The Best Fantasy Novels for Young Adults

The Best Fantasy Novels for Young Adults

I've put together my picks for the best fantasy novels for young adults because, well... I'm a geek. I love all things geeky, and that includes fantasy novels. Although, I love my video games, I think reading is an awesome way to spend time, and I think more people should be doing it. That's why I've compiled my top picks in this article for the best fantasy novels for young adults. This post … [Read more...]

5 Books for Entrepreneurs – Make it Happen

5 Books for Entrepreneurs - Make it Happen

If you're starting your own business, you should invest in books for entrepreneurs. Nobody knows everything, and that's especially true for the businessman or woman just starting out. Books like this are great tools to help you in all aspects of your budding business. I know. I've read a ton of them! This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. 5 Books for Entrepreneurs … [Read more...]

A Fresh Start Feels Great #ReadMore $100 Kobo Giveaway

#ReadMore with the Kobo App

Part of starting a New Year is the feeling of getting a fresh start. Even though it's really just another day, there is something so refreshing about starting anew. That is one of my favorite things about reading a new book. It's a brand new story with a life of its own. One of my resolutions for 2015 is to read more. With the Kobo App, I am doing just that. Disclosure: I am part of the PTPA … [Read more...]

Personalized Story Book Gift for Kids

Personalized Story Book Gift for Kids

Last year I received a special book gift that was made just for my niece. It was a unique gift that had the letters of her name spelled out in the story. This year I was excited to work with I See Me! a creator of personalized story books to create a book gift for my son. I received this unique gift from internationally award winning publisher Chronicle Books in exchange for my review, all … [Read more...]

A Special Storybook Makes A Special Gift

A Special Storybook Makes A Special Gift

Welcome to the Holiday Gift guide for the littlest ones on your list. I love learning about cute ways to personalize the toys and books my little guy plays with – and the All About Me! Personalized storybook from Lakeshore Learning is perfect. I received this product from Lakeshore Learning in exchange for this post and my review, all opinions are my own. All About Me! Personalized Storybook Our … [Read more...]

Classic Literature for the Little Ones

Classic Literature for the Little Ones

I sat down and read Moby Dick with my 10 month old tonight… the BabyLit version of course. I love reading with our little guy, but not so much that we could make it through the 206,052 words of the real thing. BabyLit introduces classic literature to little ones in easy to read, board books that teach colors, numbers, and other simple words to little learning minds. I received a selection of … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Salads for Lunch Ideas

Mason Jar Salads and more by Julia Mirabella

Mason Jar Salads and more by Julia Mirabella is a colorful and lovely book containing 50 layered lunches to grab and go. I received a copy for review, but all opinions are my own. Mason jar meals are huge right now. People have gotten so creative with mason jars and they seem to be everywhere lately. This post also contains affiliate links. I made a delicious caesar salad from the book. It's … [Read more...]

Spooky Campfire Stories Come Alive with Audible

Spooky Campfire Stories Come Alive with Audible

Spooky campfire stories are one of the most fun parts of family camping. When I was a kid, our campfire stories were either read from a book or recounted by memory. With Audible, scary stories can be enjoyed by the entire family at the same time. This way no one knows what's coming, and everyone can be surprised and spooked at the same time. This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was … [Read more...]

HOLE has a New Cover Thanks to YOU #HOLEtheBook

Win #HOLEtheBook a hammock and a gift card!

At our last Twitter Party for #HOLEtheBook, we discussed book covers. We even let you see a few different versions that HOLE has been wearing over the last couple years. (If you missed the party, don't worry, I'm sharing the covers again below.) I'm excited to announce that a new cover has been designed with all your feedback taken into consideration! I did not receive compensation for this post, … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss the #HOLEtheBook Twitter Party

#HOLEtheBook Twitter Party

Did you attend the last #HOLEtheBook Twitter Party? Well, if not, you've got another chance to win great prizes and tweet with the author! PLUS, HOLE will be free to download that day! If you haven't read HOLE yet, you really should. It's different, exciting and thought-provoking. It's the perfect novel for summer reading! This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are our own. Make … [Read more...]

