YAY! It’s Blog Hop Time! I Just Couldn’t Put It Down International Giveaway Hop! (ends 7/14/16)

The Books Listed Here Are Truly Books I COULD NOT PUT DOWN until through reading them! There will be a drawing for International as well as for U.S./Can residents! I very much appreciate StuckInBooks for hosting this event! There is a great variety of books below! This is a fun chick-lit! It is perfectly to free ones mind, relax and read! Cami Checketts is indeed one of my most favorite authors! This is just one of her latest in The Billionaire Pact series! So far, they have all been fantastic! The Feisty One: A Billionaire Bride Pact Romance (Billionaire Bride Pact) by Cami Checketts  Paperback, 214 pages Published February 26th 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform Can he hide his heart or will the reporter take everything? Maryn Howe isn’t intimidated by billionaire recluse, Tucker Shaffer, or his enormous log cabin in Island Park, Idaho. Maryn needs this interview and she’ll get it at any cost, even if the last four reporters were physically removed from his presence. Tucker Shaffer has no desire to change his less than flattering public image; but his PR people persuade him to give it one more try. Ready to make nice with whoever comes…

Blogversary GRAND FINALE GIVEAWAY! (ends 7/12/16)

I am excited with this treat I have for one Lucky Winner! (If you are and International Winner, you will be gifted a $15. Amazon G.C. for the books which cannot be Gifted due to overseas postage.)  I thank my staff for their help in spite of their busy lives! I thank Cami Checketts for doing the Guest Post. My gratitude goes out to all the authors and publishers who have been so supportive in providing Prizes for this Blogversary! A Special Thank You to  National Geographic Kids, Quarto Knows Publishing,  Cami Checketts, & to Hunter at STRATEGIES Literary Public Relations for their generosity for this Final Grand Finale! I fell in love with Cami Checketts books years ago. I have tried to read every one, but got behind once I began my Blog. She has graciously provided several of her new books for review of which I am very grateful for. Her books never disappoint! She cannot stick to a romance story without “throwing in” some mystery as well…not even in her new Billionaire Pact series. They are fun yet keep the reader’s undivided interest until the very end of each story…I love it! She is graciously providing the…

Blogversary Giveaway #28! Flowers In The Sky by Lynn Joseph Hardcopy ! (ends 7/8/16)
Young Adult Books / June 29, 2016

I HAVE NOT READ THIS BOOK ALTHOUGH IT IS HIGHLY RATED: I WON IT OVER A YEAR AGO: I HOPE THE LUCKY U.S./CAN. WINNER WILL GRACIOUSLY POST A REVIEW & RATING AFTER HE/SHE READS IT. Flowers in the Sky by Lynn Joseph Hardcover, 232 pages Published March 5th 2013 by HarperTeen Synopsis per Goodreads Fifteen-year-old Nina Perez is faced with a future she never expected. She must leave her Garden of Eden, her lush home in the Dominican Republic, when she’s sent by her mother to seek out a better life with her brother in New York. As Nina searches for some glimpse of familiarity amid the jarring world of Washington Heights, she must uncover her own strength. She learns to uncover roots within foreign soil and finds a way to grow, just like the orchids that blossom on her fire escape. And when she is confronted by ugly secrets about her brother’s business, she comes to understand the realities of life in this new place. But then she meets him-that green-eyed boy- who she can’t erase from her thoughts, the one who just might help her learn to see beauty in spite of tragedy. From the acclaimed author of…

Blogversary Giveaway 29! Awesome 8: 50 picture-packed Top 8 lists! (ends 7/9/16)

Once again, National Geographic Kids are providing this awesome, colorful book to help celebrate my 3rd Blogversary! (I am also posting the Giveaway I forgot to take off draft yesterday.) Be sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of this posting! This Giveaway is for U.S. residents, only…(I am truly Sorry!) Be sure to stop by for my FINAL GRAND FINALE tomorrow where there will be AWESOME PRIZES for ONE LUCKY WINNER!! Beginning Tomorrow night – midnight est.- There will be a series of Blog Hops within a week’s time! Be sure to stop by and enter each of them! Awesome 8: 50 Picture-Packed Top 8 Lists! by National Geographic Kids Paperback, 112 pages Published May 3rd 2016 by National Geographic Children’s Books Curious kids who want to know the who/what/where of the coolest things on the planet will welcome this first book in an awesome new National Geographic Kids series. Every turn of the page presents a different theme and counts down the greatest of the great top 8 of its kind. For example: The Awesome 8 Coolest Coasters, Haughtiest Hotels, Wicked Water Slides, Perilous Predators, Remarkable Ruins, Weirdest Wonders, Swankiest Subways, and anything else you can imagine….

Student Bodies Book Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 6/30/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 29, 2016

This sounds like a novel that will keep one’s interest! Be sure to enter the Giveaway! Student Bodies by Susan Israel       on Tour June 1-30, 2016 Book Details: Genre: Mystery Published by: The Story Plant Publication Date: May 31, 2016 Number of Pages: 230 ISBN: 9781611882278 Series: Connected to Over My Live Body by Susan Israel Purchase Links: Synopsis: Delilah Price is still dealing with the consequences of her recent abduction, but she needs to keep her life on track. In order to survive as an artist in New York City, she has started working as a substitute teacher, which leaves her navigating between two worlds that are foreign to her – students and educators. Detective Patrick Quick has taken up a big place in Delilah’s life. That is, when he isn’t consumed by a case. And right now the case that is taking Quick away from Delilah involves a serial rapist and is striking very close to home. On her way to her first day of work, Delilah witnesses a young girl falling in front of a subway train – or was she pushed? The victim turns out to have been a student at the middle school where…

Firefighter’s Refrain by Loree Lough – Book Review by LAWonder10!

This was a very entertaining story most readers will truly enjoy. The Firefighter’s Refrain (Those Marshall Boys #3)  by Loree Lough  Synopsis per Goodreads: He’s a man who wants it all…if only he could have it…. Dreams of stardom took musician and firefighter Sam Marshall far from his Colorado roots. Starting fresh in Nashville hasn’t been easy, especially after an injury on the job, but he’s working his way to the Grand Ole Opry one open mike at a time, teaching at the fire station to make ends meet. Yet Sam’s intentions are shaken when he meets the lovely owner of a local café. Suddenly, Sam’s dreams are filled with her. Too bad that as the daughter of country-music wannabes, Finn Leary’s been there, done that. She’ll never choose a musician. So how can Sam possibly get the girl and keep the guitar? My Review: An injury , followed by an unexpected collision with a gorgeous brunette, is have a life-changing impact on Sam! This cannot be happening! The brunette hates musicians and “settling down ”  is not possible if Sam is to fulfill his dream. Finn has nothing but bad memories of her musician parents. It is not a life she will ever…

A DATE WITH DANGER BOOK TOUR & GIVEAWAY! (ends 7/1/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 28, 2016

THIS IS ANOTHER “JUST COULDN’T PUT IT DOWN” BOOK! This Book Tour & Giveaway is presented by Covenant Communications A Date with Danger Kari Iroz She just wanted to shake up her love life. Jacklyn (Jack) Wyatt is the typical twenty-five-year-old living the typical Provo single life with the typical bad luck—at least until the FBI recruits her for a completely different type of dating. A young woman has gone missing, and all signs point to her online dating profile as the kidnapper’s operating ground. But when suspects who crossed paths with the missing girl begin contacting Jack, the FBI sees its opportunity for an inside man—’er, woman. Now Jack will have to play the field, dating each of the men in an attempt to weed out the kidnapper. But with such an unusual array of characters vying for her attention, pinpointing the culprit may prove even harder than finding Mr. Right. And as more young women disappear, will Jack stay professional and objective, even with the handsome Special Agent Damon Wade just a whisper in her hidden microphone away? MY REVIEW: The reader soon “falls in love” with “Jack”.  She is a fun, unusual, yet, confident-with-herself type of a…

50 Things You Should Know About Wild Weather BLOGVERSARY GIVEAWAY! (ends 7/7/16)

OH, NO!! I LEFT THIS ON “DRAFT” SO IT DIDN’T POST YESTERDAY!! I AM SO SORRY! THIS IS ANOTHER U.S./CAN. ONLY GIVEAWAY…(I REALLY HATE DOING THAT TO MY INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS!) 50 Things You Should Know About Wild Weather by Anna Claybourne Paperback, 80 pages Published March 1st 2016 by QEB Publishing Rain or shine – the weather impacts on everything we do. What makes the wind blow? Or snow fall? And what happens when the weather goes WILD? Packed with facts, diagrams, infographics and photos, this is the perfect introduction to our planet’s amazing wild weather. From dust devils to flying frogs and twisting tornadoes, Wild Weather takes you on a whirlwind of discovery. Covering the earth’s atmosphere and how weather works, you’ll find out all you need to know about weather fronts, heat waves, hurricanes, avalanches, ice storms, climate change and much, much more. Packed with facts, figures and world records for the wildest weather ever documented, you’ll also find out about storm chasers and weather scientists who have tried their best to keep the weather in check. Be warned – it’s a stormy ride.  MY REVIEW: This is another outstanding book of information in the 50 Things you…

BLOGVERSAY DAY 26! Another Brief Posting of $10. Amazon G.C. International Giveaway! (ends 7/7/16)
Adult Books / June 26, 2016

