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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Intercepting Love #Book Blast

What are your Summer reads line up? Are you waiting on a new author or old author to bring out a new book? Share with me below.

Enjoy this Intercepting Book Blast while you wait or just add it to your list.

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Intercepting love_highBoth have what she wants … but only one has what she needs.

Working with professional athletes and helping them recover from their injuries has always been Kate Townsend’s dream, but after an accident left her scarred and heartbroken years ago she refuses to let what happened in her past happen again. Staying focused is the key, as well as not letting her feelings interfere with her job … no matter the circumstances.

All of that is easier said than done when not only one, but two men crave her healing touch, igniting every single desire she’s denied herself for so long. Cooper Davis, NFL’s star quarterback and most eligible bachelor, packs up and leaves his home to move across the states to the East Coast after an injury results in the embarrassing trade to another team. Bitter from the pain, he deals with his problems through drugs and alcohol—almost ruining his football career—until he meets the one woman who makes him want to feel; the same woman who refuses to give up on him no matter how many times he screws up.

He has to have her, and he’s not going to stop until he makes her his. Especially, now that someone else threatens to take her away. Motocross champion and local bad boy Luke Collins never takes no for an answer. For the past four months he’s used his charms to get what he wants, and now he’s so close to getting the girl of his dreams … if she’ll give in just once. One time is all he needs, and he’s never been known to fail, but he’s also never had to fight for a woman’s affections. Only one man will win their way into Kate’s heart, but which one will intercept the other and take what they want? Which one will she choose?

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LPDOVERPIC1Meet L.P. Dover:

USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries. Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can't forget the passion for singing.

Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols. Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae. L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

Where you can find L.P. Dover:




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Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Business - And Busy We Were - #Music

The past two weeks have been absolutely crazy! It's like life is trying to get back at me for taking a week off!!!

Anyway I"m late and well I just woke up! So did the kids. Our bodies really needed that rest. So thankful it's a holiday.

Happy Memorial Day to y'all.

This is one of the songs that played at my daughters dance revue performance last night.





I knew a man called him Sandy Kane
Few folks even knew his name
But a hero was he
Left a boy, came back a man
Still many just don't understand
About the reasons we are free

I can't forget the look in his eyes
Or the tears he cries
As he said these words to me

All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through for the red, white and blue 
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all

Now Sandy Kane is no longer here
But his words are oh so clear
As they echo through out our land
For all his friends who gave us all
Who stood the ground and took the fall
To help their fellow man

Love your country and live with pride
And don't forget those who died America can't you see

All gave some and some gave all
And some stood through for the red, white and blue
And some had to fall
And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall
Some gave all

And if you ever think of me
Think of all your liberties and recall, yes recall
Some gave all

Some gave all

Welcome to today's music.  I hope Monday find you with a smile and music to begin your week with light steps. 
I'm always coming to visit everyone on the linky so don't worry if I'm a bit late! 

CONGRATULATIONS to this week's spotlight dancer!
Don't forget to visit the spotlight dancer in the #1 spot. Soon it might be your turn. 
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Yum Earth Organic Candy - #Win A Year's Supply! Arv $100

After the two days we've had back to back and all day of raw life and excitement. If my kids wake up today and ask me for candy, I'm definitely saying yes. They are so used to my no's by now :)

It would be much better if they could try some of this candy though.

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Flip It $100 Paypal Cash + Swag #Giveaway

It's summer coming full force with heat and fun, and I know y'all could do with some cash to get some fun toys for the family to have fun outside in the backyard.

Come have fun in the Flip It $100 Paypal Cash + Swag #Giveaway!  Not only will you have some cah, but you can also find a new summer read!


Have you ever watched those home shows where they have bought a dilapidated house and turned it into a show piece? It is certainly fascinating to watch. However, what if one of those houses has former ghost inhabitants that just do not want to leave? 



Author Michael Phillip Cash's newest book, The Flip is all about a house flip going terribly wrong.

"Julie and Brad Evans are house flippers. They buy low, clean out the old occupants junk, and try to make a profit. Enter Hemmings House on Bedlam Street in scenic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Too good a deal to pass up, but with an ominous secret. The old Victorian Mansion has dwellers that do not want to be dispossessed. As the house reveals it's past, will the couples marriage survive The Flip?"

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend and looking toward the Summer,  Michael Phillip Cash wants to introduce The Flip to the world at large. The author is generously giving a great and fun prize pack that will set the winner up right for Summer fun in the sun.

