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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Defense Soap Giveaway

Wash up if you win this giveaway. Two winners each get a prize basket here. Open to US residents only, you have through 10/30 to enter. Good luck. Not a first time prize here.
Enter to Win a Defense Soap Gift Basket at Mommy's Playbook
Defense Soap bar soaps, body wipes, shave soaps, foaming hand soap, healing salve, foot cleaning solution, equipment spray AND shower gels contain two of nature’s most potent natural essential oils: pharmaceutical grade tea tree and eucalyptus essential oils. Meaning, what makes Defense Soap great isn't some radically modified ingredient, or lab generated additive that you can't pronounce, let alone, understand its contents!

Defense Soap is all-natural soap with no harsh chemicals, triclosan, parabens, sulfates, or dyes AND Made in the USA! Their products are safe for all ages and gentle enough for everyday use. Defense Soap is great for preventing skin ailments and infections, after all, that's what it was designed for; Defense Soap was originally created for youth wrestlers to prevent skin infections!

Beware the Violet Book Blast and Giveaway

Young adult fantasy title here. Along with info on book, you'll find a giveaway with a trio of prizes, including an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 10/31 to enter. Good luck.

Beware the Violet
The Eulogimenoi Series Book 1
by Maria Vermisoglou
Genre: YA Fantasy 
Discovering supernatural creatures are real is one thing but learning I have powers and learning to use them is quite a feat.

My name is Violet Webb. I live in a small town that nearly worships Halloween but I hate it. I can't wait until I graduate and get as far as I can from that silliness.

Everything changed when I followed the white rabbit. I ended up in a Realm full of vampires, fairies, witches and every creature possible.

Oh, Did I mention Jacques?
The hot shapeshifter with the French accent that makes me see rabbits everywhere?

Now what?

Some bloody lady of Fate gave me a prophecy to get home. The only problem is that I must defeat the darkness before it swallows both of our worlds.

Can I go through without making the ultimate sacrifice?

Friday, October 18, 2019

Wishes Family Night Giveaway

Ovation Brands’ portfolio of restaurants - Old Country Buffet, Ryan’s, and Hometown Buffet - and Furr’s Fresh Buffet are rolling out a new Wishes Family Nights series where kids will get to do some wishful thinking and share some of their dreams and wishes.

Every Thursday, beginning October 17th (with the exception of October 31 and November 28), kids will get to do some wishful thinking and share some of their dreams and wishes during Wishes Family Night. The program features nine weeks of activities with themes including the different kinds of wishes kids make, how to make everyday wishes come true, holiday wishes, how to give back to others by fulfilling some simple philanthropic wishes, and more. Between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., kids may participate in different interactive and educational activities in Ovation Brands’ restaurants and Furr’s Fresh Buffet locations. PLUS, kids eat for $1.99 from 4 p.m. to close with the purchase of a regular-priced adult or senior meal.

The following are the weekly themes:

  • October 17 - Make a Wish!
  • October 24 - Halloween Wishes
  • November 7 - A Dream is a Wish
  • November 14 - If You Can Dream It, You Can Be It
  • November 21 - Wish You Were Here
  • December 5 - What’s on Your Wishlist?
  • December 12 - The Wishes of Others
  • December 19 - If the Wish Fits
  • December 26 - Unfold a Wish Come True
The special prize pack you can win is four (4) free meal passes for you and your family to enjoy a meal at any of Ovation Brands’ locations.
The giveaway is for US residents only who are 18+ and ends at 11:59pm EDT on 12/20/19. For more complete rules see Giveaway Rules. The winner will receive four (4) free meal passes for you and your family to enjoy a meal at any of Ovation Brands’ locations.
Wishes Family Night Giveaway
Disclosure: I will receive the above mentioned product for the purpose of this posting. No other compensation was received. All opinions stated are my own and may differ from yours. See my disclosure policy for more information. Java John Z's is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

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The Technology of Doing Creating and Being Book Blast and Giveaway

Just two days to enter the giveaway for self-help, personal development title. See what author Monika Moss-Gransberry has to say. Open worldwide on the giveaway. Good luck.

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Engineering the Transformation of Your Life Using Self-Mastery as the Spiritual Blueprint
Self-Help / Personal Development / Transformation
Date Published: October 8, 2019
Publisher: Keys for Life Publishing

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This book is intended to help you make your vision real faster by supporting you to develop the skill in using the technologies of doing, creating and being, to move you more rapidly towards self-mastery and allows you to create your ideal life style, do your ideal work, and be happy healthy and whole.  Monika shares nine spiritual technologies and how to begin to use them to manifest what you want in your life right now as practice to be able to consistently manifest what you want, all in service of your own personal self-mastery. #selfmasteryissexy

Serendipity Super Premium Ice Cream Pints Giveaway

I might just have to look fro some Serendipity ice cream. Here's your chance to win some. Two winners even. Open to continental US residents only, you have through 10/31 to enter. Good luck.

