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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Let's Be Buddies Book Blast and Giveaway

Is it just me or does the author's age look really young in the profile picture: Perhaps age is the reason that the book is a sci-fi / fantasy title for the young adult arena. Check out the title then don't miss out entering to win the Amazon gift card. Good luck.

Let's Be Buddies
A Jefferson Ball Adventure Book 2
by David Perlmutter
Genre: YA SciFi Fantasy

Major Hamilton Pomeranian, once a highly decorated Star Soldier, has been discharged for a recently gained injury. Now forced into a non-military life, she is uncertain about what to do until reconnecting with Jefferson Ball, an old army buddy, and agreeing to assist her at her "job"- not realizing exactly what that will involve until it is too late...

An exciting story from the author of "Nothing About Us Without Us".

The Charlie Henson Series Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have a mystery series from author Louy Castonguay. Info on the first two titles is below for this Maine-centric series. For the associated giveaway, you can win an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 11/1 to enter. Good luck.

My Neighbor's Keeper
Charlie Henson Book 1
by Louy Castonguay
Genre: Cozy Mystery 

"My Neighbor’s Keeper," the first in a series, is centered on retired paramedic Mrs. Charlotte Henson, aka Charlie or Mrs. H. She’s sixty years old and a widow. Her husband, a former police officer, was run down by a drunk driver three years before. Charlie befriends shy six-year-old Bert, from next door. One evening, Bert comes to her door, dirty, tattered and crying. His mother won’t wake up and his two younger sisters, he says, are hungry. Charlie runs to the rescue, and ends up embroiled in a murder. Bert’s mother is crumpled at the foot of the cellar stairs. When Charlie realizes she’s under surveillance, she sneaks out the back door and down to the river, where her canoe is kept. She gets out on the river, at night, in a rainstorm, goes upriver and travels to a cabin hidden in the woods in order to buy time to solve the crime. Along her journey, she makes friends, and also gets help from her husband’s niece, Louise.

Betsy Blossom Brown Book Blast and Excerpt

No giveaway for this one just book info and an excerpt. Chck out the young adult novel and read if you want to see how Asperger doesn't control her life. Enjoy.

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Young Adult
Date Published: June 5, 2019
Publisher: Jan-Carol Publishing, Inc.

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Betsy Blossom Brown is a coming-of-age story about a young girl who journeys from being an observer of life to a participant. Her seemingly idyllic life with her privileged South Carolina family is turned upside down, revealing truths and disarming pretensions. She's independent, opinionated, and brave. Uncertainty enters her life when she and her mother move to the Appalachian region until, through a series of unsettling events; she sheds her uncertainty and learns to embrace life. The graphite illustrations help to understand the depth of Betsy Blossom Brown, as she sketches her way through life recognizing her mild Asperger syndrome, without letting it curb her appetite for life.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Mountaineer Brand Beard Kit Giveaway

Certainly a product not for me. My twelve year old might be able ot use it soon. Open to continental US residents only, you have through 10/21 to enter. Good luck.
Mountaineer Brand Beard Kit Giveaway

Welcome to the Mountaineer Brand Beard Kit Giveaway!

1 Winner of Beard Care Basics Kit

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Clearly Filtered Pitcher Giveaway

Drink much? No, not that kind of drinking.... just plain ole water. Now you can win some dehydrated water. Open to continental US residents only, you have through 10/20 to enter. Good luck.
Drink Clearly Clean Water Giveaway

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1 Winner

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Music Boxes Book Blast and Giveaway

We have a middle grade fantasy title here with a great giveaway. Two winners. One gets a music box with some swag while the other gets an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 11/2 to enter. Good luck.

Music Boxes
by Tonja Drecker
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy 

I only desire your talent...”

Twelve-year-old Lindsey McKay's biggest dream is to be a famous ballerina. But after moving to New York, she ends up at the Community Center with a teacher who’s a burly bear in tights.

