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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Standing Our Ground Book Blast

Here we have book four of a murder mystery series from author Bill Percy. The book series is called the Monastery Valley Mystery Series. Looks interesting, but when I saw the title, I was thinking more non-fiction, than fiction.

Monastery Valley, Book 4
Murder Mystery
Date Published: January 2020
Publisher: Black Rose Writing

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A cold-blooded murder. The victim: A fourteen-year-old boy. The shooter waits patiently for the cops and calmly explains his right to kill the boy. “I was defending my property.” Can Deputy Andi Pelton find the evidence to break through the killer’s stand-your-ground defense? Suddenly, Sheriff Ben Stewart almost dies and cannot campaign for re-election. Andi knows she must take his place—her nemesis, Deputy Brad Ordrew, runs unopposed and he’s promised to fire her when he’s sheriff. Can she stand her own ground to stay in Monastery Valley while she tries to solve the murder and defends herself against scurrilous political ads paid for by a mysterious stranger?

Flavors With Two Rivers Coffee Giveaway

In case you're running out of K-cups, here's the chance to win some more. Open to continental US residents only, you have through 1/31 to enter. Good luck.

Flavors With Two Rivers Coffee Giveaway

Welcome to the Flavors With Two Rivers Coffee Giveaway!

1 Winner

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My Spy Boston Advanced Screening 1/25 & 1/29

We have a last minute screening here for the action comedy movie My Spy, starring Dave Bautista, Kristen Schaal, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Chloe Coleman, Ken Jeong. There are actually two advanced screenings coming up that you can get tickets for. The first is today, Saturday 1/25 at 11 am at the AMC Assembly Row in Somerville. The second is Wednesday 1/29 at 7pm at the Showplace ICON Seaport in Boston. The passes are not guaranteed seats, so arrive early in case the place fills up. I've gone to both overflowing crowds, where they had to turn people away, and not so overflowing where you practically had a whole row to yourself.
MY SPY follows JJ, a hardened CIA operative (Dave Bautista), who has been demoted and finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl named Sophie (Chloe Coleman) after he is sent undercover to surveil her family. In exchange for not blowing JJ’s cover, Sophie convinces him to spend time with her and teach her to be a spy. Despite his reluctance, JJ finds he is no match for Sophie’s disarming charm and wit.
Rated PG-13
Releases March 13th, 2020

Friday, January 24, 2020

Restore Old Memories Giveaway

Many years ago I converted a bunch of 8mm film to DVD. Great thing to do. Here's your chance to win and do the same. Open to continental US residents only. You have through 2/10 to enter. Good luck.
Restore Old Memories Giveaway

Welcome to the Restore Old Memories Giveaway!

1 Winner

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The Way Over the Hill Gang Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have a four-book series with some rather over-the-hill crime solvers. Check out the series then be sure to enter to win the $50 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 2/22 to enter. Good luck.

Late for Dinner 
The Way Over the Hill Gang Book 1 
by M.K. Scott 
Genre: Cozy Mystery 

Marcy Collins proved her investigative skills in the field time and time again, but after an accident leaves her disabled, she’s forced into early retirement in a senior convalescent center. Although her mind and body may not be what they used to be, her steadfast determination to fight crime and advocate for victims continues.

When her well-meaning former partner is assigned with helping to keep her mind agile, he unknowingly inspires her to search for clues in a long-forgotten cold case. Before he knows what’s happening, Marcy assembles a team of sharp-eyed, witty, and often cantankerous senior sleuths to bring a criminal to justice and help her regain some of what she thought she’d lost for good.

Follow the former detective and her team of unconventional sleuths as they dig through the clues and wind their way down a treacherous path of deception, tomfoolery, and murder! 

Formé Shoe Shapers Giveaway

Time to try to win some shoe  shapers. Two winners even. Open to continental US residents only, you have through 2/14 to enter. Good luck.

Formé Shoe Shapers Giveaway! 2 Winners ~ Ends 2/14 @SMGurusNetwork @FormeComfort

Welcome to The Formé Shoe Shapers Giveaway!

2 Winners ~ $98 RV

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Messages From Metatron Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have a non-fiction self-help type book. Read up then be sure to enter to win one of the four prizes, including an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide through 2/21. Good luck.