You got it! Another lazy day of just posting a $10. Amazon Gift Card International Giveaway! I am looking forward to a more productive FINAL WEEK of MY BLOGVERSARY! The 30th of June will be the Grand Finale Giveaway! I do appreciate all you “Followers” do to support my efforts with this Blog. It means a lot to me! $10. International Gift Card! TO ENTER, SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT (AT LEAST A COMPLETE SENTENCE) OF WHAT YOU FAVORITE SUMMERTIME ACTIVITIES ARE? FOR AN EXTRA ENTRY, FOLLOW ME ON ANY OF MY MEDIAS AND TELL ME WHICH ONE AND WITH WHAT NAME YOU USED TO “FOLLOW”. Save

Sheltered in His Arms by Tara Taylor Quinn (Harlequin) Release Blitz Book Tour & Giveaways! ( ends 7/1 & 8/31/16)
Adult Books / June 26, 2016

This is a talented author. It is sure to be a great story. Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway at the  end ,of this posting for the chance to WIN free e-copies – Plus – find out how to have a  chance to WIN a Kindle Fire ! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Welcome to the Audiobook Release Blitz for Sheltered in His Arms By Tara Taylor Quinn About the Audiobook Release I’m an avid reader. And with my 75th book publishing in a few days, I’m an avid writer, too. And yet there was one aspect of storytelling to which I was completely ignorant. Absent. I didn’t get it. The world of audiobooks. And then, a few years ago, I was given a free audiobook from one of my favorite authors. I put it on iPod more to be polite than anything else. The book was a gift, I’d listen out of respect. Then, I figured, I’d go buy the book and read it so that I could get my full enjoyment out of the story. That didn’t happen. Instead, as happens so many times in my life, my ignorance turned to understanding. And an entire new…

BLOGVERSARY DAY 25! $10. Amazon GC INTERNATIONAL GIVIEAWAY ! (ends 7/11/16)
Adult Books / June 25, 2016

HI, ALL ! THIS HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT WEEK. FOR THIS BLOGVERSARY GIVEAWAY, I AM SIMPLY GIVING A $10. AMAZON G.C. TO ONE LUCKY INTERNATIONAL WINNER! $10.   TO ENTER, SIMPLY LEAVE YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS AND AT THE BOTTOM COMMENT SECTION, TELL ME IN AT LEAST ONE COMPLETE SENTENCE, WHAT PLANS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE NEXT WEEK AND A HALF. FOR AN EXTRA ENTRY, “FOLLOW ME” ON ANY OF MY MEDIAS AND LEAVE A COMMENT ON WHICH ONE DID YOU FOLLOW AND WITH WHAT NAME DID YOU USE. ENDS JULY 11TH AT MIDNIGHT EST. Save

BLOGVERSARY GIVEAWAY – Day 24! National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017! (ends 7/5/16)

Once again, National Geographic Kids have generously donated an awesome Almanac! ( Adults, it is not JUST for kids! Adults can learn so much in this awesome book, too!) Be sure to have this newest, updated Almanac near by for reference! All U.S. residents be sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway at the end of this posting. National Geographic Kids Almanac 2017 National Geographic Kids Books Paperback; 352 pages, Ages 8-12; This New York Times bestseller is packed with incredible photos, tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, and more. New features include highlights on National Geographic Explorers and their amazing projects (plus, ways you can get involved!); a tour of history’s most famous sites; an updated “Fun and Games” chapter filled with all-new games, jokes, and comics; an exclusive sneak peek from a National Geographic Kids Chapters book; all new weird-but-true facts, crafts, and activities; a new special “17 Facts for 2017” feature in every chapter; updated reference material, and much more. MY REVIEW: WITH 8 PAGES OF INDEX, IT WILL BE EASY FOR YOUTH (AND ADULTS) TO EASILY FIND INFORMATION ON ALMOST ANY SUBJECT THROUGHOUT THE WORLD! THE 500 OUTSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHS, PLUS, ILLUSTRATIONS WILL EASILY KEEP THE YOUTH’S…

Cover Reveal! Fall of Thrones and Thorns by Jennifer Ellison!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 23, 2016

            Fall of Thrones and Thorns  (Threats of Sky and Sea #3) by Jennifer Ellision Publication date: September 27th 2016 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult War hurtles in, a typhoon over the sea. After Bree’s life was torn apart, Nereidium had represented a haven to her. A place that—if she could save it—was beyond the King’s reach. And, at last, she’s arrived upon its shores. But things in Nereidium are not what they should be. The land is plagued by a rash of mysterious earthquakes, the likes of which it’s never known. The governors are distracted by old traditions, while Bree and her friends grapple with changing identities and the sense that the longer they wait to take action… the greater the danger from Egria grows. Bree is tired of living under the shadow of King Langdon’s power. And she’s tired of waiting for him to be the first to act. In this final chapter of the Threats of Sky and Sea series, it all comes down to Nereidium or Egria. To Bree or the King. It’s kill… or be killed. And not everyone will escape the battle unscathed. Add to Goodreads PREVIOUS BOOK IN THE…

CANDIDATE FOR MURDER Spotlight Tour, Guest Post & Outstanding International Giveaway! (ends 8/5/16)
Adult Books / June 23, 2016

I LOVE LAUREN CARR”S WRITING! I am so anxious to read her new book. iReads Book Tours introduced me to this amazing mystery writer two years ago…I have been a HUGE FAN since then! Her writing style is a “page-turner” with a touch of romance, with added Humor!. Read at the end of this posting the OUTSTANDING GIVEAWAY, Internationally! Be sure to enter! Once again this Tour & Giveaway is presented by the Author & …     Book Description: It’s election time in Spencer, Maryland, and the race for mayor is not a pretty one. In recent years, the small resort town has become divided between the local year-round residents who have enjoyed their rural way of life and the city dwellers moving into their mansions, taking over the town council, and proceeding to turn Deep Creek Lake into a closed gate community—complete with a host of regulations for everything from speed limits to clothes lines. When the political parties force-feed two unsavory mayoral nominees on the town residents, Police Chief David O’Callaghan decides to make a statement—by nominating Gnarly, Mac Faraday’s German shepherd, to run as mayor of Spencer! What starts out as a joke turns into a…

Cover Reveal for Scarred Beauty by Jennifer Silverwood (YA Fantasy) & International GIVEAWAY! (ends 6/29/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 23, 2016

This looks like an Intriguing Series! Be sure to enter the generous Giveaway at the end of this posting! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Welcome to the Cover Reveal for Scarred Beauty by Jennifer Silverwood Coming December 1st 2016…  (A Wylder Tale, #2) YA Dark Fantasy ebook Vynasha has become prisoner with the other wyld beasts of the castle, but she is not alone. In the howling darkness her majikal bond with the Dungeon Master, Grendall grows, awakening the dormant power in her blood. Yet as she discovers the true nature of the other beasts, she learns she must embrace madness in order to free them all. Vynasha is willing to do anything to end the curse, even if that means transforming into a monster. Burried secrets come to light in this seductive sequel to Craving Beauty, the Gothic retelling of the classic fairy tale of Beauty and the Beast, where nothing is exactly as it seems and the heroine must be her own hero. Pre-order from: Goodreads│Amazon│Smashwords Other Books in the Series Craving Beauty (A Wylder Tale, #1) by Jennifer Silverwood YA Dark Fantasy Paperback & ebook, 239 pages October 31st 2015 Vynasha has spent the last four…

Blogversary Giveaway! A Pocket Full of Treasures: A Baby Journal by Hannah Tolson & Review by LAWonder10! (ends 7/5/16)
Children's Books / June 23, 2016

ARE YOU GETTING READY TO HAVE A BABY OR KNOW SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU WHO IS? THIS IS A THOUGHTFUL PRESENT WHICH WILL LAST FOR YEARS! Thank you, Quarto, once again, for providing this memorable book to Giveaway in celebration of my Blogversary. (U.S. residents Only…Sorry) A Pocket Full of Treasures: A Baby Journal For Your Child’s First Twelve Months by Hannah Tolson Hardcover, 32 pages Published March 3rd 2016 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Bks Synopsis per Goodreads: Every new parent knows just how precious the first year of baby’s life is. This baby journal makes it easy to hang on to all those special moments: stow away keepsakes in the pocket at the rear of the book, and record your child’s first words, first tooth, first smile, first steps, and many more precious memories. The journal covers all the key milestones, from preparing the nursery, to your baby’s first birthday. Once completed, it will remain a wonderful and unique memento full of happy, funny, and appealing memories of the first year of your child’s life. Sections include: First Steps, to Watching You Grow, Finding Your Voice and Your 1st Birthday. https://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Full-Treasures-Baby-Journal/dp/1847808581/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1466665940&sr=1-1 MY REVIEW: This is a cheery, delightful book…

GIVEAWAY FOR BLOGVERSARY, DAY 22! JUNIOR RANGER ACTIVITY BOOK + MY REVIEW! (ends 7/1/16)

This is a Fantastic books ALL Youth will enjoy! Perfect to plan and take on vacations! Sorry…This one is open to U.S.A. residents, only. I want to thank National Geographic Kids for providing this – and more – publications in celebration of my 3rd Blogversary! Junior Ranger Activity Book: Puzzles, Games, Facts, and Tons More Fun Inspired by the U.S. National Parks! by National Geographic Kids Paperback, 160 pages Published February 9th 2016 by National Geographic Children’s Books Synopsis per Goodreads Calling all explorers and nature-lovers! From Acadia to Zion, discover all 59 of the United States’ amazing National Parks in this jam-packed book of games, trivia, jokes, fun facts, and so much more, all inspired by the National Parks outdoor-based Junior Ranger Program. Great for generating pre-trip excitement, long car rides, poking around historical sites, or general learning, these fun and sometimes silly activities will entertain while they draw kids into the majestic and historic importance of America’s national parks. Check out the most amazing park habitats, plus awesome sights and animals you might see, from birds to bears. Fun facts are jam-packed onto every page, so kids learn something amazing about each cool park. MY REVIEW:  Keep your…

