Saturday, June 30, 2012

Cruising for Giveaways Hop 7/1 #CharismaMedia

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Summer Vacation Fun Sweepstakes

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Ahh... Summer is here and flying by fast, but there's still plenty of time to enjoy the sun and the pool!! So, how about some prizes to make that summer fun just a little funner? With the help of my wonderful sponsors, we have a great selection of prizes to give away!

A 2-Year Membership to Red Week!! For all you Vacation Stay Needs! I know that this has me excited. I would soooooo love to have a timeshare and to whisk my family away.

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A $50 Store Credit to Small Concepts!!

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Your choice Zoobie Pet! The winner can choose any available Blanket Pet, Blankie Baby, Duffel Dog, or Book Buddy.

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I know it's hot outside but, who doesn't want to Win Chocolate? Especially Asher's Boardwalk Crunch.

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Last But Never Least is the yummy Ben and Jerry's Prize pack!!! Who doesn't love Ben and Jerry's ice cream? YUMMMM!

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Hunter Moon by Cait Lavender Free on Amazon Today!

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Title: Hunter Moon
Series: A Lupine Moon Novel
Author: Cait Lavender
Desription: Bawling cattle tore Shelby Flint from her bed. With lawyer fees to pay in her struggle to keep her ranch from the clutches of her greedy cousins, she couldn’t afford the loss of even one calf. When she sees a large wolf circling her cows, she aims and fires.

While the wolf escapes, Shelby can’t seem to get away from her troubles when a marijuana grower sets up shop on her land, sabotaging her property and eventually coming after her. Adding to that, a handsome game warden is poking his nose into her business and working his way underneath her skin. Shelby will have to fight harder than she ever fought before to keep from losing heart and everything she ever loved.

Check out my review of Hunter Moon at

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Drop It Like It's Hot Hop 6/29 #CharismaMedia

Welcome to Drop It Like It's Hot Hop! This hop is hosted by Charisma Media Network

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Feature Friday: The Lore Will 'o the Wisps (Brave)

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Travelers—particularly those who venture out after sunset on unfamiliar pathways—beware of the will o’ the wisps.

It is said—though by whom is a bit of a mystery—that on certain days for certain travelers in certain parts of the world, little lights dance on the horizon, whispering tempting invitations… pledging the answers to lifelong questions, the realization of dreams, a key to secret treasures—a change of fate.

Charmed and curious, unsuspecting travelers follow the floating lights, mesmerized by their whispers, their promises. Yet no matter how long or how fervently they follow, they never quite touch the beautiful beacons whose flickering lights eventually fade and disappear… leaving the inquisitors, the dreamers and the treasure seekers lost… and alone.

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In “Brave,” Merida spies tiny blue lights after escaping into the forest in search of a change of fate. Forming a path that dares her to follow, the lights lead Merida to a mysterious location that holds the power to change her destiny—just not in the way she imagines.

“The will o’ the wisps are in a lot of Scottish folktales,” says “Brave” director Mark Andrews. “They were said to lead you to treasure or doom—to change your fate—but they’re an actual phenomenon of swamp and bog gas seeping up through the earth and interacting with the natural resources to create the blue flames. People would follow these lights thinking they were little fairies, and basically drown or get sucked down into the bogs.

“We made the wisps like actual little spirits,” Andrews continues. “They’re almost like Marley’s ghost in a way, because Marley’s ghost isn’t an evil spirit—even though he’s frightening, he’s trying to warn Ebenezer to change his ways. That’s what the wisps are doing. There’s a duality to them, because they’re either good or evil—they lead Merida into more and more trouble, but in the end, they’ve led her exactly where she needs to go.”

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 & Sweet Pea Savings Giveaway

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Sweet Pea Savings has teamed up with and a Bunch of great bloggers to bring you this amazing giveaway! is giving away a 2012 Baby Jogger City Mini Single! This is an awesome stroller and would be great for busy moms or just a fun family outing!

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The winner will be able to choose the color they want!

This giveaway will begin at 12:01 am on 6/28 and end on 7/26 at 12:01 (eastern). It's a month-long so if you can't get to the entries at once, just come back later! And there are entries you can complete daily so you can rack up the entries! You definitely do not want to miss out on this opportunity!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. Any problems or questions please email

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Theatrical Thursday: MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS to Cross $600 Million Domestic

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Announced 6/26/2012 - Marvel’s The Avengers is expected to cross the $600 million domestic box office threshold today, becoming one of only three films in history ever to reach this milestone. The Super Hero film’s global total is now an estimated $1,438.3 million, and it stands as the #3 film of all time globally and domestically.

