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Saturday, February 22, 2020

18 Wheels of Science Fiction Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's a book release party with a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card. It is a book of short stories of the sci-fi variety, all involving trucking. Open worldwide, you have through 3/20 to enter Good luck.

18 Wheels of Science Fiction:
A Long Haul into the Fantastic
Genre: Science Fiction Anthology

with Stories by
Eric Miller, editor, John DeChancie, Del Howison, Bond Elam, Lisa Morton, Paul Carlson, 
Janet Joyce Holden, Michael Bailey, Carla Robinson, Jeff Seeman, Kate Jonez, Gary Phillips,
 Lucio Rodriguez, Terry Bisson, Eric Miller, Edward M. Erdelac, Michael Paul Gonzalez, 
Alvaro Zinos-Amaro, Sean Patrick Traver

Friday, February 21, 2020

Deadline Book Blast, Excerpt, and Giveaway

Here we have a romantic suspense novel from award winning author Jessica James. Check out the book, read the excerpt, then be sure to enter to win the giveaway. Open worldwide, you have through the 24th to enter. Good luck.

Book 1 Phantom Force Tactical Series
Romantic Suspense
Date Published: April 2016

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"Engaging read. Hard to put down." -- Billy Allmon, U.S. Navy SEAL (Ret)

He’s a relentless homicide detective. She’s an uncompromising journalist.

Neither desires to work together—but they’ll never uncover the truth alone.

Landing a front page headline isn’t why reporter Caitlin Sparks is investigating a string of suspicious deaths connected to the U.S. State Department. She has a personal stake in finding the killer.

Detective Blake Madison has a connection to the murders too, and will risk anything to uncover the truth. But a journalist is the last person he’d rely on to help him solve a crime—especially one whose trail of evidence leads back to him.

Joining forces becomes essential as the body count continues to grow. Someone powerful doesn't want the truth to come out—and will stop at nothing to make sure no one talks.

On the run with nowhere to turn, the couple devises a plan to expose the killer. The risk is great and the chance of success small, but the ultimate outcome is something neither one of them envisioned.

IndieBRAG Medallion Winner

Outpost Gypsy Tree: The North Portal Book Blast and Giveaway

Let's explore the latest young adult fantasy adventure novel from author Dr. Dottie Graham. The associated giveaway is for an Amazon gift card. I'm checking on the end date as it seems wrong. Enjoy.

Outpost Gypsy Tree: The North Portal
YA Fantasy Adventure
Publisher: GISA Publishing

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Nestled within a thought-form in Earth’s vast realm, Outpost Gypsy Tree becomes home for six adventurous teenagers from various parts of the world. Charged by their own desire for peace and love for humanity, they are assigned to clear the earth’s light portals of the evils of mankind, starting with the North Portal. To do so, the teens must journey back in time to the winter solstice of 3107 BCE to decode an archaic sequence at Ireland's historic Newgrange that will unlock a Neolithic chamber leading them to the ‘other world’ of the gods of Erin. To prove their worthiness, courage, and commitment to battle the darkness, they must journey through the traitorous Cave of Damnation and face an encroaching inferno. At the core of this bizarre journey is the staff of Outpost Gypsy Tree: Eittod of Tulsun Minor, an ancient being with a rainbow-colored body, and Bezen and her son, Mingo, inhabitants of Early Earth.

This is a book for all ages.

A Truth About... Book Blast and Giveaway

Coming soon to a bookstore near you... Well, actually it appears to only be an ebook. Check out the latest in self help and personal development. Open worldwide, you have through April 19th to enter. Good luck.

Non Fiction / Self-Help / Motivational / Personal Development
Date Published: 19th of January 2020 (ebook) – Paperback

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“A Truth About…” is a composition of 52 poems for nurturing your ever -growing soul. Exploring topic from mind, body and intuition to love, parenting and life goals, the book embraces the broad and wondrous spectrum of the human experience. Covering 52 keys areas of our life, this book provides one insight per week. A year of inspiring poetry.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

StickerKid Gift Card Giveaway

Here's a great giveaway for those starting to plan summer camp plans for the kids. Open to US residents only, you have through 2/24 to enter. Good luck.
Enter to Win a $50 StickerKid Gift Card at Mommy's Playbook
Why StickerKid
StickerKid's mission is to serve fellow parents and caregivers worldwide as day-savers; saving kids from the accidental sharing of bacteria-spreading items and saving money by putting an end to lost clothing and possessions. You may not realize it, but 50,000 kids go to the emergency room every year because they accidentally drank from their sick friend’s cup/bottle at school or daycare. That's tens of thousands of cases of illness that could have been avoided by simply using StickerKid name or allergy labels!

