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Saturday, March 14, 2020

The Secrets of Hawthorne House Book Blast and Giveaway

With all their free time, don't let the kids get away from doing some reading. Here's an urban fantasy for them to enjoy. The giveaway has two prizes available, one for only US residents and another for worldwide readers. Open through 4/12. Good luck.

The Secrets of Hawthorne House 
by Donald Firesmith 
Genre: YA/MG Urban Fantasy 

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.

The Four Book Blast and Giveaway

We're stopping in the middle grade for this fantasy novel. Then, enter the giveaway for an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 4/11 to enter. Good luck.

The Four: Destruction of Honor 
The Mejuarian Chronicles Book 1 
by Zola Blue 
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy 

The Ercutians, an ancient race of spell casters that abandoned Earth long ago, have abandoned the ways of their elders. Their powerful magic they once used for good has been replaced with destructive spells and incantations, and their once thriving, wonderous lands have turned against them. The destruction of the Ercutian race is imminent. 

To heal their lands, and prolong their heritage, a sorcerer, sorceress, wizard, and wizardess combine their mystical powers to become the Great One, known to all as Thire-los. But not all is well within the Great One, for conflicting personalities brood within the single entity, and what was once Great threatens to become tainted, throwing all of Ercutia back into chaos once again. 

Phrebbel the Phrongol's Vacation Pictures Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's a children's picture book, along with a $50 Amazon gift card giveaway. I wonder if Phrebbel can be a carrier.... perhaps he's the origin of coronavirus.... Open worldwide, you have through 4/12 to enter. Good luck.

Phrebbel the Phrongol's Vacation Pictures 
by Joe Spraga 
Genre: Children's Picture Book 

Phrebbel The Phrongol from planet Phrongolia recently took many pictures while vacationing on planet Earth. He needs help identifying the pictures in his photo album because he has never seen these things before. Can you help him? This is a full color picture book designed to inspire critical thinking in CHILDREN. The pictures are of everyday things like people and animals you would see in nature and on planet Earth in general. The pictures allow the reader to come up with answers to help the main character Phrebbel, identify things he has never seen on planet Earth before. A fun brain teaser for kids that makes learning fun! 

Bad Soul Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have the first book of a six book urban fantasy series. Check them all out then be sure to enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 4/13 to enter. Good luck.

Bad Soul 
Uncanny Ink Series Book 1 
by David Bussell & M.V. Stott 
Genre: Urban Fantasy 

Promises, rules, bones; Erin Banks will break them all. 

Unscrupulous and lethal, Erin has everything she needs to be an assassin in a world full of mobsters, monsters, and magic. 

She wasn’t born with powers, but thanks to her Uncanny Ink—arcane tattoos that transform her body into a magic-fueled killing machine—she’s more than a match for anyone dumb enough to stand between her and getting paid. 

Fresh out of prison, Erin wastes no time getting back to what she does best: running down wanted men and claiming their bounties. 

But when a powerful demon lurking in a black cathedral hires her to round up an errant soul, the creature offers a reward far more valuable than money… 

He offers Erin the key to unlocking her tragic past. The key to the mystery surrounding her long-lost brother. 

Magic, scares, and acid-tongued snark collide in this thrilling urban fantasy series set in the Uncanny Kingdom. Buried secrets and whiplash twists will keep you riding the edge of your seat. Read Bad Soul now for a pulse-pounding tale you won’t be able to put down. 

Praise for Bad Soul: 

"Bussell and Stott deliver a dark and gripping read in Bad Soul, marking Uncanny Ink as a must-read series for urban fantasy fans." ~ Readers' Favorite

"The writing is very colorful with lots of British slang and strange and seedy characters. The plot is fast and furious with unexpected developments and exciting scenes. A nice piece of gritty urban fantasy." ~ Kasey's Book Nook 

"Hits the ground running and doesn't stop." ~ Sean Cunningham, Author of the Hawthorn House series

"Bussell and Stott deliver a dark and gripping read in Bad Soul, marking Uncanny Ink as a must read series for Urban Fantasy fans." ~ Inspired Chaos 

"Smart, funny, irreverent with tons of action... [Bad Soul] has it all in spades." ~ K. Bird Lincoln 

Easy As Pie PI DAY Coconut Cream Pie Coffee Giveaway

Do you celebrate PI Day? Do you use K-cups when you make coffee? Perhaps you've come to the right place.
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ONE lucky reader will win a PIE FLAVORED COFFEE for PI Day!
Winner will receive a 40 Count Box of Slice's Coconut Cream Pie Flavored Coffee.

