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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Unlocator VPN/Smart DNS and Apple iPad Giveaway

Unlocator is a VPN and Smart DNS service, and I'm trying to win an Apple iPad. Unlocator happens to be running a giveaway where the sole prize is an Apple iPad. Information about entering that giveaway is below. One of the entry options for the giveaway is to write a blog post about their product/service. So... this post satisfies that requirement. Now, on to 600+ words...

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is typically the way employees connect to their employer's computer network from home. When connecting to your company's network through a VPN connection, it will appear as if you are connecting to internal systems like you were located within company facilities. This indirect access gives you additional permissions to see internal systems and thus you can from home as if you were in the office.

The Winner's Circle Book Blast, Excerpt, and Giveaway

Here's a title in the commercial women's fiction genre. Is there a non-commercial category, too? You also get a rather lengthy excerpt, along with a giveaway for an electronic copy of the book. Open worldwide, you have through the end of Sunday 9/8 to enter. Good luck.

Book 2 of Faith, Family, Frenzy! series
Commercial Women’s Fiction
Date Published: February 1, 2019
Publisher: Acorn

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Life in rural small town can dull the senses. A trio of gal pals—mired in middle age, Middle America, and other people’s problems—long to escape.

When Bonnie wins the Boffo Lotto, her circle of friends urge her to lawyer up, invest, and sequester herself.

But secrets are inconceivable in small towns, so Bonnie and Carl invite close friends to witness their Vegas wedding and honeymoon in Hawaii with endless vagabond beyond. The sky’s the limit!

The allure of travel is fun for a while—hilarious, in fact. But when the husbands are jailed, wanderlust is no longer a romp and things get complicated when you’re halfway ‘round the world, untethered from all you know and love.

Life has its consequences… and there’s no place like home.

The Vampire's Curse Book Blast and Giveaway

Enjoy this urban fantasy book release then enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 10/5 to enter. Good luck.

The Vampire's Curse: Life Eternal
by J.G. Gatewood
Genre: Adult Urban Fantasy 

There's no other way to say it; cancer is a bitch. When I was fifteen, Doctor's diagnosed me with a rare brain tumor and gave me five years to live. With my death imminent, I made a deal with the Devil. Well, not the real Devil, but one of his minions for sure. Out of options, I accepted an offer for eternal life. I agreed to become a vampire. And all I had to offer in exchange was one year of service to a Duke named Aldric. What is one year in the grand scheme of things? Especially, when I'd live forever.
Now, two years later, I have a different view of vampires. I live in the shadows and have no contact with any of my friends or family. I hate what I've become and If I could go back and do it all over again, I would. To make matters worse, Aldric is summoning me for my one year of service. When I refuse, they hunt me like an animal. I'm run over by a car and witness my mother's death at the hands of Aldric's minions. No one stands up to-let alone refuses-Aldric, but enough is enough. I can't live like this. I'm always watching over my shoulder, and fear each new person I meet is on a mission to kill me. This is not a second lease on life; its torture and the only way it will end is if I kill Aldric. It's time for him to die.

Lilly Pulitzer $500 Gift Card Giveaway #LillysAfterParty

Win a $100 gift card from Lilly Pulitzer!
Lilly Pulitzer sells resort wear for women and is giving away FIVE $100 gift cards. Open to US residents only, you have through 9/11 to enter. Just head to the Lilly Pulitzer page on and submit your email address on the form at the top of the page.

The Last of Will Book Blast, Excerpt, and Giveaway

We're featuring the latest young adult offering from author Sheryl Benko, and a really short excerpt. Then, don't miss entering the giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 10/6 to enter. Good luck.

Young Adult
Date Published: April 26 2018

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Greer Sarazen is like any teenager. All she wants is to get her driver's license, to not be bugged by annoying people, and to NOT have her spring break interrupted. Yet, when her dad, Will – who has been unemployed due to downsizing – finally gets a job at the local cemetery, Greer is forced to tag along on a road trip to deliver a stranger’s ashes out of state. A stranded van, a clown, a rodeo, a disco-dancing nerd and a belligerent dwarf threaten to throw off the itinerary, while the departed “passenger” becomes an unexpected friend … proving that, sometimes, the things we truly need are the last things we would ever expect.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Tasmanian Special Forces Group Book Blast

Here's an interesting sci-fi title with military action. You also get a giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide through 10/5. Good luck.

