Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Bring Down the Rain Review and Giveaway

J. Lloyd Morgan

Starting at a new high school is hard, especially as a senior. At age 17, Derek moves with his family from North Carolina to Utah. Derek learns about the unwritten laws of dating in Utah, and that his mom and dad have a history at his new school—a history that threatens his future.

Set in 1986, “Bring Down The Rain” is a story of loss, grief, redemption, hope, and making life altering choices.

My thoughts:

This book was a wonderful coming of age book, mixed with the crushing grief of losing a close family member and rebuilding life from the ground up.

When Derek moves to Utah with his life and dreams shattered, he learns what it's like to start over, especially in a place where he's going to struggle simply because of who he's related to.

This book was poignant and hopeful at the same time, with quite a hefty dose of religion tossed it. Frankly, that's one of the two problems that I have with this book... it has a lot of religion in it for a mainstream book! I also really wanted the ending to be different, but I understand why the author chose to end it that way. However, I really hope he writes a sequel so things turn out the way that I hope!

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Meet the Author

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J. Lloyd Morgan is a bestselling author and an award-winning television director. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Communications and a minor in English. In 2014, Morgan earned his Master’s degree in Creative Writing. Morgan has lived all over the United States, but now resides in North Carolina with his wife and four daughters where he teaches college English classes. Aside from writing, Morgan is an avid reader. He’s also a huge fan of baseball and enjoys listening to progressive rock.

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Read the Reviews!!
The Book Stalker ~ October 15, 2014
Espacular Aiesa ~ October 18, 2014
Cali Book Reviews ~ October 19, 2014
Sanity is for Those Without Children ~ October 21, 2014
A Bit Bookish ~ October 24, 2014
I Love to Read & Review Books ~ October 27, 2014 - Q&A
Totally Addicted to Reading ~ October 28, 2014 - Interview
Manic Mama of 3 ~ October 30, 2014
Book Worm & More ~ October 31, 2014
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

elph band Review and $125 Target GC Giveaway

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Welcome to the ELPH Band Giveaway Event! Mom Powered Media, ELPH Band, and fantastic group of amazing bloggers have come together to bring you this event, just in time for Halloween. Hosted by: Mom Powered Media Sponsored by: ELPH Band The ELPH Band is a link to your identifying information, such as your address, parent or guardian cell phone numbers and any other information you think is necessary, including medical conditions or drug allergies your child may have. Whether you're traveling to a theme park, zoo, park, a crowded festival or even the mall, the ELPH Band can help find your child in the event he/she gets separated from you. It only takes one second for a child to disappear out of your site. ElphBand_Call
The ELPH band is a non-toxic, durable, silicone wristband. It provides an immediate, highly visible form of identification with clear instructions directly on the band. It's easy to use with options to dial in or scan the QR code. ELPH Band does not put personal information, such as the child's name or phone number where people can see it when it isn't needed. What does ELPH stand for? Easy Lookup to Phone Home If your child get's separated from you, all your child needs to do is show an adult his/her ELPH band. That adult can then call the 800# or scan the QR code to get in touch with you to reunite your child with you! It's that simple! Once the QR code is scanned on a smartphone, a screen similar to the one below will pop up for them to get in touch with you.
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To set up your ELPH band you will register it on a computer, or by scanning the QR code yourself and setting it up via your smartphone. Just a few simple questions and you will be registered. Once completed, you will get a text and email alert letting you know the account profile is active, and to verify the information has been entered correctly. ELPH Bands are available in 3 sizes: Toddler (up to 5.75 inches), Child (up to 6.5 inches), and Adult (up to 7.5 inches). They are also available in two colors, Navy or Pink.  

My thoughts: 

This is such a wonderful product! My older daughter wore it when we went to Great America last weekend, and it gave me a huge sense of peace knowing that she's covered. Yes, she's old enough and knows my phone number, but what if she was injured or hysterical?
 

I even scanned it using my own QR code reader to see how it worked. Not only did it instantly give me results (as the finder of the lost child), but I received a text immediately and an email telling me that my child was found! What a great way to know instantly that your child is safe, even before the person who found her makes the call!

The one downside for me (well, besides the fact that I don't have one for each of my kids!) is that when we used spray sunblock it discolored the band a bit. Not hugely, but enough so that my daughter noticed.

My daughter hasn't taken it off since this weekend! So I'm going to have to buy one for my younger daughter, since she's the one who can really use it.