A Label For Everyone AND Everything!
If you own it, StickerKid has a label for it! Look to StickerKid for mini, small, medium, and large name labels. You can even choose photo name labels that will allow your young child to easily identify their belongings before they begin to read.

Chester Travels Miniima Luggage Giveaway

Planning a trip? You've found the perfect giveaway. Open to continental US residents only, you have thru 3/18 to enter. Good luck. Looks like a nice $200+ prize to win.

Chester Travels Minima Luggage Giveaway

Welcome to the Chester Travels Minima Luggage Giveaway!

1 Winner
This giveaway is part of our Spring Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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The Lost Train Book Blast and Giveaway

How about this latest action adventure thriller from author Seth Crossman. Along with the book info comes a giveaway for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 3/29 to enter. Good luck.

Action Adventure Thriller
Date Published: 2/20/20
Publisher: Golden Acorn Press

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A former MP, Will Stattin, is called to Europe to investigate the theft of several paintings. He learns that the paintings are part of a series of nine pieces of art, all with a clue that ultimately leads to a train that disappeared from Konigsberg, Germany in late 1944 full of gold, art, and priceless artifacts. He quickly learns that he is not the only one after the paintings. Now it is a race across Europe to find the paintings and the lost train with the help of the beautiful and savvy museum agent, Giovanna Rossi, before the hunt turns even more deadly than it already has.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

My Robot Friend DVD Giveaway

Time to win a DVD here, actually you have a chance to be one of five winners. Open to continental US residents only, you have through 3/10 to enter. Good luck.
My Robot Friend DVD Giveaway

Welcome to the My Robot Friend DVD Giveaway!

5 Winners
This giveaway is part of our Spring Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

This giveaway's Sponsor is:

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Run Girl Run Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have the second book in a mystery series. Check out the book/series then be sure to enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 3/15 to enter. Good luck.

Run Girl Run 
Harry Hunter Mystery Series Book 2 
by Willow Rose 
Genre: Mystery, Thriller 

Willow Rose’s beloved detective, Harry Hunter is back in this thrilling second installment of the bestselling series. 

When a mother and her child are pulled out of the harbor in their car, the case seems pretty straightforward for Miami PD and Detective Harry Hunter. 

Everything points to a murder-suicide. 

They were homeless, living in their car, and the mother decided to end it all for them both by driving into the water. 

But the case is not what it looks like, Detective Harry Hunter soon realizes. 

Harry’s daughter is carrying devastating knowledge about their deaths, and soon she becomes the killer’s next target. 

As Harry races to protect her, he is betrayed by someone he thought he knew, leaving him terrified of trusting anyone in a town filled with liars. 

RUN GIRL RUN is the second book in the Harry Hunter Mystery Series. 

Monday, February 17, 2020

Dagana: The Last Mermaid Book Blast and Giveaway

At first I thought this might be a sequel to some Disney film, but it isn't. Instead, you have a fantasy thriller from author Kody Boye. Along with the book info is a giveaway for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 3/17 to enter. Good luck.

Dagana: The Last Mermaid 
by Kody Boye 
Genre: Fantasy Thriller 

I have always loved the ocean. Beautiful and tranquil, it seems like it can do absolutely no harm.

Until the night my parents go missing, and then are subsequently found dead.

Both have been viciously mauled by something off the Gulf—something even the medical examiner claims is an ‘unknown animal.’ But the worst part? I swear I saw something in the water the night they were both killed.

But this is no chance occurrence. As the body count begins to rise, and as more tragedies unfold, I realize that something has to be done.

Someone has to hunt down, and kill, the monster of Mermaid Cove.

That someone is me. 

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Travel Channel Spring Break Escape Sweepstakes Tip

Taking it easy from posting for the weekend. The Spring Gift Guide-related sweepstakes will be starting up soon and I have some giveaways specific to here, too, coming up, and more book announcement related giveaways. In the meantime, I thought I would share a tip about entering the Travel Channel sweepstakes.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Spring Gift Guide

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2020 SMGN Spring Gift Guide

Deadly Roses Book Blast

Here's a thriller from author Scott Stevens. There is supposed to be a giveaway form with this one but it seems to be missing. I'm checking with host on where it is.

Date Published: 2/14/20
Publisher: Sunbury Press

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Love isn't always champagne and roses and it's certainly not the case in this love triangle thriller with a twist. A dominating, abusive boyfriend is being ousted for a romantic hero, but there are deadly consequences. Step into the gang life and witness the savagery as they stop at nothing to seek revenge. You've heard the old saying: "Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love with girl."  Now you can add: "Girl's gang-leader boyfriend doesn’t like the new addition."