RSVP for the #HOLEtheBook Twitter Party

RSVP #HOLEtheBook Twitter Party

When was the last time you read something truly unique? Well, HOLE is just that. Whether you're curling up in a hammock or stuck in transit traveling to far away lands, HOLE is an entertaining, moving and passionate story to awaken new thoughts about life. <<< HOLE is FREE today (Thursday) ONLY! Get your Free copy now!!! >>> This novel, based on a true story, opens the mind and … [Read more...]

Books for Tweens from National Geographic

Daily Reading National Geographic Books

National Geographic has the perfect solution to prevent summer brain drain from setting into your tweens. I received copies of these books to facilitate this post but all thoughts and opinions are my own. National Geographic Books The importance of reading cannot be stressed enough. But how can we get our kids to like it? Well, giving them interesting material is a good start. And, I also find … [Read more...]

10 Things I Love about my Kindle Paperwhite

kindle paperwhite

10 Things I Love about my Kindle Paperwhite (via Feather Pixels) I bought myself a Kindle Paperwhite shortly after they first came out.  I had been a person that swore nothing was better than curling up with a real book, but the gadget-girl in me couldn’t resist.  It was inevitable that I would eventually convert… … [Read more...]

Educational Fun with PLAY-DOH

Educational Fun with PLAY-DOH

Even as an adult, I love PLAY-DOH. Tip: it is fun to play with to relive stress. When I was little, I was a professional at making snow men (it's three different sized ball shaped pieces stacked on top of each other, not too hard, you could try it out for yourself). Recently, Silver Dolphin Books took PLAY-DOH to a whole new level with educational books. After receiving a variety of their books … [Read more...]

Recipe Ideas from European Cookies Cookbook

Recipe Ideas from European Cookies Cookbook

Christmas is coming quickly, are you ready yet? One of the traditions I enjoy about Christmas is having a variety of cookies and treats in the kitchen. Since we have our own home now, I have realized it is ME that is going to have to fill the kitchen with cookies and treats. As I hunt to find family favorites, I was excited to review a copy of a new cook book full of cookies, European Cookies for … [Read more...]

Cute Animal Photo Book Celebrating Family

Cute Animal Photo Book Celebrating Family

I am not usually one to fall for a cute animal pictures, with all the cooing about the cuteness I usually roll my eyes. However, when I was contacted to review a photo book about inter-species animal families, I couldn't pass it up. One Big Happy Family is a heartwarming book full of stories about amazing animals who have reached out to save the lives of baby animals from other species. Cute … [Read more...]

Personalized Children’s Book

Personalized Children's Book

Thanksgiving is almost here, and right after that starts the mad dash to Christmas. I am already working on narrowing down the shopping list, and I feel like I have made some great finds! For my littlest niece, I was so excited to partner with I See Me, Inc. to make a My Very Own Fairy Tale book that features her name in the story. I See Me - My Very Own Personalized Children's Book Growing up, … [Read more...]

My Counting Party Book Giveaway

counting party

Compensation was received for this post as a part of my blogger promotion packages.  This giveaway is hosted by MyFairyTaleBooks.  Head on over to enter to win. BLOG GIVEAWAY: My Counting Party Giveaway WHO CAN ENTER: US only EXPIRES: 10/13/2013 PRIZE(S): One winner will receive My Counting Party - a personalized book. CLICK TO ENTER THIS GIVEAWAY! … [Read more...]

Chicken Soup For the Soul From Lemons to Lemonade

Chicken Soup For the Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul has released a new book – Chicken Soup for the Soul: From Lemons to Lemonade. Featuring 101 personal stories from readers turning something negative into a positive, I was excited to read through the stories – and see where I could find negatives in my own life that would be simple to turn to positives. I received a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: From Lemons to … [Read more...]

Hank Finds an Egg Creative Storybook

hank finds an egg

Lately my husband and I have been acquiring children’s books – we want to know what we are reading before we read it to our little one. Of course it is important to make sure that there isn’t something we do not agree with "preached" to our child through a story book, but we also want something that is fun for us as parents to read. Hank Finds an Egg by Rebecca M. Dudley is a great book for this, … [Read more...]