Buy it: ELPH Bands are $19.99 each and they come with 1 year of service. You can purchase here. After 1 year of service, you can renew your service with ELPH Band. Connect with ELPH Band Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram PTPA- Elph  


Now for the Giveaway! TWO Lucky Readers will win an ELPH band of their choice, as well as a $125 Target Gift Card. Giveaway is open to US Residents, void where prohibited. Must be 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Giveaway ends October 31st, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Oracles: The Mists of Time Amazon/Paypal Giveaway

In anticipation of her newest book - 
Book Four of The Oracles: The Mists of Time, 
author Delia Colvin is offering a preview and a giveaway! 

It's the perfect time to get the rest of the previous books just before Book 4 is released,
check them out here

 "An edge of the seat read," Beck Valley Books 
"Love, love, love this series!" 


He was destined to love one woman for eternity... Until The Fates interfered. From International Bestselling author Delia J. Colvin, the saga continues with Book Four of the Bestselling Oracles series; The Mists of Time. Alex & Valeria are finally settled in modern day Manhattan. But the past is shifting. When Alex's sister, Antonia, returns through an opening in time, Alex follows and secrets are revealed which compromise not only Alex and Valeria's happy ending, but that of Paolo, Antonia and all of the oracles. 

Available from December 1st

Ready for a sneak preview before anyone else??

 "The Oracles does for Greek Mythology what Outlander does for the Klans of the Scottish Highlands!"

About the Author
delia colvin authorDelia authors a popular blog and is listed as a contributor in two business books. While developing her skills as an author, Delia worked in a variety of occupations from marketing to entrepreneur, Air Traffic Controller and Russian Interpreter. But her passion is in writing and helping people. Delia has donated both time and money to literacy programs around the country.

PERSONAL NOTE From the Author: As much as I enjoy writing, I love hearing from readers even more! It would mean the world to me if you would take a moment to send me an email and say hi. I personally answer all of my emails. Email me at DeliaJColvin@gmail.com


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Renaissance of the Heart Book Review and Giveaway


After her husband of fifteen years comes out of the closet, a blindsided, forty-year-old Amanda Lewis is forced to salvage what remains of her shattered heart and navigate a new life for herself and her teenage daughter. But will a sizzling secret romance with a famous young NFL quarterback lead her to winning the life she deserves or set her up for her biggest loss yet?

As she embarks on the journey of rebuilding her home, Amanda discovers that finding forgiveness and repairing her damaged self-worth are her biggest challenges of all. While searching her soul–and even searching inside her city's history–she finds answers. But will answers come too late and can a broken heart ever be truly fixed?

"Renaissance of the Heart is a light-hearted yet soul-filling story of what true love looks like" - review from Amazon

"This is the best book I have read in years! Lori Jones is an amazing author and needs to get more books out there! It's so hard to put this book down!" - review from Amazon

"This is a great book and you can't wait to get to the next chapter! The author draws you in right away with this story. The characters are amazing!" - review from Goodreads

My thoughts:

This was a thoughtful, fun book that was a great read! I read it in less than a day since I literally couldn't put it down! Amanda was devastated when her husband left her for a man, yet she's doing the best that she can for herself and her teenage daughter. She is trying to keep her daughter's life stable yet she seethes with anger at her husband.

When she meets the quarterback from her favorite football team and winds up dating him (a much younger, wealthy and famous man), she keeps it a secret from her family and friends. As their love progresses her confusion grows about their relationship, and she slowly begins to forgive her husband.

This is a book about romance, but also about raising a family, about heartbreak, and about personal growth. Every woman, no matter her place in life, will feel that this book resonates with her.

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About the Author
Lori M. Jones is an author of women's & children's fiction. She released her first children's book, RILEY'S HEART MACHINE, in the fall of 2012 through Guardian Angel Publishing and her second children's book, CONFETTI THE CROC, in 2014. Her debut novel, RENAISSANCE OF THE HEART, was released by Soul Mate Publishing in 2014. Her flash fiction pieces have placed in several contests and both novels have received awards in first chapter contests.

Lori resides in Pittsburgh with her husband, two young daughters and Disco the dog.  Her youngest daughter's heart defect was the inspiration behind Riley's Heart Machine. Lori is currently on the national Board of Directors for the Children's Heart Foundation and the president of Pennsylvania Chapter. She travels to schools and libraries delivering talks about the inspiration behind Riley's Heart Machine and how we can all embrace what makes us special. Lori enjoys rooting for her Pittsburgh sports teams and participating in 5K runs.