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Marvel’s The Avengers opened in North America May 4 with a staggering $207.4 million – the biggest domestic debut of all time – and has been shattering domestic box office records ever since including the industry’s all-time second weekend record with $103 million; fastest film to reach $200 million (3 days), $300 million (9 days), $400 million (14 days), and $500 million (23 days); and highest Saturday ($69.5 million) and Sunday ($57 million) totals. It is the #4 film of all time internationally with $838.9 million.

Among only 12 films that have grossed $1 billion at the global box office, Marvel’s The Avengers is one of five billion-dollar Disney releases, which also include Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Alice in Wonderland, Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story 3, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012


I am helping out a fellow blogger. Please VOTE for her husband's business for a chance to win a FREE WRAP!


Since I have never actually tried one of these wraps (I intend to enter in hopes that maybe I will get the chance to), I will let Tonya do all the talking. ;-P

As many of you know I have my It works business, but I also help run my husbands concrete business. We are only a two year old company but this is something that we have wanted for years! Now I need your help please! We have entered for a chance to win a GRANT!!! This would mean so much to us and our business if we could get your help by voting! In order to even be considered we need 250 votes by June 30th! We are still a LONG ways away from that! So here is what I will do Anyone that follows the rules I post and voted for us will be entered in a chance to win a FREE IT WORKS WRAP! Here is what you need to do!


1. First complete all steps on the rafflecopter ...... The company name is DEW It Right Concrete - Spring Hill TN

You will need to login via FB to vote!

2. You must comment on THE BLOG that you voted and the number vote you were! ( I will verify all this before I chose a winner)

3. Must share on your FB to get more people to vote! Voting will end June 30th at 12:59 pm!


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Restless by Tawdra Kandle Released Today!

RESTLESS, Book 3 of The King Series, by Tawdra Kandle, is now available for purchase on Amazon. Restless can be downloaded as an ebook and will also be offered in paperback in early July.

Release Day Diva is hosting a special cyber party to celebrate Restless. The public is invited to participate and starts at 2 PM EST TODAY:

When she agrees to allow Ms. Lacusta to help develop her powers, Tasmyn has no idea how deep and dark the journey will become. Trapped between fascination and fear, she moves farther away from friends and family, even her boyfriend Michael. Leading a double life forces Tas into decisions that will threaten her sanity and her future… and the very lives of those she loves.

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Tawdra Thompson Kandle, author of The King Series, lives in central Florida with her husband, children, cats and dog. She loves homeschooling, cooking, traveling and reading, not necessarily in that order. Tawdra is a partner and editor with Promotional Book Tours ( And yes, she has purple hair.

Social Media Party Hop 6/27 #CharismaMedia

Stephanie Fatta created the doc: "Social Media Party Hop 6/27 #charismamedia" ***Schedule for 6/27! Feel free to add your own wording or feature your giveaways/reviews****

Welcome to the Social Media Party Hop brought to you by Charisma Media!

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Are you ready to party?! This party does not require an invitation because everyone is invited! Are you looking to improve your social media reach? Looking to make new friends and fans? Why not link up to our 4 way social media hop!

Fluffy Fourth of July Giveaway

Welcome to the Fluffy Fourth of July sponsored by Gnome’s Naturals and hosted by Life With Levi!

Whether you’re just starting out using cloth diapers or already a fluffy pro, this giveaway prize offers something for everyone.

Fluffy Fourth Ultimate Starter Pack

One lucky winner will receive the ULTIMATE cloth diaper stash starter pack, valued at over $415!!!

This amazing prize prize pack includes:

  • THREE ones & twos All In One Diapers
  • ONE AppleCheeks Bamboo Little Bundle
  • ONE AppleCheeks Microterry Little Bundle
  • TWO Tots Bots Easy Fit or Tini Fit Diapers
  • TWO Rumparooz G2 Pocket Diapers or Little Joey Newborn All In Ones
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  • ONE Bummis Beautiful BASIC Kit
  • SIX Organic Cotton Prefold Diapers
  • ONE Bummis Super Snap Wrap
  • ONE Bummis Super Lite Wrap
  • TWO Snappis
  • ONE AppleCheeks Storage Sac Pail Liner
  • ONE M Monkey Foot Designs Wet Bag for when you're on the go.
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  • ONE KalmSkin Travel Size Cloth Diaper Safe Rash Stick
  • ONE Bag of Rockin' Green Laundry Detergent
  • ONE Clean Cheeks Wipes Concentrate
  • ONE 6 Pack of AppleCheeks Cloth Wipes
  • ONE Mini Shower Diaper Sprayer
  • ONE Pack of AppleCheeks Flushable Diaper Liners

That's all the diapers AND accessories you need for 18 diaper changes!!