We all love PIE! And, what better way to celebrate π Pi Day than with some PIE. Granny may not have made these but the aroma from these coffees brewing smells just like a fresh pie coming out of her kitchen. Indulge and enjoy a cup of these pie flavored coffees this PI DAY.
Be sure to check out some of the awesome pie recipes listed on the Pies For Pi Day Recipe Linky below.
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Friday, March 13, 2020

Girls Can! Crate Giveaway

I'm always a fan of those subscription crates. Here's a great one if you have someone stuck inside. Open to continental US residents only, you have through 3/28 to enter. Good luck.
Girls Can! Crate Giveaway

Welcome to the Help In The Girls Can! Crate 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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Night Hunt Book Blast, Excerpt, and Giveaway

Another young adult title here, this time an urban fantasy. Check out the book, read an excerpt, then be sure to enter to win an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 3/19 to enter. Good luck.

YA  Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 3/13/2020

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Called back to his small town in Washington for a funeral, Ezra Zaan finds himself exactly where he doesn’t want to be … in the middle of paranormal problems with the vampire ex who broke his heart. The new owner of the Book of the Dead, Ezra’s tasked with defending the town against the Night’s Huntsmen—a deadly group of ghostly hunters who run a magical competition that ends in death and ruin for all paranormal beings. It is set to begin, and the only way to survive is if the factions of witches, vampires, and shifters band together.

Which is easier said than done when their hatred has them at each other’s throats. Investigating the breaches in the veil between their world and the other, they uncover a conspiracy that threatens to tear them apart.

It’s a race against time and their own tangled past as they prepare for the battle of a lifetime.

Custom Apron and Beeswax Candles Giveaway

Their mistake is our gain. Sunday, April 12, 2020 is Easter and Sunday, May 10 2020, is Mother's Day in the United States and both will be here before you know it.


  • Your mom is a bib apron kind of gal and a size medium.
  • You think 100% pure beeswax candles would add a nice touch to somebody’s Easter buffet or dinner table.
This is a giveaway you might what to enter!

Betsy Ross and the Flag

Okay, we all know the legend of Betsy Ross. She passed away in 1836, yet, in 1870, her family started the story publicly that she was the seamstress of the first USA flag at the request of General George Washington. Many historians think it is just that, a legend, with no proof of its truth or falsehood. There is just a lack of documentation one way or the other. But, what else do you know about Betsy Ross?

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Free Two-Day Shipping at Wayfair

Avoiding brick-and-mortar stores thanks to coronavirus? Wayfair is offering two-day shipping on thousands of products there. You can shop for a new look with their exclusive gallery of designer-decorated rooms. Stay up-to-date on your account with their new MyWayfair feature, offering notifications for exclusive promo codes and more. Shop limited-time deals on furniture and decor at up to 70% OFF. New sales launch every day at noon. You can browse by departments, refine your search, and get inspired when you search by room.

Deer Among Wolves Book Blast and Giveaway

We have the start of the A World in Ruin series from author Rebecca Fernfield. If you enjoy Post-Apocalyptic Survival genre books, be sure to check them out. Then, be sure to enter the giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 4/10 to enter. Good luck.

Deer Among Wolves 
A World in Ruin Book 1 
by Rebecca Fernfield 
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Survival 

An extinction-level plague was only the beginning

Sixteen years have passed since an unstoppable plague ripped through the world killing billions.

A few desperate, mis-matched groups of men, women, and children found their way to a small town and learned how to survive, then thrive.

Now death is stalking them once more!

Newly appointed First Officer, Jude Sinclair, is under pressure when death follows a group of struggling survivors into town.

As the townsfolk sicken then die after a short, painful illness, Jude is desperate to learn how to stop the disease and save the town from extinction.

Deacon Carlisle lost everyone he loved to the plague and then ruthless survivors, now all he wants is to protect his new family and escape the infected town, but the unthinkable happens when his son disappears.

