This OR That Hop! Each site has $25. GC OR $100. retail minimum ! (ends12/14/16)

November 30, 2016

RBR-button-smallThis is HUGE! 84 blog sites are providing a $25. Gift Card OR Prizes worth a Minimum of a $100. Retail Value to offer ONE  WINNER ON EACH SITE!

this-or-that-hopI want to thank the owners of the following blog sites for providing this Giveaway opportunity.

The Kids Did It & The Mommy Island


These first two books are children’s books provided by Quarto Publishing.


Illuminature by Rachel Williams, Illustrator: Carnovsky

Discover 180 Animals with your Magic Three Color Lens

Format: Hardcover Book , 64 Pages ISBN: 9781847808875    $30.value

Published: Oct. 4, 2016
Age Range: 8-11 years

Publisher: Wide-Eyed Editions  

   Discription: Explore ten of the world’s most diverse environments and reveal their hidden secrets with a magic, three-colored lens that illuminates each page in a kaleidoscope of color.

Discover the dark and mysterious creatures of the night, whose super-sensory powers allow them to live and survive in the shadows, then switch the lens to step into daylight, where the heat of the sun supercharges the secret lives of creatures big and small. Finally, use the third lens to reveal the luscious plant life of every habitat as you travel through a jungle, a reef, grasslands, woodland and uncover a world that never sleeps with Milan-based design-duo, Carnovsky.

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  Milan-based design duo CARNOVSKY was started by Silvia Quintanilla and Francesco Rugi in 2007. They have gained wide recognition for their RGB project, first displayed in 2010. Their work has been published in magazines around the world, such as Vogue, Wired, Frame, Wallpaper, Elle Decor, and Whitewall. Their wallpaper ‘Jungla’ won the 2012 Wallpaper Magazine Design Award for Best Wallpaper. Rachel Williams is the award-winning author of Atlas of Adventures. She lives and works in London. | |

 hello-atlasThe Hello Atlas by Ben Handicott;

Illustrated by: Kenard Pak

Download the free app to hear more than 100 different languages

Format: Hardback, 80 Pages

ISBN: 9781847808493

Publisher: Wide-Eyed Editions | Published: Oct. 6, 2016 |  £16.99

Look into the lives of children all over the world with this book that celebrates one of humanity’s greatest achievements: written and verbal language. Including fully illustrated word charts, featuring children depicted in their home country, doing ordinary things, this book features more than 100 languages, from well-known and lesser known indigenous languages that introduce us to some of the world’s most remote communities. With foreword by ethnobotanist and explorer, Professor Wade Davis. Comes with a free, downloadable app for iOS and Android that allows you to hear the phrases in the book, each recorded by a native speaker. 

BEN HANDICOTT studied linguistics and education before heading off to learn Vietnamese and Mandarin over a number of years living in Asia. On his return home he published travel books for Lonely Planet and now looks to pass on his love of travel, food and language to his own children.

KENARD PAKgrew up in Baltimore and Howard County, Maryland. After studying at Syracuse University and California Institute of the Arts, he worked in feature animation and music videos. As a visual development artist, he’s worked for Dreamworks, Walt Disney Feature Animation, PDI Dreamworks, and he currently works for Laika. His first illustrated picture book was published in 2014. His current picture book projects are self-penned as well as illustrated; the first book will publish in 2016. Kenard lives in San Francisco with his wife and three cats.

This next adult novel is provided for Westwind Communications. This is a factual novel, based on real experiences.

the-cries-of-eaglesBook Details:

Paperback: 450 pages

  • Publisher: Xulon Press (January 29, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1498458491
  • ISBN-13: 978-1498458498 $23.50 value.

New York born and California raised, Michael E. Nathanson comes from a family of writers (his father is well known for his book THE DIRTY DOZEN), and has held a lifelong dream of one day weaving a good story that also points to hope and light in a darkened world.

Prior to committing to being a writer, Michael has served as National Sales Manager for a medical products company in the healthcare industry, as Regional Sales Manager for a consumer product manufacturing company catering to mass retail markets, as VP of Sales for another consumer product manufacturing company catering to mass retail markets, and spent 15 years as CEO and partner in a privately held promotional marketing company.

During a business trip in the 1980s he traveled to an Arab Muslim country and became fascinated with Islamic religious culture, worldview and the repressive social system there. After 2001 his interest increased, in not only the politics of Islam, but also terrorists, terrorism and its mindset.  

Michael believes ‘there is a segment of the Muslim population that is radicalized and very dangerous to the world, yet we cannot forget that it is just a segment of a very large religious population. That population still needs to be represented by positive heroes. I want the reader of my book to meet some rich characters and also hear a clear gospel message of hope and love that our world so desperately needs today.’

 michael-e-nathanson  “Cries of the Eagle” is Michael E. Nathanson’s first novel. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Jan, and they joyfully serve together in the marriage ministry at their church – Marriage Counseling and Reconciliation Counseling. They have three grown children and are expecting their first grandchild in 2017.

