Thursday, December 18, 2014

Melissa Foster Street Team Opportunity and Giveaway!


Huge Giveaway from NYT & USA TODAY 

Bestselling Author, Melissa Foster
To help celebrate the release of her newest Romance, bestselling author, Melissa Foster, has created a fun Street Team for readers of her books and lovers of the Romance genre. As part of this launch, she will be giving away lots of prizes—and I mean lots. From chocolate gift baskets to autographed books to super swag, she will be giving away more than 20 prizes, and as many as 520!
If the Street Team reaches 500 members by Monday, December 22, every single member will score an Advance Review Copy of her upcoming novel, Seaside Secrets. That means that you can enjoy the newly released Seaside Sunsets and then immediately read the next installment in the series. Pretty cool, huh?
Not in the mood to join the team? Not a problem! You can still enter the Rafflecopter contest (Rafflecopter is below!) for your chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card and autographed book.
Now that I know you’re excited, read on to learn more about Melissa’s Street Team and her newest release, Seaside Sunsets.

About Melissa’s Street Team
Do you LOVE Melissa Foster’s hunky heroes and smart, sexy heroines? Want to tell others about her books and help spread the word while gaining exclusive peeks at upcoming releases? Join Melissa’s Street Team, and become one of her most trusted fans!
Fab fan benefits:  Personal interaction with Melissa, lively discussions with other super fans and romance junkies, sneak peeks into future publications, exciting challenges with great prizes/swag, and fancy badges for your website, blog, and social media profiles.

About Melissa’s Newest Release
*SEASIDE SUNSETS WAS CHOSEN AS ONE OF AMAZON EDITORS’ BEST ROMANCE BOOKS OF DECEMBER 2014
For the first time since developing the second largest search engine in the world, billionaire Jamie Reed is taking the summer off. He plans to work from the Cape and spend time with his elderly grandmother--and falling in love is not in his plans.
From the moment Jamie and Jessica meet, the attraction is white-hot. Once-overly-focused Jamie can think of little else than sensual, smart, and alluring Jessica, and Jessica discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. But when Jamie's business encounters trouble and his attorney and best friend intervenes, he proves that the blond beauty is too distracting for Jamie. To make matters worse, it appears that Jessica might not be who she says she is, turning Jamie's life--and his heart--upside down. In a world where personal information is always one click away, Jamie must decide if he should trust his heart or watch the woman he loves walk away

Recommended for readers aged 18+
Get Seaside Sunsets on AmazonBarnes & NobleiTunesKobo, or Google Play!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Game of Love FREE Book Blast!

Grab yourself this 'RED HOT' bargain while it lasts!
Game of Love by New York Times Bestselling Author Melissa Foster
(1st - 5th December only)


From the Award Winning Love in Bloom Series
Book #1 The Remingtons

Five sexy, loyal, family oriented siblings each in search of their forever love .
This 5-book steamy contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They're flawed, funny, passionate, and very relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women's fiction.

Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her heart. In the twenty-five years she’s been alive, Dex Remington has been the only person who has always believed in her and been there for her. But four years earlier she came to Dex seeking comfort, and then disappeared like a thief in the night, leaving him a broken man.

Dex Remington is one of the top PC game developers in the U.S. He’s handsome, smart, and numb. So damn numb that he’s not sure he’ll ever find a reason to feel again. 

A chance encounter sparks intense desires in Ellie and Dex. Desires that make her want to run—and make him want to feel. A combination of lust and fear leads these young lovers down a dangerous path. Is it possible to cross a burned bridge or are they destined to be apart forever?

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

FREE from the following sites...
About the Author
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. 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 World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

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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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Flirting with Love Book Tour and Giveaway


NEW RELEASE........
Book #10 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #18

Elisabeth Nash has spent years dreaming of returning to the small town of Trusty, Colorado, where she spent summers with her favorite aunt. When she inherits her aunt’s farmette, she closes her Los Angeles pet bakery and pampering business, sure that life in Trusty will be as peaceful and as welcoming as she remembers. But being an outsider in the close-knit town proves to be very different from the happy summers she remembers from her childhood—and falling for Trusty’s hot, wealthy, and sinfully irresistible veterinarian, Ross Braden, sends the rumor mill into a frenzy.