With the sickness claiming lives, and the boy missing, Jude and Deacon must rely on their own ingenuity to discover the truth, and save everyone they love.

Does Jude have what it takes to protect the town from its invisible enemy?

Can Deacon rise to the challenge of saving his son?

What is the truth behind the deaths and the boy's disappearance?

'Deer Among Wolves' is book 1 in 'A World in Ruin', a series of action-packed and intriguing tales of life after the apocalypse. 

Dark Days Series Book Blast and Giveaway

Here we have a six-book post-apocalyptic horror series from author Mark Lukens. Along with info on each book in the series, there is a giveaway for a $50 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 4/11 to enter. Good luck.

Dark Days Book 1 
by Mark Lukens 
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Horror 

It started with rumors of a plague that turned people into flesh-eating predators. The governments of the world and the media tried to suppress it, but little by little the truth got out. The economy had been in a freefall, banks closed, protests turned into riots, people began hoarding and panicking. And then on a Friday morning, the collapse came.

After the government office where Ray Daniels works shuts down, he just wants to get home to his wife and kids. On his arduous journey home, Ray gets a call from Craig, his supervisor, inviting him and his family to his home where the answers to the collapse and the Ripper Plague are waiting for him, but the phone call breaks up and Ray only hears the word Avalon.

When Ray gets home to his family, the TV stations have been replaced with a loop of the President of the United States declaring martial law. The electricity and water are shut off soon after that. They hole up in their bedroom for the night - they have no weapons, little food, and no information about why everything collapsed so quickly.

After Ray's neighbor, Helen, holds a secret meeting to try to fight back against martial law, she asks Ray to help her blind daughter Emma, promising that Emma can help him and his family find the way to Avalon. But what is Avalon, and what does Emma know about it?

Hours later, after soldiers in gas masks take Helen away, Ray has no choice but to flee with his family. Society has crumbled within the last twenty-four hours. Hordes of flesh-eating infected are loose on the streets. The police and military are doing their best to fight back, but they are losing the battle now. The collapse is here, and Ray wants the answers that Craig has, but he must keep his family alive first. 

Wally Runnels' St. Patrick's Day Giveaway

Here we have a special St. Patrick's Day giveaway thanks to author Wally Runnels. Two winners, each getting an Amazon gift card and a signed copy of book. Open worldwide, you have through 3/26 to enter. Good luck.

Are you feeling lucky? Do you have your lucky shamrock near?

Welcome to author Wally Runnels' St. Patrick's Day Giveaway!
This giveaway is being co-hosted by Reading Author's Network/Away We Go Media.

There will be two winners! Each will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card and a signed copy of Wally Runnels latest book, Twisted Love

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Ember Hawk Book Blast and Giveaway

Here's a young adult fantasy title with a giveaway. The prizes in the giveaway are an Amazon gift card and some book swag. Open worldwide, you have through 4/10 to enter. Good luck.

Ember Hawk 
The Katrosi Revolution Book 1 
by Jamie Foley 
Genre: YA Fantasy 

The elementals have decided they're gods, and humans are nothing but fuel for their fire.

A starving trapper.

Merciless drought withers Kira's ranch, leaving her family hungry—and desperate enough to cross the border into the forbidden forest to trap wild game.

But the forest is infested with tree-scorpions and giant cats that wield elemental invisibility, and they're hungry, too. When Kira mistakes one elemental creature for another, she ends up with the last thing she wants in her trap: an enemy soldier.

An invisible spy.

Ryon can't afford to be a prisoner of war. If the Malaano Empire extracts his secrets, the rumors of war will be confirmed—and the tribes stand little chance against the Empire unless they can put aside generations of bad blood for the sake of a Tribal Alliance.

When Ryon's escape leaves Kira injured and her livelihood in flames, Ryon must choose between aiding her… or returning to his chieftess with vital information. But can he survive the trek when an elemental pursues him for his rejected heritage?

A sacrificial princess.

Imperial Princess Vylia is given a powerful ancient stone as her wavesinger trials approach. But is the stone's whispering voice from the water goddess, or a masquerading elemental the creator god imprisoned millennia ago?

