Nov 30, 2012

Christmas Books Giveaway Hop on Mom Loves 2 Read

 "Christmas Books" Giveaway Hop
December 1st to 7th
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Laurie Here


Welcome to Mom Loves 2 Reade ~ For this fun Christmas Books Giveaway Hop - I am providing the following prize for my winner!

Christmas Book Set

A Wild Goose Chase Christmas

Upon her grandmother's death, Izzy Fontaine finds herself in possession of a Wild Goose Chase pattern quilt that supposedly leads to a great treasure. Of course, once the rest of the family finds out about the "treasure map," they're determined to have a go at the treasure themselves. And, if that weren't enough, Max Logan, a local museum curator, contacts Izzy and says that Grandma Isabella promised him the quilt.What is it about this quilt that makes everyone want it? Is Izzy on a wild goose chase of her own, or a journey that will lead her to the treasure her grandmother intended?


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Nov 29, 2012

Spontaneous Fun with Spontaneous Lyrics ~ Review & Giveaway



SPONTUNEOUS® (pronounced - spon-TUNE-ee-us)
Have you ever heard a word that "triggered" you to sing a song?  If so, then YOU are Spontuneous!  One player says a word and the race is on for the others to sing a song containing that word. Don't worry though, talent is NOT required! 

Spontuneous is America's Hottest New Party Game!  If you're looking for a hilarious game to entertain your family and friends, then it's time to throw a Spontuneous Party!  It's fun, fast paced, full of laughs and a perfect game to spice up your next get-together! 

Me In A Tree ~ a great place to bring families together!

 

Me in a Tree is the family website with fun, easy-to-use interactive applications for parents and kids who want a happier, more balanced family. Without paying a dime you can get started today and watch your family grow closer!

Want Fun and Positive Communication in your family?
Family Huddle gets you talking about schedules, discussing the important stuff, laughing over Family Huddle fun topics and working together on family challenges.

Do you want to conquer the chaos?
Manage day-to-day responsibilities and activities with the Me in a Tree Calendar. You will increase communication, make sure everyone is “in the loop", coordinate activities and share responsibilities.
Reducing your stress and decreasing the chaos gives more time to have fun as a family and time for yourself.

Nov 28, 2012

New Release of Thunderstruck on BluRay/DVD - Enter to WIN a copy on Mom Loves 2 Read


Warner Bros. is proud to announce the release of Thunderstruck on DVD and Blu-ray December 4th 2012, along with the Thunderstruck Blog App! 


"What if history didn't happen that way. . .?" First Time by Samuel Ben White ~ book blast & Amazon Giveaway


First Time: The Legend of Garison Fitch

"What if history didn't happen that way ... the first time?"

Garison Fitch was one of the most revered scientists in the Soviet Americas until he left fame behind to work on a secret project in his log cabin in the mountains of Marx.

But something went wrong. Instead of traveling interdimentionally, Garison has traveled through time ... twice.

Now, he's in something called "The United States of America" and a woman he's never met before is calling herself his wife. It it a hoax? Or, has he somehow changed history?

If so, can he return the world to what he believes is "normal", or must he live in this strange world he created?



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Praise:

"Sam continues to weave his magic as a storyteller. I always find myself anxious to find out what will happen next and what kind of twist will befall the adventurers. It helps to be familiar with the places that the heroines go, which adds to the story."
~Labdaddy, Texas

"I've had a few very unproductive but enjoyable days thanks to Samuel Ben White. If you haven't read Sam's books you have been missing a treat. These were funny, suspenseful, spiritual and kept you turning the pages."
~Karen S.

"Just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed your books. I have a Kindle and I have purchased all of the Garison Fitch novels. I am in Saudi Arabia and your books have really helped take me away from here."
~Scott, Saudi Arabia


Also Part of the Series:

Saving Time

Two years ago Garison Fitch traveled through time and rewrote history. An accident in the eighteenth century created a whole new world, and even gave Garison a wife he had never met before. Now, he’s got a daughter and he’s coming to enjoy this world he created. Until he’s attacked by men masquerading as Indians, and a funeral procession from out of the past enlists his help, and a tree grows from sappling to full-grown in a matter of minutes, threatening his daughter’s very life. Time itself is unraveling and Garison’s trips through time seem to be the cause. Garison must go back in time once again and keep himself from making the original trip that started the problem. But he can’t use his time machine to go back. How does one sew up a rip in time?