Gnome's Naturals is a cloth diaper and natural parenting store owned & operated by Lori Whitlock. As a mom of a toddler, Lori is always searching for great natural products for herself and her family. When she finds products that she loves, she sticks with them. Lori created Gnome's Naturals to share those products with you. As a cloth diaper blogger, Lori has tried almost every cloth diaper on the market and strives to carry only the best of the best.

In addition to some well known brands that Lori loves, Gnome's Naturals also carries work at home mom (WAHM) made items in the store. Make sure you check out the WAHM Spotlight section for products that are handmade by moms in North America. Lori is a huge proponent of moms supporting moms and she hopes that by retailing some mom-made items, she can help support them financially as well.

If you’re new to cloth diapering, Gnome’s Naturals offers several different cloth diaper trial packages. Beyond cloth diapers, Gnome’s Naturals also carries a great selection of baby carriers, baltic amber teething necklaces, breastfeeding products, and more. 

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Wordy Wednesday: Deceived Interview

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Title: Deceived
Series: Gwen Sparks Series, Book 2
Author: Stephanie Nelson
Publisher: Stephanie Nelson
Desription: Gwen’s life has been a downward spiral since she discovered vampires crave witches blood. She’s summoned to Moon, the town of witches, where she learns that a war is brewing and she’s the secret weapon. Paired with the Angel of Death, it becomes quickly evident that she’s more powerful than she ever realized. But this reaper isn't the robe wearing, scythe carrying kind – he’s a ruggedly handsome handful that has his eye on Gwen. As if that isn’t enough, she’s still tormented by Ian Desperaux’s constant intrusion into her thoughts and dreams. As Gwen struggles to balance her responsibility to the witches’ council and her secret relationship with her vampire boyfriend, Aiden, she’ll soon discover exactly what it means to be Deceived.

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Interview with the Author, Stephanie Nelson:
  1. The relationship between Gwen and Fiona is on the rocks through out this story, will they ever be able to get back to the way they were in Craved?
    I think they're learning that their lives are going separate ways, which sadly happens the older we get. They will always be friends but I'm not sure if they'll ever be as close.
  2. Gwen had a tie to Ian because they swapped blood and Aiden had a connection with her at one point too. Will these connections still have an affect on Gwen in the future?
    Those specific connections will not play a role in future books but I cannot say that she will not have to deal with the problem again. :)
  3. When Dorian came onto the scene, he had one appearance to Gwen and then had another later when he became her mentor. Is he making himself look the way he thinks Gwen wants him to look? Will we ever know what his true appearance is?
    Dorian is still a mystery, even to me. I can say that yes, we will know what his true appearance is eventually. In book 3, Coveted, we'll learn a lot more about the Angel of Death.
  4. Will there be some fun scenes in the next book about Dorian and Gwen's roommate status? I am looking forward to some funny and awkward situations.
    Yes, living with Dorian isn't as easy as Gwen thought it'd be. There will be some awkward moments that will test Gwen's willpower.
  5. Even though Ian is supposed to be dead, will he have an influence in the next story through the spirit world? It just seems that with Gwen's spirit walker side, she just might remain tormented by him.
    Very good question! I cannot go into detail about Ian but I will say that he has a small role in the third book.
  6. Care to give us a little preview of the next book? Or share something else. It's a shameless plug opportunity here.
    Gwen's third book is still very new so I can't say too much about it. I would like to share the blurb about Taming the Wolf, the first book in my new Anna Avery series.