Serendipity Super Premium Ice Cream Pints Giveaway! (2 Winners ~ Ends 10/31) @Eat_Serendipity @SMGurusNetwork

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Viola Valentine Mysteries Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have a series of five paranormal mysteries. As best as I can tell, these are not young adult titles, though the cover might make you think otherwise. Don't miss the $25 Amazon gift card giveaway that comes along with the book tour. Open worldwide, through 11/14. Good luck.

A Ghost of a Chance
A Viola Valentine Mystery Book 1
by Cherie Claire
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
From award-winning novelist Cherie Claire comes a new paranormal mystery series.

They say there are blessings from Hurricane Katrina. For Viola Valentine of New Orleans, it was losing her dead-end job and leaving behind a loveless marriage and an overbearing family.

But the storm also blew open a psychic door. Now she sees ghosts who have died by water.

As she enters her new career as a travel writer, solving mysteries that appear with apparitions everywhere she goes, the one person she hopes to speak to — her daughter who died of leukemia years before — continues to elude her.

Or does she?

#ConnectWithPortal Giveaway

Win a Portal from Facebook!
Here's your chance to win one of three 10" Portals from Facebook. To enter the giveaway, head to the Portal merchant page on and submitting your email address on the form on the page. It is that simple. Open to US residents only, you have through 10/18/19 to enter. Good luck.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Girl Gone Home Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's a giveaway for a book tour you don't want to miss. The prize is a $50 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 11/12 to enter. The book is award winning and part of a psychological thriller series. Enjoy. 
Girl Gone Home
Twisted Crime Book 3
by Kathleen O' Donnell
Genre: Psychological Thriller 

The Best Book I've Read This Year! I just finished it and I loved it! It has more twists and turns than a roller coaster. This book would make an amazing movie, but the book will always be better. I can't wait to see what she writes next! – Rena, five-star review on Amazon.

From two-time Book of the Year finalist and Thriller of the Year Award winner Kathleen O’Donnell comes a gripping psychological thriller filled with quirky, unexpected twists.

A girl in serious trouble

Delilah Diamond had it all, the popular cooking show, a dream house, and a great romance with her producer, until the producer’s wife gets wind of it all. Delilah loses her show, her job, and her house. She’s forced to go back to her hometown where everyone has skeletons in their closet—or worse.

A home not like any other

She arrives just in time for the unfortunate death of her high school crush, but senses something's wrong with the story of his demise. Before she realizes it, she's knee-deep in a past that almost crushed her years before, and could very well crush her now, for good.

A mother who keeps sordid secrets

Local law enforcement is a homegrown drunk, and useless, so someone higher up the food chain sends a big city detective who starts sniffing around her classmate's suspicious death and her mother’s past. Delilah’s protective hackles are raised. She knows her mother has shameful secrets, but the more she learns, the more she realizes she doesn’t know the whole story.

A hometown that comes together, even in crime

In small towns, you protect your family and your neighbors come what may, but will Delilah be able to protect her mother without exposing her own sins? The ones she worked so hard to cover up? Will she be able to deter the detective away from the truth?

You can't go home again. Or can you? Should you? How safe is home when you know where the bodies are buried?

Girl Gone Home is ultimately a story about love, family, loyalty and circling the wagons no matter what terrible crime's been committed. It’s quirky, heartfelt, and reminiscent of Dolores Claiborne and the works of Kate Atkinson, Jane Hamilton, and Janet Evanovich.

Trick or Treat Halloween Giveaway!

Here's a giveaway for you with a bit of a Halloween theme. There are a trio of prize packs for a trio of winners.  Open to US residents only, you have through just 10/21 to enter. Good luck.
Trick or Treat Halloween Giveaway at Mommy's Playbook
All opinions expressed herein are my own!
Have you started to think about Halloween? NOW IS the time to get your costumes ordered, gifts for your favorite spooky Halloween Party hostess, and CANDY! Yes! Get your candy now so you don't forget!
This year, Mommy's Playbook is celebrating Halloween with a fun Trick-or-Treat Giveaway event! One grand prize winner AND two runners up will receive some spooktacular prizes! Learn more about them and enter below! Happy Halloween from my skeleton to yours!

Son of Thunder Book Blast

Author Steven M. Moore is author of the Esther Brookstone Art Detective Series. Here we have book two in this mystery/suspense series. Book one came out in May 2017 and info is below the newest.

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The Esther Brookstone Art Detective, Book Two
Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Date Published: September 2019
Publisher: Penmore Press

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#2 in the “Esther Brookstone Art Detective Series,” this sequel to Rembrandt’s Angel has Esther Brookstone, now retired from Scotland Yard, obsessed with finding St. John the Divine’s tomb, using directions left by the Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli. Esther’s search, the disciple’s missionary travels, and Botticelli’s trip to the Middle East make for three travel stories that all come together in one surprising climax.