Messages From Metatron
A Course in Self-Transformation 
by Devi Nina Bingham 
Genre: Non-Fiction 

If you liked, "A Course In Miracles" you will love, "Messages From Metatron: A Course In Self-Transformation." Readers are calling it "captivating" and "astounding." This channeled masterpiece offers 30 messages from the highest Archangel, Metatron. It includes a Study Guide with questions and exercises for individuals or groups. Devi Nina Bingham has compiled an extraordinary program for self-transformation, assisting men and women in discovering their purpose, or "Life Chart." In a series of irresistible dialogues, "Messages From Metatron" stretches the limits of what is known about the cosmos to the breaking point. An absorbing read that will convince you of the reality of angels!


Messages From Metatron is a curriculum for those seeking to achieve spiritual transformation. The underlying themes are that humanity is one, and you are an indispensable part of the Cosmic design. It consists of a text and a workbook for students and is created for individual or group use. It is a three-book curriculum teaching a non-denominational and universal spirituality. The language of the course is Christian in nature, yet includes channeled information on such fascinating and thought-provoking metaphysical subjects as:

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Waking of Ghosts Book Blast and Excerpt

Book 1 of the Lost Souls Academy series from author Lilliana Rose. Check out the young adult paranormal fantasy title and don't miss the excerpt. Enjoy.

Young Adult Paranormal Fantasy
Lost Souls Academy, Book 1
Date Published: 23rd Jan 2020

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There is an evil awakening.
At the Lost Souls academy, students aren’t your typical everyday alumni.
Rejects from clans, packs, and covens walk these halls, but there’s something more sinister haunting the academy.
A resident ghost has a new student, Zarya, on the fight to banish it. Will her actions cause more enemies at her new school than friends?

‘I’m coming for you.’
A message from beyond has Zarya fearful. Her skills are underdeveloped, but as a ghost hunter, she must stand and fight this new evil.

Can Zarya grow to be the ghost hunter she’s destined to be or will forces overpower her and bring chaos and destruction to the Lost Souls academy?

Deleted Book Blast and Giveaway

Sometimes you wonder how an author came up with a book title. When you enter "deleted" into Google, it brings up lots of info on file deletion. Well, at least the book comes up first at Amazon. Not sure what the speculative genre entails but... that's what the book's genre, young adult, too. You have through 2/22 to enter the giveaway for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide. Good luck.
by Ruth Mitchell
Genre: YA Speculative 
Lucy Campbell is the last person you'd expect to hack minds. The college freshman prefers vintage technology, old books and retro fashion. But when she makes a fool of herself in front of her crush, Marco Han, she wishes she could erase the whole episode from his brilliant mind. She's shocked to learn that her older sister, Mollie, can do just that.

Mollie tells Lucy she's found a way to delete people's memories via Spex, the thought-activated successor to smart phones and Google Glass. Yet, when Mollie breaks into Marco's mind, she decides not to erase any embarrassing moments because he already has a crush on Lucy. Encouraged by her sister's discovery, Lucy stops avoiding Marco. Soon, the two are dating, and Marco, a tech guru in his own right, elevates Mollie's mind hacking from a guilty pleasure to an efficient crime-solving tool.

As the three infiltrate more minds, they realize they're not the only ones who can steal memories. Marco suddenly forgets Lucy; and Mollie forgets that she could ever mind hack. Lucy's mind should be safe because she doesn't wear Spex. But then the mysterious hacker, Nick Lethe, comes after her in person.

Lucy flees to the woods, the only place safe from the surveillance of the ubiquitous Spex. If Nick finds her, he'll erase her memories or worse. If she doesn't find him --and stop him -- no one will know that minds can be hacked and lives rewritten. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

I Was Murdered Last Night Book Blast and Giveaway

Rough night whenever you get murdered last night. Check out the paranormal thriller title, then be sure to enter the giveaway for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 2/20 to enter. Good luck.

I Was Murdered Last Night 
Detective Olivia Brown Mysteries Book 1 
by A.J. Gallant 
Genre: Paranormal Mystery Thriller 

Murder mystery thriller & suspense meets the paranormal.

Anita’s vacation in New York City ends tragically when she’s killed in Central Park, but instead of the end, it’s only the beginning. Her soul remains at the death scene trying hard to process what happened. And there are other ghosts here that don’t seem to be much help. And,
of course, the new reality of being a ghost does not sit well with Anita.
What is she supposed to do now?
Why can’t she go into the light? She appears connected to Detective Olivia Brown, the detective assigned to solve her murder. Is she supposed to help her or is something else going on?
Will the crime go unsolved? Does it even matter now that she’s dead? Or can Detective Olivia Brown get to the bottom of what happened that night in the park?

And can there be romance on the other side? 