LIVE SELF-SUFFICIENTLY Spotlight, Blog Tour & Giveaway! (ends 6/30/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 22, 2016

For a fuller, healthier, happier life, her are 12 Steps to complete! This book Tour and Giveaway is presented by… Book Description: This is a twelve-step guide to living self-sufficiently with lessons on personal growth, self-love, health and wellness, financial stability, and healthy relationships. Buy the Book: Amazon ~ Alibris Author’s Bio: Tisha Marie Payton is a certified life and relationship coach. She holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma. Her education is in human relations with an emphasis in art therapy. For over twelve years Ms. Payton provided service to her community as a Girl Scout, has competed in pageants, fitness and swimsuit modeling, and landed the cover of Playboy Magazine. Throughout her collegiate and modeling career, she found that many people live dependent upon others and aren’t truly living happily. She began a nonprofit organization called Building ME in Texas to build enlightened minds in youth and provide pertinent life skills to stop the cycle of dependency. This is a twelve-step guide to personal growth, self-love, health and wellness, financial stability, and healthy relationships. Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram For the Giveaway: Prizes: Win one of three…

Emoji Adventures: The Horse Party Book Blast and Giveaway! (ends 7/4/16)
Children's Books / June 21, 2016

I am pleased to be Participating in this Book Blast coordinated by BeachBoundBooks  for the children’s adventure book written by P.T. Evans, Emoji Adventures Volume 1: The Horse Party. The blast will run June 20 – June 22, 2016. About the Book Title: Emoji Adventures Volume 1: The Horse Party | Author: P.T. Evans | Genre: Children’s Adventure | Number of Pages: 108 | Publisher: Montage Publishing | Publication Date: February 21, 2016 Book Description: OBSESSED WITH EMOJIS? LOL with your favorite emojis as they come to life in this fun, new series. Follow Annie with the constant smile; Kevin, her devilish brother; Billy, poop head and BFF; and Dot, the love-struck jock as they make their way through Emoji Elementary. What others have to say about the book… “I LOVE this book! The dialogue is witty (and LOL funny); the characters are endearing; and the theme is universally sweet. The author has created a unique experience, blending modern inventions of emojis with classic lessons for kids (and, truly, all of us). It would make a fun read-aloud as well! Definitely a winner.” – Robin (Amazon) “This book is darling! My girls fell in love with Annie and her emoji…

Welcome to Mid-Summer’s Eve Blog Hop Giveaway! (ends 6/30/16)

This BLOGVERSARY  GIVEAWAY DAY is COMBINED with this AWESOME BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!! Be sure to read about these awesome books and authors, then enter the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting.This is Hosted by BookHounds…Thank You! I have three great books for Giveaway…1 Print Copy to a Lucky U.S. /Can Winner & 1 e-copy to a Lucky International Winner! Each Winner will receive ALL THREE BOOKS! H.L. Wegley published his first and dynamically real Political Thriller last Winter – The Voice in the Wilderness! For this Hop, he is providing it, once again, PLUS his new sequel Voice of Freedom! Voice in the Wilderness (Against All Enemies #1)  by H.L. Wegley (Goodreads Author) 348 pages Published August 3rd 2015 by Trinity Press International What if your blog could save the nation, but posting to it might cost your life? As catastrophes drive the US into martial law, all eyes are on America, waiting to see what emerges. KC Banning, network specialist, discovers President Hannan’s tyrannical plans and is branded a terrorist, sending her fleeing the Beltway to find her childhood soulmate and protector, Brock Daniels. Brock, a writer and man of faith, gives CPR to a dying nation through…

BLOGVERSARY GIVEAWAY FOR DAY 20! 101 Things To Do Before You Grow Up! – Review by LAWonder10! (ends 7/5/16)

Quarto Publishing is once again, donating an awesome book! U.S.A., & Canada residents, be sure to enter at the end of this posting for your chance to WIN this awesome and entertaining book! 101 Things to Do Before You Grow Up: Fun activities for you to check off your list Author: Creative Team of Weldon Owen Format: Wire Comb Bound, 144 Pages ISBN: 9781633220034 Publisher: Walter Foster Jr. Book Description: There’s a lot to do before you get old and boring! Live it up with 101 activities that celebrate childhood, discovery, and just plain having fun. Have you ever made a time capsule? Do you have a signature dance move? And do you know the secret for folding the perfect paper airplane? This ready-made bucket list for kids is a journey through art, science, writing, and all the memory making and exploring that is the best part of childhood. Take this travel-friendly guidebook with you, and check off each adventure along the way. – See more at: http://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781633220034/101-Things-to-Do-Before-You-Grow-Up.html?direct=1#sthash.JTaY21xS.dpuf MY REVIEW: Grown-ups will delight in this fun book for youth and just pretend it is for the kids! This has various types of fun things to do! …A Hundred and One…

Raising Sleeping Stones Book Blast & International $25. G.C. Giveaway! (ends 7/4/16)
Uncategorized / June 20, 2016

I am pleased to be participating with BeachBoundBooks in coordinating this Book Blast for this middle grade fantasy written by P.H.T. Bennet, Raising Sleeping Stones (The Orora Crona Chronicles, Book One).  About the Book Title: Raising Sleeping Stones (The Orora Crona Chronicles, Book One) | Author: P.H.T. Bennet Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy | Number of Pages: 364 | Publisher: DreamKeeper Publishing | Publication Date: December 4, 2014 Book Description: ***Winner of a 2013 Newbury Comics Award!*** When sisters Kiva and DeeDee Stone discover a mysterious plot that threatens them and everything they care about, they have to take a crash course in the ancient art of DreamKeeping to survive. As two elder DreamKeepers lead them up the Varruvyen river to the Eyle of Return, they show the girls how to gain dream powers greater than anything they had ever imagined. But can they become strong enough to face the monsters that haunt their dreams at night, strong enough to fight the enemies that draw nearer each day? The answer lies somewhere in the broken history of Orora Crona, the Valley of Dreams lost centuries ago, and whoever can piece it together first will rule for centuries to come. Amazon *…

WELCOME TO THE BRIDAL BOUQUET GRAND FINALE & GIVEAWAY!! (ends 6/24/16)
Adult Books / June 19, 2016

WELCOME TO THE BRIDAL BOUQUET GRAND FINALE & GIVEAWAY! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Grand Finale for The Bridal Bouquet By Tara Randel We hope you enjoyed getting to know more about flower shop owner Kady and undercover DEA agent Dylan as they face someone who threatens Kady’s life and the possibility of finding love. If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out now… Launch – Author Interview What do you hope readers take with them after they’ve read it? I love to read and any book that makes me sigh at the end is a keeper. As an author, I want to sweep readers away to a world they can lost in. With The Bridal Bouquet, I wanted to write a story that makes readers laugh, sigh and worry about the welfare of my characters. This book delivers all. Rockin’ Book Reviews – Author Interview & Review 4. You are the author of ten novels, correct? Which novel did you find the most enjoyable to write? In what ways? Twelve, actually. It sounds so weird to say that. I’ve enjoyed writing the Heartwarming books, mostly because I love romance and weddings,…

BLOGVERSARY GIVEAWAY – DAY 18! Busy People: Astronaut! Book review by LAWonder10 ! (ends 7/1/16)
Children's Books / June 18, 2016

My never ceasing amazement at Quarto Publishing’s generosity continues!! Once again, they are providing this Brilliant, Hardback, Children’s Book for today’s Giveaway ! (Sorry, this is limited to the U.S./Can. residents) What child would not be fascinated with a book on Astronauts? Busy People: Astronaut Author: Lucy M. George Illustrated by: AndoTwin Format: Hardback, 24 Pages ISBN: 9781784931506 Publisher: QED Publishing Follow Jenny the astronaut as she and her colleague Lei launch into space! What problems will they encounter? Discover the array of problems an astrophysicist encounters as Jenny attempts to fix the broken space station. Step inside the lives of Busy People! Each story focuses on a different character as they go about their daily work. But each day holds a new challenge… Next Steps are included at the back of the book to prompt further discussion and develop vocabulary. More information is provided about the Busy People and the type of equipment they need as well as the characters that work alongside them. – See more at: http://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781784931506/Busy-People-Astronaut.html?direct=1#sthash.m6lMasso.dpuf MY REVIEW: BUSY PEOPLE: ASTRONAUT IS A BRILLIANT, SIMPLY PUT STORY ABOUT ASTRONAUTS! THE ILLUSTRATOR, ANDOTWIN, HAS DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB OF CREATING BRIGHT, COLORFUL, CLEAR IMAGES AND ARRANGING THEM…

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND!
Uncategorized / June 18, 2016

FIRST, I WILL PAY A BRIEF TRIBUTE TO MY FATHER, THEN TO MY HUSBAND AND SONS. I ESPECIALLY WANT TO WISH ALL YOU FATHER’S HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! (I want to thank http://www.dazzlejunction.com for the use of their wonderful Father’s Day Graghics) Father’s who are truly Fathers are of such great worth, words cannot begin to state their value. My dad was a genuine western Cowboy! He even met a couple of famous outlaws. His mother died when he was 24 hours old…He almost died. His eldest sisters tried to help when they could but some had young families of their own…he was the youngest of eleven. His father re-married a few months later but his stepmother conceived immediately so between pregnancy and caring for the newly acquired large family, my dad never really knew the love of a mom. He had the most incredible, unbelievable experiences beginning from the very first few months of birth (he survived by being raised on horse’s milk). His life was extremely hard, and often excruciatingly painful, but he “cowboyed up” and never complained  He was a rancher, farmer, herder, a “bumb” (homeless), professional boxer, jockey, railroad man, steel worker, and civil servant. In all…