Running Against Traffic Book Review

Running Against Traffic

Lately I have been leery of starting new books, most of the books I have opened up, I cannot put them down. This does NOT bode well for my sleep schedule or my to do list! However, I stopped any progress in my life to read Running Against Traffic by Gaelen VanDenbergh that I had received for review. I am happy to report… it was SO good, and I have no regrets about losing my sleep because I … [Read more...] Personalized Christmas Gifts Review

Heartfelt Books for gifts

With Christmas fast approaching and my gift list growing longer, I am starting to feel the stress that I feel every year as I ask myself, "What can I get that is extra special for those who mater most in my life?" I have made personalized photo books as gifts in the past, and although everyone loves them, they are (for me) very time consuming! I want to be able to give my loved ones a gift that is … [Read more...]

Recipe for Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

muffins recipe

I want to share this recipe from Julieanna Hever, M.S., R.D., C.P.T., also known as “The Plant-Based Dietitian,” and author of the best-selling book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition.  Julieanna is the host of an upcoming TV series, “What Would Julieanna Do” on Veria Living.  She is a passionate advocate of the benefits and miracles associated with following a whole food, … [Read more...]

Cue Cards for Life Book Sweepstakes

cue cards for life

SWEEPSTAKES: Cue Cards for Life Book Sweepstakes Join GoodReads to enter this giveaway.  Request me as a friend while you are there.  :) WHO CAN ENTER: US and Canada SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 11/25/2012 PRIZES: Cue Cards for Life: Gentle Reminders for Better Relationships - 5 winners! I reviewed this book and it's amazing. I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. CLICK TO ENTER … [Read more...]

ReVamp Book Tour


Revamp FOR THREE DAYS, IT WAS DARK. News reporters scrambled. This was the biggest story to come along in weeks. They called it a blackout. The last one was in New York City in 2003, but this one was different, special, because the grids in six major cities across the country had been fried, kaput, see-you-next-Sunday. Everyone with some jurisdiction blamed each other, and when there was no … [Read more...]

The Lucky One Movie Review

the lucky one

The Lucky One is a great movie that really surprised me.  This review may contain spoilers, but I will try my best not to give too much away. The Lucky One The Lucky One is based on a best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks.  It stars Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling and Blythe Danner.  This romantic drama is directed by Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Scott Hicks. Logan Thibault … [Read more...]

Win One of 10 Autographed Copies of “The Last Egret”

America's Favorite Children's Book!

SWEEPSTAKES: Win One of 10 Autographed Copies of "The Last Egret"! WHO CAN ENTER: US only SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 10/09/2012 PRIZES: It’s your chance to win a free copy of the “The Last Egret” autographed by author Harvey Oyer III! Over the next three weeks, we will give away 10 autographed copies! "In the late 19th century, hunters killed millions of birds in the Florida Everglades to … [Read more...]

A Diary’s House Book Tour

diarys house

A Diary's House: Where True Love Endures A Diary’s House is about adventure, lost love, and the hope that dreams, even those in the final years of life, can at last prevail. It is of a young boy’s attempt to become a man, the once-lost secrets of a diary, a sweeping romance which transcends time and place. It is more than a boy’s journey into manhood, but the mysteries of so many lives … [Read more...]

The Marriage Bargain Book Tour Sweepstakes

marriage bargain

The 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? When … [Read more...]

Fifty Shades Trilogy Sweepstakes

Fifty Shades Trilogy

SWEEPSTAKES: Fifty Shades Trilogy Giveaway WHO CAN ENTER: Worldwide SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 09/10/2012 PRIZES: Enter for a chance to win this Fifty Shades Trilogy: Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed 3-volume Boxed Set ! CLICK TO ENTER THIS SWEEPSTAKES! CLICK TO READ OFFICIAL RULES. … [Read more...]