When she meets Madame DestinĂ©e, the teacher of a top dance school who offers her classes for free, Lindsey can't believe her luck. In exchange, she must perform in the school’s exclusive midnight shows, ones sure to make her a star. But something’s not right...

One by one, the other dancers disappear. Each time they do, a music box with a figurine just like the missing ballerina joins Madame DestinĂ©e’s growing collection. If Lindsey doesn’t discover the truth about the dance school, she might end up a tiny figurine herself.

**Music Boxes was recommended by The Barnes & Noble Kids Blog as one of the 5 Spooky New Middle Grade Books for Campfire Chills!!**

The Secrets of Hawthorne House Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have a teen paranormal mystery. And... a giveway with two winners. One gets a signed copy of the book, while the other gets an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide through 10/31. Good luck.

The Secrets of Hawthorne House
by Donald Firesmith
Genre: Teen Paranormal Mystery

Matt's life changes forever when a family of druids moves into the dilapidated Victorian mansion next door. The story of an unlikely friendship, the clash of two completely different cultures, secret magic, and a search for the lost Hawthorne treasure.
Fifteen-year-old Matt Mitchell was having the worst summer imaginable. Matt’s misery started when a drunk driver killed his mother. Then his father moved him and his twin sister to the small town of Hawthorne in rural Indiana, as far as his grieving father could take from the ocean that Matt's mother had loved. At the new high school, three bullies are determined to make Matt miserable. And to top it off, Matt learns that the recluse who lives in the 'haunted house" next door is none other than Old Lady Hawthorne, the town’s infamous witch and murderer. Matt’s terrible summer is turning into an awful autumn when something quite unexpected happens. Old Lady Hawthorne’s niece and her three children arrive, and Matt meets Gerallt.

Violently in Pieces Book Blast and Giveaway

You have through November 15th to enter the giveaway associated with this book release. The book is a new adult dark romance novel while the giveaway is for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide. Enjoy.
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(The Act, Book 1)
New Adult Dark Romance
Date Published: November 12, 2019

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Cash Adair

Astrid Eaves

give me nightmares.

keep me numb. 

He was raised by darkness and light so polarizing it shattered him.

She always saw things she shouldn’t.

He never looked away.

She ran, every time.

An artist who dances in blood.

A performer who lives for the breaking.

Together, they’re danger.

Apart, they’re madness.

Which is worse?

We’ll see.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

The Witches of Crannock Dale Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have book one in fantasy series from author Thomas M. Kane. Check out the title then be sure to enter to win the Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 11/1 to enter. Good luck.

The Witches of Crannock Dale
Mara of the League Book 1
by Thomas M. Kane
Genre: Fantasy 

When an enemy army threatens eleven-year old Mara’s home, she makes up her mind to save her family, one way or another. But when the knights protecting her village arrest her favorite aunt for witchcraft, she discovers that the difference between friend and foe may not be as obvious as she once thought.
This is a story of war and espionage, set in a low fantasy world. It is also about a child getting to know her mother and father in a new way.

CLEARStem CELLrenew Collagen Infusion Serum Giveaway

Not my cup of tea for a giveaway prize but if you're interested in trying.... two winners even. Open to continental US residents only, you have through 10/23 to enter. Good luck.

CLEARStem CELLrenew Collagen Infusion Serum Giveaway! (2 Winners ~ $120 TRV) Ends 10/23 @CLEARstem @SMGurusNetwork

Welcome to the CLEARStem CELLrenew Collagen Infusion Serum Giveaway

2 Winners ($120 TRV)

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The Meaning of Life Book Blast and Excerpt

When I see this book title, it reminds me of the Monty Python movie of the same name from the 1980s. Reading the excerpt reminds me that they are definitely different. Check them out and pickup if you like.

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Fiction, Suspense
Publisher: Xlibris

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While change is in progress in James' life, terrorists give just 48 hours to agree to their demands. Is it too late to stop them?

