List of Giveaways!


Here is a list of current giveaways that can be found on my blog.

Have fun and good luck!

$10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: The Ghost Chronicles by Marlo Berliner – ends August 6th

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway: Beyond the Rising Tide by Sarah Beard –  ends July 31st

Digital Copy Giveaway: THE SAPPHIRE AFFAIR by Lauren Blakely – ends July 29th

$25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Finding Ford by Kristin Coley – ends August 19th

$10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Bottled by Carol Riggs – ends August 6th

$15 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Tainted (Demon Within #1) by Ginna Moran – ends August 6th

Swag & $10 Amazon gift card (INT) Giveaway: City of Legends by Cheyanne Young – ends August 14th

Print Copy Giveaway: THE VIRGIN AND THE VISCOUNT by Charis Michaels – ends August 11th

$10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Vavaun: The Shadow of the Revenaunt by Paul E. Horsman – ends August 14th

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: 2 Broads Abroad: Moms Fly the Coop by Deborah Serra & Nancy Serra Greene – ends July 30th

Kindle Fire Giveaway: FOOL FOR YOU by Rina Gray – ends July 31st

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: 2 Broads Abroad: Moms Fly the Coop by Deborah Serra & Nancy Serra Greene

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Authors:    Deborah Serra & Nancy Serra Greene
Published:  November 6th, 2015
Publisher:   Library Tales Publishing
Genre:  Motherhood
When sisters, Deborah & Nancy, discovered that motherhood was a temp job they decided to run away from home. After packing up that last kid for college, and facing the sad stillness of their suddenly quiet homes, they decided to leave the country. 2 BROADS ABROAD: MOMS FLY THE COOP is a funny, irreverent, occasionally poignant travel tale of their impulsive road trip around Ireland.
In this witty warm-hearted adventure, they experienced some of Ireland’s quirkier history while sharing universally relatable stories of maniacal school coaches, neurotic neighbors, and tiger moms. Having kicked that empty nest into their rearview mirror, the sisters took off careening down the wrong side of the road, making questionable choices, getting trapped in a medieval tower, sneaking Chinese take-out into a famous cooking school, drinking way too much, and gaining a changed perspective on their lives ahead.
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When we thought about the phases of our lives at each juncture of change: our own departure from home, our first real job, our marriages, the birth of our children, all of the big phases of change held out something new for us. This change was shaping up very differently. This change was loss – complete dissolution of the fundamental family structure forever and that was all. We had to plan. We needed to be proactive. The alternative was to be left standing frozen in time, in a life that had moved on without us, and to become observers and visitors in our kids’ lives. Not acceptable. So, we set our imaginations loose.

We considered our location. Now that we knew we were leaving – where could we go?

“Angkor Wat,” I said.

“Wat what?” Nancy asked.

“It’s the largest temple in the world, built in 1125.”

“Where is it?”


“Uh, huh. Deborah, I was thinking more along the lines of a bucolic vineyard in Tuscany. You know, stroll along the hills, sample the fruit of the vine, nectar of the gods?”

“Oh. Okay, how would you feel about a camel trek in Morocco?”

“Probably sore, smelly, and hot. And I understand camels are mean and they spit. They spit, Deborah. What about a civilized boat ride down the Rhine River in Germany? They have castles and I know how you like castles.”

“I do like castles, but don’t you think we should go more exotic?”

“This is our first trip together. I’d like to steer clear of nations at war, places we’d need to wear a burka, or can’t speak the language, or ride on an angry animal. Surely we can agree on somewhere.”

“I’ve always wanted to see where grandma’s family came from.”

“Me, too!”

“With a little research and a rental car we can see the entire island in a couple of weeks.”

“Perfect. Ireland it is!”


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About the Authors:
Deborah Serra has been a sought-after screenwriter for twenty-five years having written for NBC, CBS, Sony, Lifetime, Fox, and others. She was a recipient of the 2012 Hawthornden Literary Fellowship. Her first novel was a semi-finalist for the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Award given by the Faulkner Society in New Orleans, LA.
Nancy is a graduate of San Diego State University. She worked in medical sales before stepping away to raise her two children, at which point she became: Team Mom, Snack Mom, PTA member, Assistance League Volunteer, and the list is never-ending. Nancy was the editor and publisher of the Buffalo Hills Echo newsletter with a circulation of 1400. She also designed and managed her community website.
Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
  • A $50 Amazon Gift Card
Giveaway is International Ends July 31st at 11:59 PM EDT.

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Spotlight: Caerwin & Marcellus by Lizzie Ashworth

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by Lizzie Ashworth

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An ambitious Roman commander captures a fiery maid of Britannia and forces her to his will. A story of conquest and love set in the glory days of empire, their struggle to meet each other’s needs and expectations exposes the underbelly of Rome’s legal system, its dependence on slavery, and sexual secrets from Marcellus’ past. Can young Caerwin survive unexpected challenges to her womanhood?
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5 Stars
WOW! What a wonderful ending to a fantastic story!
~Bookaholic Mama
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Book 1
Caerwin and the Roman Dog
An Erotic Historical Romance Set in 47 AD Britannia
By Lizzie Ashworth
Caerwin, a young Cornovii princess, watches from the rocky battlements of her tribe’s hillfort as Rome’s legions approach. Surely the valiant warriors of her tribe will fend off this swarm of foreign invaders. Disbelief slowly changes to horror as Romans overrun her home.
Captured and held in Roman camp, Caerwin faces Legate Marcellus Antistius who makes it clear she will submit to his demands. In spite of her resistance, he forces her pleasure. She begs to die.
Caught between his increasing infatuation with this Briton princess and the demands of his military command, Marcellus must come to terms with his past.
A fiery novel of domination and submission, this historical romance follows Caerwin as she refuses to accept her new reality. Life as she knew it is over. Forever. In its place stands a man she can never love.
Set in the year 47 AD as four legions of the Roman army invade Britannia and blaze a path of death and destruction, this novel portrays the plight of native Celts who must yield their lands and possessions to become vassals of Rome—or fight to the death.