    Attacked by a wolf while hiking, Anna Avery's life just got a little hairier. Living in the Big Horn mountains in Wyoming, with a group of werewolves who are more animal than human, Anna must try to hold onto her human side. It's not easy when the alpha continues to persuade her into his bed, while another wolf is chomping at the bit to become her mate. To top it all off, dead bodies are showing up and it just so happens that Anna was the last to see them alive. She'll have to work to prove her innocence and taming the wolf who bites first and asks questions never.
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Tour Start Blitz!! June 11
June 12 Midwestern Mom Review
June 12 WUTBW Excerpt
June 13 Saving for 6 Review
June 13 Cuzin Logic
June 14 Lisa Rayns Review
June 14 Book Worm Lisa Excerpt
June 15 Literary Sweet Review
June 15 Strange Daz Indeed Guest Post
June 18 Crossroads Review
June 18 Reading Diva
June 19 Home and Garden Cafe Review
June 19 For Him & My Family Excerpt
June 20 Ginas Library Review
June 20 Review Wire Excerpt
June 21 Chaotic Ramblings Review
June 21 Random Deals Excerpt
June 22 CG Powell Review
June 22 Lola James Interview
June 25 SAHM & TW Review
June 25 Pretty Opinionated Guest Post
June 26 Doctors Notes Review
June 26 SaraLee Deals Steals Excerpt
June 27 Identity Discovery Interview
June 27 Insights by April Excerpt
June 28 Adventures in all Things Food Review
June 28 Sweeping Me Excerpt
June 29 Nikita Mattes Review
June 29 Sweep Tight Excerpt
July 2 Dr. Pepper Diva Review
July 2 Mom to Bed by 8 Guest Post
July 3 Happy 4Ever After Review
July 3 Intriguing Reads Excerpt
July 4 Jens Book Blog Review
July 4 Olivia Hardin Excerpt
July 5 Pynk Nymphette Review
July 5 Gustosa Giveaways Guest Post
July 6 Teressa Morris Review/ Interview
July 6 My Mommys World Excerpt
July 9 Generations of Savings Review
July 9 More from Mom Guest Post
July 10 Mommy & We Like it Review
July 10 Gretas Day Excerpt
July 11 Matter of Cents Review
July 11 Ordinary Aunt Excerpt
July 12 Mommy Reads too Much Review
July 12 New Age Mama Excerpt
July 13 eReading on the Cheap Interview
July 13 Author Laura Deluca Guest Post
July 16 Crossroads Interview
July 16 Taking Time for Mommy Guest Post
July 17 Adventures in all Things Food Interview
July 17 Time 4 Mommy Excerpt
July 18 Amanda Blogs Interview
July 18 Cait Lavender Excerpt
July 19 Tawdra Kandle Guest Post
July 19 Ambers Antics Excerpt
July 20 The Mamma Homemaker Review/Interview
July 20 Parent Palace Guest Post
July 23 Emilys Frugal Tips Review
July 23 The Kids Did It Excerpt
July 24 Crafty Life Guest Post
July 24 Beautifully Bella Excerpt

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Group tour July 6 – 20 $100 & $50 Amazon GC

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On July 6th we are having a 10 Book Group Giveaway!
We’re giving away a $100 Amazon Giftcard and a $50 Amazon GC Plus a $25 Amazon GC to the blogger that refers the most sign ups for this event!!
Here are the awesome books that are sponsoring this event!
July 6 – 20
Living Sensitive (Book 1 of the Delia Rhodes Series)
Living Soul
Hunter Moon
Broken Wings (Soul Searches Book 1)
All the Blue Eyed Angels
Storm of Desire
Cheyenne, A Timeless Series Novel
Promises, a Timeless Series Novel
Finding Alice

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Help my Husband's business grow!

My husband's business is in the running for a very nice small business grant from Chase bank. His company, The Art of War Gaming and Miniatures, could also use all of my reader's help. The grant will allow him to further the stores goals in building a larger gaming community in the Cincinnati area. In order to qualify to obtain it, he need 250 votes before July 1. If you have a Facebook account, then you can cast a vote (even if you are no where near the small business).

Below is link to the Chase Visa's Grant site. If you are interested in helping him, please follow these instructions:

  1. Visit:
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  3. Search for Art of War Gaming and Miniatures in Anderson, OH 45255 and Vote for us!


Please note: The zip code put us in Anderson Ohio, so you have to choose Anderson to find us.

Tuesday Talk: The Light Tamer Review

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Title: The Light Tamer
Series: The Light Tamer Trilogy, Book 1
Author: Devyn Dawson
Publisher: CreateSpace
Desription: Jessie's moved from New York to North Carolina one week after school let out for summer break. Her newly 'single' mother and her move in with grandma Gayle. Being a teenager in a retirement area is one more thing to add to her 'this sucks' list. It's bad enough to have to move, but even worse her alcoholic father left for Greece on a quest to fulfill his artistic abilities.

