Review and Giveaway: Winner’s Choice of Hands-on-Prints Books! (US, Ends 6/12) #HandsOnPrints #IC #Sponsored

Disclosure:  I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Hands-on-Prints books. I received books to facilitate my review. Children learn in different ways.  Some will quickly pick up a concept after they read printed words, others respond to pictures, and others may need a sensory experience to truly understand.  Incorporating various elements of physical communication for children in a learning environment … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: $100 Paypal Cash or Amazon GC! “Girl of Mine” by Taylor Dean (Worldwide, Ends 6/15)

Taylor Dean's newest book is now available! GIRLOFMINE   GOODREADS * AMAZON * AMAZON UK The book trailer:   The song that inspired me while writing GIRL OF MINE: (Watch until the end. There's a surprise!) A interesting tidbit about GIRL OF MINE: My dad always worried about the cost of the electricity bill. If he walked past my bedroom and noticed that my light had been left … [Read more...]

Cookbook Giveaway: “Everyday Confetti” (US, Ends 1/28)

I hesitated to call this a cookbook, technically it's a "go-to-guide to making holidays, birthdays, special events, and even the everyday special".  It includes so much more than recipes!  I love, love, love the book, "Everyday Confetti".  I'm a huge believer in creating positive memories by observing family traditions.  "Everyday Confetti" has ideas galore for celebrating life with your family.  And the ideas feel doable.  There not … [Read more...]

Book Giveaway: “Find Your Inner Strength” – Chicken Soup for the Soul (US, Ends 1/22)

"Find Your Inner Strength" from Chicken Soup for the Soul "We’re all stronger than we think, and we often discover our inner strength and resilience when a problem arises. The 101 empowering stories in this collection will inspire and encourage you to overcome your own challenges. There’s nothing like real stories from real people to inspire you. These empowering and uplifting stories by people who have overcome challenges, solved … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Idea: New Audiobook, Tim Robbins’ Performs Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451”

I'm a huge fan of audiobooks.  From the days when I had to drive from Chicago to Indianapolis (yawn! it is the most boring drive, evah!), I've used audiobooks turn a difficult time into an interesting one.  Now I use them to make the time pass quickly when I'm running.  Whether it's because of a fascinating story, or a talented reader, audiobooks can be very entertaining.  Sometimes, you are lucky enough to have both.  That's what happens … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: $50 Paypal Cash or Amazon GC from “Return to Chelsey Falls” (Worldwide, Ends 11/30)

It's getting chilly here in Chicago... things are settling down from back-to-school craziness and now we're into a routine... I'm hoping that means that I'll have some time to read soon. It's been too long since I've been able to pick up a book. Return to Chelsey Falls After the death of his mother, fourteen year old, Wyatt Barnes was sent to live with his grandparents in Chelsey Falls, Washington. That summer was filled with new friends … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: $50 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash From The Secret Bliss of Calliope Ipswich by Marcia Lynn McClure (Worldwide, Ends 9/16)

The Secret Bliss of Calliope Ipswich by Marcia Lynn McClure “Oh! Do link arms with me, Calliope,” Blanche whispered, her brown eyes widening with apprehension. She took Calliope’s arm, tightly linking it with her own. “The old Mulholland house still gives me the willies every time I walk past it. I hate to think on what might have gone on inside. It’s truly terrifyin’!” “Oh, don’t be silly, Blanche,” Calliope said, … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: $100 Paypal Cash or Amazon GC from Contact by Laurisa White Reyes (Worldwide, Ends 7/20)

Contact by Laurisa White Reyes Mira wants to die. She’s attempted suicide twice already and failed. Every time she comes in contact with another person, skin to skin, that person’s psyche uploads into hers. While her psychologist considers this a gift, for Mira it’s a curse from which she cannot escape. To make matters worse, Mira’s father is being investigated for the deaths of several volunteer test subjects of the miracle drug … [Read more...]