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Hipoglos $250 Target Gift Card Giveaway

 
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Welcome to the Hipoglos $250 Target Gift Card Event
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For more than 60 (sixty) years, babies in Latin America have enjoyed the delight premium diaper rash cream, Hipoglos. Trusted by millions, Hipoglos is one of the most amazing diaper rash ointments available! Hipoglos helps prevent and treat diaper rash and skin irritation. It also helps protect chafed skin while helping to seal out wetness.

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Hipoglos goes on smoothly and wipes off easily, giving your baby relief from the very first use. Hipoglos ointment provides extra gentle care for your baby’s bottom, leaving your baby happy.

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Hipoglos is NOW AVAILABLE at Sedanos, Navarro and Walgreens! Or you can purchase it online at Amazon!
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One lucky winner will win a $250 Target Gift card to get their little one something special or for themselves! So head below for your chance to win! Giveaway ends on 11/03 at 11:59pmEST and is open to US.


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Monday, October 6, 2014

$100 Toys R US Gift Card Giveaway!

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Welcome to the $100 Toys R US Gift Card Giveaway Event
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The Holidays are almost here and it's time to start thinking about what you will get loved ones on your list. Sprinkles Media wants to make it easier for one person with the $100 Toys R US Gift Card Giveaway Sponsored by Sprinkles Magazine & Media. This giveaway will allow one person the opportunity to win a $100 Toys R US Gift card to help with Holiday Shopping. In the meantime head over here and check out the October/November Issue of Sprinkles Magazine. A
fun Parenting magazine with great ideas,fun and more!

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Then head below to enter and win this grand prize! One person will win a $100 Toys R US Gift Card. This giveaway is open to US only and ends on 11/4 at 11:59pm.  

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Romancing My Love Book Tour and Giveaway


NEWLY RELEASED........
Book #9 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #18

After months of caring for her terminally ill mother, Rebecca Rivera is left all alone in a world she doesn’t trust—but she’s determined not to let her mother’s death define her. Losing her job, having to pummel some jerk for being too handsy, and living in her car are just temporary setbacks to an otherwise solid plan in finding her footing. Full of pride and used to being in control of her life, she’s certain she can make it on her own. The last thing Rebecca needs is a man to fix her troubles—even if that man is strikingly handsome, wealthy, and charismatic Pierce Braden.

Pierce is a powerful real estate investor on the verge of a major acquisition. As the eldest of six siblings raised by a single mother, he’s spent his life protecting those he loves. He’s used to being in charge and making things right, and although he’d give his life for his family, he treats the women he dates as expendable—until he meets sexy and stubborn Rebecca Rivera, a woman who is as strong as she is vulnerable.

Passion ignites between them, and the two share their most intimate thoughts and desires. It doesn’t take long for Pierce to realize that Rebecca is as determined not to be saved as he is to find a way into her heart. As their love grows, Rebecca must face fears she didn’t even realize she had—and Pierce must learn the hard truth that sometimes less really is more. Is the power of true love enough for Rebecca and Pierce to learn to give up control and allow their hearts to take over?

THE BRADEN COUSINS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series, this is the third of six books.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

My thoughts:

Rebecca has gone through an awful lot in her short lifetime, and it's changed her in several different ways. It's made her strong and self-sufficient, but it's also made her unable to accept help from anyone (even Pierce opening a door for her!) To be quite honest, she's lucky that Pierce became hooked on her enough to make him keep pushing her.

But Pierce has problems of his own, since he starts the book as a workaholic womanizer who has no interest in settling down with anyone. So the two of them obviously have problems to work out, which means lots of misunderstandings, arguments, and of course lots of HOT scenes!

I liked getting glimpses of Rebecca's and Pierce's relationships with their friends, families and coworkers, but I wish they were fleshed out a bit more. I could easily read 100 more pages of this book!

I'm new to reading Melissa Foster, but I'll definitely be buying the previous books and getting caught up. I see several days of reading in my immediate future!

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About the Author
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult romance, LGBT romance, contemporary women's fiction, romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Some say her romance novels are lovingly erotic, she deems them simply loving and real. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women's Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Cafe. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children, she's written for Calgary's Child Magazine and Women Business Owners Magazine, and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa's interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest or her personal website.

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ALSO AVAILABLE 
Books 1 - 3 Snow Sisters, Love in Bloom Series #1 - 3

Books 1 - 6 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #4 - 9

Books 1 - 5 The Remingtons, Love in Bloom Series #10 - 14 


MORE BRADEN COUSINS COMING SOON......

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own. 
 
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Five lucky winners will each receive Taken by Love ebook
the 1st book from the Braden cousins series !!
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