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Lizzie Ashworth has been through career, marriage, kids, and even ran her own cafe, but writing has always been her secret love. Hidden away on a remote woodland hilltop in the Arkansas Ozarks, she accepts advice from her hound dog Weezie and her black cat Esmeralda. She has authored seven novels and several short stories which explore the intimate nuances of human relationships.
Liz writes erotic romance because her mind just naturally runs to the gutter. Also, it’s way past time to celebrate women’s sexual freedom and the evolution of our culture to finally bring sex out of the closet. What she find most exciting about this minute in the history of literature is that through indie publishing, the author can directly connect with her readers.
She enjoys cooking, gardening, and vacations at the Pacific coast. Sunrise and sunset provide her favorite moments, the magical twilight between two worlds when anything seems possible. Most of all, she loves snuggling up with a good book.
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Review: Newisland 4X4X4 Puzzle Speed Cube Sticker Magic Cube


Newisland 4X4X4 Puzzle Speed Cube Sticker Magic Cube, with Instruction and a Carrying Bag, Super Durable and Smooth Play with Vivid Color

Purchased from Amazon


  • Superior Combination: Combines high performance designs with good value.
  • Superb Rotation and Smooth Play: Updated structure designed for easy-turning, speed-cubing and tension-adjusting. The improved anti-pop technoplogy supports super fast turning. Highly recommended cube set.
  • High Quality Material: Solid colored stickers for longer used. Eco-friendly plastic product does harmless to human and environment.
  • Intelligence Development: Perfect for both children and adults to play with.
  • In the box: Newisland 4X4X4 Speed Cube comes with a method card, a set of stickers, and a customized cube bag for easier carrying.


So who doesn’t love these cube games! From my youngest child who is two to my dad who is in his 70s these cubes bring endless hours of fun and competition to any family gathering.


One of my sons helped me out by playing with this Newisland 4X4X4 Puzzle Speed Cube. It is a well made game cube. It feels similar to ones we already own.


The stickers on the cube haven’t shown any sign of wear but if they do the company did send an extra page of each color sticker. So if one starts to fray around the edges or even falls off  it’s very easy to replace it. This cube also comes with instructions and a storage pouch.


My son had a blast playing with this cube. He has yet to put it back the way it was. It is very challenging and he loves it!

This game cube would make a fun gift or stocking stuffer for anyone!


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Review: Gonex Sports Tritan Water Bottle 18oz 600ml, Flip Top Lid, Opens With 1-Click, Eco Friendly BPA-Free Plastic for Gym, Yoga, Running, Outdoors, Cycling, and Camping

Gonex Sports Tritan Water Bottle 18oz 600ml, Flip Top Lid, Opens With 1-Click, Eco Friendly BPA-Free Plastic for Gym, Yoga, Running, Outdoors, Cycling, and Camping

Purchased from: Amazon


  • Tritan plastic: BPA-free. Our Gonex bottles are made from 100% non-toxic imported Tritan Co-polyester plastic, which is do no harm to our body and it is environmentally friendly. What’s more, its environmental material makes it SAFE even you pour the 100 ℃ hot water in it. Gonex water bottle is the right choice since it is durable, non-toxic and safe.
  • Fashionable design: It is premium quality single wall design that is unlike the other dull, off the shelf water bottle. It looks more practical and functional than any other water bottle. It is ergonomically shaped to make one-handed use a breeze, with a special reflective frosted casing. The Nylon Carry-strap is tough enough to hold the bottle filling with water. Its small and exquisite design is more suitable for women to put in their bags and carry to anywhere.
  • Lightweight: Although it is small, it is 18 ounce, 600ml, which is tough durable and resistant to impact. Its air hold design that places on the lid ensures fast flow of water with effortless drinking. There is a one-handed push of a button on the top of the special spill-proof.
  • Small Bottle Mouth: Consistent with the lip, which avoids being choked by fast drinking. And its top air hold makes the bottle 100% leak-proof and dirt-proof. It is also very easy to open the bottle with just only one-click, slide your hand into the side strap and start drinking. The Gonex bottle is perfect for running, gym, yoga, tennis, hiking, office use or travelling.
  • Guarantee: We want to be the best choice that you have options here, and that’s why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If our product doesn’t meet your standards for any reason, just send it back for a replacement or a full refund.


We have been going to the park a lot this summer. Even though it is usually after dinner when we go it is hot and humid out there. We always bring a cooler of bottle water but I hate using those plastic bottles because it is not good for the environment. So I started looking around for reusable bottles and when I came across this one by Gonex I fell in love.

Look at that beautiful purple bottle!


I ordered it and it arrived in no time at all and was very well packaged. I rinsed it off, filled it with ice water and stuck it in the fridge. I am very happy that the opening is large enough to fit ice cubes in it.


When we headed out the door I took it with me. It fits perfectly in the cup holders in out van.  The handle on the neck of it is perfect to fit around your wrist when you want to carry it. I love the handle, it is very well made and I don’t think it will ever come off this water bottle!


I have to say that this is one of the most comfortable water bottles I have ever drank from!

First when you want to take a drink you just unlatch the top and push the little button and then the top opens automatically. After you take a drink it locks right back into place. This bottle does not spill at all! You can easily open it and close it with one hand.


This water bottle only holds 18 ounce which is nice because that way you are not carrying such a heavy bottle when you are on the go.  This bottle is BPA safe so it is safe for the whole family to use!

I am very pleased with this lovely water bottle and I now use it every time I leave the house!


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