The Shaw family have experienced insurmountable tragedy in their lives culminating in the sons’ mother wasting away from cancer and the father committing suicide because he can’t bear life without her. Whilst the son James is undergoing counselling, he too is confronted by another death which leads him to examine the meaning of life, and in total despair, he attempts to take his own. Whilst building the courage to do so, he is visited by an entity who encourages him to help save the world, which is rapidly destroying itself though pollution, climate change, over-population, and war.

The boy agrees, and progressively encourages the world leaders to participate in this change, sometimes by force, but not before he has to thwart terrorists who attempt to disrupt the inaugural conference of the world leaders, and then threaten the United States with nuclear warheads they have stolen from a Russian facility, giving them 48 hours to agree to their demands. The chase is on as the FBI attempt to locate these terrorists before the warheads are detonated. They travel half the globe to find them, but is it too late?

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Best Car Travel Items For Kids Giveaway!

Here's a giveaway with a dozen different winners. Open to US residents only, you have through 11/6 to enter. Good luck.
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Winner will receive a HUGE Prize Pack of *12* goodies! Some are winner's choice options!
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Say You Love Me Book Blast and Giveaway

We have here the fourth title in a mystery series from author Willow Rose. Check out the title then don't miss entering to win the $50 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 10/30 to enter. Good luck.

Say You Love Me
Eva Rae Thomas Mysteries Book 4
by Willow Rose
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense 

Former FBI-profiler Eva Rae Thomas is back and embedded in a true nightmare reaching deep into her own family.

What would you do if your brother was accused of a horrible crime, and you were certain he didn’t do it?
Life is not done throwing Eva Rae Thomas curveballs.
A phone call turns her life upside down – once again. The call is from her father, the man she hasn’t seen in thirty-six years, not since he kidnapped her sister in a supermarket.
Now, he is back in Florida, and he needs her help. Her younger brother – who she didn’t know existed – has been arrested on Amelia Island. The boy is in a coma after being shot by an officer during the incident. But his father doesn’t believe the police, and he asks for Eva Rae’s help to prove it.
At the same time, a serial killer is planning one of the most horrific mass killings in history.
Will Eva Rae find it in her heart to help her father after what he did to her? Will facing him again set her free or pull her under?
SAY YOU LOVE ME is the fourth book in the Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series and can be read as a standalone.

The Cure for Stupidity

Would a friend be mad if you gave them this book? Check out this non-fiction self-help title. The giveaway is for an Amazon gift card and ends on November 3rd. Good luck. 
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Date Published: 6/12/19
Publisher: Peacock Proud Press

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Every day you’re driven nuts by the people around you making common sense errors and irrational decisions. Imagine what life would look like if you didn’t have to waste time and energy dealing with stubborn, clueless, argumentative, defensive, or apathetic coworkers! Thank goodness Eric Bailey translates decades of brain science research into every-day language, helping you break through common communication barriers that will improve every relationship in your life. Whether you work in the executive suite or on the front-line, this book will teach you how to cure the stupidity all around you.

About the Author

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Eric M. Bailey is the President of Bailey Strategic Innovation Group, one of the fastest-growing communication consulting firms in the United States. Eric has a diverse set of experiences that includes helping an NFL player pet a rhinoceros, doing barrel rolls in an F-16, and chatting with LL Cool J on the campus of Harvard University.

Eric's unique style blends fact and emotion and finds ways to appeal to analytical thinkers, emotional feelers, and everyone in between. Eric has been featured on Huffington Post, Forbes, the Like a Real Boss Podcast and has helped leaders and teams across North America see common problems from new and different perspectives. Eric works with Google Inc., the US Air Force, Los Angeles County, Phoenix PD and many more.

Eric holds a Master's Degree in Leadership and Organizational Development from Saint Louis University and is a lifetime learner of human and organizational behavior. When not working or researching, you can find Eric and his wife, Jamie racing on their road bikes, being cheered on by their three children.

