Thursday, December 15, 2016

Just One More... What I'm reading this week

Here are the reads I one clicked this week and am planning to enjoy while curled up on the couch in front of the fire as my Christmas tree twinkles in the background. As busy as the holidays are, there are pockets of time where I can just stop and drop with a book.  I look forward to those moments, where I can just slow down and get away from the daily grind, all year!

Eternity: Descendants of Ra Book 1
Tmonique Stephens


Only a cursed man would wait 2000 years for one woman. Roman Nicolis has tracked his lovers’ soul through each reincarnation, only to lose her horribly every time. He’s been her friend, her neighbor, her confidante, but never again her lover . . . until now.
Camael's Battle
Michele E. Gwynn

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In love, and about to become a father for the first time, the archangel Camael finds himself living a nightmare when his beloved goes missing. The Dark Ones have taken her, plotting to use her and her unborn child to release Lucifer from the pit of a thousand years. If they succeed, it will be all-out war in the heavens as Hell is unleashed on earth.
Deviant Warrior
Brenda Trim and Tami Julka

99¢ SALE ~ FR*EE in Kindle Unlimited

The archangel Camael finds himself living a nightmare when his beloved goes missing. The Dark Ones have taken her, plotting to use her and her unborn child to release Lucifer from the pit of a thousand years. If they succeed, it will be all-out war in the heavens as Hell is unleashed on earth.
Cloaked in Christmas
T.F. Walsh

NEW ~ 99¢

Is love powerful enough to win when two sexy wolf shifters, an unwelcome past, and animalistic urges wreak havoc on the holiday season?
The Immortals Boxed Set (1-3)
Monica La Porta


Ancient evils still wander the streets of Rome. Only a few heroes have the power to stop them. Follow a group of friends, united in immortality by fate and the gods’ whims, as they battle their inner demons and try to save the world.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Check out the Twelve Days of Christmas 99cent Romance Book Blast & Kindle Fire Giveaway! #99cents #giveaway #bookblast

Twelve Days of Christmas 99cent Romance Book Blast 
& Kindle Fire + $25 Giveaway!

Yes, that's right, from December 14th through to December 25th, Christmas Day, we have some gift giving to do!

Just for the holidays, a group of authors got together and put their books on sale for 99 cents! 
And, cause 'tis the season of giving, one lucky giveaway entrant will win a Kindle Fire + $25 Amazon Gift Card to get them started! 

So, ladies and gents, click the link below to be swept off to the magical place where all these books are yours to grab and the giveaway is just waiting for you to enter!

Special Thanks To All The Contributing Authors
Gina Kincade
Kiki Howell
Angelica Dawson
Bethany Shaw
Laxmi Hariharan
Muffy Wilson
Dominique Eastwick
Aubree Lane
Cecilia Dominic
Michele E. Gwynn
Trim and Julka
Cara Wylde
C.E. Wilson Author
Aurora Woodlove
Kharma Kelley
Leilani Love
Angel Lawson
Elle Boon
Lucy Leroux
Olivia Arran
Michelle Fox
Nancy Corrigan
Jamie Magee
Michele Bardsley
Rinelle Grey
Erzabet Bishop
Ani Gonzalez
Elianne Adams
Savannah Verte
Lisa Blackwood
Crystal Dawn
Calinda B
D.j. Shaw

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Wolf Pack 99 Cent Sale & Giveaway! Dec 7 - 9 2016




The Wolf Pack authors have set up a special sale

--  99¢ or f*r*e*e -- 

just for you!

Scroll to the bottom of this page for a special giveaway!

Sale ends Friday!

REMEMBER:  Check prices before you buy. They can change without notice.

If you see a book that isn't 99¢ or fr*ee, please check back later as price changes may be delayed.

Dragons were real. But history erased them. Find out why. And discover the love story that kept the magic alive.

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She's looking for freedom, not a mate, but can she ignore the sparks flying between her and the big, bad wolf?

Curl up with ghosts, vampires, shifters and other spooky heroes looking for love. Will be unpublished THIS month. Get it now!

An earth witch and a sea witch fall in love while battling ravagers and prejudice to save their world.

As a child I was stolen--now they've given me to a vampire...

Tyne walks a fine line to win his curvy mate.

Always Be Yourself -- Unless You Can Be A Unicorn...

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Bonding to a female shifter is not part of King Noeh’s plan, not until his goddess insists he take a queen by the next full moon or lose his crown. 

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When you stir a hornet’s nest, you should always be prepared for what might come out. 

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Determined to save her cousin, a headstrong female werewolf goes head to head with her two mates.

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Curl up for the holidays with these heartwarming and sexy tales from some of your favorite paranormal authors.

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Get caught up on the epic paranormal romance series of HOT Scottish Vampires and a love that spans centuries--vampires, shifters and more.

Ula’s instincts warn the dark shifter from Portugal is up to something—but oh, he makes her body hum…

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A love story about a dragon who falls for a witch. Their love is forbidden and no one wants to see them together, will they have a HEA?

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A wannabe witch who sucks at spells must find her inner magic to work with a changeling and nab a Pixie serial killer. 

The clock is ticking—if we have any chance of saving our cities, I must convince Asher I am his Queen before the Blood Moon

A gentlewoman will do whatever it takes to rescue her captive werewolf betrothed.

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A deadly predator and a fierce protector but when Fate's involved, not even Jaxon can fight Destiny.

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A fae witch, a rock star, and a passionate paranormal affair…

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A hunter and a wolf-shifter search for a missing man in a quest that takes them to a remote Arizona town, a haunted hotel, and a lost gold mine.

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Can a shapeshifting ex-con get a second chance at love?

When a dominant alpha meets a human female their attraction sizzles, but can they brave the coming storm together?

