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January 21, 2019

Forever Yours Giveaway - Featuring Laurie Winter




   

Winner Takes All by Laurie Winter Storm Thompson wants to be anywhere but Liberty Ridge. Especially since his hometown also contains his childhood nemesis, Colleen Gardner. With a young daughter and mentally ill mother to care for, he struggles to simply make ends meet. Every day, his goal of owning an organic farm slips further out of reach. Psychiatrist Colleen Gardner has her sights set on starting a retreat to help veterans suffering from PTSD. She's done well but her small town fundraisers just aren't enough. "The Great American Scavenger Hunt" TV show offers a million-dollar prize, and Colleen and Storm are selected as competitors. Both resolve to do whatever is needed to win, even using the other to get ahead. Storm and Colleen compete to fund their dreams, but their already tattered relationship becomes more strained. Only one will win the money. But will love prove the ultimate prize?

 

   


     




 


The Great American Scavenger Hunt
Day 1
Storm stood on the stairs of the US Capitol Building, and the weight of his travel pack dug into his shoulders. Before sunrise, all the contestants were bussed seven miles over from their hotel in Arlington. A few other contestants started conversations, and his minimal replies made clear he wasn’t here to make friends. Colleen ignored him, which was good. Her mere presence provided enough distraction.
He had a good view of her down at the other end of the line. How could she stand upright underneath the weight of her pack? The thing looked as heavy as her. He’d bought his at the secondhand shop in Liberty Ridge. Colleen probably shopped at a high-end outdoor store that carried the latest gizmos and gadgets. Her pack and its contents might cost the equivalent of a small country’s GDP.
When he’d seen her yesterday at lunch, he almost didn’t recognize her. Her short hair looked amazingly sexy. This morning, she wore a tousled look, like she’d just rolled out of bed, which she likely had being that the clock just struck seven-thirty am.
The host of the show, Burt Blackstone, walked before the assembled group. He stood medium height, with a trim build, and a head of closely cropped, salt-and-pepper hair. Today, Burt wore khaki shorts and an orange button-up top. “I want to wish every one of you good luck. We’ll start filming shortly. I’ll go over the rules once more, mostly for the audience’s sake. Then, I’ll give the signal, and you’ll be off.”
A low murmur drifted over the group.
Storm shifted the weight of his travel pack and mentally walked through his plan. He held a red envelope, which was identical to the ones given to the other contestants. Let’s rock and roll.


    



  




 



"The journey they take physically and emotionally is one that sucked me and wouldn't let go until the book was done. Thank you for writing such a wonderful book!" Goodreads review   


 




  


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Author Laurie Winter Laurie Winter is a true warrior of the heart. Inspired by her dreams, she creates authentic characters who overcome the odds and find true love. Fans of Brenda Novak and Debbie Macomber will likely enjoy Laurie Winter's books as well. She keeps her life balanced with regular yoga practice and running. When not pounding the pavement or the keyboard, she's enjoying time with her family, who are scattered between Wisconsin and Michigan. Laurie has three kids and one fantastic husband, all who inspire her to chase her dreams.



   




  


 




  




  



 

Giveaway Details $25 Amazon Gift Code or $25 in PayPal Cash Ends 2/11/19 Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by Rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner may be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, BookBub, Instagram, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. This giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader & Clean Wholesome Romance and is sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.     




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January 20, 2019

My Review of You're My Little Sweet Pea by #Kit Chase #BookReview

You're My Little Sweet PeaYou're My Little Sweet Pea by Kit Chase

You’re My Little Sweet Pea is a heartwarming board book about the deep bond between a parent, grandparent, or any loved one and their little one. The sweet rhymes and adorable illustrations by Kit Chase help show all the wonderful moments shared with a child, reminding children how special they are and how much they are loved.

Little Sweet Pea, I love you. 

From button nose to baby coo.

Squishy cheeks and sparkly eyes, 

Pure delight and perfect size.