Day 17 of Blogversary Giveaway! Pattern Play by Nghiem Ta & Danielle Kroll! (ends 6/30/16)
Children's Books / June 17, 2016

Once again, Quarto is donating this unusual & awesome Children’s Activity Book! Be sure to enter this Giveaway with the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting! Pattern Play Cut, Fold, and Make Your Own 3D Animal Models Author: Nghiem Ta Illustrator: Danielle Kroll Publisher: Wide-Eyed Editions Size: 10.24 in x 11.02 in / 260 mm x 280 mm Format: Paperback, 48 Pages ISBN: 9781847807816 Age Range: 3-6 years Get creative with Pattern Play! Make 19 3D models, decorate them with more than 45 stickers, then learn to collage, papier mache, and decoupage with this book bursting with patterns. Each pull-out page features a different animal print with simple step-by-step instructions on the back, and quirky animal facts to keep young crafters entertained for hours. – See more at: http://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781847807816/Pattern-Play.html#sthash.hWGHUymG.dpuf MY REVIEW: There are 19 3D Colorful Patterns of different  creatures, with step by step easy Instructions, items needed to use them in a collage, Paper Mache’, or Decoupage. Each creature has a brief description about them. The final page has added stickers to more completely “bring them to life”! The heavy Construction-like pages are easily removed. If you need a new idea for a craft that is sure to…

GENESIS GIRL BY JENNIFER BARDSLEY BLOG TOUR & Giveaway! (Ends 7/2/16)
Young Adult Books / June 17, 2016

WELCOME TO THIS GENESIS GIRL BY JENNIFER BARDSLEY BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY! (BE SURE TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THIS POSTING) This Blog Tour & Giveaway is presented by …   Genesis Girl by Jennifer Bardsley Release Date: June 14, 2016 Publisher: Month9Books Eighteen-year-old Blanca has lived a sheltered life. Her entire childhood has been spent at Tabula Rasa School where she’s been protected from the Internet. Blanca has never been online and doesn’t even know how to text. Her lack of a virtual footprint has made her extremely valuable and upon graduation Blanca, and those like her, are sold to the highest bidders. Blanca is purchased by Cal McNeal, who uses her to achieve personal gain. But the McNeal’s are soon horrified by just how obedient and non-defiant Blanca is. All those mind-numbing years locked away from society have made her mind almost impenetrable. By the time Blanca is ready to think for herself, she is trapped. Her only chance of escape is to go online. Link to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29502184-genesis-girl   \ Purchase Links: Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks GUEST POST: What is…

Bloversary/Book Tour Giveaways! Beyond the Rising Tide Blog Tour, Review & Interview! (ends 6/30/16)
Young Adult Books / June 16, 2016

In Partnership with Sarah Beard & Cedar Fort Publishing, there will be a duel Giveaway on my site in Honor if Sarah Beard’s new book and my 3rd Blogversary – Day 16! I Gratefully thank Sarah and Cedar Fort for their generosity! This will be open Internaationally. For my site ALL U.S./Can. Winners will receive a Paperback Copy & All International Winners will receive an e-copy of Beyond the Rising Tide!              BEYOND THE RISING TIDE by Sarah Beard Book Summary: Kai was seventeen when he died saving Avery’s life, though he didn’t really have much to live for. After spending half his life being shipped around to different families, the only place he felt at home was on a street corner with his guitar. Now, it’s been six months since his death. Six months adapting to a new kind of existence where instead of making music, he uses his new healing powers to save lives. But in his off hours, he watches helplessly as Avery’s life is unraveled by his death. Avery doesn’t know that it was Kai who saved her life in the ocean, because her rescuer’s body was never found. Wracked with…

GRAND FINALE & GIVEAWAY! Through the Storm by Ruka Sinara! (Hurry! ends 6/17/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 16, 2016

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Book Tour Grand Finale for Through the Storm By Rula Sinara Tessa and Mac come together for protection, but might also find love. We hope you enjoyed a glimpse into their story through the reviews and excerpts from the tour. If you missed any of the stops, go back and check them out… Launch – The From Kenya, With Love Series From the moment I began writing the first book in this series, The Promise of Rain, I knew that I’d be returning to Kenya’s Serengeti. There’s a magnificence and warmth about the Serengeti…an overwhelming, awe-inspiring power…a raw beauty. But it wasn’t only the setting that drew me in and brought back memories of the years I spent as a child in Africa, it was the characters who I grew to love and understand. It all came from the heart. Every word. Brooke Blogs – Excerpt Without him, Tessa Henning wasn’t worth the dust left by a mercilessly harvested and exquisitely carved elephant’s tusk, but once he discovered she knew too much, Brice would hunt her down just the same. He’d come after her because she was a traitor. He’d find her because she…

Willowkeep Book Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 6/17/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 15, 2016

THIS WAS JUST ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE GREAT BOOKS…! READ MY REVIEW THEN ALL OF YOU, ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER BELOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN YOUR OWN FREE COPY AND A$25. AMAZON GIFT CARD! This Book Tour & Giveaway is presented by Covenant Communications Willowkeep by Julie Daines Charlotte Darby’s ship is sinking. Penniless and alone, she is struggling to care for herself and her young sister in the harsh seaport town of Kingston upon Hull. When a solicitor from London brings news that she is the heir to a vast estate in Kent, it seems her days of rough seas are over. Willowkeep is prosperous and grand, far too much for a shipping merchant’s daughter to manage, and she quickly comes to rely on the help of Henry Morland, the estate’s kind and handsome steward. Henry has worked hard his entire life, but all the money he’s saved won’t be enough to get his father out of debtor’s prison. Henry’s fondness for Charlotte and her sister is only another reminder of his low status and lack of money. Though he is willing to do whatever it takes to keep Charlotte happy and looked after, as the county’s wealthiest lady,…

BLOGVERSARY DAY 15! Dog’s Day Out Book Review & Giveaway! (Ends 6/24/16)
Children's Books / June 15, 2016

  Entertain your child with this outstanding Activity book! This is just one in many form Wee Gallery! “Check it out”! Quarto Book Publishing is generously donating one of these books to the lucky U.S./Can. Winner on my Blog site, in the celebration of my 3rd Blogversary! … Thank You, Quarto! Book Description: Join Dexter Dog and his friends on an exciting day out at the park. Packed with puzzles, oodles of doodles, and things to spot, color, and make, you’ll find lots of things to do in this exciting puzzle activity book. After helping Dog’s little sister choose her outfit, eating breakfast and packing a picnic, it’s off on the big yellow bus to have some fun! Play on the rides, feed the ducks, discover beautiful bugs and fly kites before going home for tea. Beautifully illustrated in bold line, and filled with repeating patterns, this fun activity book is designed to engage and stimulate visual development. Includes a dust jacket that folds out to a poster. – See more at: http://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781609929176/Dogs-Day-Out-Activity-Book.html?direct=1#sthash.cjwZuiN9.dpuf My Review: Your child has 64 wonderful pages filled with activities to encourage and broaden his/her creative talents! It has a place to personalize it as his/her…

Fresh Starts $100 Blast & International GIVEAWAY!(ends 6/30/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 15, 2016

I have been so anxious to start reading this series! They all sound WONDERERFUL so far! Here is  a chance to learn more about Volume 3! Don’t miss the opportunity to enter the International Giveaway for $100. G.C. or PayPal Cash at the end of this posting! THANKS TO I AM A READER, NOT A WRITER FOR PRESENTING THIS BOOK BLAST & GIVEAWAY Fresh Starts by Kimberly Krey Bree has had her fair share of difficulties. The loss of her parents, a not-so-recent divorce, and the disruption of her life caused by a stalker now who’s serving jail time. When the determined criminal finishes his sentence, Bree is sent into hiding. And while she’s doing all she can to steer clear of this frightening piece of her past, an old acquaintance enters the scene, determined to be part of her future. Praise for Fresh Starts: “Fascinating characters, heartwarming and steamy romance, and chilling suspense make for one incredible read!” Reviewer, Ruth Josse “…all that you hope for in a gentle tug and pull of fearing the past and daring to hope for a better future. Kimberly Krey is masterful at helping us feel Bree’s experience… Fresh Starts will keep you…

Lots For Tots Giveaway Hop! (Ends 6/28)
Children's Books , Uncategorized / June 14, 2016

I want to thank Quarto Book Publishing And to Silver Dolphin Books for generously providing these  Book Products for this Giveaway! Thanks to our Two Hosts!         http://thekidsdidit.com & http://themommyisland.blogspot.com It’s time for the Animal Antics Race! Who will be the first to the finish line? In Peekaboo Pals: 123 ($14.95; ISBN: 978-162686-521-1; Ages 3 and up), children will lift the flaps and be amused by the hilarious antics of the animals as they make their way to the checkered flag. Will the winner be three gorillas in a gondola, twelve bears on a bus, twenty turtles on a train, or another team vying for victory? Young learners will delight in the silly animals on these pages and learn how to count from 1 to 100.   In Peekaboo Pals: A to Z ($14.95; ISBN: 978-1-62686-520-4; Ages 3 and up), children will lift the flaps and be amused by the silly antics of the animals while learning their ABC’s. From an alligator admiring some art to a zebra catching some z’s, each letter of the alphabet is presented in an accessible way so that kids ages 3 and up will not only learn but also laugh as…