One winner will receive all of the following:

*A copy of his book, The Flip

*A screen printed beach towel
*A bottle of sunscreen
*A tote to hold it all
*$100 Paypal cash



Would you like to win this great prize? All you have to do is enter in the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

Where you can find Michael Phillip Cash:



Amazon
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Thursday, May 22, 2014

3 Lessons We All Can Learn From Sunny Bee! - Bee Helpful

3 Lessons We All Can Learn From Sunny Bee!
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I’ve learned a lot from writing the children’s story book Bee Helpful. However, I’ve learned even
more from reading it to my son. It has become to me a rich repository of meaningful life lessons
subtly weaved into the fabric of a heroic adventure story. In this article, I would like to share
three important lessons that we all could learn from Sunny Bee.!

Bee Friends!

In the Bee Helpful story, Sunny Bee is best friends with a beautiful golden sunflower named
Myah. While it is easy to see that Sunny is a bee and Myah is a flower, it is easy to miss the
meaning there in.

What can we glean from their relationship? First of all Myah is of the plant
kingdom while Sunny is of the animal kingdom. Myah is female, Sunny is male. Myah is
stationary while Sunny is mobile. These two friends could not be more different but yet they are
the best of friends. The lesson here is understanding that we can be friends with anyone no
matter how different we are. It doesn’t matter if they are a plant, a dog, cat, bird, or different
gender, color, religion, culture, etc.!

Bee Compassionate!

If we can replace our judgements with compassion, most problems in our relationships and in
the world for that matter, would dissolve quickly. Somewhere along the way we picked up the
habit to judge each other, ourselves, and just about everything around us. When we judge
things it can make us feel more disconnected from the world we live in.

We can say that I am good and that person is bad and they deserve to have negative things happen to them. For example, we can see a homeless person and judge his whole life in just a few seconds;
concluding that he is a lazy bomb, drug addict, a con, and so on. This allow us to feel good
about our decision we’ve already made not to help this person or people like him. It allows us to
be disconnected and remain selfish instead of compassionate and generous—to contract
instead of expand.

Do we really know the truth about a homeless person that we a few moments ago we did not
even know existed? Of course not. We don’t know that his father ran out on the family or that his
mother died of a drug overdose when he was 7. We don’t know that he was badly abused as
child in the various homes they put him in.

We don’t know the particulars of his circumstances that lead up to where he is now. Just because we heard on the evening news that some homeless people are fakes, doesn’t mean all of them are. Besides, is the nickel or quarter in your pocket really worth all the judging and analysis or your time? I don’t think so. That pocket change may be just enough to someone who can really use it. Also, it will help teach a message to them, you and me; that we are not alone in this world. That there is a least one person who cares about others.

Bee There!

Sunny Bee went on an extraordinary journey trying to help his friend. Being a good friend
includes being there for other people in both good times and bad times. As a friend we must
stand willing to lend our support on a moments notice. We don’t always need to go as far as
Sunny did in the story to help, many times being there for others is simply just giving them your full attention and actively listening.
This is called being present. Be fully present with a child, a pet, in the woods, with a co-worker and see how the experience feels to you and them. We all feel much better when we are valued and heard. Your gift of extraordinary attention will do much more than most can understand.

Conclusion!

In this article, I’ve highlighted three lessons that are quite valuable for our children to be aware
of and practice.
Don’t be afraid to “bee friends” with people of different backgrounds, gender,
beliefs, pets, or even a tree.
Second, it is important to replace many of our judgements with compassion and be there for others. Lastly, when we have compassion it is much easier for us to “bee there” for others. If we have a problem or need help, it feels good when someone comes to our rescue like Sunny did for Myah. Take an opportunity to be there for someone or something and see how it makes them feel and how it makes you feel.

About the author:

DSC_0107J.W. Edwards III was born in St. Louis, Missouri and spent the majority of his childhood there. Eventually he left St. Louis for engineering school and job opportunities. He has traveled across most the U.S. in search of a place to call home.

He currently resides in northern California with his wife and three boys and works full-time as a software engineer while writing stories for his youngest son in his spare time. J.W. Edwards is busy these days working on a variety of writing projects which includes the Sunny Bee Book Series.

Book number three, Bee Helpful, was the first one to be published. Books 1, 2, and 4 will follow soon in 2014.

Learn more about this series at www.sunnybeebooks.com

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

It's Just Desserts - Order Carefully!

I'm about to begin a new book.
I can't wait to dive in. It's from one of my favorite authors.

In the meantime, I'm sharing this book dessert with you :)
Come hang out at the facebook party too!


