For Your Reading List: The Labyrinth Wall & Haunted Realm + $15 B&N Gift Card Giveaway


The Labyrinth Wall: Read Amazon Best-Seller, Reader’s Favorite 5 Star rated, Dante Rossetti Award 2014 Finalist novel, The Labyrinth Wall, the first book in the Obsidian Series. Imagine a story set in an epic fantasy world like The Hobbit with a dark dystopian feel (and it is written to be a quick read like The Hunger Games). This adventurous tale will transport you into a magical but deadly world with new races, creatures, heroes and villains that you won’t soon forget. Even Sean Astin (from Lord of the Rings, Goonies, Rudy, and 50 First Dates) got a copy of The […] Read more »

Delve into Great Moments in Chocolate History with American Heritage Chocolate + Giveaway #chocolatehistory

Great Moments in Chocolate History

This post is brought to you by American Heritage Chocolates & National Geographic. All opinions are my own. As both a lover of chocolate and history, I am super excited to tell you about Great Moments in Chocolate History, a fabulous new book that makes an amazingly sweet holiday gift idea! I also have a delicious giveaway of both the book AND some spectacularly historic American Heritage Chocolate! Are you excited yet? You should be! Let me tell you why! American Heritage Chocolate presents Great Moments in Chocolate History American Heritage Chocolate is special to me because it’s made right here […] Read more »

5 Festive Feel-Good Christmas Stories for Grown-Ups

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When it comes to mysteries and romance, I usually like mine with a heavy side of paranormal, mayhem and madness. The exception? Christmas fiction! I am a complete and utter sucker for a good Christmas romance. Take a look at my TIVO right now and you’ll see at least half a dozen Hallmark Christmas movies already lined up to start watching after Thanksgiving (I have a weird rule, no Christmas movies before the turkey). There’s just something about the magic of the holiday season that calls out to me to put down the thrillers and pick up something a little more, […] Read more »

Craft a Handmade Holiday with Klutz Books + Giveaway #KLUTZhandmade


Prizing and samples for this Handmade for the Holidays post provided by Klutz. With the holidays on their way, it’s time to start thinking about what gifts you’ll give everyone on your list. This year, why not make it a handmade holiday? Even if you plan to buy gifts, handmade presents not only save money, but they also come from the heart. They’re also a perfect way to let your kids make a little something for grandparents, aunts and friends. Handmade for the Holidays with Klutz Klutz books make it easy to create handmade gifts for the holidays. I received a […] Read more »

The Successful Kid is the Perfect Diary for Smart Young Minds

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Today I’m sharing a post from Afraa Zammam, one of the authors of the Successful Kid: A Diary for Smart Young Minds. I had a chance to check out the diary and just love it! I think it’s exactly what kids need to get thinking about their goals and futures. Rather than telling you in my words, I’ll let Afraa share the meaningful story behind The Successful Kid. The Story Behind the Successful Kid by Afraa Have you ever told yourself … “Man, if I only learned this earlier in life!” I wish I had learned to write down goals and […] Read more »

Head Back to Scary School, But Watch out for those Zillions of Zombies!

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Derek the Ghost is back with another thrilling installment of Scary School, and I thought Halloween week was the perfect time to tell you about it! I’ve been a fan of Scary School since I read the first book back in 2012. I couldn’t be more thrilled with Derek’s success! His tales of mystery, intrigue and comical un-dead mayhem really get kids excited about reading. That always makes me happy! Zillions of Zombies & Fun Unleashed in Scary School #4! The latest installment is called Scary School #4: Zillions of Zombies. I’m betting you can figure out what’s going to happen in […] Read more »

Celebrate the Release of Glistening Swarm by Jill Copper!


Man’s reign is over. Now fear the day of the dragon. The human resistance bands together—to fight for their very survival. Staying ahead of the glistenings led by the savage Victor is their top priority, but as the children they have sought to protect fall ill, their days are numbered. Fighting is their only chance of survival and it’s one that the passive glistening, Jake Monroe, has been dreading for over a year. But, he will have no choice but to meet the dragons head on. No matter the cost, no matter the personal sacrifice. What happens when a dragon […] Read more »

E-MURDERER Book Tour: Check out the Thrilling Excerpt!


  On this anything but typical Monday morning Jenna Scali, who works part-time for a shrink, opens an email that depicts the brutal death of a young girl. On that same day the police uncover a dead coed two blocks from Jenna’s house. The e-murderer’s description creepily echos the death described in the newspapers. When Jenna receives other emails, she takes what she knows to the police and thus begins her journey in the path of the e-murderer. Her curious nature impels her from e-messages to dead coeds to a ring of prostitutes. With the help of her quirky friends, […] Read more »

Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park Helps Even the Youngest Kids Learn about Bullying


Today I’m sharing a great post from Jennifer Schreiber, the author of Monday at Jelly Roll Dog Park, a brand new kids book that teaches kids about bullying through lovable characters and beautiful illustrations. I’ll let the author herself tell you a bit more about the story as well as the inspiration behind the book.   Preparing to go Back to School keeps us parents busy this time of year with shopping for school supply sales, attempting to squeeze kids into last year’s uniforms and sifting through the stacks of paperwork from administrators and teachers. “Uh oh! It’s the dreaded Contract […] Read more »

Firewall: Book 2 of the Logic Series Now Available!


After a whirlwind romance and quick marriage to her prince charming, Mae feels like the walls of her lavish paradise are closing in on her. Just when she’s given a little breathing room, her world comes crashing down. In Beck’s eyes, no measure is too extreme to protect Mae and their unborn children. After realizing the cost of his zeal is Mae’s happiness, he plans a getaway that will put into motion age-old plans set in place by the gods themselves. Overshadowed by a demon assassin, Mae becomes the very thing that Beck has tried to safeguard her from. With […] Read more »