Tasmanian Special Forces Group: Welcome to Hell
by C.R. Daems
Genre: SciFi Military Action

Jolie was three when she found she was ugly and deformed.

She was five when she found she was a sub-human and an outcast.
She was seven when five boys and two girls dragged her out of the orphanage and beat her unconscious, leaving her lying bleeding and broken in the street.
She was content to lie there and die, tired of being hated and abused. But a frail old man with wispy white hair and a long beard wasn't content to let her die. He not only saved her, but he adopted her and passed on his unique martial art to her.
She was twenty when she headed to Delphi, the center of the United Systems of Perileos (USP) and the planet of her birth-father to find her place in his society.
Based on her unique upbringing, she decides to join the USP military, requesting to be assigned to the Tasmanians SFG, an elite all male unit. The military brass is reluctant to deny her request and admit their enlistment contract permits bait-and-switch assignments. Instead, they agree to let her enter the school, thinking she couldn't possibly succeed–a Chihuahua competing against Rottweilers–and plan to make an example of her when she fails.
Although Jolie is small, she is not what she appears. But can her adopted father's art enable her to survive the treachery of the military brass, the grueling of the school, the prejudices of the instructors, and the testosterone of an all-male class?
And if she succeeds, can she thrive in the high-octane and all male environment of the Tasmanians?

$500 Verizon Wireless Gift Card Giveaway #ChooseVZW Giveaway

Win a $100 Gift Card from Verizon Wireless
Now through September 14th you can enter for the chance to win one of five $100 gift cards from Verizon Wireless. Enter the giveaway by heading to the Verizon Wireless page on and submitting your email address on the form at the top of the page. This is US only. Good luck.

A Parliament of Crows Book Blast and Giveaway

Southern gothic crime sounds like a cool book genre. Wonder how crowded that space is. The giveaway for this one has some ebooks and an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide through 10/1. Good luck.

A Parliament of Crows
by Alan M. Clark
Genre: Southern Gothic Crime, Horror

In A Parliament of Crows, the three Mortlow sisters are prominent American educators of the nineteenth century, considered authorities in teaching social graces to young women. They also pursue a career of fraud and murder. Their loyalty to one another and their need to keep their secrets is a bond that tightens with each crime, forcing them closer together and isolating them from the outside world. Their ever tightening triangle suffers from madness, religious zealotry and a sense of duty warped by trauma they experienced as teenagers in Georgia during Sherman's March to the Sea. As their crimes come back to haunt them and a long history of resentments toward each other boils to the surface, their bond of loyalty begins to fray. Will duty to family hold or will they turn on each other like ravening crows?

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Elite Daily Planner Book Blast

When was the last time you set some goals for yourself? Perhaps this planner might just be the thing you need to get out of a rut. Check it out.

Non Fiction / Planner / Calendar
Date Published: September 5, 2019
Publisher: Elite Online Publishing

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Elite Daily Planner: Motivational, Inspirational, Monthly Calendar, and Weekly Organizer/Agenda to Schedule Your Daily Progress and Goals - 12 Month Datebook, Calendar, Agenda, 8.5 X 11

●      10 FREE EBOOKS INCLUDED: Besides the Incredible Elite Daily Planner, you’ll receive 10 FREE ebooks from NY Times Bestselling Author Loral Langemeier (“Millionaire Maker”) and #1 Amazon Bestselling Authors like Mike Koenigs (“Money Phone”), Erik Swanson (“Time Habitude Warriors”), Joshua Evans (“Enthusiastic You”), Melisa Hall (“Declare Your Dreams”), Doug Grady (“The Ripple Effect”),  Warner Roberts (“Life is an Adventure”), Jessica Leigh (“The Modern Classic Woman”), Cory Jenkins ("I Love Myself So... "), Melanie Johnson & Jenn Foster (“How to Write Your Story of Accomplishment and Personal Success”) and Jenn Foster & Everett O'Keefe ("Books to Bucks"), and 10 video mini-courses from those authors. All to multiple your productivity, prosperity and positive attitude 10X.

Daniellas Candles Giveaway

Like to burn candles? Here is a variety I don't recall hearing of before. Open to US residents only, you have through 9/25 to enter. Good luck.
Daniellas Candles Giveaway

Welcome to the Daniellas Candles 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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Kan Savasci Cycle Book Blast and Giveaway

Another book series featured here, this time an epic fantasy trilogy. Explore the series before entering to win an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 10/3 to enter. Good luck.