Things begin to look up when she is reintroduced to Caleb, the dorky boy that saved her life one summer at the beach. Caleb is no longer scrawny and nerdy, he is now tall, dark, and handsome. Caleb is a Light Tamer. Caleb introduces Jessie to Amber, a no frills, snarky, sassy attitude Light Tamer. Her words will have you laughing out loud and gasping 'oh no she didn't'. Amber's father was paralyzed last summer in a surfing accident that left her brother dead and her life upside down.

This paranormal romance will keep you on the edge of your seat with humor, romance, and determination. Fate has intervened and will alter their road to truth. Fall head over heels for Caleb and Jessie.

Review: This story takes something that I have encountered for probably half my life and gives it a reason. I am one of those people that can be walking down the street and the street light suddenly goes out for no reason. Then as I walk away from the light, it will come back on. I turn off lights in parking garages (which is pretty scary) and pretty much anywhere I go, especially at night. In this story, people that have these weird occurrences are quite possible Light Tamers. I am not entirely certain of the reason for the lights turning on and off other than the person is pulling the light into themselves. They are known to be healers. They tend to grow up and go into professions like doctors and veterinarians. They have a special gift that uses their light to heal others. However, there is one big issue. They have to "bond" with another light tamer before they turn 18 in order to not be susceptible to the Dark Ones. Dark Ones are ex-light tamers that have lost their own light and try to absorb the light of others. I don't entirely understand their purpose other than to create a balance between light and dark.

I know it sounds like there are plenty of things I don't quite understand, but I think that is part of the plan with the story. No one in the story truly understands what it means to be a Light Tamer. Their confusion and ignorance is portrayed with most of their actions and leaves you wondering what will happen next. In this story, Jessie and Caleb are already bound together by an event from three years prior where Caleb saved Jessie from drowning in the ocean. This causes the majority of the beginning to be them exploring what it means to be bound and whether that means they are destined to be together forever. They learn that Light Tamers can be bound to the same gender and it does not mean they have to date, but Caleb and Jessie appear to be drawn to each other even with that knowledge. This bond is tested at the end when Erebrus, a dark one from the underworld, tries to kill Jessie. Jessie is saved by another light tamer named Clark which "breaks" the bond with Caleb. I use quotation marks because it doesn't really seem like the bond is truly broken. You will need to read the book to find out what happens with that! Just know that Fate is on her side and you will very much enjoy this book.

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Literary Addicts is giving away a Kindle Fire

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Welcome to the Literary Addicts Kindle Fire Event where we have teamed up with 10 Amazing Authors and several awesome bloggers to celebrate the

Grand Opening of Literary Addicts a Community for Book Lovers!

Please check out the Fantastic authors bringing the Kindle Fire Giveaway to you!

Don't miss out on these great reads even if you don't have a kindle yet. You can download the kindle app for you phone, desktop, or ipad HERE. All of these books are less than a Starbucks Coffee!

Literary Addicts Picture 2 Immortal Voyage

Before the time of the great pyramids, there was a place like none other, a city of glass and metal rising from the depths of the ocean. Shrouded in mist, the island of Hy-Brasil and its capital Atlantis lay hidden from the rest of the world by its people, a race of long lived, interstellar nomads.

Read more and purchase for only $2.99

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All she wanted was a vacation - but Dumnos offered a new life.

Lilith Evergreen has always lived in the California desert, but when she receives an antique ring as a gift, she dreams of a castle by the sea, a magnificent tree at cliff's edge, and a mysterious woman who bids Lilith to come to Dumnos, a land of mist and rain. Read more and purchase for only $3.99 Paperback

Literary Addicts Picture 4 Slow Boat to Purgatory (Slow Boat to Purgatory #1)

Gaspar De Rouse, an immortal Knight Templar, a man murdered by his brothers for the secret he possessed, resurrected and given a second chance at redemption. Dominicus Bureau, a renegade priest, torn between his vows and the secret he pursues, a secret protected by an immortal. Alex Donovan, a modern day warrior thrust into an ages old war, a war between good and evil, heaven and hell.Read more and purchase for only $2.99 Paperback

Literary Addicts Picture 5Mark of the Witch (Boston Witches Book 1)

Magic flows through Jillian Proctor's veins as surely as blood, but so far her life outside Boston has been peaceful. William Morgan blows into Jilly's life like a hurricane, unleashing her magic and sending her out of control. Unknowingly, William brings an enemy who only wants to posses the power of the witch. Jilly must learn to harness her magic before she loses it - and everything in her life is destroyed. Purchase for only $2.99 Paperback

Literary Addicts Picture 6The Marriage Bargain

Camille Chandler is a tabloid journalist whose career is right on track--until her boss sees a curious ad in the L.A. Trades. Wanted: Single actress for an extended gig abroad. France's mega-rich playboy Julian de Laurent is up to something and Camille's boss expects her to find out what. Who knew the eccentric gazillionaire was looking to hire a temporary wife?