Loving Roxie Tour & International Giveaway! (ends 6/17/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 14, 2016

I have not, yet, read this book, but I know G.G. Vandagriff is a very talente author and I iwn several of her books…Thy are all great! Be sure to enter the International Giveaway of a $25. Gift Card! BOOK BLURB: Roxie Castro comes to Florence, Italy to help her friend Georgia heal after the death of her husband. While there she decides to chase her dream of being an author, collaborating with the gorgeous Professor Stefano Nae in researching the murder of Princess Isabela di Medici. However, when they begin to delve into her history, strange things start happening to Roxie: panic attacks, the resurfacing of buried memories, and a fear that something from her past has come forward to haunt her future. The professor’s help triggers her powerful attraction to him, and this in turn worsens the attacks.The closer they get to solving the mystery surrounding her past, the more tangled her emotions become. Will discovering Roxie’s secret finally free them to explore their newfound feelings or will it snatch away the one chance they have for a lasting love? Amazon buy link https://www.amazon.com/Loving-Roxie-G-G-Vandagriff-ebook/dp/B01FV75J3O?ie=UTF8&qid=1465421850&ref_=la_B001JP3P34_1_4&s=books&sr=1-4 GG Amazon author page http://www.amazon.com/G.G.-Vandagriff/e/B001JP3P34/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1 Author Bio G.G. Vandagriff is the author of twenty-four…

Lavender in Bloom Cover Reveal & INTERNATIONAL $25. AMAZON G.C. GIVEAWAY! (ends 6/24/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 14, 2016

THIS SOUNDS LIKE A WONDERFUL STORY! READ ABOUT IT AND DO NO FORGET TO ENTER THE INTERNATIONAL $25. GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY! Lavender in Bloom  by Lily Velez Publication date: July 25th 2016 Genres: Historical, Romance, Young Adult It’s the year 1802 in Avignon, France… Noah Capet has spent most of his young life living simple and unvaried days in the hushed countryside of southern France. Quiet, reserved, and diffident, his preference for existing is to do so in solitude, keeping to himself both in town and on his family’s farm—a predilection that’s altogether disrupted when a newcomer to town by the name of Jeremie Perreault begins an unremitting quest to befriend him. Jeremie is everything Noah is not. Charismatic and gregarious, he leaves a trail of charmed admirers in his wake wherever he goes. Expressive and idealistic, he talks without end about his deep love for old books and his spirited dream to one day travel the world on a literary pilgrimage. Over the course of a single summer, the two form an unlikely friendship, but just as quickly as it develops, it soon entirely dissolves as they’re forced to face the truth of what has unexpectedly emerged between them….

COVER REVEAL &SPECIAL GIVEAWAY! CHASING TRUTH by JULIE CROSS! (ends 6/23/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 13, 2016

WELCOME TO… Cover Reveal: Chasing Truth by Julie Cross presented by Entangled Teen with Giveaway A story of a girl who’s in a family of con artists? Sign me up! READ ON AND DISCOVER THIS VERY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY! Chasing Truth by Julie Cross presented by Entanged Teen! Read on for a special message from Julie!! Special Note from the Author, Julie Cross: I’m so excited to reveal this cover! I saw it months ago and not only loved it, but felt like I finally had something tangible to show the vibe of this story. Chasing Truth began as a teen romance featuring a girl with a unique past–she’s from a family of con-artists. Until recently, Ellie spent her entire life living under multiple identities, being everyone and anyone. So falling for new neighbor, Miles, as herself is brand new territory and that definitely creates a bit of a rocky relationship for my two leads. While the story is still built on all of that, it also evolved into a slightly different recipe as I wrote. Chasing Truth is 1 part mystery/thriller, 1 part high school drama, 1 part family story, and 2 parts (maybe 3…) romance. If you’re a fan…

BLOGVERARY GIVEAWAY DAY 13! Hiccups by Holly Sterling! (Ends 6/23/16)
Adult Books , Children's Books / June 13, 2016

ANOTHER AWESOME QUARTO CHILDREN’S BOOK! THIS HARDBACK, LARGE, OVERSIZE BOOK IS FOR THE VERY YOUNG CHILD! (ONCE AGAIN, THIS GIVEAWAY IS JUST FOR U.S./CAN. RESIDENTS…SORRY) Hiccups! Author: Holly Sterling Format: Hardcover, 32 Pages ISBN: 9781847807861 Publisher: Frances Lincoln A charming and very young picture book about a small child and her pet dog. When the dog gets hiccups the child tries everything to cure them, but nothing works until she brings out her favorite cat costume. And that does the trick . . . Or does it? Turn the page and . . . HIC! Now the child has hiccups. There are lots of fun noises to make and say in this perfect book to share with a toddler from a talented young artist. – See more at: http://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781847807861/Hiccups.html#sthash.L55dX9j4.dpuf MY REVIEW: WHAT A DELIGHTFULLY SIMPLE, FUN BOOK FOR YOUNG CHILDREN! HAVE YOU EVER HAD ANNOYING HICCUPS THAT WOULDN’T SEEM TO GO AWAY? JOIN RUBY IN HER ANTICS TO TRY TO ASSIST OSCAR IN GETTING RID OF HIS HICCUPS! THE ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE AUTHOR ARE BRIGHT CARTOON FIGURES. CHILDREN AGES TWO TO SEVEN ARE SURE TO ENJOY THIS BOOK. IT IS ALSO PERFECT FOR SUMMER READING PROGRAMS. *THIS BOOK WAS SENT…

THE BRIDAL BOUQUET by Tara Randel Book Tour, Review, Interview & International Giveaway! (ends 6/24/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 13, 2016

On Tour with Prism Book Tours. The Bridal Bouquet (The Business of Weddings #3)Tara Randel Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 384 pages June 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming Who will catch a lifetime of love? Winning the annual wedding bouquet design competition may be the closest Kady Lawrence gets to the altar. She has to come in first or risk losing the shop that’s been in her family for generations. Her main competition is Jasmine Matthews. But it’s Jasmine’s son who’s caught Kady’s attention. Kady has no inkling Dylan’s a DEA agent on a case in Cypress Pointe, and Dylan wants to keep it that way…until Kady’s targeted. Determined to keep her safe, Dylan risks a lot more than blowing his cover…he risks losing Kady forever. Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Harlequin MY REVIEW: THIS WAS A DELIGHTFULLY, REFRESHINGLY, “CLEAN” STORY ABOUT A WOMAN OBSESSED ABOUT WINNING A FLORAL CONVENTION ENTRY. IT WASN’T JUST VANITY. SHE HAD A LOT DEPENDING ON IT. IT WOULD AFFECT THE REST OF HER LIFE! I TOTALLY LOVED IT! KADY WAS OFTEN PRESSURED INTO A RELATIONSHIP BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS…SHE DID NOT HAVE A GREAT TRACK RECORD IN CHOOSING QUALITY MEN TO BECOME INVOLVED WITH.  NOW AT…

BLOGVERSARY GIVEAWAY – DAY 12! I IS FOR ISRAEL!BY GILI BAR-HILLEL! (ENDS 6/22/16)
Children's Books / June 12, 2016

ONCE AGAIN QUARTO KIDS PUBLISHING IS PROVIDING THIS HARDCOVER CHILDREN’S BOOK!… EVEN ADULTS CAN LEARN SOME THINGS THEY DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT ISRAEL! ( I AM SORRY, THIS IS FOR THE U.S./CAN RESIDENTS ONLY.)   I is for Israel Author: Gili Bar-Hillel Photographer: Prodeepta Das Format: Hardcover, 32 Pages ISBN: 9781847808271 Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books Series: World Alphabets The new title in the acclaimed and longstanding Frances Lincoln World Alphabets series takes Israel as its subject. From Alahan–hello and welcome–to delicious Falafel; from Jerusalem, the holy city for Jews, Christians, and Muslims, to Water, most precious in a desert land…Written and photographed in Israel, this is the perfect introduction to a fascinating and diverse country. MY REVIEW: THE ENTIRE ALPHABET IS USED TO TEACH A FEW FACTS ABOUT ISRAEL.  WAS ASTOUNDED ABOUT HOW MANY THINGS I LEARNED! DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE 490 SPECIES OF BIRDS WHICH PASS THROUGH ISRAEL EVERY YEAR? HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF PURIM? THE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE ACTUAL PICTURE OF VARIOUS THINGS, PEOPLE AN D PLACES OF ISRAEL.THE PHOTOGRAPHY DID BY PRODEEPTA DAS WAS VERY CLEAR AND IMPRESSIVE SHOTS. THE DESCRIPTIONS ARE SIMPLY WORDED AND TO THE POINT SO YOUNG READERS WILL EASILY UNDERSTAND AND LEARN….