The last two are provided by STRATEGIES Literary Public Relations. The first is a Non-fiction memoir and the second is a YA/Adult Suspense Thriller


The Blue Satin Nightgown: My French Makeover at Age 78 

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (June 2, 2016) $15. value
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1530473721
  • ISBN-13: 978-1530473724           

(Non-Fiction / Memoir) Karin Crilly’s new book offers a delightful recipe to inspire you to turn your dream into a reality. A widow at 78, Karin Crilly decided to fulfill a long-held, cherished dream to live in France. Without knowing the language, the culture, or anyone there, Karin embarked on a daring adventure on her own to reinvent herself, bring passion to her life, and make her dream come true. Her courageous story takes you on a remarkable journey where she discovers the French recipe for life that establishes herself as an Aixoise in the quaint village. You will be perplexes as Karin about the French men, but you will be treated to plenty of joy, laughter and mouth-watering French recipes.

karin-crillyAbout the Author per Goodreads:
Karin Crilly, Marriage, Family Counselor, retired after practicing thirty years in Southern California. Traveling and inspiring others to live their dream is her passion. She currently lives in Laguna Beach, California after having two adventurous years living in Aix en Provence, France.

The first chapter of The Blue Satin Nightgown, Scattered Dreams, won the Good Life France writers contest in 2014. The five judges stated that out of 105 entries, hers moved them to tears |

the-penny-jumperTHE PENNY JUMPER by famed New York Times bestselling author James Grippando

(Fiction / Suspense / Thriller) Hardcover: 195 pages

Publisher: Nightstand Press (October 11, 2016)  Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 0982996551
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982996553 $20. value

It also includes a collection of three other short stories. THE PENNY JUMPER introduces, Ainsley Grace, the brilliant young astrophysicist at MIT who has always dreamed big. Her current passion, “Project Cosmic Company,” will integrate strategic observatories around the globe to build the world’s largest and most powerful telescope. Then the dream unravels. Encouraged by her mother’s former colleague, Ainsley takes a short-term opportunity to pay off her mountain of college debt by writing stock trading codes for a high-frequency trading firm on Wall Street. Her job is to make sure that her firm’s supercomputers are faster than any others on Wall Street.

ABOUT AUTHOR per Gooodreads


The first thing you should know about bestselling author James Grippando is that he is no longer clueless—so says his wife, Tiffany, after “A James Grippando Novel” was a clue for #38 Across in the New York Times crossword puzzle. James is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels of suspense, including eleven in the popular series featuring Miami criminal defense attorney Jack Swyteck. His latest, “Cane and Abe,” a legal thriller set against the backdrop of Florida’s sugarcane industry, has been heralded as “Gone Girl meets Grisham” and “a wild ride through Presumed Innocent territory.” His 23rd novel, “Cash Landing” will be released in June 2015. James is also the author of “Leapholes” for young adults. His novels are enjoyed worldwide in 28 languages. He is now Counsel at one of the nation’s leading law firms, where he specializes in entertainment and intellectual property law, representing clients who have won more than 30 Tony Awards. He lives in south Florida with his wife, three children, two cats and a golden retriever named Max who has no idea he’s a dog. | | | Instagram     –     Twitter     –    Facebook

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  • Wendy Caddy December 2, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    The Hello Atlas would be great to help with our new focus on geography in our homeschool.

  • Jan Lee December 2, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    I think I’d like The Penny Jumper. I like reading and do read several different genres 🙂

  • Nicole Lancaster December 3, 2016 at 12:57 am

    My favorite would be the Hello Atlas by Ben Handicott because my children and I love to learn about different countries and basic geography.

  • J December 3, 2016 at 1:20 am

    The Blue Satin Nightgown and Hello World are tied for my favorites. They both look fabulous!

  • Susan Smith December 4, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    The Blue Satin Nightgown because I enjoy Non Fiction.

  • Linda December 5, 2016 at 12:28 am

    I would like Illuminature because it would be really fun for my son.

  • edye December 5, 2016 at 4:05 am

    I like “The blue satin nightgown.” It looks and sounds like a nice read.

  • E. Diane Macauley December 7, 2016 at 8:23 am

    The Hello Atlas sounds like it would be really fun to go through with our little girl. The Blue Satin Nightgown though sounds like one I would love to read. I love people and stories about people who dive into life wholeheartedly – perhaps especially when it seems totally crazy.

    Besides, I grew-up watching Julia Child so want the recipes 😉

  • bn100 December 10, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    I’d read The Blue Satin Nightgown: My French Makeover at Age 78 because sounds fun.

  • Jana Leah December 12, 2016 at 4:25 am

    I would like The Hello Atlas for my niece. She is really into educational books right now.

  • Jeanna Massman December 13, 2016 at 2:19 am

    I would like The Penny Jumper because it is a suspense thriller and I am really in the mood for that genre.

  • Katy December 13, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    I most want Hello Atlas because it sounds really interesting, it helps that some of the kids I know are taking foreign languages in school.