Read more and purchase for only $2.99

Literary Addicts Picture 7Descended by Blood (Vampire Born #1)

Brooke Keller is a high school junior who has never spent much time living in one place. She is finally in a town long enough to almost snag the boy of her dreams, until her life is threatened after killing a fanged man in his attempt to kidnap her. Brooke begins a dangerous journey in an effort to find out who is after her and how to stop them. In a world with powerful and prejudiced vampires, Read more and purchase for only $2.99 Paperback

Literary Addicts Picture 8 Dirty Blood

I killed a girl last night. I did it with my bare hands and an old piece of pipe I found lying next to the dumpster. But that’s not the part that got me. The part that scared me, the part I can’t seem to wrap my head around and still has me reeling, was that when she charged me, her body shifted – and then she was a wolf. All snapping teeth and extended claws. But by the time I stood over her lifeless body, she was a girl again. Read more and purchase for only $2.99 Paperback

Literary Addicts Picture 9Taming the wolf (anna avery series, #1)

Attacked by a wolf while hiking in the mountains, Anna Avery's life just got a little hairier. Living in the Big Horn mountains in Wyoming, with a group of werewolves who are more animal than human, Anna must try to hold onto her human side. It's not easy when the alpha continues to persuade her into his bed, while another wolf is chomping at the bit to become her mate. To top it all off, dead bodies are showing up and ..Read more and purchase for only $2.99

Literary Addicts Picture 9 Fearless (Kings Series)

Tasmyn Vaughn didn't expect much when her dad’s job moved them to a small town in Florida; it was just another new school. But there is more to King than meets the eye, and soon Tasmyn’s ability to hear other’s thoughts is the least of her worries. Entangled in a web of first love, quirky and secretive townsfolk, magic and blood rituals, she discovers the town’s secrets aren’t just bizarre, they’re deadly. Purchase for only $3.99 Paperback

Literary Addicts Picture 10Secrets (Guardian Trilogy)

While Olivia Martin observed life through her camera, the Abyss gazed back at her. She discovers mysterious men follow her around, people close to her are dying, and her dreams are no longer her own as she falls head over heels for a perfect stranger. A chance encounter leads to an obsession that could destroy everything she has ever known or loved. Olivia is about to find out there is a lot she doesn't know and sometimes what you don't know can kill you. Read more and purchase for only $2.99

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Monday Motif: The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume 2: Secrets and Trust Review

Title: The Vampire Relationship Guide, Volume 2: Secrets and Trust
Author: Evelyn Lafont
Publisher: Helios Media, Inc.
Desription: Josie’s come a long way from being an average human chick who just wants to sex-up a vampire. She’s dated, mated, and killed one of the world’s richest vamps and is currently seeing a mysterious, blood-slurping hottie named Walker.

Now, Josie must adjust to the realities of a steady relationship with a vampire, which isn’t all exciting parties, hot sex and moonlit walks. And with a vamp who’s anxious to push their relationship to the next phase as mortality bears down on his human’s fragile body, the pressure for Josie to commit is on.

Can their night-day romance survive leaving Josie’s character and individuality intact, or will the secrets of the supernatural community crush her spirit and her chance at a permanent vampire mate?

*Title is a 140-page novella.

WARNING: This is not your regular paranormal romance. This series explores the realities (such as they might be) of humans having relationships with vampires and uses a chick lit style to get there. Oh yeah--and the characters within are fallible and not entirely heroic.

You've been warned...