Cold War 111:How the U.S. Navy Can Defeat Putin and Halt Climate Change by W. Craig Reed – Book Review by LAWonder10!
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 12, 2016

PAY ATTENTION AMERICA. THE WORLD IS ON THE VERGE OF DOMINATION BY RUSSIA & CHINA IF IT ISN’T STOPPED NOW! PUTIN WILL MAKE HITLER APPEAR AS A SAINT IN COMPARISON! Cold War III: How the U.S. Navy Can Defeat Putin and Halt Climate Change by W. Craig Reed More than 5 decades ago, the world was brought to the brink of destruction when Russian president Nikita Khrushchev sent 4 submarines toward Cuba. Officers aboard all 4 subs came within a breath of firing nuclear torpedoes and starting World War III. W. Craig Reed was the first author to bring the entire chilling story to light in his book Red November, wherein he revealed how John F. Kennedy trumped Khrushchev by leveraging a new technology invented by the U.S. Navy and deployed worldwide by Reed’s father. In Cold War III, Reed exposes Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plan to dominate world resources, especially in the Arctic, and why the invasion of the Ukraine is only the beginning. Reed also reveals details about another scientific breakthrough created by the U.S. Navy that could defeat Putin and mitigate climate change. Unless world leaders act now, Putin’s plan could plunge the free world into a…

BLOGVERSARY – DAY 11 GIVEAWAY! The Cerulean’s: Death Wish by Megan Tayte! (ends 7/1/16)
Young Adult Books / June 11, 2016

In unison with my Blogversary, Megan Tayte is having a month-long celebration of the Print Publications of her new YA Romance series…The Cerulans! In addition to the complete 5 Paperback Book Rafflecopter Giveaway she is running on her site, she has generously provided the first book of the series – Death Wish – on my site for my Blogversary! Be sure to enter BOTH Giveaways! Buy links http://www.amazon.co.uk/Megan-Tayte/e/B00TDH4XLS http://www.amazon.com/Megan-Tayte/e/B00TDH4XLS Death Wish (Ceruleans #1) by Megan Tayte  ASIN B00TCK487U. IN SEARCH OF THE MEANING OF DEATH, SHE’LL FIND THE MEANING OF LIFE. The Ceruleans: mere mortals infused with power over life and death. Five books; one question: If the might of the heavens were in your hands, would you be sinner or saint? Seventeen-year-old Scarlett Blake is haunted by death. Her estranged sister has made the ultimate dramatic exit. Running away from school, joining a surfing fraternity, partying hard: that sounds like Sienna. But suicide? It makes no sense. Following in her sister’s footsteps, Scarlett comes to an isolated English cove with grand plans to uncover the truth. Alone. But she hasn’t reckoned on meeting two boys who are determined to help her. Luke: the blue-eyed surfer who’ll see the real…

2016 Debut Authors Bash Tour! (SEPARATE FROM THE GIVEAWAY HOP!)
Young Adult Books / June 10, 2016

I am introducing BRYAN METHODS  and his Debut Novel ‘The Thief’s Apprentice’. Also be sure to read his Guest Post! This Book Tour is presented by YAReads My debut novel, The Thief’s Apprentice, the first in my Master Diplexito and Mr Scant series, will be released through the Carolrhoda imprint of Lerner Books on October 1st, 2016!         My Publishing Journey Thank you so much for having me! It’s a real pleasure to be here, and please never stop rockin’. Like every writer I know, my publishing journey was long and often difficult, but never so arduous I wanted to quit. Writing stories is just part of who I am – if I have any spare time, I open up my laptop and working on a book, usually with a nice cup of coffee too sugary to be healthy. I think everyone who knows they’re a writer will stick with it no matter what, because published or unpublished, that deeply satisfying feeling that comes after finishing a good chapter or reaching the end of your first draft is incomparable! I first started writing as a schoolboy, cooped up in an English boarding school, which really wasn’t as…

BLOGVERSARY Day !) GIVEAWAY! 50 Things you Should Know Abut Wild Weather! (ends 6/22/16)
Children's Books / June 10, 2016

Wonderful and reliable Quarto Publishing has provided this wonderful illustrated book for this Giveaway. (Sorry, this is strictly limited to U..S./Can residents) Be sure to enter with the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting! 50 Things You Should Know About Wild Weather by Anna Claybourne Paperback, 80 pages Published March 1st 2016 by QEB Publishing Rain or shine – the weather impacts on everything we do. What makes the wind blow? Or snow fall? And what happens when the weather goes WILD? Packed with facts, diagrams, infographics and photos, this is the perfect introduction to our planet’s amazing wild weather. From dust devils to flying frogs and twisting tornadoes, Wild Weather takes you on a whirlwind of discovery. Covering the earth’s atmosphere and how weather works, you’ll find out all you need to know about weather fronts, heat waves, hurricanes, avalanches, ice storms, climate change and much, much more. Packed with facts, figures and world records for the wildest weather ever documented, you’ll also find out about storm chasers and weather scientists who have tried their best to keep the weather in check. Be warned – it’s a stormy ride. MY REVIEW: If you have never read any of…

DEBUT AUTHORS GIVEAWAY HOP! (ends 6/9/16)

WELCOME TO THE DEBUT AUTHOR GIVEAWAY HOP! ONE LUCKY U.S./CAN. WINNER WILL RECEIVE TWO AWESOME BOOKS BY TWO AWESOME NEW AUTHORS FROM THIS SITE! WITH THIS FIRST PICTURE BOOK FOR CHILDREN, IT ADDRESSES DEATH AND ASSISTS IN HELPING A CHILD UNDERSTAND AND COPE WITH IT. It’s not often that one is lucky enough to find something that they feel is truly original and unique. LIFE AND I: THE STORY ABOUT DEATH, I knew I was seeing something very special. Death happens. How do parents prepare children? How can parents comfort children who experience a death? There is helpful guidance and information online. Talking is critically important. Books are also a resource. LIFE AND I: THE STORY ABOUT DEATH, a sensitively-told story for readers of all ages, illustrates the inseparability of life and death. Author Elisabeth Helland Larsen and illustrator Marine Schneider weave a tapestry out of direct, poetic words and hand drawn pictures to give voice to emotions that are moving and real.   https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7373910.Elisabeth_Helland_Larsen THIS SECOND BOOK IS BOOK ONE FROM AN EXCITING NEW YA SERIES! Europa: Awakenings by P.R. Garcia Paperback, 492 pages Genre: Science Fiction, Romance, Young Adult Published October 23rd 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform…

Dead is Dead Book Tour, Interview and Giveaway! (ends 6/30/16)
Adult Books / June 9, 2016

Welcome to Blogversary – Day 9! The Author and Partner’s in Crime are generously providing the U.S. Winner with a Print Copy OR the International Winner with an e-copy of this very Adult novel! Be sure to enter the Giveaway after my Interview with John Lansing. Dead is Dead by John Lansing on Tour May 16 – June 30, 2016 Book Details: Genre: Crime, Thriller Published by: Simon & Schuster / Karen Hunter Publishing Publication Date: May 30th 2016 Number of Pages: 345 ISBN: 1501147560 (ISBN13: 9781501147562) Series: The Jack Bertolino Series Book 3 BUZZ ABOUT THE BOOK: From the “pulse pounding” (Kirkus Reviews) writer of TV hit Walker, Texas Ranger comes a riveting Hollywood thriller that will keep you captivated until the shocking conclusion. Synopsis: Retired Inspector Jack Bertolino gets his first taste of the erratic nature of Hollywood when A-list producer, George Litton, options one of Jack’s recent cases for a film. Jack is engaged as the film’s technical advisor, which stars It Girl Susan Blake. But more importantly, he’s on hand to keep a protective eye on Susan, who’s being harassed by a disturbing cyber-stalker. But that’s not all that starts to turn Jack’s world upside-down. When…

Mirror Image Book Tour & Giveaway! (ends 6/17/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 9, 2016

WELCOME TO THIS MIRROR IMAGE BLOG TOUR! THIS WAS ONE BOOK WHICH WILL KEEP YOU CAPTIVATED UNTIL THE VERY END! BE SURE TO ENTER THE SUPER GIVEAWAY AT THE END OF THIS POSTING. Mirror Image by Michele Pariza Wacek Published on May 27, 2016 Genres: Psychological Thriller, Suspense SYNOPSIS Which would be worse, knowing that your dead sister has come back to life and is now a serial killer or that someone else is the killer….and that person is you? Six months after Linda’s sister Elizabeth killed herself, Linda has finally gotten her life back to some semblance of normalcy. Until a killer appears who is stalking men … a killer who resembles Elizabeth … a killer who seems somehow familiar to Linda. And, to make matters worse, Steve, her old high school crush and now a detective, is assigned to this case. He’s asking Linda all sorts of questions, questions Linda couldn’t possibly have an answer to. There’s no reason for him to be investigating Linda. She couldn’t possibly have anything to do with this. Could she? Goodreads PURCHASE Amazon MY REVIEW: THIS IS A VERY INTERESTING PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER ABOUT A HIGHLY DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY WITH A VERY UNUSUAL CHILD….