Thursday, February 13, 2020

StickerKid Giveaway

Here's a bit of a different giveaway, or at least the prize is, though this isn't the first time the vendor has been seen here. Check it out then be sure to enter through 2/24. Open to US residents only. Good luck.
Enter to Win a $50 StickerKid Gift Card at Mommy's Playbook
Why StickerKid

StickerKid's mission is to serve fellow parents and caregivers worldwide as day-savers; saving kids from the accidental sharing of bacteria-spreading items and saving money by putting an end to lost clothing and possessions. You may not realize it, but 50,000 kids go to the emergency room every year because they accidentally drank from their sick friend’s cup/bottle at school or daycare. That's tens of thousands of cases of illness that could have been avoided by simply using StickerKid name or allergy labels!

Grass Miracle From the Earth Book Blast

Here we have an interesting non-fiction title from author David Campbell Callender. That happens to be the pen name of the British anthropologist Ruth Finnegan. Not that kind of grass....

Non-Fiction, Environment
Date Published: December 2019
Publisher: Balestier Press

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We see grass every day, tread on it, maybe handle, smell, or plant it but how many of us actually notice it and appreciate its amazing resilience? This remarkable book gives the unexpected full picture of the plant that, humble and often forgotten, yet, astonishing, in its incredibly multiple forms holds our human and natural world together and clothes its surface in richness and beauty.

Grass, Miracle from the Earth, is not only highly engaging and readable, but has some stunning illustrations as well. It gives us the full picture of grass. The author reveals that even bamboo and sugarcane are forms of grass and that three kinds of, yes, of grass make up the major food of humans and grazing for innumerable animals.

The book provides hitherto unknown and interesting details about grass. It helps create a high level of appreciation for the abiding necessity of grass for humanity, for nature, and for the arts. The author also explores the eminence of grass in folklore and poetry.

The author makes use of a simple and easy-to-read style to introduce readers to the world of grass. She traces the history of grass right from its origin which dates back to some 50 million years ago. The book highlights the journey of the humble grass as an agricultural asset to its use in medicines, construction, cooking, and many other purposes.

Grass, Miracle from the Earth, also lets readers into some interesting anecdotes and tidbits about its association with mythology, symbolism, and arts. The book establishes a firm connection between grass and the well-being of the human race.

According to the author, grass is one of the most extraordinary plant families on Planet Earth. The book will force readers to stop and contemplate the role of this green gift from nature every time they eat food stuffs such as popcorn or even a Thai curry of which lemongrass is a key ingredient.

And ... but just read it!

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Ghost Hunters Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have a young adult horror title that would be perfect for around Halloween... In addition to the book info, there is also a video below, along with a pair of giveaways. Both of the giveaway entry forms are embedded below. One ends 3/1, the other 3/11, and both have prizes of at least a $25 Amazon gift card. Good luck.

Ghost Hunters: Bones in the Wall 
by Susan McCauley 
Genre: Middle-Grade, YA Horror 

Twelve-year-old Alex may have lost his ability to play sports, but he gained the ability to see ghosts. Now he must figure out how to put an evil spirit to rest—or die trying. 

Once an athlete and popular kid, Alex is in a terrible car accident that severely injures his hip and leaves him with a rare power: he can hear and see ghosts. All Alex wants is to be normal. But when a malevolent spirit begins haunting him, Alex must accept his unwanted psychic powers and work with his best friend, his paranormal investigator cousin, and two friendly spirits to solve the mystery of the bones in the wall and put the vicious ghost to rest. If he fails, he’ll lose his family and friends to a gruesome fate. 

“An inventive, fast-paced tale brimming with chills, thrills, and heart. Perfect for fans of Lockwood & Co.”— Henry H. Neff, author of The Tapestry series

The Adults in the Room Book Blast

Here's the latest spy novel from author Jeffrey Mechling. It is part of the Tim Hall Mystery series of his. Is there a full-time career in book cover models?

A Tim Hall Mystery
Mystery, Thriller
Published: June 2019
Publisher: The Good As Gone Group

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Retired CIA officer Tim Hall drinks heavily to forget the few troubles he can actually remember. Still suffering from the car crash that killed his wife and stole his memories, he volunteers for a medical trial to recover the mysteries of his past. But after he wakes from a blackout lasting days, he’s convinced two sinister men are hunting him down…

Relieved by the familiar face of his biker girlfriend, he’s shocked to learn her true identity and the devastating secrets about his accident. And soon he’s swept up in a deadly mission that could decimate American politics. But unsure if can trust his own mind, his dangerous new role may be patriotic—or treasonous.