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Outpost Gypsy Tree: The North Portal Book Blast, Excerpt, and Giveaway

Young adult fantasy adventure title here from author Dr. Dottie Graham. Along with the book info is an excerpt from the title and a giveaway for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide through just 1/23. Good luck.

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.

The Flow Series Book Blast and Giveaway

$50 Amazon gift card giveaway to celebrate the latest book in The Flow series by author Clare Littlemore. The series is young adult dystopian fiction novel. For the giveaway, you have through 2/17 to enter. Good luck.

The Flow Series Book 1 
by Clare Littlemore 
Genre: YA Dystopian Fiction 

A flooded future. A relationship torn apart.

When 16-year old Quin's best friend Harper fails The Beck's assessment, will she ever see her again?

Regular appraisals are part of life in The Beck, a walled-in community constantly threatened by floodwaters. But when the shocking results of the most recent test are revealed, Quin knows her world is about to change forever.

Wrenched from Agric, where she has lived and worked for years, Quin finds herself thrown into the unfamiliar Patrol Sector. Yearning for her lost friend, struggling to adjust to her new surroundings, she begins to question the society she thought she knew.

And then she meets the mysterious Cam, who seems willing to break the rules for her. Determined to find Harper, Quin enlists his help. But when she discovers the horrifying truth, it might just destroy her.

If you devour fast-paced, addictive stories with compelling characters who inhabit intriguing futures, you’ll love The Flow Series. 

DIANA The Voice of Change Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have a self-help title. Sometimes I feel we all need help, some more than others. Along with the book release info is an Amazon gift card giveaway. Open worldwide. Not sure when it ends as form only says at least 2 MONTHS left.

Non-Fiction / Self-Help
Date Published: Jan 10th, 2019
Publisher: Fitzrovia Press (Imprint: Shimran)

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DIANA – THE VOICE OF CHANGE ……isn’t just another biographical account of Diana’s life, but rather it is a deeper exploration of the unique idiosyncrasies, extraordinary events, and changes of destiny that created a flow of force by which Diana evolved, transmuting from being the Peoples Princess into the Queen of Everybody’s Heart, and so to beyond her death………

It is written by the legendary Voice Coach: Stewart Pearce, who confidentially coached Diana during the last two years of her life, adding both a physical and metaphysical support to Diana’s vast transformation. This we palpably saw, as she moved from the demure and pained young woman, seen in the Martin Bashir interview, to the assured, powerful humanitarian leader witnessed in July 1997. For Diana’s voice revolutionized both the African Landmine issue, and the face of the Global Aids epidemic, and irrespective of her HRH title being removed, Diana acquired such public support that her voice of freedom almost toppled Queen Elizabeth, and exposed the anachronisms of the Windsor Household!

Monday, January 20, 2020

Hybrid Humanity: Mixing Phoenix and Vampire by Alisha Costanzo

You may have been first introduced to Blood Phoenix: Inferno Book Blast and Giveaway by author Alisha Costanzo in a giveaway post. But, here's a special post from the author. Enjoy.

by Alisha Costanzo

The phoenix is a symbol for rebirth, renewal, and resurrection. It only makes sense that my Blood Phoenix saga begins with Rebirth and ends with Resurrection (or at least, it will).
Besides, vampires have a similar cycle of death and reanimation (or being born into a new life) and the struggle of immortality. I’m sure plenty think I’m crazy for comparing the two since phoenix are the epitome of light and life and purity, and vampires are the epitome of dark, death, and debauchery.

Blood Phoenix: Inferno Book Blast and Giveaway

In case you missed this on book release day, we're highlighting the book and $25 Amazon gift card giveaway again. There is a guest post from the author, too, but we'll be posting that separately. See Hybrid Humanity: Mixing Phoenix and Vampire for the guest post from author Alisha Costanzo.

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Broken World Book 4
Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
Date Published: January 3, 2020
Publisher: Transmundane Press

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Drawing the Scarlet Queen to central New York’s training grounds, Ria’s remarkable blood triggers negotiations between two kingdoms.

Ria questions her own humanity when she finds herself aligned with Phea, the vampire queen—a woman who’s tortured her and her friends for months.

As all of her secrets unravel around her, Ria is forced to conform or sacrifice the people she loves.

If she doesn’t find a way to break their alliance, the balance of the universe will plunge deeper into chaos, and no one will be safe.

With a sprinkling of Twilight, a bite of Anita Blake, and a smattering of satirical Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you won't want to miss this dark and witty vampire series.

Amber Hollow Book Blast, Excerpt, and Giveaway

How about another horror story here, from author Edgar Swamp. Along with the book info is an excerpt and a giveaway. You can win an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide through 2/17. Good luck.