Bloversay International Giveaway, Day 8!! BORN TO TREASON BY E.B. WHEELER + INTERVIEW! (ends 6/17/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 8, 2016

This is another fantastic book by a great new author! This is a Historical Fiction I truly enjoyed! Be sure to enter the International Giveaway after reading my  Interview with E.B. Wheeler! (Print Copy for U.S. & e-copy for all International) Synopsis: “Smuggling pages from a forbidden book is a small act of defiance against Queen Elizabeth I, but it entangles Joan Pryce in a plot that may cost her heart and her life. Joan is not only Catholic—her beliefs outlawed by the queen—but also Welsh, a people long oppressed by the English. When Joan’s father dies, she is cast out from her home. Nicholas, the childhood friend she was supposed to marry, is a cold stranger, disfigured by an accident no one talks about. Smuggling religious books gives Joan a chance to do something about the injustices around her, and spend time with a handsome outlaw, but draws her into a world where everyone has a secret. An agent of the queen is closing in on her, and she must choose between her loyalty to her faith, her country, and her heart. One misstep will land her at the gallows.” Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Born-Treason-E-B-Wheeler/dp/1462118461/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1461714537&sr=1-1 Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/born-to-treason-eb-wheeler/1123168008?ean=9781462118465 Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27813247-born-to-treason?ac=1&from_search=1 Read…

Day 7 of Blogversary Giveaways! Finger Print Princesses and Fairies Book Review and Giveaway! (ends 6/17/16)
Children's Books , Uncategorized / June 7, 2016

Thank you, once again, Quarto Publishing! Now on Day 7 of my Blogversary, we are offering One Lucky U.S./Can Winner the opportunity to win your very own copy of Finger Print Princess and Fairies and 100 other magical Creatures! (I am sorry this is so late but I had a catastrophe with my Blog site last night and then with the Internet. This is better late than never…correct?) Fingerprint Princesses and Fairies: and 100 Other Magical Creatures – Amazing Art for Hands-on Fun by Ilona Molnar  Paperback, 160 pages Published May 1st 2016 by Quarry Books (first pub Take a hands-on approach to art with Fingerprint Princesses and Fairies! Create engaging art activities with your children – at home or in the classroom. Packed with fun step-by-step instructions, this book teaches you how to make 30 classic fairytale characters including nymphs, fairies, princesses, butterflies, and angels with only the tips of your fingers. Create your own enchanting world, no paintbrush required! Kids aren’t the only ones who will enjoy it, artists of all ages can put their fingers on the fun of art. Use the characters to spice up you art journals and doodles. Creativity is at your fingertips!  MY…

Through the Storm Book Tour and Awesome International Giveaway! (ends 6/17/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 7, 2016

Talented Author, Rula Sinara, has done it again…! This is a book you won’t want to miss reading! Read my Review and enter the awesome Giveaway at the end of this posting! On Tour with Prism Book Tours. Through the Storm (From Kenya, With Love #3) by Rula Sinara Adult Contemporary Romance Paperback & ebook, 368 pages April 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming The biggest risk she’ll ever take… Tessa Henning is no damsel. But she’s definitely in distress. If her husband really is involved in the ivory trade, he’ll come after her when he finds out what she’s uncovered. Unfortunately, the only person who can help is Mac Walker. Stubborn, fiercely independent, danger-loving bush pilot Mac Walker—with whom she shares custody of their orphaned nephew. Though Mac’s no knight in shining armor, he can keep her and their nephew safe in the Serengeti while they wait out this storm. But he can’t protect Tessa from the strange weather brewing inside her, stirring up feelings for Mac she wishes she could ignore. Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Harlequin MY REVIEW: Tessa thought she loved her husband…Now, she is questioning that. Does she even know him? She begins questioning all her old feelings as…

Marty and the Christmas Eve Surprise Book Blast & International $25. GC Giveaway! (ends 6/21/16)
Children's Books / June 7, 2016

Rockin’ Book Reviews is excited to participate with BeachBoundBooks who is coordinating this Book Blast for the charming children’s book written by Sharon Durgin and illustrated by Joan Coleman, Marty and the Christmas Eve Surprise. The blast will run June 7 – June 9,2016. Be sure to enter the $25. GC Giveaway at the end of this posting! About the Book Title: Marty and the Christmas Eve Surprise | Author: Sharon Durgin | Illustrator: Joan Coleman |Genre: Children’s Holiday Book | Publisher: BookLogix | Expected Release: May 24, 2016 Book Description: Marty is a little mouse who has lots of fun with his friends as they get ready for Christmas. But when the house cats get involved, you can expect a little bit of mischief. Can Marty save the day in time for Christmas? Take a peek inside the book… About the Author: Sharon Durgin Sharon E. Durgin is a designer in the engineering business and an active member of Toastmasters International. With her love of the spoken and written word she has created Marty and the Christmas Eve Surprise. This is her first book, and she looks forward to publishing more stories of Marty’s life. Sharon has two adult…

Day 6 of Blogversary! Spotlight, Interview & International Giveaway of By The Stars by Lindsay Ferguson! (ends 6/16/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 6, 2016

This is an exciting new author I recently had the opportunity to read/review her Awesome Historical Fiction set during the time of World War 11. It was really captivating and interesting! What is even “neater” is it is based on a True Story! Lindsay is generously contributing a Physical Copy for a Lucky U.S./Can. Winner OR an e-copy for a Lucky International Winner!! Just Enter with the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting! By the Stars by Lindsay B. Ferguson  Paperback, 320 pages Published March 8th 2016 by Cedar Fort Publishing & Media Genre Historical Fiction, Romance, Young Adult Synopsis per Goodreads: When Cal finally gets a chance with Kate, the girl he’s loved since grade school, their easy friendship quickly blossoms into a meaningful romance. Spirited and independent, Kate keeps a guarded heart due to a painful past, and Cal wants nothing more than to gain her trust. But World War II soon cuts their time far too short, and Cal prepares to part from her – possibly for good. After he’s gone, what Kate does next changes everything. In the suffocating jungles of the Philippines Cal encounters the chilling life of a soldier and deadly battles of…

Jumping Genres Blog Hop Giveaway! (ends 6/19/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 5, 2016

HI EVERYONE! WELCOME TO THIS BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY, HOSTED BY STUCK IN A GOOD BOOK! IT WAS DIFFICULT TO FIND A GENRE I DON’T OFTEN READ. I DID FIND TWO I THOUGHT YOU MIGHT ENJOY! THE FIRST IS A CONTROVERSIAL FICTION INVOLVING CHRISTIANITY GONE WRONG! United: The Staggering Message of the Kingdom by Jeff Wickham  179 pages Published March 30th 2016 by Come and Feast A dangerous error has become widespread and is growing in Christianity. Many believe that all that is required for salvation is to have a solid mental confidence that Christ will grant them eternal life. They misunderstand what it means to be justified by faith, and in so doing they unwittingly neglect their part in the plan of salvation. The proper relationship between faith and works comes into sharp focus when one understands Jesus’ teachings on unity with God. This book investigates those teachings, revealing the love of God displayed in His breathtaking offer of unity, the impact of that on our relationships with other believers, the way to have guaranteed answers to prayer, the true meaning of the Great Commission, and much more. As the chapters build on each other, a worldview emerges in which…

Blogversary#5 Giveaway and Book Review – Journey Around the World by Richard Unglik! (ends 6/15/16)
Children's Books / June 5, 2016

Once Again Quarto Book Publishers have presented this Book Giveaway for Day 5 of my Blogversary Celebration! Any child would surely be excited to receive this colorful and amazing educational book! Be sure to read my review and U.S./Can residents, enter the Book Giveaway! Journey Around the World – Explore more than 30 fun destinations Author: Richard Unglik Format: Printed Laminated Cover, 64 Pages Publisher: Walter Foster Jr. Illustrations: 250 color photos Size: 8.75 in x 11.5 in / 222 mm x 292 mm Published: May. 1, 2016 Age Range: 6-12 years Discover with Playmobil the most marvelous places on earth with this fully illustrated travel journal–its peoples, their cultures, and their habits. Richard Unglik, a professional photographer and child at heart, uses Playmobil figurines and scenery to depict different parts of the world and its exotic peoples and places. Each double page showcases a country, city, or civilization, along with its traditions and customs. More than 25 countries from around the globe are portrayed and shown on a large, pull-out map of the world. This heartwarming atlas of the world is something that readers of all ages will enjoy. This series has been very successful with over 100,000 copies…

Join Serena Clark & I in this duo celebration of my Blogversary & her 1st audiobook! This Giveaway is International! (ends 6/13/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 4, 2016

Serena Clark is celebrating her first audible book – The Treasure of Isian! She is offering a Free audible to the Lucky International winner on my site!! This is a fantasy/romance book. It was her first book and I was “blown away” with her talent! It is really a fantastic book! You will want to read the next two books in this incredible series! Click on the link below and read my review. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/553154762?book_show_action=false To enter this opportunity to WIN, just leave a comment at the end of this posting. Audiobook Giveaway: To enter this contest, you must have the Audible App on your Kindle, smartphone, or reading device. You must also have an Amazon or Audible account or apply for one on trial with this offer. You can also listen to it on iTunes. To listen to a sample, click on this link: http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/The-Treasure-of-Isian-Audiobook/B01F7U4V4I The Treasure of Isian (Isian #1)  by Serena Clarke  Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance Prince Garin is a brave, proud, adventure-seeking prince. Elani is his most trusted servant and she would do anything for him, even die for him. Their quest to find the mystical Treasure of Isian is immediately interrupted and they find themselves confronted…

Busy People: Police Officer by Lucy M. George & Ando Twin Book Review & Giveaway! (ends 6/13/16)
Children's Books / June 4, 2016

QUARTO BOOK PUBLISHERS ARE SO AWESOME!! THEY HAVE BEEN SO SUPPORTIVE OF ME IN THIS BLOGVERSARY CELEBRATION, AS WITH OTHER PROMOTIONS ON MY BLOG SITE. MY HEARTFELT THANKS GOES OUT TO THEIR WONDERFUL CHILDREN’S BOOK STAFF WHO HAVE BEEN SO VERY HELPFUL! U.S./CAN RESIDENTS, ENTER THE RAFFLRCOPTER BELOW FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN YOUR OWN HARDCOPY OF BUSY PEOPLE:POLICE OFFICER! Busy People: Police Officer Author: Lucy M. George Illustrated by: AndoTwin Format: Hardback, 24 Pages Synopsis per Quarto: Welcome to the everyday life of PC Seth! Discover the challenges that each day brings as a police officer. Find out what difficulties PC Seth faces when he visits a festival and how he attempts to reunite a lost boy with his parents. Step inside the lives of Busy People! Each story focuses on a different character as they go about their daily work. But each day holds a new challenge… Next Steps are included at the back of the book to prompt further discussion and develop vocabulary. More information is provided about the Busy People and the type of equipment they need as well as the characters that work alongside them. http://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781784931490/Busy-People-Police-Officer.html?direct=1#sthash.L3oaiezg.dpuf My Review: Police Officers often get a “bad rap”!…