Lost Time

Jason Kerrigan and Brownwyn Dalmouth are pilots with the Republic of Texas Army Air Corps. A world war is going on and bombs have just brought an end to Crockett Air Field in south Texas. Jason and Bronwyn, though, are called away from the battle to be test pilots for a new aircraft that-they're told-will bring the war to an end. The experimental craft lives up to expectations in early tests, but then it lands them somewhere it never should have sent them. Another place? Another time? Another dimension? Somehow, they've taken a trip to the future and changed the past. Or did they? The answer to their change of reality may be known to a Justice of the Peace in Colorado named Garison Fitch. To figure it out, though, Garison may have to team up with his least favorite person: Bat Garrett.





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Author Samuel Ben White

Samuel Ben White (“Sam” to his friends) is the author of the national newspaper comic strip “Tuttle’s” (found at www.tuttles.net) and the on-line comic book “Burt & the I.L.S.” (found at www.destinyhelix.com). He is married and has two sons. He serves his community as both a minister at a small church and a chaplain with hospice. In addition to his time travel stories, Sam has also written and published detective novels, a western, three fantasy novels and four works of Christian fiction.

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A Wild Goose Chaise Christmas by Jennifer AlLee

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
A Wild Goose Chase Christmas
Abingdon Press (November 2012)
by
Jennifer AlLee

ABOUT THE BOOK
Upon her grandmother's death, Izzy Fontaine finds herself in possession of a Wild Goose Chase pattern quilt that supposedly leads to a great treasure.

Of course, once the rest of the family finds out about the "treasure map," they're determined to have a go at the treasure themselves. And, if that weren't enough, Max Logan, a local museum curator, contacts Izzy and says that Grandma Isabella promised him the quilt.

What is it about this quilt that makes everyone want it? Is Izzy on a wild goose chase of her own, or a journey that will lead her to the treasure her grandmother intended?

If you would like to read the first chapter of A Wild Goose Chase Christmas, go HERE.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A Word from Jennifer:

As I look back on my life, it's interesting to see where God's taken me, and where I took myself that God pulled me out of. I finally got back to writing, the dream of my heart. Since 1996, I've published numerous short stories, devotions and plays. I've also been active in church drama ministries, another passion of mine. My first novel, The Love of His Brother (November 2007, Five Star Publishers), was followed by The Pastor's Wife (February 2010, Abingdon Press) and The Mother Road (April 2012). A Wild Goose Chase Christmas is book two in the new Quilts of Love series.

Besides being a writer, I am a wife and mom. Living in Las Vegas, Nevada, my family has learned how to enjoy the fabulous buffets here without severely impacting our waistlines. God is good!

I received one or more books or products in the post above for review purposes only. I was in no way required to write a positive review. All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion.  If you have any questions or comments, please see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.

Nov 27, 2012

Mickey's Music Festival ~ Disney Live Review by Mom Loves 2 Read

 









What did I do on Black Friday You ask?
Well, I took my two girls and a couple of friends to see Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival at the Peoria Civic Center!

The show was fun and entertaining from start to finish.

All three girls loved it!  My youngest daughter is 4 and her favorite part was when Ariel came out on stage!  She was singing along with the songs and dancing in front of her seat.  She also says she loved seeing Goofy, Mickey, Minnie, and Donald all dancing and singing on stage.  There was a part of the show when they tossed out giant "meteors" into the crowd (during Buzz Lightyear's part) and she was a little disappointed that we were too far back to get to hit the "meteors."

The older two girls are both eight years old.  They were laughing and singing the whole time.  They loved when Jasmine and Genie arrived on stage.  Genie of course came out with smoke and a "bang" and they both said it was one of their favorite parts.  They were dancing and singing along through the entire show.



One of my favorite parts was when the toy soldiers came out and danced.  I also enjoyed watching a  horse Jump Rope!  Such fun!

The finale was amazing and my girls could not stay in their seats.  Throughout the show there were several times when those on stage interacted with the audience.  It was such a fun time for all.

As a parent, I love knowing that there are wholesome family shows right here locally that I can take me kids too.  I love that I don't have to worry about ratings or "adult humor" but can sit back and allow my kids (and myself) to enjoy some great, fun, safe entertainment without the worry.  The tickets were priced fairly and I even received a discount code off of any tickets I purchased when I parked!

