Saturday, November 8, 2014

Caged in Winter by Brighton Walsh {Blog Tour & Giveaway}

Caged in Winter
by Brighton Walsh

In this emotional and sexy New Adult debut from Brighton Walsh, the only thing more frightening than commitment is hope…

Aspiring chef Cade Maxwell is immediately, viscerally attracted to Winter Jacobson. But it’s not her mouthwatering curves he’s drawn to—it’s the strange emptiness in her eyes. When Cade saves her from a drunken customer with grabby hands, he’s shocked at her response…

Winter doesn’t need Cade’s help. After a lifetime of getting by on her own, she’s happy to rely on herself. She’s exactly seventy-six days away from graduating college, and if she can hold it together that long, she’ll finally be able to rise above the crappy hand she was dealt.

But now, every time she turns around, Cade is there, ready to push her, smile at her, distract her from her plans. Winter knows she can’t afford to open up—especially to a man she’s terrified to actually want…

Shark PaddlePak by Trunki Review & Giveaway #MPMHGG

I've mentioned before how much Trevor loves to hoard toys. Well, with his love for hoarding comes a love for things to keep his hoard of toys in. That's where PaddlePaks come in.

What's a PaddlePak? Designed by Trunki, PaddlePaks are waterproof kids backpacks that come in all sorts of fun animal designs including a shark, whale, frog, lobster, and more.

We were sent the Shark PaddlePak to review and Trevor absolutely loves it. Recommended for kids ages 2 and up, the PaddlePak is lightweight yet durable, making it perfect for kids on the go. It's made of a water resistant material that's designed to stop wet stuff from getting in or leaking out. Now this time of year we don't exactly need the waterproof feature but I can't wait to take this with us next time we go to the beach or visit Dutch Wonderland!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Martian Notifier Watch Review & Giveaway #MPMHGG

This day and age it's impossible to get away from work, even when you're not at work. My husband constantly has to check his work email on his day off, and since basically all of my work is done on the computer, I'm constantly networking, checking emails, etc... That being said, I get so tired of having to carry my cellphone around in my pocket just so I can fell it vibrate to alert me of a new email or notification. That is where Martian Notifier Watches come in.

What makes the Martian Notifier Watch so special, you ask? The Martian Notifier is an attractive, colorful analog wristwatch with an integrated OLED readout that acts as a hands-free gateway to the world, keeping you well informed while your phone remains in a pocket, purse or backpack. This unique smartwatch gives you the ability to receive real-time alerts and notifications on your wrist. Used in conjunction with the free Martian Notifier App, you will automatically receive notifications -- including Caller ID, texts, Facebook, Twitter, Weather, Email, Calendar, Instagram, Pinterest, favorite games, bank alerts, fitness stats, sports scores, news headlines, and any other alert your iOS or Android device allows.

Love Me to Death (Underveil #1) by Marissa Clarke {ARC Review}

Love Me to Death (Underveil #1) 
by Marissa Clarke

What you want the most just might kill you…

Medical research scientist Elena Arcos has always lived her life under the radar. When she is shot in a convenience store robbery, Elena finds herself rocketed into supernatural insanity courtesy of a sexy immortal law enforcer. He’s convinced she’s some kind of freaky half-vampire thing and that her deceased dad was the real deal: a blood sucking monster. Yeah, right.

Being a Jett Girl by Meghan Quinn {Cover Reveal & Giveaway}

Being a Jett Girl 
by Meghan Quinn

Coming December 8, 2014

How did I become a Jett Girl?

Hell if I know, one moment I’m working at the premiere spot for creepy men and sloppy drunks and the next, I’m being whisked away by a moody ex-boxer and a mysterious man in a suit that overlooks his girls from the third floor of the Lafayette Club.

Lyrical High Notes Launch

Kensington Publishing Corp. has announced an exclusive partnership with retailer Books-A-Million to launch Lyrical High Notes, a new program through which select titles from the publisher’s digital imprint will be brought to print for the first time. These special editions will be made available for a limited period exclusively at Books-A-Million as trade paperbacks with a consumer-friendly price point of $12.95.

Steven Zacharius, President and CEO of Kensington Publishing Corp, said, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with Books-A-Million to extend the readership of these fresh and edgy books. Each of the titles chosen for the Lyrical High Notes program was highly successful in its e-only format, and these special printed editions will give our digital-first authors the retail presence that they deserve.”