Blogversary Excerpt/Giveaway! – Major Wager – Tiger Woods vs. Jack Nicklaus in Private Match! (ends 6/13/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 3, 2016

I want to Thank Author, Colin Koenig & Publicist, Scott Lorenz for providing this Media Information and the Giveaway of a copy of this Book for the Lucky Winner! This is Day 3 of my Blogversary! Golf Legends Tiger Woods vs. Jack Nicklaus – In a Private Match! Bridgeport, CT – It’s 1997 and golf legend Jack Nicklaus watched the riveting new star, Tiger Woods, destroy the competition at the Masters. When Woods declares his goal is to beat Nicklaus’ 18 major golf titles, that gets Nicklaus wondering. Does the kid have what it takes? What if Jack Nicklaus challenged Tiger Woods to a totally private round of golf? Just the two of them? Following this exiting premise, author Colin Koenig crafted together a fictional match between golf’s greats that carries an 18-hole round of golf through an entire book.  Major Wager (The Pure Round of Golf Jack challenged Tiger To) is that tale, and is now available through Amazon.com Nicklaus wants to play the round at Augusta National, home of The Masters.  But can he arrange it?  What about keeping a low profile?  Would they not use their caddies, and even carry their own golf clubs?  And not tell…

Release Week Blitz: Memories of Ash (The Sunbolt Chronicles #2) by Intisar Khanani with Giveaway! (ends 6/5/16)
Adult Books , Young Adult Books / June 3, 2016

Hello readers! Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for…. Memories of Ash (The Sunbolt Chronicles #2) by Intisar Khanani This Book Tour/Giveaway is presented by… Fantasy lovers, this one’s for you! Love magic, look no further! And you definitely need to check out the awesome giveaway found below. Happy Book Birthday Intisar! Let’s celebrate everyone!! Title: Memories of Ash Series: The Sunbolt Chronicles, Book Two | Author: Intisar Khanani| Cover Designer: Jenny Zemanek Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Release Date: May 30, 2016 Publisher: Purple Monkey Press In the year since she cast her sunbolt, Hitomi has recovered only a handful of memories. But the truths of the past have a tendency to come calling, and an isolated mountain fastness can offer only so much shelter. When the High Council of Mages summons Brigit Stormwind to stand trial for treason, Hitomi knows her mentor won’t return—not with Arch Mage Blackflame behind the charges. Armed only with her magic and her wits, Hitomi vows to free her mentor from unjust imprisonment. She must traverse spell-cursed lands and barren deserts, facing powerful ancient enchantments and navigating bitter enmities, as she races to reach the High Council. There, she reunites with old friends, planning…

The Buckskin Trail International Giveaway + Interview with Author, Joann Arnold! (ends 6/10/16)
Young Adult Books / June 2, 2016

AS PART OF MY BLOGVERSARY CELEBRATION, I AM DELIGHTED TO PRESENT THIS YA BOOK AND IT’S AUTHOR, WHO HAS SO GENEROUSLY AGREED TO DO THIS INTERVIEW WITH AN ACCOMPANYING GIVEAWAY OF HER NEW BOOK, THE BUCKSKIN TRAIL. THIS WOULD BE A PERFECT BOOK FOR FAMILY READING OR A SUMMER READING PROGRAM. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY REVIEWS ON AMAZON, GOODREADS OR THE LIBRARY THING. The Buckskin Trail by JoAnn Arnold Description: “This is what my parents died for?” Kelzi whispered, looking at the battered buckskin. Ahyoka nodded. “And now you must take it with you and protect it.” A miracle saved Kelzi’s life when she was younger, now it’s her turn to save others. When Kelzi discovers the truth about her parents’ deaths, she steps onto a dangerous path, one where she must avenge those who have died and protect the land of her Cherokee people—at any cost. Purchase Now: Amazon | Books & Things About Joann Arnold per her Website: My writing career began long before I became serious about publishing. Children’s musicals, Christmas plays, melodramas for Community Theatre, and my favorite, a musical about the life of Joseph Smith, as well as a play about his martyrdom. In fact,…

Annie and Me, a Shared Journey Home by Rich Okun – Book Review by LAWonder10!
Children's Books / June 2, 2016

Annie and Me, a Shared Journey Home by Rich Okun When you understand the concept of oneness, and how it impacts intimacy – you look at life and death differently. Rich Okun was lucky enough to share Annie’s Journey and to write and paint their experience to oneness. In this journey, Annie taught Rich how to live as well as how to face death, and she showed him the secrets to happiness in everyday routine events, and how love heals all. Rich Okun spent most of his career in various corporate positions. He was one of the youngest members of the Art Student’s League of New York. Rich finally thinks he has an answer to the question he has asked himself all his life – “what do you want to be when you grow up?” He found his calling and is now pursuing writing and illustrating children’s books. MY REVIEW: This is a very nice tribute to a beloved pet. There are several illustrated poetry by author, Rich Okun. Many have witnessed the slow demise of a pet. This illustrated account is sentimental and uplifting. It appears as a children’s book but it is one older children YA and Adults…

In Honor of DADS! Super Dad Giveaway Hop! (Ends 6/15/16)
Adult Books / June 1, 2016

You don’t have to be a biological father to be a “Super Dad.” Many great men have served as father role models. This hop is to honor all of you whether you have had biological children or not…Were you a Super Dad? This hop is presented by The Kids Did It and The Mommy Island http://thekidsdidit.com & http://themommyisland.blogspot.com This first book is Non-fiction but very touching and interesting. David Clark Jr’s book A Long Walk with Sally. It’s more than a book about golfing in the British Isles. It’s also a moving story of a father’s search for peace after his daughter was killed in an auto crash Synopsis: David Clark’s walk began as he sat on a curb at 4:30 a.m. looking at the car his daughter and niece had been riding in… A parent’s worst fear and most unimaginable horror began on April 4, 2004. As his world was torn further apart, David’s only wish was to escape–to walk away–but how could he? How would he ever find the peace he so desperately needed? On a golf course in Ireland, the answer came. Thus began a ten-year quest, taking David to 290 courses throughout the British Isles. A…

What Do Grown-ups Do All Day bt Virginia Morgand Book Review & Giveaway
Children's Books / June 1, 2016

Welcome to the Opening Day of My 3rd Blogversary Month-long Celebration!! I OFFER DEEP GRATITUDE FOR THE MANY AWESOME AUTHORS & PUBLISHERS WHO HAVE SO GENEROUSLY AGREED TO HELP ME CELEBRATE BY CONTRIBUTING THESE “SUPER NEAT” BOOKS TO GIVEAWAY TO ONE LUCKY WINNER EACH DAY!! Because of various reasons, some are offered to U.S. Winners Only, but some offered e-books for International “Followers” as well. This first book is a children’s book but be sure to enter the “Dad’s” Blog Hop & YA group Giveaway, and Splash Into Summer Cash, too!) What Do Grown-ups Do All Day? by Virginie Morgand Hardcover, 64 pages Published May 3rd 2016 by Wide Eyed Editions Featuring more than one hundred jobs, this book gives children a fascinating insight into what grown-ups do all day. Explore fifteen busy scenes set in diverse work places, then turn the page to find out what each person’s job entails. Packed with detailed scenes and information, this is a sure-fire instant classic. Inspired by hands-on printing techniques and the things she collects, such as children’s books and collectible toys, VIRGINIE MORGAND uses hand drawn shapes and bright colours to create vibrant images full of life and energy. Based in Paris, Virginie’s…

“Splash Into Summer” $250 Cash Giveaway!! (ends 6/20/16)
Adult Books / June 1, 2016

WooHoo! Could you use some extra cash this Summer? If so, join us for this awesome Cash Giveaway. **(This is not the same as the previous “Splash Into Summer” Giveaway Hop!) Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer Splash Into Summer $250 Cash Giveaway June 1st to 20th An awesome group of bloggers and authors have joined with me to bring you one fabulous prize! One lucky winner will receive… $250 Amazon.com Gift Code or $250 in Paypal Cash after entering with the Rafflecopter at the end of this posting!! Thanks to these fabulous Sponsors!! I Am A Reader Helen Smith Lori’s Reading Corner Heather Gray, Author Erin Richards The Lovely Books Walking on Bookshelves Aubrey Wynne: Romantasy Through the Ages Caroline Clemmons Ashley Farley, author Literary Winner Simple Wyrdings TMBA Corbett Tries to Write Author Mary Ting/M. Clarke Everly Frost, YA Author Kimber Leigh Wheaton Danielle Annett Stacy Claflin, Author Elizabeth Isaacs Mel’s Shelves Krysten Lindsay Hager author Callie Hutton Suzi Love Serena Clarke Rockin’ Book Reviews Megan Tayte (YA author) Bonnie Blythe Faith-Based Romance Bella Street Time Travel Romance Author Deb Atwood Laurie Here – Cont Fiction and More Glistering Bs Blog Author Inger Iversen Diana’s…