Review: Last week I reviewed the first book in this two book series. That book was all about Josie accomplishing her ultimate fantasy of sleeping with a vampire. Well in this book, Josie has accomplished that goal, but now she doesn't know where to go from here. She was almost killed last time and has to take time off from her bridal shop in order to get her life back in order. She made a bunch of money for helping capture a rogue vampire (even though she wasn't really trying to do that at all) and is in need of a vacation. She ended up dating Walker in the end of the last book and their relationship is taking on a more serious turn through out this second book. The question is, how do you actually have a serious relationship with a man that is who knows how many centuries older than you and treats you as if every move he makes could be the death of you? How do you get a vampire to share their life story when they have spent years perfecting keeping themselves a secret? How do you get him to trust that you aren't going to leave for a human because he can't do something as simple as go to the mall to shop? really there are a lot of questions that come to mind when dating a vampire. Josie is determined to get answers though. What she doesn't expect is that her vampire is actually madly in love with her and will do anything to keep her safe. His job is a constant threat to her life since he seeks out rogue vampires. His twin brother causes more problems since Josie almost sleeps with him unknowingly. His secrets cause a lot of problems and he must learn to open up if he intends to spend the rest of her lifetime with her. Again this is a quick read and very entertaining. By the way, are you wondering what other creatures lurk in the shadows in this world? If vampires exist, what about shape shifters? Zombies? Fairies? You will have to read this book to see what other things go "bouncing" in the night.

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Bitten Shame (Book 2 of the Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy)

Jill Prescott returned from self-imposed seclusion to help save her best friend Devan’s life. Throwing herself into Devan’s problems and bringing an evil organization to its knees might just be the distraction she needs to keep living without the only man she’s ever loved. Her life changed forever when she was hired to spend a week with Doc Massey.

On the day she became a vampire her youthful innocence ended, but Doc’s love rescued her from being consumed by the darkness. The shadow of that former life continues to loom over her, keeping her from realizing her own self-worth. Running from her past only brings her closer to a destiny that is inextricably connected to what she is trying to escape…

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About the Author - Olivia Hardin realized early on how strange she was to have complete movie-like character dreams as a child. Eventually she began putting those vivid dreams to paper and was rarely without her spiral notebooks full of those mental ramblings. Her forgotten vision of becoming an author was realized when she connected with a group of amazingly talented and fabulous writers who gave her lots of direction and encouragement. With a little extra push from family and friends, she hunkered down to get lost in the words. She's also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and is sometimes accused of being artistic, though she's generally too much of a perfectionist to appreciate her own work. A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband and their puppy Bonnie. Connect with her Online - Blog * Goodreads * Twitter* Facebook

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Title: Train Station Bride
Author: Holly Bush
Publisher: BookBaby
Desription: 1887 Debutante, Julia Crawford endures a lifetime of subtle ridicule as the plump, silly daughter of a premiere Boston family. Julia strikes out on her own to gain independence, traveling to the Midwest to marry an aging shopkeeper and care for his mother. Julia finds her new home rough and uncivilized after the sophistication of a big city, while closely held secrets threaten to ruin Julia’s one chance at love.

Jake Shelling was sixteen and grew up quick when his parents died from influenza on the North Dakota prairie. Left with a half-cleared farm and two young sisters, he spent little time on his own needs . . till now. At thirty-five, he figured it was high time to have some sons and a mail order bride would suit him just fine. No expectations of love, just a helpmate from sturdy stock, ready for farm life.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saturday Satire: Monsters University Teasers

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Genre: Comedy/Animation
Rating: TBD
U.S. Release Date: June 21, 2013
Voice Talent: Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Dave Foley, Julia Sweeney, Joel Murray, Peter Sohn
Director: Dan Scanlon
Producer: Kori Rae

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. “Monsters University” unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

Screaming with laughter and fun, “Monsters University” is directed by Dan Scanlon (“Cars,” “Mater and the Ghostlight,” “Tracy”) and produced by Kori Rae (“Up,” “The Incredibles,” “Monsters, Inc.”). The film opens in U.S. theaters on June 21, 2013, and will be shown in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.

  • “Monsters, Inc.,” originally released on November 2, 2001, was nominated for four Oscars®: Best Animated Feature Film, Best Original Score, Best Sound Editing and Best Original Song—“If I Didn’t Have You,” for which it won.
  • “Monsters University” will hit U.S. theaters nearly 12 years after the “Monsters, Inc.” theatrical debut.
  • Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles in the prequel as the wise-cracking Mike Wazowski and lovable Sulley.
  • “Monsters University” features a host of new faces and a few returning favorites from “Monsters, Inc.”

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Friday, June 22, 2012

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Welcome to Drop It Like It's Hot Hop! This hop is hosted by Charisma Media Network

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