Tender feet and tiny toes, 

Where they’ll take you, no one knows. 


If you love books from authors like Nancy Tillman (On the Night You Were Born) and Sam McBratney (Guess How Much I Love You), then You’re My Little Sweet Pea is the perfect book for you.

A wonderful gift for a new baby, baptism, birthday, or any occasion to show your child or grandchild they will always be your little sweet pea.




My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is an adorable little Zondervan board book illustrated by Kit Chase. It's absolutely perfect for your all the little ones who love animals, or as stated in synopsis, a wonderful gift for any occasion.

You’re My Little Sweet Pea has all the different animals for your little ones to learn about as their enjoying the cute rhymes that come along with each animal mommy and baby.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.




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There Is Going To Be A Change Coming Soon

There is going to be a change in our name and and address very soon....I am just giving you all a heads up now since this will be taking place rather soon. 

I am not quite sure yet but I believe we may be moving the blog itself over to Wordpress with it's sister I'm All About Books. Thank you all for following along and I do hope if we make this move you will follow along with us. 

January 19, 2019

R. Caine High School by Victoria Danann #BookBlitz #HostedGiveaway





R. Caine High School 1-3
by Victoria Danann

Genre: YA Fantasy Romance

Release Date: January 19th 2019

dba 7th House, Imprint of Andromeda LLC


Summary:


The first three books of the series form an unforgettable trilogy that will make you feel like you just transferred to R. Caine High.

"FIVE STARS for one of the most peculiar high school experiences of all time!" - The World is Hers for the Reading

When it came to the attention of the old ones that their creations, the Earth gods, had been playing games at the expense of humankind for millennia, they put a stop to it. But the rebellious gods were far too addicted to their games to give them up. After several summit meetings, they voted to use their own children as players and locate the playing field in the most treacherous environment in the known universe… high school.

*A goddess's favorite wolf disguised as a Norwegian elk hound.

*A prankster god disguised as a quirky kid.

*A sixteen-year-old who doesn't know she's an immortal Valkyrie.

*Norse gods. Wait! What?


Book 1. THE GAME BEGINS


Ever Moore is one of a large group of sophomores inexplicably transferring into R. Caine from all over North America. She doesn't remember that she's the favorite Valkyrie daughter of Odin and Freya. She only knows she's a sixteen year old with no interest in moving across the country to a new school.

Book 2. THE KNIGHT

 
Jean Marre's recent life has been one big surprise right after another. First his family moved to SoCal from a remote French Canadian town. Then he began feeling a strange compulsion to watch over a smart little blonde named Ever Moore. In fact he found himself restless, distracted, and uncomfortable if she wasn't around. Before there was time to adjust to any of that, he was informed that his parents were going to South Africa for a few months and leaving him with his mother's friend, who happened to be Ever's mother. Life just couldn't get stranger. Or could it? 

Book 3. THE FOOL

 
Loki, alias Mercury Ryder, can be counted on for only one thing - unpredictability. Just because Loki had been 'good' for a thousand years didn't mean he could be trusted to carry out Freya's wishes on Earth. After all, he was the inventor of the 'long con'. There was also nothing in the cosmos that delighted him more than surprise; not the good kind.




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R. CAINE HIGH SCHOOL, Books 1-3 Guest Post
ar·cane  /ärˈkān/ adjective: arcane (understood by few; mysterious or secret)

All Night - Walk the Moon
Stone Cold Classic - Aka George
Everything's Not Lost - Coldplay
Grip - Bastille
Hallucinating - Elohim
Inside Your Mind - The 1975
Roller Coaster - The Bleachers
You Should See Me In A Crown - Billie Eilish
Raise Hell - Dorothy
Woman - Dorothy 


About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Victoria Danann, is the author of over thirty eight romances: paranormal, scifi, fantasy, and contemporary.