I will definitely be going back to the Peoria Civic Center in the near future for great family friendly entertainment!  Keep watch here on my blog for future ticket giveaways for PCC events!



I am a Feld Family Ambasador, and in exchange for my time and efforts in attending shows and reporting my opinion within this blog, as well as keeping you advised of the latest discount offers, Feld Entertainment has provided me with complimentary tickets to Feld shows. I was in no way required to write a positive review. All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion.  If you have any questions or comments, please see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.

A Serial Killer, Texas Ranger & Police Officer ~ Shattered Silence by Margaret Daley

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Shattered Silence
Abingdon Press (September 2012)
by
 Margaret Daley
 

ABOUT THE BOOK
A serial killer is targeting illegal aliens in southern Texas. Texas Ranger Cody Jackson is paired with a local police officer, Liliana Rodriguez, to investigate the murders.

While the case brings Cody and Liliana ever closer, the tension between Americans and Mexican Americans heightens. As Cody and Liliana race to discover who is behind the murders and bring peace to the area, what they uncover isn't what they expected. Will Cody and Liliana's faith and love be strong enough to survive the storm of violence?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Shattered Silence, go HERE.
 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Margaret Daley is an award winning, multi-published author in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest. Recently she has won the Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose Contest, Holt Medallion and the Barclay Gold Contest. She wrote for various secular publishers before the Lord led her to the Christian romance market. She currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for the Steeple Hill Love Inspired lines, romantic suspense for Abingdon Press and historical romance for Summerside Press. She has sold eighty-three books to date.

Margaret is currently the President for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an organization of over 2300 members. She was one of the founding members of the first ACFW local chapter, WIN in Oklahoma. She has taught numerous classes for online groups, ACFW and RWA chapters. She enjoys mentoring other authors.

Until she retired a few years ago, she was a teacher of students with special needs for twenty-seven years and volunteered with Special Olympics as a coach. She currently is on the Outreach committee at her church, working on several projects in her community as well as serving on her church’s vestry.
On a more personal note, she has been married for over forty years to Mike and has one son and four granddaughters. She treasures her time with her family and friends.


**Book did not arrive in time for review**

I received one or more books or products in the post above for review purposes only. I was in no way required to write a positive review. All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion.  If you have any questions or comments, please see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.

Nov 26, 2012

Cyber Monday Giveaway with E Van Lowe

Content warning:  
YA Paranormal Romance with Angels, Demons, Life/Death, 
Teenage issues, and handsome "men" 
(Satan, fallen angels, and demons in human form) 
*appropriate for age 15+ readers
  
Heaven Sent
Falling Angels Saga Book Three
By E Van Lowe
Genre: Paranormal YA
What Does It All Mean?

Readers who devoured Boyfriend From Hell and Earth Angel will be captivated by the third book in the Falling Angels Saga.

As summer break for Glendale Union high begins, heartsick Megan awaits Guy's return while struggling to control her emerging abilities.  Love is in the air, but can the new loves in Megan, Maudrina, Suze and Aunt' Jaz's life be trusted? Nothing is what it seems.  Meanwhile, the Satanists are set to hatch their most diabolical scheme ever, and if it comes to pass, Satan may finally win out.

Megan has precious little time to unravel the cryptic message hidden in the riddle she received at the end of Earth Angel. If she doesn’t, the life of someone most dear to her will be lost forever, and Megan may yet find herself living in HELL.



Earth Angel
Falling Angels Book Two
E Van Lowe
Genre: Paranormal YA
Heaven Can Wait!

Just because Megan Barnett recently defeated Satan, has a fantastic new best friend, and has won the love of deliciously handsome, Guy Matson, doesn’t mean her troubles are over.  Far from it.  For Megan doesn’t realize it, but in her possession is a powerful weapon, a weapon sought after by both angels and demons and everything in between.  They will do ANYTHING to get it.

In E. Van Lowe’s humorous, romantic and thrilling sequel to Boyfriend From Hell, Megan winds up in a gripping life or death battle to save herself, the boy she loves, and all of mankind from unthinkable evil.

Megan Barnett has recently defeated Satan, found a fantastic new best friend, and has won the heart of deliciously handsome, Guy Matson.  But that doesn’t mean her troubles are over.  Far from it.  For Megan doesn’t realize that she is in possession of a powerful paranormal weapon, a weapon sought after by both angels, demons and everything in between. 