Ross Braden learned long ago that gossip spreads faster than weeds in his small hometown, and Ross loves nothing more than his privacy. For that reason, he doesn’t date women who live in Trusty. But that was before blond, beautiful, and refreshingly honest Elisabeth Nash flew into his vet clinic seeking help for her panicked piglet and turned his comfortable life—and his heart—inside out.

Despite rumors about Elisabeth’s motives toward her aunt’s property, passion brews between Elisabeth and Ross. Every steamy kiss and every sensual touch brings the pair closer together, and when Ross helps Elisabeth try to fit into the town he adores, it makes their bond even stronger. But even Elisabeth’s efforts toward reaching the community, and the love she and Ross so desperately believe in, might not be enough for the protective small town to offer them a future.

THE BRADEN COUSINS are one of the newest additions to the LOVE IN BLOOM series.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

My thoughts:

As always, I love this addition to the Love in Bloom series! Melissa Foster knocked it out of the park with this book yet again. From the squealing, escaping piglet at the very beginning of the story to the last words, I couldn't put it down.

Melissa Foster definitely knows how to write a very steamy, down to earth romance! Elisabeth and Ross are both written as real people, rather than the over the top characters that are often found in romance novels. Several other Bradens from past (and presumably future) stories were also involved in this book, tying in into the series well.

This book can easily be read as a stand alone book if you haven't already started the series, but it will definitely convince you to go back and start on the other books!

Buy the book from.....
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About Melissa Foster

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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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

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......


NOW FOR THE AUTHOR'S GIVEAWAY !!

Five lucky winners will each receive the Game of Love ebook
the 1st book from the Remingtons series !!
Ending on Friday 19th December at 11.59pm EST
Open Worldwide

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Monday, November 24, 2014

VTech Innotab Learning Cartridge Review and Giveaway





As you all know, VTech is one of the favorite brands in our house. We have lots of VTech toys, but the all-time favorite is our InnoTab 3S. Even the big kids play it reasonably regularly!

We received two new InnoTab cartridges to play and learn with, and they are absolutely perfect for my preschooler who is struggling to learn to write correctly.

Learn to Write with Cody & Cora (ages 3-6, MSRP $24.99)


This game and book are excellent for helping learn handwriting skills! Cody and Cora are Smart Cubs that are featured in the e-book included on this cartridge. Kids can read and listen to the e-book and then work their way through the games, which get progressively more challenging.

Kids also unlock certain games and areas by completing games and letter practice.


The biggest plus for me about this game is that it shows you how to correctly write your letters. It's always a big struggle to teach kids that letters should be written in a certain order and in a certain direction. For example, if your child is crossing the T first then drawing the line down it won't accept it.

The one drawback for me is that a lot of the games on this cartridge are very similar, so exploring more games isn't as exciting as it could be.

Go! Go! Smart Wheels Busy Day in Alphabet Town (ages 2-5, MSRP $24.99)


Go! Go! Smart Wheels has a wide variety of different games and activities. It is definitely my daughter's favorite game that she owns (and she has quite a few, so that's a big deal!) Each of the games have a cute intro video and the e-book is fun.

At the Mechanic Shop kids match the letters on the cars to the letters in the mechanic bays so that the cars can be repaired.



Catch a Letter Thief has you chasing down the road in your police car to find letters, tipping your InnoTab from side to side to change lanes.


In Fire Truck Rescue you're trying to find a kitten stuck in a tree by matching letters to their sounds.


Letter Construction teaches you to write your letters properly.


Alphabet Review reviews letters, their sounds and gives you pictures of words that start with that letter.


You can also customize your own car and explore Alphabet town, which unlocks as you complete other sections of the game.

This is a great game cartridge, with a wide variety of alphabet games. It also has a large age range that it works for, since there are so many types of alphabet games. Younger kids can do well matching letters and older kids can practice writing and sound association.

The awesome thing about both of these cartridges is that they work with all current InnoTab models and with the new InnoTab MAX!