Tears of a Heart
Kan Savasci Cycle Book 1
by Chase Blackwood
Genre: Epic Fantasy 
Winner of John E Weaver Excellent Reads Award
#50 of 100 Best Fantasy Series Ever - reedsydiscovery

He's been called the Scourge of Bodig, the Bane of Verold, but most know him as the Kan Savasci. He's one of the most feared men alive. Chaos and war have followed him like an angry shadow.

The one problem, as the world faces the wrath of forgotten gods, Kan Savasci is nowhere to be found.

The annalist, a man trained in the ancient arts of the arkein, has been tasked to uncover the whereabouts of the Kan Savasci at any cost. In order to find the man, one must unmask the depths of his reclusive history.

The clock is ticking as Verold descends into darkness.

Delve into an award-winning fantasy novel described as "epic," "beautiful," and "reminiscent of Rothfuss' work."

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Stillwell Book Blast

According to his Amazon profile, Michael Phillip Cash is an award-winning novelist and screenwriter. His novels are best-sellers on Amazon under their genres - Young Adult, Thriller, Suspense, Ghost, Action Adventure, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. And... here we have his latest paranormal suspense novel.

Paranormal Suspense
A Haunting on Long Island
Publisher: Chelshire, Inc.

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Only $.99 on Amazon

Paul Russo’s wife just died. While trying to get his family’s life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife's spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife's soul free.

13 Steps to the Cellar Book Blast and Giveaway

Time for a good mystery. Check out the book then enter to win the giveaway for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 10/6 to enter. Good luck.

Date Published: September 4, 2019
Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing

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Thirteen Steps to the Cellar. They were steep; they were narrow—but was a fall down them enough to have caused the twenty-seven deep lacerations to her aunt’s head? 

Callie Harris travels from her home in Alabama to her aunt’s former mansion in Maine to unravel the haunting forty-year-old mystery of Dr. Laverne Harris Doss’ brutal death.

Why wasn’t a murder weapon found? Was her uncle justly convicted of the killing? Was his mistress involved? Or was the murderer the bearded stranger rumored to have arrived by train that night?

In the charming town of Richmond, located on the banks of Maine’s historic Kennebec River, Callie uncovers the community’s darkest secrets—a botched police investigation, a betrayed widow’s lie, a dead woman’s blackmail, and a wealthy philanthropist’s shame. The web of intrigue extends far beyond her suspicions and its connection to her personal story pierces Callie to her core.

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September 2019 $150 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

Sometimes I wonder if I should post a giveaway or just enter.... Here's one I wouldn't mind winning. What about you? Open worldwide, you have through 10/1 to enter. Good luck.
$150 Amazon Cash Giveaway

Welcome to the Amazon Cash Giveaway!

Cold, hard cash is everybody's favorite prize, right? Well, this is pretty close considering Amazon pretty much sells anything you would ever want.


1 Winner


$150 Amazon Gift Card

Hosted & Sponsored by:

5 Ways to Avoid Getting Lost in the Wilderness

Anyone can get lost in the wilderness. Whether you're an experienced backpacker or a day hiker, a wrong turn can make you into a crazy place. But if you use the right tools, a clear plan, and some extra technical know-how, you'll be able to find a way back to civilization. Here are the five ways to avoid getting lost in the wilderness.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Sunny Day Welcome to the Pet Parlor DVD Giveaway

Who wants to try to win a Nickelodeon DVD? Open to residents of the US only, you have through 9/24 to enter. Good luck.

Sunny Day Welcome to the Pet Parlor DVD Giveaway

Welcome to the Sunny Day Welcome to the Pet Parlor DVD 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
This giveaway’s Sponsor is:

Walking With Elephants Book Blast and Giveaway

Somehow, I don't think of elephants when I see the cover for this contemporary women's fiction novel. Along with the book info and video, there is a giveaway for an Amazon gift card and an ebook. Open worldwide through 9/29. Good luck.

Walking With Elephants
by Karen S. Bell
Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction

Suze Hall is at a crossroads. Her nemesis at work, Wanda, has been promoted and now will be her boss. Her husband, Bob, is leaving her and the three kids for a six-month sabbatical down under. To top it off, her best friend, Marcia, is missing in action—playing footsie with some new boyfriend!

Adding to this disaster stew, David, the gorgeous hunk who broke her young-girl's heart has coincidentally popped back into her life and has something she desperately needs to keep her job.