JustDessertsCoverRevealJust Desserts 5When her friend Julia needed help forming a revenge plan against her ex-boyfriend, Ava was happy to lend a hand. She never expected that in the course of making Liam pay, she'd be the one to fall hard. . .for the one person who was absolutely off-limits.

Crushing on the guy who humiliated her best friend is definitely against the girlfriend rules. Besides, Ava has goals. Her life is all about graduating with honors and landing the perfect job. And Liam Bailey--sweet-talking, complicated son of a well-known local politician--isn't part of those plans. But Liam doesn't give up easily. And he doesn't intend to let their friends' opinions, his parents' disapproval or Ava's past get in the way of what he wants--Ava's heart.

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The American Bible Challenge Fun Fan #Giveaway!

I just gave both my children a Bible trivia book and baby girl is HOOKED! She loves doing all the fun things and learning more about what's in the bible in a fun way. I think I might have to get me one too.

And we do love The American Bible Challenge show too and really can't wait to watch it again!

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The American Bible Challenge is a fun, spirited game show that celebrates the Bible, its teachings, relevance and place in American culture.

 

In the first two seasons, teams of Bible enthusiasts from all across the country competed in a variety of challenges putting their knowledge of the Good Book to the test in humorous, inspiring and educational ways. 

The New Season premieres Thursday, May 22, @ 7:00pm CST. 

If you want to check out more about this show and see a sneak peak of the new season you can go to the website below: 

Website: http://gsntv.com/shows/the-american-bible-challenge/ There will be Encore performances airing on GSNTV (click the Schedule on the website to check for times). 

We hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a fun and exciting third season of The American Bible Challenge with the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, host Jeff Foxworthy as he explores the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature.
If you are as excited as I am for this season and want to follow along you can follow them on their Facebook and Twitter accounts below: 


Now for your chance to WIN a "The American Bible Challenge Family"(hat + t-shirt + poster)(winner must be in US or Canada)! Enter the giveaway below:
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If You Were Me And Lived In Russia + $50 Paypal Gift Card

I love Carole's books and I can't wait for the kids and I to read the new If I were You And Lived Series! I can imagine all the goodies to learn about new cultures that are involved.

Come visit and enter the If You Were Me And Lived In Russia + $50 Paypal Gift Card #Giveaway!


This Summer is going to be interesting indeed. The kids have so much to accomplish. Especially their 100 book club reading at the library. They are half way there already! They devour books I tell you!

Carole P. Roman continues to write great children's literature!
With her ground breaking series of, "If You Were Me and Lived In...", Carole P. Roman captured the hearts of children around the world.  Her first book about Mexico has won several awards including the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in 2012.


Now, she wants to introduce her most recent in the series, "If You Were Me and Lived In Russia."
Come along as Carole P. Roman takes your child on tour to Russia and learns things like,where St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin are. Find out what borscht is and what is the most popular game children like to play.

To introduce this fine book, Carole P. Roman is having a mega giveaway with three winners.
Enter below for your chance to win one of the three prizes.


1st Prize:
If You Were Me and Lived In Russia book, $30 Paypal and a set of Russian nesting dolls

2nd Prize:
If You Were Me and Lived In Russia book and $15 Paypal

3rd Prize:
If You Were Me and Lived In Russia book and $5 Paypal

Where to find Carole P. Roman:


Facebook
Amazon
Goodreads

Rules and Disclosure:
JamericanSpice was invited to promote this giveaway on behalf of Carole P. Roman. No compensation was given for this post other than links on the Rafflecopter.
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Winners will be selected at random by Rafflecopter. All entries will be verified for accordance with the rules of each entry. There will be three (3) winners for this giveaway.

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The giveaway is open Internationally. However, if an international winner is selected for the first prize, you will not be eligible for the nesting dolls and can only receive a Kindle copy of the book.
Kindle copies of the book for 2nd & 3rd prize for international winners as well.

You must have a Paypal account in order to win and prize will only be paid in US dollars only.

Giveaway begins on May 22, 2014 at 12AM MST through June 6, 2014 at 12AM MST. Winners must respond to an email sent to them within 48 hours or forfeit their prize.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

GiftCardRescue $50 Walmart GC July 4th #Giveaway Celebration!

Another year of celebrating July 4th is right around the corner! It's hard to believe sometimes. Times seems to go fast at times and then slow to snail.  I'm game either way. I just have to learn to balance it all. 

What's one thing you are planning to do in celebrating your July 4th? 

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