In E. Van Lowe’s romantic yet thrilling sequel to Boyfriend From Hell, Megan finds herself in a gripping life or death battle to save the boy she loves, and all of mankind from unthinkable evil.


Excerpt:



Boyfriend from Hell
Falling Angels Saga Book One
By E Van Lowe
Genre: Paranormal YA
Aww, Hell No!
Fifteen year-old Megan Barnett and her single mom, Suze, have a special relationship—they are friends, close friends, who do almost everything together.
“But come on, guys, she’s my mother… Can I really tell her that while we’re snuggled up on the sofa watching Spider Man Three, I’m secretly undressing James Franco with my eyes?  Of course not…”
The special bond takes a turn for the worse when Suze decides to start dating again.  She hasn’t had a man in her life since Megan’s father left ten years ago. 
Enter two mysterious young men, Megan’s new classmate, sinfully attractive bad boy, Guy Matson, and the dangerously handsome art dealer, Armando.  Before long Megan and Suze both wind up in steamy relationships.  But neither of the handsome guys is quite what he seems.  In fact, one of them is Satan, with his sights set on a new bride.  Megan has precious little time to figure out how to stop him.  If she doesn’t, either Megan or Suze are quite literally going to HELL


Excerpt http://evanlowe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Boyfriend-From-Hell-FREEBIE.pdf


My Review of Boyfriend from Hell & Earth Angel:
I had the pleasure of reading both of the first books of this series by author E. Van Lowe.  I love how unique the stories are compared to many YA Paranormal Romances I have previously read.  

Boyfriend from Hell introduces the reader to fifteen year old Megan and her mom Suze.  They each meet some very good looking men and start to form a relationship of sorts with them.  The problem is, both of these guys have something to hide . . . One of them is Satan himself looking for a bride to help him take over the world. Wow, nothing like dating the "wrong guy" but which one is it?

In Earth Angel, Megan has already defeated Satan and sent him back to his Warm home.  But the trouble is not finished.  There is more adventure and many more lives at stake now that she has found that she possesses some unique talents.

I must say I was impressed with the stories and characters in both books.  For all the YA, paranormal, fantasy fans - the books in this series are both great reads.  Both books kept my interest from start to finish, made me wonder what would happen next, and actually kept me in suspense for most of the book.  I personally struggled with a few of the story's details and situations; but I don't want to put any spoilers in this review, so you'll just have to read them for yourself!  Well-written, intriguing story, characters with depth and honest emotion, teenage struggles and paranormal/supernatural elements - definitely a good read!

I can't wait for the chance to read book three:  Heaven Sent!



Now for the Giveaway! 
Win a YA theme Christmas them Gift Basket containing 
a plush bear, Santa hat, fuzzy socks and gloves set, 
Christmas socks, sparkly Christmas tree decoration, 
snowman snowglobe, and a Bath and Body Works holiday gift set trio
Open to US Shipping
Winner to be announced on December 7 
so there will be time for the package to arrive before Christmas


About The Author
E. Van Lowe is an author, television writer, screen-writer, playwright and producer who has worked on such TV shows as "The Cosby Show," "Even Stevens," and "Homeboys In Outer Space." He has been nominated for both an Emmy and an Academy Award. His first YA Paranormal novel, "Never Slow Dance With A Zombie," was a selection of The Scholastic Book Club, and a nominee for an American Library Association Award.  His Best Selling novels, “Boyfriend From Hell” and “Earth Angel,” are the first two books in the Falling Angels Saga.  “The Zombie Always Knocks Twice” is the first book in his Hollyweird series.
E lives in Beverly Hills California with his spouse, a werewolf, several zombies and a fairy godmother who grants him wishes from time-to-time.




I received one or more books or products in the post above for review purposes only. I was in no way required to write a positive review. All my reviews are my honest and personal opinion.  If you have any questions or comments, please see my FTC disclosure or Review Policy.

Nov 25, 2012

Cyber Monday Discount on Military Apparel Company Accessories and more



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MilitaryApparelCompany.com is one of the sponsors of the All I Want for Christmas Giveaway Event.  You can find many great accessories including handbags, wallets, garters, blankets and so much more on their website - a great place to shop for yourself or someone you love!


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