Kill the beast. Save your brother. Win your freedom. No problem. Falling in love with the cop trying to arrest you? Problem.

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Everyone Lara loves, dies. All she wants is to be numb, and she's about to get her wish...

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This Alien Warrior will fight—kill—any who dare attempt to take his female.

Private investigators Gavin and Liam find their mate, Bridget, while on a case, and must unravel the clues to her past in order to get her to commit.

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Can love save her soul from an ancient curse?

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

FREE for just a few days and then it will be UNPUBLISHED

Christmas Gifts for Girls Ages 3-16 & Family Gifts Everyone Will Love

Here's my list of what I've bought the kids in my life this year and in years past. The last item on the list is one of our big family traditions...which is to spend time together on Christmas day learning a new skill or making something together. I have enough ideas to last you for YEARS on that one and you'll have lots of happy family memories.

And please comment with your own gift ideas! I am ALWAYS looking for good gifts!

1. Galaxy leggings.  I think this trend probably peaked last year, but I'm still digging it. I bought a pair for my kiddo and my teen exchange student. These would make a great stocking stuffer. Warning: Be sure to check prices, they vary wildly and watch that the leggings you order are in stock and fulfilled by Amazon--a lot of these are sent on the slow boat from China.

2. Mermaid tail blanket. FYI mermaid stuff is very trendy right now and I've been writing a lot of mermaids lately so YAY!  Warning: Be sure to check prices, they vary wildly and watch that the blanket you order is in stock and fulfilled by Amazon--a lot of these are sent on the slow boat from China.

3. Games! My big recommendation is Rush Hour. I LOVE this puzzle game. It is FANTASTIC for building logic skills and predictive multi-step thinking. It can be played alone or with a small group. I used this game all the time when I worked as a tutor.

4. Books. We are readers in my house!

What Santa is giving my kiddo this year:

Chronicles of Narnia boxed set
Percy Jackson boxed set
Warriors boxed set

If you have younger kids on the list, anything with stickers is awesome. Such as...

Make a Face Sticker Book (kids get to make animal faces with stickers, it's AWESOME)
Disney Sticker Book
Fancy Nancy Sticker Book

Or you can encourage nascent handwriting skills with a book of simple mazes. We loved these when my kiddo was smaller!

For really itty bitty kiddos, I'm gifting Flotsam this year which is an award winning children's book that tells the story only in pictures.

5. Spa Party Kit. This one is the brainchild of my 9-year-old. She is dying to invite her friends over for a spa party play date. The only problem? The 'spa party kits' on the market all kind of suck. So I sourced everything separately and then called her friends' moms to set up a play date between Christmas and New Year's. I love that this gift idea brings people together. (Full disclosure, this one got kind of expensive to put I recruited the grandparents to help. We all bought pieces of it.)

Perfume making kit
Lip balm kit
Hair chalk
Nail polish kit for kids
An inexpensive face mask

6. Lego kits. My kiddo has all the basic Lego sets so the focus this year has been expanding what she can do with them.

-I bought some Hexbugs so she can build a Hexbug habitat and maze. We do stockings on Christmas Eve in our house so I'll slip these babies into her stocking and get her busy making them a excellent way to exhaust that pre-Christmas excitement. My kiddo has been known to stay up all night on Christmas (and her birthday) so I'm all for giving her a way to use up all her Santa jitters.

- Lego Crazy Contraption Kit. This will allow her to use her existing Legos to delve into actually building different things.

- Lego Chain Reaction Kit.  What kid doesn't like a good chain reaction? Legos just make it better!

7. Learn new skills and make crafts. Every year I buy a group gift that gives us all something to do together. Despite all the gifts, kids can still complain they are bored (or at least mine does). What they want, in my opinion, is connection. All too often, families open the gifts and then everyone spins off in their own cocoons. Little kids have too much energy for that, so I've found it helpful to channel that need for interaction into a group activity.

When my kiddo was really little we would buy those big cardboard houses and boats for her to decorate. I would give her markers, paints and tons of stickers and let her go to town.  (If you happen to have a big box lying around, you can just use that and skip buying anything.)

Then we did watercolor resist painting--another great stocking stuffer. Santa brought watercolors, paper and white crayons (you have to get those online, the craft stores don't carry them and you'll want more than one). We all drew snowmen in the snow with our white crayons and then painted over it.

From there, we progressed to recorders in everyone's stockings. It was shrill (not gonna lie!) but actually really easy to learn. We were playing Christmas music within a half hour. The key is to buy the right music book! (BONUS: I use my recorder like a whistle when I'm teaching at my kiddo's school. If they get loud, I make the most awful racket on my recorder and they all get reeeeeal quiet. lol Believe me, no one ignores the recorder!)

The next year we had origami paper and a how-to book. There are free tutorials online, but the books tend to be better in my experience--we've been doing origami for three years now so we have some first hand experience with this. (If you're on a tight budget, check out some origami books from the library instead of buying one.)

Then we had a beginning sewing kit to work on together.  I really liked this kit. I thought it was very thoughtfully put together, and more importantly, my kiddo really enjoyed it. (I mean, the thing has over 700 reviews at 4.5 stars and doesn't even have an Elsa or Olaf!)

This year, Santa will be dropping off everything we need to make two no-sew fleece blankets. A friend made me one years ago and it has been the BEST blanket. We actually fight over who gets to use it, so I thought it would be good to make some more.

For this gift, you'll need to head to the fabric store. It costs around $20-$30 per blanket to make. Since there are so many fabrics now, it's easy to tailor the blanket to each person's interests and favorite colors. And they'll be nice and warm all winter long!

Still need gift ideas? Check out my list of 21 local, handmade and homemade gift ideas.