Esther’s paramour, Interpol agent Bastiann van Coevorden, has problems with arms dealers, but he multitasks by trying to keep Esther focused and out of danger. The reader can also learn how their romance progresses, as well as travel back in time to discover a bit about Esther’s past with MI6 during the Cold War.

New York As We Know It Book Blast

Here's a book on poetry from author Vincent J. Chiappetta. If you knew Vincent as a child, you would never have envisioned him writing a poetry book, but here it is. Enjoy.

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Date Published: July 28, 2017
Publisher: Mindstir Media

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Running through cities is a part of my exploration. As I run I see, interact, build images that I put together in my poetic interpretive responses, my poems. I write on the run with a pad I carry.

I recall my impressions as I finish. I recall moments as reminders pop up in my mind. As if to see in words my views of the world of people and structures around me. Hopefully others will relate to my words and receive something similar in vision and intensity as I experience.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

If I Could Run Book Blast

Teen/young adult fiction title here from author Don Miller. Apparently, this is based on a true story form the 1950s. Cute dog, too.

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Teen & Young Adult Fiction about Bullying (Books)
Date Published: May 2, 2019
Publisher: Mindstir Media

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The Girl: Bullied & Harassed
The Dog: Injured & Abandoned

Based on true events, this story takes place in the late 1950s. A young girl’s love for running propelled her to join the school cross country team. With only boys on the team, she faced bullying and ridicule. Finding an injured, abandoned dog proved to be her salvation. Together, the girl and the dog set out to face this daunting challenge.

Ice Rift Series Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have a sci-fi, action-adventure, horror series from author Ben Hammott. Along with the trilogy information, we have a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 11/14 to enter. Good luck.

Ice Rift
Ice Rift Series Book 1
Ben Hammott
Genre: Science Fiction / Action / Adventure / Horror

Humans have always looked to the stars for signs of Extraterrestrials.
They have been looking in the wrong place.
They are already here, entombed in a spaceship beneath Antarctic ice for thousands of years.
The ice is melting and they will soon be free.

A huge rift in the ice is discovered in Antarctica that stretches for 18 miles, (29 km) and 820 feet (250 meters) apart at its widest point.
When environmental scientists enter the ice rift to check out an anomaly on NASA's satellite scans of the area, they discover something far more life threatening than the raging blizzard trapping them in the rift. They are unarmed and unprepared for their ensuing fight for survival.

Note - Though Ice Rift - Salvage, is a continuation of the story from Ice Rift, it was brought about by readers feedback saying they would like to read a follow on book. Ice Rift can be read as a complete story. There is no cliffhanger or abrupt ending.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Bold Rock Hard Seltzer YETI Giveaway

I haven't shared a Yeti giveaway in a while and ran across one with 21 winners. One person gets a Yeti Tundra 35 Cooler, while the other 20 can win the Yeti Rambler 20 oz tumbler. Open to US residents only, you have through 10/31 to enter. Good luck.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Fade Unto Darkness Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have a paranormal mystery from author Brandy Nacole. Along with the book info, we have a giveaway for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 10/26 to enter. Good luck.

Fade Unto Darkness
by Brandy Nacole
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy

All Hallows’ Eve, 1702.
A time of new traditions in a quaint Maryland colony. Anna anticipated a night of enchantment, instead she spots a ghost on the outskirts of town mocking their display. 

Everything Anna has been taught warns her not to trust the apparition who calls himself Caspian. Yet she can’t fight her own curiosity when he offers to show her what lies beyond the veil of life and death.

Now, the clock is ticking. Can Anna find her way back to the land of the living before sunrise? Or will her essence be trapped forever in the valley of souls? 

Web of Echoes Book Blast and Giveaway

Web of Echoes is a time travel adventure series from author Melody Ash. Explore the first three books below then be sure to enter the $25 Amazon gift card giveaway. Open worldwide through 11/10. Good luck.

Deep Echoes
Web of Echoes Book 1
by Melody Ash
Genre: Time Travel Adventure 
She's a no-holds-barred, kick-butt, don't-cover-the-ugly-parts archaeologist. History wants to teach her a lesson.​

The journey begins with a backpack and lip gloss.

Caitlin Benoit finds her blood quickened by a new, intriguing site. An initial exploration leads to the discovery of a mysterious river rock with peculiar etchings. Puzzled, she breaks all the rules to examine the stone closer.

When she brushes away the dirt, 2017 folds away to leave Caitlin standing in pre-Civil War Charleston. As she tries to work out how she time traveled to 1859, Caitlin learns the terrifying risk she poses even while she tries to return home.

Policygenius $5,000 Giveaway

If you happen to have children and are still saving for their education through a 529 plan, here's a giveaway from Policygenius where the winner gets $5,000 to fund their child's 529 plan account. Actually, while they tout the giveaway winner gets to fund their child's 529 plan, the winner just gets a $5,000 check according to the giveaway rules. What the winner does with it is up to them. 21+ to enter, and you must be a US resident to try. Runs through 11/10/19 and you must sign up for their newsletter to enter.