Your Lucky Day Giveaway Hop! (ends 3/18/17)

March 3, 2017

Welcome to the Your Lucky Day Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers! Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter Giveaway I have for three great books, then be sure to continue “Hopping” along to the other blog sites!

Your Lucky Day

Hosted By: Mama Smith’s & Women and Their Pretties

Co-Hosted By: Everyday Life

Each giveaway has a value of a minimum of $15, however some are worth much more. Be sure to enter to win all of them because there is no limit to how many you can win. GOOD LUCK!

The First is an exciting first book of a new series for older elementary age and YA youth! I predict it will be a HUGE “HIT” with all who reads it! This book is being graciously donated by the author and Cedar Fort Publishing.

Dragonkyn by Nathan Smith Jones

Sweetwater: 97814621197831462119786
Pub Date: 2/1/2017 On Sale Date: 2/14/2017 $14.99/$16.99 Can.
Paperback: 224 Pages
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy
YAF019010 /5.5inW | 8.5inH
Marc used to think he was pretty ordinary, but he also used to think ice cream trucks didn’t sell ice cream and dragons were just fairy tales. Now he knows better. With skin that can’t be burned and strange powers he can’t explain, Marc soon discovers the truth: he is part dragon. And as he joins his fellow dragonkyn, his closest friends could quickly become his greatest enemies.


He had to tell his mom. He had so many questions; How could this be? Why was this happening? What could it mean? Why am I shaking? Isn’t this a good thing?

He took a quick shower and dressed, his hair dripping water on his pant leg and socks as he put his shoes on. Jumping onto his rust-lined bike, he pedaled to the diner where his mom worked as a waitress.

The buzz of insects was loud in the summeat in his house weeping about his outcast state. Yes, his dad had passed away a few years earlier while everyone else he knew had fathers, and he should have been starting tenth grade rather than ninth grade at his age, and he was poor, and couldn’t get a job, despite how often he explained he was almost sixteen, but none of that mattered now. Thoughts of being some kind of pain-free superhero filled his mind as the sound of the pedals, crankset, and chain of his bike worked together in rhythmic time.

Author’s Bio:

Nathan Smith Jones graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in English Literature. The fourth of eight children, he is the author of the children’s book The Boy Who Ate America and several other novels and screenplays. He lives with his wife and five children in Utah | |

The second book is a wonderfully illustrated children’s educational book, but one YA and Adults can learn from, too! This book is donated by the outstanding Quarto Publishing company.

What on Earth? Wind by Isabel Thomas / Artist: Paulina Morgan

Format: Hardback, 64 Pages
ISBN: 9781784935535
Publisher: QED Publishing / Published: Nov. 3, 2016

Explore, create and investigate Wind and Water. Learn about these elements through experiments, investigations and hands-on tasks. What on Earth? takes the reader on a journey of discovery to explore the natural elements of our world.

Find out how humans have harnessed the wind’s energy and travelled the world. Create an experiment using your own windmill and learn how to make a sail racer. Discover all about the water cycle and make a precipitation gauge or grow your own stalactite. This series takes a cross-disciplinary approach, including links to culture, history, arts and crafts, as well as the science behind each topic. Internal links encourage children to choose their own path through the book, with each spread providing a new adventure.

About the Author:

ISABEL THOMAS has written more than 100 books for children, specialising in science topics. As well as writing books, she has blogged for Project Wild Thing about how to inspire children to find nature in an urban environment.

Paulina Morgan works as an independent illustrator based in Santiago de Chile. She studied design before moving to Barcelona, Spain to obtain her master’s degree in Art Direction. She worked in advertising before deciding to pursue her passion for illustration.

Website | Twitter raisingchimps

The last, but certainly not the least, is an older published YA/Adult novel and a very touching story by a very talented writer! This is a bonus book. It is new but now found only on audible on Amazon.

Last Words: A Novel Paperback – May, 2003 by Lorraine Taylor (Author)

  • Paperback: 247 pages
  • Publisher: Covenant Communications Inc (May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591562074
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591562078
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 8.8 inches
After spending an entire life aching for his mother’s love, Cap Martin is suffering from her bitter dying words – “How I hate you.” He has little reason to believe it isn’t true. Cap has always been a survivor. As a boy, he wrestled with an uncertain future at the hands of his brutal, alcoholic father. As a man, he has established his place in the world with the help of Lara, the woman he loves. Together, they have endured family tragedy more than once – bringing them both to their knees and to the gospel. But Cap’s newfound spiritual knowledge only reinforces his desire to understand his mother – a tormented woman whose love has always been elusive. A story of ordinary people learning to deal with loss and heartache, Last Words takes you into the richly human lives of the Martin family on a journey full of hope, toward understanding and forgiveness.

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  • Darlene Owen March 4, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    This would be my lucky day as this look like a great book to read.

  • danielle hammelef March 4, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    It would be my lucky day to win these books because I love to read dragon stories, love to write science-based nonfiction, and I’m struggling with forgivenes myself.

  • Edye March 4, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Because I haven’t read any of these books before.

  • Susan Smith March 6, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    This would be my lucky day because my daughter would love these books.

  • Julie March 8, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Books are one of my favourite things so it would definitely be my lucky day if I were to win!

    • LAWonder10 March 9, 2017 at 7:28 am

      Julie, they are my favorite, too.
      Thank you for your patient support of my blog during
      this WordPress problem.
      Lu Ann

  • Linda March 17, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    It would be my lucky day to win these books because my family loves to read.

  • Lisa Coomer Queen March 18, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    It would be my lucky day because I love to read and like to pass this love along to my grandchildren. Thanks!