Walking with Elephants, a lighthearted slice-of- life story, brings to the table the serious work/family issues facing women today. It explores the modern dichotomy of a workplace that is filled with homemakers who still must cook, clean, carpool on nights and weekends, shop for prom dresses, and "create" the holidays—such as Suze. But it also is filled with women who have the same drive as men, have no family responsibilities, and will do what ever it takes to get ahead.

So step into the shoes of Suze Hall and commiserate over workplace politics, titillate your sexual fantasies, ride the wave of a working mother, and fall-down laughing.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Scott Free Book Blast, Excerpt, and Giveaway

Here we have an interesting literary fiction title. Along with the book info, we have an excerpt and a giveaway for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 10/13 to enter. Good luck.

Literary Fiction
Date Published: June 2019
Publisher: Crimson Cloak Publishing

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Scott Free chronicles the life of a near thirty New York City filmmaker, ironically stuck working the concession stand at an upscale movie theater,, trying to negotiate his dead end relationships, too. He hops a “Greyhound $99 Special” en route to Hollywood, but in failing to reach the stars he lands on his knees, down and out in the San Francisco cleaning toilets and realizing that his life West resembles his life East as there’s really no escaping oneself.

National Toilet Paper Day Giveaway

I somehow missed this national holiday on August 26th but I'm not missing the giveaway, and you shouldn't, too. The folks at Georgia-Pacific Consumer Products are still celebrating through their giveaway which ends on September 4th. For US residents only, to come clean and enter, you must answer the question "What's the proper way to hand your toilet paper?". You can unclick the option to receive email from them upon entry.

The Kingdom of Durundal Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have a four book epic fantasy series featured along with a giveaway for an Amazon gift card as well as the first book in the series. Open worldwide, you have through 9/28 to enter. Good luck.

A Hare in the Wilderness
Kingdom of Durundal Book 1
by S. E. Turner
Genre: Epic Fantasy 

They persecuted her as a child. Now they have to face her as a woman.

In the house of Gnaeus, a daughter is born, though when a mysterious mark appears on her face - the father instantly rejects her. Scorned and isolated by those at court, she grows up in the shadows, unaware of the tragic events that caused the defect in the first place.

Unwavered by kinship and severing all ties, Gnaeus strips away his daughter's identity, removes her from court and banishes her to the wilderness forever.

Cast out with her mother, they find sanctuary with the clans. Here she forges a new life, learning new skills, gathering knowledge and finding love. No one can harm her again this far north. No one knows who she is.

Until the day an old enemy appears on the horizon.

Now a grown woman, and a formidable warrior, she knows she must defeat this enemy and seek the truth.

That she is Ajeya, Crown Princess of Ataxata, heir to the subject kingdoms of Ataxata and all the colonies of the southern most territories.

Because if she fails - she will remain as the forgotten heir forever ...


Labor Day Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's a post featuring several of the books recently featured. Along with that, you have an Amazon gift card giveaway that runs just three more days through 9/5. Good luck. Open worldwide.
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Click on any of the below book covers to be taken to the page that has more information on the novel as well as the Buy Links!

Before you leave, don't forget to enter the Giveaway!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

TVStoreOnline Winner's Choice Giveaway and School Savvy Giveaway Hop

If you're a fan of pop culture, you'll probably like this next giveaway. We're giving away your choice of t-shirt or hoodie from TVStoreOnline. They have items featuring everything from nostalgic TV shows like M.A.S.H. to the latest Marvel characters. You can even use many of their offerings for Halloween costumes. Just search through their offerings to see what you can add to your wardrobe next.

Million Miles Away Book Blast and Excerpt

The world of new adult, sci-fi romance brings us to our next novel by author Alice Bane. Alone with the book info, you do get an excerpt from the start of the title. Enjoy.

Sci-fi/Romance/New Adult
Date Published: Oct 5th 2019
Publisher: VisualBee Publishing

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I won’t bore you with details about the mysterious medical issues I’ve had over the last year;

the sudden severe allergies to food and medication, the sleep paralysis. All I’ll tell you is that they turned my life upside down.

But I’m a rational person.

Naturally, I assumed that my mind was playing tricks on me when I saw the strange figures standing over me.

But it felt so freakishly real;

especially one face in particular that always stayed with me long after I woke up.

Something about him always drew me in and I knew he was different. He made me feel different.

All my life, romance has felt like something that was reserved for everyone but me. I’d accepted that the only love in my life would be experienced through my artwork.

Now I’m questioning everything I know about myself, about reality, and especially about love.