Open to continental US residents only. You have through 6/12 to enter. Good luck.
Intelligent Lifestyle With Ainope Giveaway

Welcome to the Intelligent Lifestyle With Ainope Giveaway!

2 winners

1 for each product
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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Darkness and Blood Book Blast and Giveaway

I believe this is the third book in the author's trilogy as the description talks about this being a sequel. Its a thriller none the less. Check it out and be sure to enter the giveaway for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 6/27 to enter. Good luck.

Darkness and Blood
by Steve Haberman
Genre: Thriller
There are letter bombs.

There are car bombs.

And in Steve Haberman's DARKNESS AND BLOOD, there is a file bomb, ultra top secret information so horrifying in its content that an unintended recipient, after downloading it, dies from a heart attack?

The south of France, past midnight.

An American intelligence officer, accompanied by several bodyguards, has secretly flown in from London, with some terrible news.  The news is for a friend, a very ex-intelligence agent, hiding out in an ancient farmhouse.  A mutual confidant, a retired MI5 analyst, he explains, has suffered an odd cardiac arrest and died. To compound the mystery, just before the death, three men had entered the deceased's flat.  Two of them ranked high up in British domestic intelligence; the third--from the CIA or MI6?--was an unknown. Minutes later, presumably after their old friend had passed away, those three fled his flat and disappeared into the London night.

So sets in motion with this strange night tale thriller, DARKNESS AND BLOOD, The unnerving, all-too-real sequel to THE KILLING PLOY. Sometimes being overly suspicious can keep you alive.

Tales From the Beach House Book Blast, Excerpt, and Giveaway

Here's a cover that will definitely stand out. It is an adult fiction title. Check out the book info below than read the excerpt if it sounds interesting. Don't miss the giveaway, too. Open worldwide through 6/16. Good luck.

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Commercial Adult Fiction
Date Published: June 14th 2019
Publisher: Beautiful Arch

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Tales from The Beach House is a satiric work of fiction that sharply captures the “Man-Bites-Dog” world of contemporary South Florida. The Beach House, a crumbling old motel, is home to a collection of eccentric residents. Amongst their ranks; a tennis pro at the end of his game, a mortuary scientist whose love life has flat-lined, a paparazzo photographer searching for scoops, a bawdy duo fronting an improbable Ponzi enterprise, a beauty from “The Islands” with a dark secret, a fried-out TV weather man who claims to channel God, a middle school principal with a soft spot for Crack, a Rod Stewart cover artist searching for redemption, and a waitress serving a side order of erotic fiction. Each member of this cohort is in search of something – fast money, an easy hustle, fleeting romance, enduring love, fame, power, dignity, happiness… a place they can call home. As well as facing their own tender, tragic, and often hilarious personal circumstances, this eclectic gang is compelled by necessity to band together when a sinister developer threatens the very existence of The Beach House.

The Spirit Shield Saga Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have an interesting young adult fantasy series from author Susan Faw. There is a prequel and three more books in the series. Explore below than be sure to enter the giveaway with two winners, one an Amazon gift card and the other the whole series in ebook form. Open worldwide through 6/24. Good luck.

Soul Survivor
Prequel to the Spirit Shield Saga
by Susan Faw
Genre: YA Fantasy 

An ancient feud that spills from the realm of the Gods. Four desperate agendas that cross the line. And a boy with a mysterious box is the world’s only hope.

Helga, demi-goddess of the underworld has but one true desire, a young man named Genii. But Genii belongs to her sister star gazing sister, Artio.

Obsessed with possessing Genii any way she can, Helga sets herself against her siblings. The vicious rivalry sets brother against sister and flesh against spirit, as they battle each other for ultimate control of the souls of the dead.

Helga summons a great evil, spawn of the underworld, which left unchecked, will sweep all life into the depths of the underworld, where Helga rules supreme.

In the epic battle that ensues, only one will be left standing, and if it is the wrong one, how will the world survive?

Download this tale of love, jealousy, and magic, today, and dive into this award-winning epic mythology fantasy series!

Get The Power You Need From Nomad Giveaway

A powerbank is an essential tool for anyone with a mobile phone and who uses it on a regular basis. You're bound to be without power somewhere when you need to use the device. Here's a chance to win a respectible sized one, 9,000 mAH. Open to continental US residents only, you have through 6/19 to enter. Good luck.
Get The Power You Need From Nomad Giveaway

Welcome to the Get The Power You Need From Nomad Giveaway!

1 Winner

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Andre's Reboot Book Blast and Excerpt

Author Steve Coleman introduces us to Andre's Reboot, a humorous sci-fi novel. Read the excerpt below to get a feel for the title. Sounds interesting if you like sci-fi.

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Science Fiction, Humorous Science Fiction
Date Published: February 2019

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A robot possessing unique artificial intelligence and human awareness, André 1 tells the story of his creation and “growing up” in his inventor’s family. Often humorously fumbling in his interactions with people, André analyzes his experiences, attempting to understand the faults and foibles of human personality. Accompanied by his girlfriend, Dr.  Margaret 13, a droid physician of his own creation, André achieves a position as translator and self-appointed mendacity-monitor to the American President and strives to save humans from themselves.

The novel is a work of science fiction and social commentary. André is wired to take advantage of artificial intelligence and machine learning so as to be able to analyze human societies without the usual biases and to propose clear-eyed strategies for saving humanity from the many calamities toward which it presently appears to be headed.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Flobella Book Blast and Giveaway

Next up is a mid-grade fantasy book from author Altheta G.D. Waverly. I think the subtitle says all that you need to know about the book before reading...Adventures in the Creative Idea Dimension. The giveaway associated with this book is for a $40 Amazon gift card and some lavender tea. Interesting combination, especially for a mid-grade book. I guess the tea is for mom. Giveaway runs through 6/23. Good luck.