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(with elements of suspense, mystery, and fantasy)

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On July 15, 1991, an isolated village in Northern Wisconsin is ground zero for an unprecedented, fiery tragedy. Of the community's 600 residents, there are only five survivors. Detailed accounts by the victims contradict each other; the only link is a man named Anthony Guntram, but because he is presumed to be dead, this claim can't be verified. Further investigations reveal a culture enshrouded in mystery. What are the survivors hiding? Only the villagers know the secret of Amber Hollow, a place where sanity is checked at the town line and the parameters of reality become blurred. An unconventional horror story by design, Edgar Swamp delivers an action-driven page-turner that will keep readers guessing until the calamitous ending.

Chameleon Book Blast and Giveaway

The title here is a paranormal psychological suspense story for the young adult audience. Now say that genre three times real fast. Along with the book info is a giveaway for $25 PayPal cash. Open worldwide, you have through 2/7 to enter. Good luck.

by Zoe Kalo 
Genre: YA Paranormal Psychological Suspense


SHORTLISTED for the 2017 Dante Rossetti Awards for Young Adult Fiction!

I can't believe it has come to this. The way things have blown out of proportion. I only wanted to contact my dead father. Ask his forgiveness.
Seven months.
Seven months isn't that long, is it?
I'll go through the motions, no need to make friends that I’ll never see again. When you get close to people, you end up getting hurt.

Puerto Rico, 1973

17-year-old Paloma only wanted to hold a séance to contact her dead father. She never thought she would be kicked out of school and end up in an isolated convent. Now, all she wants is to be left alone. But slowly, she develops a bond with a group of girls: kind-hearted Maria, insolent Silvy, pathological liar Adelita, and their charismatic leader Rubia.

At night, the waterfall’s dark music haunts her dreams of drowning…

When Paloma holds another séance, she accidentally awakens an entity that has been dormant for years. The body count begins. Someone doesn’t want the secret out…

Are the ghost and Paloma’s suspicions real—or only part of her growing paranoia and delusions? 

If you love the vibes in "The Orphanage," "The Craft" and "Pretty Little Liars," you'll enjoy this mess-with-your-head, YA supernatural/psychological thriller! 

There Be Demons Book Blast

We have here book one of the supernatural fantasy series Demon Wars from author M.K. Theodoratus. Information on the second book is also present.

Demon Wars, Book 1
Supernatural Fantasy

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Britt never dreamed demons existed. Then, the Angeli drafted her to fight them.

When the stone effigy she finds turns into a live gargoyle and tells her she must learn magic in order to fight demons, headstrong Britt Kelly wants to run the other way. She has enough problems fitting into a new high school in the projects and coping with her parents' divorce, thank you very much.

Gillen, the centuries old leader of the Gargoyle Guardians, knows he has a serious problem--teaching Britt and her teen-aged friends to control enough Grace to survive the coming battles against invading demons.

Britt and Gillen soon fight over the best way to cope with the demons. Will anyone survive?

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Make Baby & Dog Proofing Simple Giveaway

Here we have a giveaway with three winners. Not only that, but it is open to residents of the US, UK, and CA. You have through 2/18 to enter. Good luck.

Make Baby & Dog Proofing Simple Giveaway (3 Winners ~ Ends 2/18) @thedoorbuddy

Make Baby & Dog Proofing Simple Giveaway

Welcome To The Make Baby & Dog Proofing Simple Giveaway!

This giveaway is part of our Valentine’s Day Gift Guide. Stop by to see all the great giveaways and products!
Easy to install and easy to use, Door Buddy keeps your little ones... and EVEN DOGS... out of places they shouldn't be and still allows your cat to have easy access to his litter box, food, and water.


3 Winners


The Heart of Space Book Blast and Giveaway

Probably my least favorite genre here in this book of poetry from author Cendrine Marrouat. Check out the book then enter to win an Amazon gift card or a copy of title. Open worldwide through 2/18. Good luck.
The Heart of Space 
by Cendrine Marrouat 
Genre: Poetry 

"The Heart of Space" is a collection of 38 pieces that delve into several major topics, including solitude, the importance of embracing pain, and the lessons one can learn from self-discovery.

"Every single poem is utterly endearing, imbued with a careful sense of introspection, philosophical musings and above all a genuine feeling of hope that, no matter what happens to us in our lives, in the end things will turn out all right." - David Ellis, Author of "See A Dream Within: Found "Poe"try Based On The Collected Poetry Works Of Edgar Allan Poe"