Come Celebrate The Path’s Release Day with Tawdra Kandle!

Summer's almost over, but there's still time for #OneLastBeachRead. And you're in luck because the perfect way to end the summer is now live and available everywhere!

Summer’s almost over, but there’s still time for #OneLastBeachRead. And you’re in luck because the perfect way to end the summer is now live and available everywhere! THE PATH Abby Donavan came to the small beach community of Crystal Cove to start over. After a painful affair broke her heart and derailed her burgeoning career, taking over management for the just-opened bed-and-breakfast was the safe choice. In this sleepy town, Abby figured she could bury her memories and forget the pain. When the chance to have her own hotel falls into her lap, though, she can’t resist the temptation. Making […] Read more »

5 Books Every Freelance Writer Needs on Her Bookshelf

Freelance Writer Books

Every month, I join up with a bunch of other great bloggers to bring you a themed entertainment hop. I think you’ve figured that out by now, right? This month, we’re focusing on Labor Day. I struggled with the theme for a bit, because really, I don’t read a whole lot of books about jobs. Then I looked at my bookshelf and realized I have a boatload of books that helped me in both my freelance writing life and blogging life. So today I’m sharing 5 of my favorite books that every freelance writer (or blogger) needs on her (or HIS!) […] Read more »

Super Bad Book Blast: $100 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway

Super-Bad

Super Bad by Kai Strand The world is in chaos. Violence and thievery reign. And with the supers still balanced, it’s only getting worse. Without good versus evil, the supers care less and less. In order to restore purpose, the world needs its super heroes and its super villains, but the one who balanced them in the first place is missing. Sandra’s concern over finding her brother, Jeff, isn’t her only problem. Her pathetic excuse for super powers has left her needing a new ankle. And though she’s still very much committed to her boyfriend, Source, she’s growing unreasonably attracted […] Read more »

Quick Relaxation Techniques for Incredibly Busy Moms + Free Adult Coloring Pages!

Relaxation techniques for busy moms

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorite quick relaxation techniques for busy moms. These tips are things you can do in 5-10 minutes, from checking out funny animals to getting creative with adult coloring pages! Read on to check them out! I’m on vacation this week. You wouldn’t really know it, because my “vacation” consists of doing ten thousand things that I don’t get around to in my actual work week. Oh, I’ll take a day or two off for real (thanks to the magic of scheduling posts), but honestly, I don’t really know HOW to relax! Spending hours […] Read more »

Keep Your Summer Reading Fun Going During Back to School Season #SummerReading

Keep up the summer reading momentum all year long with great tips from Scholastic, plus check out our favorite books in 5 word reviews!

This post is brought to you by Scholastic and ENERGIZER® Batteries. All opinions are my own. Jake heads back to school in, oh boy, about two weeks! I am going to miss having him home all day, but 5th grade should be exciting for him. He’s had a rough few years with bullies, but this year I hope to see a major difference. Jake joined band and will be learning to play the clarinet. He’s super excited. We also have a new plan in place to deal with bullying. I’m also pretty excited because, over this summer, Jake has moved from […] Read more »

Are We Raising A Generation of Stressed-Out Kids?

Generation Stressed

Today I’m sharing an exclusive post from Michele Kambolis, author of Generation Stressed. I absolutely LOVE this piece because it eloquently addresses something that has been bothering me for a while. I have always believed that summer is a time to be a kid, have fun, explore and relax. Yet more and more, it seems like parents are robbing kids of the summers we had as children. We’re over-scheduling them, sending them to summer school, printing our workbooks that are longer than War & Peace and basically just taking away the care-free fun of summer. In our efforts to avoid “summer slide” and other […] Read more »

Madison’s Song Tour and Promo Blast: $10 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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Her voice is enchanting; his soul is black… Madison Carter has been terrified of Scott Lee since the night he saved her from an evil sorcerer – then melted into a man-eating monster before her eyes. The werewolf is a slave to the moon, but Madison’s nightmares are not. Despite her fears, when Madison’s brother, Clinton, is bitten by a werewolf, she knows there is only one man who can help. A man who frightens her all the more because even in her nightmares, he also thrills her. Together for the first time since that terrible night, Scott and Madison […] Read more »

Stinky Toot Boy Teaches Kids of All Ages About Bullying

Stinky Toot Boy Jaxton

Bullying is serious business. My son spent the better part of last year dreading school and begging me to let him stay home because bullies were making his life miserable. I’m already worrying about the start of the new year and he still has a month left of vacation. It’s a sad & distressing epidemic that just seems to be getting worse. As parents, we need to help our children learn to respect and stand up for themselves and others. That’s where Stephanie Marlett’s Stinky Toot Boy comes in! Stinky Toot Boy Saves the Day And with that, Pete ripped […] Read more »

Jack Templar and the Lord of the Demons (Book #5) Book Blast: $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway

Jack-Templar-5

  Jack Templar and the Lord of the Demons (The Templar Chronicles #5). With two of the Jerusalem Stones in hand, Jack and his friends must race the clock to find the remaining Stones as Ren Lucre’s Creach forces gather strength. With two of their group now with Creach blood flowing in their veins, the team will be tested as never before. They must unite together if they have any hope of surviving their journey to the Underworld and their battle with the vicious Lord of the Demons. The fate of the entire world hangs in the balance. Grab Your […] Read more »

NatGeo Teaches Kids How to Take Amazing Pictures

NatGeo Photography

As far as photography skills go, Jacob has some pretty amazing genes. My grandfather was a Navy photographer back at the end of WWII, before it was an official rating. When he got out of the Navy, he worked for several different television companies. He even did the closed-circuit video for the Miss America Pageants. I always joked that if my grandfather could have a camera surgically implanted in his eyes, he would! Jake’s dad is also a photographer. He spent 6 years as a Navy journalist, then years as a news photographer (mostly video). He also worked at the […] Read more »