The program will launch in November 2014 with the release of three USA Today bestselling romances previously available only as eBooks: Consumed by Rebecca Zanetti, Shadowed by Rebecca Zanetti and Playing the Game by M. Q. Barber. Following the release of two more trade paperbacks in January 2015, Crossing the Line by M.Q. Barber and Better than Perfect by Kristina Mathews, the program will continue with one new release per month for the remainder of the year. Books-A-Million will be the exclusive retailer for the Lyrical High Notes trade paperback editions for each title’s initial three months in print.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

For Now by Chelsea M. Cameron {Release Day Blitz & Giveaway}


For Now
by Chelsea M. Cameron

Two people. A one-night stand. What could go wrong?

Javier Cruz definitely isn’t relationship material, but that suits Hazel Gellar just fine. She’s not a relationship girl and doesn’t plan on ever being one.

But after a mind-blowing, panty-ripping, bed-breaking night, she knows once isn’t going to be enough. Fortunately, Javi feels the same way. Soon, what started as just one night turns into a lot of nights, and Hazel doesn’t know what to do.

Will she and Javi make the choice to be together for longer than just right NOW?

Unbroken by R.E. Hunter {Release Day Blitz & Giveaway}

Unbroken (Disclosure Series #2)
by R.E. Hunter

She was running toward her future. He was running from his past. When their worlds collided, nothing could prepare them for what was to come.

Reeling from Luke’s betrayal, Embry Jacobs is lost and looking for answers. His lies have ripped them apart, forcing her to question everything she thought she knew about the man she loves. But to give Luke another chance, she’ll have to forgive his lies and risk her already fragile heart.

Luke Brody’s past has finally caught up to him — in more ways than one. After losing the only woman he’s ever loved, he’ll do anything to get her back. But when he finally has the chance to make things right, unforeseen circumstances threaten to tear them apart once more.

When the truth comes out, will it set them free or break them both?

Beauty Hurts by Mariah Cole {Cover Reveal}

Beauty Hurts
by Mariah Cole

Release Date: TBA

Mr. Donovan ruined me for all others.

He owned every inch of my body, every ounce of my soul, and he always will...

I was sixteen, he was older, and we were supposed to last...

Of course, life didn't work out that way. Instead of sharing a life of bliss with him, I now live alone in a numb hell.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

#Nerd by Cambria Hebert {Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway}

by Cambria Hebert

Two people from completely different worlds are about to be thrown together…

In more ways than one.

She wants to keep her scholarship. He wants to stay on the team. An awkward alliance doesn’t even begin to cover Rimmel and Romeo’s relationship.

But that’s about to change.

It starts with a dare. An initiation. A challenge. 

Quickly, it turns into more. But when you’re a victim of your status, there is no room for anything real. The rules are clear and simple. 

Stick to your circle.

And never fall in love with anyone on the outside.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Anomaly by Tonya Kuper {Book Trailer & Goodreads Giveaway}

by Tonya Kuper

Coming November 25, 2014

Reality is only an illusion.

Except for those who can control it…

Worst. Birthday. Ever.

My first boyfriend dumped me—happy birthday, Josie!—my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening…

Unwritten by M.C. Decker {Book Blitz & Giveaway}

by M.C. Decker

I thought it was too late. I thought our story had already been written.

College sophomore Brooke Anderson thought she had it all − a loving family, her sexy high school sweetheart, a supportive, quick-witted best friend and dreams of being the next hotshot reporter for the Washington Post.

Fate had something else in mind when Brooke collided with the devastatingly handsome upperclassman, Rich Davis. Rich was cocky, conceited and arrogant. He was everything that Brooke didn’t want, but Rich never gave her the option. He had already made the choice to be, at the very least, her friend. Would Brooke accept this egotistical man’s friendship? Would she choose to want more? Would it be too late if she did?

Fast forward nearly ten years. Brooke’s life hadn’t played out quite as she had envisioned it. She was suffering from the heartbreaking loss of her mother, her high school sweetheart was long gone, and her dreams of the Washington Post had turned into a career at a small town paper. Brooke decided it was time to follow her dreams. If she couldn’t be happy in love, at least she could be happy in life.