Her Knights of Black Swan series won BEST PARANORMAL ROMANCE SERIES FOUR YEARS IN A ROW. - Reviewers Choice Awards, The Paranormal Romance Guild.

She also won Paranormal Romance Novel of the Year FOUR YEARS IN A ROW and Scifi Fantasy Series and Novel of the year this past year..
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January 18, 2019

Scintillate By Karen Tjebben #Book Tour #Hosted Giveaway



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Young Adult, supernatural romantic thriller
Date Published: November 2013

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Kate Archer is instantly drawn to Nick. He's handsome, smart, and interested in her - perhaps a little too interested according to Kate's brother. It's a good thing Nick is interested, or Kate would have died the night of the football game. 

Nick may have rescued Kate, but he can't stop the inevitable. Kate is changing; she just doesn't know it. She can't explain the visions and sensations affecting her body, but she can enjoy the pleasure of Nick's kiss - that is, until she learns the real reason he is with her.

Betrayed by her genetics, Kate begins a metamorphosis that forces her to confront an unseen reality and claim her true destiny.




Nick picked up my brown leather coat. “May I,” he said. He gently raised the coat into place, slipped his hand along the back of my neck, and lifted my hair so it hung over the coat instead of uncomfortably down inside of it. “You were fabulous tonight, and you haven’t even begun to reach your potential.”
I chuckled as his breath and lips tickled my neck. “Nick, not here. We’re in church.” I turned and promptly ended his kisses.
“I’m sorry. You’re right. You just have this aura about you that gets me going. I can’t help myself. When you smile, laugh, or get excited, you scintillate.”
“I scintillate!” I burst out laughing. “That’s ridiculous.”           
“You see. You’re doing it now.” He stared at me. It felt like he was looking into me, examining my soul. “Your face is radiant. I wish you could see it.”
“We should get going before I literally grow wings and become your personal angel,” I said sarcastically. I picked up my bouquet of flowers and deeply inhaled their floral scent. “Having you for a boyfriend would either help a girl’s self-concept or make her really self-conscious.” I playfully touched the bouquet to his chest.
“Huh,” Nick looked at me incredulously. “Did you just refer to me as your ‘boyfriend’ and not as your ‘really good, special, guy friend’?” he asked as we entered the crowded hallway and headed towards the exit.
“Pfft, don’t let it go to your head.”
“Wow, I’m moving up in the world,” he said. “I guess that necklace is working its magic already.”
I slipped my hand under my leather coat to search for the ornate chain and butterfly. It was still there, resting against my sweater. “Thanks again for the necklace. It’s beautiful.” I looked at him as we stepped into the cold night. Stars twinkled, and his warm hand took mine.
“I’m honored that you’d wear it.” We stopped under the portico, oblivious to those around us.
“Please wear it at all times,” he urged. “The lady who designed and forged this necklace is very… how can I put it? Religious.”  I raised an eyebrow and gave him a crooked smile. “Bear with me,” he said as he ran his fingers through the loose ends of my hair. “She put an enchantment on it. That necklace will help protect whoever is wearing it.”
“I’m religious, not superstitious.”
“That doesn’t matter. Your beliefs are inconsequential. The miraculous in this world is not dependent on us. Humans, we, are too weak to control such power. Besides, sometimes faith gives people great comfort. In ancient Greece, they believed that butterflies were the souls of their loved ones. So you can see why the butterfly is important to Greeks.”
“Since it is from you, I will never take it off.” I rose up on my tiptoes, placed my hands on his face, and pulled his lips to mine. We kissed a simple kiss in the lights under the portico.



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Storytime always captivated Karen.  As a child, she fell in love with books that transported her to different worlds and introduced her to new creatures. 

As a teacher, she encouraged her students to explore different times and new worlds through literature.  

Now, when Karen isn’t living in reality with her husband and daughters, she can be found creating an alternate reality filled with creatures and worlds that she hopes will delight and raise goose bumps on her readers.


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