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5 Tips to Installing an Inflatable Hot Tub

Being in the midst of nature while enjoying a nice, hot bath is a therapeutic experience that we all deserve to enjoy from time to time. That is why we have many inexpensive inflatable hot tubs available that turn our recreational dreams into a reality. Once you get your inflatable hot tub from your favorite store, the next most significant challenge to tackle entails properly installing it on your property. On a different note, hopefully it isn’t your first time installing a spa in your backyard. Take your time, be patient, and roll with the punches. After all, soon after you arrive to your campsite, you have to set up camp. Unpacking for the season can also come with its set of challenges. Either case, some key observations to make sure that you set up your inflatable hot tub well include:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Soul Collector Book Blast, Excerpt, and Giveaway

Author Laura Daleo brings us this urban fantasy, paranormal title. To see if you're interested, you can read the excerpt below. Then, be sure to enter to win one of four physical copies of the book. Open to US residents only, I think, you have through 10/26 to enter. Good luck.

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Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
Date Published: 8/28/19
Publisher: Story Bound Publishing

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As I lay trapped inside this quiet realm, 

My soul adrift, my body earthbound,

A magical book guards my flight,

Will it keep me safe till morning's light?

It begins with darkness. Are they dead, or trapped inside a horrible dream? No one can hear them, see them. Has the world forgotten them? Are they invisible? Not to the Soul Collector. They have stepped into her Kingdom, and she is waiting for them.

Shower Steamers Giveaway

Shower time if you win this next giveaway. Open to continental US residents only, you have through 10/20 to enter. Good luck.
Enjoy Your Time With Shower Steamers Giveaway

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1 Winner of Shower Steamer Gift Set

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Misadventures in Auckland Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have a Quadrilogy of middle grade fantasy books with some interesting titles. Check them out before enter the associated giveaway for an Amazon gift card and a set of all the books. Open worldwide, you have through 10/26 to enter. Good luck.

Mummy Dearest – A Pharaonic Adventure
Misadventures in Auckland Book 1
by Barbara Russell
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy 

During a school trip to the museum, thirteen-year-old Tess wakes up an Egyptian mummy.
Cursed by a necromancer, Prince Seth has been inside a sarcophagus for two thousand years. Now, he has no intention of going back into his tomb. He wants a normal life, friends, and fresh food. So, he follows Tess home, bandages and all.
Ancient Egyptian mummies bring bad luck. Since Seth’s arrival, a car has almost run Tess over, and a lamppost nearly squashed her. With Tess’s soccer team, the Wolverines, qualified for the New Zealand Junior Soccer Championship, this curse could destroy its chances of winning. Even worse, evil Egyptian spirits chase her and Seth to take their souls into the world of the dead.
Unless they find the two-thousand-year old necromancer, who controls the spirits and who gained eternal youth by cursing Seth, Tess and Seth will be doomed forever.

Witches Protection Program Book Blast, Excerpt, and Giveaway

Here we have another day to feature the Witches book. You also have an excerpt and an associated giveaway. This time, the prize is a $25 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide through just 10/6. Good luck.

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Date Published: 09/30/2019
Publisher: WordFire Press

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Wes Rockville, a disgraced law-enforcement agent, gets one last chance to prove himself and save his career when he’s reassigned to a 232-year-old secret government organization. The Witches Protection Program. His first assignment: uncover a billion-dollar cosmetics company’s diabolical plan to use witchcraft for global domination, while protecting its heiress Morgan Pendragon from her aunt’s evil deeds. Reluctantly paired with veteran witch protector, Alastair Verne, Wes must learn to believe in witches… and believe in himself. Filled with adventure and suspense, Michael Okon creates a rousing, tongue-in-cheek alternate reality where witches cast spells and wreak havoc in modern-day New York City.