Masquerade by Dahlia Donovan {Blog Tour & Giveaway}

Masquerade by Dahlia Donovan
An Ivy short from the Blackbird Series

As the months have gone by since Ivy and her wolves bonded, hints have continually been dropped about moving in together and marriage. It's unfortunate then that the romantic proposal which Ivy had hoped for never quite arrived. Her two alpha wolves instead merely demand her hand in marriage.

Suitably unimpressed, Ivy tells her gits to bugger off and hops on a private jet for a swanky masked ball in Monte Carlo with Alicia, Alim and Dane.

Can Steve and Gareth find the right words to win the yes from her lips?

You just never know who or what you'll find at a masquerade.

Handmade & Eco-Friendly Holidays Giveaway Hop - Etsy Prize Pack Giveaway

Welcome to the Handmade & Eco-Friendly Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network! To help raise awareness about the importance of giving eco-friendly and handmade gifts, we’re offering giveaways to help you get started (or continue) with your holiday planning. We hope you’ll discover some brands that would make wonderful gifts during the holiday season. After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post for your chance to win more handmade and eco-friendly giveaways!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Hatley Kids' Pajama Set Review & Giveaway #‎MPMHGG‬

When it comes to clothes for my boys there are two main things that I look for... Quality and Style. With two boys, quality is extremely important, especially where Trevor is concerned. He is what I would consider a boys-boy. He's rough and tumble and always on the go, and I don't see that changing anytime soon.

Now, as far as style goes... I tend to get a little bored shopping for boys clothes. I mean, there are only so many different ways to make a dog or a truck look cool, am I right?! So I try to think outside of the norm and look for clothes with fun designs or an animal that you don't see featured all that often.

NOCTE by Courtney Cole {Release Day Launch}

Everyone has secrets. Today, you find out mine.


Save me and I'll save you...

My name is Calla Price. I’m eighteen years old, and I’m one half of a whole. My other half--my twin brother, my Finn--is crazy.

I love him. More than life, more than anything. And even though I’m terrified he’ll suck me down with him, no one can save him but me.

I’m doing all I can to stay afloat in a sea of insanity, but I’m drowning more and more each day. So I reach out for a lifeline.

TKO by Ana Layne {Blog Tour}

by Ana Layne

Raegan Montgomery's life changed in an instant…

One minute you think you know someone and the next minute they’re a stranger. When Raegan was forced to make a decision, she ended up alone. All. Alone.

One step inside a gym was all it took.

The ring became her escape. She was more determined than ever to move on and forget her old life. That was, until she saw those blue eyes.

Garrett Johnson wants nothing more than to spend his time training and dominating in the ring.

It's what he's good at.

It's what he does.

He has no time, or desire, to be entangled in a relationship. But after one look at Raegan, his whole world shifted. He needs her, he needs to know her, only its not so easy. This may be a fight he can’t win.

Will he be able to win Raegan over? Or will it end in a total knock out?

Pattern LA Signature Leather Tote Bag Review & Prize Pack Giveaway #MPMHGG

Some might say I have a bit of an obsession with tote bags. Well, my response to that is always the same... What woman doesn't, right?! In my opinion, you can never have enough totes, bags, and purses. That being said, I was super excited when I was approached by Pattern LA about reviewing their Pattern Signature Leather Tote Bag.

Not familiar with Pattern LA? Pattern offers a vibrant collection of essential tote bags featuring exclusive and delightful textile designs. Pattern embodies a simple, casual and charming look that women of all ages will want to carry with them everywhere - from the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of London!

Gifts Galore Giveaway Hop - Kids Prize Pack Giveaway

Welcome to the "Gifts Galore" Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy's Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama's Baby Cupcakes. This hop has a Christmas theme, which means anything family friendly is up for grabs that you'd give as a gift! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner and after visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have to offer for you!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Creatively Crafted Georgia Etsy Shop Review {#HandmadeHolidays Sponsor Spotlight}

I love jewelry! I mean, what woman doesn't, right?! In my opinion, jewelry is an essential accessory for any wardrobe. You can take the simplest outfit, add the right piece of jewelry, and you look like you spent hours getting ready for a night on the town. Or you can take a fancier outfit, add a simple elegant piece of jewelry, and you look like you belong in an easy going setting. No matter the event or attire, jewelry is a must!

That being said, when I was given the opportunity to review a necklace and earring set from Creatively Crafted Georgia, I jumped on it. Creatively Crafted Georgia offers a wide variety of handmade jewelry from bohemian to shabby chic and even custom one-of-a-kind designs.