Can Hall fill in the blanks of his fractured memory before his choices turn fatal?

The Adults in the Room is the first book in the high-octane Tim Hall Mystery series. If you like stunning revelations, deep state conspiracies, and a touch of romance, then you’ll love Jeffrey Mechling’s mind-bending thriller!

Buy The Adults in the Room to fire up an electrifying adventure today!

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Adventerra Games Giveaway

It seems the majority of people like game giveaways so here's another one. Different company then the typical one here. Check otu the games then be sure to enter to win some.Open to US residents only, you have through 2/27 to enter. Good luck.
Enter to Win 3 Adventerra Games at Mommy's Playbook
Are you looking for a way to make your kids more environmentally conscious? -- Yes? Then THIS giveaway is for you! Adventerra Games offers four eco-conscious games that will help you teach your children about how they can help protect our planet. The games are PowerHaus, WaterGame, Global Warning and Recycle Rally. Each one teaches your children about their impact in the home and the world around them in a different way. Imagine the conversations around the dinner table after playing board games that empower your family to save energy and water, recycle, AND reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to slow global warming!

Kirsten Howard's Biggest Fan Book Blast

Check out this young adult fiction title from author Patrick Hueller. If you can't tell from the cover, it looks like the story might have something to do with basketball. Enjoy.

Young Adult Fiction
Published Date: 2-11-20
Publisher: INtense Publications LLC

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Meet Michael Jordan Duncan; if you say his name fast enough, it sounds like Michael Jordan Dunking—which is intentional. Thanks, Dad. Mike is a sports fanatic who seems to have everything going for him: a recent growth spurt, a best friend who’s even more sports-obsessed than he is, and a (mutual?) crush on Kirsten Howard, the best player on the girls’ basketball team. Yep, everything’s shaping up nicely…. until he gets injured and his friend gets crazy. All the sudden Mike’s life isn’t looking so great, and that’s before a scandal that implicates both Kirsten and her coach, aka Mike’s father.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Litom Pick Your Prize Lighting Giveaway

Here we have a great giveaway from Litom, offering 24 different prizes. All you have to do is pick which of the photos is your favorite and you're entered to win any one of the 24 prizes. If you're not familiar with Litom, they offer solar and landscape lighting products. They are mainly sold on Amazon. Sign up for their newsletter, too, to find out about their latest deals and giveaways. Open to US residents only, winner is chosen on about the 15th of February.

Note... there was an error in their voting form. If you previously tried to vote and weren't sure if your vote went through, please try again to make sure you've entered.

The prizes:

Counting on Trust Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's a mystery/suspense novel from author M. Ferguson Powers. There was a giveaway here, but it appears to have ended already. Checking on that. The giveaway runs through 2/28 and is open worldwide. Thanks for fixing that...

Mystery  / Suspense
Publication date: Print and ebook, May 2017. Audiobook, November 2019

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In this suspense-charged, touching novel, Counting on Trust, information is stolen from a U.S. genetic engineering company (Omniprotein) by an employee promised payment by a Chinese general who wants to profit from selling the company’s technologies in the military region of China he commands.

To force quick payment the thief attacks fellow employees and threatens to continue until his money arrives. Will his next targets be: young lovers, computer geek Gabriel and gorgeous biologist Selena, who are discovering loving sex while trying to overcome post-traumatic effects of Selena’s girlhood rape.
Company president, Eleanor, who’s determined to keep some privacy and intimacy although her job’s high profile and her husband, Charley, has just had prostate cancer surgery.
Venture capitalist, John, who plans to duplicate Omniprotein’s facility in China and reunite with his ex-wife, fashion designer Ziyi, who returned to Shanghai after their only child died.
The personal stories of these couples explore how privacy, intimacy and trust are changing in our social-media age. They paint a compelling portrait of our time.

The Camouflaged Series Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's an interesting cover for the start of a sci-fi series from author David J. Englund. Along with the book info is a giveaway for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 3/10 to enter. Good luck.

Camouflaged Encounters 
The Camouflaged Series Book 1 
by David J. Englund 
Genre: Science Fiction 

Forget what you think you know. How well do you really know your neighbors or fellow workers? Do you trust your boss? What about politicians? The fabric of our society is under attack. Our way of life, our livelihood, our very existence is under full assault. No one even realizes that it’s happening. Disguised as horrible natural disasters on the news, the world is caught unsuspecting as events draw us ever nearer to extinction. As “natural disasters” escalate and tensions between nations mount, one man hears a whisper. It has begun . . .