Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Three Year Blog Anniversary Giveaway!!

Woohoo!! Let's celebrate!! Today, which happens to be Thanksgiving in the US, I have had this blog for three years. I can not believe that I have successfully kept up a blog for three years. I have a confession to make, I had tried before this one, but those other blogs never took. No, you will never see them. Ever. Sorry. This blog, however, has been going strong for three years. Sometimes it was going stronger than other times, but I never gave up on it. And I'm so glad, because I love it. I love blogging and I love the community I ended up becoming a part of. I've made some great friends through blogging and author street teams, etc. Not too far away from now, I'm going to be getting this blog redone.... surprise!! I've already seen an initial design and really love it but it will be a little longer before the new design is up and running. For now, I am celebrating this. Three years of blogging. And to celebrate, I want to give things away to you!!

I got some good prizes gathered up for this giveaway thanks to some awesome friends. This giveaway is going to have four winners, so I'm really excited about that. I think that there are some great things in this giveaway so you should most definitely check it out. Not only are there e-books and Amazon gift cards, but there is a pack of notecards with my original photography on them + a swag pack and a handmade necklace and earring set (seen below). I thought that having an awesome giveaway for all of you was the perfect way to celebrate!! Plus, this giveaway is INTERNATIONAL!! This giveaway will run from today, November 27th 2014 to December 4th 2014, closing at 11:59 pm on that day. One more thing, the rafflecopter only gives the option to visit Facebook pages now, but we would all really, reallllly, appreciate it if you liked our pages. Thank you so much!! Okay, go forth and enter the three year blog anniversary giveaway!! :D


Necklace & Earring Set from DottieJewelry:

Good luck, guys!! And if you celebrate it, Happy Thanksgiving!! :) 

Monday, November 24, 2014

My Upcoming Book is Now on GoodReads!!

Hello all!! 

I just wanted to make a quick announcement. I've been talking about my upcoming book, My Heart is Yours, for a while now. It won't be releasing in February of next year like I was hoping but it will be releasing next year. When I know the date I will definitely announce it. 

But for now, I wanted to let you know that My Heart is Yours is now up on GoodReads for you to add to your To Read list if you are so inclined. ;) I don't have the final cover yet, but I'll also let you know when I have that. Okay, so here is the link: 

Thank you!! :) 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

My Three Year Blog Anniversary is Coming Up Next Week!!

On November 27th I will have had this blog for three years! I've been successfully keeping up a blog for three years, I can't believe it! So this year I'm deciding to do a giveaway. I've gotten some friends to donate prizes for this year. On the list is: 

Ryan Ringbloom - a $10 Amazon giftcard

Cindy Ray Hale - an e-copy of her book Destiny 

Theresa Troutman - an e-copy of her book Life's What You Make It 

Trisha Wolfe - e-copies of both books in her Living Heartwood Series, The Darkest Part and Losing Track 

Jennifer Weiser - to be determined 

DottieJewelry - an earring and pendant set (photo to come) 

Me, Amanda Leigh - a pack of notecards with my original photography on it and some other various swag items. 

I haven't decided yet if I'm giving away everything to one person or if I'm going to break up the prizes into smaller prize packs. The giveaway is on Wednesday the 27th so stay tuned for when it comes up!! :) 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Book Blitz & Giveaway ~ Breaking the Rules by Katie McGarry



Breaking the Rules (Pushing the Limits #1.5)
Release Date: 12/08/14
Harlequin Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
A summer road trip changes everything in this unforgettable new tale from acclaimed author Katie McGarry.

For new high school graduate Echo Emerson, a summer road trip out west with her boyfriend means getting away and forgetting what makes her so... different. It means seeing cool sights while selling her art at galleries along the way. And most of all, it means almost three months alone with Noah Hutchins, the hot, smart, soul-battered guy who’s never judged her. Echo and Noah share everything — except the one thing Echo’s just not ready for.

But when the source of Echo’s constant nightmares comes back into her life, she has to make some tough decisions about what she really wants — even as foster kid Noah’s search for his last remaining relatives forces them both to confront some serious truths about life, love, and themselves.

Now, with one week left before college orientation, jobs and real life, Echo must decide if Noah's more than the bad-boy fling everyone warned her he'd be. And the last leg of an amazing road trip will turn... seriously epic.

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Excerpt from Echo’s Point of View
It’s like watching a horror film in slow motion. She tucks her hair behind her ears, gives Noah a hesitant smile and speaks. The girl is pretty—very pretty. I run my hand over the scars on my left arm. Sometimes I don’t understand why Noah’s with me. Especially when I’m so…
Noah answers the girl then motions at me with his chin. Both girls turn, and their faces fall. Noah waves. I wave back. Butterflies tumble in my stomach when he flashes his wicked grin.

About the Author:

KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website,, follow her on Twitter @KatieMcGarry, or become a fan on Facebook and Goodreads.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Book Blitz ~ Books, Blogs and Reality by Ryan Ringbloom!!

Books, Blogs, Reality by Ryan Ringbloom
New Adult Contemporary
Date Published: October 2014

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Life can suck…

When reality becomes overwhelming, seeking comfort in fictional fantasies keeps hope alive.  And while this escape may be a little delusional, it’s also therapeutic.

Sharing secrets is daunting, but virtual friends don’t often judge and they are always ready to share a glass of wine…or three…while typing out life’s latest endeavors.