Giveaway: “Everything to Lose” by NY Times Bestselling Author, Andrew Gross (Ends 6/21, US)

About the Book "Every life is the story of a single mistake," begins Andrew Gross's newest thriller EVERYTHING TO LOSE  “…And then what happens after.”  When Hilary Cantor, a desperate mother who is at the end of her rope, finds $500,000 at her feet in an unbelievable twist of fate, she is faced with the choice to steal the money and get her life back on track or report the cash and risk losing the life she’s worked so hard to build. … [Read more...]

Giveaway: NY Times Bestseller, “Broken”, by William Cope Moyers (Ends 6/21, US)

Two weeks ago, I posted about an event I attended where I heard William C. Moyers talk about his lifelong struggle with addiction.  I'm very happy to be able to share his book with one lucky reader! From the back cover: "One evening in 1994, William Cope Moyers was lying flat on his back on the floor of an Atlanta crack house at the end of a four-day cocaine binge while his father, veteran journalist Bill Moyers, frantically searched … [Read more...]

Giveaway: “A Bridge Unbroken” by Cathy Bryant (US, Ends 6/7)

Cathy Bryant recently did a blog tour for her new book, "A Bridge Unbroken".  You can read all about the book and author here.  I just finished reading "A Bridge Unbroken" last night.  Late, last night.   I couldn't put it down!  The main character, Dakota, has had a difficult life and is always running away from something or someone.  But now, she wants to stop.  She wants to put down roots and stay in one place.  Make friends, belong … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: $50 or Paypal Cash from “Hawthorne” by Sarah Ballance (Worldwide, Ends 4/30)

Hawthorne by Sarah Ballance After a terrifying encounter with the unexplained, it takes ten years and the news of her grandmother’s passing for Emma Grace Hawthorne to return to her childhood home. She seeks peace in saying a proper goodbye, but what she finds is an old love, a sordid family history, and a wrong only she can right. Living in the shadow of Hawthorne Manor, Noah Garrett has never forgotten about Emma Grace. In a house full … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: $50 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash from “Fortune Cookie” by Josi S. Kilpack (Worldwide, Ends 4/30)

Fortune Cookie Sadie Hoffmiller has always liked things to be just so. A place for everything and everything in its place. Order over chaos. And of all things Sadie should be able to control, her own wedding is at the top of the list. With the big day just three weeks away, Sadie is busily adding the final touches to her wedding plans but the arrival of a mysterious letter from San Francisco changes everything. The only person Sadie knows in … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: $50 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash from “Killer Within” by Jeff Gunhus (Worldwide, Ends 4/30)

Killer Within by Jeff Gunhus Arnie Milhouse is a murderer. A millionaire with dozens of kills in his past and no one the wiser. But when his name surfaces in connection with the death of a D.C. call girl, Arnie knows it’s only a matter of time before the FBI puts the pieces together. As he makes plans to disappear and leave his life in Annapolis behind forever, he meets a beautiful, mysterious woman who takes an interest in him. The perfect … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: $100 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash from “The Brotherhood of Dwarves” (Ends 3/31, Worldwide)

The Brotherhood of Dwarves The dwarven saga begins… Roskin, heir to the throne of a remote, peaceful kingdom of dwarves, craves excitement and adventure. Outside his own kingdom, in search of fortune and glory, he finds a much different world, one divided by racial strife and overrun by war. The orcs to the south want to conquer all dwarves and sell them as slaves. The humans to the east want to control the world's resources. Caught in the … [Read more...]

Group Giveaway: $100 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash from “The Boxcar Baby” by J.L. Mulvihill (Worldwide, Ends 3/31)

The Boxcar Baby by J.L. Mulvihill Born in a boxcar on a train bound for Georgia. At least that is what Papa Steel always told AB'Gale. But now, fifteen years later, the man who adopted and raised her as his own is missing and it's up to AB'Gale to find him. Aided only by a motley gang of friends, AB'Gale train hops her way across the United States in a desperate attempt to find her papa and put her life and family back the way it was. Her only … [Read more...]