Adventures in the Creative Idea Dimension
by Altheta G.D. Waverly
Genre: MG Fantasy 

Flobella is a creatress but doesn't know it.

Orphaned when she was four, twelve-year-old Flobella now lives a sad, drab life with her cruel aunt and uncle. Only painting and the maybe-memory of a woman who might be her mother hugging her in a purple garden makes her feel alive. But one day while painting, the swirl of colors begins to lift off the page, revealing a tiny fairy named Mumu whom Flobella follows through the spiral into the Creative Idea Dimension, a land of imagination and ideas.

When Flobella misses her opportunity to exit the spiral, the only way home is to follow the creative path to a gold door and Evo, a wise man who lives beyond the door and can help her find her way.  Along her fantastical journey, she meets an array of magical creatures, each of whom presents a different creative path. But in a world of possibilities, she must find her own way, and the ruminudgies will do anything to stop her from fulfilling her destiny, as the dimension of creativity hangs in the balance…

An inspired and creative adventure awaits in an imaginative Alice-in-Wonderland-like fairy-tale world—where mysterious gardens, dark forests and magical fields are populated with wizards, talking ladybugs, white idea birds, a quantum kitty, andTimette, a lavender tea-loving time guide, and more—in this exciting first book in the Adventures in the Creative Idea Dimensionseries by debut author Altheta G.D. Waverly.

Help Dad Keep Track of Time With Casio Giveaway

Time to win dad a watch. Open to continental US residents only, you have through 6/13 to enter. Good luck.
Help Dad Keep Track of Time With Casio Giveaway

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1 Winner

$170 RV
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Bobby Ether and the Jade Academy Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's a young adult fantasy book by author R. Scott Boyer about a guy named Bobby Ether. The giveaway is open worldwide and ends on 6/27. The prize... a $75 Amazon gift card. Good luck.

Bobby Ether and the Jade Academy
by R. Scott Boyer
Genre: YA Fantasy Adventure 

Bobby Ether and the Jade Academy is a thrilling action-packed adventure you never want to end.” IndieReader 4.5 stars

When Bobby Ether is abducted and brought to the secluded Jade Academy in Tibet, monks teach him and other special students how to tap into their Anima—the universal energy that connects all living things. 
But the headmistress of the academy is secretly testing each student, looking for genetic triggers that can be exploited to create a new breed of humans born with metaphysical powers and abilities. As his abilities increase, Bobby is thrust into a cesspool of conspiracy, lies, and betrayal. A jade amulet left by his clairvoyant grandfather may provide answers, but what exactly is his family’s connection to this mysterious place? Can Bobby master his talents and uncover the truth in time to avoid the schemes? If not, his fate—and the fate of all the students—may be sealed.

The Linda Ragsdale Peace Book Giveaway and Fantastic Father Giveaway Hop

Here's the chance to win a trio of children's books from author Linda Ragsdale. She is an award-winning author and international speaker who sets the Peace Dragon’s goal to encourage peace as the default response to any challenge. Survivor of the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack, her devastating wound sparked her message and mission of empathy and compassion. Linda has shared her Peace Dragon message in schools, libraries, workshops, and featured in a TEDx talk.

This giveaway is also part of the Fantastic Father Giveaway Hop, so after entering the giveaway to win these books, be sure to see the list of partnering blogs who have other exciting prizes to win. Each giveaway has their own regional entry requirements but they all end on 6/11/19.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Sugar Bowl Bakery Sweet Treat Bundle Giveaway

Our next giveaway comes thanks to Sugar Bowl Bakery. Three winners in this one and each gets three prizes. Giveaway is open to continental US residents only and ends on 6/23. Good luck.

Sugar Bowl Bakery Sweet Treat Bundle Giveaway ~ 3 Winners! (Ends 6/23) @SugarBowlBakery @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the Sugar Bowl Bakery Sweet Treat Bundle Giveaway!

3 Winners!

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Annabel Lee Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have an historical gothic book by author Christopher Conlon. Along with the book highlights comes a giveaway with a trio of winners of Amazon gift cards. Open worldwide through 6/23. Good luck.

Annabel Lee:
The Story of a Woman, Written By Herself
by Christopher Conlon
Genre: Historical Gothic

Everybody knows Edgar Allan Poe’s “Annabel Lee”—but who was she really? In this haunting and evocative novel, Christopher Conlon (“one of the preeminent names in contemporary literary horror”—Booklist) imagines a life for one of literature’s most renowned characters. Hers is a chronicle even more thrilling, doom-haunted, and tragic than Poe himself could have conceived, for here Annabel Lee tells her own story in her own words…for the first time.

The Well-Balanced Family Book Blast

Here's an interesting book for today's families. For a minute there I thought I knew the doctor/author, but while name same, picture/person different. Enjoy.

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Parenting, Families
Publisher: BookBaby
Published: April 2019

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It's no secret that we spend more time with our devices than with our loved ones. And although it provides a solution for family members looking to reduce their screen time, at its heart The Well-Balanced Family is about learning to take the newly-available time and channel it toward strengthening family connections, spending more quality time together and supporting each other in developing healthy, productive, and enjoyable lifestyles.

The Well-Balanced Family focuses on four areas: Connectedness, Open Communication, Fitness, and Organization. Using an evidence-based approach, author Robert Myers, PhD teaches parents how to encourage developmental play activities, develop avid readers, instill cooperation and mutual respect, improve physical fitness, build self-esteem and character, and reduce struggles over bedtime, chores, and homework. It also provides tips for helping kids safely make the most of their screen time.

If your family is more interested in their phones and tablets than in each other, The Well-Balanced Family will teach you everything you need to reclaim that sense of familial connection and love.