Brooke believes obstacles only add to romance, not detract. Rachael longs for a more intense relationship, or so she thinks. Lizzie misses the excitement in her life, but sometimes new situations find you when you’re not even looking. And Jess believes a tiger can change his stripes. It can’t.

Bound by a shared passion for blogging about happily ever afters, these four young women use keyboard therapy to work through their expectations, anxieties, and inadequacies, all with the hopes of achieving the perfection found in romance novels.

Completely blinded by what they think life should be, they navigate their unique paths in search of what they envision is right. But when reality taunts them with persistent curve balls, will they be strong enough to choose wisely? Or will their happy endings escape them?

*Mature content 18+


It’s not uncommon for people to have two sets of friends. The “real” friends; these are the ones who live nearby, the ones you see or talk with occasionally (less and less as time goes on). Then there are the “virtual” friends; these are the ones you talk to (well, type to) every day. The latter group comes from all over. You’ve never actually met any of them and yet you trust them with some of the deepest, most intimate thoughts and details of your life. You share way too much information and in return, they over-share way too much back.

On Brooke Bloomfield’s twenty-third birthday, she went to lunch with her real life best friend, Lauren. The two girls had a very nice time. They gossiped in between chews, catching up, because even though they lived only ten minutes away from each other, they still hadn’t seen each other in quite some time. When the bill came, Lauren grabbed it, insisting she treat Brooke on her special day. They hugged goodbye at their cars and promised to meet for lunch or a drink soon. 

Later that same night, Brooke let loose and celebrated her birthday in a much more exciting way, at a computer-generated party with her three online BF’s, Rachael-XXOO, Lizzie1214, and JessRomance93. In a relatively short time, all three of these girls had come to know more about Brooke than anyone else. 

Similar tastes in books kept connecting them through book tours and blitzes. Comments on posts and reviews turned into discussions over emails. Tweets bounced back and forth between the four of them endlessly, until one day they discovered a social website designed for readers, where they could all chat privately amongst themselves. Within no time, their virtual discussions went from benign topics such as books they all loved, hated and/or felt somewhere in between, to a hell of a lot more serious things.

It’s funny the things a person will share with people they don’t actually have to face. Like a diary into which they feed their emotions and it types back.

Brooke Bloomfield
NY  ~
Blogger, dedicated romance reader, and reviewer. I spend a lot of time with my many fictional boyfriends. Addicted to cherry ice pops and cupcakes with pink frosting.
ReaderGirlBrooke: Hey guys!

Lizzie1214: Wine is open. Time to celebrate!! The big two-three!

JessRomance93: Hey, birthday girl! I just opened a beer. Does everyone have a drink now?

Rachael-XXOO: Got mine. Happy Birthday Brookey!!!  Did you get the pic of Preston’s package all wrapped up in a bow? 

ReaderGirlBrooke: Thanks guys. I just poured a glass of red. Yes, Rachael – great pic! *blushes

Rachael-XXOO: You’re not blushing. You love it. I’m sure you saved it with all the other dirty pics I send you.

Rachael-XXOO: By the way, did you guys finish Fix My Heart yet? I’m only 45% in.

ReaderGirlBrooke: Yes!! Loved! Five stars. A guy exactly like Grant is what I wished for when I blew out my birthday candles today at lunch.

Lizzie1214: I gave it five stars, too.

JessRomance93: It was good. Meh. Three stars.

ReaderGirlBrooke: Jess, are you serious? Only three stars? How did you not fall in love with Grant? He was perfect!

JessRomance93: Yeah, Grant was perfect. But a little too perfect, don’t ya think? Guys like that don’t exist.

ReaderGirlBrooke: Are you just saying that because of you-know-who?

JessRomance93: This has nothing to do with that asshole. I just thought the way Grant rescued Cassandra was a little over the top.

Rachael-XXOO: Um, hello. What part of “I haven’t finished yet” did you all not understand? Remember, we don’t discuss a book until everyone is done reading.

ReaderGirlBrooke: Sorry! We’ll stop. Just make sure to stay away from my blog until you’re done reading. My review is getting posted tonight.

Rachael-XXOO: I’m probably reading slower than usual because my own love life has been picking up lately.

JessRomance93: Nice, Rach! Do we get some dirty details later?

ReaderGirlBrooke: Wah! The only love life I have lately requires batteries.

Rachael-XXOO: Yes! I’ll give details later. And speaking of dirty details, did you get my special little birthday care package, Brooke?

ReaderGirlBrooke: Yes, but I haven’t opened it yet. I figured I’d wait till we were chatting.

Lizzie1214: Open it! Tell us what fun, twisted things Rachael sent you.

Rachael-XXOO: Yeah, go ahead and open it up, birthday girl!

ReaderGirlBrooke: HAAA! I didn’t know they made so many things in the shape of a penis. Lollipops, straws, a lipstick, pasta, and a toothbrush! OMG! Where did u find a penis toothbrush?

Rachael-XXOO: I ordered everything online. Do you like the theme??
ReaderGirlBrooke: I love it! Thank you!! I’m taking a pic of everything right now to send you guys.

Lizzie1214: Will you actually eat the pasta and the lollipops? I wonder what they taste like. 

JessRomance93: Ew, yuck. What do you think it tastes like? 

Rachael-XXOO: Go ahead, Brooke, try a lollipop and tell us if tastes like a pecker.

ReaderGirlBrooke: Yum. It does. ;)

About the Author
Ryan Ringbloom

Twitter: @ryanringbloom

Buy Link

Amazon Gift Card

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