Want to find out more? Check out the cartridges here, all of the InnoTab products here, or find InnoTab on Twitter or Facebook.

These would make a great gift idea for the little ones in your life!

Want to win these cartridges? InnoTab is giving one of my readers the two games that I received for their very own! Just enter on the Rafflecopter below and good luck!

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The VTech product, gift card, information and additional gift pack have been provided by VTech.
I received the prize pack shown in order to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. Sanity is for those without children is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Holiday Bliss Book 2 Review and Giveaway



Holiday Bliss is book 2 in the Bliss series-- It comprises three romantic novellas by three different authors--set in different era's, in one home on the water called, Bliss.

Tending Her Heart by Kathleen Shoop 
Julie Peters' plans to modernize Waterside Hospital's labor and delivery protocols are thwarted by old school doctors and brown-nosing colleagues. But a handsome doctor who understands her point-of-view has a fine bedside manner and a way of Tending Her Heart that has forever-after attached to it. Can a Thanksgiving stay in the regal home called Bliss give her the space she needs to right her future and fall in love? 

The Christmas Miracle by Marcy Waldenville 
Brenan Brown has a terrible secret. One his beautiful wife doesn't know about. One that could destroy his happiness and his family. One he'd thought he buried along with his former identity in a grave in Ireland. But shady characters--terrorists really--from his past come to the stately mansion with blackmail and kidnapping on their minds. And with his family's after at risk, his future in peril, all Brenan can hope for is The Christmas Miracle. 

Holiday Wish by JD Wylde 
Vaughn Jennings has one rule he refuses to break. Not even for Chelsea Chathford, the curvaceous master carpenter he employs. With just reason. But with every day that goes by, it gets harder and harder to follow his rule. Can he follow his heart? Or forever wish he had? Because Christmas comes but once a year. And with it, the only chance to have his Holiday Wish come true.

My thoughts:

While I've read anthologies many times before, I've never seen them tied together quite so well! This is a wonderful trio of stories that center around a historic home (Bliss) and the people who live in it and their loved ones.

Each story is set in a different time, and in each there are struggles to overcome in order for the couple to find love. It was an excellent way to watch the story grow through time, with ties between them (gifts given to a homeowner in one story are introduced in another).

My personal favorite of the trio was Tending Her Heart, which included a great career struggle and showed me a history if childbirth that I wasn't aware existed!

I also love that they were all set in the holidays, which is a magical time for storytelling. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who wants a quick and romantic holiday read!

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"Each story is vivid in historical and modern details and will certainly have you wanting to visit Bliss yourself. The characters come to life, making you fall in love with each and every couple, rooting for them to make it. I highly recommend this wonderful novel by five talented authors." 
- Kristine McCaffrey - Amazon Reader Review on Bliss Series Book 1

"Loved the book! It's my first anthology and I couldn't wait to get to the next story for the continuation. Can't wait to read these authors' next books." 
- review from Amazon on Bliss Series Book 1

Meet the Authors
Kathleen Shoop

Bestselling author Kathleen Shoop holds a PhD in reading education and has more than 20 years of experience in the classroom.  

Kathleen has been featured in USA Today and the Writer’s Guide to 2013. Her work has appeared in The Tribune-Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and Pittsburgh Parent magazine. She lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

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Marcy Waldenville


Marcy Waldenville knew she wanted to write at an early age. A firm believer in anything-is-possible, she is happy to be following that dream. Born and raised in a small town in Western Pennsylvania. She lives in Southern Butler County with her husband, Ken.

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JD Wylde
A misplaced mountain child, J.D. lives in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania with her husband of more than thiry years (and yes, she was a kindergarten bride). Their sons and one beautiful daughter-in-law live nearby. Ozzie, their neurotic dog lives a lot closer. And yes, she still roams wild and free, whatever mountains are currently in her path.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
NOW FOR THE AUTHOR'S GIVEAWAY

Three lucky winners will win a $15 Amazon.com Giftcard
Open Worldwide
Ending on Friday 19th December at 11.59pm EST

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Toys R Us Gift Card Giveaway


Welcome to the TRU Holiday Gift Pack giveaway, hosted by Housewife on a Mission and sponsored by P&G!