Passion Creek Book Tour Sweepstakes

passion creek

Passion Creek by Avery Flynn Uptight history professor Sam Layton may have the abs of a movie action hero, but he stopped believing in the joy of adventure a long time ago. However, when a one-night stand with a tattooed bombshell leads to a treasure map for the long-buried Rebecca’s Bounty, the call to action is too strong to ignore. All Las Vegas cocktail waitress Josie Winarsky wants to do … [Read more...]

Blue Eagle Book Sweepstakes

blue eagle sweepstakes

SWEEPSTAKES: Blue Eagle Book Sweepstakes "Like" the Blue Eagles Facebook page to enter to win a book set. WHO CAN ENTER: US only SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 08/30/2012 at 6:00 pm PRIZES: One Blue Eagle Books set (a set includes 2 books; Blue Eagle Meets Double Trouble and The Ballad of Blue Eagle) will be awarded to 50 winners, for a total of 50 Blue Eagle Books sets. CLICK TO ENTER THIS … [Read more...]

Create Customized Books with Paper Hat Press

personalized pages

Paper Hat Press  custom-made books are beautifully illustrated children's books that can be personalized in many ways. Each fun and meaningful story offers you the option to add your child's name, unique qualities, favorite pets or toys, favorite places, favorite food, child's birthday, names of parents, family members, or caregiver. You can also customize the story's main character! You have the … [Read more...]

Take $15 off a $100 Order at Alibris


COUPON CODE: CROOKS Take $15 off of a $100 order at Alibris CODE CAN BE USED AT: Alibris CODE EXPIRES: 08/20/2012 DISCOUNT AMOUNT: $15 off a $100 order CLICK TO USE THIS CODE! --> … [Read more...]

The Lust Garden Book Blog Tour

lust garden

The Lust Garden With her perfectly tousled blonde hair and pink, pouty lips, Gianna Salvani is the girl everyone loves to hate. She has it all - fame, fortune and unrivaled beauty. But behind the seductive smile is an insecure girl who still grieves for the father she lost years ago. With a controversial new film in the can, and the release of her debut album looming, Gianna ispoised to take … [Read more...]

Bitten Shame Book Excerpt

bitten shame

As part of the Bitten Shame blog tour, please enjoy an excerpt from the book.  Don't forget to visit the other stops and come by and enter the giveaway, too! “Wow!” Jill gasped when the box began to hum and vibrate the closer they got to it. When Devan’s fingers tentatively reached out and touched the wood a blue light began to emit from under the lid, flashing out on all sides in laser-like … [Read more...]

Christmas In July Round-Up | Bath + Body and Books

christmas in july

Here's another prize round-up for the Christmas in July Giveaway Hop!  Make sure you enter to win the Grand Prize package worth over $730! BATH & BODY GIVEAWAYS $63 Danze Showerhead Giveaway Danze Opulence Kitchen Faucet $400 value Diamonds by Avon Perfume Giveaway $94 Scentsy Layers Collection – US/CA Toilet Tree Fogless mirror, an Emerson Personal Trimmer & Silver … [Read more...]

Taming the Wolf Book Tour Sweepstakes

taming the wolf

Taming the Wolf 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 … [Read more...]

Promotional Book Tours Amazon Gift Cards


Welcome to Promotional Book Tours July 6 Group Tour. We have teamed up with 10 Amazing Authors and several awesome bloggers to bring you a $100 Amazon Giftcard and a $50 Amazon Giftcard!Please check out the Fantastic authors bringing you these GiftcardsDon’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 … [Read more...]

Forget Me Not Book Blog Tour

forget me not

Forget Me Not (#2, The Mystic Wolves) Only a fool would think they could steal from a werewolf … Anticipating a quiet night alone with the man she loves, Darcy’s world is sent into a spin with the arrival of someone from the past—Mason’s. She is further shocked by the intruder’s claim she may not even be the true mate of the Mystic Wolves Alpha. Accusations start to fly, leading to her new … [Read more...]

Bitten Shame Book Blog Tour

bitten shame

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 … [Read more...]

Literary Addicts Kindle Fire Event

literary addicts

  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 … [Read more...]

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