Nicole Etolen

Nicole is freelance writer, blogger, and mom to a wild, wacky 8-year-old boy. She is addicted to coffee, tends to hoard books, and watches way too much television. Her favorite thing about being a writer is wearing her pajamas to work every day!

Join the Literary Addicts Spring Into Books Event!


Welcome to the Spring Event April 18 – March 5We are having a Book Blast and Virtual Book Party. Check out the books sponsoring and content below Even in a world of freaks, being a Firestarter is considered a dangerous Gift. Lucy was born with the ability to create and control fire. She longs to leave the human world for one filled with Earthshakers, Transporters, and Chameleons, to name a few. When she rejoins the circus, it’s everything she hoped it could be—new friends, a potential love interest or two, and a place where she can be herself. When troupe […] Read more »

Club Pluto Book Blast: $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway


Andreas – Dubai Genre: BDSM/erotic romance Releasing May, 2014 One determined Journalist…. Freelance journalist, Genevieve Parker, has just been handed the biggest story of her career. But there’s one problem…Going undercover as a submissive in one of the most exclusive BDSM clubs in the world was more than she bargained for. But that’s nothing compared to the man she meets there. Andreas Contos. Her assignment. Gorgeous. Powerful. Mysterious. Genevieve is fascinated…intrigued. But does her intense attraction and willingness to go places with him she’s never gone before sexually really have to do with writing her exposé? Feeling confused and overwhelmed, […] Read more »

Take Better Flash Photos with Gary Fong Puffer Plus

Gary Fong Puffer Plus in Action

I received complimentary Gary Fong Puffer products to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. I’ve had my new Canon Rebel camera for about two months now and honestly, I’m still pretty much shooting in auto mode. I have gotten adventurous a few times and tried messing with aperture and shutter speed, but for the most part, I really need more time to learn. One thing that I really wanted to improve was my flash photography. I know, you’re supposed to take pictures in natural lighting whenever possible. Well, guess what? Sometimes I don’t get to work on pictures […] Read more »

Find the Best Purebred Dog for Your Family with American Kennel Club

This post brought to you by American Kennel Club. All opinions are 100% mine. I am a dog person. While I have cats, I've always been closest to my pups. I can't imagine life without a dog! My whole family loves dogs, actually. My aunt just got a purebred Irish Wolfhound pup, while my brother and sister-in-law tend to go with smaller breeds like the Miniature Dachshund. Talk about two complete ends of the size spectrum! They do have one thing in common, though, both chose the breeds that they chose because of the predictable nature of the purebreeds.  Rescue […] Read more »

Create Your Own 5-Star Vacation Story in Puerto Rico

This post brought to you by Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine. About four years ago, I had the chance of a lifetime to go on a cruise with my son. We went along with my aunt, uncle and cousin. Jacob was 5 at the time. One of our stops on the journey was San Juan, in Puerto Rico. We were only there for a few hours, but I saw enough to know that I want to go back for a longer vacation! Exploring Puerto Rico for an Afternoon We had arranged a tour on a […] Read more »

Design Your Own Shoes with Reebok Skyscape Giveaway

Reebok Skyscape Custom Sneakers

This Reebok Skyscraper post contains affiliate links. The giveaway portion is sponsored by Reebok. All opinions are my own. I feel like I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pair of sneakers my whole life. I’ve found a few that came close at first, but when I put them to the test (namely, a rock-hard mall floor during the Christmas and Easter season), they fall a bit short. The last two weeks, I’ve been back to working in the mall at my seasonal job, which means long hours on my feet. I’ve actually come home crying because my feet […] Read more »

Unsurpassed Release Day Book Blast


Book 1 in the No Rival series Aubree is infatuated with two men, Max and Ryan. The two former Marines have been her close friends ever since she made her first misguided attempt at joining their kickboxing classes. When the pair invites her to join them at a weekend party thrown by Drew, a famous MMA champion, she has no idea what they have in mind. After spending one hot ménage night with the pair, Aubree learns the men’s intentions are not all about her. Feeling betrayed, Aubree turns to Drew who is also tugging at her heart. She must […] Read more »

You Only Label Once! Save $10 on Lovable Labels #YOLO

Lovable Labels April

This post is brought to you by Lovable Labels. For three days only, save $10 off a $25 purchase of Lovable Labels in their “You Only Label Once” sale event. The event runs today through the 17th, so head over to Lovable Labels and stock up! Now is a great time to get labeling, especially since you’ll be bringing out all your kids’ spring gear. With the school year ending in just two months, you don’t want their favorite light jacket, lunch box or anything else to end up in the lost and found bin! Use the coupon code YOLO2014 […] Read more »

Join Me for Great TV Convo on Beamly!


If you’ve been a regular reader, you probably know that I watch way more television than I should admit to. I mean, in a time where everyone is all “oh, we NEVER watch TV, we only do healthy activities,” here I am admitting that I have approximately 40 shows programmed to record on my DVR. Of course, some are summer-only shows and others are back-up shows for when my favorites are on hiatus. I don’t actually watch 40 shows every week! More like 20. I think my love of television springs from a very media-centric family. My grandfather worked on […] Read more »

The Bull, the Bear and the Baboon Book Blast: Kindle Giveaway

The Bull, the Bear and the Baboon

Product Details Paperback: 302 pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (September 20, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 1484888987 ISBN-13: 978-1484888988 Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.6 inches Description: Why do 90% of the people who start trading FX lose money? ‘World-class traders, trainers and authors’ have spent many years exaggerating, misrepresenting, advocating techniques that no one could ever master, and taught out-of-date, worthless techniques is why. Adding to the fact that new traders trust “experts”; they attend “free” how-to-trade FX seminars offered by self-described expert traders; they buy books that “reveal the secrets” of successful traders and eventually […] Read more »