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Follower Love 2 Giveaways

Thank you for 850 followers!

THERE ARE TWO GIVEAWAYS IN THIS POST. SCROLL DOWN.
As a way to give back, I found this cool Etsy shop, Antoinette's Bath House, and I want to share it with you.

One very lucky US reader is able to choose any item they want, valued at $10 CDN or less. All you have to do is jump through some fiery hoops..... KIDDING!!!!!
Just fill in the Rafflecopter form. That's it!

Canadians giveaway is under this one!
And you don't have to be a follower to enter... though it would be nice, that is why I'm doing this after all.....
Anyways.... the form... read the terms... please. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

My Canadian readers, didn't think I'd forget you did ya? This giveaway is just for you! $5 Yeah, a free bag of milk... No? An eBook from Amazon?? Maybe?? Well, whatever it is, it's yours!
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April Monthly News

April showers bring May flowers.... but April also brings the monthly news here on the blog.
I hope it has gotten nicer where you are and no more snow storms have hit you. It's definitely showing signs of spring where I live and that always brings smiles!
I attended Stars On Ice and had a blast. Do you have anything exciting to share?


BOOKS:
1. The House at the End of Hope Street - Meena van Praag (recommend)
2. Pilgrimage of Promise - Cathy Bryant (recommend)
3. Evidence of Life - Barbara Taylor Sissel
4. Jack Templar Monster Hunter - Jeff Gunhus (recommend)
5. Always Watching - Chevy Stevens (HIGHLY recommend)
6. Secrets to a Creative Mind - David Judd Nutting
7. The Keeper of Dawn - J.B. Hickman (recommend)
8. The Kitchen Garden Cookbook (recommend)
9. A Work in Progress - Brad Cotton (recommend)
10. Duchess - Susan May Warren (recommend)
11. A Shade of Blood - Bella Forrest (recommend)


PRODUCTS:
1. Tassimo T55 Home Brewing System (recommend)


MOVIES:
1. Parental Guidance (recomme…

Giveaway: Barefoot in the Sun - Roxanne St. Clair (With Guest Post)

A Barefoot Bay Novel
When running is all you've ever known . . . 
Caught between fight and flight, Zoe Tamarin has always picked flight. Since she was rescued from a nightmare childhood by her great-aunt Pasha, they've been on the move, never staying in one place long enough to risk exposing their precarious past. But now that they've reached the sun-baked shores of Barefoot Bay, Zoe may have to stay and fight-for her aunt's life . . . and for a love she ran from years before.
Sometimes the bravest act of all is tostand still.
Oliver Bradbury came to Florida to start over, as both a doctor and a father to his eight-year-old son. He never expected life to hand him a second chance with the woman he lost years ago-but one look at Zoe Tamarin and he knows he'll do whatever it takes to prove that this time, he can be the man she needs. But when demands of family and friendship threaten to shatter their rekindled passion, Oliver must heal Zoe's lifelong wounds with more …

Teaser Tuesdays

He sat there frozen, unsure what he was supposed to do next, but when I kissed him back he learned quickly. I could feel the fire of the cravings burning inside me but it didn't consume me the way it had when I'd kissed Russ. This was slower, calmer. It was filled with a different kind of passion. It left me utterly and completely breathless.

#47: A Shade of Blood - Bella Forrest

When Sofia Claremont was kidnapped to a sunless island, uncharted by any map and ruled by the most powerful vampire coven on the planet, she believed she'd forever be a captive of its dark ruler, Derek Novak.
Now, after months of surviving an endless night, the morning sun may soon rise again for Sofia. Something has possessed Derek's heart and he offers her a gift no human slave has ever been given in the history of his cursed island: escape.
High school, prom and a chance to move on with her life now await her.
But will she be able to forget the horrors that steal her sleep away at night? ... or the feelings that haunt her for that tormented prince of darkness?





Paperback: 320 pagesPublisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 8, 2013)ISBN: 9781484076248AMAZON US
AMAZON CA



My review for book 1, A Shade of Vampire

Review: And again hanging on a cliff for dear life! The book picks up exactly where book one leaves off, which if you read my review of that one, you'd …

Quickie Giveaway - Wellesley Wives - Suzy Duffy

Popsy Power is pretty, popular, and insanely rich. Her husband adores her, and her two daughters are busy producing babies and romping up the corporate ladder- like good little Wellesley Wives. However, what Popsy doesn’t know is that her husband and worldly wealth will soon be gone, and as for her daughters... Well, Lily's romping is not restricted to the boardroom, and Rosie finds her pilot-husband flying more than his jet. Sandra is Popsy's best friend. She has the perfect body, bank balance, and palatial penthouse. As a second wife herself, she should know how husbands wander, but even she is shocked when she discovers where Jack has found his fun ... When Lily's nasty, little secrets suddenly go public and Rosie finds her husband flying a little too high, it's time to escape. Popsy and Sandra flee to beautiful, peaceful Ireland. Rosie heads to Mexico, and Lily seeks refuge in the arms of her man. The adventure continues for Popsy and Sandra. Within days, they'…