When Vylia's diplomatic mission to the tribal lands erupts in fiery revenge, she, Kira, and Ryon must work together to survive—or become pawns in the battle of the gods. 

In Pursuit of the Pale Prince Book Blast and Giveaway

The run of young adult titles seems to continue with this fantasy novel from author Mark Wallace Maguire. Don't forget to enter the giveaway, too, for the $25 Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 4/11 to enter. Good luck.

In Pursuit of the Pale Prince 
An Arestus Adventure 
by Mark Wallace Maguire 
Genre: YA Fantasy 

Over 5,000 years ago, in the place you call Northern Europe, a battle was looming. The Southwen were marching north in search of land. The Northern Kingdoms were fragile and scattered and The Pale Prince was trying to unite them, seeking any symbol of hope, of past glory to rally his people. Hundreds of miles away, a man dies and leaves a crown to his son. A crown that can unite the Northern Kingdoms. But can the boy deliver it in time? Join him and find out. A new adventure awaits inside. 

Mark Wallace Maguire is a Kindle best-selling author of several books, including the highly-praised Alexandria Rising Chronicles. He is a 2017 Independent Author of the Year Finalist and a 2017 Georgia Author of The Year nominee. He is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in dozens of magazines and newspapers at home and abroad. He's been honored by several organizations, including The Associated Press, Georgia Sportswriter's Association, Georgia Poetry Society, Georgia Sportswriter's Association and Society of Professional Journalists. 

In 2005, he was named Berry College Outstanding Young Alumni of The Year. 

$25 amazon gift card 

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Breathe Quality Air Giveaway

Before having a child, I never realized how popular an item the air purifier was. Here's your chance to win a really nice one with a retail value of $169. Open to US residents only, you have through 4/5 to enter.
Breathe Quality Air Giveaway ($169 RV _ Ends 4_5) @Airfree

Welcome To The Breathe Quality Air Giveaway!

This giveaway is part of our Spring Gift Guide. Stop by to see all the great giveaways and products!
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Trouble Has Million Dollar Gams Book Blast

Here's a humor-suspense novel from author Rory Joe Heynemann. It is full of short detective stories. Check it out.

The Various Cases of a Mediocre Detective
Humor, Suspense
Date Published: January 2020
Publisher: Austin Macauley

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Trouble Has Million Dollar Gams is a collection of comedic short stories as seen from the sepia toned view of Detective Joseph Quincy Kingly.

Do you crave SUSPENSE
Do you seek ACTION
Do you love a MYSTERY
Do you long for ROMANCE
Do you yearn for VIOLENCE
Do you have a lust for GORE
Do you just want to LAUGH?

Detective Joseph Quincy Kingly brings it all in shovels.

Except for the gore. And there’s not much romance. Some mystery. A little violence here and there. The suspense is the time between picking up this book and reading it. So.................................................don’t let the suspense continue.

VASAGLE 3-Tier Rustic Kitchen Trolley Cart Giveaway

Here's a rolling trolley cart for you to try to win. Open to continental US residents only, you have through 4/5 to enter. Good luck.

Welcome to the VASAGLE 3-Tier Rustic Kitchen Trolley Cart 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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Once in a Black Moon Book Blast, Guest Post, and Giveaway - Starting out as a Writer—5 Things You Should Know

The promotion of Once in a Black Moon continues as does the release day giveaway for an Amazon gift card.

Paranormal/Fantasy Time-Travel Romance
Date Published: March 3, 2020
Publisher: Ink & Magick

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Chicago journalist Erin Nichols isn’t about to give up when she’s fired for writing an exposé. But when a combination of murder, magic, and celestial events transports her through time and space to 1900 western Canada, city hall corruption becomes the least of her worries.

But the past isn’t any safer. Awaking to learn she may be the victim of some unknown crime, Erin takes shelter with the local Mountie—the picture of upright Canadian fortitude. As tragedy stalks the nearby First Nation reserve, Erin learns from a Romanian mystic that magic is dying, and the fae are turning to their darker natures to survive.

While the reserved and sexy Mountie helps her navigate a time in which she doesn’t belong, the mysterious and seductive conjurer helps her try to find a way home. As they alight feelings and desires Erin never knew she was capable of, she begins to wonder where she truly belongs.