The Empire and The Rebels Promo Blast: Ollie Giveaway

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The Empire All Adrian Stannis wanted was a quiet corner of the galaxy where he could work on his beloved scientific experiments, but unfortunately, he was born into a world at war, where his people are struggling for survival against a vastly superior alien invasion force and he is a genius who was trained for the very thing he hates, the creation of deadly weapons. Not to mention, he appears to have been genetically mated to a telepath by his government and he doesn’t find her…uninteresting. In fact, she appears quite intelligent. So what will happen to this solitary man […] Read more »

Self-Promotion for the Incredibly Shy & Anxious

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When I started Pretty Opinionated, I kind of thought it would be like that movie. You know, the whole “if you build it, they will come” thing? I should have known better. I never even SAW that movie!  All I know is there’s a movie, and a field, and a guy with a dream. Anyway, yeah. Blogging doesn’t really work that way. You can build it all you want, but they won’t come. Not because you aren’t insanely brilliant and dripping with creativity, but because the internet is huge. Like “universe huge.” Even if you write the modern-day equivalent of […] Read more »

How Far Would You Go to Save Your Relationship?

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of WEtv for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. If you knew your relationship was heading for disaster, what would you do to save it? What if it was already in shambles, hanging on by a thread? Should you even try to save it? When you’re at that turning point in your relationships where you can either fight or go your separate ways, those are crucial questions. I’ve been there more than once. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before: I’ve been married twice. Once when I was very young. That […] Read more »

4 Baby Essentials Every Work-At-Home-Mom Needs

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Thank you Chicco Shop for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Chicco Shop, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. So you’re having a brand new baby AND planning to keep working at home. It’s totally doable, I know plenty of moms who pulled it off! Me? Well, my son was three when I started really pushing my work-at-home-career. That’s when I became a single mom and had no choice. Prior to that, though, I was a college student and an occasional freelance writer, so I DO have experience trying to occupy an infant while working. […] Read more »

Little Tikes Easy Store Picnic Table for Indoor & Outdoor Fun

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Kids seem to love having their own little spaces to do just about everything. A special bunk bed, a reading nook, a top secret fort all give them a chance to do what they love best in their own little world. Little Tikes created the Easy Store Picnic Table for children ages 3 to 8 years to have their own little spot for indoor or outdoor play. I received a Little Tikes Easy Store Picnic Table in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.   You may already be familiar with Little Tikes, as a handful of their products […] Read more »

The Dead Room Release Day Blast: $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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322 years after the apocalypse, the world has changed, but her people have not. Secrets, lies, and manipulations endure among a small group of survivors taking refuge on an island in the Northern Pacific. No one knows what claimed so many lives over three centuries ago, and no one asks, except Ashley Wortham. She can feel the secrets around her, begging to be uncovered. But the nine elders who govern the island guard their secrets jealously. They believe the islanders know what they need to, and they hide their secrets behind a ruse of peace. But when Ashley, and her […] Read more »

Bombshell Lashes for the Masses from Lash Factory

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I received a complimentary Lash Factory 300X 3D Fiber Lash Mascara Kit in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. If I was stranded on a deserted island and could only bring one thing with me…well, honestly, it would be a boat. Seriously, why doesn’t anyone think of that when asked what they’d bring? A boat gets you out of there! If I could only bring one eye product with me, though, it would be Lash Factory 300X 3D Fiber Lash Mascara. Lash Factory Brings Bombshell Lashes for the Masses Mascara is one of my favorite makeup […] Read more »

5 Things You MUST Know Before Getting a Guinea Pig

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Thinking about getting a guinea pig? Stop. Wait. Read these 5 things you MUST know before bringing home your sweet cavy. If you don’t think you can handle them, a guinea pig may not be right for you. Two years ago, when I  welcomed Krystal the Guinea pig into the family, Mike (the super knowledgeable PetSmart guy) spent a long time going over the basics with me. I had a good idea of what I was getting into, but as with any living creature, even an hour of guinea pig boot camp doesn’t cover all the ins and outs of their care. […] Read more »

Grab Three Great FREE Reads from S.M. Blooding

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Start the series with these freebies from author S.M. Blooding. FREE Pilot Episode Graveyard of Dreams Genre: Fantasy Adventure Publisher: Whistling Book Press Date of Publication: January 3, 2014 Cover Artist: Frankie’s Mind Design Book Length: Novella/40,000 words Book Description: My name’s River, and I’m a dream killer. The Sea of Dreams spat me out without any memories of who was or where I came from. I’ve spent years traveling Dreamland in our gypsy caravan, searching for clues. All I’ve discovered is that the all-powerful elders are collecting people like me—Dreamlanders who don’t fit in. Then I met a man […] Read more »

Bounce into Springtime Fun with Little Tikes 3-Foot Trampoline

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I received a 3-Foot Trampoline by Little Tikes in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Towards the end of winter I’m ready for the frosty tempts to take a hike and for the longer and warmer days to return. My kids try to play outside when the sun is out, but they quickly realize that the sunshine can only do so much until they are freezing and ready to head inside. They start to get antsy being cooped up indoors without a way to release some serious energy. The 3-Foot Trampoline by Little Tikes is one way […] Read more »