Blasting About: Alexander Drake (With Giveaway)

Alexander Drake's Extraordinary Pursuit Meet Alexander Drake, a curious young man living in a drab, oversized mansion with his secretive father. He spent his days playing alone. In the back of his mind he wondered what happened to his mother, and why his father was tight-lipped about the past; but secrets have a way of getting out. It all started with a stay at his grandmother’s cottage. Alexander found strange clues tucked away in his father’s old bedroom. With a mysterious key and several maps in his pack he set off on an innocent search for answers about his family. When he discovered a secret passageway the search took a dramatic turn. He suddenly worried about what was searching for him. Alexander was being hunted by a sorcerer from his father’s past. Answers lead to more questions and the journey of his life. Join Alexander for a thrilling adventure in Azra’s Pith, a place of beauty and magic… but beware—something evil lurks in the shadows.  
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#46: Duchess - Susan May Warren (With Giveaway)

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A glamorous Hollywood starlet must fight for her life, her love, and her country in this epic 1930s tale.
During the golden age of Hollywood, film star Roxy Price's future shines bright -- until the fated Black Friday when it all comes crashing down. Her only hope is to join forces with Belgian duke Rolfe Van Horne, a film investor. But Rolfe is not who he seems, and his plans to support a growing unrest in Europe could break Roxy's heart and endanger her life. When her country needs her, will she have the courage to surrender her glittering world and her one true love?

Paperback: 352 pagesPublisher: Summerside Press, an imprint of Guideposts (March 1, 2013)ISBN: 9781609367718AMAZON US
AMAZON CA

Author Bio: Susan May Warren is the bestselling and award-winning author of more than thirty novels. Duchess is the third and final book in the Daughters of Fortune generational saga, following two previous acclaimed novels, Heiress and Baroness. A former missionary to Rus…

Thank You Jergens For A Wonderful Night!

Last night I was honored to attend Stars on Ice, thanks to Jergens® Skincare


Stars On Ice tours Canada showcasing some of the best in the figure skating business. Stars on this tour include Kurt Browning, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan, Joannie Rochette, Jeffrey Buttle, Shawn Sawyer and more. 
You can still catch these shows in May: Wed, May 1 Winnipeg, MB Buy Tickets Fri, May 3 Saskatoon, SK Buy Tickets Sun, May 5 Calgary, AB Buy Tickets Mon, May 6 Edmonton, AB Buy Tickets Wed, May 8 Victoria, BC Buy Tickets Fri, May 10 Vancouver, BC Buy Tickets












I was also delighted by some figure skaters that were not Canadian. American Ashley Wagner was so beautiful to watch. She was very graceful in her movements.

Sinead Kerr & John Kerr are the British champions. They were exceptional and the skating mixed with the music was incredibly powerful. I could definitely see why they are champions.

But you know what?! I went with all the intention of screaming the loudest for Kurt Browning.
F…

My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle

MY LITTLE PONY: FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC - PRINCESS TWILIGHT SPARKLE COMING TO DVD FROM SHOUT! FACTORY KIDS ON APRIL 30, 2013
Twilight Sparkle Earns Her Wings And Becomes A Princess!

All hail the… Princess! My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic - Princess Twilight Sparkleis coming to DVD April 30th from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios. Princess Twilight Sparkle includes 5 episodes from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, focusing on Twilight’s adventures and the grand coronation event from Season 3as well asa Sing-Along and Coloring Sheet, and is priced at $14.97 SRP.
Since arriving in Ponyville, Twilight has learned Princess Celestia’s most valuable lesson — the meaning of true friendship. But with every new adventure comes a new lesson and if anyone is up for more learning, it’s the studious Twilight Sparkle!
Now, after completing an important challenge, Twilight has earned her princess wings and has all new adventures and responsibilities as a princess! The 5 episodes o…

Blasting About: Family Ever After (With Giveaway)

Family Ever After: Simple Ways to Achieve Perfect Happiness in an Imperfect Family
 Women frustrated with their marriage and their family will find the help they need to achieve greater happiness and success in their family in the new book, Family Ever After: Simple Ways to Achieve Extraordinary Happiness with Your Ordinary Family by stay-at-home mom, blogger, and ordinary family leader Michelle H. Packard. Family Ever After uses the fairytale concept that once you find your prince charming life is happily ever after. Michelle H. Packard knows this concept, while romantic, is not realistic, and she provides a practical, poignant, funny, and moving exploration of the simple ways you can help find greater happiness and satisfaction in your marriage and family. Packard says, “While the idea of happy ever after is distorted, you can, in fact, achieve a Family Ever After.” Family Ever After brings time-tested and well-researched principles to family life to help you learn specific ways t…

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 123!



Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  *Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple.

Logic told me I was scared--terrified even--but I couldn't seem to act on that fear. I wanted to scream and run but my body tensed for a fight. There were strange new emotions in me and I had no idea where they were coming from or how to control them. Threat. This man was a threat. I had to fight him. I had to protect myself and my territory.