Planning ahead for Christmas has saved our day on more than one occasion! I make a point to have all sorts of batteries on hand for Christmas Day, so that our kids can play with their new toys immediately.


Housewife on a Mission had the opportunity to review the FurReal Friends® Get Up and Go Go My Walkin’ Pup and the TRANSFORMERS Stomp & Chomp GRIMLOCK from Hasbro. To read her full review, go here.

Twitter Par-tay!
**Don't miss the #TRUBatteriesIncluded Twitter party on November 20th at 1pm EST. Tips and tricks will be shared for making holiday toy shopping stress free!**


One lucky person is going to win a $100 Toys R Us Gift Card and Duracell Batteries!

Open to US residents ages 18+ and ends on 12/2/14 at 11:59PM EST.
Enter using the simple Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!

Disclosure: Housewife on a Mission and the blogs participating are not responsible for prize fulfillment/shipment. We were not compensated in any way for the promotion of this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway. If you have any questions please contact the host of this giveaway at info(at)housewifeonamission.com

Friday, November 14, 2014

Pregknowsis $150 Amazon Giveaway

SEASON TO BE THANKFUL

Welcome to A Season to be Thankful For! $150 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway.
Sponsored by Pregknowsis and Hosted by Bonkers4coupons

  Pregknowsis.com is an informative based website about trying to conceive, pregnancy advice and early parenthood. It all started when pregnant women (now moms) were seeking answers to their many questions about conception and pregnancy. They wanted a website that was different and unique from the ones that were currently available. I believe with Pregknowsis, they found it! What makes their website unique is the ability for users to reach out in this community, develop, post, answer poll questions and even blog about your favorite topics. The answers and data that you and others provide will be analyzed which will make it meaningful for everyone to relate.
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So you ask, how does the Pregknowsis website work? By visiting www.Pregknowsis.com, the initial individual experience is to create and register for a free profile. As soon as you answer a few simple questions about your lifestyle and demographics you will be on your way! Setting up your profile is quick and easy.Honestly it took me about 3 minutes to complete. Once you have completed the registration, then users can begin asking or answering questions about pre pregnancy, conception or related to early parenthood. Your answers can be viewed instantly by using community answers in a statistical format. Once enough users have answered that particular question then the answers become significant. More of a reliable and trusted source. Your answers can also be advanced further, so you can customize them by eight different categories that are submitted into profiles. Users also have the ability to change their lifestyle factors including a change in their fertility, social habits and BMI.  
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On the website of Pregknowsis.com, you also can take advantage of answering daily and category polls such as Pregnancy Symptoms, Relationship, Miscarriage and More! I actually find it refreshing to offer my opinion and advice to those who are experiencing some of the same things that I have gone through myself. I would definitely check out the "Hot" Polls for latest top question topics. You can also search on the Pregknowsis website for poll questions that might be available only in their archives. This feature is great specially when you need to look up multiple questions or answers. Overall, Pregknowsis.com is an inviting website where you can reach out to your community and moms alike, for great tips, answers and support. It's a great way for new moms to mingle with many experienced parents. I believe the advice given is honest and I feel that when they answer your questions it's from their own past experiences. It's an excellent source and a wonderful way to communicate your concerns. pregknowsis logo 2
There is only one thing that is left for you to do, Register on the Pregknowsis.com website for your FREE Profile! Feel free to stay connected with Pregknowsis on Facebook and Twitter.  

One Very Lucky Reader has a chance to win a $150 Amazon Gift Card!

Giveaway is open to US and Canadian Residents only. Must be 18+ to enter. Giveaway will close on November 30th at 11:59pm est.

You may enter this giveaway through the Giveaway Tools Platform below. Good Luck!

***As a requirement when entering, you must create and register your Free Profile.

     
Bonkers4coupons and the blogs participating are not responsible for prize fulfillment/shipment. Bonkers4coupons received monetary compensation for the hosting of this giveaway. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway. If you have any questions please contact Michele @ mdickerson316@gmail.com
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